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Item: 57 records
Price Range: nil. Nothing
Item Condition: New or Used
Extra Info: Memories from my youth. Some good. Some bad. Lots ugly. All Ultrasonic cleaned. Lots of classical. Some pop compilations from 70’s / 80’s.
Some good ones. Double ups of mine. the photos are an example of what you can expect.
prob pickup only. Redland Bay. Near Brissy
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Janet Jackson - Control: The Remixes - 2019 US repress on 2LP black vinyl (602577867422) VG+/VG+. Cover is great but for some edgewear, and split along bottom edge of 3-4cms. OIS all good, and two slightly marked discs that play great. $25 $22
Janet Jackson - Velvet Rope - 2LP in gatefold (602577666698) VG++/VG+. Awesome cover with only lightest wear to corner edges, else two great OIS, and two only whispy marked vinyl. $30 $25
Spoon - Girls Can Tell - US 2008 press (673855019512) NM/VG++. Lovely cover without wear, disc has only lightest of marks visible. $20 $18
Peter Gabriel – So – 2016 double disc set gatefold (0884108004340) VG+/VG+. The album has been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM, across 2 x heavyweight LPs, to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound. The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter’s main sound engineer Richard Chappell. Gatefold sleeves utilise imagery from the original LP inner bags and all images are newly re-scanned. The album is a Limited Edition and individually Numbered (#9109) on back cover. Cover is great but for a little rubbing wear on front, no hype sticker. Disc 1 has some marks, but plays through them all beautifully. Disc 2 unmarked. $45 $40
Peter Gabriel – So – 2016 European repress (0884108004548) - 2016 Half Speed Mastered -(884108004548) VG++/VG++. Cover has little wear, and no hype sticker. 33 1/3 half speed mastered lacquer cut by Matt Colton @ Alchemy Mastering.With colour inner. Vinyl is near perfect - a few very light wisps can be found. Really nice all round. $38 $35
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 - US 2019 repress gatefold first time on double vinyl (602577650413) SEALED VG+/NM. Black vinyl double, never before on twin wax. With everything - just one long thin slash to the front cover left spine, through the shrink, the only letdown. $20
Genesis – Nursery Cryme – 1971 German pressed ‘320’ mastering in gatefold (6369 916) VG+/VG+. Awesome original cover with only light edgewear to be found, little nick out of top right front corner. Original german store price sticker in place top right front. Gatefold inside is very clean. Back has nothing to mention. Plain white paper inner. Wax is marked aournd the deadwax and rim only - music sections are all beautiful. $20
Genesis – Trespass – German 70’s reissue press ‘320’ mastering Laminated Gatefold, Large Mad Hatter Labels (6369 905) VG+/VG+. Cover is fantastic back and front, only tiniest edge wrinkles but 99% of the laminate is as it was created. Price sticker top right front. Inside gatefold is browning and spotting now, else clean and straight. Plain white paper OIS and suspect it's original. The wax is glossy, deep black and has just edge markings to be seen. $20
Renee Geyer - Moving Along - AUS 1977 OG press (VPL10140) VG+/VG++. Features 'Heading In The Right Direction' and 'Stares And Whispers'. Cover is great but for tiny wear on back (a spot and a hint of ringwear). The wax is absolutely beautiful - lustrous black and no wear. $30
Rolling Stones - Very Best Of - 2LP AUS Decca/Telmak (TMAK 017) VG+/VG+. Cover is great but for one edge bend top left front, little ringwear shadow on the back, else very nice. Records are great, Disc 1 has a few more whisps and wear then Disc 2. Both play well. $25
Jimi Hendrix - Smash Hits - Stereo AUS 70's repress (613004) VG++/VG++. Amazing cover with virtualy no wear, and a black glossy record. These are usually completely trashed, so this is a great pickup. $40
Madeline Peyroux - Secular Hymns - 2016 B&N Exclusive Ltd Time gatefold release (Impulse! – 5701703) NM/NM SEALED. Perfect factory shrink copy with hype sticker on top right front. $50
The Police - Synchronicity - Japanese w/OBI (A&M AMP-28075) VG++/VG++. Cover is faultless, OBI shmick and record unmarked and perfect. $40
Item: Sansui SR-212 Vintage 70s Turntable - Japan - Professionally Restored & Upgraded
Price: $450, open to reasonable offers
Item Condition: Very Good, recently serviced/restored/upgraded and working.
Reason for selling: No longer required
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
I recently inherited this Sansui SR-212 turntable , which is of 1970s vintage and is made in Japan. The turntable employs a unique multiple suspension/insulation system to eliminate howling ( it has a suspended sub-chassis design).
The deck is in really nice condition, no major blemishes to speak of. Even the lid is in good condition, no cracks and the hinges also appear to be working fine.
It did need some minor repair work to get it up and running, so I engaged Chris from Spin Doctor Music here in Sydney to repair/restore the deck for me which he did very well.
In the process the following upgrades were also made to the deck :
Brand new drive belt Brand new Jelco HS-25 cartridge shell was purchased and installed onto the tonearm Brand new Ortofon 2M Silver MM phono cartridge was purchased, installed and aligned Brand new AUS power cord was installed
Initially I thought I might use this Sansui TT in a second system, but It turns out that I won't be making use of it after all.
So , it's up for sale now to someone who can make use of it.
Everything is in good working order, including the arm cueing and auto-return mechanism. Platter speed has been tested by Spin Doctor Music and is accurate and stable at both 33.1/3 and 45 speeds.
Some more info and general specs on this turntable are available here:
Note of course that this one has the Ortofon 2M Silver cart and Jelco headshell upgrades. The Ortofon 2M Silver seems to sit between the 2M Blue and the 2M Bronze in the Ortofon 2M lineup. I will also provide the original headshell and also the (probably very worn out) original SC-37 IM cartridge.
I don’t have any boxes or packaging for the deck, so I would prefer local pickup from Sydney.
I've also got the original operation manual for it.
The new Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge and Jelco HS-25 headshell together alone would cost over $400 RRP.
Buyer will need to add their own RCA-RCA phono cable to connect the deck to an amp/phono stage.
Local pickup Sydney only. COD payment is easiest, or happy to receive a bank/BSB or PayPal Friends transfer before pickup.
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I'm interested in which records you listen to with the most regularity, especially all you well known members, but encouraging newcomers who may become well known in time
Even as I post regularly, I don't post everything I listen to and over time our more often played choices may not be apparent.
Feel free to elaborate on your choices to your hearts content, we all have a story when it comes to our favourite records and bands. Some of you know I like to ramble on a bit sometimes.
Keeping it exclusively vinyl with different threads for other formats.
Maybe two lists each with three albums... 1. Top 3 giving you the most delight at present.
2. Top 3 on highest rotation in collection.
I've been buying some new vinyl recently. When I was young all records sounded bloody unreal. We had a nice Pioneer stereo and it rocked. When my brother and I moved into a flat, he had a very nice system too.
After joining this forum around 3 years ago, my ears have certainly become a lot more critical and quite a few of my records sound pretty ordinary, compared with others that are commonly accepted as great sounding records i.e. Roxy Music's 'Avalon'.
I now have some awesome sounding vinyl, but I'm looking for better versions of some of my favourite albums. The prime example is Black Sabbath's 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'. I have had two, second hand, Aust. pressings that were in fair condition, and currently the Earmark reissue which is just woeful. One of my top three albums and I don't listen to vinyl - shame on me! I'm on the hunt for the Rhino Records reissue.
Right now I listen to great sounding records. My top 3 spinners right now are -
1. Muse 'Origin of Symmetry'
The only Muse album I have on vinyl, picked up at JB HiFi soon after release.
I have most of their CD's and a couple of DVD's, saw them at Riverstage in Brisbane around 2009(?)
Great sounding record and Muse in strong form.
2. The Angels 'Two Minute Warning'
I've only had this about two weeks but it's been getting a workout. The sound is as I remember from an old friend's copy - excellent.
The band I have seen the most in my life. This album was released as I was finishing year 12 and beginning to go to licenced gigs.
Live music and Aussie pub rock were in fine form. I've always been happy with the CD, but recently added to my essential vinyl supply.
3. Alkaloid 'Liquid Anatomy'
Progressive, Technical Death Metal from Germany.
You'll see from my next top 3 list that Metal is normally my thing.
My first gig was Maiden's 'The Beast on the Road'. I listen to many styles of music but I always return to Metal.
Very impressed with the all round quality of this release.
My Top 3 records ever in rotation are...
1. KISS 'Dynasty'
The first record I ever bought myself. I have a lovely U.S. promo copy that sounds awesome. My original Aussie copy was played to death.
It's No.1 on the list because it was the first. I've never really liked 'I was Made for Lovin' You' & 'Sure Know Something', but the rest of the album rocks.
For me it is the sound of New York from that time, I have strong, positive emotional connections to the record itself and the music.
2. Black Sabbath 'Mob Rules'
When I first got back into records around three years ago, this was the first album I replaced, with a second NM Aussie pressing.
I was in year 8 when this was released, it copped a flogging on our stereo and I especially liked it through the headphones.
Another record that transports me back every time it spins.
It's always a toss up between this and 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath', and as I don't currently listen to that on vinyl it can't be listed.
3. Led Zeppelin 'IV'
I have had three Aussie pressings and the Jimmy Page remaster.
Have always loved this classic record and it transports me to a magical, medieval world.
There are no rules - Enjoy -
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Thank you all 🙏
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The Wayside Chapel - Sydney
"...Today is R U OK? Day and for the occasion, all Wayside staff across both locations are going to come together to celebrate each other and talk about how we are doing. There will be a few fun activities in store for them, including a pie-tasting contest.
News has come through this week of a sports-star that has died in a “single car accident”. He was an unofficial campaigner for men’s mental health and I will always remember when he talked about his struggles. As a young man he once shared they had always been told to forget their emotions and suck it up, and later he realised that when we struggle it is important to take our hand and stick it up, and say, “I’m not going so well”.
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VARIOUS ARTISTS - TRAINSPOTTING - 1996 Double vinyl original UK 1st pressing (EMI – 7243 8 37190 1 3) like Brand New. These in such great condition are *really* hard to find - and can be worth anything from AU$100+ and up.
Play it, display it, flip it, your choice.
Ortofon e-Q7 in black (as donated by @A J - thank you!) worth around $400 when new in box.
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