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Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  The *NOT BORING!* Hi-Fi faff chat and sales

Come in! Come in! Have a look around. Pics are representative of whats on offer, actual pics available on request, just let me know if there is anything you fancy...

Swappsies for parts taken

Pioneer A-333 integrated amplifier 35w x 2 in fair condition £30 plus P&P SOLD



Pioneer A-656 Reference Series integrated amplifier 70w x2 in good condition £60 plus P&P (heavy!) SOLD



Pioneer PD-9300 monster build CD player, high quality from many moons ago, fai condition, no remote - £30 plus P&P (heavy!) SOLD

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:59 pm ]
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pics and new stuff:

Mission M7C1i -centre speaker £20 plus P&P ***SOLD***

Tannoy Mercury MC - centre speaker £20 plus P&P (heavy!) SOLD

Author:  theboy [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:12 pm ]
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Got any smaller floor-standers LGF?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:58 pm ]
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will have some cheapy Missions once I get some drivers sorted.

Author:  theboy [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:11 pm ]
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cool, PM me up when you are ready to sell.

Author:  Caramba Kid [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:49 pm ]
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pm sent re: PD-9300 & A-656

Author:  Ziggy [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:36 pm ]
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Mr LGF, Sir. In your pile of audio kit, do you happen to have any spare A/V receiver/amps? My old Sony is all good, but I feel that plain old Pro-Logic is perhaps a little out of date. Of course it's way newer than the speakers attached to it, but I digress. :)

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:04 pm ]
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Ziggy wrote:
Mr LGF, Sir. In your pile of audio kit, do you happen to have any spare A/V receiver/amps? My old Sony is all good, but I feel that plain old Pro-Logic is perhaps a little out of date. Of course it's way newer than the speakers attached to it, but I digress. :)


I will keep an eye out.

This is a bargain as long as you dont mind mediocre stereo playback:

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av- ... y-strdh500

Author:  winking weasel [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:56 pm ]
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pics of the a333 amp please if poss?

Author:  Ziggy [ Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:34 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:

I will keep an eye out.

This is a bargain as long as you dont mind mediocre stereo playback:

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av- ... y-strdh500


That does seem suspiciously cheap! TBH I'd rather find something older & better especially if that one's slightly iffy for music.... I'm in no rush anyway :) Cheers.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:20 pm ]
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winking weasel wrote:
pics of the a333 amp please if poss?


not yet cleaned :oops:

Author:  Mr Panda [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:26 pm ]
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Cheese - any danger of you having a Technics CD player available?

.........and/or perhaps a cassette deck?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:57 pm ]
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no technics bits at all at the moment.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:45 pm ]
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bump.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:41 pm ]
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bump...

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:50 pm ]
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a spring bump with the addition of:

Sony separates sytsem

Sony TCK -515S 3 head tape deck, all the Dolbys B, C and S

Sony ST-S311 RDS FM tuner

Sony CDP-761E CD player with remote

Sony TA-F244E Amplifier 45w x 2 into 8 Ohms with two sets of bi-wiring posts


£60 collected SOLD

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Author:  mikef350 [ Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:25 pm ]
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p.m sent

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:03 am ]
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Bumpette

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:13 pm ]
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TEAC 12" active subwoofer. Line in or hi-level input. Silver colour

Good condition

£25 collected

Refurbished Mission 733i floorstanding speakers, black ash. Original drivers were knackered so replaced with non originals.

Good condition but no grills

£30 collected SOLD

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:23 pm ]
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anyone?

Author:  Awkward Kid [ Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:59 am ]
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I'm in need of a sexy (but cheap) amp please! Silver with big nobs or with a green glass??? Hmmm green glass! Can you fix it for me LGF?

:lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:22 pm ]
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take your pick...

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:22 pm ]
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ampampampamps...

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Author:  Awkward Kid [ Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:03 pm ]
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What you got old bean? And what was the website that you popped a link for on here ages ago???

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:09 pm ]
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theres alsorts

and

http://www.richersounds.com/

Author:  Mr Panda [ Sun May 02, 2010 4:19 pm ]
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Does the audiolab 8000a work and is it ok apart from the missing knob?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon May 03, 2010 12:24 pm ]
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Mr Panda wrote:
Does the audiolab 8000a work and is it ok apart from the missing knob?


Its an early model that blew a hole in its circuit board - spares only

Author:  cce [ Tue May 11, 2010 9:04 pm ]
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mr cheese

do you have any marantz CD player remotes spare? i found just before i sold it that mymarantz CD6000 remote worked my meridian CD player, which i got w/o remote

Author:  Awkward Kid [ Tue May 11, 2010 10:52 pm ]
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WOOOOF! I missed up pooping the pictures up! What do want for the Pioneers and Sony? Youre Lincolnshire based??? As i am! could i pop round and have a wee look?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri May 14, 2010 4:27 am ]
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cce wrote:
mr cheese

do you have any marantz CD player remotes spare? i found just before i sold it that mymarantz CD6000 remote worked my meridian CD player, which i got w/o remote


I have a spare Meridian remote (of course I would wouldnt I??)

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri May 14, 2010 4:28 am ]
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Awkward Kid wrote:
WOOOOF! I missed up pooping the pictures up! What do want for the Pioneers and Sony? Youre Lincolnshire based??? As i am! could i pop round and have a wee look?


Pioneers have gone and you have PM.

Author:  cce [ Fri May 14, 2010 7:16 am ]
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oooo nice

i'm interested if it'll operate a 200 transport

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri May 14, 2010 12:56 pm ]
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cce wrote:
oooo nice

i'm interested if it'll operate a 200 transport


£10 posted:

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Author:  cce [ Sun May 16, 2010 8:22 pm ]
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go on then

PM me your details

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed May 19, 2010 10:53 am ]
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Available from today:

A&R (Arcam) A60 Cambridge amplifier, Arcam One speakers

£80 GBP the lot inc UK P&P SOLD

http://www.retrohifi.co.uk/index.html

now on fleabay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 500wt_1182

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Arcam-One-loudspe ... 500wt_1165

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri May 21, 2010 12:31 pm ]
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Added today:

Sony DCR-PC3E DV/ Memory stick recorder

Very good condition - records onto DV or memory stick. Will include charger and high capacity battery (prob needs replacing)

£45 inc UK P&P

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon May 24, 2010 4:12 pm ]
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Pioneer SA-608 - big silver amp, about 60w per channel - £60 plus £10 P&P

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Sony receiver - big, silver lots of knobs £30 plus £10 P&P
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Technics SU V505 - £30 plus £10 P&P


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Author:  Awkward Kid [ Tue May 25, 2010 1:30 am ]
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God dam you man! :lol:
The 'Sony receiver - big, silver lots of knobs £30 plus £10 P&P'
works as an amp? Has the normal red/white cons at the back so i can plug the ipod in and the TV? If so i'll have it please! If you could send a PM confirming dude (inc a pic of the back pls) so i know i can def use it... i'll have her!

Oh and give me that old Orange roadie for nowt :shock: :lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue May 25, 2010 4:26 pm ]
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Awkward Kid wrote:
God dam you man! :lol:
The 'Sony receiver - big, silver lots of knobs £30 plus £10 P&P'
works as an amp? Has the normal red/white cons at the back so i can plug the ipod in and the TV? If so i'll have it please! If you could send a PM confirming dude (inc a pic of the back pls) so i know i can def use it... i'll have her!

Oh and give me that old Orange roadie for nowt :shock: :lol:


you have pm

Author:  mikefoster [ Wed May 26, 2010 11:30 pm ]
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LGF,

Have you any tuners hanging about the collection? Sony one would be good if poss in black.

Could swap fro the 531 road forks from the other week if you still want em.

Cheers Mike.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu May 27, 2010 11:18 am ]
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mikefoster wrote:
LGF,

Have you any tuners hanging about the collection? Sony one would be good if poss in black.

Could swap fro the 531 road forks from the other week if you still want em.

Cheers Mike.


Rotel RT-850 L

or

Sony ST-S311 (RDS)

both £20 plus about £8 postage.

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Thu May 27, 2010 9:32 pm ]
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LGF, i know this is a long shot but do you have any ARIA/AKIA hifi stuff? i need a new set of speakers and a base unit, i'll take a pic of mine tomorrow, if it'll help, Ta

Mike,

Author:  mikefoster [ Thu May 27, 2010 11:26 pm ]
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Cheers LGF, but just picked up a cool AKAI one today. Thanks for the offer.

Mike.

Author:  Mr Panda [ Fri May 28, 2010 11:41 pm ]
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I know I should ignore it - but that Pioneer 608 is winking at me in a very seductive manner. Booga. Does it smell of wee?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat May 29, 2010 12:12 pm ]
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Mr Panda wrote:
Does it smell of wee?



warm transistors...

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:48 pm ]
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bumpette

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:51 pm ]
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Lots of stuff available...


last bump before a big car boot sale

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:39 pm ]
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what is actually for sale LGF? i need some hi-fi related things? Ta,

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:11 am ]
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mikeekim89 wrote:
what is actually for sale LGF? i need some hi-fi related things? Ta,



scroll back through the pages.

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:33 pm ]
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do you have anything that'll get my hifi, which has a amp built into the base unit too work with a standard subwoofer? Thanks,

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:27 am ]
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most modern subs have a high level input where the speaker cables go from the amplifier to the sub and then onto the speakers themselves.

Solves a lot of connection probs.

Author:  The Ken [ Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:52 pm ]
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I need a woofer for my mission 751's blew it years back but time to fix it, do you have one?

Also what obscure Hifi stuff did you design in your previous life?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:53 am ]
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mini Quad electrostatics (not much 'designing' needed), the great big tall ESL, some obscure Wharfedales made for pence and never really saw the light of day.

Need a pic of the 751 to remind me.

Ta.

Author:  The Ken [ Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:11 pm ]
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like these, I'll try and get my old ones out the loft and get a pic though

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:16 am ]
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ooh dear, unfortunately they are now made of unobtainium. You can call IAG to see if they still have any but the last time I tried they were charging £145 plus VAT and delivery (I live 3 miles away) for a Wharfedale part).

IAG own the Mission brand name and most of the spares stock turned up at local car boot sales when the factory was closed.

The 751 is a fantastic speaker and was way underpriced second hand, always overshadowed by the bigger 753 and 752.

check these out:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mission-751-Black ... 2a08908616

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MISSION-751-BLK-L ... 335eba2a62

Author:  The Ken [ Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:46 am ]
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yes technically I could have got the work done under their 5 year warranty but never quite got round to it. I'll watch the cheaper pair and scan the local second hand shops.

I've got my eye on a similar centre speaker too, might finally try out this 2.1 surround nonsense :)

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:18 pm ]
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Gale 4 speakers

£29 GBP collected


Cambridge Audio A1 mkIII 'Special Edition'

http://www.hi-fi-insight.com/cambridge- ... ifier.html

£39 GBP inc UK P&P

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:22 pm ]
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The Ken wrote:
yes technically I could have got the work done under their 5 year warranty but never quite got round to it. I'll watch the cheaper pair and scan the local second hand shops.

I've got my eye on a similar centre speaker too, might finally try out this 2.1 surround nonsense :)


I prefer not using a centre speaker.

4x 751 will be better :wink:

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:32 pm ]
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I don't see the point too a center speaker TBH, But I use it on my home cinema because it's there, it's a bit like a big tweeter IMO, And a ass too balance on a plasma screen, :lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:42 pm ]
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NAD separates:

3130 Amplifier £55 inc UK shipping

4155 Tuner £20 inc UK shipping

6220 Cassette deck £29 inc uk shipping

5220 CD player £29 inc UK shipping***SOLD***


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Author:  dbmtb [ Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:58 pm ]
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INterested in the CD player and Cassette deck but need to look them up on the WWW. first.

Author:  dbmtb [ Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:09 pm ]
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Checked out the CD player - was looking for something a bit more recent....

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:09 pm ]
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dbmtb wrote:
Checked out the CD player - was looking for something a bit more recent....


'recent' wont get you a Phillips CDM mechanism

Author:  Mr Panda [ Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:16 pm ]
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Had one of those NAD CD's when new - sounded pretty reasonable actually. Display went gaga so I handed it in to local hifi repair shop and he promptly lost it.

In fact - Dibs if I may - just the ticket for the "workshop" :roll:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:39 pm ]
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Bose 301 Series III Direct reflecting speakers

Use with amps from 10w to 150w per channel

Mint (rain drops on the covers!)

£90 inc UK P&P ***SOLD***



User manual:

http://products.bose.com/pdf/customer_s ... _guide.pdf

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:55 pm ]
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bumpetty bump.

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:28 pm ]
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nice!

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:55 pm ]
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do you repair HI-FI's then or not LGF? :oops:

Author:  Mr Panda [ Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:34 pm ]
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If you haven't sold those Bose speakers the week before you venture north of Hadrian's Wall - pm me :xmas-wink:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:21 am ]
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mikeekim89 wrote:
do you repair HI-FI's then or not LGF? :oops:



depends on the fault

Mr Panda wrote:
If you haven't sold those Bose speakers the week before you venture north of Hadrian's Wall - pm me :xmas-wink:



Will see what happens.

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:42 am ]
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it turns on, but doesn't like too let me use my volume control, and the mic part of the EQ affects letting the speakers work properly, and and i don't know for sure that both speaker cable things work...

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:22 am ]
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mikeekim89 wrote:
it turns on, but doesn't like too let me use my volume control, and the mic part of the EQ affects letting the speakers work properly, and and i don't know for sure that both speaker cable things work...


make/ model/ age?

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:52 am ]
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umm AKAI AV-M313 base unit

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:55 am ]
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Pics :wink:

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:04 pm ]
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hmmm. 80's fun but it would be cheaper to buy another amp or receiver.

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:05 pm ]
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bought a 616 and it won't work with the rest of it :?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:47 pm ]
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in what way?

Author:  mikeekim89 [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:57 pm ]
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the old unit works on sort of a combi plug, the new one on a regular plug, you plug the full system into the new base unit, and nothing will work at all. it all turns on, but no noise

Author:  The Ken [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:03 pm ]
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Did you go for those 751's Mr Cheese? I forgot to bid on the similar driver units - they went for £8.50 plus 10 post

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:06 pm ]
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The Ken wrote:
Did you go for those 751's Mr Cheese? I forgot to bid on the similar driver units - they went for £8.50 plus 10 post


bugger, no. Was too busy looking Bicycle filth.

Author:  Emoco [ Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:28 am ]
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if I can shift more of the stuff I'm selling, I'll take the Pioneer. Maybe take a look at my thread, I'm splitting my whole M2.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:06 pm ]
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Castle Warwick speakers now available - £70 posted ***SOLD***


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Technics SL-10 available - £100 posted

B&W DM2 series II transmission line speakers with original factory stands:

£150 collected (Very big)

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Author:  djoptix [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:15 pm ]
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I am interested in the B&Ws, as I've been looking for something good for my dad's birthday. What would you recommend driving them with?

Author:  The Ken [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:45 pm ]
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a flat bed lorry looking at the size.

Author:  djoptix [ Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:34 pm ]
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:lol: Genius!

Luckily I usually work with a system that uses, well, up to 20 boxes... of 100kg each :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:15 pm ]
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djoptix wrote:
I am interested in the B&Ws, as I've been looking for something good for my dad's birthday. What would you recommend driving them with?


something with a good power supply.

If interested, I do have a Sansui AU-517 that would take these by the scruff of the neck:

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Author:  Emoco [ Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:54 pm ]
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Are the Castle speakers flat sounding? Need something to monitor recordings in my home studio and for general listening as well. Don't want anything too flattering or coloured.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:15 pm ]
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Emoco wrote:
Are the Castle speakers flat sounding? Need something to monitor recordings in my home studio and for general listening as well. Don't want anything too flattering or coloured.


Colouration from cabinets and design/ materials is nigh on impossible to remove unless you have deep pockets.

The Castles are just normal book shelf sound speakers. If using them as 'near field monitors' they are probably gonna be ok but not great.

Author:  t1nt1n [ Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:12 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
djoptix wrote:
I am interested in the B&Ws, as I've been looking for something good for my dad's birthday. What would you recommend driving them with?


something with a good power supply.

If interested, I do have a Sansui AU-517 that would take these by the scruff of the neck:

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What sort of price might that be posted?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:41 pm ]
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Join one the 47 watchers:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 500wt_1154


****SOLD**** for way more than I expected.... :oops:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:42 pm ]
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Technics SU-V707 integrated amplifier


some 90w per channel into 8 ohms

original box user manual & packing.

£70 posted***SOLD***

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:08 pm ]
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FS: Wharfedale Diamond Active

Built in 20w amplifier - £45 delivered

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Author:  Emoco [ Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:44 pm ]
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They look like studio monitors, and from a google check seems like they might be. Especially with the volume knob on them

Author:  dbmtb [ Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:08 pm ]
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I've got a house full of Diamond speakers - a Diamond 9 surround system in the living room, Diamond 7,1 bookshelf speakers in the office, 7,2s hanging on the kitchen wall.

Great speakers for little money. Not seen them as monitors before though.

Author:  djoptix [ Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:09 am ]
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dbmtb wrote:
Not seen them as monitors before though.


There's a reason for that. (they're not crap - Wharfedale only make hifi-sounding stuff though, not what you want for studio)

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:57 am ]
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These are not studio monitors, nor do they pretend to be.

They are 'active' Diamond 7.1 - they have a built in 20w amplifier, a line level input and a volume control.

Perfect for a laptop or PC or iPod etc.

Author:  greenstiles [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:07 am ]
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Hi do you have any graphic equalizers for sale..........i did have a lovely musical fidelity x tone.....but stupidly sold it......so a graphic equalizer will have to do unless i can find another one of them :cry: or have a Creek tuner cas 3041 for swapsies ?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:49 pm ]
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I've got a midi sized Kenwood or a full sized Realistic available.

Author:  greenstiles [ Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:04 pm ]
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hi how much for the kenwood ?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:13 am ]
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greenstiles wrote:
hi how much for the kenwood ?


£25 posted.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:24 am ]
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Offered for sale is an Arcam Alpha amplifier.

The first amplifier to feature the Arcam name. 35w per channel.

Good condition.

£30 inc UK P&P


Mission 700 speakers (early model), original packaging.


Good condition, Ideal to go with above - £25 inc UK P&P***SOLD*** pending haggling

Rotel RCD-855 cd player, original packaging - £35 inc UK P&P***SOLD***


No reasonable offer refused.

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Author:  greenstiles [ Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:35 pm ]
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Hi Will have to pass on EQ will hold out for an x tone ( i might be lucky) :D

ps i have exact amp in mint con........they sound pretty good even now!

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:32 am ]
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A 'I have lots for sale' type 'I dont want to put on ebay' bump

Author:  Stanton [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:19 pm ]
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How much do you reckon the P&P would be for the Mission Speakers?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:56 pm ]
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Stanton wrote:
How much do you reckon the P&P would be for the Mission Speakers?


Prices already include P&P.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:25 pm ]
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Creek Audio CAS 4040 Series 2

£40 GBP inc UK P&P

Nice little amp - powers the B&W DM2 much better than the Arcam Alpha

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Author:  Mr Panda [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:10 am ]
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Those Creek 4040 amps are nice - I have a Series 1 in the kitchen :D

If you come across a reasonable CD player of similar depth dimensions, approx 8", please let me know.
I've not seen one yet - all seem to be standard sizing unlike the diminutive Creek.

Author:  greenstiles [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:50 am ]
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Hi could i have the Rotel CD player :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:35 pm ]
Post subject: 

greenstiles wrote:
Hi could i have the Rotel CD player :D


you have 'pm'

Author:  greenstiles [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:03 pm ]
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pm returned :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:50 pm ]
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bump.

Amplifiers still available:

Technics SU-V707 - £70 posted ***SOLD***

Arcam Alpha - £30 posted

Creek 4040 S2 - £40 posted

Pioneer SA-608 - £65 posted

Author:  greenstiles [ Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:41 am ]
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Don't spose you would sell me the phono card out of the Arcam ? mine hasn't got one :? or would exchange a basic' Project' phono box for it......... :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:06 pm ]
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greenstiles wrote:
Don't spose you would sell me the phono card out of the Arcam ? mine hasn't got one :? or would exchange a basic' Project' phono box for it......... :D



is the phone stage you have designed for amps/ pre-amps without a phono stage? If so I may be interested as my processor doesnt have a phono input.

Author:  greenstiles [ Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:04 pm ]
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yes, indeed....it is an analog only one for amps with no phono stage :D

Author:  greenstiles [ Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:41 pm ]
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Hi new pm sent about possible offer :D

Author:  SilverSurfer [ Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:18 pm ]
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Wow, it's like 1990 all over again! Got any bookshelf speakers? (Serious question btw)

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:14 am ]
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SilverSurfer wrote:
Wow, it's like 1990 all over again! Got any bookshelf speakers? (Serious question btw)


what size?

I have all sorts

Author:  greenstiles [ Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:20 am ]
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as someone else is asking abouts speakers.....do you have any speaker stands...............and or any floorstander speakers for not too much £ please

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:07 pm ]
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Have these speakers still:

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£20 collected ONLY - no postage


Book shelf, hmm some quite hefty MS Pagent with 8" drivers, some battered old Missions, JPW, Gail, all sorts

Author:  greenstiles [ Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:36 pm ]
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Ace price ! but too too far away and i not drive :(

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:18 pm ]
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bump

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:34 am ]
Post subject:  creek 4040

would you take £35 for creek 4040 by cheque

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:43 am ]
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NAD 3130 amplifier - £49 posted

Arcam Alpha the original amplifier - £29 posted

Creek 4040 S2 amplifier - £39 posted

Pioneer SA-608 amplifier - £65 posted

Mission M70 speakers (original) - £29 collected £39 posted

Gale floor standers - £20 collected only NO POSTAGE

Wharfedale Diamond Active speakers, Built in 20w amplifier - £45 posted

Technics SU-V707, silver, integrated amplifier some 90w per channel into 8 ohms, slight crackle on volume control - £50 posted

Author:  dek1165 [ Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:04 pm ]
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Hello LGF,
Shortly I hope to persuade the wife that I need a turntable. Is this something you can source? If she says yes the I'll need an amp and speakers too :D

Cheers

Jon

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:48 pm ]
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dek1165 wrote:
Hello LGF,
Shortly I hope to persuade the wife that I need a turntable. Is this something you can source? If she says yes the I'll need an amp and speakers too :D

Cheers

Jon


Pioneer PL-12d in good condition and possible a couple of others too

Author:  dek1165 [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:49 pm ]
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Thanks LGF, I'll keep you posted.
Cheers
Jon

Author:  djoptix [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:04 pm ]
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LGF, do you still have the huge B&Ws?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:01 pm ]
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djoptix wrote:
LGF, do you still have the huge B&Ws?



yes

Author:  KeepItSteel [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:00 am ]
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got any decent retro/old school amps and turntables?

the more wood & big knobs the better

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:12 pm ]
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KeepItSteel wrote:
got any decent retro/old school amps and turntables?

the more wood & big knobs the better


can do you a Pioneer receiver, cassette deck and record deck, all wooden sleeved prob around £120 plus shipping

I also have stuff available like:

Pioneer SA-500A

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Sansui AU 101

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:20 pm ]
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I also have one of these for £100 plus delivery:

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http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/hfw/oldewor ... rosys.html

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:47 pm ]
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bumpette

Author:  BoyBurning [ Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:05 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
I also have one of these for £100 plus delivery:

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http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/hfw/oldewor ... rosys.html


Have you got the original wooden 'rack' for that too LG?

BB

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:16 pm ]
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Ohhhh yes!

Author:  The Ken [ Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:32 pm ]
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I'm looking for a new cd player (black) - I have a seperate mission DAC so something with phono digital out would be nice. I like brit stuff the most.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:32 pm ]
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What colour are the Active Diamonds??

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:37 pm ]
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black

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:13 pm ]
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Technics SU-808 amplifier ***SOLD***


Power Output (20-20kHz) 2x55w (8 ohms)
Power Supply AC 230V, 50 Hz
Dimensions Width 430mm
Height 136mm
Depth 368mm
Weight 8.3kg


£90 GBP inc UK P&P - no remote, some marks to lid - 8/10
happy to cut out the middle man and swap for road parts

NOW ON EBAY: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 646wt_1139

Ebay have these up at £364 in the same condition, without the remote:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Technics-SU-A808- ... 021wt_1191

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Author:  The Ken [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:34 pm ]
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The Ken wrote:
I'm looking for a new cd player (black) - I have a seperate mission DAC so something with phono digital out would be nice. I like brit stuff the most.


Anything LGF? looking for minimalist design - black - to go with my audiolab amp, don't want to spend too much but must be fully working, a remote would be nice too.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:38 pm ]
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The Ken wrote:
The Ken wrote:
I'm looking for a new cd player (black) - I have a seperate mission DAC so something with phono digital out would be nice. I like brit stuff the most.


Anything LGF? looking for minimalist design - black - to go with my audiolab amp, don't want to spend too much but must be fully working, a remote would be nice too.


only a Cambridge Audio minus its remote - thin pickings lately

Author:  The Ken [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:00 pm ]
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any pics? or would I not want it?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:09 pm ]
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The Ken wrote:
any pics? or would I not want it?


its nowt exciting - prob sell it for £22 inc postage

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:36 pm ]
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hi

You have any amps at all, like nad

thanks

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:29 am ]
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simonlovell99 wrote:
hi

You have any amps at all, like nad

thanks


yes I have what I think is a 3120 (later version of the 3020) for £45 posted

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:10 pm ]
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i got a 3020PE, but has problems. do you have any knowledge or information. fuses blown.

thanks

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:16 pm ]
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simonlovell99 wrote:
i got a 3020PE, but has problems. do you have any knowledge or information. fuses blown.

thanks


I've go a spare 3020 for parts but couldnt help you with what is wrong with yours.

The amp I have for sale is a 3130 as pictured:

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Author:  s_zigmond [ Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:17 pm ]
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Hi LGF,

If you come across any older Technics CD players can you give me a shout please?

Thank you in advance

Stephen

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:44 pm ]
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How old?

I have a Technics without a remote for £30 posted,


And for everyone else, NAD amplifier is £45 posted,

Yamaha amplifier £45 posted

Pioneer amplifier sa-6800 ( silver one) £60 posted

Author:  s_zigmond [ Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:10 pm ]
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Late 80's / very early 90's.

Ill try find the exact model numbers im after, but in the mean time could you put a pic up please?

Thank you Stephen

Author:  JohnH [ Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:47 pm ]
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s_zigmond wrote:
Late 80's / very early 90's.

If it's any help (and if I remember correctly), the Technics SL-P111 was the budget CD player to beat back in 1987/1988...
http://www.google.co.uk/search?ie=UTF-8 ... cs+sl-p111

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:06 pm ]
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Nad 3130 now £40 posted

Yamaha AX-440 £40 posted

Yamaha AVC-30 £40 posted

Arcam Alpha - £35 posted

Technics SL-PG440A - £25 posted

***ALL SOLD!***

Author:  dek1165 [ Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:24 pm ]
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Hello LGF,
Just been given permission to buy something! Do you still have the Creek amp for sale and if you do does it have a phono stage?

cheers

Jon

Author:  s_zigmond [ Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:45 pm ]
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Hi LGF,

If you come across any of the following technics CD players id be very interested

SL-P110
SL-P310
SL-P500

Cheers in advance

Stephen

Author:  s_zigmond [ Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:46 pm ]
Post subject: 

JohnH wrote:
s_zigmond wrote:
Late 80's / very early 90's.

If it's any help (and if I remember correctly), the Technics SL-P111 was the budget CD player to beat back in 1987/1988...
http://www.google.co.uk/search?ie=UTF-8 ... cs+sl-p111


Thats an amazing memory. my late 80's / early 90's would appear to be slightly later than I was actually after as its the SL-p110 that I was thinking of

Author:  JohnH [ Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:31 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
Nad 3130 now £40 posted

Yamaha AX-440 £40 posted

Yamaha AVC-30 £40 posted

Arcam Alpha - £35 posted

Technics SL-PG440A - £25 posted

LGF, I'm so glad that it's the Yamaha amps that aren't singular.

I'm sure you wouldn't want to be advertising a pair of NADs.

(I'll get me coat...)

s_zigmond wrote:
Thats an amazing memory.

Cheers! :) I used to buy hi-fi magazines when I was 15 or 16 -- but I could only afford the mags, never the hi-fi. :roll: ;)

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:24 pm ]
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dek1165 wrote:
Hello LGF,
Just been given permission to buy something! Do you still have the Creek amp for sale and if you do does it have a phono stage?

cheers

Jon


I will check it has a phono stage

Author:  dek1165 [ Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:37 pm ]
Post subject: 

Thanks LGF. :)

Author:  dek1165 [ Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:43 pm ]
Post subject: 

Hello LGF, I've checked the spec and it's spot on. Do you still have the Creek amp and if you do how would you like payment? Cheers Jon.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:56 pm ]
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dek1165 wrote:
Hello LGF, I've checked the spec and it's spot on. Do you still have the Creek amp and if you do how would you like payment? Cheers Jon.


send me a PM and we'll go from there

Author:  greenstiles [ Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:38 pm ]
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hi do you have any qualityish older turntables ? either looking for old n working or a project to do up ie all electrics work, but tatty plinths and lid ready to replace or chop into strange shapes :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:59 pm ]
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greenstiles wrote:
hi do you have any qualityish older turntables ? either looking for old n working or a project to do up ie all electrics work, but tatty plinths and lid ready to replace or chop into strange shapes :D


Nothing exciting - Gadro has a few.

Author:  greenstiles [ Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:22 pm ]
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ok ta....hope your job goes well :D

Author:  Gadro [ Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:47 pm ]
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LGF

Missed the fluroscan stuff you listed on here and sold on ebay - bloody bargain may I add

Have you anything else floating around with those lovely blue displays? I'm particularly after a SA-7 series amp but will consider anything you have. If you've got a Reverb SR-303 or a Dynamic Processor RG-2 I will have to come round your house and knock repeatedly on your door until you let me in

Author:  sylus [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:36 pm ]
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F.A.O. LGF

Chap, a buddy popped around last night and whilst discussing my obsession with bikes he noticed my stereo..he seems very keen on it but being a mate I want to let him have it without stictching myself up

it's a kenwood micro hifi component system with rds, tape, cd and radio and the model number is rxd-m33..apart from the speaker fabric covers needing a clean everything else is immaculate and is working.it also comes with it's original remote

I know I bought this in 2001 and still works like a peach..realistically before I tell him yes it's for sale would would you feel is a good price for this?

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Author:  uktyler [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:54 pm ]
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Hello LGF,

Do you have any interconnects?

Looking for two or three, better than the freebies that come with new separates, but not silly money.

Author:  djoptix [ Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:21 pm ]
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uktyler wrote:
Looking for two or three, better than the freebies that come with new separates, but not silly money.


http://cpc.farnell.com/pulse/pls00171/2x-phono-lead-0-3m/dp/AV19099

Author:  uktyler [ Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:28 pm ]
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djoptix wrote:
uktyler wrote:
Looking for two or three, better than the freebies that come with new separates, but not silly money.


http://cpc.farnell.com/pulse/pls00171/2x-phono-lead-0-3m/dp/AV19099


Those look about the same quality as the ones that are given away with separates.

These look better: http://cpc.farnell.com/_/b050/lead-2-x- ... erch=true&

But I would prefer to give my money to an RB member.

I'm happy to pay a tenner a pair for good quality interconnects.

Author:  greenstiles [ Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:17 pm ]
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Can recomend ' swiss gotham' on ebay.around £17.....very verywell reviewedfor money........i've got 1 or 2 spare i think £10 each ?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:15 pm ]
Post subject: 

sylus wrote:
F.A.O. LGF

Chap, a buddy popped around last night and whilst discussing my obsession with bikes he noticed my stereo..he seems very keen on it but being a mate I want to let him have it without stictching myself up

it's a kenwood micro hifi component system with rds, tape, cd and radio and the model number is rxd-m33..apart from the speaker fabric covers needing a clean everything else is immaculate and is working.it also comes with it's original remote

I know I bought this in 2001 and still works like a peach..realistically before I tell him yes it's for sale would would you feel is a good price for this?

Image


Prob around £30 or so. Unfortunately you can buy similar looking in Argos for not much, it devalues the 'good' stuff I'm afraid.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:18 pm ]
Post subject: 

the interconnects that are 'given' away with hifi equipment are usually ok for the job. Interconnects only require special treatment when going over about 10 metres. below that as long as they are properly soldered/grounded/shielded theres not much to worry about. Of course, the magazines will say otherwise but they are there to sell advertising space.

OK, so I have a few (retail) thousand pounds worth of interconnect in the loft but it really is only fancy Belkin at its heart.

And no, they're not for sale.

Author:  djoptix [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:45 am ]
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^ my point exactly.

Or, come round to mine and if you can tell the difference, I'll buy the fancy ones for you.

Author:  uktyler [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:21 am ]
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On my old HiFi I could tell the difference between the 'free' ones and the twenty quid a pair interconnects I got from Richer Sounds.

I can't see the point in spending a grand on a pair, but I think a tenner a pair is a worth while upgrade.

It looks like I'm sorted now anyway.

Author:  sylus [ Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:34 am ]
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Thanks lgf

I quite like it's size and funkyness so I think it will remain a keeper

cheers

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:41 am ]
Post subject: 

uktyler wrote:
On my old HiFi I could tell the difference between the 'free' ones and the twenty quid a pair interconnects I got from Richer Sounds.

I can't see the point in spending a grand on a pair, but I think a tenner a pair is a worth while upgrade.

It looks like I'm sorted now anyway.


EVERYBODY says that until we performed blind tests (where you could never know which were the 'freebies' and which were the premium ones).

The results always surprised the owners.

The 'freebies' supplied with most equipment had to be of a reasonable quality otherwise what was the point in trying to sell a quality product? Not everybody would 'upgrade' straight away. The worst offender was Russ Andrews and their bloody power leads, jeeze, the amount of BS surrounding them! We basically threatened to void the warranties of equipment owners if they used their products. All our 'noise' suppression and shielding was done inside the equipment, nothing further was necessary. The 'upgrade' we always recommended was to have an electrician install a separate ring mains for your home cinema/ hifi - that way any noise from white goods/ heating and so on would not interfere with the audio. Subwoofers with an auto on /off were annoying too as often they were too sensitive and we'd get complaints about sombody elses bloody products and not our own!

Anyway, thats all in the past now. I've turned this thread into a proper discussion thread so you can natter away as much as you like.

Any exciting hifi bits I get or interesting ebay finds, I'll post them up.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:28 pm ]
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For sale!

Marantz CD63SE, boxed, excellent condition, remote, instructions etc


£70 GBP UK Posted



Complete Sony full size separates system:

Amplifier is TA FE530R with a 'system' remote control, 55w x 2 8 Ohms

CD player is CDP XE530R

Tuner is ST-S311 RDS

Cassette is TC K515S with Dolby S and 3 heads.

£170 GBP inc speakers UK collection only (Cambs area)




Sherwood DTS/ Dolby Digital 5.1 FM receiver

no remote but all functions available from the fascia.

£40 GBP UK posted

Author:  Gadro [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:11 pm ]
Post subject: 

Hi LGF

Have you got any 100w min 3 way Pioneer Speakers? I would love some 4 way HPM's again. Gave a set away ( :shock: )when I went all Ipod crazy. Regretted it ever since :( and as I'm now rebuilding a Pioneer SA series stack I really want some.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:22 pm ]
Post subject: 

Gadro wrote:
Hi LGF

Have you got any 100w min 3 way Pioneer Speakers? I would love some 4 way HPM's again. Gave a set away ( :shock: )when I went all Ipod crazy. Regretted it ever since :( and as I'm now rebuilding a Pioneer SA series stack I really want some.


I'll keep an eye out

Author:  Caramba Kid [ Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: hifi stuff for sale & Hifi chat thread

Hi Mark

Need a monster amp to match the Pioneer PD-9300 CD player I had off you.
Obviously prefer it to be Pioneer (not essential) but must be Black.

Got anything suitable in your HiFi emporium?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: hifi stuff for sale & Hifi chat thread

Caramba Kid wrote:
Hi Mark

Need a monster amp to match the Pioneer PD-9300 CD player I had off you.
Obviously prefer it to be Pioneer (not essential) but must be Black.

Got anything suitable in your HiFi emporium?


nothing of that quality or era, the sony above is not bad but not up there with your Pioneer.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:49 pm ]
Post subject: 

For sale!

Marantz CD63SE, boxed, excellent condition, remote, instructions etc


£70 GBP UK Posted



Complete Sony full size separates system:

Amplifier is TA FE530R with a 'system' remote control, 55w x 2 8 Ohms

CD player is CDP XE530R

Tuner is ST-S311 RDS

Cassette is TC K515S with Dolby S and 3 heads.

£170 GBP inc speakers UK collection only (Cambs area)




Sherwood DTS/ Dolby Digital 5.1 FM receiver

no remote but all functions available from the fascia.

£40 GBP UK posted

Author:  gump [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:01 am ]
Post subject: 

LGF, I love to read about your views on phono leads, have been saying the same for years!

I made all my own for a few quid with leads/plugs from Maplin - with 6 channels, and a load of sources, no way was i going to pay a stack load anyhow. Gold plated plugs are handy as reduces oxide and intermetallic corrosion which can build over time (not that can hear the diff, but can give intermittent contact if left).

But buggered if I can ever tell the difference between any cable I tried.


Is the CD63 the KI Sig model? Could be tempted if so..

Author:  djoptix [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:46 pm ]
Post subject: 

An acquaintance of mine designed a very high-powered amplifier that fitted into a 1u rack space. He took it to the US to try and sell to the hi-fi market. "It won't do," the reviewers said, "it sounds rough, you can tell that it's come from the world of live sound. Doesn't cut it as a hi-fi amp." He then put it in a new case, removed the rack ears and called it something nicer. Surprise surprise, on his next trip Stateside everyone raved about it...

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:07 pm ]
Post subject: 

gump wrote:

Is the CD63 the KI Sig model? Could be tempted if so..


if it were a KI it would be more expensive unfortunately.

Cables soldered by dusky maidens automatically sound better btw.

Author:  gump [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:07 am ]
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No worries!

legrandefromage wrote:
Cables soldered by dusky maidens automatically sound better btw.


Too true.. especially if soldered in an East West direction

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:37 am ]
Post subject: 

Probably inappropriate here, but anyways... what is a classy way to use my OL turntable to record some lossless files onto my Mac??

Author:  gump [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:47 am ]
Post subject: 

mrkawasaki wrote:
Probably inappropriate here, but anyways... what is a classy way to use my OL turntable to record some lossless files onto my Mac??


http://www.amazon.co.uk/NAD-PP3-TURNTAB ... pd_cp_MI_0

or cheapy..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-ADAPTOR-TUR ... 939&sr=8-2

cant vouch for cheapy though!

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:14 am ]
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I do mine the old fashioned way of recording them onto a quality CD recorder first.

I dont use a mac though.

Author:  mrkawasaki [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:41 am ]
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The NAD doesn't support Apple unfortunately - however it led to this ProJect which does. Will investigate further...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PROJECT-PHONO-V ... pd_cp_ce_3

Author:  greenstiles [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:07 pm ]
Post subject: 

hi, do you have any speaker stands that you would be prepared to post out please ? :D

Author:  greenstiles [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:11 pm ]
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oh here is something about cables ( i have my own opinions based on many tried buyed and made.... )

http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/intere.html

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:11 pm ]
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yes but they are a bit hefty

Author:  greenstiles [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:18 pm ]
Post subject: 

what are they and how mch would you think they would cost posted ?


ps in case people miss a link in the above, here is info on cheap cable builds

http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/diyce.html

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:16 pm ]
Post subject: 

they are old MDF stands from Mission 700's - only about 12" tall and designed for big standmount designs

Author:  greenstiles [ Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:30 pm ]
Post subject: 

ah i was after metal andtallish about 60cm..........thanks though :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:55 pm ]
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bump diddy bump

Author:  trickylad [ Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:21 am ]
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LGF

I've got some nice hifi separates you might be interested in - want me to send you the details?

I can't see me using them again

TL

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue May 31, 2011 3:01 pm ]
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Offered for sale is a Luxman R800E receiver

40W into 8Ohms

can power 3 sets of speakers (two sets at a time)

FM/AM tuner section

separate left and right tone controls

link to German Manual (PDF): http://new-hifi-classic.de/Gallery_MO/d ... 187&pos=36

Good cosmetic condition considering age, very high quality audio from around 1974 - same model as pictured below:

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£80 GBP inc UK P&P (12kg!)


Next up is an Onkyo CR-70R CD reciever

Full width 19" sized receiver in black with a flap to cover the controls.

30W per channel into 8Ohms

as pictured below:

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£49 GBP inc UK P&P

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:36 am ]
Post subject: 

Offered for sale before ebay:

NAD 3020 amplifier - £50 posted

Regar Planar 3 turntable - £170 posted

Aura Evolution amplifier - £120 posted *SOLD*

Pics on request.

Author:  nathanman [ Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:00 pm ]
Post subject: 

Would you consider a part ex on the aura? I currently run a NAD310 but need a bit more beef.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:11 pm ]
Post subject: 

nathanman wrote:
Would you consider a part ex on the aura? I currently run a NAD310 but need a bit more beef.


Sorry, Auras is now sold and on its way to its new owner

I do have a technics SU-V6 (70w x2) available:

£100 posted (big bugger!)

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Author:  nathanman [ Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:17 pm ]
Post subject: 

Hhhmmm! Tempted, I'm not normally that keen on the way technics amps sound (only really heard the newer low end stuff). How are they in comparison to the NAD's?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:00 am ]
Post subject: 

nathanman wrote:
Hhhmmm! Tempted, I'm not normally that keen on the way technics amps sound (only really heard the newer low end stuff). How are they in comparison to the NAD's?


These are the 'proper' amps from the late 70's, very fashionable at the moment. 'big' powerful sound as they've got power supply to back it up.

They also have killer phono stages, something lacking on newer stuff and somehow just not recreated in today's off board stages.

Only the later big NAD models could come close although the 3020 can still embarrass, even today.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:56 am ]
Post subject: 

Heres the Rega Planar 3 I have

RB200 arm with R-100 cartridge

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Author:  hova [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:29 pm ]
Post subject: 

Did you swap the rb300 out for the rb200 yourself? If so, do you still have the straight arm?

Interested, pending... Thanks!

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:00 pm ]
Post subject: 

hova wrote:
Did you swap the rb300 out for the rb200 yourself? If so, do you still have the straight arm?

Interested, pending... Thanks!


As far as I'm aware, this was purchased like this.

The deck has the original lid and mat too.

Author:  hova [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:26 pm ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:
hova wrote:
Did you swap the rb300 out for the rb200 yourself? If so, do you still have the straight arm?

Interested, pending... Thanks!


As far as I'm aware, this was purchased like this.

The deck has the original lid and mat too.


Thanks for the clarification, big cheese... as it was probably the original arm, then it's probably not of the "vintage" I'm looking for... damn. I'll pass, thank you... Good luck with the sale.

But I do have to say this - for all of those thinking about listening to vinyl again - IT REALLY DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS FOR THE PRICE!!! The Planar 3 is a legend which has been around for 30 years... this isn't a mere "DJ" quality turntable which someone may try to convince you is "the best", but a real piece of sonically superior hifi comparable to turntables costing thousands.

Author:  neuroportal [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:06 am ]
Post subject: 

Ditto that comment on the Rega.

I had one running through a 3150. Very nice. (edit - in fact just saw the picture now I have signed in, I had the same model/arm).

My mate had one. He replaced it with the 301 grey grease, but used the rega arm. Did it really make a difference? Actually yes, it did, but the rega was very good. When he first built up the 301 we did a comparison utilising a Nad cd deck, a Technics 1 bit deck and the 301. The album we chose was a kraftwerk, I think, album. That was very interesting to do...The Nad and the Technics where just different. The Nad seemed more detailed in the higher ranges, the Technics in the lower. That was unexpected as expected them to be more or less the same. The 301 seemed to encompass both sides and then some. Bearing in mind we were both a little sceptical when he first built the 301 up, (he got it free), the result was simply astounding.

Actually he runs the 301 through a Linn preamp, into a home made gainclone then into a pair of home made kef driven speakers. The sound is, quite simply, lovely.

Author:  neuroportal [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:13 am ]
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Just saw the Tivoli in the background of that Rega Pic. I have to say the Tivoli Model One is a stonking radio. Have one next to me right now....

Author:  hedgehog [ Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:35 am ]
Post subject: 

I have some Mission 772 speakers with cherry cabinets and gold phase plugs for sale if anyone is interested.

Also have Cyrus 2 amp with PSX (toggle switches), but has developed a fault - the right hand channel is a lot fainter than the right. A common problem I hear, but anyone know how to fix it?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:45 pm ]
Post subject: 

'bump' type bump.

Author:  theredchili [ Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:17 pm ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:
'bump' type bump.


Mark,

Quick question as you seem to be in the know , are the Mission Cyrus amps easy to find second hand, don't mind how old, just toying with amp and speakers to stream music too.if so what sort of money do they fetch ?

When I was into mountain biking in the early 90's I was also in to my music/stereos ,I was lucky enough to own A mission Cyrus 2 with power amp, Dad 5 cd player a Pink triangle Little pink thing (awesome) and a pair of Tannoy DC 2000 dual concentrics, sadly after 10 years I slowly sold it all off
Anyway thinking of going retro stereo too :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:45 pm ]
Post subject: 

theredchili wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
'bump' type bump.


Mark,

Quick question as you seem to be in the know , are the Mission Cyrus amps easy to find second hand, don't mind how old, just toying with amp and speakers to stream music too.if so what sort of money do they fetch ?

When I was into mountain biking in the early 90's I was also in to my music/stereos ,I was lucky enough to own A mission Cyrus 2 with power amp, Dad 5 cd player a Pink triangle Little pink thing (awesome) and a pair of Tannoy DC 2000 dual concentrics, sadly after 10 years I slowly sold it all off
Anyway thinking of going retro stereo too :D


Plenty about, avoid the really early hardboard versions and expect to pay around £45 - £120 for a Cyrus One or £100 - £300 for a Cyrus Two with PSX power supply. I still have a DAD5 in the loft which I keep meaning to resurrect, those and the later versions can sometimes still be had really cheap.

If you cant find anything I do have a few nice bits still available.

Author:  theredchili [ Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:04 pm ]
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Thanks , will do , still just toying with the idea at the moment , will pm you when I'm ready to invest :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:08 pm ]
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Bit of a bargain:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cyrus-Straigh ... 500wt_1287

Author:  theredchili [ Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:13 pm ]
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That looks well modern :lol:

This was the turntable i had, but with a Rega RB200? arm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/pink-triangle ... 832wt_1219


Think i could re-create my stereo quite cheaply !

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:16 pm ]
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theredchili wrote:
That looks well modern :lol:

This was the turntable i had, but with a Rega RB200? arm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/pink-triangle ... 832wt_1219


Think i could re-create my stereo quite cheaply !


I have a Rega Planar available for £160 posted.

Author:  doctor-bond [ Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Neat Petite 3s

Thinking of letting my Neat Petite IIIs go. Excellent compact standmounts with a lush ribbon tweeter and bi wire posts. Not too hard to drive and work splendidly with my Audio Innovations valve amp: seem to remember that they're rated around 88db. Like these but black:


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http://www.neat.co.uk/p_pages/reviewpetite.php

Fairly scarce now - is £450 about right?

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:46 pm ]
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I am looking for amp to drive some castle isis. Did have a nad 3020 which was really good until it lost both channels.

Thanks

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:32 pm ]
Post subject: 

simonlovell99 wrote:
I am looking for amp to drive some castle isis. Did have a nad 3020 which was really good until it lost both channels.

Thanks


I have a good 3020 for £65 posted?

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:11 pm ]
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Legrandfromage - ygm

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:25 pm ]
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My Rega Planar 3 with the RB 200 arm is now £135 posted UK.... *SOLD* pending payment


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Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:34 pm ]
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bumpetty

Author:  Mr Panda [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:49 am ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:
Mr Panda wrote:
Does the audiolab 8000a work and is it ok apart from the missing knob?


Its an early model that blew a hole in its circuit board - spares only


hmmmm - might have a use for this - how much wonga?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:46 am ]
Post subject: 

Mr Panda wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Mr Panda wrote:
Does the audiolab 8000a work and is it ok apart from the missing knob?


Its an early model that blew a hole in its circuit board - spares only


hmmmm - might have a use for this - how much wonga?


Dont think I have this anymore but will check

Author:  dbmtb [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:21 pm ]
Post subject: 

PM sent re Rega. Hope you post overseas.

Author:  apache [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:28 pm ]
Post subject: 

LGF, you seem to have had an interest in hifi for some time - do you remember Hifi Answers magazine?

Remember Jimmy Hughes, a reviewer who completely lost the plot and seemed to be in cahoots with that other teller of fairy tales Peter Belt with his magic oil for mains plugs, bits of tinfoil to stick on your hifi kit to improve sound quality by some pseudo scientific claptrap like absorbing of negativity and aligning the electrons in your transistors for better flow - or other such utter rot? JH even suggested odd numbers were always better than even numbers regarding sound quality, suggesting things like pinning up a corner of your curtains so they had 5 sides, only having odd numbers of records on your (odd number of) record shelves.

Ah, fun days - though esoteric hifi still has its idiots. :lol:

For the real hifi nerds, identify this pile of junk?

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Author:  Matthews [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:02 pm ]
Post subject: 

Is it the maplins small fet amp kit ?

Author:  apache [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:20 pm ]
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No, but it does bear a resemblance.

This is a major, well respected UK manufacturer (honestly!) who came to the fore in the late 80's.

Author:  gump [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:59 pm ]
Post subject: 

That is pretty shonkey, I have made better. Poorly laid out too.

Please reveal!

Author:  apache [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:04 pm ]
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Yep, it's disgraceful technically and on build quality terms. I built better at college!

A clue is the plastic case...

Still, I need a manufacturer? Give up yet? :D

Author:  apache [ Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:19 pm ]
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No?

OK, it's an NVA, and it's utter junk built on utter junk principles. It keeps blowing up because it has no stability as ' that destroys sound quality'

OK, so it's better to allow it to oscillate at RF - which a non-shielding plastic case helps with no end!

The boards are glued in, because screws ruin sound quality (!) (this also means boards have to be replaced every time it cooks itself as the glue coats the underside of the PCB - handy eh?)

Look at the earthing strategy? How many earth loops do you want? This is the reason the case is plastic - apparently. To prevent eddy currents in the casework. If the earthing was designed properly, there wouldn't BE any currents flowing in the casework!

It's not mine I hasten to add - I prefer physics and science to claptrap and fairy tales. :lol:

Author:  greenstiles [ Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:13 am ]
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NVA has excellent feedback in his ebay shop........perhaps you have a duff one........isn't it about sound quality at the end of the day ?

Author:  greenstiles [ Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:17 am ]
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3,080 people left him with his 100 % feedback, he must be doing something right :D

I know NVA warns it's amp customers that they must use solid core, not twisted speaker cables as this will damage it's amplifiers (something to do with resistance).......any solid core not just the ones they sell !

Author:  greenstiles [ Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:11 am ]
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Quote from the site ''Litz or Goetz cable or other designs of high capacitance cable will damage the amplifier.''

Author:  apache [ Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:18 pm ]
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I don't have one. It belongs to a friend. Yes it's about sound quality, but that can come through sensible design as well as the lash up that is the NVA. (Personally, I don't think it gets close to my Alpha 9 as far as sound quality)

The NVA is badly designed IMO. There is no HF stability, it is not properly stable with any speaker cable, not just specific capacitive values, therefore there is always the chance of a 'fry up' for want of a better word. Just touching the speaker cables could be enough to induce sufficient RF current to cause it to oscillate, and as there is no protection either (more 'bad for sound quality' nonsense) there is always the chance that it could take out your speakers before it cooks itself.

Personally, I wouldn't own one - and I do understand this stuff on a technical level, rather than just being blessed with golden ears (if such a thing is any more than plain old hifi 'expert' twaddle)

I don't believe good feedback (no pun intended) on eBay is necessarily an indication of a great product either. As I said earlier, serious hifi folk can be as gullible as hell!

But then, you pays your money... :wink:

Author:  greenstiles [ Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:55 pm ]
Post subject: 

I think i would always prefer some kind of protection circuit myself.

Author:  apache [ Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:06 pm ]
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Yes, me too.

It's all well and good to suggest that a protection circuit impacts sound quality, and yes, a badly designed one using cheap components could do, but to eschew any protection, and then intentionally build an amplifier with no mitigation against RF oscillation is just dumb - and will only end in tears.

A decent protection circuit need not introduce any noticeable degradation - a communications quality relay contact in series with the signal for instance. Better I think to design the output stages with inherent stability though - it's only a very low value air cored inductor to neutralise the capacitive effects of cables (and speaker some crossovers!).

I wouldn't mind betting that you could put an inductor in series with the output of that NVA, and no-one would hear any difference.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:10 pm ]
Post subject: 

I dont know about 'Golden ears', however, I was trained by some very knowledgeable people and taught to use some quality equipment. My 'ears' still listen for certain characteristics when testing audio systems - it can ruin music when its not been mastered very well or the equipment is flawed.

I still have yet to learn how an amplifier works! To be honest, I'm not that bothered by it. Either it sounds right or it doesnt, and many sound terrible.

I worked with speakers, DAB and a bit of video processing. I left amplifier design to the guys that had been in the game 20, 30 years or more.

As for Peter Belt -absolute fruitcake. We voided the odd warranty when shown some pictures of our £2500 processors covered in foil! Same with power cables and other mad stuff.

Author:  apache [ Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:21 pm ]
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I've always tried to follow the philosophy that amplification should do nothing but that. Signal out should be the same as signal in but bigger. End of. Happily there are well defined theories that govern how that works - or doesn't work. Some loons ignore said theories and invent their own in order to fleece the wealthy consumer. Well, that's the only reason I can think of as to why they'd flout the science in favour of the tooth fairy.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one to see through Belt's lunacy. Do you remember his Linn PSU mod, which left 240VAC mains exposed to enthusiastic fingers (and perhaps children of hifi enthusiasts fingers?) which caused a bit of a storm and may have led to the end of HiFi Answers as it was?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:30 pm ]
Post subject: 

One of the people I use to hassle all the time was Douglas Self, nice guy if you didnt prod him too much.

Russ Andrews is another twonk:

Quote:
Russ Andrews PowerKord-8

"...It let our kit produce sharp, detailed images. Colour was natural with convincing skin tones, while sonically this mains lead gave our setup a wide, revealing sound ... "
from £86


Talking of cables, I still have about £5k retail worth of S-Video cable in the loft, should really do something with that I suppose.

Author:  Mr Panda [ Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:53 pm ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:

to eschew any protection.......will only end in tears.


agreed - like bangin a south american hoor (male or female) without using a jonny :shock:

Author:  apache [ Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:14 pm ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:
"...It let our kit produce sharp, detailed images. Colour was natural with convincing skin tones, while sonically this mains lead gave our setup a wide, revealing sound ... "


:wink:

I'd be asking why a properly designed power supply would be sensitive to supply cables.

It's bullshit, plain and simple. Still, send me some of your cable, I'll be happy to fit non-magnetic unobtanium plugs to it and take money from pillocks :)

Author:  tintin40 [ Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:35 am ]
Post subject: 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/jecklin-float ... 500wt_1363

vintage Swiss electrostatic head phones. Fitted back to front :roll:

I've been looking for a pair. But i'll pass

Author:  apache [ Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:52 am ]
Post subject: 

I'm looking to replace my tired Bose phones that I picked up in the States many moons ago. Found some Stax electrostatics on eBay a bit back but they went for utterly ridiculous money!

Author:  greenstiles [ Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:03 pm ]
Post subject: 

use a 'neco sound labs' headphone amp they are very good at the price :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:34 pm ]
Post subject: 

am using some 1980's JVC headphones. Their 'look' is currently in vogue too...

Author:  tintin40 [ Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:54 pm ]
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magneplanar-M ... 500wt_1366


Would love these

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:08 pm ]
Post subject: 

tintin40 wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magneplanar-Magnepan-MG3-3R-3-Way-Planar-Magnetic-Loudspeaker-/180776850535?pt=UK_AudioVideoElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_HiFiSpeakers&hash=item2a1723d467#ht_500wt_1366


Would love these


From memory (so could be wildly inaccurate!), these are almost a short circuit load on amplifiers so you need huuuuge amplifiers with massive current to get them going.

So I was told...

Author:  tintin40 [ Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:19 pm ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:



From memory (so could be wildly inaccurate!), these are almost a short circuit load on amplifiers so you need huuuuge amplifiers with massive current to get them going.

So I was told...


Correct. These would be amp killers. I had their cheapest speaker and they worked excellent in my small room with mono blocks..

But one or more these would be perfect

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KRELL-FPB-300 ... 231560dcb2

Author:  tintin40 [ Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:04 am ]
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BITD i dreamed of owning one of these. But at £1500 was way out of my reach and then CD came along

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NAKAMICHI-DRA ... 253wt_1117

Author:  apache [ Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:03 am ]
Post subject: 

I just went for a big sexy open reel deck. Wanted a B77 but was out of my reach, so settled for an Akai GX-630 that I picked up in a junk shop in St Helens for a princely sum of £50 (still a lot for a teenager!) which peshed all over the Denon cassette deck I owned despite being much older!

Here's one on eBay - a snip at $600! Wish I'd kept mine...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Akai-GX-630D-Re ... 354wt_1110

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:03 pm ]
Post subject: 

Offered today is:

Cambridge Audio CD-36, boxed, ins, remote - £30 GBP UK posted

Cambridge Audio P25 MKII amplifier - £35 GBP UK posted

£50 for the pair - UK posted

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:05 pm ]
Post subject: 

tintin40 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:



From memory (so could be wildly inaccurate!), these are almost a short circuit load on amplifiers so you need huuuuge amplifiers with massive current to get them going.

So I was told...


Correct. These would be amp killers. I had their cheapest speaker and they worked excellent in my small room with mono blocks..

But one or more these would be perfect

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KRELL-FPB-300 ... 231560dcb2


I had 3x Krell FPB350M... £13,995 each! the cnc was so sharp, it cut my jeans when packing them.

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:37 pm ]
Post subject: 

bump!

cambridge cd and amp for sale!


Cambridge Audio CD-36, boxed, ins, remote - £30 GBP UK posted

Cambridge Audio P25 MKII amplifier - £35 GBP UK posted

£50 for the pair - UK posted****SOLD****

Author:  dbmtb [ Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:05 pm ]
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PM sent about the Amp and CD player - they're sold!

Author:  tintin40 [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:46 pm ]
Post subject: 

Inflation. Fancied buying a pair of my last mono power amps. Thought they had gone bust :(

But still in business :D

Back in 1989 they cost me £750 even back then that wasn't hyper expensive. 60 watts through 8 ohms 120 through 4 ohms perfect for my set up.

They are the red blocks in the picture. Albarry M608 (the sliver boxes & record deck were the GF back then)

But tonight told what they sell for now ...........

http://www.albarrymusic.com/index.htm










£2557.00
:shock:

The very same power etc etc

Have to wait for the lotto numbers :lol:

Author:  boxxer [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:35 pm ]
Post subject: 

If you stumble across a reasonable priced technics turntable I'd be interested in hearing about it

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:46 pm ]
Post subject: 

boxxer wrote:
If you stumble across a reasonable priced technics turntable I'd be interested in hearing about it


Technics SL-1410 MKII any use? Its a 1210 with extras...

Author:  boxxer [ Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:18 pm ]
Post subject: 

How much would one be looking for for such a machine?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:51 pm ]
Post subject: 

boxxer wrote:
How much would one be looking for for such a machine?


not too sure yet - gotta have a think on it.

heres a web pic:

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Author:  porschenut911 [ Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:17 am ]
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I've got a Trichord genesis CD player which was based on a Pioneer with the turntable drawer. I have hardly ever used it in the 14 years I've had it, tried it recently and has stopped reading discs.

It cost me about £600 in 1998, Is it of any value if I stuck it on ebay or worth repairing or is it way out of date now? I don;t listen to cd's anymore so not really interested in keeping it myself

Author:  jonnymcenroe [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:24 am ]
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studio monitors, bigcheese??

:wink:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:18 pm ]
Post subject: 

jonnymcenroe wrote:
studio monitors, bigcheese??

:wink:


none I'm afraid

Author:  jonnymcenroe [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:23 pm ]
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Do you happen across these at all?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:21 pm ]
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yes, rarely though. JBL 4333B and PMC LB1 have been the only true studio speakers I've come across so far.

Author:  boxxer [ Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:25 pm ]
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Did you ever think of a number on that Technics oh Cheesy Wonder?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:16 pm ]
Post subject: 

boxxer wrote:
Did you ever think of a number on that Technics oh Cheesy Wonder?


Toughie - every 1410 seems to have the same arm lift issue - in that it stops working so you have to move the arm up and down manually.

Its heavy too.

Maybe £95 posted if I can find a decent box/ packaging.

Author:  joe careless [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:32 pm ]
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looking for a bass speaker for my beloved Sony ss.E400's (the tall version. cheers.

Author:  joe careless [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:59 pm ]
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After pulling the bass drivers out i remembered they're Audax HT21 OMO, it's the membrane that has given up the ghost the rest is ok are there replacement parts out there?

Author:  drcarlos [ Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:36 pm ]
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Any Integrated amps and bookshelf speakers in stock Mr Cheese?
After something to hang off my Audigy2NX in my office.

Carl.

Author:  cce [ Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:54 pm ]
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Joe careless - try wilmslow audio

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:17 pm ]
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ebay has a few kits too. I've used them to repair quite a few drivers. Wilmslow audio can be expensive though.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:19 pm ]
Post subject: 

drcarlos wrote:
Any Integrated amps and bookshelf speakers in stock Mr Cheese?
After something to hang off my Audigy2NX in my office.

Carl.


I have loads of amps, not too many speakers at the mo.

Amps from £25 delivered up to around £150 delivered.

Author:  drcarlos [ Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:45 pm ]
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Guess I'm after something from the era when I bought my first separates. Something along the lines of a NAD 3020, Rotel RA820 or Pioneer A300, maybe even something like an Arcam Alpha or Cyrus One.

Carl.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:59 pm ]
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Hmmm - nowt like that at the moment. I do have a Technics SU-V6 hanging around. They are rather nice...

(google images)

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Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:13 pm ]
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I also have one of these for £30 delivered - needs a volume knob though

Sony TA-F246E

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Author:  drcarlos [ Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:27 pm ]
Post subject: 

Not quite what i'm after at the moment LGF, thanks though.

Carl.

Author:  theredchili [ Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:09 pm ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:
Hmmm - nowt like that at the moment. I do have a Technics SU-V6 hanging around. They are rather nice...

(google images)

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I remember drooling over these when I was building up my Technics stack.

Something rather satisfying using the volume knob on Technics amps :D

Author:  apache [ Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:08 am ]
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Yes indeed that SU-V6 is rather cool.

Anyone buying A&R or early ARCAM, if you come across any A McNally signatures on any labels, give me a shout. Would love to get hold of one I calibrated or tested when I was there :)

Author:  drcarlos [ Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:09 am ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:
Yes indeed that SU-V6 is rather cool.

Anyone buying A&R or early ARCAM, if you come across any A McNally signatures on any labels, give me a shout. Would love to get hold of one I calibrated or tested when I was there :)


I was looking at Alphas amongst others but have hopefully got an early Pioneer A300 coming this morning to go with a set of original Mordaunt-Short MS10's (these sound nice off the Videologic Sirocco amp already).

Carl.

Author:  sinky [ Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:11 pm ]
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Would anyone have much interest in a Yamaha CA 1010?

http://www.thevintageknob.org/yamaha-CA-1010.html

Author:  apache [ Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:17 pm ]
Post subject: 

That's also lovely, and when we get set up in our new, bigger house I aim to set up some retro-fi in a dedicated room.

How much are you looking for?

Author:  Awkward Kid [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:04 pm ]
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I'm in love with that technics sv!

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:16 pm ]
Post subject: 

Awkward Kid wrote:
I'm in love with that technics sv!


Its in very good condition if you feel in the buying mood.

Heavy for postage though.

Author:  Awkward Kid [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:20 pm ]
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You're Peterborough way aren't you??? If you're in no rush I could be popping that way in a few weeks. Family live nr Yaxley.

Author:  uktyler [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:21 pm ]
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How much are you asking for the SU-V6?

I might be in the market for a decent amp to power my AE1's

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:29 pm ]
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would be looking for around £120 including delivery.

It is in very good condition for 32 years old btw

Author:  uktyler [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:35 pm ]
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Too rich for me this month.

I'm sure its worth every penny and if you still have it next month I may well take it.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:55 pm ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:
Yes indeed that SU-V6 is rather cool.

Anyone buying A&R or early ARCAM, if you come across any A McNally signatures on any labels, give me a shout. Would love to get hold of one I calibrated or tested when I was there :)


Heh heh... Guess what I've picked up today? Will check if its one of 'yours'...

Ooh. Just found the original purchase receipt taped to the bottom, december 1980, £185 from Radlett Audio.

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Author:  apache [ Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:03 pm ]
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Nah, that's five years before my time there. If it's ever been back for repair though, it could have passed through my hands.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:24 pm ]
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Offered for sale:

A&R Cambridge (ARCAM) A60 amplifier and matching T21 tuner.

Both in good cosmetic condition. Tuner works flawlessly, amplifier has sticky source buttons but all of the pots are quiet with no rustling or tweeter damaging pops & crackles.

5 pin DIN inputs.

£40 UK Posted for the Tuner and £55 for the Amplifier

£75 inc UK P&P for the pair.

Interweb pic:

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Author:  the_duke [ Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:02 am ]
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That looks cool 8) I never realised A&R Cambridge became Arcam. Seems obvious when you look at it :lol:

I have an Alpha 9 cd through Alpha 9 pre into Alpha 10 power. Its lovely still after over 10 years.

Keep dreaming of adding a 2nd Alpha 10p but they run up to and over £300 on ebay!

Author:  apache [ Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:15 am ]
Post subject: 

They were just becoming Arcam in 1984 - 1985 when I worked there with the first Arcam Alpha amps in the horrible molded plastic cases... Still it brought A&R to the masses. Really wish I'd bought the C200 / SA200 combo when I worked there as I got 40% discount. I remember them being massively complex though, particularly the pre-amp.

[img]http://yamahacafe.co.kr/board/sell/image_file/22[1].jpg[/img]

Almost tempted to offer my Arcam 9 for that A60 + cash... :)[/img]

Author:  Mr Panda [ Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:43 am ]
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I used to be happy with one of these ........

http://stancurtis.com/AR%20amp.htm

until I got a 90s Audiolab pre/power combo 8)

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:12 pm ]
Post subject: 

Mr Panda wrote:
I used to be happy with one of these ........

http://stancurtis.com/AR%20amp.htm

until I got a 90s Audiolab pre/power combo 8)


I had the Cambridge Pre/ Power combo of these.

Author:  joe careless [ Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:16 pm ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:
ebay has a few kits too. I've used them to repair quite a few drivers. Wilmslow audio can be expensive though.
can be they are :shock:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:43 am ]
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AN 'AMPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE' BUMP.

oops capslock...

Author:  apache [ Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:38 pm ]
Post subject: 

Just bought a Rega Planar 3 for a bit of a bargain price which needs arm wiring repairing.

Win - win! A nice retro deck I've always liked, AND it's a project! :lol:

Author:  dbmtb [ Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:26 pm ]
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Buy the grey coloured drive belts! The one I bought from LGF was playing too slow until I did..... Now it's just lovely.

Author:  Kestonian [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:58 pm ]
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Both my Cambridge Audio A300 amps have given up the ghost

One only gets sound from one speaker, the other amp is really, really quiet - barely audible at max volume

Are they worth repairing or is there anything similar in the LGF cave?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:46 pm ]
Post subject: 

Kestonian wrote:
Both my Cambridge Audio A300 amps have given up the ghost

One only gets sound from one speaker, the other amp is really, really quiet - barely audible at max volume

Are they worth repairing or is there anything similar in the LGF cave?


You could try getting them looked at locally, some repairs are very inexpensive. I have that big Technics left but thats it at the mo.

Author:  apache [ Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:15 pm ]
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I was going to suggest he send them to me til I noticed where he was! Postage could be pricey :lol:

Author:  Kestonian [ Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:35 am ]
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Thanks, chaps

I have found a couple of places that will take them but with postage or travel factored in I might be able to get one second hand from ebay.

That reminds me .... Must update my location. I moved back to London!

Author:  legrandefromage [ Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:36 am ]
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Its just a question of economics - I got a £1000 power amplifier fixed for £65 all in whereas if your amps cost £50 -£70 each, its cheaper to find something else instead.

Author:  Kestonian [ Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:36 pm ]
Post subject: 

Precisement.

Apache are you able to fix such things?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:26 pm ]
Post subject: 

uktyler wrote:
Too rich for me this month.

I'm sure its worth every penny and if you still have it next month I may well take it.


Yay? Nay?

Author:  uktyler [ Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:41 pm ]
Post subject: 

Nay I'm afraid. It looks like my job will be finishing this month.

Sorry mate, good luck with the sale.

Author:  apache [ Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:02 pm ]
Post subject: 

Kestonian wrote:
Precisement.

Apache are you able to fix such things?


Almost certainly, but it might not be cheap. No way of saying without seeing really, and given we are possibly going to be in the middle of a house move soon, it may not be a good time.

Will be nice to get some stability sorted and a new workshop sorted out!

:D

Author:  Kestonian [ Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:35 am ]
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£46 later I have an A5 amp delivered from ebay and it's so good to have proper speakers again. I suspect the Sonos will get connected to this at some point.

There are a few people repairing old amps but as LGF sagely says above, these lower end ones don't seem to economically viable. One of the guys I contacted about repairing was very open about the costs involved but was too busy to take on the work so there is scope for more people to do the same if you are so skilled.

Back to "testing" with long forgotten CDs .....

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:20 pm ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:
They were just becoming Arcam in 1984 - 1985 when I worked there with the first Arcam Alpha amps in the horrible molded plastic cases... Still it brought A&R to the masses. Really wish I'd bought the C200 / SA200 combo when I worked there as I got 40% discount. I remember them being massively complex though, particularly the pre-amp.

[img]http://yamahacafe.co.kr/board/sell/image_file/22[1].jpg[/img]

Almost tempted to offer my Arcam 9 for that A60 + cash... :)[/img]


Get your paypal ready...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-R-Cambridge ... 500wt_1287

Author:  apache [ Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:38 pm ]
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Not a bad price that!

Really have to move house before I buy anything though. Have just rewired an RB-200 arm on a Planar 3 to put back in a box until we are moved.

Looking at a Victorian double fronted detached with 3 sitting rooms - one of which will be a dedicated music room should we be lucky enough to get it! :)

Author:  The_Grouch [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:27 pm ]
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Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:48 pm ]
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The_Grouch wrote:
Just found this thread, I've got the following items that I don;t use due to lack of space :(

Technics SLPGA-580 CD player
Sony CDP-XB930 CD player
Rotel RA-931 amp

Any interest in these? I'd be thinking £50 for the sony and £25 each for the other two?


the Rotel should do well on ebay - CD players can be hit & miss these days.

Author:  The_Grouch [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:54 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
The_Grouch wrote:
Just found this thread, I've got the following items that I don;t use due to lack of space :(

Technics SLPGA-580 CD player
Sony CDP-XB930 CD player
Rotel RA-931 amp

Any interest in these? I'd be thinking £50 for the sony and £25 each for the other two?


the Rotel should do well on ebay - CD players can be hit & miss these days.


Cheers, the technics doesn't seem to be worth anything according to ebay, so I'll prob keep that, and maybe hang on to the rotel to go with it unless anyone is desperate for it. Still happy to move the Sony at £50 though, ebay prices seem to be £60 to £75 for this one.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:31 pm ]
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Receivers seem to be migrating to my house lately, sadly, no Pioneer SX series yet (I sold my SX-1250 ages ago)

Googled pics of whats at home:

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Author:  apache [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 pm ]
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That's a bruiser of a cassette / receiver eh? :lol:

Author:  integerspin [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:23 am ]
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Got to get some speakers, got quad 33/405 amp


In a rash moment I listed my speakers on Ebay saw some for a lot of money so I timed it by 2[even I can do the arithmatic on that one] and listed them amongst my 'over priced stuff listed on free listings days stuff'.
I was shocked when someone bought them.

Turned out to be a first time bidder, who wanted them delivered to Notting Hill.
I checked him out and the first Google hit was along the lines of "man has stereo confiscated by council" ;-)
I was going to contact the council and put in an offer for them when they take them away;-)

Author:  dbmtb [ Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:36 pm ]
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PM sent to Grouch re. Rotel and Sony.

Author:  joe careless [ Wed May 02, 2012 1:41 pm ]
Post subject:  akai am-u33

Hmm my trusty amp may have given up the ghost, it's live but doesn't "boot up" fuses appear good so Im thinking it's curtains unless i can find someone to repair it, so if i can't, what you got at the mo' LGF

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed May 02, 2012 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: akai am-u33

joe careless wrote:
Hmm my trusty amp may have given up the ghost, it's live but doesn't "boot up" fuses appear good so Im thinking it's curtains unless i can find someone to repair it, so if i can't, what you got at the mo' LGF


what is your budget? I have a nice Technics SU-V505 like this one:

£45 posted

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Author:  joe careless [ Wed May 02, 2012 7:13 pm ]
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HMM, I should get a diagnosis on the Amp tomorrow, will let you know either way ASAP,

Author:  joe careless [ Wed May 02, 2012 11:23 pm ]
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look what i found on th'bay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tannoy-Dual-c ... 844wt_1348

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu May 03, 2012 7:27 am ]
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They look like Westminsters or that series -

Just checked, no, but great picture!

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Author:  apache [ Wed May 09, 2012 6:21 pm ]
Post subject:  How to sell car speakers for £££££'s!!!

Put them in a posh box, spout nonsense and pseudo-science. Job done!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Resolution-SU ... 302wt_1110

So, no-one has ever produced point source multiway louspeakers before then? Not even Lowther? Tannoy? Kef? and many etc's!

You can even have an active crossover - with a fancy name. Sure, no-one has done that before! Ever!!

They even make a big deal about a crossover that actually matches the sensitivities of the drivers!! Wow! Who'd have thought of that? Err, probably every other loudspeaker manufacturer!

There's even a link to a website which kind of infers its independent, but smacks awfully of one run by the manufacturer of said speakers.

Jeez, why do I never have these ideas?!

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed May 09, 2012 7:02 pm ]
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same shit, different decade....

Author:  hamster [ Thu May 10, 2012 9:54 am ]
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Well, they are at least world-beating in ugliness. No doubt cheap tat from China. You see loads of things like this in the importers' pavilions at CES and IFA trade fairs.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu May 10, 2012 6:04 pm ]
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Quote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Resolution-SUHTL-X-Loudspeakers-Mahogany-/230788339593?pt=UK_AudioVideoElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_HiFiSpeakers&hash=item35bc0e9789&clk_rvr_id=341289618801#ht_2282wt_1163


er, these are just 6x9's bunged in a fancy box???

Author:  apache [ Thu May 10, 2012 6:11 pm ]
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I refer the gentleman to the post I made on Wed May 09, 2012 6:21 pm :lol:

Got anything 'interesting' in your collection at the mo? I'm collecting the bits to build a no-holds-barred vinyl spinner at the mo. There's no magic about it - it's all about accurate, sensible engineering. Though some nutters would have you believe you cant have a quality audio component without 'special' oil, 'special' electricity, special stuff you (and science) have never heard of, and a liberal dollop of 'special' help from the tooth fairy!

I like to think of the audiophiles who think this matters as 'special' themselves.
:lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu May 10, 2012 6:18 pm ]
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I've been pondering selling the SL-1400MKII that I have but as I have an almost matching amp (SU-V6), I was conemplating something silly for myself.

Going back to car speaker hifi, I do have some Magnat hifi speakers which are standmounts that come in at about 10kg each with very nice drive units alla Yamaha NS1000 style. Cant find out a think on the web.

A friend is selling his Wharfedale E50s...?

Author:  apache [ Thu May 10, 2012 9:05 pm ]
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Does the SL1400 (there's one on eBay at the mo I seem to recall) share any history with the 1210? - which seems to have become a bit of an audiophile darling oddly enough, after being totally ignored years ago by the cognoscenti due to being direct drive and japanese. Now I see 1210s with SME 3009s and all sorts of exotic arms bodged onto them! Nowt as queer as folk.

I'm tending towards fully home-built for my next system (apart from speakers - don't know much about them). As I say, I have half formed plans in my head for a turntable, with RIAA preamp at the arm base - minimal capacitance from the arm leads means I can control to an exact degree the cartridge loading without using £200 phono leads constructed from 'special' fairy dust - through to passive pre-amp (otherwise known as a stepped attenuator in a box) to active crossovers and either Linsley Hood or John Curl based Class A amps per drive unit as close to the drive units as possible (to maintain super-low resistance from output trannys to speaker drive units thus maintaing high damping factor and speedy accurate bass)

As for speakers - hmmm, thats a tough one. I sold my AE2s on here, but really quite fancy some Mission 770s as I remember loving them BITD.

Like I say - nothing magic, just sensible engineering. Then maybe I can sell my creations for ££££££'s and retire to Sandbanks!

:wink:

Author:  NeilM [ Fri May 11, 2012 3:55 pm ]
Post subject: 

Can I butt in with a question about my Meridian 506 CD player?


I'll assume that's a 'yes Neil, please do.'

It will no longer see the CD when inserted. This started as an occasional / intermittent fault (the worst kind), then became a bit more stubborn and finally it just will not play. In between the intermittent bouts, it would play perfectly.

I have done some reading and pulled the transport to bits, but the gummed up grease that most on-line advisers talk about was not there, everything is fine. It is also possible to watch the transport 'kick' the platter when you power the player up, but when a CD is inserted it does nothing.

Terminal or repairable?

Author:  legrandefromage [ Fri May 11, 2012 6:55 pm ]
Post subject: 

NeilM wrote:
Can I butt in with a question about my Meridian 506 CD player?


I'll assume that's a 'yes Neil, please do.'

It will no longer see the CD when inserted. This started as an occasional / intermittent fault (the worst kind), then became a bit more stubborn and finally it just will not play. In between the intermittent bouts, it would play perfectly.

I have done some reading and pulled the transport to bits, but the gummed up grease that most on-line advisers talk about was not there, everything is fine. It is also possible to watch the transport 'kick' the platter when you power the player up, but when a CD is inserted it does nothing.

Terminal or repairable?


There are quite a few models of the 506, the first one had the Phillips CDM1 or CDM Pro mechanism (I cant remember which) - these were very quickly replaced with a CD-ROM based (CDM-12?)mechanism. Later models may be repairable but the early models are very difficult to find spares for.

You may be able to turn up the laser via a circuit board preset but I was told this shortens the life of the mech. The presets are often labled 'gain' 'focus' etc, etc. Its been a while since I had a 506 so I cant remember what is what.

some web stuff

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Author:  NeilM [ Fri May 11, 2012 7:15 pm ]
Post subject: 

Thanks.

I'll have to pull it to bits again, but from recollection I would say it has the CDM 12.

Is it likely that the laser is just tired out then? If so, I may do some hunting, otherwise it can go in its box in the loft next to my Yamaha that I bought about 20 yards ago and which eventually skipped more than a bunch of 8 year old girls in a playground.

Author:  apache [ Fri May 11, 2012 7:27 pm ]
Post subject: 

This would suggest the CDM12 mech too.

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There's often mechs of all kinds on eBay for sometimes reasonable money - in fact, just had a browse and there's loads starting from around a tenner. Worth a punt!

Author:  NeilM [ Fri May 11, 2012 7:53 pm ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:
This would suggest the CDM12 mech too.

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There's often mechs of all kinds on eBay for sometimes reasonable money - in fact, just had a browse and there's loads starting from around a tenner. Worth a punt!


YUP! That's the kiddie.

Cool.

Off to ebay to see what I can find, thanks guys.

Author:  tintin40 [ Sat May 12, 2012 7:02 pm ]
Post subject: 

What year is my cd player?
I can't find the year any where

Author:  apache [ Sat May 12, 2012 9:26 pm ]
Post subject: 

I cant find your CD player either.

Where is it?

Ah, there it is!

No idea for sure, but I'd guess at early 90's.

Author:  tintin40 [ Wed May 16, 2012 8:59 am ]
Post subject: 

I have a full size Sony CD player as well. But when i listen through headphones direct it sounds terrible. Will it improve if i fit a amp and listen via the amp's headphone socket?

The Technic's player is miles better via headphones.

Author:  apache [ Wed May 16, 2012 4:45 pm ]
Post subject: 

Hard to say really. Many separate's headphone output is nothing more than a monitor output and can sound rubbish as they can be very low powered.

If you don't have an amp to try it through, you've now way of knowing whether it sounds terrible because of a fault though. Can you not borrow an amp and speakers to try it first?

Author:  tintin40 [ Wed May 16, 2012 6:27 pm ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:
Hard to say really. Many separate's headphone output is nothing more than a monitor output and can sound rubbish as they can be very low powered.

If you don't have an amp to try it through, you've now way of knowing whether it sounds terrible because of a fault though. Can you not borrow an amp and speakers to try it first?


Non to borrow. Have been looking on ebay for good low cost amp. About time i bought a decent separates hi-fi. Then i can buy more CD's as only have one at the moment :oops:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu May 17, 2012 5:46 pm ]
Post subject: 

tintin40 wrote:
apache wrote:
Hard to say really. Many separate's headphone output is nothing more than a monitor output and can sound rubbish as they can be very low powered.

If you don't have an amp to try it through, you've now way of knowing whether it sounds terrible because of a fault though. Can you not borrow an amp and speakers to try it first?


Non to borrow. Have been looking on ebay for good low cost amp. About time i bought a decent separates hi-fi. Then i can buy more CD's as only have one at the moment :oops:


I have a few cheeky amps if you dont want to blow any budgets

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu May 17, 2012 6:59 pm ]
Post subject: 

legrandefromage wrote:

I have a few cheeky amps if you dont want to blow any budgets


Thanks for the offer. All sorted now. The problem was the headphone plug didn't fit correctly. I've have a better one now. The sound i'm very happy with. I've also bought a vintage Marantz PM-310 amp in gold finish for £40. I had one when i was 15. It was my first separate amp. Next speakers?
Oh and buy some CD's :lol:

Author:  apache [ Thu May 17, 2012 8:25 pm ]
Post subject: 

Cheeky amps? Never heard of those. Chinese? ;)

I have a couple of Leak Stereo 30's here - think I'll open one up and have a shufty...

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu May 17, 2012 10:50 pm ]
Post subject: 

Any body know a good site to find manuals for vintage hi-fi?? Having a nightmare looking

Author:  apache [ Fri May 18, 2012 9:14 pm ]
Post subject: 

What do you need? I frequent a number of 'geeky nerdy' hifi tech sites.

Author:  tintin40 [ Fri May 18, 2012 9:33 pm ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:
What do you need? I frequent a number of 'geeky nerdy' hifi tech sites.


The instructions for the Sony & Technics players in the above pictures. I found one but downloaded the wrong model and they didn't have my model.
Some of the download sites look iffy?

Thanks :D

Author:  apache [ Sun May 20, 2012 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Interesting looking speakers

I know the Fostex driver has a bit of a cult following, and those cabs look like a certain amount of thought has gone into them. The reviews don't seem to be great though...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lovington-Hor ... 175wt_1344

Author:  tintin40 [ Sun May 20, 2012 8:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting looking speakers

apache wrote:
I know the Fostex driver has a bit of a cult following, and those cabs look like a certain amount of thought has gone into them. The reviews don't seem to be great though...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lovington-Hor ... 175wt_1344


Like them. To big for our small place :(

Author:  crossland [ Tue May 22, 2012 9:21 pm ]
Post subject:  my bits

i have the following kit surplus. happy to do swaps etc.

all my stuff is in , at least, very good condition. and perfect working order goes without saying.

2 dacs.

monarchy audio 22 and d.i.p add on. £250
xindac dac8 tube and solid state with remote and spare valves £350

amp.

sony strda1200es 7.1 hdmi with room setup mic, manual, remote etc. silver £130.

marantz pm84mk2. very rare and in rare condition too £225.


meridian 501pre
meridian 506.20 cd
msr remote. £600

meridian 541 with mm phono fitted plus msr £300.

up for swaps trades for bikey stuff or other audio gear.

Author:  apache [ Thu May 24, 2012 12:05 am ]
Post subject: 

Or perhaps someone would like to buy a cable...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nordost-Valha ... 976wt_1344

O......K...... :roll:

Author:  apache [ Thu May 24, 2012 1:59 pm ]
Post subject: 

£399? Looks quite interesting for that money.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Voigt-Horn-Re ... 134wt_1396

Author:  crossland [ Thu May 24, 2012 3:45 pm ]
Post subject: 

apache wrote:
Or perhaps someone would like to buy a cable...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nordost-Valha ... 976wt_1344

O......K...... :roll:


hmmm 800 quid for a mains cable.

400 quid for the speaker would be great. lots for the money, but it really needs a partner i think.

Author:  crossland [ Thu May 24, 2012 3:52 pm ]
Post subject: 

nice to think that a bunch of folk could meet up, do a ride, and then chill with some tunes on decent kit.
strange how the same hobbies appeal to the same bunch of people too.
we all like spending rediculous sums of money on things that do a basic job. :lol: bikes only become more complicated the more you spend, same with hifi :?

apache

were probably members of the same forums mate. good chance we have crossed paths on wam or pfm if your a member?

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu May 24, 2012 6:39 pm ]
Post subject: 

Got these Wharfdale speakers today just right size for our flat and a good price. Shame my amp didn't arrive. The seller sent me a pioneer cassette deck :(

I hope his reply is good and a amp will soon arrive

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu May 24, 2012 7:39 pm ]
Post subject: 

those floors do music listening no good whatsoever.

Author:  apache [ Thu May 24, 2012 8:16 pm ]
Post subject: 

Tell me about it! The reverb in my lounge is ridiculous. Seems to be a good route to boomy bass. :cry:

The plan (assuming we ever sell our house!) is still to have a dedicated listening room, and some sensibly (bigger!) sized speakers.

Crossland, I tend to steer clear of membership of hifi forums - I lurk and read, but don't post - as I'd be banned in short order for outing pseudoscience and general fairy dust bullsh*t.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu May 24, 2012 8:53 pm ]
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I was thinking of making a false wall to mount the plasma in (sooo 2003!) and using car audio amps and speakers for the rest. Cant be bothered with 'Hi-Fi' so much now.

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:08 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
those floors do music listening no good whatsoever.


Agree. But it's not my flat so i'm not going to fit carpet. i wish i could, hate wooden floors

Author:  apache [ Thu May 24, 2012 10:07 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
I was thinking of making a false wall to mount the plasma in (sooo 2003!)


:lol:

This is my effort from around 2005. The kids have their Wii hooked up to this one now, us adults have a 47" LG in the other room.

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Author:  crossland [ Fri May 25, 2012 9:51 am ]
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apache wrote:

Crossland, I tend to steer clear of membership of hifi forums - I lurk and read, but don't post - as I'd be banned in short order for outing pseudoscience and general fairy dust bullsh*t.


haha, not on the forums i use mate. fairy dust and snake oil is ridiculed on a daily basis. makes for interesting reading now and then.

Author:  clockworkgazz [ Fri May 25, 2012 8:54 pm ]
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Plasma on the cheap

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Easy.....

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Author:  crossland [ Fri May 25, 2012 10:34 pm ]
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giz a shout when you need a plasterer buddy :lol:

what does your wife think?
i saw the ironing board and assumed you must have one :wink:

Author:  tintin40 [ Sun May 27, 2012 8:30 pm ]
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http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/top ... components

Some funny looking kit. I owned the headphones :oops: But they sounded brilliant better than any others by miles what ever they cost.

Author:  crossland [ Mon May 28, 2012 12:01 am ]
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well the stax in the last picture runs on pure dc when the srdx pro has batteries inside. so it is factually incorrect :P

and since when did what hifi know anything about errr, hifi?

Author:  tintin40 [ Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:36 pm ]
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:oops: OMG i want these so much

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HifiMan-HE-6-He ... 415&sr=8-1

Author:  electronicaeric [ Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:37 pm ]
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I will just nip next door and ask if they wouldnt mind the back of a tele sticking out through their living room wall :shock: :lol:

Good effort.Wish I had thought of that before when I was offered a Projection tele a while ago.Not keen on big LCDs,they still seem a little pixel'y.My worry is if I go out and buy a nice Viera or simular I may be dissapointed with the sound.My old Toshiba CRT is still going strong and the sound/bass is spot on.I can see me having to spend a grand on matching home cinema sound once the Tosh is dead :(

Author:  apache [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:41 pm ]
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I bought a Marantz CD63 a few weeks back, basically because I've got a million CDs and nowt to play them on apart from a Logitech Squeezebox.

So I got this thing from eBay for £40, and being a bit of a hifi nerd, opened it. Lots of through hole components :D

Seems there's a lot of online stuff about this player, including a full set of circuit diagrams. Sooo..

In the last few weeks I've basically removed a load of it. The proprietry Marantz HDAM, which after a lot of study appears to be a pretty well thought out buffer amplifier, but largely unnecessary if the stages before are optimised. The mute circuits, which don't really appear to do anything.

I've been through the analogue stages, removing EVERY passive component, replacing with hand matched (L to R) components within 0.1%, and changing the remaining low pass filter and buffer op amps with dedicated professional audio replacements.

I've re-jigged the DAC clock in order to reduce jitter, as best you can with this particular design.

To be honest, it sounded pretty good 'out of the box'. I was pretty surprised at the changes the mods have brought about. At first I was quite underwhelmed, but on further listening, the only way I can describe it is 'analogue'. The HF mush that seems to be there with all CD playback has gone. Treble seemed to be recessed at first, but all that has happened is it is more defined. I am able to distinguish how the stick hit the cymbal rather than just assuming that 'tsshhh' is a cymbal of some sort.

Bass - subtle. I am able to compare with a lossless digital copy (Squeezebox) and whilst that sounds great, critical listening reveals bass guitar that sounds great on the Squeeze, but the new CD, the leading edge of those plucks sounds subtly more defined, more'real' rather than soft, and that buzz against frets is more 'in the room' and less detatched.

Yes, I'm pleased. I have more to do, and have just finished a low noise regulator board today to pop in to separate the analogue power stages out. Will give my ears a chance to get used to where this is now, then make the mod.

Sorry to bore most of you, but I suspect there's one or two here who like this sort of stuff without being as unblinkingly evangelistic as some of the folk on the Audio forums!

Author:  tintin40 [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:47 pm ]
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apache wrote:
Sorry to bore most of you, but I suspect there's one or two here who like this sort of stuff without being as unblinkingly evangelistic as some of the folk on the Audio forums!


Not bored. Good stuff. Wouldn't mind doing some thing like that to my Marantz PM350 amp as getting on a bit. And as for Audio forums only look to see what's for sale other wise boring

Author:  apache [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:53 pm ]
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/27113994/Mara ... ice-manual

Looks very straightforward. Knock yourself out :)

Author:  tintin40 [ Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:06 am ]
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apache wrote:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/27113994/Marantz-PM350-Amp-service-manual

Looks very straightforward. Knock yourself out :)


I'd blow it up. :lol:

Author:  apache [ Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:22 pm ]
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Here you go chap. Done a bit more...

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1) Headphone amp + power supplies removed
2) Power feed to servo controller cleaned up with passive filters
3*) Dedicated and balanced left / right +/-15v power supplies for analogue output stages designed / built - more headroom, lower noise design than original 12v supply
4) DAC clock layout rejigged to reduce trace inductance and probably reduce clock jitter and noise. XTAL case bonded to ground and glued to board with hot glue
5 & 6) Passive filtering for digital DAC supply (will replace this 5v supply with it's own dedicated supply next)

* This board sits where the output buffer was before it, and all mute circuits were removed. No pops or cracks, ultra quiet.

Output is DC coupled as the supplies are matched so there is no DC offset at the O/P's of the op-amps.

Author:  tintin40 [ Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:31 pm ]
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WoW 8) Looks excellent work. Shame i don't live near you. I'd bring amp & Sony cd player.

I bet you could have fixed my Nakimich deck?

Author:  apache [ Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:46 pm ]
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Anything can be fixed - it's just a matter of cost. :lol:

What Sony have you got? A lot of more recent stuff is very integrated and all surface mount, which doesn't really offer the scope for meddling :wink:

Author:  tintin40 [ Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:00 pm ]
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apache wrote:
Anything can be fixed - it's just a matter of cost. :lol:

What Sony have you got? A lot of more recent stuff is very integrated and all surface mount, which doesn't really offer the scope for meddling :wink:


A Sony CDP-590
I'm busy collecting Sony Walkman. Have 3 now and just won a 4th a mint 94 anniversary in London so no postage.

Author:  RobMac [ Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:31 pm ]
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tintin40 wrote:
I'm busy collecting Sony Walkman. Have 3 now and just won a 4th a mint 94 anniversary in London so no postage.


Tintin do you know what a WM-36 is? :shock:

Author:  tintin40 [ Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 am ]
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RobMac wrote:
Tintin do you know what a WM-36 is? :shock:


I had one BITD :D

Love Walkman 8)

Author:  tintin40 [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:26 pm ]
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Just got this 14th birthday version of the Walkman. Goes well with my Black walkman :D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:47 pm ]
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I'll see your walkmans and raise you:

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Author:  tintin40 [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:17 pm ]
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:D very nice the DD2 8) Soon will have a couple more Walkmans to show.

Author:  apache [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:18 pm ]
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I had one of these (probably 20-25 years ago?) I worked with a bloke who was a bit of a gadget freak and used to travel to the US a lot and he bought it out there. I bought it off him a few years later when he was on to the next big thing.

It had a lead acid battery which was nearly as big again as the player (this pic is without), it was heavy, and you couldn't breathe on it before it skipped! It was a bit useless as a mobile player, so I ended up just using it as a source for my domestic hifi until I got a proper player.

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EDIT - just found a pic of something like the model he replaced it with.

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Author:  tintin40 [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:52 pm ]
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Just nuts having the cd sticking out like that :lol:

I had a Technics XL-XP7 BITD lovely player but could not move it UNLESS i listened to my only Bob Seger CD :lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:02 pm ]
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I have the record player versions of those.

Just picked this up 'for the collection'

Cute in the flesh: Sony ICF CD1000

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Author:  JohnH [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:07 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
I'll see your walkmans and raise you:

Ooooh! The original blue-and-silver Walkman with the double headphone sockets... :shock:

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm impressed. 8)

Author:  clockworkgazz [ Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:27 am ]
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Mate had one of these bad boys back in 89

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Author:  tintin40 [ Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:58 am ]
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clockworkgazz wrote:
Mate had one of these bad boys back in 89


Those sell well on the bay £200+ area depending on state etc I had one BITD could have sold it 50 times over. Lovely deck.

I'm looking for a mint Sony WM-7. The first Auto-rev & remote control Walkman £100 BITD

Author:  hamster [ Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:15 am ]
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JohnH wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
I'll see your walkmans and raise you:

Ooooh! The original blue-and-silver Walkman with the double headphone sockets... :shock:

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm impressed. 8)


Me too - the blue and silver was the business!

Author:  agentorange [ Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:34 am ]
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Aha, some walkman interest, I knew I wasn't the only retrobike walkman freak. Thoroughly approve of the black WM-2.

Here are some of mine...

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Author:  tintin40 [ Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:42 am ]
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:shock: First class collection 8)

Author:  apache [ Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:45 pm ]
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Truly... mental!

:lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:45 am ]
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good grief!

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Author:  apache [ Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:56 pm ]
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For those with money, but a bit hard of thinking. This is right up your street! :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nordost-Valha ... 902wt_1344

Author:  jimbo-xc [ Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:57 pm ]
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I've got an early '80's WM3 with "hotline", leather case, Sony supplementary battery case etc but it's needing a new belt. Removed cover thinking I could swap the belt but way too complicated for my poor brain. Great sound quality before the belt started slipping. Got one of those in your collection?

Author:  agentorange [ Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:49 am ]
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jimbo-xc wrote:
I've got an early '80's WM3 with "hotline", leather case, Sony supplementary battery case etc but it's needing a new belt. Removed cover thinking I could swap the belt but way too complicated for my poor brain. Great sound quality before the belt started slipping. Got one of those in your collection?


The belt change on the WM-3 is relatively easy but I know what you mean. WM-3 is based on the TPS-L2 which was the first ever walkman. You might have seen it on Stephen Fry's top 100 gadgets, the walkman used on the show was actually one from my collection (boast, boast).

I have this NOS WM-3......

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Author:  jimbo-xc [ Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:47 pm ]
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Nice!
Do you know where I could source a belt for WM3?

Author:  tintin40 [ Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:17 pm ]
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jimbo-xc wrote:
Nice!
Do you know where I could source a belt for WM3?


There are some Sony walkman belt sellers on e-bay

Author:  agentorange [ Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:34 pm ]
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tintin40 wrote:
jimbo-xc wrote:
Nice!
Do you know where I could source a belt for WM3?


There are some Sony walkman belt sellers on e-bay


Pop into www.stereo2go.com, there's loads of guys there who have them. I'm the moderator of the site so you'll be in safe hands.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:44 pm ]
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Just got me one of these from a car boot sale:

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Very sort after and collectable! Might use it in the Merc despite being worth almost as much as the car.

Author:  apache [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:37 am ]
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Nah, it's worthless with that watermark writing on it...

Author:  tintin40 [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:16 pm ]
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How much better are new CD players compared to the vintage models? I was in my local hi-fi shop and saw a nice Marantz player for £310. I can buy a once top of the range MicroMega or Meridian 200 series on the bay for that money which cost £1000+ BITD

Author:  legrandefromage [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:18 pm ]
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tintin40 wrote:
How much better are new CD players compared to the vintage models? I was in my local hi-fi shop and saw a nice Marantz player for £310. I can buy a once top of the range MicroMega or Meridian 200 series on the bay for that money which cost £1000+ BITD


Side by side, older still seems better. Personally, 'new' just doesnt sound right until £1000 plus.

Merdian 200 series is very fragile these days and difficult to get repaired, kit would have to be a cosseted minter to be worthwhile. Dont overlook very high end Sony/ Akai/ Marantz/ Technics/ Kenwood players from the 1980's either (rosewood cheeks are a giveaway for the high quality stuff). They can be very nice to listen to!

Author:  tintin40 [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:46 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
Side by side, older still seems better. Personally, 'new' just doesnt sound right until £1000 plus.

Merdian 200 series is very fragile these days and difficult to get repaired, kit would have to be a cosseted minter to be worthwhile. Dont overlook very high end Sony/ Akai/ Marantz/ Technics/ Kenwood players from the 1980's either (rosewood cheeks are a giveaway for the high quality stuff). They can be very nice to listen to!


Thanks. Will keep a close eye on the bay when ready. Shame about the Merdian.

Author:  apache [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:21 pm ]
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Get yourself a Marantz CD53 or 63 off ebay and send it to me for mods which transform it into something really very very good indeed!

We've now bought a new house, so when the move is all over and we're settled I'll need more to do - happy to do it for parts cost + a night out's worth of beer money :) You're probably looking at less than £100 all in if you shop carefully.

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:14 pm ]
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/APOGEE-DUETTA ... 926wt_1348

I do wonder some times about e-bay sellers :lol:

Author:  Matt70 [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:16 pm ]
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Sorry to drag the conversation back to retro car stereo's, but reading the thread i've noticed there's some interest in particular old ones now.
So i chanced my arm, well 4 quid :D , at the local boot sale recently and picked this up!.
Was it money well spent?, it looks unused and came with all the wires and instructions. But i never was into ICE when i was young, too poor, so i've got no idea if it's high end enough to be of interest to anyone.

I'd be interested to hear your opinions on it. Cheers Matt

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Author:  tintin40 [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:44 pm ]
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Looks in excellent condition. Does it work?? If so then £4 well spent

Author:  rocky ridge [ Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:12 pm ]
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hi guys and gals

i just picked up a nice retro amplifier a ROTEL RA 1212
any thoughts and does anyone here have one
its very punchy indeed and weighty works perfectly

i also got some speakers from the same guy
some MONITOR AUDIO RUBY FLOORSTANDERS
they are pretty rare speakers acording to monitor audio email
theres not even hardly any info on google about them


any hifi buffs know anything cheers dave

Author:  NeilM [ Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:32 am ]
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Lets talk tonearms.

At one point I was messing about with turntables, as I was given a really nice working Connoisseur. I designed and had cut a plinth and then started to collect a few tonearms which I dug out yesterday.

I couldnt remember what they were, but anticipating my lack of memory, I had helpfully supplied myself with a list:

Mayware Formula 4
Linn Basik Plus
Systemdek Profile
Audiocraft / Ultracraft Unipivot.

None of them earth shattering, but competent enough.

The experiment ground to a halt when I lost most of the hearing in my right ear and really didn't need HI-FI set ups in almost every room in the house :roll:

So, what do you have on shelves and in boxes, just waiting for the right turntable?

Author:  electronicaeric [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:00 pm ]
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Hi all,just thought I would show you my speakers I picked up last year.Ive always had big speakers,but we moved and I decided to go for a more minimal look.So the big 80s eltax's went in favour of some Bi-wire missions which had been my rear speakers for some time.Sadly they were never the same,just no depth.
On a walk round our business estate one lunch time,I spot the back of these nice size speaker laid face down in back of a car.I had no idea what they were but I thought mmmm I can use those cabinets.So I found out who's car it was and asked if I could buy them.I was told I didnt want them as one of the cones had dropped to bits and they were off to the tip.So after a bit of a chat I picked them up on the way home,I still hadn't seen them.I was nicely pleased with what I found.So a quick clean,new cloth and a bit of paint and hey presto,descent audio reproduction again.Not bad I think.£12.00 total project cost(and burnt finger using glue gun on cloth).

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Author:  electronicaeric [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:05 pm ]
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One or two other things Ive picked up. :D

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Author:  hamster [ Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:00 pm ]
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I've got a Thorens TD160 with a Grace 707 arm. I need to repair a crack in the headshell and then track down a new Nagaoka MP11 / MP110 stylus after the kids trashed the previous one 3 days after I fitted it :roll:

It runs into a 1990's Cambridge P40. For speakers I use Gale 3010S - they are a metre away from me in my tiny office - anything meatier causes the room to reverberate 8)

If anyone knows where to get MP110 styli from at sensible prices I'd be pleased to hear - they seem to be almost the price of a cartridge.

Author:  biggs682 [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:49 pm ]
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have just found my old seperates Hi Fi bits and pieces just wondered if any use to people , all worked last time used ie about 8 yrs ago !

Denon DCD820 CD PLAYER

Kenwood KRA4080 am/fm stereo tuner

Technics RSB655 single tape deck

PR of wharfdale speakers a lot older than above items , wood case not sure of models or power ratings its dark in loft .

would prefer collection from NN8 Postcode , not prepared to post

any takers please pm me

Author:  tintin40 [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:29 pm ]
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I just won one of these TDK MA-R C60 Love these BITD hard to find now :(

Author:  apache [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:17 pm ]
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hamster wrote:
I've got a Thorens TD160 with a Grace 707 arm. I need to repair a crack in the headshell and then track down a new Nagaoka MP11 / MP110 stylus after the kids trashed the previous one 3 days after I fitted it :roll:

It runs into a 1990's Cambridge P40. For speakers I use Gale 3010S - they are a metre away from me in my tiny office - anything meatier causes the room to reverberate 8)

If anyone knows where to get MP110 styli from at sensible prices I'd be pleased to hear - they seem to be almost the price of a cartridge.


There's a nice Grace F9 cartridge on eBay with would go nice with that classic arm. I had one for a while on a Mitchell Syncro / Linn Basik V, and it was one of the most natural, transparent cartridges I've ever heard.

Tintin, you're bonkers mate, if you want an even worse performing format to collect, try 8 track :wink:

Author:  tintin40 [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:00 pm ]
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apache wrote:
Tintin, you're bonkers mate,


:lol: The wife tells at least once a day

Author:  tintin40 [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:58 pm ]
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Bought these today Panasonic RP-HTX7 retro looking headphones. Sound good too

Author:  tintin40 [ Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:59 pm ]
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My hi-fi from BITD. Took a bank loan to buy the speakers, headphones, Amp & CD player.
Started out with a Quad power amp. But didn't like it.

Author:  tintin40 [ Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:40 pm ]
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This is what i have got from e-bay cheap

Author:  tintin40 [ Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:16 pm ]
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Got anther Walkman today from Thailand. Excellent condition. 8)

Author:  tintin40 [ Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:56 pm ]
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ANy body know if it's possible to change the plug on my headphones (left) to the socket on the right so that i can use my walkman remote with these headphones as i blew my phones up going to loud :oops:

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:50 pm ]
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Got my fav Walkman today. WM-7 it was the first to be auto-reverse & have a remote control. Cost £100 BITD

No headphones yet

Author:  legrandefromage [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:35 pm ]
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nice!

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:02 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
nice!


Alas it needs to be repaired. Has power, works for a few seconds then stops.

Will sell my other Walkman to pay to fix this one. As this was my last Walkman. Had one when they first came out.

Looks like my Cassette deck is a foreign machine as the repair web site doesn't know it.
Hence why it had a 2 pin plug :roll:

Author:  simonlovell99 [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:56 pm ]
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I am currently looking for upgrade in some speakers. Got some wharfedale diamond 9.0 running in digital stereo on teac amp. Looking for something bigger with better bass and clarity. Been looking on ebay for heybrook hb2 2000 series (no luck, as I thought they were good). Had a pair of castles but one cone was blown and too expensive to repair. Either looking new or 2nd hand, budget wise £250 (been looking at monitor audio bx2, tannoy v1 and wharfedale 10.1/10.2). Any advice would be appreciated

Thanks

Author:  tintin40 [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:24 pm ]
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I'm glad these are in the USA otherwise i'd be bidding. Temptation :lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:51 pm ]
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Would you hate me if you knew I turned a set of these down?

Author:  tintin40 [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:04 pm ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
Would you hate me if you knew I turned a set of these down?


:lol: Yes. The problem the amp. Have to spend large £££ just to power them properly.
Their is anther pair of the Caliper Signature for sale in Kent collection only.

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:08 pm ]
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tintin40 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Would you hate me if you knew I turned a set of these down?


:lol: Yes. The problem the amp. Have to spend large £££ just to power them properly.
Their is anther pair of the Caliper Signature for sale in Kent collection only.


Exactly why I turned them down.

Author:  apache [ Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:58 pm ]
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tintin40 wrote:
ANy body know if it's possible to change the plug on my headphones (left) to the socket on the right so that i can use my walkman remote with these headphones as i blew my phones up going to loud :oops:


So you want that weird connector on the right fitted to your headphones? Yes, it's possible. I wont be pretty as it's a moulded connector so you'd cut if off and reconnect to your headphone lead.

Whats the connector fitted to at the mo?

Author:  tintin40 [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:26 am ]
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apache wrote:
So you want that weird connector on the right fitted to your headphones? Yes, it's possible. I wont be pretty as it's a moulded connector so you'd cut if off and reconnect to your headphone lead.

Whats the connector fitted to at the mo?


Sounds like i haven't blown the headphones. Selling this walkman now. As have to many.
Thanks

Author:  tintin40 [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:39 pm ]
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Just won these on the bay - Albarry M408 Monoblock Power Amplifiers

:D

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:33 pm ]
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Cool!

Just got this lot from the tip...