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    working on upgrading the HT , something still to be done , but can't remember what
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    so my fave grab-o-rama transferred in a new manager a couple of months ago , it's all turned to crap.

    But the store that he left has taken off .... it's too far for me, but a friend does get over there.

    He grabbed the pair of 120Ti's , refoamed them and now jokes about being buried with them someday.

    Just got a call. Now he picked up a ReVox linear TT in fine shape with a V-15T4 , all RTG
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    Just got a call. Now he picked up a ReVox linear TT in fine shape with a V-15T4.
    I've never been able to bring myself to trust a tangential tracking deck without professional inspection and calibration. I have a Phase Linear I've played a few times to test it, but could never bring myself to put a record on it I actually cared about.

    I've owned it for more than a decade.

    I should probably just part with it, but it feels like a bit of history (both generally speaking and personally - it was actually a gift from an ex.)

    When I look at it, I often think of it as the DeLorean of turntables: Defunct brand, very silver, very 80's, very high-tech for it's era, and likely a questionable performer without lots of maintenance and upkeep, and even then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBrewster77 View Post
    I have a Phase Linear I've played a few times to test it, but could never bring myself to put a record on it I actually cared about.
    I had the Pioneer version of your PL. (PL-1000) . It sounded good but was so heavy that the springs sagged and the platter would scrape on the plinth. sold it and watched it being resold multiple times on local CL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Montreal View Post
    That book is a nice find. Congrats.

    lee
    yesterday I picked up a US first edition of MOBY DICK (no, not the Led Zeppelin tune) ...online prices go from $215 to $300. *note the cool gold cover of the whale tail in the water, spine is gold pic of harpoon & rope. Very collectable, wish I had time to read it.
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    Got some wire yesterday ... 2 runs of 11ft AQ . Pretty, but too short for any of my systems.
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    no audio to report, except

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    I grabbed a little Fiio Taishan DAC yesterday , havnt tried it yet
    it's 24/192

    https://headfonics.com/2011/09/fiio-...-its-a-keeper/

    best find was one of these (with charger)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Y5v1PDsxM

    $450 on Amzon , but only $250 used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
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    I grabbed a little Fiio Taishan DAC yesterday , havnt tried it yet
    it's 24/192
    Nice find. And if I relate on their advertising on youtube, that device probably has a few functions specifically for bachelors... ;-)

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    The Speaker Safari actually scores some ............ (wait for it) ...................... speakers
    (and they be JBL too )

    All drivers work , no refoams needed , have all grille pegs and both grilles ,
    twist lock posts looking good , cabs will need slight retouch (very slight)

    And they sound really fine ..detail,detail, detail,...detail..detail...
    surprisingly good bass from little 6.5's.

    half hour tops to get them in saleable condition.
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    Noice!

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