alphatoner

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About alphatoner

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  • Location
    Berkhamsted, Herts
  • Real Name
    Ian

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Pioneer PL-7L
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Pioneer, AT OC-9 III
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    In my Amp
  • Digital Source 1
    Sony X-559ES
  • Digital Source 2
    Sonos
  • DAC
    None
  • Integrated Amp
    Sony TA F707ES
  • My Speakers
    Davone Riva
  • Headphones
    Bose SoundTrue
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. alphatoner

    E Bay: What Would You DO?

    I think if all transactions over £10k needed to be reported to the police the economy would grind to a halt in no time flat. Let alone how the police would handle the daily 10's of thousands of cases they would need to review. It would be a total nightmare. I think if all transactions over £10k needed to be reported to the police the economy would grind to a halt in no time flat. Let alone how the police would handle the daily 10's of thousands of cases they would need to review. It would be a total nightmare.
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    E Bay: What Would You DO?

    THAT, is the only truth in this. Ebay always INSIST on tracked and signed proof of delivery. Without that, they will always side with the buyer. Refund and insist on cash on collection and give him his demo, with cash in hand paid he cannot make a claim, so you don't need to get any proof from him. If he argues just refuse the sale. It's not a case of trust it's common sense
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    The Bang & Olufsen Brigade

    Bit of an update. I recently bought & very swiftly returned a B&O Moment (pile of cack). But currently on it's way to me from Denmark is a Beosound 4. The 3000 is still on duty in my dining room but now with a pair of Beolab 6000's I'm currently on the lookout for a pair of Beolabs 3's to go with the Beosound 4.
  4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Velodyne-DD-15-amplified-subwoofer-1250W-RMS-direct-drive-THX-Ultra2/232775692838?hash=item3632833226:g:Ml4AAOSwWqNbAZPk £1,350 or best offer. Which I think is a stonking price for one of the fastest and most musical subs I've ever heard. Collection form Cambridge though.
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    Fully automatic TT for parents

    You don't get much more automatic than the Technics SL-10 linear tracking, put the record on close the lid job done.
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    SME 3009 armrest repair: help needed.

    LOL, nice one
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    SME 3009 armrest repair: help needed.

    I'm certain he could, as could many others. But with all the cost + post + hassle, I would prefer to sort it myself if I can. I appreciate the suggestion and I'll bear that in mind as a last resort. I haven't yet removed the arm form the TT. I plan to do that over this weekend and have a gentle pull & tug and see what happens.
  8. Hi, The arm retaining clip on my 3009 has broken. I have ordered a replacement. However, I'm now doubting my ability to actually fit it. This is the clip I bought https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SME-3009-3012-SerIII-Arm-Rest-Catch-NOS-Ser-Sheet/130295399004?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 It seems like it would be almost impossible to fit it in situ and I can see no way to remove the armrest from the main body or to remove the clip assembly from the armrest tube. Has anybody actually done this before and can advise me. Many thanks Ian
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    Totem Arro Driver

    Thanks guys, I've already been down those routes, including the audiogon thread. I've tried a couple of dealers already but not had anything back yet. The speakers although great little performers don't fetch much 2nd hand these days, so there is a limit to how much it is worth spending. If I don't find something soon I might just give up and sell spares or repair.
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    What are you listening to right now?

    On Vinyl, Back on form IMO after the disappointing Time The Conqueror
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    Totem Arro Driver

    I stupidly blew the mid/bass driver on one of these and hoped to be able to find one, but no luck so far. Does anyone have any idea where I might get one? Thanks Ian
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    Am I missing something here

    What you're missing is that its an auction. So to say "these seem on the cheap side" with nearly 5 days left to go is missing the point of how auctions work 🙂
  13. Rightly or wrongly early LS3/5A's in good condition often go for way more than £4k. I assume mostly to collectors in the far east.
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    Boenicke W8

    I've been on the lookout for a pair of W8's for some time noe. What I want to know is how the hell did I miss pair that went for less than £3k
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    Lightweight Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones.

    Thanks, I'll take a look at those. The sony's I had previously looked at but discounted because as per my OP I will NOT consider anything over 250g.