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  1. Jw67

    Hi ,

    ive just read your old post on the Kondo io. I have a very similar Kondo that I bought second hand from a friend with the silver plate coming off. I to am wondering what course to take. Are you still happy with the David Giffin route? Did you retip later? Thanks in advance. 


    1. take5


      Jonathan, yes, I was very happy with david’s work.

      he told me ( as did others ) that it was common for the silver plate to rub off. Purely cosmetic and nothing to worry about.

      i moved away from Hi Fi as a hobby, and ended up selling all of my kit, including the Io.

      it was a fantastic cartridge. The best I had. It was always a big favourite when others heard it.

      good luck



    2. Jw67


      Thanks for your response, very helpful. I’m going to arrange for him to have a look at it. 

      Maybe you will come back to it. I was into it in my 20’s then drifted away and have come back more than ever. 

      Thanks again. 

  2. I have a MISSION PCM 7000 that I will sell for less than your £100 budget. works great and comes with original remote. pm me if you are still looking and interested. thanks
  3. Geoff, sorry to read that Bert is no longer with you. he was a great character, and you will have loads of lovely memories, I’m sure.
  4. Shit, I clicked in this expecting a nice in depth chat about the merits of Selmer saxophones.....I’m an expert! Instead, it’s about speakers. What’s the point of a Hi Fi forum if its going to be about Hi Fi.
  5. Sorry, that has already gone,and now safely in the hands of its new owner.
  6. What about the cavemen who pre dated god?
  7. Whilst looking for stuff last night, I found more stuff. So these are also added to the sale list. Box and internal packaging for Linn LK85 amp. £15 Box and internal packaging for REGA PLANER 3 turntable. £15 Box for LINN LK280. There are two pieces of polystyrene internal Linn packaging , but they are not for this box. Look same size a packaging for LK85 above. £10 Base board for LP12. Old style. probably came with the rubber feet mentioned in first post. DENON DVD 1930. I used it with cd’s. With original remote. Same as this one from emporium, who have it for sale at £100. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/denon-dvd1930-dvd-universal-player/282641351672?hash=item41cebcc3f8:g:QLgAAOSw0bJZsB1x Mine for £20. Collection only
  8. I just sat down and listed stuff, coming up with prices with no research. After about 10 offers to buy the mission CD player, I had a look around and it seems to be worth more than £15 for one which works perfectly, and has the original remote. So, for the moment, it is withdrawn from sale. Sorry !!!!
  9. Fantastic. Thanks very much. thats exactly what I have.
  10. I have lots of messages to sift through. I will get back to everyone soon. Thanks
  11. I’ve realised that not having original boxes or packaging makes posting electrical stuff a bit risky, so I’m going to change my mind and say no postage on those items. also, both plinths cant be posted Sorry!
  12. So, I’ve moved away from Hi Fi as a hobby, and sold off all the expensive stuff over the last 3 years or so. Just boxes left of little bits and bobs. Here they are now. The listings are just random, I’m afraid, just as I’ve found stuff. I will post everything except the turntable lid. Postage costs on top of my asking prices EDIT.. I’ve realised that not having original boxes or packaging makes posting electrical stuff a bit risky, so I’m going to change my mind and say no postage on those items. Sorry! Collection is welcome, from west lancs. I go to Scotland regularly and could possibly deliver. I’m up there soon. Ive kept descriptions short to save space. Happy to try to clarify more, if needed. And happy to take and send pictures. If you do want pictures, please send an e mail address when you write initially. LINN LP12/SONDEK .... armboard cut for SME arm. £15 3 rubber supports/feet. 1” deep/3” diameter. £5 Black bearing cap for SONDEK/LP12. £5 THORENS 124 Armboard fixing screws. Original. £5 THORENS 124 FD81 kit. I ordered these from Schopper in Switzerland, but then never used them. So, brand new /unused. 6 rubber bits, 3 washers, 3 metal clips. Still in envelope from Switzerland, with instructions etc. £10 LINN LP12/SONDEK lid hinges. Black type.4 broken. 2 OK. £5 for all 6 LINNLP12/SONDEK lid hinges. Brand new/unused. £15 LINN LP12/SONDEK. Lid hinges. older silver metal type. £5 for a pair. LINN LP12/SONDEK. 5 rubber feet with screws (into baseboard ). £5 LINN Power cables. 3 of. Identical . Say made in England. VOLEX/PENCON. Came with a Linn system. £15 LINN SONDEK LP12. 4 used rubber belts. £5 LINN SONDEK LP12. 1 rubber belt. New/unused. £10 LINN SONDEK/LP12 Valhalla board and switch £50 LINN ITTOK counterweights. One full size and the other is lighter version, possible only one half of version which could split. Latter ideal for lighter cartridges. £75 for both GARRARD 301/401 adaptor for 45 rpm. With metal clip and screw. New/unused. Still in its original sealed plastic bag. £7 GARRARD SPG3 stylus gauge. Original box. Fantastic condition. £10 LINN LP12/SONDEK. Rubber bumpers for lid. Old style. 3 of. £5 NAIM plug. I think this goes in to speakers. 2 prongs. £5 NAIM blanking pin. 5 pin. This goes in to back of amplifier. £5 Rotary switches. Brand new/.unused. From Farnell. order code 1360552. £5 GARRARD 301 control lever. Brand new/unused. £7 CHORD COBRA 3 interconnect. NAIM 5 pin type at each end. £10 JVC Tuner. Fx-1010., £5 MISSION CD player. PCM 7000. With remote. £15 Technics CD player. SL-PG580A. £10. With remote Sony MDS JE510 mini disc player. With remote. £15 Speaker grill. No badge but sized and perfect fit for SNELL or AUDIO NOTE K’s. £10 REMOTES - AIWA RC100 @£25, ARCAM CR214 @10, No Name (black, white writing, blue edging ). @£5 GARRARD 301 plinth with adjustable metal feet . £40 THORENS 124 Plinth . £40 LINN SONDEK LP12 Black lid, with badge. £50 Receiver/back plate for LINN LP12. Two of these with all correct screws. These are the bits which go on back of wooden plinth, ready to take the hinges. £10 Little wooden contraption with extending arm. Magnified mirror on one side. Little circular pad on other. I think this is a cartridge thing. Pictures possible. £7 ACRYLIC turntable mat. No name, centre is series of swirls. £20 GARRARD rubber band which fits around the platter. Stops ringing. Fits 301 or 401. £10 GARRARD bolts with spring contraption. 4 of these complete with all bolts etc. 7 pieces to each.They came with a garrard 301, which was mounted in a cabinet. I can take pictures to clarify if needed. £10 GARRARD transportation contraptions. I have two. One from a 401 and one from a 301. ( I think ).One has longer bolts/springs than the other. Tops of bolts are red to identify. Both metal plates are identical size. £15 each 8 threaded bolts with washers and nuts. I think they probably came from garrard turntables but not certain. Can send pictures. £7 SME 3009 ser 2 improved tonearm tube and bearing. Fixed headshell. £30 LINN LP12/SONDEK. Box with internal packaging. £40. Box only, with no packaging £15 LINN ITTOK. Original box with internal packaging. £30 LINN ITTOK set up cardboard device. £5 NAIM boxes with internal packaging, for half sized amps/pres. ie 42,62,140 110 etc. I have two of these. £20 each Cover for SME turntable. I think it was for an SME 10. Can send pictures. £10 SME blue original box for light headshell. S.2W/12. £5 ORTOFON box for vms 3 cartridge. With original internal packaging. Ideal for transporting headshell with cartridge. £7 ORTOFON VMS20 E mk 2 cartridge. With original outer box, internal packaging and plastic internal box. Instruction leaflet. Cartridge looks unused. £40 SHURE 75ed cartridge. Original outer and inner boxed. Looks new. £15 Metal receivers for spikes. 3 of one version. Two of another version. Metal . Gold coloured. £5 for all 5. Come in a little plastic box, with handle, which says “PERFECT SOUND” Spikes 8 black metal spikes. Can’t remember if they were from speakers or a rack. £10 Spikes 8 gold coloured. No name but look classy. Two adjustable parts at top. £10. Can take pictures. Speaker cable connections. I think they may be “LINN” type. So a plastic sheath over the metal. 12 in total . 6 each red and black. £10 Speaker connections. Made by GALE. Gold coloured metal. Unscrew to allow bare wire to be inserted. 4 of these . £5 Interconnect. Brand new/unused. NAIM connectors. 4 pin at either end. £7 Stylus gauge. Needs batteries and lid holding batteries in place is missing “THE PIG” this is a very small rubber contraption, which sits on the turntable spindle, adding a huge downward force to the Lp and enhancing the sound. £5. Interconnect. 2 phono at one end. 2 naim connectors with locking device at other (amp) end. Cable is SHARK. £7 FLASHBACK interconnect. Naim 5 pin with locking device at on3 end. Going to 4 rca connections. £7 NAIM headphone interconnect. 5 pin at amp end. Headphones directly in to other end of 1 m cable. £10 NAIM 5 pin to 2 rca. £5 QED QUNEX interconnects. One pair. £7 QED CONDUIT power cable. Chunky. £20 TM3 connections power cable. Black braided £10 NAIM speaker cable. Black naca4. 3 lengths. 1.8, 1.9, 1.95 metres each. £15 Short cable . Naim 4 pin one end to 2 female connections at other. So, joining rca interconnects to naim type amps. £5 I have a box with about 20 valves in it, but I can’t find it. They all came from Si/Pag, a member here. I bought his whole system, when he also gave up Hi Fi, and these were included. Can’t remember what there is, a variety of shapes and sizes, but I’m sure he said they all worked fine. Any interest let me know and I will try to find them......somewhere in the attic. £50 I have a massive pile of brochures and manuals. Mainly LINN, NAIM, GARRARD and SME. Any interest...let me know. I will list these sometime, but not at the moment.