occasional thinker

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    Steel City
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  • Turn Table
    RD11s, Aiwa 2600
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME, Aiwa
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    mod-d Vincent S3
  • Digital Source 2
  • DAC
    Northern Fidelity
  • Integrated Amp
  • Pre-Amp
  • Power Amp/s
    Aaron, NVA, others
  • My Speakers
    AOS Studio12xl, RMB
  • Headphones
    Senn HD 600
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. occasional thinker

    Charity Sale - £415.25

    Go on, you know you want to... 😈 Now with a bottle of cleaning fluid too....
  2. occasional thinker

    Yet another thread from me asking for help

    If you just want something temporary then I have a couple of Yamaha A2070 av amps that I'd like to shift. I was going to use them in a multiway active system but now have a different option. The audio section is decent, and there is a removable link at the back to allow pre out and main in. 3 channels in each too, so you could even use the two for the whole system (also another 3 lower powered amps in each). 8/4 ohm switch at the back to drop the voltage when running into 4 ohms. £120 for the pair from Sheffield (they're heavy beasts).
  3. occasional thinker

    Mile Twelve

    Heard this bluegrass/Americana 5 piece this evening. Wow! very tight, excellent playing and singing. They're touring over here until 24th March - if you like that sort of stuff then try to catch them. https://www.miletwelvebluegrass.com/tour
  4. Not quite sure why you have a problem. Googling "Ortofon VMS20e mk2 stylus" shows several replacements, e.g from Mantra Audio in UK and Thakker in EU.
  5. occasional thinker

    Rogers LS4a/2 speakers for sale

    Old but good 8" mid-woofer + 3/4" tweeter speakers. Decent sound, as with most Rogers speakers. One mid-bass has been replaced with proper Rogers unit. Some scuffs. Boxed, low stands free with them. Will be at Kegworth. £50
  6. Good RCM from a respected turntable maker. Switch one way for rotation only, spray and spread liquid with brush, then flip switch to rotate+suction for drying. Both actions are performed on the top surface, so no need to turn record over for drying. Heavy machine, solidly built. Now £800 new https://www.analogueseduction.net/record-cleaning-machines/sota-lp-cleaner.html Complete with brush and will provide 500mls of cleaning fluid. Collection only from Sheffield, or Wam taxi, too heavy to post easily. Review here http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue74/sota_rcm.htm Asking £170 - a small sum to keep your vinyl clean.
  7. occasional thinker

    Ariston RD80SL turntable for sale

    Suspended deck derived from the RD11, no arm. Lid has glue-able crack by right hand hinge and damage front right corner. With original (but a bit tatty) box. Will be at Kegworth. £80. Review here https://zstereo.co.uk/2015/03/20/ariston-rd80/
  8. occasional thinker

    Folk/Acoustic albums

    It's great that there are so many good young musicians and singers in the genre again
  9. occasional thinker

    Folk/Acoustic albums

    Try the Ross Ainslie / Jarlath Henderson collaborations, e.g. Hawk from Airfix
  10. occasional thinker

    Hel needed with Morgan Deva 300

    Did the email for Robin work?
  11. occasional thinker

    Ariston RD11 Owners Club

    Have you cleaned out and re-oiled the bearing?
  12. occasional thinker

    Help needed on Morgan Deva 300 tech support

    Get in touch with Robin Stephens, who I think designed that one. I might have contact email somewhere if you can't find it.
  13. occasional thinker

    Kegworth Show - Bring And Buy Sale

    I'll also bring this SOTA record cleaning machine. Used but functional. £170. If anyone is interested in this or the LS4a/2 speakers then feel free to contact me beforehand.
  14. occasional thinker

    Kegworth Show - Bring And Buy Sale

    I'll be bringing this pair of Rogers LS4a/2 speakers, boxed and with stands. Nice sounding 8 inch mid-bass + 3/4 inch tweeter boxes. Minor scratches and one grill mount missing but otherwise good. £50.
  15. occasional thinker

    Random image of the day 3

    One from the Costa Blanca a couple of weeks ago. Very bright sunlight and shooting contre-jour wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I'm happy with it.