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Thread: Bargains on ebay? (Part 2)

  1. #8421
    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

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    I'm Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998 View Post
    Big Ears Audio = Idiot!

    S.
    Certainly his stuff moves rather slowly ...many years ago - I think about 7-8 years ago - I made what I thought was a very fair offer on a pair of Pamphonic 2001 KT66 monoblocks. Not only are they still there, the price is exactly the same as it was back then (which I would posit tells us something about whether £2800 is the right price or not!).

    Unless he paid stupid money for them (unlikely I would think) surely turnover in stock is more important in business than having stuff sitting around waiting for a mug prepared to pay top whack and then some?
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N + Shure M3D Jico stylus; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0 retipped by Ana Mighty Sound bamboo cantilever, Spirit '78' 3.0 conical from Ana, also vintage GE VRII, Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Duncan 'Tuberhunter' 200w class D; preamp - Pass DCB1; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage SPU-GE; SUTs - Ortofon 2-15k & Bob's Devices; Phono Stage: Schiit Mani; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

  2. #8422
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Some ebay Hi-Fi traders are, as Shane suggests, idiots. I recently had an inexcusable experience with 'planethifidotcodotuk' as he calls himself. I shall elaborate on a dedicated thread later once I've compiled the data.

  3. #8423
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

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    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202186039...84.m1436.l2649

    These are worth the money if you are local
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

  4. #8424
    Join Date: Apr 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202186039...84.m1436.l2649

    These are worth the money if you are local
    Exactly ! great speakers that punch way above their 'price' weight. I've struggled to let mine go hence I still have and thoroughly enjoy them
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-919 Complete overhaul, upgraded, re-capped. Caps upgraded from 4 x 15,000 uf to 4 x 20,000 uf-inside original oval caps. All glue and 'black flags' removed
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Mission 752 Freedom
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

  5. #8425
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    once I've compiled the data.
    are you a robot geoff?
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103M, 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

  6. #8426
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    are you a robot geoff?
    No, but I'm led to believe there may be some Dalek in the family bloodline.

  7. #8427
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    Cheap Sony stack if you needed a starter system ( in Stoke ), if its still there - £30

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/stereo-sys...tem/1282201619
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

  8. #8428
    Join Date: Jul 2009

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    I'm Buriedunderaloadofturntables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinylspinner View Post
    I believe Adam has at least one of these, possibly two.
    I've never actually owned a PLC-590 myself but Noel Keywood had two that we used as workhorses during my time at Hi-Fi World. Fine decks!
    Adam.

  9. #8429
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Tannoy DC200 speakers. Don't be tempted. They are the worst dual concentrics I've heard.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-T...EAAOSwgLlaWlGx

  10. #8430
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: Bournemouth

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    I'm Dan.

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    Non Original drivers i think so...

    Tannoy Jaguars

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P-A-speak...53.m1438.l2649
    Main System
    Pioneer SA 6300 Amplifier / Wharfedale Dovedale Speakers / Basic Cables
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    AV Speakers
    Mordaunt Short - CS5

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