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RustySpoons

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Thought I'd kick this thread off, as a few of us are in to HiFi and often changing or acquiring new bits of HiFi

Popped to Cashgenerator today for a nose, as they tend to have old bits of HiFi in there and sometimes you can grab a bargain.
I saw a dusty turntable there looking sorry for itself and thought i'd take a closer look.

The turntable looked a familiar design already, but underneath it was badged "Goldring GR1.2", having some knowledge on turntables I know
this is in fact a Rega Planar 2 but badged Goldring. But instead of a Glass platter these have a MDF platter. And has a Goldring cartridge/stylus instead of the Rega one.

Looking at the sale label it seemed like it had been there for some time, must have been in storage as I've never spotted it before, after a bit of negotiation it was mine for £60.

I took it home and cleaned it up, I happen to have a Planar glass platter here so popped that on top.
The "Goldring" MDF platter is silver but not to my taste so I will paint that matte black and swap between the Glass/MDF depending on how they sound.

Hopefully this is all working correctly and I'll replace my Project Debut with it.20180319_133543.jpg

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My latest acquisition is a fully-functioning Dexter Aural Detection Organ, which finally seems to have recovered from almost four months of recurrent infection.
 
RustySpoons

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Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
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My latest acquisition is a fully-functioning Dexter Aural Detection Organ, which finally seems to have recovered from almost four months of recurrent infection.
Great news! sorry to hear you have been unwell :(
 
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Currently 'burning in' my new Massdrop Sennheiser HD6XX(HD650 equivalent). Sound fantastic now as they are :)
 
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Dreambox DM800HD
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Currently 'burning in' my new Massdrop Sennheiser HD6XX(HD650 equivalent). Sound fantastic now as they are :)
I didn't know we could get Massdrop over here.
I've got HD599 and HD595, haven't got to the HD600 series yet :)
 
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Yeah, most drops ship to the UK, worked out at just below the £200 mark with import duty/VAT. Had to wait 5 months though :eek: Which is quite normal tho :Y
 
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A friend moved to a new home and found a pair of unused Aiwa loudspeakers that he doesn't remember how he got them.
At first I thought they were part of a car audio system, but when I tried to find any information from Google, there was nothing for the specific model. Aiwa SX-R280 Music Power 50 Watt, Impedance 16 Ohm. One thing I like about them is that their connector is a standard male RCA
Some photos below.
I have never seen loudspeakers with 16 Ohms. Usually 8 Ohm or 4 Ohm but not this high.
I suppose I can connect them to a power amplifier but I am not short of loudspeakers at home.
Aiwa LS 50W 16 Ohm S.jpgAiwa LS Pair S.jpg
 
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A friend moved to a new home and found a pair of unused Aiwa loudspeakers that he doesn't remember how he got them.
At first I thought they were part of a car audio system, but when I tried to find any information from Google, there was nothing for the specific model. Aiwa SX-R280 Music Power 50 Watt, Impedance 16 Ohm. One thing I like about them is that their connector is a standard male RCA
Some photos below.
I have never seen loudspeakers with 16 Ohms. Usually 8 Ohm or 4 Ohm but not this high.
I suppose I can connect them to a power amplifier but I am not short of loudspeakers at home.
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He probably bought something like this, but didn't need the surround speakers.

 
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No idea tbh, i'm not a technical type person :(
 
RustySpoons

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I need to 3D print a spacer to adjust the VTA on the tonearm, the glass platter I have is 12mm thick and the original MDF is 10mm.
Common practice on Rega decks is to use different size shims depending what cartridge/stylus setup you use.
Thanks. You are probably right.
Any idea why 16 Ohms?
Yes they are surrounds, 16ohm as easier to drive as they will not be using "decent" components for the surround channel output.
Cost cutting basically and the surround channels will be limited in their frequency range as they just add Effects.

Is that an oil filled radiator? I didn't think you would need it there!
 
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A higher impedance end will require less fancy ampilfer components to run it over the whole frequency range, but the overall sound pressure levels ( or basic output volume ) will not be as high as a similar system driving a lower impedance speaker.

If you look at some high end headphones they can often have impedance values of 100 - 400 ohms. They work well to give a good output over the whole audio frequency range, but at relatively pressure levels since they are very close to the listener.
 
RustySpoons

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2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
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Sort of HiFi,
Came back from Ikea with some bookcases for my CD's and Records, the CD part is not as deep so screwed the lot together.
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Channel Hopper

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Back on topic, my last acquisition that I believe might be classed as 'hi-fi' was a couple of years back.

B+O h6 - Google Search

My only criticism is that they are so snug fitting, they can get uncomfortable on warm nights, but in the winter they are absolutely perfect. I might have to look at air conditioning the living room to compensate, or shoehorn the settee into the fridge.
 
RustySpoons

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My Satellite Setup
50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
Back on topic, my last acquisition that I believe might be classed as 'hi-fi' was a couple of years back.

B+O h6 - Google Search

My only criticism is that they are so snug fitting, they can get uncomfortable on warm nights, but in the winter they are absolutely perfect. I might have to look at air conditioning the living room to compensate, or shoehorn the settee into the fridge.
They look nice, I'm sure they will "Give" A bit over time, that's usually the case.
 
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Sort of HiFi,
Came back from Ikea with some bookcases for my CD's and Records, the CD part is not as deep so screwed the lot together.
Do I spy an Orange battery powered guitar amp??
 
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Sony Bravia 55" 4K
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Channel Hopper

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