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  1. I'd be interested in the Shanti and either of the USBridge Signatures if you split. Edit: or is there only one with/without the DigiOne - so many black boxes. Will PM
  2. Yes, that's one of the reviews linked in the first post which are worth a read. I think there are probably a few cartridges that you could apply that statement too, being honest. There was an interesting forum thread where someone compared it to a Hana ML https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=33374.0
  3. Bought new in January 2021 from Analogue Seduction, this has only had about 40 hours use. Has been carefully mounted, setup and handled throughout. There are some small marks from the stylus guard on very close inspection, but mainly where it clips on at the back that aren't visible when mounted. It's in excellent cosmetic and functional condition and sounds wonderful. This is a big cartridge; it's tall, wide, long and heavy, so please make sure it's suitable for your tonearm. I've got it on eBay with a £1 insertion fee at £575 + postage, but I can listen to reasonable offers. I'd prefer a UK sale. Some excellent reviews: https://www.hifinews.com/content/eat-jo-no5-cartridge https://www.analogplanet.com/content/looks-good-enough-eat-jo-n-5-moving-coil-cartridge https://www.absolutesounds.com/pdf/main/press/HIFI+167 EAT_LR.pdf Tech specs Stylus type ** *Nude Fine Line Cartridge Weight ** *15 g Stylus tip radius ** *8/40 μm Frequency response ** *20 – 26.000 Hz ±1.5dB Output voltage at 1000 Hz ** *5cm/sec. 0.33 mV Channel Separation at 1 kHz ** *> 25dB Channel Separation at 15 kHz ** *> 16dB Channel Balance at 1kHz ** *> 1.2 dB Compliance, dynamic/lateral ** *12 μm/mN Tracking force range ** *2.2-2.5 g (22-25 mN) Tracking force recommended ** *2.4 g (24 mN) Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force** *80 μm Tracking angle ** *20° Coil wire material ** *Pure 4N copper Recommended load impedance ** *> 20Ω Internal impedance, DC resistance ** *5Ω
  4. I'm on the lookout for an isolator that will work between a Raspberry Pi 3B+ running Ropieee set to "Raspberry Pi DAC (I2S)", so 24/192 max, and this very silly R-2R DAC HAT I've got. I'm interested in anything else that might work, but I don't think the Allo Isolator can provide power up the DAC board. Happy to be corrected.
  5. Bump. More added for sale above.
  6. Thanks Andy, they're reserved for you. lordmotlock, that Illinois is a lovely thing, but there are mentions of bad pressings on discogs - it's a double album, and the original was a triple. And one of the points of the star shaped record has poked through the sleeve on my opened copy, because that's not really a good idea! ... I'm not selling it very well here am I. This copy is sealed and without damage to the sleeve though. I think it'll be one for discogs/ebay to be honest. edit: it’s never been a triple album - my mind’s playing tricks. This must be how it starts.
  7. Updated with used vinyl. Mainly indie/alternative. Other genres to follow. Still Sealed I'm having a bit of a minor vinyl existential crisis. I've got a lot to sell, but before I grade/price them all, here's a pretty eclectic/obscure list of the sealed vinyl. Postage is extra at cost, or collection from Leeds welcome. Photos available on request. Payment by bank transfer/PayPal friends & family. Aphex Twin - Syro, Triple album https://www.discogs.com/Aphex-Twin-Syro/release/6095128 £20 SOLD Bowerbirds - Upper Air https://www.discogs.com/Bowerbirds-Upper-Air/release/1944407 £7.50 SOLD Broken Bells - After The Disco, 180g, g/f James Mercer from The Shins and Danger Mouse https://www.discogs.com/Broken-Bells-After-The-Disco/release/5350470 £20 SOLD C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha as far as I can tell based on the stickers: https://www.discogs.com/C418-Minecraft-Volume-Alpha/release/7370127 £100 Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont., white vinyl + CD https://www.discogs.com/Deerhunter-Microcastle-Weird-Era-Cont/release/1534071 £30 Grizzly Bear ‎– Horn Of Plenty, 180g https://www.discogs.com/Grizzly-Bear-Horn-Of-Plenty/release/1877712 £25 Horse Feathers ‎– House With No Home https://www.discogs.com/Horse-Feathers-House-With-No-Home/release/1459852 £12.50 SOLD LCD Soundsystem ‎– Sound Of Silver, double album, gatefold I think: https://www.discogs.com/LCD-Soundsystem-Sound-Of-Silver/release/1312950 £30 SOLD The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir - ... And The Horse You Rode In On https://www.discogs.com/The-Scotland-Yard-Gospel-Choir--And-The-Horse-You-Rode-In-On/release/1923371 £5 Seefeel - Quique, 2013 reissue 1 in 3 chance it's blue vinyl, otherwise it's black. Both equally sought after. https://www.discogs.com/Seefeel-Quique/release/4868662 https://www.discogs.com/Seefeel-Quique/release/4845713 £150 Sisyphus - Sisyphus, clear and gold vinyl Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti and Son Lux https://www.discogs.com/Sisyphus-Sisyphus/release/5507246 £25 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition) Blue and white vinyl + red star shaped 10ish". Top corner of the sticker missing from the front cellophane, and a separate small tear in the cellophane https://www.discogs.com/Sufjan-Stevens-Illinois-Special-10th-Anniversary-Blue-Marvel-Edition/release/8323262 £125 Used These are vinyl/sleeve visual gradings. I'm happy to provide photos and play grade (previously played vinyl) if required, although that will take a bit of time. I bought new unless stated. Please assume any download codes have been redeemed already. A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Cervantine - NM/NM https://www.discogs.com/A-Hawk-And-A-Hacksaw-Cervantine/release/2775050 £10 Amiina - Kurr - NM/NM Double, gatefold, 200g DMM Tiny bend in the top right corner from about 10mm across to 5mm down. Icelandic female quartet who perform with Sigur Ros. https://www.discogs.com/Amiina-Kurr/release/2138687 £50 Angels Of Light - The Angels Of Light Sing "Other People" - NM/VG+ Miniscule ding top left corner. Includes insert. https://www.discogs.com/Angels-Of-Light-The-Angels-Of-Light-Sing-Other-People/release/1528700 £15 Ape School ‎– Ape School - NM/NM https://www.discogs.com/Ape-School-Ape-School/release/3526827 £7.50 Asobi Seksu - Citrus - NM/VG+ Double, gatefold, 200g DMM Small dings top and bottom of spine. 2" seam split on record 1 inner sleeve. This is the 2009 release, not the 2017 RSD one. https://www.discogs.com/Asobi-Seksu-Citrus/release/2274119 £20 Barzin - Notes To An Absent Lover - NM/NM 180g, inc. CD Tiniest hints of shelf wear on the bottom edge https://www.discogs.com/Barzin-Notes-To-An-Absent-Lover/release/2077358 £10 Ben Harper And Tom Freund - Pleasure And Pain - NM/NM https://www.discogs.com/Ben-Harper-And-Tom-Freund-Pleasure-And-Pain/release/3719078 £35 Bill Callahan ‎– Rough Travel For A Rare Thing (A Live Album) - NM/VG+ Double The cellophane is so tight it's caused the back of the sleeve to become wavy where it's been opened. It's like they vacuum packed it. Played once max. https://www.discogs.com/Bill-Callahan-Rough-Travel-For-A-Rare-Thing-A-Live-Album/release/2205539 £50 Bon Iver ‎– Calgary 12" - VG+/VG+ Small ding bottom left corner. Vinyl looks NM, but it's cut pretty hot. I don't know why people are paying as much as they are for this to be honest - presumably for the B-side. https://www.discogs.com/Bon-Iver-Calgary/release/2944012 £50 Bonny Billy & The Picket Line ‎– Funtown Comedown - NM/NM The records in an MFSL inner sleeve, so I suspect the original (included) is pretty tight and I didn't want to put it back in. https://www.discogs.com/Bonny-Billy-The-Picket-Line-Funtown-Comedown/release/2053817 £25 Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record - NM/VG+ 180g, gatefold, double Small ding top left corner https://www.discogs.com/Broken-Social-Scene-Forgiveness-Rock-Record/release/2276033 £20 SOLD Brother JT3 ‎– Jelly Roll Gospel - NM/VG+ Small sign of shelf wear on the bottom edge https://www.discogs.com/Brother-JT3-Jelly-Roll-Gospel/release/2558967 £5 Cold Specks ‎– Neuroplasticity - NM/NM Probably M/M. Still a massive disappointment. https://www.discogs.com/Cold-Specks-Neuroplasticity/release/5811856 £5 The Cranberries ‎– Dreams 12" - VG+/VG+ No postcard, some spindle marks. https://www.discogs.com/The-Cranberries-Dreams/release/983272 £35 The Cranberries ‎– Linger 12" - VG+/VG Some spindle marks and hairlines https://www.discogs.com/The-Cranberries-Linger/release/1215793 £20 The Cranberries ‎– Uncertain 12" - VG+/VG 1" top seam split, some shelf wear https://www.discogs.com/The-Cranberries-Uncertain/release/1543462 £60 Daniel Johnston - Fear Yourself - NM/NM Nothing really to say it's not M/M, except that I 'might' have played it once. https://www.discogs.com/Daniel-Johnston-Fear-Yourself/release/1705012 £85 Danielson (2) - Ships - NM/NM Played once - it was enough. Everyone's tastes differ though. https://www.discogs.com/Danielson-Ships/release/1414203 £5 Death Cab For Cutie ‎– Codes And Keys - NM/VG+ Double, gatefold If you loved "Plans" and you haven't heard this, you're in for a huge disappointment. Luxurious packaging though. https://www.discogs.com/Death-Cab-For-Cutie-Codes-And-Keys/release/4191416 £25 Deerhunter ‎– Rainwater Cassette Exchange 12" - NM/NM https://www.discogs.com/Deerhunter-Rainwater-Cassette-Exchange/release/2747165 £10 Dinosaur Jr. ‎– Farm - M/VG+ Double, gatefold, 180g, poster, 7" Unplayed, but has a very small amount of shelf wear on the bottom. The 7" sells for about £20 on its own. https://www.discogs.com/Dinosaur-Jr-Farm/release/1825004 £50 SOLD Dirty Projectors ‎– Bitte Orca - NM/VG+ 180g, gatefold https://www.discogs.com/Dirty-Projectors-Bitte-Orca/release/1834681 £10 SOLD Experimental Audio Research - Beyond The Pale - VG+/VG Pete Kember (Sonic Boom/Spacemen 3), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) on 1 track too. One for the completist... I can't think of another reason to own this record. Played once when I bought it, and once a few days ago which reminded me why I hadn't played it again in the intervening 25 years! https://www.discogs.com/Experimental-Audio-Research-Beyond-The-Pale/release/1671958 £25 SOLD Factory Floor ‎– Planning Application 12" - NM/VG+ Some shelf wear on the bottom, crescent shaped indent by the opening. https://www.discogs.com/Factory-Floor-Planning-Application/release/2043384 £20 Father John Misty ‎– Live At Rough Trade - NM/NM Limited to 500 copies allegedly. Played once. https://www.discogs.com/Father-John-Misty-Live-At-Rough-Trade/release/7760755 £40 First Aid Kit ‎– Drunken Trees 12" EP - NM/NM 180g white vinyl. Says it includes a CD but it doesn't, because I've lost it. 99.9% sure it's unplayed. https://www.discogs.com/First-Aid-Kit-Drunken-Trees/release/2274284 £12.50 First Aid Kit ‎– The Big Black & The Blue - NM/NM 180g https://www.discogs.com/First-Aid-Kit-The-Big-Black-The-Blue/release/2161897 £12.50 SOLD Front 242 ‎– 06:21:03:11 Up Evil - VG+/VG+ https://www.discogs.com/Front-242-06210311-Up-Evil/release/131345 £35 Garbage ‎– Garbage - VG+/VG+ Double Vinyl playing surface is probably NM, but there are some spindle marks. Some small areas of wear to the sleeve, but the condition belies its age. https://www.discogs.com/Garbage-Garbage/release/1296095 £95 God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl - NM/NM Gatefold Maybe played once, maybe not. Nothing to say it's not M/M really. Soundtrack to a film written by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian. I think people preferred the soundtrack to the film. https://www.discogs.com/God-Help-The-Girl-God-Help-The-Girl/release/1824992 £50 Hiss Golden Messenger ‎– Lateness Of Dancers - NM/NM Gatefold Tiny tiny tiny crush in the top right corner. Probably unplayed. https://www.discogs.com/Hiss-Golden-Messenger-Lateness-Of-Dancers/release/6040289 £15 Iron And Wine / The Low Anthem ‎– Daytrotter Session - M/NM I imported 2 of these from the US. Limited to 1000. Download code included might work, but they're free to download from daytrotter anyway. https://www.discogs.com/Iron-And-Wine-The-Low-Anthem-Daytrotter-Session/release/2894463 £20 Islaja ‎– Ulual Yyy - NM/VG 1" seam split in the inner sleeve. Little bit of shelf wear on the bottom. https://www.discogs.com/Islaja-Ulual-Yyy/release/959828 £12.50 James Blackshaw ‎– The Glass Bead Game - NM/VG+ inc. CD https://www.discogs.com/James-Blackshaw-The-Glass-Bead-Game/release/1845313 £10 SOLD Jane's Addiction ‎– Ritual De Lo Habitual - NM/VG Bought used. Some signs of wear to the sleeve, creases, and a couple of splits in the spine. Vinyl's lovely condition. https://www.discogs.com/Janes-Addiction-Ritual-De-Lo-Habitual/release/1303549 £30 Joan As Police Woman ‎– To Survive - NM/VG+ inc. poster and CD https://www.discogs.com/Joan-As-Police-Woman-To-Survive/release/1381295 £17.50 Jóhann Jóhannsson ‎– And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound - NM/NM https://www.discogs.com/Jóhann-Jóhannsson-And-In-The-Endless-Pause-There-Came-The-Sound-Of-Bees/release/2045393 £45 Jóhann Jóhannsson ‎– Virðulegu Forsetar - NM/NM Double https://www.discogs.com/Jóhann-Jóhannsson-Virðulegu-Forsetar/release/2731823 £55 Joy Division ‎– Permanent: Joy Division 1995 - VG+/VG Bought used. Price sticker on the front, promo only sticker on the back. Some ring wear and other light signs of wear. https://www.discogs.com/Joy-Division-Permanent-Joy-Division-1995/release/1504847 £70 Julie Doiron - Woke Myself Up - VG+/VG+ inc CD booklet https://www.discogs.com/Julie-Doiron-Woke-Myself-Up/release/908890 £12.50 Labradford - Fixed::Context - VG+/VG+ https://www.discogs.com/Labradford-FixedContext/release/324619 £12.50 SOLD Miss Ludella Black Featuring The Masonics - From This Witness Stand - VG+/VG+ Mono https://www.discogs.com/Miss-Ludella-Black-Featuring-The-Masonics-From-This-Witness-Stand/release/2107488 £12.50 Marika Hackman ‎– We Slept At Last - NM/NM Gatefold, 24 page booklet Tiny amount of shelf wear on the bottom seam of the back half https://www.discogs.com/Marika-Hackman-We-Slept-At-Last/release/6688079 £60 Michael Hurley & Ida (3) ‎– Ida Con Snock - NM/VG+ https://www.discogs.com/Michael-Hurley-Ida-Ida-Con-Snock/release/2026371 £15 Midlake ‎– The Courage Of Others - NM/VG I have 2 copies of this, and this one is unplayed. 5" seam split to the side of the inner sleeve, and 1" split in the top of the sleeve from original mail order https://www.discogs.com/Midlake-The-Courage-Of-Others/release/2138026 £15 Monsters Of Folk ‎– Monsters Of Folk - NM/VG Double, gatefold, 20 page booklet, CD 2" seam split at the top of the front half, 3" in the back half. Indie folk supergroup of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M. Ward. And Mike Mogis. https://www.discogs.com/Monsters-Of-Folk-Monsters-Of-Folk/release/6402951 £40 Morrissey - Viva Hate VG+/G+ Bought used in a bundle. Anyway, a small puncture to the spine, and a couple of other areas of minor wear to the sleeve. https://www.discogs.com/Morrissey-Viva-Hate/release/580041 £7.50 SOLD Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus - NM/NM Double, insert Bought used. https://www.discogs.com/Nick-Cave-The-Bad-Seeds-Abattoir-Blues-The-Lyre-Of-Orpheus/release/385324 £75 SOLD Other Lives - Rituals - NM/NM Double, gatefold, white vinyl, inc. CD https://www.discogs.com/Other-Lives-Rituals/release/6985305 £15 P J Harvey - To Bring You My Love - VG+/VG+ Bought in a collection. Vinyl's close to NM, except for a few very light hairlines. Sleeve and inner in great condition, but with some small areas of wear. https://www.discogs.com/P-J-Harvey-To-Bring-You-My-Love/release/1585405 £80 SOLD P J Harvey - White Chalk - VG+/VG+ Bought in a collection. Very close to NM https://www.discogs.com/P-J-Harvey-White-Chalk/release/1090144 £40 SOLD Portishead ‎– Portishead - NM/VG+ Double, 180s Simply Vinyl reissue Bought in a collection, looks unplayed. A couple of minor creases and a 1cm cut in the spine - looks like a manufactuing defect. https://www.discogs.com/Portishead-Portishead/release/221329 £50 Portishead - Dummy - VG+/VG+ Bought in a collection https://www.discogs.com/Portishead-Dummy/release/22840 £55 SOLD R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi - VG+/VG+ Double, gatefold Some small signs of wear to the sleeve, but I think VG+ is a fair non-conservative rating. Vinyl's lovely condition. https://www.discogs.com/REM-New-Adventures-In-Hi-Fi/release/1693583 £125 SOLD Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool - M/NM Double, 180g white vinyl, gatefold Only opened to remove the download card - still in cellophane, unplayed https://www.discogs.com/Radiohead-A-Moon-Shaped-Pool/release/8666501 £25 SOLD Richard Ashcroft - Alone With Everybody - VG+/VG+ Double, gatefold https://www.discogs.com/Richard-Ashcroft-Alone-With-Everybody/release/1562923 £80 Ride ‎– Nowhere - VG+/VG Bought used. Price sticker on front, written shop code inside the cover, some discolouration spots to the sleeve, seam split to the inner. https://www.discogs.com/Ride-Nowhere/release/383011 £75 SOLD She & Him - Volume Two - M/NM Unplayed M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel A bit of shelf wear on the bottom £12.50 Simone Felice - Live From A Lonely Place - NM/NM Played once. https://www.discogs.com/Simone-Felice-Live-From-A-Lonely-Place/release/3744917 £25 The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow - VG+/VG+ Bought in a collection. £17.50 SOLD The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come - VG+/VG+ German dark grey vinyl Bought in a collection. Conservatively graded so I don't have to listen to check. £17.50 The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - VG+/VG+ Gatefold Bought in a collection. Conservatively graded so I don't have to listen to check. Really well kept condition. £40 SOLD Smog - Knock Knock - NM/NM Tiny tiny ding to the top left corner. Maybe played once. Still in (opened) cellophane. £25 The Twilight Sad ‎– Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did - M/NM Would be M/M if it was sealed, although it would probably be in worse condition because those wrapping machines do more harm than good most of the time. This one has never been sealed. Unplayed, and nothing to suggest the sleeve isn't mint too. https://www.discogs.com/The-Twilight-Sad-Here-It-Never-Snowed-Afterwards-It-Did/release/1783627 £95 SOLD Us3 - Hand On The Torch - VG+/VG+ https://www.discogs.com/Us3-Hand-On-The-Torch/release/39313 £65 SOLD Whale - We Care - VG+/VG+ Double https://www.discogs.com/Whale-We-Care/release/1415702 £55 Willard Grant Conspiracy - Paper Covers Stone - M/VG+ 180g double, gatefold Creases to top and bottom right corners of the sleeve from shipping. Unplayed. £40
  8. Hello, sorry I'm late. Couldn't find the room.
  9. Hi Gromit, This is quite similar to my setup - I've got a 1210 with the OL arm board and a TecnoArm. One thing I found, maybe because my deck was second hand, was that the armboard wasn't level and pitched down towards the rear left. A couple of extra washers in the right places fixed that, and obviously made everything sound more consistent. Might be worth a quick check. It made me realise the benefit of the Sound Hi-Fi captive nut solution! Definitely worth thinking about mats too - I tried an isoplatmat with various stuff on top, but found it sucked some of the life out. Ended up going to a vinyl mat, which sounds infinitely better. I may well try the isoplatmat again though, as it definitely did what it's supposed to do mechanically, just not sonically. I finally tracked down a 3mm achromat, so hoping the combination of that with isoplatmat will work nicely. I've found a (Michell) clamp to be essential too. I have some plans for feet, which I'll share if they don't sound awful! FWIW, I put the standard second-hand arm on ebay for £55, and it sold very quickly. I reckon you'd probably recoup more money longer term selling the arm now, and flogging the deck with the OL board installed - some people might not want to fit the board themselves, and it shows it's been used sensibly too, not abused. I think complete Technics arm units are very difficult to find, so could command a better price than I got. cheers Richard
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