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About Batty

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  • Birthday 29/05/1958

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  • Location
    Adelaide. Oztrayliya
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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Rock II / PD264
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    RB250/AT OC9/III,
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Vincent Pho-8
  • Digital Source 1
    SD Squeezebox
  • Digital Source 2
  • DAC
    NOS 1543
  • Integrated Amp
    Copland CSA-29
  • My Speakers
    Castle Howards
  • Headphones
    AKG Q701
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Banana Bread for dessert maybe and also Cauliflower cheese to go with the slow cooker Silverside and veggies.
  2. Home after the op on Tuesday with a mega scar but probably an extra 20 years in the bank.
  3. Going into Hospital today to see the neurosurgeon, fingers crossed all will be good in a few days.
  4. Shed gear is :- Amp UK (MF A1) Speakers ? Where are Usher S-520s made? Source China I guess. Squeezebox touch. Auxiliary gear... I'll just lis the UK and EU gear. KEF Ref 104aB Rega planar 3 (1978) LP12 GH228 tonearm 2 off. more later.
  5. TT UK Tonearm UK Cart Holland Phono stage Germany Pre amp Australia (DIY) Power amp Australia (DIY) Speakers UK
  6. I'm no longer worried about the virus, I have just found out I have stuffed up arteries to my brain and to probably expect a nice exit from the virus.
  7. I have an MF A1, it is 20 watts into 8 Ohms Class A, runs hot DO NOT put anything on top unless it is fresh bread and you want toast I have used it to drive a pair of 1995 Castle Howards which are 92dB 1w/1m, did a great job with plenty of volume. It is now in my wife's workshop which is approx 70m2, source is a SB touch and it is driving a pair of Usher S520 standmounts, these are 86dB sensitivity. They are also reputed to be not an easy load. A1 drives them no dramas, not sure if it is due to the output level of the SBT, or being close to a corner, but SPL is pretty high. QA wasn't too good at one point in the production and insufficient thermal paste resulted in over-heating problems. Just something to be aware of.
  8. My work week has not been affected... yet. I can't work from home as I repair electronic equipment using a large classified test rig. Shopping is crazy, limited to 2 of anything if you can find anything. No compulsory isolation yet. Autumn has just started so the weather is starting to cool a bit. Both my wife and I have asthma and being over 60 are probably not in the better groups if infected. Stay safe folks. I have a pair of kit speakers to build and an LP12 that is waiting for the GH228 to be fitted, so if locked down can keep busy.
  9. I received mine as a gift. EDIT** plus it only cost $180.
  10. These things
  11. Are the battery phono stages you used to get from Tandy still available, I think they sold for 20 quid.
  12. I bought an early LP12 (ser no sticker missing) without an arm a year ago. It came with 2 armboards, 1 Linn and one rega, a second original PSU and switch. Looking inside I saw that it had black springs so there was the first mod. Since then I have bought a valhalla power supply for it and a new blank armboard. I have recently bought a Hadcock GH228 export tonearm to fit and have various cartridges I could fit (Shure V15 III, Ortofon Quintet Bronze, AT OC9 III or Nagaoka MP11). It has the old plinth with the groove and stay arm so I presume it is early. The dust cover is in fine condition as are the hinges. Still on the back burner as I have a couple of Pre amps and a pair of standmount speakers in the production line atm. I have always wanted an LP12 ever since I bought the Rock in 1986, just to see what all the fus was about. I also have a 1978 Planar 3 and a 1980 Luxman PD264.
  13. Except the first 2 albums, which I think were their best work.