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  1. Item: DVD singles and box sets Location: Palmerston North Price: as listed Item Condition: as new Reason for selling: no room ! Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: NZ sales only 4 for $10 + post All NZ new Region 4 All in as new condition The Age of Innocence Alien Nation The Brave One Body Snatchers 1993 Conan the Barbarian: Special Edition Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (40th Anniv) 2-disc Catch Me If You Can (2 Disc Special Edition) A Fish Called Wanda (Collectors Edition) Flash Gordon (1980) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang The Constant Gardener Carlito's Way Cat People 1982 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof 1958 Children of men 2-disc Special Edition The Departed 2-disc Special Edition Domino The Driver Empire of the Sun 2-disc Special Editon Enemy of the State Enron the Smartest Guys In The Room Escape from New York Special Edition Evolution Eyes Wide Shut Fahrenheit 451 1966 Fargo Special Edition Flags of Our Fathers 2-disc The Game Ghost Dog Ghost Rider 2 -disc Extended Edition High Noon Special Collectors Edition Journey To The Centre of The Earth 1959 Kiss of the Dragon Vertigo 2-disc 50th Anniversary Edition Some R1 titles Almost Famous American Gangster Badlands Blade 1,2, 3 R4 The Crow Collectors Series 2-disc The Crow City of Angels Days of Heaven Dick Tracy Gods and Monsters Box sets -all R4, as new $10 each + post except where specific price listed Casino Royale (Collector's Edition) 3-disc Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Complete Collection 7-disc $35 Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig 7-disc $35 Heroes Season 1 box set 7-disc Iron Man (2-Disc Ultimate Edition) mask packaging $15 The Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Collection 2-disc Star Trek: The Animated Series 4-disc, faded outer box $15 The Prisoner (1967) 35th Anniversary Special Edition box set 5-disc $15 Twin Peaks - The First Season 4-disc Pictures:
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    Kia Ora

    Darryl Ramsey was the man. Started in Paremata/Whitby then had several shops in Wellington. There's some reminiscing in this old thread, a very good read about the glory days of nz audio retailing.
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    as well as wireless and cassettes ...
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    Kia Ora

    welcome ! back in the '80s wellington was ground zero for some very accomplished hi-fi companies - craft audio, hfa, mclaren, mega. most of the company prinicpals are still around, some still involved in audio. have you heard of the wellington audio club ? there may be members who share your interests. https://wellingtonaudioclub.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WELLINGTON-AUDIO-CLUB-111934772153124/
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    help with a thorens

    back in the day the td160/grace 707 was a classic kiwi combo, for those who wanted a bit more than a rega planar 3 but couldn't stretch to a linn sondek. the under-rated grace 707 arm was good enough for everything from a cheapy throw away cartridge to mega-buck koetsus ( i used a koetsu red for a time in my old 707). at a minimum i would start with the venerable audio-technica at95, only $79 ! https://www.listeningpost.co.nz/Products/Turntables/Turntables-record-player-vinyl-phono-Needle-Stylus/AT95E-__I.93020__C.27778__N.27756 for a little bit more, the latest goldring e-series has been getting good reviews, one caveat, the goldring has quite a wide body, so check that it fits inside the grace's headshell. https://www.listeningpost.co.nz/Products/Turntables/Turntables-record-player-vinyl-phono-Needle-Stylus/Goldring-E1-Cartridge-Listening-Post-Christchurch-__I.222770__C.27778__N.27756
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    Battery Powered Hi Fi alternative to mains power?

    did the shake the other day get you thinking ? cost would be a big factor, common variety computer UPS just wouldn't be good enough. paul mcgowan/ps audio talked about this very subject recently.
  7. trademe is cowboy country for used records. generally over-priced, with most sellers not having a clue about grading , including those who list goldmine as their yardstick. many don't even mention condition, let alone country of pressing or any identification. decent photos are rare too.
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    sorry, sold a long time ago.
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    Coloured Vinyl

    i've been buying a lot of small run film soundtracks on coloured vinyl. it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be, most are as good sonically as the black version, which strictly speaking is also coloured. i wouldn't say no to an album just because it was on coloured vinyl
  10. welcome 😀 it's great to read you have a real stereo and not some fancy schmancy cellphone. i don't know the cdp or speakers but it appears you have a pretty decent system. the pye amps are sort after by valve fans, the trio tuner should be good for FreeMusic. some of the old farts would bemoan the lack of a turntable but now is a great time for buying used cd's (try to avoid aus or nz pressed ones) as the trendies go chasing vinyl.
  11. wtrp was more early 90s. a much under-rated turntable. my list was stuff actually heard/owned 🙃
  12. +1 for identical lcr if you must have a center. what happened to the images ? chris ball is back at image supervising production.
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    My room build

    the celica get booted out ? 🤨
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    Plinius CD-LAD prices?

    there's currently one on tardme in a package deal with an sa-100 mk2 https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/amplifiers-tuners/listing-1705278715.htm
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    Accuphase T-1200 tuner

    is dab big in oz ? trials have recently finished in nz and it's dead in the water. maybe it should have been introduced in conjunction with the switch to digital tv but that boat has long sailed. with much cheaper mobile data now, internet radio will rule the roost.