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  • 11-17-2007, 04:48 PM
    jrhymeammo
    Just keep this as your homepage.

    http://buy0.audiogon.com/cgia/fsb.pl?preaphon&1&ctg&st1

    There is a creek for $99

    Best Luck,
  • 11-17-2007, 05:26 PM
    Feanor
    To bad, so sad
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Just keep this as your homepage.

    http://buy0.audiogon.com/cgia/fsb.pl?preaphon&1&ctg&st1

    There is a creek for $99

    Best Luck,

    That warrants serious attention.

    An OBH-8 SE got away from me on eBay ...
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA:IT&ih=020
    I bid $112; it sold for $113.50.
  • 11-17-2007, 06:20 PM
    jrhymeammo
    Hey Feanor,

    If you were to purchase a phono from US for $100, how much would it end up be after GST?
    I thought GST was only 6% but seems like there are other fee that Canadian consumers are charged with.

    Regards,
  • 11-22-2007, 08:11 AM
    Feanor
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    Outcome!!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by herm0016
    phonopreamps.com has some decent offerings. i have the TCC-750 and am happy with it for the money.

    Thanks, guys, for all your recommendations. I have decided to go herm0016's suggestion: thanks to you in particular, Herm.

    This might be the cheapo solution, but it suits my limited needs and budget ...
    ...
  • 11-25-2007, 08:31 AM
    jt1stcav
    It may very well be affordable in price, but I doubt from the specs it's cheap! I'm curious how it'll sound with your setup...
  • 11-25-2007, 08:34 AM
    jrhymeammo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jt1stcav
    It may very well be affordable in price, but I doubt from the specs it's cheap! I'm curious how it'll sound with your setup...

    Hey JT, you gotta PM
  • 11-25-2007, 06:17 PM
    Feanor
    What a scam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Hey Feanor,

    If you were to purchase a phono from US for $100, how much would it end up be after GST?
    I thought GST was only 6% but seems like there are other fee that Canadian consumers are charged with.

    Regards,

    Well, GST isn't the end of it. I could pay duty, (??%), depending on the product and the country of origin, GST (6%), Ontario Provincial Sales Tax (8%), and -- here's the really sweet part -- brokerage. If sent by standard USPS, Canada Post will charge me $5 flat fee, (not too bad), or $8 if USPS expedited. The latter sucks because Canada Post doesn't "expedited" the shipment in any way, in my experience. There might be a minimum below which charges are waived, but it is very low: let's say <$20. In my experience, sometimes very small packages, (e.g. 1 or 2 CDs), sneek under Canada Post's radar regardless of value.

    However mimium I would typically pay on a $100 item would be $6+8+5 = $19.

    On the other hand, if the carrier is FedEx and you don't have a personal customs broker, (who has a personal customs broker?), FedEx Trade Networks, (their customs broker division), would charge something like $10-15 on a hundered dollar item. UPS charges slightly more than FedEx. And BTW, GST is charge on the brokerage -- in otherwise I'm being charged tax on service whose only purpose is collect tax. Now that's egregious. :mad5:

    I'll let you know what I actually paid in the case of the TCC preamp I ordered.
  • 11-25-2007, 06:22 PM
    Feanor
    We shall see
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jt1stcav
    It may very well be affordable in price, but I doubt from the specs it's cheap! I'm curious how it'll sound with your setup...

    Thanks for that comment, Jim,

    I'll let folks know my impressions.
  • 12-05-2007, 06:07 AM
    Feanor
    Arrived & working
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Feanor
    Thanks, guys, for all your recommendations. I have decided to go herm0016's suggestion: thanks to you in particular, Herm.


    This might be the cheapo solution, but it suits my limited needs and budget ......

    The TCC TC-750 arrived: total cost US$49.50, delivered. (Canada Post "forgot" to charge me taxes and brokerage -- somethings you get lucky on small packages.)

    The unit is installed and functional. I'm using Kimber PBJ cables to connect to the preamp rather than the enclosed <$5-class cables enclosed. The sound is OK so far a bit peaked in the upper-mid, a little less so after 2-3 hours of playing.

    Nobody will be surprised hear me say this isn't destined to be a great phono pre, but at least I can listen to my LPs once again. I will need to consider whether I want to look for something a bit better before I rip the LPs to digital, but anyway that can wait 'till after the Christmas bills are paid.
  • 12-23-2007, 12:56 PM
    Feanor
    Further update!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Feanor
    The TCC TC-750 arrived: total cost US$49.50, delivered. (Canada Post "forgot" to charge me taxes and brokerage -- somethings you get lucky on small packages.)

    The unit is installed and functional. I'm using Kimber PBJ cables to connect to the preamp rather than the enclosed <$5-class cables enclosed. The sound is OK so far a bit peaked in the upper-mid, a little less so after 2-3 hours of playing.

    ...

    The TC-750 after a few hours burn-in is sounding quite decent: very quiet, smooth, and quite detailed and airy. I'm quite prepared to recommend it to anyone who wants a dirt cheap preamp -- for the buck, you'll be amazed. :thumbsup:
  • 12-23-2007, 04:41 PM
    jrhymeammo
    Good on you, Bill.

    I hope you'll succesfully transfer your wax onto your HD.
  • 12-26-2007, 09:41 AM
    herm0016
    I am glad you are liking the little guy. i am away from my system for 10 days...i do kinda miss it.