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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1815 on: March 17, 2017, 05:55:04 PM »
Not to sure about that.One loony bin is as good as another.Furthermore treblecleff has not exactly been forthcoming in her Introduction Post.

So finally there's another female member!  Wilkommen
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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1816 on: June 04, 2017, 02:50:34 PM »
Good afternoon everyone, looking at my member information you will see that I registered all the way back in January 22, 2015... that is a long time to have not posted anything.
But I will get into it and give everyone a bit of background about myself and some projects I have worked on.
I am not trying to be sales'y, because I know that there is always a lot to be learnt from other people.. but I will try add my best input where possible.

My path to where I am now started about 14 years ago, while still in school I started assisting a company with commercial audio system installations.
Fast forward to the end of Matric and I started working for that company full time. 18 months later (more or less) (July 2007) and I started working at Bang & Olufsen in Cape Town.
In November 2010 I moved away from Bang & Olufsen, back into the commercial AV space again. There were two notable projects that I was involved in during this time, the building of Openroom productions music studio in Johannesburg, then; Bigleap Production and Post in Cape Town.

During the time spent building music studios I was receiving regular calls for Bang & Olufsen service in Cape Town, so it felt logical to progress into starting my own company.
In March 2012 Mirror Edge Networks was started.

While I have a broad customer base with Bang & Olufsen products and have worked with many other brands, my focus in the last few months has been on Stereo Hifi and Home Cinemas.
Some of the brands that I have been working with include: Artcoustic, Bang & Olufsen, Linn, Wisdom Audio and Trinnov.

As it stands I am always interested to learn more about hifi, and especially interested in home cinemas and media rooms.
If you would like to make contact, please do. I am always interested in meeting up to chat.
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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1817 on: June 04, 2017, 03:30:03 PM »
Welcome Morgan. There is an Introductions sticky in the Open Talk section where this should have been posted.

Good to have you onboard.
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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1818 on: June 04, 2017, 03:39:28 PM »
I didn't know 🙈
Should I rather post this introduction over there?
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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1819 on: June 04, 2017, 04:16:32 PM »
I didn't know 🙈
Should I rather post this introduction over there?
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Don't stress Morgan , i did the same in the beginning!! hahahaha!! Welcome!!!  :groovy:
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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1820 on: June 05, 2017, 07:35:55 AM »
Hello and welcome Morgan  :2thumbs:
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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1821 on: June 11, 2017, 11:21:03 AM »
Hi All.

New here and will no doubt be posting some questions that clearly exhibits lack of knowledge and experience when compared to the gurus in here.

Apologies in advance, but when learning is the ultimate goal,  some silliness now and again is inevitable.

Live in PE, been a keen hifi head since lighty days when my pops had his Sansui rg7 series preamp, amp, tuner, phono, graphic equaliser,  tape deck, all channelled through huge sansui 3way speakers.

My goto rig is still a Rotel and Boston Acoustics combo. Never got over that combo's synergy and still love it.

I still prefer stereo setups, not really keen on theatre type approaches,  but have heard some awesome setups.

I stash away old rotel amps like a chipmunk does nuts. Some 7/8 in stock, 2 of them servicing my main and secondary setups. Rb71and Rc971 combo (looking for a 2nd Rb971 to fun a channel each) with some Boston Acoustics cs26 and cs260IIs.

 Secondary setup runs a RA930 ax  driving some Kef coda 8s and some weird california audi technology floorstanders.  Sounds amazing.
A 50 wpc onkyo cd receiver pushes the outdoor yamahas and yamaha sub in the braai area.

The vintage mid 70s and early 80s stuff I have all works great, but still working on an excuse to keep them.

The yamaha mini setup for the bedroom worked out just fine with the missus changing from not minding it to absolutely loving it in less than a week.

Then there's the garage based tinkering and refurbishing.  Sorted out the Marantz cd 100%.  The Denon receiver is giving me trouble, but I'll ask for help on that another day...

Thanks for having me here on this great forum.

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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1822 on: June 11, 2017, 12:40:35 PM »
Hi Rotelman, 4 systems, huh? Showoff!

Just kidding  - Welcome. May your magic smoke never escape.

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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1823 on: June 12, 2017, 03:13:39 AM »
Welcome Rotelman  :2thumbs:

Some of my fondest Hi-Fi memories are upgrading from mainstream/furniture shop type systems to Rotel gear.

What does your goto rig consist of?


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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1824 on: July 11, 2017, 04:27:03 AM »
Hello everyone, how are you all?
My name is Alex and I am new here. I am looking forward to more interaction with you guys.  :Whoohoo:


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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1825 on: July 11, 2017, 04:31:29 AM »
Hi Alex. Welcome. Let ampdog show you a new members threat that you can use to introduce yourselve! But welcome.

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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1826 on: October 22, 2017, 05:45:52 PM »
Good day.

I'm Theunis.

Firstly that you for adding me as a member. I accidentally came upon this forum while scrolling through my tapatalk app.

I have loved music for most of my life and in my young days spent a lot of money on tapes/vinyl/cds. And even more on equipment. After getting married and having a family the focus changed and my prized kit changed into a surround sound setup. So much so that a Samsung bluray player does double duty as  cd transport as well.

My pride and joy is my Yamaha RX-V595 that has never let me down. I have 2 Technics SB-T200 floor standers up front and a Sony centre channel for voice. Surround is courtesy of 2 Jamo SAT160 that every so often catch visitors as they are so small and unobtrusive that they are almost invisible until called upon. Bass is taken care of by means of a diy sub box with 10" driver and powered by a Teac A-X5000 (which did main duty before having the Yamaha).

I had a turntable years ago, but succumbed to the cd and it ended up in a cupboard.

After reading some posts on this forum I went digging and found the old girl. Sad to say that the Pioneer's drive belt has passed on and so it seems the stylus also. While checking it, I also noticed that the tonearm lift mechanism also has issues as it does not let the tonearm lower onto the turntable anymore.

It would seem that maybe a well looked after second hand unit may serve me better than trying to save this one.

As budget is tight I don't have the option of bringing home esoteric names like Rotel and such (although I would have loved to!)

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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1827 on: October 24, 2017, 08:29:19 PM »
Hello Theunis and welcome  :2thumbs:
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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1828 on: October 24, 2017, 09:32:48 PM »
Welcome Theunis!
Stick around and decade's of collective  experience and Wisdom can be had here. From DIY to bargains on used kit aswell as new. Oh... beware of some dubious characters too. Long time members frustrated with cable threads and the like.  :giggle:

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Re: Introductions Thread
« Reply #1829 on: October 24, 2017, 10:06:40 PM »
Welcome Theunis!
Stick around and decade's of collective  experience and Wisdom can be had here. From DIY to bargains on used kit aswell as new. Oh... beware of some dubious characters too. Long time members frustrated with cable threads and the like.  :giggle:
Thank you all for the warm welcome. I always enjoy the collective wisdom of these types of forums.

I believe that I can learn a large amount around here as my knowledge on turntables dried up around the start of the cd era.

Could someone recommend a decent direct drive turntable for a start on a hobby budget? I would have loved a Rega or Linn Sondek but alas I can only dream at present. I tend to like the s-bend type of tone arm design as opposed to the straight ones (Maybe dj influence - I don't know!)

I would appreciate all your input on this matter.

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