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Headphones / Re: Best wireless in ear?
« Last post by xenithon on Today at 08:22:46 AM »
I got my missus a set of JBL Reflect Mini wireless earphones. She lives them. Innovative design fits inside the pinnae keeping them snug and in position, even during gym. Also very well priced at unde R1.5k.
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General Discussion / Re: Which is better - to solder or not?
« Last post by chrisc on Today at 08:20:38 AM »
I always solder the leads unless it is the type of plug that has a plate under the screw that does not shred the cable as you tighten it.  Alas I have never seen 15A plugtops like this, but in England you can get 13A fused plugtops with a plate under the screw

I sometimes cut a tiny strip of copper and place it between the cable and the bottom of the screw.  A bit fiddly but if you dab a touch of conductive grease on the plate, it stays in position
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General Discussion / Re: Which is better - to solder or not?
« Last post by Hi-Phibian on Today at 08:13:25 AM »
I think you are right. 
A ferrule would be the other option. 







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AV Items: For sale / Re: Wooden Headshell
« Last post by Drukkie on Today at 08:04:32 AM »

Not if it has the original arm.  Itís a different connector etc.


yes that's the one...looking for one like that pls...
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AV Items: For sale / Re: Wooden Headshell
« Last post by sergiochinelli on Today at 08:00:48 AM »
Final Price drop R 650
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General Discussion / Which is better - to solder or not?
« Last post by HFC on Today at 07:40:09 AM »
Hi
I want to know when fitting a mains plug is it better to solder the three stripped strand tips first before tightening them or just leave it unsoldered? I think with soldering on you can tighten it better without cutting of some of the fine strands and it does not seem to come loose so easily over a period of time. Anything wrong with this idea? :thinking:
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General Discussion / Power amp vs integrated stereo amp
« Last post by Hi-Phibian on Today at 07:34:17 AM »
There is absolutely no absolute answer on the integrated vs pre power question as so many parameters can be different. 

However, the part hardly mentioned so far is the actual quality of the pre amp stage of an AVR. 
This imo is where an integrated amp with ht bypass power amp input may make a large difference to stereo performance. 
There are of course pre Amplifiers with HT bypass too, taking box count to 3 not 2. 










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Thanks for the feedback.  :thumbs: I didnt know or want to assume that non-matched surround sound speakers give sub-par results. Thanks for confirming this.
I was keen on B&W 603 S3 and equivalent centre, then getting M-1 V2 for surround and surround back  :BANDW:, but now that could all be out the window in that its not a matched set. Back to the drawing board I guess. :wallbreak:

Im not sure if we he stereo set up and av will be seperate or in the same room?
First off i had that amp and speaker set up for a while and wow what a match. You will have to try a lot and spend big to upgrade yout fronts from where you are. Trust me it took me long and paid top dollar. So thats a great base to start from. I would pre out the amp and use the nad as a power amp and th n get the matching centre and surrounds for that series they are reasonably avaible on the forum, quality matching and you will always get your bucks back on this brand and for a matching set. Even the asw subs will pair great.

Failing that i would look for a centre and rears in the M1 series as mentioned but i think you will pay more and i personally think a matching set will probably sounds better amd smoother.

Good luck
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AV Items: For sale / Re: Wooden Headshell
« Last post by Hi-Phibian on Today at 07:11:32 AM »
will this fit on a thorens 150?


Not if it has the original arm.  Itís a different connector etc.



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Great visuals on th auro set up!

I have also done some reasearch on the two amps and it seems internals are the same baring power amps size and quantity.

Comparitive spec sheets identical otherwise except for ďbass syncĒ
I have aditional power amps for front centre and zone 2 so 4400 would be the awnser for me. Not sure if i can advocate this but the guys at Sound and image gave me the option to purchace use for a week or two and if you find you want to upgrade they will facilitate with a swop and cash differance pay in.

Again not sure this is standard maybe they just like me . :shh:

If you purchase online would you purchase from UK? Is there a saving?
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