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Vinyl / Re: Now That's What I Call Music
« Last post by Mopy_ZA on Today at 07:11:20 AM »
Problem with the NOW albums was that they had a lot of filler songs and B-side tracks from famous artists so that the covers would look better.

 Some were quite good though.
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Open Talk / Re: First COVID-19 incident in South Africa
« Last post by Trompie67 on Today at 06:54:59 AM »
Did you notice new infections rate slowing down immediately after announcing a national lockdown? Before it was doubling every two/three days. And now publishing new numbers is reserved to the politicians. It is either old numbers were fake, or new numbers are fake, or nothing is true.

We are being manipulated. In all well reported cases around the world numbers continue to increase with the same exponential rate for the next 10 to 14 days after introducing lockdown. It is explained by the 14-days incubation period. Simply like that. All infected at the time of lockdown will only show up after incubation period and add to the statistics. Extensive testing for a virus can only speed up detection numbers, not slow down. After announcing national lockdown new infections has immediately stabilized on the flat rate well below 200 cases a day. According to the simulations today we should have 3k to 4k positive cases, but we found a cure.

Well, South Africa is different again....

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DIY for audio / Re: Potentiometer knobs needed
« Last post by HB on Today at 06:44:41 AM »
I'll look today or tomorrow. I might have. Great amp by the way.  Have you tested it?
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Audio Visual Technology / Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Last post by BiZKiT on Today at 05:03:44 AM »
Plenty of audiophiles are into subs. The majority of stereo setups would benefit from quality subs, assuming the owner has the know-how to integrate them. Also, don't lose sight of the fact we're talking about an AVR - HT is its primary purpose.

I take it you don't use your subs for stereo listening? Plonking four subs in a room with minimal thought to their interplay might have something to do with that.

It depends on my music choice for that day. Electronic music i used a 15 sealed sub. Other music no my speakers can handle it perfectly. Movies i use no less then two subs. I have had plenty of different setups and it really comes down to what im watching. Action movies  i want to feel every impact with clear dialogue and effect. Then serious movie i just want to feel the ambiance of the space with clear dialogue. 

So it like i said 100 of times it comes down to what you want to do with a receiver. Most don't have 10 different  amps and setups but still want perfect music quality and then movies later = NAD

For someone like you that will over think every option and keep fiddling = Denon, you will need to add some sort of power amp you like for music if you are serious about music and even a MQA streamer.

There is no perfect one box solution.

Me i need both. 
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DIY for audio / Potentiometer knobs needed
« Last post by DeonC on Today at 01:44:39 AM »
I need help. I bought an amp but the potentiometer knobs are missing. The problem is that the shafts are sunken below the fascia. I have searched several places for knobs, but none of them have the collar that goes through the fascia (see pics below). I need help for a source, or just what search terms to use. Can anyone help?





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DIY for audio / Re: Good Audio op-amp
« Last post by marantz123 on Today at 01:20:03 AM »
Hi All
Any suggestions for a good audio op-amp? Something a bit better than the old LM741/324 kind of stuff. I have had good service in industry from the OPA177GP. Through hole DIL packages only, please. Dual supply available. Low noise. No high gain or exceptional bandwidth or slew rate required.

Something that is very decent and wont break the bank is the NE5532 dual OP which is suited for audio use. You will also find plenty of designs around it due to is popularity, wide use and has excellent local availability.
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General Discussion / Re: 8D Music
« Last post by Morne Coetzee on Today at 01:17:43 AM »
Have you listened to any of the clips?

It is absolutely NOT object based audio, which I said in m
y OP. It is simply a swirling mish-mash of sound.


Look at Ken Masters Demo clip......you will get the idea. Regardless not really something I will consider for music. For games and movies it will be sufficient
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Open Talk / Re: Lockdown Quiz
« Last post by ron g on March 31, 2020, 11:53:35 PM »


96 & 40?
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Open Talk / Re: Lockdown Quiz
« Last post by kenvanraas on March 31, 2020, 10:17:14 PM »
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only one thats actually right?
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General Discussion / Re: VINCENT SV238
« Last post by xumbug on March 31, 2020, 10:10:10 PM »
Taken from a TnT Review, this is the power amp only version:

It even sounds quite good straight after switch on, making it less of a problem to switch it off when not in use. It does sound slightly better when warm, after about 20-30 minutes, but it is already quite satisfying when still cold. That is a really good thing, considering that 270 watt power consumption figure and the fact that these 6N16 valves are difficult to replace.
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