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The girlfriend is looking at the boggo-spec QLED from Samsung: the 55-inch Q60R. I've done some reading and the general consensus is 'okay' but not marvellous - only the Q70R and up are worthy of glowing praise, apparently.

R11k from Makro at the moment: https://www.makro.co.za/electronics-computers/televisions/led/-46-117cm-/samsung-138-cm-55-smart-4k-qled-tv-/p/000000000000378840_EA

At R11k, she's very tempted and I'm leaning towards agreeing with her. I don't want her to waste her cash, though, and my eyes are entirely used to - and biased towards - my LG OLED.

What say AVForums?

At that price its a bargain! R11K will not get you anywhere what an OLED display will put out. Value for money Q60R does the job
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Audio Visual Technology / Re: Samsung Q80 65 vs LG OLED B9 65
« Last post by Treschen on Today at 12:56:01 AM »
I agree if you are in a bright room and cannot control the light coming in you probably would be better of with the samsung Q80/Q90R. I don't have direct sunlight hitting my LG B9 however the room does get quite bright. Most of them time the display is either on eco or cinema mode. Another factor is a really bright room paired with the OLED will definitely show signs of reflections on the OLED.

Outright picture quality is beyond amazing on the LG OLED, and for me that is win! I just had to experience the OLED display as I was always an avid samsung guy.
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General Discussion / Re: Dali Oberon series
« Last post by Treschen on Today at 12:46:29 AM »
They are amazing  amazing the Oberon 7 listened to a pair  like wow

Not to mention the white finish is beyond amazing for the price point per pair they are really good value for money
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Headphones / Re: Topping A90 a game changer?
« Last post by Tenflare on Today at 12:17:15 AM »
This was certainly a popcorn worthy thread. But I learned a lot so thanks guys. Love this forum.

I'm now seriously considering downgrading my SP200 to strictly gaming/film duty (I game using audiophile cans so I need the power) and getting this amp for music. The cost to performance ratio seems right up my alley and the real world enthusiasm from people whose experience I trust has me more than convinced.

The caveat, as always with me, is the balanced DAC to pair this with. I will splurge on an amp no problem but can't commit to an expensive DAC. I just don't trust myself to hear where the money went. Right now it's the  Soncoz LA-QXD1 but who knows what I will daydream about next week?

Anyway, thanks again.

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Headphones / Re: Headphone amp for music product on PT1990's
« Last post by Tenflare on July 11, 2020, 11:50:40 PM »
From what I can see the line outs on the Presonus is specced for max 18 dBu, so that is about 6Vrms which is quite hot for consumer headphone amplifiers to handle, especially single ended. If you lower the gain to get it to a suitable level for a consumer amplifier you are probably going to have to lower the line level output which if done using digital attenuation (e.g. dithering) might sacrifice some performance out of your DAC.

It's usually best to mix pro-gear with pro-gear and consumer gear with consumer gear if you want to specify separates. If you are looking for a headphone amplifier that would work well with your DAC I can highly recommend looking at the Violectric or Lake People headphone amplifier as those have pre-gain settings that allows you to match it with the output on your pro-audio interface to give you usable gain on the volume pot.

The DT 1990 Pro is specced at 102dBSPL which doesn't look that difficult to drive. The Presonus can deliver 175mW at 56ohm which isn't all that great if you pair high impedance headphones with them. You will definitely get a boost out of a more powerful headphone amp.
Good point on the mixing of pro and consumer gear.

Wouldn't balanced input amps like the numerous THX ones be able to handle that hot signal? Pro level headphone amps like the the mentioned Violectric or Lake People amps may be out of budget for OP.  Rupert Neve's RNHP is the cheapest I have seen for professional application and that thing is almost R12k landed.

A real cheap option would be to use the toslink out of the interface into an external dac amp and run headphones that way whilst still retaining all of the interface's IO.

Something like the Fiio E10k which is available locally (as per OP's conditions) and there should be a few floating around second hand. On high gain, it probably will power the Beyerdynamics.

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Acoustics and Room treatment / Re: New Room
« Last post by TimbaLand on July 11, 2020, 11:18:32 PM »
A comment/thought - apology but not acoustics related - but new build related.
I see that many rooms have rear entry - I would never do this (again) when doing a new room build.
Not sure about other guys - I tend to get so involved with the music/movie that I get a huge fright every time somebody appears next to me from behind.
Problem can maybe be resolved by having a light/led light up in front when door is opened if rear door is unavoidable?

You Sir need counselling 🤣🤣🤣
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Reel to Reel & Cassette Tapes / Re: Flat faced Revox B77 conversion
« Last post by techtrader on July 11, 2020, 10:35:47 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Stolen Ideas
« Last post by Phase on July 11, 2020, 10:23:16 PM »
Bud I took a chance taking it! David Vs Goliath, those BAD BOYZ are so organic! So much power and precision! That's why they hold the title Reference. I'm just so glad the PS little amp wasn't embarrassed! It actually done very well! I thoroughly enjoyed that session! This system is so incredibly real it's astounding!
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General Discussion / Re: Klipsch
« Last post by Nikkel on July 11, 2020, 10:16:13 PM »
Another myth to me... playing in time/burn in... or as @Ju_dy@RT said, 80 hrs on these should be their break in time :nutter:

My daughter's been piling on the "playtime hours" while at home... The dynamics has definitely changed. It either calmed down a bit and sounds more composed OR my ears got used to these speakers :nfi:

Either way there's more composure, imaging a bit more precise, absolutely love how low these go for a single 6" drive floorstander...

Volume? Its the 1st time in the 6 years that I've owned this amp that I cold get the dial past 12 o'clock and and they seem to want more, sounding very much at ease at those levels :groovy:
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General Discussion / Re: Stolen Ideas
« Last post by xumbug on July 11, 2020, 09:44:59 PM »
I would love to hear their M700 and M1200 monos sometime!
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