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AV Items: For sale / Re: Marantz AVR, SR 7011
« Last post by AudioD on Today at 04:05:14 PM »
Off hold.

Available again.
Acoustics and Room treatment / Re: Mancave (that sounds amazing)
« Last post by Carnajo on Today at 04:01:12 PM »
Unfortunately the best I could do in my garden is a man-phonebooth. Maybe with some good headphones...
Media / Re: Looking for Tuba Skinny cds
« Last post by ron g on Today at 03:59:36 PM »
couple of albums available on bandcamp.

no mention of physical cds though - download only.
Acoustics and Room treatment / Re: Surround speaker placement options
« Last post by Carnajo on Today at 03:59:31 PM »
i really don't want to defend myself but in this instance i feel that i really have to

all i can say about this is that i have heard and helped set up 100s of audio surround systems and i probably have as much experience with surround sound as you have with video ..... there were times when me and some friends spent months experimenting with placing rear speakers on the ceiling and in most instances with speakers ranging from cheap DIY jobbies all the way to setups where the one pair of rears cost more than my own complete surround setup we were able to get them sounding as if you never knew where the speakers were placed ie there was even sound coming from floor level when the speakers were placed at ceiling level and with adjustments we were able to make it impossible for anyone to tell where the speakers were placed if you were led into the room blindfolded


For what it is worth I agree. Due to room limitations (I have a staircase behind our living room) the rear speakers had to be installed high up in my setup. With the right angling down of the speakers and with some room correction applied they absolutely do sound like the effects are coming from behind me and not above. It is amazing how our brain determines direction of sound based on tone/pitch/etc. cause we only have two ears at the end of the day (hence why binaural soundtracks can work for headphones) and when it is a helicopter it sounds "above" me but other effects sound "behind" or even "below".
Bump - The Optoma HD50 is still up for grabs.

Now R9k
Open Talk / Re: Recommendations for an Electric Griller Flat & Grooved
« Last post by ron g on Today at 03:32:17 PM »

i have a breville grooved griller / sandwich maker i bought from @home for around 1,500.

i wouldn't recommend it. it is a very flimsy consumer item dressed up to look like catering equipment.

1st unit failed out of box - thermostat problems.

2nd unit is now giving problems after around 3 months - seems to be the thermostat again. also uneven temperatures top & bottom plates.

even when working it wasn't great. didn't get hot enough to sear outside of meat until long after it was cooked inside.

non stick coating is great though.

having lost all packaging & proof of purchase i am not in the mood to have a warranty fight with @home.

so if you want to try fix it you are welcome to it ftgh. otherwise it is en route to the bin.

no more breville appliances for me thanks.

Vinyl / Re: Whats on the TT...
« Last post by Trompie67 on Today at 03:26:46 PM »
#630 of 1,500 copies on gold vinyl.  :nutter:

Open Talk / Re: Recommendations for an Electric Griller Flat & Grooved
« Last post by deonk2000 on Today at 03:09:21 PM »
+1 on the Tefal, great machine
On Hold pending payment
Headphones / Re: Dual Driver IEM's
« Last post by Momo on Today at 03:06:30 PM »
I have two IEMS at the moment both dynamic driver types that sound very different the Hifiman RE400 & soundmagic e10.RE400 for my jazz,vocals and the e10 which i recently bought for very little money they are in my opinion better suited to the POP,R&B,Hip Hop genre"s.

i am also looking at getting into the BA driver IEMS and i am considering Fiio as well as Campfire Audio .If i can get  a sound that is actually in between my RE400 & E10 then it will be exactly what i am looking for.

the Journey continues....
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