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  1. @blybo I spent hours to program a Harmony remote for wife and kids - only to go back to the normal remotes. Sold the Harmony. Others may differ.
  2. Looking forward to more details of the Muse range
  3. Yes, true. Simon is at VAF and he did work at Duntech.
  4. I have just checked out the product, very well priced. I have a cheap Chinese product that works - sound quality is not as good as connection via headphone out. I also use a Logitech Bluetooth product. It works - about $45.Have not compared quality.
  5. @onthebeach Nathan I was in Coffs today and visited Coffs Coast HiFi. I was surprised at their collection of headphones. They even had a Sennheiser HDVD 800 headphone amp. Beautiful shop. You can always go there for a chat and to check out other phones. Great to hear your phones are sounding better
  6. @Gieseler Audio Sounds good. You might just have an international client base of Singxer fans.
  7. There is a lot of info over at Computeraudiophile, including regulator replacements etc. All over my head, Clay @Gieseler Audio, what do you think of the things the guys are doing? https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/29553-my-very-mini-review-of-the-singxer-su-1-ddc/?page=26
  8. Now that is customer service!
  9. This is a very good option. From Wikipedia: "Different manufacturers of infrared remote controls use different protocols to transmit the infrared commands. The RC-5 protocol that has its origins within Philips, uses, for instance, a total of 14 bits for each button press. The bit pattern is modulated onto a carrier frequency that, again, can be different for different manufacturers and standards, in the case of RC-5, the carrier is 36 kHz. Other consumer infrared protocols include the various versions of SIRCS used by Sony, the RC-6 from Philips, the Ruwido R-Step, and the NEC TC101 protocol." What I am trying to say with the bit from wikipedia is that if you cant use one of the Logitech programmable controls, you could try to find out what protocol the amp needs and then buy an aftermarket control works on the same protocol.
  10. Watched it a few weekends ago. Great movie. Loved the little kid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. There are many many opinions out there and as you have said opposites. I am in the speaker camp. With your budget what I would suggest is to look at used items here, ebay and gumtree. You want to stream from your phone. AFAIK that can be done via a usb cable, a headphone out on phone, a dock, wifi or bluetooth. Lets look at some of your alternatives: A single box/item: Bose, Sonos, B&W, Logitech etc. There are many models to choose from. The older models mostly work with cables and docks, the newer models work with docks, wifi and bluetooth. If you buy an oldermodel you can buy a buetooth receiver separately. The sound is not stereo, but actually not bad for the size of the box. Micro HiFi's: The sound will depend on what you spend. I dont have much knowledge of these. The only problem I have found in the past is that the cd/radio/amp is all in one and if something in there breaks it is not cost effective to fix and then the speakers is not that useable. Powered speakers: again you have many options. How these work is that you dont need a separate amp. Again you will have various options re cabling, docking, bluetooth etc. (The Aktimates are good value for money.) Passive speakers. That is speakers that need an amplifier. An AVR is a piece of equipment that is designed to do video and sound (mainly surround) processing. On new products for similar prices you have to mpay a lot more for an AVR to get similar sound that you would get from a 2 channel amplifier. However, if you buy older products, the situation changes. AVR's use technology that is constantly changing for surround sound and video and people keep buying the latest and the newest. Older products are still good for their amplification of 2 channel. In my experience your limiting factor here is how you are streaming, e.g. Bluetooth in my systems.
  12. Hi Nathan Good to see a member from Northern NSW posting. (I am in Grafton). I think one of your issues is that the Etymotics are so good. I have a pair myself. Cables IMO is to "tune" your system, it wont change closed, flat and lifeless. If you want to know how they could/should sound do try to listen via a headphone amp or something similar. Also check out the headfi forum. Enjoy!
  13. Roon Rock has been released
  14. I should have said it better "Rubbing alcohol" - the stuff we drink is too expensive.
  15. @ DAMO 1147 Rubbing alcohol will clean up the remote. Common issue with Logitech products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk