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  1. Rega rp8 cartridge advice

    I have an Apheta on my modified RP6, sounds quite good.
  2. Hi from Coffs Harbour

    Welcome Steve, nice to see another from the NSW mid north coast.
  3. Thank you for for the clarification on your experience with PS Audio and Parasound amps, I have a mixture of both so was interested in your experience. As this a for sale topic I will not comment further, cheers
  4. Very interesting statement, can you please elaborate on your experience in comparing these two.
  5. Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and... Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten? Nigel Tufnel: Exactly. Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder? Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where? Marty DiBergi: I don't know. Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven. Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder. Marty DiBergi: Why don't you make ten a little louder, make that the top number and make that a little louder? Nigel Tufnel: these go to eleven
  6. Currently Spinning

    Rhino Bucket's self titled album, the best band ever at sounding like AC/DC led by Bon Scott.
  7. Seating position

    It is a ratio Jim Smith recommends for listening position, from his book Getting Better Sound. Over many years Jim has setup many systems for best sound and in most cases 87% is close to optimum, I find it works well for a nice overall balance.
  8. Seating position

    87% rule works quite well, listening position to speakers is 87% of the distance between the speakers.
  9. ML5

    @Darren69 just one question, will the ML5s play loud enough for you?
  10. Currently Spinning

    Basically a hard rock/heavy metal covers album by Fozzy. Bands/artists covered include Dio, Motley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Ozzy , Scorpions and Judas Priest, covers are pretty good.
  11. Rel T9i Sub impressions???

    5.7m x 9.4m, dedicated rectangular music room, my speakers and subs go loud enough to be too loud for the room, imo.
  12. Rel T9i Sub impressions???

    I have 2 T9i subs doing support duties for my standpoints, 2 channel playback only. They have performed flawlessly for the 6 months of ownership, sound great when they are eventually dialled in correctly, clear, fast and relatively deep. But I think for HT, subs with perhaps more punch may be required to really shake the room.
  13. ML5

    Are they a new design that he is working on or his current new speaker cable?
  14. Sonore ultraRendu

    The ultraRendu has landed in Australia, purchased one from VortexBox, and it is on its way. For those interested l will report back with the comparison to the MicroRendu later in the next week or so, overseas user reports have been very positive.
  15. When did we become so lazy ??

    I stream Tidal Hi Fi (cd quality) and have all my cds ripped to local storage, no CD player, and play vinyl also. Tidal via Roon is unbelievable, sound quality is excellent, I get to listen to most of the new music I prefer, then if I really like it I will purchase the cd and rip it to my NAS. Honestly, in my system, the locally ripped cd version is sometimes marginally better than Tidal, but in most cases there is no difference, and I would class my system as very revealing, I also think my CA playback would be very close to or equal the best of CD playback. I think it is mainly the mentality that a cd must be better than streaming. Old school thinking won't be necessary or relevant in 10 years, high quality streaming of any music will be the norm.