srey

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About srey

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    Shayne

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  1. Ooooohhhhh, pretty.... How did you find these in terms of placement? I imagine they need to be spaced out from the wall a fair way?
  2. Bloody hell, you guys just drove to plug them back in and have another listen, now I'm even less sure I'm doing the right thing! A deal's a deal though, Aleks just had better come get them before I do change my mind [emoji12]. In the meantime I better get out and go for a climb or something, lest I continue to sit and see one guess myself. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  3. Wow, didn't expect this sort of response. I figured I'd gotten a decent deal when I picked them up and could pass that along to someone else in the community here, but it seems I'd gotten more of a bargain than I thought! If only I had room for a second system so I could try them with a 2ch amp. Thanks to everyone who got in touch, aaleks was first off the mark so preference goes to him, if that falls through for some reason I'll get in touch with the next in line. Cheers,
  4. Geez, you guys are making me rethink the decision to move them on!
  5. Item: Whatmought Opus 20 floorstanding speakers Location: Enmore NSW 2042 Price: $250 I'm also on the hunt for a AVR upgrade, so if someone has something suitable they're looking to move on I'd be interested in a trade (+cash from me) Item Condition: Functionally great, aesthetically good for their age, but there's definitely some marks on the veneer; I've tried to make the pictures comprehensive enough that you can see all the marks. Grills are in very good shape, no tears or anything (they're also like super beefy! Frames seem to be MDF, no flexy plastic here!) Reason for selling: Ended up being surplus to requirements, more info below. Payment Method: Pickup (cash) only at this stage. Firstly because I'm a relatively new member around here, and I think an in person sale is the best way to make sure buyers know I'm above board, and secondly because trying to sort out packing and freight isn't worth my time for the price. Extra Info: Some of you might have seen a thread I posted a while ago about some coil rub I was getting on my old Wharfedale Diamonds. I tried to get a replacement driver to no avail, and when I saw these on gumtree a couple of months ago I thought I'd grab them as a replacement for the diamond fronts in my 5.1 setup. As luck would have it, the next week I found a driver for the diamonds and got that as well with the plan to move them on in working order. Unfortunately though I just couldn't get the Whatmough's to integrate into my (albeit very budget) system. Running them on their own for 2ch music, even just from my crappy AVR they sounded lovely; top end is much better defined and clearer than the Diamonds. Sadly when the centre and sub were bought into play I just wasn't as keen on them, they lacked some warmth or something. At this point I'm almost tempted to keep them, and hopefully get better results with a new amp and a better matched centre, but I don't have tonnes of space, so if someone will take them off my hands that's great. In terms of specs, these were taken from a review quoted on the Whatmough site: Dimensions: 220 x 830 x 270 Weight: 16kg ea HF: Vifa 25mm fabric dome tweeter LF: 150mm Aerogel w/ forward firing bass port Pictures: Attached, if you'd like to see something I haven't shown, just let me know. Cheers, Shayne.
  6. Cheers mate, your sentiment echoes others I've heard on the display pro. I probably should calibrate my work monitors too, so maybe I can convince the boss we need one for the 'office'... Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  7. Hey mate, do you find that the display pro has drifted much over its life? I'm pretty sure my old i12 is waaaaay out now, and I'm tossing up whether I should try and find an old i1 pro to use to profile it, or just grab a new spectro like the display pro and run that instead. I figure being able to reprofile with a spectro helps in the long run, but the risk is in not knowing the state or history of an old second hand unit. Any thoughts?
  8. Bah, missed them! Well I'm late to the party but happy to be a backup, just in case others fall through! Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  9. Some of my favourites have already been mentioned, but heres a few more that jump to mind: #1 dad's on JJJ recently doing FKA Twigs' "Two Weeks": Tori Amos sticking it to her record company with (among others) Smells Like Teen Spirit: Glass Animals doing Yeezy's "Love Lockdown" Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  10. Oooh, this could be perfect. I'm looking for a basic integrated to give to my old man to go with the B&W 602s I got him for his birthday. Think this would be capable of driving them? I'll take it if so. Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  11. Hi all, I'm no audiophile, buthoping I can lean on the collective wisdom of the community here to help me out with a little problem. Problem is simple enough: one of the drivers in my speakers seems to have a rubbing voice coil, and I need a replacement. The problems isn't chronic just yet, but I'm sure it will only get worse, and I'd rather try and sort it before it totally goes. Speakers are old Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 (part of a matching surround setup I have). The problem driver is one of the 6.5" mids, which from the service manual is "D316" (Part # ZD-31600-01). I've had no joy finding a replacement driver in my searches on google/ebay/gumtree, so I'm wondering if anyone here has any suggestions on where else to look, or alternatively what I should be looking for as an easier to source replacement to swap out in both speakers? They're old speakers and I know they're not top level gear so I don't want to spend a bomb on them, but I quite like the sound of the set for my purposes so I'd be happy to repair them if I can. Cheers! Shayne.
  12. Geez, I'd grab these too if I hadn't just bought Gary's b&w's! Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  13. You mean you're closing tonight? I'm definitely interested, been looking for some bookshelfs for the old man's birthday pressie but I reckon he could probably find room for a full setup.
  14. Gah, why can't you be in Sydney! Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk