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  1. I gave it some consideration and now it's sitting in my lounge room The thing is a bloody behemoth compared to the old yamaha! After a quick setup my first impressions are that even on stereo content the soundstage is much vaster, but the tone is a bit bottom heavy. I've gotta dig through this massive manual though to figure out what Audyssey is actually doing to the signal, and how to control it. Time to close this thread, big thanks to Duane and Lee for hooking me up!
  2. Ah come on! Now I'm intrigued! Sent from my HTC 2PS6200 using Tapatalk
  3. 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?
  4. Thanks for the feedback. I should be clear that I'm under no illusions about getting great 2ch performance out of any AVR, I just wanted to note that the better the unit is at handling 2ch music, the better for me. If I can get something with preouts then potentially a stereo integrated with HT bypass might be something I could look into down the track, but to be perfectly honest I'm still a long way from an audiophile. The majority of my music listening is done via streaming services right now, so it's not like I'm using high quality sources anyway. Haha, there's budget creep and then there's "budget creep"! Hrmm, that certainly has me interested. I'm feeling somewhat impulsive (and have the place to myself this weekend) so I'm kinda hoping someone local has something I can go and grab, but failing that I'll absolutely give the Denon some thought.
  5. Item: AV receiver, probably mid-range, more details on what I'm after below Price Range: $400-500 (but budgets only exist to stretch, right? ) Item Condition: Used (unless you're practically giving away a brand new one) Extra Info: Looking to upgrade my old Yamaha 371 to something with both more grunt and a better feature set. Minimum specs I'm chasing: Decent autocalibration setup that can EQ the sub to help integrate it with the rest of the system (YPAO RSC or Audyssey XT) 5 HDMI inputs (prefer 6+ with dual outputs) Upconversion for video signals (ie. component input sent out via HDMI output) Decent stereo performance (don't have room for a dedicated 2ch setup as well, so I have to make do with what I can get out of the AVR for now) Airplay would be nice, as would preouts, but they're not deal breakers. Brand wise I'm not too fussy, with the exception of Onkyo/Integra; I've been burnt by their overheating and HDMI problems before and don't want to take that chance again. Preference is probably for Yamaha or Marantz but I'm certainly open to other options as well. I'm in Sydney (inner west) and ideally would like to be able to pickup the unit, but will consider freight too if it's worth it. Cheers!
  6. 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
  7. 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,
  8. Geez, you guys are making me rethink the decision to move them on!
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.