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  1. OK, I think the dust is settling now. In the early hours of Sunday morning there was a security breach of our servers/software. We acted swiftly to stop that, took the server offline and promptly restored backups while forensic investigation took place of the affected server. As mentioned elsewhere, no user data was accessed or downloaded. That issue is now put to rest, and being mindful of revealing much more to potential future hackers, nothing more needs to be said on that particular matter or at least discussed in this thread. If anyone has any further concerns, I am happy to
  2. SECURITY ALERT Forum Security Breach Between 1:00AM – 6:00 AM (AEST) on the 25th April 2021, the StereoNET Australia and New Zealand Message Forums were accessed by a person or persons who gained unauthorised administrator access. The hackers hijacked an existing user’s account, gaining administrator access via an exploit (we believe at this time). They proceeded to vandalise the website by deleting many member’s accounts, including all Administrator and Moderator accounts, along with some forums and their posts. Do I need to worry? In shor
  3. Hi Guys Im going to try and outline what time you may have to wait to have cables made There are quite a few things that may hold cable production up. 1. If you want a custom cable made using a cable or termination I don’t have in stock. As I only use quality components, sourced from the US or England. ( I refuse to buy from China ) The delivery time can be up to 4 - 5 weeks. Then time to make the cable 2. Depending on the amount of orders I have on my list. At any one time I can have 40 orders to be made 3. I am a one man band
  4. Hello all, My name is Simon, I am the owner of Ion Forge, a small business that I started that sells Desktop Speaker Stands & Headphone Stands. I am looking to give the business away versus selling it, to someone who, like me, is passionate about Audio gear and has the time and energy to continue the Ion Forge story. I have approximately $190k of stock and will be giving this to the new owner. You will also get all the IP, design files, manufacturing contacts and information you will need should you want to manufacture more units. You will also get
  5. I received my occassional post from Dr AIX which I thought would be worth a bit of a follow up. On the train this morning I listened to part of the youtube interview and thought it was worth posting for those that may be curious. I'll listen to the rest of the session a bit later. For those that don't have the time the presenter did a prepare a little summary. For those that are time-challenged, here are the main takeaways: MQA is NOT lossless MQA adds unwanted noise and distortion MQA is not usually sourced from a high-sample rate master MQA 'authentica
  6. Upon reflection, I've perhaps revealed too much info in this thread in my bid to be totally transparent about what happened and processes we had in place. The hacker had a thorough understanding of how things work already. I don't want to plant seeds for future hacks. On the advice from a couple of members, I've hidden many of the posts now. I will close this topic as I believe this has now been resolved. Anyone with genuine concerns about security can contact us directly for private conversation with verified members. One final note, I would just to like to mention my
  7. At the risk of being embarrassed by the quality of the company; here is my lot with the newly acquired 2-unit AM Pre-amp top and centre. Pretty happy with it all, notwithstanding the look of the fashionable cross-eyed speaker placement - A
  8. I do not agree totally with this comment - buying a physical (CD or Vinyl) you pay once and own it forever if you wish to keep it that long. I rather own than rent my music making other people rich and the artists getting pittance. At least buying physical the artists may get more for their hard work and I get to keep the physical album. I wonder how many of these music streaming services will stick around long term? I mean I am still sulking that I have lost many Apps I purchased over the years that I no longer can use that were useful to me. As for Vinyl Vs. CD - I p
  9. Sound from CD can be pretty good. People confuse poor recording, compression, poor mixing and bad Mastering with a fault or deficiency of the actual medium. With vinyl, you have all of the above, plus bad pressing (you could not get more than 10kHz of treble if your CD was made and the old Dutch CBS plant) and if you listened to a solo piano, then after 50 sessions you would get the bacon frying sound coming out whenever the key was struck, particularly is someone before you had a misaligned rig with too much force or dusty environment. I do like your signature and it is
  10. No tweeters yet but the speakers were a long project for various reasons. Still no vinyl but it shouldn't be long now : )
  11. Lowering the tone somewhat, but no pedal extremeties in view. I put this system together as a stop gap when we moved back from overseas two years ago. For various reasons, none of them particularly good, I haven't got anything better up and running. The speakers are Paradigm Mini Monitors. The turntable is a Teac PX-500 quartz lock direct drive with Denon cartridge. The CD player is a Marantz CD-6000 OSE. Concealed in the sideboard are a NAD 705 stereo receiver and a Chromecast Audio for streaming. Obviously better systems can deliver much more but I reckon
  12. Please help me out here. Can anyone tell me why this debate is happening again? Can anyone tell me what good will be achieved by yet another format war? Can anyone tell me why somebody actually questions or ridicules the right of any person to listen to music via the means that they see fit for themselves and their situation? Can anyone tell me why it matters so very much to people, that other people use a different format to play and enjoy music? Can anyone tell me what actual good, or benefit will be achieved here? Will anyone under
  13. Not much needs to be said about the Stereo 20, it's a classic. From what I've heard, a good examples in this colour are a bit rare. This example is particularly clean cosmetically, not flawless but original and fairly clean. It's had some new caps/resistors fitted in the past, and it sound great as is. With the right speakers, it offers a well balanced sounding, a lot of detail and a very pleasing sound. I've mainly used them with Tannoys and they are a particularly good match. I have a pair of Tannoy 15" speakers I have advertised for sale that match with these
  14. Just some little PC speakers. Focal, Minidsp, Rotel...and CNC. Working From Home setup.
  15. I agree, and hence the reason I will close the thread now both parties have had their say. Bill is a stand up guy, one who has shown most generosity to our members many times over the years. His only "crime" here, if I should even call it that, is being a one-man band there is only so much you can do. Some members have a typical ecommerce expectation of next-day delivery, but that's not going to happen here, just like many other boutique Australian brands I can think of. 6-8 weeks wait is not out of the ordinary. Bill perhaps just needs to post a sticky in his forum about expectat
  16. Here's some photos I took from last nights full Pink Moon
  17. I have to admit that I have had a few issues over the past couple of months with some serious family issues ( DV Issues with a daughter ) and then I pick up a parasite form unwashed salad for a cafe which put me in hospital and bed ridden for almost 2 weeks. I communicated that to most of the people wanting their cables. I am back in deck now and am getting the backlog down. But remember I am a one man band, and the waiting list is long so it can take up to 3 weeks normally the last communication with the member complaining was last Friday wheee I said I would remake th
  18. We believe at this stage that a vulnerability was exploited to give a Full Member account Administration access. They then used that account to remove all other Admin and Moderator accounts - essentially hijacking the website. I had to hack in from the backend to prevent the unauthorised access. We believe we have implemented some local fixes to prevent this happening again, along with integrating some third-party software and firewall strengthening. In the meantime, IPBoard are also investigating further. As mentioned, investigations are continuing, and I take this very seriously.
  19. My kitchen system up and running again. Vaf speakers Arcam Amp
  20. Did you say CAT 5 or 5 cats........
  21. Much simpler but bloody addictive once engaged.
  22. It can stay locked. The OP has no intention of sticking around as hi-fi is not a hobby or passion as he has clearly and fairly said. They can now access the classifieds and advertise just like any other member. There's a member or two in here that should really be shown the door. If this continues, it will be only mods that will have access to the New Member Introductions sub-forum as the welcoming committee. Members are entitled to sign up, and sell sought after products to people who actually know what they are, and appreciate them. This is single best place to do that. I don't k
  23. Trusty Technics SL-1210MK2 with a Denon DL-103.
  24. At risk of getting discriminated!! please feel free to delete if my setup is not welcome here!?
  25. Extra Info: JBL made 4 pairs of these in gloss black as special demo speakers, this is one of those pairs! There are only 3 other sets in the world! They are the Special Edition models, in fantastic condition, lightly used, always with the best amps etc driving them (Goldmund, Krell...) These are amazing speakers, I thought I would keep them forever, but circumstances have changed... Give me a yell if you would like to see/hear them. David. Pictures: attached
  26. Due to limited resources right now dealing with pressing security matters, approval of Classifieds Ads will take longer than expected. Please be patient, and do not contact us asking when your ad will be approved.
  27. At the risk of repeating an opinion which I have previously posted, MQA is not and never has been, anything to do with enhanced sound quality for the music consumer. Its aims are purely to enhance, corporate profit by means of controlling music releases into an anti competitive proprietary formula and this is only the beginning of the most egregious scam ever foisted on the music industry. If Tidal choose to be a partner in this fraud, it will come back to bite them on the arse and Qobuz will be the beneficiary of an exodus from Tidal.
  28. Further information: For sale is a pair of custom build mono valve amps based of the classic Mullard 5-20 circuit. Original vintage Ferguson Audio transformers for power/choke/output were used. Extremely impressive sonic performance. Comes with matching Svetlana Winged C EL34 tubes and Telefunken GZ34 rectifiers. http://www.r-type.org/articles/art-003d.htm Photos:
  29. With the night off, and a day of rest tomorrow, a couple of pipes, a drop of Dimple, some of my bro's home made jerky, and my selected tracks folder.... I just can't get enough of this EV, JBL, Rotel combo. From Flight of the Conchords, Fat Freddy's Drop, Donald Fagan, Leonard Cohen, Patricia Barber, Madeleine Peroux, Jason Mraz, Laura Marling,, Jazz at the Pawnshop, Katie Melua, BadBadNotGood to Dianna Krall, Fiona Apple, Beck and Black Sabbath. Gotta go to bed.
  30. ... here they are... ... the tootsie's I mean.
  31. Further information: Up for sale is the flagship from dynaudio, the evidence platinum in piano black. I purchased it about 2 years ago form a local shop in Melbourne. I have all the accessories and packaging, I am happy to ship interstates at buyer’s cost. EvidencePlatinum The most refined Evidence model No compromises. Years of research have gone into making Evidence Platinum our finest speaker. No expense has been spared in its development; no obscure avenue of acoustic research left unexplored. And not a single corner cut. Photos: PLEASE READ
  32. Further information: Gorgeous fully Automatic TT from Denon DP 47f PRICE DROP!! I bought this beautiful TT from HIFIDO (high end supplier in Japan) a few months back. It is fully automatic with arm up/down and locate features. Dead quite body/plinth noise with whisper quite motor operation.It is quite highly regarded as one of the best TT Denon has produced The design and engineering is very precise, the one touch automatic performance is excellent. It has a straight tonearm which will automatically apply the correct t
  33. A working progress when precision matters!
  34. Hi All, I'm new to the group but not new to audio. I run Matthew Gray Mastering in Brisbane where I have been polishing and QC'ing audio since 1999. I've attached a photo of my studio which shows my main mastering studio and the dry hire mix studio above the mastering studio. Both rooms are equipped by Duntech C4000 Marquis Classic Series speakers, Pass Labs X250 amps, Velodyne DD12 subs (3x) and some other smaller speakers (PMC RM-1's, Russian Cubes). Joined this group to get further info and advice on Velodyne amp module repairs.
  35. OK so will this be good enough? My Vanilla Latte?
  36. As I have mentioned before, we all no doubt have forums or online communities we visit, in addition to SNA. This is just a confirmation of how truly lucky we are to have our community here. Many thanks to Marc and his band of moderators for making it what it is. I have just left another online community due to the harassment of some members there( not me 😜) We all have our likes and dislikes in this field, and we are all entitled to have our likes.....unhassled by others. We seem to have really great people here....it’s a pleasure to visit and share when I can. Again i
  37. My Boy ( Angus ) enjoying tunes with his dad.
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