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  1. MichaelWC

    HiFi stores in Hong Kong

    Hi Whatmore, Here are some that I know of in Central. Duddell Street building is full of hi-end gears. The Sound Chamber www.thesoundchamber.com.hk 4th Floor, One Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong ForthWise LTD www.forthwise.com 6/F, 1 Duddell Street,Central,Hong Kong Sonus Faber sonusfaber.com Room 901, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong ASCL ascl.hk Rm 506 - 508, 5/F, St. George's Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong Avantgarde www.avantgardehongkong.com 2 & 4/F, Pottinger House, 24-26 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong Audio Extreme www.audioextreme.hk Room 302 & 402,Kam Ming House,49-51 Queen's Road, Central Hong Kong AV consultant http://avconsultant.com.hk/ The Penthose, 24/F., 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2581-2928 WiWi Tubes wiwitubes.com has a great extensive range of valves. Must visit for all valves lovers. 3/F, Hang Lung House, 184-192 Queen's Rd. C., Central Cheers, Michael.
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    XLR to RCA

    Hi Djb, I don't think your question is stupid at all. I have found that the following Pro Audio shops to be extremely helpful. They stock a whole range of cables with different adaptors and I'm sure they can advise you on what is best. I have shop in there before and have received very good help from both stores. http://www.factorysound.com (South Melbourne) http://www.djwarehouse.com.au (Richmond) If you are into making your own cables, then some neutrik XLR to bullet plug rca plug can do the job. Cheers, Michael.
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    Leben CS300X - Crackling in one channel

    I second Dexoit. You can get them from your nearby Jaycar store. http://search.jaycar...T.y=0&view=list
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    DIY horn speakers

    Great work Enigma, It looks very nice. Just one question, how did you get the back part of the horn so smooth ?. Cheers, Michael.
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    Should we audition with music we DON'T like?

    I normally bring a combination of music that I like and music that I don’t like. But both are music that I know well of. The music that I don’t like would be music that does not sound well in my setup and not necessary that it is the type of music that I’m not into. By doing so allows me to assess how well the demoing system can handle it. It even allows me evaluate whether it is the music that is poor or whether it is my system + acoustic that is contributing to it sounding bad at my home. My 2 cents . Cheers, Michael.
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    Can I do better for $500.00

    I don’t know what its quality is like, but here is a cheaper option to your norstone Bergen 2 rack http://radioparts.com.au/ProdView.aspx?popup=1&Category=SXBB8505&Product=04695117&ProdDesc=TVR1G-4SGL+GLASS+SHELVE+AUDIO+VIDEO+RACK If you do want to pursue the flexi rack option and if you don’t mind travelling to where I am (pm me) then I can meet you at my local Bunnings which I know like the back of my hand and help you pick up all the bits and pieces. Anything else that they don’t have I can point you to the right direction.
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    Spikes - component sized

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    Fuji X100

    Got an email from Ted. In their latest catalog, the XPro-1 will be out in March for $1799.95 (Body only) and $2399.95 with the XF 35mm lense . There is now a new limited black version of the X100 with extra add-on going for $1599. http://www.teds.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=x-pro1
  9. What a great project Paul. I have always been interested in the added sensitivity that can be had by loading a sub in a horn type arrangement. Great match for high sensitive speakers as well. Slightly smaller in size, but the Spud from Danley Sound has always interested me. I will be watching this with great interest. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael.
  10. I'm interested, sending pm.
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    Diana Krall suggestions

    Hi Houndinifangs, Why not go to her web site and watch/listen to her video first and see if you like her style and music. There is a good collection here. http://www.dianakrall.com/video.aspx But keep in mind that I found some of her live performance tends to vary in style a little from her cd recordings. Some of her live performance is less smooth and sultry but has more tempo and instruments. Alternatively, go to Amazon and listen to some sample tracks on her cd range first before deciding which one to buy. http://www.amazon.com/Love-Scenes-Diana-Krall/dp/B000003NA4/ref=sr_1_12?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1302952694&sr=1-12 Youtube is also another source as well (as posted by someone already) that you can try first before laying your hard earned cash too. Obviously, these would not match the sound quality of cd/vinyl. But would give you a taste of what it would be like. As others have mentioned, not only do they come in the humble normal cd format, but there are other types available in SACD, DVDA, XRCD and SHM-CD as well. These tend to go up in price and whether you can hear the difference and can warrant the price is another thing. Happy listening. Cheers, Michael.
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    Anybody own a SAAB?

    Hi Brownemi, Shame to hear about your transmission repair - $4K is a lot for money. But that goes without saying that any transmission replacement/repair would be very expensive, especially for European cars. I have not heard it to be a common problem with the 9-3 of that era and I certainly hope it isn’t. Let just hope it is not like the well known Audi/VW CVT or was it DSG transmission failures that many have experienced. Hi GAT474, If you are still having the Saab itch, I highly suggest you take a look at Saabcentral.com forum (if you haven’t already) or even post a few questions/concerns and see what type of responses and opinion you get. The people there are very helpful. Do your research first and don’t buy on impulse. You need to ask yourself - do you look forward to driving it and what other cars can you get for ~$15K and on that note, just imagine how much audio gear you can get for $15K :o. Cheers, Michael.
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    Anybody own a SAAB?

    Can't really comment on the 6 cyc+Turbo combo as it really depends on its implementation and I haven't driven enough cars to even give an opinion. But with that said, I believe other differences are that the Aero has the sport package, ie., larger brakes, better springs + exhausts + (maybe strut brace or anti roll) etc... which is what makes it more sportier from a handling perspective than just the difference in raw horse power. However, you can get all of that as an add-on later anyway for non Aero models. Cheers, Michael.
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    Anybody own a SAAB?

    Hi Keith, Aero is the top model with all the Saab bells and whistles. Not sure if it has a different turbo than the Vector but definitely has more horse power and torque. Vector is second in the range. Details can be found here for the Vector http://redbook.com.au/used-cars/details.aspx?R=96175&__Qpb=true&Cr=6&__Ns=p_Make_String|0||p_ClassificationType_String|0||p_Family_String|0||p_Year_String|1||p_SequenceNum_Int32|0&__N=2994%204294944770%204294842837%204294965618&silo=1300&seot=1&__Nne=15&trecs=21&__sid=129B87328ECF And here for the Aero http://redbook.com.au/used-cars/details.aspx?R=96177&__Qpb=true&Cr=8&__Ns=p_Make_String|0||p_ClassificationType_String|0||p_Family_String|0||p_Year_String|1||p_SequenceNum_Int32|0&__N=2994%204294944770%204294842837%204294965618&silo=1300&seot=1&__Nne=15&trecs=21&__sid=129B87328ECF Cheers, Michael.
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