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  1. I am a big fan of passive setups with my work i7-NUC now running well in an HD-Plex case. This new machine needs a much more powerful CPU and GPU so passive isn't an option. Much appreciated. I'll check out "optimum tech".
  2. It has been a while since I built a PC and am after some advice as I start to explore a high-end PC build for home that will be used for gaming, office and some number crunching tasks. The question that I am struggling with is whether to pursue a high-airflow | air cooler model (e.g., Cooler Master H500M + Noctua NH-D15) or a lower airflow | AIO model (e.g., Lian Li O11 dynamic + Water Cooling AIO). Both options would have an air cooled GPU (as I am just not game to go down custom loop cooling given the maintenance required.) My concern is to get a low noise flow when the unit is not under load so that it is possible to think in what is otherwise a quiet room. The balance seems to be tuning the high airflow case fans to low RPM vs a thick glass wall case that, whilst it has a pump, traps some of the sound. Any advice out there amongst the experts who have investigated both models?
  3. Great speakers. Well done to Simon and Tony for sorting out a home audition!
  4. Item: Lynx Hilo Price Range: Fair price Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Looking for a Lynx Hilo ideally in black but also open to silver
  5. Item: JCAT or SoTM PCIe USB Card Price Range: Fair price Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: After a USB card for a dedicated music server
  6. Item: WTB: Uptone JS-2 PSU Price Range: Fair price Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Looking for a JS-2 PSU to drive a dedicated music server (or a similar quality PSU such as, perhaps, the HDPEX 400W DC-ATX PSU)
  7. Also interested in this topic for similar reasons as well as constraints imposed by small house etc. I've not heard them but, after a lifetime of speakers, these Raal Requisite SR1A look interesting on the basis that I can leverage an existing (speaker) amp and the off-the-ear design seems to offer more of a speaker sound signature than the ""music in the head" signature of most headphones (and which doesn't appeal to me).
  8. Thanks for all the suggestions! I managed the day with a simple chain involving iPhone / Tidal using Bluetooth to a Bluetooth / RCA converter to some borrowed, active, Acoustic Energy computer speakers. This worked like a dream with the kids have a great time dancing at the end of the party and playing statues. One consequence is that, with a small house, I've had to pack up my stereo set-up for a while to make room for the building of various Lego & models that said off-spring received as gifts. That said, it's been super fun to do together and might be the impetus to get set-up in our main kitchen - lounge room.
  9. Item: Bose QC35 Series 2 Noise Cancelling Headphones (Silver) Location: Perth Price: $250 Item Condition: Good. A few scuff marks from normal use but in perfect working order. Reason for selling: No longer being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, PayPal Extra Info: Great noise cancelling headphones. Used sparingly over the past 2 years for international flights. No original box but am able to pack well and have the original carry case as per photos.
  10. We're having a party for our, about to be, 9-year old son at a local community hall. He's asked to be able to play music which, in this context, means streaming a Tidal playlist from my iPhone. I guess if I was super Dad then I'm set-up the Gale speakers in the hall but there's a fair few other priorities and this carries an inherent risk of lots of kids running around etc. So, basically, I'm after options that will work for the party and, ultimately, be able to re-used in other settings whether these be when we're on the move or in his bedroom. Suggestions?
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