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  1. It definitely is possible. Let me look into it and get back to u tmrw
  2. Seems fair to me. The only suggestion I would make is that the RFS/CFS Stations in the hardest hit areas receive the money directly, rather than being absorbed into the whole organisations which the govt should be funding anyway. It will take a little research to find out which stations would benefit most, but they would be located in Kangaroo Island, East Gippsland and Shoalhaven. I'm happy to look into it more carefully.
  3. Hi Marc, have the funds been distributed? I'm curious as to the recipients and percentage given to each.
  4. Hi, I would suggest trying a different approach. The top of the stand and the bamboo board look too small to provide adequate stability for the speaker. IMO you would be better off making some boards that are the same dimensions as the speaker boxes, and fix them firmly to the top of the stands, with screws or countersunk bolts and nuts (or blutack). Then place the isolation pads at each corner, directly under the speakers. This will give much better stability, make it much easier to level the speakers and the isolation factor will be improved as well. The boards will also help to dampen the top plates of the speaker stands, a crude but useful constrained layer construction. Even better if you add a thin layer of rubber or similar sandwiched between the board and the top of the stand, which will improve the damping factor.
  5. As others have suggested, when it comes to equipment supports, isolation makes the biggest difference to perceived sound quality. Damping can help too but is less critical than isolation. Turntables, CD players and valve amplification will benefit the most, turntables in particular. Speakers will also benefit greatly when isolated from their support structure, eliminating feedback distortion which smears the sound. To hear properly isolated speakers is a revelation! Have fun with your project @Dacman. Pm me up if you are curious about maximising isolation for your system
  6. This fund is for building nest boxes for arboreal fauna where habitat trees were destroyed by the fires https://chuffed.org/project/help-build-wildlife-homes-with-nccs-nest-box-project?fbclid=IwAR1pONOIYuzf5sReEQvlYTIRw619FyPmEkBp8NmQl5-ytfFfr8JOqoa7NTg
  7. For what it's worth, a couple of media releases regarding donation points that promise to distribute $100% of funds to those in greatest need. https://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/News/ID/3407/Mayors-Fundraising-Appeal-for-Currowan-Fire https://www.bendigobank.com.au/media-centre/community-relief-fund-launched-to-support-fire-affected-communities/
  8. There's a lot of laughs in this thread, thx guyz 😂😂
  9. Such a small load is practically invisible to Class A watts
  10. Lol my humour bone wasn't fully awake at that hour 😏
  11. I would be worried about the heat generated causing warpage, and the labels wearing off. This is a tongue in cheek post, yes?
  12. BC1 grilles are removable, but depending on their vintage and how long it's been since they were last removed it can be very difficult. If memory serves these would be a late 70s build with velcro tabs holding the grilles and blue alnico drivers
  13. It would be terrible to see these lovely speakers go to waste. Can't afford them though, the coin or the space. Just thinking out loud @Marc is there some way good unwanted gear like this could be put away for members who have lost their systems in the fires? Perhaps if it were donated.....
  14. Keys Music Association - March Of the Five Limbs A who's who of aussie jazz in the 80s. Everyone is on here, Freeboppers, Benders and various combos of Oz jazz luminaries Sandy Evans, Tony Buck, Dale Barlow, Greg Sheehan etc etc... including the "KMA Orchestra". Lots of cool and crazy stuff. The cover is completely trashed so here is the gatefold. The discs are fine thank goodness
  15. Hi Mick, I have something I need picked up from Mt Eliza (1 hr sth of Melbs) if its not too far out of your way. There will be a nice bottle of whisky in it for you 🥃👍
  16. The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood. These Light in the Attic reissues are great. Highly recommend this one.
  17. Okay, back on task. 12. (Japan) Rain Tree Crow How does a band break up, reform years later and produce their best work? More bands should try it. Celtic Frost did exactly that. Broke up again too. I thank my ex GF for introducing me to a lot of music I would have otherwise overlooked. This album is crucial, a watershed moment in collaborative creativity. RIP Mick Karn, sui generis 13. The Young Gods - TV Sky This Swiss band gave me my first ecstatic experience of live music and from that moment on I have been hooked. Nearly 30 years later and they haven't released a dud album. This isn't their best but it's the one that started it for me. I have this recurring dream that I see them live again one more time. I'm still holding my breath 14. Jeff Buckley - Grace This album cops a lot of flak, but a lot of love too. It doesn't matter what you think of the music, this kid was one of the most powerful and compelling performers ever to grace this planet. RIP 15. Morphine - Cure for Pain I still remember the feeling when I first heard the tune "Buena" on JJJ, like a bolt of lightning hit me. I had to know who these cats were. One of the coolest ever sounding bands, and also deep. RIP Mark Sandman 16. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral A towering and unique work of art. Nothing else can touch it. The end of music indeed. 17. Ella and Louis Perfect in every way. If you don't like this then there is something not right. 18. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood - Nancy and Lee One of my fathers all timers. I used to think it was okay, but after dad passed this album has crept up on me. Lee Hazlewood was a laconic genius. Never been reissued incidentally for probably 40 years. Its crying out for an audiophile remaster, the recording is lush and beautiful. 19. Walt Dickerson & Sun Ra - Visions Inspired instrumental duets. These guys epitomise musical telepathy and spontaneity. Incredible ego-less musicianship. 20. The Necks - Sex The debut album that started their journey through minimal post everything music. I had this on a well worn tape back in the early 90s 21. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years What a wild album. Another one my old GF got me onto. I didn't know what to make of all the off beat off key off tempo off his chops weirdness, but it didn't take long before I was hooked. Waits has written some timeless songs, no matter how hard he tries to destroy them. 22. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left Its one of those albums once you hear it it never leaves you. I remember the first time 23. James Brown - Sex Machine and Other Soul Classics The funk that was a force of nature that could not be stopped. Kill em and leave! 24. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Reintroduced to me by the old GF, I had definitely heard it as a child because it was already there in the brain box. A ubiquitous album, and essential
  18. GOLD! Lucky to have a Dad with such good taste mate 👌
  19. 1. JS Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor 2. JS Bach - Ciaccona for Solo Violin What can one say about these two pieces? I am lost for words to describe except to say that everything that follows is pale... 3. Pink Floyd - The Wall The album that I connected with on a personal level as a youth. After all the years it still gets the juices flowing 4. The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Eclectic pop music perfected and utterly timeless. Such happy youthful memories are inspired by the songs on this album 5. Metallica - Master of Puppets Pretty much started my journey through metal. Still one of the greatest genre albums 6. Kronos Quartet - Black Angels An open mind let's in all kinds of influence. While nowadays this album is not an overall favourite, the interpretation of Quartet #8 by Dmitri Schostakovich still blows me away as much as it did in 1990. As a piece of music it's up there with Bach in terms of raw emotional power. Utterly devastating. 7. Coroner - Grin Pretty much (almost) ended my journey through metal. To this day there is nothing that can compare to this work of art. 8. Shellac - Live at Action Park After metal I developed a taste for hardcore punk. This album is hell, as described by my younger half brother, and a fine version of hell it is. Albini and Co have never topped this (or their early singles, eg Billiard Player Song) 9. Fugazi - In On the Killtaker How to choose an album by Fugazi? This was the first one I bought, and it's ******* epic. Rend It, 23 Beats Off & Sweet and Low, one of the greatest ever song sequences. Ever. Period Addendum: if Fugazi ever decide to reform and tour Oz, I will Totally. Lose. My. ****. 10. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine Well, this one came out of nowhere and ripped me a new one. The combination of savage hardcore, math metal and cock rock completely threw me and (almost) restored my faith in the heavy metal scene. 11. Tomahawk - Anonymous I have to give credit to Mike Patton for his great period of creativity. He might be an arrogant bastard, but collaborative music like this renders personality irrelevant. This album is made up of traditional American Indian songs, interpreted with genuine vigour in Tomahawk's idiosyncratic style. Brave and original in concept. To be continued......
  20. Count Basie kicks arse. Big band jazz on steroids Japanese mono pressing Classic Records pressing, very dynamic
  21. My neck hurts 😩😀😬🤪
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