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  1. This one is plastic https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Keter-Connect-Cantilever-Tool-Box-/232781173791 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewRLWJxu3Qc
  2. Whoops sorry, I was going to post in the other thread and saw your thread title and did not read the contents properly and posted here instead.
  3. I find these tests make everything sound the same to me (when I think the differences are not night and day :-)), so I no longer rely on them at all for myself. eg. Amplifiers, Dacs Has led me to a lot better system that way. But everyone is different, so don't knock anyone else doing them. I was building up my system many years ago and was buying some great gear. JR, Modright and many others and was loving how my stereo was sounding. Back then I got really interested in the Audio forums and what others where saying and doing with their systems. It was so much fun delving into this hobby for me. One thing that seem to pop up a lot was about these tests and how easily you can be duped with sighted tests and the normal things like fools are easily parted with the money etc by what seemed like very knowledgeable people. Must do these tests otherwise you are fooling yourself. (In the end it might have just been very rigid opinionated people who made it their thing to post everywhere thinking they are trying to save people from themselves.) I spent a good 6 months religiously doing these tests all the time and found none of the very expensive gear I kept buying sounded any better than my cheaper Emotiva gear. What an eye opener! Well this was super news to me. I could have such an awesome sounding system without spending big money. So I thought. What happened was I sold the more expensive stuff (feeling super great I was not duped now) and thought I was now one of those people who now knew better too. Well my listening sessions became way less enjoyable, to the point I no longer liked my listening to my system. Something was wrong. Bought more expensive items and thought it was a big improvement. Do the tests again with a new piece of expensive gear and again can't hear a real difference. Then started searching the net for more info. Looking at lots of other tests people had done. Well it looked like 99.9% of these tests online from others similar to me had the same outcome. No one could reliably pick the components in a blind test when the differences are smaller (like dacs, Amps etc). This seemed so odd. These devices really can not all sound the same? Can tests like this have such a perfect result? I could not fathom that these simple tests could have such a perfect high percentage same outcome. Did more reading over the months and quite a bit from the Harbeth forums on blind tests, and then realized that these tests are super super super hard to get all the factors right, which in the end can lead to exactly what I heard, I could not pick a difference. These have to be set up so painstaking well, otherwise they become quite useless. I came to realize, that are not helpful to me. Went back to just putting a component in my system and using it over weeks/months, and then trying something else etc. Well my system starting progressing very nicely and I started to connect to my music again, to the point now I thoroughly enjoy listening to my system again.
  4. Isn't that like sitting a maths exam and aloud to use a computer. You would just be finding out who can use the active xo and eq the best.
  5. If you have not already, you might want to check what fuse that they actually installed now. Could be just a bigger fuse? If so, it could be the original fuse is just ever so slightly under rated for power up on for this amp.
  6. That sounds like a very wise move for a multiple of reasons. I think this is your best option.
  7. I bought a Primare Integrated many years ago and thought it sounded a bit flat and lifeless. I agree it did look really good though. Could be they work in some system combos and not others. Same with a GD dac I tried.
  8. Here is some of the times I checked the meter. Seems it may line up a bit with what I hear, so could possibly be related. Then it could be something else too but seems to correlate. Could also mean mornings/evenings are better with less EMI on the line? Need more data points.
  9. With that budget I would try out the combo of a Chord Qutest with the Chord M Scaler.
  10. Not sure exactly what you mean. I plug into the powerpoint on the wall, it is a 4 gang. the meter reads 930 right now. The balanced power supply is plugged into that same powerpoint on the wall in one of the other ports. Plugging meter into the output of the BPSU it currently reads 77 on the meter. If I turn on the 65" LCD the meter jumps to 400 still plugged in the BPSU. The wall remains the same with and without TV. The balanced supply has 3 outputs. 2 are used to different power boards that all my stereo gear is connected too and one is free.
  11. I thought there was also a advantage having a balanced transformer. Gets rid of more noise? https://www.tortech.com.au/custom-transformers/balanced-transformers/
  12. Just tried plugging into my balanced transformer. It is wired to drop the voltage a little too. Everything in my stereo runs from this but my Amplifier.
  13. Ordered one of these just now to see if changing cables makes any difference to the device. LINK This morning. House powerpoint 1750/240V (no radio station head this time) & Stereo powerpoint 780/247V
  14. Just got one of these today, thanks Ittaku. Quick plugin right now and it is 1400s to 1500s in one power point. Plus I can hear a radio station faintly in the background. Plan to try it out with my stereo system with the different times of day/night. Tuesdays seem to be the day for me, when my stereo sounds the best. Will be interesting to see if it relates to a lower number that day. ADDED: Here is my other powerpoint my Stereo comes off. I had a separate dedicated line put in to the room when I renovated the room. We have 3 phase coming into the house for the old 3 phase hot water systems, oven etc. Electrician put the room on a different phase to what the other power points in the house were wired too.
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