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  1. CamSemp

    Sansui HiFi

    Can anyone recommend someone that knows their way around the insides of Sansui's in Tasmania? Thinking of getting someone to do a refurb job on the au7900 and it would be good to avoid shipping if possible. ta
  2. Yeah, I swapped from a CC Audio to a RPi running PiCorePlayer as a single box solution (LMS and Squeezelite on the single box). Mainly because of the crappy support for casting in the Tidal app. The combination of the RPi and iPeng as a phone interface app is much more stable and reliable. Downside is that the user interface of iPeng is sliiightly more clunky than the Tidal app. However, I'm also enjoying the extra flexibility of being able to try USB DAC's, or other DAC hats. Plus now being able to play from FLAC on a usb stick or via a network mount.
  3. CamSemp

    Sansui HiFi

    Picked up this beauty last night. My first Sansui. Seems in good condition overall. What a beautiful machine.
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Haha ok. Passive crossover. I've stuck with the Kairos kit design in all aspects as this is my first ever speaker build. Kairos Kit: https://meniscusaudio.com/product/kairos-pair/ White Paper PDF: http://meniscus.lightningbasehosted.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Kairos-Write-up.pdf Woofer: https://meniscusaudio.com/product/kairos-woofer-module-full-kit-pair/ White Paper PDF: http://meniscus.lightningbasehosted.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/The-Kairos-and-Continuum-Three-Way-Writeup.pdf This whole project/speaker upgrade pretty much started because I wanted something in a nice real timber veneer finish. Inspired by finishes like those from Harbeth. High praise thankyou but I definitely wouldn't say mastered. Patience to a point I think haha. I was pretty over it by the end and there will be a gap before I work up the motivation to finish the woofers. I think the real test will be to see how it holds up over time too.
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    I suppose they do a bit with the two distinct cabinets and some angles. I just followed the Kairos design as specified by Jeff Bagby. Thanks very much. Lots of hours to get them to this point! Thanks. Luckily the two small nicks in the driver recess edges can't be easily seen in the images above. But yes, overall I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I ended up trimming the veneer by hand with a snap off knife as close as I could, then finish off with sand paper. Crossovers are done thanks. ta
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Finished off the 2-way half of the Kairos over the Christmas break.
  7. CamSemp

    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Beautiful Jon! They came out so nice.
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Thanks Jon. Can't wait to see yours! Not quite sure I understand what you're saying with the grain direction? Do you mean having the grain on the sides running at the same angle parallel to the front baffle?
  9. Ta. Seems a bit wierd that a reset procedure can help an amplifier. I guess the momentary switches are potentially all going through a microcontroller so that their states can be saved during a power cycle. And so that the same buttons can be multifunction for setting a few settings via hidden menus. Which in turn leaves it open for software bugs... It has been running well for the last couple of days since the reset.
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    Resonance vibration issues

    Haha, I came across these at Bunnings by accident on the weekend too. They've got a really nice weight to them hey. I got a couple of the bigger slabs to cut into two as spacers between my 2-ways and woofer boxes.
  11. Replying to myself here. I noticed last night that pretty much all of the buttons had stopped responding nicely. Some would take 2, 3 or more presses to respond. Sometimes a long press seemed to get it to respond. Pretty bad. So I contacted the place I bought it from this morning and they got a recommendation from the distributor to try a factory reset procedure. It had been behaving itself so far this morning anyway (maybe heat or extended operation is a factor??), but I've done the reset now and will see how that goes.
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    Yeah the ply on the front of the woofers has a fairly nice face. However I've decided to make things hard for myself and I've got a roll of Silver Wattle veneer to apply to the whole lot. That said, I haven't actually done a cut diagram to see if I've got enough from one sheet to do it all. May do the baffles in black or something.
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    DIY audio: what are you building?

    My Kairos 3-way project is starting to take shape. Got the woofers up and running last night.
  14. Hi All. I'm having some isues with my Cambridge Audio CXA60 Amp (I think). I've had it since Jan this year and in general it has operated trouble free. However within the last month it has occasionally been turning off within about 5 seconds of turning it on. After pressing the power button it will appear to turn on, however before doing its final "click" it just turns off again. It seems to eventually come good and stay on after repeated attempts to turn it on. As a side note. It has always needed a couple of presses of the power button on the remote to seemingly get a response from the unit to turn it either on or off. Does any of this behaviour ring a bell for any other owners? I've tried ensuring that the power cable is plugged in fully when it has trouble turning on. Doesn't seem to help. ta
  15. CamSemp

    Amazing Cheap Desktop Speaker | Build Video

    Great video. Always interesting to see others construction techniques. Thanks