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  1. sakabatou

    Recommended upgrade?

    I agree with this - I had basically the same set up as you, as I didn't have room for a proper centre in the old house. I went from DC-6cc to DC-X63cc and the impact is significant - one of the factors being that is is a true 3-way, as opposed to the 2-way GenIV mk2. I was driving the DC-6cc +6dB from memory, and I think ended up at -1dB on the DC-X63cc to maintain balance across the front stage. I wasn't truly prepared for how enormous the cabinet is, though. I did also upgrade from an old Denon to the Anthem MRX-720, which was also very worthwhile.
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    electric cars

    Partially because I live in a state that has no onground presence, and therefore perceive that the aftersales service can’t be used as much as a justification to pad the price. But, I also agree that the premium paid in Australia for the other “luxury” brands is outrageous already.
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    electric cars

    Tesla just gave a big “up yours” to current owners, but at least pricing is becoming more realistic https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/breaking-massive-price-cuts-for-tesla-model-s-and-model-x-117249/
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    Speaker coupling & isolation

    I'm no expert, but I did see a video from Dynaudio that addresses this issue. They suggested all or nothing - that is, all isolation or all coupling
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    SOLD: FS: 4 x 425W/ch power amplifier $500!

    It looks like the spaces allocated for balanced input have extra RCAs in there - I'm guessing that they are the extra 2 channels you're missing
  6. If the parental controls are enabled, a triple tap on the home button of an ipad will allow you to lock it into a single screen
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    Qobuz. Is it better than Tidal?

    I did (am doing) their free trial. In general the selection of non-American music in general seems broader, but the most noticeable difference is that the number of hi-res tracks far outstrips the MQA availability on Tidal. Most tracks are still Redbook though does it sound better? sometimes...
  8. Speak of the devil but you would need a BNC to RCA adapter or cable
  9. Something like this : https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/collections/schiit-audio/products/schiit-audio-eitr-usb-to-spdif-converter will allow you to use the USB on any of your macs and convert it to spdif/coax which you can then feed to your existing dac. Other options from other brands with the same functionality come up in the classifieds all the time. Having said that, for the money, you could buy any number of recent chinese dacs with excellent measurements instead
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    New Cables from LenehanAudio

  11. Solid looking stands (Soundstyle) for next to nothing ($100) in the south of Adelaide https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-details.html?adId=1206903833
  12. Unfortunately, even though they are on massive discount in the US, they seem to be still full price here.