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Benje

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  1. And the winner is .....? @Rockford
  2. Stump I have a very similar painting at home to the one you have on the right hand side...... A Bromley? Benje ps I don't think they are doing Soundwall upgrades yet. Mine are 12 years old now.
  3. Betty, no just the standard seats. Getting matt dark wheels though. It is my wife's car. She is the car lover (and the music freak). My C250 is pure white. The yellow is her idea - she liked the CLA from when I bought my C-series 4 years ago, and the CLA has just had the major refresh. Saw a yellow one on display and thought that was it - the other colours did nothing for her. Benje
  4. Betty If you were in Adelaide, you could borrow my PM-3. You mention pairing with an iphone. I also have an OPPO HA-2 Dac/Headphone-amp. It does high res, even DSD. I could load up a DSF file on my iphone (which does take up a lot of space, so it isn't really tht great an idea), use the Onkyo HF Player app on my iphone, connect the iphone to the dac with a lightining to USB-A connector, plug the headphones into the HA-2 and there you have it - DSD from the phone to the headphones. The HA-2 is about the same size as an iphone SE or iphone 6. Jin the tw
  5. @betty boop I have a pair of white OPPO PM-3 in very good condition. They aren't getting used but I haven't gotten around to listing them. If they sound the go, I'll send you some pics. Benje
  6. we have a CLA250 arriving in a week or two - bumblebee yellow!
  7. why do you want 10 kW? do you have a long-term contract from someone who is going to buy your output? or do you just want to be a PV generator, irrespective of the financial return? or do you propose to convert the vast majority of your output into batteries for your own use? if you are going down the battery route, have you worked out how expensive the battery will be and what the savings might be? Have you worked out how much battery you will need for your in-house use to avoid expensive prices? (electricity isn't always expensive, if you have chosen a
  8. I went and saw a fellow SNA'er yesterday, and had the Nuraloops in the car. So, we did a test with his ears - not a perfect test as the seal wasn't great and his 2 year-old daughter was singing at the same time. Anyway, the profile was fascinating. He isn't a young dad, so his hearing reflected his age. This was a very quick session, so don't read too much into this. His stereo system is genuinely hi-fi (well known to many here in SA and on SNA) and some here find the bass a little strong (I don't). So, I listened to my nuraloops with his profile and what do I hear
  9. I didn't realise you were a Muppet.....
  10. Hey @nadg63 you don't happen to play golf do you? OZgolf? Benje
  11. Item: DVD-A (Dual Disk) of Talking Heads album Little Creatures Price Range: $20-$50 Item Condition: Used Extra Info: Anyone in Adelaide have a copy of this? I have a friend who has all of the Talking Head's DVD-A except this album. Benje
  12. Edit - I see the OP was Dec 2016, so this info may be redundant for @Addicted to music I run 14 panels with micro inverters - 8 on a northern aspect sloped roof and 6 on a flat roof angled to the west at about 30 degrees . Adelaide. I could tell you the output on individual days in summer - on mild days and on extreme days. My monitoring system (Enphase Enlighten) tells me what every panel is doing/done. Small variations between each of the 8 and between each of the 6. Large variations between the 8 northern aspect and the 6 westerly aspect (west
  13. Further to my note above. Did a listening session with my wife, who loves music more than I do. She has always preferred more treble adjustment when she listens to music. Sounds thin to me. I listen to the nuraloops with her settings set for her ears, and there it is - the higher treble balance. Her ears are just different to mine. I am now starting to question whether I should care about the opinion of others on the quality of speakers. I still do, but now I appreciate how different what I hear is from what they may hear. Quality sound is qual
  14. Well, the first hour was frustrating. I am now in love. I haven't had anything like this before - others with more headphones and in-ears migh have, but not me. I am surprised at how comfortable they are, once you get them on and in your ear (not easy). I am fascinated by the social mode - so silent, then one tap and you are back in the conversation. I was really taken by the difference in sound using my brother-in-laws setting, then mine. We hear things somewhat similarly but oh so differently. Haven't used the microphone/call side of
  15. Marc I look forward to advising my experience next week when mine arrive. I really value honest feedback - it sounds like they could be quite specific to the customer. I wonder whether your hearing and adjustments are different to your wifes? (apart from the typical male deafness related to the higher frequencies of the wife's vocal chords ). All good to hear. My ears are 61 years old. They are not perfect.
  16. yes - tracking links via Australia Post. some reviews appearing on the internet. Positive.
  17. Apparently, my NuraLoops arrive next week. They were in Australia Post Chullora NSW this morning. Just got to get across the border into SA....... Looking forward to them arriving, and seeing what the experience of others has been when they arrive. Benje
  18. Yangarra just keeps surprising and delivering. Those Coates Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have me salivating - I need a trip down south soon. Had one planed for April 5, but COVID-19 destroyed that I'm having a Richard Hamilton 2017 Barbera at present - need more than one glass to judge it. I do like seeing how these wines go on day 2 though - good whites and reds last well, lessers ones are ok but a bit thin on day 2. Benje
  19. Pops if you have plantar fasciitis issues, keep a frozen water bottle in the freezer. Roll your feet on the frozen bottle first thing in the morning, and after a run. It will help, as long as the condition hasn't become chronic. Obviously, manage your distance, make sure your shoes aren't stuffed and make sure they suit your foot. As you no doubt know from painful experience, you can't run with chronic PF, nor will it improve from a mild state with too much running.
  20. I did 14 km this morning along the Torrens River Trail SSZ. And 13.5 km on Wednesday. Plus some hills last week and some grandstands this week. I am mixing some bike rides with running - none of it is quick but the fitness is returning and the waist line disappearing. A day running, Two days on the bike, repeat, then a day of for golf. Doesn't seem to be as bad for injuries as previous routines I have done which had more running involved. I am a lot slower than you - I aspire to do that in about 6:25 pace for 21.1 km in about 6 weeks time - social run, n
  21. I got the email too. I'm surprised that if there are 10,000 made that there hasn't been any distributed. I wonder whether the packaging, or the manuals, or some other bit hasn't been made. I hope some units get out to 'influencers' and 'reviewers' sooner rather than later. I am surprised that it will take 5 weeks to deliver what is being made out as stuff alraedy made. In 5 weeeks, they will make another 10,000 units, perhaps 14,000 units. That makes 20,000 plus units. Still, worse things are going on. Looking forward to a delivery before the one
  22. @Mendes are you sure you aren't from Adelaide? I find I like and may have had so many of your choices. Red, white and beer. Heavy wine and lighter styles. Benje
  23. I am very disappointed. I am reminded of that phrase 'only the good die young'. First Pioneer, now Panasonic. Hopefully my Panasonic OLED lasts well. Benje
  24. @The Bluesman I can't quite follow what you are trying to do. I power my speakers with a separate 5 channel power amp (anthem) using the RCA pre-outs. I use the 2 lesser amps in the MRX720 to power a couple of smaller rear/ceiling speakers. Are you planning on using two different sets of speakers - a stereo pair (via the separate power/integrated amp) and a theatre set (via the anthem amps).
  25. @The Bluesman the amps in the MRX720 cannot be reassigned to other channels. the better 5 amps are for the first 5 channels (L, C, R LS and RS). the lesser 2 amps can be assigned as rears or as atmos effects. Nothing wrong with running a stereo amp for your front two channels though, it just won't free up two channels (unless you shift the connections of the stereo amp to the 8 and 9 channel pre-out). Benje
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