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  1. https://music.pitchblack.co.nz/album/third-light new Pitch Black album flac download - sounding good so far!
  2. And of course it would need the audiophile hipster DJ accessory of the moment installed, a rotary DJ mixer! The spiritland one is overkill: https://www.monoandstereo.com/2018/02/the-spiritland-mixer.html but there are a bunch of others available, including Condesa Electronics from Adelaide... https://www.musictech.net/guides/buyers-guide/best-rotary-mixers-for-djs/ any bar playing music would have an obvious tradeoff with background noise (people chatting, drinks being served) vs audio levels, unless library/concert style "sssssshhh be quiet" rules were enforced, so the volume levels would have to be chosen to be Goldilocks levels to match.. and room treatments to stop the constant reflection audio mush I hear in lots of restaurants and bards now (or is that just my old worn out ears?) high end horn gear, especially the stuff using PA design concepts and parts ( as @davewantsmoore mentions constant directivity) might help for obvious reasons....
  3. The Phin .. not unusual in Thailand, where it is common in Morlam and Luktung (north eastern Thai country music). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phin Sometimes you see the Phin parts being played on electric guitars for obvious reasons...
  4. This is being sold as an incomplete project (I'm glad the seller makes this clear) , but I don't think I'm worthy to take on the mantle.. I'm quite interested in what has been deployed for the horns / waveguides.. looks like a bunnings plant pot? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pioneer-Jbl-Wharfedale-Horn-Speakers-15-bass-TAD-inspired-3-ways/293191045866
  5. great! I'm glad my documenting the stuff (and the collaboration and help from others on this forum and elsewhere) is being found useful years later.
  6. GREAT JOB!!! Love the repurposed speaker boxes..
  7. A TPA3255 would certainly use less power! Meanwell PSU seem to be the "easy choice" for most people doing straighforward builds with this amp.. no doubt you have already seen, but there is a fair bit of discussion about PSU selection for this amp chip on the diyaudio.com forum. Although I haven't used it, the TPA3255 is part of a family of chips of differing power levels but the same design - there is also the TPA3250 (70W) and some others..
  8. The TPA3255 module I'm using is this one: http://www.ti.com/tool/tpa3255evm Two minor fine tuning I would do now if were to re-make would be to use the following parts instead, these are better than what were available at the time, but just incremental improvements to the same idea: HF146 instead of HF144 - more even frequency response, but otherwise the same: https://faitalpro.com/en/products/HF_Drivers/product_details/index.php?id=502020173 miniDSP 2x4HD - higher output levels than the 2x4 (older model) so I wouldn't need the preamps, and optical in and remote control: https://www.minidsp.com/products/minidsp-in-a-box/minidsp-2x4-hd
  9. Hi, Although I have been quiet on the DIY audio front one recent thing I did do was assemble a TPA3255 amp module, it's great! I'm using it for my LF amp, driven with a 350W 48V Meanwell SMPS.. So I guesstimate this is about 140W per channel, though the module is capable of more. I am using the TI Evaluation module, which is a well built board with a lot of flexibility. I'm still using the 15W TDA7297 for HF amp, I think a TPA3255 at full power is overkill of the HF amp of an active system (at home volumes).
  10. agree, absolutely classic songs, but some very scratchy thin sounding recordings on the early albums. Another one Go-Betweens - Oceans Apart - later album from them which is great.. bits of it sound great as well, and bits of it don't, even mentioned in the wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceans_Apart
  11. https://www.astrangelyisolatedplace.com/asipv015-yagya-stormur https://astrangelyisolatedplace.bandcamp.com/album/stormur I posted in the other thread, but this is so good I decided to update this thread as well 🙂
  12. https://astrangelyisolatedplace.bandcamp.com/album/stormur New Yagya release... released on an ambient label, but from an artist more known for his dub techno sounds, this goes very minimal techno in a Robert Hood kind of vein. 10 tracks.. all of them 127 BPM.. bandcamp flac release still available, but it appears the CD and vinyl all sold out. The bandcamp FLAC files I purchase are just as real to me for listening as the flac files I rip from my CD collection!
  13. Item: BEHRINGER MS20 powered monitor speakers, more than 10 years old Location: Noble Park, Melbourne, Victoria Price: $60 Item Condition: OK for their age, working, no packaging. A few stickers and marks from removed stickers, laminate peeling slightly. Reason for selling: not used, taking up room Payment Method: Pickup ONLY - AUD Cash (OR BTC LTC 🙂 ) Extra Info: These were my PC speakers more than a decade ago, then I was using them as office speakers for background music. But for the last 4 years they have just been taking up room and gathering dust. They are OK, but nothing special, entry level stereo powered PC speakers or very low end studio monitors. I found them OK as PC speakers as they don't have the boomy "subwoofer" lots of them have, and quite a flexible range of input options with separate volume controls for the 2 inputs. They have a "test and tag" sticker on the side. Pictures:
  14. A DJ mix done at the Rainbow Serpent Festival 2019 chill stage - direct wav recording from the MIXXX DJ software. I was adjusting the levels slightly with two analogue controls outside of the software as well, so the volumes here aren't exactly what the crowd heard: Dub techno and slow minimal, with a splash of other stuff thrown in.. https://static.zog.net.au/rsf-2019-dj-zog-chill-set-mixxx-recording-2019-01-25_21h32m18s.flac
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