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  1. Yes, weight is really important in sports cars. Duh! That's how Porsche gets the performance--aluminium panels etc.
  2. For me, it all depends on what's missing from the music (or what's been added that you don't like). DACs (or other sources), amps, speakers, and rooms all subtract or add to the recorded signal in different ways. To oversimplify, lack of bass is much more likely to be room or speaker based rather than source based. Remember that once the recorded signal has been 'distorted' it's almost impossible to recover it. Try at home? Yes--absolutely wherever possible.
  3. I'm in favour of sending the donations to whomever takes nothing for themselves.
  4. I have no experience except with the stock version in my Boxster. The consensus on the 718 forum is that the Burmester is very good--much better than the Bose (as if that's surprising). Apparently it can be bettered with a custom system, but then there's very little that can't.
  5. I saw a clip from this on the Tube and thought it might be 'interesting'. I looked it up on Rotten Tomatoes. Very mediocre reviews--both professional and consumer--but one said it had a feel like it might be a cult movie down the track. So I thought "OK, I can always just leave it early and watch something else." It's about a phobic 'stoner' and his semi-hopeless girl friend; and then it turns into something else. Comedy, thriller, and ????. It's not great but I found it to be a lot of fun. Careful, it has some gory violence. Boy, sometimes I have weird tastes.😁
  6. Yup--this. I have had great service from Internode for years. BTW--tell Telstra you want your money back because of their failure to deliver.
  7. I fired up the Kamado and did a slew of chicken thighs. I marinated them in green curry paste, pork rub, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Nostimini and coconut milk. Yum, and quite hot!
  8. Or the same range with one-sixth the weight and size? That would sure go a long way to decreasing the environmental impact of EVs gross vehicle weight.
  9. An 'un-upgraded' Linn is still an excellent t/t, but a service/adjustment would be a good idea.
  10. I've started using https://start.duckduckgo.com/ and seem to get almost the same results as Google without them tracking me or stealing my information.
  11. You can't patent an idea/concept, only the specific iteration of it. E.g.--while Apple really conceived the phone/music player, there are now many "copies" of the idea.
  12. Trevor has been nothing but outstanding with my ME equipment and (a long time ago) modifying/upgrading my Marantz CD63.
  13. I've used both dealers and independents. The independents have always been specialists in that particular brand or even the specific models (Mazda rotaries). Some dealers are great, some are useless. Ask around, and then use your own experience as a guide.
  14. Great work; and they should sound excellent when fully refurbished! I bought a new pair of these sometime around 1970 and they were indeed superb for the time, and probably still very good when in good (or refurbished) condition. They were my introduction to quality sound. I took them to NZ with me and when I left I was able to sell them for the same price I paid--free listening for seven years! Yes, the cabinets need to be sealed--these were one of the early acoustic suspension speakers (this construction was invented by the founders of AR) and the speakers depend on the sealing to provide the required suspension spring/damping. Without the cabinet the speaker suspension is very floppy. The lack of ports also makes them quite flexible in their placement. (I still prefer acoustic suspension speakers and find the SGR CX4F-2 delightful.) BTW the ones I had did not have any beading around the front--so I would say the grill cloth was replaced earlier too. Please keep us up to date on how it all goes. 😊
  15. Setting up an early Linn is basically quite simple. It's also fiddly and time consuming.😮 Ivor T was quite helpful when I wanted to do mine myself and kindly sent me a complete set-up manual, and the agent here was unable to improve what I'd done. Doing all nuts up TIGHT was a requirement to keep things stable.
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