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    Derek

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  1. Item: Tivoli Audio model 2 in white and silver. This consists of 2 speakers that can be attached by a supplied cable. Location: Melbourne Inner East Price: $120 Item Condition: Good condition. I used this for a while before purchasing a component size Tuner with FM/Internet Radio/DAB Reason for selling: Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Bought second hand a year back, comes with the original box. This version allows you to connect the supplied second speaker to achieve stereo FM sound. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  2. Item: Blackened Welded Steel stands sized for speakers around JBL4429 and JBL4425 Location: Melbourne Inner East Price: $220 Item Condition:Excellent. Note: I kept the dark brown felt pads i was using between steel and stand in photos, these can be removed without any surface damage to stands Reason for selling: Sold JBL 4429 speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: black texture powder coated speaker stands with no marks dimensions as follows Tilt: 5 deg upward towards front height at front 8inches (20.32cm) top platform dimensions 15.5 inches wide by 12 inches deep (38.1cm by 30.48cm) top inner dimensions 34.4cm and the back to front is 28.3cm (note smaller speakers will likely fall through bottom platform dimensions 15.5 inches wide by 14 inches deep (38.1cm by 30.48cm) Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: 2 x REL T9i (White) includes original boxes and REL cables Location:Melbourne Inner East Price: Sold Item Condition: Near Mint Reason for selling: changed my main speakers and moving to a DEQX based setup Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: offering these up for sale as my new music speakers go lower than the previous JBL 4429. I did consider keeping these but it would require purchasing a second slave DEQX device to incorporate these in the system (the DEQX 5 only has 6 channels). These were used as a pair for music, not sound effects. Happy to sell as a pair or separately, but would give preference to local pickup or drop off and if someone would like the pair. I found the REL very easy to tune in by moving the level and crossover frequency up until the sweet spot is found. I personally like the look of these in white but understand that black may be more popular. I found with a lighter carpet or wooden boards these disappear into the room corners more than the black version. REL T9i 300W - The series flagship The T/9i represents the most of T/i that REL can deliver, and if sheer output alone is a primary requirement for your theater or music system then read no further. The combination of a lightweight, composite 10” driver coupled to a matching 10" T/i passive delivers speed, slam and attack when called upon but also is capable of tracing more delicate passages when necessary. Large in sonic scale, the T/9i is ideal for mating up with floor standing speakers and rooms that are on the medium-to-large size. Powerful, concussive, yet beautiful. Features - Closed Box, Active & Passive Drivers - 10" Active Driver & 10" Passive Radiator - 300 Watt Class AB Power Amplifier - Hi-Level, Lo Level & .1 LFE Inputs - 28Hz at -6dB in-room frequency response Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  4. They do state that some “disagree” with Premise that CD and other digital lossless are equivalent to vinyl. To be fair this argument isn’t event settled on stereo net. I am sure someone who has invested in say a Chord Dave DAC would say many of their recordings sound as good as all but the best vinyl setups. And this doesn’t even get into the argument about shitty quality new vinyl releases Personally I stream lossless Music and play lots vinyl, and my preference is vinyl in most cases. But are we the Outliers? The physical medium of records for me definitely trumps the look and feel of a CD, including such things as size of font and cover art etc on top of the sound quality. edit: one point that the authors probably miss is a small upturn in trade of second hand CD’s as it is a good compromise medium now that vinyl is going for some stupid prices. CDS can be had very cheap and likewise CD players are cheap second hand. CDs can also be ripped and onsold again
  5. The key paragraphs below are attached below for those that are not interested in the details from alternet.org article or the original source article that is more academic and entitled "Innovations and technological comebacks" https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167811617300800 https://www.alternet.org/2019/10/heres-whats-behind-the-comeback-of-vinyl-and-printed-photos/ In 1998, vinyl represented only 0.7% of the total music industry revenues. Why did consumers start to abandon vinyl and cassettes? Because compact discs are more resistant to scratches. Because they are simply more practical, easier to store, and easier to switch to the song you want to listen to. Because compact discs were sold to them as of superior sound quality: they can in theory emulate the sound of vinyl to a sampling rate indistinguishable from the original to the human ear while being able to reproduce more extreme frequencies (purists disagree). ........ Three decades later, digital music has replaced compact discs. In the US, the streaming industry accounts for 80% of music industry revenues. Looking back at the criteria that made the vinyl obsolete, the current streaming technology outperforms compact discs in every dimension: high sound quality and no scratches or storage problems. The only characteristic on which the compact disc can compete is its physical presence – some people want to possess an object they can touch and display in their home. But on this dimension, it seems vinyl is doing much better than compact discs. Hence, people attracted by the object are more likely to buy a vinyl to complement their digital consumption.
  6. Was after Bobby Hutcherson and Mal Waldron, but seems was beaten on that one.
  7. I have to listen to that, the live release time was inconvenient (0430 am). matching videos or footage to the songs? i have downloaded the lossless album on Qobuz and will try to listen to that as well.
  8. Yep, Netflix Released in last week or so if you are not a Japanese Anime fan it may not be for you.
  9. Some old but great Dub almost any Lee Scratch Perry and Burning Spear (Marcus Garvey/Garvey’s Ghost). The vocal and the dub version work wonders. It’s 2 albums with Garvey’s Ghost as the Dub version and for some 80s style dub. Some of The On-u catalogue has been rereleased on vinyl. Dub Syndicate, Adrian Sherwood etc
  10. Sturgill Simpson’s new album is Definitely not Country Or alt-country except for maybe 1-2 tracks. it will definitely turn some off him, whilst it will attract new fans. Some of the effects are definitely from the Jack White analogue style of reverb and mixing. If you have Netflix you can listen to the whole album, paired with some amazing Japanese anime (if you don’t like the Anime you probably won’t like the album either). some cranking guitar and a Few quieter tracks. my favourites are “Ronin” and “Mercury in retrograde” I haven’t listened to the album without the visuals, so that will probably change my perception.
  11. Anyone watched the new Anime special for Sturgill Simpson’s new album “Sound and Fury”? the animation is interesting interrelated Segments, but each done by different Japanese animators with different styling. Wow it is timed so well to the music. Excellent pairing even if you don’t like the album as just music. if you make to the end there is one more segment after the credits.
  12. I have Kayo and have been using 200M connection whilst here in China, but I need to go through a VPN (ExpressVPN). ExpressVPN is great can watch Netflix, amazon, and Kayo streaming. I have been able to watch much of the rugby World Cup. Occasionally it locks up and I need to restart but mostly can get through a game without incident.
  13. @rodders3 what did you upgrade to? I have the Kirmuss and it is great value for the price, and 2nd hand is even better value GLWTS
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