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  1. Holden to Close

    its very sad, but at least an honour having been the first car maker to be the last. hopefully not THE last. I have some hope.... we have the capability and the people. the sad part is our government with the lack of vision and support for the future of what this country could be ! for a country that now will have 3 idle plants that could have ideally been making low volumes that they are of electric cars ? why not ! instead of the billions they pump into roads and what not, why not a bit of it into maybe an electric car that would travel in it instead. one of our main problems has been that unlike a lot of other countries our car plants have been foreign owned. when you have someone wiht a home in another country and their interests else where why would you expect they'd ever have the best interests of this country at top off their minds. anyways, heres to hope in the future...
  2. How to handle multi Subwoofer setup

    one of the reasons I would be still suggesting a LFE channel be maintained. by all means make mains full range. but no need for them to be doing LFE for very reasons you mentioned. and I would be crossing the LFE channel at 80hz as well. the dedicated LFE channel which is there for most mixes tends to have info right upto 120hz however further up there is going to be no bother for most speakers to achieve
  3. Holden to Close

    https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/holdens-manufacturing-history-1856-2017-59620 people probably dont realise how far back holden's history go its 2nd oldest behind peugeot. as a brand actually making anything will soon be gone. with just badge engineering and design etc from here on very much just a gm brand .... impact on SA - adelaide is a bit hard to comprehend !
  4. FS: JVC X9500 Projector

    @seanoo please use this thread, I've unmarked as sold and update as you see the need, rather than starting a new one. noe we dont allow relists before 30 days.
  5. Cooling setup for AVR

    I remember this story cav posted of a cat that liked sleeping on amps... this can be worse than dust ! http://www.carltonaudiovisual.com.au/news/amp_cat/ I made sure my elektra is 12V triggers... so when not using its stone cold and cat doesnt seek it out
  6. might need recapping quite possibly at 37 years old caps either close to shot or dried out ? headphone out usually pretty crappy on most lap tops. ok for ear buds or some powered speakers or something but likely not delivering the best analog stages on laptops usually pretty carp as on most pcs. as is typical its not usually the dac built in .. but power supplies and analog stage that is usually the let down with most things... so yes a dac(which usually include a better analog stage) will improve. but keep in mind the vintage of the nad receiver....
  7. Cooling setup for AVR

    What dont like about the boxed units is the box will actually block all top vent grills on what ever unit trying to cool. You basically move from natural convection to 100% forced cooling. Is this needed ? maybe in a sealed rack unit or something. But in entertainment racks I've used use one to two fans plonked on top to assist natural convection seems to be more than enough
  8. recommend atmos ceiling speakers

    just standard 5.1.2 as per above was what i was suggesting, boxed so they actually have an enclosure, rather than same sound coming out one side fills the ceiling space the other travelling through the house. also so the rear of speaker is boxed in rather than creepy crawlies etc entering making their home , dust dirt etc if can box in yourself with some lining material all the better
  9. recommend atmos ceiling speakers

    wouldn't bother with angled speakers personally as you'll achieve pretty well, well within the required angles in positioning firing likely just straight down at you not 5.1.4 as have back to the wall. and doesnt really leave any room for mounting rear heights as such ps only thing id say those jamo dont have back boxes. I think they are really worth it. either buying speakers with them or buying / making your own back boxes
  10. recommend atmos ceiling speakers

    ah kuky, I forget you are in the EU jamo would be fine. do they come with back boxes ? yes no 6 is the front height positions. note the angles are just to do with positioning in front of couch . you are however going to be a 5.1.2 setup so https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/dolby-atmos-speaker-setup/5-1-2-setups.html as the suggestion says "The angles shown in all diagrams represent the ideal placement range relative to your listening position. " so nothing to do with angling speakers or anything like that. with 5.1.2 setup given the likely narrow angle even if were firing directly down is going to be just fine you'll find many in ceiling with adjustable tweeter angle and can always adjust those a tad if feel necessary. note the more in-depth dolby installation guidelines.
  11. recommend atmos ceiling speakers

    kuky re brand what is rest of your speaker set ? if its jamo just buy the jamo in ceiling. most brands sell in ceiling speakers these days I see no real reason to go off brand re atmos and your setup with your couch to the wall I reckon you could still get a couple of atmos speakers in front of the main listening post and probably lined up with the couch even if means a bit skew if with the mains. with on board calibration what what ever avr you are running it will all likely still work in well re angled or straight firing isn't a bit issue. stay within the atmos spec for angle and even if down firing it will work well
  12. The joys of being an old SLK driver

    a cousin of ours had a silver SLK same vintage. she was quite distraught it had to go after being drowned in some floods melbourne had a while back. she so wanted it to be resuscitated ! but insurance company was adamant it was right off. once drowned thats it apparently ! so if you have a SLK dont drown it !
  13. I went x7000 and its new light engine with better grid polarisers for better contrast etc could be attributable to a few things but. i found the upgrade x35 to x7000 VERY worthwhile and thats even with the x35 doing very good things in 1080p as i mentioned its good chance for first time we are actually seeing 2k at the very least. for others its 3-3.5k at best ! then there are other aspects UHD such as HDR and WCG. all to good benefit. and i say this now enjoying for quite some time a couple of years this series of jvc. @Kazz went x35 to x5000 as well so maybe worth checking in what thoughts were in the move
  14. Blade Runner 2049

    hey hydrology, am not sure what post you feel deleted by a moderator. because looking back on this thread, there isn't one or anything I can see thats been deleted (or why?) getting back to object of your discussion i tend to visit a range of cinemas from little small scale upto the crown complex with its massive krix setup ,even sat in THE appointed sweet spot. but no am doing better in my humble home theatre. and it isnt in my opinion that much harder to achieve better in the home. theres a few reasons for this. we can achieve some pretty impressive stuff with projection in the home. and am sitting here with immersion to THX spec. On audio front we can achieve quite an awesome enveloping experience in the home likes of which very difficult to achieve in a commercial theatre given the huge audience the experience needs to cover. and then there is bass. commercial theatres typically tend to hive off below 40hz because it is difficult to control leakage to adjoining theatres let alone adjoining businesses also difficult to energise such a large space that low,. commercial theatres are definitely getting better but its still easy to do better in the home. thats not to say we down still for outings and social experience not still go watch movies. And we have seen a few movies of late both in the commercial theatres and home and home is in the lead. an exception is imax. i am not trying to recreate an imax experience nor would i be able to replicate its scale, however there are few and far between imax movies I tend to watch in anycase. I am quite happy if you disagree. am not here to convince you. neither am i to really drag this off thread off topic. take it to pm with me if feel want to pursue...
  15. How to handle multi Subwoofer setup

    Have you measured them inroom ? With a quoted 29hz if legit in room should easily be 20hz or lower so worth measuring. But also will mean more effort in integration placement of sub is supreme importance again here if have measured where work best will have your answer