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  1. Hello fellow Audio Peeps! A friend has a AV: Yammie RX-V2065, Speakers: Dali (All Series 1) Icon 7 Mains, Dali Vocal 2 Centre and Dali Icon 2 Rears. Looking also at Bluray: Oppo or Arcam. He mainly watches and listens to Bluray Concerts: Kiss, Iron Maiden, Stones etc. and Likes to listen LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean Very Very LOUD!!!!!!!!! He was looking at ARCAM, ANTHEM MCA30 etc. Budget for the PowerAmp is <$2000 Any advice would be appreciated. Happy Regards, Ron-Sound
  2. Item: Emotiva XDA-1 DAC Location: Adelaide Price: $110 Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: Need Funds! Payment Method: Pickup SA - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Interstate EXTRA Cost with Aust Post. Extra Info: Plenty of info online. Pictures:
  3. Hello All, Looking at Music Creation as a Hobby. Any advice on brands, etc. They do not need to be loud! Will be sitting Near-Field. Happy Regards, Ron-Creations!
  4. Item: Quasimodo 40 watts @ 8 Ohms (4 Inputs and 1 Output) Location: Adelaide Price: $500 Regret Sale Item Condition: Perfect Reason for selling: Need the Funds Payment Method: Pickup SA - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. For Interstate Buyers I would use "Pack N Send" ONLY. Extra Info: Love the sound of this Amp, BUT I need funds, so I have to move the amp on! My Quasimodo is rated at 40w @ 8 ohms. It has 4 Inputs and 1 Output (Subwoofer for example). I did find the amp sounded more dynamic than my 110w @ 8 ohms rated Marantz AV amp in Stereo! I have noticed that prices have gone up with the popularity of the Quasimodo. 40w version like mine now costs nearly $995. The Quasimodo amplifier is the result of some 15 years of development to make a stereo amplifier that sounds as musically enjoyable as possible. With no circuit boards whatsoever, all the components are hard- wired on tag strips, which really does help the sonics! The 40 watt model, for instance, is rated at 40 watts per channel into 8 ohms and around 70 into 4. There are also 25 watt and 80 watt models. They have been" voiced" to closely emulate that of a good valve amp. This has been done by ensuring that any distortion artefacts are primarily even - order, with 2nd order dominating, followed by a very tiny amount of 3rd, after which 4th order is higher in level than the 3rd- and so on in gradually reducing order. According to the SPICE program, the distortion at normal levels is about 0.063% with the "nice" sounding 2nd order artefact dominating- just like a good valve amp! A transistor amp that has been designed with a perfectly symmetrical circuit configuration will ALWAYS generate primarily odd order distortion artefacts and will sound, well, "transistor- ey" The Quasimodo deliberately uses a somewhat asymmetrical transistor / mosfet output stage to ensure that any small distortion artefacts are going to be the harmonious even order types. Subjectively, an amp that has a distortion figure of say, 0.5% 2nd order dominant , will always sound far more "musical" than one rated at 0.03% 5th order dominant! 5th order distortion is subjectively quite nasty sounding, so it is good practice, I have found, to ensure that even order dominates, thus "masking out" the nasties! The Quasimodo amp is inherently safe, and even in the highly unlikely event of an output stage failure, no harm can be done to your precious speakers! I personally found the amp to be very dynamic, "valve-like" midrange, clean highs, more extended bass, and great overall detail! Happy Regards, Ron Pictures:
  5. I was at my local Harvey Norman store today looking for Blenders with the Wifi (the Wife!). Saw this TV and ask a passing Sales Person, "Is this the latest and greatest in TV technology?" He just laughed and replied, "But its not 3D!" How far we have come in TV tech!
  6. If the room is Rectangular, then check out this PDF for Speaker Placement First. I found positioning my Main speakers using the info has made a big improvement, then following up with Room Treatment (Secondary) roomsetup.pdf
  7. Hello Audio World! Finish combining Music Room into Lounge Room to create one HT/Music Room. I have Polyester Panels for Room Treatments: 6 x (600mm x 1200mm x 100mm) 1 x (1.2m x 1.2m x 100mm) 9 x (300mm x 1200mm x 50mm) I have setup Main Speakers with the Golden Rectangles, 1.618 from the side walls x 1 from the rear wall, create diagonal lines for speaker placement in a horizontal room. Played around with Sub Placement. Can NOT hang panels on walls, as We are Renting. So panels will sit on Easels against the walls. The question is where would be the best placement for these panels I have available? Kind Regards, Ron-Sound-IT
  8. "Have you tried turning the computer off and on again!"
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