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  1. Some interesting gear for those near Williamstown VIC. JBL, Tannoy, nice old Pioneer valve receiver, Fostex, horns etc. https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/oz038/m.html?item=293083878904
  2. Item: Samson Servo 200 Power Amplifier Location: Surfcoast VIC Price: $75 Item Condition: Good Reason for selling: Excess to requirements Payment Method: Pickup - Cash Extra Info: Amp works well, very slight crackle as one attenuator passes an indent when turned. Speaker protection relay has been upgraded to NTE brand. Some marks and scratches on case, slight bend on rear frame protrusion. Pictures:
  3. I think bigger fullrange drivers that are more directional might work better in this application. You want to beam it up and have that beam reflect from the ceiling. That said, I think you'll achieve some lobing with multiple drivers, but I'm not sure to what effect in that arrangement.
  4. The value of the amp makes it not worth the cost/time involved. I'll hang on to it or sell it as a DIY project for someone else to wire up. Cheers :-)
  5. I actually never used one as the SMPS is supposedly Class 2 compliant if the minimum clearances are observed. It was used rarely enough and only by myself that I deemed it an acceptable risk at the time. In hindsight that might have been poor judgement on my part and an overestimation of my design abilities.
  6. This is a great point and something I was just thinking about. I feel that's probably the most important thing. I don't have issues with using double insulated gear - it's pretty common (and my efforts are probably a lot safer than much of the cheap non approved imported 240v stuff available now - like the hoverboards), but I'd never forgive myself if something went wrong. I've decided that I will either keep it or let the next person make the choice. Cheers for the input.
  7. Cheers, will err on the side of caution I think and either keep it or sell it as a kit of parts.
  8. Just after some thoughts. I'm considering selling my DIY Hypex UCD180 amp, which I've built roughly to Class II clearances etc. and left un-earthed to avoid ground loops. If I sell it with full disclosure of "DIYness" and the mains wiring, am I liable if something goes wrong? Am I better off removing the IEC connector and letting the purchaser take care of making sure they are happy with it safety-wise? Cheers!
  9. You can buy from their retail site https://www.wagneronline.com.au/peerless-1-headphone-driver-diaphragm/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/hpd-40n16-76691/994238/pd/
  10. Great to hear you've made this discovery. I'm currently getting a lot of joy out of an old $30 set of Boston bookshelf speakers thanks to some Martini XHD panels.
  11. I wondered that too. A bit of discussion around it on the MiniDSP forums https://www.minidsp.com/forum/dirac-series-support/13793-dirac-live-2018-2-0-minidsp-support?limitstart=0
  12. Thought this might be of interest to Dirac users https://www.dirac.com/news/2017/12/7/dirac-research-to-introduce-the-next-generation-of-its-acclaimed-dirac-live-platform-at-ces-2018
  13. Had one of these for a few years. Really nice bit of gear. Had plenty of power and the tuner sounded lovely.
  14. A speaker that I personally found impressive in regards to clean punchy bottom end was the B&W 802d. Also check out the Kii Audio Three - I have heard that it is quite an impressive system. Good to see a few people mentioning the importance of the room - personally I think outright SPL ability only impresses initially - clean bass from a well designed room is what will deliver satisfying long term listening. The average living room sounds pretty awful and is often to blame when a system fails to impress. So in my opinion, well planned out acoustic treatment is where you might want to consider spending a considerable amount of your money if you want nice clean punchy bottom end. Powerful amps and easily good enough source components don't have to cost that much at all.
  15. This lot of reel to reel machines, tapes, amps, turntables, digital recorders and other gear is going for $1k. Located in Geelong. Seems like a good deal if you can store it all. He's selling it as a job lot only though. (I'm not associated with the seller in any way, just saw it on FB). https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/176619299598393
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