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ELYAS last won the day on December 6 2014

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  1. Belated feedback here... I took my wife and we both had a great time. I loved CAV's room with the Yamaha system, enjoyed listening to horns for the first time, the SGR's were great obviously but I actually laughed out loud when I saw the price. In my opinion, Osborn's tall speakers (not sure if they were the Eclipse or Monument Towers) are probably the best speakers I've ever heard, at less than 10% of the price of some of the stuff on show. Maybe I just don't know my ears - I don't claim to be an audiophile after all, so I don't see the point in spending 1000% more to gain 1% (of course, that's just my opinion and personality and I totally understand and appreciate anyone who does and would never knock them for it - at all - on the contrary, I applaud their commitment). ...and that seemed to be the story of the day really. First of all we went around a did a quick demo to get a feel for each sound "signature". Then we went around to my favourites again and had a longer listen and yet we kept going back to the Osborn room. At one stage I burst out laughing when Greg was auditioning some old classical piece (that I should know the name of but don't) at decent volume and I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I burst out laughing in amazement. That we have a manufacturer of such incredible gear right here in our own backyard is a privilege though, and I can't wait to get a pair into my own home. If that's all I got out of the show, a definitive understanding of my end-game speaker (that one being realistically affordable to boot!!), then it was a very successful event and I'm so glad I went. I'm also wrapped the missus had a good time. We had to leave a little earlier than I wanted to be cause we got a surprise call from friends who'd just got engaged, so it was immediate party time lol... For the most part, everyone was very friendly and more than happy to answer questions and provide insights and advice without necessarily pitching a sales move on us. There was the Beyerdynamic dude on Saturday though, who wouldn't leave me to just audition the different options without interrupting me and trying to repeat his memorised spec sheet which was in front of me by each headphone anyway. As well as asking me what I did for a living and which headphone he recommends based on my lifestyle, AND how the DT1770 Pro's are only for "sound engineers" and wouldn't suit my tastes. That really F*#N P!$*ed me off to be blatantly honest. Without going on a full rant, I decided not to purchase them right there which I was quite tempted, purely based on him. Of course, big thank you to StereoNet and all event organisers. Looking forward to the next one. I can't remember what these white speakers were but they were very good.
  2. ELYAS

    Post some pics thread...

    a 3stop Neutral Density filter and a polarising filter, f11, ISO100 and around 5-6 sec exposure would create silky smooth water texture and a controlled sun, with the polariser killing all the white reflections off the water but keeping the colour. Magic.
  3. If you guys haven' yet checked out The Digital Blonde's new "NEON" - I highly suggest you do. He has brought back old school synth with an emotional vengeance. It's out on Spotify too. Give it a whirl, especially the 13 minute masterpiece, Camaro.
  4. @A J hi mate. I'd be interested in the Speedbox if you're willing to separate. That will drop the price of your turntable for someone looking for a great first deck and make it more accessible to a beginner who wouldn't need the speedbox to begin with anyway (I've been running the same TT without the speedbox for 3 years perfectly fine.)
  5. ELYAS

    Man in a van theatre system

    LOL wow, they even stung him a receiver...
  6. ELYAS

    Kicked in KEF LS 50's :(

    Why don't you try your luck with KEF direct? Send them an email, tell them that a few people on Stereo.net.au , a 150,000 member forum, suggested that KEF was fantastic to deal with and you thought you'd try and see if there might be something they could do. Who knows, the might just turn around and say send it in. That would be great PR.
  7. ELYAS

    I let go of Foxtel

    I trust you laughed and gently placed that bill in the bin?
  8. ELYAS

    FS: Yamaha NX-N500 Active Speakers

    Pictures didn't work.
  9. Great work mate. Tell me more about 'those monos' please! I'm having a little moment with Vincent at the moment and am planning on auditioning a pair or ST700's with their Sa-T7 pre. I think they look fantastic but worried about reviews possibly being a little over inflated due to their bang-for buck rather than actually being great. How did you find them?
  10. @08Boss302 , good stuff mate. Glad you're enjoying it. I wonder why manufacturers don't burn in their equipment prior to release so they sound as they should out of the box.
  11. All good guys. I've passed on the lot. I thought the Yamaha's and Technics could have been half decent for a second system but turns out it's all junk so, meh...
  12. These are the Technics
  13. Thanks mate. Thought the Yamaha's or the Technics might be of value. All junk you think?
  14. More photos Assuming the Yamaha's and Technics are half decent for a good price? I've just been told the floorstanders are a brand called USAudio? Never heard of it.
  15. As per the title, can you ID the floor standers on the left and the bookshelves in the middle?