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    Slow NBN

    Thanks Al. I'm hanging. Might even get inspired to try to call customer "service" again tonight to get the modem replaced - which I'm sure is the problem. The Optus tech who came out a few months ago said to me he wasn't sure why he was there - he said there's nothing he could do to help and that one customer had 3 faulty modems before they got one that was ok. In my case I don't think it's an nbn problem but an ISP problem. Sigh.....
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    Slow NBN

    I've had a non-working NBN service since Christmas. Sick the eye teeth of calling optus customer service. They keep telling me they have to book an Optus or NBN tech to come out and I have to be home - which I can't do as I work. I've had both techs out in the past and they've said there's no problem with the line. I've had 2 Optus nbn modems and both have problems. I don't want them to send me a third as they dispatch by courier only and as I can't wait home all day for a courier, makes it a PITA to get a modem. Last 2 I've had to deal with Toll to arrange pickup at a local depot on a weekend - far from convenient. So, my current modem doesn't connect at all. Optus say it's working and the faulty must be with the line - which it's not. So I'm using an old DSL modem which seems to work fine and have abandoned the NBN modem. I can't bring myself to call them again and have another argument and go round and round and around in circles....
  3. Any chance you have a lid/cover for it?
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    Great idea for a new thread. "Show us your pano!" Unfortunately my house, either side of my kit, is a bit too messy to be showing to world.
  5. They're both the same distance from the wall - optical illusion as the downlight above the right speaker is out and it's a bit darker over there. I'll give them a bit of extra toe in - thanks for the suggestion. I'll see how it goes. Can I ask - if you've got PM1s too, how do you maintain the rubberised coating on top? I just dust with a damp cloth but it's starting to feel a little tacky. I might send a note to B&W to ask for advice too. Speakers are never in direct sunlight.
  6. An update to my cabinetry. I've tossed the old tv unit and looking around for something new. Problem is I think my speakers are now a bit too far apart. Maybe my ears just need to get used to the new setup.
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    Best Band since 1990

    Can I add the 3rd best? - The Whitlams. Great Aussie band. Seen them a couple of times live and love their integration with SSO (and other orchestras) - rounds out their sound nicely.
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    Best Band since 1990

    Ben Folds Five - closely followed by Ben Folds solo efforts after the band disbanded. However, I'm a bit of a Ben Folds fanboi so it's not terribly surprising. 2nd place goes to Radiohead. Found them via OK Computer and Amnesiac when I was working in Brasil in early 2000's.
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    Rotel RA-12 as a pre-amp

    I have an RA12. How can I check this for you? ......hold on - does this help? I run pre-puts from the RA12 to a Rotel power amp. The volume control on the RA12 works to vary the volume through the power amp. I assume this means they are variable?
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    AV/HI Fi Rack Project

    Thanks - so this is your joiner - threaded rod under and countersunk M8 bolt on top?
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    AV/HI Fi Rack Project

    Looks great. What did you use to fix the threaded rods to the top panel?
  12. Delete - duplicate post
  13. ...and just what do you do for a job? My lunch locations are typically at my desk looking at a computer screen. Wanna swap jobs?
  14. Need? No [emoji51] Want? Sure. Do we really need half the stuff we buy?