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  1. Hey guys, I recently acquired a projector and a motorised screen. Most of the movies I watch are 2.35 or 2.4 format but the screen is 16:9. I would like to change the shape of the screen so the borders match the movies I watch. There is roughly a 2inch black border around the white screen. I was thinking of painting the top border of the screen lower with black paint to change the shape. Has anyone had experience with this? If so what is the best paint to use? Cheers, Dean
  2. I'll take the cable with it if it falls through thanks!
  3. I'll Take it if available still!
  4. Hi dmcl, I have the JB Hifi version of this, the 'debut classic'. It's great but I could always do with a few upgrades. If you ever consider selling the acrylic platter, I will take it. Best of luck!
  5. Hi Technique I would like to buy these thanks
  6. Thanks guys, that sounds great. Yes I am fairly certain the turntable is the weakest link at the moment as everything else is upgraded. I'll keep an eye out on the forums for some for sale. https://www.gumtree.com/p/record-players-turntables/philips-ak-591-semi-automatic-belt-drive-turntable./1193387885 This is the turntable I am currently using. I was fairly sure a good Rega will be much better than this, but just wanted to check others have had good experiences when upgrading from these quality of turntables to much better ones. Thanks again everyone for your input!
  7. Thanks for the advice guys. I'll take some time to do some more listening. I cant imagine upgrading my amp in the near future as I made sure I got the best one I could at the time and it does an amazing job. Perhaps a dedicated phono stage though if it will be better than the inbuilt Denon one. When I upgrade, I generally try to do it only once for each component so I can avoid more 'upgradeitis'. I know there are better more expensive turntables out there but the intent is to make an affordable upgrade that will make a noticeable improvement to the sound quality of vinyls if that is possible. Whether this is by upgrading the turntable first, or a phono stage, I'm not sure. I don't think the cartridge can be upgraded on the turntable I have. I don't think it was ever intended to be a 'Hifi' one. There is also no anti-skid or other adjustments (Not sure if that improves things either). Im not really one to spend lots on upgrades that I can't notice or don't fully understand why it's better. For example when I went from my worn out Sony speakers to my Aperion Grand Verus Towers, the upgrade in sound quality was obviously amazing. However when I was at a demo in a Hifi store, I was shown the difference between standard speaker cables and $1500 cables in a blind test, I actually couldn't which was which. Not saying there wasn't a difference, but I just couldn't notice it. So if an eventual turntable upgrade will give me a noticeable improvement then I will be very keen for it, however if it will be more like my speaker cable analogy then perhaps not. I haven't had a look at the p7 either. I'll check it out. Thanks for your time guys.
  8. Thanks for the reply. I generally love electronic music but found that trumpet sounds the best on it so far. I have a Pentatonix album on the way so I'm keen to hear that too. You don't have to tell me about upgradeitis haha. This is the main reason for the question as I have what I think is a $50 turntable feeding into a flagship receiver and very high quality speakers. I'm wondering how much of a 'bottleneck' the current turntable actually is in my system.
  9. Hi guys, I am very new to vinyl so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I have a fairly solid music system at home and I got my first turntable only 4 days ago from my grandfather. I am running it into the phono input on my Denon-X7200W receiver. It's a fully automatic Phillips AK 591 (I think they are pretty average/cheap). I have played some old records as well as a brand new David Guetta album and I think it sounds great! I am looking at the new Rega planar 3 and I am wondering if I spend $1300 or so on a good player like this, how much real improvement to the sound quality can I expect compared to a cheap player such as the Phillips I have. If so, how will the sound improve? Will it be more detailed, smoother, better imaging or soundstage? Thanks for your help!
  10. Thanks Hugh, that is a good idea. I was hoping to find someone with these speakers already so I could hear what they sound like. I really haven't heard too many good quality speakers, I have been basing most of my information from reviews. I just know that I want something that sounds natural and lifelike. Something that sounds like the performer is actually in the room and gives you goosebumps when playing. I did consider maggies but I still want them to be dynamic enough for movies and the occasional reference level demo. The pendragons seemed to fit this criteria well. I agree with you on the relationship between the source components / amp / speakers, however in my case, speakers will be the biggest improvement on quality. This is because my SSU-290's are on their last legs! All off the original bass drivers were perished, 3 of them have been replaced, 1 is held together with sticky tape. Both midrange drivers are almost perished and one makes a horrible noise when around 500hz. But after upgrading to a demon X7200w and dual Emotiva mono blocks, and some careful tweaking, they still sound great to me! I can't wait to hear what actual good speakers sound like!
  11. Thanks for the replies guys. No I haven't heard of the Osbourn line of speakers. I'm pretty new to the stereo game. I was actually set on getting some Aperion grand verus towers but after reading reviews of the Pendragons, they appear to be in different leagues. Yes I was expecting about $3500-4000 by the time I get them here. The import duty charges will be the big gamble. I don't know how many extra hidden costs they will sting me with.
  12. Hi guys, I am looking to upgrade my front floorstanding speakers that I use for 2ch music / HT. I am currently using old sony SSU-290's and most of the drivers are torn / worn out. I have seen some amazing reviews on the Tekton Pendragon speakers. Unfortunately they are only sold from the US so I am unable to audition them before buying. Does anyone on here use these speakers? It would be great to hear what they sound like before committing to a (not inexpensive) purchase. Thanks!!
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