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  1. https://firstchoicecomms.com.au/product/velcro-25m-roll-19mm/ Cheapest way to buy velcro for wrapping cords - you can cut to any length required, rewrap as required. Fix to cabinets with screws etc. Can be purchased at many computer cable/electrician suppliers. @Sentient has a good project underway which may offer some ideas
  2. Yes, your hifi equipment looks like it has around a minimum of 10cm or so space from rear panel to rear edge of shelf, plenty of room to drill a large hole through the shelf. What we are after is similar to a hole through a desktop for computer leads however you will not require a Computer Desk grommet in this instance eg. https://www.bunnings.com.au/kia-ora-60mm-black-cable-duct_p4020173 (these are readily available in 50 or 60mm diameters or rectangular shaped). We just want the holes through each shelf vertically aligned preferably. You can then feed cables from top to bottom down through the holes and your leads will be safely and neatly captured with the holes rather than hanging out in the breeze. If you are not comfortable drilling the shelves go with option 1 using the velcro screwed to the rails at regular intervals to create you own neat vertical cable rail with leads secured within the velcro. If you intend to drill make sure you have a couple of practice runs on scrap wood of similar thickness well secured as the hole saw can grab and kickback prior to destructing you good shelves! Always remember to masking tape both sides greater than the circumference of the hole saw and partially drill through one side to start the large cut into the wood, then flip over and centre the saw drill arbor bit in your hole and continue the cut through to provide an non chipped, clean hole https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright-9-piece-bi-metal-holesaw-set_p6370857 there are many similar kits to this available at tool or hardware stores.
  3. https://firstchoicecomms.com.au/product/velcro-25m-roll-19mm/ (most useable cable management ever - better than cable ties) Option 1: You have lots of vertical rail available to use sections of around 2-3" (~75mm long) of velcro single wood screwed in the middle of each piece at around each shelf or second shelf (20-30cm or what suits best). This will provide an easy refastenable and repositionable solution to neatening up your signal cables. You can also attach to the shelfs as well for horizontal cable control. Option 2: I know you have completed the build but a great solution is to use a hole drill at around 50mm or so - big enough to pass mains plugs though and drill holes near each rear shelf corner allowing maybe 20-30mm from rear of shelf and 50-100mm from the sides. All holes in line vertically. You have enough room at the rear of each shelf. All cables can then be will be nicely contained within these holes. One side for signal cables and the other for power. (I would have suggested this earlier however you have just posted rear cable photos) If you intend to drill use painters masking tape on each side of the shelf and partially drill through each side to get a clean non chip cut though the masking tape before continuing the cut all the way through
  4. This might be a good option. https://www.storedj.com.au/art-pro-audio-dti-dual-transformer-isolator
  5. The quick fix would be to spray them black (or any other colour that suits). I think White Knight or Dulux produce a spray for kitchen laminates that also works well on plastics. RE: picture 1 - I also directly attach power boards (with screws/cable ties) to rear cabinetry. It helps to keep everything neat and off the floor and aids with cable management. Computer server cabinet power supply rails are available in 19" rack format that often can be made to fit cabinets are a good option
  6. Good to see a HiFi stack with a Graphic Equalizer, great job with the build although I think your middle remote in the top photo is ever so slightly to the right of the centre line!
  7. I have been using 4 X Buffalo DVSM-PC58UTV for a number of years (there may be an updated model) concurrently using Phile Audio on an iMac. I have found this to be the easiest solution. Have used iTunes, XLD, dbPoweramp, Max and others but finding Phile works very simply. I dual rip to Apple Lossless and AIFF. My rippling problems mostly are related to successfully getting the correct artwork. Very rarely have I had a ripping problem with errors.
  8. Hi Rangi, I had a look at the linked KEF manual and page 3 shows what appears to be the optimum speaker placement with distances from wall, between speakers and listening position. These do not appear to be suited as a NFM. Also the seller is selling as he has replaced them with something smaller for his PC speakers. I am using Adam F5 actives on IsoAccoustics stands via an external DAC. I find this combo not overwhelming in size next to an iMac, is very musical and non fatiguing and has a great soundstage and good bass. I use this for listening to music, YouTube etc, not for music production. I did consider the F7 series of actives (I think these are now the T7) and they are certainly a bit larger than the F5 but could work. The KEF Q1 looks larger again from your T7s Also remember the Adams have EQ adjustments to allow fine tuning to account for near to wall/corner placement. I do note that the T7 has a rear port compared to front port on the F5/7. I am not sure if this may cause issues. Other speaker I had listened to and thought were very good were from the EVE, Genelac and PreSonus range at similar sizes
  9. Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker https://www.jbhifi.com.au/ultimate-ears/ultimate-ears-boom-3-portable-bluetooth-speaker-ultraviolet-purple/336807/ My kids have had these for over three years (school & uni), waterproof floating, multiples can be synced together for party. Sounds great and good battery life and almost bullet proof.
  10. I am using a pair (for around 6 years now) with a Primare PRE32 & media board swapping with a PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium Pre (valve) for control. My sources are CD, Turntable via R32 Phono stage and Digital/DAC streaming all via the preamps. I think you have to spend more on Amp/Speaker/Cable to match active speakers like these. They look great (architectural fit out) and sound great (musical, great soundstage and non fatigueing)which is the goal for most speakers I would think. Connections from the Beolabs to the preamps is via a cable with DIN at the Beolab end to RCA or XLR at preamp. I cannot tell you what they are now worth but have owned mine from new and have no intention of replacing. I am not sure why you would have lip syncing issues with TV. You would clearly need amp pre-out connections on the TV or connect via a AVR Preamp or similar
  11. I think one of the problems with fans only blowing into cases rather than suction fans is that you are more likely to have issues with the compartment potentially becoming pressurised in spots and some areas will then have stagnant airflow with increased heating. I also think you can use lower rpm larger high volume quieter fans for suction whereas to achieve the same effect with blow fans you require higher rpms. Often a combination of fans are used now. It is very interesting when you look at iMacs for example, the design clearly looks minimalistic but I would not be surprised if an aerodynamic engineer or similar was involved in the design in order to maximise the internal cooling and this had an impact on the external design. Form follows function.
  12. https://www.quietpc.com/casefans On the website each link to a fan size provides noise data on each fan. I have previously modded a network switch that was very noisy by removing the multiple 40mm fans running at jet engine speeds and replacing with two 140mm fans cut into the case lid running at very low rpm drawing hot air out. The unit basically was inaudible afterwards. I'm not suggesting you do this to the Sansui Amp lid but you could get a couple of the led coloured fans built into the base pushing cool air from below into the amp with nice coloured underlighting. That would look really cool
  13. Are these still sealed and if not have they been recorded or played?
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