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  1. Thanks Jamie, I'm real happy with the ML's, lot's of life in them. Yep correct, ML's are mainly for TV & movies. The Osborm's are only used with Cyber's. Depending on music & whats happening around the house. The osborns seem to be open, airy, a bit fairy sounding to me, light. They do have detail & bass but not like th 60's. If it's a Dragon Force metal type of day then I prefer them over the Osborns. The 60's just have more body & fill the house lol. Thanks Dean, I have 4 more day's of leave left so might go looking for them
  2. How rude of me not to reply Jamieboco, sorry, think I took your advice tho lol. Well, seems I've been lurking around here for about 4yrs without saying to much. One day fades into the next & the years really do go fast, or I have no concept of time more like it lol. I'll prattle on in here for a min or two. A fair bit has changed on our TV wall in that time. Looking back when I started it looks so, blah. I'm happy were it is now for the moment but still things to dick around with I guess. I ended up sealing the window behind the TV, so that's gone & had a blank canvas so to speak. Although this is our lounge room I wanted a dark colour, just couldn't be black. Ended up picking a midish-dark grey. Came up OK but really highlighted the cream walls & ceiling. Picked a shade or 2 lighter & attacked said walls & ceiling. All I did was remove the window trim, frame out the hole allowing for the 10mm plaster sheet, add an extra piece of timber for the TV wall mount, filled the frame with 50mm, polystyrene, sheet, plaster & paint. If ever required it is easy enough to reverse, the window trim is is hidden in the window cavity behind the plaster lol. Pics tell a better story then me lol. These are old pics now from when I did the wee jobby. It is def a lot easier to watch movies now, speaker placement is a bit of a bugger with the shape of the place. Pics from today. Where I'm up to with bits & pieces since the last post 4yrs ago lol. The big bits... The LG TV crapped out so was replaced with a 75" 4K UHD blah blah blah Samsung Yamaha CX-A5100 pre-amp 7 Ch Elektra Theatre HD Balanced XLR - XLR Canare L-2E5 / Neutrik Yamaha BD-A1060 Blu-ray Sony UBP-X700 UHD Blu-ray player 2x Thor PS10 & board's Xbox 360 & Xbox One S - Waiting for the new Xbox to be released Sony CDP-CX260 linked to a Sony CDP-CX200 CD mega players The valve bits... Shanling MC-30 - used as pre, not the internal 3W amp Consonance Cyber 800 Mono-blocks - need to find something to put under them, off the carpet. Music Angel XD-800 MkIII integrated - has not been molested internally,,, yet. The loud bits... Main- Martin Logan Motion 60XT Center- Martin Logan Motion 50XT Rear- Martin Logan Motion 35XT Surround- Martin Logan Motion FX Sub- Martin Logan Balanced Force 210 Osborn Interlude's hooked up to the valves Speaker cables for the 60's 50 & Interludes is Osborn Data Link. So where to now? I'm happy with things & it sounds OK to me, but would really like some experienced ears to check things out & tell me where I've gone wrong. A lot of threads cover room correction, think that's what I will look at next. No idea where to start lol, once you guy's start talking frequency's & reflection points I start thinking about what the girl is cooking for dinner lol. I will put a few pics here of the while room from different angles so you can get the gist of the odd setup. Anyone with an idea about bass traps or panels feel free to yell out. Am I right in thinking that the ceiling is the first place to start? Seems bloody bare up there lol. Don't want to put curtains over the window, the windows are privacy tinted (helps with UV as well) & we have shutters. At work all day so movies & TV are 80% night viewing. Weekends the stereo is usually going while we potter around so light on the screen is not an issue. The water tank on the front lawn is for sale lol, not a perm fixture. That's enough prattle from me I think Take care & stay safe all
  3. Hi Luc, I read your post in the "Show us your computer audio system" thread & thought it better to reply here. Your PC noise is prob a mixture of old Mob & cabling. That rear case vent needs a clean as well A couple of thing's I'd change / add on your shopping list, I've linked to PC CaseGear just so you can have a look at the info yourself. 1) Get rid of the Wraith Stealth Cooler, the research & funds went into CPU development, not cooler technology. Yes it will work but for long term spend a few extra bucks & grab a Noctua NH-D15S it comes with compound so no need to buy extra. Regarded as the best air cooler's around. The fans are very quiet as well so no problems there. 2) If you can, step up the ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming It will go with the CPU you have selected. The wireless & Blue Tooth tech has come along way the last few years. This will loose the wire connection you currently have. You will also be able to upgrade a lot easier in the future if required with this Mobo. The audio side is much better then the Prime. My advise to anyone building a new PC is to always go for a gaming Mobo, they do so much more. A few of the features above the B550 Plus, LAN Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet ASUS LANGuard Wireless Data Network Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160 Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.1 BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later. Audio ROG SupremeFX 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A - Dual OP Amplifiers - Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking - High quality 120 dB SNR stereo playback output and 113 dB SNR recording input - Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback Audio Feature : - SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology - Optical S/PDIF in port(s) at back panel - Audio Shielding - Premium Japanese audio capacitors - Audio Cover Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio. 3) That Corsair case comes with 2 fans, it will accept 6x 120mm fans. I would throw a couple of extra fans in there. I can't find what model comes as standard in the case but I would use the Corsair ML120 The ML series fans are magnetic levitation so no bearing noise after a few years of constant running. As others have said, it's all plug n play these days. Take your time & stay earthed before touching anything. You can get a earthing wrist strap which clips onto the case while your building. Major place to take your time is inserting the CPU, make sure you have it around the right way & gently insert. If this bit goes wrong you could loose the CPU & the Mobo. Trying to straighten pins & sockets is a real PITA & not always successful. GLW the build
  4. I can't comment about any sound improvements but for the price & quality of these it was a no brainer just to protect empty RCA's & XLR's. i do need to get more but other things keep coming up lol. Must come back & order another lot.
  5. I'm defiantly over 40 but Fortnite is to fast for me lol. I play Xbox COD as I just like to run around & shoot stuff. My boy plays competitive Raimbow6: Siege, good for a bit of pocket money now & then. Finding a good team to start with was the hard part.
  6. Never head of it but it could be a new thing. I'd just grab an advertising picture off google images, crop & use that lol. You van always change your avatar once account is open.
  7. I was excited to tune into this. I hadn't heard anything about it & while flicking through the program list "music from the homefront" shows up. How cool is this! It's ANZAC day remember lol, was really annoyed when I realised there was to be no Vera Lynn tunes from the telly lol. I'm 110% behind a day for frontline workers who really do not receive the respect or recognition so well deserved. Just not ANZAC day, They carry on the ANZAC spirit as do so many Aussie's / Kiwi's in very different roles. ANZAC day is for the creators I believe.
  8. I've just finished building this PC for my son this afternoon. Will be used as a 4K gaming machine for Rainbow 6: Seige mainly. He coaches a team so records a lot of games & lots of map saves for game plays. He was more then happy with mine so I have used similar components. Only things that are different- Mine- Noctursa DH15 CPU cooler New- AIO Corsair H100i CPU cooler Mine- Corsair HM1000i PSU with factory cables New- Corsair RM1000i PSU with aftermarket Corsair sleeved cables with built in resistors (no idea what they do lol) Mine- i7-9700K New- i7-9700KF Again I've gone for the NVIDIA GTX-1080Ti GPU, (I use the Founders Edition, only available second hand) Until Ray Tracing is a real world thing, I can't justify the price tag on the RTX series GPU's. Until then I don't think you can beat the GTX-1080Ti cards. Just look at scores of both series in this thread & others. Looking at the SSD sores on all these systems, I'm surprised to see a few low numbers there, I can't see why they would be so low? Is it the CPU, GPU or RAM? I can't see why there is a large difference between mine / new HDD & RAM. Might have to upgrade mine lol I'm so tempted to grab a i9-9900K to try out. Would like to see if anything has a huge improvement. Both PC scores below. Easier then scrolling up to compare new to mine NEW PC UserBenchmarks: Game 128%, Desk 165%, Work 143% CPU: Intel Core i7-9700KF - 101.3% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti - 136.2% SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 356% HDD: Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) - 97.5% RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB - 107.9% MBD: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER MY PC User Benchmarks: Game 128%, Desk 164%, Work 147% CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K - 110.5% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti - 132.3% SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 343.1% HDD: Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) - 78.1% RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB - 76.8% MBD: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER
  9. I tried VR at a friends on the PS4 & felt it was very lacking. Hopefully the PS5 will be much better, it should be as things evolve. If you want too try a large setup, take a look at Zero Latency in North Melbourne. The free roam is the biggest feature they offer I feel. The graphics are good, but the games are aimed at at a family atmosphere so not to graphic. They may have R18 games that are not advertised. A great way to kill Zombies I built a PC to run VR at Hi-Res for home & was about to get the VR setup. Son is a big gamer & really needs to update his PC so I've been building his first. With all the setups I researched, the VIVE Pro full kit is about the best bit of home VR going. Then upgrade with the wireless kit. Looking around the $2500 mark to get setup with the headset & extras. Most of the PC games around run on Steam, so you will need an account there. Game prices are not to bad either.
  10. O use Ink Station, always been reliable https://www.inkstation.com.au/epson-ink-cartridges-prn-1492.html
  11. Item: 9x tickets to 12th Jan BBL: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers Location: Melton Price: FREE Item Condition: Hot off the printer Reason for selling: Excess Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I have another 9 tickets for this game on Sunday night. Kick off is 7:10pm at the MCG. We sponsor the BBL so these come up now & then. Short notice I know but someone may use them. Pick up from Melon over the weekend. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  12. tjf100 has the tickets. I may have more but to early to say, Wont know for sure until tomorrow night.
  13. Item: 4x tickets to 12th Jan BBL: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers Location: Melton A/Hrs - Altona North B/Hrs Price: FREE Item Condition: Hot off the printer Reason for selling: Excess Payment Method: Pickup Extra Info: I Have 4 tickets for this game on Sunday night. Kick off is 7:10pm at the MCG. We sponsor the BBL so these come up now & then. Short notice I know but someone may use them. Pick up tomorrow from Pinnacle Rd Altona, or Melon over the weekend. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  14. Hi. I use the Sonoff PowR2 Will do what you need via phone app to setup scenes or through Alexa / Google. Also has a few extra handy benefits. Not a huge expense if you need a few of them either which is always good. There is a range of different products so might find something helpful on the site. Features Remote turn on/off connected appliance via APP EWeLink Keep track of live current, voltage and power Set threshold values to protect your devices from overload Check power consumption over a specified period View and export 100 days recorded power usage data View real-time device status on EWeLink Supports 8 enabled schedule/countdown timers Share control your devices with other eWeLink users Works with Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap Works with Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Nest Works with IFTTT Specification for Sonoff POW R2 Voltage range: 100-240V AC Max current: 15A Max Power: 3500W Product Dimensions: 114*52*32mm Color: White Wireless Frequency: 802.11 b/g/n Security Mechanism: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Enclosure Material: Fire-retardant ABS V0 Operating Temperature: 0ºC-40ºC(32°F-104°F) Operating Humidity: 5%-90%RH, Non-condensing Weight:91.0g
  15. Hi Andy, Pre-filters- down to 1 micron particle removal, you can get finer filters RO vs Distilled water - about the only difference is distilled water removes the oxygen content. DI process- removes both positive & negative ions. The top 4 shops I wouldn't have a problem getting water from would be.... 1) Deer Park Aquarium on Station Rd in Deer Park - His system was over 3K & well looked after 2) Reeflections Aquarium on the Nepean hwy in Bentleigh 3) Fishworld Aquarium on Cheltenam Rd in Dandenong 4) Bunarong Aquarium on Overport Rd in Frankston There are others around but i would check the readings before using in our tank. We use this system at home which can be plumbed for drinking water as well. Only have to change the filters every 12 - 18 months. Again there are plenty of systems around but these guy's know their stuff. Reef tank owners are right on top of water, what gets spent here for stereo gear gets spent on some of these tanks so always looking for the best. Sorry for prattling on so much
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