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Everything posted by Atjan

  1. I have a set of Zaph Audio ZRT 2 way towers using the 8ohm version and are havibg serious daydreams about building an absolutely awesome center for one day when I move the ZRTs to a HT set up... If only I had the time to build anything.
  2. I've got a set of diy ZRT (Scanspeak Revelator) 2 way floorstanders that I am currently powering from a Topping 50W tripath amp. I want something with a bit more go and are considering this or the Harman Kardon HK3700. Any thoughts about what may be best? I'm not really phased about the bluetooth as I'd have a streamer plugged into it anyway. Is there any other value integrateds I should consider?
  3. No worries, thanks. The info I found was for something that looks similar on Troels' website but with a different model number. That model seemed a dedicated mid/tweeter combo. I'm after something that will do well in a small enclosure, may have to go with 2 drivers it seems.
  4. I can't find any details on these. Do you have T/S parameters for them?
  5. A mate has a set and these are seriously my dream speakers. Pretty much the most versatile speaker I've come across, able to slam and to whisper....all beautifully balanced.
  6. When a mate had his in a big treated room, I can honestly say I would never need anything more for music. Amazing stuff.
  7. Based on previous experience with sonosubs, I would seriously have taken a day out to pick these up. Sadly, for me, it would require 3 days' driving.
  8. It's clear that there was some serious attention to detail in this system. I'm sure it will sound fantastic as well. Nicely done. 👌
  9. Funny story a mate told me: His parents' house got burgeled when he was a young fellow. Amp got ripped out the cabinet, but for some reason the speakers were left behind. Probably too big for a quick getaway. Insurance sorted a new amp, but when he connected everything, there still was no sound. He got in behind and saw a cable broken off on the floor. Thinking it was a speaker cable, he decided to strip it with his teeth. Turns out its the old amp's power cable that was still plugged in at the mains....After waking on the floor a bit later, couple of fingers and toes burst open from the shock, he got up to gather his thoughts. Unfortunately he stepped, barefoot, on the now stripped power cord and got another good shock. [emoji23] Never assume.
  10. I have a set of diy ZRTs using the 7" slit cones. Whenever I see a pair come up cheap like this, my first reaction is to want to buy them....I hope some puts these to good use.
  11. Is the replacement parts exactly the same as the originals? If so, in all probability you simply got used to good sound over the years. Back in the day the 600s might have been in a league of their own for you, were as currently there's plenty of good sounding bits around. Could be.
  12. Mama Mia! There's a statement piece! They probably come with a mininum room size spec.
  13. Ha, thought you would know Francois!
  14. I've only heard the 18s (at another gent in South Africa's house), but if these are anything like it, they will be absolutely epic.
  15. I heard the original Zero in a rather reflective room. My lasting impression has been how very dynamic they sounded. Would love to hear these in a better room. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  16. Beautiful speakers. Do you have any info on the cabinet construction? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  17. Is there any particular reason you suspect a 'dirty' power supply of causing perceived brightness in your sound? Is it with the same recordings you experience the difference? Sorry, may be an obvious question. Is there a certain time of day the system sounds better/worse? Could be the environmental noise floor hiding HF at times. Lastly, it could also just be you. Its fairly well documented that humans experience sound differently due to many physical and psychological reasons. Perhaps someone has input on whether one would be able to hear dirty power coming through on high efficiency speakers when the source component isn't playing but the amp is switched on? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  18. Out of interest, how old are the cars? I'm driving one of those Corollas at the moment as a hire car. I like how it drives - its got a certain effortlessness about it that I appreciate. The boot is ridiculous though. The sedan has a pretty decent boot on it, not that it makes a difference. Rear visibility is not great, but seriously, what do you want to see behind you through the rear window? Its got a reverse camera for reversing.... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  19. What a combo: Jeep and Fiat! I can just imagine how the parts dealers are rubbing their hands. ;D Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  20. Good car, I'm sure, but no head-turner or fashion statement. Sounds a bit like the complaint people had about Toyotas for the last 50 years. ;D Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  21. I've been on the UHD plan for 5 months. At times it does down scale to blurriness on the 4K material. At other times, on my very mid level Hisense 55" 7000 series screen it seems genuinely 3D. Not freaky 3D as per the old 3D screens, but real. I think the $3/month is made worth it just because of that. Oh, and the $100/month for the 100Mb NBN line. I should add though that we have at times 4 different people streaming video at the same time.... Btw, I have tested the internet connection a few times at 80Mbs down and 30Mbs up. At other times it just drops out, although that is probably less than 5% of the time. It's no less irritating though. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  22. Porsche's got very good volumes with the success of their SUV range. One of the things one easily forgets is that all cars have the basics in common: 4 wheels, drive train, cabin, etc. From a design and manufacture standpoint they are not that different in terms of base cost to get manufactured. The end result is that no-one makes money off small cars. More expensive cars are they reason many stay in the game. In fact, in Europe, VW(Audi, Porsche), BMW and Mercedes was the only ones making money from car sales a few years back. I'm not sure if that has changed. The rest had to rely on part sales to be profitable. My point being that its no wonder Porsche is profitable - high prices and high volumes across the range. Base cost to tool-up being similar to any other car company. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  23. Some of them last longer. I work for a compay that has a really good view of that in the Australian market and I can make that statement with a high degree of certainty. The body lasts long because of great paint techniques. Mechanically many of them become uneconomical to repair surprisingly quickly. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  24. Re the car fad thing. I spent a bit of time at the Kangan automotive TAFE in Melbourne last week. Amazing facility! One thing that struck me though is how complicated cars have become from a system pov. Gone are the days that a mech would take a gearbox apart and fix it. They are now taught to identify a problem and then have a specialist sort it out. This reminded me of computers, which very quickly jumped to the 'replace module' repair model. This of course leads to a much shortened economic life - it quickly becomes cheaper to simply replace the whole thing. Perhaps we are seeing a bit of that type of thinking coming through in car design - one where cars are replaced much quicker. This opens the door to dropping 'timeless designs' for what is fashoinable at the time. Not that that type of thinking is prevalent in Toyota, to the contrary, but to shake the 'boring Toyota' image, they have to get into the ring with others that are following that trend. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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