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  1. welcome hope you still make the most of what gear end up with - you never you know what you'll discover. is there some secrete anti-bose club I'm missing out on joining? "first rule of Anything but Bose Club...."
  2. regarding the 100mm+ air gap in between double glazing panes: https://www.alwindows.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/AWA-AS1288-Glass-Guide.pdf A common misunderstanding is that double glazing is effective at attenuating noise. However, studies have shown that ordinary double glazing with a standard gap of about 12 mm does not substantially improve the acoustic performance. This gap is too small to provide any real benefit. The most effective solution is to increase the gap between the two panes to at least 100 mm. This is most commonly referred to as secondary glazing, as it often involves two separate window frames. https://build.com.au/window-acoustics-and-noise-control Double glazing The most effective barrier against noise is to install a secondary window, otherwise known as ‘add on double glazing’. With an ideal space of 100-200mm between the two windows, your noise problem will be significantly reduced. Note that such large gaps increase air movement and will reduce your window’s thermal performance. Another important consideration is the space required for secondary glazing may not be practical in a normal home. Standard double glazing with at least a 12mm gap is effective at reducing the transmission of medium to high frequencies (human voice). For low frequencies (traffic) using a different thickness of glass in each pane, or incorporating laminated glass, can help to cut noise transmission. https://www.stegbar.com.au/~/media/Files/Stegbar/Stegbar Data Sheet Downloads/Glass Glazing/Stegbar Data Sheet - Noise.pdf * Insulated glass units – the key to achieving significant sound wave disruption in an IGU is to have as large an air gap as possible (less than 12mm air gap will provide an STC no better than thick glass); and to have the two panels of glass vary in thickness by at least 50% (so a 10mm panel on one side and a 5mm on the other). * Secondary window – for heavy traffic and aircraft noise a second window with an air space of at least 100mm is the only viable solution to significantly reduce the noise
  3. my research suggested that if going double glazing there's a few variables to be across, otherwise you may not get sufficient benefit - the thickness of each pane and the gap. ideally at least 12mm gap and different thickness for each pane. while there's real benefit with 100-200mm air gaps, the framing etc gets complicated and costly. plus the style of window helps - awnings get a better seal as there's no need to accommodate a sliding interface. We are looking to go with 10.38mm laminate to most of the front windows (awnings) and the sliding door entry to the listening room. it had a good cost-performance balance. and if needed there's the option to retro fit double glazing, which is meant to be easy enough if the marketing is to be believed.
  4. We are looking at fencing options and some had literature concerning noise reduction. To my wife some investment committee members, this seemed worth further consideration despite the additional costs. I wasn't as readily convinced. I've added the applicable marketing material in pics below. I concluded the benefits were probably measured at ground level right up against the biggest 3m fence they do.... question - in your typical suburban setting, assuming the fence material is a good absorber/blocker/dissipater, etc., and we're dealing with a 1800mm fence are the claimed benefits (or any for that matter) practically going to be felt? I'm thinking that in the open air a good degree of the sound is still going to find is way to you / from you. and lets say you have line of sight to a busy road from an upper story room, would you maybe get clearer noise because its blocking that which would otherwise dribble along the ground and reflect up. We're mainly looking at a side boundary to neighbours, but also to the front for blocking traffic although here I was initially only looking at a fence heights of 1200-1500mm.
  5. makes sense i had a few mates who moved over there when the mining was on the up and were doing rather well. then when it went off the boil so did their jobs, houses, cars, lady friends etc. I thought something along those lines was contributing to a local oversupply of 2nd hi-fi gear as the economy cooled
  6. being on a budget doesn't have to mean being hands off or not understanding the options available to you to max your enjoyment. you can get the well regarded AT-95e in the $60-70 area or less with a bit of research and timing (or the new model AT replaced it with) around $20 for basic spray on vinyl cleaner its $10 for a stylus alignment protractor or print out the free stencil from vinylengine.com keep an eye out on the forums for tips ( like fixing a length of pacer-pencil lead on your cart to help with alignment) or just ask questions yourself
  7. welcome, hope to see you around the forums
  8. hello and welcome, enjoy yourself. hope to see you aruond
  9. hello, enjoy yourself, hope to see you around
  10. welcome and enjoy yourself to me it seems WA has a disproportionate amount of nice kit hitting the classifieds
  11. sweet setup welcome and enjoy yourself 🍻
  12. I've 4 in there, 3 in the top 50 including Random Access Memories and Currents. maybe 2-3 on my want list. I like the quote below from the comments Important to keep in mind that this is not a typical “Top Albums According to Somebody” list. This list is representative of what discogs users have/want in their collection. It’s a by-the-numbers game, using quantitative data. …Which is what makes it interesting, in its own way. I think it’s obvious that no reasonable person would place Daft Punk’s Random Access in the number 1 slot, let alone The Guardians of The Galaxy soundtrack into the top 15. Whether they’re good albums or not is beside the point. This is a showcase of what’s popular. Here we can observe that discogs users are apparently relatively mainstream, but also harbor plenty of edgy flirtations with authentic independent music. Fun list.
  13. hard to pass if you're in the market for no fuss solid performer
  14. Discogs List The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s based on wants and ownership not so much charts and industry critics https://blog.discogs.com/en/the-200-best-albums-of-the-2010s/?utm_source=mktg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DC_POTop200_191028 Thoughts? some Aussie surprises in there
  15. sorry, a misfire with my post - was mean to be referring to GregW and the issue with 500ml bottles vs tinnies yes i like them, they're more like a cider than a beer tho, but i'm keen to try more, in between not at the expense of beer of course
  16. 500ml bottle but no cans?!?!? yes we must all learn to roll with life's little misfortunes
  17. not really a beer or even like a beer i came across these at the Brissy food and wine event. like a finely done ginger beer. dangerously refreshing at 5%, i have a carton coming
  18. big fan of slipstream and ballistic which is also in that direction
  19. loving this. went on holiday and got a carton to help the days ease away
  20. this is a similar budget set up but without a DAC. old ipod, $40 amp from Jaycar, cradle with remote support, power supply and audio out, old surrounds from 2004...
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