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  1. Sounds like a good starting point for both a 2 channel and headfi listening. Not sure about the Sennheiser cans but Head-fi.org is a great forum for headphone reviews who can tell you alot more about what is on offer. In regards to your amp, headphones and speakers, this post is probably better suited in https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/forum/117-beginners-purchasing-advice/ Otherwise, have fun and good luck.
  2. It is true that not many people would have access to chilled water or a dry cooler or condenser water loop but you would be surprised at what some people want in their houses. I think insulation around the rack, use a cross flow ventilation system and ensure that the hot air is discharge to outside to minimise any short cycling is the easiest solution for temperature control for this type of system. I would like to know what sort of heat load the rack has which could help determine how much airflow he needs. As for water-cooling your amplifier, good luck with that.
  3. The short answer is yes, there are rack mounted cooling systems available and have been used for many years specifically for IT rack cooling. https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/emerson-launches-liebert-modular-rack-cooling/ If you are really dedicated to rack temperature control you shouldn't try and utilise systems not suited for this type of application for the following reasons: 1. Overcooling the rack can cause humidity issues with the metal parts of the rack. The system can cool to a point where dewpoint is reached and then when the garage is opened with warm moist air coming in this can cause condensation on and in the equipment. 2. The process of cooling also dehumidifies the air, so unless there is an efficient way of controlling the temperature within the rack this can cause issues inside your gear if low enough humidity levels are reached. My recommendations are either rack mounted ventilation fans to allow for air movement across the gear to dissipate heat or if you want to fully insulate the room then AC or ventilation would be the way to go. Auckland can get bloody humid and hot in summer so think carefully if your gear is precious to you.
  4. If you are willing to separate the CD-74, I would take as a parts machine for my existing unit.
  5. Maybe not as thematically matched as your list but in my share house in my Uni days we used to always play Big Pig "Bonk" when we did the vacuuming. It was just the best album we had in the house that could be clearly heard above the noise of the vacuum, that and Nirvana's Nevermind but that was for washing the dishes.
  6. A bit out of the price range but thanks for the suggestion.
  7. I picked up a Peak STP-69 on the weekend for a very good price, in excellent condition but is missing a headshell. Now I am looking online on this topic it looks to be a difficult replacement, can anyone point me in the right direction for a suitable replacement? I can post photos tonight but was wondering if anyone had any ideas. Thanks.
  8. Looking for a sub $200 hopefully sub $100 DAC with an optical in, for using a PS2 as a CD source for a friend of mine. Looking for the most neutral sound possible and after my very positive personal experiences with a Topping D10 currently looking at a D30. If anyone else has any good ideas please let me know.
  9. Lovely to listen to on a cold winters night.
  10. Looking through what else I have from Dudley Moore and found his collaboration with Cleo Laine. Smooth jazz only but sounds nice after a day of archery.
  11. Dudley Moore - At The Wavendon Festival. Have really been enjoying some of the Black Lion pressings lately.
  12. I remember this. It matches perfectly with a Sony Midi system and i had both years ago. Great little cd player.
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