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  1. Not the biggest. I visited a fellow QuadraphonicQuad website member here in Melbourne a while back. He has his double garage converted into a music room. 3 walls filled with just about every multichannel release. Thousands of seventies quad LPs and Tapes plus just about every multichannel SACD, DVD-A and Blu-ray ever released. Surround encoded CDs too. You name it, he has it. Amazing collection! He also has a huge collection of vintage multichannel equipment I’ve only got about 1600 MCH releases in my collection plus a further 600 of my own upmixes, some of which sound really fanta
  2. I was going to post that I play SACDs and DVDAs very often but this is a stereo thread and I never listen to the stereo mixes. Multichannel only. (My last listening session was all three Donald Fagen 5.1 DVDAs followed by Steely Dan’s DVDAs (all superb).
  3. I’ve just installed 2 x HypeX NC1200 based amps, one stereo and one tri-channel and they both settle at around 43 degC after 3 hrs continuous 5.1 music playback at quite high volume. I’d like to get the temp down a bit to prolong life of components. I’ve ordered some thermal pads to see if that will improve heat transfer from the power supply heat sinks to the chassis. I’ve done heat measurements at about 10 spots on each amp and will compare once I’ve fitted the thermal pads. Gelid 15W/mK pads coming from Hong Kong is taking forever...
  4. My two new HypeX NC1200 amps are now up and running. My old Arcam AVR600 is now decommissioned and will probably go to my daughter who only has a stereo system currently but wants to move to surround one day. The HypeX have added a little more bass and midrange clarity with 5.1 music and can definitely go louder with cleaner sound at high volume.
  5. Further information: I bought this in late 2015 for approx $2300. Used mainly for media file storage and back up for my PC. I never ran this 24/7 only when it was being used. This has 6GB RAM as I installed an extra 4GB module when purchased. It is running the latest version of Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM). NOTE: Synology NAS using the Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4GHz had a processor bug which caused the DSXX15+ models to fail after a few thousand hours. This unit has been repaired and runs perfectly (100 ohm resistor added). Datasheet:
  6. I’ve finally pulled the trigger on upgrading my electronics and about to receive 2 x HypeX NC1200 amplifiers for my 5 main channels (stereo and a tri channel amp). I’m now thinking about stage 2. I have two AVRs currently used to get 7.1.4: Denon AVR-X7200WA - used as the decoder/preamp and ceiling speakers and 2 rears (Atmos/DTX decoder onboard) Arcam AVR600 - used for main 5 speakers (LRC + sides) The new amps were originally to replace the Arcam. Now I’m thinking about a new Surround Processor and keeping the Arcam for ceilings/rear and sellin
  7. Further information: I bought this in late 2015 for approx $2300. Used mainly for media file storage and back up for my PC. I never ran this 24/7 only when it was being used. This has 6GB RAM as I installed an extra 4GB module when purchased. It is running the latest version of Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM). NOTE: Synology NAS using the Intel Atom C2538 Quad Core 2.4GHz had a processor bug which caused the DSXX15+ models to fail after a few thousand hours. This unit has been repaired and runs perfectly (100 ohm resistor added). Datasheet:
  8. Photo of my TV playing my Quad upmix in Kodi. I customised Aeon Nox Silvo skin to show source logos:
  9. Same here. I got an email saying my order was waiting for courier pickup. Then a couple hours later got the email saying LOTR was out of stock, so assume Hobbit is coming tomorrow and LOTR mid Dec.
  10. JBHiFi has LOTR for $69 now online now for delivery on 2nd via courier. Hobbit $62. No pickup.
  11. I used Nakamichi bananas for my 10 AWG cables. They’re pretty cheap on eBay. Two screws on opposite sides give good tight contact. The banana’s fit tightly into my B&W speakers and amp.
  12. I listen to quad, 5.1 and Atmos music. I hardly ever play stereo music.
  13. @81Vintage I’m hoping you can help with advise on a new multichannel Nord amp. I have a pair of B&W 802D (front), a pair of 804D2 (sides) and HTM2 (centre) in my 7.2.4 system (all the others are Focals). Currently I’m driving my 5 B&Ws using an Arcam AVR600 (120W class G) via analog outs from a Denon AVR X7200WA. The Denon drives by rear and ceiling channel Focals. My concern with a Nord N500 5 channel is comments the Nord class D may add high frequency to the B&W Diamonds. So based on your comments and experience with Nord HyperX what input buff
  14. If you want Atmos and DTS-HDMA then you’ll need passthrough
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