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  1. This may be a moronic question but I'll put it out there anyway. I have a spare pair of Norstone speaker stands, about 2ft high. Yep, that's right - is it worth fixing a larger panel on top of them to accommodate for my pair of, modestly priced and sized, front firing wharfedale diamond sw150 subwoofers for my home theatre? (I do have the space to do this and there's little danger of them toppling over in my man cave. Or, should I just leave well alone, sell the stands and stand myself in the corner after such a silly suggestion.
  2. Good news is I have an integrated Vincent 236mk and it is very impressive, night and day improvement over any other amp I’ve compared it to, with various speakers. Bad news is my pool of knowledge is limited to various amps and home theatre amps (Cambridge/nad/Marantz/exposure) all of which retailed at a price bracket a $1000 or so under the said Vincent. But I rate the Vincent highly.
  3. Item: Marantz SR7500 Location: Brisbane (North Suburbs) Price: 150 (price drop) Item Condition: Excellent 9/10 Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: I am the second owner of this amp. It’s been running superbly the two years I’ve enjoyed it. Reviews very well on the net and it has plenty of muscle. Remote, Audyssey mic and manual included. Sad to see it go but I can’t use it anywhere! Pictures:
  4. Item: NAD 3240PE Location: Brisbane (northern suburbs) Price: 90 Item Condition:7/10 Reason for selling: Surplas to requirements Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Occasional interference in the right channel. Sometimes never. In good condition for its age. I am the second owner and have lubricated the pots and given it a spring clean on the inside. A service wouldn’t do it any harm. Manual and box included. Can post at buyers expense. Pictures:
  5. Hallelujahs hallelujah ad infinitum. I got it to work! On both my mrx 700 and mrx 300! I bought a serial cable from Altronics ($9). Updated the amps firmware via said cable. Downloaded most recent Arc 1 software. Windows 10 recognised and installed the microphone. Only hiccup was me ignoring the microphone calibration file. When I finally located the microphone calibration file and put it in the Anthem folder - hey presto. So Brisbane, Gents, it can be done! I’m happy to assist or lend out any of the equipment I used. And a big Thankyou Snoopy8 Sensei.
  6. @Neilsy As soon as I get hold of a regular (albeit old school) serial cable i’ll try it with my older computer to get Arc up and running. Assuming (crossed fingers) it works, you’re welcome to borrow said computer/monitor. I’ll keep you posted either way.
  7. I love it when a plan comes together. My computer is fairly portable (small form factor desktop). I’m happy to lend it to a fellow anthem owner. Snoopy (Anthem sensei) a very particular question for you: I actually have an anthem mrx 300 without the arc gear but just bought a mrx 700 second hand with the arc gear (sans serial lead). Is the Anthem 700 calibrated microphone suitable to use on the anthem 300?
  8. @OzJustin aha! We May be able to help each other. I’m in a similar situation. I have a 2nd hand anthem mrx 300 too. I have an older computer with the serial port but don’t have the serial lead that comes with the Anthem. Im in Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane. perhaps we could pool our resources. I could lend you the computer or perhaps you could lend me the lead first and see if I have any success. let me know your thoughts.
  9. Item: Infinity RSM Location: Brisbane (northern suburbs) Price: 400 Item Condition: 8/10 Reason for selling: upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Good condition floorstanders with a home made stand built to the specifications of the originals. I love these speakers! One of the cabinets is 7/10 condition as per the photo. The other cabinet is 8/10. all the drivers are in good condition and the main drivers have been refoamed by the first owner. (I am the second owner). They’ve ruled the roost over my other speakers for some time but it’s taken a posh expensive big Focal floorstander to finally oust them to my ears. Welcome to demo. Pictures:
  10. Item: Paradigm Monitor 9v2 Location: Brisbane (North Suburbs) - happy to ship at buyers expense. Item Condition: Cabinet and drivers are in excellent condition. Overall I’d give 9/10. Grills are good too. Price: 375 Reason for selling: Consolidating speakers. Payment Methods: Paypal, Cash - Pickup. Extra Info: I am the second owner. I’ve got a big soft spot for these. They fill up my high ceiling open space with a warmth that other speakers struggle to match. I had the original tweeters replaced by Queensland speaker repairs. Consider it an upgrade. I do not have the boxes. They come with spikes. Just a fun all rounder with many years left. Never fatiguing to my ears. Pictures:
  11. Item: Paradigm Studio cc470v3 Location: Brisbane (North Suburbs) - happy to ship at buyers expense. Item Condition: Cabinet and drivers are in excellent condition. Overall I’d give 9/10. The grill, on close inspection has a couple of marks as per the photo. The grill I’d say 7/10. Price: 350 Reason for selling: I’m selling the Paradigm fronts and need $$ for a new brand of centre. Payment Methods: Paypal, Cash - Pickup. Extra Info: I am the second owner. This, in my humble opinion, is a really wonderful centre speaker in good condition. It’s performed flawlessly for the 12 months I’ve owned it. I do not have the boxes. It comes with spikes. The stand is home made! I can chuck it in if you’re keen for $25. I’m also selling the matching fronts (Studio 60v3) for 750 (see my other ad). I’m happy to bundle them together for 1000. Pictures:
  12. Item: Paradigm Studio 60v3 Location: Brisbane (North Suburbs) - happy to ship at buyers expense (big and heavy!) Item Condition: Cabinets and drivers are in excellent condition. The upper surface of the speaker is rubber which has marking as per the photo where I have spent time removing some degradation to the rubber. Overall I’d give 8/10. Unfortunately the grills, on close inspection have some wear and tear. They are presentable but 5/10. Price: 750 Reason for selling: I’ve upgraded...again….and need to move them on. Payment Methods: Paypal, Cash - Pickup. Extra Info: I am the second owner. I’ve greatly enjoyed them for just shy of a year and they have performed flawlessly. I do not have the boxes and they come with spikes. Pictures:
  13. Thanks for the kind words people! Praise is always good for the artists’ ego. I’m happy to do requests. I’ve been asked to paint all sorts in the past from pet portraits, babies to ladyboys! And well, spotted, Dave O, indeed that is Rachel! The lighting in that movie is wonderful. I’ve done a series of works on movie lighting recently. Here’s one:
  14. Item: Oil paintings on canvas or board Location: Brisbane Price: $200 small, $300 medium, $800 large Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: They need good homes to go to. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Seeing as the deer heads and artwork seem to be generating some quality dad jokes and attention, I thought I’d throw my brushes into the ring. All painted by me. I have many sizes available. If you want more examples let me know and I’ll send you more images. Artwork can be shipped no problem. I’m happy to trade for hi fi gear or work out a cost that suits your budget. Sophisticate your listening room. Artwork is scientifically proven to enhance audio fidelity.....ahem... Pictures:
  15. I’ve not tried any Dali gear before and I have to say i’m Impressed with the Zensor 1 bookshelves and the Dali Vokal. The Vokal is in no way put to shame by my current centre speaker - a much bigger and posher Paradigm studio. If I could find a place for the Dali I would, but it’s just not needed. I’m happy to pass it on and share the bargain I got it for too. I’m hoping it sells on Stereonet as there’s a great community here, as advocated by the random goodwill I’ve received regarding this potential sale!
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