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  1. All sorts of issues going on inbetween the drivers, any suggestions welcome.
  2. Kudos to the 3D printers and laser cutters out there but faced with a problem my answer is always...wood. Long live utilitarianism...
  3. Afternoon me hearties, It's a maelstrom of options out there I tell ye! And I find meself all at sea without the stars to guide me. So.....a little guidance if ye please. (Removes eye patch) I have a spare PC to play with and intend to tinker with some dedicated audio operating systems to see if I can improve sonically on the vanilla Win10 or Ubuntu experience. But, holy moly, there seem to be a lot of options out there! I will be listening to nearly everything via Tidal on said PC to a USB DAC to my amp. (My DAC is not MQA compatible but I can live with that). I don't have a library of music to integrate so it will be dedicated to streaming. I do have android and IOS devices I can use as a remote, which would be cool but isn't essential. I have access to a win10 license if I go that route or can go linux based. Interestingly, I found Ubuntu to have a livelier more dynamic sound which I preferred to Win10 when I compared them side by side using two different PCs. Win 10 sounded more laid back and neutral to me, although I should add the Ubuntu PC had better specs, better RAM and a better processor. Anyway, getting back on track, options which keep cropping up are Audirvana, Volumio and Euphony among several others. All suggestions welcome. (Dons eye patch) Thank ye kindly for ye time - I pray for it to rain shekels on ye and may the Kraken never be a botherin.
  4. So I’ve decided to park my Spotify vehicle and give the flashier Tidal masters a spin around the block. Only problem is I’m not sure I can run the ‘masters’ tracks from my Ubuntu Pc. Tidal runs from the web client just fine from Ubuntu but the masters tracks can only be run from the desktop client (sadly absent for Ubuntu). If any of you good people have any suggestions let me know. I specifically would like to run it from this Ubuntu Pc as it is tied to my posh system. Such a niche puzzle I know....
  5. Excellent advice to trial Tidal has been given, especially considering the current offers on the service. Although I have been chuckling that several members will take a hit on the sound quality for the convenience of Spotify (I can see myself in this group potentially) but will definitely try Tidal. Lastly, some naughty scoundrels have rocked the boat suggesting a magic bullet streamer could be the way forward - (Cambridge or Bluesound) I’m holding a shield up to this advice for fear it might turn my gaze away from a new dac. But a big thankyou to all those who have shred their good time and superb advice to shine a light on the subject.
  6. It’s a double lock up garage with the doors walled off! About 6x5m. I’ve treated the ceiling reflection point and side wall and have some corner treatment. The rear of the room is my expertly engineered diffusion mess. I’m open to critique! Indeed, good sir, I invite it.
  7. Alas, I contacted the buyer but was too late. I fear this Klein III may be shaping up to be my white whale! I’ll man the crow’s nest again tonight!
  8. A long time ago in a Brisbane suburb far far away. I bought a pair of Boston Acoustic A40s off a smuggler in the gumtree quadrant. And the journey began. Flash forward several years, a child, a new chin and a mancave later and I find myself at the helm of a hifi bulk cruiser cobbled together with second hand parts in need of an upgrade. I intend to attempt the Kessel Run and don't wish to embarrass myself. The bad news is I’m a shady type that listens mostly to spotify (I know I know). My music collection burnt down in a house fire in the UK many moons ago. But the good news is some of my kit isn’t too bad. So stereonet wookies and experts lend me your ear. Where is the weakest link? Should I have my heart set on a new dac? Source: Spotify running off a linux PC via USB to: Gustard U12 via Coaxial to: Arcam rdac to: Vincent sv-236mk integrated amplifier (stock tubes) to: Focal Aria 948 to: My frozen body in Jabba’s Palace. Everything is second hand and I’ve clawed my way here. I like jazz, electronic, 70’s, classical etc. And I have spent time and money on diy room treatment (photos available for anyone interested). I’m happy with the current set up but am a total novice. The schiit modi 3 or a Gieseler Klein III dac could give me a bump in the right direction as could replacing the amp’s stock tubes. I’m happy to get my hands dirty with tech and software too. My budget is under $1000 (sorry…) Any thoughts much appreciated and yoda bless stereonet. Nice community it is.
  9. Ok, I just purchased the focal elear too. (On special a2a). For something outside of the box, I am using an lg30v phone to stream music and a used schiit magni 3 headphone amp I picked up from gumtree. It might be that the phone alone is enough (it has a great dac). The phone can be had for $400 on special or second hand even cheaper. The headphone thing is new to me too.
  10. Item: Nikon D90 kit with Nikon 18-105mm lens Location: Brisbane (north suburbs) Price drop: $275 (open to trades for hi fi gear/headphones) Item Condition: very good Reason for selling: No longer used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Excellent condition Nikon D90 kit with Nikon 18-105mm lens. Two batteries, charger, memory card, manual and camera bag included. Well looked after, lightly used and in superb condition. Happy to answer questions. Shutter count 6693 (roughly 7% into its shutter life expectancy Open to trades. Camera needs a good home. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  11. White noise and ambient music are good for sleepy time too!
  12. Agree with the sentiment of the other posters. Keep your gear for your baby! It’s great to get a young one used to music/entertainment from a young age - that way you don’t have to tip toe around at bed times. Having said that, if the early years are hard yards you may just need to shut out the world with a pair of headphones and escape!
  13. I’m using a pair of epos epic 2’s on a cxa60 and I’m enjoying that combo. These speakers can be had for around $400at the moment.
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