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  1. It was 41 years ago. Not that long ago really as I have memories from then. I am guessing she was in her mid to late 20s in that video. Can’t imagine her being much past 30 though. Jana is in her early 20s in this film and I don’t think this lady is too much past Jana. really curious who she is/was. Having a rolls but listening to the village people implies to me she has old money - ie born or married into it. I reckon if we really wanted to find out, then Alex may have an idea - I am guessing all those people in the video were his customers and Jana worked with him to get their interviews.
  2. Just remember that blonde would be in her late 60s, maybe early 70s now - also she would be someone’s Grandmother so show some respect. I do agree though that she was very beautiful. Imagine if someone here knew who she was/is and is reporting back to her what we are saying. Remember, in the scheme of things, It is a small world - especially for Hi-Fi lovers past and present in Melbourne and Australia.
  3. I don’t know who she was - but she was very attractive. I wonder where she is now (and if she still listens to jet aircraft)
  4. Hi all, I’m just about to retire an old iPhone 5s model from normal everyday use as phone - but will now turn it into a roon end node for the bedroom. so I am hoping to find a decent docking station/port that I can plug it into and then leave it permanently in this docking station for music and radio listening purposes. From that, does anyone recommend a decent docking station that possibly has 2 separate stereo speakers - or the outputs for the connection of 2 separate speakers. FM and DAB radio would be nice but not necessary.. remote control for volume would be good though. cost up to about $200. i know there is a huge amount of such devices out there but wanting to see if anyone recommends a particular one or not. thanks.
  5. OP here and I guess I am updating you all on what I did with roon. well I forked out for a yearly subscription - and then after a year, if all goes well and fingers crossed the exchange rate will be better, I will go for the lifetime license then. I just didnt want want to spend that type of money on the software now. I do know that I may end up paying more by getting a yearly and then going for lifetime but I just feel better doing it this way. btw - I had the money to go for lifetime but didnt want to.. So I bought a 10tb drive as well for backup/backup purposes -ie triple backup.
  6. Funny you mention about other subscription costs. I actually don't subscribe to any streaming service - ie no netflix, no tidal, no spotify. Nothing. I just dont like the concept of paying for something like that and instead, prefer to have my own sources of music, movies etc. Content that i can play without the need for a net connection and content that i can lend to a friend. Content that i can leave to someone when i finally depart this earth. I have a very large music collection made up of many, and i mean many CDs, records etc. I was in the radio game for over 10 years and i got plenty of samples sent to me and also have built up my own rather extensive library. Just dont see the need to pay to stream things to me via a net connection when i am still enjoying my own music (which i am still discovering and enjoying). If i get wind of something new then i try and physically buy it. Besides, I have learnt that you cannot always rely on the net being there - especially when you dont live in a major centre and when you also travel a fair bit and like being away from other people. I take my own music with me - it is just my preference. I am an album listener, not a single listener and that is the way i enjoy it. That is, repeat listening of an album while relaxing or looking up at the stars. Anyway, I am hijacking my own thread. I also believe Roon will quickly get snapped up if need be. I like Roon a lot and i can myself forking out for it. I was and still am a JRiver supporter but there are just a few quirks in there that upset me. Likewise, if Roon was able to give me access to file level and a tag manager like JRiver can then i would be fully happy there too. If only a marriage could take place between Roon and JRiver.
  7. hi all, I've been sussing out Roon via its 30 day day free trial and i must say I am rather happy and impressed with it. It certainly does a lot and is a welcome addition to the resources for any music loving person (such as myself). One thing that bothers me though is the price for lifetime "membership". It is expensive - i mean i can get myself a semi-decent pair of bookshelf speakers for that. Something real, something i can look at, something that owns another carton that sits in the shed. Fair enough i can pay for a yearly subscription and i think i will do that- at first. But what bugs me, and from what i understand, one of the reasons Roon is so expensive because the cost includes the various services that Roon utilises. Things like artist bio info, imagery, catalogue info, tour dates etc - these are using third party providers and part of the subscription covers the cost for that information. So anyway, if more and more people choose to pay for the lifetime membership then how does Roon get continual money to support those external payments? I assume the yearly memberships caters for these fees but i am guessing after about 4 or so years of a lifetime membership then Roon is still spending this money to pay for these services but not getting it back when someone pays for a lifetime subscription - forever. They just keep paying for it (and maybe relying on more yearly subscriptions). How much profit do they make if 80% of the people pay for lifetime subscription and keep that for say 10 years (while the company is still paying out those fees) Is this a hole in their business model? Looking one step further, what happens if Roon goes bust (because of these ongoing outgoing fees). We've invested close to $750 AUD into it which is a fair whack of money. These are the questions i am pondering at the moment.
  8. You can always get an old laptop and use that in clamshell mode. seems like it’ll do what you want. Either that, or get a cheap nuc or pi and build one up - the CD drive could be an issue if you follow that route though. then again, look around for an older model Mac mini with CD drive. It’ll do all that and run silently too. You’d need to run it in headless mode * and grab a remote control for it though. * network into it via an iPad or something to see the display if need be.
  9. Interesting article - but I still think the audience numbers may be dubious. That is, are they counting the customers who walk into each coles supermarket as a REAL listener? These people don’t have a choice and are forced to listen to coles radio. compare this to people who voluntarily tune into the other dab+ stations. so I think the listening numbers may be very skewed for that reason. would love to see a breakdown on the listeners of coles radio.
  10. Hi all, still looking for a suitable Bluetooth speaker and the Cambridge audio g2 interests me ( mainly because it can be bought for 99 plus shipping). However, there are some mixed reviews of it and one major concern, I am unable to actually listen to one due to no shop in my area has any in stock - that is, I can only buy online. This is one concern for me - another concern is that it is 5 year old technology and a lot has happened with batteries and Bluetooth and playback technology in the last5 years. the Cambridge audio Yoyo s replaced the g2 and is a little bigger and is meant to have better battery life. But has anyone done a side by side comparison of them in terms of sound? One of my local shops does have a yo-yo s in stock but I am more curious on the sound difference between that and the g2 (which I can’t demo). the advantage of the g2(and the 99 price), is that I can easily buy 2 and then link them and get actual stereo presence - however a yo-yo s is around $250 and buying 2 of them would be more difficult (as opposed to 2 g2s for the same price of 1 Yo-yo s). But again, not being able to demo a g2 is an issue for me. so any ideas or Thoughts? Does a g2 sound really good and/or similar to the yo-yo s? Should I be concerned with the 5 year old technology in a g2, or just go with the newer yo-yo s? i am really only prepared to spend about 250 on a Bluetooth speaker. Wife won’t let me go much higher that that. Am looking for portability, battery life and quality - and good sensitivity at lower levels because when not being portable, it will be used in the bedroom at night for soft music (hence getting 2 of them would be good for actual left and right channels). any other thoughts? thanks
  11. Man! You must be old.... are you in the Guinness book of records?
  12. Look at bcf for a fishing tackle box. They are generally plastic and also offer cantilever too.
  13. It may be the highest rating because the listeners (supermarket shoppers) don’t have a choice - that is, the millions of people who venture into a coles supermarket each week are forced to listen to it. that is a very different situation to the other radio station where the vast majority of listeners voluntarily Tune in. not really a fair comparison I think.
  14. I wonder who actually listen to Coles Radio - either in their car, at the gym or chilling out at home. I mean, does anyone actually plan to sit down and groove to the great sounds of Coles Radio?
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