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  1. Yes, that would be correct, I'm running dual krix Tektronix subs. Just keep in mind that you originally have a sealed sub and the seismix 3 mk7 is a ported sub, so the characteristics are going to be different in terms of tuning it to your room environment.
  2. Hi Paul66, I reckon 2x Seismix 3 mk7s should be more than fine for that room size, about more than a few months ago I went with a dual sub setup and have never looked back since, with duals you get the benefits of more output, more headroom and more even sound in terms of reducing peaks and null, however placement is key. I agree that velodyne sub that you have is a great sub, to me personally velodyne had set some benchmarks in terms of what a great sub should do, it's just unfortunate that they no longer have a new range of subs to take on other brands like svs, krix, kef etc.
  3. Further information: Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  4. Further information: Selling a Klipsch R-25c Centre Speaker on behalf of a friend who no longer needs it, everything works fine and is ready to go to a good home theatre. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  5. Further information: The klipsch Synergy C1 is excellent working condition and ready to go to a good home theatre. It is very powerful for a compact centre and will suit anyone looking for a centre speaker that gives crystal clear sound, especially for dialogue. Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
  6. With the rear port, I had mine pretty close to the wall without affecting the sound very much, so these are not very sensitive with that rear port, unless you're going for the bigger F303's in that case you will notice the rear port is more sensitive to walls. I purchased the F302's from West Coast hifi in midland.
  7. Hi Everyone, hope all of you have had great week, so recently about more than a month ago I changed out my front speakers to a speaker brand that is new to me, but not new in the sense of engineering, the ex Tannoy employees started Fyne Audio back in 2017 and have created a range of speakers since that have been receiving excellent recognition and some awards, the speakers that I'm reviewing are the F302 Floorstanding Speakers which come in at $1095 (RRP) a pair. Features: The F302's are part Fyne's F300 range and is the smallest floorstanding speaker in the range, it features a 2 way design with a single 6" multi-fibre mid/bass woofer which has a phase plug and a 1" polyester dome tweeter which has been crossed over at 3.2Khz from the woofer in a 2nd order low pass, 3rd order high pass, all these components are put together in a rear ported enclosure with magnetically mounted grilles and single set binding posts, these speakers are not Bi-ampable, for that you will need to go the model up which is the F303. The F302's have a claimed sensitivity rating of 90db with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms and power handling of 30-120 watts RMS, the speakers have a frequency response rating of 36Hz-28KHz, however this at -6db 'typical in room response' and not the usual -3db. The F302's measure (with the included plinth) 932 x 233 x 308mm (HxWxD) and weigh about 13.3kg each and come three finishes; Walnut, Black Ash and Light Oak. Setup: Now I used two amplifiers for my tests, I used my Yamaha RX-V2085 (RX-A2080 equivalent) and a borrowed Rotel RA-1572, both amps had there tone control set to flat, as for sources I was mainly either doing streaming through spotify or using my Marantz CD5005. The F302's were placed about 2m apart in the front of my room which is about 3.5mx3.2m with a height of 2.8m, I wished I could have placed the speakers further apart, but on one side I have a door in the way and on the other side I have a big cabinet in the way. Performance: I let the F302's break in for week before making my observations about the sound quality and I have been playing a whole wide range of genres with the F302's from rock to jazz to pop, country, classical and so much more and found that I was enjoying every moment of listening to the F302's. Starting off the bass, the bass is going to be tight and quick, it's not the deepest bass which means that if you want a bit more extended bass then you will need to add a subwoofer, but by itself the bass is clean and it doesn't obstruct the other areas in the audio spectrum which can otherwise sound a bit muffled, now as for the mid-range it sounds slightly more on the forward side, but at the same time there is a little bit of warmth to the mid-range which helps bring a balance to where the F302's can sound a quite bit relaxed, for example when it comes to vocals, it sounds clear and expressive, but it doesn't sound over the top where it would sound light, shouty or sibilant. As for treble, Fyne has done a great job with seamlessly blending in the woofer to the tweeter which in turn helps to not make the tweeter stand out in front of everything which can take away from the music listening, the treble in this case sounds very cohesive with extending from the woofer where there is clarity and good refinement where instruments like high-hats for example sound more like an actual instrument with extension instead of a hiss and on top of this while the treble was detailed, it wasn't too bright and it wasn't harsh. The soundstage on the F302's is a lot wider than the speakers look with very good depth which makes the F302's sound very spacious, overall the F302's are very musical sounding speakers. Comparison: Polk Signature S50 (RRP: $1099): this is the only comparison I can make for the moment until I update this review with more comparisons. With a similar price point to the F302's the S50's offer dual 5.25" woofers as an oppose to Fyne's single 6" woofer on the F302's, now in terms of sound the F302's are better at music than the S50's, the S50's do good for music as well, it has more bass, but it is on the louder more exciting side in terms of sound which I feel makes the S50's a bit more better for movies, whereas the F302's are more relaxed and refined for a more musical listening experience. Verdict: Fyne Audio's F302 speakers are a great pair of speakers that do a lot of things that I wished a lot of other speaker manufacturers would do for the same money and I would recommend the F302's for anyone looking for a well designed pair of speakers that play very well in the music department on a budget for small to mid sized rooms, if you have a much larger room then you can't go wrong with the model up which is the F303's which is based on the F302's but the F303's has an extra woofer.
  8. Thank you for your feedback, I forgot to include the prices for comparison which I was suppose to, I have just made the edit with included prices.
  9. Hi everyone, back again with another subwoofer review, a couple of months ago I decided to change out my Krix Seismix 3 MK7 with the model up, which is the Tektonix to see if there was any differences or improvements to see if it can be called an upgrade. So here's my review; Features: As far as I'm concerned its not typical for a manufacturer to use the same enclosure from one model to create a higher model, this is the case for the Tektonix where it uses the exact enclosure that the Seismix 3 MK7, as well as this the Tektonix uses what appears to be the same driver unit as the Seismix 3 MK7, so far then things don't look significantly different until we talk about the amplifier. The amplifier fitted to the Tektonix is the major difference on this unit, where the Seismix 3 MK7 uses a 350 watt rms amplifier, the Tektonix uses Krix's KDSA 450 watt rms amplifier which is also found on the bigger units such as; the Volcanix, Volcanix Slim and Cyclonix (powered). I really like that the Tektonix like the bigger units has the LCD display on the front which makes things a lot easier when it comes to making adjustments especially if you don't like to keep moving your sub to make those adjustments, speaking of adjustments the Tektonix has quite a fair amount of it including; level, crossover, auto sense or 12v trigger option, auto sense sensitivity, Q adjust, set-up lock to stop unwanted adjustment. On the back of the Tektonix amplifier we have; 12v trigger input, rca sub inputs L and R ( L is for Mono LFE connection in this case), High Level inputs and IEC power input with switch. Set-up: I have recently during my time with the Tektonix have made some changes to my home theatre system, so as far as sources go the AV receiver I'm using with my theatre system is my recenlty bought Yamaha RX-V2085 (RX-A2080 equivilent) with the Sony UBP-X700 4K blu-ray player and a Marantz CD5005 (which I recently for $50 and repaired). As for speakers, I'm using a pair of (also recently bought) Fyne Audio F302's as my fronts, Polk Signature S30 as my centre and 2 pairs of Polk signature S10's for surround and Dolby Atmos/DTS-X effects. I left the level on the Tektonix at '-20' with the crossover at 'LFE' and because I was using 12v trigger I set the option from 'auto sense' to '12v trigger', I left the 'Q' on default which is '0.9' and phase was set for my area as '180' and that was all that was done on the unit itself, on the AVR I had my front speakers and subwoofer level set at '-6' with the centre at '-4' and surround set at '-5' with the heights set at '-2', crossovers on the AVR were set to '80Hz' for the Front three speakers and for the other speakers were set at '90Hz'. The Tektonix was positioned between my front left and my centre speaker with a couple of inches away from my wall. Performance: I started my listening test with some music to see how musical the Tektonix, so I played Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" and noted straight away that this sub can easily do music, bass notes were flowing nicely with every beat sounding clear and tight with the right amount of punch that was not over exaggerated or boomy, I then played "Peaceful Easy Feeling" live by the Eagles and like playing Pink Floyd the Tektonix really did an amazing job of blending in with my front speakers and not standing out from them, but at the same time it gave the music that really nice realistic dimension to the sound, kick drums and bass guitar notes sounded seperated and very well defined, after the Eagles I played more wide range of music content and every time the Tektonix proved to be a great sub for music, staying tuneful and controlled even at high volumes without me having a second thought about the sound. As for movies I played a lot of movies such as; "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker", "Aquaman", "Tron: Legacy" and "Avengers: Infinity War", to be honest I was really suprised because the Tektonix performed so well, it didn't just put out deep bass effects, on top of all that, every crash, thud, boom and crunch had great realism, dimension and dynamics to the sound and the Tektonix can go really loud if it has to, I have to say I am blown away to see a sub such as this do what it does especially given that it is not the size of some really big subs (svs) that I know of. The funny thing about the Tektonix is that even with all that power and performance in a smaller enclosure, I never once detected any port noise which is generally typical of many ported subs which shows that the engineering behind the Tektonix is fantastic. Comparison: Krix Tektonix price for comparison: (RRP $1745) Krix Seismix 3 Mk7 (RRP $1295): a lot of people that I know of have asked me if the Tektonix is any different from the Seismix 3 MK7 mainly because they both have the same cabinet and the short answer is yes there are some difference in terms of sound, firstly especially for movies where you get a lot of LFE, while the Seismix 3 MK7 has some good depth, the Tektonix takes it to another level where it sounds even deeper with a greater sense of scale, but at the same time it sounds a bit more realistic and dynamics are a bit better too, while for music while both subs sound quite close, the Tektonix adds a bit more definition and sounds a little bit wider in the frequency spectrum to me than the Seismix 3 MK7 especially when listening to content with pipe organs. The Seismix 3 MK7 is still an excellent subwoofer within it's price range especially when compared to many subs around the same price, but obviously because the Tektonix is above the Seismix 3 MK7 in terms of product and price range, there really should be some differences anyway or else in my personal opinion it's not worth the upgrade. Klipsch SPL-120 (RRP $1999) : I got the chance to hear this subwoofer and its an ok subwoofer, it goes loud and it goes quite deep, but its not very musical so I would not recommended it for many cases where you are listening to music with a sub, the Tektonix is very superior in every way compared to the SPL-120 for music and even for movies while the SPL-120 is very loud and dynamic, but it doesn't sound as cinematic as the Tektonix does. SVS PB-2000 (RRP $1750) : I do like svs subwoofers especially given the price to performance ratio, so how does the PB-2000 compare to the Tektonix, well the PB-2000 surely goes deeper than the Tektonix and because the PB-2000 has a bigger driver, it can also go louder and it sounds quite cinematic, however when it comes to realism I feel the Tektonix gives more of it and is more cinematic while at the same time keeping a big scale sound and when it comes to music, the PB-2000 is pretty good, but can sound a bit slow and slightly boomy with certain music content, whereas the Tektonix sounds quicker and more tuneful and of course if size matters the PB-2000 is way bigger than the Tektonix, the SB-2000 and even the Volcanix. Richter Thor 10.6 (RRP $1699): I have always had a liking towards Richter subwoofers, but the 10.6 definitely gives the Tektonix a run for its money and all I can say is that both subs do extremely well in both music and movies, in fact its a hard to pick one over the other for there performance, but if you do value features then they do differ in that area, the Thor 10.6 has dsp control for music, home theatre and merlin mode. whereas the Tektonix doesn't and all the controls on the Thor 10.6 are on the back of the unit, whereas the Tektonix has control on an LCD display on the front of the unit. The Richter Thor 10.6 unlike the Tektonix has an XLR balance input and XLR balance pass-through along with the usual RCA and high level inputs. Conclusion: Overall I have to say that I really like the Krix Tektonix, it does everything that a good subwoofer should do and given the size of this unit, it will fit in many places, while putting out excellent bass sound for movies, music and even gaming content, now of course I had the Seismix 3 MK7 prior to the Tektonix and would I say that this is an upgrade? It sure is, In fact I liked the Tektonix so much that I actually purchased a second unit because well, how can you go wrong with that.
  10. Hi everyone, it's been a while since I have posted, however I recently purchased a marantz cd5005 cd for $50 in silver which had a laser pick up issue, it wasn't reading any discs, but I purchased it mainly because if this player could be repaired, it would be one of the best bargains for me. Note: I didn't take pictures of everything that I did, but hopefully you get what I did. Dismantling the player was the player and disc mechanism was the easy part. Getting the new laser mech ready for installation. As per instructions of most Sanyo laser mechanisms that I know of, the two short circuit contact points outlined in the picture above, out of the box are generally soldered together, once the assembly was done I made sure that the 16 pin ribbon cable was connected first before desoldering the short circuit contact so that it looks like the picture above where you can see two contact points. Then I just assembled everything back together ready for testing. And it's all working well, I used headphones to test the sound and is all working well with no need for further adjustment on the little pot for the laser. All put back together ready to play. The main problem was that the original laser mech had laser had gone off which I later found out was due a shredded bit of the circuit on the side of the laser mech which tells me that the player had been opened up before. But now that the player is fixed, it will be in my system for many years to come.
  11. I just tried your suggestion and I found out funny enough that the woofer was fine, and that it was the tweeter making the plastic noise due to it being loose from its wave guide, I stuck it back together properly and well now the speaker sounds better than ever, so I take back what I said about the woofer. Thanks for the suggestion pete_mac.
  12. Hi everyone, So just recently I was given a pair of wharfedale diamond 220 bookshelf speakers which currently retails at jb hi fi for $549, after listening to them I thought the sound was OK, the mids and treble was what I liked most, now as for bass in general, well for a bookshelf it was decent, however and this was the annoying part, I was hearing a faint strange plastic like resonance from the woofer for certain music material. So I decided to do a little investigating. As can be seen this is the woofer mounting section of the cabinet, I liked the fact that a really thick baffle was used before being routed out for the woofer and flange ring. There's also a lot damping material in the cabinet as well as the small downfiring port. This is the back and front of the tweeter, featuring a nice big magnet and a wave guide, I did measure the impedance of the tweeter and it read about 4 ohms, this is quite common in budget speakers, probably for sensitivity. Here's the mid/bass woofer, I have to say I'm a little disappointed and surprised at the same time, although in the pictures the woofer looks well built like the kevlar cone and the magnet, the basket is actually plastic instead of usual stamped or cast metal baskets that I see, this might explain the strange resonance I was experiencing with my listening tests earlier. (Just as a side note I had the diamond 9.3 and that had a cast metal basket). Measuring the woofer impedance, just like the tweeter I got a reading of 4ohms. The cabinet is braced nicely as can be seen. Here we have the crossover, looks good for the budget, have no complaints here. (This speaker is bi-ampable.) Overall I have to say speakers are built pretty nicely, but the biggest let down for me would be the woofer construction as it used plastic basket instead of stamped or cast metal basket which would have eliminated the strange plastic resonance I was experiencing with certain music material. Is it worth $549rrp, knowing what Ive seen? In my opinion probably not.
  13. My room measures about 3.55m x 3.25m with a 2.9m ceiling from the ground.
  14. Further information: Selling my Q acoustics 3060s 150 watt rms subwoofer, I have only had it for a couple of weeks, and I'm selling it as I have already upgraded to floorstanding speakers for my front speakers which have plenty of bass on there own and no longer need a second subwoofer for the back of the room, so I have gone down to one subwoofer and selling this one. It is a very capable sub, can fit anywhere due to it's size, comes with everything including manual, power cord, spike feet with rubber covers for hard floors and packaging. I can ship this at extra cost. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  15. Further information: Selling my Set of Polk Audio Signature S20 Bookshelf Speakers which I have had for nearly almost a year and they have performed flawlessly in the time I have had them, they sound very nice with nice clear treble and mids and very good lows for a bookshelf speaker thanks to the power port. These speakers were used as my front speakers for a second room set up. I'm mainly selling these because I have moved up to the s50 floorstanding speakers in the Polk Signature range.
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