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  1. Just watched the whole thing and thanks for sharing it. There's a lot more going on in our music than I was ever aware of. This seems like a good thing to me and we should start getting more range and emotion back into recordings. If you're not into science though, don't spend too much time viewing it. It's fairly full on technical.
  2. Encel was always my favorite shop too. Bought my first stereo there in the late 80s as a young adult. Luxman Cd and Amp and Cerwin Vega speakers. A huge event for someone on a low income in the country. I think it was about 4 or 5 weeks wages. That would buy a pretty nice 3 component system now. I still have the amp and family has the speakers. My best mate and I went there every time we went to Melbourne and I bought a few more pieces over the years. I'll never forget the Stax headphones (ear speakers as they like to call them) , listening to someone walk around the room while they were talking on the special CD recording. We were looking in all directions, while nothing was actually happening. The good old days hey.
  3. While I'm as annoyed as most others with the lack of future usability ( 6 Sonos zones in the house and was about to add another, but all becoming obsolete), I think they could make a lot of people cope better with the changes if they want to. In recent years the software upgrades were, in my experience, not optional. The controller just doesn't work until you do the update. If they give us the option to not do updates and add new components with the ability to join an existing network with no new updates, we may be quite happy for many years to come. I started selling Sonos systems the year after they came out and they are still the most user friendly system I've seen. But if people think they are paying a premium to buy quality, they want to be able to keep using it until it dies a natural death (think my 45 year old Marantz stereophonic receiver that still sounds great. That's quality). If the software gets to the point where we can't access streaming services, I'd still be happy to access my music collection stored on a NAS for multi-room music, with no need for an internet connection at all. If they can do that, I will probably buy another Sonos Amp.
  4. I've got the same TV and still think it has a better picture than virtually any new 4k TV I've seen. Never had a problem, so it's a good buy for someone.
  5. Terrible news. There are some very brazen crooks out there though. Years ago I had a brick thrown through my side window at 10 o'clock in the morning and the thief was standing on the other side of the road waiting for a taxi when my wife came home. She just didn't know it was him at the time. The police said it was all money for drugs. Thankfully they didn't take much that time. Good luck rebuilding the collection. Will certainly keep an eye out on gum tree and ebay for you.
  6. I'm a new member to the forum and have loved reading what I've seen so far. I used to install basic home theater systems and multi-room music systems for nearly 10 years as a hobby, but lack of computer knowledge and getting too old to crawl around in ceilings saw me give it away. Now I just enjoy watching movies and concerts in our multi purpose home theater room and listening to music. I love a lot of the old gear from the 70s and 80s and have various components and speakers supporting a 7 zone sonos system. Looking forward to all the knowledge on this site and maybe picking up some second hand gear. Cheers. Fletch
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