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  1. Welcome to the forum, there are many people here who are very supportive in the development of your HiFi/MidFi development. There is also a wide range of information available, I myself have learned so much in a few short months. So put some music on and listen, and wander at leisure through the forum. The most important aspect to understand is different people have a different focus, and hear music differently, Warm/Neutral/Bright. All is good for the individual listener. Enjoy what you love and realize others enjoy what they have. Not right or wrong, just an individual preference. If you accept this, then you can gain great insights from this forum. Enjoy.
  2. It sounds like you really want to keep and use your current quality set up. Rather than put the equipment in the garage, can you use another room of the house (Telecine got this in before I finished my post)? Do you have walls or wood floor boards you could put a hole through? I am a cable sort of man. But in your case, if the above is not practical. Are there wireless options? if your main equipment is in another room. Is there wireless options to get the signal from the Amp to the speakers? Not sure what your source is, but you will need some way to control the source from from the audio equipment room. For people on the forum to assist, it would help to know your source/s, Turntable, CD, Digital, Reel to Reel etc? Then those with experience and knowledge of wireless systems may be able to help. I myself, do not have this knowledge, especially as you will want to maintain the audio quality of your current system. Though your idea of a special cooled cabinet of some type is probably best. May be a re-purposed wine cooler if a HiFi cooler is not available. I suggest a Call to a HiFi shop or someone who sells white goods. You can not be the first person to require such a product. A final thought is to build a very well insulated small room in the garage adjacent to your listening room. This would not need to be structural, in effect a big esky made from thick foam and plywood, and may be reinforce.. Then have a small cooling system specific for the size and temperature of the room. The well insulated big esky would then have low running costs. This is very common for computer equipment in buildings, though they are in a stronger room. The big esky would also protect you equipment from dust and the cold in winter. Happy cooling and listening.
  3. What may help if you list as a E.O.I. or For Sale, is to give as much detail about your items as possible, so people know its characteristics. There does not seem to be much on the internet with a quick search.
  4. A photo of the two issues outlined in the comments, would help people assess the condition. Good luck.
  5. As I understand the forum: You can place the item in the Classifieds section, give a detailed description, and photos are required. But instead of for sale. Title the entry as E.O.I. (Expression Of Interest) Where if I understand the situation. People can offer a price but there is no obligation of either party to either sell or buy. The offers can be in the thread or can be done through the message function so no one else sees the price. Others on the Forum can correct any aspect of this if I am in error, as I am new (two months myself) to this forum. This may give you an idea, but with no obligation to sell. Good luck. And happy listening to your upgrade.
  6. I understand your frustration with this, as I had a similar issue with my powered speakers. But my situation was a little different. Each of my speakers have there own amplifier. The hum for me was many times worse with both speakers plugged in and turned on. I thought of a ground loop. But, be sure of the actual hum, as there a more than one and it is critical to identify the correct one. Go online google for 'ground loop hum'. Here is the web site I found and used. How to find and fix hum in 3 easy steps | PS Audio https://www.psaudio.com/ps_how/how-to-find-and-fix-hum/ This site has an audio file you can play for the different types of hum and listen to them. And then identify what type of hum you have. Then you have the tools to start to fault find and get a solution. For me, I found I did not have a ground loop as the frequency was wrong. Therefore I did not wast time with the ground loop causes. You really need to identify your hum. In my case I then looked for other causes. So on the weekend I bought two bottles of wine and had the plan to pull my system apart and find the cause. After 20 minutes I had identified the cause as I was no longer focused on the ground loop. In my case I had the speakers plugged into the on board sound card of the computer. When I unplugged the power supply (Notebook) the hum disappeared. This is where a Notebook is best, as you can unplug the power supply. So I had a transformer hum induced issue through the computer sound card. I know you use the USB, so your situation is different to mine. But as stated above from the quote, you need to eliminate the possible causes. A notebook with out power connected is one way to eliminate the power transformer. You need to eliminate possible causes one by one. And never forget the opened bottles of alcohol.
  7. Very well done. The most important part of your home, is you are happy. Some people think bigger will make them happy, but this can also lead to greater financial pressure. And as a result do not enjoy life, the music and other interests they once loved.
  8. I am very new to HiFi (some months), so could other more experienced members of our community comment on the following. Is is possible some people with the aim of HiFi. And who have built up a system, that is capable of very high detail of a source. Have crossed over a personal threshold, where their system is to bright. I have read where people love the detail of their HiFi, but can only listen to the system for a limited time. The music feels like a drill is trying to bore a hole in their head. If the lack of pleasure for music, occurred after a particular component was added. And while a greater detail of the music was obtained, you seem not to want to listen to the HiFi. Consider, is your system to bright, or some other consideration others of the forum may be familiar with? In addition, as we get older our taste buds change, does our hearing change over time in regard to Warm/neutral/bright the older we get as a general rule? Sorry for the questions and not answers.
  9. As many others have suggested see a GP if you suspect you are depressed. Another key symptom of depression is: have you lost interest in only HiFi, or in other interests and in life in general. You state you are generally happy. So maybe not depression? There maybe another cause such as hearing loss in a particular part of the frequency range, or you may have some other treatable condition which can be diagnosed if you see a GP. An initial assessment which would probably be followed up with blood tests is a simple start. If someone has not seen a GP for sum time, a general check up, is something all should do and not just your self. Good luck, and hopefully happy listening in the future.
  10. Thank you for your comment, as this clarifies one method, of how a power conditioner can improve sound in a system.
  11. Thank you Snoogy8 for the elaboration (directly above post)of your reason to not use a power condition. In the end the journey is about Trade Off's, i guess ( do not wish to put words into your mouth), ie. Advantages vs Disadvantages. Each person has their own vision of Nirvana.
  12. Thank you for your comment Snoopy8, about the draw back of your experienced with a power conditioner. I had not heard about this before. I had only heard positives about power conditioners. I had considered a power conditioner myself. But now I am not so sure, if this is the best way to spend that kind of money. After all even a budget power conditioner and then the cables for each piece of equipment results in quite a few $$. Happy listening.
  13. I agree with the posts above, regard cost / life span, but there is another dynamic at play. A retailer said to me, the Chinese manufactures have learnt how to design a product, that will fail just after the warranty period. 20 years ago they were happy to sell each person in the world one Product ie.(Toaster) each. Now they want to sell one Product to each person every year. The short life span of products, is an intentional purposely engineered strategy, to sell more product. Of course many countries in the world have done this sort of thing in the past. The EU's policy is a great start. The Europeans are extremely, emissions concerned and the effect this may have (This was the case more than 20 years ago when I was in Europe). And instead of talking about the issue at the U.N. They have the attitude that they must act now, and understand it will cost them more Euro. This issue is not just electrical: I have an old smart phone, but can not use the data aspect because the O/S is outdated. This sort of issue was raised in another thread, to do with wireless speakers. Manufactures have updates that cause our products to fail in an aspect of their function. Let us hope more countries Legislates along the same lines as the EU. Because now, there will be Products available for us to buy. This will result in competition. After all, many parts a generic from a supplier. Each manufacture does not construct all aspects of a product. In an amplifier as an example, they may use a well regarded DAC, from another company. The solution is complicated; Companies want to sell us more, but we also want what they make. You could make a fortune if you could come up with a cure for the upgraditis virus.
  14. Fyshwick. Google for where they are, something like "Canberra Auction". This event occurred more than 10 years ago, so who knows if they still exist.
  15. If it sounds great listen to what ever you pass through it, and enjoy the audio experience you have. Just because know one knows what it is yet, does not detract from the positive audio enjoyment you get. HiFi is about the audio pleasure you get from what you have. The back panel says a lot, seem to be made in Japan Denon / Nippon. Quality, Nippon were synonymous with quality Japanese products.
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