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  1. Damn that click bait. I was more interested in the plasterboard comments.
  2. But should they? Used I the correct way, isolation or trying to remove vibration/sound transfer I can understand. Particularly, as mentioned earlier, if you have other people to consider. I for one am interested in people's opinions on the best wall material to use in the listening room. Hard plaster? Timber panelling? Rammed Earth?
  3. Typically, in construction, you would use double plasterboard layers in situations where you are trying to prevent the spread of fire, or to stop sounds transferring from one space to another. I don't see how good room acoustics and those ideas are connected.
  4. Great thanks, I'll check that out.
  5. Aurealisaudio has the 12ga for $28 and 16ga for $14. Based on the other prices, probably offers reasonable value.
  6. Interesting timing for me this post. I have been pondering a similar problem. My listening/living room will also be an open plan dining and off to one side, open plan kitchen. The dimensions of the room are 9m x 4m, with the kitchen around 3m x 3m to one side and approximately in the centre. The roof slopes long ways at a 15° mono pitch with the apex above the hi-fi. I am in construction, and have on large commercial projects (school hall with a similar shaped roof to my own, and basically a large oblong) seen (and heard) the benefits of acoustic plasterboard used in th
  7. Does anybody have any idea where I might buy around 25m of Duelund 12 GA cotton oil wire, other than Aurealis Audio? Thanks.
  8. Item: Power filter Price Range: $1000 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: External grounding point a must. Ideally looking for something like the Nordost QB8 power strip. My main requirement is an externally mounted grounding point. Thanks.
  9. Well that's what I call a result. I like this site. @Hydrology I'd like to test a set of Wilson Audio speakers.... Can you lend me some, any will do 😉
  10. So what we are saying is that having my Mojo, spinning disc HDD and laptop sitting directly on top of my sub in my 2.1 system is bad, very bad...
  11. I guess the true test is via the ears! I think your right though, I'd need to mentally adjust to accept that locked in bit rate. If it sounds great, well then I guess all is well. Reading the review of the System Audio Legend 5 by Gordon Brockhouse, he seemed to suggest the same thing. WiSA is the thing that you have to accept, but the sound quality is there. The option to purchase, demo and return the A500's if unsatisfied is a stroke of genius. I'd certainly have them on the shortlist. I'll check that test bench link out too thanks.
  12. I haven't stopped looking at these! Read some of the excellent reviews, they seem to be not only excellent performers but capable of considerable system flexibility. I just wonder about the digitising of the analogue signal you run into it from the balanced input on each speaker. Whether it would irk me having a DSD file converted to 24bit 96kHz? I mean, could I tell? Probably not, but you know... I'll know. I guess it's because in order for it's very clever DSP system to work as they've designed it, the audio has to be processed in a specific way. So basically sell the
  13. I absolutely will have a listen, thanks. Stunning looking speakers. I'd buy them on looks alone! I'll add them to the research list thanks. Well I could go either way to be honest. I love hi-fi in all it's forms, but I have found my current active speaker set up (particularly with the Mojo as DAC), to be the best performer I've owned, despite owning systems of higher cost. The simplified boxes are appealing. My partner appreciates good music, but is not a fan of turning all the things on/off in a certain order. Thanks for the links,
  14. Stop it. OK, carry on! Yes, you're right. @Snoopy8@genkifd @rand129678 all suggested some links/systems earlier on another thread I have running about a future system. I will have a decent budget next year of up to $10k. I'm very interested in trying the Stereo Coffee pre-amp with a half decent power amp, purely because the Mission's were something I used to stare at in What Hi-fi about 25yrs ago and I want to keep them. They will be kept in the workshop/cave, but I still want to do them justice with decent amplification. I can easily take the laptop and Mojo out there
  15. Well I'm looking at borrowing a Stereo Coffee pre, so I'm really looking for something that's going to make that shine. I am curious about Chris's comments on the Quad 306. Oldie but a very goodie from what I read. And would balance well with the pre-amp. I'll be honest, I shouldn't even be talking about a purchase yet (hushed whispers...), as we have a house reno on the cards next year. But you know how it is...
  16. Just as I feared. Thanks for the info. Time to source a power amp!
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