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I am hoping for some good advice for an outdoor projector for use with the Australian Summer looming!
I would prefer a battery powered unit to save running a cable every time I use it. Also want something that can easily be used with Netflix and similar, either with apps on the unit itself or streaming via an iPhone / iPad.
Options seem limited in Australia. The best generally on sale here seems to be the Nebula Capsule but my research found the Nebula Mars 2 which does seem a much better product though only available here on import.
Then there is the Philips PicoPix Max being crowd funded:
That looks great but I am concerned about no product reviews being available.
Has anyone gone with this or have any thoughts I should consider.
Also, what do I need to look for in an outdoor screen. I really want something quick and easy to put up.
Thanks so much
Item: Ray Samuels Nighthawk F117 Phono Amp
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: Downscaling my gear collection
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: Hi there, After several years of loyal service, I am reluctantly moving this excellent amp on. I don't think I need to speak to much about the quality of this piece equipment - it's bloody awesome. This particular unit is in great condition, has been used minimally in a smoke free home. Battery feels like it's still holding it's charge like the day I bought it. Happy to answer any questions.
Oh, I realise I forgot to photograph the Charging unit!
But don't worry, I have it.
And if you really need a photo of it I'm willing to break my back bending over the back of my hi-fi shelves, battle my way through the deadly tangle of cables, and retrieve it for a photo shoot.
Actually, I have to do that anyway for when it's sold, so I suppose I should just man up and do it now....
Item: Siemens Klangfilm Vintage Alnico oval speaker drivers 26cm
Price: $125 PP
Item Condition: Very good for age 1950s
Reason for selling: Surplus
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer
These are the legendary Siemens Klangfilm high efficiency lightweight paper drivers and AlNiCo magnets from Germany.
26cm x 18cm Oval design very popular then.
Remarkably good condition.
Ideal for an open baffle project.
By Full Range
Item: Battery DAC, TDA1543, NOS
Price: $170 plus postage
Item Condition: As new, unmarked - also will ship in original packaging
Reason for selling: surplus and have upgraded to new model
Payment Method: EFT, PayPal as friend, Cash
Extra Info: highly regarded DAC, sweet and detailed sound with great imaging and tone.
NOTE - This is the upgraded dual Battery model
From the website -
What are the main features of this DAC ?
And what are the main goals of its design ?
Extract the pure performance of the last built non-oversampling true 16-bit TDA1543 DAC from Philips Optical & Coaxial inputs (leftmost switch on the photo) DIR9001 96 kHz SPDIF Receiver (lowest-jitter on the market - 50ps) Supports sampling frequencies from 28kHz to 108kHz (continuous range, including non-standard frequencies) TDA1543 16-bit DAC - the original from PhilipsÂ® Passive I/V conversion No Op-Amp - direct output with 2Vpp (will drive any power amp well) Huuuge capacitors on the output path provides sub-Hertz cutoff frequency (<0.3Hz on a 10kOhms input) Dual Stage power supply regulation (for a super low background noise level) Separate voltage regulator for the DAC and the Digital SPDIF receiver (same reason as above) Battery-powered with a single 9V NiMH battery (optional - but without it you must provide a clean 12V - 15V power supply) Smart battery charger on-board (quickly charges the battery when depleted, keeps it charged at low current when idle) When both power switches are on, the battery is recharged, and is also used to buffer the external power, completely removing hum. Will Direclty drive any power amplifier Easy to carry around and use it at your friends home 2+ hours of listening on the battery alone
By Regan Ireland
Hi guys - first post and hoping to draw some of the vast knowledge of this community!
Over the last 2 weeks I have built a 15W OTL Valve amp and a 300B based preamp (Transcendant Sound kit products, Son of Beast and Masterpiece respectively for those interested). Pics below. They sound great on my Aaron ATS-5, but starts to struggle when really pushing, particularly on complex loud music.
I am looking for some speaker recommendations that will suit this relatively low power amplifier - 96dB+ efficiency and relatively stable 8ohm impedance preferred. I listen to a wide variety of music, but a lot of it is hard rock with a lot of density etc. My room is quite large - about 6x6m.
So far I have read a lot about Klipsch, with their horn loaded designs etc and listened to the RP260 and RP280 which I enjoyed. The heritage klipsch (La Scala/Forte) look great but out of my budget. I have also found Adelaide Speakers who have a specific Valve range for this particular purpose, however have not found and reviews or owners of this particular line (http://www.adelaidespeakers.com/valve.html). There is also a large school of thought advocating single driver, full range speakers due to the high efficiency and lack of crossover - if there are any shopfloor examples of this approach I would be interested to hear them.
Let me know any thoughts or tips. Target price is the $2k mark, but I’m happy to spend less or stretch etc.