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By: Marc · 14/09/23 · 148 views
The show is coming together nicely, with more and a changing lineup of exhibitors and more brands than previous years!
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@Tivoli Hi-Fi celebrates its 50th year in 2023 and is regarded by many as one of Melbourne's most iconic and celebrated specialist Hi-Fi retailers.
As part of the festivities, I decided to visit the store and chat with owner and founder, Philippe Luder, to get an insight on what five decades in the business looks like, and what the future holds.
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Doesn't look like there is a thread on this unit which seems to be a good one for playback of your own media collection off a NAS plus DSD and analog XLR output.
I just bought it via EBAY from a1_futureshp which now appears to be the Australian distributor.
Anyone one else grab one? (I think Marc got one a while back)
There is an afterpay ebay special - 15% off the RRP so it's a great buy in my book for those looking for a great media player using the latest realtek RDT1619 chipset.
Since moving home and setting up a minimalist system, I have been listening to Radio Paradise extensively over the last month, using my Bluesound Node 2. I was an early adopter of this great station but have been absent from it's eclectic playlist for some time. This explanation from their home page says it all:
"Our specialty is taking a diverse assortment of songs and making them flow together in a way that makes sense harmonically, rhythmically, and lyrically — an art that, to us, is the very essence of radio."
I am losing count of recent songs and artists added to my Tidal and Spotify playlists from RP. An internet radio station highly recommended - again
Our specialty is taking a diverse assortment of songs and making them flow together in a way that makes sense harmonically, rhythmically, and lyrically — an art that, to us, is the very essence of radio.
To celebrate the ongoing musicality, enjoyability and plain superior sound quality of Turntables - ANALOG RULES OK
please post photo's of your turntables, tonearms and cartridges so we can all enjoy
here are a few of mine
TW Acustic Raven AC-3 with Graham Phantom and Ortofon AS-309S 12 inch tonearm.
Another one - excuse the dust!
Graham Phantom with Dynavector XV-1
Ortofon AS-309S with Ortofon SPU Royal - so sweet on vocals, jazz and anything from the 50's & 60's
My old Faithful 24 year old Linn Sondek with Naim ARO arm and denon 103r cartridge
WARNING – DANGEROUS AND ILLEGAL POWER CABLES
Between April and August 2021, I purchased a variety of audio cables from Mr William Cochrane. The orders included 9 audio power cables. The power cables which I purchased from Mr Cochrane were made/supplied by someone who was not licensed or approved to make and supply such products. The manufacture and supply of such cables was illegal under Queensland (and Australian) law, and it was highly dangerous for purchasers such as myself. One of those cables failed catastrophically. When this cable, and seven other cables were plugged into my audio system, and I turned on the power, immediately I heard a crackling noise with smoke appearing from the middle of one of the power cables. Almost immediately, all of the power went off in that room. Later, when dissecting the power cable I observed the neutral and the active wire appeared to lack any insulation around them at one point, and those 2 wires had fused together and caught fire melting all of the insulation around them. The expensive “Synergistic Research Orange” fuse that was in my preamp also failed (i.e.burnt out) due to the dead short in the power cable. The cable failure tripped a Residential Current Device (RCD) in my house (which fortunately prevented a possible fire in my house, or worse), causing a “dangerous electrical event” as defined in the Queensland Electrical Safety Act 2002, Section 12. Upon further investigation, I found that a further 6 cables were potentially just as dangerous. All six had loose power plugs at one end (some were loose at both ends). For 3 of the 6 cables, when the securing bar was removed, the plug “fell off” the cable. Any (or all) of those 6 cables could have failed catastrophically (as did cable 1) if they had been kept in use. I am seriously concerned about the possibility that other StereoNET members may have purchased similar illegal, and potentially highly dangerous cables. Therefore, I strongly recommend that, at the very least, any person who purchased such cable should not use them unless they have them fully checked and tested by a properly authorised/licensed technician. My matter is now settled, and I will make no further comments in relation to the above.
Just an FYI - our forum software is about to have what the authors say is the biggest update in its history, for its V5 release towards the end of the year. While limited information is yet available, many ways of customising the software to our needs and applications are changing.
From what we understand, the core functionality and user interface remains much the same so we don't expect too much "shock" for members when we eventually flip the switch.
What this does mean however, is that many of the developments and customisations we have made need to be rewritten. Initally I was horrified by this - there's many years of development gone into these forums with some very complex code to do things that are not possible "out of the box". After further thought, I see it as a great opportunity to clean up the platform and the code, rewrite the things we really need, and am encouraged by what is going to be possible to do once the new platform launches (and the new way in which modifications can be written and implemented). It's a chance for a "do-over" while retaining all of our data and information, of course.
This won't happen until late this year, as mentioned, but we are preparing for that now by starting work on some of the customisations we know won't work as they are written now, once V5 is released. The first of these is the display of the "State" and "Price" fields in the Topic Index of the classifieds which we know is much enjoyed by members. This customisation was previously hard coded into the templates which was a workaround, as technically it wasn't possible to do any other way. We are rewriting this currently, and there may be times where it is not displayed, or shows errors, which we expect to only be for brief periods.
Other things that will be finally possible are features such as Search Notifications which has long been asked for, and particularly useful in the Classifieds. But this won't be developed until after V5 is released and running stable.
To summarise, please don't be alarmed if you see some errors or formatting issues for brief periods - particularly relating to the Topic Index (Price, State) in the classifieds in the coming week. By all means, please feel free to raise Bug Reports in the Support forum still, but the response will probably be that it is just related to this preparation work.
The 2023 StereoNET Melbourne Hi-Fi & AV Show is just around the corner, and Dellichord is offering you the chance to win a pair of its premium FR6 bookshelf speakers.
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