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Dolby Atmos Music Discussion Thread
Not sure where to post this so I'll copy it to both AV and Music forums.
 
Last night I had the first mind blown musical experience in over a decade I would say. For a while, one of our UK reviewers Patrick Cleasby (see his recent interview with Steven Wilson on this topic here), has been banging on about Atmos music. Well, I can say he was absolutely right.
 
Playing Yello's Point album (info on the mixing here), through the AV system rather than the 2ch config of my dual purpose system was absolutely sensational. Hearing a recording that was from the outset, designed to take advantage of all speakers, and in particular the overheads was, dare I say the overused buzzword, 'immersive'. 
 
It was so much so, it was 11PM and I asked my wife to come and have a demo. She appreciates this hobby, is a casual music lover, and knows good sound, but she was just as impressed as I was and she's not easily impressed!
 
My advice if you have Atmos, you need to experience this for yourself. I never thought music had a place in any more than 2 channels, and never quite got the surround and multi-channel 'music' concept until now. 
 
Titles are tough to find right now especially locally. I could only find it on Amazon US priced at nearly $100! 
https://www.amazon.com/Point-Dolby-Atmos-Yello/dp/B08NVGHFD1
 
Beatles' Abbey Road in Atmos is also another good one and the best version of anything Beatles I have heard to date (2-ch or surround).
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Dirac’s New Spatial Room Correction Technology
This could will no doubt be a game-changer!
 
https://www.audioholics.com/room-acoustics/dirac-live-spatial
 
Thanks to @Clarity Calibration for the heads up
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Post Pictures Of Your Headphone Setup
I thought I would start a fresh headphone thread because I couldn't see one.
Well people what headphone do you own and are you happy with them. One interesting thing I find is that in most cases people are happy with whatever headphone they own so I guess we will see if that holds true here.
My first decent set of headphones was a pair of Koss JCK 300's. Well they were an early cordless model so they suffered alot because of that but they were high end cordless when I really needed cordless so I loved them. 15 years later I never use them but I have stored them in mint condition.
One thing that really impressed me with the KOSS was that the sound stopped in 1 ear after around 10 years. A call to KOSS and they said we will fix them. I posted them back and afew weeks later got them back repaired under warranty. Great service.
The headphones I currently use mostly are my Senn HD 590's. I like them because they are comfortable, easy to drive and I think they sound good.
I also sometimes use a pair of Beyer 880's that I got for my girlfriend but I haven't bought an amp for them yet and have a hard time justifying an amp till I get myself some new headphones.
Well whats everyone else using?
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International Sight & Sound Exhibition 2022 (Singapore)
International Sight & Sound Exhibition 2022 (Singapore)
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Top Gear - interesting, home grown or extreme.
Big horns - VOTT. 
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Kharma Showrooms and Happy Customers
Kharma Showrooms and Happy Customers
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Douglas HiFi Black Friday Specials - Updated
We have some ex-demo specials as well as distributor supported deals on offer at Douglas HiFi
Please give us a call or visit our website for more information.
 
https://www.douglashifi.com.au/collections/specials-douglas-hifi-sale-clearance-and-ex-demo-items
 
 
 
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Equipment racks made in Melb.
I am not sure which section to post this in, unless I am blind we dont seem to have a furniture/stand/rack forum in here at present?
 
Anyway! A project I have had in the back of my mind for a looong time has started to come together, I have always wanted to design a quality equipment rack. I used to sell the Apollo range of rack long ago, the tempered glass shelves with steel legs range, quite good racks, affordable for UK made, but a bit light in construction, not the best for analogue support.
 
I wanted to use wood, I wanted the structure to be strong and solid, yet with a reasonable level of decoupling of shelves to pillars.
We have some good choices of wood panelling here, Merbau, Teak, Ash are readily available in various thicknesses along with some other hardwoods.
 
The design needed to be modular, able to be flat-packed, easy to assemble, and look nice too.
 
The design is fully customizable, I can make almost any size of panel within reason, leg length can be adjusted to suit the customers needs, the base legs can use spikes for carpet or Delrin feet for other surfaces. So for example if you wanted a double width base section of say 2 shelves, with a single section at one end going up another 2-3 shelves this is easily done.
The shelves in this first test rack are 26mm Merbau, the standard shelf size is 540x460mm and will take most standard full size electronics. Of course the shelf size can be adjusted to suit the users needs, just means a little more wood cost
 
Legs are solid 33mm Alloy with Delrin decoupling spacers at either end. The spacers are recessed so that the coupling area to the legs is minimized yet the rigidity is very high. The finish is brushed "industrial"...IE the legs are not machined finish, they may have the odd minor surface nick or flaw which can be seen if you stick your head up really close to them! Surface machining each leg would add considerable time and cost to the build and the visual result from the brushed finish is very nice IRL.
 
I dont have a fixed final price yet, moreso I want to get a feel for what the audio community thinks, and would be willing to pay for a custom hand made rack that adds something to their system.
A suggestion for the name is "ITS A RACKET" modular equipment stands !
 
 
 
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Black Friday Sales on Selected HiFi Stock & Secondhand





Price: AUD $28







Item Condition: As new condition






Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is available at agreed cost.






Suburb or Town: Lane Cove






State: NSW






Payment Method: Credit Cards, Bank Transfer, Cash, PayPal, ZipPay






Reason for selling: Retailer






Further Information: 
 
Our Black Friday Sale for 2022 starts today and continues until Sunday, the 4th of December, 2022.

We have multiple items across many categories on sale, including new, display, ex-demonstrator stock where some items are discounted at more than 50% off the original RRP.

PLUS, during the Black Friday Sale, there is also 20% off the marked price of all pre-owned (secondhand) products in-store and online. 

If purchasing a pre-owned product online, please use offer code BF2022 once you have added a product to your cart.

Please Note: Due to a large number of pre-owned items available, not all products are listed online. Please refer to the complete list of the inventory we have via the link below to our site.

We recommend you contact the store directly if you wish to purchase a product not listed in the pre-owned categories. 
 
Click here to visit our Black Friday Sales Listings on our website
 
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Wilson Audio Factory Tour 2022
We were lucky enough to visit the Wilson Audio Factory in Provo, Utah, and got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the factory, lead by none other than Daryl Wilson himself.
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Building a Linn LP12 | Timelapse video
Watch as Arthur builds a LP12 from scratch. This particular version of the LP12 features a gloss white plinth, Linn's new Arko arm and the Urika 2 phonostage.
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WA: Epic Hi-Fi Event in Perth (November 24th)
Click here for info, offers and to RSVP
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Adelaide - Sony VPL-GTZ380 projector demo- Thurs 1st Dec
Hi all,
 
VAF will be showcasing Sony's most powerful projector, the VPL-GTZ380 on Thurs, 1st Dec at 6pmin our Signature home theatre room. There are only a handful in the country, and this is the only GTZ380 in South Australia. It has been calibrated by the one and only Tony O'Brien from Clarity Audio & Video Calibration who will be in attendance on the night. We will have representatives from Sony and Sony's distributor Audio Active chatting about the projector and doing demos. We will also have the recently released VPL-XW5000ES laser projector in the DC-Cinema home theatre on display.
 
Light refreshments will be provided. There are limited spots, so book your ticket now through the following link - 
 
RSVP
 
For those of you coming to Adelaide for the VALO 500, we will also have the projectors running on Friday the 2nd and Sat the 3rd if you wanted to pop in - we are only a few minutes from the track.
 
Address - 52 North Terrace, Kent Town.
 
See you there!
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November Hi-Fi Show (Manila) 2022
November Hi-Fi Show (Manila) 2022
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2022 Show Commemorative T-Shirts Clearing
Missed the merch on the way out of the show?
Now $10 - to clear what is left.
 
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UK Audio Show 2022
Jay Garrett visits the largest UK Audio Show yet and spends two days covering the Midlands-based hi-fi expo to bring you as much of the sights and sounds as possible.
 
Report Part One: https://www.stereonet.com/uk/features/uk-audio-show-2022-report-part-one
Report Part Two: https://www.stereonet.com/uk/features/uk-audio-show-2022-report-part-two
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SYDNEY - Music, Whiskey and Vinyl @ Audio Connection
Full Event Listing Here
 
Date and time Tue., 6 December 2022, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT
Location Audio Connection Australia 515 Parramatta Road Leichhardt, NSW 2040
 
Synergy is when the collective result is greater than the sum of its parts, and that's never been more true when it comes to vinyl, single-malt whiskey and fine audio systems.
 
Proudly partnering for this event are Crosstalk Records, a brand new vinyl shop in Leichhardt; Baldnoch Whiskey, a Scottish whiskey distillery over 200 years old, and Audio Connection, your favourite hi-fi destination celebrating our 35th year.
 
For this night, we will be presenting some rare and exclusive vinyl records, playing some much-loved music on our stunning hifi systems, running home cinema demonstrations, and offering whiskey tasting courtesy of Baldnoch Whiskey.
 
We'll also be joined by Fah Mai Holdings and Platinum Cask to present some exciting alternative investment opportunities.
 
Food and drinks will be provided on the night.
 
Due to the popularity of the event, only patrons with a registration will be admitted on the night.
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KL International AV Show (KLIAVS) 2022
Mr Dick Tan, Chairman & Organiser of the KL International AV Show (KLIAVS) officially opens the 28th Edition of the show in KL, Malaysia.
 
The show will run this weekend from 28-30 Oct at the InterContinental KL, levels 2,3, 6 and 7.
 
𝗧𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄, 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱: https://www.stereonet.com/sg/news/its-full-steam-ahead-for-the-2022-kl-international-av-show-kliav
 
https://hifishowcalendar.com/event/kl-international-av-show-2022/
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Tokyo International Audio Show 2022
The 2022 Tokyo International Audio Show will be held at Tokyo International Forum from October 28th through 30th (Friday – Sunday). This three-day event celebrates the 39th edition of the show and features 33 (scheduled) Japanese and international exhibitors. Come experience every detail of the more than 200 brands of state-of-the-art audio equipment in the international forum’s relaxing setting.
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SYDNEY - Elementi Audio Cinema Premiere and More!
Date and time
Saturday 5th November - 6:00 pm AEDT
 
Location
Wavetrain Cinemas Unit 10 1-13 Atkinson Road Taren Point, NSW 2229
 
For everyone in Sydney that missed out on the Stereonet HiFi show demonstration, Wavetrain Cinemas will be hosting a special Stereonet GTG at their Taren Point showrooms, with David Moseley the designer of Elementi Audio.
 
Special notes of interest:
 
Elementi Audio ‘Fire’ cinema which is getting a lot of recognition. Australian designed & manufactured, Elementi is taking on the best in the world as a fully digitally active system.
 
For the first time, we will be demonstrating the flagship Elementi Air Tempest speakers in stereo. The tempest is flat to 30Hz, with a max output of 129dB, but creates a seamless sound field that draws the listener in. The air and finesse of a 400mm ribbon tweeter and power of neodymium drivers. These are an unusual speaker driven by 2200W of Pascal amplification in a 3 way configuration, with 3072 points of FIR, PEQ tuning.
 
Christie M4K25RGB laser projector with UHC lens. Everyone at the show described this as the best image anyone had seen. With the addition of a Lumagen video processor, it’s a must see.
 
D-box motion simulation. Now in Hoyts & covering streaming services, D-box is something to be discovered. It’s part of the DCI standard for commercial cinema.
 
And best of all - the company. These nights have always been first and foremost a social event, with food & drink provided. We like to keep things informal, so bring your demo discs.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
RSVP
Spots are free but limited - RSVP is essential - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/check-out-this-double-feature-tickets-450888308067
 
Food & Drink provided, Bring your own music or video if you like
Exclusive to members of StereoNET!
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MELBOURNE - AudioQuest Cable Demonstration
StereoNET members most welcome, but please be sure to reserve your free spot for the event here.
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REW - Room Measurements Users Discussion Thread
Save me pouring through the search function, is there a particular thread that can easily/simply explain the REW basics for me so i can run some room sweeps to understand my room characteristics? Or alternatively a Youtube video or series that does the same?
 
Appreciate any help pointing me in the right direction.
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Further along the Clint Eastwood theme, "famous" people and their audio gear ?
Just as a further thought, any body heard of "famous" people happy to share their audio/hi fi passion?
I often wonder if the artists we all listen to via vinyl/cd...what do they listen to at home ?
 
Are they aware of the wonderful sounds they can make at home? Do they care enough to make the effort ?
Or are they "done" with music by the time they get home to relax, just like the carpenter that never gets around to really finishing his own renovation...mmm sounds a bit familiar.
 
Faye Dunaway, apparently had stacked Quad ESL's at home, over to you guys.
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SYDNEY - AudioQuest Cables Demonstration - November 1st
AudioQuest Speaker Cable & Interconnect Demonstration Evening
Tuesday November 1st, 2022 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM
Sydney Hi-Fi - u7/19 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill, NSW 2154
 
Representatives from Audioquest USA will be conducting a demonstration of speaker cables from the Rocket series to the range-topping Dragon.
 
Hear Rocket 33 speaker cable costing $711 working through the range up to Dragon costing $47,900 for a 3-meter pairs
We will also be demonstrating the performance differences in AudioQuest Interconnects and you will experience the brand new Mythical Horses cables "Pegasus" and “Black Beauty”
 

 
StereoNET members are most welcome - but free registration is essential please - Click here to Register for the event.
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Krix MX40 VIP Launch Night with Scott Krix - Thursday Nov 3
KRIX MX40 - THE SECOND COMING VIP EVENT...
With the Godfather of Surround Sound - Scott Krix
 
On Thursday November 3rd at 6pm, West Coast Hifi will be launching the New standard in Real Cinema at Home. Scott Krix, the Godfather of Surround Sound will be in store for a very special evening where we will unveil our new Krix MX-40 Wall of Sound cinema room.
 
We will be offering some ONE-NIGHT ONLY DEALS on the entire Krix range, Epson LS12000 Laser projectors and FREE Pro Krix Cinema design advice.
 
RSVP BELOW AS THIS EVENT WILL BE VERY POPULAR AND THERE ARE LIMITED NUMBERS
 
CLICK HERE TO RSVP
 
 
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