Discussion in 'General' started by Mister_Tad, 16 Jun 2020.
Can you weld? Or are you pulling my chain? (Get it, chain, ghost etc?)
Well the whole point of that video is the complete opposite of spending money.
He has a whole series about hifi myths and bs.
It’s not though, is it? It’s about inexpensive tweaks. You know what’s even less expensive? Not bothering.
The sum up in the video falls squarely into “if you don’t do all of these things you’re leaving performance on the table” FUD category.
As I mentioned, if you want to tweak, tweak to your heart’s content. But IMO tweaks do not belong in “getting started” advice.
I can indeed
oh man nuts.
Whilst I won’t start asking you to make me bmx frames I am now very interested.
However if you can indeed do them for me and make the dream come true then I would love to have them as they are in the drawing but, and this is the good bit, I would paint them white with silver flake. I just think that would look superb.
So yeah man if you can do that shoot me a price via PM and if it’s affordable I’m well up for it !
PM coming shortly for you
Just as a further note, this isn't an exclusive offer, if someone wants some stands making up that they can express in a simple drawing I'm happy to knock them up
If I can find some sort of diagram for the ones I need I might take you up on that.
Stupid design for a stand of course
I may have found pictures. Only difference is the ones I think I need are 44cm high (everything else is the same) & the angle is 5 degrees
And after you've got them pregnant, you'll make the speaker stands?
If it where me I would make those out of polished Stainless just for bling reasons lol.
They look quite simple - if you're not sure about the angle it looks like the easiest solution would be to pop a nut/bolt where the lower support goes so you could cant the speaker as you like, but yeah I could make a set of those. Do you have some already? I could just cut and re-weld the upright if so (and they're steel)
I'm still using the Labtec subwoofer I salvaged from my (dearly departed, I loved those) 1990s speaker set - and I think I've finally solved the pulsing hum I could hear when it was powered up but not playing anything.
I already had a cheap three-quid ground loop isolator betwix the speakers' sub output and the sub, which solved a horrid buzzing - and while I was tidying the office I came across a second cheap three-quid ground loop isolator I'd picked up, complete with little 3.5mm pigtail. Threw that in series with the other one, why not: if there's a pulsing hum now, I can't hear it.
The sub went quieter, as you'd expect, but I've got that headphone volume control pot thing on the back of the speaker - wound that up a bit and it's bouncing merrily away, still zero hum.
I've got the speakers but they didn't come with the stands.
The speakers are currently sitting on some random boxes since the move.
A bolt at the bottom should work well, the drivers are slightly angled on the cabinets so makes it fun to get the sweet spot
Funny as that is almost what I have done
The biggest problem is finishing the stands. I have nowhere to do so, especially not at this time of year. Krikkit, sorry I did not reply to the last message I have been busy all day... As we discussed, it can wait til next year. For now I got chromed furniture feet and M8 spikes. Cost me £25 so far (need screws).
Bit of the old drill and tap.
PSA - Anyone shopping for Sonos might want to hold off until next week. Richer Sounds' VIP email says Sonos are having a big price drop promotion between 17th-27th November.
Well that went well. I had several nightmares about accidentally screwing them to the top. So one.
I like. They look as retro as the speakers, a good match.
Thought i should join the party - my 2 very modest little setups compared to you guys!!
Pioneer S-V810A 5.1 speakers.
Special to me as i built the system up with the floor standing speakers being damaged, repaired the wood and lacquered them.
Pioneer call this their high end speaker setup - set of ribbon tweeters, coaxial head and a subwoofer at the top and then another subwoofer and bass reflex in the bottom.
Then independent subwoofer, rear speakers and center.
S-H810V front floor-standing speakers, S-C80 centre speaker, S-F80 rear speakers.
Frequency Range35 - 100,000 Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)86.5 dB
Dimensions (W x H x D)250 x 1,190 x 300 mm
Frequency Range45 - 50 000 Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)89 dB
Dimensions (W x H x D)560 x 190 x 300 mm
Frequency Range50 - 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)88 dB
Dimensions (W x H x D)190 x 350 x 300 mm
Marantz NR1403 - 5.1
Custom made HTPC
Google Stadia Ultra
LG 50" LED TV
I then started a bit of an obsession with NAS units, pods and Lego
Quite proud of my little computer - Little video of the screen working
I like the wall-mounted Lego...!
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