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robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:29 am
sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:42 am
rickenbackerkid wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:51 am Do you find with a small-ish low watt amp, that the sound suffers from having the amp up on a shelf? I find personally that I think my combos sound slightly better when they are directly on the floor.
It seems fine on that shelf because it's pretty low, being in the corner probably makes more difference, can emphasise the Bass a bit if I'm not careful.
The hi-fi guys think stands and shelves are incredibly important. I think it makes a difference if something is too close to a wall or on a shelf/stand that isn't entirely stable. But other than that, meh.
HiFi guys also think lifting the speaker cables off the floor makes a difference to sound...
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Polar Bear wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:52 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:29 am
sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:42 am

It seems fine on that shelf because it's pretty low, being in the corner probably makes more difference, can emphasise the Bass a bit if I'm not careful.
The hi-fi guys think stands and shelves are incredibly important. I think it makes a difference if something is too close to a wall or on a shelf/stand that isn't entirely stable. But other than that, meh.
HiFi guys also think lifting the speaker cables off the floor makes a difference to sound...
Have you seen the magic crystals that they place on amps?
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I have now. What an excellent way of scamming more money from those who can't spend it fast enough.
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Polar Bear wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:55 pm I have now. What an excellent way of scamming more money from those who can't spend it fast enough.
One of my stereo speakers died this morning. Not super-high end, but probably a decent MIJ Strat worth to replace. Going to try and do some trouble shooting and repairs today. Hope they don't need replacing. If so, I'm dreading having to deal with the snake-oil bullshit that is the hi-fi world.
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sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:42 am
being in the corner probably makes more difference, can emphasise the Bass a bit if I'm not careful.
this is entirely true

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My live rig.
I use a Boss MS3 for switching and effects but looking to replace it with an HX Effects pretty soon.
The Captor X is a game changer or me and anyone that wants a ridiculously good FOH sound should look into it. It can be controlled with an app on your phone, changing IRs, mic position and stereo spread etc at the venue and saved.
Best sound I've had for an audience and will be using it for recording too.
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robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:22 pm
Polar Bear wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:55 pm I have now. What an excellent way of scamming more money from those who can't spend it fast enough.
One of my stereo speakers died this morning. Not super-high end, but probably a decent MIJ Strat worth to replace. Going to try and do some trouble shooting and repairs today. Hope they don't need replacing. If so, I'm dreading having to deal with the snake-oil bullshit that is the hi-fi world.
Repair?
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Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:15 am
robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:22 pm
Polar Bear wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:55 pm I have now. What an excellent way of scamming more money from those who can't spend it fast enough.
One of my stereo speakers died this morning. Not super-high end, but probably a decent MIJ Strat worth to replace. Going to try and do some trouble shooting and repairs today. Hope they don't need replacing. If so, I'm dreading having to deal with the snake-oil bullshit that is the hi-fi world.
Repair?
Repaired it myself last night. Loose internal cable between the crossover and bass driver. Back up and running!
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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robthemac wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:18 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:15 am
robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:22 pm

One of my stereo speakers died this morning. Not super-high end, but probably a decent MIJ Strat worth to replace. Going to try and do some trouble shooting and repairs today. Hope they don't need replacing. If so, I'm dreading having to deal with the snake-oil bullshit that is the hi-fi world.
Repair?
Repaired it myself last night. Loose internal cable between the crossover and bass driver. Back up and running!
You can still pop down to the local high end hi fi shop if you like.

Take one of your old 8-tracks or CD’s to test - maybe some Knuckleback, or George Michael…

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murky wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:36 am
robthemac wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:18 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:15 am

Repair?
Repaired it myself last night. Loose internal cable between the crossover and bass driver. Back up and running!
You can still pop down to the local high end hi fi shop if you like.

Take one of your old 8-tracks or CD’s to test - maybe some Knuckleback, or George Michael…
Theres nothing quite like Careless Whisper through a $100k+ system.
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jeremyb wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:40 am
murky wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:36 am
robthemac wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:18 am

Repaired it myself last night. Loose internal cable between the crossover and bass driver. Back up and running!
You can still pop down to the local high end hi fi shop if you like.

Take one of your old 8-tracks or CD’s to test - maybe some Knuckleback, or George Michael…
Theres nothing quite like Careless Whisper through a $100k+ system.
I listened to Brothers In Arms through a $90k headphone rig a few years back. I think most of hifi is snake oil, but I needed several changes of underwear after that experience.
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jeremyb wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:40 am
murky wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:36 am
robthemac wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:18 am

Repaired it myself last night. Loose internal cable between the crossover and bass driver. Back up and running!
You can still pop down to the local high end hi fi shop if you like.

Take one of your old 8-tracks or CD’s to test - maybe some Knuckleback, or George Michael…
Theres nothing quite like Careless Whisper through a $100k+ system.
I am not sure if this is sarcasm or not???

Decking love me some carless whisper.

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Current set-up (and best I've had, tone-wise).
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Bandmaster cab is on loan from Strummers. I have an acoustic in the lounge and a Partcaster/THX rig at work. Otherwise this is the rig. Hoping to have a forum-built Cabronita to add once I get a painting set-up.
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Slowy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:09 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:22 pm
Polar Bear wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:55 pm I have now. What an excellent way of scamming more money from those who can't spend it fast enough.
One of my stereo speakers died this morning. Not super-high end, but probably a decent MIJ Strat worth to replace. Going to try and do some trouble shooting and repairs today. Hope they don't need replacing. If so, I'm dreading having to deal with the snake-oil bullshit that is the hi-fi world.
One of my bandmates builds hifi systems from scratch including speakers. He also works in Pro Audio. No promises but let me know where you're at before spending anything.

Also, try Axent Audio in New Lynn. They're good speaker mechanics.
I fixed it myself!
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robthemac wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:11 pm
Slowy wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:09 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:22 pm

One of my stereo speakers died this morning. Not super-high end, but probably a decent MIJ Strat worth to replace. Going to try and do some trouble shooting and repairs today. Hope they don't need replacing. If so, I'm dreading having to deal with the snake-oil bullshit that is the hi-fi world.
One of my bandmates builds hifi systems from scratch including speakers. He also works in Pro Audio. No promises but let me know where you're at before spending anything.

Also, try Axent Audio in New Lynn. They're good speaker mechanics.
I fixed it myself!
That's the best solution. :thumbup:
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