SM Audiophiles?

Wack61

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Came out of a BBC radio station 20 years ago , working when removed but stored for all that time so probably needs the capacitors looking at.

It cost DM 12,000 in 1979

I've got a repair guy looking at it on Monday

It's amazing what you find if you ask , bought another turntable off a guy , asked if he had anything else
Yes I've got this old thing

Ooooo :D

The problem I've got now is when it's been checked over I've GOT to try it out , hopefully it doesn't sound fantastic as it's not very wife friendly

I think it's made out of lead :D
 
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midlifecrisis

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Here's a challenge.

I'm thinking of converting a 4m by 2.74m bedroom into a cinema/audio room and occasional guest bedroom. It has a built-in cupboard which I plan to use to put all the equipment but what would be a good setup? You have a £5k budget to fit a sofa bed, screen, speakers, turntable, CD player, amp/av reciever, dvd player. I already have an apple tv box. A plan is below. 78975
 

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I was trying to work out how much 12,000 Deutsche Marks was in 1979

4 DM to the £ in 1979

12,000DM = £3000

£3,000 in 1979 = £15,000 today

A fiat strada cost £3044 in 1979 so yes, it was the price of a car when new
 

CatmanV2

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Here's a challenge.

I'm thinking of converting a 4m by 2.74m bedroom into a cinema/audio room and occasional guest bedroom. It has a built-in cupboard which I plan to use to put all the equipment but what would be a good setup? You have a £5k budget to fit a sofa bed, screen, speakers, turntable, CD player, amp/av reciever, dvd player. I already have an apple tv box. A plan is below. View attachment 78975
I suspect you'll do well looking at the What Hi-Fi A-list then heading to Richer Sounds (which is a company I have no hesitation in recommending)

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Wack61

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Here's a challenge.

I'm thinking of converting a 4m by 2.74m bedroom into a cinema/audio room and occasional guest bedroom. It has a built-in cupboard which I plan to use to put all the equipment but what would be a good setup? You have a £5k budget to fit a sofa bed, screen, speakers, turntable, CD player, amp/av reciever, dvd player. I already have an apple tv box. A plan is below. View attachment 78975
I'd look at one of the dolby atmos sound bars with sub and Bluetooth rears for the sound , 1080p projector would be good enough , at 4k resolution most of your budget would go on projection and sound

Also look at throw distance for the size of screen , that determines where you site the projector

 

Wack61

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Have a look on AVforums classifieds , they're constantly upgrading so there's usually good stuff for sale on there
 

midlifecrisis

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I'd look at one of the dolby atmos sound bars with sub and Bluetooth rears for the sound , 1080p projector would be good enough , at 4k resolution most of your budget would go on projection and sound

Also look at throw distance for the size of screen , that determines where you site the projector

That's a useful tool that.
 

Wack61

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I bought a new phone without a headphone socket. I've got some Bluetooth jabra over ear hheadphones which sound great but they're a bit cumbersome out of the house so today I bought some Sony Bluetooth ones

What HiFi gave them 5 stars and they're not wrong , they sound amazing

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Well that's not gone so well

they were in the charging case in my pocket , I got in the van, as I drove off they fell out of my pocket into the footwell

I got out , picked it up and put it on the seat

20 minutes later I open the case and it’s empty , found one one the floor , the other one is gone , must’ve fell out onto the floor and I didn’t notice

I paid for them on my credit card , I’ve not even had the bill yet

Wrote to Sony asking them if I could buy just the LH one

Thank you for contacting Sony support.
We are sorry to learn that on side of your Sony has been lost.
Please note that this is from our end will considered as potential physical damage.
We regret to inform you that under our warranty terms and conditions below, physical and cosmetic damage are not covered under warranty. However, you may get the unit checked by an engineer as he is the one who can decide

I point out again that I've lost it

Thank you for your recent e-mail.
We are sorry to learn that on side of your Sony WF-1000XM3 has been lost.
Please note that you can refer to the previous e-mail to send it to our service center. Also, please be advised that the ear buds are not available for sale as a replacement part but our service center will be able to help you.
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reply to this e-mail.
Thank you for your enquiry.
Yours sincerely,
Diana

Ever felt like you're banging your head against a wall
 

Marco07

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And that is precisely the problem with Bluetooth headphones. I’d lose one within 10 minutes if I wore them outside. Cannot risk it so stick with cheap JVC ones.

Sorry to hear of your problems Wack. Somewhere out there is someone that’s lost the other one. If you put you single one on eBay I bet you sell it.
 

Wack61

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I want expecting to lose one in a week , I went back to where I'd opened the door but it'd gone , somebody had picked it up
 

Marco07

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I found a pair of the Apple ones on a bench in London but despite holding them up and asking around, no one claimed them. Still have them if you want them but I think you need to pair them with a charger or something. Look brand new to me.
 

Wack61

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I don't know if the apple ones work with android but if they do that'd be great , are you sure you don't want to keep them, you'd probably pick up a charging case on ebay easily enough
 

Wack61

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I can't tell you how ****** off I am about it.

Sony aren't exactly being helpful with their send it back so we can have a look at it offers

I'm either getting replies from a bot or they want me to send the RH one Iback though I'm fairly sure if I do i'll get a letter asking why I've only sent one

BECAUSE I'VE ******* LOST ONE
 

Simon1963

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A couple of years ago I set off from home and realised I’d left my phone. Turned around and went back for it. Looked all over the house but no phone. Gave up and went back out to the car and there it was on the drive crushed as I’d just run over it.
 

Marco07

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I don't know if the apple ones work with android but if they do that'd be great , are you sure you don't want to keep them, you'd probably pick up a charging case on ebay easily enough
They’re yours if you want them, Wack. I’d only lose one! They’re currently in my London flat which I can’t travel to but as soon as I am allowed I will retrieve them and message you.