equipment

  1. S

    For Sale Homelab Equipment

    Due to a house move I've got a few items from my homelab to sell. SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+ Based Server Custom built pfSense router Unifi AP AC Lite ------------------ SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+ 80GB DDR3 ECC RAM 2 x Intel E5-2650 v2 CPU SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+ NVIDIA GT 710 (no onboard graphics)...
  2. S

    First HT build - advice on choice and placement of equipment in an open plan room

    Hi, Planning to build a media wall along the lines of the below image in our open plan lounge/diner. Was originally thinking of upgrading my soundbar to a SONOS arc or something similar but would mean positioning the TV even higher due to the electric fire (an absolute must for my wife who...
  3. S

    First HT build - advice on choice and placement of equipment in an open plan room

    Hi, Planning to build a media wall along the lines of the below image in our open plan lounge/diner. Was originally thinking of upgrading my soundbar to a SONOS arc or something similar but would mean positioning the TV even higher due to the electric fire (an absolute must for my wife who...
  4. musicphil

    How equipment measures?

    Something that's been highlighted in another thread. Do you read how a piece of equipment measures when looking to upgrade, if so does it influence your purchase? Does it mean you will not demo a piece of equipment that has measured mediocre or even poorly? Or do you only use your ears as the...
  5. M

    Moving to US from UK: Step-Up Transformer for HiFi Equipment

    I'm likely to be relocating to the US at the start of next year. I want to take my Naim system with me but I don't want to look at changing the transformers in the devices at this time (as I'll be coming back after a couple of years). Does anyone have any recommendations as to step-up...
  6. B

    Use my iPhone 12 pro, GoPro 9 or buy new equipment to do interviews for companies with decent sound?

    I need to start doing interviews for my employer and they need to be decent quality sound wise. I already own the latest iPhone 12 pro and the latest GoPro so my questions is should I use these and buy something like a good external mic or should I buy some new equipment so I get good sound...
  7. Dobbyisfree

    Back-up AV Equipment - Can anyone tell a story?

    To all fellow AVF members, do you keep "spares" in your equipment to make sure you are never without? I am sure you do. Personally, I keep a spare AVR, a couple of spare subwoofers and at least one pair of spare bookshelf speakers. This is, of course, in case I have a failure and I wouldn't...
  8. L

    Moving house to NW London and on from Tag Mclaren/B&W Nautilus - Equipment and Installation advice, please?

    Hi all, I'm looking for an installer supplier in the NW London Areaa. I'm going to be moving in with the other half in a few months and therefore some changes are required to my AV setup. the reason for the delay is that we are undertaking a house renovation and want to get some advice before...
  9. TB303

    Placing AV equipment in a cupboard, wise?

    Hello people, I'm trying to build a stealthy 7.1.4 home cinema set up. WIth speakers in walls (LCR) and an electric projector screen. I'd like to keep it stealthy and happen to have a cupboard I can use to the left side of the screen in a wall (see images below). So ideally in teh front wall...
  10. W

    Equipment cooling into loft space

    Hoping someone can offer some advice on this. So I've got all my av kit installed in our 3x3ft landing cupboard (used to be airing cupboard) - Receiver, sat box, harmony hub, cctv DVR, firestick. As you can imagine it can get quite warm in there with the door closed. I was hoping to install an...
  11. Pict Oh

    What was your favourite piece of playground equipment?

    Playgrounds today are much better equipped than when i was a youngster. Our local park has all kinds of equipment that confound me but i did manage to have a go of, and fall off, the zip wire. In my day we had the basic set up off slide, swings, see-saw, roundabout and climbing frame. But which...
  12. H

    New theater build. 10k equipment budget. How should budget be divided up?

    New home under construction, and time has come to pick the equipment for a 19 x 13 theater room under our garage (no windows). I am working with @10k budget for projector, screen, speakers, and receiver. Floorstanders out due to door location near screen, so I will be doing in-wall behind...
  13. J

    Need advice on Internet Equipment & Compatibility PLEASE HELP!

    Hello everyone! I am new here so please forgive me if my posting has not been done properly or if it is overly large or long, but I am in need of some technical advice or guidance and hoping I can find it here, since this forum came up during a search of where to look for my answers. My current...
  14. Z

    Question What is my best equipment option to stream Amazon music HD and 'Ultra HD'?

    Hi, I need a bit of help deciding the optimal way for me to do this. I have been doing some research but don't have a satisfactory conclusion yet. For my main stereo I have a Yamaha musiccast WXC-50 with a Roksan kandy ka1 L3 powering Kef LS50s. I also use a rega planet CD and have an arcam...
  15. 3

    Advice on home network equipment

    Hi, thanks in advance for your advice and guidance! I am in the process of setting up IT equipment in my home and having researched the subject, find myself going around in circles and in need of some advice of what networking equipment I actually need. Hopefully someone here will be able to...
  16. musicphil

    Is there such a thing as diminishing returns when purchasing equipment?

    Maybe you have experienced it? I have heard some mention it before, but is it really true? Do you think ££££££ equals so much better performance? Is it just relative? Have you heard an extremely expensive system, your thoughts on that experience? Do you think there is such a thing as diminishing...
  17. secretitnerd

    Need some help with audio equipment as a gift

    My BIL does semi-pro voice work and is headed towards higher level representation for getting into the big leagues. My wife and I bought him a blue yeti mic a few years ago. turns out it's USB connected and now I'm wondering if I can buy a DAC and get an adapter for him to plug his mic into the...
  18. mnhim

    Question Where to put A/V equipment

    Hi, So I have an 82" TV hung above my fireplace. Can you guys recommend where to put the A/V equipment? I don't have a closet to put all the equipment in, so maybe a small cabinet off to the side of the fireplace? I'd like it to look more like a furniture piece rather than a media cabinet...
  19. musicphil

    What is the one piece of equipment you wished you never let go of?

    We are are all looking for audio nirvana, many will have swapped / sold on lots of their equipment over the years looking for that audio nirvana. What piece of equipment have you regretted selling on/trading in etc? You might have one piece or like me, many pieces of equipment!
  20. Atomcom

    Question Unusual materials or equipment used

    I was wonder if anyone else has used something a bit different in their system setup ? I myself have made use of a load of old thicknet ( double shielded 2 core network cable that was ripped out of an old building). I found that it worked as the best speaker cable I have ever used. Downsides...
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