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  • Cecile's Avatar
    21st Sep 2021, 04:38 PM
    OK so PayPal replied and decided we must send the item back to get a refund. They also have a free return available so I won't have to pay another $31. Paypal basically said their returns department reviewed my information and that's their final decision regardless of the counterfeit nature of the item. It felt as though they were inferring I wanted to get a refund AND keep the item. I would have gladly given it to a government agency for destruction. That said, I am not happy that a...
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    21st Sep 2021, 11:46 AM
    Shade cloth works best if installed at an angle, this allows for better airflow and getting any hot air to get away, look at the tent roofs placed over the resort at Uluru for one way to install the shade.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    21st Sep 2021, 10:29 AM
    Even better than a single layer Tropical roof in 90% is a double layer using somewhat lighter shadecloth but that does increase the cost. Foilboard and other similar products are very good but they do require an airgap to work properly. Also such LW product needs a frame to keep it in place and a way of securing it in windy weather, strong mesh on both sides may be enough if the holding frame was strong enough
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    21st Sep 2021, 10:05 AM
    With the current shortage of materials you may not be able to get the size of LVL you want in the length you want so look at the possibility of making up a plywood box beam too. If the timber is 100YO beware of splitting when using a nail gun, steel hangers and framing screws might be a safer and stronger option. Call it a repair to an existing structure and doesn't SA have different rules again??
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    20th Sep 2021, 09:19 PM
    Switch mode PSUs have come a long way, a bit like chip amps in that regard. Still waiting on a response from PayPal
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    20th Sep 2021, 11:51 AM
    The amp in the link might be a really good amplifier, but not of interest to any band who tours due to the weight. As a Studio amp possibly depending on distortion figures. Airfreight of something weighing 20 kilos would add substantially to the individual cost, especially considering VAT is calculated on the total landed cost
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    20th Sep 2021, 09:27 AM
    It's sad but true. A lot of professional musicians and sound people are having to sell off gear to pay the rent, that's one of the reasons I wasn't suspicious of the low price. At this stage I don't want to open up the unit, we are waiting on PayPal to give us an answer to our request for a reversal of the payment and ditto Border Force/ Federal Police. I suspect that there is a huge over supply of toroids sitting in warehouses all over the world at the moment due to the switch to switchmode...
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  • Cecile's Avatar
    20th Sep 2021, 08:38 AM
    That's the same guy.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    19th Sep 2021, 09:45 PM
    We are waiting on both the Federal police and Border Force to get back to us but we will be reporting the seller
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  • Cecile's Avatar
    19th Sep 2021, 01:15 PM
    Oh, it's fake all right. He changed is FB name as soon as Ted questioned him and argued later on that the item was working and he does not do refunds. Plus, there are others still for sale, as well as a variety of other electronic items. The item weighs 20kg (printed on the box) and the real deal is 12kg according to the Yamaha website. Image below from Yamaha website, ours is the one on the right.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    19th Sep 2021, 12:58 PM
    We started the PayPal claim as soon as the seller failed to respond to our request for a total and immediate refund. The price isn't too cheap for the unit if genuine and used tho as all the new amps seem to come with DSP included and they have become much lighter very quickly, and with band gear lighter is almost always better and the turn-over is high. I'll use the old Dinosaur Inkel while we wait; even if it is massively under-powered for the need, we'll just keep the volume to a more...
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    19th Sep 2021, 12:15 PM
    If we get a refund I may be able to keep the unit if BorderForce don't confiscate the unit. That is when I'd get Rob to look at the unit, if safe and usable I'd use it, I'd just scratch off the Yamaha logo etc
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    19th Sep 2021, 11:00 AM
    With PayPal we may be able to get our money back. I have contacted both Yamaha Australia and BorderForce Seller hasn't responded but still selling what appears to be the same item, we'll see. If we get a refund there is no way we'll allow the person to keep selling knock-offs by returning the item, I'll ask the feller who repairs stuff to look at it. If safe and usable it may still work out, he only charges $80- to open up and test quickly for major problems
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    19th Sep 2021, 01:28 AM
    I'll ask my guy to check it out in person. Paid via PayPal so I can get a refund if needs be because it does look at second glance to have a toroidal PSU and not the switch-mode it's supposed to have. Caveat Emptor and why I use PayPal
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 10:44 PM
    Facebay is what a lot of people call the Facebook market place. Next time I'll emphasize Second hand by bolding the S/H S/H ] and try and reduce the confusion. Technically it may be supposed to have a 15A plug but it must be grounded, unlike the little travel adaptor that came with the unit
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 09:54 PM
    Seriously the only difference is a little sticker on the back. Thousands of these here in Oz, maybe hundreds of thousands if you count back 20 years, if it makes you feel better I'll get the plug changed by my repair feller or my sparky rather than DIY it.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 05:21 PM
    All the 230/240 V 60Hz units are the same, I really don't mind not paying the Australia Tax.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 03:52 PM
    You'll have to explain that one. None of these were made here and a plug is a plug is a plug
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 02:58 PM
    You are correct John. I answered from memory and not my tables. But you do need 115dB for the LFE channels and that takes a lot of power, as most subwoofers are not all that efficient and you only get +3dB running stereo subs. Our mains L/R/C do 105dB but they are accepting just over 100w to do so.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 10:13 AM
    Power and SPL are not necessarily related, we can deal with very short bursts of high SPL and in movies that is what gives impact, at bass frequencies the difference between 100 watts and 1000watts is only 3dB after all. Even at full power it won't be as loud as the crack of an SLR 200mm from your ears, which is where my hearing loss comes from.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 07:51 AM
    Bart I have 2 Kenwood L-07M running the tops in my stereo. https://www.audio-high-store.com/kenwood-l-07m/ Those are the best amps I've ever owned and sound sublime
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    18th Sep 2021, 07:48 AM
    I've got a KM 107 in for repair at the moment, the repair might be as costly as buying this amp. Same feller just repaired my Inkel. Cost me $80- to replace a half dozen $0:07 parts that had died after 40 years, but I'd never have found the small dried out and dead circuit capacitors. The Inkel is like two KM 107s sharing a chassis and weigh close to 20 kilos. I can't use the big drivers I want to use because of size restraints so thinking about a half dozen of these cheap sub drivers...
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    17th Sep 2021, 09:58 PM
    So why not overkill. I was looking at plate amps and/or a decent stereo amp to add some deep Ooomph to go with the newish H/T amp. The amp I have is only 200 watts per channel and that's not quite enough for subwoofer use. I was asking a question on another forum about an amp I was looking at on eBay and somebody pointed me in a different direction. Cecile and I got a decent S/H Yamaha for $450- posted to our door via FaceBay I suppose 2 kilowatts might be enough An older model but still...
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    17th Sep 2021, 01:29 PM
    Nice and sort of like the picture I have in my head, just a bit higher off the ground for us.
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    16th Sep 2021, 06:32 PM
    Sounds like a mushroom farm. Lots of money in mushrooms; especially the purple ones.
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    16th Sep 2021, 12:29 PM
    The repair took about 90 seconds, the preparation work for the repair took about 5 hours. I used Ceciles hair dryer on high to soften the glue line on the broken angle piece and it simply peeled off once I had it all clear. I then had to dig out the pipe a full 900mm to give me the wriggle room to get the new angle in place. Thanks for the advice and on-line help; every day I ask a question I learn something new. While I have a deep hole in this place I might as well plant a fence post; how...
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    15th Sep 2021, 01:10 PM
    I wasn't sure as my other big amp only has an inrush current of 15A and the other two maybe half that and the lights dim when I turn on that system. Thanks fot the information. It's the only amplifier I've ever bought that comes with a 15A plug
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    15th Sep 2021, 10:47 AM
    Not quite sure how this works so asking the brains trust. We just bought a new amplifier to power the H/T subwoofers. It's a Yamaha P7000s and at turn-on it has a fairly massive inrush current of 20 Amperes, the rest of the H/T amp set-up only pulls 5.5A at start -up and the TV ~1.5A This is the dedicated 4mm<2 Audio circuit with a 32A breaker on it. Which one do I switch on first assuming the TV is already on. Yes the new amp may be a tad overkill but the price is right It's rated 1100...
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    15th Sep 2021, 08:29 AM
    The one with Cholera, Typhoid and Smallpox on it?? I wonder where mine is
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  • Moondog55's Avatar
    14th Sep 2021, 06:13 PM
    I know a bloke in Melbourne who dug out the whole underside of house slab house by hand with a shovel and bucket, shoring up as he went. Only took him about 3 years. Long time ago and memory is foggy but Adamo had enough room for his wine press, his barrels plus all his bottled stuff by the time he'd finished. House on a steep slope and he started on the downhill side and just kept going.
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