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    10th Oct 2021, 02:43 PM
    chalkyt replied to a thread Some Speaker Advice in Home Theatres
    Hi Moondog... I originally looked at having the Denon repaired but freight to and fro, the issues with finding an intermittent fault, the "long and trusty service over" it had given over 25 years, all conspired towards the Denon retirement decision. So, I would rather it went to a good home than the tip if you think you can get it brought back to life. I will PM you about how we can do this.
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    9th Oct 2021, 07:02 PM
    chalkyt replied to a thread Some Speaker Advice in Home Theatres
    Thank you all for the information, especially the feedback from Moondog and his "guru". You all don't know what I am talking about since there has been a lot of PM-ing running in the background. However the final decision has been Rotel A14 Mk 2 which turned up yesterday and was connected up today. An excellent recommendation at 150W into 4 ohms which has really brought the Krix Lyrix back to life (yes, they are the "Australian Speakers" referred to earlier). What is interesting is how the old...
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    3rd Oct 2021, 07:06 PM
    chalkyt replied to a thread Some Speaker Advice in Home Theatres
    Hmm, Cecile must be a very tolerant SWMBO. Must be interesting when it is all going.
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    3rd Oct 2021, 10:07 AM
    chalkyt replied to a thread Some Speaker Advice in Home Theatres
    Thanks for the replies. I thought the resistor idea was probably stretching it a bit. My "formal" electronics education finished in the 1960's (yep, I was playing with vacuum tubes and germanium transistors) and the practical bit finished in the era of DIY Electronics Australia amplifiers and building DIY enclosures for Magnavox or Peerless speakers. So, I had a feeling in my water that the resistor idea wasn't all that great. I moved on to actually buying stuff and have happily lived with...
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    2nd Oct 2021, 05:20 PM
    Whoa! Just read Moondog's drama and learned a few lessons. However back to my issue. A few weeks ago my trusty 25 years old Denon amplifier (75+75W into 8 ohms, 120W+120W into 4 ohms) started playing up... random changes in volume and what sounded like different frequencies being affected at different times plus a bit of scratchy distortion from time to time. A few squirts of Deoxit didn't help. Although I was tempted to go down the repair path, living well away from any place with...
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    28th Sep 2021, 08:30 AM
    Has anyone raised "the elephant in the room" with you... i.e. earthing the splashback. You may need to include provision for that in your cutting out. Talk to your electrician about the installation.
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Retired engineering company CEO. Started life as an Electrician. Renewed my contractors license a couple of years ago and now do small jobs for local builders and estate agents.
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Jindabyne
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Skiing (of course). and the continuing saga of renovating and maintaining our rural property a few Ks out of town.
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Supposedly retired (someone once told me that when you retire, you will wonder how you found time to go to work... they were right!)

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