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  1. What about us twos and tens then!!
  2. Jules - how far apart can you manage? Sweet spot for me was just over 3m. From rear about 0.5m and only 20cm from sides has been forced on me right from the start.
  3. Best to use the Cambridge Dictionary 0lny srmat poelpe can raed tihs. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,_it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the Itteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the fríst and Isat Itteer be in the rghít pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm._Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey Iteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
  4. Yup - some years ago, alone at work one winter's evening in a very old building, I was putting away the cash till in the safe and as I got up from locking the door, I felt a hand on the back of my neck and immediately bent back down again. Heart beating, I gently straightened up again but the hand was there once again. Once I had unlocked the end of my tie from the safe, I was never bothered by that again.
  5. They currently don't meet the monetary requirements of the EU and they would not be re-joining.
  6. ....but once we are 'out', will Scotland really want another referendum with no guarantee of a successful application to join EU?
  7. Agreed - they work very well BUT they are not just Wifi extenders because you can plug an ethernet cable into the 'slave' device nearest you HiFi device and get, in my case, around 300 Mbps to my CXN.
  8. They will both be under the TV about a foot (30 cm to you sir!) apart which I have tested in my current location and seems fine. The one saving grace of the new (imposed!) layout is that there will be more room rear and side for the 500s which, going back to your earlier post, are currently about 15 degrees toe'd. Looking forward to the benefit that might bring.
  9. As always an excellent response. Many thanks. Food for thought. I am going to wire up a single Centre Speaker (2nd one for balance and looks purposes will be unwired) just in case your phantom decides to return to the Opera! but will certainly have a go at your suggestion although I don't have Audyssey and my Anthem Room Correction software my not do the same trick.
  10. For reasons outside my control (shame!) I have to change the layout of my Lounge and put TV on wall bracket above fireplace (unused for heat but has to stay). Only place for centre speaker really is on the mantel so it has to be something small (current one isn't) and I am well aware that we should try to match BUT... I currently have a couple of Mission M3 (8 Ohms) doing nothing and, indeed, my rear speakers are M3s and work well together with the Q Acoustics Concept 500s for the few films we watch. My Anthem AVR states '4 Ohms or more' in the spec and for balance and looks I would prefer to use 2 M3s wired to one output. Series (16 Ohms) or parallel? Any thoughts please?
  11. Certainly my experience in a 'normal' sized living room and using half bungs fairly close to rear wall, would suggest otherwise. They are large and when first installed I wondered whether or not I had done the right thing! Turn them on and wonder takes on a whole new meaning. (not knocking the 300s though)
  12. Keep us posted - looks an interesting ride!
  13. Jules I know this was not the main part of your underlying reason for change but is it not the case that the non-stereo separate amps in an AVR will not be using any power at all when, for example, a TV is outputting in stereo within a 5.1/7.1 system? Admittedly, though, the power supply would permit greater headroom for the stereo in such a situation?
  14. Not really but they are STILL showing passages of play that astound me!
  15. I hesitate to write this cos I'm a firm believer that the much improved performance, following changes, I have experienced with my 500s, could well be down to the acoustics of my room and may well not follow through in another environment. However... .. on first acquiring them (replacing C40s) I had them about 30cm from rear wall (using half bungs) and around 2m apart. The sound was excellent and for many a while, I was over the moon with them. Following a slight change around with other things in the room, I increased them to just about 3m apart with about 10 degrees toe in and 30cm to rear (as before) and the soundstage improved significantly. I was fair smacked in the gob as they say! The left speaker is quite close to the wall showing no detriment. I am thrilled with mine but as mentioned earlier, they will show up poor recordings but, apparently that's to be expected.
  16. Exactly - shoe size not mentioned!
  17. Adna, Kristina Train, Eva Cassidy, Beth Rowley, Fenne Lily, Our Nora, Elkie Brooks
  18. Yes, it does look a nice place!
  19. Truly brilliant catch!
  20. Straight answer for me is 'Yes'. Very similar in many respects (for me) to increasing standards for car purchases. As earning power increases over time, better cars show better performance and that becomes the new benchmark to improve on. Still looking for a car capable of cornering on 2 wheels.
  21. Another long shot may be someone here with a 3d printer?
  22. Very useful - thanks. Did you notice I said tow-in - that's the caravanner in me!
  23. Fred Drift but hey ho! How much have you messed about with tow-in please? I've tried a few angles but still keep coming back to firing straight ahead which, for me, gives a slightly better sound stage. Maybe I should re-run room correction after every move but I have little time left over after turd-polishing
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