I'm assisting a friend in selecting a few components for a moderate home theatre setup. Unfortunately he cannot have a fixed frame screen as the screen is being put in front of a window that they would still like to be able to use.
A tensioned pull down screen is to expensive, so looking at affordable pull down screens at present. Perhaps around $500. Just wondering what might be the best bang for buck? The Grandview Deluxe Pull Down Screen (seen here: http://www.grandviewscreens.com.au/products/deluxe-pull-down-screen.html) looks good value, just wondering if anyone has any experience with this screen?
Is there other brands/models that are considered better for a similar price?
I am selling my virtually new gorgeous set of 5 x Paradigm MilleniaOne speakers, ie -
- one set of 2.0 speakers still in their original box, plus
- one set of the 3.0 speakers, also still in their original box.
Colour: All in Piano Black.
I bought these new from Eastwood HiFi in Sydney in February 2016 as part of a new home theatre system. Purchase price $1400 . I opened the boxes and set up my theatre room system in April, then had to put it all away again in August, when I sold my house. So the speakers only had 4 months of very occasional use - they are virtually new.
$1,100 - For all 5 speakers in original packaging, with all brackets and fittings
$500 for the MilleniaOne 2.0 set
$700 for the MilleniaOne 3.0 set
Payment: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only. Prefer pickup but have original boxes
Location: Central Coast, NSW.
As these speakers are packed in their boxes I have attached website shots of the two MilleniaOne speaker sets.
I run the same speakers with the same cables through both amps. The new 1585 has no issues with buzz. Only difference is the 1075 was plugged into a different power point on another wall. I do have a little rats nest atm because its just a temp setup so maybe the rca cables were run to close power cables. Idk. Im not too worried as I said the amp still powers the speakers its only when nothing is going I can hear the buzz but even then I have to be close enough to the speakers to hear it. I havent run the amp for too long either. Ive heard/read somewhere that some amps over time can buzz when they are first turned on but then as they warm up it goes away. So that might be it. With my 1585 I just leave it on all the time. When I first got it I did have it hooked up to 12v trigger on but soon learned that its best just to leave them on ready for action and also helps the amps lifespan. I might buy another 1585 when I get the cash and a 2nd hand 1582 for the Left and Right and run bi amp to them. Im pretty happy with the 200wpc amps. But I will have to save up the cash in the toy account for a bit.
Could be a few things:
Are you input cables as far as possible from power leads and the amp's transformer?
Not sure of the sensitivity of your speakers, but more efficient speakers will pick up noise more readily.
What's the line voltage like at your place? If too high (>253V) you're more likely to get buzzing.