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# Posts by jamie t

Quote: jamie t: what's the conversion rate to \$USD? The Australian dollar is about 66c US. So in Australia the prices are as follows: V1400: \$1450 US V2400: \$1980 US Z9: \$7920 US Considering the products are made on our doorstep, it's a bit of a kick in the teeth, especially as the price the US pays is comparable to the European price.
The Z9 is also around \$8K US in Australia which is a joke considering it is made in Japan. I'd decided on Yamaha for my new receiver and was interested in their MusicCast system as well. As a result of this ridiculous abuse of the Aussie consumer I'm boycotting all Yamaha products and recommending against them. They must think we're stupid, and they'll be lucky to sell any.
My local retailer is a large Yammie dealer and he told me that he has already had a look at it and it will be available in September. However the retail price in Oz is 2 x the RX-Z1, well in excess of the Denon and Pioneer flagships and well in excess of the US retail at \$7800US (at the current exchange rate). They are in the price range of the Integra Research separates.
Quote: Originally posted by ebr I don't want to be a party pooper, but most of us have a radius value that would extend beyond the front wall. This is why we've had to come up with alternate ways of drawing the curve like the Ted White "two nails and a string" method :). OK, didn't consider that - just saw the formula and though "hey those HT construction guys could use this". Once you work out the R value though, you could simply draw the...
Courtesy of the Australian mag, Family Handyman, and see attached picture for better details, the formula is: Radius(R) = ((A/2)^2 + B^2)/(2*B) A = how wide you want your stage radius to be B = how far you want your stage radius to project into the room. Plug those values into the formula and you will get a value for R. Cut a piece of wood or something to the length given by R. Place the piece of wood so it is perpendicular to the screen wall, in the centre of...
Andy, How long is going to take for us international subscribers to receive a copy? I hope its not surface mail because if you ship it in November, we'll be lucky to get it by March.
Hey Ben, Which speaker manufacturer? Visual Fidelity distribute Stewart down under. I'm led to believe that when customers pick themselves up off the floor after being given a quote for a Stewart Screen, they are often referred to Herma or Screen Technics.
Thanks Keith. I've sent them an email. Australian import laws mean that anything we import above I think \$500 Australian (\$250 US), we have to pay 10% GST on (Goods and Services Tax which I voted against, but my silly peers voted for). Shipping is normally the biggest killer for Australians so hopefully the fabric doesn't weigh too much :-)
Thanks for your reply. I've spoken to most of the CEDIA people in NSW, and I always get a blank look when I mention room acoustics to any of these guys. A guy recommended two-way stretch jersey as a fabric for speaker grilles, but I think it's a bit too visually transparent to be used to cover acoustic treatments.
I'm just wondering if there are any souls out there who might know how to source acoustically transparent fabric from down-under? I notice a lot of you guys use Guilford Of Maine fabric, but unfortunately I cannot locate that here. I want to use the fabric to cover acoustic treatments on my walls. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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