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  For Sale DM5s in Walnut - Two Pairs.
Posted by: tykey - 2017-11-18, 12:15:53 - Forum: Buying and selling - Replies (5)

Hello there,

I have two pairs of DM5s in Walnut both of which have been used as surround/centre speakers in a home cinema system.

Both sets are in excellent condition with the exception of one speaker having a small mark on the top rear right.

I have original packaging for one set but can't find the other but they will be properly packed.

I am located Milford Haven but shipment to rest of UK is no problem.

Payment  by BT, Paypal Gift, Cash/Collection.

£450 for the unmarked set, £425 for the other not including delivery.

Please PM for photos and I will email.


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  Hungarian Vizsla
Posted by: true-blue - 2017-11-16, 17:41:28 - Forum: Buying and selling - Replies (5)

Well, as this part of the forum seems to be of limited use for selling Avi products currently, and everyone else has started to list acquisitions.. ... If you can't be them, join them..

So my children and I welcomed 10 Week old Hungarian Vizsla puppy 'Luna' into our family 2 weeks ago on Saturday, and she's wonderful. 

Sleeping beautifully in her crate overnight and l've already trained her to ring a bell by the back door if she needs to go outside. 

Proper puppy school lessons commenced last Sunday too...

I can post a photo if there's any dog lovers of the forum. 

Luckily there's not an 'even better model of the best ever model, ever' coming out.... So I'm hopeful she'll have a long and happy life with us  Big Grin

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  Solidteknics...the AVI of premium steel cookware?!
Posted by: Gromit - 2017-11-16, 01:33:23 - Forum: Buying and selling - Replies (13)

I have just purchase a few pieces of the revolutionary, (yes really, see below for more details), AUS-ION™ wrought iron (formed low-carbon steel) frying pan cookware made by a small engineering firm in Sydney, Australia called Solidteknics:

The company was started by a remarkably talented chap called Mark Henry who has a background in mechanical engineering and has worked for many years in the professional chef and kitchen supply side. Kind of like a Martin Grindrod to the professional cooking industry if that makes any sense! You can read a bit more about his background here:

Solidteknics has created the world`s first seamless one piece wrought iron pans (AUS-ION™) and has just perfected the apparently incredibly difficult task of creating the first (nöni™) one piece stainless steel wrought saucepans.

The AUS-ION™ range has a number of technical innovations; seamless one piece construction including the cool to touch handle with no rivets or other potential failure points. The revised version has a satin shot peen finish to dramatically improve its ability to develop and retain a perfect oil seasoned finish for healthy non-stick coating free cooking with a multi-lifetime guarantee! The company claims their products will actually last not just one lifetime but several lifetimes because there are no failure points and no surface coatings other than natural oil base seasoning.

The new nöni™ stainless steel saucepans are particularly interesting from a technical innovation point of view. You can read about more about them here:

Here is an extract from the above link:

SOLIDTEKNICS has developed two ranges of innovative world-first cookware: AUS-ION™ wrought iron (formed low-carbon steel), and nöni™ ferritic wrought stainless cookware. All are made in Australia, all are non-toxic, healthy, sustainable, and multi-century durable.

AUS-ION™ and nöni™ are both world-first seamless 1-piece wrought pans, with patents pending.  
Ideally, every cook interested in healthy, non-toxic, and sustainable cooking would have a mixture of iron and stainless pans in the kitchen, because each has its strengths for different types of cooking:

  1. Perfect for all everyday oil/fat based frying, grilling, etc, our natural clean AUS-ION™ Australian wrought iron cooks and seasons like all bare cast iron cookware, but is half the weight of cast iron. Seasoned iron is the only known non-toxic and forever-renewable nonstick. All other nonsticks are made with toxic and/or disposable synthetic coatings.
  2. Our new conductive solid ferritic nöni™ stainless steel range is perfect for all liquid boiling, slow cooking, acidic sauces, and is very low maintenance.....and indestructible.
Both ranges are designed to work together as a complete set of complementary pans, on any heat source.

Unlike most bull-shit hi-fi magazine reviews these products have been tested by real people under real world cooking conditions. You can see for yourself what they think of the products here:

I have no commercial connection to Solidteknics. I have just purchased some of the AUS-ION™ skillet and sauteuse pans and think there are an excellent, genuinely innovative and technically interesting range of products which deserve wider exposure. It is so refreshing to come across a product (like AVI active speakers) which is genuinely ground breaking and superior performing. Solidteknics products have the added advantage of outlasting their owners too which is a rare and welcomed change from the usual disposable crap which passes for modern consumer kitchen ware, especially of the so called non-stick coating variety!

By the way, whilst not cheap, they are not absurdly expensive either for a product that literally will never wear out. is perfectly designed for the task at hand and is superb to cook with to boot! Most pieces sell for around $100-200 AUD retail price. See here for some retail pricing examples:

The new stainless steel saucepans will probably be quite a bit dearer though.

I am not sure if this is in the right forum section (would reviews have been better?). Perhaps it should be in the private off topic section? If that is case then please redirect it to where you think it most appropriate moderator Dave. Anyway it has nothing to do with audio but these pans surely do sing! Cool

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  Immaculate Piano Black 9RS's, SB tweeters
Posted by: Fish19700 - 2017-11-15, 15:39:21 - Forum: Buying and selling - Replies (13)

Hi All

Had these for many years and they are just too overpowering now for the room (we have just moved) we now use and are no longer used.

I have posted a couple of images to give you an idea of condition, which I trust you can see is pretty much 9/10. I can send many more if you PM me. Supplied with all cables, remote, grilles and original boxes. Only change has been the pads which I added some years back, on the bases.

They are now boxed up, ready to go.

I will list them here 1st for a day or so, then it's over to other sites.

£650 collected - I'm near Bath, or arrange your own courier please.



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  New mattress
Posted by: nick21 - 2017-11-15, 09:58:32 - Forum: Buying and selling - Replies (12)

We got a fantastic deal on a Simba mattress, it is so comfortable. 
Jackie feels the cold so we have now put on the bed 2 soft and warm fleece blankets that we sleep between, I'm finding I don't need the quilt for most of the night.
She doesn't use an electric blanket now so the fleeces are paying for themselves. 

What do you guys snuggle into? Keep it clean.  Wink Tongue 


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  DIY acoustic panels
Posted by: steve_1979 - 2017-11-12, 13:56:50 - Forum: Audio-visual - Replies (5)

Hi all. Smile

I'm going to make some DIY acoustic panels over the Christmas period. Looking at YouTube I came across this video which suggests that using towels works better rather than proper acoustic foam.

Any thoughts on this?

Also how do you think that towels would compare to Rockwool which is what I was originally intending to use?

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  What is your favorite album cover?
Posted by: steve_1979 - 2017-11-08, 21:21:08 - Forum: Media - Replies (18)

What is your favorite album cover?

I rather like Santana 1. The more you look at it the more you see.

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  Sky Soundbox
Posted by: IanAndyR - 2017-11-08, 16:01:51 - Forum: Reviews - Replies (6)

Ordered one of these as part of our operation de-clutter. It's replacing a Yamaha AV amp and an old pair of B&W 685s in a room that gets used mostly for TV and music when the main room is otherwise occupied or is on as part of Chromecast multi-room group.

Arrived today. It's a smart, dinky little box and at first blush a nice, full sound although I've had no time to have a proper listen. Per my previous post re: my 9's our listening habits are such that we've decided pare back the audiophile angle in favour of a simpler, cleaner looking setup.

If anyone else is considering a purchase or wants to know more let me know. I'd be happy to help with my thoughts or answer any questions.

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  A couple of quick questions about the DM12
Posted by: steve_1979 - 2017-11-08, 00:45:51 - Forum: Audio-visual - Replies (16)

Does anyone know if the amplifiers used are new or the same as the ones in the DM10s?

Also does anyone have a link to the new Satori tweeter? (I've searched the forum but couldn't find it).

Thanks. Smile

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