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(11-16-2022, 12:04 AM)Tim Curtis Wrote: Whats the difference between epaper and other displays?

limits colour, most popular just black & white, slow refresh rate, they only use power when updating the display and are high contrast to look at.  They're perfect for my situation, to have in the bedroom where I don't want any disturbing light at night, at easily see the logo from across the room and don't need to worry about the same logo showing on the display for hours on end.
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My modest Frankensystem, made of bits and pieces accumulated over the years. The receiver is an Onkyo TX-SR-393, whose sound belies its low price, especially in the smallish space of my listening area. For moOde listening, the main speakers are Infinity RS3001s, picked up at a yard sale 22 years ago for just a few bucks.  I've also got a 12" Dayton Audio sub off-screen. My moOde source is an RPi 3b with a HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro hat, which you can just make out sitting under the glass on the left with its network activity light on. (Yeah, the stands aren't ideal, but they do the job. I haven't found any yet that fit the space without blocking too much of my projector screen.)

For as little as I paid for this system, the sound is jaw-droppingly good, and I'm constantly amazed by it.

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(11-28-2022, 12:14 AM)buckaroo Wrote: My modest Frankensystem, made of bits and pieces accumulated over the years. The receiver is an Onkyo TX-SR-393, whose sound belies its low price, especially in the smallish space of my listening area. For moOde listening, the main speakers are Infinity RS3001s, picked up at a yard sale 22 years ago for just a few bucks.  I've also got a 12" Dayton Audio sub off-screen. My moOde source is an RPi 3b with a HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro hat, which you can just make out sitting under the glass on the left with its network activity light on. (Yeah, the stands aren't ideal, but they do the job. I haven't found any yet that fit the space without blocking too much of my projector screen.)

For as little as I paid for this system, the sound is jaw-droppingly good, and I'm constantly amazed by it.

There is something special about a good pair of old speakers.
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(11-28-2022, 08:22 AM)the_bertrum Wrote: There is something special about a good pair of old speakers.

For me I dunno whether it's the nostalgia talking, or just that old speakers tended to be built to higher standards. I'll always prefer a 30+ year-old speaker to a new one.
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(11-29-2022, 04:09 AM)buckaroo Wrote:
(11-28-2022, 08:22 AM)the_bertrum Wrote: There is something special about a good pair of old speakers.

For me I dunno whether it's the nostalgia talking, or just that old speakers tended to be built to higher standards. I'll always prefer a 30+ year-old speaker to a new one.

I imagine build quality can be as good or higher these days if you are willing to pay.  The key I think is that 30 year old speakers were designed to be fed with very different sources.  There was no digital crispness, there was lower dynamic range, there were "warm sounding" amplifiers, the loudness wars had hardly got going.  I expect it's that 70's brown colour they add to the sound that we like most.
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