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Topic # 173723 3-Jun-2015 12:19
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Morning all

Have already posted a few threads but still relatively new so thought I should say a proper hello.

Im based in Central Otago, have been a mild nerd for a while, full back catalogues of star trek and star wars dvd and big bang theory to testify. I used to be an avid hifi fan and strove to improve my sound system from its humble beginnings as a refined food processor (kenwood) to a NAD based system with B&W series 2's and lost countless hours of my life comparing one set of speaker cables to another....  In the mid 1990's I started trying to figure out how I could duplex a stereo signal in to a surround sound system cos the explosions in films were awesome and when I had multiple speakers around the room..the wife to be decided this was not a conducive environment to base a marriage on.. I begged to differ and convinced her to invest in some new arcam kit and new speakers which were "much more pretty".

Since then I have consistently looked to build on my home Av kit and jumped on board with the latest developments and still have my Sony MD player and laser disc ! and occasionally get to keep the kids pocket money for an upgrade.. currently have a Marantz HT with Pioneer BDP 450 3D with full B&W speaker set up for 5.1. 

Now i am a little older, more refined and somewhat more sensible I decided to build my own house and about 2 days before the gib was due to be finished realised that I had not included my dream home theatre in the design and the kind contributors of geekzone came to my aid and assisted me in installing a 92" drop screen and projector system inside 1 week, all for under $2k. (painting is due for completion in a fortnight so will post photos once completed).      

I enjoy music and have an eclectic back catalogue from 70-80's pop to current day thrash and like to watch movies, ok yes, generally sci fi and alike..

I was addicted to WOW for several years, as well as its predecessors such as diablo but managed to kick the habit when I realised the outside world was really interesting but still keep in touch with my old buddies and laugh at how much our lives we lost to a game.. now I play clash of clans occasionally when im bored.

Im a keen photographer and generally friendly guy.

oh and I don't bite. that's a real positive.


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  Reply # 1316748 3-Jun-2015 12:19
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  Reply # 1316856 3-Jun-2015 15:29
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Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


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  Reply # 1316866 3-Jun-2015 15:43
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Keep calm, and carry on posting.




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  Reply # 1316874 3-Jun-2015 16:07
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How's it garn!

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  Reply # 1316911 3-Jun-2015 17:44
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HiFi nutters are never "mild geeks".


EDIT: (I was was building HiFi units in the 1960s)  There is no cure smile


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  Reply # 1316914 3-Jun-2015 17:52
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Few new posters / members lately, good to see

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  Reply # 1316916 3-Jun-2015 17:53
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depends o what they say.. and whether they bite or not.

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  Reply # 1316918 3-Jun-2015 17:54
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robbon44: depends o what they say.. and whether they bite or not.

27 posts your a newbie too, welcome

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  Reply # 1316940 3-Jun-2015 18:54
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Welcome :-)

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  Reply # 1316942 3-Jun-2015 19:01
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Welcome to you also. You'll fit right in here.....

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