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  1. Nap last night so tonight cable decides they're going to do system maintenance @ 6PM??? No news is good news I guess! So it's game ON! 1974 Live @ Sheffield remaster to start it up! May as well GONG first then we'll see. Peter Gabriel's second live album and 10th overall released in 1994. Remastered and just released it's typical Gabriel. Light, airy, sonic perfection and clean as that German dude @dirtmudd. Side 3 & 4 of the double lp heat things right up! mmm hmmm Imma thunkin now. Shhhhhh it's painful.
    6 points
  2. This is the last Beatles album in the collection As noted on my last post that I’m missing a couple of LPs But I’m happy to own this one as it’s a first Australian pressing from 1969 I have added another photo of some hand made figurines from Africa The purchase will help them with funds in running the village Artist - The Beatles Title - Abbey Road Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/The-Beatles-Abbey-Road/release/3916804
    4 points
  3. Mr. Paul used to say something like, "bragging about how much power your speakers need, is like bragging about how much gasoline your car can burn." I remember when Blose used to brag that their 901s [gag] could be plugged into a 120V wall socket and survive the 3600 watts applied. Assessing quality by the amount of power a speaker can absorb without bursting into flames is wrong and a fundamental misunderstanding of speakers. Better to brag (if that were really necessary) about how little power your speakers need (re: mpg) because that is a small indication of the low distortion levels they likely produce. High efficiency means small cone movements that closely track the music without adding anything.
    4 points
  4. It would help, strange, I would have thought black and white would have been more popular. It's worse than white and pink in person, the wall are an off color of something, not white and a really strange shade of pink if that's what is supposed to be ? Strange part is the wall in that room was painted the same color before, we didn't notice until we went to paint and it started to dry. Want to see more odd colors, this is another room.......strange, I told them we need to put up a sign saying we're not color blind it's just original colors for 1920.
    4 points
  5. I lived on the corner of Wildwood and Florence St lol Secret World Live is one of my favorites. It always makes me feel good
    4 points
  6. "MAKE money???" Keep your eyes wide shut if you plan on making money on speakers or anything else audio related. Now if the lil old lady down the street has a nice system her husband had before he died... AND if she's clueless to it's value THEN you might make money! hahaha "Keep on Truckin." 😂
    3 points
  7. I still enjoy listening to vinyl but I would not pretend to say it is technically superior to digital alternatives. I will admit that I prefer a warmer analog sound like my tube amp exhibits and vinyl often excels at. That said with a good DAC digital is continuing to sound better and better every day to these old ears.
    3 points
  8. I have a Spotify playlist on my Xbox with 200 songs 95% of those artists are on there
    3 points
  9. How’s it going? I knew one person who got covid19 from food and his course was less respiratory in presentation. Hope you have some help there as you’re sort of running a clinical setting now. If you don’t have one get a pulse oximeter and see if they’ll prescribe home oxygen now so you’ll have it if you need it. Did the docs give you any sort of care plan or action plan?
    3 points
  10. i have already the adapter. i am surprised, is the k-401 horn not longer than 20 inch ? a friend of mine build me years ago this iwata horn (it was for my onken system) - but he has no more time to build me another pair of horns
    3 points
  11. 3 points
  12. Far better than the popular Avocado color of the 70's
    3 points
  13. 3 points
  14. that is one thing you might think about when using a blow bag. My Mom would get plugged kitchen drain.... I would pull the trap and get the blow bag.... I had water come out the vent on the roof once in a while.... The clog would go away, though A friend used one and it blew rice out of the vent pipe on the roof, someone put alot of rice down the drain.
    3 points
  15. You would ruin Carl's sex life just to enhance your own?!?!?! Some friend you are.
    3 points
  16. Same here, except it pretty much is November weather, even December weather in between cold fronts.
    3 points
  17. The mail seems to come late some days, lately after dark. It rained so much here this tree frog wanted inside but couldn't get through the storm door.
    3 points
  18. #14 Gauge: Absolute minimum size for speaker wires #12 Gauge: Better size for speaker wires #10 Gauge: Even better size for speaker wires #8 Gauge: Now you're talking! #6 Gauge: Let me know where you get connectors that fit. #3 Gauge: Okay, you're just showing off!
    2 points
  19. Dude. Rice and coffee grounds. Toss in a bunch of grease and start putting those plumber's children through college.
    2 points
  20. @dtel those colors are period spot on. The way it was back then. Rice is hated more than Charmin by most of the plumber/snake dudes. It NEVER disintegrates. Just lays there forever it seems. lol Some of those blowbags can be fun! Just pricey when you want to get rid of them. 😂 😂
    2 points
  21. Agreed. My TT is only worth about $2,000 and I own over 1,000 LP's that I will clean digitize (on my $700 cleaning machine) in the next few years. That said, I was the first person in Michigan to buy a Sony CD player in 1983 (or maybe 1982, I can't recall exactly, but Phillips invented the CD. Sony worked with them and beat them to market). I had my eye our for it in the 70's since I belonged to the Audio Engineering Society at the time and read all the argument for the different proposed formats, much like the HD standards for TV back in the 90's. Since Sony was also the first to release a CD player, that is all one could buy back then. Initially, all you could buy was Telarc Digital Classical Recordings, but I still have the very first Jazz CD I got, which was Bob James and Earl Klugh "One on One." Compared to the vinyl is sounded clearer since all I could do was clean with a brush and solution back then and there was still dust with ticks and pops noise from the LP. Most of the Popular LP pressings were shit back then with noise and warps. So personally, since I was also the first Digital Photographer in Michigan (according to Kodak), I said goodbye to dust forever by never shooting film again one I got digital, similar to dust on LP's. Why people are going back to that part of it makes not sense to me now that we can use the latest formats on Blue Ray for Audio and get 130+ db signal to noise ratio and Redbook CD is still as good as any of the "Hi-Rez" formats, which are ALL better than Vinyl is beyond my technical brain. So, It has to be an EMOTIONAL decision, which seems to be a major part of Audio.
    2 points
  22. ^funny and pathetic
    2 points
  23. This video does NOT pertain to VINYL, it pertains to Turntables! When I heard 1.5 Million Dollar Wilson Speaker System Demo at an Ann Arbor Dealer, they were playing a 5 foot tall, mechanical contraption called a "turntable" which cost $600,000. If it's about mechanical devices, then I'd rather drive a Lamborghini rather than watch a piece of plastic spin at 33 1/3 for that kind of money and invest the rest in a house with a great sound room with all my music on a server, but that's just me.
    2 points
  24. I change my audio gear all the time I buy, trade and so on to move up the food chain for better gear. I can say that I have one setup that I may keep for a few years as it’s been one of a handful that I’ve had over the years, that has that ( sweet sound ) that I’ve been looking for. But it’s in my dna that I’m never satisfied with what I have. So when kicking myself in the but many many times because I am sold or traded all this piece of gear that I wish I would’ve never gotten rid of Glws Here’s a pic of one of my turntable setups with a China tube amp, Klipsch H1’s and a new Pro-Ject essentials III Turntable Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  25. Mornin' All how's everyone? A bit fresh this AM... normal temp for a couple days I am enjoying advanced technology -- running water in the kitchen. That project interrupted some planned recreation. Was going to go to the lake. sucking up some Mexican coffee this AM. Was drink a local dark/light blend. Finding I prefer light roast Another neighbor passed - a week ago now. Somehow we ended up with 3 kittens he had. We can't take them back to the person he got them from.... she passed a week earlier. They're raising hell. One nice thing about 2 [or more] kittens at a time... they kinda entertain each other - until one gets a bad idea and the other two join the fun... Getting time to start thing about the garden prep, already Want to start some tomatoes this year. Maybe a few pepper plants... Not the chile pequins... those are like weeds. No idea how the seeds are spread, but every potted plant I have has them pop up. I don't have much dirt/soil on the property. If I want a more extensive garden, I can fence a piece at my buddy's. He has some bottom land.... deer, cows and javelina, too. Friday 13...oh Another day in the hood
    2 points
  26. Nah, it's about the blended bass channels to mono below 250 Hz. and the boosted treble at 12 Khz. in the mastering that makes the LPs' sound perception to be "better" when they are cleaned on a $4,000 Vinyl LP cleaner like my friend has when compared to a Redbook CD (gee, could the Mastering be more different on the two Media??). Playing them on Twin VPI tables with fancy tone arms at $13,000 each, with both Stereo and Mono moving coil cartridges using Nelson Pass Pre-Pre Amps and Pre-Amps to get the necessary gain. So basically, when you spend upwards of $40,000 for the privilege of dragging a rock through a ditch at various velocities, whereby you shave off a few hundred Hz. of High Frequencies each time you play it (nevermind the 180 Gram modern pressings that cost a fortune too), you have to convince yourself it "sounds better" because of all the money you spent. "Better" means than your $19,000 DAC because you would be deemed a fool for falling for it all vs. the technologically superior Digital Formats, especially when you have spent that king of cash for Digital too, whereby you convince yourself that big piece of bigger, "pretty" Aluminum Face sounds "better" than the $2,000 DAC it replaced or "better" than the $40 worth of ESS Sabre DAC Chipsets in your Pre-Pro that everyone seems to use in their DACs. But hey, it's all about "my hearing is better than your hearing," so the "high end" hifi keeps on selling for people with more money to spend than a Coke addict.
    2 points
  27. So Calvin's dad was right! The world really was black and white in the old days. And when it changed from B&W to colour, it was really grainy for a while.
    2 points
  28. It is fun to be curious about hearing different equipment and discovering how music sounds when you change anything in the chain. Whatever draws me more into the music is always a good thing and I have fun with it. Fun is what life is all about. I am older but it has not stopped me from trying out a lot o f'new to me' equipment this past year - hence - McIntosh hybrid amp that I loved sold to make way for my first ever tube integrated amp, A Node 2i streamer into an R2R DAC, A Technics Turntable with Denon MC cartridge, Dave's Lmahl Tweeters in my fathers vintage Fortes, Heresy speakers made into Super Heresys and several other tweaks. i listen to music many more hours daily. More involving and fun but when I read someone on this forums experience with tube rolling or some other modification they tried and liked I just want to hear the results for myself to see if I get even more drawn in. GLWS
    2 points
  29. I’m still sorting through the Beatles albums but I’m almost done ✅ I don’t have some of the LPs ( apart from the unopened Box Set ) so the collection is not complete On the platter at the moment is an 180gr digital remaster Artist - The Beatles Title - Let It Be Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/The-Beatles-Let-It-Be/release/4037616
    2 points
  30. that is one thing you might think about when using a blow bag. My Mom would get plugged kitchen drain.... I would pull the trap and get the blow bag.... I had water come out the vent on the roof once in a while.... The clog would go away, though
    2 points
  31. Actually Audio is anything but simple, hence this thread. My philosophy is ALL systems are a bad illusion vs. real acoustic instruments, but we all go for the best illusion we can afford! Or to put it another way, end up with what we think sucks the least. When Peter Walker of Quad Electrostatic Loudspeaker fame (ESL-57) was asked if he thought his speakers were the best in the world, he replied: "No, but they do make nicer noise than many of the others." True Dat!!
    2 points
  32. I know this thread is old, and the B&K Components TX 4430 amp sold. I just wanted to add that it is an excellent sounding amplifier, and if you only use 2 of the 3 channels, it has almost never ending current. A real sleeper of an amplifier. It sort of sounds like a tube amplifier, meaning it is warm, rich and 3 dimensional. Just the amplifier to tame a bright speaker.
    2 points
  33. Before you call a plumber, get yourself a sink plunger! They’re designed for sinks, and would be no use in a toilet. They’re much smaller than a toilet plunger, and they do a great job. I’ve seen baskets of them once or twice at Home Depot, in multiple colours. Sink plungers are less than a foot tall, and the one I have has a handle a bit like a stick shifter handle. If it’s just a routine food clog, it might be all you need. If you have a double sink in your kitchen, you have to block the drain of the other sink, but that just means you put in the stopper. I only use it once or twice a year, like when I should have thought twice before trying to send so much spaghetti down the drain, but it gets the job done.
    2 points
  34. Yep.......would give Carl's right arm for a few hours with her.
    2 points
  35. Now you have tweaked my interest I am confident that his ancestry is from Tuscany and the city of Florence Edit And Florence is coincidentally a similar name to the city I was born in I was born in Florina Greece
    2 points
  36. I have to admit. I don't know. Not a clue. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/who-is-the-super-bowl-lv-halftime-performer/ar-BB1aXnVM?ocid=msedgntp
    2 points
  37. Wow suspenders and a belt. He is not taking any chances!
    2 points
  38. Hi, I wasn’t allowed to say anything until today, but it's now okay for me to share that I have volunteered for the Covid-19 vaccine trials that the US government is running in partnership with Pfizer. This vaccine has been part developed in Russia. I received my first dose this morning at 06:20 am, and I wanted to let you know that it’s completely safe, with иo side effects whatsoeveя, and that I feelshκι я чувю себя немного стрно и я думю, что вытл осные уши. чувству себя немго страо.
    2 points
  39. Folks will modify anything and everything. My friendly advice is to spend some time with what you have. Sure, go ahead and tweak the speaker placement (distances form walls, listener chair, and toe-in). This can be a tedious task since you need to be systematic about it and listen to the same few tracks over and over again. It will easily take several weekends given all the variables and combinations. However you will discover the bass response, imaging etc can dramatically change / improve. Get this adjusted to your liking and then just listen and enjoy, listen and enjoy, listen ...... Save the "upgrades" for another time. Good luck, -Tom
    2 points
  40. Let's see if I can be a little less ambiguous. 1,2,4,6,7,8 are not lies and don't need debunking. When you see this type of drivel, it usually comes from people who have never heard a high quality, well set up two channel system in a good room. To go a step further, most things in audio are subjective. So how can you call it a lie if I can hear it but you can't? I'm lying? It's all conjecture based on opinion, mine vs yours (I don't necessarily mean me and you, but anybody vs anybody). Clear enough for you?
    2 points
  41. Some fall colors and my local telephone pole.
    2 points
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