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  1. Pizza's bankroll this town w/6 places. I'm good with a couple of the better places in town but once a a while I load up on frozen ones at the store. I lean towards Paul Newman's brand a lot for the pizza's, spaghetti sauces and salsa. When I was shooting I'd fill in for Associated Press when they needed me so long ago I picked up the Indy car circuit @ Mid-Ohio which is about 20 miles away from me. Paul Newman was the assignment so I knew what time he was going to drive his car for a while. Not an indy car but a Nissan I think. I shot two pics of him in the car before he went out. He said you only took two how do you know you got a good pic of me? I laffed and said you drive and I'll shoot cause you're time is more important than mine. You'll be good! He invited me over to his bus to eat then hit the course. Had something for me to try he said. Every year until he passed I'd migrate to the bus to eat and sample his new stuff. He was a proud papa and told me about his new pizza he was going to come out with when his sales were strong enough to support two of his pizza's. He sat down with me several times and talked about his battle plan and how it was going to continue after he was gone. He was one smart cookie when it came to business. I just had the first pizza from his new line last night. Killer and just like he described it. Totally different crust with some added different cheeses. It was going to be made in Italy and shipped to the US, which I thought was nuts. Yup, the one I had was marked "made in Italy." on it. Even though I sat here chewing on it I was amazed when I saw the box and realized what he said was gonna happen actually happened after his death. Sure it costs more but he said people would pay the price because it was great and different. That it is. Try one. In a green box w/the rest of his pizza's. Carry on!
    5 points
  2. I love everything about the Forte IVs but lately have spent a lot of time listening at very low volume levels. They are very dynamic no matter the volume but the way they scale up and down as volume changes is superb. To me it’s critical that low volume level listening retains all the dynamics of louder volume. Of course cranked they ROCK! They blend incredibly well with my REL s812s and the Primaluna EVO 400 is a great match with them. Synergy!
    4 points
  3. It has been in his sights for years But let’s hear from him to see if he has finally acquired one
    4 points
  4. When I searched after posting that I found a HOT recipe. I've had some salami that was spicy before at a NY Deli back home... real Reubins were what I got there all the time. Check out the peppers in this Diablo Pizza 1 packet active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 3 cups flour, plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon salt Olive oil Sauce: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried basil) 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dried ground bhut jolokia (ghost) peppers 1 tablespoon dried ground habanero pepper 1 tablespoon dried ground jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon dried ground red savina pepper Toppings: 8 ounces shredded mozzarella Fresh sliced habanero peppers Fresh sliced jalapeno peppers
    3 points
  5. Back in the day when racing at Sebring, most of us stayed at the Kenilworth Hotel. It was an old Florida grand hotel. Paul Newman always got the bridal suite which was much nicer than the 3d floor rooms with no a/c where I usually ended up. The rest of the year when SCCA races were at Sebring, it was a “catfight” to reserve the bridal suite so the lucky wife could say she slept in same bed as Paul Newman. Ah, the good old days… BTW, as I recall he was racing a Datsun 510 sedan at time you mention. Great car.
    3 points
  6. Got both , I found the vinyl again by luck, it had disappeared in my collection for years. Tubelar Bells is also nice ..but AMAROK has the better sound effects.
    3 points
  7. lot´s of tomatosauce and pepperoni not too hot, turkish spicy salami, red bell peppers , garlic, onions,chester cheese, spices for pizza, pizza dough....
    3 points
  8. 3 points
  9. Made some more progress. Installed transformers and PS section. Made an error in layout though. Sucked. I had to move the PS transformer over some to make room for PS section I built on a board. I have the option of building another PS section with terminal strips or purchase another chassis and start over. I picked move the PS transformer over and have the hole and see if it is going to be a problem with prospect. Now I have an extra hole in the top that I wish was not there. If it is a problem with my prospect I will have to find another buyer or just add it to my collection. Start wiring it up tomorrow. Enough done for an old man today. This thread is really not about selling but rather to get more people into building their own amplifier. I hope members do not mind pictures of my daily work.
    3 points
  10. Two places I've lived in my life had fresh bodies of water nearby. CLT then here near the east coast Death Valley. Here much more than a river and a lake both north and south, it's an envelopment almost by Lake Hartwell and what's connected. So heat makes the dark cumulus clouds build all day, then we get the furious ones. Nothing like the spring of `83 or `84 when there was one of those historic outbreaks of twisters. Not in a long time. Worked at a sub shop on the Buford Hwy across from Peachtree/Dekalb Airport. It was a Cessna and Leer Jet sized airport. We saw a big one flipping planes, tossing/smashing them like a kid with some Matchbox's. Told the folks eating to come back behind the counter away from all the glass. Got to have the rain, I like it better when there's no cleanup afterwards!
    3 points
  11. We get brutal to tragic... but, most of the time our "thunderstorms" are more of a thunder cloud and are a tempest in a teapot. I call them popcorn storms and can be rather entertaining... We don't [generally] get the black wall of death t-storms midwesterners are more familiar with.
    3 points
  12. On Sunday, I was driving from Austria to Belgium, a 14 hour drive. When we left in Austria, 1.800m altitude, with 7°C, as we were moving north (!) we saw the temperature steadily increasing, to 25 and then to 33°C around Frankfurt, Germany. When we arriived home at 00:20 in the west of Belgium, it was 28°C. Lots of traffic jams on German highways due to road works, with borders completely dry and then you notice fools smoking and shooting their cigarette away from the slow moving car's window... Luckily, Sunday was the last really hot day of the official heatwave. On Monday the temperature dropped to 28°C during the day, and today it is something like 26°C. Some Krautrock, great music for on the road: Scorpions, Blackout With the quote "We're gonna feel the heat tonight" (Dynamite)
    3 points
  13. Carolinas ? Nah , those mother scratchers are from Jacksonville 😜
    3 points
  14. FYI. Actually, I asked a moderator to step in as the previous thread started having inappropriate personal insults Thread was removed within minutes.
    3 points
  15. Since the original thread is an awful resource for anyone trying to navigate information about the actual project I figured it best to just start fresh. The original theme got put on hold due to being asked to use the circuit behind the build and make it into a high end build with exotic wood and high end paint chassis, top notch transformers, and hand wiring. I also got asked by another member to build them a unique high powered push pull amplifier. This thread will be about the Shakey's amp and the inexpensive version of it. Chris (westcoastdrums) will get a completely different thread to keep things clean and concise for each build. I am about finished with Shakey's amp and once westcoastdrums is done I'll start on the PCB board for the inexpensive version finally. In the meantime if anyone wants to discuss and help with the selection of chassis, hardware, tubes, and transformers we can do that. I'll list the requirements for the transformers to help make a list of options. I should say I do have the schematic for Tim's amp but even an inexpensive version may cost around $500. But it's capable of pushing 20 watts so we can relax the output power to make the amp more affordable, again another topic of discussion. There were a few people happy with the $250-$300 price tag and ok with less than 10 watts of power. There seemed to be more people that would rather spend the extra couple hundred dollars to get more output power. Here is Shakey's amp, I'm still wiring up the inside for him.
    2 points
  16. To my ears they are much more enjoyable at low volumes than my Forte 1s are. I enjoy them very much.
    2 points
  17. Know you had a good time George. Here I sit in Duckburg trying to figure out this festival. I think I'll survive it. One guest appearance Thursday evening to hear the guys play after one brat and an order of fries. That's enough for me. Might have to venture down to get a cream puff from Schmidt's Sausage House in Columbus. Don't like their brats but the cream puffs are killer. I kinda wonder who's show up this year and when they tell me they're coming in. Friends usually stop by to make sure I'm still alive. hahaha Too old to rape and pillage!
    2 points
  18. there is no way I am going to be able to make that thing... Just keep them in the boxes. MAYBE someday I will be bored enough to try and assemble them... but not today
    2 points
  19. Traffic in Germany is the ... After my wife, doughter and son had recovered from CoVid 19 they were in De Haan and Ostende to breath some fresh seaside air as well as tripping around the beaches.On their way back they made a day visit in Brugge. Just for a few days they left but spent a good time there. Belgium is so nice .....
    2 points
  20. I couldn't resist one more...
    2 points
  21. I've had this CD since around 1991 or 92, actually it's my favorite from Mike oldfield, unfortunately for me it's the CD version 🤢
    2 points
  22. Ok, don't know why I was thinking that. Searched and apparently Donnie VanZant from the Southern Rock First Family helped them get started!
    2 points
  23. Same with my Cornwall IVs. Very good at lower volumes as well as loud.
    2 points
  24. If done correctly will work just as good and definitely look better in the rear. The one I am building has the all connections in the rear. In the front just makes it easier for a first build. One can do the next build, after they learn more, for appearance. Just thought I would throw that tip in. In the front is not going to hurt the appearance in my room. Only close friends and relatives can enter. 🙂
    2 points
  25. Ok. The deed is done. It is amazing. Tears For Fears was in my living room last night
    2 points
  26. I've said it many times (too many??) that the great outdoors is the best way to listen to LS. Good luck.
    2 points
  27. Ours are half that size @ $4.50 US from the vendors downtown. About $7 per pack of 4. Many from around hee have German roots so the butchers all had their recipes. I can think of 4 right now from 60 years ago. Today there's one. It was handed down to the two grand daughters of the original owners. They sell about 4 tons of brats in 3 days to the vendors and thru their market. Wait, let me get my calculator... 😂
    2 points
  28. Me thinks he's sneaky like that... Me knows Mikey has a battle plan... Be more like Mikey!
    2 points
  29. Think this is the best production ever made from Mike Oldfield " AMAROK " 1990 / Virgin Records / Printed in Germany a real acoustic sound experience ....
    2 points
  30. Could very well be. I tried to do this with RF-7II's and quickly realized that this horn firing directly into your ear from 2' away was just not fun whatsoever. I highly prefer the RP-502S on the sides if your outside seats are near the speakers. Doing this is actually the most correct for an Atmos system but some speakers are ok with listening near field like that. Personally I love Klipsch and all but I ain't firing a horn from a Klipsch tower directly into my ear at a 90 degree angle from 2' away, you couldn't pay me enough. Just depends on how much room you have. We did put a 7 channel 8000F system in a guy's house but his room was literally 50' wide. That's different.
    1 point
  31. When the Sony color monitors were the thing back in the late 80s, I could easily hear them scream when they were left powered up but the PC powered down. But no one else in the office could. Last family Christmas gathering one of those dang kids and their phone apps was testing how high one could hear. Think I fell off about 12 K, not too bad for someone old and stuff.
    1 point
  32. Thanks...necessity is the Mother.....
    1 point
  33. https://mofi.com/blogs/news/mofi-president-jim-davis-addresses-the-digital-lp-mastering-controversy
    1 point
  34. No such thing......
    1 point
  35. If you ground properly and use shielded cable inside the chassis, you will not get noise or have any issues. A shielded microphone cable (Belden) works very good for input wiring.
    1 point
  36. Life is too short to not play your favorite guitar.
    1 point
  37. You are correct. Appear to have sold already.
    1 point
  38. Have 2 cats, Mom and son, had another son but he had a bad disease and had to be put down. Pic below Silver receiver is a Sansui G-5500 that was given to me not working ( blew fuse as soon as it was turned on), tech I go to locally went through it and fixed it. It is 60 watts x 2, not seen below it is a Tascam 202 double tape deck, Turntable is a JVC QL-Y55F I run both receivers through the one pair of speakers using a Monoprice Dual-Source 2-Channel A/B Speaker Selector.
    1 point
  39. It will s a much upgraded circuit, after years of production They learned a few things
    1 point
  40. "Opps! ... I did it again" as Brittany said: a pair of Heresy 70th Anniversary.
    1 point
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  42. More work done this morning. The switch is not tightened down, reason for crooked. You have to be able to turn it to fasten wires. Will install the transformers in the morning and possible start wiring it up some. All for today. I do not want to make it work. Just fun guys, do not want a job.
    1 point
  43. Functions very well for my audio equipment. The extra depth in back for power outlet strips and wire management is handy. Mine also has ventilated shelves with 4 corner mount bolts to support any gear without rackmount ears.
    1 point
  44. Another track set that is burned into my mind is on the Love It To Death album Enjoy Ballad Of Dwight Fry and Second Coming
    1 point
  45. Kenwood M2a mentioned above. Onkyo M-50x. I have the 504 with LaScala! Also in the house: Carver TFM, HK Citation 16, 22, and a recently acquired Son of Ampzilla!
    1 point
  46. All excellent points above. My take is better tube amps sound more like solid state and vice versa. Also, always amazed amps all sound differently, although some may be similar to others. Finally, tube amp, solid state preamp, or vice versa, either approach works well. In closing, know your preferences and trust your ears.
    1 point
  47. I use 6 Towers in a 5.0 System. Two Centers on each side of the fireplace running in Mono running through a Crown XLS Drivecore 1502. I have Klipsch RF 82II's as the mains. The Mains are Not as Important as the Center. The Best Speakers you have Should be in the Center Position. Run a program in 5.1 and turn off The Center Channel. Listen to What comes from the Mains. You might be surprised.
    1 point
  48. that's it... those ALL are the real deal. I have more bikes from that era.
    1 point
  49. Yes, but it was a 6-cylinder bike, so each cylinder (or piston, to be precise) displaced only 42 cc. With pistons the size of salt shakers, they’re so light that the stresses they undergo are greatly reduced, plus the stroke was very short, so the piston speed may not have been as crazy high as the revs would lead you to expect. Tom Faulds, the director of Honda Canada, had an RC162. It was on sort of permanent loan to him, so I got to hear it at Mosport, revving out as it would in a race, since Tom had the track to himself, and he had been a competitive racer in the Sixties. Where is that bike now? Unfortunately, Tom managed to crash it, and Honda politely asked for it back, so it now resides at Honda in Japan. It was a bit odd to hear the sound of the RC162 at high revs. The exhaust pulses blended together, so it sounded more like a 2-stroke than a typical 4-stroke. It was a kind of wail, but that was in 1978 or so, so my auditory memory is not quite crystal sharp looking back that many decades. Incidentally, that engine was approaching the maximum possible rpm for a gasoline-powered engine. The RC162 was a special case, due to its tiny parts, but with larger engines, there is a maximum possible rpm, and it has nothing to do with valve technology, or stresses in the piston and crankshaft. It has everything to do with piston speed and the flame travel speed. Pistons could (it hasn’t happened yet) reach a speed where the flame in the combustion chamber can barely keep up with the speed at which the piston is retreating from it. Of course, at that speed, the rpm would be self-limiting, because if the pressure in the expanding volume of the combustion space can’t remain high enough to push the pistons, then the revs can’t increase beyond that point. Racing engineers really are approaching theoretical limits that can’t be exceeded. Before, the issues were the materials available, starting with iron cylinders and brass heads, and including the oils and grades of gasoline that could be obtained. Decade after decade, better materials were found, better oils were formulated, although for a long time the best oils were based on castor beans, due to their very high film strength, so that even under low oil pressure situations metal-to-metal contact rarely occurred. That oil was important enough that Castrol took their name from it. I used Castrol R30 in my TD-3 Yamaha race bike in the Seventies, and it did smell great, as well as making seizures much less likely. So here we are today. The material and lubricant issues have mostly been solved, as well as the design factors. Now the bikes have so much power that the trend is toward making the bikes easier to ride, with wider power bands, and even different crankshaft designs for better traction. Yamaha came out with their crossplane crank that spaces the engine’s power pulses irregularly, which lets the tire grab traction in the spaces between pulses, just like the Big Bang 2-stroke engines in the 1990s and early 2000s. This allows the rider to roll on the power earlier during corner exits, in effect making every straight a bit longer. You can imagine what a help that would be. The crossplane crankshaft is even part of the R1 super sport street bike. The engine sound has a lower pitch than engines with “flat” crankshafts, a sort of deep buzzy sound.
    1 point
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