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  1. Dang, well that's three. So hope the worldwide accidents stop with these, they're bad enough.
    5 points
  2. Almost done, another coat of wax and the 1218 can move in.
    5 points
  3. You too George, get well soon! Gute Besserung!
    4 points
  4. Mate I woke up to the news and I was almost in tears reading your post For future reference - next time use a heat pack that goes in the microwave for a couple of minutes Get well soon - find a comfortable chair - if you have home care ? then I hope the nurse is blindingly beautiful 😎
    4 points
  5. I just flip it over every 40 years just in case.
    4 points
  6. 4 points
  7. Everyone´s a bonehead sometimes... Get well soon!
    4 points
  8. The day has come to see this post of mine come to fruition. After years of keeping my eyes on the internet, the right Khorn deal for me, came along. My left and right LaScalas have been replaced with a pair of '75 Khorns in nice but not perfect condition. I will repeat much of what's been said. I use them crossed over to a pair of subs and even so, notice many changes from the LaScalas. I'm currently running the K's with a crossover down at 30hz. My overall sound seems improved in the mid bass area, which you would expect. The room feels more "loaded" with sound. Not just in low frequencies, but across the range. Specific instruments and detail are improved. I enjoy them more at lower volumes. Clarity is improved. Imaging is improved. The sound-field has more depth. I got up twice the first day to make sure my surrounds were not on. I also had to make sure my sub wasn't on. My expectations were low, as we love the LaScalas so much. With the same drivers, I assumed bass would be the only improvement. In the first minute of listening I knew I had made a good decision and most importantly, my wife smiled right away. It was a worthy change.
    4 points
  9. The internet is more like a living/breathing public library (I still like libraries).
    4 points
  10. Von Karajan directing the Brandenburg Concertos... must be like Pink Floyd covering Pete Seeger. Oh! They did that, with The Wall! On a serious note, I love Bach and I love Von Karajan! What makes this particular recording special, in your opinion?
    4 points
  11. Hopefully it's not contagious! lol
    3 points
  12. yes arnica I use as well hope it doesn´t end like this with all of us here
    3 points
  13. We are the walking wounded by the looks of it I fell at work last week and bruised the patella on the left knee but I kept on working with a limp All good now - Arnica cream is great for my situation And Arnica cream should work for burns as well George
    3 points
  14. I would consider a humming and vibrating power transformer defective. Plates are loose or something inside. Sounds like your satisfied. This is what is inside my computers at home: Acousti Products - AcoustiPack™ Soundproofing Materials There is a heat insulating quality to this material so I'd be careful. For speakers I've used No Rez from GR Research: No Rez 24” x 27” (4 pack) | GR-Research Funny thing, in my situation I was happiest using the expensive throw pillows from the couch. "When are we getting those back, Dad?" Uh... you're not. heh heh
    3 points
  15. Yes! That would be the Same one
    3 points
  16. Good question! The short and simple answer is this is the recording I grew up on/with, was the required reference to how we would perform the Brandenburg's and was to be our Hear all, Dream all, Feel all, ..etc assignment. At least it was Bach to listened to thousands of times, over n over again. Very Strict Conductor!
    3 points
  17. Not sure if I'm listening to the same 1965 recording as your album, but it surely sounds really good. Von Karajan was at the top of his game in 1965, I think!
    3 points
  18. I will be keeping you in my thoughts @Dave1291 , knowing the neuropathy and care for the feet. You are the 2nd person I know of that has had to warm their feet after the cold set in, and I Pray you will fare Much better than the other case. Enjoy the you tubes and do everything it takes to get those feet to heal!
    3 points
  19. So sorry but we all have to be jealous @Full Range , he owns the CS 100
    3 points
  20. Post your laugh of the day here. Here is mine. A pensioner drove his brand new BMW to 100 mph, looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a police car behind him. He floored it to 140 , then 150, ... then 155, ... Suddenly he thought, "I'm too old for this nonsense !" So he pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the police car to catch up with him. The officer walked up to him, looked at his watch and said, "Sir, my shift ends in ten minutes. Today is Friday and I'm taking off for the weekend with my family. If you can give me a good reason that I've never heard before, why you were speeding... I'll let you go." The Man looked very seriously at the police man, and replied :- "Years ago, my wife ran off with a policeman, I thought you were bringing her back." !!! The Cop left saying, " Have a good day, Sir "...
    2 points
  21. Those new to the forum are no doubt unaware that I returned to my roots some time ago and now listen exclusively in mono. Constantly fussing with channel balance (due to recording issues, room acoustics, and asymmetric frequency response of my ears), and being locked into a “sweet spot” became a chore. So, having forgotten how it would be, I decided to give mono a try and could not believe how glorious it is! No sweet spot and, with a speaker in the corner, amazing dispersion into the room. I use a single RB-51 series 2 since my den is on the small side. I recommend that anyone who is frustrated by the difficulty of attaining perfect stereo give this a try. Using a tiny mono tube amp to drive the speaker has really taken me back to the late 50s/early 60s. A couple of years ago I posted a very humorous article by Vincent Gallo in which he extols some of the other virtues of mono listening. It is worth reading! https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/194365-vincent-gallo-on-mono-listening/ Maynard
    2 points
  22. Wow, things are inexpensive down there.
    2 points
  23. OW! That's no fun at all. Good call to use the pillow to put out the fire. Putting water on an oil fire is one of the worst things you can do, as it splatters burning oil in all directions, and can even cause an explosion. There are fire safety videos on YouTube that show this. Putting the lid back on the pan would have worked, too, as long as the fire snuffed out before the glass overheated and cracked. In the same way, if the fire is in a pot or pan, put the lid on right away, and leave it on until things cool, or for a few minutes at least, so that you don't get it flaring up a second time, because the pot/pan is still hot enough for ignition, and is just waiting for some oxygen. You can get fire blankets for the kitchen. They come in a quick-release holder that you attach to the wall, and in the event of a fire, you can pull it out quickly and cover the fire with the fire-resistant and air-blocking blanket. In some cases, it could even be safer than using an extinguisher. I hope your burns aren't too serious and heal quickly. I recommend using Vitamin E cream or oil on the affected areas, because it will help to speed the healing and reduce any scarring. Just put it on once or twice a day, until the skin is fully healed. It works on surgery scars too, reducing the redness, in some cases leaving the scar skin-coloured instead of red, so it's barely noticeable. Fire blankets are really inexpensive, don't expire, and can be reused. Just like a fire extinguisher, it can be a good idea to keep it at some distance from the stove, like across the room. Here's an Aussie Fire Chief explaining how to use one:
    2 points
  24. It's been a few years but I like the builds from these folks: Silent PC | Quiet PCs The parts they use were always top notch and their price is less than what I'd pay for the components even at discount. PLUS, they do all the work for me and add a warranty. Very nice build quality and they are QUIET which is very important to me... I hate the sound of pc fans!
    2 points
  25. Yes, same recording, just a different sleeve, Amazon has one of the sleeve I have but... $111.00???? WAY over priced I think
    2 points
  26. The You Tube car repair videos are fascinating. JJK
    2 points
  27. Two systems in the house. The main system has a sweet spot established, room treatments etc. I enjoy listening in stereo in that room very much. No need to compensate for anything. Imaging and soundstage is rewarding. Second system is in an unfinished basement. Concrete walls, exposed ductwork etc. Speakers are plopped down in the middle.....not in corners or next to a wall. This system, unlike the main system is high powered and gets played loud 100% of the time. I've found that in this system, two speakers played in mono play more cohesive. Everything is more solid and honestly, gives me the urge to keep turning up the volume because it just jives so much better than stereo in this situation.
    2 points
  28. I’m an optimist, with just a little effort, their is hardly anything that can’t be learned via the internet, or at least get a general understanding of the topic . I’ve been able to expand my knowledge in so many ways through the years ,it’s unbelievable .And that’s just one important benefit, I remember before the internet ,just how difficult it could be to find important items that I needed ,it was hard for the buyer to meet up with the seller , (old car parts is a good example) the parts existed but where are they , and who’s selling ? Availability for everything has expanded tremendously . Now days I can get absolutely anything I need no matter how obscure or rare the item may be , or maybe through the internet I will discover a new and improved product that I was completely unaware of , it’s amazing.The market place has grown to worldwide access, for example I can buy a old Klipsch speaker part from anywhere in the country or world , cause those part are out there, and I have a powerful tool at my disposal to find those parts . These benefits also apply to the thousands of businesses that now have access to an infinitely expanded market. Need an out of state weather report, a trip to Vegas , flowers for the little lady , fill out a job application, order dinner, pay a bill , get an Uber ride ,most use the internet .My wife is a bit old fashioned though , always physically shopping around for difficult to find items , I help her out , I get on the iPhone ,order , next day its in her hand , she seems so surprised. As with all technology , unintended consequences abound , I think the internet is here to stay.
    2 points
  29. That's a surprising belief. Hey, Google. Restaurants near me.
    2 points
  30. Wishing for 50 more years of cynicism?
    2 points
  31. I’m with you , I prefer multi channel music, always had a bit of a weak center image with the Khorns so far apart, Lascala center fixed that , to me multi is far superior . BTW I’ve been watching lots of old classic movies , lots of good stuff out there for theater .I used to reject the idea of a multi channel stereo presentation, I think it was the purist in me saying no , but I’ve seen the light and never going back, give me a room full of sound.🤓
    2 points
  32. @Tom Bird I've personally used these for years and a great electrolytic replacement. I used all Mundorf caps and resistors in my ads L1230's with great results. https://www.partsconnexion.com/MUNDORF-71878.html
    2 points
  33. Ehh Really I'm good. Time will resolve my lacking. I am not for wanting...mostly. I AM!! for more spinning though! Not just any spin though...
    2 points
  34. The brush of LPGear ViVidLine are wrong and hard 🤮 not original and best and gentle Stanton Brush 🤩 & 😍
    2 points
  35. Dublin Ireland group, shoegazing style 👍 Mine, first pressing Lazy 04T: https://www.discogs.com/fr/master/5986-My-Bloody-Valentine-Sunny-Sundae-Smile Original press, Only 2000 copies of the 12" were made.
    2 points
  36. Starting my day off with a bit of the pipe..s
    2 points
  37. Was a sad day when he passed away. His band 'The Coachmen' played at my highschool, and recorded at a studio where I did some minor recording.
    2 points
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  39. Picked up a Jays Audio CDT3-MK3 been spinning a lot of CDS , Swapped out cover on DAC today to red was getting bored Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  40. A good preamp could easily wake up those mono-blocks. I've had a couple really high end Denon AVR's years back and they did sound really good to me, could have easily been "good enough" at the time but I was still in the discovery phase and trying out lots of gear. I find with movies or TV I do not need fancy set ups, just the right hook ups, features and adequate power but for music I'm a bit more picky.
    2 points
  41. One of the major advantages that the Cro-Magnon humans had over the Neanderthal humans was that the Cro-Magnons formed larger social/family groups, up to 150 people, while the Neanderthals lived in smaller groups of 10-15 individuals. The more people in a group, the more ideas, and the faster their knowledge and technology advances. The Internet makes us a group of billions, which is why our technology is advancing so quickly. Remember, the Internet was originally formed to allow a group of universities to share their ideas in real time. Right now, we need all the ideas we can get, in order to get us out of the mess that the Industrial Revolution got us into. Without the Internet, humanity, or at least civilization, would be at a greater risk than it already is. That’s a scary thought.
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