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  1. Merry Christmas.......Happy New Year to our Fellow Forum Member Gil @WMcD@opusk2k9, @Chief bonehead @JRH @dtel@dtel's wife@Travis In Austin@Trey Cannon@Tarheel@mikebse2a3@Dave1291@JohnJ @billybob@sunburnwilly @BigStewMan@BBBlue@Dave A @Ceptorman @Invidiosulus @Islander@geezin' @Pete H@nickyboy6100@jjptkd @Shiva@ssh@teaman@jason str @NADman @Gnote @MC39693 @NBPK402 @chassell@MMurg @YK Thom@dirtmudd @mungkiman@wvu80 @-js-@KT88@Westcoastdrums@Emile @EmilC @Speakerman2021@captainbeefheart@uteman1011@Full Range @Shakeydeal @AndreG.
    37 points
  2. Just thought I’d let y’all know Dec. 2 I celebrated 3 years of sobriety! Don’t miss the sauce a bit.
    19 points
  3. I cooked a 3 rib, seven pound standing rib roast for three of us so there are left overs😊
    16 points
  4. My first thought when I looked at your picture is that you have space for bigger speakers. 😄
    15 points
  5. I may have missed something along the way, but I've been a forum member for 22 years or so. For the first 10-12 years, I did a fair amount of horse trading with members. Since then, I've found that nearly every one of my posts ends up with weirdos bashing my prices. For members wondering why I sell almost exclusively on eBay, THIS is why. This weekend, I sold a pair of original AA networks for $475 and a pair of LaScala grills for $369. Had I listed them here, I would've been bashed relentlessly, it happens every time. Why do I still post things for sale, then? Because I still buy speakers and gear here, and feel like it's the right thing to offer items to forum members. Years ago, these hecklers would've been chastised and removed by Amy, but I think that philosophy has changed? My thought has always been BUY or DON'T BUY, and there's no need for endless public discussion. If you aren't equipped to make buying decisions on speakers and gear, maybe you've chosen the wrong hobby. Jeff
    12 points
  6. Merry Christmas to all the CCC&C gents! Swanky got the left over cheese grits this morning. Happy pup!
    12 points
  7. This is my new 300B amp that Curious George here on the forum built me. This amp sounds amazing!!
    11 points
  8. Merry Christmas to all the horny nuts here…. 😁
    11 points
  9. just picked up Close to the Edge and Fragile to play on my new MOFI TT!!!
    10 points
  10. Rather than adding yet another cabinet to our already full house, we decided to repurpose these ancient apple crates and upgrade them to vinyl records storage. After all, we are firm believers in recycling and circular economy. That's just part of my fascination for vintage gear and vinyl records... Thanks for all the replies!
    10 points
  11. Just finished our famous Pineapple Cheese cake It will be in everyone’s stomach in about 5 hours Christmas dessert - it’s just moorish Enjoy the day
    10 points
  12. I did it more than once. They are kinda hard to play with the lights on em though. I need to do this again with one of the strats. this years Christmas tree trip. and the tree all decorated.
    10 points
  13. Hey a bit tongue in cheek but it is my home (shop) theater. Speakers change often sometimes and right now here is today's speaker line. Then we have theater seating And finally the control and command center.
    9 points
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  15. Then I couldn´t avoid to play the third album of APP as well " Pyramid " 1978 , Arista Label
    9 points
  16. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. Fingers crossed that 2022 is better for all of us Tim
    9 points
  17. We came home from mass yesterday and opened presents. the living room immediately turned into LEGO madness. I cooked a couple ducks on the BGE for dinner. A year ago on Christmas we had snow and 12° weather. Kind of a different vibe this year.
    9 points
  18. Merry Christmas to all from Cologne, Germany. Best Regards, Heinz
    9 points
  19. I'm thinking this took a while to do...
    9 points
  20. Feliz Navidad para todos. Sitting here enjoying some Irish coffee. Contemplating getting up and making waffles. Made the cranberry sauce for topping last night. Best Wishes to all and a very Merry Christmas.
    9 points
  21. Same to you, Merry Christmas to all and your families.
    9 points
  22. Backstory: About two years ago, a fellow passed away. He was arguably the closest thing I had to a brother. It was a relationship that if we worked together, 48 hours a day for two years, we made the best of it....but if we didn't see/speak to each other for 5 years, upon reuniting, we'd be up to date within an hour as though those years never happened. I would have been best man at his wedding however, his blood brother got that honor. I had told myself in spring (for the prior 6 years) that I need to invite he and his family down to my neighborhood as I think they'd really enjoy the change of pace. (they live near Indianapolis verses my Greenback, TN) I never got around to making that invitation and he passed away making that invitation now impossible. Current story: Back in 1977'ish, I spent the entire summer working for/with my father in Hilton Head. I was gone so long, a high school buddy wrote in my yearbook to please not "exile" myself for the entire summer again. While I was in Hilton Head, I was more of a resident than tourist. I ended up hanging out at (an Islander) youth center and played a lot of pool. Got to know a younger "kid". I would have been 17, he would have been 15 (or was it 16-14??) He was a sassy dude but I saw "something" in him. I saw his vulnerabilities. My father let me know that HIS father had committed suicide so he was always putting on a bit of a front to act as though everything was ok with him yet, you could see a pain in him. We got to be pool playing pals. He thought he was a shark and was pretty good.... but I could still whoop his hiney if I wanted/needed to so we talked trash and got to be pals. Fast forward from 1977 to 1986 after I'd graduated college, lived in Iowa, Indianapolis (where I met my good friend at the first above) and now, moved to Charleston, SC and THIS is where/when I actually got into the brokerage business. I was at my new job for 2-3 months when a new hire came in one day and sat at desk next to me. There was something a bit familiar about him....he was a bit brash but.... you could see a vulnerability about him. OMG, it was my old pool playing pal, Curtis!!! We instantly clicked and were good pals. I was now 26 and he would have been 24. A year later, I moved from Charleston to Knoxville and entered this stage in my life. I had never forgotten about Curtis, wondered where he and his "attitude" were living... Couple years ago, my dear dear friend Jim passed away and I have a regret for never having actually carried through with what I wanted to do. Curtis pops up in my mind from time to time. Ok, dammit, I am NOT going to have these flashes without dealing with them. I turn to the internet, multiple times. I am a persistent SOB when I need to be. Low & behold, I found him, after 34 years of distance. I called a number this past Friday. "Is this Mr. Curtis?" I asked "mmmm..... yes" came a cautious response "Curtis, what would you say if I told you this was Richard Albright?" (I've got my fingers crossed that he doesn't say "go to heII" lol) He pauses.... I do not expect him to immediately take his memory back to 1986 or much less, 1977.... then he says "Oh My Gosh!!!" We ended up being a couple of Chatty Cathy's for near 90 minutes Did you know that SOB has TWELVE children??!! I sure didn't. Anyway, made my day, he seemed to have enjoyed it and now I've thrown water on that fire of regret for not doing something like that. By the way, I can still hear the vulnerability in his voice. Just a long winded tale to encourage YOU to MAKE that effort, whatever it may be. It was actually difficult finding him but I'm persistent and the reward is well worth it. Turns out he lives near Tyler Texas (I've got no idea how close that is to Hope for example) but I let him know that I've been to Hope in years past and if it happens again, I'll reach out and maybe we can meet up for lunch or something. Kind of tough to do that on the fly when you've got 1,000 miles between you. So it's an encouragement for everyone to actually push the button to make that effort if you've got something/someone on your mind. It made my day and I like to think it made his. It's worth it.
    8 points
  23. It has become really cold in the afternoon, now it's snowing outside, the storm blows with icy cold around our house on the hill. I could also turn the heaters up further to be warmer , however the warmth of the fireplace is much more comfortable.now it is also cozy warm , beautiful then I can continue to listen to music.
    8 points
  24. Some of my LP’s still live in an old Schooner Lemons crate I got from @Marvel ages and ages ago.
    8 points
  25. I had my oak cabinet made locally buy a guy who was a cabinet maker long ago. 4 foot long shelves, smoked glass on rollers in an aluminum recessed track. Full inch oak all the way around so it's going to take the weight. Cost me about $750 in the late 70's. Wanted to have two made then but didn't because of the price. Now I wish I had two more. The rest of the collection is on concrete blocks supporting inch shelving board and the countertop came out of one of Ohio State's chemistry labs. Lagged those into the wall studs & threw some 2x2 inch pine supports in. Got the shelving for $20 from some dude who was tearing out the lab. He wanted it all but was nice enough to help me out with what he had. Works like a charm. Recently picked up a 4' long 5 shelf oak cabinet on fb Marketplace for all of my new remasters, etc. Guy bought it at a Gov't auction and I paid him 20 then he even delivered it from 20 miles away for 50. Wheeled it in and sat it down. Patience is a virtue ya just have to keep your eyes open to do it on the cheap! I'd recommend building your own wooden "crates." 3-4 feet long, use brass screws for an added "look" and stain/poly them. Sturdy, stackable and utilize the space you have and easily moved. My thoughts anyway. Trust me I'm cheap, so just take your time and keep your eyes open! There's the short version. NOT writing any books on EC either Paul. First the eyes then the mind they say. They're right too. Flashbacks happen at my age alllll the time. hahaha Nope, never ate the brown acid either! 😂
    8 points
  26. A ton of thanks goes out to Mike @Rowan611! He sold me the Heresy pair that he inherited from his father about 10 years ago. They are my new surround speakers, replacing a pair of RS-7s. I did what I've done to my Heresy LCR: opened them up, loosened and tightened all the screws in the crossover to ensure a good connection. I had a ton of 3/8" wide speaker gasket foam from Parts Express left over so I sealed the backs of both of them as well. That's all I'm going to do to them, at least for now. I adjusted their output level to match them with everything else and put on Star Wars IX to test them out. It was a definite improvement in overall blending of sound from front to surround. I believe these are considered Heresy 1.5 since they have the E-2 crossover and K-53-K midrange so they aren't exactly the same as my LCR with K-55-V midrange and E crossover. But, they sound fantastic and I can't wait to listen to some multichannel music on them! Extremely happy that I finally have my 5 Heresys! 😀
    8 points
  27. Spent the past few days watching movies and concerts and I have to say I'm done! Done searching craigslist multiple times a day for Klipsch. Done searching Facebook marketplace multiple times a day for Klipsch. Done searching eBay multiple times a day for Klipsch. I finally have the setup I'm 100% happy with!
    8 points
  28. Have you people actually LISTENED to the latest audiophile grade power poles? There are tremendous differences in soundstage, depth, and clarity versus standard poles. Dynamic range and imaging is at another level too. I actually have three poles outside my house, all of different materials. I switch poles based on the music I'm playing; certain woods sound better with LP's, CD's, or streaming. McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Cardas, Audioquest, and more; they're all developing poles for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. They will just need a convention hall tall enough to exhibit them.
    8 points
  29. Working from home today and responding to a bunch of IT tickets while listening to Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones.
    8 points
  30. I hope everyone has good Christmas and safe holidays.
    8 points
  31. Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoying some local coffee with a dash of spotted bear coffee liquor (made from Montana traders coffee). Yum!
    8 points
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  33. I’m still awake at 11pm on Christmas Eve as I’m on Santa Claus duty Got to make it memorable for the almost 2yo granddaughter 😎 Yes we are having a BBQ with family, but our contribution this year is the potato salad and a pineapple cheese cake I make a special and unusual potato salad with ingenious use of ingredients that one would normally think they should not go together Anyway my wife and I are famous for it in our family circle ⭕️ Have a great day when your timeline arrives as the earth spins around and enjoy the festivities.
    8 points
  34. @AndreG. some more Joe Jackson " Loughter & Lust " 1991 , A&M Records
    8 points
  35. @JohnJ you´re really thought that I did it ? Just spinni´n Mister Joe Jackson " Body and Soul " 1984 , AM Records @AndreG. , you´see got the whole collection from him !
    8 points
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  37. @Invidiosulus My son did this one year...
    8 points
  38. Thanks all again for your responses! Thinking I'll go with the 12 awg knuconceptz kord.
    8 points
  39. Just picked this up today. 50 years on...
    8 points
  40. This morning a new Yamamoto headshell arrived in the mail, didn't have time to take care of it at first, then in the early afternoon I started installing the Osawa 301 Moving Iron pickup into the headshell. In the process, I broke off a ferrule from a headshell cable. Since I always have some in my spare parts store, this was no problem. So I soldered a new one and could then install the pickup and put it into operation. Then still the Azymuth at the Headshell as well as the VTA adjusted. The developer Yazuo Osawa gave the OS 301 his name who developed moving iron pickups himself in the early 1980s - raised to legend by some fans - and later worked for the manufacturer Fidelity Research. Osawa can therefore already come up with an undeniable experience in the construction of cartridges. Later he moved to Nagaoka and developed, among other things, the legendary Nagaoka MP 100 to MP 300 OS series. The Nagaoka MP 300 OS I also have in my collection, but can not use it yet because it is too light , so it is not compatible on the 162 gram counterweight of the SME arm, comes the 90 gram counterweight finally from England , I can use it.
    8 points
  41. Hhmmnnn What do I have ..??? A fun driveway to plow, for sure Sometimes more than a Farmall Cub cc an handle
    7 points
  42. Spinning a classics from 1969 " It´s a beautiful day " CBS Records
    7 points
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