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  1. 13 points
    Finally. Proud new owner of Cornwall IV's in American Walnut. I should have done this a long time ago. Purchased from local dealer, ListenUp. Though ListenUp is not a Certified Heritage Dealer, they sell the whole line and had them in stock. Some 30 years ago I purchased a pair of Forte II's from this dealer, from a salesman named Gary. Why I remember that, I don't know. So I called them up, on a Thursday, asked for Gary (he's still there, though higher up in the food chain, I'm sure!). "Can you have them at my house tomorrow, cuz I'm going out of town Saturday?" He told me that he had to get them from the warehouse in Denver (I'm in Colorado Springs). He guaranteed me he would get them to my house if he had to deliver them himself. Next day he shows up in he own car, a Nissan Cube or something like that. He laughed and said his car is apparently designed to perfectly fit a pair of Cornwalls. These things are truly glorious! My hopes/expectations were sky high. They have been met. This is the best sound I have ever had. Ever.
  2. 9 points
    I browsed the entire topic and saw an array of nice tube amps, both DIY and commercial products... Consquently, I distributed so much "likes" that I have been "like-forbidden for today" by the forum platform (may be I have been considered as a "like" bot ?) I complete the thread by some of my DIY achievements - which share the same Hammond aluminium casing (1550J = 275x175x67mm) : Cheers,
  3. 8 points
    From the new batch of records Some progressive new wave now from a San Francisco based band Artist - The Tubes Title - The Completion Backward Principle Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/Tubes-The-Completion-Backward-Principle/release/5197293
  4. 7 points
    There were discussions several years ago, right after forum member Boxx passed away, about having a memorial section on the forum. I think we should do that. I guess it could be just a regular old thread that is pinned in a certain spot. I envision something like the past forum members name and avatar and people could post a message about that person. I think it was Dave @Mallette that came up with the idea of calling it "OFFLINE" obviously meaning that the person isn't posting anymore. we talk a lot of trash here, so why not devote a small section to remember some of our fallen brethren? I'd really like these folks remembered in a special way and I think this would not only be a nice gesture to our departed friends, but a blessing to their family and friends that could read some nice comments about their loved one. Ideas anyone?
  5. 7 points
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hey Bill.....Jake is doing a little better thanks. Meds may be helping some. Still being a picky eater but at least he is eating. His condition was listed as guarded ten days ago but I think he has improved a notch. Thanks for asking!
  8. 6 points
    One of the most beautiful songtress in the field of smooth listening soul / jazz ...
  9. 6 points
    Next up on the playing list is an album from 1988 This albums genre to me is on the feel good side of rock It’s a Virgin pressing that is super thin (wonder if there was a vinyl shortage then?) Artist - Steve Winwood Title - Roll With It Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/Steve-Winwood-Roll-With-It/release/4367475
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    Neil Young? What CAN'T you say about him? ALWAYS an amazing show and sooooo many great tunes over the years. I knew he had something up his sleeve and he's finally rolled his sleeves up and taking ANOTHER stand for freedom and human rights. Sure I'm a big fan but really who isn't? This was on the porch a bit ago so it went down shortly after I unzipped it. Lil hot for my normal listening level but what the heck it's Neil right? All I can say is I very rarely post the flip side of an album cause you kinda know what's coming but I felt I had to. Sure he could have filled up both sides but he was more interested in doing HIS thang. This IS a keeper and man it's ALL him! Killer! Get OFF that Gold Card!
  13. 6 points
    Probably sick of the taxes and decided to come to Texas.
  14. 6 points
    Honey, lets move. Our house that is> 👍 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9284495/139-year-old-house-rolls-new-San-Francisco-address.html
  15. 6 points
    Thank goodness for that. When I was in China the food was not anything like the Chinese food I enjoy here. After a few days of eating bait, I eagerly descended upon a McDonalds to see how it compared to stateside. Fortunately, it was identical.
  16. 6 points
    Reminds me of this Mike Oldfield best of album
  17. 6 points
    I'd be soooo losted working on that table of yours Full Range! Kicking back relaxing just a bit listening to a bunch of youngins way back when! Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico & Andy Warhol? Wild but what a great remaster. Everyone HAD to have that bananna! Yngwie Malmsteen's "Fire & Ice" from 1992 just rips it. Snatched this new re-master a while back. The old addage, "He's hot and you're not!" applies here. He goes! 20 albums in 40 years and #9 of 11 on Time Magazine's greatest electric guitar player's list. Great listen cause he get's it done!
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  19. 5 points
    Yes, yes, now the truth comes to light......Bosch, by the way, is still a German company headquartered in Munich
  20. 5 points
    Reminds very much of the music film " Floyd Live in Pompeii from 1972
  21. 5 points
    And my failed fudge, had three spoonfuls... chocolate and coffee is as good as caramel and coffee! "Waste not, Want not"
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    If the shoe fits @JohnJ make sure you buy the the other one! Italics you say? Got just the thing for ya! Enjoy that coffee!
  23. 5 points
    Welcome and thank you for posting!
  24. 5 points
    He´s a dutch jazz musician, born in Hilversum. Excellent flute player and nice jazz funk riffs....
  25. 5 points
    Have a listen to his flute skills
  26. 5 points
    @MicroMara I couldn’t keep you hanging to long Something in jazz funk Artist - The Chris Hinze Combination Title - Sister Slick Album ID - https://www.discogs.com/The-Chris-Hinze-Combination-Sister-Slick/release/7909687 More info Chris Hinze Combination was presented internationally 1971 in the Casino at Lake Geneva during the Montreux Jazz Festival. From then on Chris Hinze went on the road all over Europe. Mainly American musicians joined the Combination, like John Lee, Gary Brown, Charlie Mariano, James Batton, Kevin Eubanks and many others. As the setting changed through the years, 'Combination' turned out to be an extremely apropriate name, since Hinze is always searching for new influences, interacting with musicians from other cultures, changing members of the Chris Hinze Combination for new tours and albums.
  27. 5 points
    Yep, just spoke with him...he says ... Hello!! !
  28. 5 points
    Glad you're back! Was a bit worried.
  29. 5 points
    You hit the nail on the head @Dave1291. What a musical journey with the refurbished tube mono amps. These have never sounded so fantastic. Tested some new tubes and used ECC 88 from Siemens in Munich and 5814A from Philips USA; 829B Tetrode from RCA ,GEZ 34 rectifier from Siemens and 12BH7A from "EI" former Yugoslavia, I also still have to test here. Since I had to take a longer community break to listen to me with the new tubes. Since we had a lot of snow, it all fit together. Now the spring comes back, we had already 68 Fahrenheit in the last few days, we spend much time outside......
  30. 5 points
    Found that interview, BTW... Had seen that lp cover somewhere but, definitely heard that song before. Melancholy a good word for his works and joy also. Enjoy Van...😎
  31. 5 points
    Glad I didn't have a mouthful of water when I read that! I also think you're spot on with your thoughts. It's just how the majority of his works are. He, like almost all artists that have survived the test of time,, thought for himself, which in turn inspired him to do his thing. That's why his stuff has hung with many fans for decades. They're all like that though in many ways. Whatever resonates whether it be the lyrics, the composition or the instruments used. That heavy metal fan though? hahahahaha
  32. 5 points
    From howstuffworks.com: "Botulism, caused by the bacteria clostridium botulinum, occurs when a dent or damage to a can creates even a pinhole-size opening." Stick to your guns on the no dented cans policy.
  33. 5 points
    Lol, no his record labels enforcer. According to an interview about 4 years ago, was listening to Tommy James talking about his record label being a little different than some others. Anyhow Van was on same label. James was saying that Van was being pressured to do single hits like in the 60s. He wanted the freedom to pursue LPs. Finally came down to the breaking point. Thankfully, he was able to get out of contract. From memory, the jist of... PBR station late night interview.
  34. 5 points
    A Blistery Cold Christmas Morning in Odessa TX.
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    After discovering that the 'guru' on 'No Guru, No Method, No Teacher' is 'Melancholy Man', I think I finally understand... And it is right there in front of me and always has been... Van Morrison actually has many songs about sadness, depression, melancholia. On 'Days like this' there is even a song titled 'Melancholia'. In many of his lyrics he sings about a 'you' (God?) that can take away his sadness. So the picture on the album 'No Guru...' really is about Melancholy Man, and not about some 'guru' after all... And... when you take all this into account, his hit single 'Have I told you lately', which also happened to be the opening song on my marriage, is really about... melancholia! Just listen to the words below. The video clip below starts with an opening shot of the moon, also symbolic of melancholia... My excuses to all of you for rambling about this. I'm kind of obsessive, sometimes...
  37. 5 points
    I need your help. I've been doing research about this Van Morrison album dating back to 1986: No Guru, no method, no teacher. Van Morrison has explained in some interviews (and as noted on Wikipedia) that at the time he really was into meditation, and the music on this album must be seen in that light as well, as some kind of 'guided meditation'. Wikipedia: The album title is evocative of a 1966 quotation by Jiddu Krishnamurti: "...there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no Master, no Saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the Master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything."[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Guru,_No_Method,_No_Teacher The picture on the cover is from photographer Nobby Clark, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobby_Clark_(photographer), who was still very young in 1986 but became quite famous and is still active. I always thought that this picture was a 'composite' bringing two pictures together, one of Van Morrion, the other of the 'guru' statue. But now I think I'm wrong, and Van is actually posing next to the statue. I would love to find out where this picture was taken and what 'guru' it represents. EDIT: SOLVED (KIND OF) https://www.justanswer.com/entertainment/2xd3g-statue-album-cover-no-guru-no-method.html This is ironic! I remember when this record originally came out back in '86. I was at a party one night talking to a buddy of mine who was a music junky. We never could figure out what the statue was, but he mentioned that Van Morrison lived in the Holland Park area in London and supposedly, the statue was from there. I tried to look up some info. I did find this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832624@N00/2664523236 -Hugh https://www.facebook.com/HollandParkLondon/community On Facebook: The cover photo of Van's 1986 album 'No Guru, No Method, No Teacher' was taken in Holland Parkin Kensington. Van is photographed next to a statue called Melancholy Man. The statue stands in the old brick wall which runs the length of the Dutch Garden, half hidden by ivy and shrubs. His feet are buried in the ground and his back is attached to the wall. Very little is known about this statue except that it possibly dates from the 16th century and is made of limestone. He is wearing a long robe covered by a cloak and a round hat. The Ancient Melancholy Man // Holland Park, Formal Garden Sculptor: unknown 16th century It is probable that this statue has stood here since the Formal Garden was created in 1812 by Serafino Bonaiuti, librarian and factotum to the Hollands. In November 1812 the 3rd Lord Holland described his new garden, “There is a fountain, with old marble columns in the middle, and black borders and green fingers, and all sorts of gimcracks.” It is possible that the melancholy man was one of the gimcracks, used to ornament and beautify the garden. Over the centuries the garden was known as the Portuguese, Dutch and Italian Garden. The statute of the melancholy man stands in the old brick wall which runs the length of the Formal Garden, half hidden by ivy and shrubs. His feet are buried in the ground and his back is attached to the wall. Very little is known about this statue except that it possibly dates from the 16th century and is made of limestone. The male figure stands about 1.7 metres high with his left leg slightly behind the right. He is wearing a long robe covered by a cloak and a round hat. He has long hair and beard and holds a small pot in his right hand. 17th century bricks from Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland’s stables were used to build the wall.
  38. 5 points
    A few hours sounds good to me, BUT ... One Klipsch engineer, whose name I forget (not Roy) said, speaking generally, "15 minutes." I've heard other people say "30 hours," but never "400 - 500 hours." Some manufacturers do recommend very long break-in periods. I'm suspicious that they are hoping that adaptation occurs, when, despite your best intentions, and intense self examination, you are fooled into thinking speakers sound better after you are good and used to them. This might protect manufactures against negative first impressions. That being said, back in 2005 I put AK5 updates in my Klipschorns. The kit (from Klipsch) included redesigned crossover networks with very different slopes, and new midrange drivers and tweeters. Yes, they sounded a bit different, and a bit better on some program material, right away. But I burned them in with all kinds of music, at concert volume, for about 2 weeks for an average of 3 hours a day. That would be about 42 hours. So help me, they improved, sounding smother, and better in all those wacko audiophile ways, like "better integrated," etc. Placebo effect is real. I, too, eagerly await your impressions.
  39. 5 points
    This is quoted from Critesspeakers.com........ Q: How about break in time for drivers or new driver diaphragms? A: Yes, and depends on the size of the driver. Tweeter diaphragm probably break-in at a matter of seconds. They are very low mass and move very little, so any break in would happen almost instantly. Probably happened when the factory tested the diaphragm after manufacture. Midrange are a bit bigger and have a bit more mass. Break-in is probably on the order of minutes with these. Woofers would take the longest. I think that break-in on a 12 to 15 inch woofer would be less than an hour played at pretty good volume using music with a lot of low frequency content.
  40. 5 points
    These days, when I see the word Alabama, I think of seeing this group for the first time on this night on Letterman. Alabama Shakes.
  41. 5 points
    It's Sunday afternoon, sunny and 73F here now.
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    Hello here are my Scala clones Inside there is : Eminence Kappa 15C (4 ohms) woofer Atlas sound PD-5VH squawker ( 16 ohms) B&C DE10 tweeter (8 ohms) Klipsch AL-3 original crossover The horn is a clone of K-401 made with wood At listening, it seems that the high frequencies are a little weak Where do you think can be the problem ?
  44. 5 points
    I like ham and pineapple on pizza and I'm not ashamed of that.
  45. 5 points
    That is a DIY mat that I made myself The material composition is industrial rubberised cork about 6mm called Amorim NP50 As for height adjustment of the tonearm, I also compensated for it with the same material The tone arm is fixed to the arm board by a bolt, so I can add or subtract any thickness shims as I please Hope these photos help, they are old before photos I placed the Amorim NP50 in between the arm base and the black block The black base has my design input that Vic made so I have multiple setup adjustments
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  47. 4 points
    The Yammy has a better amp - look at the numbers: Marantz: Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive):100W Yammy: Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) :110 W (8 ohms, 0.06% THD) The Yammy gives you 10% more watts at lower THD. Looking the weight of the two - Marantz 22.1lbs, Yammy 32.8lbs. A lot of an AVR weight is due to the amplification components. Most people may not notice or need the difference in power and may not notice the difference - YMMV. I have an RX-A3060 - so there may be a bit of bias in my response 🙂
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    Fortunately, I won’t need a snowblower to clear the new snow. My decades old Craftsman finally gave up the ghost; it owed me nothing. Seasonal oil changes and drain the gas were the only maintenance. Never even pulled the plug. The engine still starts and runs strong. The drive belt and clutch mechanism failed and parts are no longer available. My neighbor insisted I borrow his new EGO Power+ rechargeable electric snowblower. It worked better than the old Craftsman. It cleared his driveway and walks, as well as mine, on a single charge. The best part is that his brother works for EGO and can get me one at wholesale. The same unit, batteries and charger is on sale at Lowes for $550. Mine will be $360. It should be here in a week. I don’t know what I’m more excited about, my vaccination 1st dose scheduled on 3/10 or the arrival of the new toy.
  50. 4 points
    For anyone looking for a nice long jam to listen to while cruising the inter web. From Shatnershairpiece, Light My Fire.
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