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  1. Ed, interesting. I did get a nice Kimber power cord with my Superamp when I bought it. It came along with the ride. I went back and forth between it and a ridiculously thick power cable I got out of a 'garbage' box at work that had been used to power a huge Compaq server. I couldn't tell a bit of difference. Why not just set your player on some nice thick bubble wrap or acoustic foam --or maybe put some dimes under the feet? It would at least be interesting to try to see if the net effect is the same. Seems to me there are other effective ways of isolation and damping. f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  2. I could live with these. Suprisingly low sensitivity however (92db/w). Still, very nice.f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  3. Rollerballs aside, I thought maybe it was a good time share my dirty secret with you all. About 6 months ago I was getting ready to drop some big dollars on Cardis interconnects. My eyes then fell on Audioquest, and some of the things they were saying at there website prompted me to give myself a crash course on how electricity works. I work two 12 hour shifts on the weekends, and ended up giving myself 48 hours of online instruction on electricity and how it works. I also spoke with several electrical engineers at work about some of the things I was learning. I am by no means an expert, but even a rudimentary understanding of how electricity works should lead one to see how ridiculously impossible it is for a power cord, speaker cable, or interconnect, to make any difference as far as any component is concerned. If one is convinced that the reasoning behind the benefits of high-end cables sounds feasable, then I would respond by saying that any benefit supposedly gained, is lost at the binding posts, clip wire, tin soldered connections at the drivers, crossover(s), and the internal wiring at the RCA or balanced inputs/outputs of any component. However, there can be no benefit. It's complete nonsense. Personally, I don't care how long this guy has been working in a studio making recordings. A recording engineer is NOT an electrical engineer. Of course, it all comes down to what we hear, and I certainly believe that people hear differences. I will say that the differences are real, however, they are not related to anything that has to do with electricity. Like I say in the referenced thread -- belief is a powerful mechanism. However, I no longer believe that a person hears a difference merely because they convinced themselves there is a difference -- because they dropped big money on a cable(s). Rather, I believe most audiophiles are conditioned to believe that if they make ANY change to their system -- there will be a difference -- and so there is! However, I also know from experience that a cable tweak can seem dramatic -- but when I remove the said cable, the degradation is nonexistent. Doesn't this beg the question? Ed, I would just ask you: Did your wife just sit down in front of your system and exlaim -- "Oh my gosh Ed, what did you do! The bass is so much better, the treble goes on forever, and the soudstage is so much more expansive!" "Check it out honey, it's these little balls! No, not those! These!!" I think voltage changes in the AC line, and barometric pressure, are greater factors in day to day changes in the sound of our systems than anything else. As far as doppler effect goes -- all speakers do this, but horns certainly to a greater degree. The effect is caused by the listener's head rotating 360 degrees while seated at the listening position. It's also caused by having a listening chair which rests on casters -- being blown across the room by any amp playing in excess of 5 watts. The wavering tones you hear while your head is rotating is "doppler effect". f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-02-2002 at 09:27 AM
  4. Justin -- I never realized Canada had so many people living in it. You really didn't have to cut and paste the whole Canadian phone book. She's pretty. Can sing too huh? "Garbage and Pink"? Anything I would like? ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  5. Buy watts by the pound ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  6. I hate to sound insensitive but the production and utilization of goods and services, the trading of those goods and services with other countries -- is what keeps everyone employed and makes the world go around. A little less of all these things and most of the civilized world is in serious trouble. f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 07-01-2002 at 10:29 AM
  7. May the wings of God's protection and his grace shine upon her! ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  8. I'm sorry Craig, but Ed has already agreed to accept my $120 for it. ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  9. That's certainly interesting. I wonder how old The Motto is?"f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  10. http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.pl?ampstube&1030657330&class&3&4& ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  11. All and any speaker will benefit from being pulled out from the back wall somewhat. 18" is good. 24" is better. 36" is best. However, you could go as close as 12" to the back wall and be O.K. It really comes down to preference. The closer to the back wall you get the more bass there is, but the soundstage suffers miserably. Pulling them out increases soundstage depth at the sacrifice of some bass output. It's best to experiment to see what you like. I like mine out into the room. f>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-30-2002 at 09:02 PM
  12. I'm depressedf>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  13. That was built back when Pioneer really cared about how things sounded. They used discrete components and a big ole power supply in that monster. It's a 2 channel receiver with multiple speaker hookups right? It probably weighs more than your multichannel Outlaw. f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  14. Now justin, that question is atypical for you. See Ed's sig line f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-30-2002 at 07:37 PM
  15. Mine! mine! mine!! Everybody back off f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-30-2002 at 07:36 PM
  16. Jim, Is it a stereo receiver or audio/video receiver (2 channel or multichannel)? How many watts per channel and how much does it weigh? f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-30-2002 at 04:53 PM
  17. The "God" references weren't added to the currency, pledge, and motto until the 1950's. Did you actually read the whole thread before you posted? We already covered everything you brought up BTW - welcome to the forum. f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  18. Agreed ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  19. rotflol "...God can look out for Himself." Very profound Tom. So, should we expand the thread to include the other topics? As far as the Middle East goes -- When Saddam went to then Ambassador to Iraq, April Glasspie, to complain about Kurwait pulling oil out of his oil fields, and to warn her that if they did not cease -- he would invade Kuwait -- the official U.S. response was: "The United States has no opinion on Arab to Arab conflicts." Until the United States begins to address the multidimensional dynamics of the problem over there -- our Middle East policies will continue to be ineffective. f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-30-2002 at 11:28 AM
  20. Agreed. So... "In God we Trust", using the Bible to swear in witness in court and public officials for office, Chaplains in the Military, Chaplain and Chapel residing at Capitol Hill, and the 10 Commandments and figure of Moses at the Supreme Court building, ...will all be challenged at some point. It is just a matter of time. The issue regarding prayer in schools, and the exercise of religious freedom in schools is also interesting. Apparently, we have been led to believe by some elements of the 'Religious Right' that God has been kicked out schools. Nothing could be further from the truth. What is true is that there has been in fact great latitude given to students and teachers. In fact, there is so much latitude that is almost easier just to state what they cannot do. School staff cannot be used to supervise or lead religous meetings on school property. However, students are free to meet and practice their faith on school property. Schools cannot initiate involuntary or voluntary prayers. However, students are free to pray and express their religion at any time -- as long as it does not intefere with normal school activity. Students are free to pass out religious literature, as long as they have made school officials aware of it so they can set up a single point of presence, like a table -- where the students can pass out the literature. Students are free the share their faith with other students who are willing to listen. However, they cannot corner someone who does not want to listen, nor can they use the message to 'harrass' individuals. Teachers can actually use the Bible in class for the purpose of teaching comparative religion. They can also use it to teach history. Sience teachers cannot teach "Creationism". However, they can use elements of Creation Science that are "scientific" in nature for the purpose of presenting a balanced "view". Some good examples of this can be found here: http://www.icr.org/pubs/imp/ Many of these articles are strictly from a scientific perspective. At any rate -- things aren't as bad as some make it out to be. f>s>------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-30-2002 at 10:09 AM
  21. I have been doing nothing except reading and soul searching since yesterday on this. I never realized just how complex the issue is. I've actually spent the better part of the day studying the historical aspects of the amendment, and as of an hour or so ago, I have been digging into the grammatical aspects. In spite of Ed's and Gil's enlightening posts, along with some great information on the web -- I'm still wrestling with an issue. These men apparently did not believe they were in violation of the Establishment Clause of the amendment when they were incorporating and exercising their faith while at the same time carrying out their official duties for the people of the United States. They prayed on the House and Senate floors, they preached Scripture while presenting arguments, they built a Chapel inside the Capitol, they assigned a House Chaplain, etc.. If they believed in an all encompassing level of separation -- then Houston, we have a problem. Now Ole Forrest may be a little abrasive, but he has a valid point. It seems these men placed as much emphasis on the Free Exercise Clause as on the Establishment Clause. While they could not make a law concerning an establishment of religion, they also could not make a law regulating the expression of it. This fact is probably why they felt no conflict with the Establishment Clause of the amendment while exercising their faith on a daily basis on Capitol Hill. I'm leaning towards the idea that Congress has no constitutionally delegated power to make any law concerning matters of religion. However, they also can not make a law regulating the expression of my faith, whether that expression is private or public. Incidently, it should be noted that one of the reasons they provided no constitutionally delegated power in this area, was because they wanted to leave it to the individual states. This means that the states could work freely in this area but the federal government could not -- so, doesn't this beg the question as to why state laws are struck down by federal courts when they involve a religious matter? I've been reading from the following three sites. Enjoy. f>s> http://members.tripod.com/~candst/tnppage/tnpidx.htm http://www.schoolprayer.com/eduguide/current_law.html http://www.wallbuilders.com/ f>s> Sinatraf>s> Tomorrow we will talk about metaphysics and Mr.& Mrs. Flatf>s> ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-30-2002 at 09:23 AM
  22. Great posts. Fini, you're a trip. I'm with you Max -- I'm really happy where I'm at, and pretty much was as soon Mobile turned me on to the AE-25. The 9000ES and SVS upgrades were sure nice too though, but I'm done for a while. It's all about the music again. I just don't have any desire to do anything else with the system -- though I have two amps now, and I'm thinking about some Heresy's to go with it down in the basement. You guys listen to some really wierd music. ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  23. Great post Gil, and that's pretty much what Ed is saying too. I get it, I really do, and I really agree with the both of you. I definitely do not want government involved in my, or anybody else's religious affairs (except the Satanists of course I just think references to God used in the context of our history should remain intact. We ought to be able to say The Pledge, sing God Bless America, Oh Purple Mountains, and the like -- without someone completely freaking out and going to the Supreme Court. I'm certainly not going to feel like my religious freedoms are being assaulted if the pledge is changed back to the way it originally was. Jeepers, I almost forgot that that was what this thread was about. Well, it was sure fun exercising what little of my brain I have left. ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  24. Ed, It wasn't my intent to use the quotation of the Supreme Court in the 1892 decision to prove we were a "Christian Nation". I'm actually with Roadhawk on this one -- going to church makes one a Christian about as much as going into your garage makes you a car. I agree with him in equally applying this to a country. No, my point with the quotation, as well as Washington's from his Farewell address -- was simply to illustrate that for the better part of 200 years, no one had a problem with religion being excerised or expressed in government. When I followed up with the "what they said they meant" statement, I was specifically speaking of the Framers -- not the 1892's Supreme Courts statement. My point here was that we have access to documents written by the Framers, that gives insight regarding their intent related to many things in the Declaration of Independance and The U.S. Constitution. I mean, they even wrote letters back and forth to each talking about this stuff as they were hammering out the details. Regarding the 1892 decision, I have not had time to research it yet -- but you are very emphatic that an injustice was done. I absolutely see your point, and based on things you have related about it so far -- I am inclined to agree with you. The court should not have have sided with a Christian just because they were Christian. That is in fact the very thing the 1st amendment was designed to prevent. We agree here. Your post is excellent -- and we are in much more agreement than disagreement. However, I see no problem with government aiding the church in propagating what is good and proper. This is in fact what laws are anyway -- a framework for acceptable conduct in all areas of civilized life. You see, we have freedom to do "right", we do not have "freedom" to do wrong. So, how can government propagate what is right and moral -- without religion? That was George Washington's point. You said, "...I think all Americans have to protect against any one religion or combination of sects from imposing their symbolism upon us as the 84th Congress and President Eisenhower did." Why? The symbolism reflects our national heritage. It also represents much of the reasoning used by the Colonists to revolt against the British Crown. So then, the atheists choke on the word "God", but they are free not to speak it, and they have no religion but their non-belief, and they are free to practice it and lead their lives however they choose -- so how are they violated, and what rights have been breached or surrendered? They are splitting hairs! Maybe America should bar people of religious orientation from running for offices of government because their bias' impact how they vote on various legislation. How far do we separate church and state? The paragraph where you state: ...a government declaration that we are a Godly people who endeavor to do right is a definite WOE! ... for it advances a religious view of some of the people over all of the people. Sorry "righteous trampling" over the religious freedoms of my fellow Americans in the self-proclaimed name of God... no matter how devout you may be... is not what America is about in my opinion. Salvation and morality are personal issues that don't need a Constitutional Amendment for God's acceptance.... ...gives me pause. It's a great point, and I find trouble in deciding how to respond to it. Your last statement I am in complete agreement with, and can only say that I don't believe leaving intact a bare minimum of references to this nation's Godly heritage is a form of "righteous trampling", or the advancement of a "religious view" over all of the people. To me, it is simply an acknowledgement of our origins as a nation. ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s>
  25. Eric, Many of these quotations were used as precedants by the Supreme Court in the 1892 descision. They show us the minds of these men, and reinforce the idea that much of what constituted government from their point of view -- rested on the foundation religion. On the other point you brought up regarding the meaning of the clause "respecting no establishment of religion", -- it's not so much my interpretation so much as it is Thomas Jefferson's, who I quoted directly. It is clear that he was thinking in terms of denominations -- because they had all been in the process of positioning themselves to become the "official" church of the New Republic. However, I do believe the meaning can now be broadened somewhat, since we have such a melting pot of belief systems in this country now -- without doing harm to the original meaning. The spirit of the law remains completely intact. I would like to let it be known that though I am a Conservative, I do not align myself with the Christian Right on several issues. I do not believe in forced prayer in schools (because Godly people can pray anytime they choose, after all -- The Apostle Paul said to "pray without ceasing"), I'm on the fence regarding vouchers (because the loss of this money to the public school system is detrimental to their existence -- and we need them), and I certainly don't believe someone should have to utter the words "under God" if it is not what they personally believe, or if they find it offensive. I find it extremely offensive that atheists and evolutionists misrepresent historical facts, distort scientific evidence, and use the courts to beat us down because they do not want our voices to be heard. When we fight back, WE are accused of attempting to legislate morality (of course, no one ever stops to think that even something as basic as a stop sign is a form of "legislating morality"), and brainwash our kids back into the dark ages (because we would really like our kids to know they have value, and are "fearfully and wonderfully made" by a Creator who loves them). The irony is that they see no problem using their belief system to change the way people think. BTW -- can anyone explain to me why Atheism is NOT a "religion"? "Religion -- a system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared by a group and that gives the members an object of devotion; a code of behavior by which individuals may judge the personal and social consequences of their actions; and a frame of reference by which individuals may relate to their group and their universe." So, they can propagate their belief system, which can't even be reconciled with elements of basic biology -- using governmental agencies -- but we can't. ------------------ Deanf>s> AE-25 Super Amp DJH * S F Line 1 * S9000ES * HSU x-over * SVS CS+ * Klipsch RF7s f>s> Metal drivers make metal music shinef>c>s> This message has been edited by deang on 06-28-2002 at 08:54 PM
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