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Tarheel

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  1. 11 hours ago, GWSmith said:

    Thanks Paul for the approval :emotion-21:,  I usually don't post CD content here, but I wanted to share the B&O system, and without a TT that goes with it, well, the CD was the next choice.  I could do a cassette next :D, THAT little transport was very difficult to work on.  There were 4 belts that had to be changed out!! 

     

    Ok, still enjoying Ms. Krall ^_^ 

    If you're still looking for a B&O TT lady friend has one and other B&O gear.  Let me know.

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  2. Let's see how this works out.  Yesterday I pulled the speakers out into the room further so they rested on the area rug instead of hardwood.  A bit closer together too.  Warmed up the tubes and put a well recorded Norah Jones CD.  Sounded darn good!

    So putting my giant size brain to work I deduced that I needed a larger rug.  Got on line and ordered a 10'x13' for my smallish music room (14.2'X13.1'). 

    So now I'll have to hire some strong backs to lift the stereo cabinet and slide the rug under it. The rug and drapes are my only concession to room treatments.

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  3. LF is traveling to a family reunion so I have an early seating at the bar at Henry's Restaurant.  Since I will be alone I asked to sit in the bar area.....same menu just less formal. 

     

    Cold and windy this morning.  LF is backing out of her tennis match so we will have breakfast at The Toastery near the beach.  Crab cakes benedict with potatoes for me.  She will have the same replacing the yummy potatoes with fruit.

    So there you have it....one of you guys alert the press!

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  4. 16 minutes ago, CWelsh said:

    As a former professional window cleaner, I do not recommend this. Clean newsprint paper, perhaps, but nothing with print on it. The old carbon-based inks would transfer to the glass making it "sparkle" but it was not clean. I can't tell you how many houses I cleaned where the black yuck dripped off the window. Almost as bad as tobacco smoke residue.

     

    Water and a bit of Dawn dish liquid is the secret recipe of most pros. Add a little vinegar if the windows are particularly dirty. The real secret on home windows is to use a good quality squeegee, but that is pretty difficult on curved car windows. Go for the microfiber towel.

    Yes Dawn and distilled water was the better of the three attempts.  Ordered 8 waffle weave microfiber cloths from Amazon today.

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  5. Warm here....should take the Bubble for a top down spin.  Experimenting on car window cleaning recently.  First alcohol and water.  Next vinegar and distilled water.  Third 2 drops of Dawn and distilled water.  Microfiber cloth with each.  Happiest with #3 but now I read they make a waffle microfiber cloth that's better.  Saw a guy on youtube use a clay bar on the windows so I may try that as I already have a few😑

     

    Want to play with my new preamp but it resides at my house and I don't.  The house share person stays up till two and sleeps till 11am😙  Well at least I can look at a photo of it........

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  6. Glad to have you here Dave and happy the music at su casa is sounding fine!  It's great when it all comes together isn't it?

     

    I was probably spinning some tunes yesterday about the same time and too was happy with some modest tweaking I had done (speaker placement and gain preamp tubes).

     

    About that slippery slope.....just saw a Transcendent Sound Grounded Grid pre for $400....condition "9" and had to hide my bill fold🙃

     

     

     

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  7. How long have you had the amp Jeff?  Is it under warranty?  Is the retailer near by?  Seems like with the problems you have reported it may be time for another set of eyes and ears.  That's a bit of money to spend and it not sound right.

     

    I have the PL Dialogue Premium HP.  Just changed out the two tubes Fido is referring to (V11& V12) with some nos tubes from the 50s produced in Holland.  Burning in as I type.

     

    Good luck with getting it squared away!

     

     

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  8. 16 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

    Don't think so, but to the point where "Man that ended up being a small fortune. Glad it sounds fantastic, incremental upgrades did their job too. That's it for a decade or two."

    Then I drool over the garage sale threads:dry:

    Not my quote John.....grassshopper said that.

     

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  9. 38 minutes ago, RandyH001 said:

    I am sure that our Dear Chuck and his Dearest Wife will have a great time at Lunch ,but ,  isn't Jake , oops Spanky Adorable  -

     

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    Thanks Randy but that's my dearly missed Jake who passed away from cancer on March 2, of this year.  He was also a Norwich Terrier, the smallest of the sporting breeds.  Ratters in the old days.

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  10.  

    Yep many times....but it's a hobby and fun to kick the tires now and then.

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    fully realizing that folks are in search of perfection in our sound systems///

     Y'all ever get to the point of saying, "I guess that is how it is suppose to sound"?

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  11. Getting ready to spin Bella Fleck and The Flecktones.  It's a new test CD to judge changes in my gear so I'm listening repeatedly so I can pick out nuances.  Normally I would select Saxophone Colossus or Way Out West by Sonny Rollins.

     

    The change will be two nos Amperex 12AU7s made in Holland late 50's early 60s that will go in the center positions of the PrimaLuna integrated.  Not sold on tube rolling so we will see.......

     

    Then taking LF to lunch on this sunny but chilly day. 

     

    So there you have it.....feel free to alert the press🙂

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  12. 28 minutes ago, MicroMara said:

    But may the PL Powerstage Tubes ( EL 34 ? ) will benefit by tuberolling  the prestage 12 AU7 (?) 

    I have an octet of EL-34s but KT-120s are now installed.  I ordered a matched pair of nos Amperex (orange world logo) 12AU7s from Brent Jesse this morning to replace the RCA clear tops.

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