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  1. With LF all busy cleaning (laundry, washing kitchen cabinets, changing filters on two refrigerators) I felt kind of bad.  So I pulled the bubble out into the shade and did a meticulous cleaning of the tires and wheels followed by the leaf blower to dry everything and then tire gloss.

    So see....no ones completely worthless....they can always serve as a bad example😁

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  2. 1 hour ago, bluesboy said:

    Hey Chuck how's everything in Wilmington? Good to hear you're going to be firing up the LaScala clones.


    Try to find a used Transcendent Sound phono preamp to use with the ATI amp. You will not be disappointed.


    I loaned the one I built to my buddy Bob to use with his Mac 225 and Cornwalls. He says his high end Micro Seiki TT has never sounded better.

    Hey Don I may look into that once I do some experimenting.  I'll call you and Roy out on the left coast tomorrow.

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  3. 22 minutes ago, willland said:

    The ATI 1502 is a beast of an amp and definitely has the power advantage but if it were me, I would keep it simple and go with the Pioneer SX-950.



    That's my thoughts Bill.  One unit to hook everything up.  Nothing to buy.  I was at the point of looking at tube pre amps on usaudiomart everyday to hook up the ATI but then thought why.  The ATI did really sound good when I had a Quicksilver pre but it aged out. 

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  4. Would like some thoughts on a second system that will rarely get used at a second residence.  The gear involved is a middle level, NAD CDP, two Teac R2Rs, a Denon DP-1250 turn table with Rega arm and a Ortofon Blue cartridge and home made LS/Altec speakers. 


    For power the choices are an ATI 1502 amp (150wpc) with a Schiit SYS for volume control or a vintage Pioneer SX-950 (85wpc).  The Pioneer has jacks for everything including a phono.  The ATI has the power advantage but I would still need a phono pre to hook up to the SYS.


    Yes I will probably try both eventually but wondering which way you folks would bet on for superior sound?

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  5. Just bought another chain saw like I need one at my age.  Home Depot had the 60V 18" bar cordless saw for $90 off with battery and charger.  Took down and cut up a dead Dogwood tree next to the house this morning.  Good torque and no pull cord nor gasoline to bother with.

    Now I'm tired.........

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  6. Yep I'm his age and have buried four dogs on my property.  Four foot graves and chopping through tree roots about did me in.  I can relate.  I could have paid to have them buried but felt that was the least I could do for them...........

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  7. A lot of the music I listened to in the 60s and 70s ( you all know them) no longer sounds good on a decent system.  Funny cause it use to sound good on cheap, crappy systems in those days.


    I realize that my visual sensor is dominant so I prefer to watch movies rather than to listen to music. 


    I find my self wondering how much music the guys that post charts and graphs and  discuss the minutest speaker modifications s are listening to or are they trying to squeeze out the last iota of quality only to move on to the next quest.  Not that I care what they do with their time.....just curious.


    Anyway.....my gear is pretty so I'll just be happy for that! 

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  8. A little change of subjects and maybe a tiny bit of whining.

    I'm listening to less and less music yet I have two complete systems and some pieces of gear weren't cheap.  If I had more energy I would box it all up and sell it for pennies on the dollar.....but there is that energy thing.

    On top of that I find myself playing the same media choices because it makes my gear sound better.  I think I like gear or the promise of gear better than I like music.  Gear head? 

    Ever experience that?

    Will the next generation systems be able to multitask?  Like mix a drink or make toast or maybe give you a hair cut while playing in a godda davita?

    Hope so..........

    Till then I'll play Cristofori's Dream by David Lanz for the foreseeable future.  At least it sound good.


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  9. 3 minutes ago, Tarheel said:

    And most shampoo brands tell you to lather and rinse your hair twice....never do!


    And that reminds of a college girlfriend (hippie type) that used fabric softener as a hair conditioner and diluted Clorox as a teeth whitener.  Wonder how she looks these days?

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  10. 1 minute ago, grasshopper said:

    Mornin' all

    The few people I know where Ida made mess are accounted for and OK....

    Our tropical wet turned out to be a bust here. We got 0.60in... Whoopee?!? We get more in a typical t-storm


    Just for shitz-n-giggles, I tapped a cup of coffee when the pot was half brewed... to see how much difference 1 measure to one [6 oz] cup makes....  It was stronger, but not appreciably. I think it's  just to make you use more beans... And if it was significantly stronger, I would have to mix milk and sugar and be back to one measure/cup.


    random association relating to using as much of a product as recommended

    have you seen how much pine sol/gal water is directed? That would not only disinfect.... it would kill larger things, like small animals


    And most shampoo brands tell you to lather and rinse your hair twice....never do!


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