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  1. I like them. Good open sound to them. Great for cdp, tape, etc. My only issue with them is with high current SS amps (Adcom GFA555II Denon POA1500). I get a little hum with them in my system. It's minimal but then again I have way too many components run on a single outlet. I could get the hum out by seperating my wiring from my ICs and relocation my power conditioner. I mean really seperating them. It was when using the high current amps only.
  2. Stick the old good tube from the other side in the one that blew up. Get maximum use out of your tubes. To paraphrase..."Let 'er rip"
  3. I've only lost two rectifier tubes in about 40 years. Both were in the last two years and both were "Groove Tube"s. I just replaced them and everything was fine. What brand rectifier tubes are they? NOS has a good piece of gear and I'll bet the rectifier tubes are the only issue. Disclaimer is.... Just guessing without seeing it in person. Stick a new one in and be done with it. I'll recommend the old faithful Mullard.
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    LITTLE GIRL ON A PLANE A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said, 'Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.' The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, 'What would you like to talk about?' 'Oh, I don't know,' said the stranger. 'How about nuclear power?' and he smiles. OK, ' she said. 'That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass - . Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?' The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, 'Hmmm, I have no idea.' To which the little girl replies, 'Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know POOP? This reminded me of some of the forum discussions lately.....
  5. What are the differences between the K-33 and K-34 woofers?
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    As told by a woman.... I had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends. One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been Married for 20+ years. We were chatting about our relationships and decided To amaze our men by greeting them at the door Wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes. Here's how it all went. My engaged friend : The other night when my boyfriend came over he Found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams. I love you.' Then we made passionate love all night long. The mistress: Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was Wearing a raincoat, under it only the black bra, heels and Mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but he started to tremble and we had wild sex all night. Then I had to share my story: When my husband came home I was wearing the black bra, Black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. When he came in the door and saw me he said, "What's for dinner,Batman?"
  7. Get 'er set up. Kinda puts CD to shame don't it! Welcome to music
  8. Nothing showed up on the link. Am I missing something here???
  9. Remember the sacrifices of those that have protected us and those that now are serving in harms way. Look around you at the life you have and know it wouldn't be possible without the courage and service of those before us. Memorial Day I love our country and give thanks for all
  10. Mark, Well said and good advice. Michael, It's the best thing that could have happened to you. Some of aren't made to survive in the evil corporate world. Harry
  11. One tube or component at a time and you can find the culprit. NO mass changing makes it easier
  12. Seti...don't know if you've dealt with their guy in awhile but he's had my Marantz 2245 that joshnich gave me for almost 3 yrs. One channel was out & this guy can't fix it. I've bought several parts he said he needed but alas. I need to pick it up & get it to Durham I suppose. I'm not taking sides here or demeaning anyone but here's a little info for ya on the Marantz... There's a lot of guys that won't work on them. The Marantz don't like to stay fixed. IF..yes IF I had a Marantz that needed worked on I'd search out a Marantz Guru to work on it. Find someone with full knowledge of the quirks and personalities of the Marantz systems. Simple issues aren't a problem but they do have some issues that require "the best". Harry
  13. Congrats! Money well spent.
  14. It's more than just possible it was damaged in shipping. They're fragile and the mag structure can be damaged in shipping. The seller is responsible for getting your product to you safely. Have him immediately file a claim with the shipper and get a refund. I doubt you'll recover shipping costs. It's pretty sad you have to pay UPS, USPS, and FEDEX extra insurance to do their job properly. Down side of ebay. Best wishes in your task taking care of it.
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    A LITTLE OLD LADY GOES TO COURT.... Defense Attorney: Will you please state your age? Old Lady: I am 94 years old. Defense Attorney: Will you tell us, in your own words, what happened the night of April 1st? Old Lady: There I was, sitting there in my swing on my front porch on a warm spring evening, when a young man comes creeping up on the porch and sat down beside me. Defense Attorney: Did you know him? Old Lady: No, but he sure was friendly. Defense Attorney: What happened after he sat down? Old Lady: He started to rub my thigh. Defense Attorney: Did you stop him? Old Lady: No, I didn't stop him. Defense Attorney: Why not? Little Old Lady: It felt good. Nobody had done that since my Albert died some 30 years ago. Defense Attorney: What happened next? Old Lady: He began to rub all over of my body. Defense Attorney: Did you stop him then? Old Lady: No, I did not stop him. Defense Attorney: Why not? Old Lady: His rubbing made me feel all alive and excited. I haven't felt that good in years! Defense Attorney: What happened next? Old Lady: Well, by then, I was feeling so "spicy" that I just laid down and told him 'Take me, young man. Take me now! ' Defense Attorney: Did he take you? Old Lady: Hell, no! He just yelled, "April Fool!" And that's when I shot him, the little bastald
  16. I've been doing electronics repairs and maintenance since the late '60s and I don't need a controlled environment or "Credible" unbiased proof to know what I can hear. The hearing's good btw. And I've still yet to hear of a computer or readout that can hear. I'm not being a smartarse but there's a point you trust your ears. It's probably why you chose the system you're listening to.
  17. You fish your pole and I'll fish mine. Caps do have a burn in time. Some into the hundreds of hours. IC Cables take time to burn in also. Dangit, maybe it's time for me to get on my pulpit again. And I've been behaving. Harry
  18. Jay, I definitely want to know. I've had my share of chasing "ghosts" and all knowledge is appreciated. Harry
  19. You gonna tell us what it was?
  20. Your speakers aren't powered so that gives you a direction to start with. Low freq hums are usually due to lighting or interferrence from an electrical source outside of your system. Power Conditioner? A year or so ago I had my DeWalt cordless drill was creating a hum ONLY when it was charging. It ran me silly for a week or so until I inadvertantly ran across the problem when I had a low floor noise when I plugged my charger in.
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