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  1. Dennis Had Hot Rod Inspire amp, Cary SLP-98P F1 pre. 10 watts of single ended bliss.
  2. The Teac A-7300 is the home version of that deck. No balanced in/outs and missing a couple other pro features. I'd like to find a mint unit some day.
  3. I have 2 Ampex atr-700 decks. One is 2 track 7 1/2 and 15 ips, one 3 3/4 and 7 1/2 two track. Both have 4 track playback heads also. I also have 2 Pioneer RT- 1050 decks, which are 7 1/2, 15 ips two track. I have a 4 track head stack for it also. I listen to mostly classic rock. All my tapes are recordings I made myself.
  4. kevinmi

    Dang ticks....

    quit shopping for vinyl at Salvation Army!
  5. So far, it seems that people who received the Moderna, as compared to Pfizer, had worse side effects. I don't know anyone who has received the J&J. This is just my observation, nothing scientific.
  6. It's getting to the point here in MI where there are some places offering no appointment necessary on certain days for the vaccine. Hopefully there won't be too many nay-sayers, and we can achieve some kind of herd immunity this summer.
  7. This is slightly off topic, but I'll post it anyway. A couple months back, I broke my Cary SLP 98 preamp, which powers a Dennis Had Inspire Hot Rod amp. I had a Pioneer Elite receiver laying around that I bought for a future home theater system. I threw that in place of the tube equipment while the preamp was sent out for repairs. I could not get satisfactory sound no matter what I tried. It has a class D amp, and it doesn't sound good with music. Probably be fine with movies. I ended up buying another SLP 98 to use in the interim ( Cary is backed up 8 weeks on repairs).
  8. I use it in my ultrasonic lp cleaner.
  9. I got my second shot of the Pfizer vax yesterday. My arm is sore at the injection site, and I'm feeling tired and lazy. But then again, I feel tired and lazy everyday, so not as bad as I had imagined.I'm 65, have a pacemaker, have high blood pressure, cancer survivor. I figured the vax was the best route for me.
  10. they are made from the tractrix formulation software that's been around for years. I'm not sure if it's the same as Edgar Horns, but probably.
  11. I have huge tractrix horns on mine, I made them myself.
  12. Volti makes kits for K-Horns http://www.voltiaudio.com/
  13. I love that old stuff, it's what was popular when I was growing up. I like the Pioneer stuff the best, because I had a few of their receivers. I didn't know Technics made such an animal!
  14. I got my first shot Wednesday in hopes of being around years from now!
  15. I got my first shot of the Pfizer vax on Wednesday. Wondering who else has gotten a shot, and did you have any side effects.
  16. I've always thought that was a good idea. I also wish someone would start a "where are they now?" thread to keep track of old members who no longer post.
  17. Up here in car country, Elon Musk is considered a joke.
  18. Nice looking kits, the EL-34 kit is out of stock right now.
  19. I love my Inspire hot rod amp. Best sounding amp I've owned to date. There is a used inspire amp and preamp combo on US Audiomart right now for $2100 I believe.
  20. I'm pretty sure the pandemic isn't over anywhere in the USA
  21. Thanks to everyone who responded, there were very many good suggestions. I found a good deal on another Cary SLP-98p F1, and since I love my original so much, I decided it would be a good investment to buy a spare.I'm not sure how much longer Cary will be producing this fine sounding pre, and the prices are just going up on new and used units. The newer stuff from Cary after Dennis Had left isn't the same.
  22. I've heard that also. I've never heard a stock unit, but I've read that the direct coupled option makes for a more accurate and faster sound. I do have big horns with 2 inch drivers , so my speakers can use a little mellow-ness thrown in the mix.
  23. I rather doubt that, as it's one of the best rated preamplifiers out there for the money. I can't believe you weren't impressed with yours. Maybe you left in the factory supplied EH tubes? But you are partially right, because I'm thinking about buying a second one, so one will end up in a second system!
  24. My amplifier will use all the above tubes, but in triode mode instead of pentode, which will have a different sound using the same tubes. I prefer EL-34 tubes in my system as compared to KT-88's or 120's or even 150's. But, and this is a big but, I use vintage tubes that are quite expensive. If you are going to use new production tubes, you aren't going to notice much of a difference because they are all built cheaply, using cheaper materials and such. Some are a little better that others, and some say the quality is improving, but there is still no comparing the two. Of course there are many other factors that will influence the sound, such as how the amplifier is built, the rest of the components in your system, etc. Everybody's system is different, so it's really a matter of your personal taste, and how much money you want to throw at it. I prefer the sound of the EL-34 tube type because of it's more warm, tubey sound in my system. KT-88 type tubes sound to sterile, more like solid state to me. But this is my system, which I have spent years refining to get the sound I want..
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