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  1. OLD, Bald, Tattood, and Dumb as a box of rocks!
  2. I am so shocked and depressed! Growing up in the Detroit area during the 60's and 70's, I had plenty of chances to see the Stooges when they were just starting out. I always thought they were a very unique band for their time, considering that there wasn't any real punk type music playing back then. I was 15 when I first heard "1969" by The Stooges in 1970 and have been a fan ever since. I had the privilege of seeing the Stooges perform locally along with Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Mitch Ryder, MC5, The Frost, etc, some even playing at high school dances. It was a magical time for music, and I'm glad I was there to experience it first hand. Our Rock & Roll Heros will live forever in the music they blessed us with!
  3. I have that B,S&T on CD, and it's one of the finest sounding CD's I own. I can only imagine how good it is on vinyl!
  4. I saw that painted Porshe at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame a few years back. It still lives!
  5. Not to Hijack the thread or anything but...I got Led Zep's Mothership on vinyl and Metallica Master of Puppets on (45rpm) vinyl for Christmas. The Led Zep is superb, but the Metallica sounds very 2 dimensional and bright. Do you think it was recorded with the wrong equalization, or is it just the way the master was cut? Or maybe just my system? I think MOFI is doing the actual pressing of the old Metallica stuff for the other labels. I'm afraid to buy the other Metallica vinyl if it's all going to sound like this. Anyone else have the same results with the new Metallica releases?
  6. I run my Khorns with a Mac 2125, which is just about the same as the 2105, and I love the sound, especially for the price. If you do buy a used Mac SS amp, and then decide you don't like it, you will be able to resell it and recoup your money as they tend to hold their value forever.
  7. In '08 I replaced my whole system with: McIntosh C39 Pre, McIntosh 2125 amp, McIntosh 500 tuner, Shanling T100se CD player, Teac X1000R R2R, and of course the 60th Anniv. Clone Khorns. I've been very, very bad, just ask my wife! The bad thing about it is that I'm ready to do it all over again this year! -Kevin
  8. Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs Uriah Heep-Demons and Wizards Both of these CD's sound exceptional for being older recordings.
  9. Some solid state amps are said to have a warm tube like sound, with McIntosh leading the pack. Other Amps include B&K, and a host of other quality amps. There are many people on this forum who use Mac amps, both SS and tube, and love the sound. Remember that your Belles are very efficient, and you don't need a monster amp to drive them. It is good advice to try to listen to other peoples systems if at all possible before spending your hard earned money. I would gladly let you hear my system if you are anywhere near me in Michigan (wear show shoes). I'm sure if you posted where you live, there would be someone on this forum nearby who would invite you in for a listen. -kevin
  10. I Visited my Mom yesterday on Christmas. My Sister from Indy was there. My brother from Florida called, and as I was talking to him on the phone, I got up from the dinner table to find somewhere quieter to hear the phone conversation. I ended up in my Father's office, which is still the same as he left it in May of this year when he left us for a better place. I started thinking of all the Christmas's past, of the ones I had missed because the roads were too bad, other parties to go to, just feeling too lazy to drive. After all, it was just going to see the folks, no big deal. I didn't bother to make it to Easter dinner this year at the folks.Or Dad's birthday in March. Last Christmas was the last time I talked to my Father. I thought he would always be there. I miss you Dad
  11. Shanling is high end gear from China and priced accordingly.... I would not suggest using it as a gage for all gear being marketed from that country.. That would be similar to using the Chevy Corvette to review the Chevy Chevette. Craig Good Point, Craig. I really don't know bad stuff from good stuff coming out of China, so I really took a gamble when I bought this unit "blind".
  12. Spending a lot of money on the latest Gee whiz, bang up, hi-tech equipment doesn't guarantee it will sound better than your old equipment.
  13. Zep's Mothership and Metallica Master of Puppets on vinyl, baby!
  14. Read the fine print: Shipping to US aprox. $180 Shipping to Europe aprox. $60 (Standar Norwegian Post service. 5-14 days, incl insurance) I SHIP WORLDWIDE! Read the fine print, my eye! I can hardly read LARGE print at my age!
  15. Just to chime in on China made stuff--many people on this forum know me as being one to preach" buy American", since I'm a proud UAW (laid off) worker and builder of the finest trucks in all of USofA. BUT, I recently bought a Shanling CD player used on e-Pay, and I am amazed at the build quality and the sound of this unit. I wouldn't hesitate to buy other equipment made in China. Even Stereophile Magazine raves about a China made tube amp in it's latest issue. Just my 2 cents.
  16. Local pick-up only. how far away is Norway?
  17. I currently run my Khorns with a Mc2125 and often wonder how a tube amp would sound in it's place. I am really happy with the Mac's sound, so I'm hesitant to change. I'd be interested to hear your opinions on which route you take and why. -kevin
  18. I don't brew beer, but I make wine. When I have a problem with an off-flavor, I usually consult one of the many great suppliers (Midwest, Beer-Wine, etc). The experts are always happy to help with my problems. I'd like to get into beer brewing, but it seems pretty involved compared to winemaking. If I can goof up a perfectly good wine kit, think how much damage I could do to a batch of beer. Good luck with finding a solution, I'm sure some brewers will chime in with more helpful info than me. I get a great sense of accomplishment when I make a good batch of wine. I seem to have more friends drop by also....
  19. You can check out some prices for used wire at Welcome To USEDCABLE.COM. Be ready for sticker shock on some of those wires!
  20. I was skeptical at first about how it would sound, especially since it's built in China. But it gets rave reviews, so I took a chance. I am totally amazed at how much better this thing sounds compared to all my other decks! The soundstage is so much deeper, and the detail! I never thought digital could sound so good. This thing is built like a tank, it must weigh 25 pounds. I am totally happy with this unit. I wish I could afford the Prima Luna tube CD player, but $2500 is out of my league!
  21. My CD player doesn't have a cover over it, just some tube thingys sticking out, so I can't do the remove cover to see if it sounds different thing. But I suppose I can still do the blue balls under it thing. What would happen if I played some blues while using blue balls?
  22. I have a pair of RF-5's I bought new 5 or 6 years ago, and they are really a great speaker, both for home theater or 2 channel listening. I have never heard the KLF 30 so I don't know how it would compare. I'm just a cheerleader for the RF-5's.
  23. Nice lookin' deck, Glenn. I'll be interested in your comments about it after you have a chance to put it through it's paces. I was thinking of upgrading to that unit myself. BTW, is it as cold down there as it is up here?-kevin
  24. How about playing the CD player with the cover removed, and then with it on, and see if there is a difference in sound.
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