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  1. First, let me explain where my opinion comes from, I have been smoking cigars for about 35 years (yes, I'm still alive). Like everything else, it's a very objective subject, so this is only my opinion, so don't get your panties in a wad. List of my 5 Favorites Fuente - Anejo, 55 Shark AVO - Classic #3 Fuente - Hemingway Classic Patron - 1964, any size Diamond Crown - Figurado #6 Just as honorable mention I will note that there a few Cuban's that are decent, Montecristo #3 and Partagas Lisatania(sp?) That's my story and I'm sticking with it. Cigarbum
  2. Just my opinion, Cuban cigars are very over rated, quality is not near a lot of others. Just saying. Cigarbum
  3. Alive and well, just doing other stuff at present Cigarbum
  4. I'll second that. Cigarbum
  5. Forgot to mention, I have 15 or 16 of them. Cigarbum
  6. First I don't know what they are,second, I don't know what they are worth. Give me a fair price plus shipping and they are yours. Cigarbum
  7. Does anyone have a use for for some of these, purchased by mistake. Ampex 196 Mastering Series 1", metal reel, brand new. Cigarbum
  8. What do you mean by inexpensive? I have a stromberg carlson 433, Craig has performed his magic on. Not a lot of watts but a real sweeet sounding amp. I would have to have at least what Craig charged for the rebuild plus shipping. Cigarbum
  9. I made three pair of these, they have the JBL 2482 drivers, they go down to 300hz, it gives you a little bigger sound. The opening is 12x24, the Khorns have the enclosed backs and sound pretty darn good. Let me know my friend.
  10. Dean, I have these, I have recently taken them from the top of my Khorns, I went with something bigger. They would come with the JBL 2446H drivers, they weight and ton. I want to say they are 223Hz, not sure without checking, they sounded real good on top of the Khorns. If your interested, let me know, I live in the mountains of GA. Bob
  11. Thank you muchly for the clarification, I appreciate the effort. Cigarbum
  12. The box set I purchased is the MFSL collection of 14 albums, included is the certification, they only made 25,000 sets, made in 1982 I believe. Don't get me wrong, I love the set and I am not wining or complaining, sometimes we have to purchase things that we really don't know what to expect. Cigarbum
  13. I understand what you are saying. I recently purchased the Collection by the Beatles, the crazy priced MFSL set. From what most have said it is the b est. I have what I feel is a pretty good system, when I first started playing then, I'm not really knowing what to expect. I also have the blue and red boxed set, so I kind of used that for reference. I guess if you take into consideration the equipment used back in the early 60"s and the different people doing the mixing there will be inconsistents between the albums. Take into consideration, this is my opinion only, I don't think they sounded that great, some had way too much bass and sounded fuzzy and some were too bright, and some sounded real good, the best I have heard. I don't know it that helps or not, but that's what I heard, or course I'm a old man and don't hear very good anymore. Best of luck. Cigarbum
  14. Brad, do you have any tapes remaining? Cigarbum

    IPad Issue

    I have recently purchased a IPad ( WiFi only) and am having a problem getting my mail to work. It seems to work fine at the few places I hang out at. I have the IMac with the Time Machine as my external hard drive and WiFi, the IPad, and IPhone 5. Everything get a good signal and the only issue is when I try to get the mail from the IPad, it tells me I do not have the proper connection. Yesterday I took it over to the internet provider in my area and had them look at it, the messed with it and got it up and running. I went from there to the cigar store and it worked fine there, then went home and didn't work, everything worked at home except the mail function. I have other things working from the wifi that work at home but only the mail function on the IPad does not want to work. Anyone have any suggestions. Cigarbum
  16. Jay, yes I did purchase Mike's Otari 5050II, I don't know how many he had, but I got one of them. The machine is in wonderful condition. Yes, and I too love to watch the reels go round. Brad, Yes I would be interested in the purchase of some of your tapes, the 10.5 Maxwell, do they have the metal reels? Appreciate all the help. Cigarbum
  17. Jeff, I got Mike's 5050, great machine. I will check out some of the links you guys suggested and check ebay. If anyone has any 10.5 reel with used tape, I'll buy. If anyone runs across some, let me know. Thanks for your time. Cigarbum
  18. What in the world has happened to the price of r2r tapes, I just checked Ebay and the cost of these has gone through the roof. The last time I purchased some they were only about $20-$25 each, maybe just got a good deal. I just looked and the price is now well over $100 each. I use the Maxwell 35-180 UD, that is what the bias is set for my my Otari 5050. Does anyone have good outlet for the type of tapes I need, or if you have some laying around. Appreciate it. Cigarbum
  19. Just another dumb question. I am about to start recording my set of MFSL Beatles Collection. I have an Otari 5050ll that has the ability to record at 15ips, the question is, will it make a big difference in quality if you record at 71/2ips or 15ips. You have to keep in mind that I am halt deaf and wear 2 hearing aids which I have to remove when listening to music, just have to turn it up a bit. At 15ips it sure burns a bunch of tape, lucky if you can get one album per tape. Can some of you guys give me a little insight in this. Thanks Cigarbum
  20. Dont mean to hi jack. Got my mfsl BEATLES COLLECTION today, ripped it open, sure looks great. It was as advertized mint to near mint, everything looks wonderful. Only had time to play one side, DAMN, sounds really great. What i plan to is tape all on my otari 5050ll, then put then away for the future. I will let you know how it turns out. Anyone have any good pointers or suggestions? Cigarbum
  21. Mike, sorry for your misfortune, say Hi to Lee and the kids. Have a drink for me. Cigarbum
  22. Well, I did it. I pulled the trigger on the MFSL - Beatles Collection, should be here Tues. Will let you guys know. Merry X-mas to me. Cigarbum
  23. As they say about other certain things, it's all good, some are just better than others. I like them both. Cigarbum
  24. Well, I have done about a complete turn-around. I almost think I will buy the MFSL set of 14 records. I have looked and can not find if there is any difference between the pressings. Some were done in Japan, UK, Germany, is there any difference? Some are red and some are black vinyl, is there any difference. These sets range anywhere from $500 to $2000 on EBay or Amazon. I know some of you guys have this set and may know a lot more than me, the other question is; is the value really there? if you look at the last post I made you can see my intended purpose. Thank you for you time. Cigarbum
  25. I'm still a little confused. I have tried to find the boxed set people have referenced, but not sure which one it is. What I intend to do is buy a boxed set of vinyle and record them on my R2R - Otari MX 5050 Bll at 15IPS, the TTis a Yamaha PF-800 with a Shure M97XE. Is the boxed set the $319 on on Amazon? If someone could lead me to the proper set, it seems the same set has two different covers. Am I on the correct track? Thanks. Cigarbum
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