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    extracting the best possible sound from single ended tube amps using modestly priced designs and tubes.
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    Now specializing in extreme near-field desk top systems using flea power SEPs and SETs. This mode of listening must be experienced as it can be totally enveloping.

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  1. There is one of the problems. Around here some tell patients that the vaccines seem to be safe so far and may confer some degree of extra protection, but long term consequences are unknown, while others say that it is perfectly safe/tested/and there are no worries. Meanwhile, a cardiologist I know asked me for my thoughts on the J&J vaccine! Seems a bit backwards (of course he knows about my ties to the medical field and extensive research tendencies.....). Putting trust in certain agencies (which have negated all claims about harm from vaccines like Gardasil) is something I will never do. Maynard
  2. But you did not answer my question about why McCullough’s recommendation is not acceptable to the mainstream “experts.” I understand your apparent belief in agencies you have often referred to. They are not, in my opinion, so trustworthy. A parallel which is valid is someone posting a question about a Klipsch product. They usually receive many opinions, some based on the technical knowledge of the respondent, and some which are mere opinion. It is up to them to sort things out. Medicine is no different. A person needs to read differing points of view and draw their own conclusion. If Klipsch censored anything with which they disagree, the forum would serve no purpose. Maynard
  3. So, McCullough said: “There's only one doctor whose face is on TV now. One. Not a panel. (As) doctors, we always work in groups, we always have different opinions. There's not a single media doctor on TV who's ever treated a COVID patient. Not a single one. There's not a single person in the White House Task Force who has ever treated a patient,” he said. “Why don’t we do something bold. Why don’t we put together a panel of doctors that have actually treated outpatients of COVID-19, and get them together for a meeting. And why don’t we exchange ideas, and why don’t we say how we can finish the pandemic strongly.” Perhaps some of the forum pedants can explain what is wrong with this. In the medical field there are usually multiple ways to deal with illness. There is no secret about the suppression of points of view which do not fit a particular agenda. Do some research about studies which turned out to be written by ghost writers with no real credentials to have an idea about our being manipulated. Even the so called fact checkers who “debunk” misinformation often have no medical training (research that as well). To me, the problem is that we are considered too stupid to read various opinions and draw a conclusion which best suits our needs. I certainly don’t need someone like Zuckerberg or CNN to tell me what I need to believe. Maynard
  4. I have no interest in the web site or its position. Rather, I want to know more about this doctor, who is apparently highly respected, and why his beliefs were not given due consideration. Maynard
  5. Do any of you Texans have more information about this doctor and what he has said about the virus? https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/eminent-doc-media-censored-covid-19-early-treatment-options-that-could-have-reduced-fatalities-by-85 The link was sent sent to me by a friend. Maynard
  6. My next door neighbor was given a disclosure on her way out of the vaccination site. Interestingly, she is one of four folks I know who would not consider the vaccine but suddenly decided to do it while relaxing watching TV. It makes me wonder if subliminal messaging is being employed as was used in movie theaters to create an urge for popcorn, etc. It is common knowledge among those I know that mainstream news outlets are heavily promoting the “accepted” agenda and ridiculing anyone who presents a different point of view. Maynard
  7. V-safe isn’t so wonderful either. As of Feb. 21st only 7.9% of vaccine recipients completed at least one report. Almost all of my acquaintances did not bother to participate because they believe that no one gives a “s**t” anyway. I also know some docs who will not be bothered as well. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2778441 Maynard
  8. Speculation? This is HHS saying that the reporting system is vastly underutilized. You know the situation is bad if the gov. admits that their own agency is not working! Maynard
  9. Although this study ended in 2010, I have read that adverse event reporting has not improved at all. The results on page 6 of the following document suggest that the adverse events (including death) from the coronavirus vaccines are massively underreported. All who are still undecided about taking them should keep this in mind. https://digital.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/docs/publication/r18hs017045-lazarus-final-report-2011.pdf Maynard
  10. As I said, Christian Elliot is a lay person with concerns. The real info is contained in the links he provided in his list. Those raise many questions in my mind as they are from sources which, in my opinion, are respectable (and not from laymen) and which is why I recommended reading ALL of them. I would welcome reading challenges to those and debating why those sources should be ignored. Maynard
  11. Yes, tube amps generally use some nfb to reduce distortion, extend the bandwidth, and lower output impedance. The most notable exception is SET operation, or push-pull triodes. Maynard
  12. It all depends on who you ask. Cathode bias works very effectively and allows for totally plug and play operation with no tweaking ever needed. If the tube draws a little more current the bias increases to maintain the status quo. If tube emission decreases a bit causing less current flow, the bias will decrease accordingly. It is impossible to maintain rock solid operating parameters with any circuit arrangement as the tubes themselves change over time with use. As for the cathode resistors generating heat, that should not be a problem in any properly designed amp, and the resistor value is chosen to set a particular operating point. My recommendation to prospective tube amp buyers is to go with something which suits your needs. If you don’t want to ever be bothered with making adjustments, a cathode biased unit is definitely the way to go. Maynard
  13. To add to the discussion, read this piece by a lay person with concerns about the vaccines: https://thehuntingtonian.com/2021/04/01/18-reasons-i-wont-be-getting-a-covid-vaccine-by-christian-elliot/ Most importantly, read all of the links he includes and explain to me why the information presented should be dismissed without consideration as seems to be the case. Maynard
  14. And this is why so many folks I know will not consider the vaccines. If paying huge damages is not a deterrent to turning out a dangerous product, why would they care when there is no liability? As has been made clear, the manufacturers cannot be sued and people who have been harmed must go through the government CICP which rejects virtually every claim made. Remember also that Pfizer refused to supply Brazil and Argentina unless they were given access to the sovereign assets of those countries from which they could draw to pay damages. Maynard
  15. Florida students will not be forced to take coronavirus vaccine! https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-legislature-passed-bill-making-073646639.html Very sensible in my opinion. Maynard
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