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Bubo

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  1. Beautiful indeed. Do you have the boxes ?
  2. If you go retro when you recap, be sure to increase the capacitance of the power supply filter caps I increased one of my Yamahas 30% staying in the same footprint. The rest of the electrolytics, one over on the voltage rating is a good idea A lot of people are reluctant to increase capacitance other than the main filters Most are capacitor coupled other than McIntosh with massive output transformers
  3. I have a bunch of older surround aps basically stereos with surrounded grafted on to them some were $4000 new and sell for $50-100 now Turn off all of the surround and processing what is left is a really good stereo. Modern surrounds in direct mode can sound great some Yamaha's have stellar specs in direct mode and the DAC is built in
  4. Analog Tech Plateaued in the 1970s or early 80s There are lots of great choices from this era when Stereo was king, and manufacturers had the best engineers money could buy Even today, every Engineer would jump at designing audio electronics. I would look around for a mid power 40-75 Watt integrated from this era there are so many of them one that has already been rebuilt or a mint unit that goes in for a recap and rebuild the day you buy it These units are proven and well known and low tech Metal cases, transformer and displays don't age under normal circumstance Get one with tape in, tape out and you can use an equalizer or other high performance processor $300 used in good working condition Mandatory Tape port-s 1 tuner port 1 or 2 Aux ports for DAC 1 or 2 Phono Ports MM or MM& MC Dual monoblocks , 50W are a niche with a cult following Kenwood, phillips and others these sell very fast So many choices Yamaha, Pioneer, McIntosh, Kenwood, Harmon, Marantz and so many others Most, all, have MM ports or you can go outboard for $150 If it cost $350 in 1970s = 10 OZ of gold 2022 10 OZ gold = $1,800 x 10 = $18,000 amp
  5. Doug's program is beating the bushes for new music to listen to ? I find a lot of good stuff on movie sound tracks
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    Every time I was on the Autobahn it was bumper to bumper 75 mph in the left lane 1970s were different
  7. 132 BC yes NY State was very advanced Not my typo, mine is in the subject
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    I don't feel as bad about my typo reading his first sentence OK just maple syrup There is or was a restaurant in Pompeii that serves authentic roman food I liked the current Italian food too much to ever stray far from it in Italy They ate mountains of fruit and vegitables don't recall blueberries ......
  9. Onasill ~ Bill Badzo Niagara Mohawk Power Building ~ Art Deco Architecture ~ Syracuse Ny The Niagara Hudson Building in Syracuse is an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture and a symbol of the Age of Electricity. Completed in 132bc, the building became the headquarters for the nation’s largest electric utility company and expressed the technology of electricity through its modernistic design, material, and extraordinary program of exterior lighting. The design elements applied by architects Melvin L. King and Bley & Lyman transformed a corporate office tower into a widely admired beacon of light and belief in the future. With its central tower and figurative winged sculpture personifying electric lighting, the powerfully sculpted and decorated building offered a symbol of optimism and progress in the context of the Great Depression Built:1932 Architectural style:Art Deco Governing body:Private NRHP Reference#:10000361
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    No but I bet they didn't have blue berries and maple syrup Which I had for lunch again today
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    Fascinating reading what did they eat is always a good question The gauls (Celts) ranged from Turkey to Ireland Safe bet they looked like the Irish
  12. LAKE EFFECT Driving from DC to Montreal I passed by Watertown NY many times The one time it was snowing it was the heaviest snow per minute I have ever experienced including the Alps etc Around that time, Buffalo received some insane number like 24 feet
  13. Dusenbergs are Art... Supercharged straight 8 how cool is that The one in the pic fetched $2.3MM
  14. This is a Duzenberg aka a doozy supercharged petrol Engine manufacturer Duesenberg Engine code Cylinders Straight 8 Capacity 6.9 litre 6878 cc (419.721 cu in) Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 120.65 mm 3.75 × 4.75 in Bore/stroke ratio 0.79 Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC) 4 valves per cylinder 32 valves in total maximum power output 324 PS (320 bhp) (239 kW) at 4750 rpm Specific output 46.5 bhp/litre 0.76 bhp/cu in maximum torque Specific torque Engine construction sump compression ratio 5.2:1 Fuel system 2 Schleber carburettors bmep (brake mean effective pressure) Maximum RPM crankshaft bearings 5 Engine coolant Water Unitary capacity 859.75 cc Aspiration S/Charged Compressor 1 centrifugal supercharger Intercooler None Catalytic converter N performance Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) Acceleration 0-60mph Acceleration 0-100km/h Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 17 s Standing quarter-mile Standing kilometre Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph) Power-to-weight ratio Weight-to-power ratio
  15. Apparently this one fetched $2 million at the auction block I remember these, fast cars HEMI Cuda 8.5-1 weight to HP, a rocket Plymouth Hemi Cuda specs Car type Coupe Curb weight 1642 kg (3620 lbs) Dimensions 4.74 m (187 in) long, 1.90 m (75 in) wide, 1.29 m (51 in) high Wheelbase 2.74 m (108 in) Introduced 1970 Origin country United States Powertrain specs Engine type Chrysler Hemi 426 Displacement 7.0 l (426 ci / 6981 cc) Power 431 ps (425 bhp / 317 kw) @ 5000 rpm Torque 664 Nm (490 lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm Power / liter 62 ps (61 hp) Power / weight 262 ps (259 bhp) / t Torque / weight 404 Nm (298 lb-ft) / t Transmission 4 Speed Manual (3.54 ratio) Layout front engine, rear wheel drive Performance 0 - 100 kph 5.8 s 0 - 60 mph 5.6 s 1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 107.5 mph Top speed 242 kph (150 mph) Fast Laps site
  16. Some of the older engines had flat heads 1920's - 1940s With better tech and machine tools the combustion chambers became half spheres hemispherical HEMI is a brand name that Chrysler trademarked for some of the performance engines. The HEMI product lines produced some impressive engines Buick is a General Motors Brand name of vehicles more in the luxury category, like Caddilac Cadillac also had an impressive Engine named Northstar Powerful, smooth, efficient V8 250-300 HP depending on tuning
  17. 2 with records apparently neither had a commute. They must have cleaned a gallon of spilled coffee out of the rugs
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    Hollywood calling .... from movie song vid above
  19. After months of tire kicking I scored a used 2011 Buick Lucerne 240hp, Strong Silent and reasonably Swift on the Highway Not a plain Jane, not a sex pot either While not the 4 wheel drive gas hog I pined for this should allow me to meet my transportation needs Excellent condition 42Kmi, $14.5K out the door
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    Couldn't find Doreen's band This video popped up, S Africans may know him Looks like Raggae S African style ... different
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    This is the guy who put up the FT LP Guessing Japanese, lots of happy sounding LPs at least the ones I just sampled https://www.youtube.com/c/XerfXpec/videos
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    Band French Toast self titled Happy sounding Jazz with Steele Dan influence Think I will listen to the LP
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