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  1. Marvel

    Show us your great photography thread!

    That is a beautiful dog!
  2. Marvel


    So... there used to be a nice joke thread. Anyway, this may be a repeat... It's the spring of 1957 and Bobby goes to pick up his date, Peggy Sue. Bobby's a pretty hip guy with his own car and a ducktail hairdo. At the front door Peggy Sue's father answers and invites him in. 'Peggy Sue's not ready yet, so why don't you have a seat?' he says. 'That''s cool.' says Bobby. Peggy Sue's father asks Bobby what they are planning to do. Bobby replies politely that they will probably just go to the malt shop or to a drive-in movie. Peggy Sue's father responds, 'Why don't you kids go out and screw? I hear all of the kids are doing it.' Naturally this comes as quite a surprise to Bobby and he says, 'Whaaaat?' 'Yeah,' says Peggy Sue''s father, 'Peggy Sue really likes to screw; she'll screw all night if we let her!' Bobby's eyes light up and he smiles from ear to ear as he mentally revises the night's plans. A few minutes later, Peggy Sue comes downstairs in her little poodle skirt with her saddle shoes and announces that she's ready to go. Almost breathless with anticipation, Bobby escorts his date out the front door while Dad is saying, 'Have a good evening, kids!' About 20 minutes later, a thoroughly disheveled Peggy Sue rushes back into the house, slams the door behind her and screams at her father: 'Dammit, Daddy! The twist! It's called the twist!!'
  3. Marvel

    What I Got Today!

    No bluetooth or hdmi... 🙄 But I don't need that. And the tube pre amd amps I intend to keep. They have actually been pretty low maintenance.
  4. Marvel

    6L6GC for Hi-Fi

    One of my projects is the replacing of the front end of my Dynaco st70. I had put in a curcio board around 2004-2005, and even though it worked pretty well, I wasn't really happy with the board quality. I have a new one from Roy Mottram (tubes4hifi.com). Much better board quality. Anyway, I'm planning to set it up with 6L6 tubes instead on EL34s. Still have a few parts to get it finished but looking forward to giving a listen. Bruce
  5. Marvel

    What I Got Today!

    Thanks! I already had a 630 I got from Neil a few years ago. My younger son got it when he was in school at Valparaiso U. (reminds me how long it's been since he has graduated and married). The one I just pulled out I bought from another forum member. It needs caps replaced and new lights. It arrived wrapped in a bath towel and surrounded with styrofoam peanuts. Just the opposite with the one from Neil. It came packed well with stiff foam board... I love the 730, with two aux inputs, being able to separate the pre and power sections, etc. Bruce
  6. Marvel

    Eye Opener

    I've worked for pretty much non-profits, i.e., low pay for most of my life. Have almost zero retirement. Still working and putting away what we can but a little of not much is just that, a little. House and cars have been paid for, but I'm paying older son's student loan as late wife put it in my name. He has made the payments but for the past year hasn't been able to. It's $200 a month which could help us get other debt taken care of or put away. This is also why most of my audio purchases are fairly low cost/used... and don't come along very often. I'm wiser now, but time is not on my side. Seriously, it is one of the reasons we will retire to the Philippines. U.S. dollars go a long way... plus, I really like it there.
  7. Marvel

    What I Got Today!

    Thanks to @DizRotus Neil, I now have an h/k 730 in my living room, powering my jbl 4311s. Since you were talking about west coast low end rumble. These aren't meant to be on the floor, espe ially since I have them inverted to get the tweeters on top. Sounds great and I can now get my 630 serviced. Thanks Neil!
  8. Marvel

    Winter Storm Harper

    It's been raining nonstop here in nprth Georgia today and is in the mid 50s. Still recovering from the flights home, staying in and resting. Bruce
  9. That may be well and good, but we are discussing audio interconnects are we not? To me, the larger issue is capacitance, which can cause high freq. rolloff over longer cables.
  10. It depends on the design on the board. I have worked with boards from a couple hundred dollars up to the multiple thousans of dollars. The specs may show them to be close to one another, but they certainly don't sound the same. Yes, the larger ones have more functionality, i.e., routing, input/output busses, phase/polarity control, eq, etc. but the actual design of the audio circuit will have you wanting to use the more expensive one. BTW, using eq doesn't cause signal breaks but can totally mess up the phase of a single instrument. As ChrisA has shown in his de-mastering thread, the excessive eq and compression of a final mix can totally screw up a stereo/multi channel mix. Bruce
  11. Hmmm, I find a FULL wavelength of 20khz is only .17 inches. What am I missing here? Bruce
  12. Marvel

    Nolo Contrdre...

    Thee are a number of composers who see different colors with different sound. The term is called synesthesia. Sibelius, Korsakov and many other... Richard Feynman saw equations in colors. Bruce
  13. Marvel

    Show us your great photography thread!

    I fully agree. After my wife got here to the States, I showed her a bunch of construction and she was amazed at how clean and tidy the brickwork was finished.
  14. Marvel

    Show us your great photography thread!

    Parents don't seem too concerned about where the kids play... These kids are out on the end of this dock by themselves.
  15. I'm still using the cheap cables that came with gear I bought in the early '70s. I've bought newer ones when I needed them but never anything exotic.
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    If it was for an original Heresy (what you called a Heresy I), folks weren't doing too much with those crossovers. The most common was (IIRC) a single resistor across a couple taps on the autoformer. It smoothed out the midrange.. @Deang Bruce
  17. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Keep saying I will... need to work it out with my wife.
  18. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    It's just stuff! Have to figure out all the legal issues, health care, etc. Getting rid of stuff, what to movr...
  19. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Jeff... not yet. We have about three more years here. Still have lots of decisions and preparations to make. Downsizing a LOT... Bruce
  20. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Foreigners aren't allowed to own land in the Philippines, but they van own buildings. My wife holds dual citizenship, so we should be ok. There are a lot of nice areas there and tons of expats. We are actually looking to be away from some of those areas. Looking at an area with a town of around 150k population with three universities, decent infrastructure and airport. Ferry service to Cebu ath other locations.
  21. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Gated community on west side of Cebu City... I think probably so.
  22. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    I wouldn't think it would take much of an imagination... think 24 yr old young ladies who are only 5 ft tall (or less).
  23. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    You can live comfortably on $12k a year there... but that also depends on the lifestyle you want. We pretty much have no retirement, so will have to make do. It also depends on where you live.
  24. Marvel

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Like I've said before I couldn't take pics of the ladies, but I have never seen so many 75 pound marvels of the human anatomy.