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  1. Marvel

    Weight of the soul

    Most Protestant and Catholic theologians understand is as faith AND reason, there being a dynamic tension between the two. It takes both, the problem or tension being that one seems to invalidate the other, but they both exist. Like, for example, total free will against the total sovereignty of God. I don't have to know how it works, but I believe it does. 😉
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    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Styx did one of their albums there, as well as Dan Fogleberg (he was from the area, too) as well as others. Jerry Milam, the studio builder and owner was well regarded, Chet Atkins even sent some folk his way. It was a nice studio at the time. They moved on up to 2 inch 16-track machines, but the building was destroyed by a local arsonist and some of the tapes stored there got wasted.
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    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    It was done on 1/2 inch 4- track decks. They did the whole thing in two days.
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    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Grabbed this off the shelf... there were only 500 L.P.s made by the college band from Notre Dame. Recorded in 1969 at Golden Voice Studio in South Pekin, Ill. Folks from all over the midwest recorded there. What's the big deal with this record? One of the band members was/is Andy Wallace... they still get together and play every year. Andy is definitely still in the music business. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Wallace_(producer)
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    Full Music tubes any good

    From my phone it switched automagically from http to https and worked. Weirder and weirder...
  6. I still hope to do a tour of the plant, but they keep posting great stuff about it themselves. This was from last August...
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    Weight of the soul

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    Western Electric plant - Rossville, GA

    Elrog has 11 tube types being made in Germany. They are pricey, though, just like the WE 300B tubes. Too rich for me at this point in my life.
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    Full Music tubes any good

    That link doesn't work, but this will give more info: https://www.elrog.com/
  10. Marvel

    Full Music tubes any good

    Absolutely agree with this!
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    Western Electric plant - Rossville, GA

    The owner of the WE name bought the rights AND equipment from the old owners, including getting all of the old supplies and equipment. Higher quality , new equipment was purchased to improve where they could. This guy is definitely into making the tubes higher quality for today's users, i.e., the 300B is designed for a 40,000 hr lifespan. He's hired old guys who used to do the same work, and new guys to pass on the skills. It's nice that they will be cranking them out here in the U.S. instead of China or Europe. You wouldn't like his new stereo 300B amp though. It is built on a PCB with SS rectification. It sounds very good though, but personally not any better than my Welborne Labs 2A3 amps. The best thing about my amps... they are paid for and sound marvelous. Bruce
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    Great British Valve Project

    That's why the new owner of Western Electric got all the old equipment for his new plant. Some is new, like the vacuum pump (or whatever it is called), which can pull more air out of the tubes before sealing. Bruce
  13. Marvel

    Walnut tweeter lenses

    You should try mounting the tweeters in a baffle. It will make a difference in the response.
  14. Marvel

    Powered wireless speakers?

    Ok, we gave the JBL to one of stepsons, but intend to get another. i've not heard any others, but we liked it. You can also use a wired connection on it ( 1/8 inch) and plug in a phone or tablet to charge. It may be worth checking out.
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    Powered wireless speakers?

    @DizRotus Neil, are they meaning bluetooth or regular wireless so the can stream higher fidelity? We had a jbl Charge 3 that worked very well. My younger son had two of the Charge 2 model, and used them for muzic at his wedding reception. The JBL app lets you hook up multiple units and assign left/right to them. We could used ours for days without recharging, as well. Bruce
  16. Also, some have been members since 2001, 2002, so they have had a lot of time to post. ☺️ Bruce
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    Jokes?

    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!!'
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    St-70

    Replacing the selenium rectifier with the diode is a good thing, as the old rectifiers will fail. Your onboard DC voltage will be higher with the diode so bringing the line voltage down is good. BUT... take is to someone who knows tube equipment and at the very least, have them go through and check everything. I live where we have TVA power and 125 volts line voltage... my ST-70 power tranny ran hot all the time. When I did a rebuild, I replaced the power transformer with one from Triode Electronics. It still runs warm but not quite like the old one. Bruce
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    Super MWM

    Very cool! I personally don't think you will need the reflectors for the low frequencies/long wavelengths involved. Looking forward to seeing pics of the build. Bruce
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    Heresy troubleshooting

    I think those will look just fine with some of the black in the grain. I have some H IIs that my older son gave me and they are black. With black grills they tend to disappear in the room, but I've really thought about stripping off the paint or picking a veneer for them. I'm just too busy. Can't wait to see yours once they are finished. Bruce
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    Bitcoin?

    An acquaintance of mine has an Antminer Bitcoin S9 (I think that is the version). They pull a lot of current and generate a lot of heat, but you can make money with them, but right now the profit margin for doing that is very low for the trouble. We had one of our co-worked get it by accident (someone pulled a switcharoo with a credit card and it got shipped to her. It cost her nothing and the cc company got the charge off her card and sent a new card. She didn't want or need it, so she gave it away to my friend. He is waiting to see if the value goes back up before getting it running. Bruce
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    Show us your great photography thread!

    I like the looks of the Z3 better...
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    The MicroZOTL MZ3 is a one-watt Speaker Amp!

    It has a remote... It uses a digital interface for controls, volume settings and inputs ae save when you power off. (Gee, my pre does that... the switches are in the same position they were when I turned it off) The PS has 12VDC output... 😬
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    How to Re-Veneer curved surfaces

    The problem part is he tops, as they are like a piece from a bowl, curved in both directions.
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