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  1. amazing, such incredible speakers for such a low price! Gotta love horns!
  2. OK, 2016 season - who is going all the way to the SuperBowl? Of the 116 teams that opened 0-2 since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002, only 12 have made the playoffs. For the Redskins, it's even worse since they lost both their games at home. Patriots? Broncos? http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/powerrankings/
  3. Surprising, given the incredible season the blue Panthers have had, the crowd favors the red Broncos by 3 1/2 to 6 points in the latest opening line! I would like to see the world's greatest living quarterback win, but I feel Cam Newton may be really hard to contain in the pocket.
  4. 1/25/2016: Super Bowl 50 will be a classic game of traditional old school experienced bronco defense against new, young, wild Cam and Carolina offense. Either Broncos will shut them down in a boring grind or it will a huge lop sided victory. If the opening lines gets higher then a TD, I would bet the under card.
  5. Colin

    I Miss Radio Shack

    we have Tiger Direct in Tampa for PC stuff, but only Best Buy here in SRQ. So where do people get new parts for old gear worth fixing? Parts express has store fronts? That would be cool.
  6. I am afraid that Broncos might be the actual underdogs here. Patriots seem so much solid and stronger than often lucky Broncos. Not sure about either Wild Card teams, Panthers or Cardinals.
  7. this is a very good deal for a wonderful amp!
  8. I heard, but have not seriously auditioned, Craig’s VRD amplifiers on modified LaScalas. (http://www.nosvalves.com/vrd.htm) They are just as good as the Delta Studio and the powerful Quads I heard at DaddyDee’s Klipsch gathering in Arkansas years ago!
  9. : http://www.oddsshark.com/nfl/odds has Denver over Patriots by 2 ½, it has Arizona over Carolina by 4 Routing for world's greatest (still) living QB, not sure about wild card teams though...
  10. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000627090/article/spoiler-alert-championship-sunday-peyton-mannings-farewell?campaign=fb-nf-sf19500731-sf19500731 If you've been paying any attention this week, you know most everyone under the meager winter sun is picking the Patriots to win in Denver. There are, however, a few brave souls pointing to an upset by Team Peyton. Those predictions are based largely on the fact that the game will played at Mile High, where 1) Tom Brady is 2-6 lifetime, and 2) the Broncos -- like any other home team -- are more formidable. If the game were being played in Foxborough -- where the Sunday forecast calls for potential snow and a temperature in the 30s -- even the bravest Broncos believer would be feeling the cold chill of the Sheriff's grim reality in freezing conditions.
  11. Incredible Green Bay score with 12 seconds left and fantastic Arizona run by #11, Larry Fitzgerald.
  12. Now is when football is great – must win games! I never understood rooting for the home team just because they are the home team, unless my friends were playing. Otherwise, I am enamored with the near end of career for the world’s greatest living quarterback, Peyton Manning, so therefore I was a Colts fan and now follow the Broncos. Belicheck and Brady just have too many scandals for me to follow them blindly.
  13. I suspect it depends on the size and reflections of the room. Wide room? Wide dispersion = tweeters on outside (or should that be inside?). Also are you aiming the mids or the high range horns at the front or the back of your ears?
  14. what is a good web site to see the betting line? Does it change during the week? The Panthers systematically destroyed the Falcons and are now 13-0, but it still doesn’t feel like people are talking much about them. It’s weird. 2. Arizona Cardinals (Last week: 2): Arizona is good, but how good is it? At times the Cardinals looked dominant Thursday night against Minnesota, but they still struggled like hell to put that game away. They get Green Bay and Seattle in the final two weeks, so let’s revisit them after that, shall we? 3. New England Patriots (Last week: 4): I don’t know if Rob Gronkowski will ever win an MVP award, but it’s getting harder and harder to deny he’s not the most valuable football player in the league. 4. Denver Broncos (Last week: 3): Uh, so yeah, about Brock Osweiler and the Denver offense. In the two games since beating the Patriots, the Broncos have scored just one offensive touchdown. Not great! Read more at: http://nesn.com/2015/12/nfl-week-15-power-rankings-russell-wilson-seahawks-making-late-charge/
  15. Do you bet? I recently read Author and freelance writer Michael Konik’s “The Smart Money” book. He describes a team of weathermen, handicappers, computer guy, front man and manger who scam the Vegas casinos of millions. All that effort just to create a 60% edge over the house’s 2-5% take, in addition to the 50/50 odds. The biggest bets they were able to put down however, were the under bets. When the public bid UP the betting line for a popular team in a popular game OVER the initial line, then the Konik team bet heavily against the favorite. For example, if Patriots were favored over Denver by 7, but right before the game, the line moved to Pats by 14. Then the Konik team would take the Broncos. They bet the Pats score would be under 14. If so, the team won. If Pats lost, the team won. Usually doubled their money. Had a 60% chance of being right. https://www.amazon.com/review/create-review?ie=UTF8&asin=0743277147&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&ref_=cm_cr_dp_wrt_summary&store=books#
  16. 06? I usually go with the favorites, missed the Pats- Broncos game, darn it! Damn Apple TV, no live shows. After losing to the Broncos on Sunday night, the Patriots have been ousted from the top spot, which now belongs to the 11-0 Panthers. It's the first time Carolina has been No. 1 in the history of these rankings. New England is now No. 2, followed by Denver, Arizona and Cincinnati. http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings
  17. the bigger the better for speakers and horns. Cornwalls have a mid bass bump, but they still need sub for music and movies. They also sound musical with tube amps.
  18. two teams 10 for 0! can anybody stop the Pats? http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/power-rankings
  19. because horns are NOT the same as other speaker types!
  20. The Bigger, the Better! Big Ole Horn loudspeakers are amazingly efficient. While the large woofer can make use of a solid-state amplifier, their incredible efficiency really calls for low wattage, low distortion amplifiers for the mid-range and tweeter horns. Big Ole Horn loudspeakers change everything you know about bass, dynamics, efficiency, wind instruments, percussion, sensitivity, total harmonic distortion, impedance, imaging, soundstage, separation, tubes and amplifiers. You will be playing music and movies all the time. You will wonder why other tweaking audiophiles are never happy. You will see that they just don’t get it. Their loudspeakers don’t make music.
  21. 10/26/2015: OK, half way through the season and time to start paying attention! My favorite teams, Patriot and Denver and Green Bay, because of their quarterbacks, are ahead. But, who will go to the Super Bowl? Also, do what do we subsidize more in this country? Religion (with tax free status) or college and professional football (with grants and stadiums)? http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings
  22. the best amps I heard on Big Ole Horns was 1-watt! The next best was Nelson Pass' 10-watt SIT: http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1212/garber_fi_x4.htm
  23. Vintage bargains allow tweaking audiophiles to save their money for the pieces of home theater music and movie reproduction systems that you can't be easily or inexpensively found on the used markets. Vintage equipment requires repairs, rebuilds or refurbishing. Refurbished electronic products are not merely used ones. They are normally tested for functionality and defects, like they do with certified pre-owned automobiles. Vintage refurbished tube amplifiers typically have bias, resistors and capacitors checked, and if necessary, replaced. They may also have their potentiometer knobs, connections and motherboards cleaned. So refurbished vintage equipment has real value, even if you can't control it with your tablet or smart phone. In fact, a stereo magazine survey a few years ago found that most tweaking audiophiles have some piece of equipment in their system that is a dozen years old. Something sounds good, we keep it. One problem with tubes though, is they don't suddenly quit, like when a chip is gone. Tubes slowly wear out, so the unit just doesn't sound musical anymore. Vintage tube equipment needs refurbishing. So add a few hundred more to an old unit, plus several weeks for the refurbishing of tubes, capacitors and any other worn out parts. Then these revitalized babies compete with many new tube amplifiers costing thousands more. With vintage integrated tube amplifiers, you can find wonderful bargains for only a few hundred. I have heard vintage Scott, Eico and Fisher integrated tube amplifiers compete very favorably with new tube amplifiers on Big Ole Horn loudspeakers. http://enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0215/Breathe_New_Life_Into_Old_Gear.htm
  24. bi-amp with tubes on top! Loved this $1K amp: http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1212/garber_fi_x4.htm
  25. 15 tube photo albums here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Audio-Tube-Amp/150506214964988?sk=photos_stream&tab=photos_albums
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