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YK Thom

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About YK Thom

  • Birthday 02/14/1962

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    Yellowknife NWT
  • Interests
    Classic Jazz, New Wave, Reggae
  • My System
    Ohm Walsh Tall 2000, Klipsch RC62 II, Klipsch RB61 II,Klipsch KW-100, Marantz SR5008, Marantz MA700 Mono Blocks, Marantz CD6005

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  1. Good topic, I live in a place where it is winter more than it isn't. Our annual Snowking festival started last week. It is always a hoot. The snow carving is underway and there are bands playing inside the ice castle. We will be heading down to Old Town to spend time this weekend. https://snowking.ca/
  2. Thanks for posting this, an amazing review and the magazine as whole is a great time capsule. The 80s really don't seem that long ago to me but I guess that says more about my age. Within the review itself something in particular caught my eye: The Forte's bass response was not as surprising-it is hard to imagine a Klipsch speaker being bass shy! Nonetheless,the bass seemed to reach downward beyond what we have usually experienced with other speakers. I have been of the opinion for many years that we live in an age of unrealistic bass and bass expectations. Our speakers seemed fine back in the day as did our generally lower powered amps/receivers. I attribute this to both certain forms of studio engineered popular music ( hip hop and such),as well as the influence of home theatre which mainstreamed sub woofers. Something I never saw in the 70s or 80s.
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    Being one few members of the tribe here I figured I'd go with a theme. Hopefully not too ribald. Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Cohen had been longtime close friends. But, being old-fashioned, each went to a retirement home of her own respective religion. It was not long before Mrs. Murphy felt lonesome for Mrs. Cohen, so one day she asked to be driven to the Jewish Home to visit her old friend. When she arrived she was greeted with open arms, hugs, and kisses. Mrs. Murphy said, "Don't be holdin' back, Mrs. Cohen, how do you like it here?" Mrs. Cohen went on and on about the wonderful food, the facility and the caretakers. Then, with a twinkle in her eye, she said, "But the best thing is that I now have a boyfriend." Mrs. Murphy said, "Now isn't that wonderful! Tell me all about it." Mrs. Cohen said, "After lunch, we go up to my room and sit on the edge of the bed. I let him touch me on the top, and then on the bottom, and then we sing Jewish songs." Mrs. Murphy said, "For sure it's a blessing. I'm so glad for you, Mrs. Cohen." Mrs. Cohen said, "And how is it with you, Mrs. Murphy?" Mrs. Murphy said it was also wonderful at her new facility, and that she also had a boyfriend. Mrs. Cohen said, "Good for you! So what do you do?" Mrs. Murphy said, "We also go up to my room after lunch and sit on the edge of the bed. I let him touch me on top, and then I let him touch me down below." Mrs. Cohen said, "Yes? And then...?" Mrs. Murphy said, "Well, since we don't know any Jewish songs, we f**k."
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    Some of these are great, I need to spend more time keeping an eye on this perpetual thread.
  5. Man I miss video stores. Loved the browse and the discovery of gems I hadn't even heard of. A weekly ritual consigned to the past.
  6. Hard to say, I'm sure some said something similar back when automatic transmissions came out. Times change.
  7. Glad to see you back. A shame our schedules didn't jive when I was down in Calgary a couple years back. You still in Cow Town?
  8. I'm so glad these old papers are still around.
  9. Seems to be the wave of the future, 20 years from now people will probably refer to systems with passive speakers, phono/CD + amp/receiver as separates. Several of the majors now have powered floor standers on the market. In fact this morning I started reading this month's Stereophile and it's review of the new powered KEF LS60s.They reviewed very well. The only constant in life (and most things), is change.
  10. A set up that sloppy would drive me crazy, my wife would lose her marbles.
  11. I think these are going to be a hit.
  12. This product category is expanding for a reason. I suspect first and foremost convenience, no need for an amp/receiver or other inputs. Almost none of the young people I work with have what we would consider a proper stereo system; they gravitate to bluetooth speakers they stream to from phones or computers. This makes powered speakers a very attractive option as they are a huge upgrade over how they currently listen to music . Aesthetics are also a factor, there are many people who do not want a dedicated stand/shelf or other equipment housing furniture in their living space.
  13. Happy birthday and all the best from Canada.
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