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Peacemaker

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About Peacemaker

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  • Birthday June 15

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    West Chester, Ohio
  • Interests
    Corvairs, Jeeps, Hi-Fi, and Law & Order
  • My System
    La Scalas, Marantz 2385, Marantz 2275, Sansui CA/BA 2000, Sansui G-33000, Technics SA-1000 and others

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  1. We did something similar in 2016 and use a dedicated Denon AVR X6200W HT receiver to control three zones. Has worked great and gives the ability to play the same source through any combination of those three zones or a different source in each zone. For music, we use a Chromecast Audio for each zone. For video, a DVD player and Chromecast with Google TV device are connected to the receiver. Everything is controlled through the Denon Remote app and the specific music and video subscription apps. We use an android tablet to control everything. Hope this helps. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. Very nice looking setup!
  3. Realizing that I'm a relatively new member of the forum, I will go out on a limb and say that I believe reconstituting those specific threads could really be beneficial to both long-time and newer forum members, for both educational and historical reasons. I will say that I'm somewhat biased given that I recently purchased the Blueberry Extreme w/ Cream and pCATS listed in the Garage Sale forum and am wanting to learn as much about these units as possible. @RandyH000, What are the steps to accomplish this? I'd be willing to make a formal request if need be.
  4. What a great experience that must've been. Looks like Chuck found his calling early on in his life. Something we all strive for I think. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  5. I'd be happy to do that for you and promise I won't prank you. I was first introduced to Chester's Pizza around 1980 and went there often over the next year before leaving for OSU.
  6. That area and campus is beautiful. In fact, yesterday we visited Hueston Woods did some hiking and sightseeing. Were you in a band and do you still play? One of our hobbies is traveling to hear live music, from small to large venues and we listen to a wide range of genres. Although that really didn't happen in the year that shall go unspoken. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks for sharing this. Traveled to M. U. from O.S.U. often from '82 through '84 getting "educated" in Tappan Hall. [emoji16] I grew up a bit south of you in Arlington Heights-Lockland. After a college came a stint in the USAF and then job, family etc. Ended up in West Chester/Liberty Township 27 years ago. We visit Gatlinburg annually and have for years. Amazing what you learn about folks as you get to know them. Small world really. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks for the background! Seems very unfortunate to lose all of that history especially for new owners of his equipment. How long have you been gone? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. I looked around on the forum and found some information about the Juicy Music gear and see a lot of posts referring to Mark Deneen in my searches but nothing from him. Was he an active participant in the community or just a member?
  10. I've recently posted about wanting to explore using tubes with my La Scalas which I've had for a couple of years. Up to this point I've always used solid state gear for about 30 years. I've received a lot of helpful feedback from many forum members about tube amplifiers and related issues. As a result, I've been researching many different tube amps and watching the various units that have come up for sale on the forum. Recently, a Juicy Music Blueberry Extreme with Cream and a set of pCAT monoblocks were posted which made me wonder if this would be a good way for me to jump in and experience tubes. But I have some questions about these units that I was hoping some could help me with. I have been in contact with the seller via PM and he's been extremely helpful, and, like me, he also recently jumped into tubes. He suggested I post some of my questions here to learn more about this line. First question, what do you know about this Juicy Music gear and would you recommend it as a first step into tubes? Any pros or cons? Any members have experience with these units? Also, my music tastes range from classical to hard rock and mostly everything in between. Thanks! Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  11. Just want to give everyone an update a couple of things I've done since my original post. After some of the suggestions in this thread, I purchased a Muzishare X7 integrated amplifier about a month ago through Amazon and used it for two days before one of the tubes began "red plating", which is a new term for me. I switched tubes and concluded the problem was in the socket. Ended up sending it back to Amazon for a refund. Didn't really have it long enough to do any listening or comparisons. Based upon some of the comments here about McIntosh, I went to a local McIntosh dealer to listen to a McIntosh 275 tube amplifier. After a bit of listening they offered to let me demo the unit at home on my La Scalas. For the past five days my wife and I have been comparing it to both my Sansui G-33000 receiver and Sansui CA/BA 2000 separates, listening to a wide range of artists and music. So far, my preliminary observations are that the 275 definitely sounds different than either of the Sanusi units with the La Scalas. I'd describe it as not as forward or detailed, and it seems to soften the overall sound. This was with jazz, rock etc. I also want to say the Sansui's seem to handle the transients in some of my faster paced music better. I'm not sure if these descriptions make sense but these are the words that came to my mind to explain what I thought I was hearing. Is this the "tube sound" that I've read about? By way of background, I've never heard a tube amplifier and have never done a comparison like this before. Any comments or suggestions for additional comparisons, or to just help me understand the differences in what I'm hearing are very welcome. Thanks!
  12. If I was in the market for a new set of HT speakers I'd be all over this and, I'm in the area! GLWTS!
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