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DizRotus last won the day on May 30 2018

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  1. DizRotus

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Hey Carl, @CECAA850 Thanks for repurposing your construction materials to protect the cartridge you sent to me.
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    The Compression War rages on

    @Chris A has been explaining this for years. Based upon the NYT article, I just listened to Shallow on Spotify. I believe it is a live recording of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. I haven’t yet seen the recent incarnation of A Star Is Born so I don’t know if what Listened is from the soundtrack. In any event, I enjoyed it. There was dynamic range. The quiet parts were quite which allowed the louder parts to have some impact. My small sample unscientific survey suggests to me that live recordings seem to suffer less from compression than studio recordings. Two of my favorite, let it play to conclusion, albums are the deluxe HD versions of Clapton’s Unplugged and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Both include live performances, including several takes of the same songs. The silence between notes is palpable when listened to in balanced mode with a Pono player and good Sennheiser headphones.
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    In The Early 70’s

    The phrase is, “No highs, no lows, must be Bose.”
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    Geezer’s nightmare: Night Driving

    Is this like the short-lived Philips “Ambilight?”
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    Geezer’s nightmare: Night Driving

    As I get older, driving at night is something I try to avoid. My worst driving fear is having to drive a rental car at night in a strange urban area in the rain. The reflections off the wet streets make it hard to discern lane markings. Pedestrians in dark clothing, especially those jaywalking in the middle of blocks are a constant concern. The recent tragedy in New York, where 74 year-old Jim Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian at night prompted this post. While I only know what I read in the papers, it is certainly a tragedy for Jorge Jimenez 51, who was killed, regardless of how fault is ultimately apportioned. I like to think my awareness of the issues associated with night driving make me more vigilant. I look for people in dark clothing where they ought not be. Is someone, in the middle of a block, standing, or stepping into, in the lane I want to change into? When vehicles and pedestrians meet, bad consequences result. Being free of legal responsibility would provide little solace for taking someone’s life.
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    College Basketball 2018-2019

    #10 MSU vs #7 Michigan on Sunday. With first place in B1G on the line, but with Nick Ward and Joshua Langford on the sideline, it will still be an important game. Wolverines and Spartans are both projected as 2-seeds in the dance. Regardless of the outcome, that’s unlikely to change. On another topic, what’s Nike’s liability exposure for Zion’s knee injury caused by a shoe blowout? Who chose Nike, Zion or Duke? I suspect there is a paper trail that Nike and Duke could point to arguably minimizing, if not eliminating, their exposure. That injury could literally cost Zion millions of dollars. Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Peter Tork passes at 77

    RIP. Sounds like he courageously battled a rare form of cancer for nearly a decade. Hard to believe Hendrix once opened for Monkees.
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    Exceptional Opportunity

    I texted him to ask that he text me if he decides to sell them. He wants $1,000. I told him It would be hard to get better speakers for significantly less than $1,000, but the market for Fraziers is very small, and finding a knowledgeable buyer who values them in that range will take patience. He didn’t reply.
  9. Thank you Chris. I posted somewhere else that, were I to replace my DIY "Super Hereseys," supplemented by 4 DIY Anarchy Exodus TH subs, DIY MEH would be my choice. I've listened to Claude's @ClaudeJ1 MEH system. All that you say is accurate. Due to being 70, with limited space, I doubt the I'll grow dissatisfied enough with what I have to build new speakers, but if I do. It'll be a MEH based system. Please keep educating us about MEHs and mastering issues. Thanks.
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    Exceptional Opportunity

    How's your recovery @kevinmi?
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    On Bob's, @BEC, recommendation, my son purchased a pair of The Sixes. He's quite pleased. They sound excellent to me. The remote and Bluetooth should suit your wife's needs. It's my understanding the amp is class D. I've read less than glowing reviews of the phono input, but I'm unaware of criticism of the amp. I also recommended them to a musician friend. He too loves them. He was able to buy a new pair from Amazon that included an Audio Technica turntable and cartridge for the usual price of the The Sixes alone.
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    College Basketball 2018-2019

    Is this the JV edition of @Tarheel‘s team? Dave, remember to remove mittens prior to posting. 😉
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    More Gender Angst

    This whole issue is extremely complicated. As a former high school and college wrestler, I would not want a daughter of mine wrestling boys. Hell, I wouldn’t want a daughter of mine wrestling girls. Since I have two sons (neither of which wrestled), and no daughters, the concept is purely hypothetical. If I had a daughter, I would want her to have the opportunity to do whatever she chose to do, including competing in traditionally male sports, such as wrestling. I would prefer that she chose otherwise, but I like to think I would support her in whatever she chose to do. Sports has done wonders in areas of race relations and gender equality. Without Title 9 and the philosophy behind it, girls would not have had the opportunities to compete, even with each other, in sports, that exist today. A problem with sports as a gender equalizer is the very nature of athletic competitions, most of which reward strength, size and speed, which typically favor males over females. Females who excel in sports often have more masculine traits than their female competition. Martina Navratilova comes to mind. After rambling on, my personal opinion is that transgender individuals should not be in competition with non-transgender individuals at the higher levels of sanctioned sports. It is unfair to non-transgender persons. I can’t fully imagine the thought processes that compelled Bruce Jenner to transition to Caitlyn, but I applaud her courage and support her decision. I would not support Caitlyn in sanctioned athletic competition with natural-born women. If Caitlyn wanted to play Martina in a friendly game of tennis, fine. I’d put my money on Martina. If Caitlyn challenged Martina to a pole vault competition, so be it. I’d bet on Caitlyn. IMO, were pathologists to examine the skeletons of Rachel McKinnon and Caitlyn Jenner, specifically the pelvic bones, they would declare them to be male.
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    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Chuck - Are you and LF secretly Aussies? The coincidence of two well appointed music rooms with shutters is amazing. Shortly after I compliment @Oztayls regarding his shutters, you post this. Perhaps DNA testing is needed. 🙄
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    2019 LaScala AL-5 ME Edition (They are here)

    I see nothing inappropriate about @WMcD‘s post.