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Posts posted by DizRotus

  1. I agree with Jim.  You know what you receive from Bob Crites (site referenced by Jim above) will work and be within specifications.  Anything else for a K-77/T-35 is a crapshoot.


    You might also consider replacing the K-77s with other tweeters, also available from Bob.  If you send an email to bobcrites@gmail.com, Bob will respond quickly to answer questions.  The time difference is ~6hrs.


  2. 2 hours ago, kevinmi said:

    I guess I'm too old school (maybe just too old), but I could never see myself paying for music that isn't in a physical dimension. I'm not saying it doesn't sound good, or isn't worth it, just saying it's not me.


    I understand Kevin, but I feel the opposite.  The only physical media I want are 78s and LPs that don’t exist in any other format.  Even then, I digitize them ASAP and recycle the discs for more.  


    BTW, the Marsalis & Clapton album is excellent.


    OBTW, I believe I’m older than you.

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  3. Since the demise of The Pono Music Store, my primary source of Hi-Res downloads is HDtracks.  Apparently, they have made some changes to their site.  An email today directed me to a video by David Chesky explaining the changes.


    I succumbed to temptation and downloaded Marsalis & Clapton play the blues. Although I haven’t yet listened to it, for $12.78, after 20% OFF, it’s hard to imagine I’ll be disappointed.  Owning music in this era of streaming becomes less and less important, but the convenience of sitting in the sweet spot using Pono to play albums or tracks in balanced mode makes owning some music worthwhile, especially during stay-at-home time.


    If you’re at all interested in hi-res downloads, another HDtracks offering I recommend is  Nightbird by Eva Cassidy.  With 33 tracks, more than two hours of music, it’s worth every penny of $16.98–even before the 20% OFF.  





  4. 51 minutes ago, GlennyC said:

    Yes I am a stupid loyal Klipsch customer. I am pointing the finger at myself. Buyer beware. Klipsch will rake you over the coals and extract maximum dollars from you if you want their high end. Klipsch deserves not to be called out for this. They could give a crap. It all on me. 


    Finally, you are making sense.

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  5. You did not have to buy them.  Unless a gun was involved, you decided what you would pay.  I understand your desire to have paid less;  I would never have paid anything close to that for your speakers.


    I kind of fancy a new mid-engine C8 Corvette.  Perhaps if I berate GM they’ll sell me one at a price I name.

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  6. 7 minutes ago, jwc said:

    We found the PPP money in the account yesterday.  Just in time really.  There was consideration for full shutdown as we were very underwater.


    Glad to hear it.


    Did your employees file for unemployment, in case PPP didn’t come through?  All three of our employees, with great difficulty and much perseverance, successfully claimed, and received, unemployment compensation.  If the PPP funds make it into our accountant, our employees will again be paid and, therefore, ineligible for unemployment compensation.



  7. 18 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

      I'm glad you were lucky enough never to get it.


    Me too.  None of my 3 siblings got it.  We were beneficiaries of herd immunity.  It makes me crazy when anti-vaxers work against herd immunity in the name of some unscientific conspiracy theory, while benefiting from its protection.


    My younger brother, who graduated from USNA ‘75, received a polio vaccination, along with everything else in the world, so that he could deploy overseas.  My older son also got vaccinations for polio, anthrax, you name it, before he was deployed to Afghanistan.


    I understand why my internist changed his mind about giving me oral polio vaccine, as he felt the risk outweighed the benefit, again thanks to herd immunity.

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  8. 39 minutes ago, dwilawyer said:

    I believe the only virus declared to be eradicated is smallpox. 


    Rinderpest is also an infectious disease that is considered eradicated, but it was caused by a virus passed between cattle.  It was not a virus infecting humans.


    Polio was once considered eradicated by some, but it still occurs rarely in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  According to Wikipedia, the wild rate of infection in 2019 was 175, with  vaccine derived cases at 364.  


    As a child raised by Christian Scientists (luckily, I escaped), I was not given a polio vaccination.  As an adult, my internist gave me the initial dose of the oral polio vaccine, but then changed his mind.  After discussing it with colleagues, they decided my danger of contracting vaccine derived polio was greater than the risk of wild exposure, unless I planned travel to Afghanistan or Pakistan.


    Unfortunately, my dreams of visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan remain unrealized.  My older son said Afghanistan has its charms, but he has no desire to return.



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  9. 35 minutes ago, dwilawyer said:

    That series is a must see in my opinion.


    I agree, but was surprised by the final episode.  I expected to find it even more compelling than the earlier episodes, due to being set in Michigan and involving a court system in  which I practiced.  The individuals, other than the defendant, were known to me.  Perhaps the innocent defendant was less likable than the others.


  10. I can’t recall the last time I listened to FM.  Even with several excellent local FM stations and an excellent antenna in my attic,  FM radio ceased to be a source years ago. 

  11. I too have paid close attention to this issue, especially after watching The Innocence Files (TIF) on Netflix.  I don’t wish COVID-19 on anyone, including those incarcerated.  


    TIF caused me to reflect on those defendants I successfully prosecuted to question whether any could have been innocent.  The answer is no.  The requirement to do justice as a prosecutor, rather than to get convictions, made it so that valuable Circuit Court felony jury trial time was not wasted on cases with serious flaws.  Even in those days, the early 80s, I questioned the accuracy of eyewitness testimony.  Without corroborating circumstantial evidence, I would not take a case to trial solely on the basis of eyewitness testimony.  In the days before DNA evidence, corroborating circumstantial evidence consisted of fingerprints, ballistics evidence, etc.  DNA evidence was in its infancy. TIF cast serious doubt on the “science” of bite mark evidence.  Fortunately, I never had a case that relied on bite mark evidence.


    I checked Michigan’s OTIS system to confirm that three defendants sentenced to LIFE without parole are still incarcerated.  I hope they don’t have COVID-19.


    The United States has way too many individuals incarcerated for nonviolent crimes with lengthy sentences that do not serve justice or protect society, many of those imprisoned are not guilty of the crime for which they were convicted. 


    I’m not naive.  Being found not guilty does not mean that you’re innocent, only that the state failed to sustain its burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime charged.   TIF demonstrates that too many police departments and prosecuting attorneys succumb to an “end justifies the means” mindset that encourages prosecutorial and police misconduct.


    All of the foregoing aside, the prisons are full of aging convicts who do not represent a threat to society.  If they were released, states would enjoy enormous savings, including medical costs, up front, but geriatric ex-cons would have few prospects for employment on the outside.  The state would end paying for them on the outside too.


    It’s complicated, but the inescapable reality is that a disproportionate number of corrections officers and inmates are infected by, and die from, COVID-19.

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  12. I agree with @EpicKlipschFan.  


    Referencing the current new price makes as much sense as going into great detail about the history and specifications.  If you don’t already know all that, you’re unlikely to spend even a reasonable two grand for decades old speakers.  How many clueless individuals surfing used audio ads, while waiting out the pandemic, say to their significant other, “Hey Helen, look at these cool huge twenty-year old speakers; never heard of them, but, if new ones are $15,000, these must be a steal at $5,000, let’s take a chance?”

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  13. 2 minutes ago, Audio Flynn said:

    He was mean. He did not suffer fools quietly. Him and I got a long well. My Belles were his rears in his K Horn front multichannel room. He had VRDs and  Lenco turntable. Parrot was over the top right but knew his audio. A dorky book editor.


    I’m sure he had some nice qualities, but chronic meanness on this forum  made me totally uninterested in getting to know him.  It’s unfortunate that he felt compelled to be a mean bully just because the Internet insulated him from the consequences of his boorish behavior.  I prefer when people treat each other with civility and respect whether interacting face to face or over the Internet.

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