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About Buck115

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    The Piney Woods, East Texas
  • Interests
    Music & Merlot
  • My System
    2 Channel:
    VPI The Classic | Ortofon Quintet Blue
    Sunfire Symphonic Reference Preamp
    B&K Reference 200.2
    Denon DCD-1650AR
    Denon DRM-800
    Akai GX-370D
    SONOS Connect
    Monster HTS 5100
    Klipsch KLF-20s
    AudioQuest King Cobra ICs & Gibraltar Bi-wires

    Home Theater:
    Sony XBR-55X930E LED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV
    Marantz SR5012
    Front Speakers (2): Klipsch RB61’s
    Center Channel (1): Klipsch RC62
    Surround (2): Klipsch RS42’s
    Dolby Atmos (2): Klipsch RP-140SA’s
    Subwoofer (1): Klipsch RW10d
    Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player
    Amazon Fire TV 4K Ultra HD Streaming Media Player
    Sonos Controller
    Monster Signature AVS 2000
    Monster Signature HTPS 7000

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  1. Buck115

    I've Decided to Name My Johnson...

    In the words of Raymond J. Johnson Jr.; “you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr., but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"
  2. Buck115

    Vintage Telefunken Stereo Console

    Yeah, at a minimum it would need to be an Ortofon.
  3. Buck115

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Well, I guess I’ll be the lone dissenter and give our Keurig a YAY! We are far from coffee sophisticates, we use our Technivorm Moccamaster to brew the first pot of the day and the coffee we’ve been using for years is Seattle’s Best Portside Blend #3. If we don’t brew a second pot, we’ll finish off our coffee day with our Keurig. We use the reusable Keurig K-Cup with Seattle’s Best, but we also have a selection of our four favorite K-Cups. We’ve found that the Keurig is very handy to have around.
  4. Buck115

    Copy and Paste

    @oldtimer, I can confirm that I have the same paste twice issue that you are experiencing. The issue appears to be related to Edge and this website; when I use IE on this website I don't have the problem. In my case, when I do paste a response, it comes from something I've written in Microsoft Word. Edit: I just went to another Forum that I belong to that uses “Invision Community” as their software and duplicated the copy and paste twice issue using Edge as my browser. Everything worked fine with IE on that website.
  5. Well, I'll be 73 this year, so my wife sure hopes I'm done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😲 Like you, I think I’ve probably settled on my “sounds good to me” system! You indicate that your cartridge is an Ortofon Blue; so I’m not sure if it is an Ortofon 2M Blue (MM/MI), Quintet Blue (MC), or Cadenza Blue (MC). I suspect that you probably have a 2M Blue. When I finally convinced myself to move from MM/MI cartridges, mostly Grado, and try MC cartridges, I started out with an Ortofon Quintet Red and then before long moved up one notch to a Quintet Blue. I had planned to keep working up the line to a Quintet Black and ultimately to a Cadenza Black. However, I’ve been so impressed with this Quintet Blue that I think that’s probably where I’ll settle in. It just sounds right to me, but I’ll probably weaken at some point and go up one more notch to a Quintet Bronze! The Quintet Blue is also the first cartridge that I’ve been 100% successful in aligning to the point that all Sibilance has disappeared in my go to LP (Pretenders Learning To Crawl); a combination of the right Turntable and being able to accurately set overhang, VTA, VTF, Azimuth, and then finally SRA (91.295 degrees). This is the system I’ve settled on. 2 Channel System: VPI The Classic TT | Ortofon Quintet Blue Sunfire Symphonic Reference Preamp B&K Reference 200.2 Power Amp Denon DCD-1650AR Denon DRM-800 Akai GX-370D SONOS Connect Monster HTS 5100 Klipsch KLF-20s AudioQuest King Cobra ICs & Gibraltar Bi-wires
  6. Buck115

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    8 hours ago, Shiva said: Wow, 5 hours. Sounds like you have a massive yard. The lazy mans guide to mowing. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It isn’t huge, but we have 1 acre of actual yard (grass) and some of it is on slopes. My wife keeps reminding me that I'm the one that wanted a big yard in retirement, but at almost 73 it’s good exercise! 😳 Typically I’ll mow 1/3 to 1/2 of the yard with my Walk-Behind mower, but today I probably did a little over 1/2 with it. Between equipment prep, edging the driveway and sidewalks, string trimming around trees and flowerbeds, using the walk-behind mower for about 1/2+ of the lawn, then the Lawn Tractor for the remainder of the lawn, then blowing off the driveway and sidewalks and porches, then equipment cleanup and put away, and then sprinkler system test; today it took about 5 1/4 hours with 4 Grape flavored Propel hydration breaks. 😫 I’m trying to figure out how I can make your solution work for my yard! 😂 Before we retired we lived in Oceanside, CA; it took about 20 minutes (total) to mow the yard because most of it was Xeriscape. Mowing is done; now it's wine time! 🍷
  7. Buck115

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Good morning all! Working on getting some coffee in me before heading out to have 5 hours of fun in the hot Texas sun! It's mowing day!
  8. Buck115

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Stay right there, right where you're standing, don't move; I'll have my vehicle over shortly!
  9. Buck115

    My Car, Totaled...And a GOOD thing!

    Glad things worked out well for you and no one was injured!!! Nice to hear that the old college is still doing well!! My mother went there and I went there for my Freshman and Sophomore years (1963-65); we lived in Lewisville when I attended. Of course, it has gone through several name changes and it was Southern State College when I was there.
  10. Buck115

    What I Got Today!

    Good luck, I hope it meets your expectations!!!!! I'm a big Carver fan myself. I started out with a CT-7 & M1.0t and then to a CT-17 & TFM-4.0 and then replaced the CT-17 with a C-16 and there was other Carver stuff along the way. Then I moved to Bob Carver's Sunfire Symphonic Reference Preamp and a B&K Reference Power Amp. My biggest problem is I never get rid of audio equipment I replace; it goes back into the original boxes and then to the closet full of audio stuff!
  11. Buck115

    Anyone Else Like/Wear Cowboy Boots?

    Yep, when I retired and moved back to Texas I had to go out and find the right pair of boots for me. I hadn't worn Cowboy boots since I was a kid. Mine are Handmade Lucchese Classics. I don't wear them every day, only for dress up type occasions.
  12. Buck115

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    My wife and I usually eat at the restaurant once or twice a year; there are several great local restaurants to choose from, so we have to go through a rotation system! 😀 Even though we are local, we've considered checking out the B&B; thanks for the picture!
  13. Buck115

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Yep, made at Kiepersol Winery. Kiepersol also makes great wine and they have a very nice restaurant at the Winery.
  14. Like you, I've always used MM and MI cartridges exclusively; but when I bought my VPI Classic Turntable I wanted to find out what MC cartridges sounded like. So, after doing some research, for me the Ortofon line of cartridges seemed like a good way to start my MC journey. I started out with an Ortofon Quintet Red and to my old ears, after going through a complete setup, I heard a pleasing difference between the Grado MM/MI's that I used in the past and the Ortofon MC. My plan was to incrementally work my way up to an Ortofon Cadenza Black. I next tried an Ortofon Quintet Blue, the next step up in the Quintet line. And, that's where I've stayed. I could keep spending more and more money as I worked my way up the ladder to a Cadenza Black, but for me the Quintet Blue is amazing. At this point, any move up might be to a Quintet Bronze. Like most of my audio components, I tend to keep stuff when I replace it; so I need to convince myself it is time to start getting rid of cartridges and equipment I no longer use! ☺️ You might want to look at the Ortofon line of MCs before making a final decision.
  15. I really hadn’t planned on any updates in 2018, but when our old Sony Flat Screen XBR TV decided to retire, I replaced it with a Sony XBR 4K Ultra HD TV. Well, you can’t just stop there, so I upgraded my Blu-ray player to a Sony 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Well, you can’t stop there either, so I upgraded my old B&K Reference 50 Series II Surround Processor and Carver 5 Channel Power Amp to a Marantz SR5012 Surround Receiver. Well, you certainly can’t stop there, so I replaced my Amazon FireTV with a 4K Ultra HD FireTV. And, of course, I updated all of my HDMI cables to AudioQuest Cinnamon & Chocolate cables. Dangit, I thought I was done, but you can’t let 2 channels of a 7 Channel amplifier go unused, so I added two Klipsch RP-140SA Dolby Atmos Speakers to make my Home Theater a 5.1.2 System. Whew, my wife sure hopes that’s it for a while! 😳