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Buck115

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About Buck115

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    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
    AppleTV
    Monster Signature AVS 2000
    Monster Signature HTPS 7000

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  1. Buck115

    Show us your great photography thread!

    This is a scan from a slide that I took late one evening in the mid 1970's while hunting down on the Red River near Garland, Arkansas.
  2. Buck115

    Help buying new TV, old one died (TV bought!)

    When our old Sony XBR TV started showing its age, we, I 😂, decided to upgrade to 4K and went with a Sony XBR-55X930E LED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV (approximately $1200). I really wanted a Sony OLED, but just couldn't justify an additional $1000. The Sony XBR-55X930E is a great TV and the Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player I bought to go with it produces an incredible picture when playing Blu-ray 4K movies, actually, any Blu-ray movies or concerts! Lots to choose from out there, but that's what we have and we are happy with it!
  3. Buck115

    What I Got Today!

    @K5SS, thanks for posting about your AC INFINITY AIRCOM T10 cooling equipment!!! I’ve felt a need to add cooling for my Marantz SR5012 because it runs pretty hot. Matter of fact, after discussions with Marantz Technical Support, I sent an SR6012 back to Amazon because it was running well over 120 degrees, and that was without a lot of stress. My SR5012 runs under 120 at max heat, but in my opinion, it still needs some cooling. After seeing your post in the “What I Got Today” section, I did a search on Amazon and found the model that was right for me. I went with the AC INFINITY AIRCOM T8 because it has rear exhaust and my equipment cabinet is open in the back. Since it was Prime and fulfilled by Amazon there were no taxes and when I ordered it on Friday it was guaranteed Sunday delivery; it arrived this afternoon! I’ll install it tomorrow and give it the maximum test tomorrow evening during my Music & Merlot Blu-ray DVD Surround Concert session.
  4. Buck115

    Another Thread

    OR, more succinctly, IBTL (In Before The Lock).
  5. Buck115

    Pipe bomb guy arrested

    This guy seemed to be a rolling billboard for "whacko" and may just be someone that wanted to jump in and get caught for the notoriety, we'll see! Based on the geographical spread of all of the recipients I suspect there is a network of individuals involved, so more perps to locate, I don't think this is done! Also, in my opinion, there needs to be appropriate actions taken against all of the individuals and groups that are causing chaos and incivility in the streets and public places; regardless of which side of the political spectrum you are on!
  6. 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!"
  7. Buck115

    Vintage Telefunken Stereo Console

    Yeah, at a minimum it would need to be an Ortofon.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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! 🍷
  12. 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!
  13. Buck115

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Stay right there, right where you're standing, don't move; I'll have my vehicle over shortly!
  14. 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.
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    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!
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