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  1. As I mentioned a couple of days ago ...New Cart in da house  😁 ....Grace F8-E . Have it in operation since approx. 2 hours ,


    Can't write much about it yet ..except ....fascinatingly elegant, beautiful spatial resolution, clean FQ in the entire spectrum, absolutely authentic





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  2. 16 hours ago, JohnJ said:

    Forgot to mention, it is on Sleepy Hollow drive!!

    Good Morning JJ ...you see , the last ten years I lived in a beautiful house , surounded by a forest , horse-cheep & cow medows, and a near by big lake ,  far far away from the civilisation , next neighbor was  1.700 f away , below the hill , where the house is placed, there was a riding stable , that´s it. The near by village had a population approx. 1000 citicans ,  a grocery store, a pharmacy, a doctor & dentist and a pub. W/out a car I would be lost ! Now I´m back living w/in the civilisation , that´s what I missed in the last years . Glad that these times are history now.  The human being is a herd animal

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  3. 5 hours ago, JohnJ said:

    Well hey @MicroMara I've got my fingers crossed because I might be close to obtaining one of two 1000 ft² houses I've looked at recently. One is in such a peaceful setting that it feels as if it soothes my soul. The other is more in the woods. They're both on the highest spots of their hood, one close to a large lake and built into the side of the hill like a hobbit house. That is the one that really is my best shot. It was built in 1992, the other in 1980.

    So it's about time, and I'm kind of an excited old f@rt tonight!

    Beware of living in the deepest wood , at some point they will come, the wood spirits, and get you 😂



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  4. 4 hours ago, JohnJ said:

    Oh cr@p... I was supposed to learn all of that before 1980!


    Butter is bad

    Margarine from a laboratory is healthy


    I can't even count the times that "they" lied to me.

    But butter is a better flavor carrier than margarine, I like all dishes prepared with butter better than when I use margarine, especially when baking

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  5. It was a good start to the new week, I moved 2 doors into the basement, the ones from the kitchen and the bedroom. Instead I put very nice curtains in the door frames on tension rods, it looks great. Now all the rooms are freely accessible and the new apartment looks like an open loft. I also installed new lamps in the kitchen and the listening room. The new bed for the bedroom was also delivered last Saturday, so I no longer have to sleep on the air bed. Although I got used to it after more than 6 weeks, it's much better to sleep in the new bed.


    Everything is progressing, the apartment is getting nicer and nicer and I'm feeling dam´n good. My son will be visiting me soon, I'm really looking forward to seeing him, my daughter is still traveling the world and won't be coming to visit me until January 2024.


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  6. 6 hours ago, Islander said:


    You needed a heavier head shell?  You youngsters today are so picky.  Back when I was young, we'd just tape a heavy coin or two to the head shell.  No skipping then.  And we liked it!


    🤣, so true , as we were youngsters we didn´t took care about it because of missing aknowledgement , we didn´t knew so much things at that time , no we´re adult and learned a lot , so we know how to handle these things in order to do it right today .

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  7. 14 hours ago, KROCK said:

    Dirtbag, oh I mean dirtmudd (Thorens 125) & Me (Thorens) 126 & The mighty Dave (Linn). I can comment, being I have the both of 2 worlds...

    Ja sure , Sir @dirtmudd owns one , but do you see him spinning here ? 🥸and your´s 126 Thorens isn´t visible here as well , so far so good !

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  8. we had a rainy day today , after I finished my houseworks I started to spin some records ..


    thanx for the inspiration @Full Range




    next was Santana 3 ( Batuka )




    followed by Wishbone Ash " Front Page News "




    and after dinner I spun the german " Genesis " Triumvirat with " Illusion on a double dimple "




    now I´m done 😂


    btw , I reactivated my Audio Technica AT 7 V today . As it´s a hard complied cantilever it needs a heavy tonarm to perform on it´s best level, so I used a 15 Gram Headshell and a second counterweight on my MA 505 MK II Tonearm to get it work, I can tell you buddies ...it rocks ! 






    want to mention that I´m waiting for the deliverence from another famous cart , will tell you w/in the next few days, thought it arrives today, but it will be delivered early next week

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  9. 5 hours ago, KROCK said:

    Wanna bet?

    Direct drive to Belt drive. The difference can be heard.

    but ...as far as I know no one from owns a belt driven tt , so we´re experts 😅  except this little Linn Owner , what´s his name ? 🤣 but ..we can forgive @Dave1291 as he own the biggest record colletion 🥸

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  10. 12 hours ago, Invidiosulus said:

    I’ve cleaned the K-76 style diaphragms before by carefully removing the nuts that hold it together and then lifting the horn off, then for the diaphragm itself I dusted it very lightly with a soft paintbrush until the dust and fuzzies were gone.


    hope to see pics when you´ve finished you speaker project ☺️

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  11. 1 hour ago, Islander said:


    Somehow, that all-black treatment gives your turntable a sinister look.  I've got an SL-1210M5G, which has a silver tonearm and pivot assembly, and it looks more run-of-the mill, compared with the monochrome look of yours.  It does have the speckle black paint, though, so that's a different flavour of cool.


    It's funny how Technics can bring out a new turntable that appears to be mostly the same as previous models, and yet clearly sounds better.  Yes, the bronze platter and the new motor must play a big part in the improved sound, but the classic style is preserved.  If I listened to my LPs more often, I'd be looking at a 1210G myself.


    Happy spinning!

    That´s still their best ..the SL 1000 R , but over $ 16 K 🤑...without cartridges 😂



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