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  1. 12 hours ago, KT88 said:

    I see a very similar development with vinyl records. It is gratifying that vinyl is experiencing a nice revival. But it makes no sense when people buy vinyl from productions that were recorded digitally. Because then I have the combination of negative artifacts from the world of digital and from the world of analog.

    Good to know. So i wasn´t wrong on only buying used vinyl once i get a TT. Hunting for old stuff in all kinds of shops is more fun anyway.

  2. 28 minutes ago, KT88 said:

    can understand (but not agree) that greedy media moguls want to get as many frequencies as possible and also that a bribable minister becomes an accomplice. I also understand (not agree) that people with power could reduce the range/broadcasting power of small stations by fictitious law, but I don't see the point why the small stations are no longer allowed to broadcast analog. What is the benefit for those who prohibit it?


    I think, part of the answer is right there: Money & Power (Control of a medium.). Isn´t it easier to control fewer stations allowed to air digitaly than a bunch of more independent local stations?

    On the other hand, conjecture like this is on he border of conspiracy-theory...

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  3. I found myself in the same pinch as the OP about two years back. All the stuff i liked was above my budget. I talked to my local hifi-dealer and his advice was to go used. I don´t know if that is an option here, but if you don´t need the very latest features in your amp/ receiver... I got my Marantz that way and never looked back at wanting to buy new.

    Just my two cents.

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  4. 2 hours ago, bmwguru said:

    Does anybody know of a proper replacement woofer for the KG4?  I have a pair that I have owned since new.  I picked up a used pair of Adcom GFA-565's and when I hooked them up to my KG4's they pushed the drivers out and they glowed red.  Now the drivers are junk.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.   

    Welcome to the Forum!

    You have to decide if 84$ a piece is too much:



    I´ve read on this forum that Midwest Speakers is a decent supplier. I hope You will/can bring those KG4s back to life.

  5. 17 minutes ago, Shiva said:

    I would like to hear how things sound in this concert hall. 



    Aaah, Hamburgs new opera house. Supposed to have very good acoustics, so i´ve read as well. Haven´t been there yet. Only know the "Deutsche Oper" in Berlin, which is also good.

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  6. Welcome to the Forum!

    Give us some more details please. Most important:


    On 7/15/2021 at 4:20 AM, John72 said:

    Not trying to go overboard

    What is Your limit? Very important, what is the rest of Your system (other speakers)? Roomsize (approximate)?


    And maybe You want to ask the Mod ( @dwilawyer) to move this thread to the dedicated HT section, that way more people, that can answer, will see Your post.

    I´m sure people will come back to You in no time.

  7. My nearfield vision slowly getting weaker due to aging. Like my dad i started to use glasses as i´m nearing the half-century mark. Our eyes, like ourselves, are lazy things. Once you give them support of lenses, they will get used to it, this can (not must) lead to them geting weaker faster. Thats why i use my glasses when i have to, that is as little as i can. I know this will get more with passage of time, but i can stretch it, i think.

    That beeing said, every persons eyes are different and my eyes used to be exellent while i was younger.

  8. On 6/30/2021 at 8:21 AM, Islander said:

     Imagine when AIs start to go from assisting scientists to creating their own theories.  There will be theories that don't make sense to us, but enable processes and devices that seem like magic to us.  Then we may see an age of sorcerers, technicians who can control these apparently magical processes and devices.

    I read a lot of SciFi, but this notion disturbs me a little. Again man would get his hands on things he does not understand ( or does not need to, the AI does the thinkung.). Who knows what man will do if he can tap this kind of power. Fusion, bending of space-time, genetics – to a certain point, i am fine with all that, but mingeling with quantum mechanics, the base of all matter, i don´t know...

  9. Reaching out to the carpenters and experienced woodworkers in this forum! On one of my cabinets there is a spot on the forward rim where the verneer has splintered and broken off, but one piece is still attached to the verneer (To be faintly seen in one of the photos at the beginning of this thread.). What is the best method to glue it back into place? Just any old wood-glue and then apply pressure of some sort?

    Thanks for suggestions!

  10. These are great times - yes, i admit it, i´m a huge SciFi Buff. This time it´s been a five minute hop into space. Next it´s going to be a full orbit? This could be a door-opener for many things. I remember a lot of people, especially here in Germany, that criticized and ridiculed him when he made his plans public, he proved them wrong.

    Good job, Mr. Branson!

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  11. This week the grill-fabric and gaskets arrived, curtessy of the Crites family. Once i finish the first part of my new shelves, i´ll start the makeover of these cabinets. In the between time i will order structured paint for the motor-boards and the back.

    I will sand the old oil finish down a bit and then apply the same oil & wax combo i´m using for the shelves right now. Let´s see how much lighter the verneer will get. This will also be the time to get rid of some minor dents  and stains.

    Last step will be the touch-up of the spots where the veneer is missing some bits with repair-wax.

    Now is also the time to think about how to use the magnets for the grills. Right now i´m thinking of burrying them in the motor-boards and glue washers to the backsides of the grills.

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