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  1. 8 hours ago, MicroMara said:

    My first encounter with music in almost 6 weeks , APP" From the new world " released a good 3 weeks ago.Admittedly, I had to listen to the album twice for it to stay positively in my memory. On first listen, I found little in common with earlier works. Only on the second listen did I become aware of typical Parsons sounds, most comparable to his early work "I Robot". The catchy melodies or sounds, which immediately get stuck in my ear canals, are missing nevertheless. And that despite or because of prominent support. Guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa is present on two songs, "Giveemmylove" and "I won'tbeledastray", former Styx singer Tommy Shaw excels on "Uroboros", other guest musicians are James Durbin (American Idol) and David Pack (Ambrosia). A gentle melodic soft rock album , nice and catchy but not boring. The album is by no means one of my favorites by Alan Parsons (with and without Project), but will still listen to it from time to time




    Welcome back, George! 🤘

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  2. Yep, the first time I heard it, I thought:" Is this realy Devin Townsend?", cool stuff, because it´s different. Shows how many facets this man has.

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  3. 11 minutes ago, MeloManiac said:

    The diagnosis is official now... I'm an audiophile! 😉

    Each time I play a record, I go through this procedure:

    1) I take the loupe and inspect the stylus

    2) I clean the stylus with the small white brush

    3) I inspect the stylus again with the loupe. If not okay, back to step 1

    4) I clean the record surface with the carbon brush. 

    5) I clean the carbon brush. 

    6) I repeat steps 4 and 5 twice. 

    7) I close the lid and play the record's side A. 


    😎Before playing side B, go through steps 1-7!


    NB This is for 'clean' records, of course. 


    Dalida, J'attendrai (1974)






    Hmm, I think You´re not alone. 

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  4. Hello fellow Klipsch-Heads,


    I know I saw a PDF file ages ago on the dimensions for Heresy risers. Using search here and on Google didn´t bring the desired result, maybe I used the wrong key-words...

    Can someone help me out please? Thanks!


  5. So it just happens that I own two copies of Pink Floyds Wish You were here:


    One german, side A scratched, paper inner sleve and postcard.

    The other italian, side B scratched, inner sleve made of thin cardboard.


    One day I´ll get one, with both sides intact!

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  6. On being stupid -or- How things should not be done...


    So I´ve got my two TTs. I started noticing that the 1218 (Shure M91 MG-D, after-market spherical stylus) produced terrible hissing sounds, in particular on one record (Spandau Ballet - Through the Barricades). I took the system off and placed it on my 1214, same hiss. 

    Now, instead of hooking both players up to my small system (the little Yamaha), or just the 1214 with the M91, I would have noticed the hiss still being the same, but less so with a eliptical stylus and different LP or the M75.

    Instead I was fixed on there being something wrong with the 1218. I tried different settings with tracking-force and anti-skating, no luck. I checked the Azimuth of the tone-arm head, wich was a bit off, still no joy. So, somehow it never came to my mind that the stylus was bad... No, I started messing with the tone-arm bearings. Result: One ball took the great bounce, never to be seen again.


    Luckily a member of the Dual Forum sends me a hand full of these bearing-balls for free, but I will still have to fine-tune that arm again...

    I read about after-market styluses having a 50/50 percent chance of working or not, but I was stupid instead... 🙃😉

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  7. 2 hours ago, JohnJ said:

    While there is that going on all over & getting worse...

    I thought it was crowd participationB) it seems to be done willingly to me!

    My bad, I should have used quotation marks 😋

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  8. On 7/20/2022 at 2:27 AM, JohnJ said:

    So here's a drastic change from yesterday, but this make my rig shine so much more than my last post.


    Guy that I picked up the new DAC from can talk like me after a quart of coffee, we've texted back and forth on a lot of stuff including the Aqua La Voice DAC he's running now.


    This guy came up `cause I got to enjoy him playing on the front lawn of a church downtown during the first jazzfest held back home. This matinee was terrific. It was when "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was on the airwaves. Think this is years later, we all got older! Wow this guy can still sing & entertain!




    I guess it´s called crowd control. Cool! I only really know Don´t worry be happy, have to look what else he did, there must be a lot of other stuff. Things like this, you won´t get on record, beeing that it is more or less spontanous.

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  9. On 7/16/2022 at 1:43 AM, Shiva said:

    Here is the dude,  Benjamin Clementine.  



    Great Voice, I never knew he was a singer. Thanks!

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    Still testing. Had to switch from spherical to an elliptical needle, the round one produced too much hissing... I think the stage is shifted slightly to the left, will experiment with tracking force and anti-skating.

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  11. 21 minutes ago, Shiva said:

    Just checking to see if I post a particular something or not.   Anyone here dig the last Dune movie?   


    I like the 1984 version, so I wasn´t at all sure about the new one... But I liked it too, so go ahead!

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