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  1. Brilliant biography of an older man's journey. Such a refreshingly honest and humble explanation of a journey by Dr. Bill Greenwood. Highly suggest this book for anyone interested in this type of read.
  2. Working on my writing skills.
  3. I think it would be great experience that he won't get otherwise. Plus the additional connections with others he will make. With his current GPA and your observation that he is not taxed, I suspect he is disciplined with his time as needed and focused on what he needs to be when he needs to be. I just finished a doctorate and all throughout my educational career I worked a full-time job while attending school full-time. During my masters I carried a 3.87, while also balancing pastoring a church in addition to a full-time job and full-time course load. It is about discipline, focus, determination, and lots of caffeine and prayers. Whatever he chooses, it sounds like he is a high achiever. Congrats on that.
  4. Lizard Lick, NC. Horney Town, NC. Climax, NC. I am sure there are others.
  5. I spent 25 years in the car business FWIW. I'd buy the used one.
  6. The Lost in Vegas guys are entertaining.
  7. Yep, I had one as well before moving on to an Anthem with their ARC room correction. This DDRC does the job for sure. DIRAC is much easier to manipulate than ARC in my opinion.
  8. One of my favorite lines: When the band you're in starts playing different tunes.... we'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
  9. I just started this today.
  10. Foxman

    FRENCH TOAST

    30 years ago this June my wife and I got married. One of the best things that has happened to me. What does that have to do with French Toast? Not much, expect we honeymooned at Sanibel Island in Florida and the restaurant at the hotel had stuffed French Toast. Never heard of it before and have never seen it since. It is worth singing about.
  11. I didn't think I would enjoy or agree with much of this book, but I find his ability to relate his personal experiences and illustrations to be very encouraging and helpful.
  12. I'm probably confusing spruce pine and southern pines. Or else I just didn't think we were that far away. Either way, howdy neighbor! If you're ever this way, you're welcome to swing by.
  13. High Point. Between Winston and Greensboro. I think we are only about an hour or so apart.
  14. After some extremely unseasonably warm weather.... mid to upper 60's into the the 70's for the past two weeks... including yesterday, it is snowing today like crazy, following some sever wind and rain last night. In North Carolina, if you don't like the weather, just wait for a minute, it'll change.
  15. Foxman

    Merry Christmas

    I don’t post much but I genuinely hope you celebrate the most important day in human history. Merry Christmas from my Foxden to yours.
  16. I am reading two Advent devotionals. Very good reads and I highly commend them to you.
  17. Our female is due on 11/15. This is her 2nd litter, and she is AKC registered. The male has 2 AKC grand champions in his line, and both are chocolate English labs. These puppies will be chocolate english labs. 8 Weeks puts the estimated date for their forever home, the week of January 10th. Message or respond for more information. The first pic is the momma & the second is the sire. The final pic is a 6 month old female from the momma's only other litter with a yellow sire (also a grand champion bloodline). These are legit, high caliber labs.
  18. I posted this on another forum where I had asked about the difference between these competing room calibration products. Just a follow-up for anyone who might have the same question I had regarding the difference between ARC and DiracLive. On my system, DiracLive seemed to soften or numb the highest frequencies in its calibration. The DiracLive calibration made a stunning difference in my room, in fact, it was the best my system had ever previously sounded by a wide margin. It was my first experience with room calibration of any type. Full disclosure, I was running a Processor that pre-dated HDMI. A 2001/2002 Rotel unit that still performed as well as the day I brought it home. I matched it with a MiniDSP DDRC-88A/B with DiracLive which fed into my 5x120w Rotel Amp. I transitioned to a 2016 model Anthem AVR as a processor running the same Rotel Amp. Could that be the cause of the outcome? Perhaps to a degree. I felt that while running the Anthem (no ARC) and the DiracLive with the MiniDSP, I heard a more lively sound than using the Rotel processor, but not nearly as lively as when I ran ARC and pulled Dirac out of the line. I was skeptical about the quality of ARC and reluctant to let go of my stand-alone DiracLive box because I had a pre-disposed bias toward Dirac based on my experience with the results of Dirac and with some who said DiracLive was the best of the room calibration software. I also thought the ARC microphone wasn't up to the task comparative to the Umic-1, again, just based on so much praise for Umic-1. A couple of observations about ARC. 1st, ARC provided a much more lively result than DiracLive. Back are my higher frequencies that I was missing, which I mistook for just the result of room correction on Dirac's calibration of my room. 2nd, ARC appears to be a more advanced calibration specific to Anthem products in that it discovers the sweet spot for the crossover point on all channels relative to that speaker's performance. Normally, I would have balked at this because it set a crossover point for my center at an unusually high crossover (180) compared to the setting I would have chosen (80). Why is that? Because in my system, since Klipsch does not make a true (traditional) Heritage center for my Forte speaker's, I was forced to compromise either timbre by using another Klipsch center or a make and model with matching timbre, in my case, the Crites Center channel designed to timbre match the Heritage.... but is a 4ohm speaker with different capabilities. So, the sweet spot for the crossover is what it is. Amazingly, based on the content I have watched so far, that high crossover point has not created the obvious localized bass response from my subs that I would have suspected. So, in addition to the return of the full benefit of my system's high frequency, the net result is a much better calibration of my speaker's capabilities, which has yielded a much more robust sound output. Finally, overall, so far, I feel as though ARC is a better product, at least a more advanced product. I still have much to learn about ARC and how to tweak the calibration, and I still have much content to watch/listen to observing the nuances, but the early results are, ARC is better, not by a mile, but better non-the-less. I hope this helps someone else down the road.
  19. Basic question. The owner's manual on the Anthem AVR MRX520 suggested around 6 or 7" area of clearance around the unit for proper ventilation. I have about an inch. I am using the unit with a separate amp, but I am assuming the internal amp is still turned on and have noticed it does get warm. If I put a fan on the back of my cabinet, should I pull air from the front to back, or blow air from back to front? This is the fan I am considering: https://www.amazon.com/Wathai-Cooling-Receiver-Router-120mm/dp/B07V5LJ5L2/ref=sr_1_7_sspa?crid=QW4N60V5PZU4&keywords=cooling%2Bfan%2Bfor%2Bxbox%2Bseries%2Bx&qid=1636040395&sprefix=cooling%2Bfan%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-7-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzTlJQUko1OEFVQVpJJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjg5MjUzMVhQNFI0VTdHUjI5TSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODc5Nzg4MTVSR1daWFpKSjFMVCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1&fbclid=IwAR1FBCyNoTyoJP8UeWegENXdM-HGC0lVB7XVOpQhJhjmX0PilZI6UV3AJaI
  20. That is definitely the combination I would have gone with. I think it is the best looking, but my wife wanted the Cherry finish and so, the Cherry finish we got. Those wont last long.
  21. I have other shots but the file sizes are too large. I can dm if interested.
  22. Asking $399.00 OBO. I WILL SHIP at your expense. Get me your zip and I'll get a quote for you. I bought this new. We are non-smokers and I find absolutely no flaws with this unit. I rate it a 10/10 cosmetically and as a performer. It comes in all of the original packaging with the original manual, remote, and power cord. In fact, we hardly ever used the remote as I have used an all-in-one Home Theater Master's MX500 for the past 19 years. The only knock on the unit is its age. I purchased this in 02 if I remember correctly. Below is a copy and paste from the Rotel website: The RSP-1066 Surround Sound Processor/Preamplifier combines – as do all 10 Series components – flexibility, superior performance, and easy operation. The RSP-1066’s extraordinary flexibility begins with inputs and outputs to easily accommodate the most demanding system configurations. You can connect up to eight sources, five of them video-based, plus a CD player, external tuner, and an analog tape recorder. In addition, there are five assignable digital audio inputs, 3 coaxial and 2 optical. And a seven channel “Multi” input keeps the RSP-1066 ahead of the “future-format” curve. To increase your viewing pleasure, the RSP-1066 includes inputs and switching for composite, S-video, and component video sources. Custom ID capability lets users program the front panel display so that all A/V input selections display the name of the selected component. Advanced microprocessors from Crystal Semiconductor handle Dolby Digital (complete with dynamic range adjustments), dts, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding. The RSP-1066 also automatically detects and decodes dts ES, dts ES Discrete, HDCD, and MP3-encoded audio. There’s also dts Neo:6 mode for cinema sound and music. Six other DSP modes (Music 1-5 CH Stereo, and 7 CH Stereo) complement traditional two-channel stereo operation to make the RSP-1066 more than suitable for any source. An adjustable subwoofer crossover (40 to 120Hz in 20Hz increments and Off) lets you tune the RSP-1066 to perfectly match your speakers. And “on the fly” center, surround and subwoofer level adjustments mean you can adjust the RSP-1066’s response to perfectly match your preferences, too. The RSP-1066 boasts two additional preamplifier outputs to feed, through appropriate amplification, an additional pair of speakers. This gives home theater enthusiasts, particularly those with larger rooms, the spatial benefits of the newest surround formats. To fully protect your investment, this advanced processor benefits from upgradeable software, too. To keep potential confusion at bay, you can link a processing mode to a particular input so that, for example, selecting “CD” automatically invokes two channel operation while “DVD” calls up Dolby Digital as the default setting. The RSP-1066 easily integrates into the most advanced custom-designed systems. There’s an RS232 computer interface, 12 volt “trigger” outputs, and discrete on/off remote control command codes. Multi-source/multi-zone operation even allows volume adjustment of the remote zone from the RSP-1066’s front panel. A fully programmable universal remote control makes operation of the RSP-1066 and up to nine other components fingertip-easy. We’ve left for last what some regard as Rotel’s most salient point – sound quality. If any one thing distinguishes the RSP-1066 from its erstwhile competition, it is the exacting care in parts selection, circuit design with particular attention to the power supply, and extensive listening tests. The result is clear audible superiority. Typically flexible. Typically convenient. Typically Rotel.
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