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    Re: Lost another family member last night...

    Pets are so important during these crazy times, sorry to hear Charles.....
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    Re: Tiger Woods Injured in Car Accident

    If I had to guess, distracted driving combined with excessive speed.
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    Re: Tiger Woods Injured in Car Accident

    distracted driving ? curve/road sign/curb ? or perhaps mechanical issue ?
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    Re: Tiger Woods Injured in Car Accident

    yekes , not good
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    Re: Phono Preamp Recommendation

    In the sub 5k price point I like what you have chosen and I'll add ........

    ModWright Instruments | PH 9.0 Tube Phono Stage

    not sure if it will fulfill your balanced requirements though ........
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    Re: Fugly CD player

    But Rodney Dangerfield is dead, who the hell else would buy that turd ?
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    Re: Fugly CD player

    no amount of lipstick on that pig will make it look good !

    Given where it falls price wise I can't see anyone(of sound mind) buying it over the Marantz K1 Ruby
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    Re: New McIntosh CD/SACD Player

    Randy, you need to get to an Optometrist, stat !
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    Re: Fugly CD player

    Amen, I'm not sure what's in the drinking water in Binghamton these days but Mac has two ugly ducklings with both their TT and CD/SACD players. They'd be best to stick to amps and pre-amps
  10. Re: How do you calculate amplifier output current?

    yep and if the manufacturer rates it to double down again into 2 ohms then you really know it's got some grunt !
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    Re: Leaving Components On Continuously

    Calvin, I too have the x260.8's, given there high initial Class A bias I see no valid reason for leaving them on. If I am getting into a serious listening session a hour warmup is all that's needed....
  12. Re: Our Residence Pipe Organ & Cassette Decks... (Trip Down Memory Lane)...

    Very cool Charles, brings back memories of the Wanamaker Organ in D'town Philly. Now all we need is Larry Ferrari !
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    Re: Focal Sopra 3 in Light Oak - photos

    Agree, with the right decor of course .......

    when it come to 'eye candy' Jim Salk is super high on my list.
  14. Re: The Pass Labs X250.8 - An Elite Heavyweight Among Amplifiers

    I'll drink to that ! .................
  15. Re: The Pass Labs X250.8 - An Elite Heavyweight Among Amplifiers

    Thanks Joe for the link !

    Long time Nelson Pass disciple here, going back to the mid-eighties with Threshold driving my Maggie 3.6's
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    Re: They did not think this through

    tuck it in ! the shirt that is ............
  17. Re: Considering 3 different amps to upgrade.

    Gary, what is it about your 300a you find lacking ? It appears to be a fine amp that doubles down(stable) and unless your listening tastes are of high spl's what would you expect to gain ?
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    Re: FTC to kill amplifier rule?

    I agree, to which they already do manipulative marketing. Regardless, I believe it's a rule that should remain.
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    Re: FTC to kill amplifier rule?

    and with that said I've already sent mine in, so boys and girls get crackin' !
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    Re: Should I upgrade or not.

    agreed 100% You say distortion at 'high levels', what spl's ? Given your small room it's quite possible that @ high levels the acoustics of your room can't handle the spl ......
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    Re: Rogue Preamps

    Brad, I've heard both, paired up with Rogue Apollo 'Dark' monoblocks driving a pair of Wilson WP2's. The whole set up sounded superb to these old ears and I can honestly say I didn't distinguish a...
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    Re: James Tanner buys Bryston

    Congrats to James, hopefully his enthusiasm will translate into continued good fortune for Bryston !
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    Re: New Corvette C8 - mid-engine

    As a long time Corvette fan, while great that they finished 1-2 in GTLM it's not the same for the lone Porsche, while having 'factory support' is not the same as previous years with two 911's that...
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    Re: I guess it is a hobby now.

    looking super Brad, what time is dinner ?? !! :congrats:
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    Re: Could it be I don't care for Class A

    the initial Class A bias of the 260's is actually 18 watts greater than that of the 250. Remember, a Class A amp at idle has but one way to dissipate it's energy, through heat for there is no load...
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