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    Is there Life after Rock and Roll?

    In 2019 we found a highly rated carpet cleaner in the East Bay (SF Bay Area), Larry's Extreme Clean. Did a great job. When he was here he was looking at my record and tape collection. I asked him...
  2. Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    I scored 43 out of 150. However, 42 are 15ips 2 track tapes and of those, 16 are safety masters. The one record only is Kraftwork Computer World, which I bought because it was a Harry Pearson TAS...
  3. Re: The 23 Vinyl Record Albums Every Man Should Own

    I have 5 of the first eight (all but the Art Blakely, Jolene and Zombie) on 15ips 2 track tape, including my safety master of DSOTM on 1/2" tape. I also have the King Crimson album on tape. The...
  4. Thread: D-Day

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    Re: D-Day

    Back in late May of 2019 we took the Queen Mary to the UK. Aboard were about 20 men who had served in the Armed Forces at the time of the D-Day invasion. They were heading back to Normandy to...
  5. Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    Thanks, Mike. Very rewarding work in my old age. Larry
  6. Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    We are very active participants in a local seniors organization, with members mostly between 70 and 100. They want to stay in their homes and not move to assisted living, even when some can afford...
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    Re: Vinyl To Digital

    The Sweet Vinyl Sugar Cube products have gotten some favorable reviews and comments. One of the members of my phonogram listserve was a beta tester and he said it made the process very easy to do. ...
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    Re: Vinyl To Digital

    Randy, I made the decision 12 years ago to digitize a large portion of my vinyl collection, primarily for posterity (my daughter and son-in-law were not going to take my very large collection), but...
  9. Re: Why Should Mastering Recording Engineers Get Top-Billing on Track Titles?

    Interesting that at Decca UK, the head of Decca, Edward Lewis did not permit the record albums to list the producer and recording engineer anywhere on the record. That finally changed in 1980 after...
  10. Re: What will happen with the classic cars after the internal combustion engines are banned?

    Most likely, states will allow classic cars, probably with special license plates. For example, old classic cars don't normally meet modern smog requirements, but they get special licenses to allow...
  11. Re: The Lexus IS WAX Edition Is The Pinnacle Of Car Audio Snobbery

    Only play $1 bargain bin records. Lots of those available. :D

    Larry
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    Re: New Fastest Car (Again)

    Wow, that means you could go from San Francisco to Los Angeles in about one hour and 10 minutes. That is faster than flying, from entering the plane to exiting the plane. But, how many times would...
  13. Re: The Lexus IS WAX Edition Is The Pinnacle Of Car Audio Snobbery

    I still have my Mister Disc (also called a Sound Burger). It operates on batteries and can use headphones. I would take it along when visiting used record stores. I never tried to play it in my...
  14. Jupiter and Saturn in Conjunction Tonight - Best since 1226 AD

    A special treat in the sky tonight (Monday night December 21). Jupiter and Saturn will be in conjunction (something that happens every 20 years) but this one is super special. Jupiter and Saturn will...
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    Re: Porgy and Bess opera

    Also the Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald Porgy and Bess album on Verve.

    Larry
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    Re: Porgy and Bess opera

    The fine Decca recording conducted by Maazel and his Cleveland Orchestra. Decca SET609-11. Also on London 13116. From 1975. Is a TAS Superdisc. Great Decca sonics. Somebody did a reissue (not...
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    Re: Accidentally ran 2A3 tubes at 5V?

    But you wouldn't be using 2A3 tubes if you didn't have golden ears!

    Larry
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    Re: new LP quality + LP hygiene

    For analogue with essentially no defects, get tape! A rich uncle or aunt who dotes upon you doesn't hurt either. :rolleyes: Larry
  19. Re: Hubble Just Took an Astonishingly Detailed Image of Saturn

    I think the picture with some of Saturn's moon circled indicates that this is a composite of three photos taken with three specific blue, green and red filters using the Wide Field Camera 3 (WCF3). ...
  20. Re: How do you feel about the proliferation of Class D in high end products?

    Peter, thanks. I haven't tried the Audio Alchemy amp with my Duos. I would have to get some longer speaker wire, since my Cary SETs are monoblocks sitting right next to each Duo. I actually bought...
  21. Re: How do you feel about the proliferation of Class D in high end products?

    Peter Madnick brought out a Class D amp for Audio Alchemy, which he took over to Elac under their brand name. My dealer had one of the last under the old Audio Alchemy label and I bought it when I...
  22. Re: Berlin Philharmonic Digital Hall Subscription Free for 30 days

    In classical music, normally the musician gives a visual cue, particularly if the piece ends quietly. The singer drops his/her hands, often dropping the head, the pianist drops his/her hands. Then...
  23. Phantom of the Opera - Stage Performance - Now until 11AM PST Sunday April 19

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

    Larry
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    Sticky: Re: Styles of Jazz Music

    Thanks. The safety masters have a heavy concentration of Miles Davis, almost all 1/2" tapes, and a fair number of John Coltrane. Here is a list of the Miles Davis tape titles - all are 1/2" safety...
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    Sticky: Re: Styles of Jazz Music

    I have four TBM Titles. They are all safety master tapes (15ips 2 track).



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