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    Re: New Corvette C8 - mid-engine

    I thought this was supposed to be a thread about the new C8 and then it devolves to whether a Jeep is quicker than a McLaren on a 1/4 mile dragstrip...I get it, car guys will be car guys:)

    I...
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    Re: Why no turntable?

    you concluded that all from a video? I suppose you were able to look into his heart as well...when I saw him last he had some choice things to say about you, lemme tell you :rolleyes:
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    Re: Active Speakers - would you consider?

    Even Ethan Winer jumped into the fray to take his shot at SG, I never thought 'd see the day I'd agree with Ethan on anything :disbelief:.

    As for the analog/digital mash-up it gets better......
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    Re: Active Speakers - would you consider?

    I did and presently own and use Kii threes as 'daily drivers.' Actives done right are superb and by my way of thinking the way forward for advancing the SOTA.

    IMO Guttenberg put proverbial foot...
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    Re: Why no turntable?

    this point is a biggie for me. Shuffle play, play lists, yada yada is nothing more than muzak. would you listen the 4th movement of Pathétique first and then jump back to the 2nd? im not the arbiter...
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    Re: Why no turntable?

    My address was towards comments suggesting vinyl playback, in and of itself was inferior to digital because of artifacts such a self noise. HP said it best "the absence of noise is not the presence...
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    Re: Why no turntable?

    LP playback can't compete with digital on noise floor (most cases) even a cheap CDP will be infinitely quieter than even the best LP playback. A reoccurring theme from naysayers on this thread are...
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    Re: Porsche Upgrade

    I acquired a OEM euro sports suspension from Suncoast back in the day for my then 996. they import a wide selection of Europe-only OEM Porsche upgrade parts, at the time the only US dealer that did.
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    Re: Why no turntable?

    Oh yeah? well I can stream from my phone via bluetooth to a sonos one outside on my patio while basking under the sun and I had money left over for a bottle of Blanton's which beats yer beer any day...
  10. Re: Your spouse or family, Whose opinion impacts your audio purchase decision?

    the single/divorced among us are smug in knowing we don't have to play those frivolous games "You bought new cables? then I'm buying a new pair of shoes!" tit for tat nonsense. WAF? eff that :)
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    Re: AVID Acutus DARK

    Mike, what's the latest on Avid's flagship arm? the arm tube/wand is 3D printed in titanium...

    https://www.fanthorpes.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AVIDoxytone.jpg...
  12. Re: Tube Phono Stage MC MM not happy with the loudness of the MM

    I will defer to Dre every time when it comes to trouble shooting, his input is always tactful and objective.

    my two cents--and don't take this the wrong way--im not slagging Stump's system or...
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    Re: Fire destroyed precious Masters

    Mikey has reported on the tragedy that was the Universal fire. This is from his review of Gil Evan's Out of the Cool:

    https://www.analogplanet.com/content/gil-evanss-out-cool-crapper

    "The...
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    Re: A Boenicke day in Gent, May '19

    Point of fact, that's actually a mid-bass driver. Boenicke's designs are consider wide banders, the silver cone driver is actually the mid-treble unit (explains why the w5 and w8 sound so much...
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    Re: A Boenicke day in Gent, May '19

    CAD were saying the W8's are power hungry, the sensitivity is quite low around 84 db nominally with an average impedance of 4 ohms. They thought the Mimas did an admirable job of driving them, an amp...
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    Re: A Boenicke day in Gent, May '19

    Wow Bart, thanks for this post. I heard the Boenicke W8 for the first time at THE Show in Long Beach this weekend. Boenicke weren't officially in the show but were used by CAD (DAC/server) an...
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    Ford vs Ferrari

    Trailer for the soon to be released flick 'Ford vs Ferrari' based on actual events that led up to and presumably includes the 1966 Le Mans 24 hrs race. I'm hesitant to say "true Story" because the...
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    Re: Why do you go to audio shows?

    was not hard to get a badge at the Vegas CES for non-industry types, I was friends with a dealer that provided mine. I went 10 years straight from the mid 80s onward.
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    Re: Why do you go to audio shows?

    The stereophile shows on the West coast circa early '90s were the best. Imagine Infinty IRS Vs, Apogee Grands and Martin Logan Statements at the same show with the best requisite gear of the day, all...
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    Re: Tax mess resolved

    Bud, its the Calif franchise tax board that are ruthless and will swipe your bank account at the drop of a hat. ive been self employed my entire work-life, very early on when i was less responsible...
  21. Thread: Formula One

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    Re: Formula One

    An F1 legend passed today. RIP Niki

    "A lot of people criticize Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be if we only did what was necessary?" -- Niki Lauda
  22. Re: Considering a Tesla Model 3 - Would you buy one?

    that's why you should lease, I know everyone's situation is different but I run it through my co. Speaking of which, the last few cars I 'owned' from das Vaterland were a total financial nightmare....
  23. Re: Considering a Tesla Model 3 - Would you buy one?

    I drove my nephews Model 3, two motor long range vers. and its a blast and very quick. Waiting for the technology to mature is like saying you're waiting for the iPhone to improve--then you'll...
  24. Re: Sub for Harbeth Super HL 5+ Anniversary model speakers?

    Ive owned HL5 pluses so don't take this the wrong way but 11' wide is a very small room in spite of it being 27' long. I assume the speakers will be positioned on the short wall 1/3 or at least 1/4...
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    I ordered the K2 RBCD to shoot out against the my early Philips vinyl pressing I already own, altho' its a DDD recording, the outcomes aren't always guaranteed.
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