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    Re: Time to say goodbye ........

    Mark, LOL most retirees have told me the same but I admit after 47 years it was tough to say goodbye. I was blessed, I loved my career/job !
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    Re: Time to say goodbye ........

    Thanks George, I was somewhat amazed as to how long it took me to adjust, probably 8 months or so !
  3. Re: Venturing into the realm of room acoustics and treatments...

    While I'm in agreement with Mike I will add a caveat ........ speaker placement from front wall should be a min of 40" and ideally 4-6 feet. When room constraints force one to place speakers closer...
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    Re: SS vs Tube - experiences

    like most 'old timers' around here we started out with tubes and like the tide of the ocean went back and forth. I agree with Mike's summation, for me now it's a combo platter.......phono-pre-tube,...
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    Re: Preamplifier for X260.8 Monoblocks

    Congrats on your acquisition ! As a fellow X260.8 owner I suspect your long term happiness will be as good as mine !
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    Re: Gryphon Diablo 300 and Salon 2

    Good to hear although that is a small room for those speakers so it shouldn't be hard to pressurize.
  7. Re: Loudspeakercables (12x) Blindtest, measurements, music samples

    Brad, my sentiments exactly, thus my 'Z' reply in post #6. Life is too short to listen to a freakin' cable cable shoot-out on YouTube when I could be listening to great music instead !!
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    Re: Tequila Surprise

    All good and I understand Brad !

    Next year, we have to get together when I'm in Florida for the month of March, I know, we've talked about it for a couple years now .........
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    Re: Tequila Surprise

    Brad, you are now in charge of all 'blind cable testing' going forward ............:D
  10. Re: Loudspeakercables (12x) Blindtest, measurements, music samples

    Zzzzzzzzzz :sigh:
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    Re: Help me pick a new pair of speakers

    it's been a month, have you gotten any closer to a decision ? if not, another thought .......

    Since you like Revel (as do I), perhaps a move upward in the Revel line ?
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    Re: New System Improvements

    Excellent, now for a question, is it 'fine tuned' for your room as is ? perhaps a little acoustic help might be in order ?



    Assuming your GearIt speaker wire is 12 AWG you should be just fine.
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    Re: Chops' Current System Pics ....

    while I won't argue your point and not to try to turn Charles 'system thread' into a digital vs analog debate I think one of the things he's showing us here is that modest amounts of $$ spent wisely...
  14. Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Malcolm, welcome to the fold ! I have a niece that lives in Perth
  15. Thread: Audiophiles

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    Re: Audiophiles

    Very good Brad, you can never start them off too young !!
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    Re: Done with digital

    Mile high air is never good for digital :D

    While I was obviously pulling your chain a wee bit I'm in the camp that when done right both are truly enjoyable and when not, I'd rather cut the grass...
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    Re: Chops' Current System Pics ....

    a nice culmination of small steps is yielding you rewarding results, that's what it's all about !
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    Re: Michael Fremer joins TAS

    Mikey's a 'goof', in a good sense ......:heart:
  19. Re: McIntosh Group Acquired by Highlander Partners

    Interesting, Mac is like one of my old girlfriends from High school, getting passed around lately ......:sigh:
  20. Thread: Your first

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    Re: Your first

    Wasn't high end by todays standards but back 45 plus years ago it was a Pioneer receiver, Dual TT and AR speakers and 16 gauge lamp cord, sounded good to me ! :woot:
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    Re: The end is near

    Wow, it's even uglier than the Mac !
  22. Re: AIAP (Association of International Audiophile Publications)

    no you're not ! :D



    so long as you're not driving !! :exciting:
  23. Re: AIAP (Association of International Audiophile Publications)

    still love print periodicals and newspapers ......... :celebrate008_2:
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    Re: Interesting morning @ coffee & cars.......

    good eye, you are correct !
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    Interesting morning @ coffee & cars.......

    This morning while at our local 'coffee & cars' I had this couple come up to me inquiring about my '67 Corvette and lo and behold it turns our she is the daughter of the original owner of the car !...
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