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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,239
    Sal is good people by me, you'll hear nothing but good things from me about the guy. I bought my CRS+s that I fixed up from him. We hung out for hours at his place listening to his 1.2TLs. I think his video documentation of his restoration project served as motivation to a lot of people on this forum to go and embark on similar projects. I don't think I would have even thought about doing the veneer on my speakers if I hadn't seen Sal's speakers on here first.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,380
    ^ Calm down there a bit. You gonna make him overcharge his LEAF batteries.
    --Gary--
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,460
    edited December 2016
    Yeah, well Neil, he sort of came off the rails, big time. Not sure what his deal was or what was going on in his life, etc. But the banning was deserved. He was a constant instigator and then started "spamming" threads with his mantra about electric and green vehicles. It got old fast and he was warned several times.

    No ill feelings towards the guy, but those are the facts.

    H9

    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • scottyboy76scottyboy76 Posts: 2,935
    edited December 2016
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Maybe Sal isn't to blame for all the green talk, you guys are starting it without any antagonizing at all. :D

    Put a sock in it, tree hugger.

    haaaa.....sorry

    I always thought sal was fine, but then again I usually avoided the long long threads here.
    they were, many times arguments
    humpty dumpty was pushed
  • Sorry to hear this news about Sal. I met him almost 5 years ago to the day and spent a couple of hours at his home listening to his 1.2tl's. This was on my way back home from buying my own pair of 1.2tls which were in my car at the time. Sal's place was on the way home so he invited us to stop by for a visit. He was a very gracious host and bought my bud and I a pizza and made us both a great cup of coffee. It was listening to his 1.2tls that evening that made me realize that up to that point I had done everything completely wrong in my set up. Thanks to Sal showing me what those big polks were capable of my system got completely ripped apart once I got home and then set up properly right from scratch.

    Tuning into the wayback machine I also remember him being crucified (or damn close to it) for thinking outside the box for some of his modifications to his polks when he first came to cp.

    At any rate thanks Sal for showing me the right way to dial in a set of the big polks whether you come back here or not.
    modded polk 1.2tl's+dreadnaught, mcintosh c100, d100, mr7084, mvp831, bridged mc2500's+ mit cables
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,112
    mrbiron wrote: »
    DEF is made from cow urine.....
    I thought it was just super salt water....
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,112
    mrbiron wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Maybe Sal isn't to blame for all the green talk, you guys are starting it without any antagonizing at all. :D

    Put a sock in it, tree hugger.

    Ditto!
    Wait, he's in Colorado.....Tree Smoker!

    Puff puff pass or something like that.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,290
    Is he back?
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,562
    xsmi wrote: »
    Is he back?

    Nope, false alarm...
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,300
    Couldn't stay away, eh?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,287
    edited June 14
    It's like the Hotel California; you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

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    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,201
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Couldn't stay away, eh?

    He's turning over a new Leaf....

    That was a good one.
    Living room

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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,570
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Yeah, well Neil, he sort of came off the rails, big time. Not sure what his deal was or what was going on in his life, etc. But the banning was deserved. He was a constant instigator and then started "spamming" threads with his mantra about electric and green vehicles. It got old fast and he was warned several times.

    No ill feelings towards the guy, but those are the facts.

    H9

    And enough reason to keep him banned.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 831
    Welcome back Sal ! I always enjoyed your posts about anything; audio, computers, your weight loss surgery, biking, the Leaf, etc. Your You Tube videos too. Stick around, a lot of us missed you! :)
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,598
    edited June 14
    So... why come back now? Did you run out of places willing to put up with your agenda, or did you turn over a new Leaf?
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,380
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    Death Grip...
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,017
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
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    Where's da other one eh? Gotta have da forest fire eh!
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  • maximillianmaximillian Posts: 2,031
    edited June 14
    DaveHo wrote: »
    And enough reason to keep him banned.

    Yeah he went a little off the rails but overall he was a nice guy. I'm not a fan of lifetime ban unless someone does something really bad. I think a long term hiatus was sufficient in his case.

    Welcome back.

  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,759
    Welcome back Sal. Nice to see you posting again.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607(pre), Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Tributaries Optical, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Rotel RDV 1045 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII and Android MXQ Amlogic S805 Media player. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Rotel 1075, Polk Patio 25x4, MIT AVT3 ICs

  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,677
    Good to see you Sal.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 737
    Hey welcome back.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,290
    Man, I for one am glad to see you back!
    2-channel
    Yaqin MC-30L, Denon DVD 3900, Sony C69ES CD Changer, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box MM, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 Blade-Blade, Monster Cable throughout.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,227
    What's up Sal? Long time, no talk.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,562
    Gawd I wish I could get a mulligan...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
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