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  • Mark Deneen was/is an extremely talented designer; full disclosure -- I have no ears on experience (sorry!), but I have every reason to believe that his "Juicy Music" branded phono preamps, at least, were excellent. I admire him greatly and think …
  • pitdogg2 wrote: » mhardy6647 wrote: » Now, if y'all want to talk about tea, let me know Let it fly Doc I'm a tea snob:) I knew I liked you! I'll start another thread anon... need to go take advantage of the sudden c…
    in Coffee Comment by mhardy6647 1:50PM
  • Not to change the subject but... as seen on teh interwebs: a chimeric kitteh. source: https://www.boredpanda.com/two-faced-cat-british-short-hair-france-jean-michel-labat/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=cutedose
  • For the record -- I love coffee but 1) I adulterate it (milk and sugar/sweetener) and 2) I am uncharacteristically unpicky about the quality. I do like and enjoy really good coffee, but I am fine with pretty mediocre coffee as well -- as long as it…
    in Coffee Comment by mhardy6647 11:29AM
  • pitdogg2 wrote: » sounds like different ground potentials somewhere. clipleads, man -- clipleads. The great equalizer. FWIW, I am pullin' for the balanced connection option to obviate the issue, but that's not even a really a SWAG.
  • Does Emotiva sell coffee? Asking for a friend.
    in Coffee Comment by mhardy6647 11:15AM
  • mmmmm... interesting.
  • More random thoughts (brain droppings, as George Carlin might've put it): 1) Does the preamp/power amp combination buzz if the preamp is off? 2) You said you used a cheater, but if you said on which component you used it -- I missed it! Did…
  • scubalab wrote: » OK, so a little more info... Mike - yes, the amp is new to me. Bought from a trusted forum member a couple weeks ago. rpf65 - I will have to check the wiring connections inside the amp. The power cable is securely seated in…
  • good We're a tad offtopic for this thread -- but only a tad.
  • There are a few pieces that don't really live here -- they're just kinda visiting. I feel a bit like Blanch Dubois sometimes -- depending on the kindness of strangers, you know? PS I did post a photo of the Paramours a few posts earlier in t…
  • Oh I just re-read the OP. "Very loud" sounds like a cable issue (broken wire in the ground or return, or just poor connection). Then again, if the naked amplifier (i.e., just the amp, with NOTHING connected to its inputs, just connected to lou…
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  • I hope not, as it's nice to have yet another reason to throw FCA under the bus. I'd like to think that they effed the car up royally; sounds like (mo)par for the course to me.
  • verb wrote: » Why professor @mhardy6647 is that a Bottlehead amp I see? The one you see is -- ahem, umm.... cough-cough... @mrbiron's Reduction phono preamp It's kind of being held hostage here (although benignly) -- IOW, he lent it to …
  • WARNING: I am a Neanderthal at best when it comes to the fine art of grounding! That said, I've done my time fiddling with hum, induced and otherwise, so I will (still) offer some suggestions ("as-is" and FWIW): Wouldn't a ground loop be 60 H…
  • hope the happy owner's getting gap insurance
  • Mrs. H will be birding (again) in AK this June, but I reckon she'd balk at my sendin' a pair of Heresys up with her Were I you, I would absolutely try your Polks with the amp. Depending on your taste in music, the space you intend to use and you…
  • Let's start with fleapower I think that the true fleapower devotees would balk at calling 3 watts truly fleapower. "Fleapower" is probably in the realm of a single-ended 45 amplifier (about 2 watts) and below... but I'd say that's splitting hairs…
  • oh, it's your own photo! I had missed that earlier It is gorgeous.
  • ^^^ I do like your logo/graphic!
  • Nightfall wrote: » Not a chance. It would take something really special to me to get me to deal with being sardine'd in with this many total strangers and waiting in line forever. Even then I'd rather pay a bit of scapler mark up, as long as it …
  • BlueFox wrote: » That was the best part of making models. Burn them. Fill them with match heads, extract gunpowder from caps, and spark them up. Fire. Fire. Ha ha ha.
  • We did that with plastic milk jugs on sticks...
  • Probaby worth mentioning at this juncture that Subaru, at least as I understand it, is Japanese for Pleiades (the Seven Sisters*). Now back to our regularly scheduled Demons. __________________ * Who may or may not have worn sensible sh…
  • Tony M wrote: » A guy I know bought a nice outback about a year ago for almost nothing. You're right, the head gasket was leaking. It was a 400.00 fix. He still stole that car for what he paid knowing it needed a Gasket job. It was olde…
  • They (Consumers Reports) used to do extensive, exhaustive tests on things like loudspeakers, too - do folks think their top picks were the subjective 'best'? Or even tires -- does their ranking of tires match yours (this is a rhetorical question …
  • The Subaru is pretty much the de facto official vehicle for much of Northern New England (FWIW). They have a bit of a checkered reputation for long-term reliability (there used to be a head gasket thing, e.g.) but they seem to be better now. Our…
  • Those are pretty generic looking. Now: These are not (!!!) the same OPTs, but to illustrate the averageness of the appearance of the above, note the little line matching transformers used as OPTs on the Paramours (in the foreground in this photo…
  • Nice to see that big ol' Technics reel to reel deck.
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