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  • Re: Hybrid vehicles

    Toyota Prius here, at first thought was a bit odd, but love it now.
    In florida easily get over 50 mpg regularly.

    It will easily do 90 MPH with barely any wind noise!
  • Re: Polk SRT's,i got 'em!

    That is an awesome system.

    Have never heard the SRT system, but would love to!
    Read it was the ultimate Polk Speakers ever by several.
  • Re: T50 continous power handling??

    Welcome to the forum!

    A lot of times, the continuous is about half of the max. Maximum assumes only brief peaks of music or sound.

    Either way, neither number is truly a set in stone number.
    Just try to have enough clean watts that it will easily play at levels you need and a bit more.
    Clipping hurts speakers more than just "Too many" watts.
    Found a review of them:

    Just remember, with one 6.5" woofer, there is only so much they can take.

    What size room and what kinda listening levels do you normally use?
  • Re: Club Polk Perception

    heiney9 wrote: »
    polrbehr wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »

    My last comment is that perhaps when you discover that everyone on a given forum, this one or otherwise, has a problem with you, and you alone, and that one fact is the only consistent thing tying everything together, perhaps the issue doesn't lie with them,but in some behavior you continue to repeat.

    I find this comment somewhat disturbing. I am hoping it was meant in jest, although you implied you do not jest with someone you do not know well.
    I find it quite hard to believe that "Everyone" on this forum has a problem with DuB, and likewise hard to believe you have spoken to literally everyone about him.

    I will even agree with you, at times, some of his comments seem :out of place" or could cause some of the backlash you mention, but to literally insinuate, Every person on the forum has some issue with him?

    I see the same 8-12 guys Bashing him, and a few others people, no matter what they say, then then going back and piling on over and over again, almost as if it is entertainment or a way to fight boredom.

    I seem to remember someone telling me about being embarrassed by how several in the forum behave.......... :*

    I will come right out and ask you. If this place is so horrible/intolerable, why not just
    stay away? When I joined this place, I acted like an a$$ on several occasions, got into some stupid back-and-forths with a few people, and wondered why I bothered logging in again. But after awhile, it started to occur to me that - A. the stuff I thought I knew about was nothing compared to what a lot of people actually did (WTH is a noise floor, anyway?), and B. I could learn an awful lot by reading more and posting less. Hence my fairly low post count, even to this day.

    Speaking only for myself, I am glad I stayed, and figured out what this place was all about.

    Stop trying to reason with an unreasonable person. They'll never get it. The world is out to get them at every turn.


    10 guys on an audio forum is not the world. Maybe to you it is.
  • Re: Turntables

    kharp1 wrote: »
    I realize there is some history with sone folks and K_M but I feel like the comments about the postings in this thread are kind of piling on. I disagree with the comment about LP's having worse recordimgs, unless you take in to account how many more pieces of vinyl that have been produced in comparison to CD's. You may come across more bad recordings simply because there has been more vinyl produced, and, many from a time when recording technology was in its infancy. That being said, CD's have many, many bad recordings aa well.

    I'm no beginner to audio as I worked in a hi-fi shop many years ago and have had a long love affair with audii equipment, but, there are things I don't know as well as others...and a good vinyl setup is one of them. I also know that one of the best sounds I've ever heard was through a Linn-Sondek tt, Kelll monoblocks through SDA-SRS's. I know some recordings sound better on vinyl than cd, and, vice versa. I don't want to reproduce my entire cd collection on vinyl, but, I do want to start with the 20-25 albums that I feel are better suited to vinyl.

    I appreciate all the info here and am leaning towards finding a moderate priced good used tt, preferably with a good cart/stylus and use the Carver's phono stage for now. I'm in no hurry and am willing to wait for the right thing to appear.

    Maybe I am misunderstand your comment, but I said CD tends to have worse masterings, maybe partially based on the master tapes being physically old and so on, so often a record of something from "Back then" has an added advantage of the master tape being in top notch condition, and now 50 years later, it is not quite the same.

    One example I found personally.
    Laugh if you will, but the Herb Alpert records we inherited, sounded a decent bit better than the CD versions.
    There was just something missing with the CD versions, and with headphones I started to hear there were numerous tape dropouts on the CD version, that were totally absent on the original 60s records we inherited.
    The treble seemed slightly distorted on the CD also, but again thinking master tape issues.

    So for fun, I transferred one of the old records to digital and found it was better than my CD version.

    Now wonder, if something truly old and in analog, can really be compared to a CD of the same title fairly, if the master tape is not truly in great condition?

    The CD will often lose, but I think maybe due to master tape issues partially.

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