Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 demo: Logistics

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,733
    Nice!!!!!!! Tomorrow I will be doing some serious listening
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    Ern, did you and Jay hook up about when Jay can have this puppy in his hands ?
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,733
    Jay will have it in his hands tonight
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  • Glad to hear that Internet-famous Silverfrost now has the Rhumba. We too will refer to him in the 3rd person.
    Happy New Year everybody!
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,252
    Tony: What date should this be getting to you?
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  • Normally it would transfer on Wed., Jan. 6. Due to the New Year holiday, we suggest Thurs. January 7 as the date.
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,252
    Thanks Andy. I'll be in touch with Tony.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    agfrost wrote: »
    Thanks Andy. I'll be in touch with Tony.

    Sent ya a PM bro....we'll work it out. Less intimidating than sending 2 goons with a big trunk to pick 'er up. lol

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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,252
    ...I've got a couple of goons (9 and 12 years old) that might scare off your goons!
    Jay
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,988
    agfrost wrote: »
    ...I've got a couple of goons (9 and 12 years old) that might scare off your goons!

    Don't let them read this thread or you might be sleepin' wit da fishes.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    agfrost wrote: »
    ...I've got a couple of goons (9 and 12 years old) that might scare off your goons!

    LOL, hear ya on that. I've know a few youngsters that have that AL Capone mentality.
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  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,885
    If whoever has it and needs to get it to Brock they can drop it off to me. I'm in Streamwood and can get it to him.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    daboyz wrote: »
    If whoever has it and needs to get it to Brock they can drop it off to me. I'm in Streamwood and can get it to him.

    I'm picking this up tomorrow from Jay. I'm in Algonquin so no biggie for me either to hand off to Brock.

    Brock,
    Better get your big boy pants on and figure out where we can meet in a week. I'm open to any day or time....but not rush hour please. Maybe we can meet up halfway or something.....unless Daboyz wants to brave the Rockford locals, which is akin to going to the zoo....with no fences. LOL Seriously.....Rockford drivers and Florida drivers are cut from the same cloth.
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    Cullen modded Sonos
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    B&k Ref 4420 amp

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  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,885
    I live in Rockford. :)
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,025
    tonyb wrote: »
    daboyz wrote: »
    If whoever has it and needs to get it to Brock they can drop it off to me. I'm in Streamwood and can get it to him.

    I'm picking this up tomorrow from Jay. I'm in Algonquin so no biggie for me either to hand off to Brock.

    Brock,
    Better get your big boy pants on and figure out where we can meet in a week. I'm open to any day or time....but not rush hour please. Maybe we can meet up halfway or something.....unless Daboyz wants to brave the Rockford locals, which is akin to going to the zoo....with no fences. LOL Seriously.....Rockford drivers and Florida drivers are cut from the same cloth.

    So In a week you mean next Thursday? Sure wish there wasn't such a stringent time line with this. Usually the title insurance business is slow this time of the year, but we are going balls out and haven't had a slow down so I am really busy at work.

    To be honest about the only time I will have to listen is Sunday and Monday (ML King Day) since we are closed. But that's better than no time at all. Didn't anticipate being this busy. But, job security....lol.

    Who gets it next?

    I'll be in touch Tony and Dave after I look at my calendar for next week. Any suggestions Tony? Really should be after work, but I might be able to squeeze in a late lunch on Friday. No use getting it earlier in the week since I will have zero time to listen until the weekend.

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  • I can relate, I just got off of a shutdown at a large power plant where I averaged 60 to 70 hour per week. I have to make hay while the sun shines.I get where you are coming from.
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,252
    Packed up and ready to go to Tony mañana.
    (It's very late. I guess it's "today")
    Jay
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    See ya today Jay, at our secret underground Templar hand off spot.
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 4,963
    Applebee's Restroom.......Womens?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Applebee's Restroom.......Womens?

    Now if we told you it wouldn't be a secret. ;)

    It's in my hands now. After we drank from the Holy Grail, recited a few biblical verses, Jay came up with a great idea. He stuck 10 bucks in the box. Thought at first it was to bribe me for not slashing his tires should he had worn skinny jeans.

    Nope...being the thoughtful person he is, and since those of us who hand off save the coin from shipping, he thought a little contribution for those that have to pay, from those who don't, was in order. Fantastic idea....and I'll add to it before handing to Brock.....or spend it on a couple 5 dollar foot longs, haven't decided yet.

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  • heiney9 wrote: »
    Sure wish there wasn't such a stringent time line with this.
    Agree - if there were 5 or 6 guys involved, we would be happy to give 2 weeks to each, and it would probably be a better overall process. In this case we have 13 participants, with others requesting to be included. One possibility, if somebody is strapped for time when their turn is approaching, let us know and we will circle the unit back to you at the end of the demo.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    After talking with Andy, instead of me shipping it back to BL, he would like me to hand off to Brock so that he can review it before and after the fix. He's also a better candidate for this as he has more tubes than Carter had liver pills to roll in this pre.

    So Brock, talk to me.....put your big boy pants on, it's coming your way.
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    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,733
    Great idea on before and after with the same person.
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,025
    Tony I sent you a PM, but honestly I wasn't expecting it until the end of next week after you had your time with it. Early part of the week is pretty busy w/work during the day and other commitments a couple evenings.

    I had planned on getting it from you Friday. I was going to take a 1/2 day and meet for the hand off and a beer, etc. Even if I got it from you earlier in the week, the weekend (16th & 17th) and Monday (18th) are the main times I have for serious listening and evaluation.

    If Andy needs it back to do some tweaks I can send it Tuesday the 19th.

    -Brock

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  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,885
    If it's OK I could grab it for a listen. I wont have any speaks until the middle of the week though. Don't want to break protocol.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    I sent Andy a PM to see what he wants to do. Lets wait to hear from him. I know he wanted a before and after opinion with the fix they had in mind. If that means I have to hold on to it a bit longer.....certainly won't hear me complaining.
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    SVS SB-2000
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    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
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    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    Andy responded to me, I can hold on until Friday and hand off to Brock. Few more days in my hands....it may start to smell like garlic.
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    SVS SB-2000
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    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
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    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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  • Brock's timeline sounds right to us. We will get a FedEx label to him. And tonyb should really get to play with this for a full week. Very good!
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  • daboyz wrote: »
    If it's OK I could grab it for a listen.
    Thank you for being willing to pitch in - at this point we have "maxed out" on participation in this demo, unfortunately, but we appreciate the offer to help!

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,875
    Singin' in the rain....I'm singing in the rain....what a wonderful Rhumba feeling....I'm singin' in the rain. :)
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    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
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    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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