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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    My apologies if this is a little abstruse -- I love this kind of stuff :)

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    https://xkcd.com/2048/

    (I do love the high-speed photography, too, mind you)
  • halo
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »

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    Red at night, sailors delight.

    Red in the morning, sailors warning.
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • joecoulson
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Decided to hook up my Rotel RCD-1072 and Schiit Bifrost Uber again today.

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  • Tony M
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    Drew, Is that Yours?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Two can play at that game:

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  • Clipdat
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    Tony M wrote: »
    Drew, Is that Yours?

    Nope. Here's my white one! Thanks for the excuse to post up a random photo of it! ;)

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  • joecoulson
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Went to the car wash the other day, currently driving a late prototype Chevy Silverado.
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • mlistens03
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    I can tell you with 100% assurance that the above is true.
    https://www.cartalk.com/content/its-all-attitude
    This was on Car Talk a while back. Really funny, and all this talk about evil cats made me think of it.
  • OleBoot
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    Cats get a bad rap. Our cats love us. Especially when we summon the black powers and sacrifice a goat.

    They're 8 now, but when we first got them:

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    I'm never quite sure how our cats (only 1 now) have felt about us. I reckon they wish to keep it that way.

    We briefly had three under our roof some years back -- one was our son's girlfriend's cat, which lived with us for a couple of years while she was in a (college) housing situation that didn't permit pets. :P

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    PS I am pleased to report that the rather homely sofa in that photo did not make the move from MA to NH with us. :|
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    OleBoot wrote: »
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    My son's response to that image...
    Wherefore art thou, Romeo?
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,368
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    My little buddy, Jasper the hybrid. He loves to play, follows us around like a dog, gets involved in everything, can be very agressive, but he likes snuggling and listening to tunes when he's tired.

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    He guards the turntable when I am away...

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    Helps me pick albums to play...

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    Loves to watch fish TV...

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    "Helps" me when paying bills on the 'putie...

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    Helped me run the air line to my air bearing arm on the turntable....

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    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *
  • Clipdat
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    Real men love cats.
  • tonyp063
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    A little bit of mountain NC a week before Florence.
    Pisgah National Forest; a bit west of Brevard

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  • lightman1
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    tonyp063 wrote: »
    A little bit of mountain NC a week before Florence.
    Pisgah National Forest; a bit west of Brevard

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    I can never get enough of Pisgah....
    Makes me a little homesick seeing those pics...
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
    edited September 2018
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    hah! Thought you could derail us with pretty pictures of trees and waterfalls and rocks and whatnot, eh?

    :)

    OK, brief regurgitation of the kitteh leitmotif, then I'll stop, I promise! :|

    One of my favorite troubleshooting tools for hifi work, as many of you know, is the CAT scan. This approach is especially valuable in loudspeaker repair.

    Here, for example, a CAT scan is used to diagnose a degraded woofer surround on a Pioneer HPM-1100 loudspeaker system.

    14327431802_9cf9b9331a_b.jpgDSCN6215 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Commencement of CAT scan of an EV 15TRXB coaxial "three way" speaker.
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    Evaluation of extended-range driver T-S parameters via CAT scan (high resolution probe mode):

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    in situ diagnosis by CAT scan:

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    CAT scans are also useful in vintage radio work.

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    Finally, finally, finally... when I first brought home a gorgeous pair of Altec 604E Duplexes, I carefully protected the pair by covering them with a soft, clean towel as a hedge against unplanned CAT scans (a referral, of course, is required for all diagnostic tests!). The Duplexes were carefully placed on my workbench while their cabinets were being built.

    Well... a couple of days later, I happened to be downstairs, only to discover than an unauthorized CAT scan had apparently been ordered.

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  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,767
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Real men love cats.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love cats, but our cats seemed to... well, loathe us. We’ve had 4, and they all tried to destroy us or ruin our lives in some way or another.
    ;):p
  • Viking64
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    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Real men love cats.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love cats, but our cats seemed to... well, loathe us. We’ve had 4, and they all tried to destroy us or ruin our lives in some way or another.
    ;):p

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  • Clipdat
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    Good looking tuxedo cat, Joe!
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,040
    edited September 2018
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    I get free CAT scans here too. :D
    The previous neighbor's cat "Capone". The coolest cat ever. B)
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    Our cat "Cali"...She's OK...when she want's to be half the time. But she is getting to be 15 years old now.
    She hung around me the whole time I re-foamed them. :)
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    LOL;
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    Cat Scanning the new shipment;
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    Back door Cat Scanner;
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulson
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    Thanks Drew. That’s Toby
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    ^^^ :)

    Fine lookin' C-V woofer refoam job(s) in that earlier post! :)
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,368
    edited September 2018
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    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *