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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,480
    Nice photo and avatar, Mark.

    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,433
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Nice photo and avatar, Mark.

    Tom

    Thanks Tom - I have family in LE, and I worry for them every day...

    “Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,480
    Same here brother....same here.

    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,323
    I love Focal speakers. Nice set up with the PS.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,530
    edited June 2020
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Current state of affairs:
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    How does the Stellar Phono sound to you since you have had it for several weeks. Better (or maybe different) than all of the other ones you have? I have read several good reviews.

    Love that piano in the middle.
    Post edited by BlueBirdMusic on
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    LIFE has to be LIVED
    “A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.” – John Steinbeck
    You Can't Resist Propaganda if You Can't Recognize It
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia

  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,530
    First day of summer tomorrow.

    Here is picture of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach on Alabama Coast that was in email vacation invitation yesterday. All of the beaches along the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast are wonderful. White sand and crystal clear water.

    Ready to go!!

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    Remember at least 2,448 heroes +13 on 08/26/2021
    LIFE has to be LIVED
    “A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.” – John Steinbeck
    You Can't Resist Propaganda if You Can't Recognize It
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia

  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Fort Morgan area was my fav part of GS down there. Beautiful
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,480
    You think we actually have the Blue Ridge Mountains? Think again!

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    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,570
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).

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    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,837
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).

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    Definitely not for me!!!
    I'd rather starve. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,480
    What happens to that guy when a sudden burst of wind comes? Is that when the life insurance kicks in?

    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,510
    edited June 2020
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).

    $2000/hr and I might consider it. Probably not though.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,323
    edited June 2020
    Very cool shot. I wish we had darker sky here.

    Did you do a slight time exposure for that!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,028
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).
    No effin way for $20 an hour! I make more than that working the supply operations area for an insurance company.

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,790
    edited June 2020
    CH46E wrote: »
    Very cool shot. I wish we had darker sky here.

    Did you do a slight time exposure for that!

    I suppose it depends upon one's definition of slight. ;)
    30 seconds at f/5 @ ISO 10000

    also from last night...

    50027667496_e3ce80ae2f_b.jpgDSC_0515 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

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  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,382
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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    It was real pretty last night -- and my new DSLR does pretty good with low light (thanks, son o' mine, for the gift!)

    A night sky like this has to be one of the top five reasons to live out of the city. <3
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,790
    the night before wasn't bad, either :)

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,790
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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    It was real pretty last night -- and my new DSLR does pretty good with low light (thanks, son o' mine, for the gift!)

    A night sky like this has to be one of the top five reasons to live out of the city. <3

    In 2020, an even better reason is "sheltering in place" is a lot less claustrophobic. :)

  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,323
    edited June 2020
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    Very cool shot. I wish we had darker sky here.

    Did you do a slight time exposure for that!

    I suppose it depends upon one's definition of slight. ;)
    30 seconds at f/5 @ ISO 10000

    also from last night...

    50027667496_e3ce80ae2f_b.jpgDSC_0515 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    I don't know much about photography. I would have thought 30 seconds would have made a slight streak on the stars. Guess it's not enough time. Very cool!

    Edit: actually I see the streak now that I zoom in on the photo. Still looks amazing.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,323
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's me two towers down hard at work...

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    What volcano is that in the distance???