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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,653
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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. ~
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,554
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    That dude was coached (poorly). He really likes a bitter IPA.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,165
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    maxward wrote: »
    That dude was coached (poorly). He really likes a bitter IPA.

    remember this dude??

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    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • treitz3
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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. ~
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,051
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    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Tom

    Beautiful!!!

  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,165
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    Kudu is a beautiful animal, and yes they are good to eat
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,923
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    maxward wrote: »
    That dude was coached (poorly). He really likes a bitter IPA.

    remember this dude??

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    Me trying an IPA
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,165
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    Some IPA's taste like the smell of a pinecone IMHO, but when you get a good one they are very good.

    Dogfish in general do a good job
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,923
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Some IPA's taste like the smell of a pinecone IMHO, but when you get a good one they are very good.

    Dogfish in general do a good job

    They not taste like shitte to me they dry my mouth out like the Sahara desert. I could strike a match 🔥
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,346
    edited November 2021
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    spent some quality time last night and this morning trying to resurrect an adorable NAD 1600 preamp/tuner that belongs to a hifi colleague who lives across the river. I did not succeed. I did get it to power on (it was dead as received, but that seems to be related to some multipin connectors), but cannot get good quality audio out of it. Assessed and evaluated all of the usual, typical issues -- 'tis a puzzlement.

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    Meanwhile, the preamp section in this monstrosity works OK (the power amp section is at least partly toast, so it has been deactivated)... so I offered to pass it along to the NAD's owner when I return the latter to him as-is. No phono section in it, though, unfortunately.

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,653
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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. ~
  • SeleniumFalcon
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    Some pretty wild gear in this photo:

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,923
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    Talk about near field listening!
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,653
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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. ~
  • Malbec
    Malbec Posts: 549
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    No cnc router work in that build.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,837
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    I think that may be the spiral staircase carved out of a single piece of wood.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,082
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    I think it is the staircase Jesus made.

    There was a special on TV about it.

    A stranger came to the call to build it. Then he left after he was finished.

    I think there were no nails used and there is something special about the wood too.

    I'm sure I can find the story on the web in a minute. I found the story on this staircase and it was carved from one tree. :o Great memory and knowledge @Viking64. ;)
    I'm going back to read about these for sure.

    This might be the mystery carpenter staircase;

    Yea, they named this one ;
    Loretto Chapel - Miraculous Staircase.

    Well it seems St. Joseph is credited. But still, the story is amazing too.

    https://www.lorettochapel.com/info/staircase
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,346
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    ... from the ridiculous to the sublime...or is that the other way 'round?

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    (inspired by a meme seen on ASR)
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,516
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    @Tony M thanks for sharing info
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,653
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    How many do you think it took to complete this castle? Holy moly....
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    This is apparently Peles Castle, Romania.

    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. ~
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,516
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,165
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    Can you imagine dusting, cleaning and polishing ...oh my!!
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 10,086
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    All beer is gross, fight me. 😉
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,082
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    Speaking of castles...

    The scale and sheer beauty always astounds me. B)

    Some are built on mountain tops and some are over a hundred feet tall. And it seems there were PLANS drawn out for such builds. Just like Cathedrals too.

    Biltmore Estate...Amazing symmetry. <3

    The manpower to build these buildings and the carpentry we've just seen blows my mind since I know a little about that trade.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • treitz3
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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. ~
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,346
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    ^^^ Dang. You mean #1 wasn't Mother May I ?!
    :#

    meanwhile, out on the west coast...

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    https://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/cc-outtake/reader-outtake-1962-ford-falcon-club-wagon-at-plymouth-harbor/
    (note the Microbus in the background -- how's that for synchronicity?)

    My father had a '66 Econoline work truck for on the order of three decades. :)
    Very cool - if slightly terrifying - vehicles.

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,346
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    Last week we attended our first music concert in quite a while -- the Wailin Jennys in Plymouth, NH at the Flying Monkey (one of my very favorite venues for live music). This show was postponed from 11/10/2020 (you know why :p).
    Very good show as usual, and we had good seats (second row center, on the aisle). We went with our usual concert-goer colleagues, Jack & Linda. Linda snapped a couple of phone pics, which I take the liberty of sharing here. :)

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    This year, they had two "man Jennys" (as they refer to them) rather than their usual, single extra player. Ruth Moody's brother Richard continues a long stint as their violinist/mandolinist, and a rather spastic-looking, but pretty good guitarist, whose name slipped my recall, also played some reasonably tasteful accompaniment on many songs.