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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,643
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Hard day at the vodka bar?
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 2,986
    Truth in advertising
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,337
    Below Wheeler Dam on the Tennessee River, in northern Alabama...TVA country
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    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,129
    So, um....is dat where dem's folks go ta skinny dip wit day sister? I herd 'bout dem places b'fore...

    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 ~

  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Below Wheeler Dam on the Tennessee River, in northern Alabama...TVA country
    1m8xy08xzmq5.jpg

    Faceplanted a few times cuttin the wake on those waters back in the day.

    Beautiful area!!!

    Mostly skied the Nickajack area north of there.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,337
    treitz3 wrote: »
    So, um....is dat where dem's folks go ta skinny dip wit day sister? I herd 'bout dem places b'fore...

    Tom
    Not sure that type of thing is exclusive to AL.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,129
    edited December 2021
    jdjohn wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    So, um....is dat where dem's folks go ta skinny dip wit day sister? I herd 'bout dem places b'fore...

    Tom
    Not sure that type of thing is exclusive to AL.

    Most definitely not. WV ring a bell? ;)

    That reminds me.....what do they say at a Happy Birthday party in West Virginia?

    "Happy Birthday Uncle Dad!"

    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 ~

  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,337
    oldrocker wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Below Wheeler Dam on the Tennessee River, in northern Alabama...TVA country
    1m8xy08xzmq5.jpg

    Faceplanted a few times cuttin the wake on those waters back in the day.

    Beautiful area!!!

    Mostly skied the Nickajack area north of there.
    Interesting history around there: Henry Ford wanted to make it the 'Detroit of the south', and use the hydro-electric power from the dams to power his manufacturing plants. TVA wouldn't sell him the power...I think he actually wanted to purchase one of the dams...so he backed out. Well, the town of Muscle Shoals had already started building municipal infrastructure in anticipation of the factories/workers, but of course none of it materialized, so now you can see sidewalks and fire hydrants on the edges of cotton fields, where they had once thought neighborhoods would be built.

    Wheeler Dam and Wilson Dam are only about 15 miles apart. That's got to be the two closest dams anywhere.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,337
    treitz3 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    So, um....is dat where dem's folks go ta skinny dip wit day sister? I herd 'bout dem places b'fore...

    Tom
    Not sure that type of thing is exclusive to AL.

    Most definitely not. WV ring a bell? ;)

    That reminds me.....what do they say at a Happy Birthday party in West Virginia?

    "Happy Birthday Uncle Dad!"

    Tom
    Just about anywhere in Appalachia...including [cough] NC. Have you ever watched the show 'Moonshiners' on Discovery? They have to use subtitles for those guys.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,129
    Good thing I live in SC then, huh? LOL. Naw man, you can pretty much crack on any part of the country (especially the Appalachia) for some things that are all stereo-typed. We all know that does not represent the vast majority of people in those areas.

    With all that is going on in the world, I just though I would add a little bit of levity.

    What do you call a Hawaiian prostitute?

    Kummonawannalaiya

    What do you call a German virgin?

    Gooodintite

    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 ~

  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,337
    Rock Hill, that's right! When I visited my daughter in Charlotte, I had to drive over to Rock Hill for decent tequila :D
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
    I have heard that about Ford, also heard Johnny Cash supposably went into the cave to end his life had some life changing experience and decided not to end things.

    Not sure if any of that is true cept he was from the area.
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
    I remember taking boats back in the cave.

    Now it's all fenced off due to some species of bats.

    Found memories for sure!!!!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,643
    jdjohn wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    So, um....is dat where dem's folks go ta skinny dip wit day sister? I herd 'bout dem places b'fore...

    Tom
    Not sure that type of thing is exclusive to AL.

    Most definitely not. WV ring a bell? ;)

    That reminds me.....what do they say at a Happy Birthday party in West Virginia?

    "Happy Birthday Uncle Dad!"

    Tom
    Have you ever watched the show 'Moonshiners' on Discovery? They have to use subtitles for those guys.

    I love that show and I don't need subtitles I understand fluently

  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,337
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Have you ever watched the show 'Moonshiners' on Discovery? They have to use subtitles for those guys.

    I love that show and I don't need subtitles I understand fluently
    Same here, Ivan. I still don't understand how/why those guys aren't locked-up since there is clear video evidence of what they're doing. But, I'd sure like to try some of their products, especially a 100% corn product. Adding sugar to the mash is called a 'mixto' in the tequila world, versus real tequila that is made 100% from fermented agave. Mixtos are 'no bueno'!
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,643
    jdjohn wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Have you ever watched the show 'Moonshiners' on Discovery? They have to use subtitles for those guys.

    I love that show and I don't need subtitles I understand fluently
    Same here, Ivan. I still don't understand how/why those guys aren't locked-up since there is clear video evidence of what they're doing. But, I'd sure like to try some of their products, especially a 100% corn product. Adding sugar to the mash is called a 'mixto' in the tequila world, versus real tequila that is made 100% from fermented agave. Mixtos are 'no bueno'!

    some got caught and near busted this year if you watched the very first one. Mark and Digger stated they are not in cuffs yet but they could be soon.

    How is there evidence? That could all be water and no liquor, You cannot prove it's liquor just by watching.
    I'd love to try some to but I'd need tiny airplane bottles, and I'd probably barf!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 29,426
    NotaSuv wrote: »
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    Yup.
    Settled science.
    :#
  • Clipdat wrote: »
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    Nice! Tell us a little something about it.
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,127
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 10,907
    edited December 2021
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Nice! Tell us a little something about it.

    The Arioso 300B is an integrated class A SET amplifier. The output tubes use stabilized DC current heater supply. A dedicated system separates the tube heating circuit from the stabilizer system. The entire amplifier circuit was built using the point-to-point method. The unique design and high grade components allowed us to achieve a very natural, incredibly detailed and musical sound, with well-controlled bass and a rich but not „emphasized" midrange.
    Technical Specification

    Output power: 2 x 8W
    Frequency range: 15Hz – 32KHz +/- 3dB
    Input sensitivity: 1V RMS
    Input impedance: 100KOhm
    THD: 0,3% @ 1KHz @ 1W and 2,5% @ 1KHz @ 8W
    Input selector: 3 RCA inputs
    Remote control: ON-OFF, input selector, volume, mute
    Dimensions: 410x 330 x 210mm (incl. tubes)
    Weight: 25kg
    Designed, developed & made 100% in Poland

    Box content

    Beautifully hand-crafted Tube Amp
    Electro Harmonix Gold 300B power tubes
    CV181-TII PsVane 6SN7 driver tubes
    NOS rectifier tube
    AC cord
    User Manual
    Warranty Card
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 29,426
    Wonder what the output impedance is and who did the OPTs for it?
    I assume it's a zero added NFB design (?).
    Also wonder what they used for the "NOS" HV rectifier -- looks like maybe a 5U4, but it's hard to tell how large it is, hidin' behind the 300Bs.

  • tonyp063
    tonyp063 Posts: 929
    edited December 2021
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Wonder what the output impedance is and who did the OPTs for it?
    I assume it's a zero added NFB design (?).
    Also wonder what they used for the "NOS" HV rectifier -- looks like maybe a 5U4, but it's hard to tell how large it is, hidin' behind the 300Bs.

    Rectifier is a russian 5C3S. Which is indeed analogous to a 5u4.

    Output transformers (according to some digging I did) are from Leszek Ogonowski.
    Based upon published specs for the amp, possibly these. 2500 ohm.

    http://www.ogonowski.eu/transformers/single-ended/lo-se25-5/

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 29,426
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Wonder what the output impedance is and who did the OPTs for it?
    I assume it's a zero added NFB design (?).
    Also wonder what they used for the "NOS" HV rectifier -- looks like maybe a 5U4, but it's hard to tell how large it is, hidin' behind the 300Bs.

    Rectifier is a russian 5C3S. Which is indeed analogous to a 5u4.

    Output transformers (according to some digging I did) are from Leszek Ogonowski.
    Based upon published specs for the amp, possibly these. 2500 ohm.

    http://www.ogonowski.eu/transformers/single-ended/lo-se25-5/

    Most impressive. :)