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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,692
    <3 Great pics MrB
    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

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,692
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    From FB. Can't verify accuracy. But YIKES!

    Last year, Tuomas Katainen blew up his modified 2013 Tesla Model S and recorded the explosive event in a now-viral YouTube video..........after he was told it would cost him around $22,000 to replace the battery.

    Earlier this year, parents spent $11,000 on a used 2014 Ford Focus Electric car for their daughter. It needed a battery, which cost $14,000 and there were none available.

    So yeah, high price but believable. Part number search shows discontinued part, but some say that battery was only 9K in forums. The 9K price could have been a refurbed battery. EDIT: Est could be faked too.

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/the-curious-case-of-the-alleged-30000-chevy-volt-battery-replacement-bill-196941.html

    Refurb on back order--10K

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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

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,468
    Yeah, curious to see how these non-oem batteries do, because third party batteries for phones and laptops have a great track record.
    I disabled signatures.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,692
    There will never be a "Classic Car" ever again...
    At the most 2 battery cycles. A 3rd battery replacement with the additional maintenance would deem the car trash.

    35k+12K+15+...no resale value...60k trash plus disposal fee in 20-25yrs for a mediocre car
    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

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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,884
    Roger Dean should stick to painting album covers.

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  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,624
    DaveHo wrote: »
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    I was surprised to learn they still sell these at our local farmers market. If you blow through them, they still give off a puff of "smoke" like the old days. Being the bad dad, I bought my kids several packs.🤣

    I am honestly about as pale as the one laying down..LMAO
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 22,067
    K_M wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
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    I was surprised to learn they still sell these at our local farmers market. If you blow through them, they still give off a puff of "smoke" like the old days. Being the bad dad, I bought my kids several packs.🤣

    I am honestly about as pale as the one laying down..LMAO

    Step into the light Kelly 😁
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,314
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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. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,314
    Heck yeah, man! Figured out how to get the Polk Forum in dark mode! No more blinding background! Whoooo-Hoooo!!! B)B)B)

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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. ~
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,654
    https://www.ebay.com/p/12051511066

    $$$$$ for White Van speakers.

    Using a good old name of Hi-Fi past. Pilot.
  • K_M wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
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    I was surprised to learn they still sell these at our local farmers market. If you blow through them, they still give off a puff of "smoke" like the old days. Being the bad dad, I bought my kids several packs.🤣

    I am honestly about as pale as the one laying down..LMAO

    Okay, but how about when you're standing up ? 🤔

    Ivan would like to know. 👍

    (You know, this "Pick on Ivan Month" I think has gone particularly well this year 👍😃)
    Sal Palooza
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,654
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    https://www.ebay.com/p/12051511066

    $$$$$ for White Van speakers.

    Using a good old name of Hi-Fi past. Pilot.


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    The "Pilot" brand must have been sold. This stuff looks cheap.

    https://reverb.com/item/56378812-vintage-rare-find-pilot-audio-system-psv-1-loud-speakers-8-ohm-woofers-each-all-i-one-console-mint

  • rebelsoul
    rebelsoul Posts: 614
    50 bucks at garage sale down the street
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,766
    @msg @jdjohn - Vinyl prices these days!!!!
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,468
    Is there even anything decent in there? I haven't heard Lee Ritenour, but that orange record looks cool enough that I'd listen to it! Maybe the Bill Evans?

    I just ordered a handful of old records from Discogs sellers over the past 6 to 8 weeks. Limited to "favorites", and/or those "conducive to the vinyl experience" B) Some of them get kinda pricey when you try to stick to NM/M-, and even then it's a bit of a crap shoot, depending on seller grading. Some sellers kind of stretch the condition a bit. I try to ask for play graded condition, as well, since I had one recently that was graded NM and looked beautiful, but sounded like a fresh bowl of Rice Krispies the first 5 seconds after the milk goes in.
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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,644
    This used to be my drive to work, but no need to commute anymore. ⤵️

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    Alea jacta est!
  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,876
    Kex wrote: »
    This used to be my drive to work, but no need to commute anymore. ⤵️

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    I5 south bound?

    When I was working over there in early 2020, Covid hit and traffic was a dream - this is the 210 eastbound at about 4pm…

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,314
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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. ~
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,644
    daddyjt wrote: »

    I5 south bound?

    CA-2 winding it’s way down from the Angeles National Forest foothills through the Verdugo Mountains. Much prettier than I-5. Also, one of the best freeways for traffic in L.A. County… until you get downtown, where it merges with I-5 and CA-110 (part of which is the oldest freeway in the US).
    Alea jacta est!
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,644
    Same freeway at night. ⤵️

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    Alea jacta est!
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 539
    Kex wrote: »
    Same freeway at night. ⤵️

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    Ah, the city of angels...