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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,364
    Yuppers.

    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. ~
  • CoolJazz
    CoolJazz Posts: 568
    treitz3 wrote: »
    As sad as this is, it actually makes perfect sense. BUT, unless you are stopped at the light and decipher what in tarnation is goin' on here?

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    Tom

    I know exactly where that is! I have to spend time of 441 way too much!

    CJ
    A so called science type proudly says... "I do realize that I would fool myself all the time, about listening conclusions and many other observations, if I did listen before buying. That’s why I don’t, I bought all of my current gear based on technical parameters alone, such as specs and measurements."
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 22,114
    That is one bitchen ride!
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,364
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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. ~
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,478
    Rod Stewart looks thrilled to be stuck next to Paul. "Sigh. Just get it over with already, this guy smells like he's been shearing sheep."

    Is that Bob Smeldof's Christmas thing?
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  • bcwsrt
    bcwsrt Posts: 196
    Dam*. There's only about three of them that are smiling, or anywhere close. Saying "cheese" must've been too much to ask.
    Polk Audio RTA 15TL speakers (original owner) | Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III integrated tube amp | Technics SL-1210G turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 cartridge | Auris bluMe Pro BT receiver | Nordost cables and interconnects | GIK Accoustics room treatments
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 16,364
    Heck, Mark isn't even looking at the camera.

    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. ~
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,839
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    Is that Tennessee Ernie Ford? :D

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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,839
    ^^^^^ Tom thanks for posting that incredible picture. It reminded me of two "chance sightings" of two of the performers.

    In the mid to late 70's and through the 80's, I was a frequent business traveler. Historical landmark hotels were always my favorite choices when away from home.

    I stayed at the Olympic Hotel (perhaps the most beautiful hotel I stayed in ever) on a visit to Seattle in the early 80's. Late in the first evening after arrival from GA, I was leaving the main lobby by the wide grand stairs (now replaced by escalators) to go to the travel entrance. Coming up the stairs to my left, there was Elton John leading his entourage into the hotel after a concert. I just stood midway down the stairs not believing what I was seeing as he came up. He was one step in front of all the other 10-15 people. (No iPhone for picture in those days)

    In the late 70's arriving at the Plaza Hotel in NYC in the early evening, I went to the separate hotel check-in area just to the right of the main lobby. As I waited my turn, in line to the left I noticed Rod Stewart was actually checking himself in. I kept my eyes on him and noticed after checking in, he actually was looking around as a normal traveler does. He was dressed in the British attire that he was often seen wearing. I was thrilled as I really liked his music.

    History is fun to remember.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,478
    edited November 2022
    Haha, Phil Collins looks like he's about ready to sneak a feel of Tina's leg (who wouldn't)
    And Howard Jones looks like he's thinking the same about Phil.
    And Paul's going, through gritted teeth, "Shuddup Phil, get *out* of here!"
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,478
    Addendum to my post above regarding Seattle:

    Across the street from the Olympic Hotel is the building where my business trip took me. I wanted to post this because of the building's unique appearance and the architect who created the building.

    It was to Rainier Bank located in what is described as an upside building. Quite a contrast to the the Olympic Hotel built in 1924 which is to the right of the building in the picture below. The people of Rainer Bank described it as a "pencil shaped building". Back then, the entire building was The Rainier Bank. Now it is a commercial building with many businesses and is called the Rainer Tower.

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    Created by renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the New York World Trade Center buildings, this colossal structure has the unique distinction of balancing atop an eleven story pedestal. 

    Built in 1977, this relatively modern structure gives one the feel of an upside-down pyramid reaching to the clouds as you gaze thirty one stories above it's base at the peculiar lines of this skyscraper.

    Very cool :) 😎

    Wow that building looks like it could topple over! Very unique!
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,851
    edited November 2022
    I went out to rake some leaves for trash pick-up day. As I walked on my drive for a few seconds I spotted a little white feather floating down from over my house.

    I've seen this feather snowing years before. A hawk was eating a bird in a tree behind our house. The plucked feathers were falling in front of our kitchen sink like snow. It was July or so and my brain was very confused. I went out and saw why.

    Well 2 days ago, it happened again but I was outside this time. So I looked up in the tree behind the house and nothing. But I spotted the feathers falling out from a high spot in the huge Oak at the back of our yard. I spotted the Hawk after a hard time looking because it was so high up and it was at a thick fork in a limb. The thick fork hid the Hawk pretty well.

    I got my wife to come to watch this nature event too. The feathers would slowly come floating down every 30 seconds or so for quite a while still. The breeze was slowly blowing toward our driveway. We got out binoculars and still had a hard time seeing the Merlin.

    Its 3-banded tail and bright white under the hind end were about all we could see for a while.

    After 10 minutes or so, my wife said maybe her nice camera could get a picture of it. She got one or two clear shots of it too. I'll post one soon. She's working right now. She just sent me a picture. She only got one. The Merlin was facing the other way for most of our observance.

    It was also literally a pain in our necks to be looking straight up at it most of the time. :s

    We have Bird ID books and saw that it's a Merlin. The first Merlin that we think we've seen here. They only come down to Wilmington NC. in the Winter.

    We feel the victim was a dove, but we are not 100% sure since the carcus is still up on the fork.

    Oh, a squirrel went close to the Hawk a few times over that 1/2 hr. of watching. Close. It's our second time seeing a squirrel watching a Hawk from a 6' or so distance as the Hawks killed or was eating its prey. The first observance was a Hawk killing a snake in our front yard a month ago. A squirrel was sitting upright on our front steps watching the Hawk do its stomping the snake. That squirrel watched as long as we did, lol. About 5 mins. or less. Then the Hawk took the snake to a tree across from our house and my wife watched it eat the snake for 10 to 15 minutes.

    There is a fork but it can't be seen in her picture. The head of the Merlin was visible now too. I guess after a short time it saw us watching it and it had to watch us too. LOL

    It's a 12"-14" Hawk. The bird book said it might be small for a Hawk but its Talons are HUGE. Any target it goes after is going to surely die. :#

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    Merlin Hawk Talons;
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    Here's a Merlin from the web;
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,305
    Several years ago, I heard a scream in our back yard and looked out. On the ground near our feeder was a merlin with a finch in its talons. I watched for a while as it was kind of kneading the body. I wanted a close look, but my binoculars were elsewhere. Sure enough, he was gone when I got back, but you could see which way he went from the trail of feathers on the ground. Later, after I started birding with the local Audubon Society, someone told me that merlins seldom miss their targets and often pick birds off of feeders. Merlins in the Pacific Northwest are very dark by comparison with your photos.
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    I told my girlfriend right away my stereo,records and big screen is the main staple of the living room /family room and always will. Just so she knew this before we moved in together.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,712
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    I have those in my bedroom...Dyn C1 II Signatures...wife love the way they play boom chicka wow wow music ;)
    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 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    I have those in my bedroom...Dyn C1 II Signatures...wife love the way they play boom chicka wow wow music ;)

    Nice I wonder how they sound compared to my legacys .
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,822
    Close, Contour S 1.4 LE.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,712
    rebelsoul wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    I have those in my bedroom...Dyn C1 II Signatures...wife love the way they play boom chicka wow wow music ;)

    Nice I wonder how they sound compared to my legacys .

    They are an awesome speaker, hence why I still own them. They do like power as I power them with a MW KWI-200, another piece I will never sell.
    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
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,478
    edited November 2022
    @txcoastal1 - keep it in your pants dude.
    I'll try, too. sheesh.
    schiit. there is nothing I can say to make this sound less gey.
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