This hit me hard..

audiocr381ve
audiocr381ve Posts: 2,585
edited February 2015 in The Clubhouse
A sobering reminder of what we will face one day...

http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649089648-bat_vk52se_black/

"REASON FOR SELLING GETTING TOO OLD ,CAN'T HEAR LIKE I USED TO.NEVER LISTEN LIKE I USED TO."
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,413
    Wimp.
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  • brgman
    brgman Posts: 2,859
    Nothing like piling crap on top of good equipment.
    Tube equipment no less.
    He can't hear and the BAT can't breath.
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  • drumminman
    drumminman Posts: 3,396
    Yeah that sucks. I'll have to downsize at retirement and not sure if I'll be able to keep my 2.3TL's.
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  • quickr1
    quickr1 Posts: 413
    Just because you can't hear doesn't mean you can't still feel the bass. :D
  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,698
    What's really sobering is that there are more and more kids listening to 1000W stereos in their cars at >110dB, who knows that ad might be from a 30 y.o.? LOL
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,771
    Take good care of whatever hearing you have left.

    However, I recently heard about a therapy using viruses that promises to restore damaged hearing.

    Let's hope!
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  • gce
    gce Posts: 2,158
    The good thing about diminished hearing is that you don't need those expense cables anymore. :p
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  • brgman
    brgman Posts: 2,859
    Sure fix for trouble hearing it is MORE WATTS.
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    I’M OFFENDED!!!!
  • obieone
    obieone Posts: 5,077
    I've got tinnitus in both ears. :'(
    I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!
  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    obieone wrote: »
    I've got tinnitus in both ears. :'(

    I could sit in a couple days for Quasimodo, and come out of it with no ringing in my ears at this point.

  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,620
    ^^^whaaaaaaat? hahahaha

    I don't think you have the looks to cut it as a bell tower operator....
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    No, but he's a dead ringer for his brother...

    http://www.2bone.com/humr/h15/15_87.shtml
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,908
    obieone wrote: »
    I've got tinnitus in both ears. :'(
    So do I, but there is no way I will part with my gear.
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  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,128
    Quasimodo had finally decided to retire and the Abbott placed an ad to find a new bell ringer. One day a man with no arms came to the church to apply for the bell ringer's position. The Abbott, being an equal opportunity employer, said he would consider the armless man for the position if he could prove he could do the job. The armless man was led to the bell tower. He got a running start and charged face-first into the bell. A beautiful melodious tone sang through the valley. So beautiful that all the townspeople flocked out of their houses crying "who rang that bell - such a sound - hire him, hire him!" So the Abbott hired the armless man and promptly asked him to ring the bell again. The man took a running start and promptly slipped on a banana peel (discarded from Quasimodo's lunch) and plunged over the parapet to his death. The townspeople were aghast and one called out "who was that man?" Quasimodo replied: "I don't know but his face rings a bell." Unfortunately, this left the church without a bell ringer once again. So the Abbott re-advertised the job. Another armless man showed up to apply for the position, claiming he was
    the dead man's brother and, having learned all he knew about bell ringing from his brother, declared that it was only right that he take over the bell ringer's position and succeed where his brother could not (due to his untimely death, naturally). The Abbott gave the brother the same chance to prove his ability. The brother charged at the bell smacking it with his face and eliciting a lovely mellow tone which was heard all throughout the valley. The towns people came running into the square calling out " who rang that bell?
    Such tone, such vibrato - hire him, hire him!! And the Abbott hired the brother. Noting that it was nearing 3:00 and time to ring the bell, the Abbott instructed the man to do the same. The man backed up to start his run and misjudged how close he was to the edge of the bell tower. He stepped backward and fell to his death. The Abbott turned to Quasimodo and asked: "who was that man?" Replied Quasimodo: "I don't know, but he's a dead ringer for his brother."
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  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,386
    Your coat really is red RED!
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  • A sobering reminder of what we will face one day...

    http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649089648-bat_vk52se_black/

    "REASON FOR SELLING GETTING TOO OLD ,CAN'T HEAR LIKE I USED TO.NEVER LISTEN LIKE I USED TO."

    This is not so bad of news you know. I have an idea, after the sale he can use the $3,500 to buy hearing aids. Then after getting the hearing aids he will be able to hear again. Then more goods news, now he can go out and buy new gear and 4,500 dollar cables and hear the music better than before. :)

    Joey Ward
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,671
    obieone wrote: »
    I've got tinnitus in both ears. :'(
    I started getting that. Man does tinnitus suck. Sorry for you. I just started reading on tinnitus and didn't like what I found.... I haven't rocked my man-cave in a year or more...well maybe once or twice but as we get older, we sometimes get diseases that affect the elderly. I'm an elderly now and have been. I'd hate to live with tinnitus for the rest of my life. I'd/I'll hate it !!
    TM
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audiocr381ve
    audiocr381ve Posts: 2,585
    Joey Ward wrote: »
    A sobering reminder of what we will face one day...

    http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649089648-bat_vk52se_black/

    "REASON FOR SELLING GETTING TOO OLD ,CAN'T HEAR LIKE I USED TO.NEVER LISTEN LIKE I USED TO."

    This is not so bad of news you know. I have an idea, after the sale he can use the $3,500 to buy hearing aids. Then after getting the hearing aids he will be able to hear again. Then more goods news, now he can go out and buy new gear and 4,500 dollar cables and hear the music better than before. :)

    I wonder if they have tube preamps for hearing aids... Hmmmm...
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    || Totem Hawk
    || Pass Labs Aleph 30
    || Rogue Perseus Magnum Tube Preamp
    || Dodd Reference Level Preamp
    || Chord Hugo
    || Wyred 4 Sound Remedy
    || Tidal
    || Squeezebox Touch
  • vc69
    vc69 Posts: 2,500
    I have tinnitus as well. Too many years in front of/or behind a PA. It has affected my listening enjoyment to some extent, and I'm only 50. It's much better on some days than others, but on the days it's bad, there just isn't much joy in critical listening.
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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,366
    Just buy a bigger amp. hehe
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,646
    Yeah since my Grandson shows such a interest in audio and music, I will just pass it all on to him and just get me one of those wave thingy's cause I will have to be so hard of hearing that it won't matter by then. Lucky kid for sure he will be waiting quite a while though o:)
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