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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    Same about those spring clip terminals!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    That's a big 10-4... although I am really not a terminal snob, as all y'all have probably gleaned by now.

    33216251945_043e7a87f3_b.jpgDSC_7255 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    :|
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    Don't sneeze near it, it might short out!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,647
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Same about those spring clip terminals!

    Spring clips don’t bother me too much. A lot of vintage gear has them, and unless they are the cheapest of cheap, they are fairly durable. I much prefer them over 5 ways if I am using bare wire, just because it is easier to do. That said, I prefer 5 ways if I’m using any other method of connection.
    Micah
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,475
    Is snobbery terminal?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    edited June 2018
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Is snobbery terminal?

    To quote Jennings from Animal House.
    (albeit somewhat out of context)
    It's a distinct possibility.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,475
    edited June 2018
    Open Donald's mouth a bit and that could be a still from the remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". :p

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Open Donald's mouth a bit and that could be a still from the remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". :p

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    He was/is such a versatile actor.

    ;)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,475
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    He was/is such a versatile actor.

    ;)
    Who could forget his moment of glory as the clumsy waiter in "Kentucky Fried Movie"? :p
  • verbverb Posts: 8,187
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    He was/is such a versatile actor.

    ;)
    Who could forget his moment of glory as the clumsy waiter in "Kentucky Fried Movie"? :p

    Fried! I get it! Maybe a sequel is in order. Starring the venerable Professor Hardy! :smile:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    I am reminded of the redoubtable Roy Blount, Jr's poem on the gustatory delights (or otherwise) of oysters.
    Song to Oysters

    I like to eat an uncooked oyster,
    Nothing's slicker, nothing's moister.
    Nothing's easier on your gorge
    Or, when the time comes, to dischorge.

    But not to let it too long rest
    Within your mouth is always best.
    For if your mind dwells on an oyster ...
    Nothing's slicker. Nothing's moister.

    I prefer my oyster fried.
    Then I'm sure my oyster's died.

    - Roy Blount, Jr.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,366
    edited June 2018
    I loved his character in kelly's heroes.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,475
    I'm on my way!

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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,848
    Mr. Fried and later his son are responsible for some of the best sounding speakers ever made. His Fried model H speaker kit (worth Googling) was the forerunner of the satellite/subwoofer systems we now enjoy. That subwoofer was just plain fantastic! We used to sell his speakers and hosted a few "meet the designer" soirees that were educational, to say the least.
    Sorry for the thread interruption.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    Mr. Fried and later his son are responsible for some of the best sounding speakers ever made. His Fried model H speaker kit (worth Googling) was the forerunner of the satellite/subwoofer systems we now enjoy. That subwoofer was just plain fantastic! We used to sell his speakers and hosted a few "meet the designer" soirees that were educational, to say the least.
    Sorry for the thread interruption.

    I concur (not that your opinion needs any affirmation from me!) -- and the IMF loudspeakers (with which he may have had little to do other than giving them their name) were also very fine in that British way. That same British way that inspired Mr. Polk & company, way back when (at least, according to the ads and catalog copy of the time). :)

    28112017459_e1e931639d.jpgIMF Supercompact2 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    Has the phoenix finally landed?
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    update -- looks like it's s'posed to be here tomorrow. Further details as events warrant.

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    ...We used to sell his speakers and hosted a few "meet the designer" soirees that were educational, to say the least.
    Sorry for the thread interruption.

    PS, Ken, not an unwelcome "interruption" at all; thanks for sharing perspective on Mr. Fried & his loudspeakers!

    Forgot to mention that before.

    Yes, @clipdat it is here -- the weather is too darned nice for hifi at the moment,
    but it will, eventually, get dark tonight -- late tonight -- and I'll unbox and have more to share.


  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,647
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Has the phoenix finally landed?
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    update -- looks like it's s'posed to be here tomorrow. Further details as events warrant.

    I believe so...

    Guys, we need to be ready to help Doc, so we should all probably start heading his way right about now, I can smell the smoke here in Florida...
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,648
    I hear no sirens....yet.

    I'm not at all convinced Doc has given proper thought to this and self preservation techniques. :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    (interestingly -- chloroform isn't flammable... but ether is. Boy howdy, is it flammable.)
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,848
    The H subwoofer was a two channel transmission kit and was known as the "coffin" woofer. It used two of the famous KEF200 woofers that had upgraded motor structures. It could actually play 16Hz with clarity and definition.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    edited June 2018
    The Monoprice hybrid amplifier is unboxed, hooked up and will go online presently.

    Anyone care to guess the first song that I shall play through it?
    (there are of course many apt choices given the backstory -- but one rose to the top for me very quickly).
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    "Light My Fire"

    oh, that woulda been a good one!

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,582
    Viking64 wrote: »



    ... as would those. :|
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