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Manufacturer News / Re: The UberBUSS - quite a review!
« Last post by tmazz on Today at 05:10:25 AM »
That's a good point.

I was talking about the ICs not being beefy enough to safely handle a fault current and never gave any thought to the internal component wiring. But in reality the gauge of the internal wiring of our components is very often far less than the ICs we use to connect them.  And there's nothing wrong with that in normal operation. They are sized to do a particular job. It is only a problem if you ask those wires to carry a current far in excess of what they were originally intended to do.
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Video Equipment / Re: Power Cords and TV
« Last post by BobM on Today at 04:37:55 AM »
There is a website, https://lcdtvbuyingguide.com/, where if you are lucky enough to have your model TV revfiewed by them they will first calibrate the TV. That just makes sense, but they also give you an approximation of how you can set up your tv to a calibrated standard using the brightness and color and contrast and saturation controls that are already there in your TV set. check it out, setting those basic controls to what they suggest vastly improves the picture over the default standard or the other pre-adjusted standards (like movie, sports, etc. settings).
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Manufacturer News / Re: The UberBUSS - quite a review!
« Last post by Folsom on May 18, 2019, 09:41:23 PM »
  OK Experts. What is wrong with components ungrounded except one [ Amp] to a grounded power conditioner. Are not the components grounded through interconnect ?
  Esplain.
 



charles

The IC will explode and severe the connection before the hot source can be drained, even though the breaker may have flipped.

Unless the IC has 14ga+, and the equipment does too, internally.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on May 18, 2019, 08:06:37 PM »
Al Stewart: Between the Wars



Qobuz Streaming

I just found a Wikipedia page about this album. The title Between the Wars refers to the period between World Wars I & II.

Many of the songs contain strong historical references:


"Night Train to Munich": a 1940 film directed by Carol Reed and starring Rex Harrison bears the same title as this song.

"Lindy Comes to Town": the titular figure is Charles Lindbergh, who "comes to town" in a June 13, 1927 "ticker-tape parade". US President Calvin Coolidge is referred to, and the Wall Street Crash of 1929 is ironically hinted at.

"Three Mules": tells of British Prime Ministers Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain who did little to prepare Britain for war and downplayed the threat Hitler posed to peace.

"A League of Notions": the title plays on and refers to the formation and earliest acts of the League of Nations at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference in Versailles. Several historical figures are mentioned, including US President Woodrow Wilson, British Prime Lloyd George, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau and T. E. Lawrence (here referred to as "Lawrence of Arabia"). The lyrics bemoan the difficulties of establishing new territorial boundaries for Russia, Germany, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Persia and Iraq. Churchill's hiccup is mentioned, as are Wilson's Fourteen Points and Clemenceau's historical remark to Lloyd George that "God Himself had only ten."q:Georges Clemenceau

"Marion the Chatelaine": refers to Marion Davies, the mistress of American newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst.

"Betty Boop's Birthday": an instrumental. Betty Boop was a cartoon character popular in the 1930s; in 1933, she appeared in the short film Betty Boop's Birthday Party.

"Joe the Georgian": Tells of Soviet officers waiting in Hell for Joseph Stalin, the titular Georgian, to arrive. "We're sharpening our pitchforks/And we're heating up the ends," the narrator declares, adding that he hopes Stalin "likes the next few million years." The second verse invokes the metaphor of a literal "ship of state", referring to Vladimir Lenin as "the captain" who became sick, whereupon Stalin, the "mate", took over. Soviet historical figures Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev and Nikolai Bukharin are described as already being in amongst those waiting in the "anteroom to Hell".

"Always the Cause": about the Spanish Civil War. Dolores Ibarruri, "La Pasionara", is mentioned, as is her slogan ˇNo pasarán!. The narrator declares that "Tonight I saw Guernica burn."

"The Black Danube": an instrumental. The Danube River originates in Germany's Black Forest.

I am going to have to listen again with this list in hand.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on May 18, 2019, 07:20:46 PM »
Danny Wright: A Day in the Life



Moulin D'Or CD
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Manufacturer News / Re: The UberBUSS - quite a review!
« Last post by tmazz on May 18, 2019, 06:26:40 PM »
Luckily the  O:) was only an almost.
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on May 18, 2019, 04:23:10 PM »
Sinatra: Vegas



Reprise 4 CD/1 DVD Set

Disc 4 - Live at The Golden Nugget, April 1987
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Manufacturer News / Re: The UberBUSS - quite a review!
« Last post by P.I. on May 18, 2019, 03:31:42 PM »

When I was young I worked in a music store (surprise  :lol: ) and one summer the air handlers in the mall shut down.  We got some large floor fans to circulate air.  I went to move them while they were running.  I grabbed one and went to get the other one.  As I grabbed the second one I became immediately aware that one of the plugs had been replaced without following color code with a non polarized plug.  I couldn’t let go.  My boss saw what was happening and quickly unplugged one.  I think he saved my life that night.


Which is essentially the same thing as using some kind of cheat to force a polarity change on a polarized plug.

I rest my case.
:thumb:    :shock: :shock: :shock:   O:)    :thumb:
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on May 18, 2019, 01:52:39 PM »
Al Stewart: Down in the Cellar



Qobuz Streaming
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on May 18, 2019, 01:17:18 PM »
Al Stewart: Between the Wars



Qobuz Streaming
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