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Offline djdube525

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Was Santa good to you this year?
« on: December 25, 2017, 05:53:15 PM »
It’s been a pretty lean few years as far as audio toys are considered...

Santa came through this year though... new pair of headphones got the office and travel.

Oppo PM3s... I had an opportunity to listen to a number of things at RMAF this past fall, and given the application (need closed for work, wanted something that could be driven realstively easy, were comfy, had sweet kids, and didn’t break the bank...

For me, these checked all the boxes... it just meant I needed to be on my best behavior until the holidays. Now I can get back to being a PITA.

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Was Santa good to you this year? Whatcha get?

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 07:36:56 PM »
Sweet haul Dave!! You must have been very good!

I was naughty but I still got a present or two. Picked them up used in DC a few weeks ago, Legacy Focus SE speakers. Been wanting them for several years, finally bit the bullet. I like them a lot, but whatever weird room thing (mid bass bloom) that I suddenly started noticing about 3 years ago these bring it out even more. I hoped it was coming from the previous speakers and these would cure it... nope. But it's easier to ignore with these, a very musical, big sound. Nice having Legacys "back in da house," as Charlie would say  :thumb:

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 08:57:51 PM »
Some musical goodies from Santa:

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges: Side by Side - Analogue Productions 200g, 45 RPM2 LP Set
The Beach Boys: Little Deuce Coupe - Analogue Productions 200g LP

The Soul of Ben Webster - Analogue Productions SACD Hybrid
Illinois Jacquet: Swings the Thing - Analogue Productions SACD Hybrid
Ray Charles Live in Concert - Analogue Productions SACD Hybrid

Remember, it's all about the music........

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Offline BobM

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 10:00:31 AM »
I got a new listening room, though Amazon delivery won't have it ready until April 2018. And I'm a Prime member too!

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
huh?
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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 11:23:36 AM »
Music!

All SACD Hybrids.

1) Wild Child Butler - "Sho Nuff" - Analogue Productions
2) Bob Dylan - "Basement Tapes" - Mofi
3) Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Soul to Soul" Mofi
4) Jimmie Lee Robinson - "...all my Life" - Analogue Productions
5) Ray Charles - "The Genius After Hours" - Mofi
6) Paul Butterfield Blues Band - "Self Titled" - Audio Fidelity

Thanks, Santa!
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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 11:41:37 AM »
I got slippers.
"Today I didn't even have to use my A.K.
I got to say it was a good day"
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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 01:20:35 PM »
Remember, it's all about the music........

• Nola Boxers
• Sunfire True SW Super Jr (2)
• Quicksilver Mid Monos
• ARC SP-9
• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
• EE Minmax DAC/Bluesound Node/Denon 2910
• TWL Power Cords/MIT Cables

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 01:24:44 PM »
Some musical goodies from Santa:

Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges: Side by Side - Analogue Productions 200g, 45 RPM2 LP Set
The Beach Boys: Little Deuce Coupe - Analogue Productions 200g LP

The Soul of Ben Webster - Analogue Productions SACD Hybrid
Illinois Jacquet: Swings the Thing - Analogue Productions SACD Hybrid
Ray Charles Live in Concert - Analogue Productions SACD Hybrid

I forgot about this one....


Happy Christmas Beatle People - A box set of seven 7' records containing all of the Christmas records sent by The Beatles to members of their Fan Club.
Remember, it's all about the music........

• Nola Boxers
• Sunfire True SW Super Jr (2)
• Quicksilver Mid Monos
• ARC SP-9
• VPI HW-19 Mk IV/SDS/SME IV/Sumiko Blue Pt. Special
• EE Minmax DAC/Bluesound Node/Denon 2910
• TWL Power Cords/MIT Cables

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 01:50:58 PM »
Two lumps of coal for not selling my two speaker sets ..... yet. Oh, and there’s an iou for new speakers coming in a few months.
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Offline djdube525

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2017, 04:42:39 PM »
Picked them up used in DC a few weeks ago, Legacy Focus SE speakers. Been wanting them for several years, finally bit the bullet.

Ohhh... sweet haul (literally from DC) Rich! Hope you enjoy them!

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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2017, 10:02:34 PM »
Got this from Santa.

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A dubstep-technopop cd with a DVD.  The 'other' Santa did not get any Christmas bonus this year so no other music nor equipment arrived.  :-({|=


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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 09:31:10 AM »
  No music but gear this Christmas. Audio Hungary. APX204 preamp.


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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 08:14:55 AM »
Nothing too special but a great LP, Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me with the Royal Philharmonic. Really good.
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Re: Was Santa good to you this year?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 08:31:37 PM »
Santa was good to my Fantasy Football team on Christmas Day, so I now have the cash to be good to me. Looking at better power conditioning.

My FF team was down 28 points going into Monday's Houston/Pittsburgh game and I had 2 players left. They had 0 points until late in the 3rd quarter and then started to produce. I went up by 0.12 points and held on for the win. It was a FF miracle!