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General DIY / Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Last post by bpape on Today at 09:02:21 AM »
i still buy their batteries (rechargeable).  I do miss them close though when you need something odd and quickly.
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Music Discussion / Record grading
« Last post by S Clark on Today at 08:24:32 AM »
It seems I've been getting burned by inaccurate/dishonest grading in many of my recent online record purchases.  I just got a jazz lp that was described as VG+++. To me that's an lp that is just off from NM, meaning that it has only the slightest flaws that are just visible and have no impact on playback, and not a half inch scratch that you can break a fingernail on.   :duh
It's getting to the point I'm asking before hand to confirm the condition with a more complete description.  This sure seems to be getting worse at Discogs and Ebay.  Do any record buyers around here find the same thing?
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General DIY / Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Last post by dBe on January 20, 2020, 09:13:47 PM »
Nice comments/insites guys. I wish there was a store near me as well Folsom. I still have a 65-655 scientific calculator,
a 22-220 Micronta FET analog volt/amp/resistance meter with the x100k resistance range, and 40 watt soldering iron/tips that I still use.

Loved those small parts, resistors, switches, fuses, diodes etc., right there when an emergency came up, missing that one part, that one resistor, needed for testing a project. Now you gotta spend 6 bucks on shipping if you order a 10 cent resistor.

Yesterday was better in many respects, RS is one.

steve
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Music Discussion / Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Last post by Nick B on January 20, 2020, 07:25:59 PM »
More Art Farmer this afternoon.  Just got this one unpacked.
Art and Benny Golson on an album named  "Here and Now"   Mercury MG 20698
There rendition of "Ruby, My Dear" written by T. Monk, is one of those songs that will just stop you, lower your blood pressure, sooth your soul, and make you listen.   



Found it on Tidal. Some nice listening after returning today from a trip. Thx
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Speakers / Re: Meet the Magnetar speaker
« Last post by Nick B on January 20, 2020, 07:20:27 PM »
Got the 4 Rythmik Audio HX300-12OB servo amps running the two 6x12 OB H-Frame servo subs.  This is all driven from the dspMusikLCD 2x8 digital crossover system and MS-5 Music Server.

The planar drivers are running with 18" speaker cables from the Orchard Audio BOSC monoblock amps. 

Have the system gains very close and set of room measurements with MathAudio RoomEQ and REW to make sure everything is matched up gains.

Direct drive of the planars and servo subs is giving a very immediate sound with appropriate soundstage size depending on the recording.  It has a presence that I do not get with any passive crossover.  Channel matching is also very accurate as are the drivers from original measurements.   

Now to get the measuring mic setup for some final adjustments.

Very nice. What a great setup and the ability to really fine tune as well  :thumb:
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Speakers / Re: Meet the Magnetar speaker
« Last post by HAL on January 20, 2020, 06:29:52 PM »
Got the 4 Rythmik Audio HX300-12OB servo amps running the two 6x12 OB H-Frame servo subs.  This is all driven from the dspMusikLCD 2x8 digital crossover system and MS-5 Music Server.

The planar drivers are running with 18" speaker cables from the Orchard Audio BOSC monoblock amps. 

Have the system gains very close and set of room measurements with MathAudio RoomEQ and REW to make sure everything is matched up gains.

Direct drive of the planars and servo subs is giving a very immediate sound with appropriate soundstage size depending on the recording.  It has a presence that I do not get with any passive crossover.  Channel matching is also very accurate as are the drivers from original measurements.   

Now to get the measuring mic setup for some final adjustments.   
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General DIY / Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Last post by steve on January 20, 2020, 04:36:54 PM »
Nice comments/insites guys. I wish there was a store near me as well Folsom. I still have a 65-655 scientific calculator,
a 22-220 Micronta FET analog volt/amp/resistance meter with the x100k resistance range, and 40 watt soldering iron/tips that I still use.

Loved those small parts, resistors, switches, fuses, diodes etc., right there when an emergency came up, missing that one part, that one resistor, needed for testing a project. Now you gotta spend 6 bucks on shipping if you order a 10 cent resistor.

Yesterday was better in many respects, RS is one.

steve

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Music Discussion / Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Last post by S Clark on January 20, 2020, 03:29:20 PM »
More Art Farmer this afternoon.  Just got this one unpacked.
Art and Benny Golson on an album named  "Here and Now"   Mercury MG 20698
Their rendition of "Ruby, My Dear" written by T. Monk, is one of those songs that will just stop you, lower your blood pressure, sooth your soul, and make you listen.   

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Manufacturer News / Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Last post by dBe on January 20, 2020, 11:50:41 AM »
I installed one of the UberPuertos in the wall that supplies the office computer, printers, etc.  Even though the listening room and office are 40' apart in our home the additional RFI mitigitation is noticeable in musical reproduction.  Not a big difference, but worthwhile.  Well recorded music sounds just a little more relaxed in presentation, but not restrained in dynamics.
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Analog Devices / Re: Turntable Shelf...
« Last post by rollo on January 20, 2020, 11:49:37 AM »
   You may consider hanging a platform from clg if a good wall is not available. If you decide on wall try to locate studs for better application. The Exterior wall will be furred out and have have zero issue. Might be to high above your stand. Or just get a really good stand.
  May I suggest SGR from Australia. www.sgraudio.com. I can discount SGR for you. BTW what TT did you get ?

charles
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