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The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: Today at 01:07:05 PM »
Smithereens - 11

RIP Pat!

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Home Audio Equipment in the Burgh / Re: snake oil
« on: December 11, 2017, 12:08:59 AM »
Power conditioners are NOT snake oil.   I would have taken one of those just for giggles if I hadn't been beaten to them.   That's okay, that game was worth it!

Oh, and I'm pretty sure the CD dampers are snake oil, but at that price why not see for yourself?   If I still played CDs I might.

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The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:32:43 PM »
always appreciate both the recommended albums and especially the ones to avoid.... thanks to all contributors.

Well, here's one to avoid...



Here's your proof that even the best mix can't fix mediocre music. I love REM, but it is obvious on this one that they were simply going through the motions. "High Speed Train" is the worst Stipe vocal ever. If he had cared at all at that point it never would have even seen the light of day. Uninspired is one thing, but horribly out of tune is another. The "Yeah yeahs" on "Ascent of Man" sound like he is parodying himself. It's so bad that it actually makes me wonder if he did it just to see if he could get away with it. Maybe they should have gone back to Scott Litt to produce this one since he always buried the vocals anyhow.   If "Leaving New York" had made the "In Time" compilation, there would be no reason for this to exist.

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I like your parents very much.   Your kid though...

(It's a joke.   I kid because I love.    :laugh: )

Don't worry, I think my brother's a douche too :P

 :-*

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I like your parents very much.   Your kid though...

(It's a joke.   I kid because I love.    :laugh: )

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You have fought the good fight, pbj!   I have seen how devastating it can be with my mom.   I admire your courage and strength.

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I have mostly done the same.  Unless a component gets regular listening, or is somehow otherwise special (I reacquired my original high school system), it's moving out the door.  I am out of space and the vintage gear is a pain to maintain.  I will buy/flip newer used and demo stuff for my primary rigs.  Haven't bought anything of substance new for some time now.

Maybe I am actually more or less satisfied and just listening to the music.

Where's the "like" button?

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The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:13:25 AM »
Santana - MoFi Caravanserai SACD



Is that stereo or surround?

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The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:12:33 AM »
Long time no see.

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Oh, and I'm going to mark this Mac as PENDING to a lucky forum member.

I wish it was me.

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I'm fascinated to hear that a linear tracker needs a gauge.   I thought that was kind of the point of linear tracking.   I'll be watching with interest.   (Sorry I'm not in the market for gear at the moment pbj).

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The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: November 26, 2017, 12:39:23 AM »


Great album, nice mix.   It starts off modestly but becomes more involved as the album goes on (much like the album itself).   The drums on "Lightnin' Hopkins" particularly benefit from the surround mix.   If Lifes Rich Pageant was the start of their most artistic period, then Document is the one that began their assault on the charts.   Welcome to the Occupation!

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Sounds great.   Let's conclude via PM.

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I have a Polk or Infinity center in a box somewhere.   I only have a couple small cheap subs at the moment.   It would be a stop gap measure at best.   The Advents have screw holes on the back for the bracket, so you would need something that you can match to the existing spacing.   I haven't looked into it.   I'm assuming the two brackets probably have nearly as much value as two of the speakers.

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The advents might be a good way to go as I already have a sound bar and sub woofer package (vizio) thats a few years old that I can use with it.

How does a hundred bucks for the four of them sound?   If you can't get your soundbar to play nice with the system as a center, I'm sure I can come up with a decent cheap center channel speaker as well.   The sub should be fine unless it has proprietary cabling so it only works with the soundbar.

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