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Interesting story.  Thanks for sharing.

Have you decided on a particular model?  New or used and direct or through a dealer?


The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:50:03 PM »
It's a rotten shame....

I have been building Tidal play lists, either be genre or by decade, as I am sure some you may also be doing.  I spent a couple of hours this afternoon scrolling through time; when I got to the contemporary stuff (the last 10 years), I had to back about 10db off the volume control.  Damn compression.

What's on your cranium??? / Re: Happy New Year!!!!
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:15:58 AM »
Happy New year to all.  If I have an audio related resolution it's to get fixed or get rid of everything I have that doesn't play to spec (except parts units for things I have)

Home Audio Equipment in the Burgh / Re: Audio Garage Sale
« on: December 30, 2017, 02:51:18 PM »
Hal and Dave are indeed still around and have been separately advertising speakers and turntables on CL

List your system / Re: Few from the past
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:17:25 AM »
Welcome and nice gear.

What's on your cranium??? / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2017, 08:16:41 AM »
Merry Christmas to all.

Repair / Help / Re: AVR repair, is it worth it
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:33:38 AM »
There is the factory to consider.  Or, check with the place you bought it for a recommendation

TUBES TUBES TUBES / Re: New Bob Carver CarverFest tube amp build
« on: December 13, 2017, 04:56:45 PM »
Thanks much.  Two weeks is a long time; is a shorter stay permitted and will it work?

TUBES TUBES TUBES / Re: New Bob Carver CarverFest tube amp build
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:28:56 PM »
I am not necessarily a Carver fan, actually probably best described as having no opinion, but the trip and experience sound wonderful.  Are the dates known yet?

DIY / Service Manuals
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:24:21 PM »
I am not sure this is the best place to post this, and maybe some of you already found this resource, but I want to recommend Norman at as a great resource for hard to find manuals.  If it isn't on Audio Engine or Vinyl Engine, try AnalogAlley.

I needed a manual for an all in one Proton music system (AI 3000 mkII) and AnalogAlley had it in a pdf download, which meant I could get it almost immediately.  Of course I screwed up the order, buying the wrong manual and then my PayPal locked up, so my planned day to fix the Proton went down the drain.

I emailed the vendor explaining my stupid mistake and got a response form Norm within 24 hours.  While he had no reason to believe I wasn't trying to scam him and get a second manual without paying for it, Norm offered a full credit against the correct document.  He did require my word about the error and the fact I had not yet downloaded the incorrect manual, but that was more than fair (and the truth).

PS, the Proton system is toast, it needs unobtanium parts to correct the cassette player malfunction and so I will probably parts it out.  Cosmetics are excellent and it has the drop down front panel and remote, two things usually missing.

General Discussion / Re: Saturday shopping
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:04:36 AM »
In my experience you had an outstanding day.  I have searched more for much less.  I am surprised you didn't run into Hal and Dale

The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:17:58 PM »
The Blues Live from Jazz at Lincoln center.  Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton.  Tidal. Damn these guys are good.

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.

I have owned a couple of those.  Looks great.  Let me know if you need original Pan-Loc brackets.

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