Poinzy
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Poinzy

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Do you want to REALLY look stupid? Call thrift store workers stupid then tell everyone you shop in thrift stores. May 25, 2017 at 3:39 PM

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      Poinzy
      Do you want to REALLY look stupid? Call thrift store workers stupid then tell everyone you shop in thrift stores.
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      If I had to make a turntable the centerpiece of my livingroom sound system, an idler-wheel deck would be the LAST thing I'd choose.
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      The only "sound" an idler-wheel drive turntable has is rumble.
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      Real engineers beat you to it. Sorry. You can stop thinking you made some groundbreaking discovery on your basement workbench.
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      Never mind. Rip, download. I don't care.
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      Tube amps -- what a complete waste of time.
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      What I meant was, if things sounded all right as they were, why did you get the new speaker stands? I KNOW you wanted to try them. WHY?
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      I LOVE the "ignore" function. I think I got kicked off another site because I didn't use "ignore" soon enough.
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      My Grado cartridge hums. I know! I'll buy a new turntable!
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      My Grado cartridge hums. I blame myself for not consulting the 'hum database' before buying it. Lol.
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      All of the bad things that newbies are just discovering about vinyl I knew about in frigging high school. smh
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      Yes indeed, vinyl sucks.
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      You can make a phono mono adapter from parts in your supply drawer. Why on earth would you want to spend 100's of $ on a mono cart instead?
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      Mastering for vinyl -- what an incredible drag. I'm glad I don't have to do it.
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      Mixing establishes the relationships between elements in a recording. Mastering establishes final levels and dynamic range.
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      If you want to eliminate room effects, forget speakers and get a set of headphones. It beats installing expensive room treatments.
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      Playing Wagner in memory of my musical cat.
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      I had to have Moffet put to sleep. She's the cat in my "cat on audio gear" picture.
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      My cat is sick. I'm her go-to guy, and I feel like a pretty useless go-to guy right now.
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      Turning the volume down to safe levels -- the last thing people seem to consider. They deserve their tinnitus and hearing loss.
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Audio Technician
    Call me an audiophile, I dare you.

    I'm an audio technician. Mostly, I just twist the dials for the people who do the real work. The last big project I did was engineering for a physicist doing a sound-level profile of Orchestra Hall for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

    My studio systems are all SS, with, for the most part, digital playback. I only ride the vinyl bus when I have to do the occasional audio restoration project. To me, turntables are just tools for getting the job done. I'm a digital guy at heart.

    The oldest things in my home studio right now: a Dual 1229 turntable and a pair of KEF 2-way, 8-inch floor-standers in custom cabs.

    Recommended book for vintage-heads: 'Radiotron Designer's Handbook', published by RCA. It's available as a free download. Just Google the title.

    Recommended site: 'Wireless World' http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Wireless_World_Magazine.htm

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    I rip and restore shellac and vinyl recordings. It beats meth.
    Science introduces evil meritocracy to the golden ears' inclusive hugfest.
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