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Poinzy
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Poinzy

Super Member, Male, from SE Michigan

With one post per thread, I minimize the chance of being accused by another poster, or a moderator, of starting an argument. Nov 14, 2018 at 6:51 PM

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      Poinzy
      With one post per thread, I minimize the chance of being accused by another poster, or a moderator, of starting an argument.
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      My father's having his Hafler amps reconditioned. They're playing 1.5dB less loud than their normal house-quaking levels. This is important.
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      The next tt purchase is going to be a Technics SL1200GR. The sound is still going to suck, but I still need the best archiver I can afford.
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      If you're not willing to spend more than $300 on a turntable, you might as well give up and spend the money on a CD player.
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      I'm guessing that the best answer now is: "Adult-education classes at a community college."
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      There's such a thing as "burning in" electronic equipment. You do that by running it.
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      I remember when CD's were first released I couldn't get rid of my vinyl records fast enough. I've never regretted the decision.
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      I predict someone will not be intellectually curious enough to look up the term "noise floor".
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      I have a feeling a thread will shortly be locked. I probably shouldn't have posted in it. Oh well.
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      I think my father's Dual 701 cost $400 new in 1974. That's roughly $2000 in 2018 dollars. $300 for a new deck? Yer throwing yer mun away.
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      The Just-In-Time-For-Christmas Beatles' White Album reissue. Thank God it's definitive, and that I'm not cynical.
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      Down to about 500Hz, a room is treated. Below that frequency, a room is *tuned*. Some sofa cushions stacked in the corners won't work.
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      The guys who originally mixed and mastered an album are the ones that are going to get all of the credit. No one cares about late-comers.
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      What do you do with rock albums that were designed to be listened to through car radios? Answer: Not much.
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      The band members sound ALIVE, even though two of them aren't anymore. Amazing.
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      You can actually sense John Lennon's neglect of Julian in these tracks now. Tragic yet wonderful.
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      Enclosed band photos individually autographed by the Photoshop technician.
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      Now you can barely hear the toilet backing up in the studio men's room. Definitive reissue.
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      50 just sounds better than 20.
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      Is it possible to have a career as an audio engineer if you don't remaster a Beatles album at some point? I'm beginning to wonder.
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    Gender:
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    Home Page:
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    Location:
    SE Michigan
    Occupation:
    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. Projects have included 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 short 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 collection right now: a Dual 1229 turntable (permanently retired) and a pair of KEF 2-way, 8-inch floor-standers in custom cabs. My desktop monitors are JBL LSR305's, hitched to a dbx 231s EQ.

    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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    Just cut the drama and buy the power cable.
    The only *advise* I can give you is that you invest in a dictionary.
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