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    What’s happened to our media?

    Huh.....you think its bad there, try watching a CBC broadcast up here in canuckistan. They're a heavy left leaning national broadcasted station of both television and radio. Nothing wrong with leaning either way in my opinion......you get your audience and then you try to keep them. Heres the problem......they are funded to the tune of 1.1 billion dollars a year by the canadian taxpayer. In fairness they do broadcast up in the far north and for most its the only contact......BUT USA is approx 10 times the pop of Canada.....so thats like you guys funding CNN to the tune of 11 billion a year. Heres the kicker......they dont have to explain or show ANYBODY where and how the dollars are spent.....not even the sitting gov..... WTF Couldnt fail if they tried as they dont rely on outside revenue.....although they generate a lot of that as well. So why not push your agenda?......yup, why the f not......nothing to loose. Explain to me again how communism works........
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    Did you play or do you play Video Games

    born in 1960......remember pong, about 76'?.....played atari and coleco til had kids.....about 1981, then stopped, had to build a life. Fast forward about 30 yrs....about 8 or 9 yrs ago I started playing a strategy wargame called Evony. Started on a PC.....now I have a tab dedicated to it. The only game I play, have no interest in others, prob cause I spend so much time on Evony while I listen to tunes.
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    Favorite Pictures

    They're gone now, they would be black for night and white for day.....had a 10mph difference if i remember correctly. I dont remember a prudent though.....it translates into autobahn.....😁
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    Dogs - Post Em' If You Got Em'

    My Jack Russell has been my shadow now for 13 years.....he really is my best friend. The Collie cross is my wifes faithful friend.....shes 7 now The Boxer is our newest addition, shes everybody's dog and just a delight......2 1/2 yrs young. Being on a farm we have cats and horses as well......I live a truly blessed life.
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    Reference disc / need your help!!

    I still listen to mine all the time...
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    MERRY CHRISTMAS CARVERITES!!!........and a prosperous new year!
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    What do you do for a living?

    Compared to a lot of you guys my career choice is a little boring.... Im a construction superintendent for the wall and ceiling industry. My latest job was helping to bring back 2 large towers in Edmonton in line with schedule. The contractor doing the work was falling behind.....so we come in to "fix" it. 6 months later......complete. To elaborate a bit......the Stantec is 70 stories and the tallest building west of Toronto, the other.....56 story Marriot hotel. These buildings sit side by side and are being constructed at the same time. Unprecedented for western Canada, in a new downtown revitalization project called the ice district in Edmonton Alberta It sits with 4 0ther towers started now and a 700 million dollar arena that is now open. View from the 56th floor of the Marriot looking down at the new arena. The video from the 30th story of the Stantec. 20180821_082202.mp4
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    Happy Birthday Nahash5150

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    What's cookin?

    Habitant style split pea soup.......yellow peas and all the goodness from left over ham......mmmmmmm Just wondering.......if Im a meatatarian do I make my salad out of shaved roast beef?.
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    Winter Driving

    Up here in the arctic we call winter driving.....text me when you get there or text me when you leave. My 21 yr old daughter been driving a month now.....the father worry kicks in bad. My dad had 3 boys then a daughter...... the boys all just drove, but when baby sister drove dad had us all on high alert. Couldnt get why until just this month.....40 some yrs later.
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    Happy Birthday Rod H

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    What are your favorite lyrics?

    Squeeze my lemon till the juice runs down my leg...... Dont know why I like this one......
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    Roy Clark passes away at 85

    CRAP.....Buck and Dwight were good as well....
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    Phase Linear/Carver History

    Just not sure where to put this.......mods please move at your discretion. May 1972 "AUDIO" mag. https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Audio/70s/Audio-1972-05.pdf Daniel Meyer disrespects Bob.......Bob answers back Page 18 and 20 Phase Linear add on Page 91 My Favourite quote.... we at Phase Linear don't wish to increase the incidence of hernia among audiophiles with state of the art, but power hungry, speaker systems.
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    My wife has been waiting for this to come out for months.....and, so have I To say Queen music was a huge part of being a teenager in the 70s would be an understatement. I remember hearing Killer Queen on the school bus about "76......blew my mind.
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    PDRs stuff

    Hmmm.......I thought I had done this already. Here goes: Amps+ pre/pro: Sunfire TGA-5400 Sunfire TGP-5 Grant Fidelity A-88 Yamaha RX-V659 HK 540i Technics SU-G50, new class A B&K Reference 50 Source: Raysonic 128 Denon 2930ci Speakers: Original ALS Selah Audio Symmetrica Array Selah Audio 128 Array (2) Selah Audio dual 12" subs GR Research Venue-Open Baffle Selah Sardonyx center JBL CF80 Lucidity Audio bookshelfs Scott S197 Interconnects: MIT S3 MIT 330 series two Better cables RCA- Eichman terminated Better cables XLR XLO Digital Carver Audio RCA (waiting for delivery) DIY 99.99% silver 30awg Speaker cables: XLO HT-6 12' (2 pairs) Various 12+16 ga cables Pictures: Thanks for looking, Perry
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    PDRs stuff

    Ray.......not sure I know what "Ping me off list please" means.......lol......I'm not cool with the jargon since '95 or so.....☹️☹️ Brian bought his Raysonic after seeing mine on the other forum, his is a step up, its a 168, mines a 128. Raysonic the company is no more, so there isnt gonna be any support. I dont believe I've personally heard a better player. 2 tubes for RCAs out and the other 2 are for XLR......a lot of people dont know that, so thought I'd mention it. I havnt seen one offered for years, kinda says it all right there.... Have to pry mine from my cold dead hands..... Your gear (love your spatials) is damn high end, a Raysonic would fit right in, in my opinion. EDIT: found one $850 CAD.....bout $650 US https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649463184-raysonic-vacuum-tube-cd-player/
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    PDRs stuff

    Lee, good to hear from you. Believe it or not I stopped off at Audio 5.1 to buy some binding posts, sitting on the main gear stand was the 428. Brought it home......after some haggeling.... for $500 CAD.....thats $380 US for you 'mericans. 2x 7.5w, need to get my servo subs refinished to play it with my 95db Pap trio I'm considering selling my Carver A760x and the C-11......so prob wont be here long. Actually I'm considering selling the 300b, really everything except the Raysonic, the MP 401 and the HT system Why?...... Need to free up some extra cash to purchase a set of speakers that i never could afford, and that until just now couldnt be DIY........I'm very excited. These are O.B on a whole different level..... Super 7
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    PDRs stuff

    Thanks guys. Dennis, I did make the gear stand......I like the living edge. I seem to DIY the hell out of everything.....☠️ Need to get some wall hangings etc up now.....
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    PDRs stuff

    Lazy.....havn't updated in years......lazy. Im almost done my basement HT system. Need to refinish the second sub (it will go in the right hand corner) and the rear arrays......i have Wharfedale Mach 9s for rears right now....meh. The center channel also needs to be refinished and I want to build a grill cover for it. The ribbons on the arrays and center are fabulous, crystal clear and the height of the arrays add a "Theatre" effect thats very, very cool. Can hardly wait to add the rear arrays... The gear is Onkyo AVR and the rest is DVD, satellite, etc, nothing to note. The TT is a Rega P3 on a slate "L" plinthe, (I need to buy a motor for it) with a RB-300 arm with an AT 440MLa cart. Crappy cell phone pics for your enjoyment.....😁 I'll post more when completed. Bought a new amp a while back..... I'm a fan of the Musical Paradise stuff. http://www.musicalparadise.ca/store/index.php?route=common/home Local designer/engineer here in Edmonton, getting international recognition now. Good for him, a real nice guy. I own his Mp-401, first heard Baloks in my room, had one shortly after. Both the 401 and 428 are point to point wired. This is MP-428, a 300b/2A3 amp. http://www.musicalparadise.ca/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=66&product_id=53
  21. Damn nice Kevin.......Enjoy! The rabbit ears?......for the tuner?
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    I remember in the 60s walking around with my Transistor radio......am of course, lol. I heard somewhere that certain songs were recorded and listened to thru Trans radio, and were re-mixed to sound the best......dont know if thats true though. http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/songs-that-the-transistor-radio-was-made-for.749614/
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    From the album: PDRs System

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    From the album: PDRs System