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  1. Our Pepper garden is kickin. 75 plants. Super Chilli's, Cayenne, Serrano, Chinese, Hungarian and Poblano.
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  2. Some of my favorite pictures. The A-10 redefined Close Air Support. Unmatched for 50 years. With an unmatched redefinition of nose-down flying attitude at sustained horizontal flight, all while firing it's gatling gun, the A-10 with two huge GE TF-34 engines redefined the concept, accuracy and effectiveness of air-ground strafing. Oh, that Avenger 30mm, 7-barrel gatling, it's this big... This is great description I snagged from the web... "The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon mounted in the US Air Force’s Fairchild Republic A-10 Warthog. Designed specifically for the anti-tank role, the Avenger delivers very powerful rounds at a high rate of fire. The GAU-8/A is extremely accurate and can fire up to 3,900 rounds per minute without complications. The 30-mm shell has twice the range, half the time to target, and three times the mass of projectiles fired by guns mounted in comparable close air support (CAS) aircraft." (Link HERE) There are a variety of different 30mm shells for different purposes (depleted uranium, tank busting, etc.), but this is a good perspective of size, firing at ~4000 rounds a minute or about ~70 shells a second. I have a few spent shell casings - they are impressive.
    3 points
  3. While I'm waiting for FedEx to show up, I managed to repair the headband on my old Sigmas (bought new probably in 1983) and did a temporary lash up with some extra junk I had collecting dust: Rega Saturn CD player, Conrad-Johnson MF-2275 amp, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp. This fall I'll drag it upstairs and mate it with a Harman-Kardon tube tuner RodH gave me a million years ago. Kind of overkill but this stuff all works really well together. I call this shot house sinks to the left while mismatched ottoman basks in the camera flash.
    3 points
  4. Cats are elegant. They approach us. They bump our heads. They have some contact with us, confront our art, appropriate it and redefine it. They know where they looked best. * *Stealing lines from Ursula K. LeGuinn "On cats..." We are moving. All music, art, cat-scratch furniture packed & moved to a new place, except an old second hand store LP jacket.
    3 points
  5. Thanks for the help. I ended up buying a bag of various belts online and two of them worked. New to me SD/A-360 is working great!
    2 points
  6. @B-Manlove those pictures you put up!! One of my favorites is this. Kind of like C-130's since I was a Crew Chief on a few.
    2 points
  7. Nice crop!!!! It is so much fun watching stuff grow.
    1 point
  8. Pulled from the owner's manual hope this helps: https://usermanual.wiki/Sunfire/SunfireClassicVacuumTubePreamplifierUsersManual490041.1949288206/view Tube type and location Phono Board V1 6DJ8 or 6922 MC amp V2 6DJ8 or 6922 MC amp V3 6DJ8 or 6922 MC amp V4 12AX7 MM amp V5 12AX7 MM amp V6 6DJ8 or 6922 Infrasonic amp Line Board V1 6DJ8 or 6922 Contour amp V2 6DJ8 or 6922 Line amp/Bal amp V3 6DJ8 or 6922 Line amp/Bal amp Note: 6922 Tubes are preferred as they have less noise and microphonics than 6DJ8s
    1 point
  9. From Asheville, North Carolina to the Dude across the Canadian border, we are under the ever watchful gaze.
    1 point
  10. The Stax 404s are here, tube amp runs hot, headphones sound tremendous. I always think of Obi and how he liked his recent Stax headphones more than his Martin Logans and he was right, sound quality is spot-on and tons of detail.
    1 point
  11. As an experiment try moving the ribbons to the opposite sides from each speaker, when they are next to each other they lobe out and cancel each other. Hook up a mic and REW and you will actually see the SPL fall off. Even though it doesn't look as kool you can actually stand them directly behind each other and add a small delay and they will rock. I have 3 pair and have experimented with many different ways and x-overs systems.
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  12. A-10's make the most feared sound by the enemy, and most welcome sound by our ground forces.
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  13. Is there any discussion of a DIY project for this year's Carver Fest? If anyone has an interest, I was thinking about a Class D monoblock amp project using Hypex NCore NC500 (500w/ch into 4 ohms, 370w/ch into 8 ohms) or Hypex NC250 (250w/ch into 4 ohms, 130w/ch into 8 ohms) modules. Amps using those modules have received good reviews and I have one that I think sounds good. They are more detailed (less tubey sounding) compared to Carver solid state transfer mod amps. These modules have power transformers built in and that somewhat simplifies the build. Hypex offers a kit using a slightly different module (500w/ch iinto 4 ohms) for 600 euros per channel. I think we could do it for around $400-$500/channel with enough participation. The cases would be of Chinese manufacture to keep costs down. These Hypex modules prefer XLR inputs, btw. (Hypex is raising prices at the end of June, so we could save some on that part if enough people commit to do this.) It's just an idea though. I'm not trying to push anyone into this at all.
    1 point
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