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About halfbaked

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  1. Real Estate issue. Just when you think you have all planned out. Get things in place. Everything is going well and then a Twister comes quick and changes what the shelves requirements that I had been working on. For the moment I enjoy them as they lay. I thought with them on the floor enjoying them. Is a much better problem than then not having them. Unplanned but why not it the holiday gift season and who better than me to buy for?
  2. One take a refreshing look at what is meant for you. A couple of weeks ago I was talking with another member about Silver 7t's on eBay. We also both like the ideas with them with blue meters. The 7t's seemed to be alright. Though the age it's time for a refurb. Nothing denoting any abuse and should pass a smoke test with no smoke. I hate bids as one needs to be there on the end. This had 56 minutes left and I was feeling good so I waited as the clock ticked away. With a minute to go I went to refresh the page. My cell crashed and kissed the bid. When this started I wasn't looking for amps as my OCCD provided amp that pleased from other members. Props to the members here. With that I said it wasn't meant to be and not a huge loss. Shortly thereafter frenchguy posted his "thinning the herd". So I sent a query about the pair of Silver 7t's he was selling. Really I was thinking I more curious than diving in. Obviously his are well taken care of.... He adds they have blue meters. I had to wonder if this was some cosmic divine intervention from the audio gods and this journey was meant to be. So I had to take the bite. Now with Silver 7t's to me the reviews were the most polarized zero or 10. The Carver-lash was in full force. Though they were much more respectful with the Silver 9t's. Silver 7t's owners always positive. I have a pair of Martin Logan SL3's with the better they're fed the better they sound. Now most probably would be ready for their arrival and the wonderful timing of not feeling well. All I did was unplugged the mains. I was going the take the speaker cabling from the bedroom and use them in the man-cave. But a later time on those. Now the speakers are only roughly placed. I powered them up and let them get warmed up. Before the delivery I was listening to a live show. So I decided to just repeat it. The sound come up with a instant notice of the fatter sound stage with the volume slightly lower than normal. So now it was time to kick back and listen. With the thought these might be the end of my search ... a strange thought but my primary stereo might be it. I have to get around and figure 5.1 but thats later. I also threw DVD-A's, Blue ray-Audio discs. All thumbs up. I haven't even hit some of my favorites yet on SACD's, Mo-fi or Audio Fidelity. One Mo-fi did make the rotation. I almost forgot. I have therapy tomorrow and Friday so I am excited to re-listen with the proper time once I really can relax to enjoy. Who needs the holidays at year's end when some Carver makes everyday enjoyable. Deep thanks to many here and a double thanks to frenchguy. I have to write a post about the great care with shipping. Something that comes much clearer with pictures.
  3. Some heresy says OCCD is curable. I ask why seek a "cure" or is not having OCCD mark the end of the Age of Reason? It would seem to me having OCCD is the Age of Reason.
  4. So this means Rod H is the kid today or the dude? Duderino? Can we have multiple dudes on the same day? Confused methinks but always have the true knowledge. The Dude Abides
  5. What doesn't kill ypu makes you stronger. So have another drink or two. Really whatever number pleases you. Afterall its your BIrthday When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Hunter Thompson
  6. Drummer I followed you lead with a DVD-A. I looked and saw 1975, high school was that long ago and so much great music. Dcl, I had my girlfriend's brother tape it as I was attending the one in the Medowlands. Probably called something else. We got there and seated early enough for U2. I can't remember who was before U2. It ended with the Police "Reunion" so much inbetween. We watched the tapes acouple of days later. The Meadowlands was a bit of a hike. On a similar note I did catch Queen on their tour for "The Game".
  7. When I look at hashy picture, I'm not sure why but I only a Sith Audio Temple.
  8. Happy Birthday I few a few beers here for you. Though if you don't come soon they may be gone. I raised a toast in your honor. (It wasn't one of yours)
  9. Did anyone see Queen in concert or at either Live Aid?
  10. Methinks I'm not young anymore yet I still do stupid things being here is not one of them. Glad to say that hanging around here and getting some excellent Carver to listen to is such a great part in my life. Welcome and beware of OCCD.
  11. Excellent and have an abundant business. You will be much happier. Besides like others here I have some business that sounds like it's heading in your direction now. I can't wait to send you an inquiry. First I have to take care of something. To empty my slate.
  12. I was running through a few pages of cd's. I noticed one saying MQA, I think it was a Japanese import which means not the double ripoff but a triple (Japanese imports are more expensive. Having just read the piece. it made me laugh after having read the piece by the Bobfather.
  13. Grats on able to bounce quickly back from surgery. My left knee was done 33 years ago with the old method even for back then. The surgeon felt with the damage sustained it would provide the most stability. I only bring this up as I was too young at the time for knee replacement. Now I go to the VA and get asked how has it been I will tell them while they are looking for a replacement for their replacement. The life cycle I'm told is 20 years for them. In physical therapy I was talking with another vet who apparently had some alergic reaction so he had to quickly go again under the knife. He's the first I've spoken about reacting to a replacement. It's so easy to have unexpected reactions so do well with your recovery.
  14. Attendee's having been shy about the fest. I can't decide if it's really great to hear. Which it is...... Or, a bummer to have missed it? With a real should've, afterall just hearing afterwards Bob himself would fix the mess I made from building an amp that itself would have alone been worth it. For now I will settle for vicariously living with through others.
  15. MoFi question first do you listen as a cd or sacd? Also if the disc offers surrond sound do you listen as surround or stereo? My first hdcd was an accident as I was looking for the album and grabbed it without a real look at the cover. Cars first for those curious but not asking. It's a shame that Audio Fidelity is closed. They had plenty of titles I would have purchased if not so limited by their runs. The additional cost is a factor that I tend to buy the albums well known rather than one that only offers a song or two. Not that the new-ish XRCD which are Japanese imports doesn't offer much for me but some of you would be right at home with. JVC maximizes the mastering side starting fresh from the master tapes using 20 bit mastering then brings it to 16 bit for Redbook. The their K2 processing involves the ultra high quality of coding for the disc. The few discs I have explains all of the processing involved. I just sprinted through to offer a quick account of them. Interesting how a few mentions of the human element. I mentioned elsewhere how Sgt Pepper a obvious very listen eed to album sound so much better with their most recent remastering. Really gave me a new listening experience. The hearing also offered a better appreciation of George Martins techinical wizardry of the time. After I work out the couple of kinks from listening. I can't wait to hear my system as it should be. It's also funny to me when someone asks about the system and as far as the electronics go aside from the disc player tthe next newest piece is 20 years old. Sometimes one of my neighbors occasionally borrows a disc player since he doesn't have blu-ray yet. I have a Carver CD player among the gear and use that in the interim. Works nicely but starts the skipping every so often. My DVD audio experience has to do with burning a show into that format. One box set offers a DVD audio. To me I see the Blu-ray discs are the ones used for the high-end discs for the box sets. Also the same format not mentioned so far. The consistency of opinion speaks volumes of agreement of the various formats of the members.
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