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Daddyjt last won the day on December 5 2019

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  1. Horrible idea. Haven’t we learned our lesson with the war on drugs, prohibition, the drinking age, etc...? All this will do is spur Chinese counterfeit product, of questionable purity(?), and feed a thriving underground market.
  2. Nice - it’s always a bonus when you 1. Remember you have something you could use, and 2. Actually put it to use. how do they sound?
  3. Nice Kevin. is there a thread on the perfect 10 subs?
  4. I’ll be overseeing 15 stores in CA. The ones near LA are Camarillo, Canoga Park, Arcadia and Costa Mesa. Are you close to any of those?
  5. Daddyjt


    3 men go into a hotel. The man behind the desk says a room is $30 so each man pays $10 and goes to the room. A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only $25 so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with $5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split $5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man a $1 and kept the other $2 for himself. This meant that the 3 men each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27 add the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29. Where is the other dollar?
  6. 2019 was a mixed-bag for me. On the down side, I lost my job in spring (company bankruptcy). On the upside, I saw my mother-in-law beat cancer (for the THIRD TIME), finished my basement, spent some of the most quality time with my kids since their birth, and got a new job that pays well but requires a lot of travel. I was also fortunate to meet four (4) site members: Mike @69Chevelle, David @4RUNNER, Tim @PhilDent, and Dick @Sk1Bum. Prior to 2019, I had not met any site members, so this was a great start. There are still many more of you I would love to meet, and with my new job, I will have the opportunity (I’ll be in California next week, for several months!) Prior to writing this, I had thought of 2019 as a less than stellar year, but looking at it now, it wasn’t too bad... How was your year?
  7. This update is a day late because quite honestly I was in a food-coma yesterday... I arrived at Dick’s house around noon, and we loaded up his brisket and his gifts for his family and took a 45 minute drive over to his moms house. We ate (first time I’ve ever had turkey, ham, and brisket on my plate at the same time. It was heaven), then the family (all 20ish of them!) exchanged gifts. It was nice to watch, and even nicer meeting his family - I’ve even got about 1/3 of their names down! As everyone was leaving, eventually it came down to Dick, his brother, and myself. We sat around chatting for close to an hour, and it was probably the most enjoyable time of the day - truly made me sad to leave. All in all, I could not have asked for a more welcoming and enjoyable day - thank you to you and your family, Dick.
  8. While cruising from Tulsa to Springfield MO, I came across a huge outlet store for knives and cutlery in Lebanon MO. I’ve always wanted an OTF (Out The Front) auto knife - formerly known as a switchblade. Problem is, even though they are legal to own in most states, dealers will only sell them to law enforcement and military. Well that’s NOT the case in Lebanon MO! So I am now the proud owner of a Benchmade Infidel OTF... merry Christmas to me!
  9. Niiice! The Dude it is! how do the headphones sound? I’m sick of earbuds, and considering an over the ear design...
  10. After hearing it last night at Dick’s house, I can definitely second the recommendation. Outstanding detail and clarity!
  11. As a few of you know, my new (and hopefully temporary) job requires A LOT of travel. As luck would have it, my current assignment had me leave home on Dec 18th for 4 months, and with a work radius of about 400 miles - Kansas City MO to Littlerock AR, and Oklahoma City to Osage Beach (Lake Ozark). I was (am) not thrilled with the concept of being away from the family for the holidays, but as the old saying goes, “ya gotta do what ya gotta do”. The one bright spot spot in all of this, is that Dick (Sk1bum) resides within this area. While I relish the opportunity to meet ANY member on this site, there are a special few that I especially want to meet. Dick certainly fits that bill, as he and I talk regularly and have a great deal in common. So when I call Dick a couple weeks ago and told him I’d be in his neck of the woods for work, we immediately decided to meet up. As the conversation progressed, I mentioned that I would not be able to travel home for Christmas (there are no trips home for this job). Dick immediately told me that I would be spending Christmas with his family - it wasn’t an invitation, it was an expectation. I graciously accepted, after receiving reassurance that I would not be intruding. I planned my travels to arrive in Springfield yesterday afternoon, and after checking in to my motel, went out to his place for the evening. This visit was separate from what is to come today. Anyway, Dick was so kind as to bbq a couple of rib steaks bigger than my foot, fry up some potatoes, and to top it all off, we shared some 21 year old single malt Glenfiddich - hospitality level off the charts! I can’t begin to tell you how a home cooked meal hit the spot after being on the road! We did a little listening to Dick’s multiple systems, and I am now intrigued by electrostats (just what I need, another speaker itch...). His Martin Logan’s, powered by a 500t mkII, sounded sublime with both vinyl and digital. I was also intrigued by his vinyl reproduction, but I’m just too lazy to chase that rabbit, lol. So as I sit here in a lonely hotel room, I am beyond thankful that I’ll be heading over to Dick’s house in a couple hours to travel to his mother’s home for a family Christmas gathering. I simply don’t have the words to express my thanks for your generosity and friendship. Merry Christmas everyone.
  12. I actually took this photo in downtown SLC last week...
  13. Very nice Karma - not in, as I already have a digital scope. good luck to all that are in!
  14. A couple months ago, I was selling my ALIII pair. I had them set up in the garage, and was demoing them for a guy when my son came home from work. The guy made a low-ball offer ($250), and I said no. He left saying he’d think about them at my asking price ($600). Apparently my son fell in LOVE with them while I was auditioning them for the guy. As soon as he was gone, my son said he’d pay me the $600 for them as long as I’d take payments - he WANTED the speakers - best sound he’s ever heard. I kind of hedged, and told him I’d think about it - he’s been asking me every day since. So while he he was at work the other day, I gutted his current AV set up, and installed the ALIII speakers, his Denon DVD player, receiver and other bits. I did all of this to give him the speakers as his Christmas present, as I’m leaving tomorrow for work for several months, and won’t be here for Christmas. The setup is not anywhere near its final point, but I really want him to experience the incremental improvement that most of us went through with our first systems, vs just handing him a turn key top shelf system - if that makes any sense. BTW, I made it clear to him that the McCormack was on LOAN, just until I have time to mkII a 1.0t for him! anyway, that brings us to the Oppo. I want one for him so he can stream the FLAC library on his system. His Denon will not do it, although it has a USB input...? If anyone has a line on one in the $400ish neighborhood, (with remote and WiFi stick) please let me know. Thanks all!
  15. The only different component may be the main filter caps. I ran out of the UC caps that we now use, and used a pair of the Panasonic ones that I have on hand. I only stopped using the Panasonics because it’s a chore to bend the legs of one to fit the space - they are the same spec however (10kuf, 100v) so I don’t see how they could make a difference....🤔
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