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BillWojo

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  1. 4krow, I picked up a 15A variac at a ham fest about a year back. Now that thing is a beast! Rob, I sent you a PM. BillWojo
  2. Interested in a C11? Bill
  3. Reminds me to much of the cheap Fisher "Studio Standards" with the gaudy colors. Now the Marantz receivers do look nice. BillWojo
  4. Nice Karma, He's going to be real happy with that. When I was younger I invested heavily in Canon gear, FI with big motor drive, several lenses, etc. Should have gone Nikon, at least it's easy to adapt the lenses to a digital camera. Who knew.......Photography sure has changed. I can remember shooting all the B&W I wanted, I developed it in my bathroom. Color? That was expensive, didn't use that film much. Carefully framed every shot. BillWojo
  5. Figures Rod would pick 69! I'm in at 44 BillWojo
  6. And folks wonder why they can't find Carver gear in NJ............... BillWojo
  7. Kevin, those amps do suck some power! They would make my lights flicker when cranked up and need to be turned on one at a time or they would trip the circuit breaker. Takes a lot to charge up the caps when switched on. With 4 of those amps I'm kinda glad he lives a good half hour a way from me, pretty sure were on a different power grid. LOL. Hey Barry, those might be nice Altec's but they are rather pricey. Also keep an eye out for HeathKit AS101's, Valencias in a nicer cabinet, same driver load and cabinet volume. BillWojo
  8. Congrats Kevin, now you have an excuse for being on the computer all day!
  9. That Wiki read was pretty funny. I lone the fact that GE included a version of it in the GE handbook. Can you imagine an engineer looking for some specs and opening up to that page. Thanks for the laughs. BillWojo
  10. That guy is clearly out of the automotive industry and is now writing add copy for the various high end cable manufactures. I see the same gibberish in all of the expensive cable adds. Baffle them with bullshit and the gullible will buy it. BillWojo
  11. B-Man, nuclear explosions terrify me. It's not like when they take a building down, you could be in the next zip code and still be a victim. I guess it's from being in elementary school and all the drills we went through in case of the big bomb. Still that video is a big reminder of the destructive force they unlease. About 5 or 6 seconds after the blast the shock wave hits the camera man. BillWojo
  12. Sure looked like a nuclear explosion to me and a few seconds later the video camera shakes from the shock wave. As usual, Putin is in cover up mode. And only 7 people died? BillWojo
  13. Hey Kevin, that picture reminds me of a road trip we went on, just replace the motorcycles with cars. BillWojo
  14. I'll always remember walking into a new customers shop and meeting the owner. He must have just gotten back from court. He told me that if I ever need to go to court than hire the best lawyer around, keeps the opposing party from hiring them. Whatever it was, he was happy. Years later I heeded his advise. That was for my divorce. BillWojo
  15. I have one in a DC drive in my Monarch tool room lathe. Gives the two big thyratrons a chance to heat up the filaments before being energized. Kicks in a big relay that the B+ goes through. BillWojo
  16. Are they 6L6GC? If I didn't already have back up tubes for my MC40 monoblocks I'd be all over this deal. BillWojo
  17. I had the pleasure of hearing Kev's system this afternoon and it sounded fantastic. Kevin said it was very quiet in his post and I have to agree, no hum or buzz even when turned all the way up with no input. System noise is one thing that drives me nuts. The thing that I liked is it doesn't add coloration to the music, listening to things I'm familiar with sounded just as it should. A bit of that credit goes also to the 4000T preamp that Bonzoro rebuilt/modified. Kevin has told me for years that he thought that the 4000T could be made into a world class preamp and he was right. He asked me if I would change anything and the only thing I would change is the speakers, what can I say, I'm a horny kind of guy. Someday I'll get him to bring the amp by to try on my Altec's. His whole system looks great and that turntable is just WOW! Now Kev, leave it alone for awhile and just enjoy the music, it's going to take a lot to top this setup. BillWojo
  18. I'm in with 69, always liked that number. And that's a great Karma. I to would pick up shipping. BillWojo
  19. I grew up in an urban area with just enough woods and farms to hunt. During hunting season the kids that hunted would carry there shotguns and bags of ammo into school to store them in there locker. Nobody gave it a second thought. Graduated in 1975 BillWojo
  20. On another forum tonight I clicked on a photo and it was hosted by photofuckit. A pop up comes up from them and it's asking me to rate there service on a scale from 1 to 10. I give it a 1 and than it asked me to leave a comment. I said that they screwed up every forum out there and suck. I do believe that they are feeling the heat. The only people staying with them are businesses that have to much invested and just pay there ransom. A bunch of greedy assholes. Plus now it's full of pop up adds. If I click on a pic and it takes me to photofuckit, I just hit the back button. Not worth the aggravation. BillWojo
  21. Yea, if I was to visit anyone today, it would be oldtexasdog, nothing like a good barbecue. So how did it turn out? BillWojo
  22. BillWojo

    Sad Day...

    Yo Kev, let me know if I can help out. I've been in that basement a few times, This is not good at all. BillWojo
  23. If you can hear a difference but can't measure a difference than your measuring the wrong thing. Simple as that! BillWojo
  24. Hey guys, I popped my head out of the rabbit hole to check and see what your all up to and low and behold, your discussing tubes! It's awesome to see that more of you folks are getting into tube amps. Kevin (kve777) waved a carrot in front of me a while back and tossed it down a rabbit hole and I've been wandering around down here having fun. Everything that Kevin posted back on page two is truth. Especially about the better vintage tubes. I have taken decent sounding amps or preamp's and turned them into stellar performers by installing good vintage tubes. It's really noticeable when changing tubes on the low power SE style amps. Sure wish I could be there to join in on the tube build at CarverFest this year, sounds like a lot of fun. Looks to be a nice powerful PP amp that can drive a lot of different speakers. For those that have never experienced the sound of a tube amp, well, I think your going to be in for a nice surprise. I'm sure I'll get to hear Kevin's when he gets back from the Fest, maybe I can get him to bring it by to try on my Altec's. Now that would be a treat. In the meantime, if all goes well, this weekend I should be trading some gear for a set of PPP KT120 monoblocks, 100 watts per amp. Guess I'll finally be able to hear my ribbons on tubes. One last thing for you new tube guys building the tube amp. Not trying to scare you but when your powering this up to check it out, make sure you have someone experienced with you. The voltages involved are lethal. Don't be pounding beers and fingerpokin. They can bite you. I'll be looking in on this thread. Looks exciting. BillWojo
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