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Balok last won the day on December 3 2021

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  1. Hi Barry. Good to hear from you. Take care man.
  2. Happy Birthday Barry.
  3. I guess those threads are in general discussion NOT audio discussion. My mistake. Disregard that post.
  4. There is no reason why those threads can't continue. But it would be nice if they didn't occupy most of the 10 active discussion topics day after day. Many audio threads get pushed off of the active discussion list within hours and disappear into oblivion and 90 percent of the members never get a chance to see it.
  5. Kevin's birthday. A three day celebration.!!
  6. I really appreciate your Sunfire repair threads wrf, as there is very little information on those units. I am glad we are having this conversation. The tech vs non tech content has been a major schism on the site for the past several years. Now we are getting some reasons behind the shift in the site.
  7. I think it would be wrong to ignore all newbie tech questions just because they may blow themselves up. I have visited other sites and I notice that they have disclaimers regarding working on high voltage equipment every time I access a vacuum tube related thread. Maybe we need something like that? I have developed a real interest in DIY audio, especially vacuum tube stuff (God help me). Many of the skills I have I learned here. I started very simply, by replacing a transistor in my HR895. Now i've grown to build some pretty mediocre sounding DIY vacuum tube gear...ha ha. But I had to start somewhere.
  8. Before everyone gets upset, why don't we give it a try? I think a little more audio talk will be good for the site. Yes, a lot of the old boys are gone from the site now. Maybe because the site has changed and maybe because they simply ran out of things to say. Interests change. Over the past few years, I have watched a lot of people join the site looking for help. They got none. They never came back. That says something, doesn't it? I sense a lot of sarcasm in your post Mark. I for one really enjoy the non-political meme thread. Its a good laugh everyday. The political meme thread is fine too although I am not following it much. What bothers me is that there are people asking audio questions and needing help and the tech savy folks are ignoring those threads while at the same time i see them posting political memes and getting into arguments. I try to help when I can but i am very aware of my limited knowledge and I wouldn't want to give people incorrect advice that isn't corrected by someone smarter. We need to get more audio threads going and get more involvement in those threads. I learned a lot about electronics by being on this site. But, when I really need help now, I look somewhere else. That's why I am not around much anymore.
  9. Welcome. Sounds like a good system you have. Is your C-1 a stock unit? If so, there are several good upgrades to improve the sound quality.
  10. Wow, what an ordeal to live through. I am so glad Jen is improving.
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