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gold98gtp last won the day on April 17 2017

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    Mark Snyder
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    Retired EE (31 years at Delco Electronics / Delphi)

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  1. Great karma Charlie! I'm in with 65. Mark
  2. Here is the abstract of an interesting experiment published in the Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "Listener evaluations of new and Old Italian violins". Old Italian violins are routinely credited with playing qualities supposedly unobtainable in new instruments. These qualities include the ability to project their sound more effectively in a concert hall—despite seeming relatively quiet under the ear of the player—compared with new violins. Although researchers have long tried to explain the “mystery” of Stradivari’s sound, it is only recently that studies have addressed the fundamental assumption of tonal superiority. Results from two studies show that, under blind conditions, experienced violinists tend to prefer playing new violins over Old Italians. Moreover, they are unable to tell new from old at better than chance levels. This study explores the relative merits of Stradivari and new violins from the perspective of listeners in a hall. Projection and preference are taken as the two broadest criteria by which listeners might meaningfully compare violins. Which violins are heard better, and which are preferred? In two separate experiments, three new violins were compared with three by Stradivari. Projection was tested both with and without orchestral accompaniment. Projection and preference were judged simultaneously by dividing listeners into two groups. Results are unambiguous. The new violins projected better than the Stradivaris whether tested with orchestra or without, the new violins were generally preferred by the listeners, and the listeners could not reliably distinguish new from old. The single best-projecting violin was considered the loudest under the ear by players, and on average, violins that were quieter under the ear were found to project less well. Here's a link to the study - Listener evaluations of new and Old Italian violins
  3. Yep, didn't see the smaller font items on the right side. As Emily Litella would say.....never mind.
  4. I use Firefox on Macbook Pro, I don't see Notifications under Account Settings, if I click the 'bell' icon next to the messages icon I get Notifications then click the Notification Settings button. Mark
  5. FYI, today I received an email from MoFi about their new MoFi Youtube channel. Mark
  6. I pre-ordered the self titled SACD from music direct back in June 2017. Last year I asked if they knew why the long delay, their response was "To put to plaintively; MoFi is " in line with everyone else" to get it pressed. As there is only one plant on the world that produces SACD, times to press are long."
  7. I use a Mac at home but when I was working my work computer was Windows, and we used IrfanView to edit image files. It was first released in 1996, small (3 MB), available in both 32 and 64 bit, and free for non-comercial use. http://IrfanView.com
  8. Thanks Charlie, I hadn't seen that. If you have a firefox account (I didn't but it only took a couple minutes to create one) you can send file sizes up to 2.5GB. Mark
  9. Thanks but I saved a copy of a post that showed the cover. Charlie is sending me the file.
  10. I downloaded the .zip archive of the 2014 Carver Site 2 disc reference set several years ago and burned the tunes to cd. I can't find that .zip file and I loaned the cd's to a friend who lost them. I found a link to the file on the carver audio site but it doesn't seem to be there anymore. If anybody has the .zip archive I would appreciate a copy, PM me and I'll send you my email addy. Thanks. Mark
  11. I had a 2006 Mustang 4.0 V6 automatic that really needed more horsepower - tried a K&N that did not require recalibration of the PCM, was louder but no noticeable difference in power. Sold it on craigslist and got Ford Racing's CAI with an aftermarket tune (calibration), made more power but still not a V8. Traded it for a 2012 Mustang GT, much more fun to drive. Mark
  12. Worked at a local burger joint thru high school and summers the first couple years of college ('72 thru '74), this was on the jukebox, and probably was played 20 times a day. Mark
  13. There is a Grant Fidelity buffer on ebay, Auction at $145 with $17.70 shipping, ends Tuesday, 4:41PM pst
  14. Another one I liked him in was The Osterman Weekend (1983).
  15. I have a similar Kunzel / Telarc digital CD, also sounds pretty good.
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