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 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: WHO REALLY STARTED EXCLUSIONARY HIGH END PRICING ?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:45 pm 

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I have both highly regarded vintage equipment and more modern equipment. Well regarded vintage equipment like Dynaco does still sound good, but if you are used to a good biased into class A solid state amplifier it sounds like it lacks some purity, and a little bit of speed. The tonal qualities of t...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: WHO REALLY STARTED EXCLUSIONARY HIGH END PRICING ?

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:53 am 

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The ones who really know the most how our society and habits have changed are the ones a bit older than us. One guy who is in his eighties, told me tbankback in the 1940's into the 1950's, people used to sit out on their stoops and converse with each other as their nightly ritual. People really conn...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: WHO REALLY STARTED EXCLUSIONARY HIGH END PRICING ?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:22 am 

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High end audio is expensive for the most part, but who exactly started the ball rolling with pricing where most people would have to take out a loan ? I am not talking about equipment that costs a few thousand dollars. Nearly 60 years ago in the early stereo era, speaker companies realized that the ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: 8 Christmas Albums That Can't Miss & Good Sound To Boot.

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:56 am 

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The Michael McDonald Christmas CD I have recommended is the Hallmark one with him on the cover with a blue coat. Great music and really palpable clarity. I see he has some other Christmas CD offerings which I plan to check out. B.E. Taylor also has a second Christmas CD called Christmas 2. He died f...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: 8 Christmas Albums That Can't Miss & Good Sound To Boot.

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:44 pm 

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There are some nationalities especially in Europe where its like a mandatory custom to have 20+ different fish species.served on Christmas eve. Some people even here abide by it. It must be hard to buy 23 different kinds of fish and cook it for a meal. Washing your hands with quarters is another cus...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: 8 Christmas Albums That Can't Miss & Good Sound To Boot.

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:11 am 

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I meant to say Arthur Godfrey not Treacher; of fish and chips fame.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: 8 Christmas Albums That Can't Miss & Good Sound To Boot.

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:01 am 

Replies: 6
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I think you will like the Doris Day Christmas album. Her instrumental arranger is sort of unique and takes chances. It grows on you with repeated listening. My tape of it is a little bright (typical CBS), so its real important that I play it after I have played 3 other compact discs before it, so my...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: 8 Christmas Albums That Can't Miss & Good Sound To Boot.

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:18 pm 

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Christmas time is here. Time for drawing near to the fireplace and putting on some Christmas music to enhance the spirit and "spirits". Whether it's listening alone, or a party; here are 8 holiday cd's that are worthy of purchasing which in addition to being great music making also have go...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: HOW TO ... Do Everything including sound at Christmas.

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:09 am 

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How to improve your sound and how to do everything for the Christmas season. It's amazing how many people really don't know how to get good sound or celebrate Christmas properly. If you ask me they are one and the same. Christmas only comes once a year and its a time to not only treat others but tre...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Whar do you really know about sound ?.. FUN QUIZ CHALLENGE

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:32 am 

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Here are the answers to Monday's set of trivia challenge questions. 1. B. The phrase "clear as a bell" can be traced to at least as far back as 1670 . 2. B. Boise Idaho has a population that percentage wise compared to Chicago's that would mirror the ratio between the current yearly sales ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Whar do you really know about sound ?.. FUN QUIZ CHALLENGE

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:00 pm 

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BONUS QUESTION FOR THIS QUIZ CHALLENGE. One of the questions in the quiz dealt with the oldest discovered known example of sheet music; although that far back, its your guess as to whether it was on a sheet of paper or a sheet of rock. Man has been making music for a very long time. Even bird calls ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Whar do you really know about sound ?.. FUN QUIZ CHALLENGE

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:04 am 

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Here are the questions for Mondays Quiz Challenge. Final set of questions. The answers will be posted here Tuesday night. 1. The phrase "Clear As A Bell" was coined and in use since at least : A. 1910. B. 1670. C. 1550. D. 1492. 2. Sales of new vinyl LP's have been going up in recent years...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Whar do you really know about sound ?.. FUN QUIZ CHALLENGE

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:20 am 

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THURSDAY'S ANSWERS. 1. 30 decibel snow ? When snowflakes hit a body of water it creates oscillations just below the surface which make noise. Lots of snowflakes hitting the surface at once can increase the underwater noise level by 30 decibels, according to researchers. If fish could talk they might...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Whar do you really know about sound ?.. FUN QUIZ CHALLENGE

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:41 pm 

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Here are the questions for Saturday's installment of the Quiz Challenge. Q1. The rock group The Who were touted as the world's loudest rock and roll band. What's louder; the highest decibel levels at their concerts or the sound of a pin popping a balloon in your hand ? A. The Who. B. The balloon. C....

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Whar do you really know about sound ?.. FUN QUIZ CHALLENGE

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:51 am 

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You may know a lot about equipment; but what do you know about sound itself ? Sound itself is where it all begins and is what it's all about. Today is Thanksgiving. Should we as audiophiles on this day of thanks, be complacent and just give thanks and be thankful for the equipment we have ? Or shoul...
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