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1  General Category / Hornshoppe Anouncements / HornFest 2018 ? on: February 18, 2018, 01:06:44 AM
Well, Helen said if we are going to do it at least give the guys warning. As the years have gone by the "HornFest" has become more of a party among friends than an "audio fest". This is a good thing. It was never about us "selling stuff" but rather a get together of us crazy "audiophiles" and an opportunity for us to meet the folks that have supported us and anyone else that likes audio and stupidity. The fact that you guys bring stuff to hear is a good thing too! Smiley It was never  a "sales event" or an effort to sell anything as far as we were concerned. It was about meeting and being with you guys that have supported us and about meeting new folks with like interests...audio, guns, beer, fireworks..... and fun.

As always, we welcome everyone but sure hope you "regulars" will make the trip.

I'd love to be educated on the streaming tech.

Please let us know if you have any interest in showing up in SC in May for some audio and stupidity. First weekend in May.
Ed
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The greatest event in sports. on: February 04, 2018, 03:30:47 PM
I dunno Steve, the Puppy Bowl is pretty special too! Could be a tie! Smiley
Ed
3  General Category / General Discussion / Puppy Bowl tonight! on: February 04, 2018, 03:12:04 PM
Why watch a bunch of overpaid, (in many cases) non patriotic, (in many cases) thugs when the Puppy Bowl is on Animal Planet!?

Puppy Bowl XIV..... the real "super bowl"  Smiley
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Spotify audio SUCKS on: January 21, 2018, 12:43:14 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the input. Helen listens to Spotify on a few different devices and it sounds ok on them. When she logged in on our main system it was just bad. Very compressed. We compared some tunes from You Tube to the same ones on Spotify and it just was not close. Keep in mind I have no idea about the resolution of each but YT was clearly better. I then compared a song on YT to a record...yea, the record was better for sure. I'll give it another go.............

I have not tried Tidal and actually do not know a thing about it.

I will look into it.
Ed
5  General Category / General Discussion / Spotify audio SUCKS on: January 07, 2018, 07:44:46 PM
Ok, Intel Compute Stick into 55" Smart TV, Stick is hooked to TV via HDMI. TV has optical digital output, this goes into our Cal Audio Labs DAC which is hooked to stereo. TV outputs all sources on the optical out.

You Tube audio is damn good. Spotify is unlistenable . I mean, so God awful bad it hurts my ears. How do people listen to this? The difference between the two is staggering.

I've not tried other streaming audio but all Movies and You Tube are pretty freaking good. Spotify on the other hand is simply awful.

Most everything running through TV is very, very good.

 Anyone else have any opinions on Spotify vs. YT sound quality?
Ed
6  General Category / Member pictures / Re: My Horn System on: January 06, 2018, 12:44:59 AM
Mine too! Except I don't keep them in the cases..... Smiley
7  General Category / General Discussion / Happy New Year, everyone! on: December 31, 2017, 11:11:30 PM
We hope everyone lives through 2018 and has a happy time doing it!
Ed, Helen and Sidney
8  General Category / General Discussion / HAPPY RAMAHANAQUANZMAS! on: December 22, 2017, 12:46:58 PM
I didn't want to leave anyone out!

All the best to all of you and yours from Ed, Helen and Sidney !

Aw, screw it......MERRY CHRISTMAS !
9  General Category / Technical discussion / Shiit Audio Mani, Phono Pre Amp on: December 10, 2017, 12:10:53 PM
Well, as many of you know I have the Transcendent Sound Phono Stage. It has PLENTY of gain for The Truth and sounds excellent. I reckon the only drawback for some is that it is pricey. How great would it be to have something that nipped at it's heels for 150 bucks? I know, I know, we've all tried inexpensive stuff like the battery powered Rat Shack and maybe even a NAD with an OPA 2604 chip upgrade.

Well, I can say that IMO the Shiit Mani nips at the heels of the TS and does in fact cost 150 bucks. It has adjustable gain and should run any cart except the very lowest output types to more than enough gain for The Truth. I have mine set at the mid point about 40 db I think.

For those of you who want a killer vinyl setup for "a song", The Orbit table and a Mani will slay a LOT of "high end" setups. Is it perfect? Nope, not even close. Is it immensely satisfying? Damn right...the combo just "sounds right". Bruce at Transcendent Sound has the Orbit ( my suggestion) and he did a couple things to it and he agrees with me....it sounds too good to be that cheap. Coupled with the Mani one can have a very nice vinyl rig for peanuts.
Ed
10  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: New Review coming, preview here! on: December 04, 2017, 11:22:57 AM
Hey D. , there is no guarantee of that! I have no idea what will be written about the results of the tests. I hope it's positive but let me say right now, the fancy wire is very expensive. Maybe it wrings out the last little bit I can get from the circuit? I do not know, that is why the review is coming! One thing for sure, as always, I can make any Truth like any of the ones mentioned, none are obsolete as far as being able to be "upgraded" to any version in the review.
Ed
11  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / New Review coming, EXPANDED preview here! on: December 04, 2017, 08:39:50 AM
Well it looks like the review is not long away! Here is a preview...............

http://www.high-endaudio.com/RECENT.html#Nov

Thanks again, Mr. Salvatore!
Ed
12  General Category / General Discussion / Bug-A-Salt......... on: December 02, 2017, 08:40:07 PM
Well, this is without a doubt the stupidest thing ever. Or so I thought. I was completely wrong, rather it is stupid fun, not just stupid! It works! Not only that, it is sanitary so long as you don't snuff them too close. You learn how close to shoot them just to disable inside or outside to splatter. Kills Yellow Jackets too! Once you get the range and the sighting right you'll not miss and the satisfaction is off the charts! Assuming you hate fly's and dislike splattering them on your counter with a swatter, the problem is solved! No more nasty fly swatter hanging around! I have an unlimited supply of targets outside for practice...we have chickens!

https://bugasalt.com/products/lawn-garden-edition

They have a laser for it too, how funny is that?
Ed

13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: I wish I had balls this big........ on: December 02, 2017, 06:25:05 PM
John, you must at least have very large ones. Mine are extremely small. If I tried that I'd get vertigo and would be found against the bank of the road waiting for someone to take me down. I get dizzy just looking at that road.
Ed
14  General Category / General Discussion / I wish I had balls this big........ on: November 25, 2017, 10:54:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg6L_7qLIEQ
15  General Category / General Discussion / Farm Girl throws an axe......... on: November 25, 2017, 12:26:48 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySMIpM7GRT0
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