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16  General Category / Politics and Religion / OBamaRahma on: September 05, 2018, 07:54:15 AM
So, after he drove Chicago into the abyss, the all mighty-mighty, all-impotent Rahm Emanuel isn't running for reelection.  I'm sure he sleeps well at night because he's that deluded and ignorant.

Just take a look at Memorial Day, 8/06/18 or Labor Day in Chicago where the city never sleeps because it could cost your life.  The so-called "underserved" community continues to shoot and kill at alarming rates despite the stringent gun laws.  Of course, the victims' families will blame the gun.  They won't mention that the welfare enriched, able-bodied home boys are enabled by the culture created by flawed thought.

17  General Category / General Discussion / Re: My lazy Glock... on: August 17, 2018, 09:33:48 PM
Yep, I'm going to invest in a five figure plastic extrusion device to make a five dollar pistol.  It defies logic and I like it because it whips up the media hacks. 

Life continues to amuse even at my age and state.  Grin
18  General Category / Music / Kansas, not just a state anymore on: August 15, 2018, 08:44:03 PM
I saw Kansas last Saturday at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte.  Great venue as usual and great band.  The acoustics in this old girl have wowed me since childhood and I love it.  I could blather about how great the band played after so many substitutions, etc.  I'll just say it was impeccably done with sound, music and lighting.  Those LED cans suspended above are so cool in many ways.

Now some proof...


19  General Category / General Discussion / Re: My lazy Glock... on: August 06, 2018, 06:48:37 PM
Bring on that 3-D printer!!!
20  General Category / Music / Asleep at the Wheel on: July 31, 2018, 11:24:47 AM
I just scored some front row center tickets for 12/15 at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby NC.  Grin

It should be a fine time as their live performances are always great and the venue is a favorite.  I'll follow up after the show.

Edit... I forgot to say that I've gotten very good tickets for Kansas at the Charlotte Auditorium on 8/15.  Another great venue!

I've been on a live binge lately, getting out more is good.  Cool
21  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Our Bass in the pool! on: July 23, 2018, 06:59:14 PM
Ed, that's cool as hell.   Grin

Fish fry comin' up?
22  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: July 22, 2018, 04:30:31 PM
Steve, while the stereo version is rated to work with four ohms, the monos are listed as 8 or 16 ohms in the power chart at diyaudio.  So, I'm unsure about running the monos into a 4 ohm load.  I'll "axe" them about that.  Smiley

I've been running the Model 2's in series since adding the Heils for approximately a 15.5 ohm load.  I'll probably stick with that because changing to parallel would require changing the crossover parts.  Also, the load may drop a bit lower than 4 ohms?

POWER
Ω   Ch.   Config.   Conn.   Supply   Power
4   2   Single-ended stereo   RCA   19V   5W
4   2   Single-ended stereo   RCA   24V   5W
8   2   Single-ended stereo   RCA   19V   5W
8   2   Single-ended stereo   RCA   24V   8W

8   1   Balanced monoblock   XLR   19V   15W
8   1   Balanced monoblock   XLR   24V   15W
16   1   Balanced monoblock   XLR   19V   10W
16   1   Balanced monoblock   XLR   24V   15W
23  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: July 20, 2018, 09:08:09 PM
Yep Steve, I think they will be cool.  With the 24v power supply, they should make 15 watts/channel into 8 or 16 ohms.  I like what a pp EL34/KT77 tube amp (35 watts/channel) does with the Horns.  I hope this makes the ACA even better...

I have the first enclosure from diyaudio and it looks great.  The parts should be shipped next week.  The second ACA kit should be shipped in mid-Sept.
24  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: July 09, 2018, 05:20:11 AM
I'm doing two to make monoblocks, doubling the power can't be a bad thing.  Of course, the Horns can run plenty loud on one ACA.

Sometimes I just can't stop myself.  Sad
25  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Amp Camp Amp is back on: July 07, 2018, 08:40:55 PM
ACA kits (batch#2) are available for preorder for the next two days.  It seems they are still in very high demand.   Smiley
26  General Category / General Discussion / Re: I wish I had balls this big........ on: June 21, 2018, 11:42:18 PM
Hey Ed, I grew up with British cars (Triumphs) and I learned quickly that they were speed ticket magnets.  And they broke quite often.  My dad was a patient man and was very kind.
27  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Shiit Audio Mani, Phono Pre Amp on: June 19, 2018, 08:05:45 AM
Yep Steve, it's a fine phono preamp as Ed discovered.  Ironically, the similar looking Modi Uber DAC isn't that great.  Shiit is known to excel in digital but flopped on the Modi IMO.  Others agree.  It isn't bad, just not "all that".  I bought both and gave away the Modi.  Go figure.  Maybe climbing the DAC ladder at Shiit will be the chit.  Grin

When I get a little change, I'll give the Cornet 3 a chance.  Without the transformer noise and some changes, this could be a good one.
28  General Category / The Truth Pre Amp / Re: amp for the truth preamp on: June 17, 2018, 08:35:33 AM
Hi Martin, the Ultravalve is the AVA amp and is a beautiful amp.  It makes 35w/channel.

I PM'd you regarding the details of both amps.
Henry
29  General Category / Technical discussion / Re: Shiit Audio Mani, Phono Pre Amp on: May 29, 2018, 09:39:42 PM
I'd like to try a Hagerman Audio Labs Cornet 3.  It's a departure from the older Cornets as it's powered from a 9v wall wort that feeds a voltage booster.  It still uses three tubes like the oldies, but has a smaller form.  The reviews are good.  And, it's assembled for $459 with free shipping.

https://hagerman-audio-labs.myshopify.com/collections/phono-preamps/products/cornet3
30  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Memorial Day....my thoughts..... on: May 28, 2018, 06:54:04 PM
It's funny we are talking about this.  I got an email from elusive disk this evening wishing me a Happy Memorial Day, and of course, telling me about sales.  Angry
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