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  1. Mazzy Star live on Late Night with Conan O'Brien 23 August 1994: The highlight of this video is 6'4 Conan offering a handshake to 5 foot nothing Hope Sandoval at the end. She is infamously shy and reserved and it shows in her reaction. Also RIP David Roback. Remember when him dying was the worst thing that happened this year?
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  2. It represents One Whole Freedom.
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  3. Fair warning: This is going be an absolutely (film) nerdy post and probably of zero interest to anyone but myself. With that said... For years my friend Brent (listeners of my radio show will know him as bludvesel) has given me shit about the incredibly boring names I use for my computers: 2012MacMini, 2011MacBook, 2015MacBookPro etc. I do this so I always know what I'm looking at on my network. My Wintendo has the imaginative name "Monolith" because it has a huge black case by Fractal Design. Now I have two Macs of the same model and year. With that in mind, I spent several hou
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  4. Pineapple Thief, Porcupine Tree... they were good discoveries.
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  5. I desoldered and tested my 2SK170s and they seem to be fine. In the meantime I figured out the problem with the PSU. One of the voltage limiting zeners was broken and B- was no longer limited to -400V and went to about -450V, but probably not stable? Tomorrow I'll get some replacement parts and that will hopefully fix the PSU and give me options to replace things on the left channel. If B- goes wild, what is the most likely part to break? Nothing looks slightly burned besides maybe one of the PZTA42, but that may be flux from the build. Maybe it'll start working again once the B- is correct ag
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  6. I would still like to listen to the bob carver amps..
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  7. Voted. Just once, despite presidential advice to the contrary.
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  8. I finished my first SRX+ build yesterday. It is overall quite satisfying. It doesn't have the breathtaking bass or unforgiving resolution of KGSSHV Carbon, but is rather non-fatiguing for long-term listening. I took the SRX+ Gerber file Kevin created (Thanks, Kevin!), added larger footprints in order to use the cheaper tube sockets, TO-92 footprints for the DN2540s and moved the heater-lift resistor dividers to the amp board so the wiring between this and the PSU board can be more streamlined. I also changed the small tubes to use 6.3V heater in order to match the surplus power tran
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  9. Does this belong to a Head-Caser?
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  10. Since I started trying different tubes on my SRX Plus I've noticed that, while the amp is dead quiet with some tubes, some tubes will result in audible hum with no input signal present. After some reading and experiment I decided the hum is most likely caused by leakage current between the heater and cathode of the input tubes. I decided to elevate the input tube AC filament supply. The photo below shows the filament elevation circuit I added this morning. The 12.6vac filament is elevated to about + 56VDC reference to ground. The amp with the same set of tubes went from a bothersome hum t
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  11. I've mentioned on my show a great many times that it's unwise to get into a bidding war with ambient collectors. Demographically, they are the oldest, most well heeled, and the ones most interested in owning original physical media. Today's example. Mama mia.
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  12. Luis Troyano, ‘Great British Bake Off’ Star, Dies at 48
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  13. I had a very scary halloween last night ...and not in a good way. Background: I am mostly blind in one eye. I see very little out of my left one. I was born this way. Had the doctors caught it in time, they could have corrected it. I'd have had to wear an eye patch for several years (arr!) but I'd have gained sight in my bad eye. None of that happened. Last night I lit a candle I got a while ago. It's got 3 wicks and sits in a (rather flimsy) glass jar. The three wicks are a PITA, necessitating turning the candle to get them all lit. I was working on the third when one of the w
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