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  1. 10 points
    It's winter time again - the prime time to bring out this space heater. I have forgotten how glorious this amp sounds and am reminded again how much tube choices affect the sound of this all-tube circuit - especially the front end tubes.
  2. 9 points
    A rare sight for southern California and an even rarer sigh from my back yard. I feel like I have been transported to Denver or something.
  3. 9 points
    Thanks everyone. Hope you all had a good Xmas or at least a decent break. We spent a couple non-stress days eating and drinking in Sonoma. Now back home, I’d be surprised if I can keep my eyes open past 8pm. #iamold #partyon
  4. 8 points
    I know this is small beer compared to what Jose has gone through in the last couple of days, but three weeks post op on my finger this is what it looks like now. I'm really pleased with the outcome, and the remaining scar will fade away pretty much totally.
  5. 7 points
    Just a follow up on my SS Mini build where I used the MPSW thru-hole transistors instead of the PZTA SMD version. Listening tonight, after 1 hour or so, the chassis top measured a max of 46°C, and scanning inside with the IR gun showed a max of 66°C. I did not remove the top to scan individual devices, but placing my hand on the top ( after 1 hour and 2 hours), it seems like it runs considerably cooler than I remember the SMD versions that I built. Sounds great as well, though I think the same as the SMD version.
  6. 7 points
    Spent part of Boxing Day with my guy, Harold Potter.
  7. 7 points
  8. 6 points
    RIP Syd Mead, brilliant concept artist for Blade Runner, Tron, Alien, and so many others...
  9. 6 points
    2.1 system with a self-powered woofer.
  10. 6 points
    Great breakdown (with isolation tracks) of a great track..
  11. 6 points
    At the Chelsea Wine Cellar (retail space in Chelsea Market, NYC): Also at the Chelsea Wine Cellar, in the "expensive room" (next to the 50 y/o Glenlivet):
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  13. 6 points
    Niman Ranch Flat Iron, Garlic Fries, Arugula, Smoked Chile Butter
  14. 6 points
    Supertramp "Breakfast in America" deluxe edition... IMO a masterpiece
  15. 6 points
  16. 6 points
    Last night with guests from Italy and the Czech Republic. I wanted to introduce them to a Southern California Christmas minus the guacamole. Batch of medium prime ribs, batch of rare prime ribs. Twenty four hour brined turkey.
  17. 6 points
    Being cooked for ... Prime Rib + bacon weave =
  18. 6 points
    This batch of Mattnog will be consumed on Christmas. Cheers Matt!!
  19. 6 points
    STAX ELS-8X Edit: Very interesting web page https://801a-4242a.blog.ss-blog.jp/2014-05-04
  20. 5 points
    Thanks guys!!! Craig, I'm glad you're fine. That finger already looks good!! Now I am fine. They have allowed me to return home today in the afternoon. For a moment I saw myself as one of Alien's characters. Since I have not been able to say goodbye to the year, now I will take the fucking medicines and start listening to some music at home. Iron: where were they from exactly?
  21. 5 points
    Still on the Catherine Wheel kick (and Curve...) My son got CDs for me of: Pretty damn good. Not a fan of the close miked technique vs. their previous whole band in the studio approach (Ferment and Chrome), but very clean. I'd heard some of these on a youtube video live at the Bowery in NYC. I like the live a bit better, but not bad. My son also got me this: I like (got this from this thread I think, maybe Stretch posting a track?). Very '80s-ish with analog synth (Prophet?). And then I had to scratch an itch I've had for awhile and listen to ELP live at Isle of Wight almost 50 years ago doing Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition... pretentious as hell? Check. Enjoyable? Check. Still love listening to Greg Lake. What a voice! Still wish I had the CD of whichever album they had out which had the live Tarkus where Lake launched into the King Crimson "Epitaph". I know I have it on vinyl, but need to set my Thorens up again It's been years.
  22. 5 points
    If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy!" Santa sure took care of me this year! One of the craziest things about re-watching the old seasons on the cusp of 2020 is that back in 1990 no one had cell phones and almost no one in the show uses a computer. How quickly things change. We are getting old!
  23. 5 points
    No pics, but my first sicilian pizza ..... Sfinciuni Pizze. Not a looker but bursting with flavor. "This traditional pie has a pan style crust, with a sweet and rustic style tomato sauce on top of 2 year aged parmigiano reggiano".
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  25. 5 points
    My girlfriend got me an interesting watch for Christmas. It’s made from reclaimed whiskey barrels and a miyota quartz movement. 47mm but wears a little smaller.
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