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  1. 21 points
    The Cherry is lighter than the speakers, but will darken quickly next to the window. I have a vented front plate coming for the top space. The cooling fan sits in that space, and is really quiet.
  2. 20 points
    Second coat of finish. I still have rack rails to install, to hold the gear. The holes are vents, which will get black mesh behind them.
  3. 11 points
    Thanks for the update Bryan Just pulled the trigger on a Clearance REL T/7i from AA (Audio Advisor).
  4. 9 points
    Decided to try some non-brisket things on the Traeger. 1. 3-2-1 ribs (rubbed, used too much brown sugar, will adjust down next time, but still came out great) After 3hrs in the smoke 2. Bacon wrapped armadillo eggs (stuffed jalapeños wrapped in sausage) ^^^These were delicious. Also, definitely not sad that I went with the bigger model Ironwood as I also tossed some chicken breasts on there for good measure and didn't have to to use the second shelf and worry about cross pollination from the non-pork product.
  5. 9 points
    Steve bought the makings of a couple of feasts at Costco yesterday, so Claire and I made one last night. Grilled halibut two ways, grilled marinated shrimp, green beans with shitakes and shallots, and corn. Claire also made a strawberry-blueberry galette but I don't have a pic. I'm still full.
  6. 8 points
    Buy audio components with competently designed power supplies. A $3 inductor does way more than any of these cables or conditioners.
  7. 8 points
    Life can be difficult growing up with a "hipness" level far exceeding those around you! 🤪
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    That's sweet Nate! As for me... I'm planning on getting back into vinyl, so I purchased a Parasound Zphono USB. I can also digitize any albums I might want to. But that left me with a dilemma, as the rack I built for My Parasound Z stack won't fit any more gear. So today I built a new rack to accommodate all seven Z units. It's in the first coat of finish, and I still need to attach the rack mounting hardware, but it might just resemble the speakers I built about 2 years back. Pics within a few days.
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    Some of those leftovers, plus the addition of some Bourbon/Bacon sausage, made for an amazing lunch!
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    Ha --- Corrected Audio "When I proudly showed my partner Kamilah "Two Suns in the Sunset" on YouTube on Sunday morning, I freaked out because the acoustic guitar entry was a good 5db down in level. This may seem like a small thing to you, but it’s not to me. Call me obsessive-compulsive, but I can’t watch it like that. So for anyone who’s interested, this is a re-post with that small glitch corrected."
  14. 4 points
    Like many people here, I use the hospital grade cords... They work great.
  15. 4 points
    This. All of this. I used to build my own power cables too, but mostly just for fun and I don't think I ever spent more than $20 or $30 in parts which still felt silly.
  16. 4 points
    I want an armadillo egg so hard, right now. Fuck those look good. Did you pack ground sausage around the jalapeños and then the bacon? Whatever it is I want it.
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    Housemartins / Beautiful South mix
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    Ha. Thanks all for your help. In the end I went with a Magrette Regattare Tiki for a decent price in comparison to the other final choices. New Zealand Post, US Customs, and the local Post Office did everything they could to get it to me by 2024, but it arrived a couple days ago. A little too big, a little too heavy, but uncomplicated.
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    Hey,.. It's not like Summit has slipped to the bottom of the charts! You're still working on the peak of the Mt. Geekdom as far as I'm concerned. All hail Grawk!
  22. 3 points
    Had a arborist come out to quote on trimming some of our trees. I think this may get expensive.
  23. 3 points
    Very nice Steve. You should definitely send pictures of the finished unit to Parasound.
  24. 3 points
    Another email account? Another 90 Free days of Tidal! https://slickdeals.net/f/14137343-tidal-90-day-free-trial-premium-or-hifi-plan?src=frontpage
  25. 3 points
    There are still missing parts but so far so good, transistors will be all mounted directly on the heatsinks. This is gonna be a dual chassis setup with custom cut heatsinks. I have some balanced headphone protector boards, not sure it’s worth adding the extra wirings... still waiting for Kevin’s ZF/SS switch board anyway.
  26. 3 points
    I used to make my own power cables also, but the reason had nothing to do with the sound. It was to have them exactly the length I needed. Now I have a whole box of different length power cords that does come in handy.
  27. 3 points
    $135 for an IEC power cord is a lot of snake oil. I've built a few Bob Crump Asylum power cables, and honestly can't tell any difference between them and generic hd 14ga IEC cables. For a CD player, very little current so even 16ga would be just fine.
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    I'm really wanting some striped bell bottoms.
  31. 3 points
    Not necessarily reading, but some good stuff in there
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    I appreciate their dedication to their beliefs
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    How did I not know about Jonell Mosser or this homage to Townes van Zandt? Followed by Which, IMO, is their best album and has one of the best, if not the best, opening track of any album.
  34. 3 points
    Bohlander-Graebner ribbon super tweeters and Dayton Audio full range drivers, both from Parts Express. Luvdunhill did all the calculations for interior volume, port and he built the crossovers. They sound amazing! I liked the way I grooved the Cherry baffles, so decided to make the new rack a similar look. There's a little more about the speaker build on pages 13 and 14 of this thread.
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    Two more photos of the above: Unrelated cable management:
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    Sophia Electric EL34-ST on a Leben CS600.
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    ALTEC VOTT A5 With Klug Horn 1505a
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    Photographing the Beauty of My Mother’s Decline “My mother doesn’t recognize her reflection, or her own image. Most adults avoid having their picture made. My mother is more childlike in that she has no concern. With my camera, I document the joy and the light of her last years of life — the ways that she circles back home, even as she is leaving.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/opinion/mother-dementia-photos.html?referringSource=articleShare
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    You guys are crazy and certainly not trying to help this poor guy. The obvious answer here is the AKG K1000.
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    smoking some grass fed meatballs for lunch
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    So, back on topic, I decided to get back into DIY and actually build something. Parts Express Executive Bluetooth Speaker. The cabinet still needs finishing, but it works and sounds pretty darn decent.
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    because @Dusty Chalk Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut i need to check out the new one soon
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    Out of the Blue – Electric Light Orchestra Relentlessly cheery 🌞
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