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livewire last won the day on March 11 2014

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About livewire

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  • Birthday 12/15/1954

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  • Biography
    Family man, travelled the world in my younger days, getting old now, looking forward to retirement in the coming years.
  • Location
    Sandy Eggo
  • Interests
    Collecting & restoring old radios & computers, riding murdersickles, headphone music
  • Occupation
    Medical Facilities Tech - Proffesional Turd Chaser
  • Hobbies
    See interests above
  • Headphones
    Stax SR-202, Koss ESP-950, Woodie Grados, AKG K702, Senn HD-555
  • Headphone Amps
    Stax SRM-252S, LDMKIII, , MSSH, Audinst HUD-MX1, KGSSHV, Gilmore Lite
  • Sources
    Lenovo PC, HP Laptop, Neko D100 Mk2, MSII DAC
  • Other Audio Gear
    Marantz 2275, Pioneer SX-1010, Sansui 1000

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  1. livewire

    What Are You Building Today

    Retro look blinkin lights!
  2. livewire

    The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!

    Beyond well done. Stunning quality case work!
  3. livewire

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    They are also trending upward. Currently selling for $200 to $600. Not bad for garage sale junk. Yeah they're fun to use too, if you enjoy retro.
  4. livewire

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Briel made a "replica" that used modern chips, had a smaller form factor and didn't look anything like the original. It did operate and program the same as the original, with some modern twists thrown in. (it could access more memory) His site is still up, but he is no longer in the retro-replica personal computer business. There are currently two guys on ebay that offer exact replica boards and kits. One is in Hong Kong, the other in Italy. I like the idea of "edible gardens". Gonna plant one in the backyard next year when I retire.
  5. livewire

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Yeah, retro computing is a "thing". Lot of internet forums support it. Oh, I already have an original PET. this one: C64s haven't really appreciated much in value yet. (they will though, with time) Atari 800s are trending upwards. Both are very popular still. (with the retro geeks) One of the best oldies to hold onto are the first Apple II computers. (not the IIe variant) They are selling on ebay for ~$2000+.
  6. livewire

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Yup, an exact clone.
  7. livewire

    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Bought all of the obscure, outdated, hard to find parts to build this:
  8. livewire

    KGSSHV Carbon Build Thread

    Awesome stack! Which one sounds the best? Who made those beautiful knobs?
  9. livewire

    RIP some fuck or another

    Aaron Hernandez supposedly committed suicide in his prison cell.
  10. livewire

    Blue Hawaii BJT Build thread

    @mwl168 - Thanks much for posting the schematics! I have a question, what's up with the STN9360 BJTs? Are these an alternate for the other pair of KSA1156 shown? (to be used INSTEAD OF the KSA1156 that are between the tube socket traces) I ask because I've seen a lot of EOL parts spec'd before and SMT seems to be taking over.
  11. livewire

    RIP some fuck or another

    I hear ya. Another singer who recently joined the angels at 71, was Rosie Hamlin.
  12. livewire

    RIP some fuck or another

    RIP J. Geils. https://www.yahoo.com/music/j-geils-longtime-leader-j-geils-band-dies-233515534.html
  13. livewire


    Well done, simple but elegant casing. Is it ventilated on top?
  14. livewire

    Blue Hawaii BJT Build thread

    Does anyone have a schematic for this build that they could post here?