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    Speaker Porn

    I admit it -- though primarily a headphone guy I enjoy drooling over pictures of beautiful speakers. For the artistry, for the engineering, for the lulz. I would enjoy seeing particularly striking examples you may happen to come across. These really struck me today. New Vienna Acoustics Klimt series. Concentric midrange/tweeter units adjustable for tilt and toe-in. Murata supertweeters. Eton spider-cone woofers. 22Hz - 100kHz. The black one makes me think of Barad-d
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    Happy Birthday Alex (screaming oranges)

    Happy Birthday stranger!
  3. There doesn't seem to be one specifically for general chitchat that I could see? Doubtless will be heavily shoveled-upon if in error in this matter. Anyway, nice update of the 13" Macbook -- now Pro -- today I thought. $100 price cut and FireWire makes a comeback, adds LED backlit display, support for 8GB of RAM, and the new uber-permabattery (OK, not unmixed blessing). Also thought $30 for Snow Leopard upgrade was pretty fair. Leaner, faster and (allegedly) fixed fucking finder would be well worth that to me.
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    Mattnog!

    How about you make double and I pay for half the supplies? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Not to be melodramatic but does anyone else remember a couple of years ago when Tyll was still running the late, lamented Inner Fidelity and wrote that, someday, the really big game changer would be wireless, fuss-free, DSP headphones that were "good enough" for anyone but the most hardcore enthusiasts. Well we're there Hertsens, you magnificent bastard.
  6. I sees this vidya and I says to myself: "Dusty Chalk will like this!" Durned if I din't.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Medium tips fit me fine. Barely notice them in.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Ordered AirPods Pro online at 1:48 pm today, paid $9 for same-day delivery, Postmates courier dropped them at my house at 2:51 pm. I am listening to them now and they are pretty damn good.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Ugh. Fingers crossed Greg.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Suspect Tesla is going to sell a few of those in our neck of the woods in coming months. I remember that after the big ice storm on the East Coast a couple of years back, every new build or renovation in the nicer Connecticut suburbs included an emergency generator. It just became a must-have for buyers. (Incidentally, Marin being Marin, the county sheriff had to send out an emergency bulletin the other day asking people to stop calling 911 to register generator noise complaints.) [emoji849]
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Me too. Instabuy.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Having already done this, can confirm itโ€™s a good plan!
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    Watches

    Did someone say Hublot? Let's fuckin' do this! Woo!
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    Happy Birthday Marc!!

    Happy birthday!
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    Happy Birthday Dusty

    Happy Birthday Peter! * purple party favor noise *
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    ^^^ Love that. Speaking of (power) poppy guilty pleasures, I commend this.
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    Watches

    Oh what a tangled web we weave ...
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    Happy Birthday Peter

    Happy Birthday!
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