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Cos

Cos

Audioholic Samurai
Not so. You need an internet connection to download the Windows 11 ISO file. You have that. You need a Flash drive to house the ISO file. If you don't have one you can buy one cheaply. You need some instruction on how to to keep the installation from detecting the lack of things a normal Win 11 wants to see. You can find these instructions on elevenforum.com. The ISO file can be used for an upgrade or a clean installation. The ISO file doesn't care whether or not you are connected to a LAN. There is no cost for any of this other than buying a flash drive if you don't have one. Any machine running windows 10 can be upgraded to windows 11 regardless of age.
Not sure what you are trying to accomplish here. Of course you need an internet to download an ISO file, you need internet to download any file ;)

I am very familiar on how to install windows from an ISO file. Since all my PC's are typically new builds, that's pretty much how I do it every time as I just buy the license key. I had a 256GB USB 3.0 Drive that had my ISO file which Installed from. As far from instruction from elevenforum, I didn't find that specific site, but there are many You tube videos that had a solution that didn't work. They had you go into the command prompt. I figured it out the hard way. My point is that windows, by default does not let you install w/o a network connection, so unless you have experience, or sites like elevenforumn.com it is not an easy process.

In addition, I never said that any computer running windows 10 can't be upgraded to 11. My point is that if you are doing a typical upgrade vs a clean install, the network drivers should already be there. In many cases, the network drivers will be auto detected during the install process. I am guessing here, but I assume since my network chipset is much newer 10G Ethernet, which may be why it could not be detected.

Granted my install was much more complicated because the only other PC I have is a MacBook Pro. I had to install Parallels and Windows (30 day trial), so I could even get the ISO set up for my new PC build. Even worse the Macbook only has USB Type C connections, I did not have an adapter, but I did have an open port in my docking station, so solved that problem. I did learn that you can't use a USB Flash drive w/Type C connection to install a Windows ISO. Or at least my MSI motherboard would not see it.
 
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MrBoat

Audioholic Ninja
I get *listeners block* from time to time. Something to do with getting stuck in repeat mode over the air, back in the day. Where a popular radio station could wear out one or two songs from a popular album so badly, that 20 years later if you happen upon the tune again, it's still sounds worn out. This drove me away from radio decades ago. Just to keep them from wrecking albums for me.

Anyway, this occasional listeners block has caused me to listen to music I never would have dreamed of. It also helps that my speakers kick butt and make everything sound good. I can listen to albums just for the percussion section alone, for example. I have one album (Dexter Gordon) that I dive to a single cut just for the trumpet solo, even though I dig the whole album, otherwise.

David Bowie (of all people) got me into funk, with that song "Fame" and "Golden Years" Totally hooked me into that vibe and anything that contains it. This ended up taking me down a whole bunch of jazz/funk related avenues, along with a lot more open-mindedness with stepping outside my die-hard rock/metal days. Side surfing, thanks to utube suggestions landed me on this fix for that funkin itch. Well done record. It's got vocals, beat, musicianship galore. . .

 
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3db

3db

Audioholic Slumlord
I picked these up for $1 a piece not including shipping.
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Before meeting my friend at Montanna's for all you could eat ribs, I ducked into a use store and found this for a grand total of $28 taxes in

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I picked up the player because I have a sneaking suspicion, the Panasonic player that I use at the trailer is on the way out. There is no remote for it. I downloaded the functionality of this player into the logitech remote that would control it at the trailer and tested it. Works great. I love Logitech remotes for their ease of use and programming.
 
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Senior Audioholic
My 4K UHD disc collection just got a major shot in the arm:

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Can't wait to watch the LoTR Trilogy in 4K UHD.
 
3db

3db

Audioholic Slumlord
Below are pics of an AV stand I had purchased for $34 for my daughter/son-inlaw. It worked out perfectly.
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EthicalEar

EthicalEar

Junior Audioholic
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Bought this. MCA 325 gen 2. It's on the way. Looking to fully utilize for RCL channels, instead of bi-amping the old PVA 4 to low and Sony to highs. Previous power rating 125 to 130 (untested), and now 225. I am hoping for improvement in sound. But does power mean improvement? I chose this one mostly due to brand loyalty and good reviews.
 
Verdinut

Verdinut

Audioholic Spartan
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Bought this. MCA 325 gen 2. It's on the way. Looking to fully utilize for RCL channels, instead of bi-amping the old PVA 4 to low and Sony to highs. Previous power rating 125 to 130 (untested), and now 225. I am hoping for improvement in sound. But does power mean improvement? I chose this one mostly due to brand loyalty and good reviews.
Power is not necessarily related to SQ improvement. Your new Anthem is less than 3 dB more powerful than the PVA 4. It's quite possible that you will not hear any difference in sound quality, unless the PVA 4 was struggling to drive weird low impedance speakers, or you like to listen at very high SPL at distances exceeding 12 feet from the speakers.
 
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EthicalEar

EthicalEar

Junior Audioholic
Power is not necessarily related to SQ improvement. Your new Anthem is less than 3 dB more powerful than the PVA 4. It's quite possible that you will not ear any difference in sound quality, unless the PVA 4 was struggling to drive weird low impedance speakers, or you like to listen at very high SPL at distances exceeding 12 feet from the speakers.
Thank you for the reply. Prior to hook up "it sounds good". I hooked it up last night and I went to "holy s#it". It woke up my speakers. I believe I'm finally feeding them right. Most obviously the bass coming from 95f's was amazing. I didn't know they could sound like that! I had to turn my PB3000 subs down to 20. I think because I was running 9 speakers from the Sony AVR (mains were previously bi-amped with Sony and PVA 4), it sounded lacking. Now going with just the MCA 325 to run LCR - no more bi-amping. The result was very satisfying. My test CD that I've been using for 20 years each time I upgrade. I use Sting Brand New day DTS 5.1 surround disc which is incredibly dynamic and extremely layered with sounds. I found many things I hadn't ever heard before. I can't list them all but Song#7 "The End of the Game" the bass line was extremely tight and detailed with many triplets I didn't know were there. Alot of the Bradford Marcellous sax background emotion instead of just notes. Not sure if there is an Amp forum I should post on, but I give the MCA 325 Five Stars.
 
ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Overlord
Just re-upped my Moatun 7 Discography on Bandcamp.


Arni Gretar, aka Futuregrapher, has put together a very cool label specializing in 7" pressings, originally, utilizing 2 different artists to do a single each for the A and B side.
I'm not a vinyl guy, but what I get is some really creative Electronica that spans many classifications and all digital discography available for lossless download.
At this point, he has a series of Full albums, a series dedicated to Cassette releases, and more... totaling 170 releases dating back to 2019!
 
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rnaeye

Junior Audioholic
Yamaha TSR-700 from Costco. It replaced my eight year old Yamaha RX-V675. I am so glad I did. It has multi-point calibration (8 points) and allows setting up crossover frequency for individual speakers. After that my Polk signature series speakers came to life, especially the central channel. Funny how technology works, TSR-700 last month cost me what RX-V675 cost me 8 years ago. And, it's much better!
 
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MrBoat

Audioholic Ninja
Another kitchen table RC crawler project. I will design and fabricate a chassis for this Land Cruiser 70 truck body. Comes with all body parts and trim, led capable light. This styrene plastic is highly customizable and solvent weldable with numerous types of adhesive such as CA, and plastic model cement. That way it can be customized and painted any way imaginable.

 
Alex2507

Alex2507

Audioholic Slumlord
85" Sammy for a grand

It's for the little old lady upstairs. She currently has like a 32 or 40 incher up on the wall and her vision started failing ... so 85".

Trblab Z2 headphones

Her hearing is shot too.
She had these before and liked them.

Blue tooth transmitter

No stinkin' cords.

The rock and roll show is about to begin. I got the TV up to the third floor yesterday and the headphones just arrived last night. I might have this wrapped up by noon. Wish me luck.
 
davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Ninja
Sen 280 pro headphones. I always wanted some closed headphones to go with my AKGs and Grado open backs. Got a slightly used set on ebay at a great price. Better base and decent sound but the Grados are still my favs.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Warlord
Sen 280 pro headphones. I always wanted some closed headphones to go with my AKGs and Grado open backs. Got a slightly used set on ebay at a great price. Better base and decent sound but the Grados are still my favs.
Those 280's are great for the money.
 
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