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afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
:eek:Here is the glass lift for the TT in the living room.️:cool: Placed a fan with air circulating out.☕No stickers on this avr.;)
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KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
I have an aversion to high-prices cables which have no demonstrable benefit to anything but the seller's wallet. Yesterday I had taken a drive up to Nashua NH to get a few things from my audio dealer. One of the things I needed was a reliable 1 meter co-ax SPDIF cable so I could move my Gustard DAC X16 further away from EVERYTHING else. (It's emitting crazy levels of EMI.)

All out of Audioquest brand, all they had remaining was Nordost. Nothing they offer is cheap. He showed me this "Silver Shadow" cable and explained that these "used to cost $600", but he bought a few dozen for much cheaper than normal. My cost was $125. That's still at least 2x what even a basic 75Ω cable from Audioquest might cost and 10x what 'more basic' cable from Monoprice goes for, but I needed it ASAP. It's actually pretty nice.

Edit: I stand corrected, even at less than 1/4 of the original price, it's 20x the cost of a serviceable 3' digital coaxial cable from Monoprice. I will admit to expectation bias, the one I bought does sound cleaner. (Or so my brain wants me to believe.)



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afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
Haven't done any type of photography since arriving in FL four years ago on my old Canon 7D. Always loved photography as a hobby, so it's great to get started again and re-learn some stuff again and practice.
Picked up on Ebay four used lenses for dirt cheap. A Canon 28-105(Should be here this weekend) Canon 55-250(This lens focus is fantastic and cheap) and Sigma 18-270(would not focus so got a partial refund. Can practice manual focus though) and Sigma 30mm 1.4(Be here next week hopefully). All budget Xmas gift to self.:p:cool:☃☕
 
ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Overlord
Gonna try some Georgia Boots...
Men's Loggers, Composite Toe
Early word is...
D@mn fine boot.
Only tried 'em on for a moment and walked around some carpeted areas. Initially, comfortable. Absolutely solid. I need to try them with my insoles in and after I do a full day of work to see how they feel.
Overall, I'm impressed right now.
And it's nice to find a boot that doesn't look like a flippin' spaceship or an athletic hiker. $89 "tactical" boots? :rolleyes:

And... they look b!tchin' below my Kilts!
 
Mark E. Long

Mark E. Long

Audioholic General
Early word is...
D@mn fine boot.
Only tried 'em on for a moment and walked around some carpeted areas. Initially, comfortable. Absolutely solid. I need to try them with my insoles in and after I do a full day of work to see how they feel.
Overall, I'm impressed right now.
And it's nice to find a boot that doesn't look like a flippin' spaceship or an athletic hiker. $89 "tactical" boots? :rolleyes:

And... they look b!tchin' below my Kilts!
Wore there Steel toe mining version for years working under ground always got a couple years out of them .
 
3db

3db

Audioholic Slumlord
I have an aversion to high-prices cables which have no demonstrable benefit to anything but the seller's wallet. Yesterday I had taken a drive up to Nashua NH to get a few things from my audio dealer. One of the things I needed was a reliable 1 meter co-ax SPDIF cable so I could move my Gustard DAC X16 further away from EVERYTHING else. (It's emitting crazy levels of EMI.)

All out of Audioquest brand, all they had remaining was Nordost. Nothing they offer is cheap. He showed me this "Silver Shadow" cable and explained that these "used to cost $600", but he bought a few dozen for much cheaper than normal. My cost was $125. That's still at least 2x what even a basic 75Ω cable from Audioquest might cost and 10x what 'more basic' cable from Monoprice goes for, but I needed it ASAP. It's actually pretty nice.

Edit: I stand corrected, even at less than 1/4 of the original price, it's 20x the cost of a serviceable 3' digital coaxial cable from Monoprice. I will admit to expectation bias, the one I bought does sound cleaner. (Or so my brain wants me to believe.)



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Hate, fear, anger, and BIAS will lead you to the darkside. Avoid these YOU must or forever trapped in Audiophilia, you'll be.
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Hate, fear, anger, and BIAS will lead you to the darkside. Avoid these YOU must or forever trapped in Audiophilia, you'll be.
No need to worry. I did not have the resources to engage that battle.
 
afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
Well the price was too darn good to pass up. My Holiday Gift to self. :eek:8K too :p
Has a Phono output too.✌☃
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KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
At this point, my record collection is at about 440 and I have space in my two rolling record racks (which my son built for me) for perhaps 700-750. So from this point on I'm focusing on quality rather than quantity. These two "Christmas presents" to me from me are an example. My dealer gave me a nice discount, but still quite pricey. I got the last of the 6 he'd bought of the Eagles "One Of These Nights", and one of 10 of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" that he bought. The Eagles one is from a batch of 10,000 while the MJ Thriller is one of a batch of 40,000 "One Step". At least they finally had the decency to admit right on the label that they went as follows:
1/4" 15ips Dolby A analog master > 256 DSD> Analog Console>lathe

So I don't understand how it's "One Step" other than maybe each vinyl blank record is cut on the lathe individually. Haven't played them yet, but I will.

EDIT: I played both last night, first up was the Eagles one. Having never owned One-Step type records, I wasn't sure what to expect because the "standard" MoFi and other label releases said to be of "audiophile quality" are really quite a step-up from common records. I was NOT prepared for this: Holy crap! The difference is just otherworldly. From the first couple of notes of the first track (One Of These Nights) the incredible rendition of tone from various instruments was such that I have never experienced from a recording, be it LP, tape, or digital. I have this release on CD, and have streamed it as high res digital. The liquidity of the vocals, the breadth, depth, and height of the soundstage, it was all just as close to a live performance that I have EVER heard on my home system.

The Michael Jackson one was not quite as dramatic, but still just on another level than any other medium I've ever heard. I can state unequivocally that these both sounded better than any digital version I've heard, and I'm now looking for more of these "Ultradisc One-Step" recordings. I don't say pressings because they're closer to being individually cut rather than mass-pressed. They are indeed a pressing, but only one "stamper" made from the laquer and limited number of pressings on Supervinyl.


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KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Last one of these for a little while. They're a bit pricey as compared to most releases. I gotta say though...I'm hooked. They sound just otherworldly good.
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MR.MAGOO

MR.MAGOO

Audioholic Field Marshall
Bought an "original" Rabbit corkscrew, used it to open a bottle of Australian "Rabbit & Spaghetti" wine! :D

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davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Ninja
Best Buy 4K Insignia 58 smart TV. About the biggest TV my av stand could handle. Replaced a 49 that I moved into the bedroom. Sitting around 8 feet from the tv and I'm very happy so far.
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
I bought this. It'll be sometime next week that I see it in the flesh, so for now I'll just have to drool over the pictures.

 
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gimpy

Audioholic Intern
Black Friday at Halloween, I bought a Klipsch sub woofer, R121SW. It replaced my 15 inch diy sub that had not worked in some time.
 

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