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    Killer steal if the tweets are good! What a...

    Killer steal if the tweets are good! What a waste that the drivers were pulled...almost looks like they pulled the passives thinking they were woofers. At least they put them back, probably didn't...
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    They're a "west-coast" sounding speaker, a...

    They're a "west-coast" sounding speaker, a derivative of the JBL L-100 Century. Ex-JBL engineer Bart Locanthi designed this series while at Pioneer. The top end is rather hot, I backed the tweeter...
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    A *really* nice mate to the 18-70 is the AF-S VR...

    A *really* nice mate to the 18-70 is the AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6, it's not the cheapest but is razor sharp with vibration reduction (similar to Canon's optical IS, same concept.) I want to get one...
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    We did 3 or 4, no idea when the producers will...

    We did 3 or 4, no idea when the producers will post the other ones. I hope it's soon, I've been itching to hear how they all came out.

    Glad y'all enjoyed that... :)

    Todd in Cheesecurdistan
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    Definitely take it to a luthier. They can check...

    Definitely take it to a luthier. They can check other aspects of the setup and overall condition of the guitar while they're working on it, possibly making it play even better.

    Nice guitar!
    ...
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    a B3Nut gets caught on film making racket

    with friends at his church... :D

    Singer/songwriter/guitarist Paul Lefeber, assistant worship leader at Blackhawk Church in Madison WI, with bassist-extrordinaire Matt Rogers on the doghouse and...
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    That's a very good deal...congrats and welcome! ...

    That's a very good deal...congrats and welcome! Be careful with these classic Polks, though...they can be addicting. Actually, I'm down to just my 7B's now (permanent keepers those) since I let a...
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    Either camera will deliver excellent images. The...

    Either camera will deliver excellent images. The one caveat with the Nikon is that it will only autofocus with lenses that have in-lens motors (AF-S Nikkors, Sigma HSM lenses, and at least one new...
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    Also, don't forget jazz on the ECM...

    Also, don't forget jazz on the ECM label...gorgeous recordings of often-jaw-dropping musicianship. If you like jazz piano trio stuff, anything by the Tord Gustavsen Trio is a must-listen, and the...
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    Don't often get around these parts

    but Merry Christmas and happiest season's greetings to everyone, and warmest wishes for the year ahead! May the new year bring everyone lots of great tunes!

    Todd in Cheesecurdistan
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    RIP...Oscar Peterson dead at 82

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/288525

    Another jazz giant passes... :(

    Rest in peace Oscar, you were one of the great ones.

    Todd in Cheesecurdistan
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    I'm a big fan of vintage receivers, Pioneers...

    I'm a big fan of vintage receivers, Pioneers included. They don't do everything, however. Will your 980 drive the LSi's? Sure. Probably not as loud as you may like without risking clipping...
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    My 7B's have the Holey Peerless tweets ...I...

    My 7B's have the Holey Peerless tweets <vbg>...I wonder if they made the switch during "B" production. "Then shalt thou take the Holey Peerless Tweet, and lob it at thy black-plastic shelf system,...
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    That sounds like a good upgrade path, hard to go...

    That sounds like a good upgrade path, hard to go wrong with DB's as an upgrade from stock. I've been auditioning components for my '06 Kia Rio5 and the DB's are still one of the better-sounding I've...
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    Boy...that takes the cake for electronics...

    Boy...that takes the cake for electronics assembly shortcutting...but as they say...ya get what ya pay for. I can't believe he's balking at a $40 monoblock with a warranty...

    I bet if I dug out...
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    My wife has had an entry-level Panasonic HU in...

    My wife has had an entry-level Panasonic HU in her Neon for years, driving stock speakers. The system sounds better than it has a right to (well, at least it did, one of the rear 6X9's is out of...
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    I used to have a Crossfire amp in my old Tbird...

    I used to have a Crossfire amp in my old Tbird many moons ago, a CFA-404 IIRC (50x4). The front channels drove MB Quart 5.25" coaxials in the doors, and the rear channels were originally going to be...
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    They could conceivably use that language against musicians, too. I do agree with ensuring that someone's enjoyment of their audio whatever doesn't infringe on someone else's enjoyment of their peace...
  19. Thread: JVC Head Units

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    Around 1998 I bought a JVC head, forgot the...

    Around 1998 I bought a JVC head, forgot the model, with a flip-down face. I bought it in desperation having had terrible luck getting an Eclipse 5341 (I think that was the model) that would work. I...
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    Those are original Heresies, late 70's/early...

    Those are original Heresies, late 70's/early 80's. Need serials to date more precisely, though.

    Nice garage-sale catch! I had a pair of those for a couple years....

    Todd in Beerbratistan
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    My first Polks were my Monitor 4 Series 2's,...

    My first Polks were my Monitor 4 Series 2's, bought in 1992. I still have 'em, though they're about to go to a friend I gave a set of 5jr's to, he's giving me a pair of Celestion Ditton 44's for...
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    I definitely prefer a "neutral" speaker for sure....

    I definitely prefer a "neutral" speaker for sure. However, the HPM's are a lot of fun. The sizzle is tamable, I back the tweeter levels off a bit usually. They do, however, fall apart on Bruce...
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    Nothing like a good accurate loudspeaker to...

    Nothing like a good accurate loudspeaker to reveal just how bad most pop productions are...though there are many fine recordings in the rock genre out there. Mark Knopfler's Shangri-La comes to...
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    Pioneer didn't really have much to offer...

    Pioneer didn't really have much to offer speakerwise until about 1976 or 77 when they hired ex-JBL engineer Bart Locanthi. The HPM series was the result of his efforts, a series of what amounted to...
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    Those aren't Pioneer speakers...they're most...

    Those aren't Pioneer speakers...they're most likely Quadraflex, judging from the CBS parentage. Bet $$ that setup came from Pacific Stereo. Those drivers look interesting, a dome tweet and what...
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