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    Wanted I like the "winged c" SED ( =c= ) Svetlana 6L6GC...

    I like the "winged c" SED ( =c= ) Svetlana 6L6GC tubes for recent production examples of that tube type.
    Not the current Svetlanas which are actually made by New Sensor.
    I think they're almost as...
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    Need Help I think the best chord for cable TV is A#sus2....

    I think the best chord for cable TV is A#sus2.
    C7 is no slouch, either.
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    Still use my 10a Polks daily. "Upgraded" the...

    Still use my 10a Polks daily. "Upgraded" the Peerless to the clear ones, then went back to the original Peerless tweeters,
    then upgraded the caps and resistors in the crossover. They're still...
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    I'm happy with Lava Cable ELC. Well made and...

    I'm happy with Lava Cable ELC. Well made and transparent sound.
  5. Thread: RF absorption

    by cristo
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    Here's a link to Mu metal and similar alloys...

    Here's a link to Mu metal and similar alloys various forms and sizes:
    http://www.lessemf.com/mag-shld.html
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    Exactly. Not just my father but all the people...

    Exactly. Not just my father but all the people in front of him and behind every day on those routes
    for months and months and the surrounding businesses were inconvenienced for the questionable ...
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    Good. The prolonged prep for it caused all kinds...

    Good. The prolonged prep for it caused all kinds of traffic headaches, closures and detours for my father's commute,
    and not just during the race itself.
  8. Thread: RIP George Duke

    by cristo
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    Going to see ZPZ in February which will feature...

    Going to see ZPZ in February which will feature the entire Roxy album!!
    I'll think about George when I go.
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    "Equalizer" Catch me if you can!

    "Equalizer"

    Catch me if you can!
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    Here's my Coffee maker - very cheap and does a...

    Here's my Coffee maker - very cheap and does a great job but requires a little user effort.
    http://bodum.bodum.com/us/en-us/shop/detail/10682-01US/?navid=262
    Of course, you need a decent grinder...
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    Re-read "The Moon Coin" before reading "The...

    Re-read "The Moon Coin" before reading "The Dragondain", the first two books in
    my brother's Moon Realm series. Pretty damn good for the juvenile fantasy genre.
    If that's not your cup of tea,...
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    For speaker cables to change, they've got to want...

    For speaker cables to change, they've got to want to change or you're wasting your time. No one sided arguments, interventions, or persistent
    persuasions will work.
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    I use Prima Clarity with a microfiber cloth...

    I use Prima Clarity with a microfiber cloth (bought for car windshield,
    but use it on other windows, glass, mirrors, tv, monitor screens, etc.).

    "A powerful glass and plastic cleaner which cuts...
  14. News If I had a rocket launcher .... (James Cockburn)

    If I had a rocket launcher .... (James Cockburn)
  15. Does recapping 20+ year old failing electrolytics...

    Does recapping 20+ year old failing electrolytics with new electrolytics improve sound quality?
    - undoubtably.
    Does recapping new electrolytics with new film capacitors of any decent brand?
    -...
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    I didn't think Sonicap made electrolytic...

    I didn't think Sonicap made electrolytic capacitors.
  17. Need Help Bypass capacitors have a placebo effect...

    Bypass capacitors have a placebo effect proportional to the cost of the cap.
    Of course the user has to know the cost for it to work properly.
    Otherwise, they just increase the total capacitance by...
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    A quick search on the internet shows asking...

    A quick search on the internet shows asking prices of $75, 450, 560, 675, and 1300
    for these in excellent or better condition in the past.
    Actual selling prices that I could find however were...
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    News My best meteor shower experience was about 15...

    My best meteor shower experience was about 15 years ago with the Geminids at
    Phantom Ranch at about 3 am (cabins and lodge at the bottom of the Grand Canyon;
    you can only get there by mule or...
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    News I watched the east sky for a short period about...

    I watched the east sky for a short period about 11 pm, and for about 15 minutes after midnight, but only (probably) saw 1 faint one in the northeast which wasn't
    even aligned with the radiant. I...
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    News My neighborhood sky is fairly light polluted,...

    My neighborhood sky is fairly light polluted, which knocks out visibility of most of the fainter meteors,
    but the forcast is for clear skies except partly cloudy from 1-3 am, so I'll give it a go...
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    I stand corrected, or maybe I should say your...

    I stand corrected, or maybe I should say your meter is well corrected.
    Not all of them read 0 lead to lead.
    Still, .5 ohms sounds on the high side for resistance of a 2.5A fuse.
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    A 35uF and 1uF in series would give you 0.975uF. ...

    A 35uF and 1uF in series would give you 0.975uF. 16 + 18 in parallel would do fine for 34uF.
    Two 15uF in series would give you 7.5uF which should be damn close to the 7.4uF value.
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    I'll bet that 2.5 amp fuse has a resistance well...

    I'll bet that 2.5 amp fuse has a resistance well below 0.5 ohms. You're probably measuring the resistance
    of the leads of your meter along with the amp's resistance. Try measuring ohms with the...
  25. Interesting stuff. I'm originally a Baltimoron...

    Interesting stuff.
    I'm originally a Baltimoron and a JHU alumni as well - Class of '81 undergrad.
    And a Zappaphile (although he wasn't a JHU alum).
    And a John Waters fan (I already have tickets...
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