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    Default Cary in tha House..!!

    I got home from my biopsy`s last night to find my new F1 signature in the hallway waiting patiently for me...

    Two box`s..in with huge tubes, the other with the SLI-80 F1 Signature in British Racing Green..!!

    Unfortunatly, with the pain that I`m in, and the 60+ lbs that it weighs, I am not able to pick it up...

    The holes that the Doc`s made on my insides will start o bleed internally if I attempt to pick it up...

    Bummmer... :(

    Talk about a tease...!!

    I will shoot picks as I open , and install, the badest, coolest, hipest integrated made...
    It has point to point wiring, upgraded caps...all the upgraded bells and whistles..

    http://www.upscaleaudio.com/updates/sli80f1.htm

    Gotta go see if I can get her up the stairs...wait one..

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    Take it easy Robert, and congrats on the new toys - but I'm more concerned about the 'other'. Keep us in the loop.

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    Sweet!

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    Dude! Screw the F1's!! Whats with the biopsy?!?
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    Double agony, eh? Congrats on the new aquisition Robert. Take care of yourself.
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    You got me concerned buddy also.......


    Just take one day at a time. :)

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    just took a handful of pain pilss...

    got her upstairs..!

    it hurts pretty good , but I can`t wait...!!

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    Congrats!!!

    It will wait, don't kill yourself!
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    Default Stop!!!

    Robert, when they tell you don't do any heavy lifting, THEY MEAN IT! It's not just a risk of bleeding, you stand the chance of giving yourself a hernia!

    That equipment isn't worth you landing yourself back in the hospital with far worse problems!!!

    And with the way you just spelled PILLS :D you just might hook the poor thing up the wrong way & blow it up! :p

    GO LIE DOWN & TAKE IT EASY BUD! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03
    just took a handful of pain pilss...

    got her upstairs..!

    it hurts pretty good , but I can`t wait...!!
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    Beautiful equipment!

    Take it easy though. Get healed.
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    Congrats on the awesome equipment!

    But like everyone else says...as long as it's not somewhere outside...leave it be. It can wait 'til you get better or you can find someone else to lift it for you. Don't want bleeding, I'm sure, and I KNOW you don't want a hernia from personal experience.
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    the wife just called Jesse and told on me..!!

    I maty have overdone it, but here are some pic`s anyway, before I go lay down for awhile...

    Now thems some tubes , baby..!!
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    Hope you feel better, bear. Nice new toy, I can smell the fresh new gear from here..:)
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Bear,

    A man willing to degrade his health further for the sake of an audio toy. You are a fine example of an addict with little to no self control. I love it!

    On a more serious note; Please practice caution guy. If you have a neighbor or a local neighborhood kid you trust.. have them move it into place for ya for the price of beer / wendis meal.

    Awesome piece of equipment. I hope you enjoy it for a long, long time!

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    okay, wife went to the store so I took another shot with the tubes installed..!!
    The pic`s don`t do her justice, believe me..
    This thing is beautiful..

    sorry about the size, I was in a hurry..!!
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    Drool.......

    Now, go back to bed!
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    Pic size was just fine... Looking forward to the review and the results both being good.

    EDIT: Just saw this in a guy's sig over at AK, thought you might enjoy it:

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    Great looking amp, Robert!!

    I just never would have thought about getting it painted like an MG Midget. :D

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    you should see the blue one with the silver face...outf`nstanding..
    I was going to change , but this one matched my Ah!, and Kevin @ Upscale said the AH! was made for this integraded, so...

    These are a very limited production, and this was the last British Racing Green one made...They were still putting it together when I bought it..
    Direct coupled, with Jensen Copper & oil, Hexfreds, CD input wired with Kimber Kable, WBT speaker terminals, and Grayhill Gold switches....
    And of course Brithish Racing Green (Jaguar), with speacial gold leaf signature..
    1 of 10 or 20 made...

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    Robert, that is dazzling...beauteous...magnificent....resplendent. ...pulchritudinous.

    Or as we said in another time, that is way fat man.....

    I'd like to see a non-flash action pic.
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    I almost have her up and running...
    Stand by...moving slow today..

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    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03
    you should see the blue one with the silver face...outf`nstanding..
    I was going to change , but this one matched my Ah!, and Kevin @ Upscale said the AH! was made for this integraded, so...

    These are a very limited production, and this was the last British Racing Green one made...They were still putting it together when I bought it..
    Direct coupled, with Jensen Copper & oil, Hexfreds, CD input wired with Kimber Kable, WBT speaker terminals, and Grayhill Gold switches....
    And of course Brithish Racing Green (Jaguar), with speacial gold leaf signature..
    1 of 10 or 20 made...
    Man, you went all out! Can't wait to see action shots and hear your thoughts on it.
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    It's much classier than the Red chassis F1. Everyone should have a signature, very unique item in their rig....it makes you exclusive.

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    it`s hard to get them in the dark..
    again pic`s don`t even come close to the real thing...

    Thanks Mark..
    I agree...and I took your advise on this very subject..
    I want to have a unique rig with stellar results...just have to save longer, and keep your eye on the ball...

    Also I would like to thank Jesse forall his help and support on this venture..
    It aint over yet though..!!!

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    Beautiful :)

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    OH MY FRIGGIN LORD..!!
    I just turned it up after about a 45 min warm up..

    DEAD quiet...a sound I have not experienced before ...as much as I hate the word...AWESOME..

    the tubes all lit up and glowing....angelic...

    it is so smooth, so acurate, so tubes, so friggin ...............

    I`m one happy beardog...that`s all I can say..!

    you know what this means , don`t ya..?!!!

    Mark and Russ are right...time to take it up a notch..!!

    I need some better speaker cables to start with...I`m running AQ type 4`s right now, and they sound okay, but I need to do better..

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    I now have a piano in my living room..!!

    Now I gotta have some real tube mono`s...I just gotta..!!
    Hey Jesse, now I`m an F1 nut too..!!

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    Beautimous! Enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03
    it`s hard to get them in the dark..
    Thats for sure. Depends on the cameras metering ability. I stick my Canon 10D on a tripod and meter off the available light. Bracketing a stop either way with exposure time helps. You can only do so much to make an underexposed pic look good in Photoshop.



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    EDIT: Don't use up all your adrenaline with your gear. Get some rest. Or try and get some rest....
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    Neat man. First order of business for you is to get those nasty EH 6SN7's out of there. I'll see If I can dig you up a pair of Sylvania brown base.

    The Jensen caps are as good as it gets, in my book. I'd put Sonicap behind them, and Sonicap is awesome. I've got my Anthem modded with the Jensens also, you're in for treat.

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