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Macs are built on "unix",so there just like linux. just different interface.
Nice mac btw (by the way).

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Mucho congrats on the new iMac!! It's one fine looking machine. Almost as nice as Ms. Alba. Thanks for the eye candy.


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Ms. Alba and I are enjoying the dual Macs (McIntosh/Macintosh.)

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The PPP is a voltage regenerator. If I recall, it doesn't offer voltage regulation. Have you felt any need for that? Of course, if the incoming line is sufficiently stable it's not an issue, I guess. Here in NY I'm pleased to have regulation on my system.

The PPP generates new AC power for the entire system. It does this not by "conditioning" but by rebuilding the old AC power into new, pure, regulated AC. As for voltage regulation, I have no worries.

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Thanks, guys.

Ms. Alba and I are enjoying the dual Macs (McIntosh/Macintosh.)

She's scheduled to be on Jay Leno tonight, according to the paper.
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The PPP generates new AC power for the entire system. It does this not by "conditioning" but by rebuilding the old AC power into new, pure, regulated AC. As for voltage regulation, I have no worries.

You definitely don't live in NY.
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You definitely don't live in NY.

Nope, not in NY.

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I have to admit that is one era I missed the LD era. That was the time I was playing Bass, had a mullett and thought I was Billy Ray Cyrus. As you can see my music career went far.

Maybe because Billy Ray Cyrus didn't play bass?
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Maybe because Billy Ray Cyrus didn't play bass?

It wasn't about the bass it was about his trademark - the mullett

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It wasn't about the bass it was about his trademark - the mullett

You can't say that and not produce a picture. It's in the Geneva convention. A pic of Franks mullet is required by international law.



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You can't say that and not produce a picture. It's in the Geneva convention. A pic of Franks mullet is required by international law.



Ill have to visit the folks family album.

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It wasn't about the bass it was about his trademark - the mullett

It's a package deal.
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prepress, have you had a chance to audition the Stratus amps yet? I hear great things about them, but haven't been able to give them a listen as of now. I can vouch for their preamps though, the Candela I have is not bad, not bad at all...

To revisit your post, ddgtr, I've begun reading reviews and they're all positive, even glowing. These would cost much less than the 501 or JC 1 and give me good sound. As good I don't know, but good and quite possibly a step up from my current amps. I have an e-mail out to Odyssey regarding power consumption and the value of two pair for bi-amping.

The downside would be the break-in time, which is about 6 weeks in the manual, but in one review I read Klaus Bunge (the head guy at Odyssey) spoke about 6 months for the Stratos monos to hit their peak. Ouch.

Jonathan Valin at The Absolute Sound will be reviewing the Stratos monos in an upcoming issue; I don't know which. Since it's likely I won't buy anything soon I'll keep an eye out for that, but I already know he thinks they're good.
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Hello Jeff!

What's shaken' up in MN?!

That was a nice article that btf1980 was featured in. Did you see the Electronic House article Seth (ohyeah32) was featured in? That was really strong.

Are you doing anything special for the upcoming Viking-less Super Bowl?

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Hello Jeff!

What's shaken' up in MN?!

That was a nice article that btf1980 was featured in. Did you see the Electronic House article Seth (ohyeah32) was featured in? That was really strong.

Are you doing anything special for the upcoming Viking-less Super Bowl?

Regards,

Hi Lawrence.

Just enjoying a little warm spell before the snow hits this weekend.

Yeah, what a great write-up in the Wall Street Journal for our friend btf. Spreading the vinyl word to the masses. And Seth's feature in Electronic House was just awesome! It couldn't have happened to a more worthy HT.

For the big game (go Colts) I ordered 3 Giordano's pizza pies from Chicago. They're packed in dry ice and next day aired. Ridiculously awesomeness comes to mind when I think about these pies.

In fact, Seth also ordered a few pies from the windy city.

Check it out: Giordanos Famous Chicago Style Pizza

The Travel Channel did a quick expo on them. Blinkx Video: Giordano Pizza

What about you? Any special plans for the "super" weekend?

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that room must sound amazing
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Hello Jeff!

How are you man! I see you're sneaking around on the forums while the wife sleeps! (Refer to your thread in bluray.com)

Guess what? I am too!

How are the ML's sounding with the new cables!?!
And how 'bout them Vikes!

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Thanks for stopping by, philosoraptor.

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Pondering the idea of getting an universal remote. I need one that will do all the micro operations of my stand alone remotes. Any suggestions? Or should this old dog stay with my table of 'motes?



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Pondering the idea of getting an universal remote. I need one that will do all the micro operations of my stand alone remotes. Any suggestions? Or should this old dog stay with my table of 'motes?



Start a remote store.

You have me beat. I have only 8.
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Start a remote store.

You have me beat. I have only 8.

Lol. Wabo's discount remote store coming to a shopping mall near you.

And those are only my active remotes. I have a drawer full of 'motes I no longer use.

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Lol. Wabo's discount remote store coming to a shopping mall near you.

And those are only my active remotes. I have a drawer full of 'motes I no longer use.

I did get a nice remote caddy for mine, which reduced the clutter on my table. If you think you'll continue to use the remotes for a while, a caddy might help organize them.
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Wabo,

Gorgeous system! Nuthin like a pair of MC501s!

I have the same problem as you with the remotes...I bought a Universal but have not bothered to install it...seems like more work than it is worth!

Cheers!
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Very impressive.

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Wabo,

Gorgeous system! Nuthin like a pair of MC501s!

I have the same problem as you with the remotes...I bought a Universal but have not bothered to install it...seems like more work than it is worth!

Cheers!
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Hi Mike.

Thanks. Yes, the 501s are something special.

What universal remote did you buy? I agree, it seems more work than it's worth.

Our friend Franin just bought a brand new Pronto 9800. This thing looks freakin' cool. But I'm so used to my table full of 'motes and you know what they say about old dogs and new tricks.

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I have the Universal Remote MX980

http://www.universalremote.com/produ....php?model=135

I just know that I will always wish it could do this or that...and the hassle of the ir wiring just seems like a pain...
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Thanks. Yes, the 501s are something special.

Despite their price, I went to check out the 501s today, and ended up with a mini-audition. We used the MCD301 and Kimber 8TC speaker cable, so at least those were familiar things. There were a couple of tracks from Eliane Elias' Cross Currents CD, and Fanfare for the Common Man by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. It was through a Mac preamp (interestingly, the store guy says my preamp is better, though 16 years old; it's an ARC LS3) with B&W speakers.

On Fanfare, I heard more separation of instruments when the brass section blows; at home it sounds more homogenized. On the Elias tracks (she plays piano, if you didn't know that) it didn't sound that far off from what I get at home. But the system overall gave me more of a sense of musicians in the room, though we weren't in a room but an open display area.

Perhaps I need to do this again in a more controlled environment. The 501 may creep back onto my list even with the price tag. And despite what may not sound like a scintillating review, you have got some nice amps for sure.
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Hello Jeff!

It's been a while. I just have to say that I'm really not impressed with the number of remotes you have on your table! If I were the 'Old Dog" you claim to be, I would have, count 'em! 12 remotes on my table! Of course, my 12 components when compared to your ensemble could be easily categorized as "you can keep it" or "Who would want it?!"

Dude, you have to invest in a good universal remote! Having one is liberating! I lie to you not! When I incorporated my MX-850, it was if I had a brand new system. Your system deserves nothing less than the URC MX-880. I would also consider the Harmony 1100. But if you really want limitless control, the URC MX-980 is the truth.

Jeff, I'll get back to you later.

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http://www.universalremote.com/produ....php?model=135

I just know that I will always wish it could do this or that...and the hassle of the ir wiring just seems like a pain...

Hello KahunaCanuck.

I know this entry should be posted in your thread, but you embedded a photo of the MX-980 so you are open game!

First off, we haven't been properly introduced. I'm Ldgibson76. Welcome to the WYSC section.
You're system is REEEEE-DICULOUS! I'll post in your thread, how I really feel momentarily.

Now about the MX-980 remote. KC, despite not having a touchscreen, this is arguably the nicest remote you can own. Virtually, limitless memory and as far as the macro configuration, you would need way more equipment than you currently own to max it out. The remote can control every remote controlled device in your home! And IR isn't an issue. Programming is at first a little difficult, but once you do it, nothing can touch the functionality. Besides, all you have to do is call Universal Remote and they will walk you thru the programming. If you like, I will PM you a direct line # to one of the Customer Service-Tech reps. They are very helpful and patient!

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After resisting the call of the streaming minions, I finally decided to throw in the towel and get on board... kicking and screaming the whole way.

I went out and bought the Apple Airport Express. Of course you can't just buy any old optical cable. Nope, that would be too easy. You need a mini optical to Toslink cable. Damn you Steve Jobs. After much running around I finally got what I needed.

Now I just need to download the 'remote' app on my iPhone and let the streaming mirth & merriment commence.




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After resisting the call of the streaming minions, I finally decided to throw in the towel and get on board... kicking and screaming the whole way.

I went out and bought the Apple Airport Express. Of course you can't just buy any old optical cable. Nope, that would be too easy. You need a mini optical to Toslink cable. Damn you Steve Jobs. After much running around I finally got what I needed.

Now I just need to download the 'remote' app on my iPhone and let the streaming mirth & merriment commence.

Well, I've resisted a cell phone so far...and never succumbed to the wiles of the VCR.
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Well, I've resisted a cell phone so far...

I honestly envy you. Had my job not depended on a cell phone, I would throw mine in the middle of the freeway and not miss it for a second...
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