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Forum: What's Your System Configuration   07-10-2014, 01:10 PM
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Heard from Audio Advisor. The antenna (Magnum...

Heard from Audio Advisor. The antenna (Magnum dynalab SR-100) is still backordered. I'm a bit surprised. Oh well, perhaps I'll get a chance to try something with the one I have in the meantime.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,758
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Having seen them at several Value Electronics...

Having seen them at several Value Electronics shoot-outs, my impression of LG plasma was always great color, poor blacks. Samsung struck me as the same but with better blacks, thogh still not up to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-03-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,758
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LG will be dropping plasma also "in the near...

LG will be dropping plasma also "in the near future," according to the Yonhap News Agency. One of its PDP plants has already been converted to making solar batteries.

Before I saw this, I was...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-01-2014, 01:17 PM
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Views: 25,846
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Perhaps. The 8500 should still be available in...

Perhaps. The 8500 should still be available in July, so VE could include it legitimately. Or they could do what they did with the KRP 500 Kuro last year and use one as a reference that's not an...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-01-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,758
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I bought my PRO-111FD in 2008 and it still gives...

I bought my PRO-111FD in 2008 and it still gives an excellent picture, even better since it was re-calibrated in November (the first was 11/08). Given that and my living situation, I won't be in the...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-30-2014, 04:55 AM
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Views: 51,692
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I picked this up earlier in the month: The...

I picked this up earlier in the month: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings of the Modern Jazz Quartet 1956–64, a 7-CD set. Since the Mullard tubes in my preamp were still breaking in, Milt...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-28-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 28,498
Posted By prepress
A question. Are you running the Triton IIs with...

A question. Are you running the Triton IIs with your amp/receiver alone, or did you plug them in to engage the on-board amps the Tritons have? From the photo, I can't tell if that's speaker cable or...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-24-2014, 01:02 PM
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Views: 2,763,579
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Some good points here. It's true that, although...

Some good points here. It's true that, although the TV had no moving parts, this was the early 70s and there was a picture tube. As for the turntable and line conditioner, neither had been used for a...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   06-23-2014, 12:55 PM
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It seems to be true for electronic circuits in...

It seems to be true for electronic circuits in general. Way back when, a TV repairman came to our house, and the repairman mentioned to my father it was good for the TV to be turned on once in a...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   06-21-2014, 04:01 PM
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Views: 51,692
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Updated system configuration: VPI HW-19 Mk....

Updated system configuration:

VPI HW-19 Mk. IV turntable, SDS speed controller, HW-16.5 record cleaner;
Grado Reference Sonata 1 MM phono cartridge;
SME 309 tonearm;
Van den Hul MC D-501 Hybrid...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-21-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8,596
Views: 773,537
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My considerations are Cambridge Audio, Marantz,...

My considerations are Cambridge Audio, Marantz, and (gulp) McIntosh.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8,596
Views: 773,537
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Mine, too, is still functioning, now a bit over 5...

Mine, too, is still functioning, now a bit over 5 years after purchase. I'd like to have it a while longer. But I do keep up with what's available, just in case.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-03-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,596
Views: 773,537
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ECS01 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112343/the-pioneer-elite-bdp-09fd-owners-thread/8550#post_24495695)

No problem, I'm...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-02-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 25,846
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by venus933 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-01-2014, 04:39 PM
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Views: 25,846
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by vinnie97 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-01-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 25,846
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by imagic http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 25,846
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mavinwow http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   05-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 51,692
Posted By prepress
Ok, yesterday the Amperex tubes were removed...

Ok, yesterday the Amperex tubes were removed from the C2300 preamp and I put the Mullards in both the line stage and MM inputs; I'd ordered a second pair. They have 3 hours on them (I'll stop...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-18-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 69,318
Posted By prepress
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fierce_gt http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532039/panasonic-beats-plasma-picture-quality-with-tc-ax800u-series/90#post_24730060)...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,596
Views: 773,537
Posted By prepress
After further troubleshooting, all is well. I...

After further troubleshooting, all is well. I put the 09 on another preamp input and things played fine. i put it back in its usual input and everything was fine. I don't know what happened. Somehow...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8,596
Views: 773,537
Posted By prepress
Quote:Originally Posted by Andrew...

Quote:Originally Posted by Andrew Stone http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112343/the-pioneer-elite-bdp-09fd-owners-thread/8550#post_24732151)

hi

have...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8,596
Views: 773,537
Posted By prepress
Quote:Originally Posted by Andrew...

Quote:Originally Posted by Andrew Stone http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112343/the-pioneer-elite-bdp-09fd-owners-thread/8550#post_24715151)

hi
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,596
Views: 773,537
Posted By prepress
There may be trouble in paradise. I tried...

There may be trouble in paradise. I tried playing a DVD on the 09 tonight, and noticed there was little to nothing coming from the left speaker. My Mac preamp and amp have the iconic blue meters, so...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 69,318
Posted By prepress
I may be considered weird, but based on how the...

I may be considered weird, but based on how the set looks I have concerns about the on-board audio. One of the casualties of today's thinner sets is the audio. I guess the idea is most people will...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   05-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 51,692
Posted By prepress
I have just come back from the commencement...

I have just come back from the commencement service of the New York Theological Seminary, held at Riverside Church in Manhattan. One of my former Sunday school students invited me to come; she...
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