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Ok, spoiler question. Shouldn't you use something more sturdy than masking tape for the repair (or were you going to paint the cable, too? )?

The masking tape was just to attach the new good cable to the bad cable so when I pulled the bad cable out of the ceiling, the new cable gets pulled along and replaces it. The masking tape is then removed, the new cable gets plugged in and the bad cable goes in the trash. Bada bing!
post #482 of 1294
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The masking tape was just to attach the new good cable to the bad cable so when I pulled the bad cable out of the ceiling, the new cable gets pulled along and replaces it. The masking tape is then removed, the new cable gets plugged in and the bad cable goes in the trash. Bada bing!

Ok, you're excused.
post #483 of 1294
Wait, Waboman. I never asked. Which power cords are you using? it's not in your equipment listing at the first post.
post #484 of 1294
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Wait, Waboman. I never asked. Which power cords are you using? it's not in your equipment listing at the first post.

Hi prepress.

How's the new HT treating you? Have you gotten it all set up and dialed in?

I use the stock power cords that came with my equipment. I figure if it's good enough for the manufacturer, it's good enough for me. Sorry I couldn't give you a more exotic answer.
post #485 of 1294
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Hi prepress.

How's the new HT treating you? Have you gotten it all set up and dialed in?

I use the stock power cords that came with my equipment. I figure if it's good enough for the manufacturer, it's good enough for me. Sorry I couldn't give you a more exotic answer.

The stock cords don't sound bad at all. The whole thing started because of my system configuration, with one cord being too short to reach my power conditioner. Plus, I have a $500 credit with The Cable Company I need to use.
post #486 of 1294
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After FedEx got me all excited, then blew the delivery date, twice! My new Oppo 93 is finally in it's home.
LL
post #487 of 1294
You must of gotten the wrong shipment. Did you mean to order a oddo?
post #488 of 1294
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You must of gotten the wrong shipment. Did you mean to order a oddo?

Hehe. I'm like what is he talking about until I looked at the pic again. Lol. It does look like oddo.
post #489 of 1294
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It's time to fire it up and watch the first blu on my new 93.


post #490 of 1294
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It's time to fire it up and watch the first blu on my new 93.




WOW.. epic system.. FAIL MOVIE! you gonna watch the movie with your eyes closed? LOL!
post #491 of 1294
I thought Expendables was fun, it is what it is. Gratz Wabo on the Oppo!
post #492 of 1294
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Hehe. I'm like what is he talking about until I looked at the pic again. Lol. It does look like oddo.

I find that is the best humor. Make ppl think about the joke and then they get it after awhile.

Let me know how the new player performs. I have not done the research but is it DNLA enabled?
post #493 of 1294
If I needed a main player and money were no object (since the 501 purchase, everything is an object), I think I'd look at the Oppo 93 for sure. Do you still have the Oppo 83?
post #494 of 1294
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I enjoyed The Expendables. There's a quality body count, plus it's fun seeing all those "old" action stars doing their thing together again. Fun movie. The AQ is simply awesome. For me its a keeper.

Plus, seeing this never gets old.
LL
post #495 of 1294
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I find that is the best humor. Make ppl think about the joke and then they get it after awhile.

Let me know how the new player performs. I have not done the research but is it DNLA enabled?
I don't plan on having my 93 connected to my home network, but I believe it is DNLA enabled. I think it will be a nice fit in the HTG's component rack.
post #496 of 1294
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If I needed a main player and money were no object (since the 501 purchase, everything is an object), I think I'd look at the Oppo 93 for sure. Do you still have the Oppo 83?
I hear ya, prepress. I sold my 83 and was using my trusty, bulletproof Panny BD30 in the interim.
post #497 of 1294
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WOW.. epic system.. FAIL MOVIE! you gonna watch the movie with your eyes closed? LOL!
Thanks. However, I disagree and quite enjoyed The Expendables.

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I thought Expendables was fun, it is what it is. Gratz Wabo on the Oppo!
Thanks, hikarate. How have you been?
post #498 of 1294
Yes the oppo 93 would be nice. Plus the new Integra 80.2 would be nice. But until something breaks it will be status quo.

I guess you and I are going to get a sick rep in our movie choices. We both got a kick out of The Expendables, Jonah Hex and The Last Airbender but even if a movie's plot, or bad dialogue or bad acting is in the movie, as long as it has kick ass sound, we're in like flint. Right Amigo?

Ok I guess we are sick.
post #499 of 1294
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Yes the oppo 93 would be nice. Plus the new Integra 80.2 would be nice. But until something breaks it will be status quo.

I guess you and I are going to get a sick rep in our movie choices. We both got a kick out of The Expendables, Jonah Hex and The Last Airbender but even if a movie's plot, or bad dialogue or bad acting is in the movie, as long as it has kick ass sound, we're in like flint. Right Amigo?

Ok I guess we are sick.


Think of it as collecting demo material, then.
post #500 of 1294
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After FedEx got me all excited, then blew the delivery date, twice! My new Oppo 93 is finally in it's home.

If it makes you feel any better, not that you need to now that you finally got your player, but the shipping company that is handling the delivery of my speakers monumentally f**ked up. Misrouted for a week, then missing paperwork at customs just in time to have them sit at JFK over the Thanksgiving day weekend, then they lost track of 3 of the 4 boxes until yesterday. They were shipped out from the manufacturer on 11/17 and I won't get them until 12/14.

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I guess you and I are going to get a sick rep in our movie choices. We both got a kick out of The Expendables, Jonah Hex and The Last Airbender but even if a movie's plot, or bad dialogue or bad acting is in the movie, as long as it has kick ass sound, we're in like flint. Right Amigo?

Ok I guess we are sick.

Count me in. Not every movie needs critical acclaim or an Oscar to be enjoyable. If it's an action flick, all I need is a thrill ride and a killer soundtrack. Sometimes you just want to have a bit of fun and peel the paint off the walls with LFE and surround effects.
post #501 of 1294
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If it makes you feel any better, not that you need to now that you finally got your player, but the shipping company that is handling the delivery of my speakers monumentally f**ked up. Misrouted for a week, then missing paperwork at customs just in time to have them sit at JFK over the Thanksgiving day weekend, then they lost track of 3 of the 4 boxes until yesterday. They were shipped out from the manufacturer on 11/17 and I won't get them until 12/14.

Oh no! I hate hearing shipping horror stories. Talk about a complete nightmare for you. I hope there's no more screw-ups and you actually receive them on or before the 14th. Might be time to take a play from Al Czervik's playbook, "Moose, Rocko, help the shipping company find my speakers."

Out of curiosity, what speakers will soon be in the hifisponge HT?
post #502 of 1294
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Oh no! I hate hearing shipping horror stories. Talk about a complete nightmare for you. I hope there's no more screw-ups and you actually receive them on or before the 14th. Might be time to take a play from Al Czervik's playbook, "Moose, Rocko, help the shipping company find my speakers."

Out of curiosity, what speakers will soon be in the hifisponge HT?

Well, I've finally cooled down, but man was I furious when it was just one mistake after another and no one on the other side seemed to care.

I normally don't get too bent over things that are out of my control, and if I was told up front that it would take a total of 8 weeks for delivery, it would have been easier to swallow. It was being told one thing and then being strung along that wasn't cool.

Anyway, I've got enough other things to tend to that the new speakers aren't at the forefront of my mind right now, which I am thankful for.

I'm going back to Wilson Benesch. I tried finding something less expensive that I liked as much, but that was a bit idealistic. Not that there aren't some great sounding speakers for much less than WB, but none of them have the build and look of WB.
post #503 of 1294
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Well, I've finally cooled down, but man was I furious when it was just one mistake after another and no one on the other side seemed to care.

I normally don't get too bent over things that are out of my control, and if I was told up front that it would take a total of 8 weeks for delivery, it would have been easier to swallow. It was being told one thing and then being strung along that wasn't cool.

Anyway, I've got enough other things to tend to that the new speakers aren't at the forefront of my mind right now, which I am thankful for.

I'm going back to Wilson Benesch. I tried finding something less expensive that I liked as much, but that was a bit idealistic. Not that there aren't some great sounding speakers for much less than WB, but none of them have the build and look of WB.

I bet you were a race car in the red! That's ridiculous how the delivery company kept stringing you along. Especially with such an expensive purchase. I'd be on pins & needles.

Very cool you're going back to the Wilson Benesch. Your HT has come full circle. I remember reading in your thread awhile back when you first decided to sell the WB's and look elsewhere. I'm happy to hear you found your HT nirvana.
post #504 of 1294
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I bet you were a race car in the red! That's ridiculous how the delivery company kept stringing you along. Especially with such an expensive purchase. I'd be on pins & needles.

Very cool you're going back to the Wilson Benesch. Your HT has come full circle. I remember reading in your thread awhile back when you first decided to sell the WB's and look elsewhere. I'm happy to hear you found your HT nirvana.

Yeah, it is funny how it all worked out. This is a first for me, to go back to a speaker that I've already had, but I think I've (finally) exhausted all of my options. Settling down on the audio hobby also gives me some cash flow for other male interests, like this....



(took possession of this bad boy a couple of days ago)
post #505 of 1294
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Yeah, it is funny how it all worked out. This is a first for me, to go back to a speaker that I've already had, but I think I've (finally) exhausted all of my options. Settling down on the audio hobby also gives me some cash flow for other male interests, like this....


(took possession of this bad boy a couple of days ago)

Holy moly, hifi!! Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Way cool.

Have you taken her out yet and seen what she can do?
post #506 of 1294
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Holy moly, hifi!! Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Way cool.

Have you taken her out yet and seen what she can do?

Well, yes and no. Haven't really pushed it around corners too hard, but I've run through the gears on a few straight aways. The roar of that Flat 6 coming from the rear of the car is just plain AWESOME!

And as expensive as the car looks, it's a 2001 and only cost about as much as a new Honda Accord. It won't be cheap to maintain, but the trade-off is worth it.
post #507 of 1294
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Well, yes and no. Haven't really pushed it around corners too hard, but I've run through the gears on a few straight aways. The roar of that Flat 6 coming from the rear of the car is just plain AWESOME!

And as expensive as the car looks, it's a 2001 and only cost about as much as a new Honda Accord. It won't be cheap to maintain, but the trade-off is worth it.

I bet the sound of that beautiful German engine is stunning. The car looks great! And much more fun than an Accord. Is it even legal to mention a Honda and Porsche in the same sentence? Look on the bright side, the maintenance has to be cheaper than getting new speakers every other week.

At least you got to run her through the gears. We just had a blizzard come through here, and that's just not conducive to driving a high performance sports car.
post #508 of 1294
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I bet the sound of that beautiful German engine is stunning. The car looks great! And much more fun than an Accord. Is it even legal to mention a Honda and Porsche in the same sentence? Look on the bright side, the maintenance has to be cheaper than getting new speakers every other week.

At least you got to run her through the gears. We just had a blizzard come through here, and that's just not conducive to driving a high performance sports car.

Call it a mid life crisis, but I feel like a kid on Christmas ever time I get in the car. Driving a Porsche is an "experience". And I write this as I listen to the beautiful and sometimes exciting sounds produced by the Wilson B's. Got them all set-up last night. Life is good.

What part of the world are you in that you are getting snow? We should probably have some, but it has been a warm and rainy winter. Feels more like fall around here.
post #509 of 1294
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Call it a mid life crisis, but I feel like a kid on Christmas ever time I get in the car. Driving a Porsche is an "experience". And I write this as I listen to the beautiful and sometimes exciting sounds produced by the Wilson B's. Got them all set-up last night. Life is good.

What part of the world are you in that you are getting snow? We should probably have some, but it has been a warm and rainy winter. Feels more like fall around here.

Lol. I wouldn't call it a midlife crisis. You appreciate a fine German engineered automobile. Nothing quite like a spirited drive in a high performance sports car to get the juices flowing.

Congrats on getting the WBs all set up! Do they sound like you remember them? Yes, life is good, my friend.

I'm in MN. We got pounded with snow and wind. The most snow we've got in a day since '91. It closed down the airport, stranding the NY Giants (they are supposed to play the Vikings on Sunday) in kansas City. The game is now being played in Detroit. Not to mention it collapsed the Metrodome where the Vikings play.

Stay warm.

post #510 of 1294
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Lol. I wouldn't call it a midlife crisis. You appreciate a fine German engineered automobile. Nothing quite like a spirited drive in a high performance sports car to get the juices flowing.

Congrats on getting the WBs all set up! Do they sound like you remember them? Yes, life is good, my friend.

I'm in MN. We got pounded with snow and wind. The most snow we've got in a day since '91. It closed down the airport, stranding the NY Giants (they are supposed to play the Vikings on Sunday) in kansas City. The game is now being played in Detroit. Not to mention it collapsed the Metrodome where the Vikings play.

Stay warm.


Ahhh, MN. The winters are hard there. Been their once on business and did not prepare for the arctic temps over there.

That video is amazing. Epic failure on that roof.
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