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    Post pictures of anything, with comment...couple words.

    Here's a series of 2008 Vietnam photos shot through the window of a moving bus. In some instances, the bus slowed long enough for me to compose, while at other times I was "flying by the seat of my pants" and wasn't always sure what I was photographing until I returned home and reviewed the...
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    Looks like a great backyard for hobbies like astronomy, kites, and radio-controlled aircraft.
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    NAD PP 2 Review (Analog Phono Preamplifier)

    Thanks for the detailed reply; it seems you got a heck of a deal on that NAD! Aside from the inconvenience, noise, expense and distortion, what's not to love about vinyl playback :p
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    NAD PP 2 Review (Analog Phono Preamplifier)

    Do typical record pops and tics come anywhere near to overloading the preamp?
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    Post pictures of anything, with comment...couple words.

    2008 Saigon, Vietnam 2008 Hoi An, Vietnam
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    Tubes?

    Yes, using amps and DACs as tone controls can be an expensive hit-or-miss proposition, and "detail" combined with "harshness" suggests to me that you may have some big frequency response peaks going on. Get a USB measurement microphone (a fraction of the cost of a Schitt Freya+) and become...
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    Pics you’ve taken,

    Man that brings back some memories: You sure do get some thick morning fog there.
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    2008 Huế Vietnam
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    [Gallium Nitride amplifier] Impressions of the Mini Gan 5 by Premium Audio, pictures / video inside

    I'm afraid that page 1 is simply your subjective review, combined with some numbers copied from the manufacturer's web sites. Everyone has instincts, but these can be very unreliable "test instruments".
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    [Gallium Nitride amplifier] Impressions of the Mini Gan 5 by Premium Audio, pictures / video inside

    Completely meaningless without measurements and/or controlled pure-listening tests aka ABX.
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    Chambered Nautilus, Waikiki Aquarium, 2014: Final days of the old International Marketplace in Waikiki circa 2014: I was never crazy about the place as a kid: To me it seemed dark, humid and filled with Korean ladies selling cheap jewelry. Below, new IMP circa 2019. I can imagine some people...
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    "Tokidoki" might have come all the way from Italy to paint the side of a building in Honolulu
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    Internet Radio - streaming services or URLs

    Oh yes where possible I much prefer the direct stream URL because while individual stations are collecting user data like everyone else, it's only for their individual stations; there's no easy way for them to aggregate additional data from a variety of sources unless you say, provide your...
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    The wealth-building thread

    Favorite Warren Buffett quote on the subject of Gold comes by way of Unshakeable co-author Peter Mollouk:
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    The wealth-building thread

    I just finished Tony Robbins's Unshakeable and come away feeling ever-so-slightly smarter than I was before, because I've got some background info on why the world works as it does, from a man able to able to draw upon the knowledge of some of the most qualified individuals, not merely in the...
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