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    New York's Other Music record store documentary:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/nov/26/people-in-their-40s-were-crying-the-sad-final-days-of-new-yorks-coolest-record-store-other-music
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    Why do passive speakers still exist?

    I like my passive loudspeakers. I am a passive listener. Having built speakers I am completely happy with, I no longer listen for faults. No need to 'upgrade'. Just enjoy the music.
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    How to estimate flared port's effective radiating surface

    The main characteristic of ports is volume of port relative to enclosure volume(Hemholtz). Length to cross section is important. End shape/termination configuration is employed to reduce air-to-air discontinuities which produce distortion. There is some interaction. Flared radiating surface area...
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    Supra Lorad 3x2.5 SPC - Why cut the drain-wire at one end

    It breaks the BS screen loop??? :facepalm: If connected at both ends the screen may fuse under fault current if its rating is much less than the earth/ground conductor - which is most likely. Hard to be definite without impedance specs. Electric kettle/jug power leads rule. :)
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    How to estimate flared port's effective radiating surface

    FWIW: Calculator Search the WWW for Flared Port Calculator or Flared Port for more. Technical: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253704551_Vortex_sound_in_bass-reflex_ports_of_loudspeakers_Part_I_Observation_of_response_to_harmonic_excitation_and_remedial_measures
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    Neumann KH 310A Review (Powered Monitor)

    Maybe that is why my JBL LSR 305P MKIIs do not hiss. Guys on this forum won't believe me.
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    The Zipf Mystery

    The Aussie version is:
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    The Zipf Mystery

    Certainly not similar to el Presidente. ;)
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    The Zipf Mystery

    I understand that those with different backgrounds may find English to be a structural mine-field. English keeps evolving. I can't imagine the use of definite and indefinite articles being dropped and I can't see allocating gender to objects being adopted, though. Unlike the French, English...
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    The Zipf Mystery

    So Amir is not the man re ASR?
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    MQA Sounds Really Good!

    You forgot about Nukes and Apocalypse. :facepalm:
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    The Zipf Mystery

    Anonymity?
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    Never downloaded music - where to go?

    I buy CDs. I check the used/old ones against Discogs listings for issue date, mastering and other details.. I have generally found the item condition description on Ebay to be fair or conservative.
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    MQA Sounds Really Good!

    I now understand the avatar. I couldn't believe it was due to benchwork. o_O Digital spinner, here, too. :)
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