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  1. gene_stl

    Electrostatic speakers?

    those look very nice. I once heard Mark Levinson's stacked quad setup. Sounded very good. (Two pairs quad ESL , Decca ribbon tweeter and two 24 inch hartley wooofers. Circa 1975
  2. gene_stl

    Electrostatic speakers?

    I have not been following this thread so if this has been brought up my apologies. But I will relate what happened to a friend of mine. He built a pair of Electrostatic speakers with integrated transformerless (iirc) tube amp, that appeared in the Audio Amateur. They sounded quite good. Later...
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    Synergistic Research apparently at "war" against Gene from Audioholics

    The money laundering angle is rather an interesting take. In another life I am a gemologist and the US Federal government requires jewelers to be aware of and have anti money laundering procedures in place...
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    Am i sick

    I have been cleaning my ears for over 50 years. I have excellent hearing (measured) for a 70 year old. I use (heaven forfend) Q Tips.
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    A brief internet search shows that in 1976 he made some racists statements about deporting "colored" from the UK, on stage. No recording nor transcript exists but he acknowledges it and has apologized. That's a long time ago. I hope he sensed the irony of a blues player making such a...
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    Warring with and disliking your neighbor seems to be deeply ingrained in human nature. I am sure @thrash is an equanimious person as I attempt to be. But science has not caught up with nature. Similarly Mother Nature has programmed us to procreate. I can see the engineering point of it ...
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    An interesting "fact" is that "zionism equals racism" originated in the KGB after Israel aligned with the USA and won a couple of wars against their neighbors. The same place where "the Protocols" originated. Most American leftists don't realize they are parroting KGB fake news. I am sure...
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    Everybody knows that Wagner hated Jews and that Hitler liked his Teutonic operas and squired his widow. What many don't know is that he accepted career help from Meyerbeer (who was Jewish) and then turned on him...
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    Someone like James Levine who has a contract, an agent,a lawyer , and is a cash cow, does not get dismissed from a place like the Met where he has been a star unless the allegations have been proven to be true, and repetitive and nontrivial. Garrison Keillor who was similarly accused and...
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    When is it right to denounce music and stop playing it?

    Great Tune, Great album. At the actual peak of Rock and Roll. Downhill from there.
  11. gene_stl

    Listening Chair

    Sheesh that girl has long legs!!o_Oo_O
  12. gene_stl

    Listening Chair

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210405113606.htm https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/threads/mqa-has-anybody-yet-to-experience-the-full-on-decode-and-play-of-mqa-discs.30332/
  13. gene_stl

    Listening Chair

    Sal and I just had a major altercation with an MQA fanboy on another forum. (QQ)
  14. gene_stl

    Active crossover recommendations

    https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-SPA500DSP-500W-Subwoofer-Plate-Amplifier-with-DSP-300-8012
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    Synergistic Research apparently at "war" against Gene from Audioholics

    Everyone who is a member of facebook should report his page(s) for harrassment and bullying.
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    Synergistic Research apparently at "war" against Gene from Audioholics

    All you have to do is look at the "Synergistic" guy to see that he is a big asshole. His writings confirm it. His employees don't appear very happy to me. He seems like a car stereo installer to me.
  17. gene_stl

    New Yorker piece on audiophiles

    That article was an educational introduction for yuppies who have lots of excess disposable income. Like many other hobbies ours is open to people who have more money than sense. Spending money at the audio salon is imagined to be equivalent to studying acoustics, electronics and music. It is...
  18. gene_stl

    Bi-Amping speakers

    I have reached the age where repeating ones self is a hazard. Quote: This is a nice dated piece from 1986 which I have been referring people to since I got onto the internet. https://www.audiocontrol.com/downloads/tech-papers/tech-paper-102.pdf...
  19. gene_stl

    Bi-Amping speakers

    The low level passive crossovers were just "the gateway drug". Most of them went on to get real crossovers. You need an RTA (I have had one since the late nineties). Before that I had (and have ) an HP audio oscillator and a gadget from Technics that had a flat microphone a meter and a...
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    Bi-Amping speakers

    I wonder how many people who have piped up on this thread have actually used real bi or tri amping. It never would have occured to me to do the biwire biamping thing that people do now but I think it probably is still better than one amp. Even though the amp is operating full range the...
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