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  • Turning 60 on Sunday

    this weekend is my 60 birthday a mile stone for me. As my dad and only sibling were long gone before 57.
    By my 50 birthday I had made up my mine it was close for me as such I did a many bucket list things
    cars , girls , drugs wow I enjoyed them and some things not to be said here came true. I did continue to go to the gym 5 days a week 2 hour plus work outs. And doctors to test for all things
    they all said they wished they had my health at the time since then after 55 I have not been so lucky
    If I may pass on some advice always have yourself checked out very well always while life is finite letting
    something happen due to ignorance is just that. I did not
    but shit may happen anyway lol.
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various

  • #2
    Happy Birthday on your 60th Al!

    I'm very lucky insofar as family genetics (on both sides) indicate a rather long life. The vast majority have lived well into their eighties and even nineties. Despite my Mom having slowed down significantly and is showing some signs of memory loss, she's still very vibrant and active at 88. I sometimes think she's in better shape than I. I've kinda brutalised my body (maybe my mind as well) over the decades and really should take better care of myself.
    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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    • #3
      Taking care is good going to doctors for preventive is a bigger key while not helping me in my situation.
      My
      mom made till 96 she outlived two husbands a boy friend
      all of her family both sides and my only sibling a healthy one till almost the end.
      A fine good life but surrounded by loss
      she could not deal with my brothers passing as he was sick a loss she did not choose to admit
      thanks for the wishes best tpmyou as well.
      analog stuff.
      otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
      otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
      sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
      new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
      thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
      thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
      kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
      phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
      speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
      mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
      digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
      Dacs lampi various

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      • #4
        Happy birthday Al! Sounds like you are dealing with something serious and I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that you have obtained multiple opinions from different doctors/specialists.
        Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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        • #5
          Of course trouble is there all the same hahahha. Amd if I did get one I liked I would not believer of it at this point
          analog stuff.
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
          Dacs lampi various

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          • #6
            Congrats on 60th Birthday. Appreciate the advice. Even with crazy health care premiums, I still usually only go to the doctor when I fall down and go boom. Best wishes and good luck with your health going forward. Like your family, my father passed at the early age of 59.
            CJ Gat, Lamm ML1.1, CJ Tea1 S3 phono, TW Acoustics Raven AC, Tri-Planer MK Vll SE, Vdh Crimson Stradivarius, Exemplar Modded 205(Tube Version), Rockport Avior ll Speakers, Shunyata Denali 6000t,Triton V3, Shunyata Python Zitron IC's & Sigma Speaker Cables. Shunyata Sigma Power Cables, Audio Desk Pro LP Cleaner, Stillpoints, Stillpoints Aperture Panels & MG Corner Tunes.

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            • #7
              Happy 60h. I did that 5 years ago. My parents are 87 and 89 and still living independently. I have always been physically active. I ran distance for 20 years and I have been a cyclist for 20 years although I'm riding a bit less the last year or so. You can't predict what your health will be. I had a friend who was a big bike rider. He was 80 and his mother was 100 and living indecently. I thought he would easily live until 100. But he got sick and passed away. Genes, fitness, body weight might be in your favor but you just never know. Go out and buy that expensive new piece of audio gear I say!
              TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter mat & weight; PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.

              Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer

              VTL 6.5 preamp Series II
              Pass Labs 150.8 Amp

              Piega C711 Loudspeakers

              Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks plus grade 2.5 Balls

              Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, Audio Art Ref IC, MIT Oracle IC, synergistic Research Atmosphere X Euphoria Level 3 Balanced ICs, Synergistic Research Euphoria Level 3 Speaker Cables, Synergistic Research Cable Risers.

              Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

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              • #8
                Happy Birthday Al!

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                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
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                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                  -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                  -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                  -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                  -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                  -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                  -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                  -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                  • #11
                    Happy b-day Al!!

                    I've had a trying year and a half, lots of shit happening including the loss of both of my in-laws. hang in there and stay close to those that matter most to you.
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                    "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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                    • #12
                      Happy Birthday Al! Welcome to the 60 plus club
                      SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
                      DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
                      PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
                      PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
                      AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
                      SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
                      CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics

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                      • #13
                        Have a wonderful birthday Al. I have surpassed my Father by 5 years and it sometimes makes me wonder how much longer for me. Your story gives me inspiration. I want to be around to watch my children and grandchildren grow. I will be 57 this year.

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                        • #14
                          Happy Birthday Al! I pray you can manage around the health issues.

                          I was just talking with my wife this morning... my first tiny cheap stereo had a plastic turntable and a pair of super cheap speakers. I may have saved up but I'm sure it was less than $20.00 I was a kid living in a foster home sharing a bedroom with a brother. I was recalling listening to Uriah Heap (Demons & Wizards) and ELP (Pictures at an Exibition). Shit, that was 45 years ago.

                          This year will be my 60th as well. Blessed to be in good health but not as crazy fit as a couple years ago. Need to get back on my bike shitty weather makes we want to stay dry, warm, and safe. I've also gone back to university to earn another degree, hopefully to be a counselor therapist into my old age. Can't see ever being fully retired.
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                          • #15
                            Happy Birthday Al, enjoy every day, there is no guarantee for any one of us that we get tomorrow!
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