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    So, we are packing like mad. Even though the movers and craters do their thing, some of it is just stuff you need to go through personally--boxed and inspected by the movers before we ship out.
    In the process, I'm finding all kinds of odd things. Receipts from some of my earliest hi-fi buys in the early '70s. Receipts for retubing old preamps with Telefunkens. A wonderful package of stuff from an old audiophile friend who passed years ago-- complete diagrams for a double Quad, Hartley system with tweets, on which he stuck a note:
    "WAF is minus 2000. Just to cover my ass, I am not recommending this system."
    Has anything really changed? Well, put to one side the whole price equation/value thing (some stuff was expensive back then too), everything was done by snail mail. Or telephone.
    I even found the velvet bag for my Quintessence preamp- an obscurity when it was new; now long forgotten.
    This is, to me, sort of amusing- not really a teary eyed trip back to the past--I'm grateful to be in the here and now.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post
    So, we are packing like mad. Even though the movers and craters do their thing, some of it is just stuff you need to go through personally--boxed and inspected by the movers before we ship out.
    In the process, I'm finding all kinds of odd things. Receipts from some of my earliest hi-fi buys in the early '70s. Receipts for retubing old preamps with Telefunkens. A wonderful package of stuff from an old audiophile friend who passed years ago-- complete diagrams for a double Quad, Hartley system with tweets, on which he stuck a note:
    "WAF is minus 2000. Just to cover my ass, I am not recommending this system."
    Has anything really changed? Well, put to one side the whole price equation/value thing (some stuff was expensive back then too), everything was done by snail mail. Or telephone.
    I even found the velvet bag for my Quintessence preamp- an obscurity when it was new; now long forgotten.
    This is, to me, sort of amusing- not really a teary eyed trip back to the past--I'm grateful to be in the here and now.
    It's always good to be on the right side of the dirt.
    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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    • Bill Hart
      Bill Hart commented
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      Can't argue with that.

  • #3
    Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post
    So, we are packing like mad. Even though the movers and craters do their thing, some of it is just stuff you need to go through personally--boxed and inspected by the movers before we ship out.
    In the process, I'm finding all kinds of odd things. Receipts from some of my earliest hi-fi buys in the early '70s. Receipts for retubing old preamps with Telefunkens. A wonderful package of stuff from an old audiophile friend who passed years ago-- complete diagrams for a double Quad, Hartley system with tweets, on which he stuck a note:
    "WAF is minus 2000. Just to cover my ass, I am not recommending this system."
    Has anything really changed? Well, put to one side the whole price equation/value thing (some stuff was expensive back then too), everything was done by snail mail. Or telephone.
    I even found the velvet bag for my Quintessence preamp- an obscurity when it was new; now long forgotten.
    This is, to me, sort of amusing- not really a teary eyed trip back to the past--I'm grateful to be in the here and now.

    Last time we moved I packed all the audio gear and moved it my self into heated storage while we moved into temporary digs and built a new home. It didn't come out of boxes for two years.

    BTW I'd love to see any detail on the construction of the stacked Quad,Decca Hartley system if possible..
    Phono: Aesthetix Io Eclipse with 2 Power Supplies and Volume controls
    Brinkmann Balance & RonT Tube Power supply with Kuzma 4-point ,FR64S, Brinkmann 12.1 , .Koetsu Jade Platinum,Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum, Lyra Atlas Lamda, Lyra Etna SL Goldfinger Statement, KLAUDIO RCM, HRSM3X
    Amps: Custom Direct Drive, Wyetech Topaz, Futterman H3 Quad II,Citation II, Marantz 8b, 5 ,2. Bedini 25/25
    Pre-Amps:Marantz 7, Marantz Model 1 Consolette Pair
    Speakers: Beveridge Model 3 Direct Drive amps, REL S/2 x 2, Quad ESL pair
    Otari 5050BXII, DeHavilland 222

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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Was that from Chuck?

    • Bill Hart
      Bill Hart commented
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      Yes, Myles, from Chuck. He was a bright spirit.

    • kcin
      kcin commented
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      Thank you Bill, I will email you. You can do this whenever you get around to it.

  • #4
    Bill,

    How many "So that's where it was" moments have you had! Had a few when I moved out of my house I had shared in grad school and beyond and that was only about 6 years of losing things.
    Turntable: - 1. Fairchild 750/OMA slate plinth
    2. Analog Engineering AE-2008 MinusK support.
    Tonearm: 1. Schroder Custom
    2. Schick 12"
    3. Abis SA-1
    Cartridge: Miyajima Kansui and Premium BE Mono
    PhonoPre: AprilSound LR, EMIA Strain Gauge, EMIA silver SUT
    CD: Wadia 860x
    Server: Innuos Zen Mini Mk3
    DAC: Computer Audio Design 1543 Mk2
    Preamp: Bent Audio TAP-X w silver autoformers
    Amplifier: AprilSound SET50 monoblocks
    Speaker: Pioneer PAX-30C

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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Ha! I threw out tons of things including many college notebooks when I relocated from the Bronx into Manhattan in 2003. Buried deep in my closet was my Physical Chemistry notebook; for giggles, I thumbed threw it and it might as well have been written in Martian. I looked at the advanced calculus needed to do for the course and think that now couldn't even do basic calculus nee derivate. Sad.

    • Beaur
      Beaur commented
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      Myles, I am in almost the same position. Funny thing is that I can do derivations if they involve practical things I do on my daily job, like flows and areas. Doubt if I would know what to do if presented with a formula on a page. I've taken most college and grad school chem and bio classes but the hardest class I ever too was a statistics class! Kicked my butt all over the place and to this day i don't know how I passed.

    • Barry
      Barry commented
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      Funny how the mind works. Multiple regression, almost intuitive! 6 x 10 ^23 and moles? Much more of a mystery to me. Even Planck's constant made more sense.

  • #5
    The thread heading sounds like a password game clue!
    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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    • #6
      Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post
      So, we are packing like mad. Even though the movers and craters do their thing, some of it is just stuff you need to go through personally--boxed and inspected by the movers before we ship out.
      In the process, I'm finding all kinds of odd things. Receipts from some of my earliest hi-fi buys in the early '70s. Receipts for retubing old preamps with Telefunkens. A wonderful package of stuff from an old audiophile friend who passed years ago-- complete diagrams for a double Quad, Hartley system with tweets, on which he stuck a note:
      "WAF is minus 2000. Just to cover my ass, I am not recommending this system."
      Has anything really changed? Well, put to one side the whole price equation/value thing (some stuff was expensive back then too), everything was done by snail mail. Or telephone.
      I even found the velvet bag for my Quintessence preamp- an obscurity when it was new; now long forgotten.
      This is, to me, sort of amusing- not really a teary eyed trip back to the past--I'm grateful to be in the here and now.
      I'd hate to think what I'd find if I ever go through all the junk in my storeroom. 30 years + of cables. Plenty of old small signal tubes. Old boxes from gear too. Think there's a couple of huge boxes in there for a pair of Melos amps that I reviewed years ago (they picked up the amps and didn't collect the boxes).
      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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      • #7
        thread title sounds like a clue to the old $20,000 Pyramid game show to me.
        Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mono) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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