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  1. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    As we say over here....Relax!...ANG PUSO! LOL Translation upon request hahahaha
  2. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    The guard is a changing right before our eyes. Speed kills.
  3. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Nets and Jazz look really bad without their Joes. Nobody is talking about these guys because they are role players but man, do these two teams miss Harris and Ingles respectively. The Nets kind of remind me of LAL in that we are seeing ex-team members hooping great elsewhere. East semis will...
  4. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    I'm inclined to call it Suns-Bucks Part 2 for some reason. 7 games. No idea who will win game 7 LOL
  5. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    If the Suns see the Clips, they too might have a problem. Clips have many looks to throw at Devin (who has been one of my favorites for a long time). They have two big bodies to throw at Ayton too. Only question is the Clip's scoring efficiency. I would like to see an Ayton and KAT showdown...
  6. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    So sorry Stevie and all other Lakers fans. It looks like it will take at least a decade to see that ship righted. On a more general note, it does appear we are seeing that the economics of having 3 big stars doesn't work. By economics I really mean the inability to fill up the roster with...
  7. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Clipps look to me like they are capable of upsetting any team in the top four save Pheonix. How wrong I was about the Lakers. Like the rest of the betting public I had them as the favorite in the West. That blunder is almost as egregious as my favoring Simmons over Embiid LOL I wish I had...
  8. JackD201

    Your Favorite 200 WPC+ High Power MONOBLOCK Amplifiers?

    My Personal favorites SS - CH M10, CH M1/1.1, Constellation Hercules II Hybrid - Lamm M2.2 , KR VA200 Tube - VAC Sig 200 iq, 450iq, 452iq For the Money - Constellation Taurus Mono, Aesthetix Atlas
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    Looking for warm, rich, euphonic tube preamp, must pair well with pass power amp (Budget $6000-7000)

    KR Audio P135 This comes with the KR45 DHT but can be easily rolled with any pair of 45 tubes. These tubes are renowned for their midrange magic. Members here can recommend their favorite 45s. My personal vintage favorite is the Cunningham. They should easily work with the gain structure and...
  10. JackD201

    The Contendo II is here, my quest is ...over?

    VERY handsome speakers Stavros. Congratulations!
  11. JackD201

    The importance of Owning Media

    It was old MB to external. External to new MB Bill. Shame. The new MBP is the best MB I've owned by far. Fast as all heck and great battery time. It seems this won't suffer from the old one's butterfly keyboard getting stuck either.
  12. JackD201

    The importance of Owning Media

    Thank you Bill. Unfortunately my current situation is this. Metadata was transferred but the files were not. They require to be downloaded otherwise content will be streamed by Apple Music. I have about a thousand files purchased from Beatport Plus many of which have no counterparts in the Apple...
  13. JackD201

    The importance of Owning Media

    Please, please tell me how you did it. I followed the Apple Rep's instructions to the letter - moving over from one MBP to another using Time Machine.
  14. JackD201

    The importance of Owning Media

    Did you actually read the link you provided? The mere fact that you have to go scuba diving in the menus for basic functionalities is pretty clear to me. DEAD and that's the way they want it because once store sales dips below a certain level they will can the store too. Iovine said so...
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    The importance of Owning Media

    Mine transferred metadata only to download them again I have to do them seemingly one by one. The thing is I need to have the files on my drive or on my phone when I am out of town or coverage is bad. Who wants to listen to 24kbps when the network is loaded right? How is that for reason to own...
  16. JackD201

    The importance of Owning Media

    iTunes started as a music player and back then it was a utility to rip your CDs. They simply took that utility away now. I can reload my other tracks but I will have to do it manually. To say I am angry is an understatement. They have chosen to go with a closed system as shown by Rensselear's...
  17. JackD201

    "Lean back" or "Lean in" listening?

    I started making mix tapes at the age of 10. At 40 years later I'm still making playlists on multiple platforms. Algorithms on Spotify and Youtube Music have helped introduced songs I may never have found on my own so thanks for those services. The problem is if you do find something worth...
  18. JackD201

    The importance of Owning Media

    Over the last 20 years I bought about 10,000 "casual" songs on iTunes. Well, Apple just killed iTunes on Mac as I discovered after buying a new laptop after 6 or 7 years. I was shocked to see that while everything backed up perfectly to my new MBP, my music including my rips and purchases from...
  19. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    The Lakers are the Basketball equivalent of The Expendables. We all saw this coming last year. Why are we surprised?
  20. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Memphis is for real. I said 2 years ago the tandem of Morant and JJJ will be something. What I didn't expect was their picking up a player as deadly as Bane. It makes me wonder why so many teams are gambling on one and done rookies when this season we are seeing the impact of NBA ready draft...
  21. JackD201

    gian60 system

    You are so tempting me to go and build a couple of more systems for myself Gian :)
  22. JackD201

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    What does he rank among point guards? :) We called your Bulls Bob!
  23. JackD201

    CH Precision 10 series

    I totally agree. Sometimes the fix can come from so far left field, sometimes right in front of our noses or not come at all. I do feel bad that they didn't work for you my friend. It must really suck to have a chunk being "as good as you've heard" but not be able to get the whole enchilada. If...
  24. JackD201

    CH Precision 10 series

    Hi Ian, I passed on the .1 upgrade and waited for the M10. I've always run with feedback at 0. The M1 is leaner and to address that the speakers were moved closer to the front wall and closer together. Then I played with the gain structure a bit to better suit the Ultra 11s. I had that at +6. I...
  25. JackD201

    CH Precision 10 series

    Ultra 11s are passive down to their mid bass driver sections' 50Hz mechanical roll-off. These sections are sealed/acoustic suspended and thus need current. The 4 on board subs come in below that with adjustable phase starting from either 0 or 180 degrees. I run my M10 monos in Monaural Mode...
  26. JackD201

    Current “Best Bet” SOTA Phono

    I first heard current drive at a friends house where he was using a discontinued Dynavector head amp. I didn't know it was current drive at the time just that it blew my Silvercore, Koetsu and MYSonic SUTs out of the water. So quiet and so limitless in dynamics by comparison. There are a few...
  27. JackD201

    CH Precision 10 series

    Congrats Arnie! I've been running my L10/M10M set (mono mode) on my Ultra 11s for some months now and I am very happy :)
  28. JackD201

    How long do cables take to break-in?

    In my experience teflon dielectrics take forever so that cable cooker comes in handy. Thankfully mine are cooked before they are shipped. I think pvc/small gauge cables don't change much same with cotton/air ones.
  29. JackD201

    Dune (2020) / Directed by Denis Villeneuve ... Starring Timothee Chalamet

    In this universe' future they developed personal shield technology that rendered projectile weapons obsolete. These shields also react to lasers by going nuclear if they meet. With the shields a fast attack is repelled but a slow moving object can get through. The art of combat then is quick...
  30. JackD201

    Dune (2020) / Directed by Denis Villeneuve ... Starring Timothee Chalamet

    Since they now introduced that eye rolling to the back of the head for Mentats, I wonder if they will have Kwizat Paul roll back his big blues too. I will be very disappointed if they don't.

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