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    Posted: March 10 2004 at 07:04
 a basic question to start what system are you playing your music on? most of my music on computer is run through on board sound(asus p4s8x-x mobo running six channel ac97 codec for 5.1 surround running through logitech z640 5.1 surround speakers(GREAT inexpensive...logitech have a good rep...SPEAKERS though a little flat in the midrange)) my cd,s and such are played on a very basic sharp surround system which is adequate but not great BUT I HAVE DREAMS.......!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 08:10
OOOOOHHHHH

A real guys-toys thread!!!

CD's etc played through an ancient (but excellent) Phillips deck, via a Sherwood amp, through Gale '5i' speakers & an Eltax sub-woofer (the bass pedals on the live version of 'Firth Of Fifth' now shake the walls!!!)

I also have a Limit record deck (which, alas gets very little use these days) & an Aiwa cassette deck(remember cassettes??) which I bought when I upgraded a couple of years ago, but has never actually been used......

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 10:39

Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

OOOOOHHHHH

A real guys-toys thread!!!

Now we'll need another topic on toys for women , because there is also one female member of the forum 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 11:26
Knitting??

Kittens??

Ironing??

..... sound of forum member ducking rocks being thrown by enraged females.......

luckily, being thrown by girls, the projectiles fell well short   -   Oh God, I'm in for it now!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 23:51

 GOOD one, Jim! Ha! I must write more in the "Killer Robot" (Rideoutside your door) thread. Been thinking about it, but not tonight.

Me? My "good" stereo (Pioneer Receiver/Pioneer cd/Celestion spkrs/Sony deck, nothing too fancy) is all "crapped out." Need new cd (DVD!) player, + tweeter(a 2nd set of speakers + sub would be nice!)

Not to worry, Temporary Fix: I bought a $350 (CDN) Sony compact system (cheap because made in China -- by enslaved Nobel prize-winning dissidents, no doubt!) that packs two speakers with double drivers, a sub, a 3-disc changer that plays MP3s, remote, and "360 Watt" total power output. (It's loud, but clear -- though sometimes, especially with newer prog with lots of bass, I have to turn off the sub, as it has no separate vol. control.)

Geek Dream system? Computer, DVD/MP3 player, powerful "home theatre" surround spkrs, big screen, high-res TV (usually off!) for cool computer/DVD etc. video "effects," ludicrously-stocked beer cooler fridge (+ twiggy beer, babycham, marsu-pee-ale and private "FTL" UFO for Jim & Dude's visits -- BYO vegemite; no smoking in the house, James!) a reclining chair that doubles as a toilet, a gallon of ice cream, a bucket of chicken, an extra-large meat lover's pizza, a bacon double cheeseburger, liposuction, and a triple-coronary bypass!DeadWink

Pulsing lights! Uh, like wow Dude.Tie me kangaroo down! Wacko



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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 00:09
interesting you should mention the telly,about six months ago i bought a panasonic 51 cm flat screen stereo tv(with teletext) with all the bells and whistles for my bedroom the only problem is...i almost never watch it!!!..i have little interest in the fare offered by the networks now(if i see one more version of CSI i think i will scream!!!and...i know i will cop it here....ENOUGH WITH THE STAR TREK !!!!)..so i just use it to play my XBox
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 04:53
Originally posted by dude dude wrote:

interesting you should mention the telly,about six months ago i bought a panasonic 51 cm flat screen stereo tv(with teletext) with all the bells and whistles for my bedroom the only problem is...i almost never watch it!!!..i have little interest in the fare offered by the networks now(if i see one more version of CSI i think i will scream!!!and...i know i will cop it here....ENOUGH WITH THE STAR TREK !!!!)..so i just use it to play my XBox


On 'The Wall', Roger Waters sang "16 channels of on my TV to choose from" That was in 1978/1979 - how true - we currently have approx 70 of the things & there's still nothing worth watching 99% of the time

I'm completely with you on the Star Trek / CSI - problem is, my wife's a big fan of the Discovery Channel; if I see one more documentary about volcanoes... or bloody sharks

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 06:06

AND DOLPHINS, BLOODY DOLPHINS PETER:You forgot the noise and odour suppressor......for when those unexpected guests drop in!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 11:36
What about those tacky breast reduction medical shows? Eegad, man. Keep yer innards innard. I'd rather watch a bit of outer body T & A. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 11:59
Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

Dream system? Computer, DVD/MP3 player, powerful "home theatre" surround spkrs, big screen, high-res TV (usually off!) for cool computer/DVD etc. video "effects," ludicrously-stocked beer cooler fridge (+ twiggy beer, babycham, marsu-pee-ale and private "FTL" UFO for Jim & Dude's visits -- BYO vegemite; no smoking in the house, James!) a reclining chair that doubles as a toilet, a gallon of ice cream, a bucket of chicken, an extra-large meat lover's pizza, a bacon double cheeseburger, liposuction, and a triple-coronary bypass!DeadWink


Pulsing lights! Uh, like wow Dude.Tie me kangaroo down! Wacko



Wot!! no smoking in the house!?! How the devil do you expect your children to pick up such a glorious habit if you don't smoke in front of them? Don't you WANT your clothes, furniture, children, pets etc to smell like used ashtrays?? What's wrong with you man? (cough, wheeze, cough!)

Vegemite?? a poor relation to that king of food, MARMITE

I shall bring my own Parker-Knowle Reclining Commode "bottom fallen out of your world? then relax in this new design and let the world fall out of your bottom" - I should have been an advertising copywriter....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 13:49
laughing my ass off!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 14:19
Dammit Jim, Yer killing me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2004 at 20:21

OK you guys, read it and weep....

My office sound is a Sony Viao computer with a Soundblaster Audigy soundcard driving an Altec Lansing 2 + 1 speaker set.

But the best part is my main stereo set up -

JVC 4-way monitors modified with Pile Driver Pro 14 inch woofers driven by a Carver 400 watt per channel stereo amp.

A BSR 18 inch subwoofer driven by a dbx 100 watt mono subwoofer amp.

An absolutely silent Kenwood preamp - with a 10 channel Audiosource graphic equalizer.

A Marantz AM/FM tuner using a Parsec Arc directional antenna.

A Sony 5 disk carousel CD player and a Sony dual drive, dual motor cassette deck.

A Pioneer manual control turntable with an aftermarket arm and cartridge.

And last but not least, a Drake PRN 1000 shortwave reciever with an 80 foot, 9 guage copper wire antenna.

I also listen to a big Sony "portable" shortwave reciever in the office.

And that works for me.    <SMILIE>

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2004 at 00:12

Embarrassed Oh Stormcrow! Your system.... it's so...BIG!

Sounds great (jealous), but stop over-compensating!Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2004 at 02:33
I drive a Toyota Corrolla(its not a big car!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2004 at 02:53
 Yo Dude, me an old Camry wagon....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2004 at 10:21

Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

 Yo Dude, me an old Camry wagon....

I drive an Oldsmobile Regency, too.  <SMILIE>

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2004 at 15:44

Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

Sounds great (jealous), but stop over-compensating!Wink

Overcompensating?  HA!  I think not my fine friend of prog.

I wear size 14EEEE shoes and you KNOW what they say about men with big feet!

HA!  Overcompensate.  HA, I say!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2004 at 18:59
Originally posted by Stormcrow Stormcrow wrote:

Overcompensating?  HA!  I think not my fine friend of prog.

I wear size 14EEEE shoes and you KNOW what they say about men with big feet!

HA!  Overcompensate.  HA, I say!

Yes, Stormy Weather, as a size 12 Canadian (much bigger shoes sizes here!), I do know what they say:

"Big feet -- big shoes!"Wink

Ha! Put that in yer poncy hi-fi and smoke it!

(PS: I'm responsible for the legends of "bigfoot" around here!)



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2004 at 22:25

Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

Ha! Put that in yer poncy hi-fi and smoke it!

Poncy?  PONCY?

Well I never.........  if Rush and Moosehead lager didn't come from Canada I'd consider doing something heinous and accursedly sacrilegious right now!

 <SMILIE>

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