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Topic: sound systems
Posted By: dude
Subject: sound systems
Date 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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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date 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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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Joren
Date 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 



Posted By: Jim Garten
Date 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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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Peter
Date 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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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: dude
Date 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


Posted By: Jim Garten
Date 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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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: dude
Date 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!!!



Posted By: Dan Bobrowski
Date 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. 


Posted By: Jim Garten
Date 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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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Joren
Date Posted: March 11 2004 at 13:49
laughing my ass off!!!


Posted By: Dan Bobrowski
Date Posted: March 11 2004 at 14:19
Dammit Jim, Yer killing me.


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date 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>



Posted By: Peter
Date 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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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: dude
Date Posted: March 13 2004 at 02:33
I drive a Toyota Corrolla(its not a big car!)


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 13 2004 at 02:53
 Yo Dude, me an old Camry wagon....

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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date 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>



Posted By: Stormcrow
Date 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!

 <SMILIE>



Posted By: Peter
Date 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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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date 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>



Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 13 2004 at 22:45

  Hyuk! Just joshing, of course... A wee bit o' whimsy! http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001">Rolly

Please don't come after me, Mr. Big-American-Car-Driving American! http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001">United States


http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001">Club Me 4

(Me)        (Thou)


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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 13 2004 at 22:57

 PS: Is your car's name "Shadowfax," Gandalf Stormcrow?

"Look to the East! Here he comes, kids, the White Rider!"

(Here come the cavalry!)



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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date Posted: March 13 2004 at 23:14
Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

 PS: Is your car's name "Shadowfax," Gandalf Stormcrow?

Nice catch!

Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

Please don't come after me, Mr. Big-American-Car-Driving American!

I might be mollified by the offer of an icy bottle of Moosehead and the dulcet strains of "Xanadu" wafting from your new "boombox".

 <SMILIE>



Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 13 2004 at 23:17
 You got it, Pontiac! The first Moose is on me!

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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 13 2004 at 23:20

 It's bigger than a boombox! (or a breadbox, for that matter!) Separate spkrs & sub, no handle.

BTW: Can you buy Chinese (red, get it?) goods there? How about chicken balls?



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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: dude
Date Posted: March 14 2004 at 05:32
And i STILL drive a Toyota Corolla


Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: March 15 2004 at 03:14
Speaking personally

I drive a Ford Mondeo, I have no issues whatsoever about the size of my system, I do have large feet (an a consequently enormous....... sock drawer) & as for the possibility of Stormcrow's car being called Shadowfax:

Picture the scene

50,000 rampaging orcs assaulting Helms Deep; Aragorn looks to the East (it being the dawn of the 5th day), expecting to see Gandalf on a magnificent white elvish stallion before the massed ranks of the riders of Rohan..... but no! What is this?

Several hundred classic American cars come beetling over the headland, down the steep embankment toward a cowering orcish horde..... who then look on astonished as the whole lot crash into a crumpled heap at the bottom of the hill, disgorging dazed MacDonald eating drivers, all discussing the superbowl & comparing the size of their feet.

Peter Jackson would not have got the Oscar for that one!

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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 15 2004 at 23:16
Geek C'mon chickens! Someone else tell us about yer big system! You mean to tell me that Storm's got a bigger one than all the rest of youWink

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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 15 2004 at 23:32

Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:


Picture the scene

50,000 rampaging orcs assaulting Helms Deep; Aragorn looks to the East (it being the dawn of the 5th day), expecting to see Gandalf on a magnificent white elvish stallion before the massed ranks of the riders of Rohan..... but no! What is this?

Several hundred classic American cars come beetling over the headland, down the steep embankment toward a cowering orcish horde..... who then look on astonished as the whole lot crash into a crumpled heap at the bottom of the hill, disgorging dazed MacDonald eating drivers, all discussing the superbowl & comparing the size of their feet. 
 
Peter Jackson would not have got the Oscar for that one!

LOL Ha! Really funny, James! (I mean it.) I laughed aloud, & so did my ten-year-old Legolas fan, though I don't think she got the reference to the feet....LOL

You strange, funny, wonderful man! Quit smoking, get a "weave" and all necessary alterations (you can probably claim it on your lefty socialized public health plan), http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001">United Kingdom  take some cooking courses, and marry me!

(Hey, it'll soon be legal! Course it already is for those free-wheeling, topless shampoo commercial-ogling, man-purse sporting, clog-wearing Europeans.)Wink



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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: March 16 2004 at 06:10
This is so sudden - such a proposal

SHOW ME THE DIAMOND

Hey man - I don't need a weave; my head is covered by a healthy mass of follicles - unlike you, I use a hair dryer, not a polishing cloth!

As far as smoking is concerned, I know I should stop, but there's something about having a beer in one hand & a ciggie in the other; where I come from, that's called a balanced diet (I wouldn't last 5 minutes in California - Arnie Schwartz as Govenor - where they think if you stamp out tobacco smoke, they will live forever).

You have a 10 year old Legolas fan - I'm married to a 36 year old fanatic!! The people in the cinema seats in front of us needed umbrellas 'cos of the drool...... and as for Pirates Of The Caribbean, with him AND Johnny Depp - there were usherettes surfing down the aisles!

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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 16 2004 at 08:45

 Jimbo, you'll just have to find something else to hold in your other hand when you drink.... Uh, wait, that could lead to trouble.... ( I hope you type with BOTH hands?!)

When friends who smoked would say "But it gives me something to do with my hands," I used to advise them to "Just do what I do: pick your nose, or wh*** o**!" Wink

He: Do you smoke after sex?

She: Maybe. I never checked!



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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date Posted: March 16 2004 at 16:44
 <SMILIE> Make way for the Drivers Of Rohan! <SMILIE>


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date Posted: March 17 2004 at 01:02
Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

BTW: Can you buy Chinese (red, get it?) goods there? How about chicken balls?

Do you mean like all the "made in People's Republic of China" crep at Wallyworld.... or like, Chinese food?

I live in a smaller town (pop. 22,000), there's a Walmart in town as well as 4 Chinese restuarants.  We lost our Korean eating establishment.  It was the best.



Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: March 17 2004 at 03:05
Originally posted by Stormcrow Stormcrow wrote:

<!--StartFragment -->  Make way for the Drivers Of Rohan! <!--StartFragment -->




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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: March 19 2004 at 21:25
Originally posted by Stormcrow Stormcrow wrote:

Do you mean like all the "made in People's Republic of China" crep at Wallyworld.... or like, Chinese food?

I live in a smaller town (pop. 22,000), there's a Walmart in town as well as 4 Chinese restuarants.  We lost our Korean eating establishment.  It was the best.

[/QUOTE]

I seriously wasn't sure whether you could buy Chinese goods in America. I don't think that you can buy Cuban goods or travel to Cuba, can you? (Canadians can.) I was just curious. ( Wink Obviously, I know full well that you can buy all sorts of Chinese food in the U.S.)

Can American companies invest in China

I live in a small city of 50,000. We've got the ubiquitious "Wallyworld" as well. Confused

DisapproveCanadian youth (and I bet where you live too) all talk like Californian Valley Girls. (Frank saw it coming!) This plague on language is spreading everywhere English is heard, and even into other languages!:

"So anyway, he goes 'like, what do you want to do?' so I like go 'I don't know,' then he goes 'well, I'm really, like, bored," so I go 'like, so am I. This is, like, so lame.....'" Nuke!

(And so on. If you start to count the "likes" when a gaggle of teens speak, you'll like, go like, MAD!)Wacko

 



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"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date Posted: March 20 2004 at 14:13
Originally posted by Peter Rideout Peter Rideout wrote:

I seriously wasn't sure whether you could buy Chinese goods in America. I don't think that you can buy Cuban goods or travel to Cuba, can you? (Canadians can.) I was just curious. ( Wink Obviously, I know full well that you can buy all sorts of Chinese food in the U.S.)

Can American companies invest in China

No, we can not buy Cuban goods in the U.S.  Though other than cigars what do they produce that we would want (just curious).  I should think we would much rather trade with that "quaint" little country to the north of us.

 <SMILIE>

Last I was aware, Americans (other than diplomatic staff) can't travel directly  to Cuba.  One must for instance, travel through Mexico first and get the visa and etc. there

There are no restrictions that I am aware of for Americans being able to invest in business in the PRC

Quote I live in a small city of 50,000. We've got the ubiquitious "Wallyworld" as well. Confused

DisapproveCanadian youth (and I bet where you live too) all talk like Californian Valley Girls. (Frank saw it coming!) This plague on language is spreading everywhere English is heard, and even into other languages!:

"So anyway, he goes 'like, what do you want to do?' so I like go 'I don't know,' then he goes 'well, I'm really, like, bored," so I go 'like, so am I. This is, like, so lame.....'" Nuke!

(And so on. If you start to count the "likes" when a gaggle of teens speak, you'll like, go like, MAD!)Wacko

Dude!  I am like, SO all over that!   <SMILIE>



Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: March 22 2004 at 06:03
This is just like soooooo grody to the max....... totalllllyyyy...... barf out...... gag me with a spoon

etc etc etc

At least these are vague approximations of language, as opposed to a majority of British youth (or 'yoof'), where any word in excess of 2 syllables marks you out as an outsider, and any sentence structure now has to be in text-ese (the curse of the mobile phone.....)

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Jon Lord 1941 - 2012


Posted By: Stormcrow
Date Posted: April 05 2004 at 05:25

Gee guys and gals!

I have to say I'm highly disappointed.

I would have thought after reading about my PONCY little system and Peter's boombox, all y'all would join in and describe your own (I assume, non-poncy) stereo setups.

 - intermission - classical lite music - purchase of pop corn and a refreshing, sparkling beverage -

I begin to hear of many people getting 5.1 surround sound systems for their TV rooms and then listening to their CD's on said systems.

I have to say that I've tried it (playing my music CD's in my TV surround sound) and while I'm aware that there are a few music disks available mixed to 5.1 (I don't have any, myself), I have to say: "I don't get it".  I would never give up my stereo system that took 15 years to get the way I wanted it, in order to sit in front of a blank TV screen to listen.  If I hadn't collected so many movies on DVD by this time, I'd sooner give up the TV all together.

Is anyone else doing this?  Am I missing something?  Is there some mystery tone I'm not hearing or are the people in question just culling the electronic devices in their life?



Posted By: Dan Bobrowski
Date Posted: April 06 2004 at 11:30
I listen to music in three ways: My truck (stock), My computer (Altec Lansing cheapoos w/ sub-woofer, nothing secial) and My Discman. I did have a nice system, once. Lost it in a divorce.  I did purchase a surround sound system, but I don't listen to much music at home.



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