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    Quote Originally Posted by AVService View Post
    OK
    It's 200 watts, there's two of them, and they're Li-ion-pack-powered with Bluetooth, so there are no cables. You can just pick them up and move them to other rooms, outside, etc. Fun stuff..

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    Which model of Iowa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    It's 200 watts, there's two of them, and they're Li-ion-pack-powered with Bluetooth, so there are no cables. You can just pick them up and move them to other rooms, outside, etc. Fun stuff..
    Yeah I looked it up.
    We are not talking about the same thing here........at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVService View Post
    Yeah I looked it up.
    We are not talking about the same thing here........at all.
    Oh, I'm not on par with the audiophile equipment operators, pardon..

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    Oh, I'm not on par with the audiophile equipment operators, pardon..
    Yeah. I had to laugh out loud at that one. Pardon.

    I'd be thrilled to own one of each set of speakers, fellows. Now we know what the AV in AVService stands for.
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    New Alan Parsons album next week:

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    All of this makes me want to get my vinyl out.
    When we move house this year - and we will, I know it - I'll set up my one of my record decks, as I have a few stored away, and start listening to music properly again.
    I've always had proper speakers that take up half the room with big amps and Broadcast CD Player, but I miss vinyl. Must have at least a thousand albums upstairs.
    I don't know if i could bear to listen to Alan Parsons again, but Steely Dan will always endure.
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    You're moving your house Pete? What across town somewhere? Or just moving it left a little bit for a better view of the sunset?

    When cd players first arrived I had one. Man they sounded awful to me. My friends all said "just listen to that dynamic range".... I'd say "yeah, it's uh.... louder that's for sure. The more they sampled the more I disliked it.

    A few years later I happened upon a stereo store looking to get my Denon amp repaired. The place I bought it was long since gone after "the raid" where the owner was laundering money through the stereo salon....
    I hear a smoooooooooth sounding jazz tune playing and figure it's tube equipment. I enquired. Nope it was Yamahas new cd player. They had revolutionized the bit sampling process and smoothed out those jagged edges of the early pure digital sound. I bought one soon after and eventually went with Yamaha gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Oh, I'm not on par with the audiophile equipment operators, pardon..
    As long as you are sufficiently repentant all is forgiven......for now at least.

    Spirit of the Season and all.

    And Pardon Me.

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    These are my poor mans audiophile gear.
    Klipsch KG squared. Steely Dan sounds great through these with a proper music player sending the signals.
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    So today at a weekly meeting between a contractor and a state government I cracked a few wise cracks to which the head manager for the state says "boy what's gotten into you today?" I said "Steely Dan". He says "man I love that band" as another manager breaks into "get a long kid charlemagne" as the contractor manager says "aja rules" and goes into an air drum solo. lol.
    It was great.

    The young secretary says "what's a Steely Dan?" to which we all busted out laughing and an older lady says "I'll explain later"....

    I wonder if she explained who Steely Dan is or if it was "what" a steely Dan is. lol.
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    This thread reminds me that I have a Luxman stack sitting in a closet. They're in their original boxes.
    My father ordered them for me when he was in Japan in the late 70s. I put them away about 15 years ago.
    MAN! I really need to set um up to see (hear) if they're still working.

    The amp is an M-4000 and the control center is a C-1000. I also have a T-110 FM Stereo Tuner.

    Below are some internet captures.

    Steely Dan, here I come.



    Last edited by Chauncey Gardiner; 04-18-2019 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Better picture of the amp.
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    Speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    This thread reminds me that I have a Luxman stack sitting in a closet. They're in their original boxes.
    My father ordered them for me when he was in Japan in the late 70s. I put them away about 15 years ago.
    MAN! I really need to set um up to see (hear) if they're still working.

    The amp is an M-4000 and the control center is a C-1000. I also have a T-110 FM Stereo Tuner.

    Below are some internet captures.

    Steely Dan, here I come.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AVService View Post
    Speakers?
    A pair of Sansui 7500s, purchased around the same time..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    You're moving your house Pete? What across town somewhere? Or just moving it left a little bit for a better view of the sunset?
    Just moving a few miles away, don't know where yet - got to sell before we buy.
    A nice small house up a muddy track where we can blast out the Who at full volume, and not piss anyone off.
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    From 1972 to 1977 - an awesome album a year. No one has done that since. Then the wait - and the wait was of course worth it - 1980, Goucho - the last Steely Dan album. imho.

    1972 Can't Buy a Thrill
    1973 Countdown to Ecstasy
    1974 Pretzel Logic
    1975 Katy Lied
    1976 The Royal Scam
    1977 Aja
    1980 Gaucho

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    Marc Knoffler on time outta mind? (Gaucho album)

    Soon as I read that I had a whole new apprecation for that one.
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    Are there any other Two Against Nature fans?



    I remember playing it for friends and them asking - "Who is this?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Are there any other Two Against Nature fans?
    Just tried it, now I can say I tried it.

    Actually if you like that jazz-lounge-funk sound, I think it sounds even better if you skip the vocals and put all the effort into the instruments; Medeski Martin & Wood's Juice would be right up your alley..

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Just tried it, now I can say I tried it. .....
    .... for the last time? I presume. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Oh this band Steely Dan, for me their kind of music is best.

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    So growing up near an FM radio most of my life, there always seemed to be a Steely Dan tune coming out or played to death. Reelin' In the Years, Do It Again and Peg...lots of other minor hits were also played over and over and over.

    Well, being that was the case I kinda took them for granted over the decades and never really gave them much thought. In the late 80's I had superior sound equipment and owned their best of album, which got played a lot, but again I never really gave them a lot of thought.

    Early this morning a monster thunderstorm woke me up. I had a tune stuck in my head from the Alan Parsons Project album I Robot. So I blurry eyed searched my vast CD selection and could not find I Robot. But I did find Show Biz Kids, a Steely Dan best of and popped it in my truck CD player after sunrise this morning and set out on a 2 hour commute. Perhaps lack of sleep had me feeling kinda buzzed like a high school kid riding with Cheech & Chong to a show....

    But man I have total respect for that epic 70's band. Those guys quest for perfection really pays off in todays ultra-hifi sound systems. My truck can play concert level volume with virtually no road noise at 75mph. 6 full range speakers, 4 tweeters and a centrally located sub woofer really sounds wonderful with Steely Dan blasting from it.

    So I arrive at work wondering who was that awesome bass player, who played drums on this or that, who were the backing vocalists. Those 2 guys had a who's who of sessionists marching in and out of the studio. Mark Knophler, Skunk Baxter, etc etc. I just kept thinking all day what a gas it must have been creating those works of art all through the 70's. They say Walter and Donald were monsters to deal with. Their pursuit for sonic perfection can certainly be head (and felt) these days.
    Stunning. Just stunning.

    All day at work I was humming and quietly singing "the Cuervo Gold...the fine Co-lum-b-yen"....
    I played some jazz and hung out with jazz musicians when I was a youngster, so of course I appreciate Steely Dan. I think of Donald Fagen every time I drive into Annandale. I Robot is also a favorite rock album of mine. Great concept and execution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightysparrow View Post
    I think of Donald Fagen every time I drive into Annandale.
    I always loved Jeff "Skunk" Baxter's guitar work on this song

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    Living four miles from the disgusting Coachella music festival, I can't even say the word mucus, muss, musiii, OK...MUSIC! I hate music because of what promoter, Paul Toilet, has done to ruin this beautiful valley, nothing but freaks and weirdos attend this event. I pod, radios, Bose CD players, all smashed here with a sledge hammer.

    That may sound crazy, but if you live where their after party's start at 0230, and run until 0700, you end up hating all music!! It is a nightmare. NO ONE! I mean no one here likes the festival, and the trash it brings!!!

    And the city it held in is Indio, not Coachella, both are S_ _ t holes!

    The worst part is this festival is down on women, girls, and native Americans!! Yet promoter Paul Toilet does not do a thing to change that!
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