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  1. Thread: Duchesses

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    Obviously being forgotten over decades, these...

    Obviously being forgotten over decades, these ladies can't be remembered too often ;)!

    Best regards!
  2. Thread: Duchesses

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    The other one is a beatle-esque anthem on German...

    The other one is a beatle-esque anthem on German manufacturer Hermann Lanz AG, nowadays a subsidiary of John Deere. Note the terrific four piece vocal harmonies:

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  3. Thread: Duchesses

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    Does anybody remember Fanny? They were one of the...

    Does anybody remember Fanny? They were one of the very first American all-female rock bands, active in the first half of the 1970ies. Until very recently, I've never been aware of them, not even in...
  4. In my youth I used to just plug in radios of even...

    In my youth I used to just plug in radios of even unknown origin and see what happens. Well, that's almost half a century ago, and »old« radios were almost half a century younger.

    Today I'm quite...
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    Sorry, I have to stand corrected: Although Seay...

    Sorry, I have to stand corrected: Although Seay was known to use MM HD-130 amplifiers (hybrid designs with SS anywhere but in the power section, which featured four 6CA7's), in the Rockpalast show he...
  6. Well, now go and tell exactly this one to all...

    Well, now go and tell exactly this one to all those new-fashioned female artists that act like pole dancers but have meaningless voices and are singing also meaningless music.

    Best regards!
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    I was even more impressed by Jerry »Wyzard«...

    I was even more impressed by Jerry »Wyzard« Seay's bass playing and sound. He played an unknown (well, to me at least...) bass guitar over two MusicMan HD-130 heads. For sure he is one of the most...
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    This was the 2nd one in a row of Rockpalast...

    This was the 2nd one in a row of Rockpalast nights at Grugahalle, Essen, Germany. The other artists at that show were Mothers Finest, a then unknown act in Germany, and Dickey Betts & Great Southern....
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    The Spirit Rockpalast gig from March 1978, where...

    The Spirit Rockpalast gig from March 1978, where the cover photos supposedly were shot, is available at YT. Note Dickey Betts jamming with them at the very last piece.

    Best regards!
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    I don't want to fade away...

    On August 24th, 2019, the Tedeschi Trucks Band performed almost the whole groundbreaking Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album live during a show at the Lockn' festival at Arrington, VA. They did...
  11. And your bird will laugh

    What for heaven's sake would George Harrison and John Lennon might have inhaled during this session?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf22VR71ags
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    Any speaker is best driven by an amp with an...

    Any speaker is best driven by an amp with an output impedance as low as possible to get maximum control on the bass driver. Current source amplifiers, which means high output impedance, is BS. The...
  13. Due to several reasons Facebook needs to be...

    Due to several reasons Facebook needs to be avoided imho. So, what did you do, please? Is it a C8R2235 recone into a E140 basket?

    T.i.a.!
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    Hi Ian, yes, in some studio monitor rooms even...

    Hi Ian,

    yes, in some studio monitor rooms even the heavy 4430's were installed hanging upside down from the ceiling and tilted to have the midpoint of both drivers on the listening axes. Otherwise...
  15. Who knows? The spider also might be of some...

    Who knows? The spider also might be of some impact on the TS parameters.

    Btw, as the total mass contributes by it's square root to Fs, adding just the mass ring needs some recalculation, using the...
  16. Yes, Frank Zappa not only was one of the greatest...

    Yes, Frank Zappa not only was one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, he also was a great, competent storyteller. Listen to the Don't Eat Yellow Snow suite from the follow-up album...
  17. You're right, man! I've got the very same album...

    You're right, man! I've got the very same album :applaud:.

    Best regards!
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    You're right in case of no significant AC voltage...

    You're right in case of no significant AC voltage over the capacitor. Anyway, in xovers and other filters there's signal beyond (at a LP) or below (in a LP) the roll off frequency whose amplitude may...
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    Hi Ian, sorry, didn't find anything related to...

    Hi Ian,

    sorry, didn't find anything related to charge coupling at WIMA's German language website. Did you probably refer to this article? Well, neither dielectric absorption nor residual charging...
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    Hi Dave, well, both my knowledge and my...

    Hi Dave,

    well, both my knowledge and my attitude are scientifically based. Both science and good engineering practice tell that, in contradiction to polarized electrolytics, film foil or metalized...
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    Hi Dave, a loose battery connector in a charge...

    Hi Dave,

    a loose battery connector in a charge coupled xover won't result in a complete cutoff of the relevant driver. In fact, I'm quite convinced you won't notice it at all.

    The reason is...
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    Well, my considerations were the following: A L...

    Well, my considerations were the following: A L pad basically consists of two rheostats that are being actuated simultaneously. The 1st one measures 8 ohms, is in series with the driver (between...
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    May I ask which L pads you used as the high...

    May I ask which L pads you used as the high frequency bypass rheostat? I've often read that a common 8 ohms L pad can be used in this service, but after thinking about it very thoroughly I came to...
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    Thanks for the compliments :)! Anyway, as I...

    Thanks for the compliments :)!

    Anyway, as I wrote above, there are no oil capacitors at all. All of them are polypropylene, most probably the best dielectric known today, scientfically spoken....
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    Flamenco Rock

    Here's an album of a lesser known, short-lived band, who called their music Flamenco Rock. It's Carmen's 1973 debut, produced by Davie Bowie and T. Rex producer Tony Visconti.

    After their...
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