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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    The high point, of course was the Wm. Tell overture . Got to trying to recall the composer ? Kept thinking "Rimsky Korsakoff" ??, but NO, am sure he wasn't Russian , I know he was Italian. CRS moment.
    After about 3 minutes it finally popped into my head ...duh. Gio. Rossini.
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    Glad it sounded that good. BTW - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    The theme music was primarily taken from the "March of the Swiss Soldiers" finale of Gioachino Rossini's William Tell Overture, which thus came to be inseparably associated with the series. The theme was conducted by Daniel Pérez Castañeda,[26] with the softer parts excerpted from Die Moldau, composed by Bedřich Smetana.

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    Great weather today, ...

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    got out on the Touring bike for my favorite ride. Dragged home 11 pounds of stuff
    (included 2 LP's) .... best thing of the day was these cans. have never really gotten
    into Yammy's as I've always been happy with Senns. So they work great, fine condition,
    but an "I" DAP just won't drive them well. Hooked them to my integrated amp and they really
    came alive. On the web forums they seem to have quite a following . . Lots of mid detail,
    nice smooth highs and great bass when called for.

    For checking them out I put up the ST from "Skyfall" , sounded so good that I listened to the
    whole thing.
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    grabbed this today, seems to have a big following among DX'ers
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    bought a pair of JBL's today and all I got to
    haul home were some crummy tags

    (58 pounds was going to be a bit much for the bike,
    gonna drive down and get them tomorrow)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    bought a pair of JBL's today and all I got to
    haul home were some crummy tags

    (58 pounds was going to be a bit much for the bike,
    gonna drive down and get them tomorrow)
    Sound PDG , need refoams, of course .. all drivers functioning. These are the
    originals with the 116A's.
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    The foilcals say L19, but the binding posts are "twist type" ,
    does this make them late models , just before the "A" version ?

    Sure are tight clearances on those 116A's

    After refoaming LF's, think I'll rotate them 180 when re-installing.
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    If you leave one woofer mounting screw out and play them, you'll be surprised how much air can shoot out such a small hole,
    particularly at system resonance. ... it was surprising and a bit of nerdy fun.

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    Ever play how many feet away can you blow out a match?

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    Seriously. 😊

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    Wait! I thought proficiency at billiards​ was the sign of a misspent youth.
    "Audio is filled with dangerous amateurs." --- Tim de Paravicini

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    well, it ain't audio , or even

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    a clock , but I do find odd things on my safari's

    1953, tho not sure why price is in dollars

    (later) BUT, the web knew....

    "The Canadian edition issued by King George's Jubilee Trust May 12, 1952 was sold for $1 dollar each"
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    Back to audio .... :)

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    Hauled home these little ROCK SOLID's by B&W.

    In the piranha grab nobody realized what these were , but I did

    cleaned and hooked up to a Denon receiver today ... really present well,
    tho they do benefit from a sub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speakerdave View Post
    Wait! I thought proficiency at billiards​ was the sign of a misspent youth.
    Hey, I augmented my Navy meager pay with 8-ball. Nobody would play me when
    I shot natural right handed, so learned to shoot lefty too.

    Dad bought me a table for 6th grade graduation, practice kept me out of trouble.

    (except for an incident at the Santa Barbara Boy's Club. I waited my turn in line for
    the good table, won my game and was red hot that day. 9 straight wins. Then some
    little moron finally got his turn to play. I broke, sunk all mine and then the 8 , he never
    got a shot, so of course he slammed me in the lip with the butt end of his cue when I wasn't
    looking. That was the only way to get me off the table that day .....)
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    skunked on audio again,but ...

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    did drag home this 1895, abt 10 pound book. Over 500 pages of woodcut illustrations from the Civil War. Web shows value abt 300. The pics are quite nice , the one of Sherman galloping (levitating ?) past his admirers is a classic.

    Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the Civil War. New York: Mrs. Frank Leslie, (1895). Folio (12 by 16 inches), original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth, patterned endpapers.

    First edition of this pictorial history of the Civil War, with hundreds of woodcuts originally used in Leslie's Civil War-era illustrated newspaper, many full-page or double-page.

    Includes illustrations of major events, battle scenes, naval engagements, portraits of central participants, forts, and poignant episodes. In December of 1855, Frank Leslie "introduced Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, a weekly publication featuring news pictures... Events up to and including the Civil War created a growing demand for news and unprecedented opportunities for pictorial reporting. In 1857 Harper's Weekly entered the area, followed two years later by the New York Illustrated News. From 1861 to 1865 the images of the war were largely seen through these three publications... At the time there was no halftone engraving, and the only way war scenes could be published was in woodcuts such as those of the three illustrated weeklies" (ANB). Later in Leslie's life and following his death, works such as this one were compiled using the original Civil War woodcuts.
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    straped 15 pounds (IKEA bag) to the bike

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    and hauled this home today. Have never seen a KLH branded one (besides the TT with amp
    and speakers combo) . has a nice PickeringV15 and all seems to function OK. Now for a big
    cleanup.
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