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    Quote Originally Posted by RMC View Post
    Well, if that may comfort you a little the grass is no greener here in the land of free health care.
    yeah, you see their true spots when anything serious happens. Both KP & the VA have wimped out on me that way, tho they are happy to continue to collect premiums.

    Oregon has 1/10th the exposure of Washington, but acts as if we are dying in the streets.
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    RE "Oregon has 1/10th the exposure of Washington, but acts as if we are dying in the streets."

    On the positive side of the coin Oregon may well be one of the first States getting rid of pandemic and back to normal life while others might have to continue their confinement longer... Discipline (i.e."Sheltering in place"!) is the key to stop spreading it... So you're part of the solution.

    Back to Income Tax paperwork pile. Best time to get rid of that while confined inside and weather isn't nice anyway. Got a little late snow yesterday, melting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMC View Post
    RE "Oregon has 1/10th the exposure of Washington, but acts as if we are dying in the streets."

    On the positive side of the coin Oregon may well be one of the first States getting rid of pandemic and back to normal life while others might have to continue their confinement longer... Discipline (i.e."Sheltering in place"!) is the key to stop spreading it... So you're part of the solution.

    Back to Income Tax paperwork pile. Best time to get rid of that while confined inside and weather isn't nice anyway. Got a little late snow yesterday, melting...
    you must have an extensive empire to battle taxes that long

    weather ? 76 here yesterday, nice today. What part of Can. are you in ?
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    Its not my empire that's big, its my heart I guess... I do tax returns for brother, sister (partly), daughter, her husband, wife and me, and did my parents before they passed away. Don't have a habit of paying people to do what I can do myself, and sometimes had to correct other's mistakes by filing amended reports, so I do it.

    Canada is a welfare state (i.e. candy store of social programs, where Bernie gets his socialist ideas from lol). There's forms to fill/calculations to do for each of those, many appendix, some 4 pages long, in addition to the 8 page report! Bureaucracy at its best, you would't believe. Most people don't do it themselves, tough.

    Daughter had 4 jobs last year: 2 as employee and 2 as consultant, so had to do her personal plus business income tax reports (another 7 pages). She left me about 3" thick of papers to do her/husband tax returns... At least they're getting money back 3K+, both laid-off re non-essential businesses closed during pandemic.

    Taxes = worst month of each and every year for me for 46 years (started at 16). But I figure I'll be getting a four digit tax return also when mine are done...

    I'm in East, hence why I tend to prefer the "East Coast sound" over the "West Coast sound", sounds logic, or is it really? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMC View Post
    I'm in East, hence why I tend to prefer the "East Coast sound" over the "West Coast sound", sounds logic, or is it really? LOL
    Ahh, that explains things. maybe you should switch to the BHF
















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    Quote Originally Posted by RMC View Post
    Don't know if I really have a dream phone. Those shown make a nice set of phones/amp for sure, but cans too big for me. I prefer light and smaller phones for my needs, mostly monitoring from mixer, plus music listening the odd times wife gone to sleep earlier...

    No Wonder Mass Drop sold the HD-6XX (650's) for an incredible price. The cat is out of the bag: "Problem was that when you ordered, your's was yet to be made .. once they got enough pre-orders, the Senn would start the production." "during the 3 month wait,"
    pretty good article on can buying.

    https://www.innerfidelity.com/conten...hones-and-amps
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    Thanks for keeping me in mind. Btw taxes signed, sealed, delivered, GOODBYE! Hello freedom

    The link for phones didn't open for whatever reason but doesn't matter, don't spend time on it.

    Found a CDN place that has the Grado SR-125E phones on sale, not a big deal tho, but I think I'll go for that one even though the larger cable on that model makes the phones heavier as one user said. Plus it ships free.

    Getting so fedup now about things I want not being available, discontinued, later re pandemic, etc. I've had it.

    Going back to post # 200, I failed to reply, what I had more in mind (other than Bose) was names like AR, ADS, Allison Acoustics, Advent, KLH, EPI, Dynaco, etc. that have all passed away... Bose, Boston Acoustics, Polk Audio, etc. remain.

    On the Pro side, Eastern Acoustics Works (EAW) from the years when Kenton Forsythe was in charge of Engineering, also including David Gunness. Not the more recent EAW purchased by a Capital Partners thing...

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    Hi Flamingo,

    RE post # 10 in Fave speaker cables thread

    Thanks for the link to Bill Whitlock's Ground Loops article. Didn't have that one though I have many from him. As I write this I pulled out three such papers from Whitlock published in Systems Contractor News Magazine. Whitlock is certainly a qualified fellow to discuss these matters, however with him you always seem to end up needing transformers... (see pic as example). Naturally, he's President of Jensen Transformers so he has a tendency towards the use of those in his writings.

    That being said, I don't doubt a second transformers may be best solution in some situations. Although widespread use of transformers in an elaborate home system may turn out to be costly for most of us, "normal consumer users".

    On the other hand, the qualified fellows having no commercial affiliation tend to subdue readers to a deluge of high-flying mathematical or electrical models, as in pages 3 & 4 of your link. Fortunately for us, there's an alternative to this, its called Philip Giddings, P.Eng. Electrical Engineering, with one of his many articles about noise in audio, the one I refer to published in Professional Sound Magazine. Simple and accessible.

    One of those RARE occurrence where a P.Eng., having devoted his whole career exclusively to audio, finally wrote in understandable language for audiophiles (no fancy math or models), about different types of audio noises and getting rid of them. Plus at the end there's a little "survey" of noise/wiring practices with points given to evaluate your own situation. This should put to rest the twisted pair "debate". With Giddings you don't necessarily need transformers left and right to stay afloat, even though using these does give a little more points on one item in the survey.

    Btw in my present temporary audio setup during spare time renovations, the RCA cables I use (Digiflex H2R2R-3, 3ft) have twisted pair, braided shield and Neutrik Rean connectors. These large cables (stereo pair from mixer to amp with 1/4" adaptors) are touching older mixer housing exactly where the transformer is located (not toroidal one), this being a gross violation of common sense and Giddings own 10 cm separation rule (tempting the devil I know, like to test!), but still have no hum, buzz or other and not balanced... Space, config & length issues at that temp location. Have 6 ft. versions of same cable, but prefer using the shortest one that fits.

    When I'm done with all the changes I figure the phono preamp and cable will be located at less than 10 cm from the mixer's transformer. This is why I bought premium RCA cables in the first place.

    I'll post here in the next few days (busy nowadays) Phil Giddings article on noise in audio. Need to scan it or take pictures of it from paper version I have. I see no indication material is copyrighted . Could be your turn then to make some popcorn... But first I need to finish what I started with Altec Lansing in the Vari-intense horn thread. Regards,

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    Attached you will find the article from Philip Giddings, P. Eng Electrical Engineering regarding noise in Audio systems (hum, buzz, etc). Its probably the best one I've seen yet on this subject among the many I have, more so in view of its non-high-flying explanations that almost everyone here should understand. This time not written for the Engineers in AES Journal, rather for non-expert audio people.

    Despite the fact the article was written in 1991, the vast majority of that material is still quite relevant today, the Laws of Physics don't change every year. Little substance has changed also with regards to audio gear interconnects, except possibly for some digital cables and connectors, such as Fibre Optic, though not extensively widespread.

    First page gives the audio interconnect context, while the second one provides good background info re noise. NOTE the second page is made of two half-pages that I put one after the other on the same sheet, so you should read top half of the page from left to right, then proceed to bottom half of the page again from left to right. The practical stuff starts on third page, with the "survey" of practices and points given for each item starting with the fifth page. I guess the author's point system weighting reflects the importance he gives per criteria/level? NOTE that for item # 10 on the last page of the text a correction was later issued, I stapled that at the top left of that same page, so use the corrected version.

    According to Win 10 if the whole article had been in a single PDF file the size of it would be 8.8 MB, too large to post here, if I'm not mistaking. Therefore going for 2 posts, 3 pages each and see what happens...

    As mentioned, it doesn't appear to be copyrighted material, and I sure paid for my copy as subscriber. It is posted here for members' benefit as help in their fight with noise, some practices being better than others. Its also posted with the understanding that if a rights issue arises then it should be taken down. Please NOT for reposting on other site(s) either. Thank You.

    Let me know any feedback you got about the article, good/bad, agree or disagree with it or find it useful or less so.

    Confinement weekend interesting reading...

    Richard

    P. Giddings-Audio Noise Article P.2.pdfP. Giddings-Audio Noise article P.1.pdfP. Giddings-Audio Noise Article P.3.pdf

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    Sea, by the sea?

    Now that you're officially a cop...

    Got a "2-11" in progress

    Being in the process of getting a used! 10-4, yup an older ten-four sir...

    Hopefully some wolf doesn't beat me at the finish line, we'll sea

    Got an idea? You could give it a try and maybe win a cigar... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMC View Post
    Sea, by the sea?

    Now that you're officially a cop...

    Got a "2-11" in progress

    Being in the process of getting a used! 10-4, yup an older ten-four sir...

    Hopefully some wolf doesn't beat me at the finish line, we'll sea

    Got an idea? You could give it a try and maybe win a cigar... lol
    actually I was military police for a year, and knew the 10 - codes pretty well.
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    Smart cop... not risking an answer re nature of 10-4

    Should know Monday or so if I can get the mysterious 10-4, then its identity may be revealed, lol

    In the meantime have to wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMC View Post
    ... not risking an answer re nature of 10-4
    10-4=6 .... duh ....
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    LOL, clever cop... duh alright...

    clue: device is not rocket science at all, it actually is a 10/4, simply well made and useful gadget, and that specific one was "modified" therefore like it even more this way. Ton of them on EBAY not modified though... Pretty vague clue isn't it, lol

    Sent e-mail to the guy today, waiting for a reply to know if the deal will be made or not...

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