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Old 2nd September 2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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Hello from Romania



It's time to introduce myself: I'm Calin from Romania. Been lurking for some time on diyaudio.com, and I can say that it's my favourite forum (many may say that it's because I'm a geek ) Anyway, I'm 25, and I'm back from a long break into audio diy. I took a break from this stuff when I entered the faculty, the computer kills the passion I can tell you that! (computer science faculty) I graduated this year and I remembered about audio diy and said to myself "let's see what happened while I was missing". You can imagine that in '98 when I graduated highschool the Internet wasn't that spread, nor was it so accessible here. But now it's everywhere and the amount of info is huge, and I caught up pretty quick. One of the downsides is that I got to realize that there is so much unaffordable stuff, back in highschool I thought that audio technology started and ended with Russian drivers...

Maybe someday I'll decide to move my *** to some imperialist decadent (that was a joke) western country and earn a decent living, and buy Sonus Faber speakers and brag with them to my Romanian friends... OK, back to reality... My first serious diy project is on the way, nothing fancy (did you imagine something else?), just some tower speakers with Visaton drivers, and a Quad 707 amplifier. Until then... I'll see you around.



PS: if anyone is interested in hearing exotic details about my country, go ahead and ask... naah, I didn't think so, anyway it's on TV from time to time
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Old 2nd September 2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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Hi Calin

Did you graduate from faculty in Timisoare or Bucuresti?

I know someone who also just graduated from Bucuresti

If you want to move to the west, you will always be welcome here in Denmark
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Old 2nd September 2004, 04:08 PM   #3
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No, I graduated in Iasi, another "universitary" town, located in north-east, pretty close to Ukraine. Anyway, the difference between Timisoara for instance and Iasi is HUGE! Those who went there say that it feels like you are in Hungary Here, being close to Russia, the influence is greater and you can tell that. More uncivilized people, more lazyness, smaller salaries. But remembering a movie that I saw last night (not actually saw, just took a glimpse now and then), and a line that was something like "God, who would take the trouble to learn Romanian?" and the disgust on the face of the one who said that, I guess that you should be bored (to say the least) by now
Well, who knows, Denmark is a choice.
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Old 2nd September 2004, 05:22 PM   #4
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Calin: I have spent a lot of time trying to learn romanian language, but never quite succeded.

Salut, ce faci cu DIY in Romania?

No i guess i only have luck with sentences from that song:
Dragostea din Tei, they play all the time in any radio here in
Denmark Salut, si eu, Haiduc .. Vrei sa pesci te nu mai nu mai iei, nu mai nu mai iei ....
I have some very close romanian friends, who live here in Denmark, but they also gave up trying to teach your language ..
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started and ended with Russian drivers...
I undersatnd there were some in particular that are quite good... i had my brother look when he visited Odessa, no luck -- he did bring me back some nice tubes thou.

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Old 3rd September 2004, 08:28 AM   #6
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Calin: I have spent a lot of time trying to learn romanian language, but never quite succeded.

Salut, ce faci cu DIY in Romania?

No i guess i only have luck with sentences from that song:
Dragostea din Tei, they play all the time in any radio here in
Denmark Salut, si eu, Haiduc .. Vrei sa pesci te nu mai nu mai iei, nu mai nu mai iei ....
I have some very close romanian friends, who live here in Denmark, but they also gave up trying to teach your language ..
Hm, actually "Cum mai merge cu diy in Romania?" would be more appropriate. Something like "how is it going?", almost word-to-word translation. People say that Romanian is pretty hard and that it has a strange grammar. I frankly don't know, I speak it by instinct well enough One thing I noticed, the harder your native language is, the easier you learn/speak another. I've heard this Japanese guy that learned Romanian in two or three years and it was perfect! No accent, absolutely no grammatical mistakes, nada!

Did that "Dragostea din tei" get there already? The bad thing is that those guys are not actually from Romania, they're from what should be called Basarabia, but is actually called "The Republic of Moldavia" by those god damned communists there. The language they speak is Romanian with a STRONG russian accent, and apart from some very strange words, it is Romanian. They have equivalents for Romanian words where they are not needed. You know what they say "if you want to destroy a nation, destroy its language". After the breaking of the Soviet Republic they decided that their language shouldn't be called Romanian but Moldavian. Does that sound like communism or what? Communism isn't really dead there you know.
The region of Romania I live in is called Moldavia (btw, Transilvania really does exists! ), and it's at the border with the so-called Moldavian Republic.
I don't have anything against the people that live there, but when they come in Romania, and you know that their blood IS Romanian and you hear them speaking in Russian between them... Well, the feeling is pitty mixed with some disgust. It's not like they're some minority, they were Romanians, but they were assimilated by the Soviet Republic and it's hard to believe that there is a way back.

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I undersatnd there were some in particular that are quite good... i had my brother look when he visited Odessa, no luck -- he did bring me back some nice tubes thou.

dave

I actually think that I still can find Russin drivers here in Iasi. They look very solid, they have heavy and big magnets, and the coils are large (I saw 10 cm coils at 30 cm drivers). And they are pretty cheap too.
They're way above the chinese crap that one usually finds here, with yellow diaphragms, green rubber surrounds, minuscule magnets and 2 cm coils at 30 cm diameter. Maybe I'll go and take some pictures of those Russian drivers. But don't expect T/S specs though
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Old 3rd September 2004, 08:41 AM   #7
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Hello Calin

Welcome to the forum !

Isn't Iasi the place that got the old trams from Switzerland ?

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Hello Calin

Welcome to the forum !

Isn't Iasi the place that got the old trams from Switzerland ?

Regards

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In fact it is. I don't know if they're from Switzerland, but the ads on them are in German, so it's possible. The trams are OK, but the rails are awful. There are some portions that are so bad that you think that the tram will break in two. Let alone the pleasure of crossing them with the bicycle...
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Old 2nd November 2004, 10:20 PM   #9
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Salut,

Gasesti difuzoare Visaton in Romania la www.visaton.ro, eu sint frunzila si pot sa te ajut sa le cumperi cat mai convenabl pentru tine.

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Salut,

Gasesti difuzoare Visaton in Romania la www.visaton.ro, eu sint frunzila si pot sa te ajut sa le cumperi cat mai convenabl pentru tine.

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Frunzila, simbata asta sint la Bucuresti sa-mi iau niste Visatoane, care-s comandate de mult Dar multam pt informatie oricum. Si trec si pe la Hi-Fi Arena, evident.
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