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Old 9th June 2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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Greetings,
I am new to this forum, I was pointed to it by a reply to a post
On the vinyl engine forum.
This looks like a helpful community, I glad Iím here.
Iíve been poking around here for a few days.

Iíve grown up around good audio.
My father had Tube gear. Late 50ís vintage Harmon Cardon integrated amps.
He built his turntable Ė A Fairchild 412 with an ESL tonearm.
In the early 60ís he made a passive subwoofer and satellites.
(Wish he had gotten a patent)
In the early 70ís he put new JBL drivers & crossovers in the satellites.
He was into the gear, I was into the music. I used the system more than he did.
It sounded fantastic. He didnít care for my music.
(Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Steely Dan, Zeppelin)
Talk about poetic justice, my 17yr old son puts some stuff on
that makes me cringe. He turns the sub up to unnatural levels.

When I moved out in the late 70ís I went the Dynaco route.
Pat 5 preamp kit and the 416 power amp. (what a beast! Big transistors!)
Iíve used the Dynaco gear for the last 27 years.
IĎve just recently re-kindled my audio hobby.
The Pat5 is retired, The 416 feeds the whole house audio.
I have Outlaw mono-blocks feeding a pair of Dynaudio speakers.

My intent is to make my own speakers, (woodworking is one of my hobbies)
And ultimately get into tube amps. All in good time.
Iím currently re-discovering my vinyl.

Thanks for being here,

Mike
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Old 9th June 2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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Mike, welcome. There are some spooky similarities in our backgrounds. First 'big" concert I ever went to had Tull as the opening act, then Who and Zep.
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Old 9th June 2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome, Sy
My first 'Big" concert was Emerson, Lake, & Palmer -
The Brain Salad Surgery concert.
at The San Diego Sports Aroma
Almost sounds like a subject for another thread
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Old 9th June 2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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I saw that tour, too. Easily the loudest show I've ever attended, painfully so.

If you ever come up our way, let me know.
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Welcome to the forums Bigboris
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Old 15th June 2006, 07:37 PM   #6
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I saw that tour, too. Easily the loudest show I've ever attended, painfully so.
Well I caught the 'Works' Tour in '77 or '78 (don't remember which ) in Columbus OH at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum.

WHOA!
They played some Genesis tracks (no "Invisible Touch" crap!) over the PA before the show started.

Welcome to diyAudio Bigboris!

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