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Old 19th April 2013, 09:40 PM   #91
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horns look great on a boat, don"t they? It keeps up that nautical mystique.
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Old 20th April 2013, 02:16 AM   #93
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Microsofts co-founder Paul Allen has a number of boats and each contains a top-notch recording studio. He is also maintaing a band to play with when he feels like it and has a large collection of guitars used by Jimi Hendryx.
I know one of his boats sits in the San Francisco Bay as I see it when I travel into the city. The sucker is bigger than my house, and my house is not small by anyones imagination.
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It's Mr Allen's smallest, 200ft, and on it's way to South America as of yesterday (*).
His other two biggies (300ft and +400ft) are currently in Australia and the south of France.

(* built overhere, son of the yard's owner and current technical director is an old classmate, 2nd on the right : http://www.charterworld.com/news/wp-...on-the-job.jpg)

If you look out of your window, you may see this one (also 200ft), owned by Mr Google since last year.
(anchored at Curacao in the picture, at my favorite bay to hang out)
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The one (light blue hull) that's moored at Schoonmaker (= Dutch for cleaner ) marina in Sausalito is an oldy, btw.
Charter vessel, 132ft, not owned by Mr Allen.
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Old 20th April 2013, 04:45 AM   #96
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I still prefer mine with my sennheiser headphones http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Sou...hoto512048.htm
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Old 20th April 2013, 05:36 AM   #97
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Why are they so expensive? The combination of interest in building something so special along with the talents to do so are rare.

DIY speakers can be better than "hi-end" commercial offerings. The Wilson Audio Maxx has flaws which have been identified. Though there are some speakers with technology which isn't available to diyers, even this of itself doesn't mean they are "best".

Then, there are the personal tastes of the listener, which certainly factors into determining "best".

I don't buy it.

How to make a solid non-resonant and non-vibrating cabinet is easy to learn. The physics of speakers are 50+ years old. Theile/Small was established method long before the 1970's.

People who buy $20K speakers are purely and simply prideful.
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Thanks, one prideful is coming over for coffee in 2 hours from now.
Owns 2 sets of Bang&Olufsen Beolab 5, $45K retail in the US. Afair, I refer to him as friend.
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