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#4630728 - 07/07/23 09:13 PM New audio equipment  
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I recently bought a Denon receiver and Klipsch speakers. I have not bought home audio equipment since the mid 90's. The last decade or so I have been getting by with My Bose headphones and Bose Companion 5 PC speakers (12 yrs old and going strong). But I have to be sitting at my PC to use those. Something I am doing less of these days. I have pretty much lost interest in gaming. There are a few old titles I will probably always have installed. But I have not gamed in well over a month.
That is a 50 inch TV, it looks small. Those speaker towers are 4 feet high and weight 54 lbs a piece. Next investment will probably be a 4K TV.

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#4630731 - 07/07/23 09:32 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Looks really nice,

Bet those speakers can "belt it out".

As for games well that just happens to me sometimes as well?

Thats why ive also got music as a hobby/pastime to keep the dreaded boredom at bay...

Only prob i have with music is that it makes me want to drink,

#4630733 - 07/07/23 09:47 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Yes, music and drink go together well.
I've been sober 21 yrs now.

#4630759 - 07/08/23 12:46 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
Yes, music and drink go together well.
I've been sober 21 yrs now.



Thats a great achievement and looks like you quit around the time you son was born...

As in you put your family first.

The bold Juice is prolly one of the biggest homewreckers on the planet.

An easy trap to fall into but a sob to get back out of as it can get a hold on the head pretty dam fast,,,

My granny and my gf have me down to 3 days a week or the nagging becomes "painful" to the extreme.

Today in not allowed to drink but im watching the simpsons and homer makes me want lots of beers lol.

Soon i will visit my local off-licence and get 8 large bottles of bulmers cider along with a shoulder of captain morgans rum.

Let the nagging commence...hah.



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#4630766 - 07/08/23 01:53 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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I look forward to your link posts biggrin

#4630839 - 07/10/23 04:15 AM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Wango, that'll sound much better than what I have. I'm just afraid my ears wouldn't appreciate as much as they used to.

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Booze, unhealthy food (e.g. fried oyster poboy...soft French bread, heavy on the mayo readytoeat), my remaining hearing...gotta pace myself now. Must ration the pleasures (with alcohol, a yearly allowance and no more).

Sucks getting older but that's how it is now, mapping life's indulgences (along with blood pressure) on Excel spreadsheets to track consumption, monitor trends, making sure to stay in control.

Blood sugar now just under 90 (no meds) and I plan to keep this way, partly with very moderate drinking.



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#4630885 - 07/10/23 04:04 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
Wango, that'll sound much better than what I have. I'm just afraid my ears wouldn't appreciate as much as they used to.

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Booze, unhealthy food (e.g. fried oyster poboy...soft French bread, heavy on the mayo readytoeat), my remaining hearing...gotta pace myself now. Must ration the pleasures (with alcohol, a yearly allowance and no more).

Sucks getting older but that's how it is now, mapping life's indulgences (along with blood pressure) on Excel spreadsheets to track consumption, monitor trends, making sure to stay in control.

Blood sugar now just under 90 (no meds) and I plan to keep this way, partly with very moderate drinking.

It's been a very long time since I owned a home audio system. I was really into it, especially in my 20's and 30's. Then came kids. Lifestyle change. The kids are both adults now. I felt the urge to get back into it. I found some really good deals, so I took the step. I'm glad I did.

Glad to hear you are taking your health seriously MarkG. Losing your hearing must be difficult.

#4631284 - 07/16/23 02:48 AM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Very nice. I don't think you can go wrong with Denon. I see the big speakers are back in style again like the 70's and 80's. That system looks like it could crack the foundation of the house if you took it to "11". Definitely going to set off a few car alarms. I think a sound check test with Pink Floyd Animals or Black Sabbath Paranoid is in order with a full report soon.

#4631649 - 07/21/23 12:01 AM Re: New audio equipment [Re: LB4LB]  
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Originally Posted by LB4LB
Very nice. I don't think you can go wrong with Denon. I see the big speakers are back in style again like the 70's and 80's. That system looks like it could crack the foundation of the house if you took it to "11". Definitely going to set off a few car alarms. I think a sound check test with Pink Floyd Animals or Black Sabbath Paranoid is in order with a full report soon.

Animals has been tested a few times already biggrin
These speakers are large, but narrow.

#4632154 - 07/27/23 07:43 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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#4632179 - 07/28/23 11:47 AM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
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Looks good. 👍

I'm still using an Acoustic Research B1 deck from the 70's!


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#4632219 - 07/28/23 07:14 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Hey wango,

bet this do them speakers justice lol.

Blast it out and turn it up.

Like your new hobby and good for you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gs5gZNEFmY&list=RDidxh_PILN9w&index=8

#4632227 - 07/28/23 11:20 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: RedToo]  
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Originally Posted by RedToo
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Looks good. 👍

I'm still using an Acoustic Research B1 deck from the 70's!

That is awesome. You have to love legacy equipment that stands the test of time.
Mine is a Fluance RT85N turntable. I am very happy with it. I need an anti static brush thought.

#4632409 - 07/31/23 08:49 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Vinyl was truly amazing imo,

Had a pretty hefty collection back in the good old days but they are long gone now.

Most of em ended up getting scratched at parties or sessions with buddies.

Prolly my fave and only 2 albums i have left are johnny the fox and live and dagerous.

Only the sweet lord knows where the rest ended up...

#4632534 - 08/02/23 07:01 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Yeah. I have about 40 albums left from my teens. (late 70's early 80's) they are all pretty rough. As you said, house parties and stuff. Stacked up on the floor, out of their sleeves, ash tray on the floor haha. I won't be putting any of those relics on this table.

#4632540 - 08/02/23 08:18 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
Yeah. I have about 40 albums left from my teens. (late 70's early 80's) they are all pretty rough. As you said, house parties and stuff. Stacked up on the floor, out of their sleeves, ash tray on the floor haha. I won't be putting any of those relics on this table.



This post made me look.
There it is. :-)
Piece of my youth. smile


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#4632548 - 08/02/23 11:19 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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bril stuff,



Thats about 200 albums your packing.

Good for you.

Now im feelin nostalolgic.

Least you managed to keep yours.


These were times that music was at its best.

#4632581 - 08/03/23 11:54 AM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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I was going to write some joke comment like "I didn't realize that A-Ha released so many records", but I'd better not. smile
..and I see 'Blue Oyster Cult' in there, so that collection can't be too shabby.

Nice setup in the original post WT!
I had something like that years ago (Jamo D5 Speakers IIRC) , but too many close neighbors now, so it's headphones for me.

#4632585 - 08/03/23 12:52 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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What`s A-Ha?


“We are still in the age of legends. You and I will not enter the promised land. We who have begun always perish before Jericho falls.”
#4632591 - 08/03/23 01:58 PM Re: New audio equipment [Re: WangoTango]  
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Sorry! It's a-ha of course. biggrin

It's a slow day at work, so this got me trying to think of Norwegian bands/musicians without checking online, and have only come up with a-ha and Edvard Grieg. I can think of many from the other Nordic countries.
I should get back there. Fantastic scenery but a couple of whaleburgers and beers cost me a fortune I seem to remember.

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