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    Fresh meat

    Good morning, puppies!

    My name is Auricauricle and I am, like you, a fanatic about sound and listen to far too much music. I am not a real snob about equipment, believing that such matters are dictated by the same rules that apply to any "luxury" items like wine or cigars: personal taste, expense, and just plain liking what you've got. Although there is a clear distinction between cheap plastic crap found at the local five-and-dime and more expensive gear, the rule of diminishing returns applies after a fashion. The Aa moniker applies to my penchant for hearing certain distinctions, but after buying three CD's of Dark Side of the Moon because of these sonic characteristics, I knew I was totally out of my reasonable head.

    But that's what the Audio Bug does to you, I guess!

    I know a good thing when I see or hear it, having listened to and owned quite a lot of gear over the years.

    Looking forward to chewing some fat and listening to more good tunes.

    Darn, they're not intravenous, yet!
    "The great tragedy of science--the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact."--T. Huxley

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    Welcome Aa, and thanks for the abbreviation. I'm sure the obligatory nicknames are not far behind, once folks get to know you.

    There are plenty of nuts here, and some audio enthusiasts, too.
    I like sulung tang.

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    Never tried it.

    I have good memories of cold, rainy afternoons in Tokyo and Yaki Soba....
    "The great tragedy of science--the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact."--T. Huxley

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    Quote Originally Posted by filecat13

    There are plenty of nuts here, :

    I resemble that remark.

    Welcome to AR AA. I too have more copies of DSOTM than can reasonably be explained.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Welcome Auricauricle, I hope you'll enjoy a long & good stay here on AR
    plenty of knowledge & fun here




    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    but after buying three CD's of Dark Side of the Moon because of these sonic characteristics, I knew I was totally out of my reasonable head.

    lemme check...
    twice on vinyl,
    another picturedisc (also vinyl), one time on CD, and I would have the SACD and the DVD if I had an SACD player and a surround setup

    there is a reason people tend to buy this album more than once

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
    Life is music!

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    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    Remember, amigo: There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it's the other side of the LP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    Never tried it.

    I have good memories of cold, rainy afternoons in Tokyo and Yaki Soba....
    Nothing like a hot cup of joe on a cold rainy afternoon, curled up with the jazz collection.
    Tokyo you say?
    HAVE fond memories, met a girl there....
    Anyway, welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    Never tried it.

    I have good memories of cold, rainy afternoons in Tokyo and Yaki Soba....
    I couldn't understand what Aa was talking about with this one, but it looks like pix got it figured out.

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    Pixelthis: She's a real looker, man....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    Never tried it.

    I have good memories of cold, rainy afternoons in Tokyo and Yaki Soba....
    Aahh, I can see it now...locked away in some tiny room in Shinjuku, rain beating against the windows and the creatures of the night frolicking in the neon streets below...the clunk of "Money" and the lofty overature that is the title track...steaming noodles and almond coffee, maybe some Suntory too. Jah, I can think of worse ways for the clock to tick away.

    Welcome to the club Aa.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    Pixelthis: She's a real looker, man....

    I have been looking for an excuse to post it, thanx
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Aahh, I can see it now...locked away in some tiny room in Shinjuku, rain beating against the windows and the creatures of the night frolicking in the neon streets below...the clunk of "Money" and the lofty overature that is the title track...steaming noodles and almond coffee, maybe some Suntory too. Jah, I can think of worse ways for the clock to tick away.

    Welcome to the club Aa.

    As hot as things are around here, I think I'll have a tall glass of shochu sour, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    As hot as things are around here, I think I'll have a tall glass of shochu sour, thanks!
    What, no Hoppy?

    ...goes well with the Stones.

    If you get a chance check out the SACD version of "Dark Side...", IMO the best although many will argue in favor of vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    What, no Hoppy?

    ...goes well with the Stones.

    If you get a chance check out the SACD version of "Dark Side...", IMO the best although many will argue in favor of vinyl.
    Tsk! How sad! Never tried hoppy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by basite
    Welcome Auricauricle, I hope you'll enjoy a long & good stay here on AR
    plenty of knowledge & fun here

    ...and TROLLS!
    Don't forget the trolls.
    We like to have fun with them.

    Just go grab a beer (or a CASE) and read one of the old SpankingVanillaIce threads.
    Damn, those were some good times.
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    Man, those freaking trolls! Freaked me out with them freaky eyes that lit the freak up!

    Ah, the PV-2....Used to have a PV-5....Yer breaking mah heart, Duder....
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    great little amp isn't it
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    Yeah....Used mine with a Citation 5 amp. Broke a few molars from grinning so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audio_dude
    great little amp isn't it

    nice little amp indeed!!

    I like your choice of components btw, not to mention that it's a huge upgrade since your last visit

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
    Life is music!

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    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
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    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by filecat13
    There are plenty of nuts here, and some audio enthusiasts, too.
    What? There are enthusiasts here?

    One problem with a music server, my CDs are packed away so it's hard to find my 3 copies of Dark Side of the Moon. I have the "standard" release (Columbia?), a Mobil Fidelity Gold release and an English release (Epic?) Of the three, the English release is the best, the Mobil Fidelity was a disappointment.

    Haven't heard the SACD, but currently I have no dedicated player. I know first hand that any digital decoder is vitally important to good sound, that places the SACD players with the better reviews out of my price reach.
    Herman;

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    Quote Originally Posted by basite
    nice little amp indeed!!

    I like your choice of components btw, not to mention that it's a huge upgrade since your last visit

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.

    Like it says, my grandpa was also an audiophile, so I inherited a bunch of his gear. I must say we share very similar tastes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audio_dude
    Like it says, my grandpa was also an audiophile, so I inherited a bunch of his gear. I must say we share very similar tastes!
    Hey Dude,

    Nice to see you around again.
    We are sorry to hear about your grandfather. Now we know why you have such insatiable hunger and lover for music/gears.
    I image P3 is a huge leap forward compared to a Garrard you had before.
    Now, go get a summer job and buy some minty wax.

    Peace out,

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    Quote Originally Posted by basite
    nice little amp indeed!!

    I like your choice of components btw, not to mention that it's a huge upgrade since your last visit

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
    Wish the Harmon Kardon and CJ were still a part of my life; alas, they are not. That was another time, in another life time...Primary source is the Yamaha, at least, until I get my Master's....

    -Aa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    Wish the Harmon Kardon and CJ were still a part of my life; alas, they are not. That was another time, in another life time...Primary source is the Yamaha, at least, until I get my Master's....

    -Aa

    why did you have to let them go? (if I can ask...) those were, and still are great components...

    good luck with the studies (Master's = Master's degree, right?), what are you studying?

    Keep them spinning,
    Bert.
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    Mcintosh MA6400 Integrated
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    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
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    * Rega RB-301
    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Hey Dude,

    Nice to see you around again.
    We are sorry to hear about your grandfather.

    I can only second that...
    Life is music!

    Mcintosh MA6400 Integrated
    Double Advent speakers
    Thiel CS2.3's
    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
    * SME 3012 S2
    * Rega RB-301
    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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