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Dimensions: 18’ × 19’  Large
Ceiling: 12’


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    • Marantz SACD 30n
    It slices! It dices!  Sounds good to me. Gathered a fair amount of cds over the years and my trusty Nakamichi OMS-1a can’t stream.  WiFi and Bluetooth enabled.
    • Marantz 10b
    Grew up on Seattle fm stations in the 70’s now I’m closer to Vancouver and really enjoy the classical music of CBC most mornings.  Radio never sounded better to me.
    • Marantz 8b
    It glows in the dark.

    Currently running British Phillips (Mullard) el-34’s  and I’ve got 2 sets Siemens that I think are E. German as well as a quad of Golden Lions.  I should seriously spend more time A/B’ing them, but they all sound great to me. 

    Mullard E90F’s

    Thorn 6CG7’s

    I’ve others too, but I’d have to bust out the tube caddy to jog my memory. 
    • Marantz Model 7
    Cuz I loved how it sounded in my youth.  Thought I should start at the beginning.
    Vintage Telefunken (x6) cuz that’s s what she came with. Gonna dance with the date I brought to the party, but I’ve got my eyes open. Actually, I’d love suggestions. Those 12ax7’s are begging to to be deployed in some guitar amps.  I kid! Mostly.
    • Thorens TD-125 mkII
    SME 3009 series II (I think)
    Sumiko song bird hi output mc 
    • Klipsch Cornwall IV
    Cuz ……Marantz and tubes?  I like!!  Not optimized in room yet and may never be due to room irregularities and my nascent knowledge of acoustics, but I pay attention. 

    Various “affordable” speaker wire until I get the above sorted. Currently using blue jean cuz they’re local. Was using anti-cable that I think sounded a wee bit punchier, but I hated the inflexibility, plus I wanted to try bi-wire (shotgun?). Cables are the next frontier. 

    All other interconnects are Mogami gold, cuz I like their guitar chords. 
    • Marantz Model 19
    Cuz I wanted blue lights!

    The garage needs a system too!

    It’s got a wood case, so it’s classy.
    • Luxman L-550a mkII
    I hate it.  It punches above its weight. It makes my turntable shine. It has vu meters but not blue lights!! They’re kinda soft amber and the needles bounce a lot…. so that’s cool.
    Did I mention that I hate it?  Very, different from my old stuff.  In a very nice way, but I hate change, Lol. I now want to build another system around it for either my bedroom or office.

    Oh! I almost forgot….It’s got a remote. Kids today, what’s next?

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Pete Curry? I’ve seen Los Straightjackets twice myself. Once in my little town of Stanwood, WA and once in Seattle opening for and accompanying Nick Lowe for his Christmas show in Seattle a few years back.  I’ve got all of their cd’s. 

I also own a DiPinto galaxy IV (mine is green, not the Straightjackets gold flake) that I purchased in a failed attempt to sound like them, lol. 

Seen the Ventures a few times myself in and around Seattle over the decades. 

RIP Nokie. 

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Two of my favorite bands

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Wish I could play like Ry.  Been fortunate to see him play several times.  Good eye! That is a 1965 Mosrite “The Ventures” guitar.

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@tomic601 So, you are an enabler as well? Lol!  That’s a very kind offer, and one I that I’d be thrilled to take you up on. But first I want to know that I’m getting the best out of what I’ve got.  

Free coffee all day long.  As long as it’s black. 

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@earlflynn Coffee, black!  Specifically, Camano Island Coffee Roasters Sumatra Dark Roast. Adding ANYTHING to it would be sacrilege.

I like your bar.  And your gear!

Thrive

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Thanks everyone!  I am really happy with it,  but then I bought that damn Luxman and vinyl sounds much more defined. And everything else is quite a bit more dynamic (20 watts my [email protected]).  It has me questioning the phono stage of the 7.  I'd have been content if I'd not heard the Luxman (or any other decent "modern" gear).  Maybe a new phono pre?

Thrive

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