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yah seen them too. you sure they werent playing in the parking lot as they were where i saw them. just pissed and having a great time.

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the parking lot? of what bar? I saw them at a place called "The pump" on pasqua...but it was indoors in the middle of winter.


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think it was 87 mid summer. stopped by the local pub early in the am when it was letting out in the upper fraser valley. near harrison.
they played a couple short songs for a few long island ice teas. and a few cases of beer.
no problems. they sounded pretty good accapella.

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Fat Freddy's Drop- Live at the Matterhorn, I like a band that only has four songs on a CD and the shortest one is eighteen minutes.


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I was up in Owen Sound for the day, wondered into a used CD/LP store, and found Simon and Garfunkel Greatest hits....still sealed and Whitesnake WhiteSnake, also never opened, Edie Brikell ,and Phil Collens No Jacket Required, again unopened, all for $7 each. A good whck of servicable used opened ones all for 4$ each as well. These will be on for the next couple days, Tho if I was prudent I would prolly offer up the sealed ones here ..... but Ive never been very good about money. Maybe thats why I'll have to play them on a Goldring 2 Rotel pre and a pair of Martin Logan Purity's Instead of someting really juicy, but then again, are we here for the equipment or the music?


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music. thats why i can proudly say i have less into my whole vintage stereo system than most people have into a cd player.
and yes i enjoy it. and yes it sounds good as well.

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music. thats why i can proudly say i have less into my whole vintage stereo system than most people have into a cd player.
and yes i enjoy it. and yes it sounds good as well.

You're not the only one. The most expensive item in my stereo listening system (as opposed to HT) was my used Rega Planar 3 ($450 with ADC XLM Mk III cartridge), along with Paradigm 9SEs ($200), Onkyo P306RS preamp ($80), Hitachi HMA-7500 power amp ($100), Denon DRM-700a and Sony TCK-71 3-head cassette decks ($20 apiece at thrift stores), and currently a Toshiba SD-9100 DVD player (new around $2K, thrift store find $20) as a CD source due to it's decent DACs.

Cables? Home Depot 12 gauge speaker wire, and reasonable interconnects. I've found both Monster and AR connects at a local discount/$1 store for under $10 each (probably closer to what they're actually worth).

That's under $1K for the works, and it sounds pretty decent to me. I think there's a lot you can do on a budget if you do some homework, and frequent thrift stores and vintage audio stores, along with keeping an eye on eBay and craigslist.

Obviously it's not as good as a great high-end $10K+ system, but it's pretty pleasing, and all paid for.

Back on topic - last night was vintage music night too, with (all on vinyl):
Les Paul & Mary Ford
Duane Eddy
The Shadows
The Ventures
Chicago (II)
Procol Harum's first, and
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (marble vinyl promo copy)
plus DVDs of
Ian Anderson plays the live orchestral Jethro Tull
Bob Brozman live in Germany
King Crimson - Neal and Jack an Me - live in Frejus, 1982

oh, and a sip of Speyside single malt - Aberlour.


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now thats what i like to hear. thank you newdreams for reaferming my faith in sound.
if it sounds good it is. if it sounds bad then its not.

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now thats what i like to hear. thank you newdreams for reaferming my faith in sound.
if it sounds good it is. if it sounds bad then its not.

Thanks Beetleman - I have to admit I'm a bit of a "music-first" person, and a lot of my disposable income (which isn't much) goes on content - LPs, CDs and the occasional DVD. I think I have around 6000+ recordings now. collected over a lifetime.

Again, with LPs you can still get quite a collection over time at good prices if you're willing to spend time in the thrifts and used vinyl stores. Having kids and a mortgage plus being an ex-pro and still-performing musician building a home studio, there's not much money for the real high-end stuff. I just moved up last year to a 1993 car from my 1987 model, so you can see where my priorities are...


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I wish cars were as reliable as audio equipment. I have a 2002 Mazda that is a little red bucket of rust. :evil:
And it's always about the music (or should be).


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I'm listening to Malaguena (Spanish guitar)on the eloquence label.


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The new Sarah Slean cd, Baroness.


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