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  1. Mike OConnell

    Moving to the World of "Manual"

    I had not been happy with some of the results of my photography and I knew it had to be me..definitely not my equipment. I took someone's advice and bought "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson and have made it part way through and he convinced me to quit trying to rely on the camera to do...
  2. Mike OConnell

    Advice on New 2.8 Telephoto Lens

    In 2011 the active participants of this forum were helpful in helping me select a new camera and appropriate lenses for a gift for my wife (and I) based on the planned uses of the camera. This forum provided more help versus just being "fanboys" of various brands, etc. like the photography...
  3. Mike OConnell

    Some first shots from the new camera

    My wife and I both had a chance to use our new Nikon 5100 at our son's cross country meet this past weekend. Although we defintely have alot to learn using a DSLR, the camera was relatively easy to use with minimal reading of the users manual. Most of the shots were taken using the "sports" mode...
  4. Mike OConnell

    Why some manufacturers are bound to go under..

    I have always had very good and timely responses from Dynaudio, Simaudio, and Anthem when I have had questions about their equipment. I had an experience earlier today that shows why some manufacturers may not be around for very long in this economy…. I sent an e-mail to the sales department...
  5. Mike OConnell

    Another Home HVAC Replacement Question

    I am in the process of replacing my 16 year old Rheem Furnace (75% efficiency - 125K BTU) / AC (3.5 ton, original 8.8 SEER rating as installed). My house is 2604 sqft, plus 700 sq ft finished basement that does not need alot of heat / AC. My opinion is that the original AC was undersized and...
  6. Mike OConnell

    FS: Outlaw Audio M200 Monoblocks x 2

    SOLD! These are back up for sale.....I had sold them and then when they were shipped one of the two units was damaged in shipping - the binding posts were pushed in on the back. FedEx paid up for the damage and I had it repaired by Outlaw Audio. The buyer decided to return the other unit to...
  7. Mike OConnell

    WTB: Cheap surround sound receiver or processor

    DONE - THANK YOU! Do you have a receiver or processor sitting around gathering dust and you would like to make a few $$, then: WTB: Cheap (
  8. Mike OConnell

    FS: Studio Experience (Boxlight) Cinema 13HD Projector

    Studio Experience (Boxlight) Cinema 13HD (Sanyo PLV-60HT Clone) + Chief SLB Style Mount + 2 Extra Used High Hour Bulbs (2000 hrs +/-). Bulb in projector also has over 2000 hours usage. Original Box, Manual, Remote, and all original accessories included. Shipping via FedEx or UPS standard...
  9. Mike OConnell

    mp3 download service - suggestions

    My son has an mp3 player (Creative Zen V+) and I was wondering which service would be recommended for downloads. I tried the free trial with the Rhapsody service, but the song selection is terrible unless you listen to current top 40. He wants me to download several songs which would be...
  10. Mike OConnell

    FS: Dynaudio Contour SC Rosewood and Center Base Speaker Stand

    For Sale: Dynaudio Contour SC Center Speaker and Center Base Speaker Stand. Either together or I can split the two. Color: Rosewood (Speaker) - Black (Stand) Excellent Condition, purchased new September 2004. Transferable 5-Year Warranty on the Speaker Asking Price: $1100 + shipping...
  11. Mike OConnell

    FS: Kimber Kable 8TC Speaker Cable - 8' Pair

    For Sale: Pair of Kimber Kable 8TC Speaker Cables – just over 8’-0” each. Terminations: One has the Kimber SBAN Banana Plug on one end and WBT ferrules on the other end. One has a Deltron 579 Series Banana Plug on one end and WBT ferrules on the other end. The speaker cables are in...
  12. Mike OConnell

    FS: Catcable Silvercats Interconnects

    SOLD! For Sale: Set of five CatCable Silvercats Interconnects – 22-inch or 0.56 Meter each. I actually have seven, but want to sell only five (unless someone really wants seven). The interconnects are in excellent condition. The colors of the ends of the cables are: Red x 2, Black x 2...
  13. Mike OConnell

    FS: Sherbourn 7/2100A 7x200 W Amplifier

    For Sale: Sherbourn 7/2100A Amplifier – 7 Channel x 200 Watt monoblock design. Excellent Condition, purchased new October 2004. Asking Price: $1600 + shipping. MSRP when purchased I believe was $2850 and MSRP now is $3000. Information can be found at this link...
  14. Mike OConnell

    FS: Yamaha 5-Disc CD Player

    For Sale: Yamaha CDC-506 5-CD carousel changer. See this link for more information: http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-CDC-506.../dp/B00006HCJJ The unit works fine, is in excellent condition, is probably about 3 or 4 years old, I have used it sparingly, and it is just taking up space on my...
  15. Mike OConnell

    FS: Denon DVD-2200

    SOLD. For Sale: Denon DVD-2200, black, excellent condition. I have upgraded and no longer need this DVD player. It has been problem free since I purchased it new from an authorized dealer and I probably averaged five hours per week of play time total on the unit for DVD, SACD, DVD-A, and CD...
  16. Mike OConnell

    FS: Arcam DiVA AVP-700 PRE/PRO Black

    SOLD Like new black Arcam AVP700, includes all original accessories, manual, remote, and original box. $1440 + Shipping via FedEx or UPS from zip code 64114. Approximately 28 lbs. In addition, I am including a 6-feet null modem cable that is used to load software updates. I will include...
  17. Mike OConnell

    Batman Begins and Potter-GOF Liner Notes

    Did the Batman Begins 2-Disc and the Harry Potter - 2 Disc both have liner notes? I ordered these and both came without any liner notes and I think I am due a refund or new discs. The Batman Begins Cover indicates a 72-page booklet. Thanks, Mike
  18. Mike OConnell

    FS: MX-500 Remote

    Home theater Master MX-500 for sale. It is in perfect working condition, including lighting and LCD screen. It has been used, but not abused. I have taken a step up the chain to a more powerful (and expensive...) remote. I will provide with four fresh AAA batteries and will ship via UPS Std...
  19. Mike OConnell

    FS: Blue Jeans and Phoenix Gold Cables

    I will accept money order or cashiers checks for all items. Other forms of payments, including Paypal, are negotiable. All items will be shipped via UPS Ground – insured; and the buyer, based on the UPS website estimated cost from zip code 64114, would pay the cost for shipping and insurance. No...
  20. Mike OConnell

    FS: Denon 5803A – Paradigm In-Wall Speakers – Outlaw ICBM - Cables

    FS: Denon 5803A – Paradigm In-Wall Speakers – Outlaw ICBM - Cables I have original boxes, manuals, and accessories for all items. I will accept money order or cashiers checks for all items. Other forms of payments, including Paypal, are negotiable. All items will be shipped via UPS Ground –...
  21. Mike OConnell

    FS: AR PS2052 Speaker PAri

    SOLD! I have used these in my office for several months and am revising the office layout and furnishing and will go to in-wall speakers. The price is $40 + shipping anywhere in the continental USA via UPS Ground from zip 64114. I have original box and shipping materials. Original SRP...
  22. Mike OConnell

    Cats - FPTV Screens and Speaker Covers

    We are considering getting a cat. We will obtaining this cat through the local pet adoption group and it may or may not be declawed. We are not in favor or declawing a cat that still has its claws. That is not the purpose of this discussion, so please do not bring it up. For those of you with...
  23. Mike OConnell

    FS: Paradigm Studio CC V2

    SOLD! I have original box and manual for the speaker. I will accept money order or cashiers check. Other forms of payments are negotiable. All items will be shipped via UPS Ground – insured from zip code 64114. Condition for item is as noted. I can get photos as requested, but my digital...
  24. Mike OConnell

    FS: Bryston 4BST Amplifier

    Sold. I have original boxes, manuals, and accessories for all items. I will accept money order or cashiers checks for all items. Other forms of payments are negotiable. All items will be shipped via UPS Ground – insured; and the buyer based on the UPS website estimated cost from zip code...
  25. Mike OConnell

    FS: Target 24-Inch Speaker Stands

    Sold. I have original boxes and accessories for all items. I will accept money order or cashiers checks for all items. Other forms of payments are negotiable. All items will be shipped via UPS Ground – insured; and the buyer based on the UPS website estimated cost from zip code 64114 would...
  26. Mike OConnell

    FS: ACI Titan II LE Subwoofer - Walnut

    SOLD! I have original boxes, manuals, and accessories for all items. I will accept money order or cashiers checks for all items. Other forms of payments are negotiable. All items will be shipped via UPS Ground – insured; and the buyer based on the UPS website estimated cost from zip code...
  27. Mike OConnell

    FS: Paradigm and ACI Titan's!

    Mike’s Audio Garage Sale I have found that I do not spend enough time with my two-channel system and it is used more for background music than critical listening, and that I spend significantly more time doing critical listening with my home theater system due to its location; therefore, I am...
  28. Mike OConnell

    FS: Cable making equipment

    SOLD. I am getting out of the business of making cables for myself; therefore, I have the following for sale: Canare Tools, Connectors, and Cable: TS5C Stripper (Retail $49.95) TC-D-5CF Die Set (Retail $60.30) RCAP-C77 RCA Plugs – 14 Total (Retail $42.00) FP-C5F “F” Connector – 2...
  29. Mike OConnell

    FS: Outlaw PCA Interconnects

    SOLD I have the following Outlaw PCA Interconnects for sale - all in very good condition: 4 pairs - 0.5 M - $80 shipped in continental USA. (Outlaw retail price - $131.95 shipped for 4 pairs). OR buy separately for $25 shipped per pair. 4 pairs - 1.2 M - $110 shipped in continental...
  30. Mike OConnell

    Shipping Canada to USA - What are fees?

    I am considering buying some used equipment from a Canadian seller. I live in the Kansas City area. I pay for the goods, the shipping, and what else when it is delivered or I pick it up? Are there import fees, processing fees. etc. Let's just say the package is 12x12x12 (inches) and is...
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