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Austin HTF Poker Thread

Discussion in 'Home Theater Forum Meets' started by Nils Luehrmann, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    I think these are the same chips that Nils has. They look great, but they're slippery little suckers. If you can get something that already has an inset (like Tubes' chips), that tends to help with the slipperiness and tends to give them a slightly better sound, IMHO.
     
  2. Hank Frankenberg

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    Okay, I continue to futily attempt to get my Austin HT friends to attend my Austin Symphonic Band (http://www.asband.org) concerts, so please consider our Fathers Day concert at Zilker Park Hillside Theater this Sunday evening at 7:30. The admission price is spot on for this group: FREE!
    Thanks.
     
  3. Hank Frankenberg

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    Uh-oh! I'm getting that chillin', grillin', pokerin' feeling again!
    There's also a tad of wanting some more of Gregg's money!

    My daughter's July 22 wedding looms ahead, so I need cash revenue.

    GROUP: Next Friday evening? Talk to me...
     
  4. Mark Hayenga

    Mark Hayenga Supporting Actor

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    Doesn't that conflict with Jonathan's projector show?
     
  5. Greg Risley

    Greg Risley Second Unit

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    Next fri. is the 30th right. Count me in; or count my money in.


    Hey if anyone is interested in something to do tonight. BoDeans are playing at Threadgills at 8. These guys have been on the edge of wide success many times and are just great musicians to watch and hear. See ya there.
     
  6. Mark Hayenga

    Mark Hayenga Supporting Actor

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    Oh. I'm a moron.

    Being unemployed I don't keep up to well with dates or days of the week, it's basically get up, go build speakers, watch some TV, post to some forums, and go to bed. Oh, and look for jobs somewhere in there to keep the folks happy [​IMG]

    I'll be there!
     
  7. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    WOW! The green-eyed, blonde, dimpled, smile-that-would illuminate-an-entire-coal-mine lady just left. I cooked pecan-crusted red snapper (Hudson's on the Bend recipe) for her and my daughter and her fiance.
    As Charlie Brown said about the Little Red-Haired Girl: "I think I'm in LIKE!" Sigh...

    Okay, it seems we have Mark and Greg and their money, er, their engaging personalities for Friday - c'mon folks, step right up!
     
  8. Mark Hayenga

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    Be nice or I'll bring my barking dog [​IMG]
     
  9. Hank Frankenberg

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    Friday at Hank's Cafe Americain, update:

    Bogey/Hank: Yes
    Death Wish/Greg: Yes
    The Kid/Mark: Yes
    Shazam/Tom: Yes
    Big Dog/Nils: Yes
    Professor/Dave: Yes
    Colton/Conrad: Probably
    Barrister/Chad: I left him a message

    7:00 PM Friday, June 30. Bring beverages and snacks. I'll cook fajitas, or if I get a notion that I'm in a rut, I'll grill something else.
     
  10. Leroy R

    Leroy R Stunt Coordinator

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    This is going to be an exceptionally long work week for me, so I may be too whooped by Friday, but if I have any energy left I'll try to make it. Matts wife and kids have been out of town for a couple weeks, so he is getting pretty stir crazy. I imagine he would be up for a game as well.
     
  11. Scott Oliver

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    Count me in Hank!
    I got your message, thanks for the heads-up.

    Good timing as well, I couldn't drink for the month of June, due to a bit of excessive drinking back in May. But I will be free and clear on Friday.

    BTW, I have sold my turntable and am in the process of negotiating on a vastly better CD player, compared to my old Sony S-7000. The new player is the Lector CDP 7TLi + PSU 3T. Don't worry it is tubed!

    As for a replacement turntable, I am pretty much settled on going the vintage/DIY route. I have put up an advanced search on Ebay to hopefully nab the next good conditioned Garrard 401 turntable that pops up. They go from $300-600, then I will work with a friend to build a kick-ass plinth for
     
  12. Hank Frankenberg

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    I would expect you to not purchase a fully silicone powered unit.

    Regarding vintage turntables, I'd go for what was the ultimate beauty (and a good performer), an Empire. May be over your budget though. How about a Thorens?

    See ya Friday, Tubes.
     
  13. Jonathan DA

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    Scott,

    Mind if I inquire as the rationale behind selling the turntable? I have a tough time imagining a Garrard 401 sounding as good as your Nottingham.
     
  14. Mark Hayenga

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    I've got a $100 Panasonic DVD player that will sound better than both [​IMG]
     
  15. Scott Oliver

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    My digital right now is severly outclassed by the rest of my system, however I listen to digital probably 95% of the time. Thus, I figured it makes sense to reallocate money towards the digital side.

    With my current listening set-up I pretty much only spin vinyl when I have company over.

    Also got tired of having to ask someone to bring over a better CD player to do some shoot-outs with my system. I had been able to compare a Theta Miles, Sim Audio Moon, and a McCormack UDP-1 in the past year and they each were clearly superior to the Sony.

    Lastly don't sleep on the Garrard, the 301 and 401 tables are suppossed to be monsters with the right restoration work done to them. Most recently a reviewer compared his restored 401 to a VPI TNT-HRX. With the same arm and cartridge on both he and other preferred the Garrard.
     
  16. Hank Frankenberg

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    Tubes: YGM

    I've read that Thorens and Empire are the best vintage spinners to restore. Just like every other aspect of this hobby, everyone has a favorite CD player, interconnects, speaker wire, speaker, etc, etc, etc. Variety - the spice of life.

    It would be nice if you could locate a restored vintage 'table locally and compare it with a ~$1,000 Clearaudio, Music Hall, etc modern 'table. That would be a shoot-out I'd like to attend. Anyone know of a resotored/tweaked vintage unit in town?
     
  17. Jonathan DA

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    Ok, I can almost believe that. I've always felt that the table was given too much importance--most of the "sound" of a turntable actually is from the cartridge and arm, not the table itself. If the table spins at the right speed and damps vibrations, then it's doing its job.
     
  18. Steve Stogel

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    Well, I will be on my way to a family reunion (Tam's side) in Vernon, Texas. So someone will have to step up to the plate and be the table maniac for me. Now on to more pressing matters.

    SENIOR TUBES SAID:



    I little bit of elaboration, por favor. [​IMG]

    See you guys at the next one.

    SS
     
  19. Hank Frankenberg

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    Scott: sorry, I'll get it to you - got sidetracked by a work issue - I'll try to remember, or I'll show you this evening.

    Steve: after Tubes has a jar of rum tonight, maybe he'll tell us his story of woe. Sorry you won't be able to attend the charity event tonight.
     

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