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· Chris Sommovigo Has Died    posted Aug 18, 2022 by JimOfAllTrades (show)
  • Known for Illuminati and later Black Cat cables along with StereoLab
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  • Other than the headline, we haven't found out much more detail.
· DIY 5wpc SET pushing horns    posted May 5, 2022 (show)
  • (if that's what you're into)
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· Here's Mat Weisfeld at Axpona    posted Apr 22, 2022 (show)
· The Wanderer    posted Apr 16, 2022 (show)
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  • Colette & I just saw the Wanderer today and it was fantastic! It was the Life of Dion with 29 songs in it, not all his. The singers were fantastic. It is running at the Paper Mill thru April 24th. See it now before it goes to Broadway and NYC prices.

    John P
· Martin Colloms Zoom Meeting    posted Jan 12, 2022 by JimOfAllTrades (show)
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  • Watch the recent Zoom presentation.
· Zoom Class Action Lawsuit Settlement    posted Dec 21, 2021 by JimOfAllTrades (show)
  • NJAS Could Net $25!!
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  • Settlement Notice
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  • Zoom has settled a class action lawsuit regarding infringing of user privacy rights vis-a-vis third parties or Zoom "partners". Something like this was almost guaranteed to happen given how Zoom's vague business model and explosive growth worked out last year. Zoom uses free technology that is decades old, but has wrapped it up with a pretty bow, thereby giving the illusion of offering something new to the public. Their main competitor is MS Teams, which can be excessively complicated. I'm surprised there weren't more problems with Zoom, though a lot of issues did eventually come to the surface even if they did not get a lot of media attention. It's not an application you use on your main computer. Leave it to a virtual machine or secondary laptop.

    Here the main link: https://www.zoommeetingsclassaction.com
· Tribute to Tommy    posted Dec 17, 2021 (show)
  • Desktop Maraschino Monoblocks, 48v PSUs, triple rail caps, new board w/GCM tweaks, Gold WBTs
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  • Click here to listen
· Tommy O'Brien Passed on 12/14/2021    posted Dec 17, 2021 (show)
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  • On July 20th we were at Alan's place rolling amps and Tommy was having the most fun that night.
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  • § The Cherry Audio guy?
     ⤷ posted Dec 17, 2021 by JimOfAllTrades
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  • § He passed away from Covid. Here is a link:
    https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=179605.0

    As Victor says we had a very good time that evening. Victor, Tommy and a friend of Tommy were at my place. Tommy wanted to hear his amps on my system and to compare with my Merrill Audio amps. Tommy brought an older stereo amp and a new prototype stereo amp he was working on. Both sounded very good especially the prototype. Also considering they would be about $2500, I thought they were an excellent value.
    Very sorry to learn of His passing.
     ⤷ posted Dec 18, 2021
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  • § Let's not forget Pierre Sprey of Mapleshade too this past month. Several people have his racks, wires, etc.
     ⤷ posted Dec 18, 2021 by JimOfAllTrades
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· Need Wi-Fi Link Advice    posted Dec 15, 2021 (show)
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  • I'm setting up a new system in my living room, but I'd like to use it to play music on my PC's hard drive, two rooms away.

    My amp, a PSAudio Sprout, has Bluetooth, but I'm not sure that will sound good enough for even my aged ears--and I'm pretty damn sure it won't carry through the lath-and-plaster walls. So what I need is something that will link the Sprout to my Wi-Fi (the router's already in that room). All the gizmos I've seen for this go on and on about how useful they are for getting Spotify et al, but none say anything about accessing music already on my PC.

    Also, whatever i get has to be very small and fairly inexpensive.


    Any suggestions?
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  • § I'm also lath plaster and I just tested my win11 audio computer's BT output to my BT headset. It went from my 1st to 3rd floor w/o issue. The exterior brick seems to block more but I can still make it to the street. Having to remember to change the PC's default audio device to the Sprout every time you want to listen in the other room would get annoying. A better setup is to have your mobile device (tablet or phone) pull music from the PC's media server (via DLNA/uPnP or Roon) and the mobile device will send output to it's paired BT device (Sprout).
     ⤷ posted Dec 18, 2021
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· Belated Thanks -- Report from Far Away    posted Dec 15, 2021 (show)
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  • I apologize for taking this long, but I need to thank the many NJAS members who helped me get my act together for the move from NJ to South Bend, IN.

    My original plan was to camp with a friend while looking for a place of my own, and to that end i took along just about everything and anything I might use out here. But I wound up moving in with that friend, in a small place already stocked with furniture. So a lot of the audio stuff I'm now paying storage for will never come into this house because there's no place to set it up. Had I known that, I'd have sold off my big speakers and a lot of other stuff.

    For now, I'm runninng a Sony Blu-Ray drive and Essence DAC into a B&W Zeppelin in my bedroom, and a Bose Acoustic-Wave semi-portable in my office. But I've crammed my Artison towers into the living room, and am getting a PSAudio Sprout to drive them. Yeah, I already have amps, preamps, and receivers, but the Sprout will fit the cramped space available.

    No NJAS equivalent 'round here. There is an Audio Club at Notre Dame, but it appears to be for students only.

    I miss you guys, especially now that live meetings have begun again.

    -Ivan
· Sound Issues in Film    posted Dec 2, 2021 by JimOfAllTrades (show)
  • Can You Understand the Dialog in Current Movies?
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  • Slashfilm article
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  • Here's a surprisingly detailed article on the issues with understanding dialog in movies these days.
· The Cable Co. is Hiring!!    posted Nov 18, 2021 by JimOfAllTrades (show)
  • Contact John Pharo for more details.
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  • The Cable Co. Website
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  • John Pharo
    Senior Consultant
    The Cable Company/Ultra Systems
    Visit our website at http://www.TheCableCo.com.


    Contact information:
    Telephone: 215-862-4870, or toll-free 800-FATWYRE (328-9973)
    FAX: 215-862-4871. Email: John@TheCableCo.com.
    Shipping address: The Cable Company, 125 Union Square, New Hope PA 18938 USA
    Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 10am - 6pm Eastern time. Sat. 11am -5pm

    John writes:

    Looking for one or two hobbyists that would like to consider becoming sale consultant(s) full time. Please email me and we can discuss. Flemington area.

    The NJAS can provide no further details at this time, or provide any proof that the offer is or ever was valid.
· MQA Takedown    posted Sep 13, 2021 by JimOfAllTrades (show)
  • MQA takedown video on YouTube
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  • Probably a good critique of a questionable technology.

    Here is part II:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkqWZ9jzA0
· No More RMAF    posted Sep 2, 2021 (show)
· Audio Rack    posted Aug 29, 2021 (show)
  • Hunting for a Audio Rack
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  • I recently upgraded some of my components and I am looking for a nice audio rack to display my system. I want to get something nice and something very solid. I would appreciate any help or ideas that you have. I don’t want to go for my lungs but on the other hand I don’t want cheap either. I thank you all in advance for your help.
    I’m hoping that I can get something nice for around $2,000, any suggestions.
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  • § Gary -- Prices jump up quite a lot for racks in the audiophile market -- mostly based on esthetics. If you have a budget in mind, that's probably the only way to start shopping since saying "cheap" or "expensive" has wildly different meanings per person. The used rack market can get you started even faster.
     ⤷ posted Aug 30, 2021 by JimOfAllTrades
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  • § Jim, thank you for your thoughts, I just added a approximate price range on my post. So maybe I might get some feedback.
     ⤷ posted Aug 30, 2021
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  • § I have 2 Sanus 5 shelf racks with oak wood trim that I am not using. If you are interested you can come see them and we can work out a price or maybe a trade. I am the original owner and live in a pet free, smoke free house. I live in central NJ

    Mike Abrams
     ⤷ posted Aug 31, 2021
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