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In Reply to: RE: Reminds me of Linn in the early eighties (nt) posted by 13th Duke of Wymbourne on March 16, 2023 at 13:14:19
More seriously, remember that faculty member with a lot of time on her hands (she was a real controversialist) who claimed that playing an LP (LP LP LP LP LP!) made from a digital tape had permanently damaged the bronze bearing in her turntable.
Oh, BTW, I have a few square inches of the foil insulation from the UFO that crash-landed at the Charlestown (RI) Naval Air Station in 1956.
Reasonable best offers entertained.
I can''t remember his name but the outfit was the "Atlanta Audio Project."
Note well, the guy did not fit any Southern stereotypes--he had a Yankee accent, and what most people would call a "cultured" manner of speaking.
Dunno, he could have been a pathological liar. He claimed to have been a former Roman Catholic priest. He also claimed to have "taught the 'Haydn & Mozart' course at Yale." Which I took to mean he had been a teaching assistant/grad student.
This was a telephone transaction; I answered a "small ad" in the back of Stereo Review or perhaps Audio.
Anyway, I had been shopping around Nashville, and the guy asked me what I was interested in. I told him that no loudspeakers within my price range really appealed to me which is why I called him--he advertised "I.M.F." (Irving Fried) loudspeakers.
He asked me if I had a turntable. I said no, but I thought that the least-expensive B&O turntable was cool. He then asked,
"John, are you a 'family man'?"
I guffawed and replied, "No, I am a law student and I have no time for anything else."
He then let loose with the opinion that B&O turntables were all style and no performance, and that the only reason they were still in business is that gay guys bought them.
In the event, I got a package deal from him including Fried Q2s, an Onkyo receiver, and a Marantz belt-drive TT.
Later, in Nashville, I heard Chartwell LS3/5As for the first time... but they cost more per pair than my entire system had.
pawn shop. They need cabinet refinishing, so I haven't tried them yet. I did try my Rogers LS 3/5As, and I was super impressed. It was the first speaker I owned that completely disappeared.
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