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  1. jadis

    My Listening Room

    Anytime, Sam.
  2. jadis

    My Listening Room

    Sam, it is the Huawei P30 PRO phone with Leica lens. It is my brother in law's phone which is with my daughter because she is setting up some apps for his uncle, and I played with the camera because I heard it is very good. It's specialty is that it can shoot very well in dark situations - like...
  3. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Maybe like the song, it's all coming back to him (just) now, for KD.
  4. jadis

    How the inside of a 20 yr. old Magnepan looks like

    No need, Christoph. No problem at all. :)
  5. jadis

    How the inside of a 20 yr. old Magnepan looks like

    Sorry for the confusion, Christoph. What I should have said was the room has no windows and I turn on the air conditioning only when I listen. So most of the time actually the room at doing 30-33C about more than half of the year. Humidity ranges from 75-95% all year so perhaps the corrosion...
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    How the inside of a 20 yr. old Magnepan looks like

    Just to add, when the black Solen cap was diagnosed as the culprit, the tech man has on hand a pair of generic caps of the same value and I decided to put them on just to make the speakers work normally again while I order the original parts. I must say the sound of the generic cap sounds...
  7. jadis

    How the inside of a 20 yr. old Magnepan looks like

    Tasos, Yes.. The tech man told me to brace for the bad sight maybe due to our humidity all year long as he had seen some bad ones too. The more seasoned Maggie owners say the caps last really long and I will get there somehow. Right now the cloth is all sealed and it's tough to open it up again.
  8. jadis

    Koetsu

    My pleasure.
  9. jadis

    How the inside of a 20 yr. old Magnepan looks like

    Around 2015, I heard some flapping in the bass of the R speaker and some mid range distortion on the L speaker. A friend immediately told me the wires have been detached from the diaphragm of the planars and I sought out an expert repairman who was very familiar with Magnepan speakers. I had to...
  10. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Hats off to Marc Gasol, he won 2 big titles in a span of 3 months. And one of the few brothers in the NBA to have won a title.
  11. jadis

    Koetsu

    Well, I almost 'facilitated' such a 'unique' model. And here is another Koetsu 'lore'. A few months ago, I got a private message from a Koetsu User Group member to request Sugano-san to make him a special model from his Pink Rose Granite stone which he got from an Obelisk while working in...
  12. jadis

    OMG - have you seen those Magnepans !?

    Imo, much to its credit, Magnepan built its speakers at a very very affordable price point. Even in the 90s, say the 2.7QR was priced at a modest $2,000. In the 80s, the top of the line Thiel CS 3.5 was already at $3,500. Apparently Magnepan didn't believe in 'cosmetics'. The build is rather...
  13. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    With many big 'stars' pulling out to 'help' the USA team. There is no surprise at this outcome.
  14. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    And one last play I will always remember - Reggie Miller pushes MJ and hits the game winner.
  15. jadis

    Koetsu

    Found these pages which came out at the time when I started to sell Koetsu, the old fashioned reviews to boost sales. :D
  16. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    I was amused by Reggie's choke sign on Spike Lee in those days. It was entertaining as I was not rooting for either team. And that 8 points in 9 seconds has got to be a highlight film for the kids. :)
  17. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Count me in too.
  18. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Bad influence I can only think of coming from Kyrie. :D And they haven't even played a game as in pick up ball, due to Durant's rehab. I have found out that Kyrie is quite a talker, maybe that is contagious. :D
  19. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    I saw the first, just recall now that it was all about his love for his dog. 2nd, watched and forgot everything, so I thought I need to see the third to complete it. Quit midway as I thought it was basically a showcase of high powered ammunition sprays and Kill Bill redux. I did not notice Boban. :D
  20. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    In the 60s nobody would pick it up if one was left in the cafeteria. Lol
  21. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    In a month or so our real season begins.
  22. jadis

    My Listening Room

    The marvel of Leica lenses in a phone cam. It shoots best in the dark. :)
  23. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Scola is now the number 2 all time scoring leader in the amateur ranks, next to Oscar Schmidt of Brazil. I was able to see Oscar play in some of those games and he was really an ageless scoring machine, yet never played in the NBA.
  24. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Good answer, Frank. Just, do not, repeat, do not get your team into a 10 game losing streak or you will get LeBron MAD. And if that happens, in the next time out, sit down so Lebron will not be able to shove you (softly even to calm the reporters). Of course, if the streak goes to 15, then you...
  25. jadis

    Koetsu

    In the 90s, I had seen another variation of the early Urushi, with had rough surfaces, like a tree! And this was confirmed by my Singapore distributor.
  26. jadis

    Koetsu

    That should be it, Mike.
  27. jadis

    Koetsu

    Ken Kessler reviewed this exact model Urushi in an April 1990 HiFi News & Record Review issue. That is the only time I saw something like that and lately this actual model, bought used, according to the owner. The sticker must have be put but a previous owner, Koetsu does not put those things.
  28. jadis

    Koetsu

    Here's a pic of a very early production of the Urushi, owned by a member of the Koetsu User Group.
  29. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    I guess only in amateur rules can it happen.
  30. jadis

    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Who remembers Luis Scola. I do. :) Age-defying Scola propels Argentina towards World Cup glory Peter STEBBINGS , AFP•September 9, 2019 https://news.yahoo.com/age-defying-scola-propels-argentina-towards-world-cup-015158308--nba.html

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