THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

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Re: THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:55 am

keith wrote:Congrats Phil!


Thanks Keith. :)
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Re: THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:11 am

Listened to more LPs till the kids had to yank me out to watch a blu ray movie. Nimbus Mountain Dance, drum whacks, percussion are so much more defined, specially on the last cut of side 2 - Either Way. And Toots Thielmanns' Contrast album was awesome. Instruments are more robust, thicker, with incredible focus. The whistling of Toots is eerily real. My kids had to yank me a second time. :lol:

Good thing there is no audio product named RABID. The wife would be worried. :D
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Re: THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby esi » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:25 am

congrats PHIL!!!!
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Re: THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:19 pm

esi wrote:congrats PHIL!!!!


Thanks Doc Angelo! The Diva awaits your visit! :)
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Postby JackD201 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:41 pm

Congrats as well Phil! Sayang, may UK bouncy bouncy din kami dito na naka modified RB700. Di ko lang alam kung kasya yung RWP. Medjo weird yung headshell design! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:05 pm

JackD201 wrote:Congrats as well Phil! Sayang, may UK bouncy bouncy din kami dito na naka modified RB700. Di ko lang alam kung kasya yung RWP. Medjo weird yung headshell design! :lol: :lol: :lol:


thanks jack. di ko alam na bouncy bouncy pala yan. laging madilim ilaw dyan kasi. :lol: baka di nga kasya ang rose sig. may oil bath pa, baka malunod. :lol:
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Re: THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby dante » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:31 pm

Congrats Phil!
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Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:50 pm

dante wrote:Congrats Phil!


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Postby dafos » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:02 pm

Bouncy bouncy rega, what model would that be?
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Postby yellowpaper » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:04 pm

26 years is a long time but good things definitely come to those who wait. Im excited for you and congratulations bud. :clap:
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Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:09 pm

dafos wrote:Bouncy bouncy rega, what model would that be?


Pare, I think that's a bouncy bouncy Townshend, with a sidewinder sling oil bath. Arm should be a Rega, if I'm not mistaken.
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Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:12 pm

yellowpaper wrote:26 years is a long time but good things definitely come to those who wait. Im excited for you and congratulations bud. :clap:


Thanks Bud. :) I've seen the 19Mk II morphed into a MKIV and then saw so many mouth watering TNTs (including yours) and HRXs in that span, but I think destiny pointed me to this singing Diva. :)
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Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:22 pm

dafos wrote:Bouncy bouncy rega, what model would that be?


And it should look like this, with a matulis na headshell and an oil rig arm. :) I'm not too sure if this is the actual model in the Subterranean Lair bec as I said, it's always dark down there, like the Bat Cave. :lol: The Townshend TT:

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Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:40 pm

Interesting to note, that in 1987, when the VPI 19 landed in my house, nobody offered me any upgrade on the pulley, the motor, or a second tonearm. AT LEAST NOT IN THE FIRST 2 WEEKS. :D Today, nearing the age of the zombies war and end times, I get a new table, and already I'm getting hints of a second tonearm when I actually have NOT even ordered a set of metal rods and metal arm plate for the 2nd tonearm. :lol: And I get tempted to 'upgrade' to a double belt pulley, maybe an SP power supply and now I'm even bugged by thoughts of an suspended air platform. All these in a couple of weeks. :o :D And even more interesting, I seem to actually LIKE these ideas. :D Is it me or just the signs of the times? :?: :lol:
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Re: THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby dB10 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:55 pm

Congrats sir Philip, maybe it's just all the bottled up ideas that is only now bubbling out like fine champagne ! :clap:
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Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:00 pm

dB10 wrote:Congrats sir Philip, maybe it's just all the bottled up ideas that is only now bubbling out like fine champagne ! :clap:


Thanks db10. You've got a good point there. :) Though i am one who relishes the cake and eats it slowly. Upgrading may be like a 'jubilee cycle' to me. :lol:
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Postby AUDIO8 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:06 pm

Congrats Philip I think the best way to go is the SP upgrade no need for air suspension platform :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby jadis » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:20 pm

AUDIO8 wrote:Congrats Philip I think the best way to go is the SP upgrade no need for air suspension platform :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks Teddy. :) And thanks for the heads up on the SP upgrade. Hans mentioned that earlier here, and when I get there, I'll cross the bridge (meaning, I'll ask the price). :lol: The SP control for speed negates the need to pull down the belt to the lower groove 45 rpm pulley, hence the double belt for both speeds is a nifty idea. THE FUTURE SEEMS BRIGHT. :rock:
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THE END OF AN ERA...REBUILD...REBIRTH

Postby jadis » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:10 pm

THE DIVA GETS A 'COAT'... :lol:

The other day, Senor Sensible sent me a package.

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Inside is an original Avid acrylic dust cover. Wooohooo! :clap: :clap: Who says they don't make dust covers no more? :lol:
The Diva gets a 'coat', dapat lang naman, baka magalos. :lol: And at night, we have to cover the entire thing with a silk blanket. I can hear the Diva saying to the acrylic cover: "YOU....COMPLETE ME." :inlove: :lol:

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Postby jadis » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:35 pm

As an Avid fan, we dig into its Facebook page, and this one seems interesting. 8)

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Caption read: "I said change the vinyl, not change into it !!!!" :D :D

And comments:

"Virgin vinyl? Probably not..."

"neither 180 gr as well!!"

"More than 180g per side."

"silicon suspension" :o

No wonder I love 'suspension', unconsciously, btw. :lol:
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