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Forum: LSAF
 Topic: LSAF 2018
Re: LSAF 2018 [message #87121 is a reply to message #87116 ] Tue, 23 January 2018 04:00
AudioFred  is currently offline AudioFred
Messages: 346
Registered: May 2009
Location: Houston
Grand Master
The registration for visitors takes me to this page, where there is no "Dallas Park Central" option. Help!

http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en_US/es/search/findhotels/index.htm
Re: LSAF 2018 [message #87123 is a reply to message #87121 ] Tue, 23 January 2018 10:44
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
Messages: 17076
Registered: May 2009
Illuminati (33rd Degree)

Try it now, Fred. The URL was boogered up but it's working now.

For convenience, I'll put the links here:
You can also give Embassy Suites a call at 972-234-3300 and tell them you'll be attending LSAF to get the group rate.

Forum: Source
 Topic: Vinyl question
Re: Vinyl question [message #87125 is a reply to message #87115 ] Tue, 23 January 2018 15:10
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
Messages: 1238
Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (3rd Degree)
Hi, I use MoFi poly sleeves and clear plastic jacket covers. When you care for your records they will last a long time. I was listening to some of mine yesterday that are over 50 years old. In some ways they were made better than many that came later. A lot of ones in the 80s and 90s were poorly made. A real shame as there were a number of really great groups then. With good gear and good care records will out last the owner. Shocked


Good Listening
Bruce
Forum: Home Theater
 Topic: Custom home theater room
Re: Custom home theater room [message #87127 is a reply to message #87120 ] Tue, 23 January 2018 15:22
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
Messages: 1238
Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (3rd Degree)
Hi, I built one as a home addition...it was good for multi media that my wife took it over and booted my stereo out. Ugh. It is possible debending on your skill with lumber, cement, insulation and such. I double walled it for sound proofing, raised floor, sloped ceiliing, dedicated power and so on. Since then I have converted the living room to the stereo room.


Good Listening
Bruce
Forum: Thermionic Emissions
 Topic: Western Electric 80th anniversary "300B" tube
Western Electric 80th anniversary "300B" tube [message #87122] Tue, 23 January 2018 07:42
johnnycamp5  is currently offline johnnycamp5
Messages: 171
Registered: June 2015
Location: NJ
Master
Here we go again!

Shocked

https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2018/01/21/western-electric-announce-300b-to-re-enter-production-launch-of-new-amplifier/amp/
Re: Western Electric 80th anniversary "300B" tube [message #87124 is a reply to message #87122 ] Tue, 23 January 2018 11:06
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
Messages: 17076
Registered: May 2009
Illuminati (33rd Degree)

Wow! How cool! Thanks for the heads-up!

Re: Western Electric 80th anniversary "300B" tube [message #87126 is a reply to message #87124 ] Tue, 23 January 2018 15:16
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
Messages: 1238
Registered: May 2010
Location: Southern Arizona
Illuminati (3rd Degree)
Perhaps, Where will they actually be made and really by whom. The original fabricating gear is probably long gone as are the original materials the tubes were made from. I have heard stuff like this before and usually it doesn't live up the promises. But then in this case I must state that I am not fond of the directly heated triode magic that some hear. I figure that highish levels of second harmonic distortion (that some say sound nice) is still distortion and to be avoided. Confused


Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Western Electric 80th anniversary "300B" tube [message #87128 is a reply to message #87122 ] Tue, 23 January 2018 15:32
johnnycamp5  is currently offline johnnycamp5
Messages: 171
Registered: June 2015
Location: NJ
Master
Yup.
They're really hyping it up, and we know the mystique and hype that comes with the WE's.

Here is one of the claims about the tooling and materials-

Quote- "The current tube enjoys a vacuum that is at least two decades lower (2x10**-6) Torr than previous runs due to the employment of turbomolecular vacuum pumps, resulting in longer life. Although the tube is newly produced, the filamentary cathode core material is from the original WE inventory derived from a 1963 melt from the Western Electric Hawthorne Works in Chicago. The tooling used in the manufacture of WE 300-Bs is original equipment, some going back as far as 1943."

http://www.westernelectric.com/products/300b.html

Nice cherry wood box, and to describe the highs as sounding "transparent, lovely, sweet, burnished and beautifully seductive"?

Burnished Laughing

I guess I shouldn't judge though, as I've never owned a pair.


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