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#41 hamradio

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

:huh:

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:22 AM

Nothing new about this.The shift from CD back to vinyl has bin going on for more than 10 years.

I first heard about it way back in 2005.

The common reason given for the shift back to vinyl was cuz vinyl sounds BETTER than CD.

My guess is that dissatisfaction with CD sound quality started some time in the mid/late '90's and slowly grew til about 2005 when,IIRC,the record player manufactures of whom there were few,began to notice an unexpected uptick in orders,about the same time,IIRC,vinyl record sales also began showing a slight but noticeable gain.

That's how it was reported in 2005.

 

PS:I also Much prefer the warm mellow glow of a good analog picture over the cold hard sterile look of digital video..ymmv

 

CDs are particularly troublesome with classical music because it cannot handle dynamic range correctly. Not the way one would think, perhaps. Maybe we should say it handles it too well. As we know, the classics often have wide ranges of volume within a single piece. With CDs, low volume is hard to hear and high volume is too loud. The digital engineers don't seem to have seen this coming. Had they anticipated the problem they might have been able to do something in the recording process to alleviate the situation. Not to convey the wrong idea, some classical CDs are not so bad, others however are egregious. Conversely, in the olden days, analog recordings with their narrow dynamic range made overall listening more pleasant but sometime could not handle really loud passages and the music would break up (distort). But this didn't happen all that much. Traditionally, classical music radio stations were often on the FM dial with its more supple frequencies and consequently transmitted a better, more flexible sound that AM that enhanced the sound of classical music. Another unpleasant factor is that CD sometimes does not transmit delicate passages well. A solo violin or cello will have a raspy sound instead of a "beautiful" one. Some recording are downright ugly. It's a shame. Overall, analog reproduction, despite some setbacks, did a better job of transmitting this kind of music in a pretty way. IMHO.

 

Note: Jazz, pop, and other genres that have more or less a uniform volume sound track really come across well with digital.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:03 PM

If they could collect some of these gems, it will make space exploration profitable. $$$

 

http://www.space.com...ter-saturn.html

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:13 PM

The power of vacuum, Earth's atmospheric pressure at sea level is only a mere 14.7 psi.

 

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:00 PM

Vintage creepy ads.

 

Cough syrup (yeah, right) ad. :wacko:

 

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Smotherphane wrap. :o

 

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Maybe this is why the Lincoln Log Cabin has LOTS of ventilation.

 

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 12:29 AM

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has one final mission, which ends with destruction.

 

Speaking of LPs and also speaking of final missions that end with destruction...

(video owner insists on clicking link in the video to watch it in Youtube)

 



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:06 PM

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has one final mission, which ends with destruction.

 

http://bgr.com/2017/04/25/cassini-nasa-saturn-grande-finale/

 

http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/4/26/15420666/cassini-spacecraft-dives-saturn-rings-google-doodle

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

There was an article in the local paper about the resurgence of

both vinyl and indie record stores. I've still got my turntable,

Orange Crush, and Deep Purple In Rock.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


#50 JR33928

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:25 PM

Vinyl is making a billion dollar comeback.

 

https://www.forbes.c...s/#70a597d54054

 

http://www.digitalmu...ollar-industry/

 

https://www.howardst...-industry-2017/

 

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Now targeting the younger generation.

 

http://wwlp.com/2017...ger-generation/

 

 

 

Nothing new about this.The shift from CD back to vinyl has bin going on for more than 10 years.

I first heard about it way back in 2005.

The common reason given for the shift back to vinyl was cuz vinyl sounds BETTER than CD.

My guess is that dissatisfaction with CD sound quality started some time in the mid/late '90's and slowly grew til about 2005 when,IIRC,the record player manufactures of whom there were few,began to notice an unexpected uptick in orders,about the same time,IIRC,vinyl record sales also began showing a slight but noticeable gain.

That's how it was reported in 2005.

 

PS:I also Much prefer the warm mellow glow of a good analog picture over the cold hard sterile look of digital video..ymmv



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:44 AM

The Towering Turntable. :D

 

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Pick a tonearm, any tonearm. :huh: :lol:

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:39 AM

Vinyl is making a billion dollar comeback.

 

https://www.forbes.c...s/#70a597d54054

 

http://www.digitalmu...ollar-industry/

 

https://www.howardst...-industry-2017/

 

vpi-scout-1_1.jpg

Now targeting the younger generation.

 

http://wwlp.com/2017...ger-generation/

 

 

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:08 PM

From the past, a geiger counter for kids.  Lots of fun hunting for U235. :lol:

 

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Accessories extra.

 

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Was in demand because this thing got boring, who wants its safe and harmless?

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:28 PM

Found this on the interwebs..Poetic justice at it's most hilarious moment...Loony Clooney gets his wish!! lololol 

 

http://donaldtrumpne...ted-front-yard/

 

I didn't see anywhere in that "article" (from Donaldtrumpnews. co, no less, the #1 choice in quality journalism) where Clooney has a problem with the refugees being there.

 

"The truth is, most of the people fleeing their homelands and heading for Europe have not experienced tragedies, but are instead looking for the nanny states of Europe to take care of them. They are not choosing to stay home and improve their own countries. And when they reach their desired destinations, most will not assimilate into the cultures that welcome them"

 

Just more right-wing HS.

 

And please try to keep political BS out of this thread, if for no other reason than to honor Kid Dabb, who started it, and who preferred the political crap be kept elsewhere. 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:05 PM

Found this on the interwebs..Poetic justice at it's most hilarious moment...Loony Clooney gets his wish!! lololol :P

 

http://donaldtrumpne...ted-front-yard/



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:38 PM

We forget things closer to home the Hubble Space Telescope can zoom in on.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbwuqU6rUo


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:14 PM

Nixie displays were used before the introduction of LED's during the  1950's - 70's...

 

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....they have made a modern comeback...

 

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....creating one is considered an art form. :)

 



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:24 PM

And you will be assimilated!!!

 

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:33 PM

Two reboots planned to haunt  and bug theatres.

 

http://movieweb.com/...rs-with-reboot/

 

http://www.rollingst...-reboot-w448520






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