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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: Concrete by zztop7 on 2017-02-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A big room with good acoustics before treatment, and some ot... in Audio Discussions  8 Replies 
Once you have all these contacts come-up with a concrete mix, let me see it if you would like my opinion.  I will let you know if I agree or disagree & possible improvements.IMPORTANT: Is this an existing room?  Is this room "on-grade"?  Do not f...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Concrete speakers/woofers by zztop7 on 2017-02-21 
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If you do go forward with the concrete speakers/woofers, I will chime in with some concrete mix specifications.You will want experimental batches of the concrete mix done before the actual production mix.zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #62: Normal orientation by zztop7 on 2016-03-03 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A listening room for a domesticated Cat? in Audio Discussions  283 Replies 
Romy, the drivers would NOT be facing down in a properly built infinite baffle.  Google: infinite baffle subwoofer & then go to IMAGES to get a fast idea of installations.  It is all extremely NOT complicated.  The joists would not have to be cut...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #58: Mold by zztop7 on 2016-03-02 
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[quote user="Jorge"] If you can change the loose insulation in there for Cellulose, [/quote]Cellulose is a product that MOLD can feed upon.  Some cellulose is now treated to prevent mold; do NOT count on it.  zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #56: Infinite baffle by zztop7 on 2016-03-02 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A listening room for a domesticated Cat? in Audio Discussions  283 Replies 
I researched infinite baffle[s] and was going to do an install at our previous home.  We moved just before starting the project.  There is very good info on the net.  If you want, I can do a deep paper-work search to see if I can locate the info. on ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Tweeter by zztop7 on 2016-02-24 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Altec Lansing model 19 conundrum in Horn-Loaded Speakers  2 Replies 
Welcome Sean19,  Another member should correct me where I am wrong.   There should be some tweeters that just start emitting in their proper frequency range and do not need a crossover.  They might need a resistor so that they are volume balanced to ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #26: Happiness by zztop7 on 2016-02-17 
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I wish for you a very, merry, private man-cave for a few hours each week.  Good for the brain.  zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #15: Property line setbacks & local building codes by zztop7 on 2016-02-13 
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Hi Romy,  If you are going to add a structure/addition to an existing house, or add a detached structure several things must be investigated.  A few are the local building codes such as what is allowed and setbacks from existing property lines determ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: Flanges & spacers by zztop7 on 2016-02-09 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Vertical Axis Midbass Horn in Horn-Loaded Speakers  8 Replies 
Hello Skushino,Glad to see "it's alive".  I am near you, but I have a different phone #. You can PM me for it.>>> back chamber:  an 18" flange / Google 18" diameter PVC flange.  If you use the glue on type, make sure you use the very heavy g...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: House Inspections & Warranties by zztop7 on 2016-02-05 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: A listening room for a domesticated Cat? in Audio Discussions  283 Replies 
If you buy a used house, find an inspector who is also a qualified structural engineer.  I do my own inspections because 95% of the inspectors are idiots.Once I have found the problems, that list is multiplied by 10.  Now I know what the house future...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #1: CATS Purring tempo, sliding notes grab cats' attention by zztop7 on 2015-02-28 
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Is there such a thing as cat-centric music, which is pleasing music to cats' ears? http://phys.org/news/2015-02-purring-tempo-cats-attention.html "We incorporated tempos that we thought cats would find interest...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Congratulations by zztop7 on 2014-11-13 
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Congratulations. Best to all, zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Vibrations = adverse contributions by zztop7 on 2014-08-26 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Platine Verdier Magnum in Analog Playback  6 Replies 
Romy,You were totally professional and proper; & I was greatly impressed with you reply.When I [zz] wrote " I do believe that it is best to minimize adverse contributions" -this statement was a reference to adverse contribution of vibration floor...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: Education by zztop7 on 2014-08-25 
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Romy wrote: "  If you do then please, educate me. ..................................................TEXT................................ I do not think that anybody would be able to identify it because the improvement we would get in ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Floor by zztop7 on 2014-08-25 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Platine Verdier Magnum in Analog Playback  6 Replies 
People forget that their floor, subfloor, & other associated structural pieces connected to & part of the listening room will have to EQUAL the standards of the Verdier.  Do NOT count on your contractor no matter what he promises you.  Sound ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #3: Great Statement! by zztop7 on 2014-08-16 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Pure Audio Blu-ray. in Didital Things  2 Replies 
"I would prefer the CEO of the records company were a cannibal or mass murder then to learn that the company has anything to do with iTunes and MP3." Great Statement! z...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: 6C33C Teflon Sockets with Heat Sinks built-on. by zztop7 on 2014-05-24 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The RCA’s 6C33C sockets? in Audio Discussions  9 Replies 
Maybe of interest:   6C33C Teflon Sockets with Heat Sinks built-on. http://www.partsconnexion.com/CONNEX-73299.html zz. ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #13: In blind test, soloists like new violins over old by zztop7 on 2014-04-07 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Making musical instruments by audio person? in Playback Listening  18 Replies 
"Ten world-class soloists put prized Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper instruments to a blind scientific test to determine which has the better sound. The results may seem off-key to musicians and collector...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: Totally independent by zztop7 on 2014-03-30 
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I am not sure why "Republican" was inserted in this thread.I Know that both parties totally waste the hard workers $$$ in order to get elected & reelected.My belief from studying the world since the 1950s is that only 100 to several hundred peopl...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: Just a name by zztop7 on 2014-03-30 
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zztop7 is just a name that popped out when I needed a "user name". I do not even own a ZZ TOP recording [I do appreciate their style & sound].So to answer the "I wonder" question: NO, it is not a "put-on"; I just write my personal feeling about s...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #6: Harsh Violins by zztop7 on 2014-03-28 
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The vast majority of time that I hear I violin, it is too harsh.  I like a sweet tone.  The major problem is that a violin must Cut through a vast hall; Stradivarius[?plural] are known for this.I have built instruments in the past to my taste.  First...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Studer 827 by zztop7 on 2014-02-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Dreams about Audio in Playback Listening  1 Replies 
The dream situation would work out well if they left you with a Studer 827 with a great library of 2 inch masters.Best to you,zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #25: Spanish lessons by zztop7 on 2014-01-21 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: How would you handle it? in Playback Listening  24 Replies 
No problema. A few short Spanish lessons, and she will be able to read the cigar boxes [cajas de puros].zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: Family by zztop7 on 2014-01-01 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Life 3.0 in Site Support Forum  10 Replies 
Happy New Year & Happy New Family.zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: A Reading by zztop7 on 2013-12-28 
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She Is Gone - David Harkins - You can shed tears that she is goneor you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come backor you can open your eyes and see all she has left. Your heart can be empty b...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Email updates by zztop7 on 2013-08-07 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Yamamura's 6 ways in Horn-Loaded Speakers  16 Replies 
Just replying so I get email updates.Very interesting.zz....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: Tube pins & sockets by zztop7 on 2013-07-31 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Is it the time to change those tubes? in Melquiades Amplifier  11 Replies 
HI Paul S,??? Paul you wrote "re-grease tube pins and sockets" ???   That must be some very conductive HIGH temperature grease.  I personally keep my amplifiers' tube pins and sockets dry.   Maybe you know something here that I have missed all these ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Be kind to your tubes by zztop7 on 2013-07-31 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: Is it the time to change those tubes? in Melquiades Amplifier  11 Replies 
Rowuk, you triggered a thought with your words: "boot cycle" "warmup" "change to operational mode".  This question is to all the people that have this knowledge >>>    For the benefit of the tubes, and other parts; is it better to have NO si...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: TONE by zztop7 on 2013-07-18 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: The last message of audio? in Playback Listening  6 Replies 
"express a single final audio wisdom then what would it be?"   Romy the Cat  TONE -  for me is my single final audio wisdom! zz. ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: It's not about the nail by zztop7 on 2013-06-04 
Browse the content of the threads in new Window  Thread: How would you handle it? in Playback Listening  24 Replies 
First, I would like to give credit to "audioguy" who posted this video on the whatsbestforum.com site.I will try to post the link, and/or you can go to youtube and put in:   It's Not About The Nail   by   Jason Headley.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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