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Our local downtown Farmers Market started back up today,followed by a Welcome Summer Flowertown Parade:

Old street cart,bring on the Pipe Band...
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Marching Bands,Stilts.
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Crazy Car,Flatbed of Flowers.
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Young Dancers,Miss Brampton.
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My friend Patra,going to fight Gina Carano in MMA ha ha
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post #152 of 174
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My Hong Kong friend Kam and I went to Niagara Falls on the record breaking hottest day 35+C,this past Wednesday.
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Had to tear her away from Dinosaur Adventure Golf,the Godzilla factor really got hold of Kam.
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Top of Clifton Hill,House of Frankenstein still kickin' yeah!
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Bar up top had some great live music,nice spot after hitting Casino Niagara.
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We had so much fun,Niagara at night has such a carnival vibe.
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Of course the last shot,in front of the volcano which really does shoot a big assed flame out the top,enough to startle you...
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Edited by 5aces - 6/21/12 at 7:02pm
post #153 of 174

Looks like you had a very fun trip!


Great pics!

post #154 of 174
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Yes,Niagara Falls is only 1.5 hrs from here,forgot how much fun a couple can have over there.
That first shot by the falls has me wondering about the right pant leg,looks like a camera malfunction,unless her jean leg was pulled back by the rock.
I took 23 shots,I could make them a lot better with Lightroom,just laziness on my part.

Here are a couple shots from downtown Toronto,Nathan Philips Square (city hall),they were setting up for the Jazz Festival.
My friend touched down in Hong Kong on Saturday and is back in Kowloon.She loved to pose for the camera,so easy to be with her.
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Back entrance to Toronto Eaton Center.
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Edited by 5aces - 6/23/12 at 12:20pm
post #155 of 174
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Dog days of Summer and the annual classic car show filled up downtown this weekend.


This 1970 Pro Street Camaro Z28 did a cloudy smokey burnout in the parade,got the duty cop all riled up,big applause from the crowd.


For the Auburn/Cord/Dusenberg fans,a 1935 Auburn Speedster.


Always good to see a Ford 427 Cobra car.


Nicely done VW Beetle with a large power amplifier in the boot.

Edited by 5aces - 7/21/12 at 1:33pm
post #156 of 174

Love that Shelby Cobra!

post #157 of 174
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2012 Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show sponsored by Porsche.
In the front lobby of the King Edward Hotel was a Porsche Carrera S that you could sit inside,to demo the $6,500 factory optioned Burmester sound system.
Twelve individually controlled speakers with 800W to make them sing while you drive.

My favorite rooms were the Worldwide Wholesales room with a VortexBox music server>Auralic DAC>JE Audio KT 88 Tube Amplifier running 35W into a pair of engaging horn speakers with a 15" woofer,made in Italy by 'Casta'.
Next was the McIntosh room,debuting the new XR 100 Floorstander and XR 50 Bookshelf speakers,loud and proud.
In the system was a McIntosh MEN220 device, a suite of Room Correction, Custom-EQ and 2-Way Crossover capabilities in one easy-to-use stereo component.
Enjoyed the MC-1.2 KW mono blocks pushing the 300W bookshelf speakers around.

Started out at the cool Beer Bistro on King St.,not far away from the hotel.


Couldn't fit myself into the skinny Porsche seat too easily but the sales rep said wider seats are available for your $150,000.


Love the Totem poster girls.Totem was running solid state Cary Audio gear and the latest Cary preamplifier with built in DAC.



HiDiamond Cables,Audion Tube Amplifiers and those $28,000 Italian Casta horn speakers in the Worldwide Wholesales room.



George Klissarov of exaSound.com had his e20 32 bit 384kHz DAC running dsd files from his laptop while also powering a Sennheiser HD800 with strong detail.


Need a $4,000 stand,they got you covered.


NuForce/HiFiMan distributors from Quebec were great,I tried the new DAC-9 with HiFiMan HE 500 and liked that combo more than the HE 6 with the top HiFiMan amplifier.



The powerhouse McIntosh room,really enjoyed their new,under $10,000 speaker sound.Excellent.

Edited by 5aces - 10/5/12 at 8:28pm
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Some impressive photos in this thread, and some of that gear ^^^ looks like my dreams have been photographed.  What are the headphones in the second last picture?

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Some impressive photos in this thread, and some of that gear ^^^ looks like my dreams have been photographed.  What are the headphones in the second last picture?

 

 

 the new DAC-9 with HiFiMan HE 500

post #160 of 174
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2012 Toronto Audio Show is sonic bliss.
New gear that always sets a high standard.
Here is the highest resolution photo I can post,the new 24 bit 192kHz via USB NuForce DAC-9 is only just now available in Canada.
Has separate 1/4 in. and 1/8 in. headphone jacks to keep you close to the source,without an adapter.
Note the independent headphone on/off volume dial and separate touch volume controls for the analog outputs.
Don't forget to click on the above photos to scroll through at a more detailed resolution,the HeadFi website scales the photos down automatically,I'm too lazy to manually up size them all.




Edited by 5aces - 9/29/12 at 9:30am
post #161 of 174

Great portable camera. I owned the Leica's cheaper brother, the Panasonic DMC-LX5. However, I had to get rid of it because I missed having interchangeable lenses. I was waiting for the camera industry to come out with a small portable interchangeable lens camera that wasn't M4/3rds. And Sony did it with their Nex lineup. I bought the 5n when it came out and could not be happier. 

post #162 of 174
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Re sized the McIntosh Audio room and the Casta horn speaker room because they left a lasting impression.
Yes,28mm,52mm and telephoto lenses were at one time always in my camera bag.
Leica has the new D-Lux 6,so the D-Lux 5 is old stock now.




Edited by 5aces - 10/1/12 at 6:30am
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Nice cloudy day here in So. Cal.

 

 

 

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Nice cloudy day here in So. Cal.

Only two nights ago while watching the CBC evening news here in Toronto,they ran a segment on "America's Broken Dreams".

Paul Hunter is a Canadian television journalist for CBC News reporting from Washington DC mainly on American politics.
He was in SoCal getting a story about job creation and the plight of two older ladies down there.

LFF,if you watch the video,I am interested in your views on this episode,since you are a resident of California what is the vibe down there,is this close to you?
Always enjoy the pics from Cali!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEIxDK-tOIE
Edited by 5aces - 10/11/12 at 7:53pm
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Only two nights ago while watching the CBC evening news here in Toronto,they ran a segment on "America's Broken Dreams".
Paul Hunter is a Canadian television journalist for CBC News reporting from Washington DC mainly on American politics.
He was in SoCal getting a story about job creation and the plight of two older ladies down there.
LFF,if you watch the video,I am interested in your views on this episode,since you are a resident of California what is the vibe down there,is this close to you?
Always enjoy the pics from Cali!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEIxDK-tOIE


I don't live in Santa Barbara. I live and work in Orange County.

 

That said, it is tough. There are a lot of people out of a job and many of my friends have moved out of their apartments and moved in with their parents to save money. Many of them have lost their jobs too and all of them are college graduates. That's the young crowd.

 

The older crowd is fairing worse. My mother has been unable to find a job for over 3 years. A friend of hers recently got fired from her directorial position and was replaced by a younger woman who is getting payed half of what she was earning. 

 

It is very hard and I'm extremely thankful for having what little I do.

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