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Speaking of just unbelievably cool engines, consider the Chrysler Multibank Engine that was used in the M4A4 Sherman tanks. 5 banks of 6-cylinder Plymouth flathead engines consolidated into one powerplant. 30 cylinders and 1005 cubic inches of Mopar Madness!

I have no idea what you could do with this engine other than power a tank - but I think it would be really cool to try!




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One of my new babies arrived, a Castello La Vite:

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So sexy. cool.gif My wife, in a bet that she couldn't give up cigs for a whole week, is trying to pickup pipe smoking. Since I don't have enough for us both to do a full rotation, without stressing some of them, I have to buy more pipes! Oh, the horror! biggrin.gif Ordered a nice Peterson churchwarden and a Dracula 2012.


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Magick Man

 

Where did you get your 4070's from? So hard to find one.

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Magick Man

Where did you get your 4070's from? So hard to find one.

A recording studio that was shutting down. They had 2 sets and now I wish I'd bought them both. Not for speculation, but just to have in case mine ever die. Stax really needs to make another closed e-stat.
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A recording studio that was shutting down. They had 2 sets and now I wish I'd bought them both. Not for speculation, but just to have in case mine ever die. Stax really needs to make another closed e-stat.

Lucky they are incredibly hard to find more so than my Omega's at least. I have not seen them pop up on ebay at all nor taobao, yahoo japan nor the other ebay domains. I'm guessing they didn't come cheap ($1.5-2k?)

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$1100, but it's not in the best of condition, and I bought the nicer of the two.
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Yeah not cheap. 

 

Thanks.

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Magick. I just thought of the smartest (or dumbest) idea ever. Why dont you set up a company that rebadges the old Denon DX000 series? I mean they are just headphones from Foster wink.gif Preferably sell them for less than what Denon used to charge them for biggrin.gif

Maybe you could keep on finding famous OEMs and sell the products at near cost price. (Besides for rent and other expenditures wink.gif and maybe a little bit of money for a rainy day fund ohh and 10 percent for yourself.)

That way everyone wins ( Maybe besides for yourself tongue.gif but I guess you would make a name for yourself as one of the most generous audio companiesbiggrin.gif)


Edited by veyrongatti - 4/26/13 at 7:26am
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When companies OEM components, they usually have agreements with the suppliers that protect each other's intellectual property. So, if the Foster drivers were tweaked for Denon, those same drivers won't show-up in a competitor's product, and conversely, if Foster provided Denon with a unique design, then Denon probably can't just take the design and shop it to the lowest bidder. If Denon used off-the-shelf drivers, then that's a different story - but I doubt they did. Of course, violating these agreements also happens all the time...
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Mine! Mine! All mine!! biggrin.gif





Now I have to go about filling the holes... though most of the key issues are here, many of the regulars are missing. Hrmm...
Edited by Magick Man - 4/26/13 at 11:48am
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Yeah not cheap. 

Thanks.

No, not really, but not bad either, considering they're practically unobtanium status (at the time they weren't, in fact there was another set in the FS section when I got these).
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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

Magick. I just thought of the smartest (or dumbest) idea ever. Why dont you set up a company that rebadges the old Denon DX000 series? I mean they are just headphones from Foster wink.gif Preferably sell them for less than what Denon used to charge them for biggrin.gif

 

This probably won't happen, for numerous reasons.

 

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When companies OEM components, they usually have agreements with the suppliers that protect each other's intellectual property. So, if the Foster drivers were tweaked for Denon, those same drivers won't show-up in a competitor's product, and conversely, if Foster provided Denon with a unique design, then Denon probably can't just take the design and shop it to the lowest bidder.

 

This is one of those reasons.

 

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Maybe you could keep on finding famous OEMs and sell the products at near cost price. (Besides for rent and other expenditures wink.gif and maybe a little bit of money for a rainy day fund ohh and 10 percent for yourself.)

 

This is another problem.  The reality is that he'll either have to get distribution, which means cutting everyone else in on some profit margin.  This is usually what drives the price up significantly.  If he doesn't get a distributor, then he's ****ed because now he's sitting on tons of inventory.  Besides the money invested, just the resources needed to warehouse the things are NOT trivial.

 

And finally, I think Magick would be far more interested in doing something like that for the TH900 or TH600.  But that's not gonna happen as Foster is saving all of those for their Fostex brand.

 

Still, if he wanted to do it, I could help as I've got expertise and connections.  wink.gif

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Mine! Mine! All mine!! biggrin.gif

 

LOL!  biggrin.gif  Was the misses amused by the little boy enthusiasm?

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Watched a little bit of Mecum coverage on Velocity earlier, and saw both '55 and '57 Chevys go on the block, and I remain convinced that despite the '57 being seemingly more famous, I really think the '55 is a better looking car (maybe I just hate fins on cars?)  After that, I wondered if anyone else felt the same.....and this would seem to be the place to ask. smile_phones.gif

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Watched a little bit of Mecum coverage on Velocity earlier, and saw both '55 and '57 Chevys go on the block, and I remain convinced that despite the '57 being seemingly more famous, I really think the '55 is a better looking car (maybe I just hate fins on cars?)  After that, I wondered if anyone else felt the same.....and this would seem to be the place to ask. smile_phones.gif


I liked  the way the  55 looked over the 57,My first car was a 55 chevy my brother had a 56 at the same time.

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