Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Oct 25, 2022 at 8:03 PM Post #101,823 of 109,875

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Oct 25, 2022 at 8:34 PM Post #101,824 of 109,875

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I have erased at least five replies to that last paragraph. I will just say last time I set up a blind study long distance I spent too much time and money to just win a steak dinner and fine bottle of wine.🤪
Concealing cable types, brands, and diameters would be tough to do.😜
You got braggin' rights too, the most important part of the prize. Sheeez. 🤣
 
Oct 25, 2022 at 8:37 PM Post #101,825 of 109,875

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You got braggin' rights too, the most important part of the prize. Sheeez. 🤣
But I am humble in victory and sent wine for you and your wife, wine heathen though thou art.🤪🤪🤪
 
Oct 25, 2022 at 8:38 PM Post #101,826 of 109,875

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The last time I used Bank of America to transfer money to Germany it cost $30 + suboptimal conversion rate in fees. The only good thing about it was that BoA apparently is in the SWIFT network, so I had the money the next day.
For a while now I've used (Transfer)wise like several people have mentioned. Good rate (i.e. close to what Google and others would tell you as the current rate, no sneaky fees by applying a worse rate), decently low fees, takes just a few days, worked every time. Happy with it.

It's interesting that nobody proposed crypto. Technically you could send a stablecoin like USDC to an exchange in a different country and sell it for your local currency there, if you have the needed accounts. Then again crypto transfer fees can be substantial as well, I think when I first considered using USDT (Tether) it would have cost around $20.
 
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Oct 25, 2022 at 8:41 PM Post #101,827 of 109,875

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While I am not in the market, I should be able to hear a Folkvangr in the next couple weeks after a friend acquires new tubes to roll. He wants to hear the Utopias with it so I am apt to oblige. :ksc75smile: I am curious as to what @bcowen is using for tubes since I know his capabilities in discerning between various tubes.
Currently some early '60's Tungsram 6922's. Haven't had much time to roll due to the work situation, but I like the Tungsrams and silver shield 6N23P's best so far.
 
Oct 25, 2022 at 8:48 PM Post #101,830 of 109,875

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Currently some early '60's Tungsram 6922's. Haven't had much time to roll due to the work situation, but I like the Tungsrams and silver shield 6N23P's best so far.
Naturally I would agree with you on the silver shields, 1975 vintage perhaps or is it the 1974? I can take both years for my friend to hear.😜😜
 
Oct 25, 2022 at 9:02 PM Post #101,831 of 109,875

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Naturally I would agree with you on the silver shields, 1975 vintage perhaps or is it the 1974? I can take both years for my friend to hear.😜😜

I have '73's and '74's. Can't hear any meaningful difference between them. The '75's are supposed to be the holy grail, but I don't have any because I'm not a billionaire. Yet. 🤣
 
Oct 25, 2022 at 9:17 PM Post #101,832 of 109,875

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I have '73's and '74's. Can't hear any meaningful difference between them. The '75's are supposed to be the holy grail, but I don't have any because I'm not a billionaire. Yet. 🤣
Are you sure? Sounds to me like you’re getting close, just by the value of all those vintage tubes that you’ve got stuck between your couch cushions alone… 😜
 
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Are you sure? Sounds to me like you’re getting close, just by the value of all those vintage tubes that you’ve got stuck between your couch cushions alone… 😜
I'd sure be closer to a billionaire if I hadn't spent all this money on tubes. 🤣
 
Oct 25, 2022 at 9:29 PM Post #101,834 of 109,875

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I'd sure be closer to a billionaire if I hadn't spent all this money on tubes. 🤣
I may have just given away some 73’s and 74’s but I tend to hang on to the 75’s cause they cost more.🤪🤪 I may have used them in the Melos I am refurbishing. Tubes come, tubes go, some become cat toys. 🙀🙀
 
Oct 25, 2022 at 10:35 PM Post #101,835 of 109,875

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Thanks for that, Had not heard that version before, and it's very good. I'll have to look for some more Rachael Price.

And for context, we're talking about the song that ranks #1 in my all-time favorites, from 1964 to date. The bar is exceedingly high on this iconic song and performance.
If not my favorite song, definitely my favorite group from the late '60s and one of my fondest memories:
v=v_gg6JNLtXI

I also really like Rachael Price:
 
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