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I used to sell Vector Research gear for Custom Hi-Fi in San Antonio, TX. This was in the early 80s. I had a VR-7000 and later I bought the VRX-9000 and a VCX-800. (Earlier I was thinking 5000 and 7000 but I looked them up and it was 7000 and 9000). The 9000 and the VCX-800 were both very impressive.
I could kick myself for getting rid of the VRX-9000. The cassette deck was replaced with a Teac C3-RX which was one of their their high end Teac line decks (the C4 was the other).
The C3-RX looked like the Tascam commercial decks. It was the best cassette deck I ever owned. I'd go into high end stereo shops and they'd have something like a Nakamichi Dragon. I'd throw in one of my tapes I recorded on the Teac and inevitably the first question out of their mouth was what was that recorded on? It had DBX too. But since it was not widely adopted it didn't get used much. Also DBX was brutal when there was a dropout in the tape.
I still have the C3-RX but sadly it no longer works. So, I'm using a Denon 3 head in its place.
I'm going to have my gut busting laugh surgically removed and sell it on E-Bay. I'm really going to miss John Stewart. John Oliver did do a great job though. I hope someone can take the helm and keep it going. But, Stewart is a hard act to follow.
Best wishes John Stewart!
- Harmon Kardon 730 - Probably made when I was in high school (1979)
- 2 - Polk Audio Monitor 5b speakers (Early 1980s)
- Dual CS-2235Q Turntable (early 80's I think)
- Denon 3 Head Cassette Deck
Linked to my computer so I can listen to digitized media.
I got tired of replacing modern receivers that broke after two or three years of use (1 Yamaha, 1 Pioneer, 1 Denon). So, I picked up an old Harmon Kardon receiver on E-Bay. The Harmon Kardon sounds much better than the newer ones ever did.
They all complained that the sound wasn't pure enough without Monster cables delivering the full spectrum of "whooshiness" to the speakers.
I heard that they couldn't use oxygen free copper because it made the engine stall.
I'm going to ask a question and risk downmod: I wonder how many saying, "Right on!" over that are bent out of shape over laws forbidding another competitor who doesn't have to play by the rules: local government, a "company" with the power to tax, and make you pay for the service whether you want it or not.
Let's see, shall we?
Wilson, NC built its network because there was no high speed internet available to local businesses. The existing provider refused to work with Wilson to move them to something faster. So, they built their own.
So, Wilson, NC now has fiber to the home. And, it is cheaper than the crappy service they had before.
You can't refuse to provide service to a community and then whine when they decide to serve themselves.
The legislature later passed ridiculous restrictions on community broadband. Wilson is grandfathered for the most part.
"As I've mentioned in many other places, you are NOT required to upgrade to Premier. You can still use forms mode to complete Schedule D and print/mail your return to the IRS. There is no forced upgrade or requirement that you purchase Premier."
I literally was going to order TurboTax tonight. I've been using it for years. Not anymore.
A BBC article discusses the data further and offers some clues and further areas of research. Unfortunately it is a bit premature to postulate that the Martian Counsel can order takeout."
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