I am delighted. I am looking forward to reading from real Audiogon movers&shakers! GUido
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And please keep things accessible. . . Audiogon is one of the few social networking sites that works with access technology for blind audiophiles. . . i.e. the JAWS screen reader. I will be more than delighted to assist if Audiogon needs more information with that. . . I am an IT accessibility consultant with over 20 years of experience in the domain. G.
Thank you all for your comments. All are read and seriously considered (or comically considered, when appropriate).
we ain't gonna fix what ain't broke. Audiogon is designed to work with whatever delivery mechanism any user may have, anywhere in the world. If there's someone out there still using WebTV, it'll probably even work on that. Bandwidth? We don't need no stinkin' bandwidth!
Thorman: one of the topics you'll read about here is how the audio industry IS changing, and what happens to those companies that don't keep up. Don't worry: this won't be New Coke.
Ghosthouse: the site will still be Audiogon, only better. We're not going to change the name of the most-recognized, most heavily trafficked audio website in the world. The Hub will be there; you can read it, or not. Your choice. We hope you will read it.
And SURELY you know that Urge Overkill is a band, named after a Parliament lyric, which toured with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and covered a hokey Neal Diamond song in "Pulp Fiction". C'mon--EVERYBODY knows that. Even Wikipedia.
Thanks again, everyone. See you around.
So is this a new era for AudioGon? I was gettin' a little grumpy....but now they sound like we read off the same page!
So I have an idea. That you sparked with the first post about your first system.
What was the first system you had, where you felt you were REALLY headed towards high fidelity? Even if you are showing holes in your underwear?
Just the gear...
Mine was the second system I bought:
Sankyo casette deck
Garrard 40B turntable
Jeez, Kev--you can't afford to be grumpy before a show!
Before the time described in the blog I poached my brother's system, which was not great:
EPI 100 speakers (not horrible until tweeter blew!)
Junky changer from NiViCo (JVC's entry into the US)
Not quite as junky receiver from NiViCo (with cool EQ sliders)
Hard to believe that was moving UP, but compared to a Zenith compact, it was. Things were simpler then!
First it's about a group called Urge Overkill, now it's about Winnie Coopers automobiles.
And why is it a "Winnie" Cooper? Is that a Mini for Winnie the Poo?
As Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) would say, "Next you'll be wanting to save Endangered Feces and marching on Washington for Eagle Rights."
I believe I may have met you on the elevator at a Montreal SSI show awhile back.
You or the fellow I met posted a photo of myself and my friend in the show coverage that year.
I came across the Hub while looking up articles about Acoustat Monitor X speakers, which I now own.
I 've been a fan of this speaker for over 30 years and a few of my friends have owned them since they first came out.
In fact my friend in the photo has several pairs.
Finding the Hub has been great,as it brings back a lot of memories for me and for the newbies,it's just priceless information.
Keep up the great work.