What's most frightening, Howard, is I know you're not kidding...
Howard, we've had a similar experience. Using the "P"!!! Sig. PC on our refrigerator for one. Meat takes 13 days to thaw and that's a down side but, on the up side, ice cubes don't melt!
Our Christmas tree using the Sig is freakin' crazy! Talk about bright! When I go into the family room when the tree's on I can't see...it's that bright, it's beautiful!!!! I wept the first night. We all went out and bought holiday welder's helmets so we can watch TV in the family room when the tree's on. Can't eat popcorn with the helmets on though.
The topper though is 10 "P"!!! Sigs carrying juice for all our outside decorations. Freakin' incredible! Do a satellite image search. We're the bright white spot that shows up in the North/West Indiana region. I got a good laugh the fist night we light the outside stuff. They go on at 6:00pm. When I turned them off at 11:00pm we discovered 5 cars stranded in our front lawn. I had thought I heard engines running outside but I couldn't see anything. Didn't think to put on the helmets and look. Passengers still in the cars and no one knew how long they had been there between 6:00 and 11:00. Sad note is one car hit one of our cats that had gotten out. We had the folks in to calm them down, served some coffee and had a few laughs, sent them on their way and all was quite again at about 2:30am.
I'll have to try the coffee pot thing but it'll have to wait. Between what I anticipate with electricity and using all these cords, I'm gonna be busted broke!
Don't kid yourself folks. Good power cords can make a remarkable difference.
Enjoy the Holiday!
Boa2, Loved it. Can't resist. My tip; Cut your Elrod in to two or more pieces ... install as battery cables on your car. My experience ... approximately an 85 horsepower gain with smoother; quieter acceleration and 7.56 more miles per gallon. Thank you, I am 'thoroughly' enjoying my coffee for the very first time.
Is that part true?Well, not 'perfect', Dan. The highs still could be cleaner and less constricted. However, between the espresso-maker PC and the Elrod on the Lamm, my wife and I prefer the former. In a few weeks, we'll have the VD Master, so we'll see how that sounds. Maybe I'll start a PC thread on www.wholelattelove.com
Priceless, Howard. Priceless.
Just imagine the improvements with a tube power supply and output stage. Ahhh, round, sweet, and liquid.
Then you could rewire with silver and work on vibration control and proper grounding...wow--think about the iced coffee options: cryo'ed Americano, perfect for a Sacramento summer day!
Dude, you really should install a dedicated line for your coffee machine if you are serious about your lattes. Some power conditioning wouldn't hurt either in your neck of the woods, especially if you make coffee mid-day when everyone and their grandma's on the grid. You gotta stabilize the temp of that heating element to within +/- .25 degrees in order to get a consistent crema on your shots. Also, I saw where you had that coffee machine, and I think it needs to be a bit further from the back wall in a room of that size. Trust me on this one, have I ever steered you wrong? OK there were those Shakti stones - maybe you could try them on top of your coffee machine!! Or grind em' up and see how they taste! Now if you want real espresso, you need to go analog...fuck the automatic pump, that's for sissies. You need one of those manual lever machines (and the power cords, dedicated line, power conditioning and move the damn thing away from that back wall). Yep, then you wrap your digits round that stiff hard lever pointing up at the sky and just yank it up and down a couple times every morning, sheeeoooooot my friend, you ain't never goin' back to the automatic pump again! Oh and wait'll Gina gets a load of that stiff lever pointing skywards, all long and hard. Whooohaaaa boy, she'll be wantin' some shots every damn mornin'.
Oh, and that stock LL2 power cord is a winner for sure! It gave a whole new life to my iPod rig I listen to in the hotel room. Shimmering highs and solid bass that wakes the neighbors and sets off the Cal Geo Survey warning system here in Pasadena. Oh lordy, that Lamm guy really knows his power cords!
Boa2: The story can't be true; no serious Italian I know (say hello to Gina) would make an espresso with an electrical espresso machine. A stovetop espresso maker is the way to go.
You could still use the powercord to power the stove though.
Restock, you make a valid point. Admittedly, we do miss the Bialetti and the wonderful espresso we had while living in Florence. However, I have to side with a not-so-serious Italian in this instance, for Marco makes a strong case for the appropriately named Romantica, by Pavoni, or what we might call the Tug-a-joe in the good 'ol US of A.
Howard, don't tempt me. Looking at La Pavoni Romantica I might have to wait a while with that amp upgrade.
You know we would be all lost if Italians would make audio gear as great as espresso machines....
You guys are very good at feeding the espresso-phile's mind. Enablers, all. Especially you, Robert, and your cable-for-every-application library. By the way, I think some deer urine cable testing is imminent. I'm visualizing a Rudolph-latte, a holiday foamer with a red button cherry on top. And your IC's are just the edge I need.
Doug, maybe we could get Audio Note to put together a stove-top kit. Imagine how good that cryo'ed Americano would be with a Sogon hookup. By my calculations, it would only take 900 pulls or so before satisfying the cost of the wire. Well...OK! And battery jumper cables, too? Sounds good to me. With a couple of quality PC's, I'll have my wife's V70 wagon performing like an "R" model in no time. Thanks, guys. You're the best!
Robert, my wife lost it while reading your post. She's now gasping for air.
And Rene, the day the Italians realize that all they have to do is put the Ferrari horse on an amplifier, the industry belongs to them. Bicycles, Panerai watches, espresso machines, autos, furniture, Monica Belluci...I don't know, I hear that Viva Solista is a damn nice amp.