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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2015, 10:49:46 PM »
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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2017, 10:25:31 PM »
It's been a while since I've posted here, but only because I've had a hard time finding takers.   A young man named Jason, who is running a "small indie label" (I gave him the old tape duplicators from my church, they distribute a lot of tapes) made a FB post about listening to his stuff at home on some crappy old boombox. Space is an issue in his small apartment with room mates (I don't miss those days) so I gave him a Kenwood KR-A57 receiver (55WPC - 1990) and a pair of Mission MS-50 speakers.   The speakers are small, but pretty accurate.   I think they will serve his needs well (or at least better than a Sony "MEGA BASS" boombox.

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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2017, 10:49:32 AM »
nicely done ... as usual
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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2017, 11:43:00 AM »
It's been a while since I've posted here, but only because I've had a hard time finding takers.   A young man named Jason, who is running a "small indie label" (I gave him the old tape duplicators from my church, they distribute a lot of tapes) made a FB post about listening to his stuff at home on some crappy old boombox. Space is an issue in his small apartment with room mates (I don't miss those days) so I gave him a Kenwood KR-A57 receiver (55WPC - 1990) and a pair of Mission MS-50 speakers.   The speakers are small, but pretty accurate.   I think they will serve his needs well (or at least better than a Sony "MEGA BASS" boombox.


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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2017, 01:42:19 PM »
Very nice of you.

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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2017, 02:09:17 PM »
It's fun.

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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2017, 07:24:59 AM »
Good man, Mark!
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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2019, 08:50:21 PM »
After another long dry spell, I just had a really cool give-away system experience.

I was in The Exchange looking at records, when this (approximately) 12 year old boy goes walking past me with a copy of Sgt Pepper in his hand.   "Mom, can I have this?"   She answered "we don't even have a turntable".   Without even thinking, I pop out with "I'll give the kid a table, buy him the record".   Adult male asks if I am serious.   I said sure, give me your number.   So he does and he buys the record.

A couple days later I call him.   We chat for a while and set up a time for him to come pick it up.   He tells me that the buy is taking up the drums.   I tell him that any 12 year old boy who is in The Exchange looking at Beatles records instead of GTA needs to be encouraged.   So the guy and the boy's mom come by and she gives me a bottle of chardonnay (it's nice that some folks still know how to graciously receive a gift, even if I don't drink anymore).   I gave them a Pioneer SX-1700, JVC AL-A151 and those Criterion Frankenspeakers I had at the last swap meet (the first thing he should upgrade if he sticks with this).   Also, I gave him a beater copy of Quadrophenia that I had on hand, because if a drummer is going to have two records in his collection, that should really be one of them.

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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2019, 08:51:49 PM »
Truthfully, the wine is probably worth more than the system, LOL!

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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2019, 08:54:19 PM »
well done!
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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2019, 09:22:45 PM »
Passing it forward will pay dividends.  Keep up the good work, Mark
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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2019, 03:25:12 AM »
Love these updates, Mark,  keep posting them.

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Phono: VPI Aries 1,  Denon 103R, PS Audio GCPH
CD: Oppo 203
Sub: Rhythmik FV15HP

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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2019, 07:23:33 AM »
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IN REALITY IT ONLY MATTERS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO YOU!!!!!

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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2019, 08:24:53 AM »
Great story, Mark!!

Good job.
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Re: My latest give away system
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2019, 08:54:54 PM »
Great job!