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Offline Padre E.T. AMDG

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Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:17:27 AM »
A new friend of mine who frequents Vintage Hi-Fi recommended that I join this forum and say, "hello" to Tom the owner.  I am new to this hobby.  I started listening to music again after figuring out what was missing when mp3's became common.  Now I have returned to uncompressed wavs or lossless formats and am interested in analog too.  My adventure began with looking for a turntable to play some of my parents records.  The proverbial "camel's nose is in the tent."  I am now looking to learn more about the hi-fi community, as I learn more about the hobby.  I plan to build a small natural sounding system on a budget that travels reasonably well, as I have to move frequently for work and space limited.

Happy Christmas all,
Padre E.T.

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 12:19:28 AM »
Welcome to the nuthouse.

Offline bearjew

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 02:29:15 AM »
Why would you ever talk to someone that frequents this place?

Kidding...kind of

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 06:18:13 AM »
Welcome and enjoy your adventure
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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 07:18:42 AM »
Welcome Padre!!! What is your preference in music?
IN REALITY IT ONLY MATTERS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO YOU!!!!!

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 08:14:49 AM »
Welcome!

How small?   Are we talking mini receiver or just bookshelf speakers?   Lots of good stuff to be found.

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 09:26:34 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

Offline StephenWVU

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 01:03:29 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  I learned pretty much everything from these guys and am sure they will help out quite a bit! 
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Mark Levinson ML3 (subs)
Phison A2.120SE (towers)
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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 05:24:22 PM »
Welcome
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Emotiva XPA-2 amp
Technics SL-1200mk2 turntable
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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 07:52:05 PM »
Welcome Padre!

I am glad you could join the Forum.  The good folks here are happy to lend a hand, give you advice and have some good audio fun.
Carl

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 07:52:40 PM »
And Merry Christmas to you!
Carl

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 10:25:07 PM »
I like Kingman's signature line which could be reworded as "Sound is in the ear of the hearer."

Kingman had asked me what music do I like:

  I like music ranging from classical, big band, classic rock (on the lighter side here, nothing to raucous), light jazz, musicals, choral music, especially Gregorian chant (hence the Padre part of my user name), even some Doo Wop.  Also these music types en Fran├žais too; an Irish Christian Brother who taught French in high school was one of my best teachers.

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Re: Hello & Happy Christmas from Padre E.T.
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 09:40:24 AM »
I grew up in the Ukranian Orthodox Church and was an opera major in college.   I've spent a bit of time with Gregorian Chant myself.