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Offline TH84

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PGH Noob
« on: March 24, 2018, 01:32:31 PM »
Thanks Sir Thrifts-a-lot for letting me know about this site, appreciate it.

Live in North Hills of Pittsburgh (originally from Delaware) and I primarily work from home.

I've been building a decent vinyl collection over the years, mostly listening on mass produced crap or an old console in my basement gym area...have really been wanting to get into a proper setup for my home office and unable to find any good thrift/estate/flea/yard sale steals, recently overpaid for some stuff to get going. 

Primarily a jazz & blues listener - mix in classic rock, alternative, salsa & merengue, and some newer music (Twiddle, Wood Brothers, Sister Sparrow, Ghosts of Paul Revere, Ripe, Marcus King Band, etc).  Usually good for a music festival or two a year.

Current Setup
TT: Marantz 6270Q
Receiver: Technics SA-5160
Speakers: cheap POS (currently seeking replacements)






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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 01:42:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  Any relation to the legendary Big Tom - Tom Hoffman?

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Offline TH84

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 01:45:36 PM »
Any relation to the legendary Big Tom - Tom Hoffman?

Nope, just plain old common Tom, no current connections to legendary status, relation or otherwise ;)

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2018, 03:17:28 PM »
Welcome TH!

Offline EmperorNorton

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 04:52:03 PM »
Welcome, Tom

I've got a set up in the home gym that is becoming more a home gym in a pile of speakers vinyl, and audio gear. I'm east of the city too if you're ever out Murrysville way, give a shout.

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 05:43:04 PM »
Welcome. Love Marcus King, hopefully he makes a stop around here sometime.

Iím sure someone here can point you in good direction for speakers.

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 06:24:50 PM »
Welcome. Love Marcus King, hopefully he makes a stop around here sometime.

Iím sure someone here can point you in good direction for speakers.

He is opening for Tedeschi/Trucks.   I won tickets for that show and am very excited.

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2018, 08:16:58 PM »
Welcome TH,  Once you decide about any particular piece of gear of interest, I am sure someone on this Forum and be of help.  I am also located North and some of our musical tastes overlap.  Always open for a listening session
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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2018, 07:25:20 AM »
Welcome TH84!
IN REALITY IT ONLY MATTERS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO YOU!!!!!

Offline TH84

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 09:16:55 AM »
Thanks for the welcome everyone.

Glad there is a local group to join, esp since its a lot less stuffy in there than AK.

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 08:45:27 PM »

Current Setup
TT: Marantz 6270Q
Receiver: Technics SA-5160
Speakers: cheap POS (currently seeking replacements)

that was two weeks ago, about 4 days into being a total noob, now two weeks later, still a FNG but can't stop buying stuff.  I'm thinking drugs might be a cheaper habit at this point.

Now Current Setup:
TT: Marantz 6270Q

Receivers:
Technics SA-5160
Pioneer SX-780
Sansui 2000x

Speakers:
Advent 6003
Bowers & Wilkins DM-11





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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2018, 02:07:41 AM »
At least you've bought well.   No more POS speakers.

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2018, 01:34:51 PM »
"but can't stop buying stuff"  I think all of us suffer from this dreaded disease...  It will eventually stop...  Either you will run out of money OR run out of space!!!   >:D

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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2018, 05:33:58 PM »
For me it has never stopped.  Rather it becomes less frequent and more expensive. Maybe I have reached or passed the point of diminishing returns
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Re: PGH Noob
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 11:03:48 AM »
For me it has never stopped.  Rather it becomes less frequent and more expensive. Maybe I have reached or passed the point of diminishing returns

I have reached that point where it is less frequent, just as I cant get out as much as I used to.  If delivery rates werent so high Id end up with shipped items :D
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