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Handed my resignation in last Thursday. My final day is (I believe) the 9th, and I start my new gig on the 19th October.

I also received the new (to me) speakers!

B&W 803D

B&W 803D

B&W 803D


The tweeter is actually a giant industrial diamond (well, sorta… they fuse a lot of tiny ones together to make a single 1.5" dome). I got to listen to them for a few hours over the weekend before re-packing them and moving them upstairs (I need to re-design the room they'll eventually be in). They're really quite lovely, but I need some alone time with source material I am familiar with, rather than Bill's random assortment of discs he had on-hand. The temp location was also horrible. In listening position, the mid/bass drivers were cut off from the listening position by several large pieces of furniture. Standing in front of them, while way too close, it was like being at the recording. So many subtle details are revealed that you couldn't really make out before with quite-nice-but-lesser speakers. It'll take me awhile to get used to them.

The new amp comes Tuesday. I think I am going to get a cheap pre/pro as that component seems to be in a lot of flux right now. Many competing encoding/decoding standards, and the better brands haven't caught up, but by the time they do, I reckon at least a few won't be used 'in the wild'.

Date: 2015-09-28 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clintswan.livejournal.com
beautiful

Date: 2015-09-28 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tibortiger.livejournal.com
Wow! Those look gorgeous! Color me jealous.
I recently got all my vintage speakers together in one room and dusted off the big and heavy mid-90s class A/B Yamaha gear to drive them. I forgot what music sounded like without headphones on - it really is a totally different experience.

Enjoy those beauties and good luck with the new job.

Date: 2015-09-29 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoctothorpe.livejournal.com
Thank you!

They sound amazing. Sadly, they had to be put back in their boxes for a few weeks, until I can rearrange the room. I kinda went bonkers at Audiogon, That place is dangerous if you want hifi gear at a good price.

Date: 2015-09-30 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbearmd.livejournal.com
Beauty, eh!

Enjoy!

Date: 2015-09-30 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrdreamjeans.livejournal.com
Congratulations on the new job!!!

Date: 2015-10-07 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grandiva1968.livejournal.com
Are you enjoying the down time so far?

Date: 2015-10-07 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoctothorpe.livejournal.com
No downtimee yet. That comes after Friday. I take a week off, then it's onto the new job.

Date: 2015-10-07 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grandiva1968.livejournal.com

Apologies. I don't know what day it is two-thirds of the time.

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