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回覆 (1200): some may prefer Just Chicken
The standard Japanese squence would be beer, sake, shochu then whisky.  
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...... and listening to this in an idler wheel TT.  
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I dare say n0 0ne passing through that sequence should go near any cartridge >,<
evp1312
11-04-11
20:58:35
回覆 (1199): some may prefer Just Chicken
The standard Japanese squence would be beer, sake, shochu then whisky.  
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...... and listening to this in an idler wheel TT.
icefox
11-04-11
20:38:20
回覆 (1198): some may prefer Just Chicken
abc2009, if you're bringing them over, I have in reserve these 1.8L bottles to fool the casual drinkers  
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evp1312  
 
Certainly, that 2 bottles are marked now.  
The standard Japanese squence would be beer, sake, shochu then whisky.  
I guess after that we would be able to tell whether it is 百寿 or 千寿.
abc2009
11-04-11
20:05:41
回覆 (1197): some may prefer Just Chicken
 
For the drinker, I got this sake ( from Akita - not radiated yet ) and mugi shochu.  
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Ah .................  
Right, I changed my mind. I do have a reasonable kitchen and permission only required if you're staying here for a month, plus  
 
 
 
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abc2009, if you're bringing them over, I have in reserve these 1.8L bottles to fool the casual drinkers  
 
 
 
 
evp1312
11-04-11
18:51:08
回覆 (1196): Just Chicken
For the drinker, I got this sake ( from Akita - not radiated yet ) and mugi shochu.  
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哪,哪,哪,呢D就叫做誠意啦,朋友!^__^ Liquor consumption went up quite a bit lately @[email protected]!
icefox
11-04-11
16:13:31
回覆 (1196): Just Chicken
For the drinker, I got this sake ( from Akita - not radiated yet ) and mugi shochu.  
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I guess I better learn to drink as well 8^)
daiwok
11-04-11
16:13:30
回覆 (1195): Just Chicken
哪,哪,哪, 我冇Good Kitchen, but Master Limage has !  
 
有得食記得預我 X 2  
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For the drinker, I got this sake ( from Akita - not radiated yet ) and mugi shochu.
abc2009
11-04-11
15:52:04
回覆 (1194): Just Chicken
 
哪,哪,哪, 我冇Good Kitchen, but Master Limage has !  
 
有得食記得預我 X 2
evp1312
11-04-11
13:07:39
回覆 (1193): Just Chicken
you guys buy the food and I cook, but I need a good kitchen - haha  
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Pls do count me in for that...  
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哪,哪,哪,有得食記得預我,報定案先 ^__^!
icefox
11-04-11
12:55:18
回覆 (1192): Just Chicken
Pls do count me in for that...  
 
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you guys buy the food and I cook, but I need a good kitchen - haha
daiwok
11-04-11
12:41:16
回覆 (1191): Just Chicken
It's lunch time, you guys make me hungry.  
Pls do count me in for that...
abc2009
11-04-11
12:27:39
回覆 (1190): Just Chicken
evp,  
 
seems you have a love for seafood ^__^  
 
Now you are also inspiring me to cook seafood ...... lets see if we can make a date of it !
daiwok
11-04-11
10:36:49
回覆 (1189): Just Chicken
 
Wow .... The chicken looks so juicy, not to mention the delicious Yorkshire Pudding & home-made gravy !!!!!  
 
much more simpler on this side - grill Tiger Prawn  
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evp1312
11-04-10
22:04:59
回覆 (1188): Just Chicken
After a wonderful dinner last week eating Poussin with evp, I went hunting today after lunch. I manage to find the Poussin but it was frozen and time was running out, so I also bought a normal small size chicken rather than the French Spring Chicken (poussin).  
 
Moreover, the last 2 days 2 different parties spoke to me about Yorkshire Pudding ...... geez I need to make some ....... the gravy was very special as it was the essence from the Roast and tasted wonderful .......  
 
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daiwok
11-04-10
20:27:16
回覆 (1187): MONOMAN RIP
 
 
May he rest in peace!  
 
I don’t know Brian Clark the monoman, but a dedicated audiophile shall always command our respect for his contributions which help to shape and widen the scope of our audio life.  
 
 
limage
11-04-09
08:22:00
回覆 (1186): MONOMAN RIP
It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news of Brian Clark's passing two nights ago.  
 
Brian was a major founding contributor to Lenco Heaven. He was, and will always be, our "Monoman" (his handle on this BBS). A teacher of mathematics by vocation, Brian had, when young, worked as a technical employee at the BBC. He had been an amateur drummer, and was passionate about modern jazz. He lived in the London suburb of Ongar.  
 
Brian Clark was born on 30th March 1944 in Upton Park, East London. As a child, he discovered bits of shrapnel as he played in buildings that had been demolished in the blitz. Brian's personal world was devastated by the early death of his own father.  
 
In recent years, Brian suffered from angina. After an alarming event at home, he died from a sudden heart attack in hospital. We corresponded frequently, and I was concerned for him because his angina appeared to have become worse three days ago. As he wrote, his condition seemed already quite debilitating, and he needed nitroglycerin for ordinary household activities.  
 
He felt that there were major deficiencies and blind spots in conventional western medicine, and that some of today's standard medical methods were inappropriate, and in his own case, wrongful for his cholesterol condition. So, Brian had become an explorer of complementary medicine, which is both exciting and also a minefield of embedded quackery. Just a few days ago, he told me of a simple magnetic field device that he was going go build for his own use.  
 
Let me now turn to Brian's audio work. As some of you know, Brian was fascinated with monophonic music reproduction, and had constructed and rebuilt some of his own electronic components with special attention to capacitors and a unique focus on switch and potentiometer quality, for which he maintained a stash of superb British WW-II-era examples. Brian also paid close attention to proper termination of phono cartridges, and recently shed good light on the connection of GE mono pickups. Brian was involved with a London recording studio, a recent venture that uses rebuilt legacy equipment to produce contemporary mono recordings. This business has been surprisingly successful. I recall that Brian had lent the studio a pair of fine historic microphones. And he has left us a few photographs showing his compact mono system in the Clark's inviting, tastefully-colored living room.  
 
Mono music reproduction carries with it a certain sensibility and a no-nonsense solidity, for in the older technology, it is not as simple to conceal sonic and performing imperfections with the mayonnaise of echo and other common latter-day gimmicks. Some people feel that musical communication is better and more direct in mono. We also benefit, in the legacy mono LPs, from the fact that it is far easier to make a mono recording of outstanding fidelity than it is to make a stereo record of equal quality.  
Thus, although the technology is older and less complex, some of the mono LPs are deeply satisfying to hear. They also document a period of strong transitional activity in the world of classical music, as well as modern jazz, and in rock music too (although I don't think that Brian appreciated rock music very much).  
 
In addition to audio sensibility, Brian also carried with him a musical sensibility, a keen sense of performance "rightness," for Brian was perhaps the musician's best friend: a talented listener. Talented listeners are people who don't just hear music, but listen intently within it for expressive details. We musicians should value talented listeners more than we do and hold these people closely and dearly to us. Brian nudged my attention toward his favorite drummer, Roy Haynes, which I want to pass along to all of you: Haynes is an outstanding exponent of bebop and beyond, a model for jazz percussionists who came later.  
 
As a side note, I am a volunteer commissioner on the advisory body that helps to steer the Contra Costa Health Plan, the first government-operated public Health Maintenance Organization in the United States. Part of Brian will live onward in that forum because I intend to bring his medically-questioning mind and sensibility to the way in which I carry out this role. Brian informed me.  
 
To Lenco Heaven, Brian Clark contributed solidity, sensibility, maturity, and an earthiness, that are so often lacking in ungrounded flights of audiophilia. In writing this obituary, I have tried to convey what Brian would have wanted me to say, and I have probably failed. I encourage all interested readers to review Brian's posts on Lenco Heaven, and to learn from what he left us.  
 
The family will inherit Brian's music and audio collection. David Clark wrote, "We are lucky with dad because we can remember him every day through his vinyl collection and the Bluesatron amplifier he designed and built. I am also very privileged to have my own system in my bedroom (obviously including a Lenco  
turntable) that dad assembled for me."  
 
Brian was a man of wit and humor (which often confused me). David said, "...even when he was in a hospital bed we were jokingly singing "Always look on the bright side of life" from Monty Python's Life of Brian. If there was a suitable epitaph for the man I think that is it." "(We are) remembering all his bad jokes, which is keeping all of us smiling."  
 
Brian is survived by his daughter, Hannah; son, David; and his wife, Maggie. Please contact the Clark family at  
 
42 Mayflower Way  
Ongar  
Essex  
CM5 9AZ  
 
Brian Clark's passing is all of our loss. He has departed from our world carrying the kindness, warmth, humor, wisdom, and generosity, that he brought to all of us.  
 
"Always look on the bright side of life."  
 
Richard Steinfeld  
daiwok
11-04-09
07:48:07
回覆 (1185): MONOMAN RIP
It's sad, my condolences.
icefox
11-04-08
13:07:59
回覆 (1184): MONOMAN RIP
this morning I got a very sad email to inform me that my dear friend Brain Clark aka MONOMAN passed away :-(  
 
Brian was instrumental for many people getting back into MONO including myself and more importantly one of his more famous follows is Joseph Esmilla from JE labs. He posted so much information on Lenco Heaven in the Mono section and he dedicated his knowledge to this until last year when he decide to spend more time on Reel to Reel.  
 
I met Brian twice in UK and had the pleasure of listening to his Mono system. He was such a nice man and while he would listen to his music very very quietly, I went back because I loved talking to him. To me he looked like santa claus, white beard and cheeky grin and you could chat for hours. He showed me cartridges and records which one could only dream of seeing and hearing. One of the kindest gift I ever received was from Brian - my very first Jazz mono LP on my very first visit. I have a small bit of Brian in my system and I will always think of Santa when I listen to MONO  
 
 
 
daiwok
11-04-08
12:45:51
回覆 (1183): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
daiwok,  
 
This is the inspiration. Lenco 75, PU2 and Jubilee.
icefox
11-04-06
19:37:38
回覆 (1182): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
coincidence I suppose .... transparency and texture restored  
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we need to do a crossover !  
 
balance, harmony, transparency and texture !  
 
wonderful ! 8^)
daiwok
11-04-06
10:56:56
回覆 (1181): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
Yes, I am working off my lucky charm ass in the kitchen ........  
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Balance and harmony has been restored 8^)  
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coincidence I suppose .... transparency and texture restored  
 
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evp1312
11-04-06
01:24:46
回覆 (1180): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
I believe this guy is a LH inhabitant. Anything to share on this project?  
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Yes the seller is Mirko from California. He has made a name for himself selling Thorens after market upgrades. He made my first titanium bearing. I was going to visit him when I was in California, but could not find the time. No the platter is not cheap, but a billet of high grade Stainless Steel is not cheap either. A Copper platter - just material alone is like HKD 7K never mind the machining work.  
 
I have another friend who has tried to make a stainless steel platter as well, let me find out more
daiwok
11-04-05
23:15:28
回覆 (1180): Micro Seiki SX8000
Delicious...... @[email protected]!
http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?anlgtabl&1305198899&/Micro-Seiki-SX8000-SX-8000-air
icefox
11-04-05
23:08:15
回覆 (1179): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
It's not a small amount.
icefox
11-04-05
22:59:43
回覆 (1178): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
daiwok,  
 
I believe this guy is a LH inhabitant. Anything to share on this project?  
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350442008122&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
icefox
11-04-05
22:57:46
回覆 (1177): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
Yes, I am working off my lucky charm ass in the kitchen ........  
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Balance and harmony has been restored 8^)  
 
Some loin baby back ribs I marinated and slow roasted ...  
 
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daiwok
11-04-05
19:31:21
回覆 (1176): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
Andrew, thanks a lot for your hospitality last night, it was a wild party.  
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Very enjoyable evening even though I got home past 2am @[email protected] The Whiskey was sensational ! never mind the Lenco 8^) !  
 
Yes, I am working off my lucky charm ass in the kitchen ........
daiwok
11-04-05
16:12:45
回覆 (1175): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
In case you do not enjoy the chore of cleaning your records. Here is another one that has been the talk of the town for a little while before.  
 
You may ask your bun bun to do this for you, ^__^!!  
 
icefox
11-04-05
14:09:30
回覆 (1174): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
Andrew, thanks a lot for your hospitality last night, it was a wild party. Lovely wine & liquor, very tasteful cheese and lot of laughter with a great company. What a wonderful world!!!  
 
I suspect that daiwok is busy with his damage control and working his ass off in the kitchen. ^__^  
 
Here is some follow-up on the homework bit ---- Steam Cleaning vinyl.  
 
I don't follow it step by step. You take that as an inspiration and you work your own way, the key is about the sauce that you use in the process. I am still experimenting mine. To be honest with you, I use distill water most, the cheap one, I don't want cleaning fluid that has its own signature.  
 
icefox
11-04-05
14:06:00
回覆 (1173): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
 
This is a simple and yet very effective way to ascertain that your turntable is performing properly. If you can’t tell whether or not the table is spinning when you toggle between on and off, preferably with eyes closed, your table ought to be fine.  
 
limage
11-04-05
12:21:21
回覆 (1172): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
 
You would be surprise what a difference 0.1g in VTF could make :-)  
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Hello thekong,  
 
I've had some vague experience with my TSD 15 working between 2.2 & 2.1 g and the result was quite substantial. May be we are talking about something much less than that ? I don't know ^__^
evp1312
11-04-05
02:19:43
回覆 (1171): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
 
>What fine tunning can bring I cannot imagine ! @[email protected] <  
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evp,  
 
You would be surprise what a difference 0.1g in VTF could make :-)  
 
thekong
11-04-04
19:02:14
回覆 (1170): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
 
Salute to Magic Hands !  
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cannot agree more on that one !  
 
 
I will have to make another visit to do some fine adjustments and tuning ......  
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There is this one thing I want to know about, unless you had your 針磅 hidden and did something really serious during that half hour when I was away, the tonearm was basically preset at your home. Yet I found the VTA so fine during my last session !  
What fine tunning can bring I cannot imagine ! @[email protected]  
evp1312
11-04-04
17:47:48
回覆 (1169): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
After left it running for 24 + hours, I can safely confirm the Garrard's sonic image is beginning to take shape.  
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EVP, good to know that, things move fast under your execution. I think you got that Garrard fire ignited merely weeks ago and now you have your own lovely 301. For me, things move much more slowly, if it's not meeting with the Magic Hands, my 301 might still be aging in its carton box quietly. ^__^!!!  
 
Salute to Magic Hands!
icefox
11-04-04
17:04:32
回覆 (1168): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
Dont tell me what lenses you'd used for those 3-D images as I cannot take another dose right now  
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no need to thank me EVP, it was a joy to get my dirty hands on something so pure and precious ............ I will have to make another visit to do some fine adjustments and tuning ...... may be installing a second arm ^__*
daiwok
11-04-04
15:15:59
回覆 (1167): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
 
This is a stunning home  
 
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That is certainly an understatement. Dont tell me what lenses you'd used for those 3-D images as I cannot take another dose right now.  
 
Now I'm on my feet again after some compensated rest. Would like to thank you and icefox for putting the Garrard 301 into work on Saturday. True enough it was a long day but your trained eyes and skillful hands really made the magic. To re-cap, just a couple of shots from me ..........  
 
 
STOP !!! NOT ANOTHER TT in my Home !!!  
 
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medical screening as always ....  
 
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the parade ....  
 
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when compared with those of an expatriate, daiwok's is longer, wider and much thicker ....  
 
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As a matter of fact, daiwok was the only one doing all the work during the restoration process, the rest of us were just lingering playing around with his other gears. Was sunset already by the time it finishes ......  
 
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the replaced lubrication is now playing a very important role .....  
 
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After left it running for 24 + hours, I can safely confirm the Garrard's sonic image is beginning to take shape. So thank you very much for an education, daiwok !!  
 
evp1312
11-04-04
14:11:29
回覆 (1166): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
I wouldn't mind wearing grass at a place like this ^__^  
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I have to agree .....even more so, you can also bump into the Beckhams and Madonna who also have homes here, or visit the real Bellagio which is the home where they filmed Star wars the Clone wars .......  
 
This is a stunning home  
 
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Notice the famous MILAN crest  
 
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daiwok
11-04-04
12:16:30
回覆 (1165): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
The one place I recently visited in Europe was Lake Como which is the Italian Northern Lakes. While some people see it as a place for pensioners to travel, I actually love the scenery, the simplicity, the fresh air, the wonderful food and superb wine.  
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I wouldn't mind wearing grass at a place like this ^__^.
icefox
11-04-04
11:42:23
回覆 (1164): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
I wish to return again one day soon .....  
 
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daiwok
11-04-04
11:34:23
回覆 (1163): Ordinary Man, Not So Ordinary Plinth
EVP,  
 
During the wonderful diner we spoke about places to visit and our time in UK. The one place I recently visited in Europe was Lake Como which is the Italian Northern Lakes. While some people see it as a place for pensioners to travel, I actually love the scenery, the simplicity, the fresh air, the wonderful food and superb wine. The Swiss Alps are in the background and Lake Como is about 1 hour from Milan. Once at the Lakes, you just need a ferry ticket to hop around from village to village. You may even bumped into George Clooney who has a house there as well.  
 
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daiwok
11-04-04
11:33:25