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    A place to share your favorite hi-fi thoughts, be they comic or profound.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex from "A Clockwork Orange"
    What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little, save pitiful portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited!

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    Here's another to set the tone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flanders & Swann, "High Fidelity"
    I had a little gramaphone
    I wind it round and round
    And with a sharpish needle
    It made a cheerful sound
    And then they amplified it
    It was much louder then
    And you sharpened fibre needles
    To make it soft again
    Today for reproduction
    I'm as eager as can be
    Count me among the faithful fans
    Of high-fi-de-li-ty
    High fidelity
    Hi-fi's the thing for me
    With an LP disc and an FM set
    And a corner reflex cabinet
    High frequency range
    Complete with autochange
    All the highest notes
    Neither sharp nor flat
    The ear can't hear as high as that!
    Still I ought to please any passing bat!
    With my high fidelity.
    Who made this circuit up for you anyway?
    Bought it in a shop?
    Ooh what a horrible shoddy job they fobbed you off with
    Surprised they let you have it in this room anyway
    The acoustics are all wrong
    If you raise the ceiling four feet
    Put the fireplace from that wall to that wall
    You'll still only get the sterophonic effect if you sit in the bottom of that cupboard!
    I see you've got your negative feedback coupled in with you push-pull input-output
    Take that across through your red head pick-up to your tweeter
    If you're modding more than 8
    You're gonna get wow on your top
    Try to bring that down through your preamp rumble filter to your woofer
    What'll you get?
    Flutter on your bottom!
    High fidelity
    FFRR for me
    I've an opera here that you shan't escape
    On miles and miles of recording tape
    High decibel gain
    Is easy to obtain
    With the tone control at a single touch
    'Bel Canto' sounds like 'Double Dutch'
    Then I never did care for music much
    It's the High Fidelity!

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    One more because these are like potato chips.
    Quote Originally Posted by From the movie "High Fidelity"
    Dick : I guess it looks as if you're reorganizing your records. What is this though? Chronological?
    Rob : No...
    Dick : Not alphabetical...
    Rob : Nope...
    Dick : What?
    Rob : Autobiographical.
    Dick : No effing way.
    Rob : Yep. Let me tell ya how I got from Deep Purple to Howlin' Wolf in just 25 moods. And, if I want to find the song "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac, I have to remember that I bought it for someone in the Fall of 1983 pile - but, didn't give it to them for personal reasons.
    Dick : That sounds...
    Rob : Comforting.
    Dick : Yes.
    Rob : It is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoCoPilot View Post
    Here's another to set the tone.
    As it happens, I posted this video on another forum last week.


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    "A Song of Reproduction," yes I remembered the title wrong. The LP is one of George Martin's earliest and best productions!

    Interestingly, the recording you posted is not from the album pictured. Not quite sure where it's from. I have or thought I had the complete output.
    Last edited by NoCoPilot; Apr-21-2021 at 04:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoCoPilot View Post
    "A Song of Reproduction," yes I remembered the title wrong. The LP is one of George Martin's earliest and best productions!

    Interestingly, the recording you posted is not from the album pictured. Not quite sure where it's from. I have or thought I had the complete output.
    Yup. I believe I heard several versions on YouTube when I was selecting one to post. Currently, I have a box set on CD. I grew up with the Angel LPs.
    Last edited by jegreenwood; Apr-21-2021 at 12:46.

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    Not a quote per se but a caption from a New Yorker cartoon:
    Last edited by Fazioli; May-20-2021 at 21:31.

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    'Is it real, or is it Memorex?'

    Well, unless you have an orchestra playing in your lounge, it's probably Memorex.....

    1971_Memorex.jpg

    Actually, I think it was a loose pinch roller flying off the mechanism that shattered the glass, but that's just me....
    Last edited by Mark Dee; Jun-01-2021 at 19:25.

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