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by jackbomb
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Some old school hip hop. Mantronix - Bassline
by jackbomb
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Racing Cars - They Shoot Horses Don't They
by jackbomb
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

London Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst - Neptune, the Mystic
by jackbomb
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Little Richard - Bama Lama Bama Loo
by jackbomb
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Pink Floyd - Fearless
by jackbomb
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Robbie Williams - She's The One
by jackbomb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sylvia - Nobody
by jackbomb
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Band - King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
by jackbomb
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Diesel - Sausalito Summernight
by jackbomb
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Little River Band - It's A Long Way There
by jackbomb
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Shake Your Money-Maker
by jackbomb
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?

With a UPS once you have the VA rating and the run time required sorted, there are a couple of other areas you should look at. The first is what is the output waveform like when on battery, is it a true sine wave or a modified square wave? The second is what type of UPS is it in terms of offline, l...
by jackbomb
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Ian Tyson - Road To Las Cruces
by jackbomb
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?

That's what I kinda figured. The subwoofer would handle explosions, and I made sure not to plug that in to any of the battery-backed outlets when I was testing out that UPS. Still, I guess the amp/TV/PC combined pulled more than the 600 or so watts that UPS was rated for.
by jackbomb
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?

Just a home theater receiver. Marantz SR7008 from 2013.
by jackbomb
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?

Well looking at the back of the amp the power consumption is 710W. The TV is 189w average/585w rated. Which, holy crap. Who knew watching Archer took so much power.
by jackbomb
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?

Looks like if I wanted to smooth out the power for the living room electronics I'd need a hefty and expensive UPS. A neighbor let me borrow his newish 1000VA Cyberpower and it WOULD NOT keep the TV/amp/HTPC running when I pulled the plug. Oh well, I tried. Since you guys say that only extended brown...
by jackbomb
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?

Well, he did say the lights dimmed but didn't go out. I suppose if the interruption was short enough (or some of the lights in the room were incandescents), it may have been perceived as a dimming even if it was off for as much as a few tens of milliseconds. I had a pair of halogen lamps on. Now th...
by jackbomb
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Power sags can't hurt electronics right?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Power sags can't hurt electronics right?

Usually the electronic gadgets scattered throughout my house keep truckin through the brownouts that happen during thunderstorms. Today's power sag was a little different for some reason. I was watching a movie during a fairly impressive storm this evening. The lights dimmed for a split second (but ...
by jackbomb
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11
by jackbomb
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Boney M - Brown Girl In The Ring
by jackbomb
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Suzanne Vega - Luka
by jackbomb
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Tame Impala - Lonerism
Currently on Elephant
by jackbomb
Wed May 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good

I believe I have the original CD release. From 1990. It doesn't sound too bad, although a bit thin in bass compared to that LP (vinyl??) to VHS dub...lol. I had lots of fun revisiting Court and Spark last night. "Twisted" was such a fun way to end the album. :) I actually preferred our RCA...
by jackbomb
Tue May 30, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good

Free Man in Paris is a great song. I agree. Were you listening to the original Joni Mitchell version, or someone else's cover version? Was just listening to the original Joni Mitchell version that the OP was playing in the video. Definitely my preferred version. I'll have to find my copy of Court a...
by jackbomb
Mon May 29, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good
Replies: 30
Views: 1933

Re: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good

Most movies on VHS had hifi stereo tracks, at least in the 90s. Some even had Dolby Surround embedded in the stereo track. They did sound good, but laserdisc always seemed to have a lot more low frequency oomph.

Free Man in Paris is a great song.
by jackbomb
Fri May 19, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.
Replies: 20
Views: 1125

Re: Why No longer pirate, from an ex-pirate.

OK. Want a cookie?
by jackbomb
Thu May 18, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Deluxx Folk Implosion - I'm Just A Bill
by jackbomb
Tue May 16, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Bob Dylan - Jokerman
by jackbomb
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3492
Views: 510483

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

CSNY - Helpless
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