Redboy's Audio Demortuum

Discussion in 'Introductions and Member Systems' started by Redboy, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Here it is, folks. My very first YouTube video tour in all its craptastic glory!

    It's got it all - wobblehanded camera effects, dismal audio quality, pops and clicks...


    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017
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  2. Fran604g

    Fran604g Junior Member

  3. Okay, this is weird. I'm hearing Stan Getz in my office (where I am) and in my living room-- at this very moment. Jazz Samba in here, Best of the Verve Years in there. And, you know, old Stan doesn't really sound all that great playing two different tunes at the same time. Live and learn.

    Aside from that, though, your stuff looks great and I'm sure sounds great. (I'll listen to it again later, all by itself.)
  4. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    Marvelous. I always amazes me how I can hear how a system sounds even through a youtube video and my crappy computer speakers, but somehow the character manages to come through.... and what lovely character that is!
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  5. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    Excellent! Great setup and gear!! Enough tube stash??
  6. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Dueling Getzes probably leaves a lot to be desired... :)

    I don't know if that crappy video's worth more than a single viewing session.
  7. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    It's definitely a little better in real life. My vinyl playback needs work right now - the phonostage is the weakest link, by a good margin!

    Thank you! Enough tubes? Well... I'm not sure I know. I still want more. :)
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  8. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    Speaking of stashes - I still need to empty out that box of my father's radio/audio building gear. A casual glance at the top level saw a Hammond transformer, not sure of what variety. Tubes are probably most of the radio variety I suspect.
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  9. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    Nice! Are those the first edition 46 mono blocks?
  10. Audionut

    Audionut Junior Member

    Loving that Rek, has a clean industrial look to it and the plinth almost looks like aged leather. I am sure it sounds much better in person. Great setup!
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  11. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Indeed! The original and only, at this point. :)
    Thanks. The plinth is a piece cut from an old workbench top that came out of a machine shop, well seasoned with motor oil.
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  12. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator

    Really top notch all the way around! :)
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  13. marantzfan

    marantzfan Administrator

    Those are some cool bits of kit you've gathered there Nate. I'll echo the compliments on the ROK! Heck, everything you've got there is uber-cool. Especially, the lamp. It really ties the room together. ;)

    A coworker (that isn't into audio) walked by as I was watching the video, so I started explaining what things were and what they did.

    Quickly abandoned that idea...
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  14. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    See, @rusomon?! Without the lamp, it's nothing... :)

    Hah! Yep.
  15. Okay, I'm convinced. The lamp is essential.

    By the way, I did watch your video again, this time unaccompanied by the racket from the other room. Huge improvement. Really really nice.
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  16. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    I will look at this video anon.
    It will probably give me hifi envy -- most hifis do.

  17. SPL db

    SPL db Junior Member

    What? That old stuff? ;)
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  18. StevenZ

    StevenZ Active Member

    Kewl man! I like videos like this and have done a few myself. What camera did you use? Some people knock it, but you CAN actually hear a room/stereo through these videos. Which is why I do it as well. Thanks for sharing, Nate! Perhaps some commentary on the equipment and music used would be a good addition to your next one. :D
  19. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Thank you! I did this video mostly because I enjoy watching them myself, and I wondered what it takes to make one. Suffice it to say you won't see a Redboy YouTube channel anytime soon, but I might try it again in the future. If I do, I'll put a little more effort into it.

    I just used my iPhone 6 for this, with zero editing.
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