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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Audiophile Music Mastering Your Host Thread Starter

    Hello and welcome, I'm glad to see you here, thanks for joining. We have been here since 2002, commercial free, over 51,000 members. This is primarily an audiophile music forum, which means we like to talk about the sound quality of our favorite music and how we can find the best sounding version of what we love to listen to.

    Lurkers, what are you waiting for? Register and participate!

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    It would be nice if you could put your real name (first is fine) in your signature line.

    Post often, but always respect other Forum members opinions even if they clash with your own. Try and win them over to your side if you wish, but in a friendly way!

    Don't be afraid to ask questions about music or equipment. No question is too dumb; it's how we learn. I think you will find our members are bright, passionate, articulate and intense about what they love (as they should be).

    Our Moderation team -- Origin of the GORTS:
    Most of you have seen the old Sci-Fi movie "The Day The Earth Stood Still", right? gort.jpg

    Remember Gort? He's the big metal guy that protects our space man Klaatu from harm. But Gort also has power over Klaatu, to keep him and his fellow space folk living in a peaceful and non-warlike society....

    Well, here at my Forum, I want you to feel comfortable in posting about what is important to YOU without fear of being slammed. I have given power to my moderators whom I have nicknamed the GORTS and they watch over the various Forums day and night. I've given them power here to do what they think should be done and they will do whatever is needed. I trust their judgment and I'm very grateful for their help and support.

    Our famous Music Forum:

    Our MUSIC FORUM is the place to talk about music of any kind, jazz, country, classical, folk, world, oldies, rock, R&B, soul, pop, rap, etc., also the various types of music software (Compact Discs, Vinyl LP's, Edison Cylinders, SACD's, DVD-A's, Shellac 78's, 45's, Open reel, wire recordings etc.)

    This vast mix of music and software in one place is intentional; this is how I want it, without segregation of musical type, style, or software.

    Our other Forums:

    Audio playback gear has a separate AUDIO HARDWARE Forum, as does VISUAL ARTS (movies, TV, architecture, paintings, photography, etc.) There is an OFF-TOPIC section as well as the CLASSIFIED section where Forum members can buy, sell or trade. No CD-R or bootleg trading, please.

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    Please, no political or religious discussions here. We tried that for a while and it did nothing but turn Forum Friends against each other in no time. As Linus in Peanuts once said: "There are three things I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin."

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    They are not hard to follow and are necessary for everyone's benefit. If you have a thorough knowledge of procedures it will make things easier.

    So, new Forum Friends: Enjoy your stay here, post long and come back often. I want you to have fun.

    And lurkers, don't hesitate to post. No reason to be shy; most of us don't bite.. :)

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    Tell your friends about us and have fun here!

    Sincerely yours,
    Steve Hoffman (your host)
  2. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    Well, at least I know why they're called "gorts" and didn't have to ask....:)
  3. jjh1959

    jjh1959 Forum Resident

    St. Charles, MO
  4. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Cypress, Texas
    Yeah, didn't know what the "gort" reference was until now. Now I'll have to see the movie!
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  5. Agent of Fortune

    Agent of Fortune Däncing Barefoot

    Make sure it's the original 1951 version - the remake is inexcusably awful.

  6. kingrommel

    kingrommel Forum Resident

    Off Topic slightly but i noticed this... :D

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  7. Agent of Fortune

    Agent of Fortune Däncing Barefoot

    Eh. :winkgrin:

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  8. Agent of Fortune

    Agent of Fortune Däncing Barefoot

    You know what we need? A Gort smiley! The closest we seem to currently have is this: :targettiphat: (and that's not very close.)
  9. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Seabrook, TX, USA
    And like many remasters, it's brickwalled!
  10. Agent of Fortune

    Agent of Fortune Däncing Barefoot

    It's not just remastered...it's re-mixed & re-recorded! :yikes: :faint:

  11. Melllvar

    Melllvar Well-Known Member

  12. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Forum Resident

    ...and here I thought `Gort`was a belching sound. I still learn something new everyday.
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  13. Ash76

    Ash76 Forum Resident

    Doesn't the Steve Hoffman forum require a Beatles reference on the first page of each thread?

  14. ZEP77

    ZEP77 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the informative post! Now I know what Gorts are and where from.

    I had to chuckle a little that there was no mention of Hendrix pictures.

  15. berger

    berger New Member

    Hi all!
    My first post :edthumbs:
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  16. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Cypress, Texas
    Just saw the movie, and yes, it was the 1951 version. Great special effects for 1951. I enjoyed the show and have a new found respect for the gorts!
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  17. Agent of Fortune

    Agent of Fortune Däncing Barefoot

    Welcome to the forums! (And, as they say over at Head-Fi.org, sorry about your wallet.) :wave:
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  18. Sean Le Rats

    Sean Le Rats New Member

    thank ye kindly for your Hospitality Brother....nice pad u got here
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  19. classicanders

    classicanders Active Member

    Cool, thanks for having me. I think I have filled out all the details correctly!
  20. samurai

    samurai Forum Resident

    The holes are for air conditioning.
  21. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Forum Resident

    I've been here a month, and I really like it here. I've made a few friends, and hope I'm here for the long haul. Nice to know I'm not the only one who cares about HOW music sounds and Super Deluxe Editions!
  22. DusanZivanovic

    DusanZivanovic New Member

    Hello everyone!
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  23. ngc4900

    ngc4900 New Member

    Hello everyone
    I am new to the forum. I am tying to send a PM to BSC to ask a quesion about his Esoteric X-03SE. But when i click on his icon, or anyone else, I get this message: Can anyone let me know what I am doing wrong? Thanks

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  24. Agent of Fortune

    Agent of Fortune Däncing Barefoot

    @ngc4900, you just need to do a few more posts. Looks like you have 2 so far. Although that's enough to set an avatar, you need something like 5 or 10 to send a PM. This procedure is (as said in that message) done to prevent spam & deter trolls.
    Surely there must be something you'd like to post about! :)
  25. redshift1

    redshift1 Member

    Greetings from the OC. Started collecting in the 60's with Fisher, Dual and JBL. Now I have Marantz, Denon and OPPO.

    Current interests include vintage stereo, digital music, portable music and buying selling equipment although I just started and am finding my way
    through the ebay maze.

    May be some UPS people here I worked there a long long time.

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