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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:24 am

I've just opened the Ultrium drive I purchased from Y888099.
Amazing sweet packaging, all as it should be. This will go for my backups, installed into my IntelliStation 285.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby yetanother**ixuser » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:58 pm

Picked up a Access Virus TI2 Keyboard at a local fleamarket. Nice addition for my home studio rig. A RME Fireface was also included in the package. Not that bad for 100.- Euros.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:00 am

yetanother**ixuser wrote:Picked up a Access Virus TI2 Keyboard at a local fleamarket. Nice addition for my home studio rig. A RME Fireface was also included in the package. Not that bad for 100.- Euros.


100??? Not bad indeed.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:09 am

Picked up a Rondo SX-series 5-string Fender Jazz Bass clone off Craigslist. This thing is insanely good for a $200 (list price!) Fender knockoff - great build quality, beautiful finish (for some reason, on their site they only show the ash-body version as available in clearcoat, but this one is a lovely dark sunburst,) and it plays and sounds great. Now one of these days I need to sit down and wire it up for stereo so I can get my Chris Squire on (or at least my Gary Strater...)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:53 am

I'm looking at a Yamaha PSS-570 keyboard because I want an FM keyboard. It looks good but I'm broke right now due to blowingy budget for hobbies for the week
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:06 am

Ah, that's a fun little unit, although the editing sliders don't give you anywhere near even the OPL chips' true range of sounds.

(Unless you've got one lined up for a more reasonable price, I'd almost consider shooting for a V50 or TX7 or TX81Z instead - those are about the lowest-cost professional FM synths, and the "slider" PortaSounds are creeping up to kinda silly prices for what they offer.)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby necron2600 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:37 am

Picked up a DEC Alpha 2100A over the weekend. I have a rack-mounted version of this already but never had the better looking pedestal version.
It was actively running in a datacenter until a couple months back, so no dust, mice, or moisture, etc.. Its pristine.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:14 pm

Tell us more about your vanity plates and the machines they are attached to.


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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:40 pm

You have a ferrari? I'm jealous. What model/year?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ScutBoy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:56 pm

Not sure why, but it looked like too much fun to pass up.

Got some disks, manuals and also a TRS-80 cassette recorder.

All very clean (came with the official dust covers!) and works great.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby robespierre » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:18 pm

Raion-Fox wrote:You have a ferrari? I'm jealous. What model/year?

That's a Testarossa. The Alpha is cooler though 8-)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:31 pm

Testarossa is cooler to me. Flat-12 with one of the most iconic exhaust notes :P
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:04 pm

$50 for one of NEC's commercial grade 42" plasma screens, plus the remote.

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Seems to be perfect over the analog inputs but I was getting scaling and horizontal corruption when running from the DVI port. I'm suspecting my HDMI to DVI cable is being weird.

I waved $300 cash at the same recycler should they receive one of the 61" panels. Fingers crossed. ;)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:47 pm

Got a Prolog language card for my PB-2000C. Now I have a Prolog machine. Feh on all you Lisp machine lusters. Feh, I say. ;)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby necron2600 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Tell us more about your vanity plates and the machines they are attached to.


Just some old cars I have around. There are more on the other side behind them. As time goes on, I seem to have less and less cars.. but more and more UNIX workstations and servers.

They are not really vanity plates.. just photoshopped (IRIX/Gimp actually). I first blurred them out for privacy, then thought I would blank them out.. but two big white boxes in the picture did not look so great, so I put in some text. Sorry to disappoint :(


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