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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby thunderbird32 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm

Super jealous! I'd love to have an A3000.

Raion-Fox wrote:They were very expensive. Total I spent about $900 on the collection.


I mean, A3000's go for like ~$600 by themselves. It's a lot of money, but not too bad all things considered.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:51 pm

I've had four A3000s. The first was an A3000UX I acquired in 1999 for free, as I was 7 at the time. Sold that one in 2003 for a Pentium 4... Big mistake.

Second was A3000 I damaged by inserting a parallel device into the SCSI port accidentally. I sent it to a member of the community for repair. He stole it essentially, refusing to take any secured form of payment for the repairs. The guy was someone going by "labdude1" or something... I forget.

I bought another in 2014, and sold it to Nekonoko as it was... Not the most desirable model and he wanted one badly.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby smj » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:40 pm

Picked up a couple TruePosition boards that combine a GPS receiver with an "oven"-stabilized or ovenized crystal oscillator (link). We'll see how far I get with the tinkering...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 am

I finally got the stuff to make my Roland CS-10 working. After a few minutes to get the tone adjusted, the volume set and the inputs cleaned for best clarity, I'm happy with my purchase. These micro-monitors have great sound for 20+ years old.

I listened to everything from Tool to Toto, to Queen on it this morning and they sounded great.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:50 am

Oh man, I bet Africa by Toto sounds amazing through that.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 pm

Most does. It's a little underwhelming for spoken word but definitely better than the built in monitor speakers.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:02 pm

I've got two old pairs of Gateway 2000-branded Altec Lansing speakers and they certainly pleasantly surprised me with their output, so having a Roland device like this must be even beyond that.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Oh look. Now I have TWO Panasonic PK-958 Newvicon pickup cameras.
Did someone say stereo? ;)

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby uunix » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:49 am

pentium wrote:Oh look. Now I have TWO Panasonic PK-958 Newvicon pickup cameras.
Did someone say stereo? ;)

I totally love how they have a built-in character generator and to use it the camera has a flip-down keyboard. :lol:


Wow Pentium, nice. I have two Sony Trinicon cameras with CVS and Betamax players, but yours look so feature rich.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:01 am

itsvince725 wrote:I've got two old pairs of Gateway 2000-branded Altec Lansing speakers and they certainly pleasantly surprised me with their output, so having a Roland device like this must be even beyond that.


The old Compaq "JBL Professional" speakers were great too.

I had a set with the interchangeable color grills (purple of course) long after the matching CRT (15" consumer garbage that could barely do XGA) was recycled.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:19 am

I'm apparently on a dead disk formats tear, as I bought both a Laserdisc player AND a MiniDisc Walkman...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jan-jaap » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:15 am

Not purchased, but received as a perk from $WORK: a GoPro Hero 6 plus 64GB SD card.
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Resolutions up to 4K @ 60HZ, or frame rates up to 240FPS :D It's not much larger than a box of matches and most of that space is taken up by the battery which is pretty amazing.

I guess I'll have to upgrade my TV now, and my server storage capacity soon after ...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:00 am

The big advantage of our Garmin Virb is not only the built in GPS and gyro (no idea if gopro has this as well or not) but it also has ANT+ and bluetooth. You can connect it to an ELM327 and have vehicle data overlaid right onto your video. I suppose it also works with ANT HRMs etc but the virb is really great for external sensors.


My cellphone can record slomo up to 960 fps, albeit fairly potato-quality 480p and needs a lot of light, you don't realize how slow this is until you are waiting for something to happen during playback...

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:14 am

itsvince725 wrote:I'm apparently on a dead disk formats tear, as I bought both a Laserdisc player AND a MiniDisc Walkman...

Ah, Laserdisc. Now you just need the unadulterated Star Wars trilogy...
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby uunix » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:24 pm

commodorejohn wrote:
itsvince725 wrote:I'm apparently on a dead disk formats tear, as I bought both a Laserdisc player AND a MiniDisc Walkman...

Ah, Laserdisc. Now you just need the unadulterated Star Wars trilogy...

I just bought a Phillips Lazerdisc player and I have been watching a Star Wars disc on ebay. Think that's gone now though, I want to make sure the unit is working before I buy any discs.
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