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This past year has been quite a year for me, unlike any other in my life.

Last year I was ill and it finally came to a small head this week, with a pacemker installation.

I was curious what type capacitors were in it, but I dare not bring that up here, as some here, might not agree with the manufacturer or type.

There is apparently a magnetic switch inside that may be affectd by strong speaker magnets.

I was trying to think of something funny to tell the blind study group I am now part of.

I would like your opinion of the following:

Start of JOKE;+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You know those magnetic refrigerator labels for Real Estate sales people, pizza places and just about everything else you can think of.

Well, I don't have a fridge, but they do stick to my chest, where the pacemaker is implanted.

Also, I have a magnetic strip, you are supposed to fasten on a wall in your workshop, to hold all of your smaller handtools, ok.

It also sticks to my pacemaker.

When I putter around the house now, I have pliers, screwdrivers, a hammer and a small level tagging along without having to use a pocket.

I do sort of lean to the left a little, when I stop walking, but maybe I'll just leave my hand plane and Ridgid pipe wrench in my workshop.

I no longer have to look for the pizza phone number either, I wear it like a sheriffs badge.

Now when I sit and relax to watch tv, I have found by fastening small magnets to all of my remote controls they also stick to my chest.

No place for the popcorn bowl to sit now.

End of JOKE:++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I certainly don't want to give up hifi.

I find it a very comforting hobby, and I look forward to reading each members write-up, who takes the time to bring up a question or offer an answer on this site.

I have tried to keep up a little humour throughout my ordeal, and this is my place to vent.

I am totally joking about the joke, not the pacemaker.

Do have an annual health checkup and don't let a long lasting cold go un-checked.

I wish all, (almost 1,000) members a very Merry Christmas and all the very best in 2006.

ps I am heavily medicated, I didn't want to forget my best wishes.

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>This past year has been quite a year for me, unlike any other

>in my life.

>

>Last year I was ill and it finally came to a small head this

>week, with a pacemker installation.

>

>I was curious what type capacitors were in it, but I dare not

>bring that up here, as some here, might not agree with the

>manufacturer or type.

>

>There is apparently a magnetic switch inside that may be

>affectd by strong speaker magnets.

>

>I was trying to think of something funny to tell the blind

>study group I am now part of.

>

>I would like your opinion of the following:

>

>

>

>Start of JOKE;+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

>

>You know those magnetic refrigerator labels for Real Estate

>sales people, pizza places and just about everything else you

>can think of.

>

>Well, I don't have a fridge, but they do stick to my chest,

>where the pacemaker is implanted.

>

>Also, I have a magnetic strip, you are supposed to fasten on a

>wall in your workshop, to hold all of your smaller handtools,

>ok.

>

>It also sticks to my pacemaker.

>

>When I putter around the house now, I have pliers,

>screwdrivers, a hammer and a small level tagging along without

>having to use a pocket.

>

>I do sort of lean to the left a little, when I stop walking,

>but maybe I'll just leave my hand plane and Ridgid pipe wrench

>in my workshop.

>

>I no longer have to look for the pizza phone number either, I

>wear it like a sheriffs badge.

>

>Now when I sit and relax to watch tv, I have found by

>fastening small magnets to all of my remote controls they also

>stick to my chest.

>

>No place for the popcorn bowl to sit now.

>

>

>End of JOKE:++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

>

>

>I certainly don't want to give up hifi.

>

>I find it a very comforting hobby, and I look forward to

>reading each members write-up, who takes the time to bring up

>a question or offer an answer on this site.

>

>I have tried to keep up a little humour throughout my ordeal,

>and this is my place to vent.

>

>I am totally joking about the joke, not the pacemaker.

>

>Do have an annual health checkup and don't let a long lasting

>cold go un-checked.

>

>I wish all, (almost 1,000) members a very Merry Christmas and

>all the very best in 2006.

>

>ps I am heavily medicated, I didn't want to forget my best

>wishes.

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>This past year has been quite a year for me, unlike any other

>in my life.

>

>Last year I was ill and it finally came to a small head this

>week, with a pacemker installation.

>

>I was curious what type capacitors were in it, but I dare not

>bring that up here, as some here, might not agree with the

>manufacturer or type.

>

>There is apparently a magnetic switch inside that may be

>affectd by strong speaker magnets.

>

>I was trying to think of something funny to tell the blind

>study group I am now part of.

>

>I would like your opinion of the following:

>

>

>

>Start of JOKE;+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

>

>You know those magnetic refrigerator labels for Real Estate

>sales people, pizza places and just about everything else you

>can think of.

>

>Well, I don't have a fridge, but they do stick to my chest,

>where the pacemaker is implanted.

>

>Also, I have a magnetic strip, you are supposed to fasten on a

>wall in your workshop, to hold all of your smaller handtools,

>ok.

>

>It also sticks to my pacemaker.

>

>When I putter around the house now, I have pliers,

>screwdrivers, a hammer and a small level tagging along without

>having to use a pocket.

>

>I do sort of lean to the left a little, when I stop walking,

>but maybe I'll just leave my hand plane and Ridgid pipe wrench

>in my workshop.

>

>I no longer have to look for the pizza phone number either, I

>wear it like a sheriffs badge.

>

>Now when I sit and relax to watch tv, I have found by

>fastening small magnets to all of my remote controls they also

>stick to my chest.

>

>No place for the popcorn bowl to sit now.

>

>

>End of JOKE:++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

>

>

>I certainly don't want to give up hifi.

>

>I find it a very comforting hobby, and I look forward to

>reading each members write-up, who takes the time to bring up

>a question or offer an answer on this site.

>

>I have tried to keep up a little humour throughout my ordeal,

>and this is my place to vent.

>

>I am totally joking about the joke, not the pacemaker.

>

>Do have an annual health checkup and don't let a long lasting

>cold go un-checked.

>

>I wish all, (almost 1,000) members a very Merry Christmas and

>all the very best in 2006.

>

>ps I am heavily medicated, I didn't want to forget my best

>wishes.

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Vern !

I had no idea you were down for a pacemaker! I'm sorry you needed one, but I'm glad you got one.

I have a fellow audio-enthusiast friend who was feeling bad for years because of medications he was on (to keep from going into atrial fibrillation). By the time they got him on enough meds to prevent that back-and-forth converting, his heartrate was very, very low so just going to the grocery store was hard for him. It just wore him out because his heart-rate didn't increase when he was "doing stuff" like walking.

Within days of getting the pacemaker he remarked that he hadn't felt that good in years.

I hope you have at least as good an experience as he has had. (it's been several years now, and he's still happy as a lark except for having to use the cell phone on the "wrong" side)

Bret

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Hi-This is very good story and I did enjoy your creative writing.I had in my young life loot of Dynaco gear.also I have 2 pair of AR-11s, AR3a, Ess Amt1,Ess-tempest.Also I had Dynaco

mod -25, -50, big Amp, Pat4,and Tube Dynaco FM.and dynaco solid state amp.

I have problem yet to navigate through this forum,I dony know how to post my request.I just purchased 2 receivers.Iam hording this stuff-because it is part of my young days and my duty to save it -if this gear will die I will also go under!!I did find 2 Receivers-90w-per side I guess?

Bose spatial control receivers.I love the sound and FM is pretty smooth.Do you know anything about this receiver?I would like to get shop repair schematic?In exchange I can help somebody .I have some Marantz ,Harman Kardon &Tandberg schematic.I dont know how to post my request ?I hope somebody can help me ?logic58@shaw.ca thank you and i wish everybody Merry Christmas.I enjoy your forum very much .Emery from Canada

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>Vern !

>

>I had no idea you were down for a pacemaker! I'm sorry you

>needed one, but I'm glad you got one.

>

>I have a fellow audio-enthusiast friend who was feeling bad

>for years because of medications he was on (to keep from going

>into atrial fibrillation). By the time they got him on

>enough meds to prevent that back-and-forth converting, his

>heartrate was very, very low so just going to the grocery

>store was hard for him. It just wore him out because his

>heart-rate didn't increase when he was "doing stuff" like

>walking.

>

>Within days of getting the pacemaker he remarked that he

>hadn't felt that good in years.

>

>I hope you have at least as good an experience as he has had.

>(it's been several years now, and he's still happy as a lark

>except for having to use the cell phone on the "wrong" side)

>

>Bret

Thanks Bret;

I am also down for a heart transplant as well.

I did ask if they can do a brain transplant, but they said I would get a woman's brain and come back with an attitude.

When I went to see the surgeon in Aug, I had my issues list with me.

1. I downloaded a printout of three types of pacemakers from the first main Pacemaker manufacturer listed on the Google "Pacemaker" search.

2. What about being near powerful speaker magnets?

3. What are the problems with microwave ovens?

4. Am I awake when they do it?

Answers were;

1. The company that I had the printouts for, were just published for recalling about 70,000 of their products.

The doctor said, "they don't use that brand," thank goodness.

2. The doctor said, "JBL"?

I said, "Acoustic Research," then I thought about it, should I have said, JBL, Yes?

I asked him about JBL when they were prepping me for surgery, and he has Hartsfields, Krell, McIntosh, etc..

I told him that I have AR-LST's and he brought up Amati's.

3. The microwave oven was a, no brainer, he said, "just don't climb in it."

4. They knock you out for a few hours.

When I woke up, I wanted to go see, "King Kong" or go dancing.

Pnuemonia was the underlining cause of my illness.

I know I will be here for a while yet, I have too many speaker projects for my messy museum and photocopying to do.

Also, a friend is giving me an excess of Dynaco manuals he doesn't want, I sure have to read these.

When I saw your writeup about the increasing price of different brand capacitors I was intrigued.

That is the question or point I raised a month or two ago about perhaps some doing a sonic comparison.

This is the step by step sonic approach I feel would be fun.

I was thinking of a very simple speaker, such as AR-4X, Dynaco A-25, KLH Seventeen or KLH Six, EPI 100 or such which has only one capacitor to substitute and listen to for a week or two.

Using these simple speakers, rather than getting into muliple capacitors, would allow a listener to be able to comment after perhaps a 2 week listening session.

Was there any noticeable changes to the highs, and what were they?

At this low a level, any subjective change would also be very likely applicable to a multi capacitor sytem.

I will have to try this experiment before my brain transplant.

Thanks again, Bret.

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Vern,

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Liked your joke but the first thing that came to mind was you might want to avoid the Ginsu Knife factory. Could be a very cutting edge experience.

Wishing you a healthier and happy holiday season and a great 2006. Will be thinking good thoughts and sending them your way.

Take care and will be seeing you around the forum.

James

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>Vern,

>

>Sorry to hear about your troubles. Liked your joke but the

>first thing that came to mind was you might want to avoid the

>Ginsu Knife factory. Could be a very cutting edge

>experience.

>

>Wishing you a healthier and happy holiday season and a great

>2006. Will be thinking good thoughts and sending them your

>way.

>

>Take care and will be seeing you around the forum.

>

>James

Thanks, James, ditto.

I needed that laugh, thanks.

Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Also, Home Depot hardware department.

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Hi Vern,

Here's hoping 2006 works out well for you. My older cousin (62) has had some heart problems, but diet, exercise, good medicine and a pacemaker have improved his heart function to an amazing degree.

However, I do kid him that he did suffer some loss of mental acuity during the worst of his problems: He got rid of his 3a's and bought an Anthony Gallo sub-sat system!

Hope you can avoid that.

Steve F.

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>Hi Vern,

>

>Here's hoping 2006 works out well for you. My older cousin

>(62) has had some heart problems, but diet, exercise, good

>medicine and a pacemaker have improved his heart function to

>an amazing degree.

>

>However, I do kid him that he did suffer some loss of mental

>acuity during the worst of his problems: He got rid of his

>3a's and bought an Anthony Gallo sub-sat system!

>

>Hope you can avoid that.

>

>Steve F.

Hi Steve;

Thank you, Steve.

I only hope that anyone reading the starter write-up will do the right thing and go see a doctor when a prolonged cough exists.

Another is to get a pneumonia shot in the fall.

This is directed particularly to over 50 year olds, but not exclusively.

My pnuemonia went too far and damaged my heart beyond repair.

There is no re-foam kit for me.

I am on the heart transplant list now as well.

I asked to have a brain transplant as well, and I was told they would put a womans brain in me, and I would come back with an attitude.

That may well be true.

I do have many thoughts for the future, including finish copying Wally's hifi literature to cd's.

Experimenting with an alternate lower cost crossover caps with a pair of 4X's and see if I can hear and report any reasonable results in the highs.

I may also try Dynaco A-25's, A-35's, Larger Advents or my Zero 100's as well.

My point being, a simple 2 way system that has been accepted in past history as being special, maybe not perfect, in it's class.

A 3 way system has too many other issues to deal with initially, but the first results would be either audible or not.

If there is an audible, perceived, improvement, then perhaps modifying a 3 way might be feasible.

Locally there is not a lot of brand choices, so high end, it won't be.

Solen was one cap manufacturer I was thinking of for starters.

At least 2 different voltages, as I read recently in an article that went on to say, the the two different voltages caps of the same manufacturer and value sounded different.

Should be interesting for me and if I should feel there is something of interest I will write it up.

I always look forward to your write-ups whether I understand it or not.

Thanks again, Steve.

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>It's always a pleasure to read your posts, Vern - best wishes

>for a happy & healthy new year!

Hi There;

Thank you, for your kind comment.

I wish everyone would sign off with at least their first name, so I wouldn't have to keep writing, "Hi there".

Unfortunately I don't know who most of the members are by name.

No one has ever had pleasure with me before, so you are the first.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the very best in 2006.

For all members, you should note, that the number of members is creaping up close to 1,000.

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