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by Mike Hunte
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: The fantasyland of MusicDirect
Replies: 19
Views: 16877

good god

I'm wheezing just looking at all these cat pictures.
by Mike Hunte
Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: The fantasyland of MusicDirect
Replies: 19
Views: 16877

What makes it all the sadder is that all that money and stress is only going to be enjoyed by the lonely audiophile (and sometimes a wife/GF whose only function is to validate -- "even she heard the difference!"). Ryan Exactly. Don't get me wrong - the enjoyment of music is a beautiful thing and it...
by Mike Hunte
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: The fantasyland of MusicDirect
Replies: 19
Views: 16877

And for all you lacquer lovers, we present...C37


http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Merch ... y_Code=C37
by Mike Hunte
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: The fantasyland of MusicDirect
Replies: 19
Views: 16877

Oh boy...this is all too funny. The thing that cracks me up the most about this whole pornographic aspect of audiophilia is that it's always pointing at this sonic nirvana that's apparently achievable. Yet, no one's ever really quite able to get there, and no one really ever has so far. The other am...
by Mike Hunte
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Lite-On drives?
Replies: 14
Views: 12844

My brother swears by Lite-Ons. I've burned CD's on one of his drives and never had a single problem.
by Mike Hunte
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The Who Sell Out mono
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Such a good album. Bury me with it please.

Not that I'm planning on checking out of the Hunte Hotel any time soon. I still got to see the rest of this season's O.C.
by Mike Hunte
Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Need free Windows WMA to WAV converter
Replies: 3
Views: 5237

damianm wrote:dBpowerAMP Music Converter, perhaps? It worked well for me - I've not tried it with WMA files though.


Is dB free? I thought after 30 days, no. I'm not sure though.
by Mike Hunte
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Need free Windows WMA to WAV converter
Replies: 3
Views: 5237

Need free Windows WMA to WAV converter

Subject says it all. I have a few crippled shareware programs that do it, but I need a good free program. Standalone is preferred, but a plug-in is fine too. I believe Winamp used to do it...but I'm not so sure anymore.

Free is the key. Quality of conversion is important also.

TIA
by Mike Hunte
Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Frank's Vinyl Museum - clips
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Frank's Vinyl Museum - clips

I've decided that this is my favorite on the site:


http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/Exhibit.jsp?AlbumID=44
by Mike Hunte
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Good old Pat Robertson back in the news
Replies: 11
Views: 5742

And just to reinforce to notion of an "informed" electorate, let us not forget that Pat won the Washington state, Republican presidential primary in 1988...and actually beat Bush Sr. in a few states as well if I remember correctly. (Iowa comes to mind). Gives man a sense of "comfort" toward his voti...
by Mike Hunte
Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beach Boys - "Smile" reconstruction
Replies: 111
Views: 41287

Aside from full concerts, his best live performance in the last years was for Queen Elisabeth's anniversary, I think it was in 2002. He nailed every song (there were only three or four), and his duet with Eric Clapton is a classic. Probably the best version of "The Warmth Of The Sun" ever recorded....
by Mike Hunte
Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beach Boys - "Smile" reconstruction
Replies: 111
Views: 41287

Could it be that some other band member (Jeff Foskett?) doubled Brian? That's pretty common on Brian's concerts. Normally, I would say yes. But, in this instance Foskett was clearly singing background vocals. At times though, it *did* sound doubled...but not really at the point I mentioned. I was w...
by Mike Hunte
Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beach Boys - "Smile" reconstruction
Replies: 111
Views: 41287

I think it's OBVIOUS that Brian Wilson has mastered the art of ventriloquism. Only a true genius would incorporate that into his act. :? Hehe. I'll say one thing. If it turns out he was lip-syncing, other than a few brief slip-ups, it was pretty much dead on. Maybe, he's found his true calling!
by Mike Hunte
Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Beach Boys - "Smile" reconstruction
Replies: 111
Views: 41287

Alright, so I'm watching Leno the other night and they re-ran Brian and the boyz doing God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen from early December. As I'm drifting off to sleep watching Smilin' Brian do his hand-puppet dances, I'm thinking hmmm...he doesn't sound *too* bad. Luckily, my VCR was running. So, I'm ...
by Mike Hunte
Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: The fantasyland of MusicDirect
Replies: 19
Views: 16877

We're all about due for a Mapleshade catalog too, no? I'm running out of gooey salve for my CD's.

Now, *that's* entertainment!