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HiFi: old man's (end)game?

Discussion in 'audio' started by Aspro, Feb 7, 2023.

  1. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    The final nail was more likely 9/11 killing demand and as already stated Airbus dropping spares supply.
  2. tpetsch

    tpetsch pfm Member

    Until the mid-90s, AF001 used to depart JFK at 1:00PM, to land in CDG at 10:45PM. I was working for PanAm as a A&E Mechanic/Machinist at the time and would go out behind Hanger 19 at the end of the runway frequently -lunch time- to watch the Concord taxi all the way to the end of 13R when the wind was coming out of the South -JFK's longest runway @ 14,511 feet. When Concord reached the end -no other aircraft came that deep to take of other than Antonov and to taxi to their hangers for maintenance/inspection including rarely Concord outside our Hanger 19- it would turn around apply brakes and await clearance from the tower while sitting there about a 10th mile in front of me. Then with brakes applied and throttle up plumes of brown exhaust shot back, ground shaking and air crackling, brakes released and she bolted down the runway until it was out of sight, then in the far distance you'd see it 's unique nose lift and away it went veering SW over Jamaica Bay and quickly out of sight again but you still heard it for another 30 seconds, in fact I lived 26 East of JFK and regularly heard that 1300 flight throttle up. I miss that too.
  3. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    the font? pink fish media.

    I had never noticed.
  4. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    re: Concorde

    My Father in law used Concorde many times (30-40+) and has various flight souvenirs that he picked up on the flights. He has them on a shelf in his office.
    timpy and Darmok like this.
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, I’ve used that design since the early ‘90s!

    PS I removed your link as it is one of those scam sites that tries to charge a massive fee for registering what can be done vastly more affordably straight from the government Intellectual Property Office.
    Big Tabs likes this.
  6. lawrence001

    lawrence001 Basic Member

    Have you ever thought about hiring a consultant to refresh the branding? Maybe they could rename it to a meaningless made-up word at the same time.
  7. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Er, Pink Floyd, how very dare you.
    Tarzan and Mike1965 like this.
  8. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Ah, thanks for telling me as I thought I was having (another) memory moment. I was going to post it again, as I thought I had done, and then it wasn’t there. Just thought it was my brain not functioning, as per usual.
  9. Alex N

    Alex N pfm Member

    Ha ha. Staying with the age theme, like most of the biggest bands, it’s all downhill after their thirtieth birthdays.
  10. kernow

    kernow pfm Member

    Dark side of the moon sounds like it's playing at 17rpm
    An utter snorefest of an album
  11. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod


    Wait until you get to the song with all them alarm clocks. You ain’t snoring through that.

    paul rich, Tarzan, G T Audio and 2 others like this.
  12. naimnut

    naimnut Deep in the Mines of Soul

    Do a search on Devon Turnbull and/or OJAS.
  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Horns and idler decks. Proper kit!
  14. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    I have twice found myself sitting in just the right window seat on a 'plane queuing behind Concorde for a dusk take-off. The roar was magnificent and watching the beautiful very long pale lilac glow from the afterburners behind the elegant shape was sensational. Very memorable occasions.
    Alex S, slavedata and James like this.
  15. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I actually I posed a question - do we need an audiophile pressing of Exodus - or any reggae for that matter since there is about to be a £100+ uhqr release. That's somewhat different to the case you are making here ;)
  16. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Tastes differ. It's in my top 5 of all time.
    darrenyeats, Suffolk Tony and Bob McC like this.
  17. Neil P

    Neil P pfm Member

    I suspect youngsters don't go on any forums whatsoever regardless of subject. They're an archaic way of discussing/gaining info, only one step removed from mid 90s message boards. Reddit is the modern equivalent, so if you're want to attract youngsters to this hobby that's the place to focussing your attention.

    And of course hifi itself is seen as archaic for all the other reasons mentioned.
    gustav_errata, popol_vuh and kernow like this.
  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’m really not convinced about this. First off I’m not interested in ‘all young folk’ any more than I am ‘all’ anyone else. I have never had any interest in the mass market.

    Whenever I watch a YouTube video about the current vinyl market, current music scene etc there are always people half my age or less featured and they almost always have what I would consider very good hi-fi systems. Usually good used kit e.g. a Technics or Pioneer turntable, restored ‘70s Marantz or Pioneer receiver, a nice chunky pair of speakers and a CD player and often a cassette deck. Occasionally one sees new kit e.g. a Rega turntable, Kef LS50s and some appropriate amp or other. They are very much what I see as my demographic. They are doing what I did/do. I’ve never had any interest in the mass market at all. pfm is very much an outlier’s site and always has been. A niche within a niche.

    To be honest the folk who are interested are likely here or on their way anyway. pfm is a very well indexed site that has been around for decades, it is linked as a source on countless other sites etc. It is not hard to find at all. Folk will always gravitate towards content that interests them and there is no requirement to state age or make any formal introductions here.
  19. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    Good Morning All,

    I can remember watching/ hearing Concorde come into land when anchored off Bahrain. Any pictures showing it take-off or landing were always accompanied by very visible plumes of not fully burnt hydrocarbons - it wasn't the most efficient user of aviation fuel.

    On a positive note it was fantastic looking aircraft.


    darrenyeats likes this.
  20. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    In that case, what do you rate?

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