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Re: Turntable repair
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Nice speakers and I'm also partial to domed tweeters (my mains are ADS L710s + a bi-amped powered sub with an active crossover). Pretty sure your tweeters were made in 3 versions. Each version a bit more efficient than the prior version, so matching gets pretty important and that's why I brought up the subject.

These prices look pretty nuts but it's a start:
http://www.ellisaudio.com/hiquphon.htm

Definitely a DIY job. The last thing you want to do is ship or schlep that baby...

Edit: Just did some homework and it's now 5 versions of that tweeter. Normally sold in matched (tested) pairs. More info:
http://www.hiquphon.eu/surplus_tweeters.html

Posted on: 1/16 14:19
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Re: Turntable repair
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mfadam wrote:
Listening to my Dad's hand me down Dual 604 right now. Hope you can get yours in order.

Does anyone know of a speaker repair shop that can deal with early 80s Fried speakers that have soldered connections? I managed to damage one tweeter and need some help...


More details on the tweeter? If the cone or dome is shot then you'd honestly be better off replacing both tweeters in the speaker pair because finding an exact replacement for one is pretty unlikely. Nice speakers. Maybe I can help you too? I realize we're switching topics mid-thread but audiophiles are chill

Posted on: 1/16 12:29
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Re: Turntable repair
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RATS! He was brilliant at doing a variety of computer circuit board repairs I needed. I'm so depressed right now I might as well go watch football...

Mess, I probably sold several hundred of those 701s. One of the first direct-drive units and they were really quiet. The arms were so-so IMO, but it was still a solid table for a fraction of the price of a Thorens with a granite base and an SME tonearm. I'm definitely a DIY-type and I can offer to help see if it can be made right. I probably have the necessary small tools. Parts? Fugedaboutit-

Posted on: 1/15 15:55
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Re: Turntable repair
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I used to retail audio gear back in the 1970s, including a ton of Dual turntables. I'll try to help you out here-

Gimme the specific model #. Then describe the problem a bit. Like maybe it's a belt-drive platter and you just need a new belt? That's about $8 and 10 minutes with a screwdriver for a DIY repair. Shoot back here or take it to p.m.

The only good shop I know of in DTJC is Danillo (sp?) Electronics on Newark Ave., North Side, just a hair West of Monmouth. Owner speaks almost no English but he's really good and inexpensive. Bring a Spanish-speaking friend if you don't-

Posted on: 1/15 11:58
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Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
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brewster wrote:
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dtjcview wrote:
They have been constantly ripping up the roads west to east over the past couple of years installing huge sewer lines. Last I checked - they were ripping up 6th street (again?). PSE&G have also been through most of downtown "hardening" their gas lines in the past few months.

Time will tell if it's enough - but can't claim they've done nothing since Sandy.


They're not doing my street. Someone at the MUA claimed it was fine in their survey, even though when the MUA ran a cam down it 18 years ago they reported a 18" diameter brick sewer filled with longitudinal and offset cracks.


I even remember wood sewer pipes, many of them running under people's back yards (instead of down the street). They were built like barrels with staves and hoops, coated with creosote on the inside. When they collapsed it was a disaster and a very-expensive excavation to connect to the new line in the street.

There are a few pockets in DT that are "just enough" higher that they didn't have standing water during Sandy. I think this links properly:

https://project.wnyc.org/100yr-zones-p ... ml#15.24/40.7225/-74.0380

Posted on: 1/12 16:46
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Re: Complete Streets - Bike JC's Grand Street Vision
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I've seen plenty of clueless cyclists and we've got a shiteload of bad drivers, many of whom are cutting through DTJC at rush hour and they're in a pissy mood 'cause the traffic sucks. Sharing isn't even remotely in most drivers' minds. I ride, I drive, I walk, and I've come to the conclusion that all have become a matter of defensive navigation.

Enforcement around here is a joke. Practically none at all.

I was waiting to cross Jersey Ave this afternoon (in a marked crosswalk), and there was a woman with a baby stroller next to me. We saw a JC Cop car approaching and figured he'd stop. Nope. He was on his cell phone held up to his ear, not wearing a seat belt, speeding, and one of his head lights was out. 4 violations right there, 5 if you include the failure to yield...

Resident parking enforcement? Nope. 1/4 of the cars on my block all day are commuters without permits.

Parking too close to the corner? All the time. Sometimes even into the crosswalks. The worst offender BY FAR is the main public library -- they'll park a big-ass truck into the crosswalk almost every day and you can't see around it without going into the traffic lane. No tickets...

Been here 30 years and it's worse than it's ever been. Do we need more cops? Maybe, but how about we start with existing cops doing their job?

Posted on: 1/12 16:08
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Re: Legal Definition of a Bedroom
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The biggest issue is the means of emergency egress, meaning can you climb out to safety if the house is on fire. No permanently-fixed metal bars and no upstairs floor unless there's a fire escape.

As I recall from years ago when I owned several rental properties Downtown there were minor differences in the local codes if it was a one-family structure vs. multi-family commercial.

Posted on: 1/12 15:42
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Re: Stolen-found bar sign
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Monroe wrote:
How are you JC_Man if you don't get this?


Probably too young. I'll give him a little help:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_Bar_prank_calls

Posted on: 12/24 12:43
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Re: Stolen-found bar sign
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GrovePath wrote:
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Ralph_Abutts wrote:
It belongs to the Tube Bar located in Journal Square. Please call and ask for the owner, Red Deutsch. I bumped into Phil DeGrave and he told me so.


Doesn't Ben Dover own it now?


No, PJ Ryan's Squared is now where the Tube Bar was -- so call there and ask for the manager, Al Coholic.


Was there recently and Al is no longer onsite. The new managers are Hugh G. Rection, and his next door neighbors, the Lingus twins, Connie and Anna.

Posted on: 12/23 16:47
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Re: Best place to purchase filets for grilling?
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Maloney's for steaks. Absolute prime and they'll cut it the thickness you'd prefer. Not cheap, but really good.

http://www.moloneysmeatmarket.com/

Posted on: 12/16 17:37
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Re: No heat in apartment
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Suzy, that's a fair question IMO. Being on the top floor, well, that's where the air typically ends up. If you pull off the end caps off your baseboard radiators you may or may not find "bleed valves". Open it a bit with a proper key (which you probably don't have) or a small pair of pliers and let the air out. When you get water, shut it off tightly. Might help...

Some hot water systems are completely sealed and you can't bleed air from inside your apartment. It would have to be done at the boiler, presumably in the basement. Not a difficult job but not something to mess with if you don't know heating mechanics. Good luck-

Posted on: 12/13 15:53
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Re: No heat in apartment
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brewster wrote:
I'd call a reputable heating co like Royal, withhold the cost from your rent and submit the receipt to the landlord. Not all calls to landlords are this dire, but not responding to a heat outage for weeks isn't acceptable, and he should then thank you for handling it. I've had tenants do this with my blessing for things like exterminators or washer repair, and I'm fine with it.


Ditto on this. And Royal Heating & Plumbing is the best in town, period. 201-434-0315


Posted on: 12/13 14:33
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Re: No Water in Hamilton Park
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Just caught it on the TV News. Large water main break near Washington and Essex Streets. Light Rail Service is suspended.

Posted on: 12/13 6:15
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Re: Buy this beauty - and pray the reval never happens!
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tern wrote:
Flooding means you don't want to have a basement in that location, so that is a positive

Robin.


Tern, We could debate that issue all day but the fact is that if you look at the VERY-detailed elevation maps of Jersey City you'd see that the intersection of Washington and Grand is a high point. I remember when Sandy hit and they were all clear there but a few blocks West, say by Grand and either Grove St. or Jersey Ave there were cars under water.

Posted on: 12/8 15:15
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Re: Buy this beauty - and pray the reval never happens!
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Dang, that looks dynamite on the inside. Outside, not so much, and being on Grand Street (commuter drag strip 5 days/week) would be a major negative. I looked at the house directly across the street in 1999. It was huge but needed a lot of work and the price at the time was at the top end of my limit at a whopping $425k. Decided against it mainly because of location...

Having been active & watching the DTJC R.E. market for the past 30 years has been mind-blowing. The Reval may be the game-changer...

This building last sold in April, 2012 for $1.1M. At $3M it's roughly $13k/month at current interest rates and taxes, assuming 20% ($600k) Down Payment. That's a lotta coin AND it doesn't even have a basement (but it does have parking)...

Posted on: 12/8 14:05

Edited by jcneighbor on 2016/12/8 14:34:58
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Re: Need a car blocking my driveway towed
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Heights, Just wondering if you have any insights into why that's the policy? Seems retarded to me. You're either blocking a legal curb cut for access to/from private property or you aren't...

Posted on: 12/7 7:25
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Re: Major film being shot on Newark Ave?
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Was up there an hour ago and chatted up a cop. He said it was "football-themed" and I joked with him about being the star actor (he was 60). A couple minutes and a few jokes later he told me it was actually "lesbian-themed". That's all I know. Just telling like I heard it!

Posted on: 12/6 12:55
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Re: Trump Pics Mega Thread
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Posted on: 12/1 10:57
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Re: Complete Streets - Bike JC's Grand Street Vision
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Heck, you don't even need police cruisers for enforcement. Put a few officers out there on the busy streets (Jersey Ave, Montgomery and Grand come to mind in my neighborhood) at rush hour and start writing tickets at the intersections. It would be like printing money for JC and maybe the word would spread.

I've lived in a bunch of cities in the world and DTJC is just plain scary these days on a bike. I'd estimate that close to 1/3 of car drivers at rush hour are screwing with their phones while driving. Even the cops don't yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks. It's so obvious but there's zero enforcement.

Brewster, love the Emoticon and I'm also a +1 for T-Bird's comments-

Posted on: 2016/11/28 13:00
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Re: Ventless Gas Fireplace Insert
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Mao,

Any gas-fired device that has a pilot also has a thermocouple. It's a little metal rod that sits directly in front of the pilot flame. If the thermocouple gets cold it means the pilot is out and it triggers the gas valve to completely shut off as a safety measure. They DO wear out, and I've replaced several on boilers and water heaters over the years. It's a super-cheap part, and they're generally generic, meaning you might find a replacement at Home Depot for about $6. It's an easy DIY on a boiler but I can't say on your wall unit. Good luck-

Posted on: 2016/11/23 12:51
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Re: What Kind of Plane is This?
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Here's what may replace the V-22s. Double the speed and 1/3 the price, plus a whole lot simpler mechanically:

https://www.wired.com/2016/07/bell-v28 ... r-v22-osprey-replacement/


Posted on: 2016/11/23 12:42
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Re: What Kind of Plane is This?
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That's a Grumman E-2C Hawkeye. It's an airborne early-warning aircraft with a ton of communications gear aboard. It's small enough to fly from an aircraft carrier-

Posted on: 2016/11/22 14:54
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Are parking rules suspended this coming Friday?
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Tried digging around for the answer but can't find it. Anybody know? Family coming to visit...

Posted on: 2016/11/21 16:58
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Re: Open area to fly a drone?
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Try early morning in a park with baseball fields. Stand on the pitcher's mound and fly the whole field without anybody around.

Enos Jones Park comes to mind -- at the very west end of 8th Street. Link with map:

http://jcparks.org/enos-jones-park/

Posted on: 2016/11/14 15:36
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Re: Parking Issues Around Hamilton Park
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On_The_3rd wrote:
As unsightly as it would be for residential streets, I bet putting hash lines to designate spots would help. I see so much wasted space between cars, enough room to park 4-5 motorcycles but barely enough for a subcompact. So often I see people park smack in the middle of a 30ft gap, not allowing enough room for anyone to park in front of, or behind them.


Oh I second that gripe and I see it every day. My observation has been that in most cases the offending mid-parked cars do NOT have resident stickers displayed. And they sit there all day with practically zero enforcement...

Posted on: 2016/11/11 13:57
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Re: Republican Convention
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Hillary Clinton said the Clinton Foundation gives “90% of their proceeds” to charitable organizations. This is their “Form 990”, required by the IRS for all charities. In 2013, they had total revenue of $148,889,439 (Line 12). Their TOTAL Grants to Charity were $8,865,052 (Line 13). That is a measly 5.95%!!!!! Now, they are so efficient that it cost them a total of $84,684,494 in expenses (Line 18) to give away $8,865,052 to charity!!!! Including $29,914,108 in salaries (Line 15), $185,970 in fundraising fees (Line 16a, that’s actually legitimate), and a WHOPPING $45,719,364 (Line 17) in “other expenses”!!!!! So AFTER all that hard charitable work, they end the year with $247,299,458 (Line 22), a cool $100,000,000 more than was contributed for the year!!! Folks, no matter how you slice and dice it, this is simply a blatant money laundering program. They don’t even try to hide it!!! Oh, and Congress wanted to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the DOJ stepped in and blocked it!

Posted on: 2016/11/7 17:08
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Re: Ballot 1 - Casino's in No. NJ
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T-Bird wrote:
Wouldn't it be fun if they had "no" buttons next to candidates too? You would not only be able to vote "yes" for your chosen candidate, but also throw in a "no" for ones who you find particularly objectionable.


I've wanted this option for several decades! A "No" vote means they lose one yes vote. The other option that I've wanted for a long time is an option for "None of the Above". Seeing as how this national election is going, that's how I'd vote. And if "none of the above" were to win the popular vote that would mean that ALL candidates get dumped and we start over with new candidates for an election date 3 months later.

This years' election is a sad point in America's politics. Really pathetic that in a country this big we've got only got two choices; bad and worse...

Posted on: 2016/11/7 15:40
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Re: Republican Convention
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Yvonne wrote:
Chris Christie did not pay but had some sort of fundraiser.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/na ... istie-20160519-story.html


Seriously, a link from May, 2016? Yvonne, get with the schedule, get a life, whatever, but stop your crazy BS links to old news (not to mention your religious rants and your endless rants about wanting free parking and your incredible refusal to admit that you did the math wrong about the $0.02 per hundred tax assessment for park space here in JC).


Posted on: 2016/10/31 20:00
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Re: Jersey City councilwoman in race for county register
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Bread wrote:
I would vote for anyone over Coleman.

An absolutely non productive, absent, waste of time council person.

We in Ward F has been without representation since the day she was elected.

Truly pathetic that this woman is seeking another office.


Couldn't agree more. She's been completely useless and only "gets involved" when she has a photo-op with the Mayor...

Posted on: 2016/10/30 14:06
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Re: Seeking assistance moving a couch
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Dinger wrote:
I disagree. It's really a job for a pro. Negotiating a couch through tight corners is NOT a DIY job. It takes years of training to even become skilled in the art ofproperly lifting a couch, no less the physics defying skilll required of a professional mover. For highly trained licensed and insured couch mover, expect to pay upwards of $900. Money well spent!!!!

You may be able to find someone willing to moonlight for less, but be careful.


Did you even read the OP? It's in an apartment in an elevator building and it's going to THE CURB! $900+ to take out one (large) item of trash is beyond stupid IMO...

Posted on: 2016/10/27 15:14
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