Belated Introduction & Thank You - Signing Off

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mark_71, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Mark_71

    Mark_71 Member

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    I never did a proper introduction. My friend said it was never too late, but my shyness, even in anonymous groups, gets the better of me. Like many here, I do no social media, but I’ve been an avid reader of this forum for years and eventually a paid subscriber, something I highly recommend if you get as much out as I did.

    I fit into the category of people who love music, the media, and the machines. I like playing music on the media of the period; hence I had no qualms about format. Want to hear The Who? I have the original US LP records, 45s, foreign pressings, the original cassettes, 8-tracks, and even a rare digital compact cassette. Or maybe you want to hear Tommy or Quadrophenia on the original 71/2 IPS reel, or Tommy from a radio station concert reel. I never had the golden ears of so many stereophiles - to me it either sounded good or bad.

    AudioKarma helped me restore 4 receivers, 1 amplifier, 2 tuners, 4 turntables, 5 cassette decks, 2 digital cassette decks, and 1 R2R. Sometimes its was for fun, sometimes as a much needed diversion during a family health crisis. As they say, we all need a hobby, sometimes more than at other times.

    Stick around long enough and you’ll realize there’s a lot of good people here and we’ve all seen examples of off-topic threads, some heart rending, that show what a compassionate group of hobbyists we have. Thank you.

    And like many here, fixing and collecting can get a bit obsessive, so in the last year I finished my remaining projects on the shelf and gave away many things I no longer had use for. Better they’re being used than gathering dust.

    I have to do some other things now so I’ll be signing off for a while. Thanks, again.

    Mark
     

     

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  2. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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    In the great words of Tom Bodett... we'll leave the light on for ya!
     
  3. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Come back as soon as you feel able, we'll all be ready to welcome you again. ;)
     
  4. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    I hope everything is ok. We have all had reasons in our life to have to take a break from certain things. So long for now, we'll see you in the funny papers!
     
  5. John James

    John James "Bob's your uncle" (Stolen) Subscriber

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    You know where we hide the key. :)
     
  6. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Addicted Member

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    Don't be a stranger--even if just to drop in and say Hi! every once in a blue moon.
     

     

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  7. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Do take care of yourself & know that we addicts will be here to greet ya once again! :thumbsup:

    Rome
     
  8. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    Stick around, Mark!
     
  9. captouch

    captouch AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Great to know more about you Mark.

    Even if you can't spend as much time on the site, as @electronjohn said, stick around.
     
  10. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    Welcome!
     
  11. cason

    cason AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I appreciate all you’ve said. Hope you’ll be back, sooner rather than later.
    Bob
     

     

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  12. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Thank you for your introduction - Welcome here! :)
     
  13. Nautiker

    Nautiker AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Nice note - hope you're back, wandering around with us, soon...
     
  14. goat67

    goat67 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Welcome come back any time
     
  15. Grenadeslio

    Grenadeslio Super Member

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    Ya'll come back now......hear.

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  16. xrayspex78

    xrayspex78 Footprints in the sounds of time Subscriber

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    Welcome to AK. Big kudos on the restoration of your audio:thumbsup: Enjoy your journey.

    And in the words of Shirley Horn:
    “May all your storms be weathered and all that’s good get better.”
     

     

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