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Old 05-11-2007, 01:36 PM   #41
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Re: My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER memb

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However I'm starting to have trouble picking conversations out of high background noises.
Yup, that's classic age related hearing loss. My Grampa had exactly that when we were just kids. He would suddenly yell at us while we were talking to "Speak up!" Of course, at that point only one person would continue speaking, only a bit louder. He'd then yell at them "Don't yell!"

I have it now. I can't hear dialogue on the TV if my wife rustles the newspaper. Thank goodness for TiVo.

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Re: My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER memb
Old 05-13-2007, 02:43 PM   #42
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Certainly entirely different animals, but most guitar players prefer tube amps, because of these characteristics. The tubes distort slowly; transistors not so. Just sounds "sweeter".

Wow, a 100w class-A amp!! Must have one hell of a transformer...
For a guitar... the tube amp is the best. I like my fender Hotrod deluxe. But I would like to upgrade to a Mesa Boogie Lonestar.


On amps. I bought a 120 watt HI-FI amp back in the 70's.. . it weighed a ton. The heat sinks were massive. Today, that has changed.
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Re: My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER memb
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I don't know what Klipsch's cost, but my guess is you aren't "LBYM" when you buy them. The idea that people who LBYM are in a minority is nothing new.
Suffice it to say that not everyone's "means" are the same.
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Now everyone in the U.S. should be planning for their financial future (100's of Millions of folks) and their eventual retirement, but yet this forum has a measly 3800 members. - And probably only 40-50 regular posters. - Pretty insignificant! This is an amazing statistic to me!

What it says to me is that hardly anyone is interested in retirement planning.
My strong suspicion is that most of the population doesn't even think about it. We're hardwired to work until age 60 or so. Its just what you're supposed to do.

I had a conversation at work where we looked up one of the MegaCorp head honcho's stock holdings. Come to find out he is worth $130MM in company stock alone. He's all of 45 years old. I ask my co-workers what I thought was an intelligent question . . . "He's worth $130MM, why on earth does he show up to work every day?"

Blank stares.

Then one responds "Well I don't think I'd be ready to retire at 45."

"Why the hell not?", I ask, "you've got $130MM dollars, what would you be working for?"

"Well, I'd need something to do."

"You've got $130MM dollars, use your imagination. For crying out loud you could finance your own charity if you wanted to. You wouldn't have to be idle, you just wouldn't have to work 80+ hours per week for a paycheck."

More blank stares.

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Bought a set of Advent Maestros 20 years ago, and except for needing to have the woofers rehung ten years ago, they still do pretty much everything I ever needed without intervention. I like to think they are emblematic of what I try to do in general with my purchases -- buy reasonably high quality, but not overpay for premium 'cachet' or for marketing hype, and then hold on to the item for a long time.

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Re: My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER memb
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My strong suspicion is that most of the population doesn't even think about it. We're hardwired to work until age 60 or so. Its just what you're supposed to do.
Most of my peers don't even contribute to a retirement plan. So I'm not surprised they aren't aware you can retire Before you are 60.
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:48 PM   #47
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I was searching around for other forums (so i could come up with an answer for the what is your second favorite forum)

when i typed in money management forum this was one of results.

Thats right- over 50,000 members, 2.6 million posts and 120,000 threads.

we have just shy of 4,000 members, 264,000 posts and 14,208 threads.

wow.... just wow...
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WOW is Right! This answers a lot of questions ... like why most Americans don't save much for retirement
talk about being a silent minority....
... and DO NOT SEND THE url to that forum to my wife. I am not a violent person ... but that might lead me to mayhem
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