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    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    I try to help other people spend money. It's one of my skills. :D
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    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Dell XPS 13? in Computers
    You got me. I won't be buying one. Not having a simple USB port is a non-starter.
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    I should also mention how great the Emotiva Airmotiv T1 speakers sounded that I heard at CES. I thought they sounded quite good. Then I saw the...
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    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread dSLR thread in Pub & Brewery
    :scratch: I think you are posting in the wrong thread.
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    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread dSLR thread in Pub & Brewery
    This was very cool: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/01/how-to-take-a-picture-of-the-stealth-bomber-over-the-rose-bowl/549545/
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Dell XPS 13? in Computers
    So they released an updated model in the fall with Kaby Lake-R with a true quad core processor. It apparently has quite a bit better performance. ...
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    01-17-2018, 10:39 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    HiFiHeaven... I thought about trying to refuse the shipment but the whole thing will turn into a big mess with a restocking fee or them not taking...
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    01-17-2018, 04:30 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    Dang it all... Adorama has the HE-560's on sale for $350 shipped. Beats the $470 I just paid by just a bit. :scratch: And of course, the place I...
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    01-17-2018, 04:08 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    I mostly just use it to listen to a few podcasts while at work where the glitches aren't noticeable. I'm going to bring my CM6631A board and optical...
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    01-17-2018, 03:04 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    I have the worst luck with USB DACs. The nice Grace m9XX unit I got from Massdrop doesn't play nice with my work PC (Lenovo T470s running Windows...
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    01-17-2018, 12:51 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    The HD6XX sounds pretty good, but pale in comparison to the HE-500s I have. They are more comfortable though. Of course they were less than half...
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    01-16-2018, 03:38 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Because it's too capitalist? :scratch:
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    01-16-2018, 03:37 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    I'm not sure it's just perceived. This thread I read on Head-Fi is a total trainwreck.
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    01-16-2018, 12:16 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    Which Sennheisers?
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    01-15-2018, 02:40 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Home NAS in Computers
    For me, I only need two SPF+ once I initially go 10gb. The MicroTik would work. Sure, it doesn't have any room for expansion, but it's cheap enough...
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    01-15-2018, 02:30 PM
    A fluid video head is great if you're using a tripod. For handheld shooting they don't do squat (as they're not used). The ZhiYun gimbal I played...
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    01-15-2018, 02:10 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    So I ordered up the HE-560 instead of the Sundara despite having not heard them. I saw a few people on HeadFi indicate they thought the HE-560...
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    01-15-2018, 12:45 PM
    Anyone here dabble with shooting high quality video? I'm not talking about grabbing a quick clip with a cell phone to throw up on Fakebook, but...
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    01-15-2018, 08:12 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Home NAS in Computers
    Maybe the two systems with 10gb need to talk to each other over a very high bandwidth link and still talk to other systems and you don't want the...
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    01-14-2018, 07:41 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Home NAS in Computers
    Uh, maybe you only have two 10gb devices.
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    01-14-2018, 07:16 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Home NAS in Computers
    MikroTik has one even cheaper (under $150) if you can live with 2 SFP+ ports. https://mikrotik.com/product/CSS326-24G-2SplusRM
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    01-12-2018, 06:15 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    Yes, I've seen the same complaining that they won't sell parts and that they're not so friendly with warranty claims. It wouldn't stop me from...
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    01-12-2018, 05:35 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    The HiFiman Sundara headphones sound amazing! They're quite comfortable too. I think a pair is in my future.
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    01-12-2018, 12:27 PM
    XB41 was at CES. XB40 is last year's model and I have one at home. I didn't extensively A/B the XB3 and the XB40, but I thought they sounded...
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    01-10-2018, 02:01 AM
    I bought myself an XB40 during Black Friday when it was $100 off. I would expect the XB30 will be discounted when they close them out.
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    01-09-2018, 10:24 PM
    I couldn't tell. It was too noisy and didn't have any point of reference for comparison or familiarity with what was being played.
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    01-09-2018, 09:49 PM
    Sony added 1 to the model numbers. So XB41, XB31 etc. for 2018. They're wrapped in a fabric of sorts and have a "live" mode where you can play them...
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    01-09-2018, 09:46 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread MicroLED displays in News
    I used my work credentials to go for personal reasons. It's not open to the general public. They're supposedly screening attendees closer now. They...
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    01-09-2018, 09:36 PM
    They weren't pimping security in their CES booth. I can't imagine why... 5G was a really big topic though.
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    01-09-2018, 09:34 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread MicroLED displays in News
    Saw it today. It looks good. I'm not sure how it really differs from the Sony CLEDIS displays that have been shown before though supposedly the 146"...
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  1. Fritzy is out of his mind if he thinks eliminating dealers will cause higher sell prices allowing the dealers to make more money and requiring less support from GM.

    It would also be more believable had they targeted underperforming dealers, but we all know some crappy dealers were left open and good dealers were closed. The decision of whole to close and who not to close seems to have been made by some other criteria determined by the Obama administration and Fritzy is just parroting the talking points given to him with the list of which dealers they were going to close.
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    "But cost savings are not the only reason restructuring the dealer network is so important. GM's success over the long haul - which U.S. taxpayers are invested in - will depend in no small part on a healthy, strong and profitable dealer network that can provide the industry's best customer service and enhance the image of our four remaining brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Dealers who underperform simply cannot provide these benefits to our customers. GM's remaining dealerships will be better positioned to keep their current GM customers, while aggressively marketing to take sales from competitors."
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    "Second, the dealer network reductions will also save an estimated $415 million per year in structural cost savings - items like local advertising assistance, service and training, and information technology systems. These savings amount to about $180,000-per-closed dealer. In total, the dealer restructuring should result in approximate savings of over $2.5 billion per year, or over $1.1 million per closed dealer on an annual basis.
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    Answer: The testimony that Fritz Henderson gave on June 12, 2009 before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce provides good background information to help in answering this question:


    "...A focused dealer network will reduce costs for GM in a very meaningful way at a time when every dollar is precious. These cost savings come in two categories.

    "First of all, a right-sized dealer network centered around strong dealers will allow us to drastically reduce, and in some case eliminate, many direct dealer support programs - programs such as the incentives paid to the dealer, factory wholesale floorplan support, and the one percent market support for each vehicle. The reductions in direct dealer support will result in annual savings of over $2 billion annually - or about $928,000 per closed dealer.
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    I think I saw something on the site where you were wondering why GM wants to close dealerships. Here's some info.


    "How do I convince people who ask why GM has to let dealerships go--they don't cost GM anything?"

    Full question (sent in during the July 13 employee webchat with Fritz Henderson): I struggle to effectively convince people when they ask why GM has to let dealerships go - they don't cost GM anything. Can we republish some talking points to help us tell this story?
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