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#876 ccwemyss

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 08:15 PM

Not to change the subject, but has anyone heard from Rolo lately? He hasn't been on since early in the month, and hasn't been posting in quite a while. This has to be a hard time for him. 

 

Worried, but hoping he's OK.

 

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 10:21 PM

I was wondering myself. I had been away in most of May and early June and haven't seen any posts by him in what seems like months. I thought maybe something was mentioned while I was gone. 

 

Hope he is well.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:19 AM

Does anyone know if Rolo is okay?  I sent him a PM but noticed he hasn't been active since 6/7.

 

EDIT ... sorry missed Chip asking the same question above


Edited by Eric P, 01 July 2020 - 08:22 AM.


#879 ccwemyss

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:22 AM

I also sent him a PM. Hopefully he's getting the email version of his messages. It must be pretty scary, and rather risky, having to do dialysis with the pandemic.

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 11:43 AM

Similar Japan-made hardware, and not just in old scopes...  Back in the early 1980s, I had a small component / rack system in my home office, all brand-new Sansui devices (receiver, cassette deck, & CD deck) -- a BX Special Deal.  Checking the GW just now for scopes, I took a look at the receivers, and... a very nice Nikko with 100% identical buttons & knobs to my long-gone Sansui.  IIRC, Panasonic supplied a lot of stereo gear to JCP for their better-grade MCS Series of audio components (remember those?).

 

IIRC, Chuck posted that it wouldn't have made sense for each Japanese scope maker to get their own / proprietary castings & parts-machining, so we see lots of similar hardware.  This sharing applied to other exports as well...


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#881 GreyDay

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Posted Yesterday, 02:11 PM

Here in the UK Sansui were a bit chalk and cheese, they had dept store poor quality stuff and specialist high quality components found in specialist hifi shops. A bit like Tasco using RAO to Towa etc. 


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Posted Yesterday, 04:05 PM

Yeah... Sansui went Towa in the late 1970s... NEVER go Towa!  Some of my friends during my teen years were Army Brats, and their parents bought Sansui gear during the mid-70s while stationed in Japan.  Overall, much better grade stuff than the exports...  Sorta like the ROYAL branded Astro Optical stuff versus the re-branded AO stuff we bought in the USA from importers...  [REAL hardwood top & side panels on the Big Sansui amps & tuners, for example, that I never saw in audio shops in Hotlanta.]



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Posted Yesterday, 05:27 PM

Earlier was Criterion "talk." I started going to their Church Street Factory back in the early 60s and became a Fan. Liked that they allowed me free rein to find "leftover" parts ! This was the good old days for me. Now working on one of two 8" Deluxe scopes and have two 6" Deluxe scopes awaiting me. My wife thinks I'm nuts ! I don't think so- well maybe a little bit !  



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Posted Yesterday, 07:31 PM

Yeah... Sansui went Towa in the late 1970s... NEVER go Towa!  Some of my friends during my teen years were Army Brats, and their parents bought Sansui gear during the mid-70s while stationed in Japan.  Overall, much better grade stuff than the exports...  Sorta like the ROYAL branded Astro Optical stuff versus the re-branded AO stuff we bought in the USA from importers...  [REAL hardwood top & side panels on the Big Sansui amps & tuners, for example, that I never saw in audio shops in Hotlanta.]

Surprising, given Japans 1967(?) law that said it's ok to sell junk in Japan, but not to export it.  They were trying to raise their profile in the export market.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:59 PM

Surprising, given Japans 1967(?) law that said it's ok to sell junk in Japan, but not to export it.

Happens everywhere, we had a Philips factory locally. Staff got access to electronics destined for foreign markets, real high end items for almost cost price. Same items were never available in the uk.

 

Foriegn policies also make a mockery of industry. Back in the early 90's a relative brought home some T-shirts from spain that cost next to nothing but were good quality, they were made in Scotland!!! I contacted the company to see if i could buy more, their response was they were subsidised by the european union to export only and couldn't sell to home market!. Such ridiculous trading laws :(



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Posted Today, 07:55 PM

A great classic, 'The Adjustment and Testing of Telescope Objectives' here you are:

https://archive.org/...ge/n59/mode/2up

 

Robert


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