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  1. JustAnotherRando
  2. AllanMarcus
    New Star Trek tonight! WOOT!
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  3. captkirk
    Between DACs at the moment and can confirm Sonos as a source sucks major ass...not even worth it...I guess it’s yard work
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    2. bixby
      Seems it has not changed much since Sonos first came out. My white Macbook sounded better, with itunes.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 4:21 PM
  4. philipmorgan
    Snagged a used Crown X1000 for $110. Hopefully it does not contain the secondhand souls of 1000 Camel Lights.
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    3. JK47
      Probably Marlboro Red's with a helping of Mary Jane
      Sep 24, 2017 at 1:05 PM
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    4. philipmorgan
      Will do @bixby. It'll be driving a pair of Eminence 12CX.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 2:02 PM
    5. zerodeefex
      I'm driving eminence beta 15As from one. Great $100 investment.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 5:17 PM
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  5. pedalhead
    Just discovered "Fantasma" by Cornelius. Mind blown.
    1. Melvillian, monacelli and brencho like this.
    2. Melvillian
      Haven’t heard it in years. Remember there was a song that sounded like a Beatles song.

      “seashore and Horizon”. Listening now. What a great album
      Sep 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM
  6. Changeling
    London and Edinburgh this coming week. The months of traveling has begun!
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    2. pedalhead
      She also has a pub suggestion. Grafton Arms on Grafton Way, although she hasn't been there for a while. There are also lots of little restaurants of all kinds on Charlotte Street.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 2:54 PM
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    3. pedalhead
      She keeps throwing 'em at me! Near Goodge Street Station there are a load of food carts, lots of choice and very popular.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    4. Changeling
      @pedalhead This is great, thanks so much! Send my regards to your wife please.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 7:37 PM
  7. MrTurtle
    Slimming down my work stack - looking for DAP that has great line out to feed Leck. Any recommendations below 250 bucks?
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    2. DigMe
      @imackler Sounds like Mr. turtle's goal is to avoid the DAC in the Leckerton and use as amp only if I'm not mistaken.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 9:43 AM
    3. MrTurtle
      Thanks for the info! And you're both right - I do aim to use the Leck as amp only, which is why it's handy to know that the chain sounds similar both ways. God I love the Leck.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    4. imackler
      Yeah, Leck as amp is the way to go. @MrTurtle was thinking that. I just figured it would help to know the Fiio X3ii was not an upgrade.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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  8. Cellist88
    Had a good time playing saint saens concerto with hamberg camerata. The high I get from performing music.. is it possible with TOTL hifi?
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    3. jayeshrc
      its like fighting an MMA match yourself vs being at the venue watching it live vs watching it on TV. Not comparable.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 5:08 AM
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    4. Melvillian
      But can sill be a beautiful experience listening to music. Dancing Also. Did not mean to sound dismissive in my earlier comment
      Sep 24, 2017 at 9:49 AM
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    5. Cellist88
      Really like the analogy @jayeshrc . All that practice and preperation...hoping and trusting that everything will come together while you just let go ><. No offense taken @melvilian!
      Sep 24, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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  9. DigMe
    Where do you rank A Love Supreme among Coltrane's albums? I find myself going to it more than any other.
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    3. Cellist88
      Giant steps.... hmm So many to choose from
      Sep 23, 2017 at 10:46 PM
    4. monacelli
      It's easily #1 for me, although I love most of his work. If you haven't spent time with it, I highly recommend his album with Johnny Hartman. Their rendition of Billy Strayhorn's Lush Life is superb.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 11:01 PM
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    5. Changeling
      I find it hard to rank since so many of his albums has something to say, from the time of recording them that is. I feel each stand well on their own. But of course, at the time when ALS was released and looking at what other artists were's just WOW!
      Sep 24, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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  10. Luckbad
    Dunno what I've been thinking. The Super 7 is amazing. Never liked an amp more. Why am I letting a few noisy tubes make me want to sell it?
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    2. Luckbad
      So I blasted through a few options. Torpedo was almost there, but not quite musical enough. Got the thumbs up from the wife to get what I wanted, which was a Liquid Crimson. Then lost a bunch of money to that. Gear purge round 2 to make up for that. Consider selling the Super 7 is probably more about guilt for losing that money than anything else.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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    3. Mystic
      Anytime you think of selling the S7, sleep on it. The next day you'll wonder what you were thinking. It's a rare and special sounding amp, not something easily found a second time.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 10:41 PM
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    4. Dino
      I just hope you don't add another regret to the guilt. That's your call, of course. (I like @Mystic 's post.)
      Sep 24, 2017 at 12:24 AM
  11. SoupRKnowva
    Any of you guys have any experience playing racing sims with VR? Was thinking about getting a Rift to play Project Cars 2
    1. Mystic likes this.
    2. Mystic
      Interested in this as well. I almost bought a PS VR for GT Sport coming out soon but it honestly looks really bad. PC headsets are much more capable though on good hardware.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 4:35 PM
    3. SoupRKnowva
      Yeah, I’ve used a Vive on several occasions, and the screen door effect is real, with the resolution of the screens, but damn is the immersion factor high. I’ve got a gtx1080 so I think my computer could handle it
      Sep 23, 2017 at 5:53 PM
    4. Stride
      I tried Driveclub demo on the PS VR. Pretty immersive experience (not so visually) but get motion sickness really quickly. Probably was waiting for the inertia to kick in when turning but never came. If I had the interest, could probably get over it with multiple gaming sessions.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 9:19 PM
  12. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    I bought a hot-melt glue gun and a bag full of gluesticks
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Maybe I'll just make a lot of emery sticks. But, frankly, contact glue is better at that.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 2:46 PM
    4. Kunlun
      I wouldn't recommend emery sticks for sex, either :/
      Sep 23, 2017 at 3:44 PM
    5. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Hmm... Anybody want a lightly-used hot-melt-glue gun? I could throw in some underwear.
      Sep 24, 2017 at 1:14 AM
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  13. bixby
    If you listen to speakers- Do something to your room acoustics. Makes more difference than worrying about what new dac or amp to buy!
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    2. monacelli
      What have you found provides the biggest bang for your buck as far as room treatments go?
      Sep 23, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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    3. bixby
      Biggest is placement, to avoid peaks and nulls based on listening position, second is taming first reflections off side walls. I use some big canvas framed paintings (no glass) with quilt thrown over it. One on each side wall approximately where first reflection would be. I raise them off the floor with wood plank to get their centers in line with tweeter height.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 3:32 PM
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  14. Luckbad
    Secretly happy that nobody seemed to want the DX2000 at a reasonable price.
  15. Senorx12562
    Gumby changed my life. Pokey wasn't involved.
  16. SDVJCN
    Audio is a confusing and expensive world with diminishing returns
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    2. DigMe
      If it was cheap and easy then there probably wouldn't be forums for it.
      Sep 23, 2017 at 9:48 AM
    3. Melvillian
      Buy a mimby, build a crack and mod it, plug in HD6X0 and you’ll be happy for relatively cheap. Doesn’t have to be expensive to be enjoyable
      Sep 23, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    4. brencho
      Sep 23, 2017 at 12:24 PM
  17. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Hybrid MTBs can be pretty good. Bought a Decathlon Riverside. With some tweaks a very fun bicycle.
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    2. pedalhead
      Enjoy! It's a slippery, expensive but fun slope if you get the bug :-)
      Sep 23, 2017 at 1:42 AM
  18. brencho
    never seen so many WTB ads in a row. we're movin on up in the world, just look at our marketplace.
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  19. imackler
    Any AK JR owner's out there? I'd appreciate your thoughts about about how much it benefits using with an external/desktop amp via line out.
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  20. JoeBinx
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    2. Ringingears
      Kind of like a friends reaction to the Monoprice M1060. Somehow he knows it's there along with other issues, but filters them out after a few minutes. I can't. Tried for most of a Saturday. Nope.
      Sep 22, 2017 at 9:17 PM
    3. JoeBinx
      Kinda I guess, unlike the M1060 ][from what I've read] the ringing actually does subside with the Vali 1... that is and has always been the case. I just have to turn it on, plug the cans in and let it sit, not super convenient but for $68 I dare you to find a better sounding little amp!!!
      Sep 22, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    4. Perot
      Gave my vali 1 to my brother a couple years ago. I still miss it. Groovy little amp.
      Sep 22, 2017 at 10:40 PM
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