AllanMarcus
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Given how much I lost in the market today, I should have invested in a way better amp! Mar 22, 2018

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    1. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Given how much I lost in the market today, I should have invested in a way better amp!
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      2. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        And no, I didn't invest in a Compact Disc :)
        Mar 22, 2018
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        @AllanMarcus Bonds didn't! I've also noticed that during really bad days this year that REITs and global real estate have fallen less than the broader markets. My 70/30 portfolio typically loses the same or less than a vanilla 60/40.
        Mar 23, 2018
      4. AllanMarcus
        AllanMarcus
        Thanks. I'm about 70% equities and 30% bond, and in the process of migrating from some actively managed funds and index funds into target retirement funds, just for this reason. As I get closer to retirement (5 year s away, known wood), I'm getting a little more conservative.
        Mar 23, 2018
    2. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Yes, but I still want a job that pays me to listen to music.
        Feb 23, 2018
      4. Dino
        Dino
        @Elnrik Beware a Devil's Bargain. It could be Slim Whitman, Kate Smith, Jim Nabors, Polka Jamboree...
        Feb 23, 2018
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        @Elnrik, you can always become a music critic ;-)
        Feb 24, 2018
    3. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Well, the dog in my avatar pic passed away last week. Kirby was over 15 years old and was a great companion. He will be missed.
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Sorry. :(
        Jan 14, 2018
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        My condolences.
        Jan 15, 2018
      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Well at least he will live on in avatar form... condolences...
        Jan 15, 2018
    4. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      On the plane to San Jose with the final destination of Yosemite for 5 days. Looking forward to it!
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        Damn, nice. Yosemite is definitely a bucket list destination for me...
        Oct 28, 2017
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh yes... If I ever make it to that continent.
        Oct 28, 2017
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      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Say hello to Yosemite for me. It's only a little over a three hour drive from my house. Unfortunately I can only go in the Summer right now. That may change next year. Should be beautiful right now.
        Oct 28, 2017
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    5. bixby
      bixby
      How did I not run into you the two days I was there?
      1. AllanMarcus
        AllanMarcus
        Whoops, just saw this! I need to set some sort of notification. I might be interested in you beyer 150s. I’ll be build another crack soon and in need of cans for it.
        Oct 28, 2017
    6. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Good lord, McIntosh has a portable Amp/DAC now. It even glows (or is painted blue), but no bouncing meter. MHA50
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      2. TomHP
        TomHP
        Are their headphone amp/dac offerings any good? I've never had the chance to listen to them. Pretty though... :)
        Sep 27, 2017
      3. Dino
        Dino
        McIntosh has had what I would call a boom box for quite a while. I saw it in a store and it looked "cheaply fancy". I don't think it had a meter. It had a nice looking blue display. It was really expensive. I didn't ask to hear it.
        Sep 27, 2017
    7. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      New Star Trek tonight! WOOT!
      1. Riotvan, pedalhead, Mystic and 2 others like this.
      2. spwath
        spwath
        If only it wasnt cbs all access
        Sep 24, 2017
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      3. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Made it to the third commercial break. Got pissed about there being more commercials than show between the second and third break. Stopped watching. Then realized it requires a CBS subscription and was glad I didn't bother.
        Sep 24, 2017
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        We get it on Netflix in the eu. Maybe you guys can do something with vpn, some still work.
        Sep 25, 2017
    8. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Sigh. I think I hate my job.
      1. elguapo and dmckean44 like this.
      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Condolences. I'm 42, and working the first job I've ever loved. But it took a long time to get here
        Aug 17, 2017
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    9. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Just ordered a Monitor Audio Gold C350 to finish out my HT. Monitor fronts and center and Orb Audio side and Atoms.
    10. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Well, I'm a year older today! My knees hurt and I need to wear glasses more often. At least I'm one year closer to retirement!
      1. Mshenay, GelockS, cizx.6 and 7 others like this.
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Happy birfday Allan!
        Jun 22, 2017
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      4. cizx.6
        cizx.6
        I can't even pee anymore. You're doing okay.
        Jun 22, 2017
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @cizx.6 Yeah... I was going to say something about eyesight not necessarily being the worst thing about ageing!
        Could have been worse: at least I'm one of the *old* guys at the urologist!
        Jun 23, 2017
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    11. Cash
      Cash
      HD650 sale is off, while I waited for your response I purchased a ZMF Atticus that just came up on Headfi for a very good price!

      I appreciate your response, if they are still available in a couple weeks, and I don't like the Atticus, maybe we can hook up!

      Please accept my apologies!
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      2. AllanMarcus
        AllanMarcus
        In the future, please respond via the existing conversation, not the profile page.
        May 27, 2017
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @Cash so what, you'll keep em for a month or two, complain that something is wrong with the headphone and not your aftermarket cables and then demand a refund only to do the same thing to @AllanMarcus?
        Jun 9, 2017
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      4. AllanMarcus
        AllanMarcus
        He never actually purchased my headphones. He changed his mind before the purchase.
        Jun 22, 2017
    12. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Happy Holidays
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    13. Ryu
      Ryu
      What was the name of that little 3.5mm adapter that removed the static from the IEMs? It was silver.
      1. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        It's the ifi iematch
        Nov 7, 2016
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    14. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Off to California!
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      2. Ryu
        Ryu
        See you on Saturday! Maybe Friday afternoon/evening if we get something together.
        Nov 1, 2016
    15. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      I can stop any time.
    16. AllanMarcus
      AllanMarcus
      Please. make me stop buying headphones
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      3. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        Step 1. Buy HD650
        Step 2. Mod HD650
        Step 3. Buy UERMs

        There, that's all you need :P
        Jan 7, 2016
        SoupRKnowva, Pyruvate and FlySweep like this.
      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        no HD650, no care.
        Jan 7, 2016
      5. OJneg
        OJneg
        Build speakers instead
        Jan 7, 2016
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://sites.google.com/marcusfamily.info/diynotes/home
    Location:
    Los Alamos, NM
    Occupation:
    IT Guy
    Gear List:
    Headphone Inventory:
    Focal Utopia
    MrSpeakers Ether-C
    Audio Zenith PMx2
    Koss ESP/950 w/custom pads
    SennGrado w/cups from 7keys
    Fostex TH900 MkII (MrSpeakers doggie treats and ZMF Cowhide pads)
    HD6xx and HD600
    Sony MDR-V6 (c.1992. Never use em, but they are sentimental :-)

    IEMs:
    BlueBuds X
    Sennheiser IE80

    Headphone Amp Inventory:
    Eddie Current Black Widow 2
    Bottlehead Crack
    Bottlehead Mainline
    Schiit Magn Uber 2 (work)

    Source Inventory:
    Mac
    Sony UDA-1 (desktop speaker DAC/amp)
    Black Bimby (g5)

    OS X 10.11, iTunes ALAC

    Cable Inventory:
    Lots of wires. Many home made cables.
    IT Solutions Architect for the Los Alamos Lab. Been doing IT since 1984. BS in Political Science/Econ from UC Berkeley. MBA form San Jose State. Used to work for Apple before moving to Los Alamos.

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    Re: the above: IMO. Based on my limited experience. And to my particular taste.

    Hackintosh -> Bimby.g5 -> BW2/Crack/Mainline -> Utopia/PMx2/TH900.2/Ether C 1.1/HD6xx/HD600 (also a Koss ESP/950 w/vesper pads)
    DIY Supplies (where I get my stuff) - Plus links to the DIY stuff I've done (mostly cables)