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All these references to Norse mythology in God of War 4 has me thinking of Schiit at all times Lol. Apr 19, 2018

    1. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      All these references to Norse mythology in God of War 4 has me thinking of Schiit at all times Lol.
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    2. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Megalo Box looking good!
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Great to hear! Have it queued up for next week when school calms down a bit. Looks like a nice mix of Hajime no Ippo and Texhnolyze in the trailer, is that accurate? :))
        Apr 5, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        pretty much, but it also has some elements of cowboy bebop and samurai champloo in it...one of elements being musical style.
        Apr 6, 2018
      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        That's basically a "must-see" for me then. Agh, this term can't end soon enough. Thanks for reminding me this was a thing! :))
        Apr 6, 2018
    3. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Can anyone suggest good iem amp recommendations? more on the neutral/clean side would work.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I'm actually not having any problems in terms of detail retreival or upper treble performance. I guess the iem is slightly laid back here, but nothing is missing. The soekris amp isn't bad, but its very dry like I'm in a dead treated room for studio work instead of a hall. I felt this way with the Focal Clears as well when compared to the Go2a and wm1a. Go2a is on loan and the Zx300a is still on the way.
        Feb 28, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        From your recs, I think the Glacier would be the best fit! Will go try to find some used ones. If not, I think I might settle for an vorzuge pure or alo Rx. Thanks for the recommendations!
        Feb 28, 2018
      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        I liked the Grace m9xx with my EE Spartan. Not really portable, but strap a small Anker to it and you've got a pretty nice ultra transportable rig.
        Mar 1, 2018
    4. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Empire Ears Phantom is here. Initial thoughts are...its pretty darn good.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Just running on soekris....Go2a is on loan to a friend, zx300a will arrive from joybuy in a week or 2. I also got an additional 4.4 balanced cable so you can try it with your wm1a. I'll give a few days, then I'll be happy to let you take it for a few days. If you have any spiral dots, that would be nice to use...I ordered some but they'll be here next week. Spinfits sound a bit diffuse and complys a bit too warm.
        Feb 22, 2018
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      4. brencho
        brencho
        Wow that's fantastic, should give us a good idea from different sources. I believe I do have spiral dots as well.
        Feb 22, 2018
      5. jowls
        jowls
        Oh shit, my orbitofrontal cortex is lighting up...
        Feb 22, 2018
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    5. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Is there such a thing as too huge of a soundstage?
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      3. 9suns
        9suns
        Poorly set up omni-directional speakers
        Feb 21, 2018
      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        EC tube amps make soundstage larger than it needs to be without the drawbacks. Dac filters which attempt to gain soundstage size will give at some other areas. HD800 soundstage is not too large, it's just diffuse and too open (meaning the high freq contribution to soundstage is out of proportion).
        Feb 21, 2018
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      5. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Yeah last time I heard an HD800 was through an EC amp. My AF makes even the Clear sound open and wide. I think that’s why I generally disagree with people saying the Focal headphones have small headstages.
        Feb 21, 2018
    6. Cellist88
      Cellist88
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Before it's gone, I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the Clear's pairing with the Soekris amp. :) Might be my next upgrade...
        Feb 15, 2018
    7. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      So far the ECP T3 is a disappointment. I hope I'm doing something wrong.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @cskippy i specifically got the t3 because of the low OI....not an IO problem. @Cspirou Its a maxed out one.I'm currently using 6072 GE 5-star black plated tubes. the amp came, but amazon failed to deliver my allen key , so I have to wait until tomorrow to tube roll. others are stock EH, psvane, or the TAD. it sounds good, but I don't see much of an improvement over the soekris amp to merit a purchase.
        Feb 1, 2018
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Lol problem fixed.....I just have to have more gain on the torpedo. I was listening on low gain less than 9 o clock....leading to no headroom....lowered the soekris output and upped the torpedo volume. Sounds great now!
        Feb 1, 2018
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      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Today I learned...that using a new, clean power cable can make an audible difference...sigh
        Feb 2, 2018
    8. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Sigh I hope the T3 make the Clears sing...EVE monitors still sound much better. Maybe the Clears will go and i will upgrade to 3-way EVEs.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        speakers pretty much >>> headphones. but the T3 should be a great match for the Clear man.
        Jan 29, 2018
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        First time I heard the Clears, I thought about how they’d be a good match with the T3.
        Jan 29, 2018
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    9. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      lol focal clear professionals ><
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      2. 9suns
        9suns
        Those red pads look like something from an 80s brothel
        Jan 25, 2018
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Why make them?
        Jan 25, 2018
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      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I think this is good news, because Thomann will sell these with 3 year warrenty.
        Jan 25, 2018
    10. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Clear in the house! Want to get a better amp, but gonna wait until march to see what's coming.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        nice man. hmu with some sweet listening impressions bro.
        Jan 18, 2018
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    11. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Are the GO2A/GO2Pro still the best portable dac/amp unit? Would be open to alternative suggestions outside the mojo.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        The ZX300 acts as an external DAC and amp... Last I heard the WM1A/Z didn't do that
        Jan 15, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        true, but the dac function isn't fully synced and has delay right? ZX300 would be ideal if that was solved.
        Jan 15, 2018
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Works great for music, not so great for vids, unless they bring a new firmware to fix it or you tinker with your vid players audio delay.
        Jan 15, 2018
    12. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Gotta remember to just enjoy the music instead of being consumed by upgraditis. No qualms with WM1A fw 2.0 + Andro. Sounds delightful.
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    13. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Will be out of town Jan. 4-8. If any fellow ny friends want to borrow the LCD2C's, let me know.
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I read 'ny friends' as 'my friends' ... am getting old, safe travels.
        Dec 29, 2017
      4. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        I saw you were looking to get a balanced cable. How long is the stock cable? Is it long enough to turn into a balanced cable and short single-ended adapter? I'd be happy to reterminate the cable while you're away if you want.
        Dec 30, 2017
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      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Thanks for the offer! I can send it to you after new years. I think the cable is about 6 feet, so it should be enough. Only thing is, I'm not sure if its a keeper yet. Will let you know, but anyhow, I'll be glad to lend it while I'm away.
        Dec 30, 2017
    14. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      LCD2C and Andromeda lose so badly to my studio monitors in every aspect. Will getting a Focal Clear change that?
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Strap the studio monitors to your ears when you’re on the go. Problem solved!
        Dec 26, 2017
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Eve audio SC205 + TS107 sub. I had my doubts with the dsp functions on the speakers, but they scale quite well and sound like big speakers. Very good for nearfield listening, as it has more resolution, better imaging(expected), better dynamics,etc, without being fatiguing at all. The the sound is smooth and the timbre isn't thin or analytical either
        Dec 26, 2017
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I doubt it, i went to nearfield this year and it just makes any headphone(and most speaker systems) sound like toys. It is the best of both worlds really...
        Dec 27, 2017
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    15. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      The last jedi was so failsauce...I've lost hope in the force.
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      3. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        @BillOhio 100% agree. I find it's more enjoyable to read the plot synopsis on Wikipedia and imagine how it plays out, compared to the one I've just watched. Plot is OK methinks, directing/editing is not.

        Good thing he won't be back for the next one. JJ Abrams is back (which can be good news or bad news, depends on how much you like TFA. I don't).
        Dec 17, 2017
      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I was willing to go along with FA and forgive the hokey moments. On TLJ, I can't give the plot any respect. The central theme is a race against time until the rebels... run out of gas. Set aside how this movie wiped itself with my childhood and it was, in its own right, a terribly written movie. Worse, I think Rian Johnson is set to direct a trilogy(?)
        Dec 17, 2017
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      5. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        Oh wow, I still have little hope for the next Episode, but I'll just skip the next trilogy then if that's the case.
        Dec 17, 2017
    16. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      what a pleasant surprise! Second chances are given here. Glad to be a friend!
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        You earned it.
        Dec 8, 2017
    17. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Sartory bow #2... god i need to save up.... :(
    18. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      dac1541 sounds good! gonna be my last purchase for a while ><.
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      3. bengo
        bengo
        Would be surprised, Soekris has been around in DIY form quite a while. Plenty filters to try though besides the stock ones.
        Nov 24, 2017
      4. kitantisune
        kitantisune
        How does it pair with Andromeda?
        Nov 24, 2017
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      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Its a good pairing! another contributing factor of getting soekris over schiit was because of the andromedas. There is still a little hiss, but its is less than the WM1A(already much quieter than zx2). So its very quiet. 1.5 ohm output....balance is good.
        Nov 24, 2017
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    19. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      In n out was not as good as i remembered. :(
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I think its good but hyped. Imo shake shack is better. Even a santa barbara joint...habit burger was better. There goes my childhood. One place to go in memory lane...carls jr.
        Nov 21, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        IMO you can’t hold up any fast food chain as “the best burger” but you have to think about it relative to other fast food chains. In-N-Out holds its own against fast food burger joints.
        Nov 21, 2017
      4. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Overhyped but good. It's inexpensive, consistent, fresh, and won't make you sick.
        Nov 21, 2017
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    20. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      SBAF dac1541 group buy complete!
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      2. earnmyturns
        earnmyturns
        Thank you, starting my exploration of my dac1541, enjoying it so far!
        Nov 20, 2017
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Oct 18, 1988 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    NJ
    Occupation:
    Cellist
    Gear List:
    Portable-Sony ZX300 - EE Phantom

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