Dr. Higgs
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Dr. Higgs

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So hyped for the new King Krule album. Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but worth checking out. Oct 7, 2017

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    1. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      So hyped for the new King Krule album. Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but worth checking out.
    2. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      1. A1Gear, jayeshrc, zonto and 4 others like this.
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      3. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Beautiful looking Schiit chain! Quick question: Is the general consensus, here, that it's perfectly fine stacking a Freya right on top of an Yggy?
        Aug 5, 2017
      4. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        I stopped stacking them shortly after that photo based on how hot Freya gets. No harm done, but probably not great in the long term.
        Aug 5, 2017
      5. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Yeah I had to buy like 2 or 3 extra glass shelves for a steel Sanus Rack just to stick all my other stuff in there...while having an Yggy lay on a Top-most open shelf w/ a Freya laying over it, on something like this monitor riser/stand: https://www.amazon.com/Allsop-Adjustable-Adjustments-Non-Skid-31630/dp/B01C09ZSNM Just to not worry about overheating issues... and also for an easy access to Tube Swapping.
        Aug 5, 2017
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      3. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Judging by how compressed the last 2 albums were, I would not hold my breath. Listen to Nude or The Tourist and you can feel how real it gets. TKOL I understand but it's a shame Pool was passed through a grater as it has the DNA of Rainbows.
        May 2, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Agreed, there's a beautiful album under there- that's the worst part.
        May 3, 2017
      5. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        I used to be a huge Radiohead fan, I mean I have everything they recorded including unobtainium bootlegs. I even met Thom Yorke once. It's a shame that even Nigel Godrich can fall into the compressed radio friendly sound trap.
        Now that classical music is my alpha and omega, I feel lucky to have so much music with excellent dynamic range. The faintest whisper can be coupled with an orchestral volcanic eruption!
        May 3, 2017
    4. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
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      2. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        Yep, it's a Salamander Barcelona. It's built like an absolute tank. Extruded aluminum skeleton with about an inch and a half of veneered MDF wrapping it.
        Mar 4, 2017
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      3. shaizada
        shaizada
        Such a beautifully put together setup. Very nice!
        Mar 4, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Love the aesthetics! So simple and clean!
        Mar 5, 2017
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    5. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Damn, just pulled out my UERM to try with the GOv2+. Forgot how much I loved these since getting the Andromeda.
      1. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        Yeah! It's too bad that the newer people who get into the hobby won't get the chance to try them out aside from buying used and reshelling.
        Aug 22, 2016
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    6. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Took a gamble on the ESP-950, they may not be noteworthy in terms of resolution but the tonality is spot on.
    7. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      I blew my first tube today, so long Electro Harmonix 6922, you won't particularly be missed (Luckily I had extras :D )
      1. Mikoss likes this.
      2. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Holy smokes, I blew my Svetlana 6922S today; I have to order replacements :(
        Mar 27, 2016
    8. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Prepping for a huge gear purge...
      1. Colgin
        Colgin
        I see a lot of cool gear on your profile page so will be interested to see what you list. I would certainly have interest in some of that gear. Good luck with the purge.
        Feb 17, 2016
      2. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        I recently took most of the stuff I'm planning I'm selling off of my profile, but I'll get a list up in the FS section before the NYC meet so I can bring them in person on Sunday.

        I'm looking to sell my Marantz TT15S1 (w/ clearaudio virtuoso) and Project Debut Carbon (Gray w/ Ortofon 2m red, acrylic platter, & speedbox psu) which will be tricky to ship, so locals will get priority if they're interested.
        Feb 17, 2016
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    9. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Just broke a connector on my UERMs on a flight to Ireland... Ordering some emergency Porta Pros to tide me over.
      1. lm4der
        lm4der
        Holy crap, that's a crisis. You seem to be handling it well, though.
        Jan 24, 2016
      2. Griffon
        Griffon
        Oh man I hear you. Mobile days without UERM is unbearable.
        Jan 24, 2016
    10. Dr. Higgs
      Dr. Higgs
      Cautiously optimistic for the UERR and HD800S, but unimpressed with the new HP announcements so far for 2016. Maybe I'll get an ESP950...
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      2. velvetx
        velvetx
        It's too early to tell what is coming in 2016.
        Dec 23, 2015
      3. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        Agreed. I'm judging 2016 way too early but I'm getting jaded by the increasing prices for headphones that seem to be side-grades rather than improvements, I guess that's how summit-fi works though. I hope Massdrop & Schiit keep up the trend of pushing the price/performance boundary, I think it's going to be a big pressure to keep the industry innovating (while pricing competitive).
        Dec 23, 2015
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 28, 1988 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    Jersey City/NYC
    Occupation:
    Circus Clown
    Gear List:
    DACs: Yggdrasil (w/ gen5 USB), Modi Multibit

    Sources: Hifiberry Digi+ Pro (w/ Roon & iPower PSU)

    Turntable: Walnut VPI Classic Signature (3D Tonearm, SDS, Periphery Ring, Counter-intuitive, Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star)

    Amps: Vidar, Jotunheim, Torpedo III (Cinemag OTs, CCS mods, Solen parafeed caps, Mullard CV4024s), Fulla 2

    Preamps: Manley Chinook w/ Amperex 7308, Freya w/ NOS Tung Sol 6AS7GTB

    Speakers: Philharmonic 3, Dynaudio Excite X14A, Adam F5

    Open Headphones: Focal Elear, HD650, Porta Pros

    Closed Headphones: Denon D7200, Fostex TH-X00 Ebony, Fostex T-X0, Sennheiser Amperior, Bose QC35ii (do I lose my audiophile cred for that last one?)

    IEMs: UERM, Andromeda, Vega

    DAPs: Sony WM1A
    1. Desk setup #1: Modi MB > Jotunheim > Dynaudio X14A
    2. Desk setup #2: Fulla 2 > Adam F5
    3. Streaming setup: Raspberry Pi w/ Roon (USB) > Yggdrasil > Freya (usually Tube Gain) > Vidar/Torpedo 3 > Philharmonic 3
    4. Turntable setup: Walnut VPI Classic Signature > Manley Chinook > Freya (usually JFET)> Vidar/Torpedo 3 > Philharmonic 3
    5. Portable setup: Sony WM1A > Andromeda, Vega, UERM, Amperior, PortaPro, QC35ii