Kattefjaes
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Lashed up a little MPD box with an old Raspberry Pi and a Fulla 2 banded on top, to feed a non-critical speaker system. It's v. cute! Jan 20, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    1. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Lashed up a little MPD box with an old Raspberry Pi and a Fulla 2 banded on top, to feed a non-critical speaker system. It's v. cute!
      1. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Jan 21, 2017 at 4:24 AM
      2. bumrush101
        bumrush101
        You may be a zueen?!!
        Jan 21, 2017 at 5:51 AM
    2. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      I managed to re-find my stash of horrible bitrate mp3s of long-deleted KLF rarities, oh fucking yes :)
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        I've never thought of them as industrial, but I guess the distorted vocals on that track can give that impression.. Admittedly, they did also touch on thrash metal, drum and bass and other things, too on some tracks, as well as their usual epic stadium house and ambient sounds.

        ..but yes, The KLF, never knowingly understated!
        Jan 19, 2017 at 4:22 AM
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Did you find them stashed away in the bug-out bag with your 6XX?
        Jan 19, 2017 at 6:59 AM
      5. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        No, in the bioweapons fridge, as it goes.
        Jan 19, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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    3. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Damnit, you people had a Fang baiting party while I was asleep..
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    4. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Hoooly crap.. listening to dub and dubstep on the Martians via the Jotunheim- now I can hear why it's a dual DD setup. Really lovely sound.
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      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        Tighter lows than a (good) sausage's skin. But still thunderous. The Jodie and Martian play well together. My favorite thing about that pairing is how much the soundstage opens up.
        Jan 11, 2017
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        I hadn't really noticed the soundstage- I was using them as noise blocking while working from home, I will pay more attention. It was the clean, deep, tough bass that grabbed me by the throat. I love it when headphones sound neutral and only become bass monsters when the track actually demands it.. that's how it should be, IMO.
        Jan 11, 2017
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    5. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      The stupid is powerful. I can see why people get PTSD symptoms from any mention of Chord products now. Nailing jelly to a wall is not fun.
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      2. Smitty
        Smitty
        <sarcasm>
        I tell you what folks, the Poly is going to be yuge. It's going to make audio great again, it's some amazing stuff made by the best people. It's a great value because we followed our normal BoM to price ratio, so this is clearly a steal.
        </sarcasm>

        Did I capture the sentiment of the thread well? Actually, my grammar and spelling might be better...
        Jan 9, 2017
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Smitty You forgot to mention "state-of-the-art ultra high technology"
        His desperate posts to justify the price are akin to desperately trying to explain why someone should pay for a wall or something.

        First HFM and now Chord. Are the HFer's revolting?
        Jan 9, 2017
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      4. Smitty
        Smitty
        I need to go grab the /r/pitchforkemporium copy-pasta before I head back over there, just in case...
        Jan 9, 2017
    6. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      I just ripped and FLAC-ed all the KLF CDs that I own, shamelessly self-indulgent fun. It's very silly stuff.
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Nevertheless, KLF is gonna rock you.
        Jan 7, 2017
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    7. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Towards the end of the second bottle of red, I see the story that the KLF *are* reforming. What a weird evening...
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        As someone once said.. "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?"
        Jan 7, 2017
      4. JK47
        JK47
        KLF is gonna rock ya !!!
        Jan 7, 2017
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        "3 AM Eternal" is playing, thank you for reminding me of this weird period in music again...
        Jan 7, 2017
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    8. Kattefjaes
      1. Hooncake
        Hooncake
        kewl
        Jan 5, 2017
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Needs a Devo song...
        Jan 6, 2017
    9. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      The chances of anything coming from Mars...
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      2. Torq
        Torq
        ... are a million to one, he said.
        Jan 3, 2017
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      3. Dino
        Dino
        So there's a chance?
        Jan 3, 2017
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Despite the slim chances.. UM Martian has landed. Unlike the Andromedas, they more or less go in my ears.

        Given the total lack of UK distribution, they may as well be from another planet.. but it may just be worth the hassle. They sound bloody great.
        Jan 4, 2017
    10. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Hmm, JRiver+Sonarworks sounds irritatingly nice
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    11. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      HD800 SDR mod applied - it really takes that nasty 6kHz edge off them. They're almost like headphones now!
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      2. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Yep... that was the beginning of the end for me. Once the treble is fixed the flawed upper mids show up like a cold sore in the groin!
        Dec 18, 2016
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Hahaha, you're a cheerful bugger sometimes :)

        I have some quite well-behaved HD650M for stuff that dies to the suckout- I'm sure they will continue to get more head time than anything else. HD800 is just something you have to do.
        Dec 18, 2016
      4. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        In hindsight I would do what you did and get HD800SDR rather than the HD800S. Add SBAF mod or go sonarworks EQ and you may get there!
        Dec 19, 2016
    12. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Fulla 2- my first faulty Schiit - a rite of passage! (..whispering so my Mimby and Jot don't hear and get upset)
    13. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Humidity in the mid-90% forecast for London tomorrow - lock up your stats snugly with some silica gel :)
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      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Yep, probably a shade over 90% today too, hate it. I actually really like the stats sound, but this is what keeps stopping me from pulling the trigger on some.. I don't want to have to check the weather forecast/a hygrometer to decide if I should listen to music!

        This has been the pattern of the last N winters, mind. Welcome to climate change, I suspect.
        Dec 12, 2016
      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Yeah particularly filthy today. I'm being a wimp & not going out for a ride after work. Clearing up later in the week I think.
        Dec 12, 2016
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      4. Serious
        Serious
        I wouldn't worry too much. I don't think you have 90% humidity in your room. Where I am it's 95% outside and 55% inside because it's cold outside. Hot and wet could be a problem, though.
        Dec 12, 2016
    14. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      "Fucking Dre by dr.beats use dynamic drivers. What are you high?"
    15. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Bruckner's 5th out of Mimby->NBM->HD650M = bliss. Crazy what you can do at the price point. No, Adrian, the violins are not vanishing :)
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      2. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        Yeah, that passage was such an eye opener when I first heard it. The Andromedas, Utopia and HD650 worked wonders lifting the violins as they were drowned by the brass. OTOH the HD800S was a total fail! So glad I chucked it away.
        Dec 10, 2016
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        It's an incredibly good performance, that Gunther Wand recording- I still get a huge kick out of its scale, and contrast in scale and power.
        Dec 10, 2016
    16. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Well, the HD650s are now blu-tak free and the bass is snappy but not eclipsing everything else. Thanks to @zonto and @Garns especially :)
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        So no mass-loading at all anymore? Just coin and rear foam/spider removal?
        Dec 1, 2016
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        All the Dynamat is still there- but there's a small disk of fine nylon mesh glued onto to the Dynamat ring that's on the back of the magnet. I basically did everything in your "standard mod" example, and then added the mesh to dial the bass down a bit. I'm quite happy with the sound now, after living with it for a couple of days.
        Dec 1, 2016
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Right. I forget things. Glad you like it! I am excited to see Marv's upcoming post about this same issue.
        Dec 1, 2016
    17. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      The 650 modding madness continues, experimenting with fine nylon gauze over the back port to dial bass down a bit..
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Keep chasing your tail kitty kat...
        Nov 27, 2016
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Might want to try that Arctic Cotton as well. Then I don't have to.

        Stock HD600 get more head time for me than HD650M anyway.
        Nov 27, 2016
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        To be honest, if it still sounds this good in a couple of days, I will just fix the mesh on "properly" and enjoy. The sound is good enough that it's costing me sleep for "just one more track".

        The 600 never quite did it for me- I think I wanted just a touch more warmth. Go figure.
        Nov 27, 2016
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    18. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      In for a penny, in for a pound, did a quick (pound) coin mod too. Hopefully the pimped treble will restore balance to The Force :)
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Let us know!
        Nov 24, 2016
    19. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      One pair of HD650 clumsily spider and Dynamat modded. The bass is.. LOUD.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You mean HD650 with more real sub-bass while retaining rich mids and smooth highs? This modifying HD650s is making me curious because well, modified HD650s can be awesome...
        Nov 24, 2016
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Funkenstein- for what it's worth, Amazon UK are back down to £232 for the HD650, if you want a pristine unmodded fallback pair while you're butchering the old ones.
        Nov 24, 2016
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Tempting...
        Nov 24, 2016
    20. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      The NBM has landed. Now I just feel decadent, two respectable transformer-coupled tube amps in one week.
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      2. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        How's the channel balance on your NBM? My old one had noticeable imbalance; just curious if that was just a 1-off issue.
        Nov 21, 2016
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        I will try, brencho- a bit overwhelmed by it :) philip, I have been looking out for that, I haven't noticed a big issue yet. It did come with matched tubes, clearly labelled as to channel, mind you. I am sure that there's a smidge when it's down low, of course.
        Nov 22, 2016
      4. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        Nice! Glad to hear that. You'd definitely notice the level of channel imbalance i"m talking about. My old NBM had the center image close to 1 o'clock.
        Nov 22, 2016
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    Location:
    London, UK
    Gear List:
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Laconic Labs Night Blues Mini
    Icon Audio HP8 Mk.2
    Schiit Vali 2

    Schiit Modi 2 Multibit
    Chord Mojo


    Sennheiser HD650M
    Sennheiser HD800 (SDR Modded)
    Hifiman HE-560
    Shure SE215
    Shure SE535
    Sennheiser HD25-1 II