Torq
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Torq

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Cough-suppressant + Fermented Tempranillo + Torq = Shit Posts ... (time to be good now ...) Feb 23, 2017 at 7:52 PM

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Viewing thread Monoprice Monolith: A new planar?, Feb 26, 2017 at 9:43 PM
    1. Wilson
      Wilson
      Glad you are feeling better!
    2. Torq
      Torq
      Cough-suppressant + Fermented Tempranillo + Torq = Shit Posts ... (time to be good now ...)
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      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        Blowing off steam is good for this place
        Feb 23, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        if any of you are trying to steal the title of Dr. Poopoo it will take a lot more than that.
        Feb 23, 2017 at 10:37 PM
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        haha... I'm suffering from mouthwash!

        The internet says it needs an *overdose* to get delerium, but I fewlt pretty weird on the first day of using it.
        Feb 24, 2017 at 12:44 AM
    3. Torq
      Torq
      Buy new-but-cheapie "for cover display only" LP on Amazon. Receive serious audiophile copy that's better than all my other copies ...
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      3. Torq
        Torq
        Brubeck's "Time Out"
        Feb 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM
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      4. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Nice, and very "audiophile" of you :-). Bought a (cheap) copy of that myself the other day. Sadly, it really was the cheap version.
        Feb 22, 2017 at 1:07 PM
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        It's not the AP 45 RPM is it?
        Feb 22, 2017 at 5:19 PM
    4. Torq
      Torq
      if(contains(user.post(0).text,"gustard")) user.status=Status.BANNED;
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      2. landroni
        landroni
        C, I suppose?
        Feb 20, 2017 at 3:23 PM
      3. Torq
        Torq
        Nah, just pseudo-code (if it was legal C though, it would have a rather nasty fault condition on hitting that line).
        Feb 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM
      4. brencho
        brencho
        LOL
        Feb 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM
    5. Torq
      Torq
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    6. Torq
      Torq
      So ... what happens if I actually buy those "last 100" PCM-1704UK then?
      1. Yeskey
        Yeskey
        Sell them to adg and become a gazillionaire.
        Feb 16, 2017
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Destroy them and Lord Voldemort won't be able to return.
        Feb 17, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Not quite. The final audio horcrux is embedded in an Edition HE-$6000, insuring that no one will ever have it.
        Feb 17, 2017
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    7. Torq
      Torq
      The ducks in the bathroom are not mine.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        If you think that will get you out of the bill..
        Feb 16, 2017
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    8. Torq
      Torq
      SHOULD do: Finish editing/post the next part of my portable DAC/amp thread; WANT to do: Go sit in the dark with the the WM1A and zone out.
      1. Wilson, jowls, Dino and 3 others like this.
    9. Torq
      Torq
      I am so glad I am not nervosa-afflicted (especially USB-nervosa). I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be covered under my mental-health insurance.
      1. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Usb is like a ball and chain, people keep adding to it to get more freedom from crappy sound. But they won't truly know freedom untill they sever the chain.
        Feb 13, 2017
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      2. Torq
        Torq
        I wouldn't mind so much if they weren't doing it in ways where it doesn't yield a benefit. A USB-power-purifier can have good effects ... but not into a DDC that's outputting electrically isolated S/PDIF.
        Feb 13, 2017
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        It reminds me of the horrible ropes of ADB dongles on old publishing Macs, where something was always going wonky. Chains that convoluted are just begging for ntermittent faults.

        Edit: Also, that guy wasn't really trying- he didn't even seem to have a Jitterbug in there. No bullshit USB chain is complete without harmful snakeoil.
        Feb 13, 2017
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    10. Torq
      Torq
      Bifrost MB -> Saga -> Lyr 2 | Jotunheim is quite fun ...
    11. Torq
      Torq
      Time to change my avatar, since most of the gear it showed I no longer have!
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      2. Torq
        Feb 9, 2017
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      3. bazelio
        bazelio
        So, I'm unclear. Do you still have the gear in your new avatar?
        Feb 10, 2017
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      4. Torq
        Torq
        Well, the *bottle* is empty, but otherwise, in the *new* avatar ... yes.
        Feb 10, 2017
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    12. Torq
      Torq
      The secret is ... "to bang the rocks together" ...
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Did you produce a spark to start a fire? If so was it a divine spark that gave you inspiration? Is your neighbour Barney Rubble?
        Feb 10, 2017
    13. Torq
      Torq
      Surprising how much loss of resolution there is with LCD-4 coming straight off Utopia and HD-800S ...
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      3. Torq
        Torq
        Good point! ;) But still ... a bigger delta than I recall from going in the other direction, that's for sure!
        Feb 9, 2017
      4. Marvey
        Marvey
        That's too bad. The pre Fazor stuff was resolving despite the Audeze target curve.
        Feb 9, 2017
      5. Torq
        Torq
        In absolute terms it's probably not as bad as my first comment makes it sound. But it's also not missable. Went from the LCD-4 to the Abyss and that's giving noticeably better resolution than the Audezes.
        Feb 9, 2017
    14. Torq
      Torq
      I think it's time to update "Life after Yggdrasil?" and move it over here ...
      1. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Just post "So long, and thanks for all the fish", and don't come back.
        Feb 8, 2017
        Merrick, iKhaos, jowls and 2 others like this.
      2. Torq
        Torq
        That would be suitably fitting! I'll just be leaving the original thread as-is, I think. It just won't get the updates I do here.
        Feb 8, 2017
    15. Torq
      Torq
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      3. Torq
        Torq
        GUTB is not *that* interesting to actually bother monitoring! Just saw his twatwaffle in a Holo Audio Spring DAC thread. It's @utlrabike that deserves the real credit here ... ted_b's slap-down is priceless!
        Feb 7, 2017
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      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Grandiose Uber Troll Biobot
        Feb 7, 2017
        landroni and Torq like this.
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Wilson re: Nuclear holocaust
        He'll be sitting on a pile of Twinkies trolling cockroaches.
        Feb 7, 2017
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    16. Torq
      Torq
      I feel a major gear consolidation/sale coming on... I have way too much un/little used stuff hanging around ...
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Aye, it was about the only thing I could name without being in danger of sounding like a genuine chancer :)

        (Used 230V Gumbies are like those particles that only exist theoretically, and are driving the LHC Atlas experiment nuts in trying to detect them...)
        Feb 6, 2017
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        What happened to that turntable journey thread? :D
        Feb 6, 2017
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      5. Torq
        Torq
        I'll get to it ... bunch of other stuff to finish writing up first! ;)
        Feb 6, 2017
    17. Torq
      Torq
      Happiness is hot glass and glowing metal in the shape of a 300B (and, well, the love of a good woman) ...
      1. Xecuter, LauSing2, Wilson and 3 others like this.
    18. Torq
      Torq
      I am a bad man ...
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Pavane?
        Feb 2, 2017
      4. Torq
        Torq
        Tempted, but not yet! Just pot-stirring "elsewhere" ...
        Feb 3, 2017
      5. landroni
        landroni
        Looks like the pot is well and truly stirred now... ;)
        Feb 4, 2017
    19. Torq
      Torq
      Sony NW-WM1A -> SE846 (Bal) might just be good enough to kill off all but one of my other portable solutions ...
      1. TRex
        TRex
        No, not Andromedas!
        Feb 2, 2017
    20. Torq
      Torq
      Sony MDR-1000X arrived ... time to compare to my existing Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless Over-Ears ...
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Gear List:
    Headphones:

    Abyss AB-1266, Focal Utopia, Audeze LCD-4, Sennheiser HD800S, Audeze LCD-2.2c, Sennheiser HD650, Fostex TH-X00 Purpleheart, AKG Q701, AKG K7XX

    IEMs (etc):

    Shure SE846, Etymotic ER4-S, Etymotic HF-2, Etymotic ER-6, Bose QC20i

    Wireless:

    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 - Circumnaural, Sony MDR-1000X, Jaybird BlueBuds X


    Headphone Amps:

    Woo Audio WA5LE Mk2 (w/ parts upgrade) [Takatsuki 300B/274B, Sylvania 6SN7GT), Schiit Ragnarok, Schiit Lyr 2, Schiit Jotunheim (w/ phono board), iFi Audio Pro iCAN, HeadRoom Supreme

    Sources:

    Linn Akurate DSM/1, Schiit Yggdrasil, Holo Audio Spring DAC (L3/KTE), Schiit Bifrost Multi-bit, Schiit Modi Multi-bit, Meridian Explorer 2, AudioQuest Dragonfly Red, Sony NW-WM1A

    Streamers/Audio Interfaces:

    Auralic Aries, Focusrite RedNet 3, Sonore Sonicorbiter SE, Raspberry Pi w/ Digi+

    Speaker & Vinyl Rig:

    Linn Akurate DSM/1, Project RPM 9.2 Evo w/ Dynavector 10x5, Linn Exakt Akudorik speakers, JL-Audio Dominion D108

    Office Turntable:

    Rega Planar 3 (2016)

    Cables/Power:

    AudioQuest Colorado, Synergistic Research Alpha Sterling, Maze Audio Ref4 Carbon Alloy AC Power Cord (10 Ga/Furutech), Emotiva CMX-2, Furutech E-TP60 Audiophile Power Distribution Block, Akiko Mk2 AC Tuning Stick*

    Retired & Sold (but familiar with for reference):

    Linn Akurate DS/1, Linn Akurate Kontrol/1, Linn Majik Isobarik (Aktiv), Linn Akurate 4200, Peachtree iDecco, Meridian 506.20, Schiit Bifrost "4490", MHDT Stockholm 2, ALO Audio International+ Optical Edition, RSA Intruder, Schiit Lyr, Schiit Vali 2, Woo Audio WA6, iFi Audio Micro iDSD Black Label, LH Labs GOV2+ Infinity, Chord Mojo, AK120, HiFiMAN HE-500