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  1. Lyander
    Lyander
    And it's back to enhanced quarantine. What is "outside" again?
    1. Lyander
  2. crenca
    crenca
    I'm looking at a long 25ft HP cable. I calculate it will add 1ohm, but what about inductance?
    1. crenca
      crenca
      Would it be significant, leading to audible effects? Anything else?
      Aug 4, 2020 at 8:48 AM
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  3. dncnexus
    dncnexus
    Asgard 3 hi/low gain switch is stuck in the middle. Might need to send it back for repairs it seems :(
    1. Hooncake likes this.
    2. EagleWings
      EagleWings
      Sorry to hear that man.
      Aug 4, 2020 at 8:12 AM
      dncnexus likes this.
    3. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Contacted Schiit and they are having me return this one and they will ship me a new unit. Great customer service +1
      Aug 4, 2020 at 10:04 AM
  4. dncnexus
    dncnexus
    Hope everyone is staying safe out here on the East coast with this Tropical Storm!
  5. Elmer Danilovich
    Elmer Danilovich
    iFi ZenDAC 4.4mm Out has no right to sound this GOOD with HD 600. Props to @iFi audio for a lovely TI PCM implementation and clean amp stage
    1. iFi audio and Gazny like this.
    2. iFi audio
      iFi audio
      Thank you!
      Aug 4, 2020 at 4:07 AM
      Elmer Danilovich likes this.
  6. YMO
    YMO
    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I just divorced my HD600 for the HD6XX. The 6XX/650 love is real.
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    2. RatSalad
      RatSalad
      6xx and sw51+ is perfect blend of smooth/laid back but still dynamics and not slow. Throw modius in for a bit of gruntiness
      Aug 3, 2020 at 8:26 PM
      ericgautier likes this.
    3. RobS
      RobS
      Welcome to the "dark" side. ;)
      Aug 3, 2020 at 9:46 PM
    4. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Wait till you get your JAR
      Aug 4, 2020 at 1:35 AM
      Phantaminum and YMO like this.
  7. ChaChaRealSmooth
    ChaChaRealSmooth
    Looking at old pics of meets makes me really want to have one again when the environment is suitable for one. Another SoCal CanJam u?
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    2. YMO
      YMO
      I said @ChaChaRealSmooth living room. Actually a conference room could be better with "social" distancing?
      Aug 3, 2020 at 7:55 PM
    3. JK47
      JK47
      The LAX meet was EPIC!!!
      Aug 3, 2020 at 9:00 PM
      insidious meme and YMO like this.
    4. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
      If things ever really settle down, I'd be up to fly across the Pacific to meet up with everyone IRL.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 11:03 PM
      JK47 and YMO like this.
  8. crenca
    crenca
    @monacelli , somehow I disliked instead of liked your sensible post on the Freya thread. Fixed now
    1. RobS, LetMeBeFrank and monacelli like this.
    2. monacelli
      monacelli
      Thanks! No harm either way, I figured it may have been accidental :-)
      Aug 3, 2020 at 7:33 PM
  9. rlow
    rlow
    Oh Schiit, Freya Plus in der haus (replacing OG Freya). First impression on first song: Ooooohhhh, ahhhh, woahhhh.
    1. monacelli, Merrick, Vtory and 2 others like this.
    2. RobS
      RobS
      I'm so happy to hear that you may soon be ditching the OG Freya :)
      Aug 3, 2020 at 6:13 PM
      rlow likes this.
  10. yotacowboy
    yotacowboy
    vinyl: more engaging. Digital more immersive.
    1. Jinxy245 likes this.
    2. brencho
      brencho
      Should probably revise to “vinyl: more engaging. Digital: more immersive” unless you want to be specific in both sides of this comparison hahah
      Aug 3, 2020 at 6:13 PM
      yotacowboy and Jinxy245 like this.
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  12. yotacowboy
    yotacowboy RatSalad
    sorry, wrong thing!
    1. RatSalad likes this.
    2. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Could have been a very different song:

      Wrong thing! I think I love you;
      But I don't know for sure...

      Damn. I hope I haven't just spoilt one of my favourite earworms!
      Aug 4, 2020 at 7:49 AM
  13. yotacowboy
    yotacowboy
    not a hundy degrees so no AC tonite means Aegirs! boy, I missed you fellas!
    1. Kernel Kurtz and Gazny like this.
  14. luckybaer
    luckybaer
    Well-mastered CDs sound great with Gungnir Multibit!
    1. Merrick
      Merrick
      I’ve got an old MCA Royal Scam CD by Steely Dan that is spooky good through the Gungnir. It sounds so vivid without feeling artificially boosted or etched.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM
      luckybaer and Boops like this.
  15. Gazny
    Gazny
    @dncnexus Keeps showing me great deals on ZMF headphones and I don't know how many more I can see before I crack.
    1. Jinxy245, crenca and dncnexus like this.
  16. E_Schaaf
    E_Schaaf
    Never heard a 2-way 8" monitor I liked other than the passive JBL L19 from decades ago. Can be found under $200 with some time.
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    3. k4rstar
      k4rstar
      yes, this is exactly why. the ideal approach to a 2-way is filterless midrange driver and a cap for the tweeter. the better the midrange driver the higher you can crossover the tweeter. if you want bass you need a big box or a separate woofer. i will be building a large open-backed cabinet with a detachable front panel to experiment with mounting different wideband drivers
      Aug 3, 2020 at 3:26 PM
      E_Schaaf likes this.
    4. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      I'm a 2 way 8" t-line weirdo. subs and minimal x-over has kept me happy for a while now. space constrained means no BWC unless i get rid of my living room, GF, dog, and several appliances. oh, and sell my car, too. Then cram a bunch of hornloaded junk into my house like the japanese 200 sqft posters on audiogon.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 4:27 PM
      crenca likes this.
    5. crenca
      crenca
      The ORFAS go for those Devore's 2 ways with those 10 inch made by Seas drivers. I tried to hear them once at RMAF a few years ago but the room was busy, unfamiliar music, and it was RMAF so I had no impression...
      Aug 3, 2020 at 6:53 PM
  17. RobS
    RobS
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    2. RobS
      RobS
      Aug 3, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    3. Hands
      Hands
      @E_Schaaf Minor correction, but there are minor mods applied to the front side of the baffle on both the JAR HD600 and 650. Both have some silicone (?) damping on the baffle, under the pads, and the HD650 has a whole cut out in the front foam. Minor stuff, but technically not all rear side. :)
      Aug 3, 2020 at 4:01 PM
      tommytakis, RobS and E_Schaaf like this.
    4. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Thanks for that! I didn't notice anything on the front when I was borrowing Brent's JAR600, but I didn't disassemble them at all to peek. Now I'm even more curious about the JAR650 which I haven't heard yet.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  18. RatSalad
    RatSalad
    Guys, help me decide used gungnir MB or bifrost2 ?
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    2. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      @Vtory i think some gear have pretty strong character to how they sound. Bifrost 2 is one of them. I think it’s warm sounding. Not really a relative thing. It is what it is.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      @Melvillian

      The reason why I think it relative is I can't fully agree with that statement even though I've been running it for straight 11+ months. Warm-cold is kinda too 1 dimensional oversimplification. I don't think it dichotomy either. It's not harsh or cold by any means to me. But how warm is entirely up to personalized coordinates.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 10:18 PM
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    4. Melvillian
      Melvillian
      @Vtory i agree, specifically in this case because the BF2 doesn’t really sound like anything else.
      Aug 4, 2020 at 7:52 AM
  19. Merrick
    Merrick
    Heaven help me, I couldn’t resist the ridiculous sale price on the Liquid Platinum. Going to compare against Lyr 3.
    1. Jinxy245, rtaylor76, Hammy and 4 others like this.
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    3. Merrick
      Merrick
      @Skyline Those Gold Lions are new production, yeah? One of the things I love about the TS on the Lyr is that it's inexpensive new production so I won't have to worry about shelling out hundreds of dollars when I need a new tube.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 1:41 PM
      Skyline likes this.
    4. GanGreinke
      GanGreinke
      The person is @Ksorota, and he has been great about sharing info about the mod. He listed the caps he switched out in the LP thread on head-fi, and you can also PM him about doing the mod for you.
      Aug 3, 2020 at 1:42 PM
      Merrick likes this.
    5. Merrick
      Aug 3, 2020 at 1:48 PM
  20. dark_energy