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  1. Justin S
    Justin S
    On vacation in BC and checking in on SBAF. Listening to my daughter's K72's from my laptop. Experiencing hifi withdrawl.
    1. Biodegraded
      Biodegraded
      You in Vancouver? Third Beach with Mrsdegraded's grandkids all day today, burned like hell in all senses.
      Aug 7, 2022 at 7:09 PM
  2. Cryptowolf
    Cryptowolf luckybaer
    I organize by last name, similar to a library. So, The Cure is under C and Frank Zappa would be under Z.
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  3. luckybaer
    luckybaer
    Organizing CD collection... File artists by first name or last name? e.g. David Bowie - D or B? Frank Zappa - F or Z? #firstworldproblem
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    2. Merrick
      Merrick
      Singular artist, file by last name. Band that starts with or is a singular name (like Edgar Winter Group), file by first letter of the first word in the name.
      Aug 7, 2022 at 10:42 AM
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    3. Merrick
      Merrick
      One exception I’ll usually make is if it’s artist and band name, then I’ll file it under the artist’s last name, like Elvis Costello and The Attractions.
      Aug 7, 2022 at 10:45 AM
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    4. Merrick
      Merrick
      But if it’s a group that started with a group name and then added the singer name in front, like The Supremes to Diana Ross and The Supremes, I keep it all under the band name. :)
      Aug 7, 2022 at 10:46 AM
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  4. BarryT
    BarryT purr1n
    Hello,Earlier I had noted to you that I have a passive device that cancels the cross-talk found in phono cartridges. I would like to talk to you about it and other items. If you would communicate with me you know the ways and rules, my etiquette is from an earlier age. Please contact me or send me the data do such.

    Thank you

    Barry Thornton
    [email protected]
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    2. BarryT
      BarryT
      By the way, what page is this called as I navigate around the site?
      Aug 7, 2022 at 11:22 AM
    3. Wilson
      Wilson
      Profile Posts
      Aug 7, 2022 at 1:57 PM
    4. Gazny
      Gazny
      To start a conversation you can either click on a profile and a link will appear as “start a conversation” or under the inbox section (top right) you can click start a conversation and type their name
      Aug 7, 2022 at 2:11 PM
      rhythmdevils, tommytakis and Wilson like this.
  5. YMO
    YMO
    An introvert best friend is a mask: When you wear a mask no one wants to talk you!
    1. Claritas
      Claritas
      The big bummer was how many chicks looked good masked.
      Aug 7, 2022 at 8:51 AM
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    2. YMO
      YMO
      But I got a chick, so I win!
      Aug 7, 2022 at 9:24 AM
  6. ckhirnigs
    ckhirnigs
    Will tube damper rings help with a long plate 12AX7 that makes a little noise from time to time? A slight tap usually gets rid of the noise.
  7. Cspirou
    Cspirou
    I’m seeing that advice threads are probably the fastest way to determine what a particular audio community is like
  8. Qildail
    Qildail
    One year registered. Thank you, SBAF. It’s been an interesting, informative, and amusing last twelve months.
    1. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      It feels like you were always here!
      Aug 6, 2022 at 1:03 PM
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    2. YMO
      YMO
      Hug me
      Aug 6, 2022 at 1:55 PM
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      You wait your turn. I'm hugging Qildail!
      Aug 7, 2022 at 11:50 AM
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  9. bixby
    bixby
    Do lower end IEMs benefit from balanced cables? eg 7hz Timeless + ifi zen dac
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    2. bixby
      bixby
      Good enough for me, I did not think there would be a benefit, just a hole to stuff dollars into.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 3:06 PM
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    3. Biodegraded
      Biodegraded
      Depends on the IEMs & amp. The Timeless like a bit of power. I can't speak to the zen dac but many dongles or portable amps with low output do better from the bal. jack. Good enough bal. cables can be cheap.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 4:39 PM
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    4. Merrick
      Merrick
      It’s only necessary if the source/amp sounds significantly better from the balanced out.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 7:57 PM
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  10. Pocomo
    Pocomo
    Free Stadia setup spoken for :)
    1. RestoredSparda and Gazny like this.
  11. SoupRKnowva
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    3. Riotvan
      Riotvan
      I like the look tbh. So they no longer use berilium? Maybe that’s for the Grand Utopia? Being slightly facetious.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 8:58 AM
    4. nishan99
      nishan99
      Lame new look and 5k USD zzzzzzz
      Aug 6, 2022 at 11:23 AM
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    5. penguins
      penguins
      Here’s to hoping it “actually sounds better” and it’s not just a side grade
      Aug 6, 2022 at 11:54 AM
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  12. Pocomo
    Pocomo
    I have an extra unopened Google Stadia Premiere (white controller + Chromecast Ultra) that I will send for free to Friends/Contributors.
    1. Pocomo
      Pocomo
      Drop a comment here and PM address if you would like it. I suppose I should also limit this to the USA due to shipping ease/expense, but we can talk about that.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 8:03 AM
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    2. RestoredSparda
      RestoredSparda
      Interested. :)
      Aug 6, 2022 at 8:29 AM
    3. Pocomo
      Pocomo
      Aug 6, 2022 at 8:38 AM
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  13. Skyline
    Skyline
    Not much love for NOS on the BF2 so far. I'm digging it, personally, with the SW51/HD600.
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    3. Skyline
      Skyline
      The BF2 thread. Calling it dead-sounding. Can see why Schiit didn't have it as an original option, etc.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 12:48 PM
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    4. Wilewarer
      Wilewarer
      I said slightly! But yeah, I liked the normal mode better. And the TI card's normal mode better than that. So I could be convinced I didn't give it enough of a chance, but probably not curious enough for a while.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 12:59 PM
    5. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
      Thanks for the heads up. It had already scrolled off the first page of my unread threads.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 6:25 PM
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  14. econaut
    econaut
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    3. Merrick
      Merrick
      I’m not seeing an option to generate any invites, are you sure you can’t just register as a new user? I’m pretty sure that’s what I did.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 8:13 AM
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    4. econaut
      econaut
      Oh boy. You are absolutely correct. There's an invitation code available for anyone since 2018. Anyway, I am eager to finally being able to see 4K77 soon :)
      Aug 7, 2022 at 2:47 PM
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    5. Merrick
      Merrick
      It’s an absolute game changer!
      Aug 7, 2022 at 3:36 PM
  15. Merrick
    Merrick
    Well, shit. Turns out a 650 on a great tube amp really is just about all you need (plus vinyl to play through them).
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    3. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
      According to profile, Bottlehead S.E.X., Schiit Vali 1?
      Aug 6, 2022 at 7:32 AM
    4. Merrick
      Merrick
      I haven’t even tried it with the Vali actually!
      Aug 6, 2022 at 7:32 AM
    5. ColdsnapBry
      ColdsnapBry
      Yes, essentially hd650 off a sw51+ has beat everything I have heard to this point.
      Aug 6, 2022 at 8:40 PM
  16. zottel
    zottel
    RU6 bal > Jot 2 low gain bal > Clear Mg. So fucking good that I’m once again convinced it can’t possibly get any better. :)
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    3. roshambo123
      roshambo123
      Jot 2 + Clear Mg is one of my favorite combos.
      Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 PM
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    4. crenca
    5. zottel
      zottel
      @crenca No. Of course, the end game will actually live up to it’s name, this time. Who in their right mind would expect anything else?
      Aug 5, 2022 at 11:07 PM
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  17. Lyander
    Lyander
    Anyone in southern Israel here, hope y'all keep safe.
    1. Jinxy245, YMO, econaut and 2 others like this.
  18. YMO
    YMO
    "In a relationship with his own fat rolls."
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    3. roughroad
      roughroad
      I forgot the most important question: how does your gf feel about your fat rolls?
      Aug 5, 2022 at 1:10 PM
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    4. YMO
      YMO
      GF said fat rolls is life.
      Aug 5, 2022 at 1:19 PM
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    5. Armaegis
      Armaegis
      Turns out FatRolls is just his nickname for her.
      Aug 5, 2022 at 4:46 PM
      crazychile, zottel, YMO and 1 other person like this.
  19. Ksorota
    Ksorota
    Happy Friday everyone!
    1. Qildail
      Qildail
      Cheers, mate. Happy Friday.
      Aug 5, 2022 at 7:54 AM
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    2. roughroad
      roughroad
      And the same to you!
      Aug 5, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I just realised that it is is Friday. For the next 25 minutes.
      Aug 5, 2022 at 10:05 AM
  20. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    I dreamed that I was using a Windows PC! It was a nightmare.
    1. Cryptowolf, Jinxy245, zottel and 2 others like this.
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    3. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      worst dream ever! I don't even know how to turn a windows computer on.
      Aug 5, 2022 at 3:24 AM
      Boops and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    4. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Clippy: "It looks like you are trying to turn me on. Would you like some help with that?"
      Aug 5, 2022 at 3:32 AM
      Cryptowolf, obsiCO, Jinxy245 and 5 others like this.
    5. YMO