Changeling
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The NW-ZX507 has arrived. It’s a nice DAP. But the ROON app doesn’t work so far. Crash upon start Nov 15, 2019

    1. Changeling
      Changeling
      The NW-ZX507 has arrived. It’s a nice DAP. But the ROON app doesn’t work so far. Crash upon start
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    2. Changeling
      Changeling
      Want to buy and rip some LP’s. 1. TT + Phono stage + ADI-2 Pro + computer or 2. USB TT + computer ? Budget around $600
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... And they were better than the CD in cases where the mastering had taken the life out of the music. Faults, clicks and all.

        I'd say that the major thing is not the hardware, but the amount of time and dedication you put in. But that is self-limiting, according to skills and patience: you stop when it's as good as you can get.

        But the work done by the real masters and archivists is... scary!
        Sep 15, 2019
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        Ok, so decent pre and TT it is then. I’ll go for the Mani I think, but on the TT side I’m not sure. Any advice is much appreciated.
        Sep 15, 2019
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        Tons of good advice in the vinyl forum.
        Sep 16, 2019
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    3. Changeling
      Changeling
      Damnit, I haven’t been paying attention to the IEM world...so there’s an Andromeda S as well?! Great/Shit?
      1. Serious
        Serious
        Shit
        Aug 20, 2019
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      2. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        I came down on the opposite end. Really enjoyed it vs. standard andro. Thought the latter too lean. S variant boosted the mids and perception of the low end at the expense of airiness, to me, which could be somewhat remedied by using spiral dots. That was a tradeoff I was happy to make. Ended up ditching them for the Solaris, though.
        Aug 20, 2019
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    4. Changeling
      Changeling
      Ok, so I'm upgrading my DAP. FiiO X5iii has served me well. SR15 or SP1000m. Not convinced that SP1000 price point is fair vs SR15...
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      2. Changeling
        Changeling
        Fair point. The WM1 is quite a bit more expensive no?
        Also - found a new first gen Andro for €700. Hmm.
        Aug 20, 2019
      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        I’m thinking Andro + SR15/ZX300 or potentially a used WM1a...
        Aug 20, 2019
      4. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        I would go for the WM1a over the ZX300. SR15 is more of a style difference, more neutral and less warm than the WM1
        Aug 20, 2019
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    5. jowls
      jowls
      Ultron and mysterious friend have arrived safely, thanks!
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      2. Changeling
        Changeling
        @jowls Perfect! The mystery-tube is a russian one, I can't remember which one I sent, but I think it was a 1974 6N23P if I'm not mistaken. Give it a try and let me know.
        Aug 19, 2019
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      3. jowls
        jowls
        Awesome, super nice of you. I’m currently getting to know EH6CG7 but look forward to trying them out.
        Aug 20, 2019
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    6. Changeling
      Changeling
      I listened to the Chord Hugo 2 with a pair of HD820 today. I was surprised. Actually it was scary good.
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    7. jowls
      jowls
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        I asked for advice on sourcing a tube. Instead, he sends the tube across the world to me. Tack så mycket!
        Aug 1, 2019
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        He IS the tube whisperer.
        Aug 1, 2019
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      4. Changeling
        Changeling
        @jowls Hope it arrives safely! Enjoy!
        Aug 3, 2019
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    8. Changeling
      Changeling
      If someone’s interested in jazz JVC XRCD’s, shoot me a PM. Got a bunch for sale. Also a whole lot of Blue Note TOCJ series .
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    9. Changeling
      Changeling
      In my Blue Note collection, there's 130 CD's released in Japan. I never knew they were worth this much!! Did a check on Discogs and wow!
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        However, the musical value is priceless.
        Feb 18, 2019
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Nice!
        Feb 18, 2019
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      4. Changeling
        Changeling
        @atomicbob That’s for sure! They did so many sessions that never saw the light of day until the eighties.
        Feb 18, 2019
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    10. Changeling
      Changeling
      My god! I found that I had a duplicate of the Audio Fidelity Deep Purple Box, numbered and in mint condition! PM if you’d like to buy :)
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    11. Changeling
      Changeling
      Selling off a bunch of duplicate DCC 24kt gold CD’s. Never realized how rare some of these have become. Doors, Joni, Dylan ...
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      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        I've got a load of these CDs too, from when they started their subscription service. Bonkers prices on some of them!
        Feb 10, 2019
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      4. Changeling
        Changeling
        @pedalhead yeah, I didn’t realize Highway 61 Revisited has become this rare .
        Feb 10, 2019
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      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        You may have created a candidate for yet another tag: WCBM
        Feb 10, 2019
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    12. Changeling
      Changeling
      Bought NC headphones in transfer on LHR...forgot the case on the flight after landing. 3 hours with headphones.... sigh
      1. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        oh man...that sucks!
        Jan 16, 2019
      2. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        Depends if they were good or not.
        Jan 17, 2019
      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @frenchbat haha! Fair. I bought the WH-1000XM3. Still missing the case, but I bought new original one through local dealer.
        Not sure if it’s a good HP but it seems to cancel noise and I guess that was the purpose of me buying it :)
        Feb 10, 2019
    13. Changeling
      Changeling
      The madness goingon in the USB Nervosa thread is worse than in a long time.
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        The USB sanity is in the Club Room :)
        Jan 12, 2019
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Wait, there's USB sanity?
        Jan 13, 2019
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    14. Changeling
      Changeling
      I’m about to exit the headphone hobby and buy a CDP and active speakers instead. RME ADI-2 Pro, HD650 and cables for sale soon
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      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I can't imagine life without the HD650!
        Jan 5, 2019
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Poleepkwa good question. It could make sense from a connectivity perspective, the ADI-2 has what I need. But at the same time, I think I'm looking for a one box solution with remote...
        Jan 7, 2019
      4. Changeling
        Changeling
        ...as in I'm thinking to go back to Linn (where I once was). Linn Klimax DSM + Linn Klimax Exakt speakers are currently on my shortlist to hear (again)
        Jan 7, 2019
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    15. Changeling
      Changeling
      Jazz nuts thread is on
      1. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        So much music, so little time!
        Dec 15, 2018
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    16. Changeling
      Changeling
      1 Philips E188CC, Delta 5A3! any interest? Also a couple of Siemens E88CC, O-getter...
    17. Changeling
      Changeling
      I should've never gotten myself entangled with the Sun Ra discography. Space is the place but damnit, it's impossible to complete.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Try James Brown. There are so many live cuts you can never find all of the recordings. Find the best ones on your favourite medium and stop there. The crate digger curse. I am facing this curse with Prince these days (his non-Pop discography is huge!)...
        Sep 19, 2018
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      2. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Deep Funk Yeah, I think I've decided to stop at 100 albums or so. I'm at 75 and I believe there's more than 150 out there, at least official releases. Then there's the live cuts and everything that Marshall Allen is now releasing from the vaults. Sigh.
        Sep 19, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Don't try to tackle Buckethead
        Sep 19, 2018
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    18. Changeling
      Changeling
      Sony WF-1000X? @shotgunshane , you weren't too impressed? With iPhone8, I'd like to consider going down the wireless route. Thoughts people?
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      2. bengo
        bengo
        Btw: my personal takeaway from listening to the M2 and M2 BT side-by-side was that I'm not willing to spend this much on mediocre sound, and wireless will get you only so far. Probably IEM is the way to go due to the need for much less power. I don't get along with IEMs.
        Sep 14, 2018
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      3. Griffon
        Griffon
        Super bad fit for me. Frequent disconnections. Random drop outs in right ear. This was my pair of WF1000x in Feb.
        Sep 14, 2018
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      4. Griffon
        Griffon
        Also, the cost-performance in wireless is super low. If you really, really want wireless, get some CFA IEMs and pair with MUC-M2BT1, and consider it done.
        Sep 14, 2018
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    19. Changeling
      Changeling
      Managed to get on quite well with Google Drive, but running out of space. What's the NAS one should get? 4TB space enough for now.
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      3. bengo
        bengo
        You can use https://rclone.org to sync with Backblaze B2, but that's different to their fixed price all-you-can-eat consumer oriented service, I think.
        Aug 17, 2018
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        This should be a thread. I'm interested in setting up some local drives for remote access and I need some help with proper setup for backups as well.
        Aug 17, 2018
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      5. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Cspirou send me a ping if you decide to start a thread. I finally decided to use my roon endpoint (which also has the Lynx-card -> AES -> ADI-2 Pro) with NAS disks.
        WD Red disks with mirroring (redundance really..) + a large portable drive for off site backup once per week.
        Sep 14, 2018
    20. Changeling
      Changeling
      Anthony Braxton in London yesterday was absolutely stunning.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jun 13, 1983 (Age: 36)
    Location:
    Sweden
    Occupation:
    Winner
    Gear List:
    Lynx AES16 PCI
    RME ADI-2 Pro AE.

    Genelec 8020D / 7040D

    Fiio X5iii
    Sennheiser HD650, Venus Audio XLR.
    I'm traveling all around Europe for work so feel free to reach out, I'd be happy to meet up for coffee or conversations about jazz and life and jazzlife and lifejazz.

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    • I don’t know where jazz is going. Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.