Collusion
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I blame UEFA Euro 2020 for not having any time to write reviews here. Jun 18, 2021

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Jul 29, 2021 at 9:54 AM
    1. Collusion
      Collusion
      1. Collusion
        Collusion
        Probably the worst hangover in ten years. Maybe should've eaten more (only had a lunch in the forenoon and nothing else)
        Aug 22, 2020
      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        Coconut water works well, probably from its rehydration properties. I also learned in high school that greasy breakfast sandwiches from Hardee’s, Burger King, etc help, but I’m not sure of the science behind that one.
        Aug 23, 2020
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    2. Collusion
      Collusion
      A pair of Dynaudio Evoke 20's received today. Will write a three way review between these, Special 40's and Revel M106's very soon.
      1. JayC, nishan99, BenjaminBore and 5 others like this.
      2. rlow
        rlow
        Aug 17, 2020
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    3. Collusion
      Collusion
      Hegel H200 waiting for me at post office. I'm at work and time runs very very slow.
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      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        I've got a smallish living room setup. I'll try to write some impressions this week.
        Aug 5, 2020
        rlow likes this.
      3. rlow
        rlow
        Aug 5, 2020
      4. rlow
        rlow
        And post some amp impressions when you have time as well. Have been curious about the H200 for some time.
        Aug 5, 2020
    4. Collusion
      Collusion
      Had a change to demo the Stax SR-009's. Pretty sure they're no match for the Raal SR1a's, although still very likeable.
      1. Cakecake and dark_energy like this.
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        I also observed quite a few cases that the preference went the other way.. so in the end they don't seem to replace each other at all.
        Jul 29, 2020
    5. Collusion
      Collusion
      Note to yourself: next time you buy something second hand, ask the seller if it's from a smoke-free home.
      1. DigMe, Merrick, EagleWings and 8 others like this.
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      3. TheIceman93
      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        I did clean to whole enclosure with isopropyl alcohol, also from the inside. The PSU card was easy to remove, but the mainboard was a bit too tricky, thanks to those AES/EBU inputs with push flanges. I wiped what I could and the thing is now less smelly.
        Jul 22, 2020
        Lyander, Thad E Ginathom and Jinxy245 like this.
      5. Collusion
        Collusion
        The thing is now up and running. Currently listening to Phoebe Bridger's new Punisher album. First impression: Very impressive sound stage!
        Jul 22, 2020
        Thad E Ginathom, YMO and Jinxy245 like this.
    6. Collusion
      Collusion
      If you feel lonely, try watching a good horror movie in the dark. A malevolent presence will keep you company for the rest of the night!
      1. FlySweep, Jinxy245, hikergrl and 6 others like this.
      2. YMO
        YMO
        Sometimes I give random people my Google phone #. Some here have it.
        Jul 18, 2020
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    7. Collusion
      Collusion
      DAC lemmings part 2: Burl B2 DAC purchased
      1. rlow
        rlow
        Choo choooo! All aboard!!

        Hype train about to leave the station.
        Jul 14, 2020
        Melvillian, Jinxy245, JK47 and 3 others like this.
      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Is this the new hotness?
        Jul 14, 2020
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        @Melvillian more like a flavor of the month. Will be posting a review vs a DM Convert-2 (don't know if Marv still has one) when I get my unit
        Jul 15, 2020
        Melvillian and rlow like this.
    8. Collusion
      Collusion
      5 to 6 beers and everything at home starts to sound good. 10 to 12 beers and everything everywhere sounds good :-) Simple yet effective!
      1. JK47, atomicbob, Deep Funk and 3 others like this.
      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        relatively cheap, but long term costs (monetary and health) could be problematic...
        Jul 3, 2020
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Yellow Pee.
        Jul 3, 2020
      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        @Jinxy245 Spoiler alert! Not willing to realize this until the next morning
        Jul 3, 2020
        Jinxy245 and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    9. Collusion
      Collusion
      Holy moses the Pi2AES is good! Best sound from DM CV-2 to date via AES/EBU.
      1. jexby, Michael Kelly and RobS like this.
    10. Collusion
      Collusion
      Just scored a second hand IFi Micro iDSD BL for 250€. Must be a some kind of spring frenzy going on...
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Or an “I lost my job due to COVID and need money ASAP” frenzy...
        Apr 29, 2020
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I copped a REL T/5i for $300. Definitely craziness.
        Apr 29, 2020
        rlow, ChaChaRealSmooth and Collusion like this.
      4. Collusion
        Collusion
        @rlow I had to actually ask the seller and apparently it really was just without any use atm.
        Apr 30, 2020
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    11. Collusion
      Collusion
      1. boredpanda
        boredpanda
        You're more than welcome! ;)
        Apr 27, 2020
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    12. Collusion
      Collusion
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Lol!
        Mar 27, 2020
    13. Collusion
      Collusion
      Shit got real - Eurovision 2020 cancelled.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        This was my reaction when they canceled the NCAA basketball tourney. HUGE deal in the US.
        Mar 18, 2020
      2. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        I'd say wuflu did us a solid there.
        Mar 18, 2020
        obsiCO, Thad E Ginathom, JK47 and 2 others like this.
    14. Collusion
      Collusion
      Traveling to Germany in two weeks, I hope I don't catch the coronavirus while participating in various events.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        "Nein Mann, ich will noch nicht gehen. Ich will noch ein bischen tanzen."
        Feb 27, 2020
    15. Collusion
      Collusion
      Purchased an SPL Performer s800 and going to hook it up today. Saturday is reserved for testing it with my friend's RAAL's.
      1. GoodEnoughGear likes this.
      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Intuition tells me this would be good. Of course , we all know what intuition is usually worth.
        Feb 6, 2020
        Collusion and Jinxy245 like this.
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        In my speaker setup, I replaced a Rega Elex-R with this and a SPL Phonitor 2 (acting as a pre-amp). It's just ridiculous how much better this combination is. It's like I had purchased a pair of new speakers, lol.

        Setup:
        Bluesound Node 2i -> Drop Airist R-2R -> SPL combo -> Dynaudio Focus 110

        So much more control and dimensionality....with ZERO fatigue. Tests with RAAL's are commencing tomorrow.
        Feb 7, 2020
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    16. Collusion
      Collusion
      I got a pair of Sennheiser HD600's for free (from a friend). He bought Raal SR1a's and was in a really good mood.
      1. Collusion
        Collusion
        I wonder why I even bought Focal Utopia's in the first place. These are almost as enjoyable, though not nearly as technically proficient.
        Jan 23, 2020
        cskippy, Jinxy245, Scubadude and 3 others like this.
      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        You answered yourself right there. The focal's are very technically proficient v
        Jan 23, 2020
        ChaChaRealSmooth and wbass like this.
      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Granted, the Utopia is still mega-overpriced at $4k retail. Undeniably actually a good headphone though, and unlike a LCD-4 the Utopia doesn't exhibit insane unit variation. I prefer my Utopia to JAR 600.
        Jan 23, 2020
        Thad E Ginathom and alucart like this.
    17. Collusion
      Collusion
      Currently listening to Raal SR1a's. I'd post a picture but I reckon porn isn't allowed here.
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      3. ogodei
        ogodei
        Jan 18, 2020
        Lyander, songmic and dubharmonic like this.
      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Oh no no no noooooo
        Jan 18, 2020
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        HAHAHA I was wondering when that pic would eventually resurface.

        Hope the dude's doing well in retirement. Travelling in a mobile base sounds lovely.
        Jan 18, 2020
    18. Collusion
      Collusion
      Is it a promotion or a punishment when you're given more work/responsibility @work, but pay stays the same?
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Collusion, you answered your own question: it's neither promotion nor punishment, just 'management'.
        Jan 14, 2020
        Lyander, penguins, elmoe and 4 others like this.
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        This is just being done to interfere with your extra-curricular "something big"!
        Jan 14, 2020
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If there are no prospects for a promotion based on your potentially improved performance, rethink your future there. If management does not appreciate the effort, find a better place to build your career. This is not easy to deduce and reason out of. It depends on you. I left some places on principle. If I did not feel appreciated, I left.
        Jan 14, 2020
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    19. ogodei
      ogodei
      I'm all ears. Doubtful, unless you're shifting the cost of the reviewed gear to some third party and concealing that third party's identity somehow, but all ears.

      Or just write an algorithm that deletes all internet reviews which mention a reviewer's wife's comments from the next room.
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      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        There's of course multiple things that need to be done exactly right for this to work. Special attention must be paid to the actual framework - e.g. what are the device categories, what are the users allowed to review and in what order.
        Jan 13, 2020
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      4. ogodei
        ogodei
        Sounds like a tall order, will be interested in seeing what you come up with :)
        Jan 14, 2020
      5. Collusion
        Collusion
        Yup, there's lot to do, currently working on an API which does most of the heavy lifting. Global/Absolute device scores are updated periodically, which requires a separate number crunching script. Then there's the implementation phase, when I've to design the actual website around it. I suppose I've got something to show by next spring or summer. Damn day job taking all my time and energy!
        Jan 14, 2020
    20. Collusion
      Collusion
      Working on something big. I am gonna revolutionise how audio gear reviews are going to be made. (semi-serious)
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 7, 1989 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    Finland
    Occupation:
    Electrical engineer
    Gear List:
    Current setup:

    Amps:
    SPL Phonitor 2
    Hegel H200
    iFi Micro iDSD BL
    SPL Performer s800

    Dacs:
    Burl B2 Bomber
    Massdrop Airist R-2R
    iFi Micro iDSD BL
    Schiit Bifrost 2

    Speakers:
    Revel M106
    Genelec 6010b (@work)

    Headphones:
    Raal SR1a
    Sennheiser HD600

    Sources:
    Win10 PC with Matrix Element H USB card
    Pi2AES
    Bluesound Node 2i
    Oppo DV-983H

    Past devices (not in any particular order):
    Rega Elex-R
    Schiit Modi Multibit (gen 1)
    Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2
    Chord Mojo
    Chord Hugo
    Chord Hugo 2
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Burson Conductor V2
    RME ADI-2 DAC
    RME ADI-2 DAC v2
    MSB Signature DAC IV Plus
    NAD M51
    Soekris dac1541
    Marantz HD-DAC1
    Anthem Statement D2v 3D
    Marantz AV8801
    Marantz AV7005
    Marantz NA7004
    Audiolab 8000AP
    Audiolab 8000M monoblocks
    Audiolab 8000P
    Audiolab 8000Q
    Audiolab 8200CDQ
    Audiolab 8200M monoblocks
    Densen B-110
    Creek 5350SE
    Creek Evolution 2
    Atoll IN100SE
    Consonance A100 Linear

    Past Speakers:
    Amphion Argon 2 Anniversary
    Amphion Xenon (1st revision)
    Amphion Argon 3 mk2
    B&W 804S
    Dynaudio Focus 110
    Dynaudio Audience 52SE
    Epos M22i
    Genelec 1032a
    Genelec 8030b
    Genelec 8040b
    Infinity Renaissance 90
    Magnat Quantum 503
    Mark&Daniel Maximus Monitor
    Mark&Daniel Ruby
    OR E-1
    Sonus Faber Venere 2.5

    Past Headphones:
    Hifiman Sundara
    AKG K702
    Focal Clear
    Focal Utopia