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Eastern Iowa's Spiciest Pepper, Male, from Eastern Iowa

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Winter audio tweek if you have carpets. Mix 1:10 liquid fabric softener with water and mist the room to keep static discharge to a minimum. Dec 23, 2022

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    1. crazychile
      crazychile
      Winter audio tweek if you have carpets. Mix 1:10 liquid fabric softener with water and mist the room to keep static discharge to a minimum.
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        I learned this trick back in the early 90's when I worked audio retail. I think one of the company reps mentioned it. It would get so bad without it you'd get a nasty zap every time you touched a volume knob. After application the problem would go away for several weeks. Typical Winter would take 3-4 applications. Made the store smell like a laundry room.
        Dec 24, 2022
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I guess I could also keep my Zerostat around and give it a zap every so often.
        Dec 24, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I never had this problem with audio gear, but I used to get it with car-door handles! I learned to touch the car with the flat of my hand first, and *not* reach out for the handle with my fingers.
        Dec 24, 2022
    2. crazychile
      crazychile
      The option for a color change is actually making me consider the Yggdrasil+ UPGRADE
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        @Claritas dust is just less visible on silver, same amount though. All my other gear is black now so the silver Yggdrasil sticks out like a sore thumb in the rack.
        Nov 10, 2022
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        @crazychile The silver knobs (only knobs, not buttons though) on the black cases look ugly.
        Nov 10, 2022
      5. crazychile
        crazychile
        The black Schiit kind of reminds me of the 90's era Levinson
        Nov 10, 2022
    3. crazychile
      crazychile
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @crazychile - one of the reasons I wish Schiit used a 12v trigger. Although I think there’s power strips with that kind of option
        Oct 16, 2022
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I've actually considered a different brand of preamp. Something with more dials and switches. I can't see the fine details 20 feet away and I don't expect that Schiit will suddenly revamp the looks of the gear to appease my tastes.
        Oct 16, 2022
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I use a current sensing trigger power strip for my amp and subs that is triggered off my TV. I tried to use the Freya S as the trigger, but even in the lowest setting, it was not enough current draw to throw the switch. Although if the BF2/64 or Freya are not on the correct inputs, there is still no sound.
        Oct 18, 2022
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    4. crazychile
      crazychile
      The Thorens TD-166 mk2 that I aquired last Winter has found a new home. A buddy wanted a turntable, and I did not.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        Went to same friend that got my Fortes. He also bought my Mani 2. Even with a Denon AVR it sounds pretty darn good.
        Oct 4, 2022
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    5. crazychile
      crazychile
      I finished the recap of the Boston Acoustics A200s and they're burning in. I have a soft spot for classic acoustic suspension speakers.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Me too! Some ported speakers are just way too loose in the bass.
        Mar 29, 2022
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I also got a pair of A150s to refoam and play with. These will likely get sold unless my kids want them.
        Mar 29, 2022
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        They sound better when you are drunk.
        Mar 29, 2022
    6. crazychile
      crazychile
      I told myself I wouldn't get back into vinyl. But I got a great deal on an old system that just happened to include a Thorens TD166 mk2.
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        Thanks for the recommendations. I already ordered a belt from Thakker EU, which was a recommended alternative and half the price even with shipping from Germany.
        Mar 28, 2022
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Awesome! Very exciting.
        Mar 28, 2022
      5. Qildail
        Qildail
        I need to shop the same places you do… or maybe not. Easier to stay out of trouble if I don’t.
        Mar 28, 2022
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    7. crazychile
      crazychile
      Latest project: Rebuilding a pair of Boston Acoustics A200s. My first exposure to decent hifi in the 80's were the A150 and A400.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        The cabinets were almost perfect and the woofers had already been refoamed. Caps have arrived for the Xover update. One of the stock Seas tweeters have a low impedance reading. I'm going to try a ferrofluid clean and fill but might need to get some new Seas from Madisound.
        Mar 5, 2022
    8. crazychile
      crazychile
      I bought a pair of Altec Lansing 874a Segovias a few weeks ago to restore. Once I refoam the drivers I’ll work on crossovers.
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    9. crazychile
      crazychile
      I finally got the donor Klipsch Fortes up and running with rebuilt Xovers and updated titanium tweeter diaphragms. These sound pretty sweet.
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        Not quite the slam and microdetail of the PAPs, but a very similar sound.
        Aug 4, 2021
      3. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        You're a lucky dude. Enjoy your badass new speakers! Modded old Klipsch are wonderful to my ears and should last you decades.
        Aug 4, 2021
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        The last time I heard original Fortes is when I sold the floor models where I worked around late 1989. The Forte II had been out for a while at that point. I don’t remember any Klipsch from that era having such a smooth and extended top end. And my hearing was a lot better then. So I think the titanium diaphragm upgrade is a must.
        Aug 5, 2021
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    10. crazychile
      crazychile
      Picked up my free pair of original Klipsch Fortes today. Need binding posts and maybe a dust cap. Oiled Walnut cabinets are in decent shape.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        A little danish oil and they should look nice. Xover is mounted to back of terminal cup so I have to rip them out to replace the binding posts. I’ll relocate the Xovers to a board and replace the capacitors.
        Jul 1, 2021
    11. crazychile
      crazychile
      Coworker contacts me today and asks if I know someone who wants some Klipsch Fortes as a project, otherwise they go to the dump.
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        Repairs seem pretty minor. It might be a few weeks until I can pick them up and see.
        Jun 9, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Um...hello!
        Jun 10, 2021
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      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        thats good karma for those maggies, cheers!
        Jun 10, 2021
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    12. crazychile
      crazychile
      The family and I went to Buffalo Wild Wings last night since they had free wings for Vets. I hadn't been there in a few years. ...
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Last time I was at buffalo wild wings I ordered the hottest wings on the menu, and ate 20 of them (boneless). So good, but that, combined with some drinks, ended up throwing up in the buffalo wild wings bathroom. 10/10 would recommend.
        Nov 12, 2020
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      4. SeanT
        SeanT
        Mmmm, Buffalo Wild Wings. Haven't tried the reaper sauce, but the mango habanero is one of my favorites. Happy Veterans Day to your wife and kids!
        Nov 12, 2020
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      5. Soups
        Soups
        Props to your veteran wife and her disrespect for spice. I love genuinely hot wings but I'm definitely losing my ability to handle it as i age... much like my ability to hear higher-freq's.
        Nov 12, 2020
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    13. crazychile
      crazychile
      Klipsch Heresies are gone. I traded those back to the previous owner for $500 worth of 9mm and 38 Special ammo. Priorities bitches.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Blow something up. I heard flamethrowers are fun.
        Nov 10, 2020
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      4. wormcycle
        wormcycle
        I would trade any speakers for a good gun and some ammo. But I live in Canada. If your neighbors see a kid with a water gun , police comes.
        Nov 12, 2020
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Nov 12, 2020
    14. crazychile
      crazychile
      Bought a great condition Carver TX-11a tuner off of flea bay for cheap. It sounds really good. Way better than Magnum Dynalab I used to own.
      1. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        TX-11a is the only piece of Carver I kept after my Carver phase back in the 70s.
        Oct 17, 2020
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    15. crazychile
      crazychile
      I am blessed. We got power back last night . Power company said we are on the main feed to the Walmart 1/2 mile up so we were a priority.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        I broke curfew to drive my side of town. Still is dark except for a few businesses along busy streets. But my family is good and just need to get repairs done before fall comes and rain
        Aug 13, 2020
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      2. Pogo
        Pogo
        That's good news indeed!
        Aug 13, 2020
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    16. crazychile
      crazychile
      Had the worst storm I’ve ever seen Monday afternoon. 90-110 mph sustained winds for about 45 minutes. Most of Eastern Iowa is without power.
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      3. scblock
        scblock
        My brother and his wife got power in Iowa City on Thursday. My sister in Ames didn't get power until yesterday. My parents were luckier, power came back Tuesday. I didn't even know about it until my buddy asked if I'd called my parents on Monday.
        Aug 15, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Yeah there’s been virtually nothing mentioned about it in the national news. The flood of 2008 was a big deal and made news. This is way worse.
        Aug 16, 2020
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    17. crazychile
      crazychile
      It was an interesting Saturday night. First I get caught driving in a storm with heavy rain and 80 mph winds. It looked like a hurricane.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Next time, disable the door switch and throw a brick inside a fast-spinning front-loader. It's actually much more dramatic!

        (Or... just search youtube and check it out)
        Jul 12, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        We were kinda wishing we had filled it with water. The second round I was shooting slow to try and aim low to take out the motor.
        Jul 12, 2020
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    18. crazychile
      crazychile
      I started CrossFit a few weeks ago. Today was the first day I went into class not being sore. I think I’m older than everyone by 20 yrs.
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        There are plenty of girls at the gym near my house who are shorter than me who both lift more than me and could kick my ass. You're working out for yourself; going out is when you try to impress.
        Jun 22, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Yep, one of the instructors is 62 and looks a really fit 45. I learned there’s some things he doesn’t try to do any more. So I Modify a few things but still get in an extreme workout for me.
        Jun 22, 2020
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        My previous personal trainer was a lady shorter than me and she could lift more than me. If I failed she was not afraid to laugh at my attempt. Yeah a short lady got me into weight training...
        Jun 23, 2020
    19. crazychile
      crazychile
      RIP: Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        I know dude, was playing some Kraft last night.
        May 7, 2020
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I only saw it announced on Yahoo news, (not the most reliable) but the article dropped yesterday and his death was a week ago. This one slipped under the radar.
        May 7, 2020
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      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Add one more: Stranglers keyboard player Dave Greenfield.
        May 7, 2020
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    20. crazychile
      crazychile
      Family food expenditures were double last month compared to regular. My wife panic bought but then I panic ate ....and drank
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The only thing we panic-bought was cat food. Oh, and ice-cream. I don't remember ever having had such a cheap month.
        May 2, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    Occupation:
    Systems Engineer
    Gear List:
    Source: PI2AES
    DACs: Schiit Yggdrasil
    Headphones: Koss KSC-75, ESP-950, Sennheiser HD650

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    Home: RPi3 w/ PI2AES -> Yggdrasil A2 -> Freya S -> Aegir -> PAP Trio 15 (Heil)
    -> Koss ESP-950

    Office: Roon/MacbookPro -> Geshelli J2 -> SW51+ -> Sennheiser HD-650