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Very loose understanding: Front horns are for frequencies above and back horns are for frequencies below? Jun 17, 2022

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    1. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Very loose understanding: Front horns are for frequencies above and back horns are for frequencies below?
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'm probably totally wrong, but I'll give this a try: length of the horn affects the amplitude of the reinforcement; longer horn = more loud. Size of the horn mouth affects the frequencies the horn "amplifies"; the larger the horn mouth, the lower the frequency the horn will provide acoustic impedance coupling to the air volume in the room.
        Jun 17, 2022
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        So, for bass frequencies, and depending on the driver(!) you'll want a longer horn with a fairly large mouth. But for something like a tweeter, you'll want a shorter horn length, and less-larger horn mouth.
        Jun 17, 2022
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    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I’m very glad music doesn’t have the same rights bullshit video has
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        The album I remember doing it was contraband by velvet revolver. It auto ran and installed a root kit so when you tried to rip it it was all garbled. But if you turned off auto run or used a Mac/Linux it ripped fine lol
        May 16, 2022
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Wasn’t a reason to push SACD was because they had copy protection that CDs didn’t have?

        Of course they needed to have features like higher resolution otherwise there was zero reason to switch from CD redbook. But I feel like the real reason was so you couldn’t rip it
        May 16, 2022
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Cspirou Yes, and that is IMO the most effective disc based copy protection out there. There are still precious few devices that can be hacked to output the digital signal from an SACD.
        May 16, 2022
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    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        Damn, I kind want that. Looks like Nagra gear
        Apr 21, 2022
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        I love teenage engineering industrial design
        Apr 22, 2022
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      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        That has the sexiness that the high end Sony Walkmans had for me in the eighties. Makes you just want it on sight.
        Apr 22, 2022
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    5. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Anyone else think it sounds like "shit tier amp"?
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Shittier amp?
        Apr 13, 2022
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      3. Wobbletits
        Wobbletits
        I know how to pronounce tyr but my brain won't stop combining the words into the shitter ;/. Also those binding posts are suffering from orbital hypertelorism. I still kinda want a pair.
        Apr 14, 2022
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        I assumed that was intentional to sound like “Shittier” based on some of Schiit’s history and website wording.
        Apr 14, 2022
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    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I find it amusing that vinyl is more mainstream than having a DAC
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        It seems like the ecosystem for digital music makes into ‘personal music’. Whereas vinyl makes it into a shared experience
        Mar 16, 2022
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        My wife just calls all my audio gear "your headphones" ...
        Mar 17, 2022
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        re @Cspirou's initial comment:

        Being into "vinyl" is a status symbol. Having a special room to consume vinyl affords even more status.
        Mar 17, 2022
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    7. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Small desktop speaker amps seem to be entirely the domain of class D. Stuff like Dayton Audio or Topping. So the Chord Anni is interesting
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        You mean "monoblocking" it with a pair of retired Atlas PA601 amps and a Saga you have laying around isn't how you're supposed to drive your desktop speakers?
        Mar 15, 2022
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Woland I see no real issue if your headphone amp can do at least 5w at 32 ohms. Depends on sensitivity of course and need to see the impedance curve. However most audio is at 1 watt or less.
        Mar 16, 2022
      4. Woland
        Woland
        Thanks @Cspirou - so to your point, there are a lot of non-class D headphone amps that could be used as small desktop speaker amps, if you choose the speaker appropriately. I haven't seen any commercially available 16 or 32 ohm desktop speakers, so this may be a DIY exclusive.
        Mar 16, 2022
    8. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Choose your fighter: Harry Olson or Sean Olive
    9. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Reddit seems as unhinged about Apple as they are about Schiit
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Possibly a hot take but I view Reddit as a stellar example of why democracy sucks, not to mention seeing how easily manipulated people can be by having their biases and preconceptions played to. No I don't have a suggestion as to a better system of rule but I firmly maintain that modern democracy where equal deference is given to the opinions of even the least qualified disgusts me.
        Mar 9, 2022
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        (I'm in full-on curmudgeon mode because presidential elections on my end are ramping up).
        Mar 9, 2022
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      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        as Churchill once said, democracy is the worst form of government except for all the other ones
        Mar 9, 2022
    10. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        If it is more resistant to heat and humidity, it would make a great mic for live use, like a handheld. I wonder how it is off axis.
        Mar 8, 2022
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @DigMe - oh I don’t know. I think he might have some recorded samples posted somewhere though. Or I can just ask him to send me some audio files
        Mar 8, 2022
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Sorry, I read that as “made me a mic capsule..”
        Mar 8, 2022
    11. Cspirou
      1. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        That's an amazingly detailed and easy to read paper. Too bad the treatment seems to only be available to wealthy S. Koreans ;)
        Mar 4, 2022
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    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I was wondering what purr1n was doing with figurines in his reviews but now I finally get the joke
      1. Wilson, Cryptowolf, imackler and 3 others like this.
      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I still don't get it. I know pink panther is audioscience. Not sure what the other thing is.
        Mar 2, 2022
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I always thought it was random geek/nerd shit, just for fun. Never looked for hidden messages.
        Mar 2, 2022
    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Japan always has some interesting toys that aren’t sold anywhere else. I found a Loki sized 2 way active xover by Fostex
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    14. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I seem to have discovered an instagram genre of babes with vinyl records
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        You follow one vinyl account and your recommendations get all weird
        Feb 10, 2022
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        As long as you don't start getting the ones with hair chests you're ok.
        Feb 10, 2022
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    15. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      chúc mừng năm mới
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    16. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      This isn't anti-Madden but the gamers I detested the most were the ones that only had COD and every year's Madden Football and nothing else
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Haha, never could get into sports games. When I think of Madden I son’t think of video games at all - just years of piled up memories of Madden commentating on games. Also, I think of Frank Caliendo’s amazing Madden impersonations.
        Dec 29, 2021
    17. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I need to setup boobietraps throughout the house
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    18. Cspirou
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        The deep fried Spongebob text and the contents of the link served to make me choke on my coffee. Curious what the hyperobjectivists' stance might be.
        Dec 13, 2021
    19. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Going through older posts and changing 'likes' to 'epic' when appropriate
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        Bets on which YouTube reviewer will get these first?? Lol. The specific advertising on it being a Class AB amp and passive crossover does tell me that they seem to be focused on a certain sound quality, and not just shoving some cheap class D and DSP in there. So they may have some potential (as a powered nearfield).
        Nov 10, 2021
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        Pretty beefy transformer in there too
        Nov 10, 2021
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I can understand not going for active DSP. They are a turntable company and it's an all analog chain from source to speakers. You could easily surpass $400 with separate bookshelf speakers and amps. They even look good with different finishes.

        I know a lot of us would probably get Vanatoo instead, but I'd be interested in listening to these
        Nov 11, 2021
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    Open Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD 600
    Audiotechnica AD-700
    Sennheiser Massdrop HD 6xx

    Closed headphones:
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    Koss MV1

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    Hifiman RE-400
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    NuForce HEM 4

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    LJM HA-PRO
    Schiit Magni 2 Uber

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    Schiit Modi 1
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    FiiO Taishan D03K

    Dongle DAC/Amp:
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    DIY fe83en bookshelf speakers
    DIY TABAQ floorstanders

    Unfinished projects:
    DIY Aren van Waarde OTL 6080 amp
    Dynalo SS mk2
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    CD transport
    digital transport
    fe103-sol speakers
    Folsom TDA7297
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    Vmoda BoomPro Mic
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    CIEM - Alcair Reference
    IEM - Massdrop Plus
    Closed Headphone - Fostex TH-X00 or Oppo PM3
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    On ear travel headphones - Sennheiser Urbanite, Noontec Zoro II
    Schiit Jotunheim + Phono
    MQA DAC - Meridian Explorer 2
    Balanced R2R - Schiit Gungnir MB
    Dynalo Mk2 - DIY
    Turntable - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
    Phono preamp - Hagerman Labs Bugle 2 or Schiit Mani or Millett LR phono
    I want to pursue audio from a DIY perspective although I am not blind to a good value.

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