Cspirou
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Cspirou

They call me Sparky, Male, from Irvine,CA

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3rd ep of Marie Kondo has a musician with a pro audio setup Jan 14, 2019 at 11:53 AM

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    1. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      3rd ep of Marie Kondo has a musician with a pro audio setup
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I believe I see some Yamaha monitors and AKG headphones on one of those Omega stands
        Jan 14, 2019 at 11:56 AM
    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      At an AirBNB. Just confirmed that sound bars really really suck.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        JOLTED !!!
        Jan 13, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        My buddy said his sound bar was just as good as my Klipsch surround sound but he had only heard it at low volumes with regular tv. When we had a Star Wars marathon he changed his tune about 5 seconds into the opening crawl.
        Jan 13, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Yeah, low volume is tolerable. High power into smaller drivers is distortion city
        Jan 13, 2019 at 8:32 PM
    3. Cspirou
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      3. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        The Harmon curve is for headphones, not iems. It may be great for some folks, but definitely not everyone using iems.

        Also, FR is a great starting point. A perfectly EQ'd crappy iem is often a better experience than a technically superior earphone with odd spikes and dips. That doesn't make a low-end iem into a high-end one, though. It makes for an excellent low-end iem.
        Jan 8, 2019
        Lyer25, 9suns, Jinxy245 and 2 others like this.
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        There is an in-ear Harmon target as well.
        Jan 8, 2019
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      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        I'd say the writer has discovered he prefers DD timbre over in-ear electrostatic (and probably BA too)...
        Jan 8, 2019
    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Is Dennis Rodman's basketball legacy overrated or underrated?
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I tend to think he's underrated because I don't really hear him mentioned as one of the better defenders of the era. Although maybe I don't listen to enough sports chatter
        Jan 7, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I think he definitely gets credit for his skills in that era.
        Jan 7, 2019
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Rebound king. And the only one I ever saw that could throw Shaq off his game.
        Jan 7, 2019
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    5. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Moving and a lot of things need to go. Free or pretty cheap
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I can't list everything right now, but I have a lot of office furniture and professional kitchen equipment. Also some other random crap. There's some older computers and AV stuff too. PM me if any of these categories vaguely interests you and let me know what you are looking for. I'll check and see if I have it.

        Local pickup in SoCal only
        Jan 3, 2019
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    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      F4 & F5 PCBs arrived from Black Friday sale! New year, new amps
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    7. zfisch
      zfisch
      I was wondering if you plan on giving some impressions on the sonic differences between the Modi MB and Gungnir MB with the LP? I have the MCTH and Modi MB and am thinking about moving up to a Gungnir MB and LP thus I wonder how they differ sonically. Thanks for your time!
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Yeah, I'll post it up on the LP thread.

        Just a warning that while I'm confident I have the ears, i don't really have the vocabulary which is why I'm reluctant to post impressions. But, with all these generous loaners i consider it a duty to put up some honest impressions.
        Nov 23, 2018
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      Cspirou
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Best of all, it looks like they will be used in a public space! Someone in Ireland should listen to these. @JeffYoung
        Nov 22, 2018
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    9. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I have a Liquid Platinum on a short loan. Looking to borrow a balanced DAC and some 4-pin XLR cables for an HE-500. PM if you can
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        you can borrow my M22B as well... it's a balanced DAC but it's having an issue. If you can troubleshoot it, I'll pay you!
        Nov 15, 2018
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Thanks! I was actually going to offer to troubleshoot it. I got a cheap oscilloscope and everything
        Nov 15, 2018
      5. captkirk
        captkirk
        What you two are doing right here makes this place awesome.
        Nov 15, 2018
    10. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Target has vinyl records now
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Target is a little late to the party.
        Nov 4, 2018
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Another stupid decision by the folks in MN. Some stuff they do well, but electronics and software is not one of them.
        Nov 4, 2018
      4. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        Barnes and noble has vinyl now too. That at least kind of vaguely makes sense.
        Nov 4, 2018
    11. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      UH beat Navy! Yes!
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Great weekend for all. UM beat MSU, OSU got destroyed by Purdue... All is well.
        Oct 20, 2018
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    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Can we just DM people if you really want them to do an intro post?
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Either direct message or dungeon master.
        Oct 14, 2018
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        dungeon master
        Oct 14, 2018
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      5. bengo
        bengo
        ... as opposed to EDM (Extreme Direct Message), that's where you pass their real world address to @JK47 (in cases where a beating is necessary) or @Kunlun (when a "light spudding" seems sufficient).
        Oct 14, 2018
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    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Is there such thing as a bad review on 6Moons?
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Good grief, how dumb I am! Not that I have given much attention to the guy;s name, but I assumed it was Eastern European somewhere.

        Rajan: Indian. Doh!

        Is he of Indian origin, or just took an Indian name?
        Oct 14, 2018
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Might have changed his name after joining the cult
        Oct 14, 2018
      5. powermatic
        powermatic
        Oct 14, 2018
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    15. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Crazy idea. A parafeed amp with an interstage transformer instead of a capacitor.
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      2. schiit
        schiit
        (Oh yeah, and it generated the AC sine wave using the 24-bit AK4490 DAC and a 32-bit Microchip processor. And it had Class A output. And frequency adjustable to 0.0001Hz. Because Dave. Because crazy. Because it could also be used for the turntable. And in that application, well, we'll see.)
        Sep 16, 2018
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      3. bengo
        bengo
        Would the analog purists buy a TT with a digitally controlled motor? ;)
        Sep 16, 2018
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Turntable supply is the only application I would seriously use a DAC + Amp for a power supply.

        @bengo - I've seen a tubed turntable power supply. And I don't mean a rectifier tube.
        Sep 16, 2018
    16. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      New DIY stuff at diyaudio and Pete Millett
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Pete has a lower powered project with an e-choke and he has a Class D project coming. Diyaudio has First Watt M2 boards available.
        Sep 15, 2018
    17. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Massdrop e-stat?!
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Yeah, i don't care if there's an 11 month wait or whatever it is
        Sep 14, 2018
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Looks like it comes with Koss's lifetime warranty, too.
        Sep 14, 2018
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      4. westermac
        westermac
        Hell yes. It's great to see a pioneer in personal audio pushing to maintain relevance... Rooting for the (Milwaukee) home team.
        Sep 14, 2018
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    18. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Seeing more 'audiophile' HPs in public. Shure, ATH-M50, HD598...
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      3. Pilsnerpunk
        Pilsnerpunk
        Saw a young man wearing Audeze Isines at the gym. Probably not a great choice.

        Most of the headphones I see in the wild are cheap garbage, nothing over $100 except Beats.
        Sep 6, 2018
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Oh gawd! I'd be worried about getting sweat all over those
        Sep 6, 2018
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      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        If you ever visit Tokyo, your jaw will drop with what you see walking around...
        Sep 6, 2018
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    19. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Amusing to go on Bandcamp and see Ken Ball support the same album I do.
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    20. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Finished one project. Need to prioritize now
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @jexby - I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS!!
        Aug 28, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @schiit - more like good enough so I don't have to think about. Too many mods that I can apply
        Aug 28, 2018
      4. bengo
        bengo
        @schiit It sounds like you have at least one thing in common with my wife... although, if you're running an audio company, "finished" is the other thing that happens instead of "insolvency" ;)
        Aug 29, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    September 12
    Location:
    Irvine,CA
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Gear List:
    Open Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD 600
    Audiotechnica AD-700
    Sennheiser Massdrop HD 6xx

    Closed headphones:
    HD 201
    Koss MV1

    IEM:
    Hifiman RE-400
    Skullcandy whatever
    NuForce HEM 4

    Amplifiers:
    Topping TP-21
    LJM HA-PRO
    Schiit Magni 2 Uber

    DAC:
    Schiit Modi 1
    Schiit Modi MB
    FiiO Taishan D03K

    Dongle DAC/Amp:
    Centrance DACPort HD Slim

    Speakers:
    DIY fe83en bookshelf speakers
    DIY TABAQ floorstanders

    Unfinished projects:
    DIY Aren van Waarde OTL 6080 amp
    Dynalo SS mk2
    Dynalo SS mini (so close)
    LJM HA-Pro enclosure
    CD transport
    digital transport
    fe103-sol speakers
    Folsom TDA7297
    Various speaker amps

    Misc:
    Raspberry Pi B+, 2, zero, 3
    Arduino
    Hifiberry Digi+
    iPod touch 3rd gen

    Wishlist:

    Vmoda BoomPro Mic
    Headphones with 3.5mm jack (ATH-M50x, Noontec Hammo Philips SHP9500, etc.)
    CIEM - Alcair Reference
    IEM - Massdrop Plus
    Closed Headphone - Fostex TH-X00 or Oppo PM3
    Open Planar magnetic - Hifiman HE-400i, HE-400s or Fostex T50RP
    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.

    Signature

    Home: Modi MB > DIY Dynalo SuSy Mini > 4-pin XLR > Massdrop HD 6xx
    Laptop: Meridian Explorer² > Massdrop Plus
    Nearfield: Modi MB > Lepai > Micca MB42x
    Portable: Cayin N5 > Massdrop Plus