E_Schaaf
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MOT: Upscale Audio (Thread Judge Code-6 District), from Pasadena, CA

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Friend shot in the head by a rubber bullet, concussed and bleeding in the brain. He was there as a medic. 'To protect and serve' my ass. Jun 1, 2020 at 8:44 AM

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    1. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Friend shot in the head by a rubber bullet, concussed and bleeding in the brain. He was there as a medic. 'To protect and serve' my ass.
      1. JK47, dmckean44 and Inoculator like this.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        At this point in time it would be fair to assume anyone out "protesting" should be ready to face the consequences, it's no longer a game.
        Jun 1, 2020 at 10:07 AM
        rott, LetMeBeFrank, PTS and 1 other person like this.
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Unfortunately, it goes with the territory. Even as "bystander" at protests or acts of disobedience, I would always expect to get shot with rubber bullets in the eye, getting bean-bagged in the face, or be "accidentally" hit with baseball bat by a rando. Especially given the circumstances where things have been going out of control. Things can go south in a second. I'm older now, so I stay far away from these things.
        Jun 1, 2020 at 10:26 AM
        rott, LetMeBeFrank, Lyander and 2 others like this.
      5. Boops
        Boops
        Very sorry to hear about your friend.
        Jun 1, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    2. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Fracture Presents: Turbo is absolute amphetamine to my ears. Too bad the double LP sold out...
      1. E_Schaaf
      2. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        You weren't kidding...this is NOT wind-down Friday music. LOL. I may have to go out and run because of this.
        May 29, 2020
    3. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      THX00 pads barely fit around EARS pinna without pressure. Genius design though - cuts the HF zing off the driver's edges vs more open pads.
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        ... at the cost of a weird stage, kind of deep fried crispy plasticy timbre from the pad materials, a consistently opaque coloration. Too bad the pads aren't made with better leather, better foam, etc.
        May 28, 2020
      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Loads more listenable than any other stock Fostex though. Don't feel the difference in magnet strength as much as I thought I would vs the 900. It's there, but not obvious. 900 just scales farther.
        May 28, 2020
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    4. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      SP404 has changed how I listen to music more than any piece of gear ever will. Fed right from my DAC, never been easier to snag samples.
    5. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
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    6. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      TH-X00 on the way. Time to see if my TH900 mods work the same way on these. Pretty sure the only difference stock is magnet and pads anyway.
    7. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Swapping from the Eitr to the E22 via AES into my DSP 9000 III... transients are much more incisive, background feels a bit less grey. Nice!
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      2. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        Overall do you think the lynx card benefits are worth the price?
        May 14, 2020
      3. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        I think so. There's also a difference in engagement factor that is hard to describe. It was more difficult to focus on the music when I was without Lynx for a few months.
        May 14, 2020
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Depends on where you are with your gear. If you're not satisfied with the general tone and performance of your DAC, get a better DAC instead. But having the Lynx does mean you'll take better advantage of whatever DAC you end up with - with a better transport than USB. I see it as a further investment in gear I already have.
        May 15, 2020
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    8. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Just bought myself a SP404SX. Can't wait to have a hardware interface for crafting rhythms. Used to being tethered to keyboard and mouse...
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Nice. What programs do you normally use? I mostly use iPad Beatmaker 3 and recently got Aum but I need to learn it. I love all the synths you can get.
        May 12, 2020
    9. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Just had a customer ask me if he could plug a pair of HD660s directly into the RCA outputs of his VTL preamp using a theoretical adapter...
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I told him no but he bought them anyway. I kinda hope he follows up... said he would not ever consider getting a headphone amp? why?
        May 8, 2020
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'm betting he listened to a Grado RA-1 'cause Stereophile told him to 30 years ago.
        May 8, 2020
      4. netforce
        netforce
        Why listen to the advice of a person you called to ask advice from when you can just do what you wanted anyway.
        May 8, 2020
    10. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Something's visceral about a really crunchy tape played through these weird double-mouth rear horns in my small bedroom. Texture + tactility
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    11. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      [accidental double-post]
    12. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Spinning Ravi Shankar - Hollywood 1971 this morning. Great way to start the day.
    13. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Getting some squealing out of one of my subs but not the other (in parallel). Still there when no source plugged into sub amp. Very confused
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        No noise when plugged into a different amp, which points to the sub amp. But the sub amp creates no noise through the other sub even though I literally drive both subs from the same taps, which points to the sub itself.
        Apr 27, 2020
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Finally paying penance for your modding ways I see :P

        In all seriousness, do you have another sub or amp to test with? I'm kind of like that with computers; throw hardware at the problem until it goes away.
        Apr 27, 2020
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Have you checked inside for small babies?
        Apr 27, 2020
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    14. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Anyone have a Lynx E22 they want to let go of?
    15. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Disassembled my TH900s so many times some screws are no longer holding. Time to use glue or get different cups. Maybe could scrap X00 parts?
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I did the toothpick trick with the custom stands on my Maggie 3.6's while I still had them. The holes on the 900 cups (yes they're wood) are a bit too small for that to work though, unless I used a single splinter. Lacquer might be the trick, my first attempt was to wrap the screws in micropore tape to try to thicken them. Unsuccessful lol
        Apr 24, 2020
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Presuming the micropore was too thick - plumber's tape?
        Apr 24, 2020
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Maybe try wood glue. Lightly grease the screw and stick it in the glue. Once the glue dries, the screw should come out and leave threads in the glue. This worked perfectly on a speaker box I made from mdf that had the holes stripped.
        Apr 24, 2020
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    16. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Upscale is looking at a record-breaking month for sales. I have now-unemployed friends eating flour to get by. What a strange, cruel time.
      1. Jinxy245 and Josh83 like this.
      2. Broberto
        Broberto
        Yikes. Income inequality being laid bare in this country...Blacks and Latinos dying at double the rate of whites thanks to their “essential” jobs and prior lack of healthcare & subsequent preexisting conditions while the rich folks get paid to stay at home and get Whole Foods delivered.
        Apr 21, 2020
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      3. Broberto
        Broberto
        (Not to make this whole thing about race obv, line is really being drawn on a socioeconomic level, but unfortunately comes to light in statistics via race in the reports I have seen so far)
        Apr 21, 2020
        Thad E Ginathom and Josh83 like this.
      4. netforce
        netforce
        We live inequitable society where the rich get to stay home and enjoy their fun toys. And the poor have to keep working otherwise they can't afford another meal.
        Apr 21, 2020
        Jinxy245, Thad E Ginathom and Josh83 like this.
    17. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Really wishing I had a way to CNC custom Fostex cups. I have some weird ideas... ordered a pair of alternative cups nonetheless (not lawton)
    18. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Realized earlier I've had the Campfire Cascade for months without realizing it - from the RAD lab (miss those guys). These things are sharp!
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        The headphones? Yeah, most talk about the bass boom but there was something hard in the treble that made things a bit painful at higher volumes. Love the build and fit, but sound wasn't up my alley.
        Apr 15, 2020
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Weird thing is the bass actually sticks out more audibly as a localized hump than on the TH900s, which is mostly flat in the sub and midbass and then evenly slopes down. First time I heard the Cascades I didn't notice that the bass hump is equally just a scoop in the low mids, which makes them lean and sharp.
        Apr 15, 2020
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Maybe I'm weird but I actually hear stock TH900 bass as pretty well integrated save for the lower mid scoop— can't remember my impressions but I have them on here somewhere, bass was too much even for me, and I use HP-3 without venting.
        Apr 15, 2020
    19. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Yes, I do have a stockpile of TP varieties and masks. Not from panic buying, but from years of modding. Weird how that happens...
      1. Jinxy245, Wilson, dubharmonic and 2 others like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If only people knew what the TP and masks were used for in this case (probably would bring out pitchforks and torches).
        Apr 13, 2020
    20. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Sometimes I wish I had gotten into headphone stuff a couple years before I actually did. At least then I could've had a chance at a Super 7
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I don't feel like I'm lacking anything performance-wise from my setup and I don't want to leave the impression that i'm displeased with what i've got. What attracts me to the Super 7 is just that it has tubes and is super configurable and tweakable. I guess I could always just get a bottlehead. I just like to tweak.
        Apr 10, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        What want twerk?
        Apr 10, 2020
      5. jexby
        jexby
        I know where two Super 7s live. they are protected by the Jedi council at last check point.
        Apr 10, 2020
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