Elmer Danilovich
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Elmer Danilovich

MOT:Earmen, HeadAmp, Bricasti; AKA:MShenay, Male, from In the Oak Forest

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Shout out to @Bill-P the mad wizard himself, got me staying up late editing pics and listening to music on this beautifully modded D5K Mar 8, 2022

Elmer Danilovich was last seen:
Feb 23, 2024
    1. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Finally ripped off the Mid Fi band aide and made a few sales, now time to save up for a better DAC!
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        What's on the list, Rockna? :P
        Jul 7, 2020
    2. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Suggestions on who/where to go for getting a Stax Amp Built?
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      3. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        For e-stat advise, the best place would be www.head-case.org, which is the home of all e-stat aficionados, including Spritzer.
        Jul 2, 2020
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      4. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Oh boy another community to participate in YAY... shame on me tho for not reading there more often!
        Jul 2, 2020
      5. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Sooooooooooooooooo I wound up getting a modded SRM 007tA and now it's time to sell some of my mid fi crap and buy a SR 009 to match my new amp! My 95X needs a compliment
        Jul 7, 2020
    3. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Whoa unbanned, neato. Long story short I'm impressed by how consistently great Yggdrasil A2 is from system to system and room to room!
      1. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        The results of my aforementioned experiment is first hand experience in that "prototypes" are fickle. Sometimes AMAZING other times... not so much and frankly unwavering consistency is just as important as sound quality
        Jun 26, 2020
    4. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      I highly recommend the Vinyl of Metallica's S&M over the CDs, after some digging I've confirmed the dynamic range is audibly better
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        The DVD is also way better than the CDs, although it's pretty rare. Picked mine up on eBay about 10 years ago. Has 4 diff audio tracks; lossy DD 5.1, PCM stereo, and lossy stereo of separate band/orchestra.
        Jan 17, 2020
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      2. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Ohh I'll have to dig around and see if I can't find that too! Thank you
        Jan 17, 2020
      3. Jalsar
        Jalsar
        The best version is the 45rpm box set.
        Jan 18, 2020
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    5. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      New Decade Resolution for me is getting back to me, getting back in touch with my passion for music itself. Not just listening to it
    6. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      I'd skip Jade II honestly if your thinking about trying an Electrostat
    7. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Sat down and gave Mutafukaz a watch... and honestly I enjoyed the dub of it, good art style, animation, story and choice of music & voices
    8. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Here I am at like 43 dB idle noise jealous of these significantly quieter spaces... I guess it could be worse in my apartment
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      2. Hands
        Hands
        It's a cheap meter. My house is small and with a very compact layout. HVAC and return are all setup in such a way to be loud as hell when it comes on.
        Dec 15, 2019
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        The old RS 3300099 is reliable to 30 dBA. I have several here and checked them all against the B&K 4231 and cross calibration at various SPL with ACO 7046 using pink noise through a Genelec 8030 at 25 cm. edit: at standard room temp only - accuracy reduced at other temperatures.
        Dec 15, 2019
      4. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        I have a Check Mate CM 140 that I mounted to measure my ambient figure, I will admit the fridge is sorta loud. Enough that I cut it off to shoot videos, can't do that for listening everyday tho

        But I can get a consistent 39.4 - 39.8 reading in the middle of my office at night. 41.3-42 dBa during the day. [Also I rent]
        Dec 15, 2019
    9. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Gave Ford V Ferrari a watch last night, absolutely stunning film! Well shot cinematography with a powerful mix and lovely jazz soundtrack
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    10. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      I'll be frank I'm interested in Aeon 2 Closed has any one here had a more extensive listen? Like I enjoyed @Hands original AFC post
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        No, I'll be Frank.
        Nov 9, 2019
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      2. Bloom
        Bloom
        We'll be getting them in this week. Will let you know once I've had some time to listen.
        Nov 9, 2019
    11. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Heard Diana Phi over the weekend, phenomenal!!
    12. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Ugh, noise on Head Fi is getting louder with even mods contributing to it these days...
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        The Schiit Happened thread is the worst I've seen. Yet I still stay subscribed...
        Nov 7, 2019
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        GUFFAW!!!
        Nov 7, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If you want the HF experience, go get it. You know what it is going to be. No surprises.

        You have an option: don't.
        Nov 8, 2019
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    13. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Yea as a heads up I'd say hard pass on the Audioquest Cobalt... doesn't sound good nor measure good.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'd pass on anything from Audioquest, just because of dishonest audioquackery cable bollocks business model. But Dragonfly used to be ok, didn't it?
        Oct 30, 2019
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        bUt It HaS 9038s?!?? FWIW I still prefer it to the Mytek Brooklyn...
        Oct 30, 2019
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      5. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        @Torq has a wonderfully through write up on Cobalt on headphones.com, apparently the DF Red is a bit more behaved frankly I'm not a fan of the brand as DF Black was meh and now Cobalt is super ehh
        Oct 30, 2019
    14. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Massdrop / Koss ESP 95X is quite better than I was expecting!
    15. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Hmm got the HE 4XX... again but new this time and the pads are different yet again! Still sounds like I remember tho so there's that
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        ... great candidate for simple mods too! And a pad swap can go a long way.
        Aug 5, 2019
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Pad swaps seem to do a lot for Hifiman cans; just pad swapped my HE-560 and like it a lot more.
        Aug 5, 2019
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      4. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        What pads are recommend for HE 4XX? I've got Brainwavz Angled Velours on my HE 560 and I really enjoy it!
        Aug 5, 2019
    16. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Meh, Sendy Avia not doing for me either. I blame HD 600 honestly, it's too good.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Isn't that the new-ish FotM can? Would be curious to hear your thoughts v other, more known headphones.
        Jul 19, 2019
      3. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Can do, I'll post them some where here shortly. An yes it is/was
        Jul 24, 2019
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    17. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      HE 6SE... not my favorite - wish I could hear a modded 4 Screw
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        HE6 mods and system synergy take quite a bit of time and testing to dial-in well for any given particular taste. It's a fickle headphone to work with and won't sound as good as a lot of other stuff out there just plugged into whatever you have around. Some could argue the investment of time and attention isn't worth it unless you know what sound you're going for.
        Jul 3, 2019
      3. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Well I had a modded HE 4 I LOVED, and I own an HE 560 [pad swap an silver cable] that I enjoy. So as some one who has and likes Hifiman Sound to an extent, I imagine the mods are what's needed to remove the faults I can't quite look past. Pad Swaps help a lot apparently
        Jul 3, 2019
      4. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        An to be honest, neither my HE 4 nor my HE 560 have or had stock pads so it's a shame the stock pads seem to hold it back.

        For a $400 used headphone, no biggie. On a $1800 new yea pads are a cheap fix but why do I need them to begin with is my view point
        Jul 3, 2019
    18. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      I'm sure you guys already know, but there's a meet tomorrow in MD. I'll have the Lyr 3 & Modi 3 again if any one would like to hear them!
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    19. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      starting a little Modi 3 and D10 comparison... so far I think Modi 3 is taking the lead [and may keep it!]
    20. Elmer Danilovich
      Elmer Danilovich
      Playing around with Lyr 3 more tonight, enjoying it and LCD 2C on ZMF 2K-Copper as I pick music for tommorow's meet
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    In the Oak Forest
    Gear List:
    Bricasti M3h & Linn CD-T ->(BHSE)/("The Emotion" DHT Amp)/(VM1a)/(GS-X mk2) | 009, 95X w/VesperPads, HD800sdr, HD580bs, SR1a, K1000bh, HE-R10P, Ether CX