Gaspasser
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Gaspasser

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Back in vinyl land! I’m getting pretty good at figuring out what I want. Finally a vinyl setup with body and some junk in the trunk! Jun 12, 2019 at 7:52 PM

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Jun 17, 2019 at 12:20 PM
    1. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Back in vinyl land! I’m getting pretty good at figuring out what I want. Finally a vinyl setup with body and some junk in the trunk!
      1. Syzygy, ohmaigulay, westermac and 8 others like this.
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        This is much different than my previous setups, but I also have Af now. It sounds really good with new cart and Mani, so things can only improve?!
        Jun 12, 2019 at 8:37 PM
      4. JK47
        JK47
        OG Technics SP-10 smoked my VPI Classic 1 out of the water in a direct A/B in my system. We even swapped out carts to try and make things fair... not even close.
        Jun 12, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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      5. westermac
        westermac
        It's early yet, pre-coffee. I read something about a body in the trunk. Thought you had gone too far.
        Jun 13, 2019 at 7:32 AM
    2. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Norne Draug v3 is the first fancy headphone cable I tried. It is beautiful, light as a feather and oh that litzzzzz detail and ease.
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      2. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Yea, not excusing it at all - it annoys the shite out of me. Just laying out the realities as I've experienced them. I've bought cables from Trevor for many years, and it's gradually gotten worse as his cables are better known.
        Jun 2, 2019
      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        @MisterRogers his cables do look beautiful, which was why I wanted one myself :-)
        Jun 2, 2019
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I bought the cable from @cskippy, he is a great seller :)
        Jun 2, 2019
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    3. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anyone know where to get inexpensive record shipping supplies? I found them FS by Discogs but cost a lot.
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Don't forget about USPS media mail...
        May 14, 2019
      4. jexby
        jexby
        only for those in/from Chicago: "The Quaker Goes Deaf".
        Charlie changed my music life.
        May 14, 2019
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      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Fuggit, I’m buying another turntable. I’m going to try and do it right this time tho
        Jun 1, 2019
    4. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      LS50 owners: Saga + Vidar a good match? I have a friend who has LS50’s and wants Schiit gear. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Bought speakers first and next components. He likes Schiit products; he currently owns Modi Multibit and Vali 2
        Apr 4, 2019
      3. rlow
        rlow
        Is he planning to use Modi Multibit with them as well? If so, that would also likely be a good match IMO, since it probably has the most forgiving top end, which was the main issue I had with the LS50s. Vidar definitely creates some really solid bass with them.
        Apr 4, 2019
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Seems like the logical choice given the preference for Schiit and the current single-ended gear. Aegir likely wouldn't be enough power, an opinion triangulated by my experience that Ragnarok does not have enough power for them.
        Apr 4, 2019
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    5. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I frickin’ hate shilling
      1. dmckean44, Hooncake and 9suns like this.
      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Then stop :P
        Apr 1, 2019
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I don’t receive any form of compensation for reviews. Guerrilla marketing is BS.
        Apr 1, 2019
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Literally the very second I read this status a podcast I was listening to said the word “shilling.” *keanuwhoa*
        Apr 1, 2019
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    6. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Turntable sold. I’m debating unloading vinyl on Discogs, but it seems like too much BS. Anyone have experience selling on Discogs? @brencho
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      2. Mr.Sneis
        Mr.Sneis
        It sounds like some of us have different fundamental perspectives on the goal with vinyl. For me it was never about chasing the best possible sound quality to beat out a DAC, hence I am A-OK with having a decent vinyl chain and putting the money saved into some nice records. To me, DAC chasing gets quite frustrating.
        Mar 29, 2019
      3. Mr.Sneis
        Mr.Sneis
        With digital there will always be newer and better. It never ends! But you know, the hobby is the hobby; you've got to have a good dac for those vinyl musical selections that you just can't afford or find and then you get sucked back into the rabbit hole. No free lunches. I am sorry for the rambling and glad you found a buyer GP ;)
        Mar 29, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Gaspasser: "I’ve been into vinyl for over 20 years"

        Dont sell! For god's sake, man, don't sell!

        You'll wake up in the middle of one long, cold night with a desperate need to feel the vinyl, smell the cardboard...
        Mar 29, 2019
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    7. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I just got Yggdrasil upgraded to A2. I was patient and had a very nice customer service experience.
      1. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I'm still using A1, am I the last one?
        Mar 27, 2019
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        Nope, I've still got an A1
        Mar 27, 2019
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    8. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Af owners: I’m interested in getting one. HD800SDR is my primary HP. Feedback mod or not? Yggdrasil A2 and vinyl as sources.
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        What’s up with the Audiocap Theta? Craig says he can install whatever I want.
        Feb 25, 2019
      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        They're better than the stock caps with similar tonality. Jupiter caps sound more "Hifi" to me. I think Audio cap Theta works better with HD800 but the best of the best are supposedly the Dueland caps.
        Feb 25, 2019
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      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Feb 28, 2019
    9. Gaspasser
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        I am still a bit skeptical toward $$$ closed-back market (believed it didn't exist -- does isolation matter for that higher level listening?). But senn, focal, and several others make >2k closed cans. So prol such market is present...
        Feb 12, 2019
      2. netforce
        netforce
        The Z1R for all its weirdness is popular. Closed backs aren't super popular but there is certainly a crowd for them.
        Feb 12, 2019
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    10. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        This is perfect academic work music on good audio quality stream.
        Feb 9, 2019
      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Meant to reply earlier but forgot, whoops. This one's been my go-to for when I go do cardio. Stuff like this just works for me for whatever reason, plus they sound okay on cheap IEMs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bebuiaSKtU4
        Feb 9, 2019
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    11. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Fulla 2 (new) and 58X are an excellent budget bedside pair
      1. Ash1412
        Ash1412
        Impressions coming? I'm considering one as a portable DAC/amp plus active(?) preamp for the Liquid Platinum
        Feb 4, 2019
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Sure, I just got it yesterday. I will listen with all of the Senns I have and write up something
        Feb 5, 2019
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    12. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      In the end no one will sell you what you need. You can't buy it off the shelf, You got to grow it from the seed. -Chris Smither
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It is in favor of whatever you want it to be. DIY definitely works well here.
        Jan 28, 2019
      3. westermac
        westermac
        Welp, time to buy some UV lights.
        Jan 28, 2019
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        One could look at it that way too. The line is from the song “No Love Today”. I assume Smither is talking about love. However, I thought it is applicable for many things.
        Jan 28, 2019
    13. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Self improvement is masturbation. -Tyler Durden
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I guess cleanliness is next to godliness. Being a fictional bad-ass soap salesman does make sense in that case.
        Jan 22, 2019
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Incorrect. Masturbation is self-improvement.
        Jan 22, 2019
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I must be damn near perfect then.
        Jan 22, 2019
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    14. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I am currently amazed with how good HD58X sound directly out of iPhone 8.
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        Ditto out of the LG v30 for me. You know there's better, but it does the job when you need something more portable.
        Jan 20, 2019
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I think PortaPros are great too, but the comfort of the 58X is better.
        Jan 20, 2019
    15. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Hey BW2 owners: Elex or LCD2(C)?
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        It seems now you need to give more head time to your new audio members. But for a longer term, if I were you, I will consider to add "the right" zmf (depending on your taste) to the portfolio.
        Jan 19, 2019
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      3. jowls
        jowls
        Stick with HD600 and chill. Spend that money on your special someone instead.
        Jan 19, 2019
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Thanks gents for excellent advice, I will refrain from any purchases for awhile,
        Jan 19, 2019
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    16. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I’m a couple years late to the party, but the BW2 HD600 combo is the definition of synergy. Wowsers.
      1. Jinxy245, Mystic, JK47 and 5 others like this.
    17. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      It is crazy how close the BW2 and S7 are in tone and slam. EC gear continues to amaze me!
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        It seems that EC amps have a certain "DNA" in common. I remember one of the senior sbafers said that EC amp could be replaced only by higher ec amps. I kinda agree with it now.
        Jan 12, 2019
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      2. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Nice. Is S7’s midrange wetter than BW2’s midrange? Or does it depend on the tubes?
        Jan 12, 2019
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It does indeed depend on tubes, I think that is an advantage of S7. With my tube setup now, the S7 is only a little wetter. The S7 has a larger stage, but the BW2 excels in clarity which is what I was looking for.
        Jan 13, 2019
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    18. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Jeff Tweedy’s combination of autobiography and new solo record are my favorites of the year.
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It is a beautiful album. Really putting things into perspective. Audio gear not very important lately.
        Dec 6, 2018
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        so far it's like a pair of warm, beat up slippers, and a can of budweiser; shuffling around the house wondering why you're wearing old slippers and drinking bud by yourself. this is gonna take more than a listen or two. highly recommended so far.
        Dec 6, 2018
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It takes a couple listens but then you start thinking about songs like Having Been, From Far Away and Don’t Forget.
        Dec 6, 2018
    19. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anyone check out Jeff Tweedy’s autobiography yet?
      1. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I got it on Audible, it is excellent so far. Any Wilco fan should check it out!
        Nov 21, 2018
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Huge Wilco fan. Look forward to your thoughts when you're finished.
        Nov 21, 2018
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I’m about a 1/4 through and it is awesome. It is like listening to a combo of literature and liner notes. He really knows how to write!
        Nov 25, 2018
    20. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anybody have some spare HD800 SBAF mod rug liner they would like to share/sell/trade?
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I have an extra set of SDR’s available
        Nov 15, 2018
      3. Ray
        Ray
        I’ve got a roll of black liner. Pm me if your interested
        Nov 15, 2018
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Thanks @Ray but I’m looking for the thick white-beige rug liner
        Nov 15, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Suburban DC
    Occupation:
    Anesthesiologist
    Gear List:
    HD800 SDR/SBAF modded
    HD600
    HD650 KM
    HD58X

    EC Af (switch for tertiary feedback and NFB)

    Yggdrasil A2

    Allo USBridge with SOLA SLS-05-030-1T LPS powering and stock switcher powering the Sparky

    Technics SL-1210GR
    Nagaoka MP-150
    Schiit Mani v.1.2

    Fulla 2