GoldfishX
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GoldfishX

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Fidelizer is the source addition we need but don't deserve. I can't believe the difference using it vs not using it (USB to a MB Bifrost1) May 25, 2020

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    1. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Fidelizer is the source addition we need but don't deserve. I can't believe the difference using it vs not using it (USB to a MB Bifrost1)
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        Maybe this Fidelizer has a tube emulating DSP and/or a pleasant U shape EQ by default? How would thread priortization and the like get "huge" differences otherwise?
        May 25, 2020
      3. Hands
        Hands
        I will bet you a taco that something like a Pi2AES or Digione Signature is much better yet than USB and whatever OS or software tweaks you try on the BF1 MB.
        May 25, 2020
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      4. GoldfishX
        GoldfishX
        I'm not disputing there are better solutions, I'm saying I'm very pleased with the NOTICEABLE reduction in harsh digital noise and increase in openness and musicality from a program I decided to run on a whim and didn't cost me anything.
        May 26, 2020
    2. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      1. Wilson, Jinxy245, dubharmonic and 2 others like this.
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        No way are those "high stability".
        May 4, 2020
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    3. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Recommendation? Tube amp with recessed mids (1khz - 4khz). Lyr 1 played nice with my tinnitus, but looking to upgrade. Lyr 3? Vali2?
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I find I need relaxed sound, super aggressive bright sounds flairs up my tinnitus. That said I don't imagine a Lyr 3 would be a problem and you can tune it to your liking. Get a westinghouse 6SN7 reliatron from the start and call it a day.
        May 1, 2020
      2. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        JJ Tube is very nice and neutral on Lyr3.
        May 1, 2020
    4. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Rediscovering the HD800 (No S). Liking it for compressed, closed in metal. Really dissects the mids nicely. MB Bifrost w Fostex A8C = decent
    5. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Scooped a pair of ZS3 IEMs. The performance so far is incredible, especially for the $13 price. Neutral, with JUST enough warmth. <3
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    6. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Opinions on Steve Guttenberg and his Youtube reviews? He reviews some interesting gear. Wondering where he falls within the SBAF sphere.
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      2. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Strong agree with above. Guttenburg is vastly better than the recent spate of under-30 audiophile youtubers, plus he has this this slightly-tempered-by-age maniac spirit of a former beatnik.
        Dec 9, 2019
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      3. monacelli
        monacelli
        lmao. That's perfect, @Superexchanger. Guttenberg needs to put that in his Twitter bio
        Dec 9, 2019
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      4. GoldfishX
        GoldfishX
        @Superexchanger You just kind of described what I enjoyed about watching him. Maybe it's age-ist, but seeing the older demographic doing these reviews leaves me with a better overall feeling.
        Dec 12, 2019
    7. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Is the Vali 2 comparable to the Lyr 1 in sound characteristics? I don't have access to some of my gear and looking for a quick fix.
    8. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Honest question, before I go do honest research...Is there a cheap soundbar (sub-$500, pref closer to $300) that doesn't suck for music? Thx
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        If it doesn't have to be a thin bar, riva products are pretty solid for one-mass speaker.
        Nov 15, 2019
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      2. Senorx12562
        Nov 15, 2019
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      3. GoldfishX
        GoldfishX
        I replaced my Vizio sound bar with my smaller Sony XB40 speaker (direct connection, not bluetooth) and the comparison is unfair. Smaller soundstage, as expected, but way better sound. Same source/DAC. I really need my Audioengine speakers back. :(
        Nov 15, 2019
    9. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Been buying a lot of classical music lately. Mostly Telarc discs and Sony recordings (good sonics) Just so many great performances out there
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      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Any specific recommendations?
        Nov 14, 2019
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      3. GoldfishX
        GoldfishX
        I'm liking the Mozart Symphonies by Frans Bruggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century at the moment, they are just a pain to find! I love the sonics on most Telarc CD's, I'm looking forward to getting Yoel Levi doing Scenes at an Exhibition. Lastly, stocking up on releases with Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
        Nov 14, 2019
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    10. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      I'm a Schiit fanboy because Bifrost Multibit is something I cannot live without. That thing got me through 3+ schitty years at a really schitty job.
      1. Syzygy, hikergrl, schiit and 2 others like this.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Lol, someone edited it from single space B I M B Y to the above.
        Sep 5, 2019
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      4. GoldfishX
        GoldfishX
        It will always be Bifrost Multibit (used stars to get around filter) to me. <3
        Sep 5, 2019
      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        You can't win against the regex!
        Sep 5, 2019
    11. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Wish a modder would take a crack at the Sony 1000XM3. The controls and LDAC are nice, but it's so closed in and everything sounds so samey
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Doesn't the Sony app let you EQ?
        Aug 19, 2019
      4. bengo
        bengo
        It seems a well-known limitation that you can only enable EQ when using SBC codec, not with LDAC for instance. I guess this may be down to lack of DSP power to do both simultaneously (or the latency would get too big, although that might not be such an issue for listening to music). Too bad.
        Aug 20, 2019
      5. bengo
        bengo
        Also too bad that support for global system-wide EQ is not standard for all Android devices. AFAIK the only way to do this consistently is by rooting.
        Aug 20, 2019
    12. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Fun Scenario: The Schitt guys go on Shark Tank and none of the investors understand why someone would pay $2400 for a DAC.
    13. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Sadly, I can confirm the following...Even an amazing system can't make shitty music sound good.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Probably makes it sound worse!
        Mar 5, 2018
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    14. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Up at 430am, listening to the Top Gun soundtrack. This is the insomniac powers of Yggdrasil. Highway to the danger zone, indeed.
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    15. GoldfishX
      GoldfishX
      Soundaware D100 is a win. And yet...the allure of a CD-based system remains ever so tempting.
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