Josh83
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Should I use the quarantine to try to learn how to solder and make a Beezar DoodleBug? May 19, 2020

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    1. Josh83
      Josh83
      Should I use the quarantine to try to learn how to solder and make a Beezar DoodleBug?
      1. Jinxy245, hikergrl and dark_energy like this.
      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Absolutely not. Watch TV shows instead!
        May 19, 2020
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        drinking beers listening to music > soldering ATM.
        May 19, 2020
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      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        These K-Dramas aren't going to watch themselves.
        May 19, 2020
    2. Josh83
      Josh83
      In the past week I got a new job and had successful sinus surgery. COVID times are crazy, but I’m one of the lucky ones.
    3. Josh83
      Josh83
      It can’t be stressed enough what a nice guy @atomicbob is when educating folks like me on technical matters.
      1. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        He is truly a gentleman. I imagine he looks and talks like Sir Hammerlock.
        May 16, 2020
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    4. Josh83
      Josh83
      JFC. I’m dealing with a jerk on Audiogon who’s mad at me b/c he didn’t realize the USB on the DAC he bought doesn’t work with his OS.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        MS-DOS
        May 14, 2020
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        I told him that he can buy one of many cheap USB to SPDIF converters on the market, but he is insisting that because the DAC’s USB input doesn’t work with his computer, that means the DAC is broken. He also claims to be a “computer tech,” yet one who apparently doesn’t understand how drivers work. Sigh.
        May 15, 2020
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        He has figured out the driver situation and no longer wants to return the DAC. Hallelujah.
        May 15, 2020
        Gazny, Deep Funk, JK47 and 1 other person like this.
    5. Josh83
      Josh83
      On day two with a Forssell DAC, and it might be the smoothest sounding DAC I've ever heard.
      1. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        One would think the Sold DAC would be better.
        May 11, 2020
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      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        It depends on if you want to keep it or not, I think.
        May 11, 2020
    6. Josh83
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        What is going on this week? Crazy.
        May 10, 2020
      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        And only 66!
        May 10, 2020
    7. Josh83
      Josh83
      Dearest ORFAS, The virus has weakened my DAC resolve. I will bring news soon, my order is on the way. The decision is made. With Love, SBAF
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    8. Josh83
      Josh83
      Props to @Bloom. Took him up on the ADX5000 deal. Couldn’t be happier.
    9. Josh83
      Josh83
      Very hurt that Amina doesn’t want to discuss something very important with me, too.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        What happened to anima?
        Mar 24, 2020
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        Too popular?
        Mar 24, 2020
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Here's a symptom of old age: not feeling a slight thrill when an attractive woman walks into one's almost-all-male community. Sad, eh?

        But a better gender balance would be nice.
        Mar 25, 2020
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    10. Josh83
      Josh83
      I've owned a lot of great DACs (CS Solaris, X-Sabre Pro, KTE L3 Spring) and still think the Yggdrasil is fantastic. No DAC is perfect. Tradeoffs.
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    11. Josh83
      Josh83
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thanks for the kind comments. All of the TBVOs I’ve done are linked below. I’m pretty intense about them, both on the recording history and mastering. Up next is probably Madman Across the Water or There’s a Riot Goin’ On. Blue and Electric Warrior are also in the mix for the next few. https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/the-best-version-of/
        Jan 8, 2020
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        That is a lot to go through. I'll have to read through it when I have time. Had a long ass day at work today.
        Jan 8, 2020
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      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Roland Orzabal is still the greatest pop band name ever. Nice writeup!
        Jan 9, 2020
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    12. Josh83
      Josh83
      Was listening to Judee Sill’s first album last night (Yggdrasil > Mjolnir > Ether 2) and remembered why I got into the hobby.
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    13. Josh83
      Josh83
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        He knows there are more factors. He simply keeps it to himself because he knows a well mastered Jazz recording can make your feet tap regardless of your system's budget. His personal headphone for a long time has been (and likely still is) the HD650. That should tell you enough. He loves music more than his gear but that does not stop him from measuring...
        Nov 15, 2019
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        funniest thing to me about that forum is that 1 year ago, it was an echo room of ardent (and I'd admit well informed) fierce empiricists. And thanks to reddit and head-fi, it's now chock fulla idiots and a handful of 6moons hacks. it went from being "if you want one side of the coin..." to meaningless garbage dumpster fire threads a million miles long.
        Nov 15, 2019
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      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        It’s been a victim of its own success. When you tell people that $100 can buy you the greatest DAC or amp ever made, you attract a lot of noobs who don’t know the party line and end up asking “stupid” questions that inflame the veteran Amirites.
        Nov 16, 2019
    14. Josh83
      Josh83
      I know there are a few scattered posts on this, but does anyone have any thoughts on the Dekoni fenestrated or hybrid on the Elex?
      1. Josh83
        Josh83
        I'm mainly interested if either/both pads kill microdetail in the process of boosting the mids.
        Nov 12, 2019
    15. Josh83
      Josh83
      I made the terrible mistake of giving Beyer another try in the form of the Amiron Home. Gawd no. Going back ASAP.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        DT880 FTW. Less effed in the treble than the T1 Gen 2, and I think newer ones all come stock with felt inserts that balance the sound out a lot more? Mine did, it seems, and it was manufactured in 2010 (according to a Beyer rep when I provided my unit's serial no.)
        Nov 5, 2019
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        DT150 baby
        Nov 5, 2019
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I think my dt770 pro 32 ohm is solid for a cheap closed can. still on the lookout for a better option. I was thinking it might be the Elegia, but it didn't work out. Anyone hear the DT177X Go from Drop?
        Nov 6, 2019
    16. Josh83
      Josh83
      I tip my hat to vinyl enthusiasts, but reading the Sol setup review made me even happier than I’m digital-only.
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        For a variety of reasons, including sound and OCD tendencies, I’m digital only. I can’t imagine worrying that my “identical” copy of an album sounds worse than someone else’s. That said, I really appreciate the tactile nature of vinyl and admire vinyl-heads. But, boy, DACs seem simple relative compared to turntables.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Schiit screwed up. They have now made an offer that must be making everyone who decided /not/ to be an early adopter squirm with envy!
        Sep 12, 2019
      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        To be clear, my comment isn’t really a criticism of the Sol, in particular. I’ve had the same thoughts reading SHF threads about “hot stampers,” cartridges, TT isolation, etc.
        Sep 12, 2019
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    17. Josh83
      Josh83
      Just found out that the d*ckhead who rearended our new(ish) car and sent my wife to the ER lives right in our townhouse complex. Lovely.
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      2. Mystic
        Mystic
        Seconded the lawyer advice. Whenever your in an accident (especially when there is an injury) and it wasn't your fault, lawyer up. Consultations are usually free.
        Aug 24, 2019
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        I’ve never had an accident of any significance before. How does a lawyer work when we’re dealing with the other driver’s insurance company? (We haven’t talked to them yet.)
        Aug 24, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        He will make sure to get them to cover everything. They'll want to settle as quickly and cheaply as they can with you.
        Aug 25, 2019
    18. Josh83
      Josh83
      I failed to check SBAF for 12 hours, and it turned into cable news. Can’t we just debate the real divisive issues, like multibit versus DS?!
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        *sorry, don't know why this double posted.
        Aug 22, 2019
      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        At least we all can agree on Tyll vs. Rafe.
        Aug 23, 2019
        Sqveak, elguapo, Josh83 and 4 others like this.
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        SS, XLR, and dynamics for me, though I certainly dabble in the other ones, too. Tyll is the only slam dunk. Even when I disagreed with his take on a set of cans, I learned something from his review and could understand his logic. That’s the highest compliment I can pay to a reviewer.
        Aug 23, 2019
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    19. Josh83
      Josh83
      Centrance is apparently putting an entire airliner cockpit on the side of a portable DAC/amp: https://bit.ly/2YsHgMR
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      3. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        There's a... stamina switch.
        Jul 9, 2019
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      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        I had to resist making a stamina joke, not because I'm above it, but because there are too many options.
        Jul 9, 2019
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        "Today, we had a long talk about DAC chips. We know that many people have requested the absolute latest and greatest, so we are approaching this discussion quite seriously. "
        Jul 10, 2019
    20. Josh83
      Josh83
      So, the guy who oversaw MS Zune retired rich and now people with less $ send him $ to run a site where he calls other people bad engineers?!
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        I never used a Zune but I know there were some die-hard Zune lovers. What was wrong with it? Didn't the HD-DVD lose out to Bluray mainly because Sony is the giant in entertainment industry or did it really have some inferiority?
        Jun 19, 2019
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Also, what is the site you are referring to with this guy?
        Jun 19, 2019
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      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        I’m sure there are still people when love their Zunes, but in my experience it appealed to a small slice of people who hated Apple but didn’t care enough about audio to investigate audiophile players. When it existed, there were constantly stories about software updates bricking Zunes, etc.
        Jun 19, 2019
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    February 2
    Location:
    Charlottesville
    Occupation:
    Nerd
    Gear List:
    Yggdrasil / Solaris > Rag / CTH > Clear / HD800S / Ether 2 / Etc