Josh83
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Anyone on here from South Korea willing to help me out with buying a CD and sending it to the US? Oct 24, 2021 at 3:17 PM

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    1. Josh83
      Josh83
      Anyone on here from South Korea willing to help me out with buying a CD and sending it to the US?
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thanks everyone! I used a forwarding service. Waiting to see if my order gets processed. If not, I'll send you a DM @ext1.
        Oct 25, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Not to hijack but congrats @ext1 ! Glad you got it sorted out @Josh83
        Oct 25, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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      5. songmic
        songmic
        I'm willing to help.
        Oct 26, 2021 at 5:19 AM
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    2. Josh83
      Josh83
      Anyone have experience with a USB-powered amp/DAC that's sufficient to drive the HD6XX? Will the Fulla 4 do it satisfactorily?
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        I wouldn't put it in the same class as any of my bigger amps, but I've used my HD650 from a Fulla 2 with no real complaints about ability to drive them.
        Sep 2, 2021
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Not extensively, but did 6XX again today to check. Seems like plenty of power, with more room on the volume dial than Hel v1. Was going to point you to the Cheap Dac Off thread, but I see you were there :)
        Sep 2, 2021
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Likewise, I find iFi Nano BL + HD650 Kiss to be perfectly serviceable for all-day office listening but no replacement for Jot2+BF2 or even bigger boi amps/dacs.
        Sep 2, 2021
    3. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
      Thanks to your TBVO "So", I'm enjoying a rare remaster that improves on the original. Thanks for the amazing analysis!
      1. rott, Josh83 and Ringingears like this.
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thanks so much for the kind words!
        May 9, 2021
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    4. Josh83
      Josh83
      1. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Good read mate
        May 1, 2021
      2. crenca
        crenca
        That's more detail than I thought possible ;) Interesting how much some artists put into something and then never even listen to it later...
        May 1, 2021
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Really liked this album when it came out. Hadn't heard it in ages, and it sounds AMAZING from my current rig.
        May 2, 2021
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    5. Josh83
      Josh83
      I can’t believe it took me this long to use AES for my Crane Song Solaris. Wow.
      1. Syzygy and EagleWings like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        So is your sources' USB gimped or is the Cranesongs'?
        Apr 17, 2021
      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        When I first got it, I remembered the USB being “meh,” but I haven’t used it since. Instead, I’d been using the Solaris’s digital RCA. But I’d never tried AES. Hard to say if it’s about the different USB to SPDIF converter or AES. Might need to do some controlled listening.
        Apr 17, 2021
    6. Josh83
      Josh83
      Can any EE friends give me some help ensuring this Parasound DAC2000 I bought is 120v?
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      2. cameng318
        cameng318
        I'm mostly sure it's good. From the picture, the soldering job looks a little poor. It's blur to tell if the soldering pads are touching. Even if they are, they are probably already touching internally, which would be fine. If possible, double check with the seller about what they did to the unit.
        Apr 11, 2021
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Do you want me to take a better photo of the soldering job? I just asked the seller. Turns out they were using it 120v and didn't even notice the sticker on the back. So it must've been a while ago that someone converted it.
        Apr 11, 2021
      4. cameng318
        cameng318
        Since it worked for the seller, the soldering job should be fine. It makes sense the pads are internally connected for the ease of drawing. Have fun listening!
        Apr 11, 2021
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    7. Josh83
      Josh83
      How does the old Levinson 360S compare with modern-day multibit DACs like the Yggdrasil in terms of tonality?
      1. skem
        skem
        I had one a decade ago. It’s much more laid back than Yggdrasil. Not as big/warm as P.S. Audio DitectStream but also not as good, imo. For some reason I feel I should compare it to a Benchmark DAC, but that’s probably wrong. Not sure I remember more than that.
        Mar 31, 2021
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    8. Josh83
      Josh83
      Is there anything that listening to Steely Dan can’t fix?
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        ^This guy has no taste, don't listen to him. :P
        Jan 17, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can probably make you think it fixed the syphilis. But the syphilis just turned its attention away from symptoms and towards brain eating.

        Antibiotics is better.
        Jan 17, 2021
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Can't buy a thrill.
        Jan 17, 2021
    9. Josh83
      Josh83
      I keep reading the “Dummies Guide...” thread title as “Gummies Guide” and think a *very different* discussion is happening.
      1. Syzygy, Lyander, hikergrl and 3 others like this.
    10. Josh83
      Josh83
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        LOL, makes me want to give the test a shot just for fun.
        Aug 11, 2020
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        I’m torn on this @jayeshrc. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’s going away. For masochists with time to spare, participating at ASR to elicit embarrassing responses from him seems like a decent second-best strategy.
        Aug 12, 2020
      5. JayC
        JayC
        dont think that's going to make him go away or slow down.. Something like "when youve got haters, youre doing something right", sometimes just the attention
        Aug 13, 2020
    11. Josh83
      Josh83
      More subjective vs. “objective” fun with speakers over at ASR.
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      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        Amir: We know Revel speakers are good because they are designed to score well in the preference rating, but other speakers that score well in the preference rating are not good if I don’t subjectively like them.
        Aug 2, 2020
      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I'm beginning to see why people there are so confused sometimes. Though to their credit, there are some people in there that get how neither experience nor data can account for everything and don't necessarily invalidate each other. They just don't get included much in conversation, except to get shut down.
        Aug 2, 2020
      4. Josh83
    12. skem
      skem
      EDIT: crap. did that thing where you accidentally post on somebody else’s wall. Please retaliate with a turd on mine.
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    13. Josh83
      Josh83
      Deep in a Bruce Springsteen hole right now.
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Darkness is my favorite, too. I've been reading some bios and listening to more of his catalog for something I'm writing. I've always loved him, but there's a lot of great stuff that I've missed before.
        Jul 27, 2020
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      4. skem
        skem
        My dad was a roadie with him. Met him a few times. Kinda young to remember.
        Jul 27, 2020
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      5. Wilson
        Wilson
        For me, Nebraska is one of those once in a lifetime albums.
        Jul 28, 2020
        Josh83 and Merrick like this.
    14. Josh83
      Josh83
      Just found out my neighbor’s very, very good dog, whom I’ve been walking a couple times a week for years, might pass soon. Devastated.
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        I am so, so sorry for you and your neighbors. The loss of beloved pets is terribly hard to take. My parents’ dogs passed a decade ago and I still miss them. I hope it’s a comfort to know you helped Jeb to have a happy life. Take care of yourself.
        Jul 26, 2020
        atomicbob and Josh83 like this.
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        So sorry to hear this. My condolences. Loss of a furry companion is never easy, even when we know it is inevitable.
        Jul 26, 2020
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      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thank you for all the kind words everyone. It's really hard to have been walking and petting him, then to find out 12 hours later that he's gone. I miss his floppy ears and goofy face.
        Jul 27, 2020
    15. Josh83
      Josh83
      Apropos of nothing, what are quality audio Discords and what are the ones where all this drama goes down?
      1. Gazny
        Gazny
        Depends what you mean by quality. Most of them just want to window shop or decipher graphs are 30 dollar iems. I do like the ones with music recs.
        Jul 17, 2020
    16. Josh83
      Josh83
      The heated reactions to Amir stating the (obvious) fact that similar measuring speakers sound different is a source of continued amusement.
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I wonder if they realize human beings are not robots. “commander Data’s audio forum”.
        Jul 5, 2020
      4. RobS
        RobS
        people need a different hobby
        Jul 5, 2020
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    17. Josh83
      Josh83
      Does anyone know how to get weird rubber feet stains *below* the finish of a wood desk without refinishing?
      1. Josh83
        Josh83
        Of course the one piece of equipment I forget to put felt under and this happens! I know there are ways to get water stains out from under finishes, but nothing I saw online was helpful for this weird wine-ring made by rubber feet.
        Jun 17, 2020
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Damn Sorbothane did that to my dresser and the marks have been there for 20 years and counting
        Jul 22, 2020
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    18. Josh83
      Josh83
      Anyone who thinks DAC buying leads to second-guessing and frustration should try pillow shopping.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm suddenly craving noodles. Thanks.
        Jun 12, 2020
      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        Hope to read your pillow reviews soon. :]
        Jun 12, 2020
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      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        I’d stay away from noodle-stuffed pillows, @Lyander. Then again, I only tried a rigatoni pillow.
        Jun 13, 2020
    19. Josh83
      Josh83
      Should I use the quarantine to try to learn how to solder and make a Beezar DoodleBug?
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        drinking beers listening to music > soldering ATM.
        May 19, 2020
        Jinxy245 and hikergrl like this.
      4. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        These K-Dramas aren't going to watch themselves.
        May 19, 2020
      5. skem
        skem
        there ain’t nothin’ like the smell of burning solder flux, and the vague awareness that all this goodness is carcinogenic.
        Jul 28, 2020
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    20. 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.
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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