LetMeBeFrank
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LetMeBeFrank

Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis, Male, from Jackson, Mi

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https://i.imgur.com/7LGCCZf.jpg Sep 3, 2021

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    1. LetMeBeFrank
    2. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Colors 2: best album of this century. Yep.
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Qobuz had it available in lossless to download.
        Aug 20, 2021
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        And there I was listening to Halsey on replay.. thinking 'so this is what Francis is into.'
        Aug 20, 2021
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I don't know who that is, but I listen to pretty much everything except modern country and "rap".
        Aug 20, 2021
    3. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Reporting all Tidal/MQA ads as misinformation/scam from now on.
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Did something new happen?
        Aug 1, 2021
      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Just saw one on Facebook that was really ridiculous, and I've been seeing them more lately, decided to just start reporting them.
        Aug 1, 2021
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    4. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      I compare every forum I go on with this one and they are all found wanting.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        'cause, we're like, the best.
        Apr 6, 2021
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        So. Much. Noise. I forgot how bad other forums were after using SBAF exclusively for several years. Joined a couple car forums in January and I just can't deal with them.
        Apr 6, 2021
        nishan99 and Azimuth like this.
      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I was on MiataForum for a long time, also a good S/N ratio like SBAF.
        Apr 7, 2021
    5. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Deciding what color vinyl top to put on my 68 dodge is turning out to be very hard. Original was white.
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Have you considered a light tan? That'd go well with that paint too. But I think of white, tan, black my pref would be in that order.
        Mar 10, 2021
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Mar 10, 2021
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      5. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I ordered white... Should be here in a week or two.
        Mar 10, 2021
    6. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Standing in my entryway while music is playing, the bass is off the charts in there. Doesn't help the speaker is pointing straight in there
      1. bixby and luckybaer like this.
      2. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        It's fun when you find one of those room modes when walking around.
        Feb 8, 2021
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Sucks when your neighbor call the cops on you for noise and the bass is pumping twice as loud at the front door.
        Feb 8, 2021
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        @GoodEnoughGear oh man that is funny. Thankfully my closest neighbor is like 200ft (61 meters) away.
        Feb 8, 2021
    7. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      In 2020 we bought our first house and moved back to our home state. It wasn't so bad. Here's to 2021! Happy new year!
    8. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Mannheim Steamroller pumping out of my KEFs today. Merry Christmas everyone.
      1. hikergrl, Jinxy245, aamefford and 4 others like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        and if anyone would like MS on vinyl pm me I have 2 LPs, reasonable.
        Dec 25, 2020
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    9. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Those floor pans look great!
        Dec 23, 2020
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        She's really nice. Besides being a 383 big block, it has new brake lines, master cylinder, booster, rebuilt 4-barrel carb, saginaw PS pump conversion, new tires, battery and cables, alternator, radiator, hoses, and a bunch of other stuff that's too much to list.
        Dec 23, 2020
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        My first car was a 1969 Nova 4dr. in 1993. I still miss that thing.
        Dec 23, 2020
        LetMeBeFrank and imackler like this.
    10. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      BTBAM's remix/remaster of 2007's 'Colors' is incredible and a great way to end this year of awesome music.
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      2. Hands
        Hands
        Wait, this remix/remaster is AWFUL. The guitars, and mix as a whole, are way too nasally and forward. Snare sounds like it got replaced by a digital sample. Very bright and nasty sounding mix overall.

        I took a quick peek at some of their other remixes/remasters and found they all sound different. Alaska was originally kind of bright and thin, but the remaster is kind of warm and fuzzy. Where the is the consistency?
        Dec 22, 2020
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Where did you listen to it? I have only heard the Qobuz download and it sounded really good to me.
        Dec 22, 2020
      4. Hands
        Hands
        Tidal (via Roon) and Youtube Music.
        Dec 22, 2020
    11. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Just spent $700 on suspension parts for the ol 300C. Recently crossed 100k and the front suspension is hooped.
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        sounds like a FCA car (Dodge) to me! Buddy had a 150k mile 2nd Gen 2500 and the all front suspension bushings were entirely dissociated from the inner/outer bushing sleeves. FCA doesn't do rubbers so well, apparently.
        Dec 19, 2020
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        Last Monday did all four brake pads on the Wrangler in my driveway, the squealing was driving me nuts. Lots of life left in the pads (28k), but all the contact points were bone dry... New pads feel better and actually stop the Jeep reasonably quick
        Dec 19, 2020
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      5. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        @JK47 Nice, I did rotors and pads all around plus upper control arms about 3 years ago.

        @yotacowboy Technically it's a Daimler Chrysler, not FCA, as it's a 2005. 05-10 LX/LC cars are known for problem front suspension, which is based on Mercedes S-class.
        Dec 19, 2020
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    12. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Finally ran Ethernet to a few rooms in the house, my exterior drywall is 1" thick! Also, ethernet to RPi is so much better than 2.4gz wifi.
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      3. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        I sincerely wish that building developers would start hard wiring some CAT5/6 conduits in walls. I've seen some new condos developed with power plugs with USB ports on them, why not add ethernet points for an access point or two?
        Nov 21, 2020
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        One can always use an extra router and possibly flash DD-WRT to use it as an access point to connect ethernet to the Pi and turn off the WiFi. Or an old repeater.
        Nov 21, 2020
        YMO, monacelli and LetMeBeFrank like this.
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm all for an ethernet-wired house. But most people would ignore it.

        And it is a specific set of cabling skills and testing equipment. Which is why, as a get-hands-dirty small-office systems manager, I used to call in the qualified guys to do it.
        Nov 22, 2020
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    13. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
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      3. gixxerwimp
        Sep 21, 2020
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        @JK47 It's a May 1974 pressing. The owner of the shop I bought it from is a self-proclaimed Zappa freak, and he had a ton of really good stuff in the back room. He had others that had mint sleeves but were about 50% more, so I opted for this one.
        Sep 21, 2020
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I live for the day when I find an abbreviation that nobody has sullied by calling it an apocalypse. Wrong word: damn my ageing brain cells! Acronym.

        Zapper could have made a great song about this.
        Sep 22, 2020
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    14. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Looks lovely. I'm always going on about this: Turntable should not be on top of a heat-producing component.

        He'd probably say, "Been like that for years, and never warped a record." Lucky man! :)

        (Actually, the receiver needs to breathe too: will live longer with better ventilation)
        Sep 10, 2020
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        We actually tested last time we had a party at his house, radio was playing 90db+ in that room for 7-8 hours and under the dust cover was room temperature.
        Sep 10, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Wow... I'm impressed that you did that :)
        Sep 11, 2020
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    15. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      The new In Flames - Clayman 20th anniversary remaster is pretty damn good.
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        The "Themes and variations in D-minor" track is really cool. Reminds me of all the violins on Lunar Strain. The re-recordings are not great though. Thankfully they are tacked on the end of the album so no need to listen to them.
        Sep 4, 2020
      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        thanks. listening now.
        Sep 5, 2020
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        So far I really like Square Nothing. In Flames has always had a great sense of dynamics and this song has great orchestration.
        Sep 5, 2020
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    16. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Picked up some Sansui SP2500 speakers for my buddy. 98db efficient, should sound great on his Sansui 2000X receiver.
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        They look pretty cool! Had a chance to listen yet?
        Sep 4, 2020
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Yeah, I hooked them up to the Onkyo in my garage last night. They sound pretty damn good, especially for $200. Tomorrow is my birthday party and I'm going to surprise him with them when he gets here, then Sunday I'm gonna go to his place and listen to them on his 2000X.
        Sep 4, 2020
    17. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Just got my S&M2 deluxe box set. The LPs are beautiful and very well packaged. Can't wait to watch the Blu Ray this weekend!
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I wish I could tell you, but other than MoP this is my only Metallica LP. I'm not sure if the MoP is a reissue or not, I'll have to check tomorrow.
        Aug 27, 2020
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        @PTS From the comments on Steve Hoffman Forums, the vinyl reissues are decent if you can't find good quality originals, but they're not the best releases of any of the classic albums.
        Aug 27, 2020
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      4. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        Good to hear the LPs are well made and beautiful! How are you enjoying the album it self?
        Aug 31, 2020
    18. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Are coved ceilings better or worse for audio quality? My 64 year old house has them in every room.
      1. spwath
        spwath
        I would think it wouldn't make a very big difference, depending on the size/how it's done
        Aug 21, 2020
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Did a lot of experimenting with different types of rooms when I played cello more - it really varies based on room acoustics as a whole. A covered ceiling by itself can go both ways.
        Aug 21, 2020
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Had to look up coved. Should be good from the point of view that the cove would cause a break up of waves traveling along the wall and ceiling intersection. Just a thought, though.
        Aug 22, 2020
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    19. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Made some grilles for my garage speakers. Just a pressure fit, nothing fancy. Used cloth from parts express. http://imgur.com/a/8jRhvSd
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Thank you guys. The cloth is supposed to replicate vintage Fender cab cloth. I knew if I just did black it wouldn't be nearly as cool.
        Aug 19, 2020
        Thad E Ginathom and rlow like this.
      3. skem
        skem
        they look awesome
        Aug 19, 2020
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I was about to say that looked like Fender grillcloth.
        Aug 19, 2020
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    20. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Klipsch Forte II for $600. Good deal? My buddy is looking for efficient speakers to drive with his Sansui 2000x
      1. crazychile and wbass like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        As long as they are in great shape, yup. Driver surround holes, tears or other issues would drive the price down. My friend sold VG pair recently for approx. $750.
        Aug 5, 2020
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        Agree with @bixby. Considering used Heresy 2 prices have gone above that for birch raw cabinets. That sounds like a good deal on Forte 2s if they aren't beat.
        Aug 6, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Jackson, Mi
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Gear List:
    Living Room / 2-Channel
    - KEF Reference Model Three (1994)
    - Emotiva A-150
    - Emotiva PT-100
    - SVS SB-1000 Pro
    - Sources:
    -- Turntable Setup (see below)
    -- moOde on RPi3 > Digi+ Pro > BJC Coax
    -- Sony CDP-CX355 300 disc changer > toslink

    Turntable Setup:
    - U-turn Orbit Custom
    -- Acrylic Platter
    -- Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
    -- U-turn Pluto Phono

    Headphones:
    - AKG K240 600 Ohm
    - Sennheiser HD650
    - Sennheiser HD6XX [LENT OUT]
    - Sennheiser PX 100-II
    - Philips SHP9500
    - Audio Technica ATH-M50x
    - Audio Technica AD900X [SOLD]
    - Sennheiser HD598SE [SOLD]
    - Hifiman HE-4XX [SOLD]

    Amps:
    - Schiit Jotunheim (amp only) [SOLD]
    - Schiit Magni 2 []
    - Schiit Vali 2 [LENT OUT]

    DDCs:
    - Schiit Eitr [SOLD]

    DACs:
    - Schiit Modi Multibit [SOLD]
    - Schiit Modi 2 Uber (AK4396)

    DAC/Amp:
    - CEntrance Dacport Slim
    - Schiit Fulla 2


    PC/Source:
    - Foobar2000
    - Ryzen 3700X
    - MSI X570 Gaming Edge WiFi
    - 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3600Mhz
    - EVGA 1080ti OC @ 2049Mhz
    - Corsair MP600 1TB
    - 2x Western Digital Red 3TB in Raid 1
    - 2x Dell 2515Hx 1440p 60hz

    Interconnects:
    - Blue Jeans Cables
    - Custom Belden/Canare RCAs
    - Schiit PYST USB

    Office 2.1 Setup:
    - SMSL SA-50
    - Dayton Audio SUB-800
    - Micca MB42X

    Living Room / Home Theater:
    - Sony STR-DN1080
    - Klipsch VF-36 (Bi-Amped)
    - Klipsch KB-15
    - Klipsch KC-25
    - SVS SB-1000 Pro
    - Sony UBP-X700
    - Nvidia Shield 2017
    - LG Nano 9 55" 4k