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Got the Shure V15 Type III with JICO SAS/R aligned on the Kenwood KD2070. Sounds great! Why is everything sounding so good today? Aug 13, 2021

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Earlier I said I purchased a new integrated amp. Well, I canceled and ordered a Vidar instead.
      1. bixby
        bixby
        And what integrated amp got the snub?
        Jan 2, 2021
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @bixby Marantz PM8006. Mainly because I didn't really know why I was ordering an integrated when I have everything fed into Freya...
        Jan 2, 2021
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Do planar headphones need to warm up? Not burn in, but warm up before each use?
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Nope. Certain headphones if they are brand new do need some actual break-in (Verite comes to mind though it's a dynamic), but they shouldn't need warmup. That being said, the sound can change once the pads warm up on your head.
        Jan 2, 2021
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @m17xr2b @nishan99 @ChaChaRealSmooth - I think it is my headphone amp that changes. The Taurus MkII needs to warm up for 30 min (per manufacturer). Seems I notice this more with HE-4XX than other cans...
        Jan 2, 2021
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Very likely the case. I've noticed that most SS amps need some warm-up time to sound their best. The Aegir I have needs a bit of time to loosen up. Seems to apply to many (but not all) DACs as well
        Jan 2, 2021
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    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Used credit card points. Bought new integrated amp.
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    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Parks Audio Puffin in the house and in the system.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        So many tweaks, and what do I do? Start using the "Grade" function. Haha! Tbh, I also fiddled with "Tilt."
        Dec 31, 2020
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        90° RCA adaptors are useful with the Puffin - Input/Output connectors are on top of the unit. To each his own, though!
        Dec 31, 2020
    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Might upgrade my integrated amp.
    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Lower back is sore and tight. Taking a few shots of Stoli to fix...
    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      My speakers are Rolk RT25i. They sound fine to me. What improvement could I expect if I upgraded bookshelf speakers? Budget = $1,000.
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        You could probably find a pair of vintage BWC 2-way JBL's that can sit on stands for that much or less depending on what the used market is like in your area.
        Dec 30, 2020
    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Bought a Sys. Will run both CD players into it, and connect Sys to Freya.
    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Set up my old Modi MB and Loki and incorporated into main system. Only Schiit stack not used is Eitr, but working on that. Haha...
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    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Just realized my Schiit Freya remote is magnetic...
      1. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Where have you been keeping it this whole time? I just slap them on the side of my bifrost and saga.
        Dec 28, 2020
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Gaspasser I had it on a wooden shelf! It was never close enough to the Freya to give me a clue.
        Dec 28, 2020
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        You know how to replace the battery, right? it's all held together with magnets! <insert Insane Clown Posse reference here>
        Dec 29, 2020
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    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Just finished putting system back together on new audio racks/furniture! Away from the wall - easy to fiddle around!
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Imgur has been my go-to for like 7 years.
        Dec 27, 2020
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @LetMeBeFrank I’ll need to give Imgur a look.

        Also, loving the sound of things as I’ve been able to reposition speakers and subwoofer.
        Dec 27, 2020
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I brought Magni 3 out of storage and am feeding it, along with Vali 2, from Gungnir Multibit. Boy, are those two amps different!
        Dec 27, 2020
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    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      My inner tweaker got the better of me. Ordered a Parks Audio Puffin.
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      3. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        So you are going to have 2 phono stages that A-D-A?
        Dec 27, 2020
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Gaspasser NPC is a traditional phono stage with the option of going analog to digital. Puffin only goes digital.
        Dec 27, 2020
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Amazon update: Puffin scheduled to be delivered 12/31. Earlier than originally expected! Yippee!!!
        Dec 28, 2020
    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Received Reloop version of Ortofon Concorde w/STY40 today. Also took old KD-2070 to shop for service.
    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      It would be really cool if some cartridge maker would make new Shure V15 Type III, IV, and V...
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        I believe Jico just announced they're making a new model based off the Shure M44, so there's certainly hope!
        Dec 21, 2020
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Had a type IV on my T-60 35 years ago. Actually it's still there, but stylus is shot and I don't do analog. What a Philistine.
        Dec 21, 2020
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      No joke - I just received a replacement stylus for my Shure V15 Type III from JICO, and it sounds great! SAS/R replacing SAS.
    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Anyone here like tea?
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I dislike Earl Grey Tea. I don't like perfumed tea!

        I am also quite philistine about my chai. I use a bought, powdered spice mix. It gives me repeatability. I do use a local Indian-tea-company tea. It is mass-produced, but not mega-mass-produced. No dye, and the taste of tea just survives the creamy mix...
        Dec 21, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...My chai is every-day, every-drink routine. It is not something I want to get culinary over. For those that do, I guess there is lots of possibility.
        Dec 21, 2020
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      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        I've been given some Hai Bau to try by a generous friend.
        Dec 21, 2020
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    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Frozen vodka... mmm, mmm good!
      1. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I'll drink to that. Incidentally, I have a fresh handle of Khor alongside 4 glasses in the freezer as we speak. A simple pleasure, for sure.
        Dec 20, 2020
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I’ve regularly sipped Stolichnaya, Belvedere, Chopin, Tito’s, Smirnoff, and Grey Goose. I think Stoli is the best value and I enjoy Belvedere the most. :-)
        Dec 21, 2020
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    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      OK. The whole family is together for the holidays. Yay!!
      1. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Can’t get any better. Happy holidays!
        Dec 19, 2020
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        That's what the holidays are all about!!!
        Dec 19, 2020
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I only have to work 2 more days this year. Almost better than holidays !
        Dec 19, 2020
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    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I can't stop listening to David Bowie's "Hunky Dory." FANTASTIC!!!
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        One of the best albums of the rock era.
        Dec 19, 2020
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    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      After Christmas, I'm going to buy some new audio racks. I want to have better access to the back of gear so I can tinker frequently.
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    Location:
    Missouri
    Gear List:
    DAC: Schiit Gungnir MB Gen 5, HeadRoom Micro DAC, Schiit Modi MB [mothballed]
    Head Amp: AURALiC Taurus MkII, Vali 2 [assorted tubes], Magni 3 [mothballed], HeadRoom Micro
    Headphones: Elex, HD650, DT880, D2000, K601, TX-X00, HE-4XX, SR-80e, M220
    CD/SACD/Data Disc Hi-Res: Denon DCD-1600NE, Marantz CD5003
    Cassette: Nakamichi DR-2
    Pre-Amp: Schiit Freya [Tung-Sol], Khozmo Passive Preamp (x2)
    Integrated Amp: Onkyo TX-8555 [mothballed]
    Amplifier: Rotel RB-1582 MkII, Parasound NewClassic 2125v2
    Turntable: Technics SL-1210GR, Kenwood KD-2070
    Cartridges: Ortofon 2M Red, Shure V15 Type III [JICO SAS/R], Audio-Technica VM750SH, Soundsmith Otello, Reloop Concorde w/STY10, Super OM-40
    Phonostage: PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter (also ADC), Parks Audio Puffin
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT25i, Dynaudio Evoke 10
    I'm pretty happy

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    SL-1210GR, KD-2070 | Gungnir MB, Modi MB | DCD-1600NE, CD5003 | DR-2 |
    NuWave Phono Converter, Puffin
    | Khozmo, Khozmo | RB-1582 MkII, NewClassic 2125v2 | Evoke 10, RT25i | SB-1000, R-110SW