Lyander
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Lyander

Too sensitive for SBAF, Male, 26, from Pasig, Philippines

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WW2-era "How To" of how vacuum tubes operate for laypersons such as myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uYNe40igWM. Jan 19, 2020 at 7:56 AM

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Jan 19, 2020 at 9:21 AM
    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      1. ogodei, tommytakis and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Sucks: weird high-frequency whining noise throughout the presentation. Not painful, but noticeable.
        Jan 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM
      3. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        Must be H3 dominant
        Jan 19, 2020 at 9:54 AM
      4. ogodei
        ogodei
        Jan 19, 2020 at 11:23 AM
    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Personal goal for the year: keep friends, stay in touch, and make more meaningful connections in life. Easier said than done.
      1. Jinxy245, OldDude04, hikergrl and 4 others like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Our goal is similar, hence my current traveling to see friends. Decided to take action instead of talking about it.
        Jan 15, 2020 at 1:48 PM
    3. Claud
      Claud
      How are things going? Did wind blow ash and bad air to your location?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Appreciate the concern! All well on my end, hardly anything a few hours after the initial flurry. Rain kinda helped in that regard. Other places not as fortunate, but there are good people outside in areas more affected handing out masks for free.
        Jan 14, 2020 at 11:45 PM
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    4. Claud
      Claud
      Keep your head down. 40 miles may be too close for comfort
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm not taking the calm now for granted, no worries. Taking whatever precautions we can short of another earthquake, but I appreciate the concern :)
        Jan 12, 2020
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Cyclone? 40 miles is much too close for comfort.

        Hold tight!

        edit; Oh, I just scrolled down. Volcanoes this time! Ye Gods!
        Jan 12, 2020
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
      Volcano eruption about 40mi away. Well fuck. Evacuation in progress for others, home's safe though. Fingers crossed.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        About par for course for the area I guess? And shit, honestly tear gas seems almost worse considering it's people being actively horrific to one another versus the planet just popping a zit. The brush fires are terrifying too.

        All the best man, safety to you and yours.
        Jan 13, 2020 at 7:24 AM
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Too close, too close. Stay alert and be safe.
        Jan 13, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks Bob, regards sincerely appreciated.
        Jan 13, 2020 at 9:30 PM
    6. Lyander
      Lyander
      Two questions, neither worth a thread ask:
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        LOL, no it isn't the same as the Y55F - ignore me, I should've checked properly first. Might still be ok for $80 though.
        Jan 6, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thanks, guys! Eh, I'm still on the fence about the table but it's something I've been wanting to get for a while— the not-bad price only adds to the want haha. I'm just operating on hearsay that it'll sound nicer than most modern entry level sets *shrug*
        Jan 6, 2020
    7. Lyander
      Lyander
      Shake Shack's pretty alright. Pricey AF though, would rather go for Pound or Fatburger.
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      3. Bloom
        Bloom
        Five Guys is far superior.
        Jan 4, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        @Bloom Try Whataburger., oh wait none in Jersey! Sorry! Five Guys In A Row is overrated those buns can't handle a regular hamburger with all da geese.
        Jan 4, 2020
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      5. Bloom
        Bloom
        Whataburger is fine, but Five Guys is still tops.
        Jan 5, 2020
    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      Loads of awesome Filipino classic rock>Stairway to Heaven>Hotel California HFO. New decade early morning radio killing it right now.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        What's Filipino classic rock? Curious.....
        Dec 31, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Dec 31, 2019
    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      HiFi store peeps are really nice and chill. Plan to stop by with the headphones to try some $$$$ "Triode" amps from the weeb homeland.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Speaking of, you get ears on these yet @Yerim? Don't think you've been by, this was at 5th Ave over at EDSA Shangrila, but IIRC they're distributed throughout the Philippines and other spots.

        Pretty sure the Senns will love these, yeah :))
        Dec 30, 2019
      3. Yerim
        Yerim
        Nope not yet. Will try it if I happen to drop by Egghead.
        Dec 30, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Haven't been by Egghead in ages myself, actually. This store was more hi-fi than headphone-fi though, so I imagine there's some but not a lot of overlap; might be worth dropping by both if you're ever in the area :P
        Dec 30, 2019
    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      I have a love/hate relationship with limited edition items; they're usually really cool but the prices on the used market always suck butts.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The whole concept of limited editions is usually a lie. A limited edition is limited to a stated number, and each item may be numbered. If the total number made is is not stated, it is /not/ a limited edition.
        Dec 29, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'd say that a great many LEs lean into sophistry taking on the distinction but that's how marketing works, hah.

        In this case while the units may not be individually numbered there's a definite scarcity that sucks balls.
        Dec 29, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Ahhaaa... The Scarce Edition. There's a new idea!
        Dec 29, 2019
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    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      My luck's holding strong this season it seems— ZDT Jr. loaner died on me mid-listening. Unit making clicking sounds while unplugged.
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      3. elmoe
        elmoe
        Oh yeah that looks like a blown fuse alright. You should be able to read the fuse rating on one of the metal ends (ex: 15A) and go online/to any electronics store to purchase a replacement (they are cheap, unless you want some uber audiophoolery type fuse).
        Dec 27, 2019
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      4. elmoe
        elmoe
        While there may still be an underlying issue with the amp, if you replace the fuse you should be able to get the amp to turn back on at least, and see if it works fine or if the new fuse blows also (get a few fuses, they're a few cents each). With some luck you just had a surge which blew the fuse and replacing it will get the amp back in working order.
        Dec 27, 2019
      5. elmoe
    12. Lyander
      Lyander
      Pork ribs in the oven, see you in 8 hours. Makes me wish we had a nice wood smoker lol.
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    13. Lyander
      Lyander
      1. gepardcv
        gepardcv
        In fairness, I think this is one of only two Floor versions of GLS available. Nightwish has IIRC stated that Tarja and Annette material will not see a studio re-recording with Floor. Side note: I've been disappointed by the acoustics on the four live Nightwish shows I've been to — the mixing has been uniformly atrocious, with Floor's and Marco's vocals drowned out. :(
        Dec 22, 2019
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Ahhh, sorry to hear. The live album of their 2013 Wacken performance definitely had sucky balance (made worse by my headphones but shh), which bites because Floor's excellent performance is what has me watching these to begin with.
        Dec 23, 2019
    14. Lyander
      Lyander
      Don't keep older versions of reports on your PC. You might panic and rewrite them thinking you're late to submit when you're not. I be dumb.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Sqveak Sold it at a low-ish price to a lowercase-f friend so I can fund a certain mad genius Russian amp, haha. Having fun at internship but the unpaid part kinda sucks, I thought I'd be cool with the iDSD for long-term while saving up for Beefroast 2 but I was kinda in withdrawal for a bit, lol.
        Dec 22, 2019
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      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        @Lyander that makes sense. I'm a little surprised that you didn't hold out another few months and try unison before selling. Either way your HD600 will benefit for sure.
        Dec 22, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        I was always a transducer-and-amp-first person, so I didn't think I'd have as much a reaction using the iDSD as my main as I did, haha. And yeah I figured it might be worth waiting for Unison, but shipping to and from America would have been pricey and I was leaning in towards the Bifrost 2 anyway, if for no other reason than futureproofing.

        Nervosa sucks :(
        Dec 22, 2019
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    15. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I wish my liver was stronger, but hey we all have our weaknesses.
        Dec 9, 2019
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        RE: liver, I don't even drink that often but you and me both, brother :))
        Dec 13, 2019
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      Life's all fine and dandy until you suddenly realise you can't bite into burgers anymore. Gott in Himmel.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "The ticks are a real thing"

        That's just... horrible.

        Yes, Lyander, I got it sorted with a couple of nice titanium implants. Bionic front teeth. My bottom teeth are still right up there, but sometimes I remember to stretch and relax my jaw, which seems to help.

        All the best!
        Dec 9, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Ringingears argh, well at least you got to enjoy a few milkshakes? I can only hope I'm that lucky since I don't really have the time for cardio nowadays, not that I had much inclination to begin with...

        And hah, sounds like we're about due for a teeth-themed superhero, @Thad E Ginathom! Hope they serve you well for many years, and that you use their powers solely for good :)
        Dec 9, 2019
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      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I'm sorry man. I've been there. I could not eat real solid food for a week. I still had to take pain meds when they made adjustments.
        Dec 9, 2019
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    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Today was absolutely amazing, quiet conversations and all that jazz. Only shit thing is that I have braces now and oh God the pain.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        It's less than 24 hours since the installation and the pain is getting progressively worse, gragh. I honestly doubt I'll be able to manage anything more than broth for a while, and overcooked rice/pasta.

        Pretty sure my own casts will suffer a similar place of honour haha. Glad to hear I've got good company!
        Dec 6, 2019
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        there's something about that experience i can't quite place on the scale of good vs. bad where he always had a new 7 series bimmer when I'd visit his office.
        Dec 6, 2019
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        HAHA glad your orthodontic torment helped fund a cushy-butt ride though. Totally get why it's implacable, shiz like that just comes across as weird.
        Dec 6, 2019
    18. tommytakis
      tommytakis
      I started reading Vinland Saga... what an amazing story! I'm not caught up yet (Ch.106) but I'm very impressed so far! superb world building and character development, especially for Thorfinn and Canute. Everything just came full circle from the very first chapter and can't wait to see how the story plays out. I remembered your comment "manga is better" so I thought I would share this with ya
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Hahaha that's why we call it "hiatus x hiatus" I personally like Mob Psych 100 better than OPM. Haikyuu is sooo good! I never thought I would love a volleyball anime lol. 4th season is coming out soon so it might be a good time to start watching. Highly recommend watching season 1 then reading the manga. The animation team did a fantastic job portraying the manga. and I'll check out Sound! Euophonium :)
        Dec 6, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Euphonium helped me get back into band music after losing interest a few years back and going full hard rock and metal, haha. The anime's a KyoAni affair so excellent art of course, not to mention the pacing is just about perfect, not to mention the music itself. I listen to the soundtrack reasonably often, haha
        Dec 6, 2019
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      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        Your lie in April is probably the only music related anime I’ve watched (3 times)
        Dec 6, 2019
    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'd almost forgotten what a proper typhoon felt like. Almost. Jeebus it's cold.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        We had a cyclone, the year after the flood. Made a mess of our city; lost many trees. Despite my realistic expectations, we still had our one tall tree, car port, water tanks. I think we got a bit of shelter.

        Still, it put on one hell of a show: heavy monsoon-type rain moving sideways in the wind!

        Tropical life, eh?
        Dec 3, 2019
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yes. Four deaths at last count which makes me angry. I'm glad that my area wasn't affected as much as I feared but at the same time I'm just fucking livid. People are making the best of it but there's still thousands displaced, no power, no clean water.
        Dec 3, 2019
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Sorry, forgot to check in with you yesterday. I should really keep up better with status updates. Glad things are OK with you and yours.
        Dec 4, 2019
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    20. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Thus freedom to agree or to face prison. Unless you rule the people and can get away with breaking the rules. As if Machiavelli's mockery of the Florence's Medici was taken literally. The younger generations can only be held back for so long...
        Dec 1, 2019
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Saw that guy in a clip of a press conference on BBC Panorama's "How to Brainwash Millions" ... what a dickhead
        Dec 4, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 8, 1993 (Age: 26)
    Location:
    Pasig, Philippines

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    May be overly nice and slow to assert preferences. Has horrible sense of humour. Tea>coffee, whiskey=brandy.
    iFi micro iDSD silver>G1217 Sunrise III>Sennheiser HD600, Klipsch HP-3 (Massdrop ZDT Jr., Lake People G109A on very extended loan)