m17xr2b
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Something between IT and do it all guy.

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m17xr2b

Friend, Male, 29, from United kingdomland of fish and chips

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one user hailed the marconi B65 as excellent, now all the overpriced philips 6SN7 marconi rebrands are gone from ebay Feb 7, 2019

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Feb 16, 2019 at 2:31 PM
    1. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      one user hailed the marconi B65 as excellent, now all the overpriced philips 6SN7 marconi rebrands are gone from ebay
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I thought you said... macaroni
        Feb 7, 2019
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        now I'm hungry
        Feb 7, 2019
        BenjaminBore and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    2. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Shortly after introducing a 2K cable, Danacable unveiled the Nirvana...3.5K for a HP cable. Next up the Orgasmatron for 6K. Poor suckers...
      1. YMO likes this.
      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        That Orgasmatron better be thicc
        Jan 29, 2019
      3. YMO
        YMO
        Eight inches thick.
        Jan 29, 2019
        bengo likes this.
    3. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      HD580 bested all my other headphones and everything else I've heard ever. Scaling is over HD650/HD800
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        tite tite tite
        Jan 20, 2019
        dubharmonic likes this.
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Modded or stock? I think a lot of us have settled on 580s.
        Jan 20, 2019
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Dynamat, coin and no back foam with DIY cable. The headphones themselves are the cheapest component in my system and by a good margin even after tubes, cables, source etc.
        Jan 20, 2019
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    4. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Haven't used the BH Quickie in 4 years. Plan to integrate it back for speakers and remote control the shit out of it.
    5. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Santa gave me socks. Next year I'll wish for a headphone with HD650 mids, HD580 highs, Abyss low end and K1K stage.
      1. EagleWings, obsiCO, pavi and 4 others like this.
      2. aamefford
        aamefford
        I tried that last year. I got socks....
        Dec 25, 2018
        Merrick, Soups, Jinxy245 and 9 others like this.
    6. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Watching Lord of the Rings on bluray. Never knew how much I was missing without proper audio quality.
      1. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        It's has some very well made sound designs, especially in the caves.
        Dec 9, 2018
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        That's for sure, there are so many spacial cues that make for an incredible experience. Prefer HD650 to the HD800 on the Teton.
        Dec 9, 2018
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Throw it into the fire god dammit!
        Dec 9, 2018
    7. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      2A3 prices have gone insane. Used to get a good nos pair for 150$ a few years ago.
      1. brencho likes this.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Not to worry I have 4 pairs of my favourites, 2 of my second, 1 of my third, 1 of my fourth and 2 of my fifth. Good chance my grandchildren will have a taste.
        Dec 7, 2018
        jexby, cskippy and BenjaminBore like this.
      4. jexby
        jexby
        when my pairs blow up, i'm going to @m17xr2b house for thievery.
        Dec 7, 2018
        brencho likes this.
      5. brencho
        brencho
        The value and satisfaction of the theft would pay for a transatlantic flight many times over
        Dec 7, 2018
        Merrick, BenjaminBore and jexby like this.
    8. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      1. famish99
        famish99
        Yeah I heard them in Japan, they make the 650 sound like a bass cannon. I didn't enjoy it too much.
        Dec 2, 2018
        m17xr2b likes this.
      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Negative tonality change seems to be the standard for aftermarket 650 pads.
        Dec 2, 2018
        m17xr2b likes this.
    9. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Feel the need to go to war...Sabaton
      1. Erikdayo likes this.
    10. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Owning the HD650 feels like having a subscription to sennheiser. I have to buy pads twice a year.
      1. FlySweep and JK47 like this.
    11. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Needed an office setup with no spending. WM1A->Project Ember->HD250 II.Great tone,spacious and decent isolation. Plankton kinda missing tho.
      1. Psalmanazar, bengo and Jinxy245 like this.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I keep the ember at full volume no attenuation and control volume from the dap. Running at around 70 low gain. And I can roll my neglected small tubes.
        Nov 12, 2018
      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Does the WM1A have DAC mode like the ZX300?
        Nov 12, 2018
      5. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        Nov 12, 2018
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    12. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Serious question, I'm at a crossroad:
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        There's also job security to think about too. If economic downturn hits, will the contract work still come in at the same pace? I'd bet not, as companies would likely tighten purse strings. I bet once you factor in healthcare, equity compensation, taxes, etc. that the management job likely is much less than half the pay cut.

        Think you also sold me with "life long dream."
        Oct 29, 2018
      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        You sound like someone from our erp team. Do experience, because everyone in the manufacturing industry is going to erp (dynamics 365 for us) and are stuck on old legacy systems. Plus u can parlay it into another position when you get bored.
        Oct 29, 2018
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Took the management position in the end. Let my reign of terror begin.
        Nov 4, 2018
        zonto, famish99 and bengo like this.
    13. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Haha, from HF:I tallied up the $$$ I've spent on tubes and I could have damn near bought a Gungnir Multibit. And I've only had a tube amp since May
      1. direstraitsfan98
        direstraitsfan98
        There are a few souls around here that have spent enough on tubes to buy a Jbl Everest o_O
        Oct 25, 2018
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Could be but hopefully not for a <500$ amp.
        Oct 25, 2018
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        The 2359glenn amp thread is the worst about this kind of behavior... I've never seen so much tube rolling circlejerking.
        Oct 25, 2018
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    14. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      The uber HD650 cable is alive, four wywires platinum litz and two duelund 26AWG solid core wire per channel.
      1. Thenewerguy009
        Oct 18, 2018
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Oct 18, 2018
        BillOhio likes this.
    15. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Today I got asked if I want to sponsor gay dogs.... aaa guide dogs, yeah that makes much more sense.
    16. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Got an ebay tube that tested well beyond failure at 4mA. Sounds great, no hum. WTF
      1. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Proof that the tube lottery can be insanely kind at times? :))
        Oct 11, 2018
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Hey - that must be the one I ordered in August and still haven't received!
        Oct 11, 2018
    17. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Coffee bitterness and OTL sweetness, my favourite morning combo.
      1. Whoartie, Wilson, Jinxy245 and 2 others like this.
    18. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      A horrible day, the peak is left channel only.
      1. direstraitsfan98
        direstraitsfan98
        What do you mean?
        Oct 5, 2018
      2. famish99
        famish99
        blown tube or worse?
        Oct 5, 2018
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Tried everything but it's the peak itself that's blown the right channel, possibly the output stage.
        Thankfully Pete will help me out, great support even if it's 8 years old.
        Oct 5, 2018
    19. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
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      2. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        my 2A3s don't glow :(
        Sep 23, 2018
      3. m17xr2b
        Sep 23, 2018
        BillOhio likes this.
    20. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Relaxing on a remote island in the middle of nowhere with my HD650.Wasting cash on gear seems so stupid when you can go all out on cocktails
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Cocktails and company make life better.
        Sep 17, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 21, 1989 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    United kingdomland of fish and chips
    Occupation:
    Something between IT and do it all guy.
    Gear List:
    Power:
    PS Audio DirectStream P12
    Wywires silver mains cables

    Transport:
    AES16e with HDPlex LPS
    Wywires Litespd custom AES/EBU

    Dac:
    Metrum Pavane with DAC TWO modules
    Wywires platinum IC

    Amps:
    DNA Stellaris 422A/AVVT 2A3/ECC40
    Apex Teton 422A/GEC 6AS7G/ECC40
    Apex Peak/Volcano ECC40/ECC32/ECC33/B65/TSRP/13D2/Bad boy/MELZ etc.

    Headphones:
    HD580M with double gauge wywires platinum and duelund solid core balanced cable
    HD650M
    HD650 stock
    HD800SRD hardwired with DHC complement 4
    AKG K1000 bass heavy with Wywired Red cable
    HD250 600ohm

    Speakers:
    Harbeth P3ESR
    Dual TBI Millenia
    Bottlehead Quickie

    Got in order and sold except current
    HD598 - 2011
    Creative Xfi Titanium
    HD700
    Bottlehead Crack
    AD Labs RD26
    Bottlehead Quickie
    LCD-3PF
    TBI Millenia used as HP amp at first
    LH Labs geek 1000
    Heir Audio 8.0
    Project Ember 2.1
    HEK
    HD650
    HD800SDR
    Yggdrasil
    Q Acoustics 2020i
    DNA Stratus
    GSX-MK2
    Norne Zoetic(reterminated many many times)
    Abyss
    Moon 600i as amp for Abyss
    DXIO PRO3Z
    Bottlehead BeePre
    ZMF Eikon
    HD800SDR again
    LCD-3F
    HD650M
    LCD-4
    Lynx E22
    DH Labs D110 transport cable
    Woo WA5-LE
    Trilogy 931
    DHC Complement 4 10feet cable for hardwire HD800SDR
    Metrum Pavane Level 2
    Harbeth P3ESR
    WyWires Platinum IC
    Abyss again
    PS Audio P5
    HD650M V2(never sold original HD650M V1)
    Schiit Saga
    AKG K1000
    WyWires red and platinum HD650 cables
    Yggdrasil A2
    WyWires Silver mains cables
    PS Audio P12
    Jensen PC-2XR
    Lynx AES16 with LPS
    Apex Teton
    Cavalli Liquid Glass
    DNA Stellaris with AN input transformers
    Don Audio Phoenix Switch-Box
    Apex Peak/Teton
    Lynx AES16e with HDPlex LPS
    Sennheiser HD250 Linear I 600ohm
    Sennheiser HD58X
    Wywires Litespd platinum AES/EBU
    Sennheiser HD580
    I like things and stuff.

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