Mithrandir41
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Sep 27, 1974 (Age: 45)
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Ridgecrest, CA
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F/A-18 Engine Mech

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Mithrandir41

Friend, Male, 45, from Ridgecrest, CA

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The lady bought me a Magni 3+ to supplement my other amps (crack, thx, Sunrise III). Good girl. Dec 25, 2019

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Jan 17, 2020 at 4:02 PM
    1. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      The lady bought me a Magni 3+ to supplement my other amps (crack, thx, Sunrise III). Good girl.
    2. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      I'm hanging up my Porta pros. I owned two pair as a teen. They just don't do it for me anymore.
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      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I sent them to oppo digital here in California. I don't know if you have direct service where you are. It was $100 USD.
        Dec 16, 2019
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Oh that's good to hear that they're still servicing the products. How long ago did you do that?
        Dec 16, 2019
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Dec 16, 2019
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    3. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Received an RCA-branded Telefunken 6922. Very impressive. Ridgecrest is a goldmine for vintage tubes.
      1. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        The labs at China Lake used to be filled with analog equipment, and you can browse garage sales and estates for some serious shit.
        Dec 4, 2019
      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I'm using it in my Project Sunrise
        Dec 4, 2019
    4. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Some rando with no history is repeatedly hitting me up in my PMs for BH speedball schematics. Close the gates!
      1. MisterRogers and YMO like this.
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Dec 4, 2019
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @Ringingears we'd all be on some Facebook group for chemtrail conspiracy theorists
        Dec 4, 2019
        Lyander, sphinxvc, Jinxy245 and 3 others like this.
      5. JeffYoung
        JeffYoung
        Yeah, he PM'ed me as well when he didn't get anything on the profile message. Persistent, anyway. ;)
        Dec 6, 2019
    5. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      picked a pair of OG Beyer T1's to pair with my Crack. The old T1's have much better tonality than the 2nd Gen. A very pleasing midrange.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Thing about the T1 (gen 2?) is the peak is almost narrow enough it seems to work with a Helmholtz resonator as on the HD800. That'd be interesting perhaps
        Nov 25, 2019
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      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I just immediately disliked the T1 gen 2, so I wouldn't bother modding it. The gen 1 is the only Beyer I really liked pretty much as-is.
        Nov 25, 2019
        Lyander likes this.
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        T1v1 + Crack was the only time I ever enjoyed a Beyer. (I wish other Beyers sounded good, because they're amongst the best-looking phones.) Have fun with it!
        Nov 27, 2019
    6. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      I just happened upon a lecture by Steve Silberman of audioquest from rmaf 2016... what a scandalous POS.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        People just love being taken in by this BS. AQ, and many other companies, are alive and well, right? And hey, if you say "Hands up everyone who has never even tried some audio bull idea," probably most of us will keep are arms down. I know I will.
        Nov 23, 2019
      4. bixby
        bixby
        I have no opinion of the man, but some of the things he is reporting others have heard, I am in agreement with. eg. I have audibly better sound on my desktop when I turn off the plex server running in the background. But I do not agree you need race car ram and hyper fast cpus for music, that is bs. Only watched 20 min but will continue so I get the full story!
        Nov 23, 2019
      5. netforce
        netforce
        Kinda telling how the comments for the video are disabled and its a mixed like and dislikes.
        Nov 23, 2019
        bixby likes this.
    7. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      I've been driving my gear SE for a long time. Swapped in some balanced cables=usb noise gone.
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I've used an Eitr for a long time, but it was glitchy, so I sent it in.
        Nov 7, 2019
      3. RobS
        RobS
        What do you mean by "glitchy", I wonder if I'm having the same issues you have with Eitr
        Nov 7, 2019
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      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        It drops out regularly, a problem I don't have with usb, optical, or non-eitr coax.
        Nov 7, 2019
    8. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      I threw myself on the alter of science and bought a Topping D70 (dual ak4497). It doesn't suck
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        d50 is also not hot garbage. but not awesome, either.
        Nov 6, 2019
      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        You post on Amir's site and say you're a convert?
        Nov 6, 2019
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Didn't say I was a convert to anything, dude. But I don't have a problem posting on any site if I can give someone info on a product I own. Just how I am.
        Nov 6, 2019
    9. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      @schiit Nice rework of the Schiitr; it's much more functional! And the Hel is a small powerhouse.
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    11. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Trying UAPP for my phone : tidal is pretty slow and glitchy. (edit - tidal on UAPP)
    12. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Any LA friends interested in a pro-ject Perspex turntable?
    13. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      I've just been introduced to the wonderful world of US customs watch worksheets by DHL.
      1. FallingObjects likes this.
    14. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Just chilling before work listening to music on my friends home made 6SL7 amp.
    15. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Don't know if I'm being petty, but signatures or initials at the end of posts are annoyingly pretentious.
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        RW...ghey
        Feb 25, 2019
      3. dBel84
        dBel84
        honestly for me it is just habit . i still have to sign practically everything I put down on on paper or digital . but then I am an the older side and the digital world evolved around me
        Feb 25, 2019
      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I will now torture my my kids for one full day by ending all texts with -Dad
        Feb 27, 2019
    16. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Keith Scott from the Bryan Adams band is a seriously underrated guitarist. I love his playing and tone.
      1. ufospls2, skem and dark_energy like this.
      2. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        So is Mickey Curry, his drummer (I think hes still playing with Bryan?) Very solid, no nonsense drumming.
        Jan 29, 2019
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    17. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      It never ceases to crack me up when members get butt hurt at SBAF for being SBAF
      1. obsiCO, Deep Funk, JK47 and 17 others like this.
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      3. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        Some folks are truly unable to read the vibe of a room, and funny enough those seem to be the same people that can't take any criticism or taunting of any kind.
        Jan 26, 2019
        DigMe and Mithrandir41 like this.
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        I say this as someone who can't play ball. Bleachers and library for me.
        Jan 26, 2019
        Deep Funk and Mithrandir41 like this.
      5. JK47
        JK47
        You can still throw eggs from the bleachers.
        Jan 26, 2019
        Deep Funk likes this.
    18. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      In other news, Audeze now has an LCD-XC in limited... Alligator?
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I think the SS had the homo sapiens version
        Jan 23, 2019
        bazelio and brencho like this.
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Waiting for the ball sack edition with one cup lower than the other.
        Jan 23, 2019
        jexby and brencho like this.
      4. westermac
        westermac
        It provides a +15 charisma bonus when paired with alligator skin boots
        Jan 24, 2019
        brencho likes this.
    19. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Test-drove the new Acura RDX and was surprised with the sound system. It has good-quality tweeters, mid drivers and a decent sub.
      1. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I wish Honda would put these systems in their vehicles: Honda stock systems are gutless.
        Jan 15, 2019
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    20. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      To my fellow metalheads that haven't heard of Opeth: They're not Otep.
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      3. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Jan 8, 2019
      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        True. It may not be the point of the music, but a halford Dio or Osbourne is always going to elevate the song instead of sounding anonymous.
        Jan 8, 2019
      5. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        Yeah but they have unique voices. So does the Dismember guy. “Ieeem fierced tooo murder and storm here BY THE VISIONS INSIDE MY HEAD!” Ozzy can’t sing either but the vocals in metal pretty much got universalized in the mid to late 90s to be Cookie Monster, bathroom Satan voices, and lame bar rock singing. Nobody that can compete with Ian Gillian or Tom Angelripper types.
        Jan 8, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 27, 1974 (Age: 45)
    Location:
    Ridgecrest, CA
    Occupation:
    F/A-18 Engine Mech
    Gear List:
    Computer, Schiit Gungnir MB A2 via USB, Schiit Lyr 3, Audeze LCD-2CB, Emotiva Airmotiv 5 speakers, Pro-ject Perspex 6 with Ortofon Quintet Black
    Audio and Home Theater Geek. Marine (former active duty). Los Angeles Recording School Alumni and former assistant engineer at Roundabout Post Production in Burbank, CA. Avid Reader and licensed skydiver. General pop-culture geek. Living and working in the High Desert of Cali.

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