Overkill Red
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Overkill Red

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AT2020USB+ kicked the bucket finally. Picked up a Shure MV7 to replace it. So far very impressed! Mar 20, 2022

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May 14, 2022 at 3:27 AM
    1. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      AT2020USB+ kicked the bucket finally. Picked up a Shure MV7 to replace it. So far very impressed!
      1. Cryptowolf, philipmorgan and Gazny like this.
    2. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Got my Verite back after two years, was so excited I put it on and i didn’t realize the universe suede pads went bad in storage. Whoops
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        You live in SE Asia, dude. Always check for mould! ;)
        Mar 18, 2022
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        I accidentally had a pair of pads go bad and moldy on me. Washed them, prior to drying them off fully, put em in a plastic bag, put them on a shelf near my window and forgot about them for 6 months. Nasty surprise
        Mar 18, 2022
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      4. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        I should've checked more honestly but I was so excited to listen to them after 2 years I just did a cursory check. Mold was the dark kind so couldn't see it very well. brb gonna shower again
        Mar 19, 2022
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    3. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Random feeler: Would any NYC friends be interested in an EC Aficionado sometime in May? Also have a Black Yggdrasil A2. Please PM if so!
      1. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        RFS is high costs to bring back to SG and a general desire to try easier-to-maintain solid state stuff. I still adore this amp, and hope this goes to a Friend who will enjoy it.
        Feb 12, 2022
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Will think about it, but may is a bit off!
        Feb 12, 2022
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    4. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Might be time to just accept fate and start a new setup locally. Something like a Convert-2* and 3F with my Verite...?
      1. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Did you mean Convert 2?
        Apr 20, 2021
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      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Yes HAH
        Apr 20, 2021
    5. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      It's been one year since COVID separated me from my Yggdrasil + Aficionado + Verite, really hope this all clears up soon. Stay safe all!
      1. obsiCO, GanGreinke, Gazny and 3 others like this.
      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Hey man! I hope you are well. Hopefully you will be reunited with your gear one day.
        Feb 8, 2021
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      3. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Hey, yeah hopefully. That day seems so far away though.. Hope you're doing good!
        Feb 8, 2021
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        The number of ‘normal’ routines that have become disrupted boggles my mind. I hope you are reunited with your gear soon as that will likely mean a return to routine for us all.
        Feb 8, 2021
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    6. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Haven't been back in ages, hope everyone here is happy and staying safe alongside loved ones!
    7. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Thought I'd put out a random feeler for the heck of it: anyone interested in an Aficionado in February? Leaving the country :\
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Where you moving?
        Jan 3, 2020
      3. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Back to Singapore for work, got a job offer there. Kind of sad to leave the states but eh.. Life takes you where it wants to I guess.
        Jan 10, 2020
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        I understand completely.
        Jan 10, 2020
    8. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Yggdrasil occasionally loses sound in left channel, requires restart to fix.. Time to contact CS I guess!
      1. schiit
        schiit
        Losing sounds in one channel (especially the same channel) is not a common (or maybe even possible) DSP fail. I'd personally check my cables first.
        Nov 6, 2019
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      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Thanks for the tip, I'll do that over the weekend and get back to ya!
        Nov 6, 2019
    9. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Has anyone tried using something like gasket maker to fix loose vacuum tubes? 2A3's wobbling and coming apart from the bas :\
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      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I used high heat oven silicone with great success. You might have some excess after you're done but it'll do the job.
        For like new you can get tube base glue from JacMusic.
        Aug 22, 2019
      3. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Are these the 2A3 sockets on Af? I have a similar issue too and opened and adjusted to mostly fix it
        Aug 22, 2019
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      4. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Gonna give that tube base glue from EML a shot. Thanks @m17xr2b
        Aug 25, 2019
    10. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Got a pair of Sennheiser True Wireless earbuds as a gift. Must say, these are surprisingly good!!
      1. Syzygy, bengo, hikergrl and 1 other person like this.
    11. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Two weeks into my risk assurance internship at PwC: good experience but really brain-draining...
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Oof, audits…

        The opposite of fun.
        Jun 13, 2019
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    12. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      About to leave NYC for two months.. Any suggestions on how to store large tube gear? Have headphones figured out but clueless with big stuff
      1. bixby
        bixby
        right side up is always best :)
        May 26, 2019
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      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Oh shit brb I gotta turn my AF over real quick
        May 26, 2019
    13. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Just aced the classes I thought I'd bomb and do okay on the class I thought I'd ace, feelsweirdman
      1. atomicbob, hikergrl, Syzygy and 8 others like this.
      2. zonto
        zonto
        That almost perfectly describes my grad school experience as well. Hope you thought you’d bomb more classes than you’d ace!
        May 24, 2019
    14. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Welp, the AF started making high pitched whining noises tonight. Guessing it's the RSA 2A3s, will test tomorrow. Is it time for new tubes?
      1. gaspasser likes this.
      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Check your WE396A, I had one go bad already and it started whining. Tube nervosa is awesome ;)
        May 3, 2019
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      3. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Strangely enough, the noise stopped happening. Will continue to monitor, but considering getting a new set just in case. (That's just an excuse to buy tubes)
        May 3, 2019
    15. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Vérité still changing after 150hrs+ it seems. Sound is tightening + becoming more effortless + expanding outward. Less haziness. Woohoo!!(?)
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      3. cskippy
        cskippy
        Get some perforated suede universe pads if you don’t already. So good.
        May 2, 2019
      4. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        @cskippy am waiting on some Be2 pads, but I'll give the perforated suede a shot since your preferences are so similar to mine.
        May 2, 2019
      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        According to Zach, The Verite more than any of his headphones need good burn in...like 200-300 hours. YMMV as always.
        May 2, 2019
    16. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Ziricote Vérité finally arrived after a 4-month wait, and I gotta say it was worth it. Let the burn in commence.
    17. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Thank you for the promotion/confidence vote, SBAF! I haven't contributed much content, but I'll try my best if the opportunity ever arises.
      1. obsiCO, GanGreinke, Jinxy245 and 15 others like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        You'll be fine. I'm still new around here as well. We'll learn together.
        Apr 11, 2019
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    18. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      PSA: Made-in-China 3pin XLR plugs sometimes just don't fit. Then again why am I surprised?
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      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Thanks for the suggestions guys. The cheap plugs were from a cheap XLR cable I bought while waiting for my cables to get back from repair. I'll have proper ones on my main ICs for sure.
        Mar 29, 2019
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        Isn't everything made in china
        Mar 29, 2019
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      4. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Hahaha... No-name Made-in-China 3Pin XLRs from dubious factory*
        Mar 29, 2019
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    19. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Really enjoying my first time in Miami/Florida. Food and culture are really great!
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Have you met florida man yet?
        Mar 19, 2019
      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Actually I bumped into him arguing with some teenagers outside a stone crab restaurant..
        Mar 19, 2019
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    20. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      One of the worst feelings is when you receive tubes in their beautiful, pristine boxes then open them and they fucking implode. (The boxes)
      1. Jinxy245 and Cakecake like this.
      2. famish99
        famish99
        I mean... If the tube itself imploded it would probably be worse.
        Feb 27, 2019
        Overkill Red, Merrick, obsiCO and 5 others like this.
      3. brencho
        brencho
        Nobody knows which would be worse
        Feb 27, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    June 27
    Location:
    Singapore
    Occupation:
    Office Slave
    Gear List:
    Desktop:

    DAC: Schiit Yggdrasil (USB 5.0/Analog 2)
    Amp: EC Aficionado w/ feedback & Audiocaps

    Headphones:
    - ZMF Vérité (Ltd. Ziricote)
    - HD800 w/ SDR and SBAF mods, copper internal wiring and mini-XLR jacks

    Portable:

    FitEar MH334SR
    iFi iDSD Diablo

    Signature

    Desktop: Yggdrasil A2 Gen5 -> Aficionado w/ feedback mod (0.22uF PPT Theta / WE2C51/ Fivre 2A3)
    -> Ziricote Verite, HD800

    or, well, KEF LSX (please don't crucify me)

    Portable: iPhone 11 Pro Max / Sony WM1Z -> FitEar MH334 Studio Reference