rhythmdevils
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rhythmdevils

Best SBAF member of all time, Male, 37, from Bay Area

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Audeze surgery day! https://i.imgur.com/p4cvSCT.jpg Feb 25, 2021 at 10:41 AM

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    1. rhythmdevils
      1. dubharmonic, Imraan and yotacowboy like this.
      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Which model is it? 2C?
        Feb 25, 2021 at 1:09 PM
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        A second LCD-2 Classic. The first one turned out really well and I’m modding this one to send around and share. :)
        Feb 25, 2021 at 1:26 PM
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I recognize those! Still has some poly fuzz in there.
        Feb 25, 2021 at 3:29 PM
    2. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Modding an HE6se right now with promising results. This headphone can sound SO much better than it does stock. Its a different headphone now
      1. Jinxy245, Soups, Syzygy and 5 others like this.
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I hated dealing with the 6SE and always did better with the OG HE6. I trust you to get better results than I ever did with those, looking forward to seeing what you can cook up :)
        Feb 19, 2021
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        So much better than stock. Much more open, clear, resolving and fast with better tonality. They still have a bit of dullness that shouldn’t be there in a 1600$ ortho (from the driver). I’m currently trying to decide how to tune them to best make up for this.
        Feb 19, 2021
      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        As you can see from the picture this is another expensive neo ortho with no driver damping. And this driver needs it.
        Feb 19, 2021
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    3. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      My phone’s autocorrect keeps turning typos into audio words like iDSD and treble and album and TOTL etc
      1. Imraan, Jinxy245, Senorx12562 and 3 others like this.
      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        SwiftKey, at least, "learns" this stuff.
        Feb 18, 2021
    4. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Love for music today!
    5. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone ever feel like this hobby is a huge waste of time and energy? It’s pretty self serving in general.
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      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        Well, this place transformed the way I think about and listen to both gear and music. If all you knew about food was McDonald's...
        Feb 13, 2021
        Gazny and Lyander like this.
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Sometimes I glance at my set up and think, "This is pointless. It doesn't sound like a real orchestra or a pianist." But I can't buy an orchestra, or resurrect a great pianist. So, inside my house, recordings are as good as it's going to get.
        Feb 13, 2021
        OJneg, obsiCO, rott and 6 others like this.
      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I look at my setup and wish it was just an iPod and I didn’t care and played geetar instead. But then the iPod sounds like shit. I’ve always had a love hate relationship with gear.
        Feb 13, 2021
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    6. rhythmdevils
      1. Gazny
        Gazny
        anticipating a YouTube unboxing video
        Feb 10, 2021
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    7. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      1. pure5152, Imraan, Wilson and 3 others like this.
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I’m pretty sure he’s talking about a horse not iem’s.
        Feb 7, 2021
        shambles, Cryptowolf, obsiCO and 2 others like this.
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        This is what turned me off..."For now, the stock cable is just good overall, I’d have preferred something a little more provoking in an artistic manner but maybe I am asking too much, all things considered." Yes dumbass, you are!
        Feb 7, 2021
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      5. Wilson
        Wilson
        The stock tips spoke of a lugubriousness and a deep rooted ennui, reminiscent of post-war France - swap them out!
        Feb 7, 2021
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    8. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone have a balanced Audeze cable they want to loan me? I’d like to hear the LP balanced before saying goodbye.
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      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        Any idea what you might try next after the LP?
        Feb 6, 2021
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I bought the First Watt F7 speaker amp that was just in the fs forums. Should be tons of power and SE.

        It’s huge though and I have no idea how I will fit it. That’s less important than getting it here though right?
        Feb 6, 2021
      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        HaHa yes!! I'm hoping this year will be the year I finally put together a 2 channel system... a First Watt amp would definitely be on my short list of amps. Congrats! Will be interested to see what you think about it with your orthos, imagine it would be a great combo.
        Feb 6, 2021
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    9. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      The LCD-2C has NO damping behind the driver no wonder it sounds like shit. No one has learned anything in the 40 yrs since the dawn of orths
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I find them best with the vegan slanted pads. The stock pads had peaks in the treble that the vegans helped with. Bass is also not as farty, still strong though.
        Feb 5, 2021
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        PS - you guys are really pushing me to get my own EARS rig, lol.
        Feb 5, 2021
      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Meh don’t get an ears rig. If it sounds good it is good. ;)
        Feb 5, 2021
    10. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Just got lcd-2C in with Dekoni pads. Man they sound like muffled garbage. The rumors were true! Will need serious re-tuning.
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Audeze's are kind of a PITA to mod I just run mine w/ all damping removed anod some alternative leather pads. Curious to see what you come up with!
        Feb 5, 2021
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      4. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        Be looking forward to seeing how it goes man. I didn't care for the Dekoni velours I got too much personally. They do bring the treble and presence back considerably, you might like them... maybe not to the point of sounding 'correct' though. And I felt like they killed the fun factor a little too much. I'm betting the suede is much darker. I can see how that would be a bad pairing.
        Feb 5, 2021
    11. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      God the guys running the featured music section on Bandcamp have such terrible taste in music. I occasionally find something I love
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yeah! Actually just in a bad mood. But it’s still true I’m tired of skipping through so much jingly trash pop and shitty EBM or whatever. I do find awesome gems occasionally though. Some are favorite albums. I guess they party are trying to cater to all tastes.
        Feb 2, 2021
      4. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        I hope your day gets better and you find good music!
        Feb 2, 2021
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      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I’ve got lots to go through in the free jazz thread but I’ve been having headaches lately and not in the mood for it. Been in an ambient phase. But right now it’s instrumental slow core doom metal! Earth to be exact.
        Feb 2, 2021
    12. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I currently own 3 different versions of the CA Solaris. I think it’s time for an intervention.
      1. YMO and Tchoupitoulas like this.
      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        That's like, what, 3/4 of them?

        Please keep out of the reach of an intervention until you've posted some impressions of them all! (At least there are only two versions of the Dorado for you next, if the intervention fails).
        Jan 28, 2021
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yes and I’ve had the other one in house during the loaner program. Review has been written just letting it simmer... :)
        Jan 28, 2021
        Cryptowolf and Tchoupitoulas like this.
      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        Ship one to me immediately.
        Jan 28, 2021
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    13. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Huge storm predicted in CA tonight. Should I turn off my amps in case of a power outage?
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        @rhythmdevils - NO! Never tandem connect power conditioners, surge protectors, UPS. The surge suppression circuits can interact in negative ways. The UPS linked is a stepped approximation sine type. Not something I would use for audio. You want true sine output. See APC Smart UPS for comparison. Also much more expensive.
        Jan 27, 2021
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Nice save! I thought doubling them up wouldn’t be a good idea but now I know! I’ll probably wait to get one conditioner to rule them all
        Jan 27, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        How about protecting yourself? Jump up and down: at least it reduces the chances that you are connected to earth through your feet.
        Jan 27, 2021
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    14. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone else notice Super Smokey Litz cables get much stiffer after a few months?
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yes I meant the regular Smokey Litz . I just got a new one and the contrast to my 2-3 month old ones is stark. The old ones are about 5x stiffer or something. Smokey Litz boners.
        Jan 24, 2021
      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Maybe contact CA? The one that came with my Andros is over a year old and still supple.
        Jan 25, 2021
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        All 4 of my 2-3 month old Smokey Litz cables have become much stiffer compared to the new one so I doubt it could be bad cables. :(
        Jan 25, 2021
    15. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Can someone explain why BNC cables sound better than SPDIF? they use the same cables the only difference is the connectors.
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        BNC is a precision designed connecting system intended for RF use. RCA was originally designed as a cheap way to send unbalanced audio between audio components. Focus on cheap. It was never intended to handle RF signals. BTW spdif is a data format designator.
        Jan 19, 2021
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I get the terms for SPDIF/coaxial mixed up they are used pretty interchangeably all over the internet. SPDIF is the data signal format and coaxial is the kind of cable?
        Jan 19, 2021
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        The problem is that many (myself included) get sloppy with terminology. AES vs spdif vs Opt typically refers to AES/EBU on 110R shielded twisted pair with XLR connectors. Spdif is typically 75R coax with BNC, RCA or (shudder) F connectors. Opt is typically Toslink. AES and spdif are nearly the same logical data stream with slight differences.
        Jan 19, 2021
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    16. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Solaris 2020 Limited Edition is in the house! Along with the ALO Pilot
      1. Jinxy245, Cryptowolf, Gazny and 3 others like this.
    17. JK47
      JK47
      where's the ignore button for you?
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      3. rhythmdevils
        Jan 11, 2021
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        That being said, @purr1n and I are exploring how we add ignore to everyone because that's just a sane feature to have. As our community grows, we'll have more diversity of thought and opinions and it's just an expected thing to have in 2020
        Jan 11, 2021
      5. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        might also be valid for 2021 ;) don't wanna be a smartass just thought we need some lighthearted comment here, too
        Jan 11, 2021
    18. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Wooos I meant to reply not comment. Duh
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      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        If the bitrate changes between tracks it will click.
        Jan 9, 2021
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    19. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Why do Schitt DACs click whenever a source input starts or stops?
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        My BF2 often clicks when I power on/off upstream devices (digital EQ), as well as downstream (SW51+).
        Jan 9, 2021
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      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        This depends on how the data transmission is organized. On digital silence the system can interrupt transmission or transmit zeroes. In the latter scenario there shouldn't be any clicks unless transmission parameters change - i.e. you start playing something with a different Fs.
        Jan 10, 2021
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      5. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        PS Audio PWD DAC also does this...also depends on the source. USB can maintain a continuous connection when direct to computer, but through Pi2AES it disconnects when no audio is playing (through COAX SPIDF connection).
        Jan 10, 2021
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    20. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Mother: “It’s a passive preamp? So you pay a bunch of money and it just sits there passively and does nothing?”
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        ^ Then tell her the next one you buy is a passive-aggressive preamp. She'll approve.
        Jan 8, 2021
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        It could be a pacifist preamp.
        Jan 8, 2021
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        "Passive" is kind of funny because a preamp is the audio component you interact with the most. Amps and DACs are just there
        Jan 8, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 3, 1983 (Age: 37)
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Gear List:
    —Source—

    Pi2AES -> Gungnir A1 | RDAC ->

    —iem rig—

    Schiit Loki -> Drop THX 789 with Sigma11 LPS ->

    og Solaris
    SE Solaris
    LE Solaris 2020
    Andromeda 2020

    —Ortho rig—

    Cavalli SOHA1 | First Watt F7 ->

    All orthos are either modded or in the que to be modded

    Aiwa HP-500
    2 NAD RP-18 Kapton
    Audeze LCD-2 Classic (modded)
    3 TDS-15
    TDS-5
    TDS-7
    TDS-16
    Fostex T20v2
    Fostex T20v1
    FostexT10
    3 Yamaha HP-1 Anistropic
    4 Yamaha YH-3
    Fostex T50rp (very involved mod, one of my best orthos)
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    Past their prime, smoked cigarettes and drank whiskey for decades, doesn't wash the area between legs and crotch, hairy chested, hairy backed, untrained, hungover, hoarse, thrice divorced, off key male vocals.