rtaylor76
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Anybody else as excited for Ready Player Two as me? Nov 25, 2020 at 8:08 AM

    1. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Anybody else as excited for Ready Player Two as me?
    2. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      When did beds get USB charging ports pre-installed in the sides of the headboard? Bonus!
      1. fraggler and rlow like this.
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Next just gotta mount a screen at the foot of the bed with a couple built in near fields
        Nov 19, 2020
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        ^^Go ahead and cut out a spot in the mattress to stick a subwoofer. Never have to leave the bed again.
        Nov 19, 2020
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Our new adjustable Sealys have charging ports where you reach down on the sides. Also mutli-coloured night lights built in underneath (Easter egg discovered pushing unmarked button on the remote).
        Nov 23, 2020
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    3. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      My damn cheap TV does not have an audio output...ahhhhh!
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        He HAD a new TV. The kids broke it. :(
        Nov 19, 2020
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Well...this is for the bedroom. But yes, that happened for the bonus room TV.
        Nov 19, 2020
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Ah, that makes more sense. I was thinking that surely your Sony TV had audio out of SOME sort.
        Nov 19, 2020
    4. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Ahh...how much better your amp sounds after the yearly Bias and DC offset.
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    5. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Picked up some JBL X-curve surround sound speakers a few weeks ago. Had to look up what the X-curve compensation is.
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      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        DJ Jazzy Brawny Man got himself a new deck!
        Oct 31, 2020
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        I wonder if anyone has driven fast around the roundabout with a 100 Hz strobe to find out if the strobe dots are painted right for 33 1/3 and 45.
        Oct 31, 2020
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    7. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I hope listening to headphones too much did not give me BPPV. Crap, I'm dizzy.
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    8. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
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      2. Fearless1
        Fearless1
        Awesome! GFA-555 II All day!
        Oct 24, 2020
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      3. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        5802!
        Oct 24, 2020
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        5800 here and GCD-575.
        Oct 25, 2020
    9. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      C'mon FedEx with your "Scheduled deliver: Pending." I can see it is in my city already. hmmm?
      1. spwath
        spwath
        I have had a USPS package sitting in customs for over a month now, lots of shipping just still messed up.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        True. However this is a Drop order from Edison, NJ that has been in route for 3 days and already in town at the sort facility. FedEx just not committing to a delivery date.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Give free chickin.
        Oct 19, 2020
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Nashville Hot Chicken?
        Oct 19, 2020
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    11. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Is 43°C too high for an amp power supply case? The transistors are directly mounted to the front of the case.
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      rtaylor76
    13. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      That moment when you realized you re-formatted the wrong hard drive. Doh! Now recovering files...pffft.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Naw...went with Wondershare Recoverit. Nice easy to use software. No music on the drive...mostly precious photos. *gulp* But was the reason for the Linux sever in the house anyway.
        Sep 21, 2020
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The day one writes the old backup tape to the disk instead of the disk to the tape. Thank god it was Friday: had to work the weekend to recover from that. Have multiple Linux installations, plus data partitions on my system: have to be super careful with /dev/this and /dev/that. Even then, mistakes are possible.
        Sep 22, 2020
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        All files recovered. Whew! Just remember, if you do accidentally quick format on the wrong drive, all is not lost...just a PITA.
        Sep 22, 2020
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    14. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Cavalli Liquid Carbon V1 died today. RIP. Ugh. On to the next I guess.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @Hammy Damn straight. Best not to use it at all if it causes so much trouble.
        Sep 9, 2020
      4. Hammy
        Hammy
        In hindsight it would have been best to not have included the TRS jack on that amp. Caused more problems than benefit. The SE output doesn't sound worthy of the amp. No sonic reason for it to be there given the customers the amp was marketed for.
        Sep 9, 2020
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Sep 9, 2020
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      rtaylor76
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Inside joke.
        Sep 4, 2020
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        America just has a love/hate relationship with Chick-fil-A.
        Sep 4, 2020
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Never tried it. Will have to next time I'm over there, whenever that is ...
        Sep 4, 2020
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    16. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      This weekend I watched a Bruce Springsteen concert and realized where The Killers got a lot of their sound.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        No love for The Boss?
        Aug 20, 2020
      3. YMO
        YMO
        NY > NJ Back in the day we use his LPs for clay pigeons. Also only good Boss album is Nebraska.
        Aug 20, 2020
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        ^ Dislike.
        Naw, it's cool. ;) I am not a huge fan, but just listening to all the songs was reminiscent of The Killers, whom I am more familiar.
        Aug 20, 2020
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    17. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      In past two months ordered Argon, Bachelor amp, Pi2AES....eventually, I will be in audio bliss. Until then, still waiting. :)
      1. imackler
        imackler
        Enjoy the audio bliss of today! I know what you mean, of course. I've been awed by new gear. But I've only missed out on enjoying music when I don't listen to the gear I have.
        Aug 19, 2020
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I don't mind too much, other than it is not just one thing I am waiting on, but now three. :) I just image they will all arrive at the same time a month from now, lol.
        Aug 19, 2020
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    18. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      All this talk of BWC prompted me to change my avatar to my speakers.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Join the animal club instead
        Aug 8, 2020
      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        We are animal free at the moment. It has been a couple of years since our last cat passed. Might be time for a new addition.
        Aug 8, 2020
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      3. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        me too :)
        Aug 8, 2020
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    19. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Theta DS Pro Basic II is for legit. Vintage 30+ year old DAC ftw!
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    20. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Vacation over. Florida may have taken my phone, but it gave me a sunburn.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Seriously though, we had a great time.
        Aug 2, 2020
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        At least the sun is not on strike there when it is grumpy. In NL after a few good days of sun, the rain and thunder come down again.
        Aug 2, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://video-culture.com
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Occupation:
    IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    LCD-2C
    HD650
    ModHouse Argon

    Amps:
    Cavalli Liquid Carbon
    Dynalo (DIY)
    SW Bachelor
    Vali 2

    Sources:
    Theta DS Pro Basic II
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit
    Schiit Modius
    Denon DA-500
    Raspberry Pi3 running moOde wi/HfFi Digi+
    Schiit Etir

    Portable Rig:
    Fiio X3 II
    Fiio A3
    Auclair Reference


    HT Setup:
    Receiver: Denon AVR-3805
    Speakers: JBL LSR32
    Amp: Adcom 5800
    Subs: Atlantic Technology 212B (x2)
    Turntable: Technics SL-1200 M3D
    Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
    Cassette: Denon DRM-550
    CD Player: Adcom GCD-575
    "Subjective impressions are great, really. Without them, what's the point..." This only means I try not to listen to the gear rather than hearing the music.

    An audio enthusiast with a recording degree. I became an audiophile in college in studying recording to become a mastering engineer. Although I was an intern for Glenn Meadows and also was acquaintances with Ray Kennedy, the stars never quite aligned for me. However I never left pursuing high-end audio.

    I grew up in a radio station as my dad was in radio. My first job was a board op at the talk station where I had to use analog reel to reels, carts, cassettes, and DAT's.

    And yes, I like to tinker with gear. I am an audiophile on a budget. Working IT Support only gets you so much income with two kids around. Have you seen how much day care costs these days? Anyways, there are I guess some gains to some gear that can be tweaked to improve the performance. This is no different than car types changing differentials or beefing up the suspension or engine. Some of us can't afford a BMW, but rather have to take a Civic and beef it up with aftermarket parts.

    Tinkering also helps with repairing gear. I have restored some KEF C75 speakers, an Elac Miracord 50H. I have also fixed, soldered, suped up, many other things from crossovers, to cap replacement, to op-amp replacement, etc. I most recently fixed and rebuilt a non-working Dynalo. I took electronics and studio maintenance in college, but I am still learning.

    I have also built: guitar tube amps, guitars, and drums. I love DIY.

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