rtaylor76
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    1. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Don't ever get an inner ear infection. Vertigo sucks.
      1. bixby
        bixby
        sorry! I can relate and not with infection
        Mar 3, 2018
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        Get well soon! Never had an ear infection, but was out of work for a few days after an airplane had a cabin pressure drop while wearing acrylic CIEMs. Got barotrauma and and couldn’t walk or stare at screen.
        Mar 4, 2018
    2. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      This fever without any other symptoms is getting old. Hopefully these antibiotics will kick in soon.
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      2. jowls
        jowls
        A post-antibiotics reality is almost unavoidable now. We need to start investing in other therapies. But yeah, get well soon!
        Mar 1, 2018
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        FUO are often from infections. Bad news. Get well soon.
        Mar 1, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @Lyer25 We can't self-medicate ourselves with antibiotics here in the states. Prescription only. And not something you can find on the street.

        Thanks everyone. Getting my rest and fluids.
        Mar 1, 2018
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    3. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Revisited my modded Fostex T20 mkiii and made some tweaks...with a proper amp these are glorious. Can't believe I was missing out this long.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Damn.. what a horrible brand name.
        Feb 25, 2018
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Oops. I hate this Auto-Correct on this Android.
        Feb 25, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Seriously though, these circular driver planars are not bad modded a bit. I think I picked them up for $20.
        Feb 25, 2018
    4. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Holy crap, I think I finally got all the demons out of my vintage Kenwood KD-5022a turntable. What a crazy beast.
      1. Merrick, 9suns, Deep Funk and 2 others like this.
    5. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I love vinyl and I love auto return, but I hate when it breaks. Glad I am handy enough to fix it sometimes. Still don't like it.
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      3. Azteca
        Azteca
        Feb 20, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        <I'm channelling the me of twenty years ago...>

        At least, the arm should lift off the record: the rest is optional. I have a feeling that the music listening of today is somehow more intense, deeper, more involved, than the digital world we will inhabit in the future....
        Feb 20, 2018
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...How many then will remember this deep feeling of musical satisfaction and peace as we bask in the afterglow of that record. If it is late, we might not even want to wake up! Is the way to ruin this wonderful experience digital? No, it is...

        click... click... click.... click...
        Feb 20, 2018
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    6. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
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    7. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Tonight is the first time I hear the added res in 24/96 files. Bifrost 4490 + Valhalla 2 + HD650. Super nice. 4x the file size though.
    8. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I can't believe that schools and banks are closed on President's Day while the rest of us work and stores use it as an excuse for a sale.
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Hey, federal employees like me also get the day off. I like to celebrate Abraham Lincoln with a cold beer and sweet music ;)
        Feb 8, 2018
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Let's be clear. Schools are closed for students. Teachers, on the other hand...
        Feb 8, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I just like to think that since all the Presidents are on our money, the banks want to give them a day off.
        Feb 8, 2018
    9. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Bifrost 4490 does not disappoint. Holy cow the details.
    10. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Needs to remember to let the trolls be trolls and leave them alone.
      1. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        It's not always trolling. Sometimes it's a self-inflicted wish to believe in fairies. Sadly, audio forums attract that sort of thing disproportionately. People who do understand some of the underlying tech (especially in This Digital Era) can get very burned-out explaining to people that they're being lied to. Sometimes it's even the same person, getting re-fooled by the same old shit every six months, even.
        Feb 5, 2018
      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        It's easier to swallow comforting "folk wisdom" or an attractive sales pitch than understand boring and inconvenient concepts, often.
        Feb 5, 2018
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Right on. I just need to let them be wong/mislead/etc. I can't correct the world and move on that there is other bigger things to worry about.
        Feb 5, 2018
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    11. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Sold my turntable. Bought a Bifrost.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        No. Older and not as prestigious. KP-5022a. They threw everything and the kitchen sink at the KP-1100 - beautiful machine.
        Jan 31, 2018
      4. spwath
        spwath
        Jan 31, 2018
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      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        ^^^ Classic example of Japan only awesomeness...
        Jan 31, 2018
    12. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I think I'd rather watch the Grammys again instead of the SOTU.
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      3. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        I barely remember what day is today.
        Jan 30, 2018
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      4. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        As far as the Grammys. Just get Netflix and watch "The Punisher".
        Jan 30, 2018
      5. Dino
        Dino
        Are we "great again" yet?
        Jan 30, 2018
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    13. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I have a pair of modded Denon AHD-2000s. I am curious to see how they measure. Any interest from anyone who has a test rig to measure?
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      2. cskippy
        cskippy
        Where are you located?
        Jan 29, 2018
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I'm in Nashville, TN.

        Only slightly modded. The cups have Dynamat and are stuffed with cotton. And Mr. Speakers connectors.
        Jan 29, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I also have a pair of Fostex TP-20's 2nd gen (circular diaphram), but those sound like shite. I don't need a rig to tell me this. I need get working on those again.
        Jan 29, 2018
    14. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Fleabay buyers are the worst. Buyer won something, but requested cancellation due to his negligence in bidding due to other bid retractors.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I can see that @DigMe. If they were the high bidder again, they should have also received an email. I always watched closely the auctions I was bidding on. I cancelled per request and offered it to the next bidder in line. We'll see if he wants my Rega Turntable.
        Jan 28, 2018
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah, but if he had already moved on before the other guy retracted.. it’s nit a good situation for either party. In a real life auction if you are outbid they’re not gonna come back to you later on and say you weren’t outbid after all. The real dirt bag here is the guy who retracted.
        Jan 28, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Might have found a local buyer. Fingers crossed.
        Jan 29, 2018
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    15. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Feeling good. Finally fixed my Energy sub. Hey Adcom CD player, your caps are getting replaced next.
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    16. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      There has to be better IT jobs than just IT support. Must find.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        i also owned a photography biz for the past 5 years. Bottom line though I decided to do things that I enjoy and that I view as more of "making a difference" kind of work over the higher salary I could have made in corporate work.
        Jan 24, 2018
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        I had a dream last night that I had decided to retire from teaching and was in complete panic mode. I love my job and couldn't figure out for the life of me why I had chosen to give it up.

        Suppose that's a good sign regarding my career choices?
        Jan 24, 2018
      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Out of work right now and seriously contemplating changing industries and maybe working at a smaller company
        Jan 24, 2018
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    17. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      My brain somehow confused subjective and objective. I give up.
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      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        *sigh*
        Jan 23, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        They are actually both the same, but the world implodes as one realises that.
        Jan 23, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I think I am there @Thad E Ginathom. Epiphany happened last year. Just now coming to accept my new lot.
        Jan 23, 2018
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    18. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I am a subjectivist.
    19. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I pay compliments to this group and the discussion gets closed? You guys are a tough crowd.
      1. purr1n
        purr1n
        It's not you.
        Jan 22, 2018
    20. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I am tired. Damn you Zyrtec! One day I will be done with allergy shots...one day.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        2 diff things. Claritin is an allergy antihistamine meant to be taken as a preventative for seasonal allergies over time. The 'D' is a nasal decongestant simply meant to give immediate relief of runny/stopped up nose already caused by seasonal allergies or cold.
        Jan 22, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        When I don't succeed in keeping the mosquitoes at bay, a good, old-fashioned antihistamine that knocks me out is a relief. Might be about to take one...
        Jan 23, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        They should re-market Zyrtec as a sleep aid.
        Jan 23, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://video-culture.com
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Occupation:
    IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
    Gear List:
    Main Rig:
    Raspberry Pi3 running moOde wi/HfFi Digi+
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit
    Lyr 3
    LCD-2C
    HD650

    Second Rig:
    Desktop -> SMSL Sanskrit 10th
    Dynalo (DIY)


    Work Rig:
    Laptop -> S/PDIF -> Modi MB
    Vali 2
    T50RP (modded)


    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

    Oddball stuffs:
    Muse TDA1543x4 DAC
    Sony MDR-7506
    "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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    Have a nice day.