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Right, I'm listening to an LP rip. The distortion is probably in the surface of the 40 year old piece of plastic. Jan 18, 2021

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    1. scblock
      scblock
      Right, I'm listening to an LP rip. The distortion is probably in the surface of the 40 year old piece of plastic.
      1. bixby
        bixby
        right, isn't vinyl great!

        In all seriousness, you can say that about a digital source as well and I have.
        Jan 18, 2021
    2. scblock
      scblock
      Moved the Pi2AES loaner to the Modius/Liquid Platinum rig. Comparing USB, coax, and optical. AES cable on the way.
      1. jexby
        jexby
        dang man, could have loaned ya an AES.
        Jan 16, 2021
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        It cost all of 5 bucks. Figured I might as well.
        Jan 16, 2021
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    3. scblock
      scblock
      Yes had so many personnel changes I wondered if they made records with completely different bands. I think No, Chris Squire was a constant.
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Shows what I know.
        Jan 12, 2021
      4. scblock
        scblock
        Drama and ABWH only share Steve Howe, if you consider ABWH to be "Yes".
        Jan 12, 2021
      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I thought he wasn't on Drama too, but he was on every Yes album it seems...I think he was the only one too.
        Jan 12, 2021
    4. scblock
      scblock
      Is the cover of Gulag Orkestar "work appropriate"? Clicked over to Roon trying to find the right window in a meeting with a client today.
      1. scblock
        scblock
        Posting this mostly in fun. The only non-project comment I got was envy at how open my calendar looked.
        Jan 11, 2021
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Nothing involving a Lada could in any context be described as 'safe'.
        Jan 11, 2021
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    5. scblock
      scblock
      I fixed the quiet but annoying buzzing in my Bottlehead Crack by rotating the WiFi router on the other side of the room 45 degrees.
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        May be worth a shot. I have a couple ferrite cores somewhere around here.
        Jan 9, 2021
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      3. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Jan 9, 2021
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Sounds like your crack might need a cage. Which actually isn't a bad idea as you wouldn't accidentally touch hot tubes
        Jan 10, 2021
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    6. scblock
      scblock
      Put headphones on, start an album. Wow, remarkable speaker-like soundstage! 30 seconds later "it's playing from the speakers, dumbass".
      1. gixxerwimp, Jinxy245, Syzygy and 15 others like this.
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        lol... my wife came from her bed, made rude signs at me having disturbed her. I took off the headphones to find the speakers playing.
        Jan 8, 2021
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    7. scblock
      scblock
      Oh god I can hear a difference between USB and SPDIF now I'm going to have to care. This is a disaster.
      1. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Wait til you hear the difference with a cable swap. Marv just heard the difference from the electric between CA and TX!

        Don't fret…realise that it's not that big of a difference in most cases. No reason to let the nervosa get the better of you.
        Dec 31, 2020
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    8. scblock
      scblock
      It's supposed to be for guests and special occasions, but I poured a bit of the JW Blue Port Ellen anyways. Don't always need a good reason.
      1. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I approve your strategy of drinking excellent whisky when it's the right time and you can enjoy it properly. Often guests and special occasions can detract from that experience.
        Dec 30, 2020
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    9. scblock
      scblock
      The vacuum is so loud when I use my record washer that I think it would damage my hearing if I didn't wear earplugs.
    10. scblock
      scblock
      I'm giving HiFiBerry OS a shot on my desktop streamer. Quick setup, looks prettier than RoPieee, less flexible. We'll see if it sticks.
      1. scblock
        scblock
        No direct brightness support for the official touchscreen in the interface. I had to do some ssh garbage to drop it from blinding to normal, which isn't ideal.
        Dec 10, 2020
      2. StageOne
        StageOne
        The UI looks good, but too bad it won't work with my Allo DigiOne
        Dec 10, 2020
      3. scblock
        scblock
        No automatic screen off after idle that I can see, and seemingly no way to turn it off manually (this box is in my bedroom). Not sure whether I want to set up a development environment to poke at this, or just put the other SD card back in.
        Dec 10, 2020
    11. scblock
      scblock
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      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        They are priced $800+ in India in local currency
        Dec 8, 2020
      4. Dr. Higgs
        Dr. Higgs
        I'll probably end up picking up a pair eventually. I'm curious how well they will seal with that gimbal mechanism. I've had issues getting a good seal at my jawline with any headphones that pivot directly at the top of the cups. If they come out with an Apple TV that supports spatial audio, these would be killer for a home theater setup.
        Dec 8, 2020
      5. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        The case looks like some kind of fetish bra.
        Dec 8, 2020
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    12. scblock
      scblock
      That crushing disappointment when you open the lyrics in Roon and they are for some other song.
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        The lyrics for a good chunk of this Sleigh Bells record are wrong. This is frustrating.
        Dec 5, 2020
    13. scblock
      scblock
      I’m away from home and all my good gear, but a cheap DAP and pair of IEMs is doing a good job. Good music is still good.
      1. Jinxy245, robot zombie and dncnexus like this.
      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Whenever I go on business trips I bring along my PortaPros for the hotel. Take a little of the good music with me
        Nov 22, 2020
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      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        YES man. I will always have a pair of portapros for that. Maybe not a high-end experience but sometimes you don't need all of that jazz to jam out. If the music is good I'll still listen for hours. Vital for sanity at work.
        Nov 22, 2020
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    14. scblock
      scblock
      I wonder who I have to thank for these Audio Advisor catalogs that started showing up recently. They sure love Parasound.
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I get a good laugh from the fake testimonials next to the even more fake stock photos. Because if they show what audiophiles really look like, those $10K speaker cables aren't going anywhere.
        Oct 28, 2020
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      4. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Apart from a couple of small gifts purchased for me from Amazon, my wife doesn't go anywhere near audio stuff. But she did treat me to a pair of headphones from Drop a couple of years ago. She's been getting the catalog ever since...
        Oct 28, 2020
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      5. scblock
        scblock
        Well that’s suspicious isn’t it...
        Oct 28, 2020
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    15. scblock
      scblock
      The LP I've been waiting for isn't here yet (soon I hope), but another I wasn't expecting so soon arrived, so all's well!
      1. Cakecake and Lyander like this.
      2. scblock
        scblock
        And now the other record showed up. This is great.
        Oct 19, 2020
    16. scblock
      scblock
      I think I like The Con Demos better than The Con. Sort of how Nebraska is my favorite Springsteen album.
    17. scblock
      scblock
      Brainwavz B400 IEMs with Comply foam tips fit well under my motorcycle helmet. Decent wind noise reduction, and 4 hours of Tegan and Sara.
      1. Deep Funk and Gazny like this.
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Ciems have always been by far the best for me for use under a helmet. Unparalleled comfort and isolation. Once I tried them, never used anything else.
        Sep 12, 2020
    18. scblock
      scblock
      I have a truly shameful string of adapters hooked up here to get an iematch in between an XLR headphone cable and a noisy high gain amp.
      1. Gazny and Hammy like this.
    19. scblock
      scblock
      I took the day off and spent most of it listening to records and baking. Made for a pretty nice Friday.
    20. scblock
      scblock
      I wired up a spare Sennheiser cable for 4-pin XLR balanced tonight. My soldering still sucks, but everything appears to have gone well.
      1. Hammy, rtaylor76, EagleWings and 4 others like this.
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