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IKKO is first iem manufacturer to utilize Li-Mg material for a driver in their new Asgard OH5. Nov 4, 2022

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    1. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      IKKO is first iem manufacturer to utilize Li-Mg material for a driver in their new Asgard OH5.
      1. Cryptowolf, 9suns and crenca like this.
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Does this company typically do the "asian" tuning?
        Nov 4, 2022
      4. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        I haven't heard any IKKO iems or really read much about them before.
        Nov 4, 2022
        crenca likes this.
      5. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        If measurements look good when some finally get them in their hands, I might pick one up and review it.
        Nov 6, 2022
    2. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Just can’t get motivated to review the Softears Twilight. It’s certainly not bad; just merely good but at a steep $930.
      1. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        One of the reasons we love you. Frontality, in good measure, is always positive.
        Oct 29, 2022
    3. Josh Schor
      Josh Schor
      Not sure if you are the person please move my FS of 5R4 as it has sold
      best,
      Josh
      1. rhythmdevils
    4. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      The Northman both sucks and blows. Wow, that’s a bad movie.
      1. TazerMonkey, Lyander and Slade01 like this.
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        I'd never heard of it, but I never know what's being showed. The only reviewer whose tastes are broadly like mine, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, wasn't impressed.
        Oct 22, 2022
      4. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        The Northman was the best film I've seen in theatres since 2019, tied with Licorice Pizza. Before that it was another Eggers, the Lighthouse.
        Oct 22, 2022
        Poleepkwa and Merrick like this.
      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        On account of the widely differing opinions, I'm becoming interested in seeing it. Thanks y'all!
        Oct 22, 2022
    5. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Early measurements and impressions on HF of the Moondrop Stellaris ortho iem not looking so great.
      1. Jinxy245, FlySweep, nithhoggr and 3 others like this.
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Just got mine in. They’re technically great but like every Chi-fi ortho iem they are tilted bright and bass light. Too. Much. Treble! The ergonomics are also ridiculous. They’re 3X longer than the S12.
        Oct 13, 2022
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        And iem ortho drivers aren’t exactly thick. I have no idea what is going on in that super long chamber or why the long faceplate. The whole design is ridiculous and just falls out of my ears.
        Oct 13, 2022
      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        They do seem to have pretty linear response though, as in, if they could be damped less to down tune the driver they would probably sound great. Vocals are upfront and gorgeous, so they wouldn't likely get recessed in the process. I will be drilling holes into the back of mine to down tune the driver and see what happens but I still can't wear them. Maybe I'll send them to you if they sound good Shawn
        Oct 13, 2022
    6. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Unwanted company, Ian, coming Wednesday morning.
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      2. roughroad
        roughroad
        Batten down the hatches! Stay safe SGS.
        Sep 24, 2022
      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I used to live in Hernando county. Those years when Ivan and Katrina were around. We were so lucky there 2003-2007
        Sep 25, 2022
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Hope you are able to stay safe!
        Sep 26, 2022
    7. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Dunu has a new competitor to Moondrop Starfield coming out called Kima.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Buy me two and send me one for free.
        Sep 24, 2022
    8. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Qudelix app and autoEQ integration are the real deal.
      1. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Are you speaking of the 5k? I've had one for about a year. Not much chatter around here about it.
        Sep 20, 2022
      2. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Yes recently received the 5k. Without EQ it’s sonics are solid, nothing outstanding. It’s slightly warm and meaty. With EQ, particularly autoEQ functionality, it is utterly fantastic.
        Sep 20, 2022
        FlySweep and HotRatSalad like this.
      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I'd like to find a good eq for my tape modded 3DT but I've always liked the setup with Minor adjustment.
        Sep 20, 2022
    9. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Interesting new vinyl flattener called recordpi. Similar to vinyl flat but with an app and temp controller. Recordpi.com
      1. brencho
        brencho
        Interesting! I never got vinyl flat to really be effective. And heat always ended up adding noise to the surface. Maybe this one will be better?!
        Sep 19, 2022
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        This is $300, surely some local store offers a flattening service on a per record rate that would be cheaper than this? How many people have so many badly warped records that this becomes a good deal?
        Sep 19, 2022
        Cryptowolf and Biodegraded like this.
      3. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        If the temperature controller works as described, $300
        is a bargain to me.
        Sep 19, 2022
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    10. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      I will be bumping some older loaner threads to find out statuses and if we can close them out.
      1. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Thank you, SGS!
        Sep 1, 2022
    11. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      SoftEars Twilight single dynamic inbound
      1. YMO, Cryptowolf, Sqveak and 3 others like this.
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      3. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Definitely large but 60% lighter than its Turii predecessor.
        Aug 24, 2022
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      4. jaker782
        jaker782
        Assuming you have it by now... care to share preliminary impressions? Very curious what you think!
        Aug 30, 2022
      5. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Haven’t received it yet. Shenzhen Audio told me they’ve shipped it but no tracking yet.
        Aug 30, 2022
    12. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Spectrum streaming TV app, account app and customer service phone down nationwide. 1 tweet from company 4 hours ago. Crickets since.
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      3. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        I've been getting emails from Spectrum for over a year. Someone has incorrectly configured my email with them, we don't even have Spectrum in Canada. I click the unsubscribe link every time I see one, but it clearly does not do anything. Fortunately they mostly go to my spam box now.
        Aug 9, 2022
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      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        I’m a huge fan of businesses implementing services like statuspage.io. Slack has a decent example of a status page implementation at status.slack.com
        Aug 9, 2022
      5. Vansen
        Vansen
        Aug 9, 2022
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    13. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Why hasn’t someone released early Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang on vinyl? This is criminal neglect.
      1. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        I did pick up a copy of the record store day Ledbetter Heights.
        Aug 1, 2022
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Early digital stuff I guess. Wasn't KWS's first album on ADAT or something? Anyway, it was around that era.
        Aug 1, 2022
    14. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      How do you sort your physical media? By last name or first name?
      1. scblock likes this.
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      3. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        I dunno why you guys bother sorting into *26 completely unrelated categories. I sort into three groups 1) good albums, 2) albums with one good song, and 3) all the rest. (sometimes the forth is "I don't remember")
        *this is an obscure joke reference, I wonder who will recognize it*
        Jul 27, 2022
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        By first name in folders as below, so I don't have to scroll so much. Number of artists is about the same in each:
        A-B
        C-E
        F-L
        M-R
        S
        T-Z

        Edit: oops, totally missed "physical" ... I don't have any anymore (and happier for it) :P
        (slept <5 hrs cuz baby wouldn't)
        Jul 27, 2022
      5. GoldfishX
        GoldfishX
        By genre, then group by favorites, non-favorites, stuff I need to revisit and stuff I haven't listened to yet.
        Jul 28, 2022
    15. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Who are these savages that put their names on their albums jackets and labels? WTF.
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        i mean, i sign George Herbert Walker Bush on all my LPs hoping someday a collection of esoteric electronic music will eventually, illegitimately, make its way into his presidential library.
        Jul 16, 2022
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Steward: "Oh yes, I'm glad you asked, but yes, former president Bush was indeed a fan of Venetian Snares and Aphex Twin, as evidenced by his large collection of vinyl LPs all impeccably signed on both the gatefold and the sleeve, as you can clearly see here."
        Jul 16, 2022
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Another answer to the op is: those who were generous (and brave) enough to lend them to friends. Or, at least, take then on house visits.

        People on the buses, albums under their arm... long-lost sights of the past. It was a better world back then!
        Jul 17, 2022
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    16. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Blue version of Kato coming out soon. No @YMO I won’t be buying this one just for the finish.
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Five months later
        Jul 16, 2022
      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        those look real nice
        Jul 16, 2022
    17. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Sigh, time to replace the central AC.
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      2. Justin S
        Justin S
        HOT! :-) We just did like @atomicbob and stepped up to a heat pump - we did ductless mini splits in our upstairs rooms. Super quiet, really efficient, cools everything far better than our central system ever did.
        Jul 8, 2022
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I run AC+shirtless, less $ and CO2!

        Looked up "mini split", that's the default in Asia where walls and floors are concrete and we only cool rooms in use.
        Jul 8, 2022
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It's the default here in India for domestic, because it is only expensive. Centralised systems, usually for commercial use, are industrial-strength and priced accordingly.
        Jul 9, 2022
    18. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      SoftEars releasing a new single dynamic called Twilight in a few weeks supposedly. Will be cheaper than Turii and use the same shell.
    19. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Moondrop did another run of the matte finish Kato, so I couldn’t help myself. These look way better than the shiny chrome.
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Less prone to fingerprint smudges.
        Jun 13, 2022
      2. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        The facets of the shape/design are much more noticeable too.
        Jun 13, 2022
      3. YMO
        YMO
        I will remember this that you gotten another pair just for a finish.
        Jun 13, 2022
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    20. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Grace F-9 with Soundsmith CL stylus up and spinning.
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Aaaaand…
        May 16, 2022
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      2. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        Definitely more separation. It’s bigger sounding than the Concorde with Fritz Geiger stylus. While slightly brighter it’s less hard sounding. That’s all for now.
        May 17, 2022
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Clear, clear water
    Occupation:
    Surviving buyouts and layoffs
    Gear List:
    Mac Mini >> Pi2AES (via AES) >> RME ADI-2 PRO FS R
    iPhone >> Qudilex 5k

    CA Ara, Solaris (OG), Andromeda (OG)
    Drop x JVC FDX1
    Etymotic ER4XR, ER-4S, ERX
    GAudio Nair
    Moondrop Illumination, Kato, Starfield, Aria
    Softears Twilight
    Ultimate Ears Reference Monitor (UERM)

    Technics 1210GAE
    Signet TK7LCA
    Grace F-9 Soundsmith CL
    KAB Concorde Black STY40 Fritz Geiger
    QHW The Vinyl (0pF mod)
    Lavry DA11
    Nakamichi Stasis TA-3A
    Elac DBR62
    RSL Speedwoofer