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Slade01

Almost "Made", Male, from New Jersey

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I'm in NJ. I got a USPS package that just went through Philly/PA Hub to Trenton/NJ Hub...then back to...Philly again? WTF. SMH. FML. May 24, 2024

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    1. Slade01
      Slade01
      I'm in NJ. I got a USPS package that just went through Philly/PA Hub to Trenton/NJ Hub...then back to...Philly again? WTF. SMH. FML.
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        It’s easy to forget how unusual it actually is to live in a country where shipping (not always, but usually) works overnight. Germany simply is small enough for that. :)
        May 25, 2024
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I've had similar experiences. One package was making it's way through the country and went through the same hub 2 or 3 times. Moving closer to my home, then farther away. Mind boggling.
        May 25, 2024
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      5. Slade01
        Slade01
        It just blows my mind with these kind of basic logistics errors that the package is near its target, and then gets routed back in the opposite direction! Another USPS fail is having signature required on package, but it still just got left on my doorstep not signed for at all. Sigh. Such fail.
        May 28, 2024
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    2. Slade01
      Slade01
      Fat Fingers and Tiny Screws = A f*** ton of cursing as I'm trying to put on this tiny Ortofon cart on a TT.
      1. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I have 3 head shells one with ortofon cart and 2 with different AT bodies. I need to spin some slabs !
        Apr 1, 2024
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        You need the right lube. I suggest a nice Belgian Tripel or perhaps an Imperial IPA. Once you have that in place, things will be much smoother.
        Apr 1, 2024
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    3. Slade01
      Slade01
      Went from cheap interconnects to "audiophile" ones today. Differences heard. Continues to affirm my belief that everything matters.
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      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        @rott I think many people did. I didn't know any better back then either. Monster cable was THE brand to have in home AV. For me, and pre-internet, it was just one of the bigger named brands that was recognizable at a circuit city for me. Lol. Monster. Monster prices!
        Feb 21, 2024
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        Gotham, Mogami, Canare, Belden - have these 4 RCA cables (among a few others) as well. Difference isn't night and day, maybe I need to spend way more to easily hear this... but I agree there are differences. Not enough of a difference for me to deal with exchanging out all my cables though.
        Feb 21, 2024
      5. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        The monster cables were at the time a lot more cosmetically attractive than the typical cheap interconnects of the time period, if nothing else.
        Feb 22, 2024
    4. Slade01
      Slade01
      Scammer had ballz trying to sell me an amp using my own pics (and photoshopped) from my FS listing 2 yrs ago. I need to start watermarking!
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        I've started taking pictures of serial numbers in the items I sell off-site. But I mostly just avoid off-site sales anymore. It's not worth all the damn headaches.
        Jan 24, 2024
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      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        @Cspirou this is exactly what happened. I ended up asking for a photo w/paper and their name and my name with the item, and he AI generated or quick photoshopped that with the item. So yeah, trust is getting harder these days. for sure.
        Jan 24, 2024
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      4. Slade01
        Slade01
        @Qildail That is why I value and have the utmost respect for the peeps here within the SBAF community. Definitely less headache to deal with people you know or are very reputable.
        Jan 24, 2024
    5. Slade01
      Slade01
      Every time I get upgrade-itis, I have to sit down to a long listening session and remind myself how freaking great I have it right now.
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      2. sacredgates
        sacredgates
        Hi Slade01...
        I managed to stay away from SBAF for a long time, just being happy with my setup. I started looking for a headphone for a friend, and am checking what´s been happening on the market lately. I also came across the SASH Tres SE.
        It kindled sidegrade-itis... It seems it is your main headphone. Would you mind giving a small evaluation... or even post your impressions for everybody here on SBAF?
        Feb 4, 2024
      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        @sacredgates I only received the headphone early last month, so I am just getting used to it, but it definitely has become my primary driver. As my long saga of trying to "exit the hobby", I think I am finally near that end point-which I mean the gear churning merry go round part. But will plan to post impressions soon then if it helps.
        Feb 4, 2024
      4. sacredgates
        sacredgates
        Thanks!
        Feb 4, 2024
    6. Slade01
      Slade01
      @Beefy you were right when you said opamp nervosa just as bad as tube nervosa! Is there any general guide to opamps here or somewhere?
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      2. Beefy
        Beefy
        Jan 7, 2024
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      3. Beefy
        Beefy
        Jan 7, 2024
      4. Slade01
        Slade01
        Thanks @Beefy. Yes the winning move is definitely not play the game at all for sure. But I am interested in elevating some older gear if possible. It is satisfying to a degree to be able to give new life to older or forgotten gear.
        Jan 8, 2024
    7. Slade01
      Slade01
      Wow. After all this time Holo Cyan 2 is now out!
      1. Cryptowolf, Vansen, Sqveak and 5 others like this.
      2. Justin S
        Justin S
        And it does both PCM and DSD!
        Dec 18, 2023
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    8. Slade01
      Slade01
      Picked up a 17 yr old Corda HeadFive for a song and enjoying it. This little amp can still contend today IMO. Crossfeed circuit is neat-o!
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      2. Failed Engineer
        Failed Engineer
        Necro comment, but I just wanted to say Meier stuff passes the test of time. Criminally underexposed stuff!
        Mar 18, 2024
      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        @Failed Engineer agreed. All I know is I regret not buying that Corda Soul a year or two ago. I can’t imagine how good Meier gear is with a more no-holds barred approach!
        Mar 18, 2024
    9. Slade01
      Slade01
      Love-hate relationships? HD650! First love w/OTL = Magic. 2nd time w/other (SS) gear = Meh. Back again. For. The. Third. Time = Charmed.
    10. Slade01
      Slade01
      @Inoculator all I have to say is...You were right. You were right! The Linlai E-6SN7 is the Real Deal Holyfields.
      1. caute
        caute
        Aug 9, 2023
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      2. Slade01
        Slade01
        @caute Bon Iver is crazy good.
        Aug 9, 2023
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    11. Slade01
      Slade01
      For tube rollers out there-what's the word on Linlai E-6SN7? Is it a yay or nay kind of tube? I'm always skeptical on New Production tubes.
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Yay for me. The last couple of months I owned my Line Magnetic LM805ia I ran a pair of the Linlai Elite 6SN7 and prefered them to any NOS pairs I had tried. Very vivid and holographic sounding without being thin
        Jul 26, 2023
      4. Slade01
        Slade01
        @Inoculator thank you - that is very high praise, I think I will give it a shot then. I was skeptical because I heard the non elite versions of the tube were more of a "meh". @Kernel Kurtz - I like the CV181-T also, one of the very few New Production tubes i like.
        Jul 26, 2023
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      5. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Not familiar with their 6SN7, but LinLai is a solid new prod manufacturer.
        Jul 26, 2023
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    12. Slade01
      Slade01
      Tubes are like drugs. Tried a pair of tubes on a whim that were a bargain. Now scouring the web for more. Like. An. Addict.
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      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I remember rolling GEC 6080s (which are nice) and then trying out a random Fivre 6SN7 I purchased. It was one of the most deepest and holographic sound stages I heard. I loved this combination until I burned out the tube by having the amp set to the incorrect voltage. Sad day and sold the amp after since I was too clumsy and burned out several expensive tubes, lol.
        Jul 14, 2023
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      4. Slade01
        Slade01
        Distortion Profiles are a great way to look at it. I'm more or less out of the game, and rolled a ton of tubes (us/eu made) for years. Honest to god, never got into japan tubes at all in this time. Am rolling 12AT7, and tried this Toshiba with triple mica, D getters, and its one of the clearest/holographic tubes I've heard for this variant. Also, realizing, its insanely hard to find. It's insanely good though.
        Jul 14, 2023
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      5. Slade01
        Slade01
        @Phantaminum I would be sad too if I burned a Fivre tube. Those are certainly ones that live up to the hype of holographic sound staging, among the best I've every owned. A secret hack to get that sound (is rare but out there) is to get Sylvania 6J5 tubes that are marked made in Italy. Those are actually Fivre tubes, and could get those for cheap/reasonable prices if one has sharp eyes for those details.
        Jul 14, 2023
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    13. Slade01
      Slade01
      It's almost criminal how good an old pair of Grado SR80e and G-Cush Pads is sounding right now. Pad rolling=game changers in elevating HPs!
    14. Slade01
      Slade01
      Been rocking this lcd-x 2021 for past three days all day long. Neck is gonna be swole in a hot minute!
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    15. Slade01
      Slade01
      Maybe i'm going against the grain here. I just tried firmware on BF2 OG for NOS mode. Wow.."Soul" has been reinjected in bass country again!
      1. Woland
        Woland
        NOS just means the smoothing of the stepwise signal is happening downstream in the amplification, transducers, or air.. instead of digitally inside the DAC. Maybe you have better stuff downstream than others?
        Mar 8, 2023
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      2. Slade01
        Slade01
        @Woland not sure what happened, but all i know is that my ZMF Atticus has suddenly really come alive all of a sudden. I get what you're saying, im no stranger to NOS and R2R dac sounds. This is surprising for me, but the bass is really stronger like a surge in this region now. Going to see if on a SS and Planar will be same or not. Will probably post findings on the Bifrost thread soon.
        Mar 8, 2023
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      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        Most things in audio measurements have weak correlation to what sounds good. Enjoy. It is very common to trade 'precision' to 'soul' or 'musicality' and the other way around as well.
        Mar 9, 2023
    16. Slade01
      Slade01
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      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        Totally agree. I just mentioned that in another forum that at the core the Piety is awesome, but still a Magni at the core. At that point, better to buy a next level amp.
        Dec 18, 2022
      4. JayC
        JayC
        Piety? Heresy!
        Dec 19, 2022
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      5. Slade01
        Slade01
        Heresy? Because they are Fulla....and should go to Hel! They reached the 300 mark. WOW.
        Dec 19, 2022
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    Gender:
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    Amp: Mjolnir 2
    Dac: Gungnir A1
    HPs: Sash Tres SE, Focal Elex
    Middle aged guy who loves music. Former amateur musician that played various stringed instruments (violins/guitars/pianos) but no longer can due to unfortunate limitations, so doing the next best thing and listening to music in the best way I can. Likes all music. Entertains philosophy, tech, gaming, food, movies, comedy, even politics and anything else remotely entertaining or interesting. Got kids, dogs, bills, problems and booze...you know 99 problems but a b**** ain't one. Not in any particular order of interests or issues. Loves to give zero fox at work or in life at-large when it comes to idiots, ignorance, and a**holes. Though I ponder the real mysteries and questions in life. For example...What does the fox say? ::

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