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spwath

Collegiate hijinks master, Male, 20, from Hartford, CT

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Pretty sure the airconditioner at my house just broke. After washing machine just broke yesterday. And high of 95 today. Jul 12, 2020 at 8:09 AM

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    1. spwath
      spwath
      Pretty sure the airconditioner at my house just broke. After washing machine just broke yesterday. And high of 95 today.
      1. spwath
        spwath
        Air conditioning not broken! Just some weird light switch in the basement that needs to be on for it to work.
        Jul 12, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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      2. Enigmatic
        Enigmatic
        Having the same bout of luck with electronics here too. My step down transformer broke, followed by my Primare amplifier, within the same hour. *laughs*

        Albeit that I knew there's an issue with the amplifier and I'm scheduling time to have it serviced, and the step down transformer is some cheap Taobao stuff which had been buzzing... So there were signs.
        Jul 12, 2020 at 8:36 AM
    2. spwath
      spwath
      ESP-95X are the next best thing to speakers that I have heard. At least for now.
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      2. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        How do you like A2 Open, I've got A2 Closed an it's still tooo bassy for my tastes, but yea I've heard 95X eq's nicely too
        Jul 10, 2020 at 11:54 PM
      3. Raimei Templar
        Raimei Templar
        I think A2O is EVEN bassier than the closed lol. It makes bass guitars jump to front of the mix like no other headphone I have tried. Its got a huge amount of energy in upper bass, makes everything sound really thick. I drop that region a bit with EQ most the time and I love it, most natural sounding Planar I have ever had. Very detailed and engaging to listen to.
        Jul 11, 2020 at 12:29 AM
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Yup. (Along with, in a very different way, CFA Jupiter.)
        Jul 11, 2020 at 9:37 AM
    3. spwath
      spwath
      I remember when I was in 3rd grade I saw "smoke dope" written on a chair and I was upset when I told the lunch lady and she did nothing
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      2. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        The lunch lady's the one that wrote it. Kinda makes you think.
        Jul 9, 2020 at 2:46 PM
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Hum...is she a deep thinker - a philosopher for the common man (or maybe just the children)?
        Jul 9, 2020 at 2:49 PM
      4. spwath
        spwath
        I mean still means weed just no one says that.

        My innocent brain thought "smoke, dope" though, as in calling you a dope, and telling you to smoke (presumably cigarettes)
        Jul 9, 2020 at 2:51 PM
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    4. spwath
      spwath
      I miss my dahlquist dq-10. Something special about them. Maybe after college I'll see if I can find another pair.
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I dig how they look, how'd you like them vs your JBLs?
        Jul 8, 2020 at 4:06 PM
      2. spwath
        spwath
        I had them a while ago, so I am not sure exactly, but I thought the excelled very well at imaging/soundstage
        Jul 8, 2020 at 4:07 PM
    5. spwath
      spwath
      This bottle of hot sauce was only $1 cheaper than two pounds of fish. Oh well, its really good.
      1. spwath
        spwath
        Exhorresco 7 Pot Primo hot sauce for those wondering.
        Jul 7, 2020
    6. spwath
      spwath
      I always think when I meet/like a girl "I have to do well, I'll never meet another girl again" but then I always do.
    7. spwath
      spwath
      This front baffle of the speaker I am assembling today is insane, about 1.5" thick of solid aluminum
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    8. spwath
      spwath
      Just went on a nice 9 mile hike at 10000 feet with a 1700 ft elevation gain. Nice day.
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        On Mt Evans in Colorado. Chicago lakes trail.
        Jul 5, 2020
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      4. jazztherapist
        jazztherapist
        I'm planning to ditch CA for CO in a year's time.
        Jul 5, 2020
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      5. spwath
        spwath
        Yeah it is really nice out here. Sadly I leave in a month though, just here for summer job.
        Jul 5, 2020
    9. spwath
      spwath
      All my gear is made or designed from before I was born, other than amp. Anyone have a pre-1999 amp they want to sell?
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Last one, look out for the Sansui AU-217 or Sansui AU-317 pre-amplifiers. Good for all kinds of systems, good headphone out and a great phono for your turntable. Small and heavy bricks but powerful.
        Jul 5, 2020
      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        If thinking of using a vintage integrated for headphones, something to be aware of is that the headphone jacks usually have very high output impedance (eg my Rotel - couple of years too young for you - 340 ohms). Not really an issue for your HD250s, but could be with other 'phones.
        Jul 5, 2020
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        Congrats mate! I thought of it when I saw your previous post. But I didn't want to say it, as it could've been taken the wrong way. To answer your question, there might be schematics for some DIY stuff. Cavalli and Gilmore come to mind.
        Jul 8, 2020 at 2:57 PM
    10. spwath
      spwath
      My DAC is from the 90s. Closed back headphones from late 80s. Open backs designed in the 80s. My setup is old, but good.
      1. spwath
        spwath
        DAC: Counterpoint DA-10
        Closed Back: Sennheiser HD 250 Linear (MKI)
        Open Back: Koss ESP-95X
        Jul 3, 2020
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        How’s the 95X? Did you end up picking up a used one from the one I linked?
        Jul 3, 2020
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Bought from @jaker782 , came with vesper pads. So far I am liking it. I haven't had open backs in a while, so that's nice. Comfort is amazing. Nice bass too, better than the Sennheisers (which are somewhat similar to hd650). Have to do more listening. Energizer is unreasuringly light.
        Jul 3, 2020
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    11. spwath
      spwath
      Koss ESP-95X Initial impressions: Super comfortable. Fast/punchy. Stupid volume knob. You look cool wearing them. Time to listen more
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    12. spwath
      spwath
      Just spend an hour or two cleaning the house I am staying at. Living alone in this house it was getting messy. Clean now. Satisfying.
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        Also some girl I don't know is moving into this house soon, so I don't want it to be messy.
        Jul 2, 2020
    13. spwath
      spwath
      Wtf just found a phase linear 4000 series II on Craigslist for $75. Hopefully it's still available. So pretty...
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Wern't those nicknamed the "Melt Linear." I know they get warm.
        Jul 2, 2020
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Wait..."Flame Linear", that was it. lol. Don't mind me. Were you able to pick up this amp?
        Jul 3, 2020
      4. spwath
        spwath
        No response from the guy unfortunately.
        Jul 3, 2020
    14. spwath
      spwath
      Getting esp-95x. Only estats I have heard were some weird 30k ones I was unimpressed with at a meet in Boston.
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      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        The ESP-95X are quite intriguing, I have been thinking about adding them as my first EStat but don't know if I am missing out grabbing one of those over a pair of STAX
        Jun 29, 2020
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      spwath
    16. spwath
      spwath
      Initial impressions of this counterpoint DA-10: Its good. Better than my Theta DSPro. Will do a bit more comparing this weekend.
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      3. spwath
        Jun 26, 2020
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        I will have to do more comparing though switch back to theta and see how it is. This seems more dynamic, more punchy, or something like that.
        Jun 26, 2020
      5. monacelli
        monacelli
        Nice. The totl Pioneer laserdisc player in the mid 90s, the CLD-95, also used those AD1862's. Cool dac you got, for a good price too
        Jun 26, 2020
    17. spwath
      spwath
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      spwath
      Buying a 38" ultrawide 3840x1600 monitor on Craigslist for $400. Crazy deal. I'll have to see if I like it better than my triple 1080p set
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        That's a smoking deal. I'm drooling over the Dell 49" (I'm in the productivity/business camp, not gaming). 5160x1440. But I;m not sure if the Samsung 49" at 3840x1080 wouldn't be better with no scaling. My eyes ain't what they used to be...
        Jun 24, 2020
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Funny just today i have been contemplating ultrawide as well. That new Samsung Odyssy G9 looks tasty...
        Jun 24, 2020
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      5. spwath
        spwath
        They have the 1080p versions of those 49" at my school library. They are really nice
        Jun 24, 2020
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    20. spwath
      spwath
      At the drag strip, saw a first gen Honda insight run a 12.40
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    Gender:
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    Aug 4, 1999 (Age: 20)
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    Hartford, CT
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    HD6XX, Pete Millett Jonokuchi, Theta DSPro Progeny, Schiit Eitr, JBL LSR4326p, JBL 2226h/altec 811b/emilar compression driver speakers, random amp depending on whats happening