Vansen
Last Activity:
Jun 19, 2024 at 6:25 PM
Joined:
Nov 19, 2016
Messages:
973
Trophy Points:
93
Positive ratings received:
4,139
Neutral ratings received:
1
Negative ratings received:
1

Post Ratings

Received: Given:
Like 3,921 2,233
Dislike 1 9
Respectfully Disagree 1 2
heart 53 8
Miss Information 0 1
Epic 106 65
Agreed, ditto, +1 59 35
Gender:
Male
Birthday:
Jan 26, 1989 (Age: 35)
Location:
Seattle

Share This Page

Vansen

Gear Master (retiring), Male, 35, from Seattle

Staff Member Pyrate

Are there any modern/ obtainable pots out there that compare to the feel of Penny & Giles pots? Mar 18, 2024

Vansen was last seen:
Jun 19, 2024 at 6:25 PM
    1. Vansen
      Vansen
      Are there any modern/ obtainable pots out there that compare to the feel of Penny & Giles pots?
      1. rhythmdevils likes this.
    2. Vansen
      Vansen
      Blue Jeans Cables - 3. Schiit Coax Inputs - 0. Third lifted PCB I have to repair because not all Schiit DACs have screwed in Coax inputs.
      1. crenca, RestoredSparda and JK47 like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. JK47
        JK47
        Exact same issue I have had a few times, and Schiit claims nothing is wrong yet still "replaces coax input"... In all fairness BJ cables are extraordinarily long and add more leverage than and average cable
        Feb 12, 2024
        Vansen and RestoredSparda like this.
      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        Feb 12, 2024
        JK47 likes this.
      5. crenca
        crenca
        Yea, I take extra care not only upon insertion but making sure the cable is not putting any torque (from its own weight, etc.) on the inputs. So far so good but I still expect to break something at some point...
        Feb 12, 2024
    3. Vansen
      Vansen
      2 years in w/ a pair of Ken Kreisel DXD-808 subs: Probably better than most boutique headphone stuff I have ever heard. Amazing for a sub.
    4. Vansen
      Vansen
      Ugh. MS Teams. Every MacBook kernel panics for me in under hour w/ the camera on - unless I sign out and join as a guest, Three months in.
      1. View previous comments...
      2. YMO
        YMO
        At least you guys get a Macbook. I got a six year old Thinkpad with only 8 GB RAM that runs often on max memory and 95% CPU power all the time.
        Jan 19, 2024
        joch likes this.
      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        What about the web browser
        Jan 19, 2024
      4. zottel
        zottel
        Actually, with the new teams, those in our company with Windows 11 laptops seem to have more problems than us Mac users. :o) But not problem free for both camps.
        Jan 19, 2024
        Cryptowolf likes this.
    5. Vansen
      Vansen
      Yay! It's time for Tidal connect's weekly platform outage again with Roon!
      1. Vansen
        Vansen
        I just want to listen to Taylor Swift in peace while I spend the day writing docs for work, but Tidal has other plans.
        Jan 17, 2024
        Cryptowolf and JK47 like this.
      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        It is Wednesday again, isn't it?...
        Jan 17, 2024
        Cryptowolf and Vansen like this.
    6. Vansen
      Vansen
      My house is crazy and I should figure out how to buy canned sparkling water by the pallet.
      1. abraxas666
        abraxas666
        hope you were not one of the people affected by a bursted pipe.
        Jan 16, 2024
      2. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        soda water is acidic. not great for your teeth. Love, your local gumguy
        Jan 17, 2024
      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        I limit my intake, but the rest of my house are savages and drink them like candy. At least our sugar intake is very low.
        Jan 17, 2024
    7. Vansen
      Vansen
      Getting real tired of Tidal's integration platform crashing. Bye Bye Tidal on Roon for another system outage.
      1. Simple Tim and rhythmdevils like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Is that why Roon won't play right now?
        Jan 5, 2024
      4. Justin S
        Justin S
        +1 On Roon with Qobuz. I made the switch a few months ago, when they became available in Canada, and have not looked back. I feel like it sounds better, too.
        Jan 5, 2024
        Cryptowolf and ilikebananafudge_ like this.
      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        +1 for Roon and Qobuz, provided you have stable Internet access. Roon does get a bit fussy during extended home Internet outages.
        Jan 11, 2024
    8. Vansen
      Vansen
      New Sheryl Crow Tuesday Night Music Club vinyl is stunning. Beautifully mastered, pitch black background, feels 100% analog. 11/10 pressing
      1. Cryptowolf, CEE TEE, joch and 4 others like this.
      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        I thought it came in a paper sleeve, but am not sure since the vinyl was as clean or cleaner than anything from AP.
        Dec 30, 2023
      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        I think most of this is system synergy, but I think this album with this pressing probably sounds better than anything else I own on my speakers.
        Dec 30, 2023
      4. AlPastor
        AlPastor
        Picked this up after reading your comment and agree. great pressing and super quiet. Thanks for the recc.
        Jan 11, 2024
    9. Vansen
      Vansen
      Anyone else getting 403 errors for Tidal on Roon? Perhaps it's just me.
      1. Brubaker
        Brubaker
        I am as well.
        Dec 19, 2023
        Vansen likes this.
      2. Vansen
    10. Vansen
      Vansen
      I really wish OG HE-6 were still available. I had one on loan for a year, but wish had bought it in 2017.
      1. Tchoupitoulas likes this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        I've seen people asking $2k for them, though not sure if any have actually sold at that price. I should try posting mine up and see if anyone actually bites at that price lol.
        Nov 30, 2023
        joch likes this.
      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        I'd be tempted, but I wonder at the age of the HE-6 out there how long the drivers would last. I know that model seemed to have a finite life on drivers.
        Nov 30, 2023
        Josh83 likes this.
      5. joch
        joch
        …and nervosa on finding an amp to drive them (without the feeling that you’re leaving a lot behind at the table). Probably better to get a Susvara or a Final (but $$$$).
        Nov 30, 2023
        dubharmonic likes this.
    11. Vansen
      Vansen
      Turned the audio equipment in the office on after a weekend powered off. BF + BA raised a 15x15 room 3ºF in two hours.
      1. internethandle and Lyander like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        It stabilizes around 74 to 76. Not bad when I work from home alone - can keep the house heat lower.
        Nov 28, 2023
        internethandle likes this.
      4. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        As a Canadian, sometimes my amp choices are dictated by my room's heating requirements.
        Nov 28, 2023
        internethandle, JK47 and Vansen like this.
      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        it is getting a little chilly this time of the year.
        Nov 29, 2023
    12. Vansen
      Vansen
      Went to Bottlehead's sale last week and grabbed 11 tubes for $66. A dirty Sylvania 6SN7W I almost left behind is now my fave tube in the BA.
      1. Jinxy245, JK47, CEE TEE and 6 others like this.
      2. Vansen
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Dirty Sylvania has a certain je ne sais quoi.
        Nov 17, 2023
        Case and Vansen like this.
    13. Vansen
      Vansen
      MJ3 in the house. Def one of the top 3 SS HP amps I’ve ever heard. Amazing with JAR600.
      1. Azimuth, Ksorota, Jinxy245 and 18 others like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Huh, I!ve only heard the original with the separate PS. Loved it.
        Sep 24, 2023
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @JK47 There are a couple of BW1's floating around with BW2 external PSU's. I run my BW1 on an AMB Sigma 22 PSU. And part of me not buying a MJ3 is that I already have one of these top 3 SS amps with the BW1.
        Sep 25, 2023
      5. JK47
        JK47
        @Azimuth I’m confused, BW2 has the single chassis… Anyway it’s been awhile since I heard my BW2 but the presentation vs the MJ3 seems quite different. MJ3 more cohesive me thinks
        Sep 25, 2023
        DigMe likes this.
    14. Vansen
      Vansen
      1. View previous comments...
      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Only on one browser or?
        Aug 16, 2023
      3. zonto
        zonto
        New corporate sponsor?
        Aug 16, 2023
      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        Mines an Amazon logo. I think the site doesn’t have a logo so it auto fills
        Aug 16, 2023
        Vansen and Lyander like this.
    15. Vansen
      Vansen
      Did tidal drop MQA? If so, is all of the new FLAC just MQA source material that’s converted?
      1. View previous comments...
      2. bobboxbody
        bobboxbody
        It sounds like they're trying to get new files for everything and playing mqa where they don't have it yet, so I don't think anything is being converted from mqa on their end.
        Aug 11, 2023
        Vansen likes this.
      3. Vansen
        Aug 11, 2023
        bobboxbody and Lyander like this.
      4. bixby
        bixby
        There are tons of files on Tidal that are not MQA, even though a lot of stuff has been encoded as MQA. At the end of the day, Tidal is a close second to your ripped CDs (lossless of course) being played by a good player. At least that is my experience.
        Aug 11, 2023
        bobboxbody likes this.
    16. Vansen
      Vansen
      I continue to be impressed by the performance of the M1 iPad Air. They're my go lab tablet and out-perform our new i5 Windows laptops.
      1. zottel, Cryptowolf, gepardcv and 4 others like this.
      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        I dived into the M2 iPad Pro earlier in the year... the thing screams, but I know I'm not really using it to its full potential.
        Jul 31, 2023
        Cryptowolf and SoupRKnowva like this.
      3. YMO
        YMO
        I know right. M1 Air is like crack.
        Jul 31, 2023
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        When I was in school in used my iPads for everything, all my notes/testbooks. Now the only thing I use it for is photo editing, but I also upgraded from a 2017 10.5" pro to a 13" m2 iPad Pro and the different in editing speed is night and day, even with also upgrading to a 60MP A7R5 from the 42MP A7R3
        Aug 1, 2023
        Cryptowolf likes this.
    17. Vansen
      Vansen
      It’s that time of year in Seattle when you get home after an audio show and dinner and think: time to mow the lawn - plenty of sun left.
      1. Case, Merrick, Inoculator and 6 others like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        The sun being out so long is keeping me up.
        Jun 25, 2023
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        You people in higher latitudes must get lovely long afternoon naps.
        Jun 25, 2023
      5. YMO
        YMO
        You shouldn't complaint @Vansen, in FL it can be 9 AM and already 90 degrees and the sun waiting to kill ya.
        Jun 25, 2023
    18. Vansen
      Vansen
      Whenever a Digi-Key box shows up, I’m instantly brought back to my childhood. I swear they’re the same boxes my dad got 30 years ago.
      1. Philimon and HotRatSalad like this.
    19. Vansen
      Vansen
      Vansen Jr. has arrived. Time to find some infant sized HD6##.
      1. Skyline, Soups, Pocomo and 40 others like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Holy cow! Congrats, dude!!!
        May 1, 2023
        Vansen likes this.
      4. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Best minivan of all time!!
        May 1, 2023
        Vansen likes this.
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Mazel tov!
        May 2, 2023
        Vansen likes this.
    20. Vansen
      Vansen
      I broke my Instagram algorithm. All of my video reels are just AI versions of US presidents playing Minecraft together now.
      1. zottel, zerodeefex, Gazny and 5 others like this.
      2. View previous comments...
      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I'm waiting for the alogorithm to combine my hobbies in unexpected ways: watches, dog training, audio, and mixology.
        Apr 26, 2023
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Cats with big tits singing Indian classical music whilst doing precision machining.

        What's so hard about that? Instagram doesn't even begin to get it right.
        Apr 26, 2023
        obsiCO, zottel, Tchoupitoulas and 4 others like this.
      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        @Thad E Ginathom I think you're looking for either Patreon or OnlyFans, two doors down and on the left :P
        Apr 26, 2023
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 26, 1989 (Age: 35)
    Location:
    Seattle