SBAF 2022 Schlong Nominations

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  1. Philimon

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    Sorry @Erroneous but I forgot to nominate a brown starfish for this past year.:

    For BS award I nominate earpads from Abyss: $400, non-refundable. I admit the new pads come with a plastic base plate with holes in it which is not easy to print for free without a 3D printer or rig some other way with minimal effort. Pad venting mods, a long established Abyss community mod to combat Abyss’ finicky design then recently adopted by Abyss to sell back to those same fans for $400. They should be offering the plastic plate fix for free or at cost.

    edit; I am told Abyss pad plates are metal and entirety of pads are made in the USA. That changes my valuation and appreciation for their product. Still stupid price and sales tactics. Abyss could sell just a vent pad adapter plate made of plastic for a much more affordable price point. Im obviously not the target audience for Abyss. I redact my BS nom for their pads.
     
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    All votes counted as of last night (not sure we're doing starfish @Philimon, or at least I wasn't counting them—there was only a couple anyway). So long as we're only going with positive nominees, we're ready to roll!
     
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    Historically, voting has been done behind the scenes and it's not like a democratic thing among the general population. However, the powers that be may be so wrapped up another things that they don't have time to mess with this. Perhaps they could let us know.
     
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    Personally I could care less about audio awards.
     
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    But you would care if I give you an award. ;)
     
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    Vali 2++ was added late in 2022. I've been using an adapter with my Vali 2+ - using JAN / JRP 5670 and prefer it to the stock 6N1P. The stock 6N1P is well balanced and a touch soft in the micro detail. The 5670 seems to tighten the micro detail to give a more snappy or cleaner in-between the notes - better separation. Much less microphonic tube and even quieter in the signal background.
     
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    can you share the spreadsheet with me?
     
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    Its a fun exercise to show our appreciation for good products and to spotlight those products that are obscene, offensive, or obnoxiously bad. What you should care about is that these awards might encourage good products and discourage bad products...

    Stuff you care about:
    products = stuff you buy
    awards = reviews
     
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    @purr1n ignore my PM, found a way to share within SBAF! See if this works.
     

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    I use threads of excellence to judge gear. Lots of great folks on here that share their thoughts, and insight. That in itself is enough for me.

    Is the thread still going strong, filled with positive energy after years, or has it dwindled and petered out?

    Who is involved in the thread? Known entity that people can get a handle on where they’re coming from? Youngblood that thinks everything is grrrreat (that was me once upon a time)?

    I’ve graduated from a fedora to a top hat so I will hat tip the award winners, but will do so in a reserved fashion. I dont need positive reinforcement of an award to know I’ve made a good choice.
     
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