Schiit Loki Mini EQ Released

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  1. purr1n

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    I wonder if supressed anxiety and anger (now finally leaking out) are the result of shitty user experiences of the computering age. I mean, dealing in records takes patience, but having Windows yet again perform an unrequested patch install and reboot, while I was in the middle of taking measurements last night, or Windows 10 changing the interface so logoff and shutdown functions are in different spots (WTF is this Cortana shit?) and harder to access than in Windows 7, makes me want to strangle Satya Nutella.

    The one thing I felt from Steve Jobs is that he actually tried to use the Apple products himself, and that he was very attuned to the user experience. If something pissed him off, even slightly, one of his R&D Admirals would have been Force stranged on the spot, with a more capable person being promoted to that job. (Anyone notice that the iPhone UI is a complete mess now since they've had to catch up with Android on multi-tasking functionality).
     
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    Even worse: cars with only buttons or touch-controls for volume control. Totally idiotic.
     
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    The more complex than necessary parking brake from Porsche:
    porsche parking brake.png
     
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    My wife's car has an awful electronic handbrake as well, nothing beats the good old fashioned manual handbrake

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    Hate this thing. There goes my handbrake turn.
     
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    Two utilities I find useful:

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/alacritypc/files/

    http://www.classicshell.net/

    Windows 10 native interface and I do NOT get along well. My measurement systems remain at Win7 with alacritypc shutting down all non-essential services (nearly everything) at the beginning of a session where I actually intend to accomplish something useful.
     
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    Would this work best between dac and preamp or preamp and amp? Guess I can just try both ways when it arrives.
     
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    Bwuh?? Aren't handbrakes supposed to be manual for the sake of... safety?
     
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    Between the source and the pre-amp.
     
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    Mercedes are terrible at noticing the drivers intention and release the e-brake.
    Atleast on a S500 or AMG. You have to really give it some gas for it let go.
     
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    Will the Loki play nice with MP or no?
     
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    It's time like these that make me think a 500-series rack system could be neat. Not feasible here, but it'd be cool.
     
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    Yeah... takes away from the whole "emergency" element of the e-brake.
     
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    Mp goes before the dac, loki after. No conflict and different purposes
     
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    What frequency humps/dips do Denon & Fostex headphones usually have?
     
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    For those headphones, I'd tone down bass, add some 400Hz and take away 8kHz. It's almost perfect for these headphones. I just ordered a production unit from the Schiit website. Will have some fun and show you guys some results.
     
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    The more than I think about using the Loki and what it's potential is, I don't think that I can resist ordering one.
     
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    I might bring my Grado SR-125s out of retirement just to see if Loki can tame them.
     
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