The Mike Moffat (#2 at Schiit) Blog

Discussion in 'Schiit' started by baldr, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. bilboda

    bilboda Florida boomer

    Friend
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2016
    Likes Received:
    825
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Miama
    I have changed to a primarily meat diet recently to lose weight. 2 weeks in my stamina is noticeably better. Rather than struggling and giving up while trying to keep pace with my grand nephews, I have found that I can keep pace during walks with ease, important when on sidewalks on busy streets. Feel better than I have felt in a long time and haven't really lost any weight yet.
    I only mention this because I think it's an avenue worth exploring as there have been positive studies on keto and carnivore diets and autoimmune diseases and Alzheimers and other brain disorders and brain development..
    Best of luck.
     
  2. Thad E Ginathom

    Thad E Ginathom Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    11,646
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    India
    There goes the environment!

    No, seriously... Consider that followed by a "lol." Fellow omnivore here and, as much as veggie-ism appeals ethically, it does not suit my body.
     
  3. e.schell

    e.schell Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Likes Received:
    809
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Illinois
    Mike your work in creating audio equipment has changed many peoples lives for the better on a daily basis, mine included... feel like I owe you more than just a simple thanks! I hope these health issues are soon wrangled in and there is a more effective treatment on the horizon. You genuinely seem like an awesome person, please take care!
     
  4. Azimuth

    Azimuth FKA rtaylor76, Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Likes Received:
    5,540
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Home Page:
    My wife is a nurse on a nurology floor and knows all to well your struggles from seeing other patients.

    We're all pulling for you and wish the best.
     
  5. Cos

    Cos Acquaintance

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    New York, NY
    @baldr Sorry to hear about your problems. Hopefully the neurologists at the new hospital do better than IDKWTFYH syndrome and find a treatment to get you better soon! The world is a lesser place without you using your soldering iron! (Thanks for sharing with us, I imagine it’s much harder to go through and contemplate than the lighthearted story you wrote for us).
     
  6. allegro

    allegro Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2017
    Likes Received:
    635
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Florida
    Mike from Theta to Yggdrasil audio gear you have designed has given me so much listening pleasure. Best wishes for sorting out your medical issues soon.
     
  7. MisterRogers

    MisterRogers Ethernet Nervosa

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    1,855
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Aurora, CO
    Home Page:
    Damn. Hang in there @baldr, you have my thoughts and prayers.
     
  8. khragon

    khragon Acquaintance

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2015
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I like to throw in my 2cents hopefully it's another avenue for you to examine. Have you consider acupuncture? My dad had a very severe issue with his back which cause him great pain in the lower part near the buttocks, and could not walk at one time. I forgot what it call, but medicine wasn't working well. We turned to acupuncture and after 6 months of treatment really help, he continue the treatment for a year and now was able to walk and function normally again. I too have shoulder pain, and has been going to the same acupunturist. I only go once a week vs. my dad couple times a week, but I do feel it's helping, maybe it's placebo...

    Any how, thought I share...Wish you best of luck and quick recovery.
     
  9. Tachikoma

    Tachikoma Almost "Made"

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Likes Received:
    343
    Trophy Points:
    63
    FWIW acupuncture also worked on my dog - it was quite clear that the treatment improved his mobility and I doubt that placebo had much to do with that.

    The skill of the acupuncturist matters a lot, though.
     
  10. baldr

    baldr Schiit-sterer

    Friend
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2015
    Likes Received:
    2,757
    Trophy Points:
    93
    My sincere thanks to all who have sent wishes, regards, or sent up good mojo on my behalf. I go to Westwood tonight to see the super specialist. A particular loud thanks to the pms, which I will return in detail when I get back from UCLA.
    My Schiit Wagon Walker is starting to look good with its flames!
    That which cannot be mentioned will soon be in production.
    Work on our autoswitching USB speed CD transport continues as soon as Ivana returns from Serbia.
     
  11. rlow

    rlow A happy woofer

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Likes Received:
    6,661
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Canada
    Good luck Mike! Hope they figure this thing out for you. If you can figure out how to make USB sound good, surely they can figure out this schiit!?

    Also- “autoswitching USB speed CD transport”??
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  12. Sonorus

    Sonorus Facebook Friend

    Joined:
    May 9, 2017
    Likes Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Greece
    I wish you a good luck and I hope things turn out to be as good as it gets.
     
  13. astromo

    astromo Rando

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Australia
    @baldr it was pretty clear from the first installment of Schiit Happens from Jason that you're a one of a kind. However, it's a given that none of us wants that sort of special-ness when it comes to health.
    Great to read that you're taking your situation head on.
    Reading about how you and Jason have got your Schiit together has partly inspired me to try my hand at DIY amp building. That may not help your bottom line but I'm grateful for the influence. Your sense of humour along the way certainly has made it all a joy to read. So, please keep more of it coming and I'm looking forward to reading about when you park the Schiit Wagon and put it up on blocks. May that day come soon.
     
  14. Ardacer

    Ardacer Almost "Made"

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Likes Received:
    850
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    vr
    Could be what's called a transient ischemic attack.
    They tend to repeat and get worse until you actually get a real stroke. This would explain why you never got a stroke, but had all the simpoms of one, multiple times, progressively worse. That's the best I could think of that's relatively common, and I'm just a future neuroophthalmologist, not a nerurologist.
    This doesn't seem as a neuromuscular disease to me, at least not one with ground in immunology, they tend to be much more like clockwork, while tia's are more random. Tia's would explain the word salads, neuromuscular diseases, not really. Good regulation of blood pressure, losing weight etc... only way to go against these. These ultra hyper neurologists will do all they can though for you, for sure. Probably thought of this too, and I'm stupidly redundand, but that's a risk I'll take if there's a small chance to help in some way.
    Anyway sorry I read this just now, hope you're doing fine or better atm.
     
  15. Scott Kramer

    Scott Kramer Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Likes Received:
    1,414
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Screen Shot 2019-07-29 at 3.15.52 PM.png

    Where's our buddy Mike?!
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
  16. updated

    updated Rando

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2016
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Hi Baldr, welcome back! I have recently bought and upgraded my dacs to bifrost multibit and a Modi 3. I use the bifrost for the 2 channel and modi3 for my headphones. I really appreciate your creativity and am looking forward to more of your schitt weather verbiage or physical;)
    Please keep keeping on!!
     
  17. Darren G

    Darren G Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Likes Received:
    588
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, PA
    I have barely posted in the last few months, but that's because Yggdrasil with A2 board, and Mojo 2 with the Tesla tubes just sounds like music to me, and I have been enjoying music. There is nothing annoying, just sounds like music. You will put yourself out of business ;)

    And gads I hate believing in magic, but the tubes in the MJ2 path make a difference to me. It's what I was missing with my old SS gear. That warmth, the sense of liquid sound, smooth, well no words, but yea gonna keep using this gear until the next round of magic happens.
     
  18. Sonorus

    Sonorus Facebook Friend

    Joined:
    May 9, 2017
    Likes Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Greece
    Now that's the essence of the hobby.
    You are one happy person.
    (What headphones are you using?)
     
  19. ColtMrFire

    ColtMrFire Writes better fan fics than you

    Friend
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2016
    Likes Received:
    4,476
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    When I owned the Lyr2 the Teslas were a breakthrough. By far my favorite sound. My T3 is better in technicalities, but the Lyr 2 with Tesla tubes is the best tone/timbre I've ever heard in an amp, bar none.
     
  20. Darren G

    Darren G Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Likes Received:
    588
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, PA
    Lately I have been using the Focal Utopias. They are sort of harsh (aka truthful), but with Yggdrasil A2 A2 and Mojo 2 and tubes of choice, the balance is about right. I cannot recommend these headphones if the backend gear is not working, because they will reveal every annoyance, but with right gear behind them, pretty amazing.
     

Share This Page