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Price Drop on my deHavilland UltraVerve 6SN7 line preamp. Sep 25, 2017 at 7:38 AM

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    1. bixby
      bixby
      Price Drop on my deHavilland UltraVerve 6SN7 line preamp.
      1. Marvey
        Marvey
        Sep 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM
    2. bixby
      bixby
      If you listen to speakers- Do something to your room acoustics. Makes more difference than worrying about what new dac or amp to buy!
      1. monacelli
        monacelli
        What have you found provides the biggest bang for your buck as far as room treatments go?
        Sep 23, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Biggest is placement, to avoid peaks and nulls based on listening position, second is taming first reflections off side walls. I use some big canvas framed paintings (no glass) with quilt thrown over it. One on each side wall approximately where first reflection would be. I raise them off the floor with wood plank to get their centers in line with tweeter height.
        Sep 23, 2017 at 3:32 PM
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      3. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        @bixby May I ask for you advice on...
        How important is it to fix & what to do about the: First Reflections on Hardwood floors, Ceilings, as well as directly behind a properly positioned & toed-in Rear-ported Bookshelves, in a small room? Thank you!
        Sep 25, 2017 at 9:59 AM
    3. bixby
      bixby
      Wow - Intense smoke outside today, cannot even stand outside to water the lawn. cough cough.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        In longmont? Woah.
        Sep 4, 2017
      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Yeah, visibility is under 4 miles. I couldn't see the mountains all day, and the allergies are going nuts.
        Sep 5, 2017
    4. bixby
      bixby
      The divorce sale has begun, check the for sale area for stuff I have to sell. You may find something that interests you!
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      2. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Sorry to hear it. Hope it's for a better future for you.
        Sep 4, 2017
        Thad E Ginathom and Wilson like this.
      3. bixby
        bixby
        thanks for the support guys, way of the world I suppose. Kids are fine, just need to skinny down some things.
        Sep 4, 2017
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Sad. End of a chapter... move on to the next. Which, of course, is easy to *say*

        But,,, all the best anyhow.
        Sep 4, 2017
    5. bixby
      bixby
      I have listened to way too many 6sn7 tubes this weekend.
      1. A1Gear likes this.
      2. bengo
        bengo
        Hope it was worth it. (Multiple choice decisions are hard. Or maybe I'm just indecisive) Will you be posting a write-up?

        I thought @Marvey - nemesis of all tube rollers - bought all the 6SN7s in existence from ebay during the week before Saga and Freya launched.
        Aug 23, 2017
      3. bixby
        bixby
        Aug 30, 2017
    6. bixby
      bixby
      Interesting to see the dislike button and tallys gone, not that I ever used it
      1. Gaspasser likes this.
    7. bixby
      bixby
      Listened to Andrew Jones and the new Elac Adante AS-61 stand mount speakers. Viewed the Elac Miracord Anniversary turntable, pretty!
      1. jayeshrc and Scott Kramer like this.
      2. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        I think there's something about speakers that can go 30+ KHz*... my UB5's highs are really at a different level (when the digital front end is really good.) Go back to my energy veritas & they sound grainy until you get used to them again!

        * Well that, the concentric drivers, internal driver / ext passive & Andrew Jones :D
        Jul 16, 2017
      3. jayeshrc
        jayeshrc
        What was the adante like? As impressive as the hype train suggests?
        Jul 17, 2017
      4. bixby
        bixby
        @jayeshrc Adante was a bit too warm for me. Not something I would like in my system.
        Aug 18, 2017
    8. bixby
      bixby
      If you use a laptop as your source you are crippled from the start.
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        That's okay. I have an Audio-gd S19 that weighs 3.5x as much as my MacBook to take care of that issue.
        Jun 5, 2017
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      3. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Already crippled before I plug anything in... ;)
        Jun 5, 2017
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Are you Timmy from South Park?
        Jun 6, 2017
    9. bixby
      bixby
      enjoying my new dirt cheap iem for on the go, RHA MA-350 powered by LG V-10. Finally a phone that sounds a bit better than most.
      1. Garns and Thad E Ginathom like this.
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      3. Garns
        Garns
        ^^ Word for word what Thad said. Pair ordered!
        Apr 22, 2017
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      4. bixby
        bixby
        Wonder why I cannot see Thad's comment in this view but I can see it in his profile?? Yea, now that the little ma-350 has a new regular price of under $30, I had to grab it. A bit on the bassy side but while walking it is appreciated. Now if I only knew where I put my spinfit tips?
        Apr 23, 2017
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        Ordered a second pair, certainly came from a different run/factory, about the same sound, though
        Aug 18, 2017
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      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Mar 16, 2017
      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Probably dating myself with that Bixby reference.
        Mar 16, 2017
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        funny Bixby's was the name of a retail audio, photo, video, computer store I helped start in Seattle in the late 70s, talk about dating ones self, haha. I started using that moniker on audio forums decades ago. Interesting that Sammy picked that name for their Siri, Google, Watson clone.
        Apr 21, 2017
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    11. bixby
      bixby
      Got to hear the Focal upper crust, Utopia nearly perfect and Elear, great effort! KT66 w/ Senn 650s via Elekit, excellent synergy!
      1. JK47, Psalmanazar, jexby and 3 others like this.
    12. bixby
      bixby
      ........................................................
      1. Wilson and ultrabike like this.
      2. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        Beautiful dots and tildas. The regularity. The periodicity. So beautiful.
        Oct 21, 2016
      3. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        Matilda is hot.
        Oct 21, 2016
      4. ultrabike
    13. bixby
      bixby
      Gumby back in the house for a compare and contrast with Mojo
      1. jexby
        jexby
        THIEF! someone report this man immediately! my Gumby and Jotunheim just went missing and now this pops up?! the gall of some peoples.
        Oct 20, 2016
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Nitin Sawhney "Second Skin" on the Gumby rockin the house with huge sub bass and cool Indian vibes.
        Oct 20, 2016
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    14. bixby
      bixby
      Trying to cull all the albums that I will never listen to again from my library.
      1. Wfojas
        Wfojas
        Ooh, remember your friends over here. We take CDs, too 8-)
        Sep 22, 2016
      2. bixby
        bixby
        The library being culled is on hdd but has actual cds as the archive media, both are going if the album does not make the cut. Also about 300 vinyl disks are about to be cataloged, inspected and sold.
        Sep 22, 2016
        Wfojas and MoatsArt like this.
    15. bixby
      bixby
      There is nothing wrong with usb audio once you fix it
      1. Huxleigh likes this.
      2. Huxleigh
        Huxleigh
        By definition, that'd be the case. ;P
        Sep 20, 2016
    16. bixby
      bixby
      “Tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” - Aeschylus
      1. Wfojas, Riotvan and brencho like this.
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        that's a wonderful quote. i feel somewhat hopeless and helpless and exhausted but we can at the least embody these words and encourage gentleness in others.
        Jul 8, 2016
        Riotvan and bixby like this.
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Great quote, speaking of MLK, this one always resonates with me:
        Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
        Jul 8, 2016
        brencho likes this.
      5. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        "Where shall the fury of fate
        be stilled to sleep, to rest?"
        -Aeschylus
        Jul 8, 2016
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    17. bixby
      bixby
      Oh no, all my dacs are gone! What to do!
      1. imackler and JoshMorr like this.
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        m2u4490 is a good entry level DAC. heard months ago, now officially. sound stage wider than remembered. GOV2 has a bit better micro detail retrieval and bass definition.
        Jul 6, 2016
      4. bixby
        bixby
        No, all of my owned dacs are either sold or loaned. Back to Vinyl, never, but I will be selling all my 70-90s Last preserved disks locally or here soon.
        Jul 6, 2016
      5. bixby
        bixby
        As for m2u4490, great $300 level dac in HP setup, Mids a bit set back and highs pretty laid back, play with cables to get more. Now I save for a Gumby or wait until Schiit takes the hints and makes a Gumby deluxe with tricked out USB.
        Jul 6, 2016
    18. bixby
      bixby
      Gumby in the House- thanks to a gracious friend. Finally after hearing it sound great in some other systems, I get to hear it in mine.
      1. Riotvan, Merrick, bazelio and 5 others like this.
      2. rott
        rott
        Very interested to know if Mutec MC-3+USB has as appreciable effect as other DACs you've tried it with!
        Jun 16, 2016
      3. bixby
        bixby
        In my 3+ review on my blog, I did mention the effect on some other dacs. And the Gumby owner reported positive contribution from the 3+USB and Gumby.
        Jun 16, 2016
    19. bixby
      bixby
      DH-Labs D-110 AES XLR cable is reviewed on my blog, Excellent and highly recommended if your dac does AES XLR.
    20. bixby
      bixby
      The Mutec 3+Smart Clock USB review is live on my blog. Let's hope Blogger stays up and stable.
      1. Smitty and Pyruvate like this.
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