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RIP: AC/ DC Malcolm Young Nov 18, 2017 at 7:11 AM

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    1. bixby
      bixby
      RIP: AC/ DC Malcolm Young
      1. Dino, jexby, Grahad2 and 7 others like this.
    2. bixby
      bixby
      https login on chrome not working. even http login not working, switch to edge and http login works, what am I doing wrong?
      1. monacelli
        monacelli
        This is just a guess, but you might try clearing your cookies and site data on Chrome. I use the Click&Clean extension for this. Sometimes helps!
        Nov 11, 2017
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Turns out it was LastPass, what piece of shit. Broke pages with Edge, now on Chrome it fills in a wrong password. Had to paste it manually to get it to login. I guess I got what I paid for, haha,
        Nov 11, 2017
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I've been using LastPass for years without issue fwiw.
        Nov 11, 2017
    3. bixby
      bixby
      Spent All Day With Google- Great event learning about their Cloud Computing, cool stuff. Now officially unretired.
      1. jexby
        jexby
        now get ready for Azure indoctrination with Cray HPC, or AWS services that cover every possible need. well, almost- except food, water and beer.
        Nov 9, 2017
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    4. bixby
      bixby
      New Dac in the house- Under $2k sounds great no pre needed,. Prism Sound Lyra 1.
      1. Thad E Ginathom and ButtUglyJeff like this.
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Sorry K4rstar not the Crane Song Solaris, it is Prism Sound Lyra 1. Pretty happy with it so far.
        Nov 3, 2017
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      4. jexby
        jexby
        @bixby looks like it was designed for 1979. you aren't using Lyra1 as a headphone amp?
        Nov 3, 2017
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        I could care less if it looked like a Buick Aztek, haha, it sounds great, and no I use something even more absurd for cans, haha
        Nov 4, 2017
    5. bixby
      bixby
      What the heck happened, formatting of the site is all effed up on Firefox.
      1. monacelli likes this.
      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        True also for Chrome (Win 10 anyway). I think it's serving the mobile version of the site to desktop browsers
        Oct 16, 2017
    6. monacelli
      monacelli
      Thanks for the shout out, Bixby! The FS52 seem like a great fit for home theater applications. Surprised Pioneer discontinued them
      1. bixby likes this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        It's kindof funny, I sold some nice stands and fancy PSB bookshelves and got both towers new for $110.
        Oct 10, 2017
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    7. bixby
      bixby
      Folks in Cali, be safe.
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      3. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Oct 9, 2017
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      4. shaizada
        shaizada
        We are evacuated, but took up some hotel rooms. We are good....it's been a rough day. But I am thankful.
        Oct 9, 2017
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        Sad to hear of the scale of loss.
        Oct 10, 2017
    8. bixby
      bixby
      RMAF tidbit -Focal Clear quite lower treble centric with Prism Sound Calia, improved with Naim dac/amp.
      1. FlySweep likes this.
    9. bixby
      bixby
      RIP: Tom Petty
      1. Wilson, Deep Funk, elguapo and 3 others like this.
    10. bixby
      bixby
      Anyone hear the Cranesong Solaris dac?
    11. bixby
      bixby
      Price Drop on my deHavilland UltraVerve 6SN7 line preamp.
      1. Marvey
        Marvey
        Sep 25, 2017
    12. 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
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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
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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
    13. 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
    14. 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
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      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
    15. 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
    16. bixby
      bixby
      Interesting to see the dislike button and tallys gone, not that I ever used it
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    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. 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.
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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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