brencho
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brencho

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Any car nerds or consumer report types? Im not a car guy. Looking for a high mpg regular car, thinking Corolla or Civic. Any other options? Apr 17, 2018

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    1. brencho
      brencho
      Any car nerds or consumer report types? Im not a car guy. Looking for a high mpg regular car, thinking Corolla or Civic. Any other options?
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      3. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        I have an online CR subscription, so feel free to hit me up. Can’t really go wrong with the 3 models mentioned. Honda's engines are pretty bullet proof. My step daughter just paid off her Mazda 3 sedan I co-signed for. It’s been very reliable.
        Apr 18, 2018 at 5:21 AM
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      4. Lenroot77
        Lenroot77
        I picked up a Hyundai Elanta last year as I couldn’t pass up the price. (15k new ) CR gives it above average reliability, 10/100k warranty and I get close to 40 mpg on the highway.
        I drive 75-125 miles a day and it’s been great.
        Apr 19, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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      5. TwoEars
        TwoEars
        @Lenroot77 Hyundai have come a really long way. They used to be shit cars 15-20 years ago but today I think they're the equivalent of the more establish Asian brands in terms of quality. Give it another 10-15 years and I'm sure the brand image will catch up too. At the moment they are definitely great cars and great value for money.
        Apr 21, 2018 at 5:38 AM
    2. brencho
      brencho
      hnnnngg so many records such little time
    3. brencho
      brencho
      Mourning the loss of the beloved Zana Deux, but it goes to good pal @Bill-P which makes me happy. All is well that ends well.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        hahaha yeah speaker taps or something cheap. i either use speakers, or else portable for commutes. headphones for like twice a month when i can't use speakers. nothing too sinister, yet......
        Apr 11, 2018
      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I just bought mine back, so yeah the Zana Deux seller’s remorse is real.
        Apr 11, 2018
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Man, is @Bill-P going on an amp buying spree?
        Apr 12, 2018
    4. Koth Ganesh
      Koth Ganesh
      Doc, that was a sad ending....
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    5. brencho
      brencho
      Michigan to the final!
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        it's easy being me.
        Mar 31, 2018
      4. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        That’s it. Jexby’s visa to India is revoked. A remote location in Spain beckons :)
        Mar 31, 2018
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      5. brencho
        brencho
        Loyola are inspirational though, played a great team game all tournament long, made Michigan look like crap all first half.
        Apr 1, 2018
    6. brencho
      brencho
      delving slowly into the world of home theater audio, thanks for the help boss @SineDave you're one generous and knowledgeable mofo
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      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        @brencho any time, man. I used to do installation, but my current system is not integrated. Just a Marantz receiver running A Wharfedale Diamond 240 5.1 setup, with a Velodyne sub. I've eschewed atmos and 7.1 for the time being, as it doesn't suit my house.

        The centerpiece, though, is my LG OLED. It's an amazeballs display
        Mar 29, 2018
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      4. brencho
        brencho
        wow nice man!! i also picked up a marantz receiver (sr6012) and starting off with a 2.1 from power sound including their s1500 sub. will add a center channel later, and possibly surrounds when we move to a new space. our tv will def need updating once the LG OLED prices come down a bit more (and recovery of these purchases elapses)
        Mar 29, 2018
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I'd like to get separates eventually, but the processor has to have DolbyVision pass through.
        Mar 29, 2018
    7. brencho
      brencho
      Michigan to Final Four boys!
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      2. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Man, I wish I were at the Diag now
        Mar 24, 2018
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      3. jexby
        jexby
        puke
        Mar 25, 2018
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      4. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Jex, watch it now...no more pics of paneer tikka !
        Mar 25, 2018
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    8. brencho
      brencho
      Go Blue!!! Michigan killed. What a huge win.
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        haha nice man. condolences btw... it smells like poo there year round, right?
        Mar 22, 2018
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        @brencho Texas A&M class of ‘98. Yeah, A&M thrashed UNC about like Michigan thrashed us.
        Mar 22, 2018
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      5. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Do we dream, doc ?
        Mar 23, 2018
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    9. brencho
      brencho
      Tfw someone offers you a loaner, then you worry that it hasn't arrived, then the mailman tells you the sender requested it be returned!
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Yeah like I said, I don't mind, I'm an easy going guy despite my infrequent irritability and quickness to anger. A note would've been nice though. Like you said, good to be pals with the mailman. Super nice guy. Showed me and my 2 yr old his mail truck one time, was fun haha
        Mar 21, 2018
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        That's just odd.
        Mar 21, 2018
      4. MrTeaRex
        MrTeaRex
        I sent the wrong Fleshlight. Forgot to message you until I saw this.
        Mar 21, 2018
    10. brencho
      brencho
      all quiet on the western front...
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        Not a clue what you people are on about. Does it involve wenches?
        Mar 20, 2018
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Always quietest before the storm... goodie...
        Mar 20, 2018
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Wenches, winches... It's all about pulling, right?




        O....K.... I'll get my coat. See myself out.
        Mar 20, 2018
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    11. brencho
      brencho
      wow amazing three pointer on the buzzer from Michigan
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Nooooo!!!!
        Mar 17, 2018
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I'm not hatin' on Michigan. Amazing shot! UH was my undergrad though and they hardly make the tournament
        Mar 17, 2018
    12. brencho
      brencho
      Man, if sbaf (or pornhub or Facebook or online shopping) feels like something you need breaks from, prob best to do so asap haha
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      2. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        Mar 4, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @JK47 - 24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
        Mar 4, 2018
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        2 beers/hr, sometimes 3. It's not a a race.
        Mar 4, 2018
    13. brencho
      brencho
      After a week of no music, the EAR 912 arrived in one piece!
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        Good damn, it's a thing of beauty in every way. Also added a beefy furutech passive power strip that's actually a big sonic upgrade to what was there before.
        Feb 24, 2018
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      4. monacelli
        monacelli
        Seems like a pretty epic piece of gear!
        Feb 24, 2018
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      5. Dino
        Dino
        Wow brencho, you are not messing around!
        Feb 25, 2018
    14. brencho
      brencho
      Vegan pads so comfy and good on LCD2c. Way to ruin it for everyone, Monoprice.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        @A1Gear I like the LCD2C with vegan pads better than the stock pads. They help the upper mids not be as dipped, and they also smooth out the treble peakiness. The piano on Ray Brown Trio Soular Energy (very dynamic sounding) is painful with stock pads but more enjoyable with the vegans to me.
        Feb 11, 2018
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      3. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Oh I see, thank you, @brencho, I'm caught up now!
        I guess your Vegan Pads are like an extinct species, by now... so do take care of 'em, as they're forever gone!
        This ones, right?... www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1116988-REG
        Dammit Audeze, why succumb to such greedy & monopolistic plot, to sabotage the Mono rip-offs, by discontinuing your own Pads, JUST to keep us from Rolling 'em w/ M1060s or LCD2C's. Such shame!
        Feb 11, 2018
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      4. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        I wonder if there is something that complements LCD2C's signature, well enough, from the likes of Dekoni or Brainwavz or umm... I don't really know of any other brands that make good Pads to roll around in. Any other options that you might know of?
        Perhaps ZMF or MrSpeaker Pads, though I never tried 'em before.
        Feb 11, 2018
    15. brencho
      brencho
      Zeroing in on a head count for the Schiitr meet on Saturday 2/17. Please go to the schiitr meeting thread and respond to the poll!
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I vote your mom's place...though I'm in NJ Lol
        Feb 7, 2018
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    16. brencho
      brencho
      wb @Bill-P! sorry about the metal plate in your clavicle. at least now you can play it cool like Iron Man or even Wolverine.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Got a titanium plate and 6 screws in my forearm, the surgery hurt more than break. That's why I didn't bother with the plate when I broke my clavicle.

        Get well Bill
        Jan 29, 2018
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh! Didn't know.

        Sorry, @Bill-P. Hope you get healed up very soon.
        Jan 30, 2018
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        @Bill-P I can empathize - two popped clavicles, worst being >2cm displacement, tenting skin. two plates, 14 screws. both of mine still grumble when the weather changes. I can't imagine not getting surgery tho, but i know some dudes that have toughed out over an inch of displacement to forego surgery. Heal fast!!!
        Jan 30, 2018
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    17. brencho
      brencho
      Herbie Hancock tonight!
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        @Wfojas so good man. Glad I got to see Herbie, played a couple classics (off empyrean and head hunters) and some new stuff with kamasi and others.
        Jan 30, 2018
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      4. monacelli
        monacelli
        I revisited his album River: The Joni Letters after you posted your status. Definitely worth a listen for the Tina Turner cameo alone!
        Jan 30, 2018
      5. Wfojas
        Wfojas
        Setup is almost done, you should swing by. I just need to borrow a smartractor.
        Jan 30, 2018
    18. brencho
      brencho
      Interesting difference between how the brains of jazz vs classical musicians processes unexpected Info:
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        So many variables to control for here. It's a doomed Enterprise.
        Jan 16, 2018
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Forget headphone measurements. Far more illuminating are the EEGs of SBAF friends listening to different headphones.
        Jan 16, 2018
      5. brencho
        brencho
        Lol neuromarketing, or, a study in social influence
        Jan 16, 2018
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    19. brencho
      brencho
      Moved by the Obama episode of the Dave Letterman show on Netflix. Good day to watch that.
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    20. brencho
      brencho
      rip dolores o'riordan
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        Yeah, definitely sad.
        Jan 15, 2018
      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Just spun an LP of their's yesterday. Always loved her voice. RIP.
        Jan 15, 2018
      5. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        She was just recording new material right before it happened, right? Gone too soon, damn. I loved their songs growing up.
        Jan 15, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 17, 1981 (Age: 37)
    Home Page:
    https://www.discogs.com/user/brencho/collection
    Location:
    LA
    Gear List:
    TT: VPI Classic 3
    DAC: EAR DACute
    Preamp: EAR 912
    Amp: EAR 890
    Speakers: Marten Duke 2


    --Headphone stuff:
    MCTH + Focal Elex / HD600
    Sony WM1A + Campfire Andromeda


    --Past stuff:
    Audio Zenith PMx2
    Focal Utopia / Eclair / Elex
    HD 580 / 600 / 650 / 800
    LFF Code-X / Slants
    EAR 88PB / EAR 868L
    EC Black Widow / Zana Deux
    ECP Torpedo 3 Modded
    Schiit Raggy / Mjolnir2 / Vali2
    Schiit Yggy / Gumby / Mimby