Cellist88
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Are the GO2A/GO2Pro still the best portable dac/amp unit? Would be open to alternative suggestions outside the mojo. Jan 15, 2018 at 5:20 PM

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    1. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Are the GO2A/GO2Pro still the best portable dac/amp unit? Would be open to alternative suggestions outside the mojo.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        The ZX300 acts as an external DAC and amp... Last I heard the WM1A/Z didn't do that
        Jan 15, 2018 at 9:27 PM
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        true, but the dac function isn't fully synced and has delay right? ZX300 would be ideal if that was solved.
        Jan 15, 2018 at 9:30 PM
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Works great for music, not so great for vids, unless they bring a new firmware to fix it or you tinker with your vid players audio delay.
        Jan 15, 2018 at 9:41 PM
    2. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Gotta remember to just enjoy the music instead of being consumed by upgraditis. No qualms with WM1A fw 2.0 + Andro. Sounds delightful.
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    3. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Will be out of town Jan. 4-8. If any fellow ny friends want to borrow the LCD2C's, let me know.
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I read 'ny friends' as 'my friends' ... am getting old, safe travels.
        Dec 29, 2017
      4. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        I saw you were looking to get a balanced cable. How long is the stock cable? Is it long enough to turn into a balanced cable and short single-ended adapter? I'd be happy to reterminate the cable while you're away if you want.
        Dec 30, 2017
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      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Thanks for the offer! I can send it to you after new years. I think the cable is about 6 feet, so it should be enough. Only thing is, I'm not sure if its a keeper yet. Will let you know, but anyhow, I'll be glad to lend it while I'm away.
        Dec 30, 2017
    4. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      LCD2C and Andromeda lose so badly to my studio monitors in every aspect. Will getting a Focal Clear change that?
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Strap the studio monitors to your ears when you’re on the go. Problem solved!
        Dec 26, 2017
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Eve audio SC205 + TS107 sub. I had my doubts with the dsp functions on the speakers, but they scale quite well and sound like big speakers. Very good for nearfield listening, as it has more resolution, better imaging(expected), better dynamics,etc, without being fatiguing at all. The the sound is smooth and the timbre isn't thin or analytical either
        Dec 26, 2017
      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I doubt it, i went to nearfield this year and it just makes any headphone(and most speaker systems) sound like toys. It is the best of both worlds really...
        Dec 27, 2017
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    5. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      The last jedi was so failsauce...I've lost hope in the force.
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      3. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        @BillOhio 100% agree. I find it's more enjoyable to read the plot synopsis on Wikipedia and imagine how it plays out, compared to the one I've just watched. Plot is OK methinks, directing/editing is not.

        Good thing he won't be back for the next one. JJ Abrams is back (which can be good news or bad news, depends on how much you like TFA. I don't).
        Dec 17, 2017
      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I was willing to go along with FA and forgive the hokey moments. On TLJ, I can't give the plot any respect. The central theme is a race against time until the rebels... run out of gas. Set aside how this movie wiped itself with my childhood and it was, in its own right, a terribly written movie. Worse, I think Rian Johnson is set to direct a trilogy(?)
        Dec 17, 2017
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      5. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        Oh wow, I still have little hope for the next Episode, but I'll just skip the next trilogy then if that's the case.
        Dec 17, 2017
    6. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      what a pleasant surprise! Second chances are given here. Glad to be a friend!
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        You earned it.
        Dec 8, 2017
    7. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Sartory bow #2... god i need to save up.... :(
    8. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      dac1541 sounds good! gonna be my last purchase for a while ><.
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      3. bengo
        bengo
        Would be surprised, Soekris has been around in DIY form quite a while. Plenty filters to try though besides the stock ones.
        Nov 24, 2017
      4. kitantisune
        kitantisune
        How does it pair with Andromeda?
        Nov 24, 2017
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      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Its a good pairing! another contributing factor of getting soekris over schiit was because of the andromedas. There is still a little hiss, but its is less than the WM1A(already much quieter than zx2). So its very quiet. 1.5 ohm output....balance is good.
        Nov 24, 2017
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    9. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      In n out was not as good as i remembered. :(
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I think its good but hyped. Imo shake shack is better. Even a santa barbara joint...habit burger was better. There goes my childhood. One place to go in memory lane...carls jr.
        Nov 21, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        IMO you can’t hold up any fast food chain as “the best burger” but you have to think about it relative to other fast food chains. In-N-Out holds its own against fast food burger joints.
        Nov 21, 2017
      4. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Overhyped but good. It's inexpensive, consistent, fresh, and won't make you sick.
        Nov 21, 2017
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    10. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      SBAF dac1541 group buy complete!
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      2. earnmyturns
        earnmyturns
        Thank you, starting my exploration of my dac1541, enjoying it so far!
        Nov 20, 2017
    11. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Sony wm1a update actually changed the sound signature of the player.....
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        rolled back to 1.2 for now. I'll be going back and forth and compare but so far the difference does not seem to be subtle.
        Nov 13, 2017
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @Vansen i prefer 1.2 over 2.0...whats your take?
        Nov 15, 2017
      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        I learned the hard way early on in my career not to touch firmware upgrades unless there is critical fix or function you need. From this, I'm leaving 1.2 on my WM1A, since I am happy with it.
        Nov 15, 2017
    12. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Back in california after 17 years ><
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        As long as i dont have to hear brah and hella cool...i will survive lol
        Nov 11, 2017
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      4. captkirk
        captkirk
        Rad.
        Nov 11, 2017
      5. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Can’t give you any guarantee about the hella cool or hella for that matter. So North or South?
        Nov 11, 2017
    13. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      WM1A>ZX2. Final. No more wishful thinking of the ZX2 ><.
      1. elguapo
        elguapo
        I was surprised to see you doubt yourself and switch to the ZX2.
        Nov 1, 2017
      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        It wasn't doubt, but it was to fund a soekris dac. Got a lot of work recently, and began traveling like crazy again. Needed a dap so I just had to try the ZX2 again. I really like the form factor more, darker tonality, had tidal streaming(though rarely used) and I liked some of its liquid sound characteristics, but I found myself missing many of things I heard from the WM1A. Hiss again was the killer.
        Nov 1, 2017
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    14. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      fuck....tempted by WM1Z....I must stay steadfast and stick with ZX2 and dac1541 purchases.
      1. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        The wm1z had about the same audio quality as my old, old iPod 5.5 video. Would pass.
        Oct 30, 2017
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    15. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      AND on zx2 #3 ><.
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        AND?
        Oct 23, 2017
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Its great! I do miss some technicalities of the WM1A, but I like the overall darker tonality better and find it more musically enjoyable. Got a very good price on almost new unit, allowing me to pick up a dac1421 for the desktop. Gonna just stick with the zx2 until next sony flagship, or 1Zs start selling at a reasonable price.
        Oct 23, 2017
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      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I actually use different settings from the normal ones on sbaf. I already sent them to merrick in a pm a while back
        Oct 23, 2017
    16. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      The new blade runner 2049 soundtrack can probably be used as a subwoofer test.
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      2. hifi01170
        hifi01170
        I enjoyed quite a bit the soundtrack! a throwback to vangelis' score without being a mere copy/rehash. Found it gelled perfectly well with the mood/atmosphere created in this great movie! a great sequel to a cult movie!
        Oct 16, 2017
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        As can watching "Stranger Things". I turned the sub off in the end!
        Oct 16, 2017
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      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I enjoyed the soundtrack. I went to some imax version with certified blah blah blah blah theater...didn't really care for all the labels, but I was really impressed by the bass in the theater. Very tight, controlled, strong. Came back home listened to it on my studio monitors....just doesn't have the same rippling, felt impact in the airwaves. Wonder many speakers or subwoofers it takes to get the same effect.
        Oct 16, 2017
    17. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Purchased an AR-H1. Looking forward to how these sound.
      1. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        For science!
        Oct 10, 2017
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    18. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Drove about 10 hrs today....new record for me @_@.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        First 12 years of my years were in CALI though ><
        Oct 8, 2017
      4. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        I believe my longest drive in one go was a bit over 1000 miles from Boulder, CO to Laguna Niguel, CA on 0 hours of sleep. That was dumb. I was considerably younger. Moving to make somethin' of myself. No idea how long it took, but it was probably a couple dozen coffees.
        Oct 8, 2017
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      5. %20 Oddity
        %20 Oddity
        I'm sure the Rick & Morty mcdonalds sauce was available somewhere closer to u
        Oct 9, 2017
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    19. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Hmm soekris dac1541 or 1421...will it outperform a wm1a/zx2 with the andromedas?
    20. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Had a good time playing saint saens concerto with hamburg camerata. The high I get from performing music.. is it possible with TOTL hifi?
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      3. jayeshrc
        jayeshrc
        its like fighting an MMA match yourself vs being at the venue watching it live vs watching it on TV. Not comparable.
        Sep 24, 2017
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        But can sill be a beautiful experience listening to music. Dancing Also. Did not mean to sound dismissive in my earlier comment
        Sep 24, 2017
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      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Really like the analogy @jayeshrc . All that practice and preperation...hoping and trusting that everything will come together while you just let go ><. No offense taken @melvilian!
        Sep 24, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 18, 1988 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    NJ
    Occupation:
    Cellist
    Gear List:
    Sony WM1A
    Soekris DAC1541
    Eve SC204 + TS107 Sub
    Focal Clears(coming soon)