Changeling
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Changeling

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New wheel set for my Wilier incoming, that's a long awaited upgrade now that the Swedish winter finally seems to be gone! Apr 23, 2017 at 12:35 AM

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    1. Changeling
      Changeling
      New wheel set for my Wilier incoming, that's a long awaited upgrade now that the Swedish winter finally seems to be gone!
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      2. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I also put on my summer tires. Ice be gone!
        Apr 23, 2017 at 3:10 AM
    2. Changeling
      Changeling
      All tubes that was to be sold has sold. I've decided to also sell a pair of LM Ericsson 2C51 / 396a. Let me know if you're interested.
      1. brencho
        brencho
        nice man congrats! what's the story behind LM ericsson? i use 396a tubes in the mjolnir 2.
        Apr 18, 2017
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    3. Changeling
      Changeling
      What's the best way to get from LHR to Cambridge? (Cambridge Biomedical Campus)?
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        Or take the Piccadilly line straight from Heathrow to Kings Cross, about 15 mins slower than Heathrow Express via Paddington, but you don't have to change anywhere. Express train to Cambridge is only 45 mins though. Then taxi to Addenbrooke's. But yeah, go via Stansted next time :)
        Apr 17, 2017
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Thad E Ginathom yep, uber would be about £90-100 I think.
        @Garns ah, you're right and I'm coming in on rush hour so might not want the change at paddington. I'll see what happens :)
        Apr 17, 2017
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      4. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Garns I went Piccadilly to KX, then train to Cambridge. Good choice, time for work and not so much hassle. Thanks! Now reverse in rush hour.....
        Apr 18, 2017
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    4. Changeling
      Changeling
      Closing my classified here, selling tubes elsewhere. Surprised with the relatively low interest.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        In general tubes move more slowly than other gear so if your goal is to move them quick then cross listing is smart!
        Apr 16, 2017
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @brencho You're right. In addition I don't have the time to keep checking so that I'm not missing out on PM's. And I'd like to get rid of some tubes to fund a steadily increasing list of music. The ECM jazz advice I got here will not serve my economy well :)
        Apr 16, 2017
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      4. powermatic
        powermatic
        Sucks. Great prices, great seller. Wish you luck elsewhere!
        Apr 16, 2017
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    5. Changeling
      Changeling
      Back from 3 days in Madrid. As always the food has been fantastic and cigars too. The restaurant Sala De Despiece was great, again!
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    6. Changeling
      Changeling
      Lowered tubeprices a bit more before going to eBay.
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    7. Changeling
      Changeling
      Daniil Trifonov is climbing on my list of favorite pianists. The Rachmaninov Variations are ELECTRIC!
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      2. landroni
        landroni
        I once (almost?) fell asleep to Rachmaninov at Carnegie Hall. (Note to self: NEVER go to a classical concert when jet lagged.)
        Apr 7, 2017
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @landroni
        Haha, not during the Finale of this third pc right? :)
        Apr 7, 2017
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        I take my 4th graders to the symphony every year and there are always a few that fall asleep. I keep my poking finger at the ready when they seat us on the front row.
        Apr 7, 2017
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      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Oh man.. looks like you had to add some remedial buying lessons. :|
        Apr 6, 2017
      2. Changeling
        Changeling
        @DigMe No, not that much but just want to be super clear on conditions.
        Apr 6, 2017
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    9. Changeling
      Changeling
      'Coldwater Flat' doesn't promote Oliver Nelson nor The Three Sounds. Pity.
    10. Changeling
      Changeling
      Turns out Roon -> JRiver -> IVS is quite flakey. Infrequent but annoying BSOD's . Back to square one.
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      2. Azteca
        Azteca
        @pedalhead Likewise. I was really excited when they released it but I found there was glitchiness even without using VSTs and such.
        Apr 5, 2017
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Azteca It really feels like the end of the road for the marriage between great metadata and great VST management :(
        I can't see how the Roon-team ever will support VST's and I haven't seen any efforts with jRiver to improve metadata support.
        Apr 5, 2017
      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        Yes, Roon has very solid technical reasons for not implementing VSTs. It needs to be done at the endpoint, outside of Roon, for their network protocols to work. I do not fault them in the slightest. However, JRiver's WDM driver just never worked as well as I would've liked. I will be dipping back into it when I get a chance to try out the IVS in a month or three but I am being cautious in my expectations.
        Apr 5, 2017
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    11. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      Wait until you hear Felix Hell - Liszt Prelude on BACH, Reference Recording version, HRX2011 on your system. That is some Serious Schiit. - OK read too quickly. You have HR101. Which format?
      1. Changeling
        Changeling
        @atomicbob I demoed via Roon, but I decided to use a HD-Tracks voucher and bought the whole album in 176 FLAC
        Apr 4, 2017
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        The Reference Recording versions will be 176 KHz 24 bit PCM recorded using Pacific Microsonics Model Two ADC. I have several of these albums and they are very special, particularly so on the IVS.
        Apr 7, 2017
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Once again I spoke too soon. It appears that your HDTracks version is derived from the Reference Recordings version. I encoded mine to FLAC when putting on the server. Excellent recording of a wonderful musical performance. This album constantly delights my ears through the IVS.
        Apr 7, 2017
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    12. Changeling
      Changeling
      Felix Hell - Organ Sensation ... I'm feeling rumbles in my chest from those pedal tones...from headphones?! What the fuck is this. :-D
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    13. Changeling
      Changeling
      Is it me or was Nina Simones voice mixed very low, (vs the orchestra), on "I'm going back home" (High priestess of soul). ?
    14. Changeling
      Changeling
      Ah! I got the ASIO driver working from ROON to jRiver to Lynx AES16! Happy days.
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    15. Changeling
      Changeling
      YES! Roon feeding music through jRiver is up and running!!
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      3. Changeling
        Mar 30, 2017
      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        This got me to Google Roon VST support as I hadn't heard anything in a long while and sure enough I just saw your post. Woo! I'm going to try the IVS soon. I abandoned JRMC for Roon but it is still useful at times (playing SACD ISOs, analysis etc, organizing movies). Glad I have a license! I'll be sure to post in the thread when I get a chance. Might not be till May.
        Mar 30, 2017
      5. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Azteca ah, let me know how you get along. With Roon 1.3 was released and had PDF support for album booklets etc I felt it changed everything. But then IVS came along and I just couldn't stay with Roon. I've A/B tested a little bit and there's no apparent differences between Roon + JRMV vs JRMC alone.
        Mar 31, 2017
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Rockin_Zombie I'm not too knowledgeble with the tubes used in that amp (6N8P, 6N5P) , but I think 6N8P can be replaced with 6SN7, which would imply that 7N7 would work too. If that's the case I'd recommend the Sylvania 7N7 with adapter. Easy to find, cheap and rugged. For 6N5P I'd try the cheap russians to replace the chinese tubes. But I really don't know this amp or the tubes used.
        Mar 30, 2017
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      4. Rockin_Zombie
        Rockin_Zombie
        Thanks for the suggestions! Apparently tube rolling is quite good on that amp, except some tubes develop a hum at first which goes away after an hour (this is all from the HF thread). I will let you know. My first tube amp, let's see how far down the rabbit hole goes!
        Mar 30, 2017
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      5. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Rockin_Zombie A word of caution: tube rabbit holes have no end. HF is a dangerous place in that aspect. The hype is always present. Feel free to reach out for hand-holding should you need to :)
        Mar 30, 2017
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    17. Changeling
      Changeling
      One really needs to embrace ones new title. Siemens E288CC en route to a Tube Sluts mailbox!
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    18. Changeling
      Changeling
      How does one get the customized text under ones username or whatever it's called these days, seen with the more prominent members here?
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      2. Changeling
        Changeling
        @landroni From average to Tube Slut in just a couple of hours, these are indeed exciting times we live in :D
        Mar 27, 2017
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      3. Vent
        Vent
        Wow. Careful what you ask for. =(
        Mar 28, 2017
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      4. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Vent I think it's hilarious :)
        Mar 28, 2017
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      Changeling
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      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        If you a/b it with other amps, you'll hear that it's lacking a bit of extension, and that it's more.. hrm.. "congested" on busy material, of course. No amount of tube swapping will fix that. However, for the size and cost? Brilliant. I still think it's a way better starter amp than any of the Magnis, for instance..

        ..and if you don't A/B, you can still lose a whole evening, listening to it :)
        Mar 27, 2017
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      3. Lasollor
        Lasollor
        I decided not to buy more tubes for my Vali2, but I've got a "bag of tubes" recently from a friend, so... I've been listening to the Vali2 with a 1940's Ken Rad 6SN7 in the past 2 weeks and it is a perfect complement for the Jotunheim with it's sweet highs and mids and big soundstage.
        Mar 27, 2017
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      4. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Lasollor yes, I'm thinking about another adapter to be able to use Sylvania 7n7. Cheap and super rugged tubes
        Mar 27, 2017
    20. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      Ultron PCC88 / 7DJ8 rock the Vali 2. Giving my other favorite EH 6CG7 a real run for the money. thank-you!!
      1. Changeling
        Changeling
        @atomicbob Happy to hear they've come to good use! Who would've thought an $8 tube could do that ? ;)
        Mar 26, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jun 13, 1983 (Age: 33)
    Location:
    Sweden
    Occupation:
    Strategic marketer
    Gear List:
    Lynx AES16 PCI
    Schiit Yggdrasil
    Schiit Mjolnir 2 - Ultron PCC88 / LM Ericsson 2C51 / WE 396a / Saratov 6N23P
    HD800 - Impact Audio Cables, XLR.
    Gotham GAC-4/1 XLR interconnects.

    ModiMB
    Vali2
    Sennheiser HD650, Venus Audio XLR.
    I'm an avid jazz fan and passionate cd collector that came through the gates of HellFi, spent all my monies on USB, went very deep into praising right about everything, writing reviews, buying the stuff and the shit......until one day I just couldn't do it anymore.
    I'm currently trying to get some salvation by spending time here and by trying to prevent people from buying into the nervosa.
    I'm also aspiring to be a strong counter force in the current tube price inflation that is effectively standing in the way of more people hearing nice vintage tubes. I do that by digging up old stock cheap and shipping to people FOC or at least cost neutral.

    I'm traveling all around Europe for work so feel free to reach out, I'd be happy to meet up for coffee or jazztalk :)

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    • I don’t know where jazz is going. Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.