Kattefjaes
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Finally got around to listening to the Jot from the Gumby properly- it's surprisingly nice into a pair of HD650M. May 23, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    1. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Finally got around to listening to the Jot from the Gumby properly- it's surprisingly nice into a pair of HD650M.
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      2. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        I think the Jot is more transparent/scalable then we realize... Enjoying the Val2 as my 1st tubes, but going back to the Jot is nice on it's own. And the M1060's just don't work on the Val2, but nice on the Jot!
        May 23, 2017 at 3:41 PM
      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        So do you guys find it slightly bright at all? I have been circling the Jot for a while now, but the fact that some do find it fatiguing has kept me back.
        May 24, 2017 at 1:46 AM
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Well, it's a little prone to being harsh up top, yes- don't use it with thin/bright cans. The glare recedes if you leave it on for a couple of days, though. Dynamics are somewhat compressed, staging v. shallow too- typical solid state. However, I can't think of another SS amp that good anywhere near the price- if SS is what you want. It's very clean and fast, and slams pretty hard.
        May 24, 2017 at 1:50 AM
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    2. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Horrible day, making merlot vanish and listening to Roger Waters, my desktop setup really does sound better than it should.
    3. The Alchemist
      The Alchemist
      I followed you, you need to follow me too! ; )
      1. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        I only stalk people who are up to no good!
        May 17, 2017
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    4. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Lightdims might be some of the most cost-effective addons I've ever bought. Still on my first sheet of blacks and first sheet of silvers.
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    5. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      It turns out that vacuum cleaners are really good at making MicroSD cards vanish.
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        On the bright side, it's easier to order a replacement and reflash it with MicroSDs than cats.
        May 9, 2017
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      4. imackler
        imackler
        Unless, of course, you failed to have another copycat.
        May 9, 2017
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Damn, I wish I could reflash my cat. Even... custom rom, maybe... with seriously adjustable demand and volume levels.

        Did you not try to rescue your micro-sd? Or was it mangled?
        May 10, 2017
    6. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Wow. Spline interpolation! Just... wow.

        OK,ok, I do not know what it is. But imagine telling people at parties that you are a spline interpolator!
        May 6, 2017
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        (I am utterly innumerate and fall flat at the first equation when it comes to understanding digital audio. Which is a shame, because I'd love to understand it, because then I would Know The Truth)
        May 6, 2017
    7. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
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    8. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        I got one of these the other day. Looks super legit because these things can be hosted on google's cloud platform.
        May 3, 2017
      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Yeah, it's harder than usual to spot, and seems to be picking up in terms of frequency right now. Worth a heads-up, I think.
        May 3, 2017
      4. Rockin_Zombie
        Rockin_Zombie
        Got one as well, interestingly the spam filter caught it.
        May 3, 2017
    9. a44100Hz
      a44100Hz
      "Nerds gonna nerd, thankfully" is the sentence of the week.
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      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        If they don't, what will become of us?
        May 3, 2017
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      3. a44100Hz
        a44100Hz
        The House of Representatives is currently a physical simulation of that very question.
        May 3, 2017
    10. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Skylab has a way of reviewing audio gear that makes many people wary so you always need a second opinion. In my Hype-Fi days I avoided his reviews. When you have similar preferences though he is okay...
        Apr 29, 2017
      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        This isn't a preferences thing, though- OTL amps generally aren't good for planars due to OI issues. It's just being a bad reviewer whose conclusions aren't really all that valid or useful because he didn't use the gear being tested properly.

        He should at least have tried a couple of reputable DD headphone options on there, to be useful.

        (Also, the review is v. old, maybe Tyll has beaten clue into him by now!)
        Apr 29, 2017
      3. Abhishek Chowdhary
        Abhishek Chowdhary
        Yep, thats not a fair comparison. Tried myself LCD2 on an OTL, the bass was too soft. That doesn't mean the amp was bad. It rocked with the HD650 and Yamaha HP1 Orthos (150 ohms).
        Apr 29, 2017
    11. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
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    12. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Rediscovering NiN's "Broken" on a better chain. My normally polite tube amp is touching me inappropriately- shocked and secretly delighted.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When you play "Closer" prepare for more...
        Apr 21, 2017
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        True story: I once had NiN on random with my windows down, blasting the tunes. I pulled up to a light and a nun crossed in front of my car just as Closer started playing. Sorry Sister!
        Apr 21, 2017
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Possibly as unfortunate as when my then flatmate and I were driving through the scary ghetto bit of Clapham South (concrete tower blocks and every third street light working) late one Saturday night when "there goes the neighbourhood" by Bodycount started blasting through the open windows..
        Apr 21, 2017
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    13. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      When you find that most couriers refuse to insure amps.. and while you're sulking, get stuck in a faulty lift. Today=cancelled due to fail.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I've always wondered how long it would be before I have to try and piss through the door/floor gap. Worrying about it makes it worse, so I give myself about four minutes.
        Apr 19, 2017
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    14. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      TFW you run your text editor, and it needs multiple restarts and manual intervention to fix cascading dependency issues...
      1. SSL
        SSL
        Do tell us which editor we should avoid.
        Apr 17, 2017
      2. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Atom!

        To be completely fair, it was the fault of plugin authors releasing major reworks all at once rather than Atom itself. Lots of linter and linter plugin changes hitting at once.

        The upside of having an editor that is a software ecosystem unto itself is also the downside.
        Apr 17, 2017
      3. SSL
        SSL
        Well that's understandable. Atom is solid, I would use it if Vim wasn't around ;)
        Apr 17, 2017
    15. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Syringing your ears is still the best audio tweak available...
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I need it two or three times a year.

        The first thing I notice is that I really do make a lot of noise when typing!
        Apr 16, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Nono, other people make too much noise when typing, you're fine!
        Apr 16, 2017
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Must be about 1988 when I last used a manual typewriter, but my fingers have not forgotten the necessary pressure.

        On the other hand, my wife would have used one much more recently and she doesn't suffer from noisy-keyboard syndrome. And she's a proper touch-typist too.
        Apr 17, 2017
    16. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      I've been making a few of those little tweaks which may not be audible, and my brain is sure that combined, they sound great.. win!
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    17. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Modified square wave UPS isn't the best power source for a Modi Multibit, it seems! Testament to PSU quality that it copes this well.mind.
    18. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Balanced cable to go W1MA->UM Martians has arrived \o/
    19. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Went for a short and somewhat cautious run, after nursing a persistent injury for nearly a year.. Feels great, so far.
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        It's a very zen activity thats for sure :)

        Can't say that i have. Will have to check it out, been meaning to read more but other stuff always happens.

        Btw are you a minimalist runner or a regular kind? Personally i reduced allot of injuries after i went fully minimal, i even wear minimal shoes in daily life for a couple years now.
        Mar 27, 2017
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Oh, then I hope you enjoy it, it's an interesting read :)

        I tend to favour the "natural" end of conventional shoes, like Salming, Newton etc. The mileage-friendly Newton road shoes suit me very well. I do own a pair of Vapor Gloves but use those for walking around in the summer, they're very comfy.
        Mar 27, 2017
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      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Aha, i considered vapor gloves once. But in the end i stayed with Vivobarefoot, those have the widest toe box for my flintstone feet. No insole so maximum ground feel, the padding is in my feet now ;)
        Durability could be better though and also once they start to smell they are done haha. Maybe it's better with insole, i haven't tried.
        Mar 27, 2017
    20. Kattefjaes
      Kattefjaes
      Ooo, Sonarworks systemwide as an actual product, shiny..
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      3. Changeling
        Changeling
        But not so useful if you're running more than the Sonarworks VST :(
        Tidal can still feed through JRiver so that's at least a good thing...
        Mar 23, 2017
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        @Changeling - sorry, I don't follow (though I am pretty tired, I admit).
        Mar 23, 2017
      5. Changeling
        Changeling
        @Kattefjaes I mean that if you use more than one plugin, for example both Sonarworks and Waves NX - like I do - Sonarworks systemwide will not be a good alternative for me. If it can double as a wrapper for other VST's that would be nice. But until then - it's JRiver forever.
        Mar 24, 2017
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    Location:
    London, UK
    Gear List:
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Laconic Labs Night Blues Mini
    Icon Audio HP8 Mk.2
    Schiit Vali 2

    Schiit Modi 2 Multibit
    Chord Mojo


    Sennheiser HD650M
    Sennheiser HD800 (SDR Modded)
    Hifiman HE-560
    Shure SE215
    Shure SE535
    Sennheiser HD25-1 II