@baldr clearly doesn't like Optical SPDIF... Jul 17, 2017
@baldr clearly doesn't like Optical SPDIF...
Do you care more about glass cables or do you care more about sound quality? ;)
I do think it's weird that optical can barely do 192k when fiber networks are in the GHz range. There's inherent advantages to optical that shouldn't be discounted, but the mechanism used for audio is an inferior implementation for whatever reason.
I think it was a cheap imitation of what was still an expensive technology. Just look at the connectors, for starters: like shining a torch in a hole?
But still, was getting good results from it a dozen years ago. Ordinary sample rates, though.
Where are you located? Europe?
Wanted to buy 'Musica Nuda - Live à FIP' by Petra Magoni. 298.45€ on Amazon, 188€ in the local store, 58.12€ on Discogs, 7.99€ on Qobuz...
Fuck the physical disc! I'm good with the soulless, immaterial stuff, thank you.
Thus the wallet spoke "once spent, the money is gone..."
@landroni I had the same experience a few times with obscure stuff, but usually I find the reverse: a £1.74 lightly used CD is much more palatable than £13.99 for the equivalent FLAC download (never mind the 7digital mark up for "hi-res" which is often just 24/44.1)
Multiple shades of awesome, still: https://vimeo.com/187772116
What happened to 'beowulf'?
Maybe he decided to take his ball and go home. It happens.
Sure, but unless there is a way to delete your own profile, he must have had a nudging elbow from a moderator...
beowulf asked to have his account deleted.
Multiple shades of awesome: https://vimeo.com/187772116
"Baldrdash!": A proposed new English word meaning an objection, often by @baldr, to trivial nonsense coming from usually clueless types.
Happy to oblige:
"Baldrdash! The advantage of switching amps is efficiency. This means in a mains powered system, the power sucked out of the wall (per watt to the speaker) is less than any other amplifier type; efficiency. End of advantages – period; that’s it." ...
... "They, in the context of older tech linear amps, by and large, sound like hemorrhoidal ass. They creep in everywhere, championed as they are by the I Squared (Intellectual Idiots – more on those in a future post)." ...
... "It is increasingly difficult to attend a movie, a live musical event, or go anywhere where there exists a live audio system where freedom from these abominations exists. They are much like antibiotic resistant genital diseases – painful and nearly impossible to be rid of. Schiit will introduce a line of switching amps just after we have completed the anti-gravity enclosures for them, the “Schiit Floaters”."
Who's up for Chord Poly pre-orders? http://www.head-fi.org/t/838096/new-chord-electronics-poly-hugo-2-preorders-available-now
Refreshing to see even headfi is pushing back on the price of the Poly.
Why not?! Ya got two ears, dontcha??
We REALLY should have a yearly deathmatch between @baldr and @Psalmanazar instituted: 'Wordly Slaughter'
You're poking into dark places, my friend. Dark, dark places.
We would probably agree on most things. I talk schiit but I like most of the Schiit stuff and the Theta III that I heard even if I nitpick and pontificate.
Today I've decided that Mimby was "portable": Unplug, move it to the next room, and plug...
If you have to unplug and plug, it's not portable. Consider adding this instead http://www.harborfreight.com/150-ft-extension-cord-reel-39343.html
Gaffer tape it to a UPS, and it's portable. End of problem.
I must say, though, that there *have* been bigger portables:
By comparison dragging Mimby around feels elegant and, well, couth...
Wet shaving, razors, oh my. This truly is a community with special needs...
Easy now.. we're nowhere near the *dedicated* wetshaving forums! Folks with 25 razors, 10 diff. blades, and a prep cab. with enough balms & creams for the neighborhood.
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