LetMeBeFrank
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LetMeBeFrank

Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis, Male, from Indianapolis

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Record store haul to celebrate! https://i.imgur.com/jCceBpD.jpg Apr 28, 2018

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    1. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      1. rtaylor76, Wilson, powermatic and 7 others like this.
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I think I have one of those: Crosby Stills and Nash. Well... I know I /have/ it: I mean the actual vinyl.
        Apr 28, 2018
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Crosby Stills and Nash is one of my all time favorite albums. The best deal was the Ted Nugent; it's a first pressing and in great condition for only $8!
        Apr 28, 2018
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    2. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Got an absolutely massive 15% raise today! Must be doing something right!
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      2. loki993
        loki993
        Holy crap nice. Paying off bills while not particularly fun, though there is some satisfaction derived from it when you've done it, isn't lame though.
        Apr 26, 2018
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        For sure, last month I finished paying off my wife's wedding rings and it was extremely relieving.
        Apr 26, 2018
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Congrats on both fronts, raise and working towards debt free. Feels good to give the single finger salute to certain creditors when finished.
        Apr 26, 2018
    3. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Got my OG Fulla2 back today! @schiit replaced the main board. No more tight USB ports and pot is dead silent. Can't recommend it enough now!
      1. Jinxy245, Deep Funk and monacelli like this.
      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        Love the Fulla 2. I hope Schiit brings out a Fulla 3 with a recurved pot that plays nicer with iems and has less channel imbalance at low volumes
        Apr 20, 2018
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    4. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      I find myself listening to music more and more on speakers instead of headphones. Now I need a nicer amp and some better bookshelf speakers.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Mb42x is probably the best $70 I've spent on audio. The cabinets are nice and heavy too. I'm working on a chipamp for it but it keeps getting delayed.
        Apr 11, 2018
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I was looking at the Emotiva BasX A-100 but I can't get over how deep it is or the aesthetic.
        Apr 11, 2018
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        @Cspirou I'd love to read some more info about the chip-amp you're building if you could send me some links. Thanks!
        Apr 11, 2018
    5. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      I like it when ya call me Big Poppa, I only swap cables if the metallurgy is proper!
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I'm saving my first ignore, haven't figured out who yet but they'll have to be really special person...
        Mar 23, 2018
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        @Elnrik , that was a well-written post to him, direct but not hostile.
        Mar 23, 2018
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      5. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Thanks.
        Mar 23, 2018
    6. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Really want to get a vinyl rig but that is one seriously deep rabbit-hole...
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      2. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        imho the need to tweak is overstated. I have a 40-yr-old Thorens (albeit with a new SME arm) and it's been set-and-forget over the past 12+ months. Just wash your records before playing and store in decent anti-stat inners, and Bob's yer uncle. I would have bet my car that there was no chance I'd prefer the sound of my vinyl rig to my far more expensive DAC...
        Mar 19, 2018
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      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        ..Turns out I was wrong. DAC sounds softer and less involving in comparison. Problem with "going vinyl" is the price of the music, and the variable quality of modern releases. However, crate digging used records in a really good store is heaven on earth.
        Mar 19, 2018
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      4. loki993
        loki993
        It can be as deep or as shallow as you want. I have an Technics TT from my dads basement, they are still cheap to buy though. 50 bucks for a new stylus, a 15 dollar belt, and a mani. Get a Sol when it comes out, find a cart you like, a decent phono preamp and you may not need anything else, unless you're a little crazy and hate money.
        Mar 19, 2018
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    7. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Having a Hobbit extended edition marathon tomorrow with some buddies, got a couple growlers of Irish beer and lots of green snacks!
      1. 9suns, JK47, ultrabike and 1 other person like this.
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Extended edition! The regular one was already 17 hours long!
        Mar 16, 2018
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        It's only 9 hours including the credits, which we will be skipping. My wife whipped up lots of green snacks for our guests, and coupled with the copious amounts of alcohol available, I'm sure it will be a fun time. I even have some green dye if some heathen wants to dye their drink green...
        Mar 16, 2018
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    8. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Got sick of my old pioneer head unit, decided to buy a new one... damn these things are cheap now! MVH-S600BS incoming. Plays FLAC via USB!
      1. DigMe and Elnrik like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Is digital hd radio still a thing?
        Mar 13, 2018
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        It looks like they still make HD Radios. I haven't had the fm antenna hooked up to my radio for years though, was getting interference when listening to iPod and I never use it anyway.
        Mar 13, 2018
    9. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Kicked back tonight and listened to music on my 2.1 office setup, it's crazy how good the Micca mb42x sound with a sub tuned just right.
      1. Lou Casadonte, Tim Thomas and Cspirou like this.
    10. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Someone stirred the Schiit pot on Ad-fi and all the turds are floating to the surface... How Jason and Mike put up with it I'll never know.
      1. nithhoggr, Lenroot77, Elnrik and 2 others like this.
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      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        So as a result of this (and the talk k.e. started in shoutbox about those new closed cans), I'm back on Head-fi for a quick stroll.

        MOAR bass on the closed cans +10-12kHz sizzle prolly means I'll not prioritise demoing them, cool as they look. Talk on the BIMBY (which I'm getting soon...) IS irritating, but potentially educational in the long term.
        Feb 8, 2018
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      4. powermatic
        powermatic
        Post after post of one line 'replies' to some in-joke that apparently about three people 'get', while normal people keep furiously scrolling, desperately searching for actual content until they (I) run screaming from the room. I can't do it.
        Feb 8, 2018
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      5. nithhoggr
        nithhoggr
        I've never understood the amount of bile Schiit seems to stir up in some communities. If you like how their stuff sounds or don't think it measures well, don't buy it. No reason to get angry or anything.

        @Lyer25 The Bimby definitely sounds great...mine has held me in good stead for years.
        Feb 8, 2018
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    11. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Got a replacement HE-4XX, no more crinkled driver, woo! Let's hope these don't develop that issue too.
    12. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Checking out Tidal Hi-Fi, A Farewell To Kings 40th anniversary, track 1 @ 1:20 has some pretty bad treble artifacts... Whats up with that?
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Could be audible watermarks. I remember hearing complaints about the Rush remasters in that regard.
        Jan 22, 2018
      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Poor master? I enjoy Tidal sometimes but there can also be the typical issues with masters. When they first started the MQA thing I listened through some of the albums and some had awful masters. Talking Heads' Remain in Light MQA version is totally effed.
        Jan 22, 2018
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Yeah it could be a watermark, really hope it's not the master, or if it is the problem isn't present on the cd.
        Jan 23, 2018
    13. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      I've seen it all, people are actually complaining about Schiit releasing an upgrade for an upgradeable product. Wtf.
      1. Dino, sheldaze, Kunlun and 4 others like this.
      2. 9suns
        9suns
        "Welcome to Head-fi, sorry about your upgrade"
        Jan 16, 2018
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    14. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Really enjoying my HD6XX at work (instead of shp9500) fed by a Fulla 2, which is better than I thought it would be.
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      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Since I sold my Micro iDSD a while back I've been eyeing the Fulla 2 as a school/work replacement. Senns aside, anyone know how they go with the Fostex X00? Thinking treble might be a problem.
        Jan 16, 2018
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I wish I could comment, I've been eyeing those fostex as a closed alternative for work.
        Jan 16, 2018
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      5. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @LetMeBeFrank If you ever do get a chance to try that pairing, looking forward to your impressions! Conversely, I'll probably post some if I get a Fulla 2 ahead XD
        Jan 17, 2018
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    15. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      My HE-4XX have a crinkled driver. Sending it to hifiman for a replacement. Kinda pissed because I had a <#500 pair.
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      2. batriq
        batriq
        Serial number I'm guessing
        Jan 2, 2018
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yes, that's the serial number. My question is why does it matter? Why would one even care?
        Jan 2, 2018
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        You got one if you were one of the first 500 to order, but you're right it doesn't really matter, they should all sound the same and that's what counts.
        Jan 2, 2018
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    16. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Considering downsizing my main rig from a Jotunheim back to a vali 2, or maybe trying a magni 3. Thoughts?
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If you prefer tubes, Vali 2. If you want solid state, Magni 3 and if you want a bit of both Valhalla 2. What headphones do you plan on using?
        Dec 29, 2017
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Right now my main rig is Eitr > Mimby > Jot > HD650s. I wouldn't say that I enjoy tubes or solid state more than the other. My priorities for music are instrument separation, detail and realistic cymbals. My current setup does all 3 very well, so maybe I should just stick with it.
        Dec 29, 2017
      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        Valhalla 2 is my favorite amp under $500 for the Sennheisers. Really good holographic soundstage for the price.
        Dec 29, 2017
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    17. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      The last jedi was awesome!
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I'm 29, I grew up on the original trilogy, watched them so many times I wore out the VHS. I hated the prequels, but I really like the new movies. There were some things about this movie that I didn't like, but overall I thought it was great.
        Dec 16, 2017
      3. mkozlows
        mkozlows
        Audiences are not divided; the Cinemascore is A.
        Dec 16, 2017
      4. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I... I have no idea how anyone who grew up on Starwars could even accept this movie, much less say Anything positive about it. I'm not going in to detail yet to avoid spoilers but I have no respect for this movie. And again, I'm not a hater, I LOVED Rogue One.
        Dec 16, 2017
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    18. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      ZMF Ori sheepskin pads and VE balanced xlr cable awaiting the arrival of HE4XX.
    19. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Eitr is here and it is fantastic.
    20. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Not-so-patiently awaiting HE4XX.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    - Sennheiser HD650
    - Sennheiser HD6XX
    - Sennheiser PX 100-II
    - Philips SHP9500
    - Audio Technica ATH-M50x

    Headphones (no longer have):
    - Audio Technica AD900X
    - Sennheiser HD598SE
    - Hifiman HE-4XX

    Amps:
    - Schiit Jotunheim (amp only)
    - Schiit Magni 2
    - Schiit Vali 2

    DDCs:
    - Schiit Eitr

    DACs:
    - Schiit Modi Multibit
    - Schiit Modi 2 Uber (AK4396)

    DAC/Amp:
    - CEntrance Dacport Slim
    - Schiit Fulla 2

    Turntable Setup:
    - U-turn Orbit Custom
    -- Acrylic Platter
    -- Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
    -- U-turn Pluto Phono

    PC/Source:
    - Foobar2000
    - i7-4790k @ 4.8Ghz
    - Asus Z97 Sabertooth MK1
    - 32GB Corsair Vengeance @ 2.4Ghz
    - EVGA 1080ti OC @ 2049Mhz
    - Samsung 850 pro SSD
    - 2x Western Digital Red 3TB in Raid 1
    - 2x Dell 2515Hx 1440p 60hz

    Interconnects:
    - Blue Jeans Cables
    - Custom Belden/Canare RCAs
    - Schiit PYST USB

    Office 2.1 Setup:
    - SMSL SA-50
    - Dayton Audio SUB-800
    - Micca MB42X

    Living Room / Home Theater:
    - Sony STR-DN840
    - Klipsch VF-36 (Bi-Amped)
    - Klipsch KB-15
    - Klipsch KC-25
    - Sony SA-W2500
    - Sony BDP-S6700
    - Nvidia Shield 2017
    - LG 50" OLED 1080p 120hz