Lyer25
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Lyer25

Almost "Made", Male, from Manila, Philippines

I'm curious: how noisy are all of your listening environments? Still live with my parents and sibs, so 30 or 40dB average ambient. Sep 21, 2017 at 11:46 PM

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    1. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      I'm curious: how noisy are all of your listening environments? Still live with my parents and sibs, so 30 or 40dB average ambient.
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      2. Northwest
        Northwest
        I'm not sure how accurate the NIOSH app on my iphone is but I average around 34db. I didn't realize it until recently how much noise my computer made.
        Sep 22, 2017 at 12:35 PM
      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Hum, so it seems higher-noise environments are rather common, at least insofar as the respondent sample makes it seem, haha.

        I'm sure many more people have dedicated listening rooms that are quiet enough to be able to hear how many ants were present in the studio at the time of recording, but I'm starting to wonder if I can't maybe get away with a fully-open set and just living with slightly higher volumes.
        Sep 23, 2017 at 8:58 AM
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Yeah, I'm fully open at 30db and it's no problem IMO. I don't think I listen that loudly.
        Sep 23, 2017 at 9:07 AM
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      Lyer25
    3. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      The new It movie is more a coming-of-age with horror elements than anything else. Well done though. Nostalgic feel pervades the film.
    4. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      As one who recently came into a few LPs, question: how good an analogue set do I need to make a decent needledrop? (digital user here)
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        No worries, I figured the price of entry for a good TT wouldn't be so low. I understand that a great deal more work goes into the production of these things than most people expect (5-digit pricetags for tonearms? Mi madre), so even just getting one to digitise my LPs will likely set me back a lot.

        At this rate, might just wait on the new Schiit system and just keep the LPs pristine as I can.
        Aug 31, 2017
      3. spwath
        spwath
        You can get something decent used too. Vintage stuff can be hit or miss, but cheap.
        Aug 31, 2017
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Just saw your reply, @spwath, sorry! And yeah, I've been looking at the used market lately. Planning on working on the analogue rig as soon as I get a better DAC first, haha.

        Thank you!
        Sep 19, 2017 at 9:18 PM
    5. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      Deciding on my first ~$1k+ tube amp isn't just a matter of cost and sound, dammit, it's gonna be about how steampunk it looks!
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I think any tube amp can be steampunked up by just adding tube dampeners.
        Aug 27, 2017
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @ButtUglyJeff I'm a total newb when it comes to tubes, so I had no idea things like tube dampers even existed!

        While I do agree they look cool, it doesn't hurt to have a good base to build upon! Way out of my budget for now, but I think I'll be saving up for a Decware Taboo, which @Melvillian recommended a bit earlier (provided its sound matches the asking price). It looks fucking awesome, is all :))
        Aug 27, 2017
      5. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        ... Or a Mogwai. Damn that thing is sexy.
        Aug 27, 2017
    6. Lyer25
      Lyer25
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      Lyer25
      Took me a couple seconds to realize what'd changed under the profile pics. Subtle.
    8. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      F+tM's Ceremonials is one of my fave albums, but the mastering is shite. Wonder if this can be salvaged a la Californication?
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      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        That... is rather questionable, but I really am tempted to push through with it. Agh :))
        Aug 17, 2017
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      4. Delayeed
        Delayeed
        Yeah I understand lol I wouldn't have time for it at least till weekend anyway so yeah. In any case here's the tool if you want to mess around with it, it's free too. https://www.stereotool.com/download/ You can use it with Audacity which is also free. :)
        Aug 17, 2017
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      5. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Oh, thanks! Might be fun to tinker with it myself, just to get a feel for the tool. Sigh, I'm trying not to get my hopes up cuz I've got way too many poorly-mastered albums that I otherwise love. Perhaps I'm not as persnickety about it as many others on here, but I've got standards dammit! :))
        Aug 17, 2017
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    9. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      Some dude in a FB group I'm in effed his ears up by listening to KZ ZSTs (IEMs) out of a maxed out preamp 8hrs a day and I'm wondering HOW?!
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Also, as I assume SPL was high enough to cause significant physical damage, the notion that he could have gotten an infection from resultant damage doesn't seem so incredible.
        Aug 7, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Good point.
        Aug 7, 2017
      4. manatworks
        manatworks
        Ouch, that sounds painful just by reading your post.
        Aug 7, 2017
    10. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      Just watched To The Bone— as a dude who think's he's too fat, it cuts pretty deep (almost... to the bone *ba dum tss*).
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      Lyer25
      Beethoven's 9th never fails to lift my mood. Not quite a classical snob, but I certainly understand the appeal.
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      2. Wilson
        Wilson
        This clip, for me, exemplifies the 9th. In this piece of Nazi propaganda, Furtwangler conducts as if possessed by the freedom this music represents. The Nazis appear cowed, indicted. https://youtu.be/2itdv1aEpG4
        Jul 24, 2017
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      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @Wilson , first time coming across this particular performance, which perhaps shows how new I am to the classical scene. No time to listen just now, but am certainly looking forward to it— the faces of the crowd speak volumes, nearly as loudly as the music itself.
        Jul 24, 2017
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Find that divine spark and listen again. It is one of those Symphonies that keeps getting better when you find a good rendition.
        Jul 25, 2017
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    12. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      I'll miss you both very much. Sleep well. I never learned what your favourite songs were.
    13. Lyer25
      Lyer25
      Life may be short, but it's too damn sad to stop a song playing halfway through.
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        And I can relate, @Dino . I don't use analogue (space and cost concerns), so my setup lends itself to skipping tracks. It's not so bad, really, getting to sample different music in a single sitting, and it makes those rare moments when I really kick back and go through a full album that much more special. Also, I listen to a lot of modern tracks, not a lot of which were designed for single-run listening, I think :P
        May 23, 2017
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        May 23, 2017
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        LOL, I forgot that the Verve weren't American. Hmm, not too familiar with Massive Attack to be honest. Maybe I should rectify that when I'm looking for new music.
        May 23, 2017
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