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Geeky video tour of my 2-channel system! https://youtu.be/Px4lFSzLpWk Apr 8, 2018

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    1. pedalhead
      pedalhead
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Nice man! God bless our wives for allowing such madness into our living rooms.
        Apr 8, 2018
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      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        haha so bloody true! That and all the bikes in the dining room :-)
        Apr 8, 2018
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      4. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        Nice video and gear. Congrats
        Apr 8, 2018
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    2. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Note to self. Never EVER sell gear overseas without insurance, even if buyer agrees to accept risk. Sigh.
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      3. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        Hell yeah... did that once, and schiit happened
        Mar 28, 2018
      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        It's rare that I will sell something to someone without issuing a paypal invoice, shipping without insurance, etc - and that is in the CONUS. Overseas? Oh hell no. I also insure used items for their new price + shipping costs, not just market value.
        Mar 28, 2018
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      5. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Yeah, I'm an idiot. Jotunheim sold to India. Marked down price as requested, therefore no insurance. Arrived and is apparently buzzing like crazy when powered up. Doh.
        Mar 29, 2018
    3. Aeron
      Aeron
      Hey Pedalhead,

      I found a NOS Cary Xcite at a great price and was wondering if you would mind providing me with a big t more information on the amp. I use Abyss 1266 and Focal Clear aCans, one old stock R2R, and another R2R ladder dac in my System. Does the Xcite have enough juice for the Abyss? How about synergies?

      Best Regards,

      Kevin
    4. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Any Germans here? Wondering if "Krautrock" is considered derogatory? Making a video about the genre & don't want to perpetuate any offense.
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      2. Azteca
        Azteca
        I think the smart thing is to do some research, maybe find quotes from prominent musicians or critics about it, and address it clearly in the video.
        Mar 16, 2018
      3. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        Can is Krautrock. Why should anybody be offended if they were associated with them? Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit ring a bell? Conny Plank? Legends
        Mar 16, 2018
      4. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        It's not so much about offending the musicians (who are highly unlikely to watch my video!). I'm really thinking about your regular German person & whether it's a palatable term generally.
        Mar 16, 2018
    5. pedalhead
      pedalhead
    6. pedalhead
      pedalhead
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      3. captkirk
        captkirk
        I dig Brand New, their new album is solid.
        Jan 5, 2018
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      4. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        @james444 great list, and lots I haven't heard yet so that'll keep me busy for a while. @captkirk yep really like the Brand New album. Actually my first introduction to them (ironic as it's their swansong), but it got me looking through their earlier releases.
        Jan 5, 2018
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      5. captkirk
        captkirk
        Nice, Deja Entendu and The Devil and God... are personal favorites.
        Jan 5, 2018
    7. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Waiting for 00:01 showing of Last Jedi. The Geek is strong in this cinema.
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      2. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        You should go in costume. Any costume. Dracula, anything.
        Dec 13, 2017
    8. pedalhead
      pedalhead
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    9. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      PT's "In Absentia" and "Deadwing" finally getting a repress. Good news as original pressings go for £100's on Discogs. https://goo.gl/PkDwpF
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      2. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        English date format...it's 9th March :-)
        Dec 7, 2017
      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Oh right. I forget that. Anyway signing up. Nice fellow.
        Dec 7, 2017
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Supposedly cd versions will follow later in 2018
        Dec 7, 2017
    10. spwath
      spwath
      I'm going to rip my vinyl to reel to reel tape because... Why not?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Early 70's, had a BBC News friend who brought a Nagra portable home. Absolutely one of the most wonderful things I have ever touched! I sometimes see Air India recording concerts with Nagra digital boxes. Even they are about $4k each. The tape machines probably sell as antique artworks now
        Nov 22, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Thanks, Thad. I was looking for something pocketable and preferably with Li-on.
        Nov 22, 2017
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @DigMe, the Nagra I saw was certainly pocketable. But that would have got my friend into a lot of trouble. I'm wondering, now, what sort of portable power source it had. I either didn't find out, or have forgotten. Ti-ger, perhaps.
        Nov 22, 2017
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    11. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Today in 1978: The Star Wars Holiday Special airs for the first and only time.....
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      2. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        It's wonderful, in a totally hideous what-were-they-thinking kind of way :-). At least you can laugh at it. Jar-Jar on the other hand...grrrrr
        Nov 21, 2017
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      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        That thing is a truly special kinda bad. I’d rather take Jar-Jar out for a few beers, at least I could punch ‘im at the end at the night. That show on the other hand will haunt your dreams.
        Nov 21, 2017
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        I did like the Ewoks battle for Endor movie
        Nov 21, 2017
    12. pedalhead
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      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Beer cosy a present from Australian family :-). A couple of pretty nice amps....Angstrom Stella and an upgraded First Watt F7-alike. My electricity bill this month is going to hurt!
        Nov 17, 2017
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      4. TheIceman93
        TheIceman93
        That has to be the most bonkers headphone amp I have ever seen. I don't think they crammed enough tubes in there.
        Nov 17, 2017
      5. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        It's basically a room heater that also does audio :-)
        Nov 18, 2017
    13. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      1. obsiCO and Riotvan like this.
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      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Yes I suggested a change to the socket might be a good idea...and XLR as it's a dual mono design. I'd also want some speaker outs at this level....it's 10.5wpc. If you're ever in the area, feel free to drop by for a listen :-).
        Nov 12, 2017
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      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Yeah that thing is a beast no doubt, but i'm sure they have some 60kg monster for speakers if you're spending fuck-it money anyways... If i'm going to the uk i will be sure to see if we can setup some sort of meet :)
        Nov 12, 2017
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      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I fear tube rolling, but this thing is next level. This is like a tube rolling horror flick...
        Nov 12, 2017
    14. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Interesting interview on (the shite that is) MQA from a well known mastering engineer https://goo.gl/YzdnHo
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      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        We just need JA/Stereophile and TAS to stop shilling this pos and it'll quietly sink into the black hole where it belongs. Not sure if that's going to happen, but the more people with proper music chops come out against it, the better.
        Nov 9, 2017
        A1Gear, 9suns and monacelli like this.
      4. TomHP
        TomHP
        Thanks for sharing
        Nov 9, 2017
      5. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        wow.. that was a fucking beat down.
        Nov 9, 2017
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    15. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      1. A1Gear, Brad Tombaugh, JK47 and 3 others like this.
      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Awesome video! Schipperke's are cool dogs, i met one a while back and they are so tiny yet you can still tell it's a proper shepherd.
        Nov 8, 2017
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      3. monacelli
        monacelli
        Great video. Tyll is a gem. The community is lucky to have him
        Nov 8, 2017
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    16. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Just saw Billy Cobham play Stratus live. I think my life has peaked.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Awesome!!
        Oct 31, 2017
      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Hard to believe he's in his 70s. Still absolutely smashing it.
        Nov 1, 2017
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    17. pedalhead
      pedalhead
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      2. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        There's nothing wrong with crowdfunding as long as people realize they're an investor gambling on a payout and not actually pre-ordering a product.
        Oct 25, 2017
      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        No. You just don't understand the brave new world of how great stuff comes about. There are no risks. The traditional way of producing new things is over.
        Oct 25, 2017
      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        The whole business model stinks for consumers in general. "Investing" instead of purchasing leaves consumers with zero protections.
        Oct 26, 2017
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    18. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Just discovered how flat my trusty Jotunheim sounds compared to a decent tube amp. Tube amp stays ,Jot relegated to pc duties.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Agreed. Which tube amp?
        Oct 19, 2017
      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        It's a cap-upgraded new old stock Cary Xciter. Push/pull and pretty ballsy, especially with KT88s. Too much hum with those though, so got some 6L6 incoming.
        Oct 19, 2017
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        That's generally how I use my Jot, it and the tube amp are fed from the same Gen5 Gumby and the tubes get warmed up for deliberate musiktiem. The Jot is great for feeding my powered nearfields and driving some 650s for gaming, though.
        Oct 19, 2017
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    19. pedalhead
      pedalhead
      Hifiman rage be damned. I caved and now wearing HEK v2. The decay on these things is remarkable. The *audio* decay, smart-arse :-)
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      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        When hell freezes over. Probably :-)
        Oct 18, 2017
      4. AMW1011
        AMW1011
        The HEK is a very legit headphone. You can dislike a company and still love it's products, just buy used. :D
        Oct 18, 2017
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      5. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Yep, good advice, these are low hours 2nd hand. Got them for less than I sold my v1 a while back!
        Oct 18, 2017
    20. pedalhead
      pedalhead
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 24, 1971 (Age: 46)
    Location:
    Oxford, UK
    Occupation:
    IT geek
    Gear List:
    Analogue:
    Thorens TD125 mkII / SME M2-9 / AT 33PTG/II / Rega Aria phono

    Headphones:
    Hifiman HE1000 v2
    Sennheiser HD600
    Sennheiser HD25-1 + HD600 cable & velour pads
    Focal Spirit Pro
    Noble Savant
    Hifiman HE2000$

    Amps:
    Schiit Freya
    Conrad Johnson Premier 11A
    Schiit Jotunheim
    Cary Xciter w/ EAT KT88 & NOS Mullard ECC083 & Jensen caps
    Luxman SQ570X (early 1970s vintage)

    Sources:
    Roon on i5 NUC
    DiDiT DAC212SE
    CI Audio VDA2 / VAC1
    Geek Pulse X Infinity + LPS
    Raspberry Pi 3 & Digi+ Pro running Roon Bridge
    CI Audio VDA1 / VAC1 DAC/PSU
    Squeezebox Touch + CI Audio VDC-SB
    Squeezebox 3 (x2)
    Little Dot CD Transport
    iPod Touch


    Previous Headphones:
    HD800SD (SBAF/cork/SD/hardwire/EQ'd to hell & back)
    HD650MB
    HE-1000
    HD800
    HE-560
    Alpha Prime
    Grado HF2
    Headphile woody/recabled Alessandro MS2
    Koa Darth Beyers
    Shure E500 PTH (cables broke - of course)

    Previous amps:
    Woo Audio WA22
    Mapletree Ear+ HD2
    Wells Audio Enigma
    Naim Headline 2
    Pro-Ject Headbox
    Luxman R-1120 (late 1970s vintage)
    I enjoy a good headphone meet and have organised three national UK Head-Fi meets since 2009.

    Been an audio geek since my teens, and finally at the ripe old age of 40-something I'm starting to teach myself electronics with a goal of building my own amp.

    Outside of audio, I race ultra distance off-road bicycle stuff and hold a few long distance records.

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