rtaylor76
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Aug 16, 1976 (Age: 41)
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Nashville, TN
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IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd

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rtaylor76

Can't wipe his tag, Male, 41, from Nashville, TN

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We may not have edit capabilities, but at least we have undislike. Apr 18, 2018 at 9:26 PM

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Viewing thread Way of the Noob? Your two cents., Apr 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    1. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      We may not have edit capabilities, but at least we have undislike.
      1. ButtUglyJeff and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      2. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I will miss being able to edit my grammatical nightmares, and spelling mistakes only I and 4th graders make...
        Apr 19, 2018 at 5:36 AM
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    2. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      So our office is going to play Spoon Assassin? Seriously?
    3. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I'm gonna have to be more careful in my postings and replies without editing. #fatfingers
      1. 9suns likes this.
      2. 9suns
        9suns
        That's a suckerpunch for me, I'm still learning english and almost always have to edit my posts to correct some spelling errors...
        Apr 13, 2018
        obsiCO and rtaylor76 like this.
    4. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I don't know what is going on with this 10 albums deal on FB, but I can't narrow down to just 10 albums.
      1. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Link? I don’t know what you are referring to
        Apr 8, 2018
      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        It is one of those chain mail things on FB. You are supposed to pick your top 10 albums, one a day, and tag a friend and they do the same. It it just going around with a few of my friends at the moment.
        Apr 8, 2018
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    5. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      That's my tag? Really?
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Probably
        Apr 6, 2018
      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I supplied my own tag. So probably yes. :D
        Apr 6, 2018
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I didn’t do this one. I always giggle when people think I do the majority of custom titles.
        Apr 7, 2018
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    6. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      MTCH is the real deal y'all.
      1. Biodegraded, scapeinator1 and Elnrik like this.
      2. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        indeed
        Apr 4, 2018
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Be prepared to be further impressed as the tube burns in...
        Apr 4, 2018
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    7. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      MCTH out for delivery today. Let's hope the wife understands.
      1. Skyline
        Skyline
        Pay me enough and I'll come camp out on your front porch for you. :P
        Apr 3, 2018
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @Skyline I probably would, but you would probably abscond it for yourself and you would get to hear it before me. ;P
        Apr 3, 2018
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    8. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I made it to Friend! You guys like me, you guys really like me. j/k. It's cool man...it's cool.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Friend status removed.

        Just kidding :)
        Apr 2, 2018
    9. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Don't fall for any Schiit April Fools products.
    10. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Plugged my modded T20 V2's into my Valhalla 2 just to see until the MCTH arrives...made them sound like open headphones. Wow.
    11. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Ordered a pizza for 2: Ham on and 1/2 ham and pineapple on his side. Pizza came with all pineapple. Pineapple has no business on pizza!
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm always confusing artichokes with anchovies. Easily done.

        And it confuses the artichokes good and proper.
        Mar 31, 2018
      4. bengo
        bengo
        Confusing words, easily done. Passing off a pizza which smelt fishy as vegetarian, not good customer service...
        Mar 31, 2018
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Joking aside, It's pretty bad, yes. Offensive in one way or another, even. In a restaurant it would get sent back.

        And allergies? could be poisoning someone.
        Mar 31, 2018
    12. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I couldn't stand it...I'm in on the MTCH drop with only minutes to spare. I hope I made the right decision.
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        You won’t regret your purchase. As the tube is breaking in its sounds great with HD650 and HD800
        Mar 27, 2018
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I already have Valhalla 2, but this is more for my D2000's and T20's.
        Mar 27, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Confirmed that the MCTH is a daily drop, since MD has enough stock of these. Has been for about a week. Oh well.
        Mar 27, 2018
    13. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Anybody got any leads on any good IT jobs. I need off the help desk.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Funny. My HQ is in Colorado. I work at the Nashville office.
        Mar 26, 2018
      3. rott
        rott
        Might want to take a look at gaining some Amazon AWS skills, maybe get on a cert track. Could open some doors, more and more orgs are going hybrid if not fully cloud.
        Mar 26, 2018
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      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        What's your current are of expertise? Desktop help?
        Mar 28, 2018
    14. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Thanks for everyone's kind words an likes about our cat. I'm not a "Friend" yet you guys are very kind. Now to test out this Magni 3.
      1. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        She was such a pretty kitty, Im sorry for your loss
        Mar 25, 2018
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    15. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Had to say goodbye to our cat today. Our house will not be the same.
      1. atomicbob, SoupRKnowva, bixby and 2 others like this.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Very sad. So far, nature has always taken this horrible decision ouut of my hands, although the loss is just as great.
        Mar 25, 2018
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        My condolences to your loss of a cherished furry companion. We know it happens; doesn't make it any easier.
        Mar 25, 2018
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When your cat enters the heavenly gates, Saint Peter will ask, "what are you doing here?" The cat meows. Peter says, "we only have a surplus of bread and fish." The cat jumps on Peter's lap, Peter sighs. "Okay, you can stay here too."
        Mar 26, 2018
    16. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      It doesn't help being the IT overnight on call and you leave the IT on call laptop at work. #notonthedomain #noVPN
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Sounds like a job well done.
        Mar 22, 2018
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @Elnrik That does suck. I already had to teather my internet connection from my Android phone last weekend as Comcast decided to work on our neighborhood internet connection all Saturday.
        Mar 22, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        No calls. Crisis averted. Now to just remember to take the laptop home over the weekend. eek.
        Mar 23, 2018
    17. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Toroidal is such a strange word.
      1. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        The ladies like it.
        Mar 21, 2018
        dmckean44, 9suns and rtaylor76 like this.
      2. captkirk
        captkirk
        He he he...rectifier.
        Mar 21, 2018
    18. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      And the FS posts go wild.
      1. FallingObjects likes this.
    19. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      What time is this Schiit going down?
      1. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Hmm probably now.
        Mar 20, 2018
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Lyr 3
        Mar 20, 2018
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 9.0W RMS per channel? Schiit!!
        Mar 20, 2018
    20. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Rewiring tonearm wire is such a pain. At least with the small hole for the wire to go through with the automatic stuff in the way.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Aug 16, 1976 (Age: 41)
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Occupation:
    IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
    Gear List:
    Main Rig:
    Raspberry Pi3 running moOde wi/HfFi Digi+
    Schiit Bifrost 4490
    Denon DA-500 (modded) (PCM1702 chips)
    Magnavox CDB465 (TDA1541 chip)

    Main Amps:
    Schiit Valhalla 2
    Cavelli Tube Hybrid (Massdrop)
    Audio-gd C-2C

    Main Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD650
    Denon AH-D2000
    Fostex T20 V2

    Portable Rig:
    Fiio X3 II
    Fiio A3
    Auclair Reference CIEM's


    HT Setup:
    Receiver: Denon AVR-3805
    Speakers: KEF C75 (restored)
    Turntable: Kenwood KP-5022A
    Adcom GCD-575 (TDA1541 chip)
    Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
    Cassette: Denon DRM-550

    Oddball stuffs:
    Muse TDA1543x4 DAC
    Sony MDR-7506
    "Subjective impressions are great, really. Without them, what's the point..." This only means I try not to listen to the gear rather than hearing the music.

    An audio enthusiast with a recording degree. I became an audiophile in college in studying recording to become a mastering engineer. Although I was an intern for Glenn Meadows and also was acquaintances with Ray Kennedy, the stars never quite aligned for me. However I never left pursuing high-end audio.

    I grew up in a radio station as my dad was in radio. My first job was a board op at the talk station where I had to use analog reel to reels, carts, cassettes, and DAT's.

    I enjoy my vinyl collection almost as much as my digital collection and almost as much as my Tidal subscription.

    And yes, I like to tinker with gear. I am an audiophile on a budget. Working IT Support only gets you so much income with two kids around. Have you seen how much day care costs these days? Anyways, there are I guess some gains to some gear that can be tweaked to improve the performance. This is no different than car types changing differentials or beefing up the suspension or engine. Some of us can't afford a BMW, but rather have to take a Civic and beef it up with aftermarket parts.

    Tinkering also helps with repairing gear. I have restored some KEF C75 speakers, an Elac Miracord 50H. I have also fixed, soldered, suped up, many other things from crossovers, to cap replacement, to op-amp replacement, etc. I took electronics and studio maintenance in college, but I am still learning.

    I have also built: guitar tube amps, guitars, and drums. I love DIY.

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    Home: MoOde -> RPi 3 -> HiFi Digi+ -> Bifrost 4490 - > Valhalla 2 / MTCH -> HD650 / D2000 / T20 v2
    Portable: Fiio X3 II -> A3 -> Auclair Reference