spwath
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spwath

Pubeless Playboy, Male, 18, from Rochester, NY

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Feels good to row again. Just completed my race. I'll see how I did. May 26, 2018 at 5:55 AM

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    1. spwath
      spwath
      Sometimes you have to switch things up. I find I'm enjoying the Beastie boys right now which I have not before...
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Used to be a huge BBoys fan. Check Your Head and Ill Communication were probably my two faves as that was the era when I was most seriously into them. Of course it all started with Paul Revere when I was in elementary school though :).
        Dec 25, 2017
        FlySweep and Wilson like this.
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Which albums are you listening to most?
        Dec 25, 2017
      4. spwath
        spwath
        I was listening to licenced to III
        Dec 25, 2017
    2. spwath
      spwath
      I need to try the hd600. Have the 650 and 580, but never heard the 600...
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        As someone with a 580, 600, 650 & 6XX (yes, I know I have a Senn problem), I'd save your money for something else.

        @Melvillian
        What did the 600 grills do for your 580? 580 is probably my favorite as well.
        Dec 21, 2017
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        @Mystic to me it sounded a bit smoother. As @Bill-P says, it sounds less “peaky”. I didn’t spend too much time with them stock with the 600 grill though. I ended up modding them per bill-p’s mod. If you have the 600 or 650, it’s worth swapping out the grills and trying them for yourself.
        Dec 21, 2017
      5. spwath
        spwath
        OK. Ill just play around with these two sennheisers for now. See what switching grills around does. Try some other stuff. Measure stuff. Hopefully try to save up for something else. Not headphones. Speakers or a car, depending on how my car I have now is doing.
        Dec 21, 2017
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    3. spwath
      spwath
      Just got to see Jimmy Fallon live. Pretty good show. You may see me in the back on tonight's show, not that you know what I look like.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        whipped out a big SBAF sign
        Dec 20, 2017
      4. spwath
        spwath
        These are ideas I should have had before I was there...
        Could have bought a golden schlong. I am wearing a pretty snazzy stripped button down shirt I got for $5 at Goodwill though. I'm in the back.
        Dec 20, 2017
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Dec 21, 2017
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    4. spwath
      spwath
      Why another 150 ohm Sennheiser with the 58X??
    5. spwath
      spwath
      What happened to light theme?
      1. ButtUglyJeff and Kattefjaes like this.
      2. spwath
        spwath
        It's back
        Dec 18, 2017
    6. spwath
      spwath
      Any good food in NYC? Preferably not really expensive, but nice.
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        In like 6 hours. But I'm with my family. In staying pretty close to Rockefeller center, so close to that area would be better. Most food is good. Steak is good.
        Dec 17, 2017
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Ive been wanting to go to Katz's forever to get a pastrami sandwich. Probably super busy though
        Dec 17, 2017
      4. spwath
        spwath
        Actually dinner tonight may be A possibility if anyone is up for that.
        Dec 17, 2017
    7. spwath
      spwath
      Any especially interesting audio places in NYC? Interesting enough to convince my family to take me there during our trip?
      1. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        I've heard good things about In Living Stereo, but I haven't been there yet.
        Dec 17, 2017
      2. Cspirou
        Dec 17, 2017
    8. spwath
      spwath
      HD580s may be replacing my HD650s... Bass seems better, and they are just overall very good. Ill have do do more comparing, but something...
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I will take the 650's if you decide to sell, just PM me. I went through HD600 and 580 and came to conclusion I liked 650 better, but they are all great HPs.
        Dec 13, 2017
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Ill probably make a post when If I sell them so everyone gets a chance, and give them to whoever might need them most. But I also might end up keeping both... Ill see.
        Dec 13, 2017
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Yeah, I’d be very interested in a 650K for $50!
        Dec 14, 2017
    9. spwath
      spwath
      This is nice. Found my universitys listening rooms with turntable and speakers and Deutche Grammophon pressing of Beetovens symphonys
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        Yeah, I didn't know we had these, I just found them. Pretty nice. I'm going to have to bring down my HD650s next time. The speakers here are not great, but they are OK. HD650s will be better. Though this acoustically treated room is pretty nice. And they have like 4 or 5 of these rooms.
        Dec 12, 2017
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Plus a whole library of classical music on vinyl and cds. Only classical though, but that's fine. I might bring down some of my own records some time. Didn't bring my TT to school.
        Dec 12, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        There are many things like this that most major Universities can offer. When I was in undergrad my brother and I listened to the extensive jazz library on vinyl. That is how I discovered Grant Green. Anything esoteric you might be into, I would see if your school has a library for it.
        Dec 12, 2017
    10. spwath
      spwath
      Listening to Koyannisquatsi, Playing Spec Ops the line, and thinking about Heart Of Darkness produced this synical essay on the carribean...
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      3. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Your essays don't need any sources?
        Dec 12, 2017
      4. spwath
        spwath
        Not that one apparently. My next one does
        Dec 12, 2017
    11. spwath
      spwath
      Just finished Spec Ops: The Line. I cant say that I won, but I completed it. Wow, great game. Emotionally powerful, makes me question myself
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        and all the decisions I made, and what truly happened, and what was a figment of "my" imagination. Got to say, one of the best storys of a game I have played. Usually I cant get through story mode, its not engaging enough. This game though... I think I might have to play through again. And read heart of darkness again. And watch Apocalypse Now.
        Dec 12, 2017
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      3. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        In Knights of the Old Republic dl'd on the phone, I murdered everything and then did just enough good stuff to get the light side ending.
        #kindamakesyouthink
        Dec 12, 2017
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Read The Road if you really want to wallow in the dark side.
        Dec 12, 2017
    12. spwath
      spwath
      This HD580 is pretty nice... ill have to do some more comparing to my HD650 KISS, but I'm probably only keeping one.
      1. Mr.Sneis, Melvillian and dmckean44 like this.
      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        HD580 is an awesome headphone.
        Dec 11, 2017
      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        ... Well does anyone have dibs on the loser yet? :P

        That aside, looking forward to impressions!
        Dec 12, 2017
    13. spwath
      spwath
      Why does no one mod the Valhalla 2?
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        Who needs a chassis anyway? Though I suppose I would not want to kill one of my drunk friends...
        Dec 8, 2017
      3. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        I think most potential modders of Schiit amps open them up and see better parts than they expected for the price point and then see all the space constraints & tiny components and close things back up.
        Dec 8, 2017
      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I just assumed that if the Valhalla 2 was a good mod candidate someone in this community would have done it long ago.
        Dec 8, 2017
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    14. spwath
      spwath
      I'm looking for Christmas present ideas for myself. Whats something cool, possibly vintage, and audio related? Something unique, different..
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        I already have a Nixie tube clock but that's cool too and I have a ton of tubes. By the way, shipping yours tomorrow. One pair works, other has intense static when adjusting volume. Want both?
        Dec 6, 2017
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      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        Just the good pair is fine, thanks!
        Dec 6, 2017
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        AKG K500/K501. It needs a good amplifier and then you understand why people like to keep them...
        Dec 7, 2017
    15. spwath
      spwath
      "Spec ops: the line" is a great game. Emotional journey. Heart of darkness in a different setting and video game form.
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    16. spwath
      spwath
      Sorting through tubes is a long task. I'm at about 250 tubes so far, still at least 100 left...
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      3. cskippy
        cskippy
        Wow man! What tubes and for which amp? Did you buy them all?
        Nov 28, 2017
      4. spwath
        spwath
        A lot of tubes. Got the box for $25...
        Nov 28, 2017
      5. cskippy
        cskippy
        Just saw your thread. You're awesome!
        Nov 28, 2017
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    17. spwath
      spwath
      Look at all these toobz I got for $25. Once I inventory them I'll sell them here pay what you want. If you buy it and it's broken it's free
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        That is probably less than a quarter of the total tubes. There are so many small tubes. It will take forever to record them all and sell them
        Nov 25, 2017
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Way to go! You da superbadass tube man!
        Nov 25, 2017
      5. spwath
        spwath
        I just looked up the going rates for these tubes on ebay: if 1/2 of these tubes work, and they sell for 1/2 the expected price, I get $125 just for the box of power tubes. I still have a ton of other tubes. This will take forever. I feel kinda bad negotiating the guy down to $25 from $50 for the box of tubes, but that $25 I saved feels nice...
        Nov 25, 2017
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    18. spwath
      spwath
      How do you test tubes/is the equipment expensive?
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Nov 25, 2017
      2. spwath
        spwath
        Ok. I just got a big box of probably 50+ tubes for $25. Some of them are worth some money on eBay if they work. Lots of big power tubes too.
        Nov 25, 2017
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Oh wait I need something to measure without an amp.
        Nov 25, 2017
    19. spwath
      spwath
      Now I have the ultimate in audio- a motorized volume knob
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Does it run on regular or diesel?
        Nov 24, 2017
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Are you able to commute to and from lectures on it?
        Nov 24, 2017
    20. spwath
      spwath
      Just got a Yamaha dsp-100u for free. I'm going to have some fun.
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Aug 4, 1999 (Age: 18)
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Occupation:
    Student
    Gear List:
    HD650 KISS, T50RP DBV#3, Grado SR80e, Ohm Walsh 2, Onkyo TX-2500mkII Schiit vali 1, go450.