Discussion in 'Tales from the Bully Pulpit' started by Joh, Sep 26, 2015.
Hi from Montana! I've been using my PC as a primary audio source on the cheap since ~2000 A.D. I found this site while researching the Schiit Jotunheim, which I think might solve all of my present and future audio problems finally and forever. I'm here to learn more and help plan out my next audio upgrades strategically. My last research a few years ago ended up with a Teac UD-301 and some AES XLR cables in my Amazon wishlist, under the twin false beliefs that I needed DSD playback and that high impedance digital cables were somehow appropriate. Luckily, years went by and I never pulled the trigger. I clearly need all the help I can get. Been reading this site for a week now fixing a lot of my misconceptions about balanced wiring, USB, and delta DACs. Also casting allusions on the Schiit's Norse naming scheme that probably aren't intended. (Freya, Vali, Magni and Modi are the only Aesir named in their product line that survive Ragnarok)
Well, Howdy! I guess I'll read more and ask some questions in a new post soon.
Hi I'm new here Sign up for question regarding the new MD x Alex Cavali Amp
Hello all (finally) !
I already signed a some time ago and posted a good amount of things into the Soekris dac1541 impressions thread. That is also why I registered, to read very first impressions of the device and ask questions. That also made me took the plunge with the Soekris.
I listen music mainly via my active monitors ( Genelec 8030s ) in a near-field listening station (fancy name for a desktop PC with speakers). I have also another HT setup with Marantz AV8801 as pre/pro and Genelec 1032s as speakers.
I am into dacs and display technologies. I am an electrical/computer engineer by profession, but I don't work with audio related stuff.
I came here for the mods.
Well, I registered back in 2015, posted once on HD800 mod, then stop posting in audio forums since.
I typically lurk in Audio forum, doesn't really post now days, but just trying to keep up what is going on in audio world as much as I can
Mainly listens to Jazz and softer Asian pop music
My first post back to the forum seem to be viewed pretty negatively, looks like I'll have to familiar my self with how to interact with the crowd here.
but my reason to start looking into audio gear here is basically, my DAC /Head amp combo broke and I need to look into new gears.
(My current home computer set up is now sound less, so I may need to decide the next move quickly)
I'm a 40 y.o. music lover from Budapest. Due to financial reasons I change my equipment rarely. In the last decade I have had a Benchmark Dac1 as source+preamp, BAT balanced power amp, B&W speakers, and HD650 headphones. Now I have some savings to spend on a used TOTL headphone+preamp and an R-2R DAC, because I desire a more musical presentation. I don't have much chance to try top equipment, so I have to trust in others opinion and buy blindly. I'm here for advice and secondhand offers. Thanks in advance!
Greetings from Italy!
24y here, listening music with my headphones since ever, now I need to get on the HQ train! Noticing too much lossy performance in the music with deezer free music from iPhone with the headphones that I loved so much in the last years but that can't keep on now.
So now I'm lurking and going in the advices forum! Oh, got the very bad idea to join the HE-4XX on massdrop, so got time until Christmas to choose what I need.
Nice to meet you!
Greetings all, 25 here, love of jazz and heavy metal, currently working in sales looking to transition into electrical engineering, primary here to hopefully gain an understanding of how things work technically, not just that X sounds better than Y, but why. How the differences in the design of the circuit and components selected affect the overall quality and signature of the sound. To try to grasp an understanding of the science and voodoo behind audio playback/recording systems
Hello everyone. I followed a trail of crumbs laid down by Mike Moffat of Schiit over here and after reading this forum for a day decided to join.
I'm a old-timer Vietnam Vet electrical engineer who's worked for a variety of electronics related industries, designed commercial audio and other electronic equipment for several well-known companies, and I've been around this industry since the 70's. I've got a PhD in Cybernetics (look it up) and have been a college professor at three California universities. I'm currently semi-retired living in Arizona and working for a large semiconductor equipment manufacturer running New Product Introduction programs and managing large engineering staffs. I travel a lot. I've been using the Internet since before it was invented (DARPANET user) and I am an old-hat on forums. I moderate at the12volt dot com because I used to own a car audio company (Precision Audio.) My hobby is designing loudspeaker systems (passive crossovers are my passion) and drinking good wine and whiskeys. I often try to be funny and fail more than I succeed, so I apologize in advice for the inevitable bad puns and borderline offensive comments I may let slip. I look forward to hanging around here more.
BTW, I like bad puns.
Assuming that's a basically accurate rendition of your day job?
Sounds like you'll fit right in.
Hey! My name is Mike; that guy to the left is Otto, the Wonder Dog
We found this site while researching the Schitt Bifrost Multibit. Seems I have come to the right place. I signed on yesterday.
My home for the past 30 years is the western burbs of Denver. I can see the foothills of the Rockies out my windows, and, when the weather is right, I can smell the mix at the Coors plant. I am retired from the ad agency business, spending many years as a copywriter and creative director.
My father infected me with the hi-fi bug nearly 60 years ago; I have been unable to shake it. In 1971 I bought my first "real" gear in the Berlin PX: Sansui Receiver, Dual 1219, KLH Model Seventeens. I have been upgrading nearly constantly since then.
I am relatively new to computer audio. Did not care for the sound quality of iTunes, but the convenience was intriguing. After an afternoon at RMAF in 2011 I got interested. I danced around the idea for a while, living with my SACDs, DVD-As, and Blu-ray discs. My first computer audio purchase was the 44/24 usb stick of the Beatles catalog. I was hooked by the SQ of the FLAC files. Changed my life, a little.
I am a fan of 50s-60s-70s rock, jazz, seriously into blues, some country, and lately have fallen in love with Diana Krall.
During the past year or so, I got as serious as I could afford to be. Last fall I purchased a new Mac Mini with an SSD, began ripping my CDs to FLAC, and filling up external hard drives with hi-rez downloads. I store my 1.2 TB of music on multiple redundant external drives. My library is controlled by Roon.
I am playing my stuff through the HDMI input of my Oppo 103. It is OK, and I quite like the 5.1, but I want better.
That's why I am here.
I have read through all 49 pages of the Schitt Bifrost Multibit forum. I expect to order this week.
I currently own equipment from Emotiva (pre/pro and power amp), Klipsch (RF-7s, RC-7, RS-7 surrounds), a huge sub from SVS, two Oppo Blu-ray Players, a Cambridge Audio avr (really nice music playback), a pair of SVS' top of line bookshelf speakers, center, and sub.
I am expecting/hoping that the Bimby (see, after only one day, I am picking up the lingo) will improve the quality of my playback and reduce the digital edge/hash I am hearing through HDMI.
Glad to be here and to read the experiences and opinions of the members!
Hello everyone! I'm a long time member of Head-Fi and Head-Case, where i use the name 'Sherwood'. I was banned for a time on Changstar under that same name, presumably as some kind of sharks vs. jets war between HC and Changstar, but eventually allowed back when cooler heads prevailed. Lots of good information comes from here, though, so I'll take my hazing and participate as best I can. Thanks for having me.
Hi my is Luiz, found the forum doing some research on Gumby, nice community plenty of info.
Hello! I'm new here! Love the community here!
I am Andrew and I love music. I have mostly had crappy headphones, speakers and sources until the last couple of years. I started lurking on multiple forums and started out with some T50RP's, modded them and then went down a rabbit hole. I then started upgradelimg and have been hooked since. I currently have the T50RP, ZMF Eikon, Focal Elear, O2 DAC/amp, Dragonfly Red, Schiit Jotunheim, Eitr, Modi Multibit and Mani, along with a newly acquired Decware Taboo MKIII. I have also recently started discovering vinyl again.
@aworkmon How's that Taboo with those Eikons?
Greetings. JustAnotherRando signing in from out Asia way.
Discovered SBAF after Googling for equipment advice after impulsively joining the Massdrop for the Sennheiser HD6xx, somehow stumbled across http://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/sofa-king-is-not-a-special-snowflake.3368/, almost pissed myself laughing, and have spent the subsequent three weeks reading the forum with varying degrees of amusement.
My actual audio experience is minimal- having young kids and living in a super crowded metropolis have made me value quiet whenever I can get downtime, but I'm hoping to get into enjoying music again. The only bits of equipment which I've experience with is a modest Linn system which I mainly used prior kids, and some old Grado SR80s which I never got on with. Music preferences have varied between techno, female vocal, and what a friend once described as 'angry white boy music' (e.g. Linkin Park).
Other stuff: Outdoors enthusiast (ex-climber, mountaineer, a touch of ice climbing, current downhill mountain biker and gym rat). Sysadmin. Lived in various places- Oz/UK/Canada/Hong Kong.
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