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  1. AdvanTech
    How're people dealing with the ad invasion on this site?
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    2. edd
      haven't seen any of the ads.. iPhone w/ safari = Ghostery & Adblock Plus.. laptop w/ edge = Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, Adblock, & Ghostery
      Jun 7, 2023 at 8:38 AM
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      I browse on the PC, using Pale Moon browser and uBlock Origin. No ads.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 10:24 AM
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    4. Vansen
      Unbound DNS on my router with the Steven Black List filter and forwarded to Quad9. Zero ads on any device in the whole house for everyone.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 12:39 PM
  2. nishan99
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  3. DigMe
    1. Gazny
      Maybe this experience has lit a new fire inside of you.
      Best wishes!
      Jun 6, 2023 at 4:32 PM
      Claritas, RestoredSparda and DigMe like this.
  4. WoodyLuvr
    Anyone hear from rhythmdevils
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    2. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      According to his Member page, he posted on May 27th. So it isn't that long.

      If you dig around, you can find his website/blog. There he talks about about his life and health. He has a tough situation, ongoing and long-term.
      Jun 6, 2023 at 11:03 AM
    3. atomicbob
      Jun 6, 2023 at 7:42 PM
    4. internethandle
      Maybe @loadexfa has some insight if they are willing to share.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 12:14 PM
  5. caute
    [plextor drive to write mix CDs like it's 1999] > cheap phillips CDT > SFD-1 (w new AD1862 chips, if I must) > Abbas OTL > JAR600B (2x)
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    2. caute
      i think USB 2 was cutting edge for its day (2002-2004) and honestly i just want the plextor name and association w audio quality that it carries ahah

      for just burning discs at 8x, USB 2 should be fine tho, right?
      Jun 6, 2023 at 11:07 AM
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    3. Slade01
      Yeah definitely fine for sure.
      Jun 6, 2023 at 12:24 PM
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    4. bixby
      @Slade01 is on point. Asus drive for today- although I have ripped on a bunch over the years and cannot hear any difference. I can, I think, hear a difference as to where it is ripped to, ssd, spinner, or stick, although that may be playback environ effect. Still nothing to worry about.
      Jun 6, 2023 at 8:30 PM
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  6. DigMe
    Just had a colonoscopy. They said not to make decisions or drive right now sonit seems like a good time to post
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    3. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      @DigMe "I actually had both yesterday."


      My 'oscopy was actually broncho: my digestive system remains virgin (even at my age) and unprobed.

      My wife has had both ends, but on different occasions.

      Jun 7, 2023 at 9:20 AM
    4. DigMe
      You should consider it, dude. Now in the US it is recommended at age 45 for colon cancer screening.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 10:14 AM
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    5. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      Good thought. But I'm slightly closer to 90 than 45!

      I have been thinking its time I had one of those check-everything days. It's been, hmm... since pre-covid.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 10:28 AM
  7. Clemmaster
    Did something change with the ads recently? They’re really obnoxious on iOS (taking up more than half the screen…)
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    2. neogeosnk
      Yeah does the same for me.
      Jun 6, 2023 at 12:09 PM
    3. Clemmaster
      Turns out iOS silently disabled AdBlock Plus after a recent update…
      Jun 6, 2023 at 5:09 PM
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    4. rlow
      I recently installed Firefox Focus on my iPhone. In the settings for it you can actually enable an ad blocker for Safari as well. Seems to have worked like a charm for killing those obnoxious ads.
      Jun 6, 2023 at 6:23 PM
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  8. Inoculator
    Behind on writing up impressions. JAR 800, ETA O2, and TOTL/FOTM SS headamp shootout (Enleum AMP-23R vs Holo Bliss) in the pipeline.
    1. bobboxbody, Merrick, caute and 8 others like this.
    2. wbass
      Particularly curious about your AMP-23R-Bliss shootout. Even brief impressions.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 7:54 AM
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    3. Inoculator
      @wbass I will be sure to prioritize that. I bought the AMP-23R primarily for speaker use, and use the Bliss as a preamp , so need more headphone time. Both pretty spectacular and leave me perfectly content without tubes. Bliss is a bit more straight ahead (imagine the THX sound if it was actually good; organic and natural, dynamic, and great width/depth/layering) The Enleum is a tad more colored, harmonically rich.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 8:08 AM
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  9. winders
    Now that is worse...large ads on the top and at bottom of the page????????
    1. Cspirou
      No this is absolutely better. I can scroll out of it
      Jun 5, 2023 at 11:35 PM
    2. winders
      I was better with just one big ad at the top. Now, with one at the bottom as well the top, you scroll right into another big ad.
      Jun 6, 2023 at 2:07 AM
  10. caute
    what's a piece of music/track that will forever and always sound contemporary?
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    3. E_Schaaf
      With sampling being foundational to a lot of music produced in the last 40 years, anything could always be made contemporary again :)
      Jun 5, 2023 at 8:01 PM
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    4. caute
      love the answers! for me, it's the Große Fuge, it's maddeningly new w every listen and always sounds like it was just released by some avant-garde composer
      Jun 6, 2023 at 8:12 AM
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    5. Claritas
      I should hope that Beethoven's 5th, no matter how overplayed, could stir people from their dogmatic slumbers. The power draws them in. And the better listeners would soon be drawn to the structure.
      Jun 7, 2023 at 9:04 AM
  11. wbass
    Well, at least Apple's VR headset will make the giant pair of headphones you wear look less dorky.
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    2. yotacowboy
      Can't wait to try these with all my Excel Spreadsheets!!
      Jun 5, 2023 at 4:52 PM
      Qildail, YMO, zottel and 2 others like this.
    3. DigMe
      Bro.. apple VR + Dyson headphones mask and suddenly all those 1970’s characterizations of “the future” don’t seem so far off.
      Jun 5, 2023 at 4:56 PM
    4. gixxerwimp
      My first reaction: "Is there an Apple Vision non-Pro? The only thing "pro" about it is the price."

      Guess they could come out with the Apple Vision Plebe later.
      Jun 5, 2023 at 7:48 PM
  12. YMO
    Apple WWDC event today, can't wait for the butt hurt comments.
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    2. Gazny
      Sounds about right, finally some beer goggles
      Jun 5, 2023 at 2:35 PM
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    3. Riotvan
      Jun 5, 2023 at 2:36 PM
    4. DigMe
      I think the developers of Superhot VR had it right in the end of the game now. You know what to do.
      Jun 5, 2023 at 5:01 PM
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  13. rlow
    My home almost burned down last week. We were evacuated due to a wildfire that spread into our subdivision. 150 homes in our area were lost.
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    3. shotgunshane
      Glad you guys are safe and the house is still standing.
      Jun 5, 2023 at 5:49 AM
      rlow and Lyander like this.
    4. bixby
      Glad to hear you are safe
      Jun 5, 2023 at 7:04 PM
    5. atomicbob
      Whoa! Glad you are ok and your home unscathed. Really feeling for your neighbors who weren't as lucky.
      Jun 6, 2023 at 7:44 PM
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  14. bobboxbody
    Altecs are in the house but weigh too much for my wife to help move them upstairs to the listening room
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    3. bobboxbody
      The friend who showed up suggested that maybe they should be downstairs speakers, but it wasn't that bad.
      Jun 4, 2023 at 3:49 PM
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    4. Inoculator
      What Altecs did you score?
      Jun 4, 2023 at 7:42 PM
    5. bobboxbody
      @Inoculator 604-E Super Duplex, just posted a couple pics in the speaker pictures thread.
      Jun 5, 2023 at 5:30 AM
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  15. caute
    what is the sound/are the signs of an UltraAnalog DAC module dying?
    1. JK47
      Tears hitting cement
      Jun 3, 2023 at 10:23 PM
      Riotvan, Qildail, Gazny and 8 others like this.
  16. shotgunshane
    Only God Forgives this steaming pile of Nicolas Winding Refn garbage.
    1. caute
      Mega self indulgence masquerading as “meditative” filmmaking.

      He also lit argued to a reviewer--who hilariously disagreed--that Drive was a “great” (as in Citizen Cane) movie.
      Jun 3, 2023 at 8:29 PM
  17. bigant
    My kids ADHD meds make music sound awesome.
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    3. jowls
      Abusing your kids medication. Groovy.
      Jun 2, 2023 at 12:13 PM
      joch, bigant, Riotvan and 1 other person like this.
    4. Vansen
      Is is because you can actually hear the music now that you have a calm child?
      Jun 2, 2023 at 12:57 PM
      JayC, roshambo123, yotacowboy and 6 others like this.
    5. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      There is no such thing as "drug abuse." Not unless you put stuff on the table and scream at it. There is only drug use. For one thing or another.

      Of course, there is such a thing as body abuse. And that begins, in a big way, with the legal stuff that nobody ever calls "drug abuse."
      Jun 4, 2023 at 2:41 AM
  18. Grattle
    Ad city. What is going on around here?
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    2. DigMe
      Marv said he’s working on it.
      Jun 2, 2023 at 7:51 AM
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    3. caute
      echoing @Priidik. kinna blows on mobile, but if u desktop, Brave is great if you dont wanna install any extensions
      Jun 2, 2023 at 7:59 AM
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    4. HotRatSalad
      I use brave on Android and never see anything anywhere. No ads I don't even see it on head fi there's just a huge blank space on their forum home page haha
      Jun 3, 2023 at 7:28 AM
  19. CEE TEE
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    2. YMO
      I don't have a mustache living in Portland and driving a Subaru Crosstrek.
      Jun 1, 2023 at 5:47 PM
      CEE TEE, Boops and JK47 like this.
    3. Azimuth
      Jun 2, 2023 at 11:59 AM
  20. Lyander
    Seems the UKW1J682MRD on the atomicbob Noise Nuke BoM is soon to be discontinued. At least the 155B choke is still going.
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    2. Cspirou
      None of the parts are that exotic and you can always use a different capacitor
      Jun 1, 2023 at 11:33 AM
    3. Lyander
      @Cspirou Yup, I was aware, just felt like it was one of those strange things to mark how time passes. Don't mind me, in a weird mood is all hah.
      Jun 1, 2023 at 11:39 AM
    4. gixxerwimp
      Are you building a noise nuke?
      (is your WhatsApp down?)
      Jun 2, 2023 at 3:56 AM