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  1. Azimuth
    I am on the Holo Red hype train. It really is as good as they say.
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  2. YMO
    Asian supermarkets are great. They have Mexicans foods cheaper than the local Mexican supermarket that sells the same stuff lol.
    1. JK47
      In SoCal Koreans own the Mexican super markets...
      Jul 11, 2024 at 7:24 PM
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  3. Lyander
    How bad is it if someone pulls a tube out of a Vali 3 while it's powered on. Context in comments.
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    3. Azimuth
      Hot pulling tubes in unregulated power supplies like a guitar tube amp is not quite the same as hot unplugging on a regulated supply and likely fixed bias.
      Jul 11, 2024 at 6:51 PM
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    4. penguins
      Ya, burned parts. Enough to mess anything up immediately - not always in something like a Vali 3. But I'd still get it fixed sooner than later. And me personally I would have 0 expectation that Schiit would cover this under warranty or even could cover it - i.e. maybe it's as much to fix as a new amp.
      Jul 11, 2024 at 9:50 PM
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    5. Lyander
      @Azimuth thanks for the insight, neglected to consider that. Yeah no I think it was a case of "familiar enough to be dangerous" here like if I'd suddenly try messing with DAC internals. Recipe for disaster

      @penguins I'd be shocked if they did TBH. Best case scenario is that sure maybe it was some impurities around the socket like joch said but hopefully it doesn't blow the guy's headphones or ears up randomly now.
      Jul 12, 2024 at 12:42 AM
  4. joch
    The Zero:2 Crin is really good out of the Pietus
    1. YMO
      I wish it could slap my nuts more, but I am not complaining for $25.
      Jul 11, 2024 at 7:56 AM
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  5. nithhoggr
    Went ahead and ordered the Tungsten from Mimic, since it would be at least Christmas before I let myself spend more money on audio anyways.
    1. nithhoggr
      At least this way I have something to look forward to while waiting on my guilt around buying the May to dissipate.
      Jul 10, 2024 at 1:54 PM
    2. Phantaminum
      Same. I've been hearing great things and have been looking for a planar for a few years now. 6-7 month wait is wild but I've waited a year for an amp to be built and keycaps to be delivered.
      Jul 11, 2024 at 6:45 AM
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    3. neogeosnk
      Congrats! I'm picking up a Tungsten also to go with my May and Bliss.
      Jul 12, 2024 at 11:30 AM
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  6. M3NTAL
    I have the XTC 2 Open - Be. version (Bio. avail.) - somewhere between Verite and Aeolus in tuning. Richer ZMF style presentation.
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    2. crenca
      Where are the Be versions of these on the micro-detail/"plankton" scale? Do they really approach Verite/Utopia or are they closer to JAR versions of Sennheiser?
      Jul 10, 2024 at 8:54 AM
    3. M3NTAL
      micro-detail is well resolved. It is a slightly more laid back headphone than the explosive Utopia / Verite, but I think the XTC is in the realm of TOTL open backs. These are a good comparison for the Composer from AA. They are different in presentation also - more of a neutral/semi-raw & leaner presentation.
      Jul 12, 2024 at 6:59 AM
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  7. M3NTAL
    JM Audio Editions - Calling Fans of ETA, ZMF, JAR, etc. " 1 issue" is there is one open and one closed - drivers/tuning are semi-custom.
  8. zerodeefex
    @fraggler any chance you still have a gimbal to sell? I fell off the map for a bit and forgot!
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    2. fraggler
      I do! 3 possibly. Will PM you details in the morning.
      Jul 9, 2024 at 8:54 PM
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  9. Qildail
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    2. Qildail
      Imgur compresses the hell out of the thing, but you get the point...
      Jul 9, 2024 at 6:30 PM
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    3. crenca
      I recently drove through one of the 4 "dark places" in the lower 48 amateur astronomers often travel to, the Gila national forest area. Truly the middle of nowhere, and beautiful, especially at the higher altitudes.
      Jul 10, 2024 at 8:50 AM
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  10. Lyander
    Today I learned of tweeters that used ions to constitute their diaphragms. Ionophones and Ionovacs. What. Anyone heard these before?
    1. Lyander
      Jul 9, 2024 at 3:23 PM
    2. yotacowboy
      I've heard the Lansche big bois at a couple shows and that particular technology is convincing. the treble response is super effortless. a bit disjointed sounding with the rest of the speaker being a bunch of paper woofers, but nothing horribad.
      Jul 9, 2024 at 4:56 PM
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    3. Lyander
      @yotacowboy nearly zero mass diaphragm, one would think that it'd sound effortless. Kinda makes sense unfortunately that it'd be disjointed but man I'm wondering whether woofers might be able to catch up somehow. Something tells me this ain't ever working for personal audio cuz... plasma.
      Jul 9, 2024 at 4:58 PM
  11. crenca
    An IEM with 5 ohm resistance (qualified with "+- 1 ohm"!) for $6k...I think maybe there is something I'm not getting about this market :)
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    3. crenca
      @Lyander its the "PMG Audio Apx SE" , @Hrodulf yea the advertisement I was sent lists the cables/connectors at "0.1 ohm", because it must be relevant, @Biodegraded , 11 drivers - 2 planer, 8 BA, 1 DD
      Jul 9, 2024 at 2:20 PM
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    4. Lyander
      I scarcely understand IEMs, and this reinforces why I have no desire to expand my comprehension any further lmao
      Jul 9, 2024 at 2:38 PM
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    5. Riotvan
      I already feel mildly uncomfortable with a 10th of that in my ears. Luckily they're small and stealthy.
      Jul 9, 2024 at 11:41 PM
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  12. rhythmdevils
    Anyone else having trouble paying on eBay with PayPal? eBay doesn't go through PayPal checkout, they just charge like a CC and it fails evr
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    2. Senorx12562
      Not a big eBay buyer, but isn't paypal owned by eBay, or otherwise related corporately?
      Jul 9, 2024 at 7:26 AM
    3. rhythmdevils
      Jul 9, 2024 at 10:35 AM
    4. Sqveak
      Happened to my dad on his phone recently. Tried another device (laptop) when we got home and worked first try. Something is up on your device causing a loop or failure to load. Might be time to clear your cache.
      Jul 9, 2024 at 5:51 PM
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  13. Pocomo
    Hoping all of our TX Friends are safe and comfortable.
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  14. Vtory
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    2. joch
      The sheet shows UC (Berkeley?)
      Jul 8, 2024 at 6:45 AM
    3. Vtory
      Oops, typo. Good catch!
      Jul 8, 2024 at 7:05 AM
    4. Case
      Eichmann in Jerusalem is a stylistic masterpiece, a lot easier read than Origins.
      Jul 10, 2024 at 1:07 PM
  15. zerodeefex
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    2. YMO
      Yep, I got my pair last week and with the Apple Dongle it kicks ass.
      Jul 8, 2024 at 4:13 AM
    3. zerodeefex
      I posted mostly because it was a deal
      Jul 8, 2024 at 5:29 AM
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    4. M3NTAL
      Sounds like you're getting a taste of ChiFi :D
      Jul 8, 2024 at 7:06 AM
  16. rlow
    Gungnir 2 coming maybe late summer (yeah, yeah Jason’s Law) and will be multibit, not D/S! Awww yiss!!
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    2. Cellist88
      Looking more to FPGA esp if they tier it under the Yggdrasil for mb. I thought FPGA was more bang for the buck because less chip costs
      Jul 8, 2024 at 7:15 AM
    3. roderickvd
      Great! Some public announcement I missed?
      Jul 8, 2024 at 11:36 AM
    4. rlow
      Jul 8, 2024 at 4:16 PM
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  17. Cspirou
    real exchange I had:
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    2. zerodeefex
      Jul 7, 2024 at 6:48 PM
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    3. roshambo123
      This is the same thing I get from some religious folk who insist they do not practice religion, preferring the reframe "relationship with God." The remarkable part is the inherent condescension of that conceit.
      Jul 7, 2024 at 8:14 PM
    4. Claritas
      @roshambo123 Hmm. I’m curious to hear about that in greater detail. Please PM me about it whenever you have the time.
      Jul 8, 2024 at 9:07 AM
  18. Vtory
  19. shotgunshane
    Toner for my cheap Brother printer has doubled since 2020: $40 to $78. WTF.
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    3. Walderstorn
      Yeap things got crazy.
      Jul 7, 2024 at 10:18 AM
    4. Azimuth
      Same for HP toner. I wound up getting non-brand toner. Works fine.
      Jul 7, 2024 at 10:37 AM
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    5. bixby
      Jul 7, 2024 at 11:50 AM
  20. Vtory
    1. Azimuth
      Very nice.
      Jul 7, 2024 at 10:38 AM