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  1. atomicbob
    Lack of forum participation due to two hell weeks - drying subfloor took 244 hrs (high noise). Then we find rats in the crawl space and ...
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    2. atomicbob
      had more shitty experiences both figuratively AND literally. Bad week to have scheduled dental work and a colonoscopy. Those who have endured the prep and exam know of what I speak. It will be another three to four weeks before water damage restoration is complete. At least I completed my mandatory corporate Code Of Conduct training will prepping for colonoscopy. Good times.
      May 21, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    3. Elnrik
      What a shit show.


      Sounds like you're getting your yearly dose of bad luck out of the way all at once. Hope it all goes well.
      May 21, 2019 at 8:27 AM
    4. Jinxy245
      That really sucks. I'll be going for my 1st colonoscopy beginning of June..yay. I hope the worst is behind you (no pun intended)
      May 21, 2019 at 8:37 AM
  2. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    Good news. Survived Monday. I think the moon is chocolate. I had a chocolate croissant. Well at least chocolate and butter then. Silly...
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    2. DigMe
      I'm a big fan of chocolate croissants.
      May 21, 2019 at 5:19 AM
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  3. Muse Wanderer
    Muse Wanderer
    Anton Bruckner manages to do the unassailable with his 8th symphony, subliming music that enraptures everyone who dares listen.
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  4. ultrabike
    HBO subscription cancelled.
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    3. DigMe
      They couldn't entice you with 4 spinoffs?
      May 21, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    4. BenjaminBore
      I’m not caught up on the GoT show, but I was always nervous about how things would go after the source material ran out. I think that was somewhere in season 6? So yeah, those spinoffs, and the showrunners’ upcoming Star Wars trilogy, are not quite as enticing as they may have felt earlier in the show’s run.
      May 21, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    5. Jinxy245
      And now your watch(ing of HBO) is ended
      May 21, 2019 at 8:38 AM
  5. Lyer25
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    2. Lyer25
      They bear some resemblance to Tyll's raw, uncompensated measurements over on InnerFidelity save for stuff near the top octave, where things just go weird. Also plots are too smooth for my liking, bleh :))
      May 20, 2019 at 8:23 PM
    3. Vtory
      So, overall not useful. lol.

      I honestly look at raa (previously ixbt) when data don't exist elsewhere at all.

      They use a lot of unusual methods (e.g., calibration lv), and furthermore methods/Faq are explained in Russian. I don't like machine-translated texts.
      May 20, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    4. Lyer25
      @Vtory the main reason I explored the site was because they had some squiggles for less common gear, my own main headphones included for reference :P

      The translation is passable enough, the graphs are their main selling point IMO, even though I'm still trying to decipher them.
      May 20, 2019 at 10:08 PM
  6. ufospls2
    Apologies. I am now a ZMF fanboy. That is all. Carry on.
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    2. ChaChaRealSmooth
      Funny, so am I.
      May 20, 2019 at 11:23 PM
  7. RiddleyWalker
    So I just listened to Lateralus for the first time and few days ago and I’m fucking smitten. Does anything else like this exist?
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    3. SoupRKnowva
      Obivously listen to Aenima, its just as good. As for other bands, I'd look at Soen
      May 20, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    4. spwath
      May 20, 2019 at 8:15 PM
    5. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Yes. This black hole called Metal will rust your soul and you will keep digging for more sonic bliss. Also try The Swans, Gore, Pantera and System Of A Down. Right now "46 & 2" is playing, one of their best short songs. I hope you have tickets for their new tour. It sold out quickly...
      May 21, 2019 at 3:39 AM
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  9. Soups
    Had a dream the other night that Schiit released their CD transport. And it looked just like this $270 toaster:
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    2. Soups
      Q: "Why is the toaster so expensive?" A: "Because it taste good." <cough> or costly R&D <cough>
      May 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    3. BillOhio
      Fake News, the power button is on the front.
      May 20, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    4. Deep Funk
      Deep Funk
      Get a Philips with stable CDM transport mechanism. Marantz if you will. The old ones with certain DAC-chips are quite nice. Might look ugly, works tough (and sometimes even cheap)...
      May 21, 2019 at 3:54 AM
  10. Xecuter
    Xecuter Vordhosbn
    Saw your comment about the music in the GoT thread, I didn't want to clutter up the thread with music talk.
    I'm a big fan of Ramin Djawadis, his music was probably the best thing that came out of the TV series for me.
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    2. Xecuter
      However the sputterings you mentioned are in almost all of his published work unfortunately. Even light of the Seven which is his most beautiful work IMO, you can here clicks, and noise faintly through the entire final edit. Drives me insane as a lot of the best attacks are ruined, have to listen to it in the car so I don't notice it.
      May 20, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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  11. Priidik
    Our local ''Rock FM'' morning news: Tens of millions americans late to work due to GOT
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    2. dark_energy
      It means there was something better to do
      May 20, 2019 at 4:33 AM
  12. ChaChaRealSmooth
    I shouldn't have auditioned the ZMF Auteur/Verite. At least not until I saved more money.
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    3. ufospls2
      Awesome!!! Verite or Auteur?
      May 20, 2019 at 1:36 PM
    4. ChaChaRealSmooth
      Cocobolo Auteur. Don't know why I forgot to mention that. I like the Auteur better than Verite personally. But both are fan-fucking-tastic.
      May 20, 2019 at 1:44 PM
    5. ufospls2
      Cocobolo Auteur?

      I've only heard the Eikon and Verite so far, but if they are anything to go off of, the Auteur should be epic. Enjoy it my man!
      May 20, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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  13. Lyer25
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    3. Lyer25
      @Elnrik Pretty much my thoughts too. They'll probably be more aggressive in other regions like my own to compensate, lol. Huawei is already pretty ubiquitous hereabouts dangit :))

      Not to mention homebrew app store yaay?
      May 20, 2019 at 2:33 AM
    4. DigMe
      Huawei could be in deep trouble. They are absolutely dependent on US companies for many components that cannot just be sourced elsewhere and their in-house processors are way behind the game.
      May 20, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    5. Lyer25
      @DigMe I honestly didn't know that Huawei was so depended on others for their components. Given they're based in Shenzhen where they practically breathe tech I'd have thought they'd be somewhat more autonomous.

      And lol at Kirin SoC memes (Am I doing that right? I think I am)
      May 20, 2019 at 9:53 AM
  14. YMO
    You must be a dork for spending $12k on a Chord DAVE.
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    2. David De Lucena
      David De Lucena
      Value it’s so personal.
      May 19, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    3. DigMe
      I can objectively say you should not spend 12k on a Chord Dave. :P
      May 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    4. ufospls2
      Well, I mean, if you pay retail for a DAVE you are a potato. However, yes you are still a dork regardless, but not in a bad way. I *loved* my DAVE whilst I owned it, and if I could still own one I would. Priorities within my set up made me go a different route, but, I still miss the DAVE :)
      May 20, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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  16. Ardacer
    Just bought a 500mm mirror lens for 65 usd. It's not terrible. Got a 2x converter from some other device too. Effective f of 11000mm (crop)
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    2. Thad E Ginathom
      Thad E Ginathom
      For not-terrible, that sounds like a lot of fun. Can you hand-hold it?
      May 19, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    3. Ardacer
      Depends, with lots of light and fast shutter, yes at times. Mostly though, no way. Even on a tripod, just walking around near it shakes everything.
      May 19, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    4. DigMe
      Maybe need a better tripod though at that length it would take a tank of a RRS or something.
      May 19, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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  18. spwath
    I have the one room in the house the air conditioning works the least, and I choose to have a tube amplifier... fun when its hot.
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    3. Ringingears
      I finally gave up on using it in the summer, as it regularly is over 100 F. Had to get a solid state for summer. Ridiculous I know.
      May 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    4. brencho
      Convert room to sauna. Win win
      May 19, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    5. Ardacer
      put a metal dish construcion over it. protect amp from emi, and make breakfast on it while listening to music. win win
      May 19, 2019 at 1:50 PM
  19. YMO
    At a local meet with the Dave Ultimate Reference, wish me luck.
  20. Lyer25
    Anyone here gotten ears on the Etymōtic ER-6i before? Not much data on it, let alone measurements measurements.
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    3. DigMe
      I use them with Shure Olives for more comfort. I am hoping to replace the Noble X before too long because these aren’t a great solution for music listening if you want any low freqs. The other freqs are inoffensive with decent detail IMO.
      May 19, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    4. Biodegraded
      If you're more lower-treble sensitive with headphones than IEMs, maybe your concha bowls are more efficient than 'average' - see blue curve here:
      May 20, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    5. Lyer25
      @DigMe sounds like a decent portable pair then, haha. Well it'll be maybe a week before they get here, so there's that time before I drop more needless impressions :P

      @Biodegraded I'll be honest, I've been suspecting the same for a while now, but short of proper testing I'd rather not risk coming off as uppity and just call myself treble-insensitive, haha
      May 20, 2019 at 9:29 AM