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New washer and dryer not a super sexy purchase, but it had to be done. Apr 27, 2022

    1. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      New washer and dryer not a super sexy purchase, but it had to be done.
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        Recently had a $1K washer that was only a few years old fail, and the repairman sang the praises of a brand called Speed Queen. We ended up writing the old washer off and buying the TC5, and we're really happy with it. Has its tradeoffs (like everything) but our clothes have never been cleaner & it's built like a tank with a pretty great warranty.
        Apr 28, 2022
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        After too many rounds with consumer crap we invested in commercial laundry equipment. Best investment ever. Works fine, lasts long time. Only change would be to add the coin operation metering for one of my sons that does all his laundry at our house.
        Apr 28, 2022
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      5. penguins
        penguins
        ^ Seems like people either need a new one every 2-3 years or they last 15+ years...
        Apr 29, 2022
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    2. Azimuth
      Azimuth
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        UMD was the format the original PSP used. Basically a disc in a plastic housing. Was a pretty decent solution to getting console style 3D gaming in a portable.
        Apr 1, 2022
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        My favorite obsolete format remains laserdisc.
        Apr 1, 2022
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        @atomicbob I do, as that’s how I learned a “bit bucket” is a physical thing.
        Apr 1, 2022
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    3. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Dammit Taylor Hawkins!
      1. Deep Funk, rlow, Kernel Kurtz and 6 others like this.
      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I've been hoping against hope for years that he would find peace. I guess he has.
        Mar 26, 2022
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    4. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      I know I am late to the party, but modded JVC HA-FD01’s are super fantastic. I’m addicted.
      1. señorhifi
        señorhifi
        Mine arrive today! I am coming from a set of ER4XRs. They are good (really good actually), but I miss engagement from them (no slam, no soundstage depth). Also BA timbre... I expect these to sound more normal in this sense.
        Mar 24, 2022
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        You have to mod them to get out of the 4k peak.
        Mar 24, 2022
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    5. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Just ordered iPhone 13 Pro Max. I feel like such an Androd betrayer.
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      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        I've recently moved over to Android for the first time. It's caught up in most ways, and doesn't prevent you using your phone the way you want to. Plus it is 4x cheaper to get a phone with a large screen. The Samsung Galaxy "A52s" is tremendous value. Even so I'd still recommend iPhone to anyone non technical, budget aside.
        Mar 1, 2022
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        My disappointment runs high. *shakes head accusingly*
        Mar 1, 2022
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      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I think mostly Apple now has some of the features I liked about Android and the differences are much smaller than ever before. My work is Apple only for email, so that too was part of it.
        Mar 1, 2022
    6. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Of all three loaners here: FD7, HA-FWX1, 3DT...if I had to keep one, it would be the FD7. I can't ship off the other two fast enough.
    7. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      So now 7Hz Timeless has a competitor...the LETSHUOER S12. Looks very interesting.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        14.2mm driver in Timeless. 14.8mm driver in the S12, with more traditional IEM fit. Two prong plug though. Only two reviews on YT so far just posted in the last week.
        Jan 18, 2022
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        @gixxerwimp XD I was already thinking that was the chinesiest brand name. Now the classic ad copy. Shuo er - without the hanzi guessing “shining ears”
        Jan 18, 2022
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      5. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        SBAF will be getting an S12 loaner :)
        Jan 19, 2022
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    8. Azimuth
      Azimuth
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        Good lord... Looks like the opening shot of a dystopian disaster movie. I'm struggling to find other words to describe it.
        Jan 3, 2022
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    9. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Getting pops and clicks on my Helm Bolt on Windows, but no issues on Android. Any ideas? Is mine busted?
      1. Gazny
        Gazny
        Don't see any drivers online for it. are you operating at a redbook?
        Dec 22, 2021
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Redbook? You mean 16/44.1? It happens anytime in Windows 10 no matter what application.
        Dec 22, 2021
      3. ogodei
        ogodei
        Dec 22, 2021
    10. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Alright, Eric Clapton is a certified knuklehead now.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Elnrik AND the deputy... oh yeah wait that was a cover too.
        Dec 17, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Bob Marley shot the sheriff.
        Dec 18, 2021
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Soups "I prefer to know less and less about musicians' real™ lives."

        Always have felt the same. Only recently looked into the history of some of my favourite music. One can wish one hadn't. Case: CSN. Sang some of my favourite songs. Better not to find out what they ended up thinking of each other.
        Dec 18, 2021
    11. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Just got back from Ghostbusters Afterlife. It is okay. Better than the last one.
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    12. Azimuth
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        nice stack, where is the jazz station
        Nov 3, 2021
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @Gazny Unfortunately the jazz station turned Americana a few years back. Nashville.
        Nov 3, 2021
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    13. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        The speakers are Avantone Gauss speakers and the box at Alto is a Black Lion Audio Revolution 2.2 audio interface.
        Nov 3, 2021
      2. netforce
        netforce
        Yeah things are brutal right now. No idea they made port workers quarantine as well, that is nuts! I knew about the power outages, port congestions, and more as well.
        Nov 3, 2021
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    14. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Can someone help me out an point me in the direction of the Gumblefreya thread? I have looked everywhere.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Thanks @Lyander for the PM. I guess it is on a private part of the site and explains why it is nothing was coming up in search.
        Oct 29, 2021
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      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        As I recall it was referred to as Gumbreya, fwiw.
        Oct 29, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @Senorx12562 thank you. I think there was a missed opportunity to mix Gungnir, Freya, Gumbo, and Jambalaya...Gumbofrelaya maybe?
        Oct 29, 2021
    15. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      I apologize if I have come off as an entitled shithead to any of you. That was never my intentions.
      1. Woland
        Woland
        Came off as a bit clumsy with words. I can relate.
        Oct 12, 2021
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        U American? Is normal.
        Oct 12, 2021
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    16. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Freya S does not disappoint!
    17. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      1. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Thank you for the opportunity!
        Sep 22, 2021
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yes thank you for letting me hear your precious! :)
        Sep 22, 2021
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    18. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      The Vali 2+ is more than an amp that it needs to be. I was not expecting this much upgrade from Vali 2. This could be Vali 3.
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        any thoughts vs. SW51?
        Sep 21, 2021
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @yotacowboy Vali is thicker, exhibits more tube warmth, less slam but better bass texture, less overall clarity than SW.
        Sep 21, 2021
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      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @yotacowboy SW51 is still cleaner, wider, and digs deeper in the details. I was just took by surprise how updated the Vali 2+ and the immediacy you get. The reduced noise floor is amazing.
        Sep 21, 2021
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      Azimuth
      1. Qildail
        Qildail
        ooo... now I know what I can do with those stickers. That coaster of yours though is ace.
        Sep 11, 2021
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    20. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Can it not be 95F? I'm hot. Thanks.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Get some Milos Lemonade, add some Milos Iced Tea to the mix, get some Jesus.
        Aug 25, 2021
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Heat index over 100 today. Looks the same for tomorrow. Maybe next week. It was 87 today in Jacksonville @YMO. Take your shirt off and relax.
        Aug 25, 2021
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Let's take off our shirts together on a Zoom call @Azimuth
        Aug 25, 2021
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    Gender:
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    Home Page:
    https://video-culture.com
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Occupation:
    IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    PMx2
    ETA Genesis-G
    HD650
    HD600
    AH-D2000 (modded)
    PM -3

    Amps:
    Schiit Ragnarok
    Eddie Current Black Widow
    ECP Torpedo 1
    Dynalo (DIY)
    Vali 2+

    Sources:
    Theta DS Pro Basic II
    Metrum Ambre
    Technics SL-1200 M3D -> 2m Blue -> Darlington MM-6
    Schiit Etir


    Portable Rig:
    Fiio X5 II
    7Hz Timeless
    Moondrop Starfield


    2ch Setup:
    Speakers: JBL LSR32
    Amp: Adcom 5800
    Receiver: Emotiva UMC-200
    Subs: Atlantic Technology 212B
    Turntable: Technics SL-1200 M3D
    Phono Preamp: Darlington MM-6
    Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
    Cassette: Denon DRM-550
    CD Player: Adcom GCD-575
    "Subjective impressions are great, really. Without them, what's the point..." This only means I try not to listen to the gear rather listen to the music.

    An audio enthusiast with a recording degree. I became an audiophile in college in studying recording to become a mastering engineer. Although I was an intern for Glenn Meadows and also was acquaintances with Ray Kennedy, the stars never quite aligned for me. However I never left pursuing high-end audio.

    I grew up in a radio station as my dad was in radio. My first job was a board op at the talk station where I had to use analog reel to reels, carts, cassettes, and DAT's.

    And yes, I like to tinker with gear. I am an audiophile on a budget. Working IT Technical Trainer only gets you so much income with two kids around. Have you seen how much day care costs these days? Anyways, there are I guess some gains to some gear that can be tweaked to improve the performance. This is no different than car types changing differentials or beefing up the suspension or engine. Some of us can't afford a BMW, but rather have to take a Civic and beef it up with aftermarket parts.

    Tinkering also helps with repairing gear. I have restored some KEF C75 speakers, an Elac Miracord 50H. I have also fixed, soldered, suped up, many other things from crossovers, to cap replacement, to op-amp replacement, etc. I most recently fixed and rebuilt a non-working Dynalo. I took electronics and studio maintenance in college, but I am still learning.

    I have also built: guitar tube amps, guitars, and drums. I love DIY.

    Signature

    HP: HD650/600, ETA Gen-G, PMx2, AH-D2000 (modded)
    Amps: Ragnarok, Black Widow, ECP Torpedo I, Gilmore Dynalo clone, Vali 2+
    Source: Theta DS Pro Basic II - Portable: FiiO X5 II, 7Hz Timeless or MD Starfield
    Have a nice day.