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FKA rtaylor76, Friend, Male, from Nashville, TN

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I apologize if I have come off as an entitled shithead to any of you. That was never my intentions. Oct 12, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Freya S does not disappoint!
    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Azimuth
      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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    6. 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
        Cryptowolf and Azimuth like this.
      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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    7. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Asus BW-161HT is no joke. Rips faster and more accurate than anything I've had before.
      1. Tchoupitoulas likes this.
      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Love mine, good thing to try to snipe off the bay
        Aug 23, 2021
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    8. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      The benefits of Schiit being in TX...my Schiit gets to Nashville faster. Same time zone!
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    9. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Just got offered a new job at my company that is much more ME and comes with a nice pay raise...um...yeah!
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Give me a pay raise I need some.
        Jul 22, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Mazel tov!
        Jul 23, 2021
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        That’s great news. Congrats
        Jul 23, 2021
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    10. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Anyone tried the Emotiva Airmotiv GR1's? Not a bad price, although I am not too keen on the low impedance.
      1. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I had read somewhere that it's tuned as a bloated bass "V" signature so I lost interest. I wonder if the driver is any good for modding purposes though (even though I don't mod)
        Jul 9, 2021
    11. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      TIL...that Stewart Copeland played on Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain."
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      3. jaker782
        jaker782
        I am quite familiar with Phil's work on 70's era Genesis (I am a big fan of that era, not so much after Peter left). I just have a soft spot for Stewart's work in the Police. I used to be obsessed with them!
        Jun 25, 2021
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Collins’ most interesting drumming is probably with Brand X, if I’ve remembered the name of the band correctly.
        Jun 25, 2021
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      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Oh, and the jam section in Supper's Ready is in 9/8. They told Dave Brubeck, "5/4? Hold my beer."
        Jun 25, 2021
    12. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Anyone here A+ certified that can help me with some pointers on the exam?
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      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Sure what do you need help with? You can PM me if you want. I took it almost 5 years ago but can probably help out a bit.
        Jun 22, 2021
    13. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Holy cow, Buc-ee's is crazy!
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      2. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        Did you just have one move into your hood? Buc-ee's is a whole experience while traveling.
        Jun 12, 2021
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I am on vacation in Gulf Shores this week. Stopped by one yesterday.
        Jun 13, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Oh, and one is moving to Tennessee soon. Somewhere between Nashville and Knoxville.
        Jun 13, 2021
    14. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Anyone who is using moOde use SoX to up-sample all the time?
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        bit depth=any, sample rate=192, upsample if source < target (adhere to base freq), stereo, quality very high, multithreading yes

        these are the settings I use
        Jun 10, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @Syzygy I set the same, except 24/48, and it plays a 44.1 file at base, but still upsamples to 24 bit. hmmm...this is probably my only option.
        Jun 10, 2021
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        And right @dubharmonic, upsampling only increases your DAC oversampling rate essentially.
        Jun 10, 2021
    15. Azimuth
      Azimuth
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    16. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Anybody home officing it with a gamers chair at like it? I am due for a new office chair and the gamers chairs look way more comfy TBH.
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      2. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Aeron is pricey and not everyone likes them but it is the chair I am sitting in right now at work and it is the choice of all my friends. Embody I think is also a pretty good chair if you're not too tall.
        May 24, 2021
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Went to Staples and bucket the gaming/racing seat is not for me. Those are only comfortable in a slight recline - not very ero for a desk. I settled on a La-z-Boy Arcadian. Call me old school, but that thing is comfy. I did love Aeron's at the recording studios I worked at. All the studios in Nashville have them.
        May 24, 2021
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Sit in an Embody for several hours and several positions before buying. I bought and I don't like it.
        Also... the seat is sensitive to water. Now, true, three days under water in a flood is excessive, but it destroyed it. I got it fixed, but gave it to wife for occasional use. I don't care for it.
        May 26, 2021
    17. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      We have a thing at my work called "ECM" - Electronic Content Management. I kept referring to it today as "EDM."
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    18. Azimuth
      Azimuth
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Everybody hates pipelines until they stop flowing.
        May 13, 2021
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        May 13, 2021
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        So crazy. I watched a 60 minutes report where this small hospital got attacked and paid the ransom because trying to fix it would take too much time and it was costing them so much money being down.
        May 13, 2021
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    19. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      I vote for @dematted for Friend status. All in favor...
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      3. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        This is almost entirely due to dumb shit in the shoutbox vs. contributions/impressions/etc. This metric in terms of audio contribution is v. misleading in my case. Give Chartman friendship :)
        Apr 27, 2021
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      4. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        I'm just free associating now, but if, in exchange for friend status, @dematted was forced to have "Chartman" as his snark tag, plus the obvious Southpark photoshop avatar that title would imply, perhaps this evens out the discussion around forum status/wish fulfillment.
        Apr 27, 2021
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Semi-retired NY Gear cycler.
        Apr 27, 2021
    20. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Got my second sticker on my vaccination card. So far so good.
      1. Jinxy245, Wilson, Kunlun and 9 others like this.
      2. rlow
        rlow
        One more and you get a free sub sandwich.
        Apr 14, 2021
        Boops, Erroneous, Syzygy and 3 others like this.
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I think two already qualifies me for a free donut, lol.
        Apr 14, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom and rlow like this.
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        But do you get 5G reception everywhere or other super powers?
        Apr 14, 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 Mjolnir
    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:
    Cayin N3 or HELM Bolt
    iBasso IT00


    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: Mjolnir, Torpedo I, Gilmore Dynalo clone, Vali 2+
    Source: Theta DS Pro Prime II (PCM67) - Portable: Cayin N3 or HELM Bolt-> PM-3, IT00
    Have a nice day.