Azimuth
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FKA rtaylor76, Friend, Male, from Nashville, TN

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Mostly back to normal. Being sick still sucks. Thanks everybody! Jan 31, 2023

    1. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Ok, this Geshelli thing is living up to the hype. Enog 2 Pro in the house. This is d/s? Fudge.
      1. Vtory, neogeosnk, Gazny and 1 other person like this.
      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Yeah I'm recommending Geshelli over all the other midfi options now, even over the THX stuff. Hype is real this time.
        Feb 4, 2021
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Feb 4, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @YMO No. Buying predictable things are boring.
        Feb 4, 2021
        rhythmdevils and YMO like this.
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    3. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      So if the EOL of Flash, has you down, guess who is making a workaround product? Harman. Yes, THAT Harman. Lol.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @rlow The company I work for is a health care company and it is hard to turn that ship around for some applications. Our developers are getting there...slowly.
        Jan 12, 2021
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        Yeah I was being somewhat facetious. I understand large orgs have a hard time moving away from legacy stuff (I work for one). But if the door was slammed hard on some of this stuff, with enough advanced notice, maybe that would actually motivate them to migrate. One can wish at least!
        Jan 12, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Yeah, it's a stop-gap for sure. Just odd to see Adobe Flash installed with a Publisher listed as Harman.
        Jan 12, 2021
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    4. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      It sure is nice to spend some Christmas money on some much needed vinyl instead of gear.
      1. scblock, Biodegraded and Gazny like this.
      2. YMO
        YMO
        And Chicken
        Jan 9, 2021
        Azimuth and luckybaer like this.
    5. Philimon
      Philimon
      Any comparison of Romanian 600 vs 650 (Ireland)?
      1. Lyander, JK47 and Merrick like this.
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Jan 9, 2021
      3. Azimuth
    6. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      I'm just waiting for all this shipping debacle to work itself out before I buy anything else.
      1. dubharmonic likes this.
      2. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        Shipping debacle? UPS and FedEx have been great. USPS has been a dumpster fire.
        Jan 4, 2021
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I have one FedEx shipment now stuck in PA for 5 days. One USPS stuck for 6 days. Ugh.
        Jan 4, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Update...FedEx shipment movement finally today. One USPS shipment may be lost.

        @Erroneous Dumpster fire is right!
        Jan 5, 2021
    7. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Contemplating a second turntable just for my HP rig. I must be crazy.
      1. Biodegraded likes this.
      2. YMO
        YMO
        You are, but it is not worth it IMO since you need to work.
        Jan 2, 2021
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        get a cassette deck, record your vinyl to some blanks, play it back via your headphone rig
        Jan 2, 2021
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Get a reel to reel deck for your hp rig
        Jan 2, 2021
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    8. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      2 out of 3 USPS packages now have movement. "So you're telling me there's a chance?"
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        If you had 6 packages you would have to roll a dice.
        Jan 2, 2021
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Not much difference between a DM and PM.
        Jan 2, 2021
    9. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      "The item is currently in transit to the destination." Thanks USPS for holding my package and not doing the thing you're supposed to do.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Or maybe you need to learn to relax as I keep telling you on the phone @rtaylor76. We can't get everything that quick like Jesus. ;)
        Dec 31, 2020
      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        In the new normal if you want quick you have to pay for fedex over night and they don't guarantee that anymore either. I paid $69 to have my Jot 2 right away lol. Please support your local businesses
        Dec 31, 2020
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I support local...one item is actually my Bifrost for Merrick. The other is an item from a company in Mass. The other is a gift for a friend who lives in another city. Gonna drink some wine and put on some more vinyl. First world/pandemic problems.
        Dec 31, 2020
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    10. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Just to give a quick update on Nashville - AT&T has restored nearly everything for now. Working on the last internet customers today.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        We are 15-20 miles from downtown and heard the blast clearly. It's surreal to be having Christmas with your kids while knowing all of that is going on in the backdrop.
        Dec 28, 2020
        atomicbob, DigMe and Azimuth like this.
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Hope all of you can stay safe. Unreal, terrifying.
        Dec 28, 2020
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      4. DigMe
    11. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Merry Christmas! And hope that Santa is good to you this year. He better pull through dammit! It's been one helluva year.
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I got a USB oscilloscope and some headphone hangers. What about you guys?
        Dec 25, 2020
    12. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      My wife, who is a nurse at a big hospital, is scheduled for the vaccine on Saturday.
      1. atomicbob, Josh83, Jinxy245 and 15 others like this.
      2. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Good to hear an anecdote about the allocations going where they should be going.
        Dec 22, 2020
        EagleWings and Azimuth like this.
      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        After all the hard work... they deserve it
        Dec 22, 2020
        EagleWings and Azimuth like this.
    13. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Been a busy week for me...three product reviews. And this next week is Christmas. More toys!
      1. Syzygy, Jinxy245, Skyline and 2 others like this.
    14. Azimuth
      Azimuth
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      2. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        Hey, there is no shame in that it even says so on the vendor’s website “no negative feedback” ;)
        Dec 4, 2020
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Honestly, when I first saw it on eBay, I thought it was another chi-fi box. I was surprised this was hand built by some guy in MA.
        Dec 4, 2020
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        Hit him up for a loaner of his top model.
        Dec 4, 2020
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    15. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Anybody else as excited for Ready Player Two as me?
    16. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      When did beds get USB charging ports pre-installed in the sides of the headboard? Bonus!
      1. fraggler and rlow like this.
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Next just gotta mount a screen at the foot of the bed with a couple built in near fields
        Nov 19, 2020
        SoupRKnowva and Azimuth like this.
      3. netforce
        netforce
        ^^Go ahead and cut out a spot in the mattress to stick a subwoofer. Never have to leave the bed again.
        Nov 19, 2020
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Our new adjustable Sealys have charging ports where you reach down on the sides. Also mutli-coloured night lights built in underneath (Easter egg discovered pushing unmarked button on the remote).
        Nov 23, 2020
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    17. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      My damn cheap TV does not have an audio output...ahhhhh!
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        He HAD a new TV. The kids broke it. :(
        Nov 19, 2020
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Well...this is for the bedroom. But yes, that happened for the bonus room TV.
        Nov 19, 2020
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Ah, that makes more sense. I was thinking that surely your Sony TV had audio out of SOME sort.
        Nov 19, 2020
    18. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Ahh...how much better your amp sounds after the yearly Bias and DC offset.
      1. Riotvan likes this.
    19. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Picked up some JBL X-curve surround sound speakers a few weeks ago. Had to look up what the X-curve compensation is.
    20. Azimuth
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        DJ Jazzy Brawny Man got himself a new deck!
        Oct 31, 2020
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        I wonder if anyone has driven fast around the roundabout with a 100 Hz strobe to find out if the strobe dots are painted right for 33 1/3 and 45.
        Oct 31, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://youtube.com/@stereoazimuth
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Occupation:
    IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
    Gear List:
    Headphones: HD650/600, HD800, ETA Genesis-G, Ether CX, AH-D2000 (modded)

    Amps: Eddie Current Black Widow, Cavalli Liquid Platinum, Quicksilver Audio Headphone Amp, NITCH Piety, Schitt Vali 1, Dynalo (DIY)

    Sources:
    HP: Metrum Ambre > AES > Yggdrasil > Freya N
    2Ch: Metrum Baby Ambre > Coax > Theta DS Pro Basic II > Freya +

    Technics SL-1200 M3D -> 2m Blue -> Darlington MM-6

    Portable Rig: Fiio X5 II, DX50,7Hz Timeless, Moondrop Starfield

    Other cool gear -
    Speakers: JBL LSR32
    Amp: QSC RMX1450
    Subs: Atlantic Technology 212B
    Turntable: Technics SL-1200 M3D
    Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
    FM Receiver: Onkyo T-9090 II
    Cassette: JVC TD-V711
    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 Instructional Designer 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, HD800, ETA Gen-G, LCD-2, AH-D2000 (modded)
    Amps: Black Widow, LP, Piety, Vali 1, Dynalo
    Source: Yggdrasil A1, Modi Multibit 2
    Portable: FiiO X5 II, 7Hz Timeless or MD Starfield
    Have a nice day.