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

    1. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      I hope listening to headphones too much did not give me BPPV. Crap, I'm dizzy.
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    2. Azimuth
      Azimuth
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      2. Fearless1
        Fearless1
        Awesome! GFA-555 II All day!
        Oct 24, 2020
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      3. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        5802!
        Oct 24, 2020
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        5800 here and GCD-575.
        Oct 25, 2020
    3. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      C'mon FedEx with your "Scheduled deliver: Pending." I can see it is in my city already. hmmm?
      1. spwath
        spwath
        I have had a USPS package sitting in customs for over a month now, lots of shipping just still messed up.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        True. However this is a Drop order from Edison, NJ that has been in route for 3 days and already in town at the sort facility. FedEx just not committing to a delivery date.
        Oct 21, 2020
    4. Azimuth
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Give free chickin.
        Oct 19, 2020
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Nashville Hot Chicken?
        Oct 19, 2020
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    5. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Is 43°C too high for an amp power supply case? The transistors are directly mounted to the front of the case.
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    6. Azimuth
      Azimuth
    7. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      That moment when you realized you re-formatted the wrong hard drive. Doh! Now recovering files...pffft.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Naw...went with Wondershare Recoverit. Nice easy to use software. No music on the drive...mostly precious photos. *gulp* But was the reason for the Linux sever in the house anyway.
        Sep 21, 2020
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The day one writes the old backup tape to the disk instead of the disk to the tape. Thank god it was Friday: had to work the weekend to recover from that. Have multiple Linux installations, plus data partitions on my system: have to be super careful with /dev/this and /dev/that. Even then, mistakes are possible.
        Sep 22, 2020
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        All files recovered. Whew! Just remember, if you do accidentally quick format on the wrong drive, all is not lost...just a PITA.
        Sep 22, 2020
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    8. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Cavalli Liquid Carbon V1 died today. RIP. Ugh. On to the next I guess.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @Hammy Damn straight. Best not to use it at all if it causes so much trouble.
        Sep 9, 2020
      4. Hammy
        Hammy
        In hindsight it would have been best to not have included the TRS jack on that amp. Caused more problems than benefit. The SE output doesn't sound worthy of the amp. No sonic reason for it to be there given the customers the amp was marketed for.
        Sep 9, 2020
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Sep 9, 2020
    9. Azimuth
      Azimuth
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Inside joke.
        Sep 4, 2020
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        America just has a love/hate relationship with Chick-fil-A.
        Sep 4, 2020
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Never tried it. Will have to next time I'm over there, whenever that is ...
        Sep 4, 2020
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    10. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      This weekend I watched a Bruce Springsteen concert and realized where The Killers got a lot of their sound.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        No love for The Boss?
        Aug 20, 2020
      3. YMO
        YMO
        NY > NJ Back in the day we use his LPs for clay pigeons. Also only good Boss album is Nebraska.
        Aug 20, 2020
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        ^ Dislike.
        Naw, it's cool. ;) I am not a huge fan, but just listening to all the songs was reminiscent of The Killers, whom I am more familiar.
        Aug 20, 2020
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    11. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      In past two months ordered Argon, Bachelor amp, Pi2AES....eventually, I will be in audio bliss. Until then, still waiting. :)
      1. imackler
        imackler
        Enjoy the audio bliss of today! I know what you mean, of course. I've been awed by new gear. But I've only missed out on enjoying music when I don't listen to the gear I have.
        Aug 19, 2020
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I don't mind too much, other than it is not just one thing I am waiting on, but now three. :) I just image they will all arrive at the same time a month from now, lol.
        Aug 19, 2020
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    12. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      All this talk of BWC prompted me to change my avatar to my speakers.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Join the animal club instead
        Aug 8, 2020
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        We are animal free at the moment. It has been a couple of years since our last cat passed. Might be time for a new addition.
        Aug 8, 2020
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      3. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        me too :)
        Aug 8, 2020
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    13. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Theta DS Pro Basic II is for legit. Vintage 30+ year old DAC ftw!
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    14. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Vacation over. Florida may have taken my phone, but it gave me a sunburn.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Seriously though, we had a great time.
        Aug 2, 2020
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        At least the sun is not on strike there when it is grumpy. In NL after a few good days of sun, the rain and thunder come down again.
        Aug 2, 2020
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    15. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      The ocean killed my phone. Time for a replacement. Ugh.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        The ocean, man... so salty.
        Jul 31, 2020
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Did the phone wear a life jacket? That could have helped. If it was smart phone, well it should have been aware of that fact.
        Jul 31, 2020
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        Jul 31, 2020
    16. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Of course the week we pick to go the the beach there is a 60% chance of rain everyday. I am sure the weather will change quickly in Florida.
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      2. Pogo
        Pogo
        Where in Florida? Big state with several different weather zones.
        Jul 26, 2020
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Panhandle. Destin/Miramar Beach area.
        Jul 26, 2020
      4. Pogo
        Pogo
        Typical gulf coast summer pattern,you'll be fine. Check weather underground.com for reliable daily hourly forecasts and plan your beach time accordingly. Melanoma is nothing to fuck with.
        Enjoy, I'll be retiring up that way soon.
        Jul 26, 2020
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    17. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Ashley Furniture store finally delivered my last piece of furniture...at 10:45pm last night! And they still had one more delivery!!
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        Feels bad for the delivery guys who have to likely are delivering to the late hours in the night. I was talking to my UPS driver who said his route has double to triple the amount of packages he used to have.
        Jul 25, 2020
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I did feel bad for them. I only hope they were second shift. I will only add this was the third time I was promised a delivery on a certain day. Third time's the charm. Crazy times.
        Jul 25, 2020
    18. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      Don't ever buy anything from Ashley Furniture online. Totally not worth the hassle.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Never heard of her.
        Jul 16, 2020
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Well...they won't show up to deliver the rest of my furniture that I ordered 2 months ago, so I don't think they have heard of me, lol.
        Jul 17, 2020
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      3. Taverius
        Taverius
        Fixed cable right? For that much cash.
        Jul 15, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Can I smoke it?
        Jul 15, 2020
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      5. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        With a speaker amp sure.
        Jul 15, 2020
    20. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      They just made masks mandatory in my county. Just made a few purchases on ETSY. I am still WFH, but I like options when I go out.
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      2. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I carry one with me on dog walks and wear it if we run into other people, which is rare.
        Jun 28, 2020
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Jun 29, 2020
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      4. Boops
        Boops
        If you have a bunch of old t-shirts or bedsheets, this is an easy pattern to sew yourself: http://www.ragmask.com. Hand sewing these got me through the early weeks here in NYC. Very meditative.
        Jun 29, 2020
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    Gender:
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    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.