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I now understand turntable sales, hipsters like them for photos to create a retro vibe, cuz no sane person would listen to this. Nov 22, 2020 at 1:41 PM

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    1. robot zombie
      robot zombie
      fucked it all up, disregard
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    2. bixby
      bixby
      I now understand turntable sales, hipsters like them for photos to create a retro vibe, cuz no sane person would listen to this.
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        This pic in dictionary. An agglomeration of newish items thought to be hip, placed in a shrine like setting and pics of which are used to bolster an online ego and is not for listening. oops sorry @robot zombie haha
        Nov 23, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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      4. monacelli
        monacelli
        @bixby I think a lot of people, especially first-timers, genuinely don't know the basics about how to set up a speaker system. I also think a fair chunk of vinyl lovers are not what we would call "audiophiles", it's just a fun way for them to listen and connect to their music. And heck, some of the recent posts in the SBAF 'Pictures of your speaker system' thread make you scratch your head too.
        Nov 23, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        I know, just friendly poking, that's all.
        Nov 23, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    3. bixby
      bixby
      Elac Uni-Fi B5-How this got hyped is beyond me. Guttenberg (shame), have these reviewers not heard anything but small analytical toys?
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      3. monacelli
        monacelli
        I almost think ~$600 is no man’s land for bookshelf speakers. Maybe DIY is a better option in the under $1200 realm.
        Nov 17, 2020
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      4. bixby
        bixby
        @rlow- My single driver DIYs that have been heavily EQ'd for my main setup. Was going to sell them but cannot find anything to replace them. My older SP Tech monitors were also great. For a desk, the PSB Alphas are very good.
        Nov 17, 2020
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      5. rlow
        rlow
        Funny I was going to ask if you’ve heard the Alpha’s. The new ones are well reviewed and ASR panned them, so they must be decent ;-)
        Nov 17, 2020
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    4. bixby
      bixby
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        YAY! Let's take the worst connector and make it even worse.
        Nov 5, 2020
        Vtory, Soups, fraggler and 2 others like this.
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        It's like everyone forgot that mini-XLRs have existed for years. First the RSA connector, then the 2.5 and 3.5 trrses, then Pentaconn, now this.
        Nov 5, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Yes, it is a product with no need whatsoever. Want small and audiophool? Make TRS out of unobtainium. Audioquest probably do already.
        Nov 5, 2020
    5. bixby
      bixby
      Anxious to hear if my newly installed metal foil Vishay Dale resistors perk up my Musical Fidelity hp amp.
      1. skem
        skem
        I’ll be curious. I’ve never managed to hear the difference in resistors. I suspect it matters where they are, and in what topology, of course.
        Oct 31, 2020
      2. bixby
        bixby
        I like them better than the Dale wirewound MRA series I had been using. They are in the signal path right before the output, so def audible. Letting them burn in if that is such a thing for resistors.
        Oct 31, 2020
    6. bixby
      bixby
      More Fire- Be Safe SoCal folks
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        Mom! California be burning again!

        Least it wasn't caused by another gender reveal party.... Hopefully
        Oct 27, 2020
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Planet on fire ... so many at risk ... be safe all of you located near the front lines of climate change.
        Oct 27, 2020
    7. bixby
      bixby
      Friend helped with quick room eq, never knew how bad my phone app was til now, well it wasn't sounding right, my app sucks
      1. Cryptowolf, Thad E Ginathom and rlow like this.
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Audizr? That really smooths the first ~500 Hz. Spectroid gets me closer to REW sweeps but it still isn't great.
        Oct 21, 2020
      3. bixby
        bixby
        Audizr, but not there, it showed way more 5-8khz energy in room than was really there. I had cuts so deep, no wonder it sounded smoove, haha. My friend uses an app for iphone that is calibrated to its mic, results much better.
        Oct 21, 2020
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    8. bixby
      bixby
      New #CalWoodfire just 15+ miles to my west. Gonna be another smoky night.
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Woah! I sincerely hope the fires are contained soon and all of you remain unscathed.
        Oct 18, 2020
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        There's ANOTHER fire nearby as well. It's insane.
        Oct 18, 2020
      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Shit...stay safe everyone. Seriously.
        Oct 18, 2020
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    9. bixby
      bixby
      Colorado Fires Smoke so bad right now it smells like bbq pit in the house. Open door to garage-it smells like campfire in the garage.
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Oct 17, 2020
      4. jexby
        jexby
        and today the Calwood fire between Boulder and Lyons. cmon 2020- just end already.
        Oct 17, 2020
      5. bixby
        bixby
        I just took a drive and it is almost on the plains north of Boulder Res.
        Oct 17, 2020
    10. bixby
      bixby
      My buddy is looking for a 2nd system dac and has eyes on Hugo 2 or Qutest or Border Patrol. Anyone with experience or has one to sell?
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        People say Qutest is basically the H2 without HP amp and battery, and may actually be a bit better as pure DAC. If he doesn’t need the HP amp and portability, and considering the $ diff, I’d personally go with the Qutest among those 3 at least. The BP DAC is supposedly pretty smooth /euphonic if you really want that, but coloured as hell and fairly low-rez as far as I’ve read (+ measures like crap, if that matters)
        Oct 15, 2020
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      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Qutest is a nice DAC and is generally available for 1200 in used market. You won't go wrong with it. It's little flexible with 1 to 3v line out. Border Patrol may need careful pairing with amp due to its very high output impedence but may have that dense tone of R2R DAC.
        Oct 15, 2020
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Just when I thought I couldn’t dislike an audio company more, they go and name one of their products the “Qutest”. Friends don’t let friends buy products with a name like that.
        Oct 16, 2020
    11. bixby
      bixby
      nada
      1. rlow
        rlow
        surf?
        Oct 15, 2020
      2. bixby
        bixby
        no, thought I was typing into search box then hit enter and could not delete. edited to nada....surf, haha
        Oct 15, 2020
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    12. bixby
      bixby
      Snl: Jack White..good. Bill Burr ..great who is this guy . not bill barr haha?
    13. bixby
      bixby
      Are all the channels bumping up the volume of the fake fan noise on NFL or is it just me with my old school stereo TV setup?
      1. jexby
        jexby
        it’s bad on all channels and tvs. there’s no way real jets fans ever sound that loud.
        Oct 2, 2020
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        What is a Jets fan? Some kind of airplane part?
        Oct 2, 2020
    14. bixby
      bixby
      Subway bread is not bread. First it was yoga mat ingredients, now Irish supreme ct. say it is not bread. Who eats this stuff?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        @DigMe HOLY SHIT I completely set myself up for that one, haha. Good catch XD
        Oct 1, 2020
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        :D
        Oct 1, 2020
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I always thought Subway bread had a weird distinct taste. I guess it was the yoga mat ingredient, which I never knew about.
        Oct 2, 2020
    15. bixby
      bixby
      Sarah McLachlan singing Canadian National Anthem. Reminder to fire up some of her tunes this weekend. Or watch the puck.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Oh, Canada.
        Sep 26, 2020
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Wasn't a bad anthem until they made it gender neutral, uuuuugh.
        Sep 26, 2020
    16. bixby
      bixby
      RIP- RBG Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Going to be crazy. I perfer a Conservative court but I hate how toxic it is. There's people shooting fireworks because of her death where I'm at in celebration. Sad.
        Sep 18, 2020
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        We're all going to be Kentucky fried.
        Sep 18, 2020
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I visited both Kentucky and Scotland last night in her honor. I will deeply miss her contributions to jurisprudence.
        Sep 20, 2020
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    17. bixby
      bixby
      Welcome home Bob & Doug!
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    18. bixby
      bixby
      Can someone wake me up when Unisoon is offered on the Modi Multipass? :)
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Mul-tee-pass
        Jul 28, 2020
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    19. bixby
      bixby
      Pssst- Those Pass/First Watt Monoblocks are going to be sold. I loved the sound, returned them to the builder today. Interested? PM me.
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    20. bixby
      bixby
      RIP John Lewis
      1. porkosphere, DigMe, SeanT and 12 others like this.
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    Dec 1, 1900 (Age: 119)
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    Northern Colorado