Cellist88
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Cellist88

Afraid someone will shit on his opinions, Male, 29, from NJ

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I've become a schiit believer. 201 out of 201 upgrade queue though. Ouch Jul 31, 2018

    1. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      I've become a schiit believer. 201 out of 201 upgrade queue though. Ouch
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        My Bimby upgrade is sitting at 152 of 179. It has only dropped about 35 in about 3 weeks time. At this rate, mine will be done around November/December. That is like a 6 month turnaround. Might be faster to buy used MB and then sell the 4490. I mean I am glad these are upgradeable, but man!
        Aug 1, 2018
      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Aug 1, 2018
      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Lol I moved from 179 to 178 LOL. gonna be a while.
        Aug 1, 2018
    2. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      let the yggy warmup commence.
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    3. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      zx2 vs zx300.....really tough shootout between them.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        ZX2 has better timbre with the andromedas with more grip and punch, but after coming from the zx300, I am missing some clarity in the treble and sometimes wish for more air and clearer seperation. ZX2 hisses noticeably more than zx300. Its a romantic listen though and it has better decay which allows you to feel better nuances. trade offs between the two.
        Jul 22, 2018
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        That's a great help, been eyeing a proper DAP (my first non-budget one) as a potential upgrade after I get a decent amp. Thanks @Cellist88!
        Jul 22, 2018
      5. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        Thank you for the write-up! That should cure my curiosity for a while. My friend who has ZX2 bailed on me so I haven't really got a chance to really compare ZX300 and ZX2 together, which was disappointing. Was so looking forward to that too. ;(
        Jul 28, 2018
    4. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Revisiting empire strikes back feels good.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        tbh that line felt a little rushed when rewatching. But vader was ruthless...something i will never feel wtih kylo ren's tantrums.
        Jul 14, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        The Emporer mwas a much more effective with lord than Snoke. Kylo Ten has own internal battles and confidence he is dealing with. Not fully developed.
        Jul 14, 2018
      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        the emperor hate speech is masterful. I mean he is such a taunter lol.
        Jul 14, 2018
    5. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Gsw is so stacked :(
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Jul 3, 2018
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      3. Erikdayo
        Erikdayo
        Well. They did almost lose in the Western Conference Finals so I'd say there's a decent chance they're still not 'invincible' by any means. But will any Eastern Conference team be strong enough to challenge them in the Finals? Maybe not.
        Jul 3, 2018
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        @atomicbob , German Stampede Wrestling! Thank you for the laugh!
        Jul 3, 2018
    6. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Damn....studio monitors sounding back to normal. Was worried about their sound after being off for 2 weeks.
    7. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      ALL might! Been a while since I've felt such feels in an anime. Watch boku no hero academia season 3 episode 11. United States of SMASH!
      1. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        The hype train for BNHA is frickin unstoppable. Has to be one of my fave shonen series in recent memory
        Jun 20, 2018
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      2. direstraitsfan98
        direstraitsfan98
        Is dragon maid any good?
        Jun 20, 2018
      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @direstraitsfan98 if you're into 3gatsu no Lion but want more tropes and moe then I'd say so.
        Jun 20, 2018
    8. debuna
      debuna
      hy do you still have the md plus? wana sell?
    9. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      All these references to Norse mythology in God of War 4 has me thinking of Schiit at all times Lol.
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    10. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Megalo Box looking good!
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Great to hear! Have it queued up for next week when school calms down a bit. Looks like a nice mix of Hajime no Ippo and Texhnolyze in the trailer, is that accurate? :))
        Apr 5, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        pretty much, but it also has some elements of cowboy bebop and samurai champloo in it...one of elements being musical style.
        Apr 6, 2018
      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        That's basically a "must-see" for me then. Agh, this term can't end soon enough. Thanks for reminding me this was a thing! :))
        Apr 6, 2018
    11. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Can anyone suggest good iem amp recommendations? more on the neutral/clean side would work.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I'm actually not having any problems in terms of detail retreival or upper treble performance. I guess the iem is slightly laid back here, but nothing is missing. The soekris amp isn't bad, but its very dry like I'm in a dead treated room for studio work instead of a hall. I felt this way with the Focal Clears as well when compared to the Go2a and wm1a. Go2a is on loan and the Zx300a is still on the way.
        Feb 28, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        From your recs, I think the Glacier would be the best fit! Will go try to find some used ones. If not, I think I might settle for an vorzuge pure or alo Rx. Thanks for the recommendations!
        Feb 28, 2018
      4. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        I liked the Grace m9xx with my EE Spartan. Not really portable, but strap a small Anker to it and you've got a pretty nice ultra transportable rig.
        Mar 1, 2018
    12. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Empire Ears Phantom is here. Initial thoughts are...its pretty darn good.
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Just running on soekris....Go2a is on loan to a friend, zx300a will arrive from joybuy in a week or 2. I also got an additional 4.4 balanced cable so you can try it with your wm1a. I'll give a few days, then I'll be happy to let you take it for a few days. If you have any spiral dots, that would be nice to use...I ordered some but they'll be here next week. Spinfits sound a bit diffuse and complys a bit too warm.
        Feb 22, 2018
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      4. brencho
        brencho
        Wow that's fantastic, should give us a good idea from different sources. I believe I do have spiral dots as well.
        Feb 22, 2018
      5. jowls
        jowls
        Oh shit, my orbitofrontal cortex is lighting up...
        Feb 22, 2018
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    13. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Is there such a thing as too huge of a soundstage?
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      3. 9suns
        9suns
        Poorly set up omni-directional speakers
        Feb 21, 2018
      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        EC tube amps make soundstage larger than it needs to be without the drawbacks. Dac filters which attempt to gain soundstage size will give at some other areas. HD800 soundstage is not too large, it's just diffuse and too open (meaning the high freq contribution to soundstage is out of proportion).
        Feb 21, 2018
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      5. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Yeah last time I heard an HD800 was through an EC amp. My AF makes even the Clear sound open and wide. I think that’s why I generally disagree with people saying the Focal headphones have small headstages.
        Feb 21, 2018
    14. Cellist88
      Cellist88
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Before it's gone, I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on the Clear's pairing with the Soekris amp. :) Might be my next upgrade...
        Feb 15, 2018
    15. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      So far the ECP T3 is a disappointment. I hope I'm doing something wrong.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        @cskippy i specifically got the t3 because of the low OI....not an IO problem. @Cspirou Its a maxed out one.I'm currently using 6072 GE 5-star black plated tubes. the amp came, but amazon failed to deliver my allen key , so I have to wait until tomorrow to tube roll. others are stock EH, psvane, or the TAD. it sounds good, but I don't see much of an improvement over the soekris amp to merit a purchase.
        Feb 1, 2018
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Lol problem fixed.....I just have to have more gain on the torpedo. I was listening on low gain less than 9 o clock....leading to no headroom....lowered the soekris output and upped the torpedo volume. Sounds great now!
        Feb 1, 2018
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      4. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Today I learned...that using a new, clean power cable can make an audible difference...sigh
        Feb 2, 2018
    16. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Sigh I hope the T3 make the Clears sing...EVE monitors still sound much better. Maybe the Clears will go and i will upgrade to 3-way EVEs.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        speakers pretty much >>> headphones. but the T3 should be a great match for the Clear man.
        Jan 29, 2018
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        First time I heard the Clears, I thought about how they’d be a good match with the T3.
        Jan 29, 2018
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    17. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      lol focal clear professionals ><
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      2. 9suns
        9suns
        Those red pads look like something from an 80s brothel
        Jan 25, 2018
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Why make them?
        Jan 25, 2018
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      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I think this is good news, because Thomann will sell these with 3 year warrenty.
        Jan 25, 2018
    18. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Clear in the house! Want to get a better amp, but gonna wait until march to see what's coming.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        nice man. hmu with some sweet listening impressions bro.
        Jan 18, 2018
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    19. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Are the GO2A/GO2Pro still the best portable dac/amp unit? Would be open to alternative suggestions outside the mojo.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        The ZX300 acts as an external DAC and amp... Last I heard the WM1A/Z didn't do that
        Jan 15, 2018
      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        true, but the dac function isn't fully synced and has delay right? ZX300 would be ideal if that was solved.
        Jan 15, 2018
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Works great for music, not so great for vids, unless they bring a new firmware to fix it or you tinker with your vid players audio delay.
        Jan 15, 2018
    20. Cellist88
      Cellist88
      Gotta remember to just enjoy the music instead of being consumed by upgraditis. No qualms with WM1A fw 2.0 + Andro. Sounds delightful.
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Oct 18, 1988 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    NJ
    Occupation:
    Cellist
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    Portable-Sony ZX2 - CA Andromeda

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