ChaChaRealSmooth
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ChaChaRealSmooth

SBAF Gearmaster, Male, from La Mirada, CA

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The best upgrade to my system? Scotch. Sep 18, 2020 at 12:08 AM

ChaChaRealSmooth was last seen:
Sep 18, 2020 at 11:19 PM
    1. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Geneva Auto Show cancelled, Corona beer isn't selling, who's/what's next?
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I'm not out hunting for masks and stockpiling, but I do think this is something to be concerned about.
        Feb 29, 2020
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        APS conference has been cancelled
        Mar 1, 2020
      4. netforce
        netforce
        My mom called me Friday asking if I could hit up Costco near work to pick up toilet paper. She said the Costco near her was all sold out.

        I get to Costco and all their Kirkland was sold out, just some Charmin rolls left. Waiting in line in the pharmacy, lady cuts in line to ask if they have facemasks which they obviously don't.
        Mar 2, 2020
    2. Claud
      Claud
      Congrats, Cha Cha you have reached a happy place. Other than a custom cable or not, there is no reason to lust after an upgrade.
      1. famish99
        famish99
        @Claud you can comment on a profile post without having to create a new post.
        Feb 27, 2020
    3. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Can't say it's for everyone, but I love my headphone rig. Still going to proactively do loaners, but not actively chasing.
      1. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Yep it's nice to stop the chase and just enjoy music. Both my headphone and speaker setups are done. Though i'm going down the mobile rabbit hole now so ehm hmm fuck...
        Feb 27, 2020
      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I kinda like your headphone rig too.
        Feb 27, 2020
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Chase as in chasing the dragon? (first proper headphone experience, not heroin)
        Feb 27, 2020
    4. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      I always feel reluctant to go exercise until I actually get off my ass to go.
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Side note, but it's also fun to hear how "slow" music sounds when you're working out. I know why this happens, but it still makes me chuckle.
        Feb 24, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "I always feel reluctant to go exercise until I actually get off my ass to go"

        I feel the same about going for a piss.
        Feb 25, 2020
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      5. pure5152
        pure5152
        I feel this quote from "goodbye, things" is relevant here: "It's not the act itself but the decision to act that takes time ... the more you do it, the less time it will take to decide, and the easier it will be."
        Feb 25, 2020
    5. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Saw the C8 Corvette in-person, really not sure if I'm a fan. Personally I think the C7 looks much better.
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      2. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        I guess I'm the outlier here then because I love the new Vette. I've seen a few in person living just south of GM headquarters, and I thought they killed it with the design. I believe the inevitable ZR1 version will be a true super car. And this from a former paint and body man at an automotive restorer that specialized in Corvette frame off restorations, so I've had my hands on every generation up to the C5.
        Feb 20, 2020
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        @JK47 50's and 60's in general are gorgeous, and being in SoCal gives special appeal to a 70's Stingray.
        Feb 20, 2020
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      4. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        @BillOhio I'd love to have a 1970 with the LS7 454. 460+hp with a 4sp trans. The early 70's Vettes were beautiful. The late 70's and early 80's not so much for me. And anything with crossfire injection I'll avoid like the plague, lol.
        Feb 20, 2020
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    6. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Nice to know that I can always count on the HD650 to bring me back to Earth.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        "Gravity, get the hell away from me" by John Mayer. Good song...
        Feb 12, 2020
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    7. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      You know your fart is terrible when you can't stand it yourself. WTF did I eat?!
      1. Deep Funk, Claud, tommytakis and 3 others like this.
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        In "Paisley Goes With Nothing," longtime fashion editor Hal Rubinstein mentions that one of the advantages of living alone is: farting and not pretending it wasn't you.
        Feb 8, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Was the dog whining and scratching at the door to get out?

        Is your fart worse than your dog's fart of Sept 21st 2109 (The Great ChaChaRealSmooth Doggo Fart)?
        Feb 9, 2020
      5. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Not quite that bad, but not pleasant.
        Feb 9, 2020
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    8. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Resorted to using a blue light filter on my screen rather than glasses. Can't stand the broken seal/discomfort on some headphones.
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      2. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        I've had to stretch all of the headphones that I have owned due to this issue. And anyways, I still need my glasses because I can't just put blue light filter on all of the screens I look at. Sigh...
        Feb 4, 2020
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    9. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Using my audiophile system to play Subnautica makes it about 50x scarier. Never noticed the subbass rumbles on my small pc speakers.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        I have never played Subnautica because I am TERRIFIED of deep sea stuff, but I do enjoy watching other people go through that particular horror show.

        And yes big bass does make it worse lol. Good luck.
        Feb 1, 2020
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      2. obsiCO
        obsiCO
        I don't care what anybody says, Subnautica is easily the scariest horror game ever.
        Feb 2, 2020
        ChaChaRealSmooth and Lyander like this.
      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I kind of suck because I want to scan stuff regardless of my health.
        Feb 2, 2020
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    10. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      An orbital buffer is the best purchase I ever made for car care. 100x easier to polish and wax compared to doing it by hand.
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Doing some 1AM car care?
        Jan 29, 2020
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        ...doesn't everyone?
        Jan 29, 2020
        Superexchanger and LetMeBeFrank like this.
      3. fp627
        fp627
        2nd bucket and grit guard was the biggest for me. No more swirls and scratches.
        Jan 29, 2020
        Kolohe likes this.
    11. rlow
      rlow
      You should put a pic of the DCA A2C after the first paragraph of your impressions so it’ll make a good homepage article. Nice impressions btw.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Probably not a bad idea, but as is I already packed it away lol. Perhaps I'll pull something from the internet.
        Jan 28, 2020
    12. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      I will never forget meeting and playing basketball with Kobe Bryant. RIP Mamba, you remain an inspiration to me.
      1. Jinxy245, Jerry, Don Miller and 8 others like this.
    13. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      You know the Golden Schlong is a great award when even my non-audio friends laugh and appreciate it for what it is. Stroke of genius.
      1. Bill-P, Deep Funk, Jinxy245 and 2 others like this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Appreciate that cheeky little joke at the end, though I have to admit I didn't see it coming.
        Jan 23, 2020
        ChaChaRealSmooth and cskippy like this.
      3. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        "Stroke"... okay, I think I'll stop there. :)
        Jan 23, 2020
        Lyander and ChaChaRealSmooth like this.
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I'm pleased all of you read this and thought with your heads.
        Jan 23, 2020
    14. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Back home, and back to the grind of regular life. I'm blessed to have such good friends.
      1. Wilson, Jinxy245, Elnrik and 2 others like this.
    15. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      What took me so long to take a trip to see friends? Lesson learned. Having a blast away from home.
      1. hikergrl, Jinxy245 and Deep Funk like this.
    16. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      If no one hears from me again, I went snowboarding and died. At least I enjoyed myself beforehand.
      1. hikergrl, Syzygy, Jinxy245 and 7 others like this.
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      3. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        OK I call dibs on his Starlett then
        Jan 14, 2020
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I'm okay with @insidious meme and @tommytakis having dibs. If no one on the high council wants my other shit, they can be sold for SBAF war chest purposes.
        Jan 14, 2020
      5. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        "He died from being rad"
        Jan 15, 2020
        Jinxy245, Boops and Deep Funk like this.
    17. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Some of my friends and I decided to belatedly roll a d20 for initiative on 2020. Rolled a 5. See you all next year.
      1. Syzygy and PTS like this.
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Uh, maybe 1? Same group where we go out to bars and clubs and shit. None are losers; the only questionable virgin is the "raised in church" guy who is pretty naive. We just all happen to also be nerds/geeks.
        Jan 9, 2020
        Jinxy245, YMO and PTS like this.
      4. PTS
        PTS
        Nothing wrong with tabletop roleplay games if you find the right crowd. I'm currently in a group that gets drunk, eats pizza, and shit-talks the whole time.
        Jan 9, 2020
        Jinxy245, Syzygy, YMO and 4 others like this.
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        Rolled a 16. Well that just goes to show it's all bull :P
        Jan 10, 2020
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    18. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Avoided a car accident only to see one happen later. Drive safe friends.
      1. hikergrl, Syzygy, YMO and 6 others like this.
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I installed a front and rear dashcam in my car, and it has helped me be a better driver, leave more space in front and drive less aggressively.
        Jan 8, 2020
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      4. Claritas
      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I was able to give up driving, and work from home now.

        But when I do need to drive somewhere, ugh I hate traffic. And people become idiots behind the wheel.
        Jan 10, 2020
    19. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      My phone's facial recognition doesn't recognize me if I wear the Verite, but the Utopia is all dandy and fine? Uhh what?
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Blame Thomas Moore. Maybe your phone read some books...
        Jan 4, 2020
      4. zach915m
        zach915m
        Verite cloak mode.
        Jan 4, 2020
        ChaChaRealSmooth and Soups like this.
      5. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Camera is too busy admiring the wood to unlock the phone.
        Jan 4, 2020
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    20. ChaChaRealSmooth
      ChaChaRealSmooth
      Bought a new keyboard, didn't realize it had Cherry MX Speed switches (usually use red). Actually really digging it!
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Shit, well I hope that this one (K70 Mk2) stays good for a while. Surprises me that would happen; my first K70 lasted like 5 years (and just started to die).
        Jan 3, 2020
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Well mine was the first version and also the first keyboard with mx speed switches so they probably worked out the bugs since it is Cherry after all.
        Jan 3, 2020
      4. dasman66
        dasman66
        I love the speed switches... I was always partial to the Cherry Brown, but got a corsair board with speed switches at home (don't remember the model number) about 2 yrs ago with nary a problem (I did replace the keycaps with PBT and put rubber washers under the caps)
        Jan 3, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    January 8
    Location:
    La Mirada, CA
    Occupation:
    Lifeguard
    Gear List:
    Circumaural Headphones:
    AKG K7XX
    Focal Clear (stolen by family)
    Focal Utopia
    Hifiman HE-6 (LFF Code-6)
    Raal Requisite SR1a
    Sennheiser HD 599 (stolen by family)
    Sennheiser HD 600 (JAR mod)
    Sennheiser HD 6XX
    Thinksound On2
    ZMF Verite (cocobolo)

    IEMs:
    Drop x JVC HA-FDX1

    Headphone Amps:
    DNA Starlett
    EC Ultralinear
    Feliks Euforia
    Schiit Asgard 3
    Schiit Jotunheim R

    Speakers:
    Klipsch Heresy III

    Speaker Amps/Preamps:
    Feliks Euforia
    Schiit Aegir

    DACs:
    Schiit Yggdrasil GS

    Turntables:
    Audio Technica x Drop Carbon VTA w/ Audio Technica Red cart
    Still unsure why people want my opinion on gear. I don't actually know much about audio other than I like music.

    Main headphone rotation (no particular order):
    1. ZMF Verite
    2. LFF Code-6
    3. Focal Utopia
    4. Raal Requisite SR1a

    Signature

    Being gearmaster is cool until you realize all the loaners you get make you insane.