Collusion
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Collusion

Almost "Made", Male, 29, from Finland

"I came here to listen to music and f*ck bitches... and the treble glare of the Topping dac is already getting on my nerves" Jun 7, 2019

Collusion was last seen:
Jun 16, 2019 at 1:01 PM
    1. Collusion
      Collusion
      "I came here to listen to music and f*ck bitches... and the treble glare of the Topping dac is already getting on my nerves"
    2. Collusion
      Collusion
      Focal Clear's with a balanced connection from SPL Phonitor 2 are a completely different phones altogether! Wow!
    3. Collusion
      Collusion
      Eurovision semi #1 2019 ongoing. Including Australia, again. And lots of cringeworthy musical performances. Ah, the best time of the year.
      1. Priidik
        Priidik
        In school days, we were forced to do written reports on this circus.
        Have never since watched a single one.
        May 15, 2019
      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        May 16, 2019
    4. Collusion
      Collusion
      I love Bosch
      1. Wilson, JK47 and Syzygy like this.
      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        The TV series
        Apr 22, 2019
    5. Collusion
      Collusion
      DM Convert-2 -> SPL Phonitor 2 -> Focal Clear. Damn this is a fine combination. Everything sounds so balanced.
      1. dark_energy likes this.
      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        HEX's offer more romantic or "tubey" style sound. But they are less airy and a bit dark. Upper midrange is a tad recessed. Depending on the recording, timbre may be spot on with great amount of plankton, but sometimes they can sound a tad plasticky or papery too.
        Apr 10, 2019
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        Focal Clear's offer better large scale dynamics. Sometimes microdynamics feel less pronounced than on HEX's. I still feel the overall amount of detail is quite similar., though the openness/airiness of Clear's might give them a slight edge (imagined or real, I can't say yet).
        Apr 10, 2019
    6. Collusion
      Collusion
      1. BillOhio, lm4der, Ash1412 and 7 others like this.
      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        You beat me to it :))
        Apr 1, 2019
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        The answer to my question on cskippy’s post is a resounding yes >.>
        Apr 1, 2019
      4. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        Like his hair style... where can I do it? Miami?
        Apr 1, 2019
    7. Collusion
      Collusion
      Focal Clear's purchased - let's see how they compare to Hifiman Edition X...
      1. Mithrandir41 likes this.
      2. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Cool. I would like to audition Focals in the future just for fun.
        Mar 31, 2019
      3. lm4der
        lm4der
        Yeah, post your impressions, I'd be curious how they compare. I've had the Elear and the Elex, which I ended up not keeping, and now I have an Ananda (same as Edition X) incoming. So far nothing is perfect dammit...
        Mar 31, 2019
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    8. Collusion
      Collusion
      Bel Canto DAC3 - does anyone have any experience with this? Is it any good?
      1. TwoEars
        TwoEars
        It has a pretty inoffensive easy to listen to sound, it's good but it's also a pretty old design at this point. It's essentially a BurrBrown 1792 dac in nice enclosure and with good psu. If you need a dac I'd say it's a good deal around Euro 500-600. Might be a good choice for classical, jazz etc. If you like rock and edm you might be happier with a second hand Gungnir Multibit, that one has more drive.
        Mar 28, 2019
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      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        I don't really "need" a dac, but I stumbled across one very reasonably priced unit... Might as well give it a try.
        Mar 28, 2019
    9. Collusion
      Collusion
      PC/TIDAL -> DM Convert-2 -> SPL Phonitor 2 -> HifiMan Edition X V2 - This is a truly marvelous combination.
      1. Koth Ganesh likes this.
      2. Koth Ganesh
        Koth Ganesh
        Well, I don't have the HFM but the rest of the chain is top of the drawer
        Mar 25, 2019
    10. Collusion
      Collusion
      Went to a occupational health examination. Apparently my hearing is essentially perfect (0dB) except at 6kHz where there is a 20dB dip.
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I have 3dB drop at 6000Hz. Audiologist says it’s from hunting when I was younger without hearing protection. It does make the 800 an easier listen I think.
        Mar 7, 2019
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        4kHz - 6kHz dips are normal for hearing damage. I'm pretty sure I have a 5kHz dip. But 6kHz, indeed, great for HD800.
        Mar 7, 2019
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      4. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        Listening to a stock HD 800 causes a threshold shift by itself :)
        Mar 7, 2019
    11. Collusion
      Collusion
      Minimum requirements for trading with French people: [ ] Language skills [x] Patience
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      2. MrButchi
        MrButchi
        Not at all. All you need is [x] Wine [x] Gourmet food.
        Jesus... those barbarians...
        Feb 18, 2019
    12. Collusion
      Collusion
      I parted ways with my Yggdrasil A2 last week. To sooth the sorrow, I just purchased a DM Convert-2.
    13. Collusion
      Collusion
      I just won a defamation lawsuit yesterday. Now I feel like a new man. Don't let people talk trash about you on the Internet.
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      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        And like most trolls I've imagined to be like IRL, he was very, very quiet. Except for the "dindu nuffin" part.
        Jan 24, 2019
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      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        Based on the evidence, judge took whole 5 minutes to consider whether he was quilty or not.
        Jan 24, 2019
        bazelio and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      4. Hekeli
        Hekeli
        You run hollilla? Cool. :-)
        Jan 24, 2019
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    14. Collusion
      Collusion
      An opportunity has risen to trade-in my Yggdrasil A2 for a DM Convert-2... Should I do it?
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        The Convert-2 is making its rounds. Should be impressions coming in.
        Dec 28, 2018
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      4. rlow
        rlow
        Agree with @TwoEars, if at all possible you should definitely listen to both if possible. But if it’s a trade only thing, obviously a gamble...
        Dec 28, 2018
      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Convert-2 is in measurement purgatory. 3 days of measurements, 1 day of measurement system troubleshooting (scripting error) and 1 day of micro-meet listening. Convert 2 is a top flight DS dac. It won't displace my Yggdrasil A2, but that includes my preference bias.
        Dec 29, 2018
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    15. Collusion
      Collusion
      Pls someone in EU sell me a DM Convert-2.
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      2. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        If you can’t get it easily in EU, then get something else that’s also good but totally different like Prism or Lavry gear. Converters the last 2% and mostly just different after a certain point. Upgrade other stuff first like speakers and room. Hype trains are lol. A measurement mic will lead to far more improvement
        Dec 20, 2018
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        You can get a new one from thomann for 2900€ - but that's like 33% more than in the states. I *could* buy it, but I am also a cheap bastard.
        Dec 21, 2018
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      4. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        Just get something else then, especially if you haven’t heard the thing. The Convert 2, being a cut down Convert 8, is already slightly overpriced for being an endgame 2 channel d to a converter only box. Convert 8 isn’t if you need 8 channels for a little more.
        Dec 21, 2018
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    16. Collusion
      Collusion
      Will be getting a Panasonic 65" FZ800 OLED tomorrow. Excited as hell!
      1. FallingObjects, 9suns and SoupRKnowva like this.
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        @SoupRKnowva yeah, I was going to say, I didn't even know Panasonic still made TVs. I'm rocking my 42" 1080p plasma Panasonic I got on Craiglist for $100 though.
        Dec 6, 2018
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Yeah Panasonic just has the best everything that relates to picture quality. My B7 looks pretty good though, you’re right
        Dec 6, 2018
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        While the LG doesn't have the most accurate color calibration, when it's in dolby vision mode, it self calibrates to the DV color temp settings. That's one of the things that makes DV superior to HDR-10.
        Dec 6, 2018
    17. Collusion
      Collusion
      Would anyone in the EU be interested in a Yggdrasil A2?
    18. Collusion
      Collusion
      I received an Ayre Codex for home demoing. This sound like a refined RME ADI-2 DAC, but comes with a heftier price tag too...
      1. Griffon
        Griffon
        That money better be spent somewhere else. I don't feel the Codex be more versatile than the ADI 2 DAC.
        Sep 14, 2018
      2. Collusion
        Collusion
        Certainly not more versatile than the ADI, but I think it's fair to say that Codex is more engaging musically and, well, has a 'sweeter' presentation. Now I really have to think about keeping this...
        Sep 18, 2018
    19. Collusion
      Collusion
      SPL Phonitor 2 will arrive tomorrow. How I'm supposed to sleep tonight?
    20. Collusion
      Collusion
      Just received my Yggdrasil A2. My employer sent me home to hook it up, so he can come to listen to it later today. Do I have a cool boss or not?
      1. Imraan, obsiCO, rlow and 13 others like this.
      2. TwoEars
        TwoEars
        It's supposed to sound better with prolonged warm-up time though, like a week or so. Lol. It's the kind of DAC that likes to be on all the time.
        Jul 18, 2018
      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        I'm not going to turn off anything that turns me on like this.
        Jul 18, 2018
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      4. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        Can I send him my resumé?
        Jul 18, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 7, 1989 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    Finland
    Occupation:
    Electrical engineer
    Gear List:
    Current setup:

    Amps:
    SPL Phonitor 2
    Palmer Monicon
    Rega Elex-R (waiting for a pair of passive speakers)

    Dacs:
    Dangerous Music Convert-2

    Speakers:
    Genelec G Three B
    Genelec 8030b
    Genelec 1032a
    Genelec 6010b

    Headphones:
    Focal Clear
    AKG K702

    Past devices:
    Schiit Modi Multibit (gen 1)
    Schiit Yggdrasil Analog 2
    Chord Hugo 2
    Schiit Jotunheim
    RME ADI-2 DAC
    MSB Signature DAC IV Plus
    NAD M51
    Soekris dac1541
    Chord Hugo
    Chord Mojo
    Marantz HD-DAC1
    Anthem Statement D2v 3D
    Marantz AV8801
    Marantz AV7005