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Alright, I'm just going to say it: ZMF pad system sucks. I can't believe I have not ripped one yet putting it on/off... Jun 10, 2024

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    1. crenca
      crenca
      Alright, I'm just going to say it: ZMF pad system sucks. I can't believe I have not ripped one yet putting it on/off...
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      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        It's a slight pain on the normal ZMF but I've gotten used to it. The Bokeh though; you'll need to use a surgical bot to put on those pads if you somehow take one off. I don't have the dexterity and my wife was throwing expletives had me laughing while she tried to put them on. I got a, "Don't you dare take them off!" after she was successful.
        Jun 11, 2024
        ckhirnigs and crenca like this.
      4. ckhirnigs
        ckhirnigs
        Like anything, you get better with practice. I don’t have issues rolling ZMF pads anymore, though it was nerve-wracking at first.

        Another thing to remember is ZMF sonically matches each pair of pads, so it’s best to keep purchased pad sets together versus just putting any two pads of the same variety together. Before the ZMF pouches were released, I just kept my various pad sets in labeled zip lock bags.
        Jun 11, 2024
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      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        The ZMF system makes quick-switching harder, but the plastic peg-type systems cause me anxiety. I worry about snapping them.
        Jun 14, 2024
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    3. crenca
      crenca
      Auteur vs Universe pads for Atrium open - what do you say?
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      2. jnak00
        jnak00
        I’ve been using Caldera ultra perforated in lambskin. They’ve been on for about six months, so I can’t even remember how they’re different, but I never took them off so must like them. I also liked Auteur and Universe, don’t like BE2.
        Jun 3, 2024
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      3. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Auteur x10000
        Jun 4, 2024
        Fenris and crenca like this.
      4. rott
        rott
        I find Zach/ZMF's recommended pads for each headphone match my taste, so Universe for me.
        Jun 4, 2024
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    4. crenca
      crenca
      Plugged in the loaner Supernaut and I have a hum (similiar to mains but not exactlly) on the left channel, and I think some DC as well...
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Guess like you can't nut tonight Sorry for your loss.
        May 28, 2024
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        I had the hum on one channel when I had it while using efficient headphones. However, I'm old school and tend not to care about stuff like that.
        May 28, 2024
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        Ok, I have another rectifier on order so we will see if that's the source in 2 days or so. I will just listen in the mean time ;)
        May 28, 2024
    5. crenca
      crenca
      Install HQPlayer Client on your tablet and see if you can make heads or tails of it...go ahead, I dare you
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I have a life, I’m good
        May 12, 2024
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      3. Justin S
        Justin S
        I use a screen share to my workstation so I can change settings in HQplayer. It's easier. I have a minimalist Nordic mind, and I still don't get the client software :-)
        May 13, 2024
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      4. zottel
        zottel
        I’m using HQPlayer Client for exactly this use case. I don’t even remember putting in the IP, I guess it would take some time to configure it correctly again. :)
        But, once set up, it works, at least as long as you don’t restart HQPlayer (Embedded, in my case), you’ll have to restart the Client then, too. :o) (On an iPad, at least.)
        May 13, 2024
    6. crenca
      crenca
      The latest Lyr (Lyr+ I think it is called) does not get enough love
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      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        That's what I have been saying, but no one believes me.
        May 10, 2024
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      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Agreed. The current Lyr is a killer sounding amp and very respectable preamp
        May 10, 2024
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      5. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        I hear Lyr3 as an amp that disciplines unruly headphones, which raises the question of why you want an unruly headphone in the first place. I wonder if people just don't see that as the most logical path to system synergy.
        May 10, 2024
    7. crenca
      crenca
      Just spent the last 2 hours going through various drawers & bins looking for a doodad to connect the thingamajigger to the computer...
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        "doodad to connect the thingamajigger to the computer" DUDE!! I've got one of those! you can borrow it from me, srsly.
        Apr 25, 2024
        crenca and joch like this.
      4. joch
        joch
        From my experience, you’ll only find stuff only when you’re not searching for it.
        Apr 25, 2024
        Qildail and crenca like this.
      5. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        My problem is I can't find the exact doodad, so I wind up stacking several different doodads until I eventually get the combination that I need.
        Apr 25, 2024
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    8. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone know if an updated (v 2.0) Verite is in the works? I know some follow HF product pages and what not
      1. crenca
        crenca
        Loved the technical qualities of v1, a different FR would be intriguing…
        Apr 23, 2024
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        As far as I know, no. If this is in the works though, I don't think I'd be sending mine in for the update unless technicalities improved and it moved in a direction I enjoyed
        Apr 24, 2024
    9. crenca
      crenca
      bit of smoke from a house couple of doors down. 4 firetrucks showed up, though the last one turned around pretty quick
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      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Christ, I hope you and yours all stay safe and sound. I hope it doesn't spread; poor people. Thinking of you.
        Apr 19, 2024
        joch, zottel, crenca and 1 other person like this.
      3. crenca
        crenca
        well, several flare ups later they might have it under control now. It started slowly, the owner was able to tell my neighbor she accidently left the gas grill on after cooking last night - she admitted she had it pushed up against the house! House is a total loss, even though the walls are still mostly standing. I will have signifcant smoke stench in the house...
        Apr 19, 2024
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Dreadful. I guess that is what domestic fires are about: one simple mistake. And all is lost. What the flames don't destroy, the water does.

        I'm very sorry for them, and for the poor woman who has to remember a not-turned-off gas grill for ever.

        Glad you are ok.
        Apr 19, 2024
        atomicbob, Qildail, crenca and 3 others like this.
    10. crenca
      crenca
      After looking at streaming prices for Dune 2 on Prime, thought I would stop by Walmart & just get Blu-ray...no soup for me until 23rd...
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Blu-ray sales are actually going up again because people are fed up with streaming companies
        Apr 18, 2024
        Grattle, Qildail and crenca like this.
      4. wbass
        wbass
        Lisan al Gaib!
        Apr 18, 2024
        HouseOfTheEd and crenca like this.
      5. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I considered renting Dune 2 for the $20 but decided to buy an IMAX ticket instead for basically the same price. It was a good decision even though I had to pee through the second half of the viewing.
        Apr 21, 2024
    11. crenca
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      3. Slade01
        Slade01
        yo - thanks for reminding me about this. i completely forgot to do this. let's get that....15 bucks! lets gooooo...
        Apr 14, 2024
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        That is enough for a new CD, so totally worth it
        Apr 15, 2024
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Jokes on you, I never gave Verizon money for their overpriced plans.
        Apr 15, 2024
    12. crenca
      crenca
      Holo Cyan 2 arrived today a day early. Sorry, there will be no unboxing video...y'all will just have to live with the disappointment
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Not sure how it sounds compared to the Spring 2... but I would have sold you the Spring 2 if you wanted it.
        Apr 6, 2024
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Apr 6, 2024
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        u2original4me
        Apr 7, 2024
    13. crenca
      crenca
      Why does the Frito-Lay company think they can slip me a Mickey?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        A Mickey Finn?
        Apr 2, 2024
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Why you are being fat in the first place?
        Apr 2, 2024
      4. crenca
        crenca
        They're not for my fat ass, they're for the children....my God the children...
        Apr 2, 2024
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Mar 18, 2024
      3. crenca
        crenca
        I admit I want Roon on my DAP's for in house use (my most common use location), so I want Android. I agree, tube DAP's seem a stretch, about as weird as that new quarter with a goofy looking George Washington looking the wrong way...
        Mar 18, 2024
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Nutubes work nicely in DAPs, but with the tubes in this, it seems like such a waste of time and money.
        Mar 18, 2024
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    15. crenca
      crenca
      My HS freshman daughter kicked butt at the state swim finals this weekend, competing effectively against the juniors/seniors...
      1. crenca
        crenca
        Mar 12, 2024
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    16. crenca
      crenca
      I have a hankering to try a new source, so I just ordered a Holo Cyan 2 (the entry level DAC)
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Leave it in the cardboard box it comes in
        Feb 21, 2024
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      3. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Anticipating your impressions! Curious as to how it stacks up vs. the usual suspects. Also want to know how the auto source switching behaves. No manual selection is a major WTF. Especially if it auto selects away from what you are listening to because something else got turned on.
        Feb 21, 2024
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        No real info as to how that auto switching behaves, and I even pushed all the way through that HF thread :( I suspect I will try I2S & USB, choose whichever sounds best and just leave it so I don't *think* it will be an issue for me.
        Feb 21, 2024
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    17. crenca
      crenca
      @yotacowboy & I ask: Are ROHM based DAC's worth investigating?
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      3. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        It looks like the iBasso DC Elite and DX320 are ROHM based. I think @jexby and a few others here have some experience with the iBasso DC Elite
        Feb 20, 2024
      4. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        I've been curious about these, but the BD34301EKV is a really, really expensive part, the most expensive of all the audio DACs I thought to check on Mouser by a good margin. I figure that limits a lot of manufacturer enthusiasm.
        Feb 20, 2024
      5. JK47
        JK47
        Feb 20, 2024
    18. crenca
      crenca
      I put the full mesh on my atrium and I am liking it... Apparently I did not spend enough time with this when I first got the headphones
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        I need to order 1 (or perhaps 8 ;)) extra sets before I start mangling but your right, some modding is the prescription
        Feb 18, 2024
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        You could also try putting some masking tape over some holes on the stock Atrium mesh. Won't be perfect but might give you an idea of what you'd want to do and it wouldn't be permanent
        Feb 18, 2024
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      5. ilikebananafudge_
        ilikebananafudge_
        I cut a small hole in the center of the solid mesh and I've enjoyed it. I definitely liked it more than the solid mesh with no hole.
        Feb 18, 2024
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    19. crenca
      crenca
      I understand SF public schools are going to teach algebra again. Is this not what fascism looks like?!
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        In no small part to dissident social phychs like Jordan Peterson ( love them or hate them). IQ is very predictive, that's just a reality
        Feb 17, 2024
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        It’s “the return of the repressed.”
        Feb 17, 2024
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      5. Case
        Case
        I think algebra is the least of children's problems today.
        Feb 18, 2024
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    20. crenca
      crenca
      Heee'ssss Baaacckkkkkk....well, after more than a year I thought I would say HI! :)
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        On the dl, most are rocking FMC to their streamers. Outside of that some are modding a few “vintage” fpga dacs from 2011
        Feb 2, 2024
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Happy to see you back!!
        Feb 2, 2024
        Lyander likes this.
      5. YMO
        YMO
        I can wait to have our 1:1 shirtless videos @crenca with other real men on the forums.
        Feb 2, 2024
        Gazny likes this.
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