cskippy
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cskippy

Creamy warmpoo, Male, 29, from Tempe, Arizona

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I think I'm done. Nov 27, 2018

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    1. cskippy
      cskippy
      I think I'm done.
      1. Jinxy245 and DigMe like this.
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Did you snag that Bryston first?
        Nov 27, 2018
      4. Mr.Sneis
        Mr.Sneis
        You are not done until we say you are done. When you become a PA it will just fuel more purchase ;)
        Nov 27, 2018
      5. Priidik
        Priidik
        You'll be back sweating in speaker or tt threads in no time!
        Nov 27, 2018
        Xecuter and cskippy like this.
    2. cskippy
      cskippy
      Who's not buying anything on Black Friday?
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Hahaha! It was on a table that was 50% off at Wal-Mart. Place was a retail war-zone.
        Nov 23, 2018
        Audiophile and Biodegraded like this.
      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I would have to steal it.
        Nov 23, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm not buying because I'm not in America. Wish I was: I'd go wild.

        Here in India, "50% off" is deducted from twice the original price. Or, at least, on 50% of items it is.
        Nov 24, 2018
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    3. cskippy
      1. LetMeBeFrank, 9suns, Lyer25 and 3 others like this.
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      3. cskippy
        cskippy
        not as bad as Yggdrasil A2 to my ears. It's just dynamic and clear. This is in direct comparison to Aficionado. YMMV of course.
        Oct 30, 2018
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      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Hmmm...somewhat counter to Marv's impressions. Just saw they actually sell these here in S.A. so at least this is something I can get ears on.
        Oct 30, 2018
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      5. 9suns
        9suns
        SR-007 MK1 <3
        Oct 30, 2018
    4. cskippy
      cskippy
      Well this was unexpected...joining #teamSTAX
      1. FlySweep, Azimuth, songmic and 9 others like this.
      2. zachchen1996
        zachchen1996
        SR-009S? :)
        Oct 26, 2018
      3. cskippy
        cskippy
        Not sure yet. I have a KGSSHV coming Monday. Friend is letting me borrow his 007A to test the amp.
        Oct 26, 2018
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      4. songmic
        songmic
        Welcome to the club, I also recently got a Carbon and 007A. The latest 007MK2/A is supposedly better than 009(S).
        Oct 27, 2018
    5. cskippy
      cskippy
      Full circle: Back to Pro Audio Land! - a tale of self discovery by cskippy
      1. Erikdayo, A1Gear, Jinxy245 and 2 others like this.
      2. JK47
        JK47
        Do tell
        Sep 24, 2018
        LetMeBeFrank and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      3. famish99
        famish99
        I too am curious what set off this desire to go back.
        Sep 24, 2018
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        ^ ADHD. I suffer from it too. Oops
        Sep 25, 2018
    6. cskippy
      cskippy
      @purr1n I know Craig uses a HD600 for tuning his amps but what does he use as his source?
      1. BillOhio and A1Gear like this.
      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        Probably a Denon CD player. At least that’s my guess.
        Sep 21, 2018
        ultrabike, brencho and JK47 like this.
      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        Sep 22, 2018
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    7. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      So how does the HE-500 compare to Verum? I'd been thinking about jumping on the Verum campaign but didn't want it to feel sonically redundant amongst my other planars.
      1. cskippy
        cskippy
        It depends on how you have HE-500 configured. I really like HE-500 stock but with Dekoni TH-900 Series Fenestrated Sheepskin pads. This is a very neutral sound. Verum, with the pads I preferred was a little more laid back. They are both very competent headphones. I'm not sure Verum would be an upgrade though.
        Sep 20, 2018
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I wasn't expecting an upgrade by any means, just a different flavor. But thanks for your impressions!
        Sep 20, 2018
      3. cskippy
        cskippy
        Verum 1 will be less v-shaped compared to HE-500 with stock pads, tighter bass and more natural timbre.
        Sep 21, 2018
    8. cskippy
      cskippy
      Hearing is fine...that was a scare though. Loud SPL can damage hearing regardless of frequency.
      1. Erikdayo, Lyer25, Riotvan and 10 others like this.
    9. cskippy
      cskippy
      Thought it was my S5, turns out it's my hearing...great...
      1. Soups
        Soups
        sorry man! hope building a custom RV and retiring to life on the road isn't next. ;) often appreciated your ear for gear.
        Jul 31, 2018
        Elnrik, Lyer25, Jinxy245 and 3 others like this.
      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Take a break? My ears get fucked sometimes whenever I have a busy day out and about and go for music after. What are you experiencing, exactly? :/
        Jul 31, 2018
    10. cskippy
      cskippy
      Galaxy S5 just doesn't cut it after hearing Multibit or even NOS. Might consider the M0 and stream via BT.
      1. Gofspar
        Gofspar
        LG V35? has a Sabre implementation with multiple filters, good phone.
        Jul 31, 2018
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    11. cskippy
      cskippy
      OLED is amazing!
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      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @cskippy nice! What games do you have on the back burner? Been wanting to pick up a PS4 (non-Pro) for my JRPGs, haha.
        Jun 17, 2018
      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        A lot of the exclusives like Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War, etc.
        Jun 17, 2018
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      5. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        No idea about Uncharted, but aaaargh GoW alone will be worth it. Happy gaming, BOY! :))
        Jun 17, 2018
    12. cskippy
      cskippy
      To whomever posted London Grammar, in one of the threads, thank you. Truth Is a Beautiful Thing is just phenomenal!
      1. Mystic, ufospls2 and Lyer25 like this.
      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Doubling the sentiment. Someone posted their cover of Bittersweet Symphony about a year or so ago and I've been a massive fan since. Truth is a Beautiful Thing is one of my current faves!
        Jun 12, 2018
      3. Xecuter
        Xecuter
        It is a terrible shame the first album was recorded so terribly. 'Hey now' is probably the most obvious example.
        Jun 12, 2018
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      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        I started listening to them a few months ago. Truth is a Beautiful Thing is in my regular rotation now.
        Jun 12, 2018
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    13. James Whiting
      James Whiting
      Been burning them in. They are very good at this point. But yeah there is a mid-range consistency and coherence with modded 650's that is a hint more correct and slightly more open! But the staging, sense of ease, focus and frequency extremes is already noticeably better! Been running Auteur pads only at this point! Still going to keep my 650's. Will post picture on Auteur thread!
      1. cskippy likes this.
    14. James Whiting
      James Whiting
      The Auteurs finally arrived....start listening tommorrow!
      1. cskippy
        cskippy
        Congrats! I think you'll appreciate what they bring over the HD650 as a whole, although HD650 midrange is still tough to beat.
        May 17, 2018
    15. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      Did you ever get a chance to hear any ZMF pads on the HE-6 aside from the perforated ori's and suedes you posted measurements for a few months ago?
      1. cskippy
        cskippy
        I have not. I might be getting an Atticus with Suedes to try and will ask for the new Auteur non perfated pads to try. I'll need to borrow my buddies HE-6 again though, so no promises.
        May 2, 2018
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    16. cskippy
      cskippy
      Finally living in Utopia!
      1. TRex, Don Miller, A1Gear and 7 others like this.
      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I envy you man...:)
        Jan 23, 2018
      3. cskippy
        cskippy
        I'm sure it's only temporary hahahahaha
        Jan 23, 2018
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    17. A1Gear
      A1Gear
      I see you own the Code X6 (modded by @LFF) w/ Hardwired BTG cables. Do you know if (those specific) Hardwired cables are a requirement, for Luis, to properly Mod the HE-6's? I also own Brian Goto's French-silk braided-type cables w/ Mini-XLR ends & multiple Adapters for my other headphones. It's the Q-Audio cable version, not the BTG-direct one, so I'm not sure if it even matters w/ Ω, Gauge or soldering wise?
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      2. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Just wanted to give you props for going for it, building it up & finally achieving such a bad-ass & beautiful end-game Setup (oh & nice rack too, btw!) from today's pic!

        I'm gonna follow in ya footsteps & save-up for something that's quite the similar TOTL caliber; as the end of my own audiophile journey nears... towards full enlightenment, audio nirvana & great Schiit alike, LOL!
        Have fun & happy listening, man! :]
        Mar 17, 2018
      3. cskippy
        cskippy
        Thanks! Yeah, I'm staying safe tonight and just enjoying Yggdrasil/Aficionado>HE-500/Autuer. Good times....
        Mar 17, 2018
      4. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        I saw that you're now selling your Yggdrasil A2 along w/ your Spring DAC. Don't mean to sound nosy, but if I may ask... care to share a reason for selling both of your TOTL DACs? Or is it, perhaps, personal/TMI?
        Sep 23, 2018
    18. Brad Tombaugh
    19. cskippy
      cskippy
      @M3NTAL txts me this morning saying Andro sale and I say to myself, "I'll bite if they're $800."...Oh snap! White Andro is inbound!
      1. brencho
        brencho
        white christmas come early
        Nov 21, 2017
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 17, 1989 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
    Occupation:
    Caregiver/Rockford Fosgate Intern
    Gear List:
    009
    Utopia
    HE-500 cskippy mods
    HD600
    HD650 modded with BTG audio XLR cable
    HE-4XX
    Andromeda CK
    Pinnacle PX
    SE215
    Carbo Tenore

    Amps:
    Eddie Current Aficionado w feedback mod
    KGSSHV
    ECP DSHA-1
    Eitr, Vidar
    Pioneer Spec 1 and 2

    DACs:
    Dangerous Convert 2
    RME ADI-2 DAC

    Signature

    Desktop: USB->Dangerous Convert 2->
    Aficionado w feedback mod (WE2C51, Marconi 2A3) / ECP DSHA-1 / ->Utopia, HE-500 modded, HD600, Verum 1 / Vidar->Philharmonic AAM
    KGSSHV -> Stax 009
    Bedroom/Measurements: RME ADI-2 DAC>Andromeda/HD650
    Portable: Galaxy S5->Pinnacle PX for work, CA Andromeda for pleasure