Cspirou
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Cspirou

They call me Sparky, Male, from Northwest France

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The Swift concert in Paris has a lot of Americans because tickets + airplane is actually cheaper than US tickets May 13, 2024

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    1. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      The Swift concert in Paris has a lot of Americans because tickets + airplane is actually cheaper than US tickets
      1. Qildail, Jinxy245, Deep Funk and 6 others like this.
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      3. joch
        joch
        Do the French have to put up with TicketMaster and the like?
        May 13, 2024
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        They do have Ticketmaster but there’s a lot more restrictions with pricing over the US.
        May 13, 2024
      5. Qildail
        Qildail
        If you have CC points in the right places, the Air France directs to CDG are usually nicely priced.
        May 17, 2024
    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Honestly worried Timberwolves were going to win 4-0. This should be the final
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Can we get rid of the weird east vs west distinction and just seed them normally?
        May 11, 2024
    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      It’s funny how nothing around here makes sense when you mute certain people
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        It’s not as bad as Fall Out Boy.

        Oh wait, it is
        May 9, 2024
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I only scan and read a few threads nowadays, is there some drama going on? I saw Marv's profile posts but didn't know where to look.
        May 9, 2024
      4. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        just the usual, my DAC is bigger than your DAC
        May 9, 2024
        Deep Funk, Gazny, gsanger and 3 others like this.
    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Mondo has extreme confidence for breaking the record in an Olympic year. He could have easily saved that for Paris
      1. Simple Tim likes this.
    5. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      not a great week…
      1. rhythmdevils and joch like this.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        So sorry to hear of the loss of your family member and friend. Very sad.

        If your cough persists, please try to get CT scan etc. My experience... I had a very nasty and debilitating cough for five years. A couple of times a year I'd get sent to the specialist (British NHS) and an x-ray would show nothing. They would tell me to stop smoking and send me away.

        ...
        Apr 19, 2024
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ...

        Well, finally I /did/ stop smoking, which had no effect at all. Further tests followed, and, whilst x-rays continued to show no abnormality, a CT scan showed a large ball-shaped thing in the middle of my chest. ...
        Apr 19, 2024
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... Right up to surgery itself, they could not tell /what/ it was. Turned out to be a cyst. But it had become infected.

        x-rays are wonderful. And what physicians can read from them is incredible to me. But sometimes they do not tell the whole story.
        Apr 19, 2024
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    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
    7. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        using small input tubes in a 6 figure headphone amp is ballsy
        Mar 6, 2024
      3. penguins
        penguins
        I've seen and heard a few "boutique" headphone amps in the $40k-100k+ range before at a few hi-fi stores overseas before... Let's just say that most of them felt more like a game of "how much will someone pay to show off to their friends" than "make good sound". Two of the amps did sound REALLY good though, better than anything production or custom I've heard here.
        Mar 6, 2024
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      4. internethandle
        internethandle
        JJ tubes in the 100k amp made me laugh.
        Mar 6, 2024
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    8. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      edit: ignore this post
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Feb 27, 2024
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @JK47 - I never heard of buyee but I'll look into in the future. This particular item though is on a local used swap site and would probably involve communicating with someone in Japanese. Not sure how that would work
        Feb 27, 2024
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Nevermind. Looked a bit deeper and that particular site seems super scammy. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is
        Feb 27, 2024
    9. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Are all Schiit DACs with an opamp output stage now? No more discrete?
      1. crenca, Sqveak and rhythmdevils like this.
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      3. schiit
        schiit
        Modi Multibit 2 still has the 2-FET buffer that Yggdrasil OG had. Doing 8 discrete actual gain stages for current-output multiplying DACs (4 phases, 4 references) is not in the cards given space and current requirements.
        Feb 18, 2024
        Pocomo, Azimuth, Cryptowolf and 2 others like this.
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I don't know many pro audio DAC's that are discrete output. I know those are DS, but still.
        Feb 19, 2024
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        But I thought the TI chips take less mA to run them @schiit, at least if I am reading the datasheet correctly. And still no room/power for a discrete I/V and op amp buffer?
        Feb 19, 2024
    10. Cspirou
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        I was thinking about selling my binder full of 300 CD's for like $50, just to clear off some space. Now because of SBAF, I might spend $800 on a Shanling to see if it sounds better than streaming...
        Feb 9, 2024
        Pocomo, Cspirou, Boops and 2 others like this.
    11. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Searching for something on Youtube gives me better information than Google
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      2. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        @Ksorota Thanks for that! We're moving into the new house in a couple weeks and the kitchen will need to be reno'd at some point, including all new appliances.
        Feb 6, 2024
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Armaegis - product evaluations are definitely suspect on both. For recipes though YouTube is superior. On Google I usually end up on a food blogger page or a major publication with a ton of ads and slows down my computer. On YouTube it’s someone filming their grandmother cooking and the recipe is pretty authentic
        Feb 6, 2024
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Gazny If your friend is still looking for people for a Kagi family plan I will join. Kagi is legit.
        Feb 8, 2024
    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Pitchfork getting incorporated into GQ is depressing for music journalism
      1. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        It kind of went to shit when Condé Nast took it over. But, yes, it's a shame, and I'm sorry for those losing their jobs.
        Jan 18, 2024
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        And now look what’s happened to Sports Illustrated today. Sports journalism has been going down the same drain for a while now.
        Jan 19, 2024
    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I do not get the hype over these Stanley mugs
      1. Cryptowolf, Lyander, penguins and 3 others like this.
      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        At first I thought this would have something to do with The Stanley Parable. I was mistaken. How disappointing
        Jan 6, 2024
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        i’m avoiding calling it Stanley Cups because that’s a major hockey trophy
        Jan 6, 2024
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    14. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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    15. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Within 24hrs we’ve added $2k for Caute. Proud of you guys
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    17. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Wild that +20 years ago I would discover new music by looking up the top selling albums on Amazon by genre
      1. Lyander, ilikebananafudge_ and zonto like this.
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        I would discover new music by going to a local CD store and browsing the pop punk section. They had CD players and headphones set up for demos. I bought anything from Drive Thru Records and visited absolutepunk.net for reviews and other recommendations.
        Dec 2, 2023
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @zonto - I remember CD players setup in some stores but it was usually for new releases and we couldn’t sample whatever we wanted.

        While it shouldn’t be related I have found that album cover quality correlated pretty well with if I liked the album. Dogshit album covers usually had terrible music
        Dec 2, 2023
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      5. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        mp3 blogs!
        Dec 2, 2023
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    18. YMO
      YMO
      Maybe I am Alf.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        His real name was Gordon Shumway...
        Nov 11, 2023
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      3. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        C'mon @YMO you know I'm hairless like a baby dolphin. I use a squeegee like the civilized mammal that I am.
        Nov 11, 2023
        Jinxy245 and YMO like this.
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Once I get my passport we will change that.
        Nov 11, 2023
    19. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        iPod shuffle was my goto for the gym for many years. Solid, tiny,
        and decent sound
        Oct 25, 2023
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      4. scblock
        scblock
        I suggest https://eoe.works if you want to buy a refurb iPod. Battery upgrades and SD card conversions available.
        Oct 25, 2023
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I refurbed a 1st gen 5GB scroll wheel (and attendant IEEE 1394 charger, original packaging, and USB adapter; iTunes still supports it!). Ping me if you're feeling nostalgic.
        Oct 26, 2023
    20. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I remember reading somewhere that Mike didn’t like balanced phono. I want to read the new chapter on Skoll
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      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        I think this was Jason's project
        Oct 13, 2023
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Jason and Mike have definitely clashed on certain ideas
        Oct 13, 2023
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    September 12
    Location:
    Northwest France
    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Gear List:
    Open Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD 600
    Audiotechnica AD-700
    Sennheiser Massdrop HD 6xx

    Closed headphones:
    HD 201
    Koss MV1

    IEM:
    Skullcandy whatever
    MD Plus
    JVC


    Amplifiers:
    Topping TP-21
    LJM HA-PRO
    Schiit Magni 2 Uber
    Dynalo SuSy DIY

    DAC:
    Schiit Modi 1
    Schiit Modi MB
    FiiO Taishan D03K



    Dongle DAC/Amp:
    FiiO f10k
    Meridian dongle

    Speakers:
    DIY fe83en bookshelf speakers
    DIY TABAQ floorstanders

    Unfinished projects:
    DIY Aren van Waarde OTL 6080 amp
    Dynalo SS mk2
    Dynalo SS mini (so close)
    LJM HA-Pro enclosure
    CD transport
    digital transport
    fe103-sol speakers
    Folsom TDA7297
    Various speaker amps

    Misc:
    Raspberry Pi B+, 2, zero, 3
    Arduino
    Hifiberry Digi+
    iPod touch 3rd gen

    Wishlist:

    Vmoda BoomPro Mic
    Headphones with 3.5mm jack (ATH-M50x, Noontec Hammo Philips SHP9500, etc.)
    CIEM - Alcair Reference
    IEM - Massdrop Plus
    Closed Headphone - Fostex TH-X00 or Oppo PM3
    Open Planar magnetic - Hifiman HE-400i, HE-400s or Fostex T50RP
    On ear travel headphones - Sennheiser Urbanite, Noontec Zoro II
    Schiit Jotunheim + Phono
    MQA DAC - Meridian Explorer 2
    Balanced R2R - Schiit Gungnir MB
    Dynalo Mk2 - DIY
    Turntable - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
    Phono preamp - Hagerman Labs Bugle 2 or Schiit Mani or Millett LR phono
    I want to pursue audio from a DIY perspective although I am not blind to a good value.

    Signature

    Home: Modi MB > DIY Dynalo SuSy Mini > 4-pin XLR > Massdrop HD 6xx
    Laptop: Meridian Explorer² > Massdrop Plus
    Stereo: Marantz CD > Vista Spark > DIY Fe83en
    Portable: Cayin N5 > MD Plus/JVC