Cspirou
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Cspirou

They call me Sparky, Male, from Northwest France

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90% of movies made before 1929 are lost forever. https://nofilmschool.com/missing-movies Aug 8, 2022

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    1. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      1. Jinxy245, edd, Wilson and 1 other person like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        It didn't help that all those films were on silver nitrate prints, which is HIGHLY flammable (but looks gorgeous when projected).
        Aug 8, 2022
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I really wish they made an effort to digitize the movies that were at highest risks, but it doesn’t seem like they cared
        Aug 8, 2022
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Most of the silent films were lost long before digitization was an option.
        Aug 9, 2022
    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I’m seeing that advice threads are probably the fastest way to determine what a particular audio community is like
    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      RIP Bill Russell. One of the greatest the game has ever seen. 11 rings
      1. Deep Funk, Jinxy245, sheldaze and 6 others like this.
      2. roughroad
        roughroad
        Not only one of the greatest to play the game but also a great man period.
        Aug 1, 2022
        Kolohe, Cspirou and GanGreinke like this.
    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Someone give @TheloniuSnoop friend status. He’s been a member since 2015, only has good posts and ‘Friends’ have met him IRL.
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      2. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Agreed! Make it so!
        Jul 29, 2022
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Jul 29, 2022
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Jul 30, 2022
        Cspirou likes this.
    5. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I was planning to see a replay of the pole vault because I was sleeping and the first recommended vid I see on YouTube has the result
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        YouTube is getting scary at predicting things. I was listening to death metal I think it was and abruptly wanted to shift gears to a more mellow vocal piece— auto play had that selfsame song queued up right after and I don't think I've sequenced them that way before.
        Jul 25, 2022
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Goddamn Mondo is a beast!

        @Lyander - a Filipino guy got 3rd with a new Asian record!
        Jul 25, 2022
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Any Google/Youtube searches inevitably spoil all but the most obscure sporting results. I'm either extremely careful with my search words or just avoid searching until I've finished watching the recorded event.
        Jul 25, 2022
        Cryptowolf likes this.
    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I originally thought Déjà Vu by Olivia Rodrigo was a cover of No Surprises by Radiohead
      1. Cryptowolf likes this.
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        They actually gave credit to people that wrote a Taylor Swift song because a part sounded similar but it seems much closer to No Surprises
        Jul 9, 2022
        CEE TEE and Gazny like this.
    7. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      The standard desk is way too tall. I'm avg height and I need to boost my office chair to max and use a foot rest
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        A floor desk! That seems like loads of fun. Never tried one but I imagine that the relative distances of things wouldn't be too far removed from what's currently recommended other than leg height being much shorter. My desk has it so that my forearms are parallel when shoulders are fully relaxed. Other than needing a bit of an angle, this is similar to what'd be ideal for western pointed pen calligraphy
        Jul 8, 2022
      4. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        I'm a pretty median-proportioned 6' tall dude and my sit-stand desk still doesn't go low enough for an ergonimic keyboard placement (29.75" off the floor). I'm looking into under-desk keyboard trays like it's 1992 in the DMV office.
        Jul 8, 2022
        Qildail and Cspirou like this.
      5. Boops
        Boops
        Somehow “studying writing desks of Chinese bureaucrats from the 1600s” is the most SBAF thing ever.
        Jul 8, 2022
    8. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Today was the stupidest Wordle. I hated it
      1. Lyander and wbass like this.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        I got it in 4 but then again I always seem to go for weirder words before more common ones. This has to be the first time it's come in handy though!
        Jun 29, 2022
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      4. wbass
        wbass
        Yesterday's Dordle: left part in two, right part in seven. One of those where you've got four letters already and the fifth could be ten different things.
        Jun 29, 2022
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @wbass happens too damn often IMO, haha. I hate Radiohead for one specific Wordle last week
        Jun 29, 2022
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    9. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Very loose understanding: Front horns are for frequencies above and back horns are for frequencies below?
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'm probably totally wrong, but I'll give this a try: length of the horn affects the amplitude of the reinforcement; longer horn = more loud. Size of the horn mouth affects the frequencies the horn "amplifies"; the larger the horn mouth, the lower the frequency the horn will provide acoustic impedance coupling to the air volume in the room.
        Jun 17, 2022
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        So, for bass frequencies, and depending on the driver(!) you'll want a longer horn with a fairly large mouth. But for something like a tweeter, you'll want a shorter horn length, and less-larger horn mouth.
        Jun 17, 2022
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    10. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      1. atomicbob, penguins, Sqveak and 2 others like this.
    11. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I’m very glad music doesn’t have the same rights bullshit video has
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        The album I remember doing it was contraband by velvet revolver. It auto ran and installed a root kit so when you tried to rip it it was all garbled. But if you turned off auto run or used a Mac/Linux it ripped fine lol
        May 16, 2022
        Thad E Ginathom, Merrick and Cspirou like this.
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Wasn’t a reason to push SACD was because they had copy protection that CDs didn’t have?

        Of course they needed to have features like higher resolution otherwise there was zero reason to switch from CD redbook. But I feel like the real reason was so you couldn’t rip it
        May 16, 2022
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Cspirou Yes, and that is IMO the most effective disc based copy protection out there. There are still precious few devices that can be hacked to output the digital signal from an SACD.
        May 16, 2022
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    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        Damn, I kind want that. Looks like Nagra gear
        Apr 21, 2022
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        I love teenage engineering industrial design
        Apr 22, 2022
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      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        That has the sexiness that the high end Sony Walkmans had for me in the eighties. Makes you just want it on sight.
        Apr 22, 2022
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Anyone else think it sounds like "shit tier amp"?
      1. PTS and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Shittier amp?
        Apr 13, 2022
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      3. Wobbletits
        Wobbletits
        I know how to pronounce tyr but my brain won't stop combining the words into the shitter ;/. Also those binding posts are suffering from orbital hypertelorism. I still kinda want a pair.
        Apr 14, 2022
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        I assumed that was intentional to sound like “Shittier” based on some of Schiit’s history and website wording.
        Apr 14, 2022
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    14. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I find it amusing that vinyl is more mainstream than having a DAC
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        It seems like the ecosystem for digital music makes into ‘personal music’. Whereas vinyl makes it into a shared experience
        Mar 16, 2022
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        My wife just calls all my audio gear "your headphones" ...
        Mar 17, 2022
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        re @Cspirou's initial comment:

        Being into "vinyl" is a status symbol. Having a special room to consume vinyl affords even more status.
        Mar 17, 2022
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    15. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Small desktop speaker amps seem to be entirely the domain of class D. Stuff like Dayton Audio or Topping. So the Chord Anni is interesting
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        You mean "monoblocking" it with a pair of retired Atlas PA601 amps and a Saga you have laying around isn't how you're supposed to drive your desktop speakers?
        Mar 15, 2022
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @Woland I see no real issue if your headphone amp can do at least 5w at 32 ohms. Depends on sensitivity of course and need to see the impedance curve. However most audio is at 1 watt or less.
        Mar 16, 2022
      4. Woland
        Woland
        Thanks @Cspirou - so to your point, there are a lot of non-class D headphone amps that could be used as small desktop speaker amps, if you choose the speaker appropriately. I haven't seen any commercially available 16 or 32 ohm desktop speakers, so this may be a DIY exclusive.
        Mar 16, 2022
    16. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Choose your fighter: Harry Olson or Sean Olive
    17. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Reddit seems as unhinged about Apple as they are about Schiit
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Possibly a hot take but I view Reddit as a stellar example of why democracy sucks, not to mention seeing how easily manipulated people can be by having their biases and preconceptions played to. No I don't have a suggestion as to a better system of rule but I firmly maintain that modern democracy where equal deference is given to the opinions of even the least qualified disgusts me.
        Mar 9, 2022
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        (I'm in full-on curmudgeon mode because presidential elections on my end are ramping up).
        Mar 9, 2022
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      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        as Churchill once said, democracy is the worst form of government except for all the other ones
        Mar 9, 2022
    18. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        If it is more resistant to heat and humidity, it would make a great mic for live use, like a handheld. I wonder how it is off axis.
        Mar 8, 2022
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @DigMe - oh I don’t know. I think he might have some recorded samples posted somewhere though. Or I can just ask him to send me some audio files
        Mar 8, 2022
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Sorry, I read that as “made me a mic capsule..”
        Mar 8, 2022
    19. Cspirou
      1. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        That's an amazingly detailed and easy to read paper. Too bad the treatment seems to only be available to wealthy S. Koreans ;)
        Mar 4, 2022
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    20. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I was wondering what purr1n was doing with figurines in his reviews but now I finally get the joke
      1. Wilson, Cryptowolf, imackler and 3 others like this.
      2. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I still don't get it. I know pink panther is audioscience. Not sure what the other thing is.
        Mar 2, 2022
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I always thought it was random geek/nerd shit, just for fun. Never looked for hidden messages.
        Mar 2, 2022
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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:
    Hifiman RE-400
    Skullcandy whatever
    NuForce HEM 4

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

    DAC:
    Schiit Modi 1
    Schiit Modi MB
    FiiO Taishan D03K

    Dongle DAC/Amp:
    Centrance DACPort HD Slim

    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
    Nearfield: Modi MB > Lepai > Micca MB42x
    Portable: Cayin N5 > Massdrop Plus