Cspirou
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Cspirou

They call me Sparky, Male, from Northwest France

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I just found out Jeff Bagby died. RIP Mar 25, 2020

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    1. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I've accidentally shorted mains voltage with a multimeter and had a capacitor explode on me. The title seems appropriate.
    2. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      LCD-2C with the REVEAL plugin sounds really good!
    3. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I went to visit a random house and there was $77,000 MBL speakers in the living room. Yet the TV had a soundbar.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I used to occasionally plug my TV into the hifi. Just headphone-out, which was all that was available then, and IIRC it was mono. But only for occasional stuff like classical music. One house later, the TV wasn't in the same room.

        Now, I don't have a TV (or a proper, working hifi, for that mater!).
        Mar 18, 2018
      4. Muse Wanderer
        Muse Wanderer
        TV will be used by partner, kids, etc when "Mr or Mrs audiophile" is not around. No way that they'll be able to hook up and use the speakers judging by my own experience.
        Mar 18, 2018
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Many of the world's hifi systems, even those with expensive components, get used by other family members. Young audiophiles these days have mothers and grandmothers who used hifi systems. To many of them, even putting on a record would have been routine.
        Mar 18, 2018
    4. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Things I hear in SoCal. "Is it okay if I squeeze in time at the hyperbaric chamber?"
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        “I just ascended from the depths of my own narcissism too fast and don’t want to get the bends.”
        Mar 16, 2018
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    5. Cspirou
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      2. powermatic
        powermatic
        That is so cool. And 'in the original format whenever possible'!
        Mar 12, 2018
    6. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Basketball player for an LA team wins an award from an industry based in LA. Not surprised.
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    7. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I learn more audio science at diyaudio then at "sound science"
      1. Torq
        Torq
        I learned more from the back of a box of Weetabix ... which I didn't bother to read ...
        Mar 2, 2018
    8. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Feb 23, 2018
      4. monacelli
        monacelli
        Cool, thanks
        Feb 23, 2018
      5. Cspirou
    9. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Was at a fastfood place and I saw someone with a Digikey box. Super curious
      1. purr1n
        purr1n
        It's a bomb.
        Feb 22, 2018
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Gah!
        Feb 22, 2018
    10. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Outdoor World?
      1. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        You know the place Marvey (allegedly) went to today. It’s not well known to audiophiles as it rarely has plugs or powerstrips and sometimes water falls from the sky, which is terrifying if your amp is in Outdoor World. But I have been assured it does exist. Either that or HBO is doing a spin-off on Westworld. It should be obvious why there are no posts in the thread.
        Feb 17, 2018
    11. Cspirou
      Cspirou
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    12. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Chúc Mừng Năm Mới
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      2. Ash1412
        Ash1412
        As a Vietnamese studying abroad in the States, thanks a lot and hpny to you as well
        Feb 16, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I'm always surprised at the number of Vietnamese I discover on this forum.
        Feb 16, 2018
    13. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I had a PDF mailing label as a bitmap instead of vector. This upsets me more then it should.
      1. rtaylor76, obsiCO and yotacowboy like this.
      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        I get upset that I cannot get a UPS label in 4"x6" thermal label format from their website... I have an army of these printers at my work.
        Feb 15, 2018
      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        ...all these printers do are printing UPS labels all day.
        Feb 15, 2018
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'm a graphic designer, and I approve of this message.
        Feb 15, 2018
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    14. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I feel sorry for Tyll because I feel like he has to read the comments on his own site.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        TiM is also on HF
        Feb 1, 2018
      3. 9suns
        9suns
        lol he expands faster than ebola
        Feb 1, 2018
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        He's also evolved and spawned Three Toes of Fury
        Feb 1, 2018
    15. Cspirou
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Everybody welcome, though we encourage supporting the activities of the section through membership.
        Jan 31, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I'd still be an AES member if I could still pay the student rate.
        Jan 31, 2018
      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I've already got BPS membership and I should probably join APS as well. It would throw people off to see AES on my CV.
        Jan 31, 2018
    16. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Someone asking for advice on a speaker amp on HF. Someone else recommended the O2....
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        When I was in college I managed to “get by” with a Marantz 2220B receiver, some Marantz speakers and a Technics turntable. This lack of basic knowledge of what sounds good is inexcusable. IMHO.
        Jan 28, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Early on I asked what was the difference between a stand-alone CD player and a CD transport + external DAC. I had a few people say to forget the CD player and keep all my music on computer even though I said many times it wasn't an option.

        HF, giving advice I never asked for
        Jan 28, 2018
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Similarly I saw a thread about a DIY STAX amp and some guy said "How does this compare to the O2?". Then was offended when someone else called him noob
        Jan 28, 2018
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    17. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      I keep losing braincells reading Massdrop comments
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      3. loki993
        loki993
        I got downvoted to hell, currently at -9, just for saying a schiit stack has to be better than the Asus Xonar STX if not only for sould be for the fact that you can use a Shitt stack for different things.
        Jan 25, 2018
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I didn't know you could downvote in Massdrop
        Jan 25, 2018
      5. loki993
        loki993
        Someone mentioned reddit..it was reddit
        Jan 25, 2018
    18. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Curious about using guitar amps as tube monoblocs....
      1. murray
        murray
        In most cases not a good idea. Old style guitar amps are not linear. Distortion is part of their “designed” flavour. There is a newer type of amp called FRFR (full range, flat response) that is more like a hi-fi amp. In that case all the distortion is modelled in the pre-amp.
        Jan 24, 2018
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        From my understanding the distortion tends to come when driven hard or with all the preamp settings turned up. The main limitation would be the transformer which is bandwidth limited. However if I swap it out with a hifi transformer I wonder what it sounds like.

        Basically I am seeing if I can get 'cheap' monoblocs with used guitar amps.
        Jan 24, 2018
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Essentially that's what Dynacos are, just without the shape changing EQ. Fender amps with low, mids, and highs on 5 ain't flat.
        Jan 24, 2018
    19. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      Read an email saying the Massdrop Plus should be shipping soon!
      1. imackler
        imackler
        Hurry, loaner. Hurry.
        Jan 24, 2018
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @imackler - If there's another drop and if the loaner hasn't arrived yet you can borrow mine if you need to decide.
        Jan 24, 2018
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        Super cool offer! Thank you!
        Jan 24, 2018
    20. Cspirou
      Cspirou
      RIP Paul Bocuse
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  • About

    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