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Bought the EC Af, didn't realize it is only XLR out. Guess I need to get new cables, I don't have any XLR cables for my headphones Jan 2, 2021

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    1. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Bought the EC Af, didn't realize it is only XLR out. Guess I need to get new cables, I don't have any XLR cables for my headphones
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Seriously just ask Marv. What was the title of the AF?

        Craig said he made it for people "who knew exactly what the fuck they doing"

        That XLR to TRS "SBAF pro tip" was buried so an idiot wouldn't take it and plug it into another amp and watch the poof of magic smoke...
        Jan 2, 2021
        sheldaze, Gazny and YMO like this.
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Use an XLR to TRS adapter (reverse from regular). Just never use this adapter on any other amp.
        Jan 2, 2021
        sheldaze and JK47 like this.
      5. JK47
        JK47
        Post #465 has the PDF of the "Speshul SBAF manual" https://tinyurl.com/y9ol9luz

        "For people who know what the f*** they want and what the f*** they are doing"
        Jan 2, 2021
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    2. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      ESX900 in the house, time to listen!
      1. Jinxy245, obsiCO, dematted and 7 others like this.
      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        These things are the real deal @E_Schaaf knows what he is doing. Very impressed!
        Dec 21, 2020
        Jinxy245, obsiCO, Gaspasser and 3 others like this.
    3. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Putting in my first payment for a new amp... lets say its in the same DNA as the Starlett..... puns intended
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      3. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @Gaspasser you will be the first on my list. Keeping in SBAF and local would be a double win in my book. Should be in the next 3-4 months I will be putting up for sale.
        Dec 21, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Did you just get the Starlett?
        Dec 21, 2020
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      5. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @YMO Yes I did. I wanted to try out DNA to see if it was my type of amp, and I love the Starlett so now I know I enjoy the house sound, and I got the cash for it I am upgrading and gonna let another SBAFer get the Starlett once I get the new amp in.
        Dec 21, 2020
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    4. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      The Clear on my setup is much better than I remember them being elsewhere. Excited to get the Utopia today to see if its the same for them.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If you like the Clear, very good chance you'll like the Utopia more. Something about the Utopia driver just sounds better than the lower-end Focal drivers, and I don't mean just technicalities. The "metallic timbre" thing is so overstated.
        Dec 18, 2020
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      3. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @ChaChaRealSmooth do you seeing yourself using VO or Utopia more. For my library thinking the VO works better, but where the Utopia shines, it really shines no competition.
        Dec 18, 2020
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        @dncnexus I'm prone to wild mood swings and random fits of choosing a can, so it probably roughly averages to equal use among all my headphones that I own. That being said, Utopia and Verite are definitely complementary cans.
        Dec 18, 2020
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    5. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Just won a pair of Focal Clears. Exciting day :)
      1. Merrick, LetMeBeFrank, JayC and 18 others like this.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Is this Dex's charity thing? Haven't popped in there for a while but congrats!
        Dec 14, 2020
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      4. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Great to hear that the Clears are going to a good home - congratulations!
        Dec 14, 2020
      5. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Dec 15, 2020
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    6. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Just moved jobs and got a 100% pay increase. Mo money, mo audio gear
      1. obsiCO, yotacowboy, OJneg and 23 others like this.
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        *jerome powell moneyprinter gif here*
        Dec 10, 2020
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      4. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @YMO the reason for the big pay increase is I went from a small tech company to a FAANG company. Just to give alittle more insight
        Dec 10, 2020
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Yup Yup, that's tech. Banking is very different, but it's my trade.
        Dec 10, 2020
    7. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Spotify shuffle doesn't work. It only shuffles my first like 50 songs. Is there a 3rd party software that does better?
      1. nishan99
        nishan99
        It's weird, for me it shuffles similar songs and if I skip one song it shifts the genre!. Like WTF?
        Dec 7, 2020
      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @nishan99 yeah, I will shuffle, and it decides to play the song at the top of the playlist, and as i click next, it will shuffle through all the songs that are in the window and never any anywhere else. I have 3K+ songs to shuffle and listen to 50 max.
        Dec 7, 2020
    8. Manjeet Kandohla
      Manjeet Kandohla
      Why did you dislike my post? What did i say thats wrong?
      1. nishan99 likes this.
        edd, SoupRKnowva, monacelli and 3 others dislike this.
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        Probably didn't read the rules.
        Dec 7, 2020
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Dislikes are usually given because the post doesn't add information (or something useful) to the thread topic.

        And more rarely because of disagreement with a point. And sometimes because butthurt.

        Don't worry about it. And read the welcome forums.
        Dec 7, 2020
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        The thread in question has a message from a moderator explaining the problem.
        Dec 7, 2020
    9. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Upgraded to OSX Big Sur, now my spotify won't open. Fun stuff....
      1. YMO and monacelli like this.
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      3. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @pure5152 rebooted again (4th time) and finally now everything seems to be working. Very odd indeed
        Dec 6, 2020
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      4. pure5152
        pure5152
        wtf yeah that's so strange, that's super frustrating you had to reboot four times to get it working.. glad to hear everything is working now though
        Dec 6, 2020
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      5. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @pure5152 the 4th reboot, the restart wasn't working had to do a physical unplug and replug. Not something I like to do but was unresponsive otherwise.
        Dec 6, 2020
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    10. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Just put on Hives after couple days with Verite. They def toss punches. These are really good.
      1. Cryptowolf, perogie and Gazny like this.
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Figured out I only need those two if I really want to go the minimalist way (which I don't as I still enjoy diversity lol). Anything else I owned can't compete in my use cases.
        Nov 26, 2020
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      3. perogie
        perogie
        The Hives are an interesting thought. Keep getting good impressions.
        Nov 27, 2020
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    11. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Is there anyone in California able to do a power switch repair job on an amp? Will be paying to get it done.....
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    12. dncnexus
      dncnexus
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      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        That truly does look amazing.
        Nov 24, 2020
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      3. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        even though Verite is my least favorite ZMF sonically, they are gorgeous and actually look their price unlike most headphones in the $1k+ range.
        Nov 24, 2020
        dubharmonic, Inoculator and dncnexus like this.
      4. rott
        rott
        Looking to pick up a VC during ZMF November, hopefully with a similarly impressive wood finish as yours.
        Nov 24, 2020
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    13. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Anyone in california know an amp repair shop? Shipped out an amp to cali and power switch broke it seems, need to get it repaired
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      2. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        Nov 23, 2020
      3. JK47
        JK47
        Whooooaaa friends don't sell friends Darkvoice!!!
        Nov 23, 2020
      4. dncnexus
        dncnexus
        @JK47 technically wasn't to a friend :D I get a pass right? Maybe?
        Nov 23, 2020
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    14. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Let my mom and brother use my Starlett+Autuer and Hive. They said they can't tell a difference and prefer their beats..... at least i tried
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Beats might have boosted bass
        Nov 15, 2020
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Another point that hasn't been mentioned yet, more resolving and revealing audio equipment sometimes makes favorite songs sound awful. Case in point, I like early Taylor Swift songs (judge away) but find them painful to listen to on my desktop headphone setup because of the distortion and compression.
        Nov 15, 2020
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Also, I've found Dubstep, Trance, and other electronic music sounds better, to me, on my less resolving closed backed Maddog pros than my modified open DT880s. I personally find my mid-range headphones work best for certain types of music and not others. YMMV since you have higher end gear.
        Nov 15, 2020
    15. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      6XX KISS really could be my endgame with the Starlett. Makes me curious about the 650JAR
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Utopia: you'll know in 8 seconds whether they're your endgame or not.
        Nov 13, 2020
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      4. perogie
        perogie
        The Utopia does reveal itself pretty quick. I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on something 600 for a while now.
        Nov 13, 2020
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      5. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        It took the Euphoria to make the Utopia click for me, after 2 years of owning them. They're so dependent on the rest of the chain.
        Nov 13, 2020
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    16. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      1. pure5152, Ntbm3, Jinxy245 and 4 others like this.
      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        That will not change. Better learn self-control
        Nov 10, 2020
        Gazny and dncnexus like this.
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        He’s right, that’s been me every night since I got my Aficionado hooked up
        Nov 10, 2020
        yotacowboy and dncnexus like this.
      4. perogie
        perogie
        It does place a subtle grip on you. Next thing you know 2 hours have passed!
        Nov 10, 2020
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    17. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Starlett in the house, unfortunately got called to the office as soon as it was hooked up. I'll be back my darling
      1. pure5152, perogie, Ntbm3 and 10 others like this.
      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        It will warm up for the time being
        Nov 9, 2020
      3. CEE TEE
        CEE TEE
        Did you work faster? (to get home)
        Nov 9, 2020
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    18. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Ah shit here we go again. Made it to final interview at the same company I interviewed with last year this time. Feels like deja vu
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        The worst anxiety ever. I feel for you. Best of luck.
        Nov 4, 2020
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      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        You got this man, show them you're the stuff!! You got all my good luck as well
        Nov 4, 2020
      4. Enigmatic
        Enigmatic
        Go get em!! Chipping in my luck to you as well.
        Nov 4, 2020
    19. dncnexus
      dncnexus
      Always good to find out purchases are completed early. DNA Starlett is done a month+ early and shipping out this week.
      1. obsiCO, perogie, yotacowboy and 8 others like this.
      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        1. Congrats on the Friend status 2. Starlett+ESX900 will be a lot of fun, enjoy!
        Nov 3, 2020
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      3. perogie
        perogie
        Awesome. Hopefully you love it.
        Nov 3, 2020
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Friend status is given late imho in this case. Part of why we say the "friend" tag doesn't mean too much.

        @dncnexus don't let the Starlett rob you of too much sleep
        Nov 3, 2020
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    20. E_Schaaf
      E_Schaaf
      I know you're not technically a Friend but if you can make a good case for a spot on the tour thread, I have a feeling DEATHxMACHINE might let his ESX900 pass thru Maryland on the second wing of the tour.
      1. tommytakis and dncnexus like this.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Feb 17, 1996 (Age: 24)
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Gear List:
    Headphones
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ZMF Verite Open Purple Camphor Burl
    ESX900
    Nectar Hive Electrostat
    HD 6XX KISS
    DT770
    Koss PortaPros

    IEM
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Campfire Andromeda 2019

    Amplifier
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    DNA Stellaris (In Que)
    Eddie Current Aficionado
    Eddie Current Black Widow 2
    Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball

    DAC
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Schiit Yggdrasil GS

    Previous Gear
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    DNA Starlett
    Bottlehead Tube Electrostatic Energizer
    ZMF Auteur Cocobolo
    Focal Clear
    Schiit Bifrost 2
    Schiit Modius
    FX Audio DAC-X6
    Darkvoice 336SE

    Signature

    HP: ZMF Verite Open | ESX900 | HD 6XX KISS | Nectar Hive Electrostat
    IEM: Campfire Andromeda
    AMP: DNA Stellaris (In Que) | Eddie Current Aficionado | Eddie Current Black Widow 2 | Bottlehead Crack
    DAC: Schiit Yggdrasil GS