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I had no idea shipping to Canada was so pricey. Both UPS and Fedex said over $100 for a box with 2 small tubes in it. Is that accurate??!! Jan 17, 2021 at 5:21 PM

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    1. e.schell
      e.schell
      I had no idea shipping to Canada was so pricey. Both UPS and Fedex said over $100 for a box with 2 small tubes in it. Is that accurate??!!
      1. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        International shipping, yes, even to Canada, is quite a lot. All the added fees. You could ship USPS and then it gets to Canada Post. This is basically how Zampotech ships. He never uses a service because it would be way too expensive. But there is a wait and change of handlers.
        Jan 17, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        No, something wrong there - UPS Standard shouldn't be anywhere near that much.
        Jan 17, 2021 at 7:11 PM
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      3. dBel84
        dBel84
        agreed, sounds off. I have started to use DHL for all international shipping - 1/3 of the cost of all other shipping options (including USPS)
        Jan 17, 2021 at 8:27 PM
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    2. e.schell
      e.schell
      Uhg. You SoCal people have it made when ordering from Schiit. Seemed like a few of you received Jot2's within days of ordering.
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      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        First world problems are the only kind I want.
        Jan 14, 2021
      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I ordered on the 16th within an hour of it going live I think. Got it the 21st of December but paid for fedex overnight
        Jan 14, 2021
      5. Soups
        Soups
        Well, this probably won't help. But I ordered on 12/27 and mine just shipped today. I bet we'll both be rewarded for our patience.
        Jan 14, 2021
    3. e.schell
      e.schell
      WoooHooo. Ordered Jot2... looking forward to having as legit SS amp around. Now... someone buy my Liquid Platinum!!
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        @Merrick you're in Portland? Could do a local loaner of my LAuX so you could try it. It's a neat amp if you like the Cavalli sound, but is also more fussy about headphone pairing synergies than the LP.
        Jan 9, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Hammy Sweet! I may take you up on that. As it is I’m expecting an SW51+ shortly so that should keep my attention for now, but I will let you know when I have the time for a LAuX loaner. Thank you for the offer!
        Jan 9, 2021
      4. Hammy
        Hammy
        @Merrick give me a ping if/when you want to try the LAuX. Loans are the way to share new gear while we can't do physical meets. Jealous of your SW51+. That's going to be nice euphonic tube goodness. SS amps like the Jot2 are going to be easier to pair headphones with. The LAuX is fussy. I'm still trying to figure out headphone synergy with it.
        Jan 9, 2021
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    4. e.schell
      e.schell
      ...Calmer 'n you are....
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      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Am I wrong?
        Jan 2, 2021
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Yeah. Well. Y'know, that's just, like, uh, your opinion man.
        Jan 2, 2021
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        She's not my special lady, she's just my lady friend, man! I'm just helping her conceive, you know.
        Jan 3, 2021
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    5. e.schell
      e.schell
      Had a wonderful afternoon shooting with my family today. First time with an FN SCAR... it's a dooozy!
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Depending on the muzzle break the blast from 7.62x51 can be wild. If you stand next to my cousin shooting his CETME you get absolutely blasted, but my L1A1 has none behind the muzzle. I haven't shot a SCAR yet but I'm sure it's nice being FN.
        Dec 27, 2020
    6. e.schell
      e.schell
      So what do we think... maybe 1 to 2 weeks tops before we start seeing Jot2's FS over at HF? hah
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        We could organize a "group buy"... have some members post glowing reviews for the amp, give it about 2 weeks for them to order receive, listen a little then get Marv to post a fake thread about horrible the Jot2 sounds. Give us enough time to buy them up and then he can post his real stream of consciousness / review. Eh? eh?
        Dec 24, 2020
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      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        ...or I suppose I could just support a company I love and buy one from Schiit... which seems easier... hmmmm. But which sounds like more fun? haha
        Dec 24, 2020
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    7. e.schell
      e.schell
      If I'm not back again this time tomorrow... Carry on Carry on... As if nothing really matters
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    8. e.schell
      e.schell
      Anyone happen to know the average price of a new Liquid Platinum? Put mine up for sale and MP is selling them for $399 right now...
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        Measure the channel balance of yours. If the volume knob is well balanced then mention that in the sale post. That will get people to buy who are looking for a known good one.
        Dec 21, 2020
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        What @Hammy said. MP keeps dropping the price on these because the QC on the current batch is so piss poor. Anyone who has done their research should be willing to pay around the same price for a used unit that is verified to not have horrible channel imbalance or other issues.
        Dec 21, 2020
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      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        Thanks guys! had a $300 offer based on MP selling new at $399 at the moment, but knowing they have had a lot of QC issues with the current batch I don't feel so bad asking $400 and waiting it out. Has been rock solid and haven't done measurements but to my ears there isn't a channel imbalance.
        Dec 21, 2020
    9. e.schell
      e.schell
      Now that I have SW51+, ZDT Jr. and LP need to find new homes so I can feel okay about ordering Jot2. PM if interested.Will post FS thread...
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        When the BF2 first came out I used it at work stacked with an original model Jot, and they had great synergy with HD 600/Eikon. Not sure why I foolishly ever sold that stack as now I have come back to the BF2. Fingers crossed for great synergy again!
        Dec 18, 2020
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      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        patiently waiting for Jot2 vs. A3 comparisons...
        Dec 18, 2020
    10. e.schell
      e.schell
      Grabbed a pair of Tungsram EF184's cheap on ebay from a guy in Europe somewhere, packaged shows up with one tube instead of a pair. Uhg.
    11. Zampotech
      Zampotech
      Wrong location of the post. I'm sorry
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        No worries, happy to hear from you!
        Dec 13, 2020
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    12. e.schell
      e.schell
      Been a few weeks now and the SW51+ has done what I hoped it would do... relieve my desire to buy a big boy amp.
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      3. Zampotech
        Zampotech
        If you only need a weapon for self-defense, take simple models without protruding parts, which are sure to cling to clothes, get lost and seriously reduce the speed of the shooter. Optical sights are also not necessary, in self-defense there is no slow shooting from long distances.
        Dec 13, 2020
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I like both 7.62x51 and 5.56. I'm not sure what the caliber has to do with the lining of the barrel though. Both my L1A1 and my AR-15 have chrome-lined barrels. I guess as far as military arms go, if an armed force was using non-corrosive ammunition then they wouldn't 'need' a chrome-lined barrel, but in the aftermarket it's kinda moot, since you can get replacement barrels for most popular stuff.
        Dec 13, 2020
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      5. Zampotech
        Zampotech
        Oh! Cartridge 7, 62x51 is a very powerful cartridge. With a good rifle, the bullet of this cartridge pierces the railway rail not only across, but also along)
        Dec 14, 2020
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      e.schell
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    14. e.schell
      e.schell
      An hour or so in as amp just arrived but SW51+ paired with Auteur appears to be an addictive combo. Lots of fun listening sessions to come..
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        This is what I like to hear, both incoming for me currently. On the pad rolling front, don't sleep on Suede perforated Eikon. @ColtMrFire turned me onto those when I owned Auteur previously and they were my favorite. (although from a more relaxed amp the Liquid Platinum)
        Nov 23, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        The more you use it the more you have to wipe off your hands.
        Nov 23, 2020
      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        If you haven't tried the Universe pads and wants a slightly more neutral sound they are certainly worth a shot. According to the pad guide on zmf's site, on Auteur the Eikon are the warmest, Universe most neutral and Auteur pads somewhere in between. Was a bit surprised to see how much the pads can tune the sound...
        Nov 24, 2020
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    15. e.schell
      e.schell
      Corny announcement. All of you excellent content creators and or entertaining goofy fuckers and forum mods...
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        Thanks for making this shitty year more bearable. Having this place to inform, entertain, turn me onto new music, or just have a pleasant conversation has done more for my sanity than I feel any therapist could have accomplished
        Nov 14, 2020
      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        And Now back to your regularly scheduled SBAF experience
        Nov 14, 2020
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    16. e.schell
      e.schell
      Having trouble convincing myself to sell my Clears. Starting to feel with the proper amps Clear/Auteurs could compliment each other nicely..
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I think your headphone tastes are similar to mine so I hope you share your journey here. I have a pair of Auteurs arriving soon thanks to Carlos.
        Nov 15, 2020
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      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        Awww you lucky ass! You got his ABW!!! Mine are teak and I am currently falling in love with them but if had my pick would have gotten a harder wood. I got a pretty awesome deal on mine so I'm still incredibly happy but yeah... What amp are you going to be running them off to begin?
        Nov 15, 2020
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      5. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Clear for left brain, Auteur for right brain.
        Nov 15, 2020
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    17. e.schell
      e.schell
      No this isnt HF and won't post everyday with update but I am really excited that just got tracking number for my SW51+ weeeeeeeeehooooo
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        I figured, mainly wanted to post the photo...
        Nov 24, 2020
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I haven’t actually turned it on yet, I don’t have a dac in a convenient location to use with it right now
        Nov 24, 2020
      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        @Skyline My power LED is there and working, I finally got this thing plugged in and working today
        Nov 30, 2020
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    18. e.schell
      e.schell
      Auteur's arrived today thanks to my new friend abisai2. Going to be a nice weekend!
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    19. e.schell
      e.schell
      Been wanting to hear Auteur's since they were released... finally have a pair incoming! Feels like x-mas eve!
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        @Inoculator and I appear to be gear twins... both have an SW51+ on the way, both just bought Auteurs, both seem to favor Gungnir Multibit (though I have A1 vs A2), and both have a LP that will more than likely end up being sold once the SW51+ arrives! Whacky!!!
        Oct 22, 2020
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @e.schell Great minds think alike ;) Sold my LP, have an Asgard 3 on the way to audition and hold me over during the SW51+ wait. Only a few more weeks to go on my Auteur, can not wait to own one again. I have been curious about A1 vs A2, I do have a feeling tonally I wish I had the A1.
        Oct 22, 2020
      5. e.schell
        e.schell
        Well i'm curious about the A2... perhaps sometime down the road we could do a swap for a few weeks/month ? I would be open to such a thing. From everything I have read it seems like A1 is more to my liking but....curiosity...cats... all that...
        Oct 22, 2020
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    20. e.schell
      e.schell
      Any SW51+ owners know a good seller of the various tube types it takes? Please PM me!
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Stock tubes for the win!!!
        Oct 18, 2020
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        My recommendation is Mullard 6EJ7/EF184, but I cleaned out my Canadian eBay seller. Imma toob noob and just searched, then messaged sellers and took a chance.
        Oct 19, 2020
      5. Boops
        Boops
        I would try searching here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeedsRadio

        This guy has been running a shop in the Bronx for decades. I’ve bought from him a number of times. If you don’t see it online, email.
        Oct 19, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Gear List:
    Source: Built PC with Lynx E22
    DAC: Gungnir Multibit A1 + IsoMax PI-2XR
    Headamp: SW51+ / Liquid Platinum / ZDT Jr
    Headphones: Auteur / Clear / HD650K
    Speakers: JBL LSR308

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