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Home theater setup basically done. Time to start work on the bartop arcade system. May 24, 2019 at 11:51 AM

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    1. fraggler
      fraggler
      Home theater setup basically done. Time to start work on the bartop arcade system.
    2. fraggler
      fraggler
      Bought an ECP L2 on a whim to try and then resell. It is so good, going to sell everything else and now spend more to upgrade DAC...
      1. atomicbob, Ash1412, Syzygy and 13 others like this.
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Are you using it with the HD650, or Aeolus?
        Apr 29, 2019
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Modded HD650 for the moment. Acquisition of the amp has complicated fun money allocation for the moment.
        Apr 29, 2019
        dubharmonic likes this.
      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        ECP Audio certainly rocked my world - both DSHA-3F and T4
        May 1, 2019
    3. fraggler
      fraggler
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      2. Mdkaler
        Mdkaler
        The reviews though
        Apr 1, 2019
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Say "Monolith, eat tape" and that mix tape you made for your significant other will immediately become entangled in the gears and mechanisms of your player. Revenge is always sweet.
        Apr 1, 2019
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      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        "shoulder cushion" ....lol.
        Apr 1, 2019
    4. fraggler
      fraggler
      Wow PBT keycaps are nice. $13 Aliexpress set is way nicer than what Logitech uses. Now to find a 5.5u spacebar and 2/3rd size capslock...
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Are you opposed to 3D printing?
        Mar 27, 2019
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Not really, though I am likely opposed to how much a custom keycap would cost.
        Mar 27, 2019
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Mar 27, 2019
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    5. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone know of a custom furniture maker/woodworker with reasonable rates in the Chicagoland area?
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Mar 12, 2019
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Mar 12, 2019
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Thanks! I am actually trying to get some help building a goliath/transformer table: https://transformertable.com/ I have the skills and tools to build a rough version, but no way to plane and finish to a furniture grade finish.
        Mar 12, 2019
    6. fraggler
      fraggler
      I'm just a little sad that we are in the year of Bladerunner and we don't even have crappy androids walking around, much less replicants.
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Joi > Replicants
        Feb 11, 2019
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      3. jowls
        jowls
        Don’t even get me started on hover boards...
        Feb 11, 2019
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      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        On the bright side, it's not a techno- or a dystopian-wasteland yet. Cherry 2000 might be a movie for the latter, as far as sexbots go.
        Feb 11, 2019
    7. fraggler
      fraggler
      Pass Whammy board stuffed! Casework to be decided next.
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I have a couple on hand to try if I get bored, but probably the OPA2134.
        Jan 31, 2019
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Which ones? I have the AD823, RC4580, TL072, LM833. For now I've settled on the 4580. I gave each roughly 20 hrs of listening time before deciding. Great DIY-Fi amp, enjoy!!!
        Jan 31, 2019
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      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        I also have the RC4580 since it was a recommended pairing with the mosfets (I basically built the kit, but sourced everything on my own). Also have an OPA227 I can pull from an old CMOY.
        Jan 31, 2019
    8. fraggler
      fraggler
      Refurb Riva Turbo X for $96 (no battery) or new Audioengine A2+ for $125 (50% off) for bedroom TV watching?
    9. fraggler
      fraggler
      Happy Holidays, everyone! Thanks for another great year here.
      1. Cryptowolf, Jinxy245, obsiCO and 10 others like this.
    10. fraggler
      fraggler
      Rythmik L12 for $520 or SVS SB12-NSD for $399? 20hz and servo, or 23hz and $120 in my account? Decisions of a poor audio enthusiast.
      1. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Well, that servo is meant to be peachy for music.
        Nov 20, 2018
    11. fraggler
      fraggler
      Just finished watching the replay of Duke-Kentucky MBB. Wow! Going to be a fun season.
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    12. fraggler
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        That amp/energiser is so tiny. Actually portable, if you are the kind of person that uses open backs around..
        Nov 6, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I hope it's not like Kingsound
        Nov 6, 2018
      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        @spwath I remember someone else losing their crap about the energiser, not to mention the possibility that there might be electrets in there and the box is just a transformer... it was hilarious.

        @Cspirou How bad were the Kingsounds? I keep seeing people ripping into those whenever talk of the Monoprice comes up.
        Nov 6, 2018
    13. fraggler
      fraggler
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    14. fraggler
      fraggler
      Decided to try Chuck since Zach Levi was cast in Shazam. Mind keeps repeatedly getting blown seeing Miranda Lawson in real life.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        As goofy as Chuck is I loved the show. The way the show goes gives me an interesting look on how shows get produced. Don't want to spoil it though.
        Aug 9, 2018
    15. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone ever play with the Mirage Omnisats? I am thinking about using them as rear surrounds and hooked up to Echo Dots.
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Thanks guys. The Omnisats are a little bit bigger and go a bit lower (70hz ish). I have front and center speakers already (with a decent sub coming in the future) and was just trying to find something that might give me a little more ambiance than the normal small speakers used for surrounds.
        Jul 27, 2018
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        I can get a 5 pack for a reasonable price so was thinking of using them in the bedroom as well for background music.
        Jul 27, 2018
      5. ultrabike
        ultrabike
        70 Hz is very sweet. I would go for it. Congratz!
        Jul 27, 2018
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    16. fraggler
      fraggler
      Is Rythmik servo tech worth premium over Ultimax kit? $900 vs $650 for DIY options for 15" sub capable of sub 17hz performance.
    17. fraggler
      fraggler
      Huge shout out to @Boops for his generosity! My laptop headphone jack is borked and his free Dacport HD has saved me many dollars.
    18. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any recommendations for reliable, but quiet PSUs? 650W range, fully modular, and preferably under $100 (as far under as I can get :))
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        @fraggler Yeah they seem to have rebranded their models. I was refering to the class of efficiency, by which they used to solely differentiate them. Gold may be sufficient too, have a look on silentpcreview.com (?).

        Dunno if it’s still the case but Seasonic used to build the Corsair PSUs, the one I tried was good but the fan had an unpleasant noise characteristic. That was a long time ago, though.
        Jul 7, 2018
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Thanks, all. I used to have a Saeasonic way back in the day when I spent too much time on SPCR. My current Silverstone has been fantastic these last 10 years (!) With the exception of the fan failing twice. I kind of want to go back to Seasonic again.
        Jul 7, 2018
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      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        How much overhead do you need? Using an online calculator, my current rig could max out around 450 and my potential upgrade system would hit 550. Would a Gold or Platinum rated 650 work?
        Jul 7, 2018
    19. fraggler
      fraggler
      Saw Incredibles 2 yesterday. I have to name a future family member or pet Jack-Jack now.
      1. Skyline
        Skyline
        The Jack-Jack/raccoon showdown was kind of amazing.
        Jul 2, 2018
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        I'm tempted to go back on $5 Tuesday just to see that scene again. Up there with seeing Yoda fight for the first time as my all time cackling-like-a-madman favorite fight scenes.
        Jul 2, 2018
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      3. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        It definitely ranks among the better Pixar films. Great comedic moments, good-to-decent action scenes, plus that soundtrack is amazing!
        Jul 2, 2018
    20. fraggler
      fraggler
      Can anyone recommend a forum like Stevehoffman but for video? I am trying to figure out best movie transfers/remasters.
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      2. Ash1412
        Ash1412
        For blurays, I think bluray.com and the usual A/V sites' reviews are fine. Dunno why but like somebody said here, even though most A/V sites are pretty deaf, they're not bad at reviewing the V.
        Jun 15, 2018
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I didn't know how much comparisons were made. There are so many releases (multiple Bluray releases, Anniversary releases, 4K transfers, remasters, etc.) that it is sometimes hard to track what has changed. I have some Blurays from the early days that are starting to degrade (can actually see it on the disc), and am trying to sort through my options.
        Jun 15, 2018
      4. Derf
        Derf
        Criterion releases are always top notch, if your movie is in their library. Bluray.com is pretty good for sussing out the various releases too. AVSforum might be worth a look too.
        Jun 15, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Gear List:
    Transducers:

    Bose QC15 modded
    Fostex T50RP modded
    Hifiman HE-560
    HSE-A2000 modded
    Overnight Sensations + Dayton SUB-800
    Sennheiser HD650M
    Shure SE215
    Taotronics TT-EP01


    DACs:

    Massdrop x Centrance DacPort Slim HD
    Schiit Fulla 2
    Schiit Modi 3
    Schiit Modi Multibit

    Amps:

    Adcom GFA-5200
    ECP L2
    Massdrop x Centrance DacPort Slim HD
    Massdrop x Cavalli MCTH
    Pass WHAMMY
    Schiit Fulla 2
    Schiit Vali 2
    TPA3116D2 DIY

    Signature

    PC -> Schiit Eitr -> Schiit Modi Multibit -> ECP L2/Pass WHAMMY -> HD650M, HE-560
    PC -> Schiit Eitr -> Schiit Modi Multibit -> Pass WHAMMY -> Adcom GFA5200 -> Overnight Sensations + Dayton SUB-800
    Phone -> HSE-A2000 (modded)/TaoTronics TT-EP01 (noise cancellation)
    Laptop -> Centrance Dacport Slim HD -> Bose QC15 (modded)