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Decided to try Chuck since Zach Levi was cast in Shazam. Mind keeps repeatedly getting blown seeing Miranda Lawson in real life. Aug 9, 2018

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    1. 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
    2. 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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    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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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    8. fraggler
      fraggler
      Super Mario Party and Smash Bros for Switch finally coming!
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        All new. All characters from past games plus a couple new ones!
        Jun 12, 2018
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Nintendo can have my money when Smash Bros comes to the Switch. Then I can feel like a kid again playing Mortal Kombat for the first time, just more kawaii...
        Jun 12, 2018
    9. fraggler
      fraggler
      OMFG, forgot how badly the AI cheats in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
      1. Lenroot77 and Erikdayo like this.
      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        It's all the old games..."Feed me quarters!!!!!!"
        May 31, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I always thought it was funny that they made 100 varients of Street Fight II before finally making a Street Fighter III
        May 31, 2018
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Sadly, I've never seen this musical. Shame on me, I know.
        May 12, 2018
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Still better than the NBC live show with John Legend, though Mary Magdalene at the Lyric wasn't as good as Sarah Bareilles.
        May 12, 2018
      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        Watch the movie from 1973 if you are interested. I still like that version the best.
        May 12, 2018
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    11. fraggler
      fraggler
      Time for spring cleaning of my storage drives. Any recommendations for duplicate file/photo/music programs? dupeGuru is a possibility.
    12. fraggler
      fraggler
      Is the Audioquest vs Monoprice thing about the little stick DAC/amp?
      1. Cspirou
    13. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone have recommendations for spacey music? Like Epcot rides of the 80s and 90s or what used to play at planetariums when I was a kid.
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      2. fraggler
        Feb 28, 2018
      3. Elnrik
        Feb 28, 2018
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      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        Check out Man of No Ego. It's not exactly bladerunner, but definitely qualifies as good spacey stuff.
        Feb 28, 2018
    14. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone into podcasting? Going to start one for one of my companies and looking for resources (mainly equipment recommendations).
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      2. FallingObjects
        Feb 2, 2018
      3. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        My comment is too long to post here. Maybe start a thread? Please provide more information on your environment and set up if you can.
        Feb 4, 2018
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Started a thread in General Audio.
        Feb 4, 2018
    15. fraggler
      fraggler
      Ugh. Forgot about the Great Firewall of China. Can't access any of my Google accounts here in Shenzhen. At least SBAF is available.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Funny because there are a lot of posts that the Chinese government would not approve of.
        Dec 31, 2017
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Are you on vacation?
        Dec 31, 2017
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        Yes, and I can still access Basecamp for work during down time. I just normally use Google stuff for communications with family and travel (maps/translation). Without access to even Play store, is difficult to get alternative chat options
        Dec 31, 2017
    16. fraggler
      fraggler
      About to do a tasting at the Kavalan whisky distillery in Taiwan. So hyped.
      1. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Please do report back!
        Dec 29, 2017
    17. fraggler
      fraggler
      Headed to Taiwan on Tuesday. Anybody have recommendations for cool audio shops in Taichung and Taipei?
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      3. Eric_C
        Eric_C
        Dec 14, 2017
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      4. powermatic
        powermatic
        Wow, have fun and report back!
        Dec 14, 2017
      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Tried to post, but getting an error (doesn't like URLs?). Sending a PM.

        Let me know if you need any other local info, or want to meet up :-)
        Dec 14, 2017
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      3. powermatic
        powermatic
        I wonder if there will ever be a RBCD Rennaissance like vinyl. Come on hipsters, make my CDs worth a fortune!
        Dec 13, 2017
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      4. powermatic
        powermatic
        @fraggler If you rip using EAC or dbPoweramp you will rarely, and I mean that in the strictest sense, not end up with a bit perfect rip. I've ripped over a thousnd, and erring on the side of caution maybe 10 slowed EAC down noticeably, and I always ended up with a perfect FLAC rip.
        Dec 13, 2017
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Thanks for the update. Now I simply list the albums I cannot easily get in NL and buy the FLAC versions before it is too late. Basically everything Janelle Monae, Outkast and Sharon Jones...
        Dec 14, 2017
    19. fraggler
      fraggler
      Insider tickets still available for Axpona 2018. Only $17 for a single day. I think they go up to $23 for early birds.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Thank you for the reminder. My wife and I plan to go again on Sunday and I just purchased tickets.
        Dec 10, 2017
    20. fraggler
      fraggler
      Man, two shows in one week at the Lyric. Very blessed this holiday season.
      1. Cryptowolf and Thad E Ginathom like this.
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Puccini's Turandot and Straight No Chaser. Very different styles of musical presentation, but both moved me.
        Dec 9, 2017
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