fraggler
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fraggler

A Happy & Busy Life, Male, from Chicago, IL

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What a day for music! Finally finished my speakers (they rock), and then got to see Joe Hisaishi conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Jun 29, 2024

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    1. fraggler
      fraggler
      What a day for music! Finally finished my speakers (they rock), and then got to see Joe Hisaishi conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
      1. atomicbob, Jinxy245, Qildail and 14 others like this.
      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Thank you for telling us about it! And mazal tov on the speakers! Lately, I’ve been thinking that within the limits of ordinary life, it’s much more true than not that “when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.”
        Jun 30, 2024
        PsiPhi and fraggler like this.
    2. fraggler
      fraggler
      NAS drive recommendations? 14-18TB is what I am looking at. Will be in a Synology NAS (tbd). Have used WD Red in the past with no probs.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "They run 24/7"

        I have no data, but my strong impression, in both personal and work situations, is that it when they are turned off and turned back on again that the faults happen. Or, at least, terminally happen.
        Jun 7, 2024
      4. zottel
        zottel
        WD Red here, too.
        Jun 7, 2024
        Justin S likes this.
      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I'm also running WD Red drives in a Synology NAS. My IT consultant friend recommended them and I purchased 4 (3 active, one on the shelf if a drive fails).
        Jun 9, 2024
        zottel likes this.
    3. fraggler
      fraggler
      Giving Tidal another chance now that they dropped prices. Literally the second album I wanted to test is unavailable for streaming...
      1. zottel, Lyander and RestoredSparda like this.
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      3. zottel
        zottel
        I’m using Qobuz, which has an even smaller catalog, but usability with Roon or at least HQPlayer without having to jump through hoops is more important to me than that. Otherwise, I would have switched to Apple Music a while ago already, but their system being so closed is a deal breaker.
        Apr 13, 2024
        Cryptowolf and RestoredSparda like this.
      4. zottel
        zottel
        With Harman at their back, I’m hoping that Roon might be able to strike a deal with Apple and/or Spotify. Still not very probable, but there’s hope, at least.
        Apr 13, 2024
        Cryptowolf likes this.
      5. YMO
        YMO
        So far so good with Tidal.
        Apr 14, 2024
    4. fraggler
      fraggler
      Axpona crazy busy. Had to park on what feels like the otherside of town and take a tram to the convention center.
    5. fraggler
      fraggler
      Long shot, but does anyone have a Peak Design V3 anchor in reasonable shape they want to sell or trade for a V4? I need the thinner string.
      1. dasman66 likes this.
      2. dasman66
        dasman66
        I've got peak design anchors out the wazoo... let me look when I get home tonight... I'm guessing I can cover v1 thru v4...
        Mar 28, 2024
    6. fraggler
      fraggler
      1. Cryptowolf and Thad E Ginathom like this.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Give me some vice!
        Mar 8, 2024
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Failing that, a nice set of hex keys, colour coded for size, will just about keep me going.

        (But seriously, more Vallorbe files will surely get my juices flowing. Yes, more. I do have a few already.)

        A nice viSe or two would be welcome. But probably not as much fun as its homophone. (Unless one is living /really/ dangerously)
        Mar 8, 2024
      5. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        It's only a problem when you start to spend more on tools than on audio. The easy solution then is to buy more audio...
        Mar 8, 2024
        Thad E Ginathom and Cspirou like this.
    7. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any recommended tool oils to keep'em from rusting? And preferably doesn't leave them greasy.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @crenca - graphite is used all the time as a lubricant especially for things that you want to keep dry. It’s great for deadbolts that get stuck sometimes. I have doubts that it can prevent oxidation but if that’s one of it’s uses than I’ll have to read up on it
        Feb 27, 2024
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        It might be another substance. I have some at home and intended to get the brand name when I got home but of course I forgot :). Hopefully I will remember tonight…
        Feb 28, 2024
      4. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        I know some guys who put their more delicate tools and equipment into pelican-type toolboxes with big fat desiccant packs to keep them dry.
        Mar 7, 2024
    8. fraggler
      fraggler
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      2. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        What babe?
        Feb 23, 2024
      3. zottel
        zottel
        The babe of the power.
        Feb 23, 2024
        Cryptowolf likes this.
      4. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        What power?
        Feb 23, 2024
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    9. fraggler
      fraggler
      Modius E just arrived. Time for a BF2 OG showdown on the MJ3.
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        Enjoy. I think Modius E is an absolute gem for its price point.
        Feb 23, 2024
      3. Eric Rosenfield
        Eric Rosenfield
        So what were the results of the showdown?
        Mar 5, 2024
      4. fraggler
        fraggler
        I managed to hook up the Modius E and listen to 3 songs... I am rearranging my house so have had little exclusive listening time - probably a couple more weeks before I get to a real compare. Was too excited when I profile posted.
        Mar 5, 2024
        Eric Rosenfield and Qildail like this.
    10. fraggler
      fraggler
      Anyone know if or when the ES9028 boards were updated? I got one for my Jot 2 back in May 2022. Is this the same one as available now?
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Sent an email to Schiit and they said no revisions, so if you have one from a Jot 2 or like, you can swap one into a Nitsch Pietus Maximus.
        Feb 9, 2024
    11. fraggler
      fraggler
      Any recommendations for a high quality, reasonably priced mini screwdriver set? Ideally has normal tips and specialty tech ones.
      1. bixby and gsanger like this.
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I ended up getting a few Wera individual micro screwdrivers. Very nice. They are made in Poland, but of noticeably better quality than cheaper ones I have tried so I am happy for the price. I ordered a Toolcheck set to replace the rest of my larger bits. My current iFixit set will suffice for random electronics repair. TY all.
        Feb 22, 2024
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      4. fraggler
        Mar 7, 2024
        Cspirou and CEE TEE like this.
      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        oh you don’t seem to know about the Wera multi-colored allen wrenches
        Mar 7, 2024
    12. fraggler
      fraggler
      It's so annoying that I like multiple headphones.
      1. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        On the other hand, having a handful can satisfy different moods or reduce the upgrade itch.
        Jan 7, 2024
        Cryptowolf, dubharmonic and sheldaze like this.
      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        It's so annoying that I like multiple girls
        Jan 7, 2024
        Vansen likes this.
      3. JK47
        JK47
        So sick from drinking
        Jan 7, 2024
    13. fraggler
      fraggler
      Looks like Pietus just killed the market for Piety and Jot 2...
      1. Joshvar likes this.
      2. AlPastor
        AlPastor
        Piety will always be N.01
        Dec 19, 2023
        YMO and JK47 like this.
      3. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        I think a Modius E to Jot 2 via balanced and Jot2 on low gain would be pretty good still.
        Dec 21, 2023
    14. fraggler
      fraggler
      Fuuuuuuck. Even cold out of the box, the MJ3 is as advertised. If it gets better with warm up, then I truly found my no FOMO endgame.
      1. JK47
      2. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        It improves with a day of burn in. We burnt it in a week though for good measure. But yes it's marvelous
        Dec 6, 2023
        RestoredSparda and fraggler like this.
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I guess I am harder to please. It took 6 hours of warmup to sound decent to me.
        Dec 8, 2023
    15. fraggler
      fraggler
      My Mjolnir 3 has shipped! Time to arrange for a few extra work from home days.
      1. rlow, joch, jexby and 5 others like this.
      2. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Yup, my silver one shipped also
        Dec 1, 2023
        rlow and joch like this.
    16. fraggler
      fraggler
      Did Google bork the site with ads again? I am seeing a ridiculous amount (of the same ad) on mobile Chrome.
      1. Lyander and RestoredSparda like this.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        With how the integration of "artificial 'intelligence'" into their premiere service (the search engine) has been going, I'd not be surprised to hear that they were hurting for more money.
        Nov 29, 2023
      4. JK47
        JK47
        See zero ads desktop and mobile, firefox for both
        Nov 29, 2023
      5. Case
        Case
        Still using Brave with no issues.
        Nov 30, 2023
    17. fraggler
      fraggler
      adblock has popup ads now...
      1. Vansen
        Vansen
        I replaced AdBlock with an Unbound DNS implementation and filter lists and couldn’t be happier.
        Nov 28, 2023
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "adblock has popup ads"

        Not exactly what one gets an *ad blocker* for.
        (That's Brit-speak for what-f'ing-crap)

        I use uBlock Origin.
        Nov 29, 2023
    18. fraggler
      fraggler
      So frustrated that IP can't live up to the music. Disney, HP, Ghibli based games, etc. So much of the magic is due to the soundtrack.
      1. Cryptowolf, joch, TazerMonkey and 3 others like this.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Just like me with video games when growing up.
        Oct 5, 2023
        joch and Qildail like this.
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Are you talking about Internet Protocol?

        Hmmm... I suppose not.
        Oct 5, 2023
      5. joch
        joch
        The Jurassic Park theme is now in my head. Actually, I don't mind.
        Oct 5, 2023
    19. fraggler
      fraggler
      Gah! Mjolnir 3 or new camera lens for my bday?
      1. Jinxy245 and SoupRKnowva like this.
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      3. Friday
        Friday
        Amp cycling >>>>> lens cycling. Lens cycling prevents you from learning to use your lenses fully
        Sep 4, 2023
      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        I think audio gear holds value better than lenses, especially modern ones.
        Sep 4, 2023
      5. joch
        joch
        You can probably get the lens for less in HK.
        Sep 4, 2023
        Mdkaler and fraggler like this.
    20. fraggler
      fraggler
      Just booked tickets to see Joe Hisaishi conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing his own music (of course)!
      1. Pocomo, Soups, Jinxy245 and 7 others like this.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Occupation:
    www.egwoode.com, www.beehyyve.com
    Gear List:
    Transducers:

    Audeze LCD2 Classic
    Bose QC15 modded
    Carmody S2000
    Fostex T50RP modded
    Sennheiser HD650M
    Sennheiser x JAR HD650
    Sennheiser HD800 SBAFSDR
    Shure SE215
    Sony WF-1000XM4
    Sony WH-1000XM5
    ZMF Verite Closed African Blackwood

    DACs:

    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    iFi Zen DAC v1
    Motu M2
    Schiit Bifrost 2 OG
    Schiit Modi Multibit 1 (2156)

    Amps:

    Adcom GFA-5200
    iFi Micro iDSD Black
    Schiit x Nitsch Piety
    Schiit Jotunheim 2 (+ESS)
    Schiit Vali 2+
    Zampotech Shortest Way 51+

    Gadgets:
    RPi3 + 502DACPRO
    RPi4 + PI2AES
    Schiit Loki+
    Schiit Lokius

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    Main: RPi4+PI2AES > SPDIF > Bifrost 2 OG > Mjolnir 3 > HD800SDRSBAF, VC Blackwood
    Office: PC > USB > Pietus Maximus+ESS Card > JAR650 OG