Gaspasser
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Gaspasser

Flatulence Maestro, Male, from Suburban DC

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Anyone try Telefunken EF184 in SW51+? Nov 7, 2020

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    1. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Had a great evening of listening to music @Neal ‘s place. The BMRs are beautiful and sounded great with that old school class A Yamaha!
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        They don’t pair well with Vidar(s) though, which is odd. That is why Neal is selling his.
        Nov 26, 2017
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I have a couple vintage Yamahas too, and you and @Neal say its a great pairing...
        Nov 26, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        His Yamaha has a more mid-focused and more intimate presentation which seemed to mesh well with the BMRs. The Vidar(s) ironically were weaker in the bass/slam department on these speakers comparatively. I think the BMRs love class A power.
        Nov 26, 2017
    2. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      ECM streaming on Spotify...like a fat kid in a candy store
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    3. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      @zerodeefex any chance you have any additional laser-cut SBAF mods leftover? I would like to buy a set if possible, Thx
    4. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Just split up the Mjolnir 2 package. Now FS $620
    5. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Is it more desirable to buy an HD800 with later SN? Was there a revision? I’m considering buying a 10 year old pair.
      1. Mdkaler
        Mdkaler
        Don't know the answer. But I'd like to say materials do deteriorate over time. And 10 years is a looong time.

        Especially if you intend to keep it for another 10.
        Nov 21, 2017
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    6. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      For HD650/580, is T3 (maxed) an upgrade or more of a sidegrade from Mjo2 (WE396A)?
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        also Mj2 gives you some versatility. i had a Mj2 when i was almost exclusively using a planar headphone but it sounded totally fine with utopias and sennheisers too. some weird treble fuckery on the Mj, and not quite at the T3 level for dymamic headphones imo.
        Nov 10, 2017
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      4. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        I’ve only heard one MJ2 and it was at schitr and it didn’t sound very clean. Sounded grainy. Maybe it’s the stock Tubes. The T3 just sounds more refined.
        Nov 10, 2017
      5. WNovizar
        WNovizar
        In my humble acquainted-but-ain't-friend opinion, T3 are more of a sidegrade against Mjo2, since you have WE396A tube. As @brencho said, while T3 is more dynamic, the WE396A in Mjo2 gives you much needed soundstage depth
        Nov 11, 2017
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    7. Pyruvate
      Pyruvate
      Damnit, I basically work to feed my vinyl addiction now.
      1. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        When music can sound that good I understand why...
        Nov 7, 2017
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It’s good work for those who get it. Besides, just think of all the records you can buy with attending $$$.
        Nov 8, 2017
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    8. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Anyone have any success playing FLAC files natively in IOS 11? I tried without success using iCloud Files app.
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        I tried just now and couldn't get it to work through the Files app. That was with the FLAC files located in Dropbox and the 3rd party Documents app
        Nov 5, 2017
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        All my music is ALAC, but one thing I have noticed is that I can sync across 24/96 songs from iTunes now, whereas before it used to pop up a dialog saying it couldn’t
        Nov 5, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Thanks everyone! That’s what I thought. I guess I will just keep waiting for Spotify to go CD quality and convert to ALAC.
        Nov 5, 2017
    9. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      RSA Nighthawk F117 is an excellent upgrade to my junior achiever level vinyl setup. Analog now surpasses my digital setup. Thanks @Pyruvate
      1. monacelli, Vansen, JoshMorr and 4 others like this.
      2. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Glad you made the upgrade. It's crazy how much work that little thing is putting in. I can't stop listening to vinyl now!
        Oct 30, 2017
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Getting to listen to RSA Nighthawk F117 through 2 channel now. This is where this thing shows its true muscle. Going into Freya tube buffer is like PB&J, nice solid state-tube synergy!
        Oct 31, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Hell yes. F117 on speakers is MILES ahead of headphones. That center image is just mindblowing!
        Oct 31, 2017
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    10. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      If a cheap bastid like @Pyruvate pays up to get one AND likes RSA F117 Nighthawk, then I had to get one too. :)
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I found a deal on Fleabay oddly enough. Hopefully it works out.
        Oct 21, 2017
      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Osnap! I wish you the best. I could never find one on eBay in the past.
        Oct 21, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It didn’t show up on my Hifishark alert, I assume that is why it was sitting for a week. I started looking again after your review!
        Oct 21, 2017
    11. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I am finally enjoying Freya with decent non-microphonic tubes. It plays very nice with MJ2.
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      2. Garns
        Garns
        Wat'cha get?
        Oct 4, 2017
      3. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        Not sure if it's Freya or the general state of NOS 6SN7 tubes but Freya was a real pig to get non-microphonic. Yes, which tubes did you go for @Gaspasser? Settled on chrome top Sylvanias here.
        Oct 5, 2017
      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I had a good experience with EH tubes with Vali2 and Valhalla2, so I bought a quad to try before spending any more $ on NOS tubes. I’m just happy to not hear any popping, cracking, clicking or echoing anymore. I’m hoping to get in some time with Vidar this weekend so I can start posting some comments about everything with Elac B6’s.
        Oct 5, 2017
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    12. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      1. Skyline
        Skyline
        Ah, well, I aim to please.
        Oct 4, 2017
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    13. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Stay safe SBAF Florida crew, I wish you all luck. My thoughts are with friends and family in my home state!
    14. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Got Freya and Vidar up and running. Now I get what all the hype is with Elac B6's. I never heard them disappear and sound so good.
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I sold the Saga to fund other purchases. Then decided to go 2 channel again. I got Freya, but if you already have Saga, I would keep it.
        Sep 2, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Out of curiosity, on tube gain, where is the volume knob for Freya?
        Sep 2, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        About 12-2 o'clock. The tube gain and Vidar really help the B6's, but you were right @Pyruvate the highs are the weak area for the B6's
        Sep 3, 2017
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    15. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Found a cool YT channel from a Schiit technician named Tony. It is called SchiitFerBrainz
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      3. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        That is beyond cool, I have a Gen 5 board coming in the mail so this will help. thanks for sharing
        Aug 21, 2017
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      4. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        Tony is the man! Loved reading that chapter how Mike introduced him to Jason.
        Aug 21, 2017
      5. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        @k4rstar my Gen 5 board is on its way too! Hopefully I will get to it next week!
        Aug 21, 2017
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    16. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Decided to jump back into 2 channel fun!
      1. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I'm going to see how hard Vidar smacks around Elac B6's. I hope to do a write up and compare it to the Vincent SP-331
        Aug 18, 2017
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      2. Pyruvate
        Pyruvate
        ATTABOY!
        Aug 18, 2017
      3. JayC
        JayC
        Hey @Gaspasser - did you ever end up doing that comparison?
        Jun 23, 2018
    17. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Wow, that got out of hand real quick. I think the thread setup had mostly excellent points, however I am not advocating censorship or bans
      1. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        The funny thing is, the "W" word has a completely different meaning here. Its just a funny sounding way of referring to someone that likes a slightly warmer/less fatiguing sound signature. It goes against the "neutral head" accepted norm here at SBAF. At least I thought...

        Or maybe @OJneg was trolling us all along. Is "Playnar" "Chi-fi" or #teamdynamic offensive too?
        Aug 16, 2017
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I'm not that easily offended, but if I don't understand the true meaning or hidden intention, I don't just use the phrase to sound cool.
        Aug 16, 2017
    18. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      I am not a fan of this term "warmfag" that is used around here. I think @Wilson was right to call it out a couple of weeks ago.
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      3. Bagged Milk
        Bagged Milk
        Because I am. And I don't give a shit.
        Aug 16, 2017
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      4. a44100Hz
        a44100Hz
        It requires no additional energy to use a term that isn't loaded with violent history instead.
        Aug 16, 2017
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        We are probably better off without it. The reason I did not find it offensive is that the two words don't naturally go together as insults. Whereas I did find the term "Head-Fag" (for HF) offensive as it was intended to express contempt for an obviously bad state of affairs.
        Aug 27, 2017
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    19. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      What's up with the Jolt cola avatars @k4rstar @Wilson ? Some inside joke for the cool kids? That stuff was great for all night video gaming
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        @Kunlun that makes what i had done very unfortunate. I seem to have jolted half of sbaf...
        Aug 11, 2017
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        @Kunlun it is true what you are saying, I do feel somewhat sodomized by Hifiman with the multiple negative experiences I had with their products. I vowed not to purchase another Hifiman HP and I almost gave in with the Massdrop version but came to my senses.
        Aug 11, 2017
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    20. Gaspasser
      Gaspasser
      Gen 5 USB self install purchase option up on Schiit.com. Marv's install guide makes it look straightforward.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Suburban DC
    Occupation:
    Anesthesiologist
    Gear List:
    SW51+
    HD6XX KISS
    JAR600

    Raal SR1A + Schiit JotR

    Bifrost 2
    Pi2AES

    VPI Classic 1
    Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC ⭐️
    Denon DL103+Aluminum Cap

    Soundsmith MCP-2 MKII

    2-Channel
    Vidar
    Saga
    Overnight Sensations MTM

    Workstation
    Fulla 2 —> LSR305

    The pieces of gear I’ve purchased twice:

    HD800SDR
    HD6XX/HD650
    HD600
    Vali 2
    Fulla 2

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    Practicing social distancing & isolation through audio since 1994