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Who's using hella/fulla setups on PS5? How's it ? using stereo headphones and fiddle with 3d sound settings USB out is my usage plans. Oct 20, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    1. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Who's using hella/fulla setups on PS5? How's it ? using stereo headphones and fiddle with 3d sound settings USB out is my usage plans.
    2. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Spinning first LP in probably 18 months. New Iron Maiden on a Sl1200 MK5, AT150sa and Schiit Mani.
    3. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Picked up a pendant amp recently and it's not really blowing me away. Got some tubes to roll but not sure if it will make me love it.
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Yep this amp not for me, Going back to Jot 2 with Aeolus is like a breath of fresh air.
        Jul 17, 2021
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Nothing wrong with discovering your tastes and what works best for you. I hope you are able to easily recover the purchase price.
        Jul 17, 2021
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      5. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I should be able to, small loss isn't huge deal at least I got a chance to hear it. Sometimes a negative outcome can teach you as much as a positive one. It's like magnius all over again LoL
        Jul 17, 2021
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    4. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Interest check: ZMF Aeolus sapale w/suede pads and 2 stock cables. Making room for Gen G maybe next month, already have blackwood Aeolus.
      1. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Been listening to these out of ZDT jr and I question why I even want another headphone. I could be happy forever. Picked these up off a friend here for $800 shipped.
        Jun 21, 2021
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    5. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Doing crazy things like getting in airplanes and going to visit 90 year old grandfather.
    6. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Got the J&J jab yesterday. Feel like crap today. Yay !
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      2. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        Make sure you stay hydrated.
        May 5, 2021
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        At least you know it’s working. I felt like crap for a couple of days but was worth it.
        May 6, 2021
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Feel a bit better today ! Lots of sleeping helps.
        May 6, 2021
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    7. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Anyone listen to IEM's on Jot 2 ? ifi iematch or something else ? Hiss BAD
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        what config you using @Merrick I guess the easiest thing for me would be that 4pin xlr to 2.5mm adapter. Is this ok to use without breaking shit ? I only tried SE no other cables for balanced IEM yet.
        Apr 24, 2021
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        That adapter should be fine if you have a balanced cable for your IEM with a 2.5mm TRRS termination.
        Apr 24, 2021
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Yep got some one the way. Probably need an extension cable. Got UM 3DT been using qudelix 5k but want Jot2 for summer months listening occasionally.
        Apr 24, 2021
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      3. Imraan
        Imraan
        @HotRatSalad Dude I ordered on the 1st of Feb :) come on join the club. Sell an unused cable or something if it makes you feel better!
        Feb 5, 2021
      4. Imraan
        Imraan
        @Ksaurav402 Thanks for the impressions! What source are you using them with?
        Feb 5, 2021
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        These are the only IEMs I own. They’re great!
        Feb 5, 2021
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I might check them out only have one set. A pair of zu audio missions I got for $40
        Jan 27, 2021
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I've used both SE and Bal for a long-ish run from my TT preamp to Freya S - they both sound perfectly fine.
        Jan 28, 2021
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      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I haven’t tried their XLR variants, but I just recabled my headphone system with WBC Eminence locking RCA ends with Mogami wire. I didn’t notice a difference in sound, but the aesthetics and certainty of the connection help with nervosa.
        Jan 28, 2021
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    10. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Jotunheim 2 arrived and having a first listen ! Early Christmas gift from my girlfriend.
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I thought the same thing until I got a bifrost 2, that really made the Asgard 3 better in that regard @JellyRhino I bet the high Z helps with that on SW51+ Unfortunately I have not listened to HD650 much in over a month since Aeolus arrived. Still my fav headphone though so I will get there !
        Dec 21, 2020
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        If it helps though I liked liquid platinum better with Aeolus than SW51+ with HD650 it was sort of a draw for me. Mood and source material dependent. Using Jot 2 balanced with bifrost 2 USB of course. I'm off until 2021 after tonight so should be fun. I'm going try and not jump the gun, but Super Asgard 3 is what I want to say.
        Dec 21, 2020
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      5. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Some time with stock HD6xx on Jot2. First impression was this amp has great lows ! I didn't get that impression as much from Aeolus. More extension both ways compared to Asgard 3.
        Dec 22, 2020
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    11. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Any love for Rag 2 around here ? I've been wanting to play some records again. Need simple and am going to sell Saga/Vidar/Mani.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Basically, as just an amp it comes with all the extra slots filled with SE inputs, giving you 3 total. By getting a phono card, you'd effectively replace one of the SE inputs with a phono-in.
        Nov 2, 2020
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        That works even 1 would be ok I guess but phono plus 2 is even better. Both my dacs are XLR and SE. Might have to grab me a rag2 if I can fend off starlett purchase ...
        Nov 2, 2020
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Sold Vidar, IC for OG saga and mani anyone ?
        Nov 15, 2020
    12. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Less than an hour with the DNA Starlett and I'm already convinced. WTF am I going to do when I have to send it back and wait for one ?
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        That might work and I can also burn off all the fat reserves :)
        Oct 27, 2020
      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I feel like I enjoy HD650 on low 9 ohm setting rather than IEC 120 ohm setting. I figured it would be the other way around. All other amps are close to zero SE or XLR, always like SW51+ out of low 27 ohm jack more also...
        Oct 28, 2020
      5. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I should be sleeping but can't shut Starlett off. JAR600 might be my fav with it so far.
        Nov 1, 2020
    13. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      I get to play with ECP DSHA3F Ravenswood 3F for the weekend. Weeeeeeeeeeeee
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        @crenca I'm hoping to get my hands on a loaner unit from DN soon. I can finally hear these 2 amps.
        Oct 16, 2020
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        ECP DSHA3F is one of only 2 amps I've ever heard so far that are "YOU WILL BE MINE" status. The drive and visceral attack it has while still being delicate and effortless in the treble is a combination that's intoxicating.
        Oct 16, 2020
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      5. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I'm starting to see that @yotacowboy the more I listen. The treble is fascinatingly articulate but smooooooth. The amp itself is a thing of beauty, black with sapele. @vtrinidad87 is my new best friend.
        Oct 17, 2020
    14. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Re bought HD600 after a couple years away from them, and a pair of HD650. Both very low hours from 2014. Glad to have a back up 650.
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        HD600 on my cranium again after 2 years, why did I not keep them to begin with ?
        Sep 14, 2020
      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        It's funny how time and listening experience changes perceptions. I did not like HD600 as much a few years ago. Now I have a borrowed Aeolus along with HD650 and all I want to listen to HD600...
        Sep 17, 2020
    15. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Anyone in Merrimack Valley MA or Rockingham County NH areas that wants a Vidar and OG saga deal ?
    16. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      RIP Martin Birch Was a part of so many of my favorite albums :(
    17. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      sorry, wrong thing!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Could have been a very different song:

        Wrong thing! I think I love you;
        But I don't know for sure...

        Damn. I hope I haven't just spoilt one of my favourite earworms!
        Aug 4, 2020
    18. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Guys, help me decide used gungnir MB or bifrost2 ?
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        in my opinion BF2's fat bottom is below 80Hz, more like a slight bump around 40-60Hz, so synth bass and kick drums kinda surprise you with an extra bit of oooph. Not necessarily a bad thing depending on what's being fed from BF2, imho.
        Aug 18, 2020
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        The thing that bothers me about the Bifrost 2 is the veiled sounding midrange. Sounds this way with every system I’ve tried from my speakers to HD650, focal clear, and fostex TH -X00. I feel like all of schiit’s multibit dacs have this characteristic, but it’s very noticeable on the bifrost 2.
        Aug 18, 2020
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I sort of noticed that mid range veil when I got modius after modi multibit for 2 years. It doesn't have that and seems to have more resolution. Sort of a 4k picture. I have not heard anything better so... I feel it combines those 2 things but better.
        Aug 18, 2020
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    19. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Someone had a goldpoint FS $275 but I can't find it ! help me please help me :)
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        It got delisted. Super search and filter by date. "fs goldpoint"
        Jul 18, 2020
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Yep that worked thanks Gazny, I guess it's gonzo
        Jul 18, 2020
      4. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        It was in another FS listing that was edited. Just PM @sphinxvc he still has it.
        Jul 18, 2020
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    20. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      I think SW51+ wins with HD6xx over Liquid Platinum... I can listen for hours. Need JAR650
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      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Just KISS mod it, it works really well with SW51+
        Jul 18, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    NH
    Gear List:
    Liquid Platinum
    Jotunheim 2
    Bifrost 2
    Aeolus Blackwood
    HD650
    HD600
    5k+3DT