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I normally prefer HD650 to HD600, HD600 and Nitsch Piety + Bifrost 2 + pi2aes is pretty goddamn yummy. Jan 19, 2023

    1. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      I normally prefer HD650 to HD600, HD600 and Nitsch Piety + Bifrost 2 + pi2aes is pretty goddamn yummy.
      1. Cryptowolf, Sqveak, joch and 7 others like this.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Tempering expectations: the Piety is NOT a giant-killer, but for my preferences and whatnot it's enough to put a smile on my face going through my library.
        Jan 19, 2023
        caute, HotRatSalad and joch like this.
      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Yep I'll stick with HD600 for the next few sessions and do some amp swapping. Been mainly listening to a crack and sw51+
        Jan 19, 2023
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      5. joch
        joch
        Looks like you have the value trinity of amps for Senns...and all are difficult to come by. Global geopolitics (SW51+), scarcity (Piety), DIY (Crack).
        Jan 19, 2023
    2. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Happy new year mofos ! I've had about 6 whiskeys and on episode 8 of the 3 stooges. Cheers !
      1. Joshvar, Cryptowolf, Qildail and 8 others like this.
    3. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      I think my pi2aes hat died today no sound unless I use USB :(
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        Maybe not related but Winter cold and low humidity make for static discharge that can mess with stuff. Yesterday I zapped Yggdrasil when I touched it and it locked up. Power cycle fixed it. Maybe same issue with Pi2AES. Big discharge might also affect SD card?
        Dec 23, 2022
      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        @crazychile you're very correct about static in the winter. I have a humidifier just for the music room. Spinning vinyl and touching electronics with super low dew points and cold dryness sucks. Snap crackle pop ! I don't remember any static discharge when I plugged in pi2aes though.
        Dec 23, 2022
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        This shit happened again today, woke up grabbed a coffee and wanted to sit down slam some Sabbath into my brain. Error directory not found ALSA output error lol. I fired up the oppo103 stuck my USB drive in it and off we go. Also just spun the vinyl of the album I was wanting to hear.
        Jan 18, 2023
    4. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Wow 2 Aegirs really gave my 2 channel a kick in the direction it needed. I wasn't sure what to expect but I've been pleasantly surprised.
      1. purr1n
        purr1n
        Now you need x2 Tyrs
        Nov 13, 2022
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Sure x2 Tyrs is something I've lusted after a bit. After hearing 2 Aegirs, amp Nervosa completely cured !
        Nov 13, 2022
    5. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Darlington Labs MP-7 so damn good. vinyl playback is heavenly now. Noise floor so low, pops ticks crackle from poorer copies non-existent.
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      3. MellowVelo
        MellowVelo
        Order placed. I got a B-stock MP-7. I'm very excited to hear this. I'm especially hopeful that the MP-7 will help surface noise to recede into the background. I recently picked up a Schiit Mani 2, and while the unit has many commendable traits, it's still noisier than I would like.
        Oct 17, 2022
      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I liked Mani 2, much quieter than Mani 1. I wanted a bump up after having gungnir A2 on the speaker system, you can probably understand. I cheaped out with a AT-VM95ML and am super impressed between the ML stylus and MP-7 it's sooo quiet AND sounds impressive.
        Oct 17, 2022
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      5. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Got my mp-7 back with updated board and upgraded jacks. First LP David Gilmour S/T 1978 press second lp Frank Zappa Waka jawaka 1972 press. Thanks @Keith Richardson
        Jan 11, 2023
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    6. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Pink Floyd Animals 2018 remix 2ch 24/192 just melted my face and brain.
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I have been eyeing this one, I think I'll have to splurge.
        Sep 18, 2022
      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I ordered the record as well couldn't help it.
        Sep 18, 2022
      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Spun my 1977 original that has same stampers as some promos. What an amazing album, after it was done I spun the remix vinyl. 84 minutes of animals FTW
        Sep 26, 2022
    7. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Seas a26 kit inbound, just waiting for cabinets !
      1. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Shit me why didn't I order this kit sooner ? They already sound even better after 12-15 hours.
        Aug 14, 2022
    8. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Fill me in on this tambre I hear about. You know like tambourine. Is that different from timbre ? Is it the same thing ?
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Funny thing is a couple of em are from the east coast and they are not from UK
        Jul 13, 2022
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      4. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        I'm from NZ and have always said TIM-bruh (ie none of the above!). I also say fill-it (of fish) not fill-lay, which annoys the locals because they think it should be French.
        Jul 13, 2022
      5. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        I'd go with El Tamberino, or the tammer, or just tams, if you're into the whole brevity thing.
        Jul 13, 2022
    9. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Can anyone hook my up with any LISST tube/s for OG saga ? Looking for a vidar or aegir as well if anyone is moving one.
      1. Woland
        Woland
        Iirc @schiit indicated on head-fi that they'll be selling octal lisst again soon.
        Jun 19, 2022
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Looking for BH crack if anyone has one collecting dust. Will trade liquid platinum or buy it
        Jun 29, 2022
      3. Woland
        Woland
        @HotRatSalad it reads like that was supposed to be a new status message, not a comment on your old one.
        Jul 1, 2022
    10. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Interest check for Blackwood Aeolus. Not using them enough, got them here and they will go here.
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        These have mag chassis as well and have some extra/better XLR cables available.
        Mar 30, 2022
      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Bumping probably put them up soon. Uni perf lamb and suede pads.
        Sep 12, 2022
    11. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Moved into the house finally the other day. Back to 2 chan finally ! Gungnir a2 Freya S and a trusty Vidar again with my PSB speakers
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Been rocking out in Nexus 4x mostly. Listening to snow goose from camel seems fitting for Dec 23.
        Dec 23, 2021
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I hate to add to the nervousa, but perhaps try a decent BAL to SE trafo, and stay passive thru Freya. That's what I prefer, at least.
        Dec 23, 2021
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I guess I could grab Another vidar and avoid the whole thing ! Any issue with matching vidars that aren't bought new at the same time ?
        Dec 23, 2021
    12. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Does rag 2 come with the new unison dac modules now by chance? Need amp for new house ! Might get vidar (again) and Freya though...
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        The ESS is Unison, not theMB card. And they are an option.
        Nov 14, 2021
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      2. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        Schiit says only the MB dac is available on rag 2 no unison option yet :(
        Nov 15, 2021
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Right. Modi MB and MB cards are still CirrusLogic. I think Fulla and ESS are also still CL USB.
        Nov 15, 2021
    13. 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.
    14. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Spinning first LP in probably 18 months. New Iron Maiden on a Sl1200 MK5, AT150sa and Schiit Mani.
    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. HotRatSalad
      HotRatSalad
      Doing crazy things like getting in airplanes and going to visit 90 year old grandfather.
    18. 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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    19. 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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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NH
    Gear List:
    Aegir x2
    Freya S
    OG Saga
    Crack
    SW51+
    Jotunheim 2
    Bifrost 2
    Gungnir A2
    PI2AES
    Aeolus Blackwood
    HD650
    HD600
    MP-7
    SL1200 MK5
    AT150sa/AT-vm95ml
    PSB Image T6
    Seas A26