Hrodulf
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Hrodulf

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Went to a Genny 8351B listening session. Very underwhelming. Sep 17, 2020

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    1. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Went to a Genny 8351B listening session. Very underwhelming.
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @gixxerwimp they've actually improved the bass/mid integration by lowering the crossover. But stuff like soundstaging was unusually bad. I'm starting to suspect that the UA interface might've been to blame as well. Or maybe I'm getting spoiled.
        Sep 18, 2020
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        Were they dsp-d for room as well?
        Ime the old Class-AB egg monitors imaged better than the newer Class-D with the dsp crapp, and imaging went actually worse with room corrections active. Depth of soundfield took a dump.
        Sep 18, 2020
      5. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Priidik , yeah GLM was there as well. On/Off, I preferred it enabled because it negated SBIR bass boost. But damn, I kinda expected them to take more than one measurement. Correcting from a single point is a lottery. With GLM ON the soundstage was better as lows were pushed back and mids had more room to work, but damn... the sound was very unnatural. I had very high hopes for the coax driver.
        Sep 18, 2020
    2. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      1. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Enable auto-translated CC's if you don't speak Putin.
        Sep 2, 2020
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    3. Hrodulf
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      2. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        If its effecting your (the guy running the site) mental health this badly, you've gotta pull the plug, in my opinion.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Most reviewers, in most fields, are proud of being independent. This guy doesn't want to be a reviewer he wants to be a paid PR man.
        Aug 1, 2020
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      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Thad E Ginathom I think he's just a troubled man with delusions. I'd never go into content marketing and expect it to pay for itself. Unless I have some ultra valuable way to give unique insight.
        Aug 1, 2020
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    4. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Interesting, Audeze has dropped head tracking from their newest gamer headphone.
      1. Hands
        Hands
        It's because head tracking is shit for gaming unless it's VR. Then it's a necessity. I'd wager this is a product slated below Mobius and meant to be less of a niche product meant for the everyday gamer? *Checks Audeze site* Yup, seems that way.
        Jul 15, 2020
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      2. Taverius
        Taverius
        Depends on the game. Most of the issue is that good head tracking is expensive and awkward, so only simulators bother with it.

        Flight/space/driving sims are awful without it. So is ARMA tbh.

        But there's no standard, open protocol for it, and all the good ones are like 150+bucks, so very few games support it.

        Also the tracking on the mobius isn't good.
        Jul 15, 2020
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      3. Hands
        Hands
        WTF, this new headphone doesn't even have virtual surround? I figure take out the tracking, no biggie...But the surround too? LOL
        Jul 15, 2020
    5. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Shit, Yggdrasil does really take a day to sound at its best. Need to invest in a UPS!
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Mine is well used. The weather was pretty hot today, so maybe that accelerated the process.
        Jul 14, 2020
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        I had a similar experience with Yggdrasil GS. I think the used A1 cards have something to do with it.
        Jul 14, 2020
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      5. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        The Bifrost 2 is the same.
        Jul 14, 2020
    6. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Heard two almost perfectly flat measuring speakers today. One was clearly better. The secret? Phase linearity.
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      3. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        I’m pissed off too man. There’s Dayton drivers in many of the newer speakers. Many are using worse drivers than KRK. KRK just has the awful Chinese plate amps based around warmpuke TI/BB chip amps. Gibson owned and fragile as hell.
        Jun 5, 2020
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      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        I bet there is more than 'puny phase linearity'. Compression driver dynamics and ridiculous-tech motors in the one you preferred. Even the amps would probably tip the scales to the favored.
        Sep 8, 2020
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      5. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Priidik the speaker I compared them to is still a prototype, so I bought the one which was available. The prototype had 4x 5W430 midwoofers and a much cheaper compression driver, so it wasn't THAT over the top. The amp still was Hypex FA253. The one I bought is leagues better...
        Sep 8, 2020
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    7. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Ooooooh.. is there a thread yet?
        May 11, 2020
    8. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        The thing about hobbies is there's a relative dearth of research into it outside of, say, gaming as an addiction that's relevant in modern context. What irked me about the article was that it's revealing of how very pop culture mental health issues have become.

        Also, irritation not directed at you earlier, @crenca. Mostly grumpy cuz article and scalp sore :))
        Apr 26, 2020
      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Lyander I get your response on trivializing serious psychological issues, however I don't think that the author was doing so. He was merely using the simplified description of the illness to point out several phenomena in the hi-end community he finds morbid. At least my takeaway isn't that everyone there has OCPD.
        Apr 27, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Yup they even said as much towards the end. I'm just grumpy because I see people diagnosing THEMSELVES with similar things just for their own benefit way too often, and others applying derogatory labels to groups of people (as here) as a way to demean them.

        I'm just a sourpuss :P
        Apr 27, 2020
    9. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Shit, my new DIY amp has 536 parts to solder.
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Gotto say, despite the long shopping list, the grand total is less than two exotic tube OPT's.
        Apr 16, 2020
      3. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        That's part of the fun mate!
        Apr 16, 2020
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        You don't have enough time?
        Apr 18, 2020
    10. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Anyone at NAMM?
      1. netforce
        netforce
        Was there yesterday, going back Sunday.
        Jan 17, 2020
      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @netforce come to booth 17313 to get your mind blown!
        Jan 17, 2020
      3. netforce
        netforce
        Nice!
        Jan 18, 2020
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      2. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        Oh, cool! Based on what you've seen, how would you say he voices his speakers? I'm guessing neutral-ish, but again, few impressions to go on.
        Jan 2, 2020
      3. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        The relatively un-exotic cabinet and crossover he's using for the design you linked to is appealing. Might be the next build I want to tackle.
        Jan 2, 2020
      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        @philipmorgan I have tried Troels' filter tricks for my own speakers, with similar drivers. The sound is perhaps a bit dark, with a gentle downward slope. I kind of like this. Some time ago he used to put effort to suppress all the crap from the midrange/bass breakups, so it might end up a bit dull. Latelly there are more 1. order filters and simple stuff that is bound to be more lively.
        Sep 18, 2020
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    12. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        @tyll: OK, boomer.

        In other news, looks like retirement is going well - play Freebird!!
        Nov 30, 2019
    13. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Shit, I might become an MOT again...
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Dislike because MoT, counter-Liked cuz someone who seems to actually know their shit is entering the fray again.

        Also I've been meaning to ask and now's as good a time as any but Halloween's long over could you please get rid of zombie Peppa because it's been in my nightmares :))
        Nov 29, 2019
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Need to wait and see how this plays out. Never have I measured an impulse response outside electronics like the one I saw for these speakers...
        Nov 29, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Dammit man I'm not even into speakers as much as I am headphones and that was exciting to read.
        Nov 29, 2019
    14. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Hohoho, now I have a Torpedo 3! Freshly resurrected from the dead.
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Good stuff!
        Oct 14, 2019
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      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        It feels nice to turn a dead hunk of matter into something usable.
        Oct 14, 2019
      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        My BW2 is in for a similar service - I hope I'm as happy as you are when it's done!
        Oct 15, 2019
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      1. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Is that cat available in silver?
        Sep 13, 2019
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Sep 13, 2019
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      3. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Smeagol must keep warm.

        Beautiful cat!
        Sep 13, 2019
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    16. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      ADI-2 DAC and Jotunheim. When you want the schiit to be clean and fast. #cleanwipe
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      2. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        How does the output from the ADI-2 compare to the Jotunheim?
        Aug 7, 2019
    17. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Just listened to the HD820. Pretty eew. Let's see what the curves show.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        So at risk of poisoning the well further (I legit had zero interest in these to begin with, fancy glass being concave or convex aside), Sennheiser really did shoot themselves in the plug?
        Jul 29, 2019
      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        Have you tried the Elegia yet or still hanging onto the PM3?
        Jul 29, 2019
      5. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Poleepkwa still sticking to my PM3's for outdoors listening. For the office the NDH-20 is a bit more sophisticated. I might cave in once the PM3 falls apart and go for a an ANC can.
        Jul 29, 2019
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    18. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Almost bought a Mojo2, but then realized my NDH-20ies can't do BAL.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Full conversion time
        Jul 24, 2019
    19. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Awww shiiit. That Purifi magic woofer will be 600-700EUR a piece!
      1. Priidik
        Priidik
        They need to match price with the likes of ScanSpeak oval and Accuton. For 200 € only geeks would notice.
        Jul 23, 2019
      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Priidik you can get Accuton mids for half that price. Ellipticor sounds more like it.
        Jul 23, 2019
      3. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        They do seem to be very interested in class-D, DSP, so I assume they want to develop drivers that can benefit from that. Prices thought is not very DIY friendly.
        Jul 23, 2019
    20. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Focusrite just bought ADAM
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @Lyer25 let's not get aHEDD of ourselves!
        Jul 16, 2019
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        It’s ADAMn shame.
        Jul 16, 2019
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Plenty of room for further spin offs. Snake speakers, Satan headphones... Even God speakers? Although I don't fancy speakers that are want to keep me ignorant and stop me having fun.

        Fig leaves!
        Jul 16, 2019
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