Hrodulf
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SINAD = an ad for the Chinese. Jul 6, 2021

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    1. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      SINAD = an ad for the Chinese.
      1. Cryptowolf, atomicbob, Gazny and 7 others like this.
      2. dllmsch
        dllmsch
        Ahh, SIno's Nonsense ADvertising I see.
        Jul 6, 2021
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Certain Chinese with a "science" marketing site ... let us not forget the genuine genius of Jeff Zhu, Holo Audio, also Chinese.
        Jul 6, 2021
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    2. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      I've entered the ball bearing nervosa for my esk8. Do I overpay for ceramic or stay pleb with steel?
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        If you're serious, look at BOCA bearing for full ceramics. If you don't want to overpay, get the bare balls and pull the seals/cages and go hybrid. for hybrid, it's worth it to go with Si3N4. over time they'll eat the races but SS races are a good bit cheaper to replace. basically just buy a new SS cartridge and swap the silicon balls over again.
        Jun 29, 2021
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Good to know @yotacowboy ! I went with Zealous ceramic hybrids, which are almost 2x the price of SS, but should last longer. If they do last 2x the mileage of SS, then I'll be happy. However I am kinda concerned how they deal with rough roads. Time'll tell.
        Jun 30, 2021
    3. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Apple Music users with the right hps - is Atmos doing it for you?
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Honestly, yes. But with the the caveat that I’m enjoying it as an alternate way to enjoy music on a device that is inherently compromised (airpods do AAC only).
        Jun 8, 2021
    4. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Heard a 40" Powersoft M-force sub. It was something...
      1. gixxerwimp
        May 2, 2021
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      2. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        The stage company guys told me that they finally reached the practical limit of LF SPL. When that thing would swing at full force, people could hear Doppler distortion of the rest of the spectrum, as it rode the moving air from the M-Force.
        May 2, 2021
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      3. Azteca
    5. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Blood work report came in today. The D is gone, but dat blood dummy thiccc, boi!
    6. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Years back I had a Pioneer receiver of similar vintage - not the model in the vid, but it looked close - on loan for a while. Not quite what I'd have called hifi.
        Feb 23, 2021
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I like those JBL L4311's. But not turning up the high and lows. Yeah, let's make them more V shaped. mp3 was designed to hide the details. Glad to see we are getting away from that. If we can stream 4K, we can do full wav.
        Feb 23, 2021
      5. rlow
        rlow
        If this gets more people (younger people presumably) into real hifi I’m all for it. Go Billie and Finneas (and Spotify).
        Feb 23, 2021
    7. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      RIP Rupert Neve
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Damn. Seeing him in interviews going back a few years I guess it was obvious he was having a good run but it's still a surprise. Like Betty White would be almost.
        Feb 13, 2021
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Double Damn! Another great, gone.
        Feb 13, 2021
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    8. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Extended my speaker response from 30Hz to 19Hz. 2x12" to help 4x6" midwoofs. Kick now has proper meat.
    9. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      1. Priidik
        Priidik
        This is certainly true to extent. Most of our perceptions are illusions. However it is easy to draw for laypeople the conclusion that unaltered perception is impossible, it is not.
        Jan 10, 2021
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    10. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      I dunno guys, so far the 2021 feels the same.
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        I disagree, too many fireworks going on. So yeah, this day starts loud. Did you know fireworks were forbidden in NL? Guess what, people are people.
        Dec 31, 2020
      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        2 hours in the initial impressions... I guess some might like it. Some mods and it might be good for classical.
        Dec 31, 2020
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You mean cannons instead of percussion for Beethoven's 9th Symphony? Adds more impact, that is certain...
        Dec 31, 2020
    11. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Good speakers sound like different speakers with each different recording.
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        @JK47 9/10 audio show people disagree!
        Nov 17, 2020
      4. zonto
        zonto
        @Hrodulf, what speakers would you classify as having this characteristic, and ones that don't?
        Nov 17, 2020
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      5. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Also: a good room sounds like different rooms with each different recording.
        Nov 17, 2020
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    12. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        "Fabrics with nap, such as velvet ... have a higher quotient for catching fire because they ignite much more quickly ...."
        Oct 28, 2020
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        ^^^This post was made by SabreGang. #rattlerattle
        Oct 28, 2020
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        "The report pointed out that it took three days for the fire to be completely extinguished,..." Three days!? Damn!
        Oct 28, 2020
    13. 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
    14. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      1. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Enable auto-translated CC's if you don't speak Putin.
        Sep 2, 2020
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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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    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
      Heard two almost perfectly flat measuring speakers today. One was clearly better. The secret? Phase linearity.
      1. Azteca, Priidik, skem and 6 others like this.
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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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    19. Hrodulf
      Hrodulf
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Ooooooh.. is there a thread yet?
        May 11, 2020
    20. 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
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