Inoculator
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FedEx seems to be absolute trash lately. LIM Yggdrasil now 3 days late, and going on a wild ride to Tacoma WA https://i.imgur.com/PfN0r7o.jpg Oct 13, 2021

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Viewing thread Schiit Yggdrasil Less is More (and MIL and OG) Impressions + Measurements, Oct 20, 2021 at 7:17 PM
    1. Inoculator
      Inoculator
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @loadexfa yeah I agree, I have found lots of folks don't want to risk USPS these days though so embraced FedEx. Maybe I need to try changing back. Being able to schedule free pickup was a godsend during the start of the pandemic when I was selling tons and taking care of of my one year old.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      4. NationOfLaws
        NationOfLaws
        We ordered caviar that was shipped through FedEx. It showed up four days late. Caviar was still good, though.

        Just kidding, it was room temp when it arrived so I binned $200 in caviar.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        "When it absolutely positively has to be there overnight"
        Oct 14, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    2. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      ESX900 and ETA GenG test day!
      1. Ksorota, Cryptowolf, Jinxy245 and 4 others like this.
      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        This is really an open vs closed compliment of the same headphone sort of deal (like Auteur - Ekon, etc). You can pick apart that they are different drivers but really enjoying the complimentary tuning.
        Oct 12, 2021
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    3. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      About to have to leave my first ever negative Audio Mart feedback... Why are people the way they are sometimes?
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Oct 11, 2021
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      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Not cool, man.
        Oct 11, 2021
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        Some people are just born dicks. I once got neg feedback on ebay after a guy kept low balling me on another site. When I listed the item on ebay and he won the auction at a higher price than his lowball offers, he left neg feedback saying I was hard to deal with even though that was on another forum.
        Oct 11, 2021
    4. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Head over heels for the Sugden A21SE, holy moly.
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @yotacowboy I hate myself for continuing my descent into brit-fi snobbery...but guilty as charged. Something to it for sure.
        Oct 8, 2021
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        I feel bad after watching you put all that effort into the Schiit stack, but good that you found something to replace (parts of) it in relatively short order.
        Oct 9, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @Qildail the life of a perpetual gear swapper...don't be like me. I am sure I will own the full Schiit stack again someday, really killer value setup. I am just always chasing the perfect synergy with the LS3/5A, I just may never find it, but thrill of the chase and all that. Going to be going back to trying some el34 push pull stuff soon also
        Oct 9, 2021
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    5. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      I have no self control. Sugden A21SE vs monoblock Aegir impressions incoming.
      1. famish99
        famish99
        Any early thoughts?
        Oct 5, 2021
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @famish99 my phrasing may have been a bit off. Pulled the trigger on a used Sugden A21SE, waiting on shipping for Canada, arriving next week. I have heard the sugden at a local shop before with my same model speakers and was impressed, but will really see once I have it in my space what I think.
        Oct 5, 2021
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @famish99 some quick follow-up now that I have had some time with it (going to spend a few weeks before writing long impressions). This is the most dynamic amp I have ever driven my LS3/5A with, hands down. Kind of surprising as I expected a bit more of a lush laid back sort of vibe. Instead this is a grab the edge of your seat/buckle up sort of experience. Very lively but still supremely musical and effortless.
        Oct 13, 2021
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    6. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Rocking NOS RCA Clear Tops (buffer) and NOS KenRad (gain) in Freya+ today. Superb. Thanks @Maven86 for the hookup.
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Tube rolling in the Freya+ is pretty funny. Never like a massive swing in the character of the preamp, but just enough to push your chain into the sweet spot. Going to experiment a bit more still probably, but things feeling very dialed in.
        Oct 1, 2021
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      Inoculator
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I use my drop.com portapros with inline mic for gaming.
        Sep 23, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Sep 23, 2021
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      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        to each their own. I have a setup with dark woods, black, and copper. Beige may work great for others.
        Sep 23, 2021
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    8. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Upgraded to a Pi2AES with display. Necessary? No. Does it bring me joy every time I look at my audio rack? Absolutely.
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      3. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Sep 21, 2021
      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @yotacowboy Late, but here is a photo of the setup! https://i.imgur.com/Cbt9E2J.jpg Not the most stylish or sophisticated, but better than nothing, I hope RoPiee continues to iterate on the design. In the past with roon I have just setup roon on a tablet and kept next to my system for visual feedback and as a big remote control, but a bit overkill for this personal/nearfield setup.
        Sep 21, 2021
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        That’s looks great, man!
        Sep 22, 2021
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    9. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      I'm a complete room treatment novice. Bass is super boomy only in back corner when I sit there, means I should put a bass trap there right?
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        A guy goes to the doctor, pokes himself in the chest, says, "Doc, it hurts when I do this."

        Doc: "well, don't do it, then!"

        I love that joke. But seriously... Is it worth what might be a lot of effort to tune that corner, rather than move your reading chair? Given that you have good sound in other places, and the effort/side-effect is unknown quantity, I'd take the easy obvious answer here.
        Sep 17, 2021
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Don't put the baby in that corner or you'll be responsible for raising yet another basshead :)
        Sep 17, 2021
      4. bixby
        bixby
        Very nice looking room. I would not waste time on a trap if you listen on the couch. I would be more inclined to place that plant behind the couch over by the windows to diffuse that first reflection. Or you could put an absorbing panel there, but it would mess up the look.
        Sep 17, 2021
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      Inoculator
      1. Soups, Jinxy245, sheldaze and 6 others like this.
      2. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        that wood finish looks sweet. How do they sound? I've never heard any grahams. They do some BBCstyle monitors right?
        Sep 15, 2021
      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @ufospls2 I love the ebony finish on these! Wouldn't have been my choice, but scored these used LS6Fs, and it is pretty stunning. I am a bit biased at this point, as I have become a huge Graham Chartwell fanboy. The LS3/5A has been my reference rig speaker for over a year now. Something about the thinwall BBC construction, they just sound so supremely "right" and natural, hard to want anything else.
        Sep 15, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I know we have at least a couple other LS6 owners around here. They are really just a stunning speaker that does so much right. LS3/5A magic realism, but with modern treble and bass extension. I like that it seems much less picky about amplification than my LS3/5A as well.
        Sep 15, 2021
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      Inoculator
      NAD M33 and LSA Warp 1 already proving to be very different class D beasts.
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Can’t wait to hear more impressions!
        Sep 14, 2021
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Gonna save rest of my thoughts for some written impressions, but the LSA Warp 1 is a toe-tapper for sure. The more class D sounding of the two amps, some extended listening time will tell whether that gets fatiguing, haven't done a ton of class D listening.
        Sep 14, 2021
    12. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Pretty happy I locked in my Ohm Walsh 4000 before the September price increase, almost 50% increase! Would have for sure priced me out.
      1. Syzygy, crazychile, Jinxy245 and 9 others like this.
    13. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Sigh, cautionary tale of ebay tube buying. Bought quad matched Tung-sols for Freya+, "less than 100 hours". Unusable noise issues, garbage.
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      2. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        I remember buying several tubes (WE 396A, 2C51s, 12AX7) from a vendor I think called GreenGirl from Jersey. Each and every tube I received from them were the noisiest I've ever heard. Had to put her on the no fly list.
        Sep 10, 2021
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        @Phantaminum I had the same experience with GreenGirl616. The two "bogey" tubes were trash. Oh well.
        Sep 10, 2021
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      4. bixby
        bixby
        Decades of buying tubes on ebay taught me a few lessons. High price does not always=good. You have to know the seller on anything that has a measurement. And Green Girl has always been one of the most expensive sellers on ebay.
        Sep 10, 2021
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      Inoculator
      I think my sacrifices are required for new Schiit DACs. Bought my first Gungnir Multibit, BF2 releases days later. Bought Yggdrasil A2, then new flavors
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        This is not a bitter/whiney post though! Just a funny observation. Very happy with the A2, but dang, I am going to need to hear that LIM at some point. Glad Schiit does not just sit back content, and keeps finding ways to provide tremendous value products.
        Sep 9, 2021
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        LIM strikes me as similiar (similiar enough) to the Soekris DAC2541...
        Sep 9, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Welp, poor impulse control day for me. Going to upgrade the A2/Gen 5 USB to LIM/Unison. Figure this being a used Yggdrasil, a trip back to schiit for the swap is worthwhile anyway. Can always switch back if I need to!
        Sep 9, 2021
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    15. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Neither Roon or Qobuz really feel complete without each other, would love to see them partner for a package subscription.
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Happy with Qobuz and Roon, even if i have to restart the service every time i boot my system. And Qobuz not working through a vpn, probably some licensing stuff with that.
        Sep 1, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’m giving Roon another try now that there’s the Qobuz price drop too.
        Sep 1, 2021
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I would buy a Qobuz lifetime subscription. I have now paid for 2 years and roon completes the system.
        Sep 1, 2021
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      Inoculator
      The Saddle Creek catalog is finally on Qobuz! Glad they made it happen, that was my last major library concern.
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    17. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Finally running the TOTL Schiit chain (Yggdrasil/Freya+/Monoblock Aegir). Not disappointed. Very atmospheric, sweet, and detailed sounding.
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        That is one dialed up stack. I bet it looks gorgeous too...
        Aug 26, 2021
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Aug 26, 2021
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      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        ha! Even the rack is pretty.

        I'll have to check back in with you on the Aegirs. This might be my upgrade path next year, minus the Yggdrasil (bit too much on the eye-watering price for me).

        Enjoy the music, sir!
        Aug 26, 2021
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    18. Inoculator
      Inoculator
      Will be interesting to see what people think of the new USB C ES9028 DAC module from @schiit. My dream is still a module with coax.
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      3. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @scblock Always unfortunate people can't help but worry about that. I trust Schiit to have listened and decided what the best sounding chip was at the price point. I have enjoyed the 9028 PRO in the NAD M33, musical and detailed.
        Aug 23, 2021
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      4. JellyRhino
        JellyRhino
        It's nice to see it's now Unison USB.
        Aug 23, 2021
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      5. Qildail
        Qildail
        I was just about to pull the trigger on sending my second-desk Asgard 3 in for the Multibit card (I bought it with the AKM DAC). Here comes the Decisionitis...
        Aug 23, 2021
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      Inoculator
      Yggdrasil really is a different beast after it has been on for a week.
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        This is also after putting in a couple dozen hours listening to the NAD M33 paired with Graham Chartwell LS6f over the past few days, which is the nicest/most natural-sounding setup I have ever had the pleasure of hearing in my home. Yggdrasil to SW51+/Autuers just about has me in tears/jaw on the floor.
        Aug 18, 2021
      3. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        You upgraded to the LS6f? Nice.
        Aug 18, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @EagleWings They are truly remarkable, will be sharing some photos and thoughts around here soon. My reference rig is still running the LS3/5A as it is a nearfield setup, but I scored the LS6f to use in my living room until my Ohm Walsh 4000 comes and to use in a downstairs den eventually. Loving them so much tempted to just bail on the Ohms. Surprisingly great synergy with the M33.
        Aug 18, 2021
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      Inoculator
      First time listening to headphones other than Porta Pros in 4 months. Roon->Pi2AES->Yggdrasil->Freya+->SW51+-> Wenge Auteur. Heaven.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Nice. The portapro low mid-centric congestion gets a little overbearing to me. Some day I’ll have my main setup back! Whether it be because I return to Asia or it returns to me.
        Aug 11, 2021
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I bet it’s heaven! What does the Freya+ do in that chain? I see a lot of users doing this and I’m always curious.
        Aug 11, 2021
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      4. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        @rhythmdevils Only have it in my headphone chain to convert BAL to SE for Yggdrasil to SW51+. Luckily the SS buffer mode is transparent enough to not sweat it (at least that is what I tell myself) and then can kick into tube mode if I want that extra flavor. This setup is 2 channel nearfield and headphone, so Freya+ is the hub everything flows through.
        Aug 11, 2021
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    Birthday:
    Feb 20, 1988 (Age: 33)
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA