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JayC

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Being spontaneous: looking for a loaner Yggdrasil, finding one on sale instead and bringing it home. Jan 23, 2023

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    1. JayC
      JayC
      Being spontaneous: looking for a loaner Yggdrasil, finding one on sale instead and bringing it home.
      1. JayC
        JayC
        Calling it an “Extended loaner” makes it less irresponsible and more spontaneous.. In my mind atleast. Girlfriend does not agree
        Jan 23, 2023
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      2. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        I think most of my gear ends up being an extended loaner. Lol.
        Jan 23, 2023
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        Its practically a lease
        Jan 23, 2023
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    2. JayC
      JayC
      Karnivool was amazing last evening! The Ocean had some really good songs too, ended up buying an album (Pelagial) on vinyl
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      3. rott
        rott
        I love the "Decade of Sound Awake" live blu-ray, anxiously waiting for a new album after their last single release.
        Jan 20, 2023
      4. JayC
        JayC
        Yeah I watched the livestream during Covid, it was really good! I thought we would hear more new stuff with this show (or just hear fade live one time) but unfortunately not.
        Jan 20, 2023
      5. JayC
        JayC
        @SoupRKnowva i agree, i did not dig the other albums much on the days leading upto the live concert, nor did i dig them that much during.

        it just happened that they played a few songs in the second half of their set that I really liked.. so i went to the counter after one of them and asked "what album was that song from?". He pointed to Pelagial and I walked away with it in my hands
        Jan 21, 2023
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    3. JayC
      JayC
      Does anyone have a Yggdrasil/Gungnir in/around the Netherlands? I'd like to setup a mini meet and give it a shot, will bring food and beer!
      1. Cspirou, Mdkaler, JK47 and 3 others like this.
    4. JayC
      JayC
      Chip shortages are insane - my order of OPA2156 is delayed until April 2024.. 1656s are in though!
      1. Vansen, Merrick and nishan99 like this.
      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        Just be glad that you don't have a business use case where the finances/ ROI say that you can pay up to $1200 per chip on the black market for a $4 chip. It's been an interesting few years.
        Jan 9, 2023
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    5. JayC
      JayC
      What's a "better" choice - a BF MB with the op amp mods, or a Yggdrasil A2 but only SE (since I have a Saga, single Vidar..)
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      2. JayC
        JayC
        Thanks, thats exactly what I needed (wanted?) to hear haha. But it seems that I missed out on the deal unfortunately.. Should have not thought about it as long
        Jan 7, 2023
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        Yggdrasil LIM is non gimped single ended, if you dig it’s sound.
        Jan 7, 2023
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      4. JayC
        JayC
        I'll keep a lookout for any of these that come my way on the FS market. Thanks for the input!
        Jan 8, 2023
    6. JayC
      JayC
      Special 40s never made it to the new owner, UPS claims they are lost..
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        That sucks man. Hope they reimburse you soon!
        Dec 23, 2022
        Cryptowolf, JayC and zottel like this.
      2. rlow
        rlow
        Wtf? Sadness…
        Dec 23, 2022
    7. JayC
      JayC
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      3. JayC
        JayC
        yeah that's how i found it! its been a while since I heard some polyphia, I loved their first album but not as much the stuff after for whatever reason.. Loved everything I heard today from the new album but was also a little surprised at how different they guys look now and the endorsements.. and Vai!
        Dec 22, 2022
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      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Thanks for helping me discover Polyphia! I think I prefer the older stuff to the latest album with pop-crap intershmingled.
        Dec 26, 2022
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      5. JayC
        JayC
        haha i definitely understand that from a purist perspective - but the newest stuff is both technically insane and also a nice cross between genres that feels fresh. I catch my girlfriend enjoying it too because of the electronic beats - makes it easier for her to accept the nonstop finger flying. Having said that, Champange is back running on repeat in my head for a few days in a row haha
        Dec 27, 2022
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    8. JayC
      JayC
      Dynaudio Special 40 on the way to its new owner. Held onto that for 2.5 years - longer than any other speaker I've had in the last 7 years.
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      2. JayC
        JayC
        @rlow I think they're similar in some ways to what I remember you described the LS6 to be - the stage a bit further away (something I found was tweakable to an extent based on placement), a lot of details especially in the highs and really good stage width/depth. The S40s was really good as well so just based on this the LS6f wasnt a huge step up because I liked/was missing a bit more (stage) forwardness..
        Dec 16, 2022
      3. JayC
        JayC
        The extension and the detail in the LS6f's bass were really eye openers tho. I wasnt dissatisfied with the S40 bass, but switching back after a couple days I realized that there was a feeling of it being perhaps popcorny - perhaps due to the bass bump. Also the portrayal of note weight was so much better on the Grahams, it just felt like an overall experience upgrade that I found myself not switching back to the Dyns
        Dec 16, 2022
      4. JayC
        JayC
        It may sound like I'm taking a dump on the Dyns but thats not the intention. I'm just happy with the change and I'll wait for the honeymoon period to pass before really posting about them so I can also nitpick things I dont like as much haha (like the stage being further away/mids being less forward)
        Dec 16, 2022
    9. JayC
      JayC
      F me.. Half my record collection is warped to the point that it throws the needle off and causes skipping
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      2. PTS
        PTS
        May 24, 2022
      3. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        May 24, 2022
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      4. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        I’ve flattened 5 records with it and it’s groovy pouch.
        May 24, 2022
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    10. JayC
      JayC
      Does anyone know how to set bubbleupnp to continue playing a folder after the song I selected is done? (Rather than looping the song)
    11. JayC
      JayC
      Amazing night of music rediscovery ruined by shutting my laptop and the MagSafe somehow ending up between the screen and keyboard..
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh crap! There's a half inch band of slight shadow, sometimes, on the right side of my monitor, but it can be lived with, even for photo work. But my carelessness is a 3-inch scratch from the tip of a scalpel blade. Luckily it shallow and can only be seen against light background. Not even a very expensive monitor, but expensive enough.
        Mar 19, 2022
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can you get the screen replaced? Or is it <shudder>: new laptop time?
        Mar 19, 2022
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      4. JayC
        JayC
        It's estimated to be a 500€ repair, so unfortunately shuddering is the answer :/
        Mar 19, 2022
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    12. JayC
      JayC
      Is it fair to ask if people here are interested in sharing a Qobuz family subscription?
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        They didn’t say it had to be a physical roof!
        Jan 11, 2022
      3. JayC
        JayC
        We can start a subscription if there are 3 more people interested (I've got 3 at the moment)
        Jan 11, 2022
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I already share a subscription with a Friend here :) Go for it IMO
        Jan 11, 2022
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    13. JayC
      JayC
      Contemplating giving the yume midnight a blind buy, bite the bullet for the community and maybe find a keeper for myself
      1. Wilewarer likes this.
      2. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        The Yume's tuning was already amusingly similar to the Blessing 2 Dusk, right? Lots of IEMs aiming at that.

        They say the main point is to fix technicalities. I'm not convinced fixing the Yume's core technical issue (noticeable slowness) would be an entirely positive change, having listened to it versus some similar stuff. So I'd be curious.
        Jan 6, 2022
      3. JayC
        JayC
        I'm not sure about how similar it was to the B2D. I've stayed away from that because I've heard it wasnt really great for rock/metal, which is my bread and butter. I was interested in the 7Hz Timeless because it had a touch more (mid)bass than the Kato, but I wasnt keen on the staging and so on. Midnight doesnt seem like the perfect match for what I'm looking for but I figured I'd look at what the Crin hype is about
        Jan 7, 2022
    14. JayC
      JayC
      TR-X00 mahogany back on (Mass)Drop, $549
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      3. JayC
        JayC
        Yeah, but this is the detachable cable version.
        Nevertheless, I was excited when I got the email and disappointed when I saw the price.
        Aug 24, 2021
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Those pads have small ear holes, uncomfortable as hell. Had to go with Brainwavz pads but lost some focus on the low end.
        Aug 24, 2021
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      5. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        The price didn't seem to deter anyone. Out of stock already.
        Aug 24, 2021
    15. JayC
      JayC
      Discovered that my car was vandalised last night; rear window shattered and I found bits of shot bottle(s) amongst the broken glass
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Bugger. I've had cars broken into for theft of radio etc, but the most depressing is when some idiot just wants to smash something.

        Getting the glass repaired isn't the biggest thing, but you'll be finding bits of glass for ages.
        Aug 7, 2021
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        A guy is driving to pick his children up at the schoolhouse. But some young hooligan in a Mustang suddenly weaves into his lane, and the poor fella crashes and ends up in the E.R. I was pretty aghast when he told me what'd happened. But then he said, "And I know that it was *God* who made me crash that car. Because, if it had happened just ten minutes later, my kids would both be dead right now."
        Aug 7, 2021
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        That sucks and the storm was adding insult to injury.
        Aug 7, 2021
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    16. JayC
      JayC
      Seems like the forum needs a spam button for conversations. @yunilmeena64 needs to be banned
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        Aug 7, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        There is a spam button for conversations, hit “report”. That’s what I did.
        Aug 7, 2021
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    17. JayC
      JayC
      Acoustic panels are here! Looking forward to hearing what they can do to my room
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Post up some pics!
        Jun 2, 2021
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      2. JayC
        JayC
        Definitely, got to borrow a drill to get two panels on the wall and then I'll post up pictures. This weekend most likely :)
        Jun 2, 2021
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    18. Snappy
      Snappy
      Hi JayC, is your Sledge STA-400D still available? Mine just stopped working. The light is on but there's no sound
    19. JayC
      JayC
      Anyone else watching karnivool live (stream) today?
      1. JayC
        JayC
        I'm watching the EU show and I'm loving it! So freaking happy to see them live.

        Hopefully see them live for real next year
        May 12, 2021
      2. rott
        rott
        Dammit, didn't know about it and missed it! Love the Sound Awake album.
        May 14, 2021
      3. JayC
        JayC
        It was really good! I saw a post on reddit that some people managed to save the stream, maybe you could check that out?
        May 14, 2021
    20. JayC
      JayC
      I've got the number of the beast on my account \m/
      1. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Aaaand… it’s gone. Go 1337 or go home.
        May 10, 2021
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        668 --- The number of the beast's neighbour
        May 10, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Eindhoven
    Occupation:
    ingenieur
    Gear List:
    Portable: Shuoer S12

    Couch: Saga -> Vidar -> Graham LS6f

    Digital: Pi2AES -> Modi MB -> "Couch"
    Vinyl: Clearaudio Concept w/ Nagaoka MP110 -> Darlington MP-7 -> "Couch"