Josh83
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If I can do some shameless self-promotion, I'm really excited that my favorite t-shirt company, Austin's FSG, is making my t-shirt design: Oct 4, 2022

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    1. Josh83
      Josh83
      If I can do some shameless self-promotion, I'm really excited that my favorite t-shirt company, Austin's FSG, is making my t-shirt design:
      1. Josh83
      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        pretty bad ass
        Oct 4, 2022
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      3. Boops
        Boops
        Love it
        Oct 5, 2022
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    2. Josh83
      Josh83
      Most of my headphone cables are XLR. Are there any legit/safe XLR to 1/4 adapters to use with single-ended amps?
      1. scblock
        scblock
        For any normal headphone and amp I've ever encountered there really should be no risk going from an SE source to a balanced wired headphone. The adapter just needs to tie L+ and R+ to L and R on the 1/4 inch jack, and L- and R- to a common ground. The amp will see L, R, G as normal. I think the risk is going the other way, putting a common ground into a differential amp.
        Jul 11, 2022
    3. Josh83
      Josh83
      I’m an IEM noob and am only interested in some for bedtime listening out of an iPad. Is an Ara or Andro2020 pointless?
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      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Really enjoying the Kato. I also picked up a Hi-MDAC dongle for $75, but might try to upgrade to a L&P W2 or something with selectable filters.
        May 10, 2022
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Kato club is cool club. L&P is if you are already losing your hearing. :p
        May 10, 2022
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        Haha. I take it you’re not a fan of the L&P. As far as I can tell, it and the RU6 are the only dongles with selectable filters…
        May 10, 2022
    4. Josh83
      Josh83
      The three most recent DACs for sale, in order and all from different sellers, on USAudioMart are Topping D30, D50, and D90. Regrets.
      1. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        Really topping the charts.
        Apr 23, 2022
        Josh83, Joshvar, obsiCO and 7 others like this.
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        PS Audio and Topping on USAM. Always.
        Apr 23, 2022
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        NO REGRATS!
        Apr 23, 2022
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    5. Josh83
      Josh83
      1. Wilson
        Wilson
        Love the "I don't believe" shirt.
        Apr 16, 2022
      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thank you!
        Apr 16, 2022
    6. Josh83
      Josh83
      Anyone on SBAF in/around Russia who might be able to help me buy this CD and ship it to the U.S.?
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    7. Josh83
      Josh83
      Anyone on here from South Korea willing to help me out with buying a CD and sending it to the US?
      1. ext1 and songmic like this.
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      3. songmic
        songmic
        I'm willing to help.
        Oct 26, 2021
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      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        So I tried a shipping forwarding service, but the CD actually ended up being out of stock. So now I'm looking for an SBAFer in/near Russia who could maybe try another site for me...
        Nov 17, 2021
      5. Aelms
        Aelms
        If you haven’t tried Japan feel free to DM me the CD info!
        Nov 18, 2021
    8. Josh83
      Josh83
      Anyone have experience with a USB-powered amp/DAC that's sufficient to drive the HD6XX? Will the Fulla 4 do it satisfactorily?
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        I wouldn't put it in the same class as any of my bigger amps, but I've used my HD650 from a Fulla 2 with no real complaints about ability to drive them.
        Sep 2, 2021
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Not extensively, but did 6XX again today to check. Seems like plenty of power, with more room on the volume dial than Hel v1. Was going to point you to the Cheap Dac Off thread, but I see you were there :)
        Sep 2, 2021
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Likewise, I find iFi Nano BL + HD650 Kiss to be perfectly serviceable for all-day office listening but no replacement for Jot2+BF2 or even bigger boi amps/dacs.
        Sep 2, 2021
    9. gixxerwimp
      gixxerwimp
      Thanks to your TBVO "So", I'm enjoying a rare remaster that improves on the original. Thanks for the amazing analysis!
      1. rott, Josh83 and Ringingears like this.
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thanks so much for the kind words!
        May 9, 2021
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    10. Josh83
      Josh83
      1. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        Good read mate
        May 1, 2021
      2. crenca
        crenca
        That's more detail than I thought possible ;) Interesting how much some artists put into something and then never even listen to it later...
        May 1, 2021
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Really liked this album when it came out. Hadn't heard it in ages, and it sounds AMAZING from my current rig.
        May 2, 2021
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    11. Josh83
      Josh83
      I can’t believe it took me this long to use AES for my Crane Song Solaris. Wow.
      1. Syzygy and EagleWings like this.
      2. bixby
        bixby
        So is your sources' USB gimped or is the Cranesongs'?
        Apr 17, 2021
      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        When I first got it, I remembered the USB being “meh,” but I haven’t used it since. Instead, I’d been using the Solaris’s digital RCA. But I’d never tried AES. Hard to say if it’s about the different USB to SPDIF converter or AES. Might need to do some controlled listening.
        Apr 17, 2021
    12. Josh83
      Josh83
      Can any EE friends give me some help ensuring this Parasound DAC2000 I bought is 120v?
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      2. cameng318
        cameng318
        I'm mostly sure it's good. From the picture, the soldering job looks a little poor. It's blur to tell if the soldering pads are touching. Even if they are, they are probably already touching internally, which would be fine. If possible, double check with the seller about what they did to the unit.
        Apr 11, 2021
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Do you want me to take a better photo of the soldering job? I just asked the seller. Turns out they were using it 120v and didn't even notice the sticker on the back. So it must've been a while ago that someone converted it.
        Apr 11, 2021
      4. cameng318
        cameng318
        Since it worked for the seller, the soldering job should be fine. It makes sense the pads are internally connected for the ease of drawing. Have fun listening!
        Apr 11, 2021
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    13. Josh83
      Josh83
      How does the old Levinson 360S compare with modern-day multibit DACs like the Yggdrasil in terms of tonality?
      1. skem
        skem
        I had one a decade ago. It’s much more laid back than Yggdrasil. Not as big/warm as P.S. Audio DitectStream but also not as good, imo. For some reason I feel I should compare it to a Benchmark DAC, but that’s probably wrong. Not sure I remember more than that.
        Mar 31, 2021
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    14. Josh83
      Josh83
      Is there anything that listening to Steely Dan can’t fix?
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        ^This guy has no taste, don't listen to him. :P
        Jan 17, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can probably make you think it fixed the syphilis. But the syphilis just turned its attention away from symptoms and towards brain eating.

        Antibiotics is better.
        Jan 17, 2021
      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Can't buy a thrill.
        Jan 17, 2021
    15. Josh83
      Josh83
      I keep reading the “Dummies Guide...” thread title as “Gummies Guide” and think a *very different* discussion is happening.
      1. Syzygy, Lyander, hikergrl and 3 others like this.
    16. Josh83
      Josh83
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      3. Serious
        Serious
        LOL, makes me want to give the test a shot just for fun.
        Aug 11, 2020
      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        I’m torn on this @jayeshrc. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’s going away. For masochists with time to spare, participating at ASR to elicit embarrassing responses from him seems like a decent second-best strategy.
        Aug 12, 2020
      5. JayC
        JayC
        dont think that's going to make him go away or slow down.. Something like "when youve got haters, youre doing something right", sometimes just the attention
        Aug 13, 2020
    17. Josh83
      Josh83
      More subjective vs. “objective” fun with speakers over at ASR.
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      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        Amir: We know Revel speakers are good because they are designed to score well in the preference rating, but other speakers that score well in the preference rating are not good if I don’t subjectively like them.
        Aug 2, 2020
      3. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I'm beginning to see why people there are so confused sometimes. Though to their credit, there are some people in there that get how neither experience nor data can account for everything and don't necessarily invalidate each other. They just don't get included much in conversation, except to get shut down.
        Aug 2, 2020
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    18. skem
      skem
      EDIT: crap. did that thing where you accidentally post on somebody else’s wall. Please retaliate with a turd on mine.
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    19. Josh83
      Josh83
      Deep in a Bruce Springsteen hole right now.
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      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Darkness is my favorite, too. I've been reading some bios and listening to more of his catalog for something I'm writing. I've always loved him, but there's a lot of great stuff that I've missed before.
        Jul 27, 2020
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      4. skem
        skem
        My dad was a roadie with him. Met him a few times. Kinda young to remember.
        Jul 27, 2020
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      5. Wilson
        Wilson
        For me, Nebraska is one of those once in a lifetime albums.
        Jul 28, 2020
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    20. Josh83
      Josh83
      Just found out my neighbor’s very, very good dog, whom I’ve been walking a couple times a week for years, might pass soon. Devastated.
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        I am so, so sorry for you and your neighbors. The loss of beloved pets is terribly hard to take. My parents’ dogs passed a decade ago and I still miss them. I hope it’s a comfort to know you helped Jeb to have a happy life. Take care of yourself.
        Jul 26, 2020
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        So sorry to hear this. My condolences. Loss of a furry companion is never easy, even when we know it is inevitable.
        Jul 26, 2020
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      5. Josh83
        Josh83
        Thank you for all the kind words everyone. It's really hard to have been walking and petting him, then to find out 12 hours later that he's gone. I miss his floppy ears and goofy face.
        Jul 27, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    February 2
    Location:
    Charlottesville
    Occupation:
    Nerd
    Gear List:
    Yggdrasil / Solaris > Rag / CTH > Clear / HD800S / Ether 2 / Etc