LetMeBeFrank
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LetMeBeFrank

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Listening to the Reiner/CSO Scheherazade on 2ch for the first time. Now I understand why people like this album so much. Nov 14, 2019

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    1. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Listening to the Reiner/CSO Scheherazade on 2ch for the first time. Now I understand why people like this album so much.
      1. Claritas and rlow like this.
      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Before I had only listened on headphones and couldn't get into it. The big bass hits on the 4th track are rattling the dishes in the kitchen cabinets. The dynamic range is wild.
        Nov 14, 2019
    2. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Snow is good weather to drink a few porters. Rhinegeist Panther specifically.
    3. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Using HDD connected to router via USB 3.0 as a NAS for music works perfectly. If anything it's faster than a shared folder on my desktop.
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Plus I can put my desktop to sleep now and save some $ on the electric bill.
        Oct 25, 2019
    4. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Anyone using an external HDD connected to a router via USB to stream their music library?
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Going to try it out today. Main reason is right now all my music is hosted from a shared folder on my desktop PC, which has a 3TB raid1 just for media. I want to be able to put it to sleep when I'm not using it but I can't stream music while it's sleeping.
        Oct 23, 2019
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Security concerns aside, performance won’t be good, though probably good enough for music?
        Oct 23, 2019
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        It's a pretty nice router for being 2+ years old. Its a Netgear Nighthawk R6700 rev2. It has a dual-core 1ghz processor, so probably fine for hosting a file system that I can edit from my desktop and access from my RPi to stream music.

        I had to order a new external HDD, the one I have isn't compatible with the router (needs a driver) since it's an internal 2.5" HDD/SSD WD dual drive in an external enclosure.
        Oct 23, 2019
    5. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      What are good foam IEM tips that won't disintegrate after a couple weeks? I see allot of people have issues with comply falling apart.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        T200 is bigger than T100 but T500 is smaller than T400. What the hell is going on over there, Comply??
        Oct 21, 2019
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Really not sure if that's even accurate but it's the only thing I could find.
        Oct 21, 2019
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Wow memory foam tips are legit. They are so stuck in my ear it's a chore to take them out, which is the whole reason I wanted them. The silicon tips that came with these IEMs would fall out constantly, no matter what size I used. And these are just more comfortable.
        Oct 22, 2019
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    6. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Switching to moOde for my rpi steamer, Volumio has been giving me major problems recently.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Overnight? How big is your library? Mine takes about an hour or less and it's over 400gb.
        Sep 30, 2019
      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        About 600GB, shouldn't take too long but it's already 1130 and the wife is sleeping ;)
        Sep 30, 2019
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      5. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Honestly can't believe how much better moOde sounds than volumio...
        Oct 1, 2019
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    7. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      The Great Misdirect vinyl reissue pre-ordered with a 32x60 "Swim to the Moon" flag. The wait till November 22nd is gonna be a long one.
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      2. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        Great record, second only to Colors IMHO. Reminded me that I've got that 5.1 mix version of this, and man, that's weird as hell to listen to.

        Edit: thanks for the tip on the reissue; this was the original reason for the message. Ha.
        Sep 20, 2019
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Colors was my favorite for a long time but TGM has overtaken it recently. Swim to the Moon is an incredible piece of music.
        Sep 20, 2019
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    8. LetMeBeFrank
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Back from class and cleaned up the records. Yes is near mint, traffic is also near mint on side 1, VG+ on side 2. Aqualung is VG+, Houses is perfect with only a minor scuff on side 1, LZ4 is also mint, but it's a recent remaster pressing. AiC is also brand new. Listening will commence after they dry fully.
        Sep 7, 2019
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      4. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Some wonderful records you have there
        Sep 7, 2019
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Very nice. All stuff I would like to live with again.

        I remember really liking that Traffic album, though I can't recall anything about it now: I'd better ask the internet.

        And Jethro Tull, at the time of Aqualung, was one of my first live rock concerts. Biggest problem is that you can never, for the rest of your life, sit on a park bench without doing it to that tune!
        Sep 8, 2019
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    9. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Apple says to keep the Apple Credit Card away from leather and denim... Genius!
      1. Syzygy, hikergrl, Bloom and 4 others like this.
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Cards? Where we’re going, we don’t need cards.
        Aug 22, 2019
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Not even the best credit card for rewards. Locks you into the Apple Pay system.
        Aug 22, 2019
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      5. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        It actually has some great features, but you need an iPhone to use it.
        Aug 22, 2019
    10. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Waiting for my wife to try on clothes at Kohl's, old lady folding clothes is continually sucking on her dentures :vomit: had to gtfo.
    11. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      The dual driver "AKG" IEMs that came with my note 9 are actually pretty good. Good enough for mowing the lawn at least.
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        These are pretty comfortable, which isn't often something I can say about IEMs. You can tell they actually put some thought into the ergonomics, and the fact they are DD means they cared about the sound as well. https://i.imgur.com/CqiKo5L.jpg
        Jun 5, 2019
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I actually use the same ones daily when I need less bulk. Surprisingly competent for a came-with pair of IEMs, good for YouTube and Spotify at least.

        +1 comfort, I usually have trouble with IEMs that aren't tiny bullet ones but these aren't irritating enough for me to lose my temper at them :))
        Jun 5, 2019
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Send them over! I'm supposed to be mowing the lawn and... I'm not.
        Jun 6, 2019
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    12. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      These '94 KEF Ref 3s sound incredible. Over a month on I'm still blown away by them. Also, props to Emotiva for the quality affordable gear.
      1. Josh83, treboR, crazychile and 6 others like this.
    13. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Ubisoft giving away Assassin's Creed: Unity free on PC until 4/25. Due to the Notre Dame fire, this is for now the best way to see it.
      1. purr1n, OldDude04, treboR and 4 others like this.
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      3. Taverius
        Taverius
        This on their ubistore i guess? Thanks, I'll make sure to grab it!
        Apr 18, 2019
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Yes on Uplay.
        Apr 18, 2019
      5. dark_energy
        dark_energy
        Such a nice gesture by Ubisoft! At least someone tries to give like a cool atmosphere or something. Can imagine people getting tired of the circle jerk of life & pointless stress. I am probably going to watch GOT and play Assassins Creed: Unity tonight for peace of mind!
        Apr 18, 2019
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    14. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Ok, that's a good one.
        Apr 1, 2019
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I can't fly without my comfort speaker.
        Apr 1, 2019
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    15. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      These vintage 600 Ohm K240's sound pretty damn good now that I have the headband bent back into shape.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The crazy AKG K240s can sound better than you expect. Do you have the Monitor or the DF? The DF is really nice.
        Mar 31, 2019
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      3. Elmer Danilovich
        Elmer Danilovich
        I want a DF as I've heard exactly that about them, I've only a Monitor atm
        Mar 31, 2019
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        It's a "Monitor" pair.
        Apr 1, 2019
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    16. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Added a 9x12 rug in the great room at the new house, 2 channel setup sounds so much better. Really brought the stereo image into focus.
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        For sure, if someone broke in and pissed on it I would never let that go.
        Mar 20, 2019
      4. zonto
        zonto
        Good to hear! I’ll be adding an 8x10 rug soon, with a felt rug pad underneath.

        What kind of rug?
        Mar 20, 2019
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      5. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Mar 20, 2019
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    17. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Got a free pair of vintage 600 Ohm K240s with my KEFs, anyone have experience with these?
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      3. westermac
        westermac
        Mar 12, 2019
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      4. westermac
        westermac
        That's the later (and I believe longest-running) Monitor version, bit more neutral/less fun than the earlier Sextetts. Can loop some hair ties around the ends like so (you can unscrew the sliding disk to fit the band in there or just loop it around the outside): https://i.imgur.com/pFaSryS.jpg
        Mar 12, 2019
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      5. westermac
        westermac
        Pads can get rock hard after awhile also, if you like the sound well enough you can still get stock replacements or Shure SRH840 pads work well (more comfortable, less mid forward, more bass)
        Mar 12, 2019
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    18. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      1. Syzygy, westermac, Deep Funk and 15 others like this.
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Feb 14, 2019
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Feb 14, 2019
      4. westermac
        westermac
        Any woman that gives you meat should be promptly married; I'm glad you're on the ball
        Feb 15, 2019
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    19. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Moving into a house in March after nearly 6 years in an apt! Can't wait to listen to loud, bassy music/movies without the neighbor bitching!
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Good thing we're not neighbours, bitching is the best case scenario. I never understood why people think it's fine to disturb others but my animal sacrifice is too much.
        Jan 25, 2019
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        @m17xr2b I definitely do everything I reasonably can to not disturb the neighbor. I haven't enjoyed a movie in my home for years. The bass is set to -10, front towers are set to "small" so everything under 200hz goes to a sub that is turned off, and I'm constantly adjusting the volume to hear dialogue.
        Jan 26, 2019
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      5. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        What I really mean is that I can't wait to enjoy bassy music and movies period, because I can't right now without pissing off my neighbors, which I try not to do ever.
        Jan 26, 2019
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    20. Syzygy
      Syzygy
      VDBR'd for giving decent advice. Coulda, shoulda been more worthy! (Virgin Dislike By Rando).
      1. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        Fuck it, had to happen eventually ;)
        Jan 21, 2019
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Well that was a fun read. Eh, I'm fan of hybrids myself but that's because my cans are weird, haha. Would love to vote in the thread but I've not heard everything on there, so I'm echoing Gaspasser on democracy XD
        Jan 21, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    - AKG K240 600 Ohm
    - Sennheiser HD650
    - Sennheiser HD6XX [LENT OUT]
    - Sennheiser PX 100-II
    - Philips SHP9500
    - Audio Technica ATH-M50x
    - Audio Technica AD900X [SOLD]
    - Sennheiser HD598SE [SOLD]
    - Hifiman HE-4XX [SOLD]

    Amps:
    - Schiit Jotunheim (amp only) [SOLD]
    - Schiit Magni 2 [LENT OUT]
    - Schiit Vali 2 [LENT OUT]

    DDCs:
    - Schiit Eitr [SOLD]

    DACs:
    - Schiit Modi Multibit [SOLD]
    - Schiit Modi 2 Uber (AK4396)

    DAC/Amp:
    - CEntrance Dacport Slim
    - Schiit Fulla 2

    Turntable Setup:
    - U-turn Orbit Custom
    -- Acrylic Platter
    -- Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge
    -- U-turn Pluto Phono

    PC/Source:
    - Foobar2000
    - Ryzen 3700X
    - MSI X570 Gaming Edge WiFi
    - 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3600Mhz
    - EVGA 1080ti OC @ 2049Mhz
    - Samsung 850 pro SSD
    - 2x Western Digital Red 3TB in Raid 1
    - 2x Dell 2515Hx 1440p 60hz

    Interconnects:
    - Blue Jeans Cables
    - Custom Belden/Canare RCAs
    - Schiit PYST USB

    Office 2.1 Setup:
    - SMSL SA-50
    - Dayton Audio SUB-800
    - Micca MB42X

    Living Room / Home Theater:
    - Sony STR-DN840
    - Klipsch VF-36 (Bi-Amped)
    - Klipsch KB-15
    - Klipsch KC-25
    - Sony SA-W2500
    - Sony BDP-S6700
    - Nvidia Shield 2017
    - LG 50" LED 1080p 120hz

    Living Room / 2-Channel
    - KEF Reference Model Three (1994)
    - Emotiva A-150
    - Emotiva PT-100
    - Turntable Setup (see above)
    - Volumio on RPi3 > Digi+ Pro > BJC Coax