LetMeBeFrank
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LetMeBeFrank

Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis, Male, from Jackson, Mi

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Filled up my 300 disc changer and made a Google sheet to reference artist and album by disc #. Sounds pretty good. Mar 30, 2020

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    1. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Filled up my 300 disc changer and made a Google sheet to reference artist and album by disc #. Sounds pretty good.
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    2. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Wife is working from home and using my Sennheiser PC37X for conference calls, she said she loves using them.
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    3. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Self-quarantining with LOTR extended edition marathon. Let's go!
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Lol. Before the virus stuff, I was trying to organize one with friends. Make sure to take stretch breaks!
        Mar 19, 2020
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        @fraggler Stretch breaks are a must. This will be the 5th time I've done this lol
        Mar 19, 2020
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You can skip the journey by hitching a ride on some giant eagles. Gandalf knows them for some reason, ask him...
        Mar 19, 2020
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    4. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Damn, Apostrophe (') is such a great album. Has to be one of my all-time favorites. Nanook, ah-no-no, don't be a naughty Eskimo!
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    5. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Spent $4K on a water softener and the fucker flooded my basement because the techs installed the drain hose holding down the sump float...
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        It was Culligan. The softener is great and everything else about the install went great, they just didn't check under the sump crock lid when they put the lines in.
        Feb 21, 2020
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Shit, that coulda been worse though, glad it was minimal.
        Feb 22, 2020
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Water/flood damage. Too many of us. Glad you caught it before it got really bad.
        Feb 23, 2020
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    6. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Installed 2 new exterior doors yesterday, installing dryer electrical and exhaust today. Ah, homeownership.
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        After this I'm building a workbench and shelves in the garage. It's a 2.5 car with a 15x25 workshop on the back.
        Feb 16, 2020
      4. SeanT
        SeanT
        Man, that's awesome! I really miss having a work bench. Didn't fully appreciate having one until moving to my current house without one.
        Feb 16, 2020
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      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        My father imparted this wisdom: you don't own a house; it owns you.
        Feb 16, 2020
        Ziva, crazychile, murray and 6 others like this.
    7. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Stereo set up in the new house, first song was 2112 from the dmm vinyl. Stunning!
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        It sounds damn good. Digitally sourced or not, it was done with care.
        Feb 12, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Wishing you much happiness in your new home!
        Feb 13, 2020
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        My listening position in the living room is dead center now, and the speakers are only about 10ft apart and I'm about 10ft from each speaker, so soundstage and imaging is really wild.
        Feb 13, 2020
    8. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Just closed on our first house!
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        After that overpriced apartment of yours, smart move. I should do the same, but even housing prices in Jax, FL are going up more than my wages.
        Feb 7, 2020
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Definitely congrats....best of luck, make it a home.
        Feb 7, 2020
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        Mazel tov! Moving in and unpacking can be a slow grind, as are repairs (if any is needed). But, you did it! The hard part is behind you. "Onward and upward!"
        Feb 8, 2020
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    9. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Would the stainless steel Slayer HELL-P record destroy your stylus? Would it have anthropomorphic qualities like hardness and heft?
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Steel is not as hard as diamond. Nowhere near.

        I think you would be safe playing a stainless-steel record of anything. Unless it knocks the stylus off its mount.

        (pedantic afterthought: yes, diamond is brittle, and, although it can scratch a hammer, the hammer can crush it. So... how hefty are those transients? lol)
        Jan 25, 2020
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    10. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Different eyes see different things, Different hearts, beat on different strings.
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        But the GOOLIES always respond the same way.
        Jan 17, 2020
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    11. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Moving company is going to build crates for my KEF towers... Nice.
      1. Biodegraded
      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        The dude that did the pre-move survey was an audio guy and asked a bunch of questions about my setup, and at the end he said he was going to insist they make crates for the KEFs. Pretty awesome since my wife's work is footing the bill for the whole move.
        Jan 6, 2020
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    12. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Last weekend we found a house in Jackson, made an offer, it was accepted, inspector scheduled this weekend! Things are moving fast.
      1. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Was speaker placement a factor when you chose the house?
        Jan 2, 2020
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Congrats on your new home, (assuming it is Wyoming and not Mississippi.)
        Jan 2, 2020
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        It's Jackson Michigan actually. And yes, a living room with an appropriate wall for the 5.1/2.0 setups was a requirement.
        Jan 2, 2020
    13. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Gonna try out Spotify for a while. The student pricing makes it a no-brainier for discovering music.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        Spotify doesn't have the same DRM? I thought UMG did that on all of their music that's not on CDs, including bought(!) digital copies.
        Dec 14, 2019
      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        I haven't noticed it on Spotify. It was most noticeable on hi-res content on Tidal, so maybe lower bitrate makes it harder to discern. Also I don't critically listen with Spotify, whereas if I'm paying for lossless I want it to be indistinguishable from my CD rips. Either way, Tidal supports MQA so I won't support them.
        Dec 14, 2019
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      4. Serious
        Serious
        Oh, I don't listen to the 'Master' tracks on Tidal, either. I think Music that isn't UMG should be fine, though. I know it was in the past, but maybe things have changed.
        Dec 14, 2019
    14. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      My wife finally got a transfer back to Michigan! Time to start house hunting! A nice room for my stereo is high priority ;)
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        Avoid houses with basements, if at all possible; thereby avoiding 2/3ds of the Things That Can Go Wrong. Watch out for polybutylene pipes & people passing off damaged Masonite by repainting it a dark color. Best luck!
        Nov 27, 2019
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      4. Josh83
        Josh83
        Congrats. What part of Michigan? My wife and I met in Ann Arbor, and she's from the Detroit area. We miss A2...except for the weather.
        Nov 28, 2019
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      5. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        @Josh83 We'll be in Jackson, so about an hour or so from friends and family. Which is way better than the 5.5 hours now.
        Nov 28, 2019
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      3. elmoe
        elmoe
        You don't know what the architecture of the platform is going to be yourself. Not sure why were even talking about panel gaps on model 3s at this point.
        Nov 25, 2019
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    16. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Listening to the Reiner/CSO Scheherazade on 2ch for the first time. Now I understand why people like this album so much.
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      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
    17. LetMeBeFrank
      LetMeBeFrank
      Snow is good weather to drink a few porters. Rhinegeist Panther specifically.
    18. 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
    19. 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
    20. 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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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Jackson, Mi
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Gear List:
    Living Room / 2-Channel
    - KEF Reference Model Three (1994)
    - Emotiva A-150
    - Emotiva PT-100
    - Sources:
    -- Turntable Setup (see below)
    -- moOde on RPi3 > Digi+ Pro > BJC Coax
    -- Sony CDP-CX355 300 disc changer > toslink

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

    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 []
    - 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


    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