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After several months, I think I'm finally burned out from Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Horizon 5. I like both a lot, but I need a break! Jun 28, 2022 at 5:25 PM

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      After several months, I think I'm finally burned out from Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Horizon 5. I like both a lot, but I need a break!
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    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Bought Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. It was on sale. I've played ME2 and ME3 before. never tried the original. Will play through all.
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      2. archer88
        archer88
        Jun 26, 2022 at 10:31 AM
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @SoupRKnowva At $24.59 on Steam, it might be worth getting the LE and giving ME2 another shot!
        Jun 28, 2022 at 5:23 PM
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Walderstorn @archer88 I've played ME2 and ME3 all the way through, and I have to admit I like ME2 the best. I did like the online multi-player of ME3, though. Haha...
        Jun 28, 2022 at 5:24 PM
    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Watching S1 of Hawai'i Five-0 reboot. Why did they kill off Kelly Hu's character?!
    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Man, I hope the Braves' Michael Harris II is the real deal. He sure looks like it so far in his young (really young) career!
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    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I've read some articles disparaging "long COVID." It took me 5+ months to start ramping up my activity after COVID. Not the normal cold!
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        My Polar Flow cardio load reports create a great visual of my experience. A doctor gave me prednisone near the end of April, and I've been feeling great. Out of shape, but at least i can go hard.
        Jun 13, 2022
      4. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        She was actually not into fitness at all. I was in the best shape of my life. Key word "was" lol.
        Jun 13, 2022
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      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I heard about this on NPR: https://www.survivorcorps.com/pccc

        Honestly, after reading Whitney's story, it broke my heart. So I'm very, very hopeful that an increased focus on long covid can turn into a legitimatization of ME/CFS with more data and real positive outcomes.
        Jun 13, 2022
    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I'm very, VERY disappointed in how Acura handled the 2023 Integra. It looks like a refreshed ILX. ZERO personality.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @penguins I think it is based on a Civic Si. Same 1.5L and 200HP? From side, looks like Civic. Sad, because original Integra was unique looking! I had a 1997.
        Jun 4, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        Ya that's what I mean. Why have 2 of the same product? I imagine the average Integra buyer is going to know that this is basically an Si, etc. but this time around it doesn't seem like they are making the Integra "more lux".

        Can't imagine this is for any EPA stuff, homologation, or other miscellaneous reasons we sometimes see cars for either. Guess this is why we are both disappointed.
        Jun 5, 2022
      5. penguins
        penguins
        Guess this ties into my complaint in the cars thread though - mfgs seem to have lost their way with sedans with the recent "tell me you don't know how to drive without telling me you don't know how to drive" type SUVs that seem to be everywhere now.

        Yes USA and freedom of choice, Amerifats want big cars, on and on, but all annoying none the less.
        Jun 5, 2022
    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I'm listening to the MoFi "Blues for Allah," and it sounds splendid with my Denon AH-D2000 fed by the Auralic Taurus MkII.
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        An exceptional release of a stellar recording.
        May 22, 2022
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      2. Boops
        Boops
        Never heard this record. Just bought the CD on Discogs to check out.
        May 24, 2022
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    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I wish I spoke fluent Japanese & Spanish. I want a job as a translator for Japanese players in MLB. I'd keep my Spanish knowledge secret..
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    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Would be interested in what everyone's take is on the TV show "Animal Kingdom."
    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I purchased a Parasound NewClassic Model 2125 v.2 a little over a year ago for $599 (listed at $799). Now selling at $1,099! Whoa...
    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I have Gungnir MB A2 version. Love it. Would like to update to Yggdrasil, but struggling to decide between LIM and OG. Still reading threads.
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        If you want the same general tonality as what you have now, both LIM and OG will disappoint you. It's the reason I decided to just stick with my Yggdrasil GS despite the fact that I've heard technically better DACs
        May 14, 2022
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @ChaChaRealSmooth tbh, I’m likely to stay put. Makes more sense. I’m happy where I’m at. There’s no compelling reason to change.
        May 14, 2022
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        @ChaChaRealSmooth a Yggdrasil GS or A1 is a great idea! That’s your upgrade path. The Yggdrasil really is much better than Gungnir.
        May 14, 2022
    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Warm-up is real with my Auralic Taurus MkII headphone amp. I'm still surprised at how much better things sound after 30 minutes.
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    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      When y'all try to ascertain differences between DACs, do you do so with headphones, speakers, or both?
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      3. Collusion
        Collusion
        Usually with both. But it's easier to connect a new dac into my headphone rig, so that's where I usually start.
        May 13, 2022
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Gotta use both. Headphones for detail retrieval, and can let you hone in on different aspects of the FR more easily to determine the capabilities/qualities of the sound reproduction. Speakers for things like soundstage, layering, realism in an open space. A really good DAC will retain its character on speakers as it does on headphones.
        May 13, 2022
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      5. Josh83
        Josh83
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    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      If things go well this year, I'm going to go big and get Yggdrasil. Not sure LIM or OG. Gungnir Multibit A2 will move to secondary system.
      1. Josh83, Cryptowolf, Jinxy245 and 6 others like this.
      2. Josh83
        Josh83
        LiM >>> OG, IMHO
        May 13, 2022
    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I purchased Van Halen's first 6 albums off of HD Tracks. These are the 2015 remasters. They are better than any other release I have.
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Oh yes, Blues For Allah also sounds great. I haven't heard the MoFi Mars Hotel.
        May 10, 2022
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        FWIW, the 24/96 version of the 2015 remasters from HD Tracks is very loud and compressed sounding. I have VanHalen and 1984 in 24/96 and they aren't as pleasant as the 24/192 versions. @Merrick @YMO @DigMe @Walderstorn @roshambo123
        May 11, 2022
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        The 24/96s came out first and are different transfers IIRC. Same mastering, but they didn't just take the 24/192 and convert it to 96 for whatever reason, they did a whole other transfer and botched it.
        May 11, 2022
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    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      LOL... was wondering why music sounded thin... someone unplugged my sub! That's gotta be a captial offense.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I love unplugging subs. 2.0 or burst
        May 1, 2022
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        One of the reasons i have two.
        May 2, 2022
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @YMO @Riotvan One day, I'll splurge on some great tower speakers and see if I miss my subs.
        May 2, 2022
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    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Swapped speakers btwn systems. Didn't result w/Polk Legend L100. Put OG Freya in & took out Khozmo. I like it better w/tube gain.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Meh... after a few days, something wasn't quite right. A veil seemed to be present - very slight veil. Went back to my passive Khozmo.
        May 5, 2022
    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Thought about buying some gear. Decided to buy music instead. I think that's a good place to be.
      1. atomicbob, hikergrl, Qildail and 14 others like this.
      2. Wobbletits
        Wobbletits
        I spent an embarassing amount on some test equipment ;/ should have bought more music myself tbh.
        Apr 27, 2022
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    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Like a buffoon, I put a bid on a Jot 2 (no cards) on eBay. We shall see. What got into me?
      1. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Curiosity.
        Apr 24, 2022
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Sqveak Wait is 6-8 weeks from Schiit, so I guess I thought, "What the Hell?"
        Apr 24, 2022
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    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Thinking about a Bifrost 2 + Magnius and moving my Modi MB + Vali 2 (or Magni3) to nightstand duty.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I upgrade from a Modi1 to a Bifrost2. The enhancement in sound surprised me.
        Apr 22, 2022
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      3. jnak00
        jnak00
        Bifrost is great. Magnius...not so much
        Apr 22, 2022
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      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        I would go Bifrost 2 + Vali 2 for the main set up and Magni 3 for the nightstand. Or think outside the Schiit and try a Liquid Spark with that Modi of yours.
        Apr 22, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Missouri
    Gear List:
    DAC: Schiit Gungnir MB Gen 5, HeadRoom Micro DAC, Schiit Modi MB
    Head Amp: AURALiC Taurus MkII, Vali 2 [assorted tubes], Magni 3 [mothballed], HeadRoom Micro
    Headphones: Elex, HD650, DT880, D2000, K601, TX-X00, HE-4XX, SR-80e, M220
    CD/SACD/Data Disc Hi-Res: Denon DCD-1600NE, Marantz CD5003
    Cassette: Nakamichi DR-2
    Pre-Amp: Schiit Freya [Tung-Sol], Khozmo Passive Preamp (x2)
    Integrated Amp: Onkyo TX-8555 [mothballed]
    Amplifier: Rotel RB-1582 MkII, Parasound NewClassic 2125v2
    Turntable: Technics SL-1210GR, Kenwood KD-2070
    Cartridges: Ortofon 2M Red, Shure V15 Type III [JICO SAS/R], Audio-Technica VM750SH, Soundsmith Otello, Reloop Concorde w/STY10, Super OM-40
    Phonostage: PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter (also ADC), Parks Audio Puffin
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT25i, Dynaudio Evoke 10, Polk Audio Legend L100
    I'm pretty happy

    Signature

    SL-1210GR, KD-2070 | Gungnir MB, Modi MB | DCD-1600NE, CD5003 | DR-2 |
    NuWave Phono Converter, Puffin
    | Khozmo, Khozmo | RB-1582 MkII, NewClassic 2125v2 | Evoke 10, L100 | SB-1000, SB-1000