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I would be OK spending >US$750 on a moving coil cartridge if I could buy a replacement stylus... Dec 2, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I would be OK spending >US$750 on a moving coil cartridge if I could buy a replacement stylus...
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        No stylus replacement - planned obsolescence or a design necessity?
        Dec 2, 2020 at 7:21 PM
      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        Any thoughts on moving iron? What marketing spiel I heard made it seem promising.
        Dec 2, 2020 at 7:57 PM
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        You can have the tips replaced for a certain fee.
        Dec 3, 2020 at 7:12 AM
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I moved my "home office." I'll be busting out the little Schiit Stack! Modi Multibit + Magni 3. I may even break out Loki!
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        and Eitr!
        Dec 2, 2020 at 4:14 PM
    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Well, it is official. '09 CD of The Beatles "Revolver" sounds better than '87. But...she likes the '12 vinyl the best.
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    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I got annoyed on Steve Hoffman Forums and made a couple of cantankerous responses... shame on me! I need to mature.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @yotacowboy You're not kidding about the lack of humor on that site.
        Nov 19, 2020
      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Good forum, but also very odd at times. What was the thread about?
        Nov 20, 2020
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Josh83 I got kinda annoyed at some dude(s) that ragged on this guy for not trying to reuse/recycle the Music Direct catalog.
        Nov 20, 2020
    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      With the exception of optical SPDIF, I use every input on my Gungnir MB and every output is used, too. Still awesome.
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      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        For the longest time I didn't realize it had 3 outputs. Perfect if you're like me, running two different amps for different types of headphones + balanced studio monitors. I wish more DACs in general offered that kind of connectivity.
        Nov 14, 2020
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    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Sometimes I need new music to get me to fire up the equipment. Sometimes I need new equipment to get me to fire up the music...
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        you know synergy is achieved when you're down to listen to anything at any time even if the selection of tracks would otherwise normally contradict your taste preferences.
        Nov 11, 2020
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    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      My chiropractor has really helped me out. Not sure how I messed myself up, but I'm feeling a lot better after several visits.
    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Ran 6.15 miles today. Walked a bunch, too, apparently. Activity tracker thingie has me over 10 miles.
    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Need Christmas gift ideas. For myself. :-)
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        A sense of contentment? That's always scarce and in high demand :p
        Oct 9, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        Give me your present.
        Oct 9, 2020
      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Haha... I'm trying to get all the shopping for the kids and wife done earlier than usual. The goal is to be done by Halloween.
        Oct 10, 2020
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    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Cleaned and needle-dropped the 2020 reissue/remaster of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" 12" 45 rpm single. Nice pressing!
    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I ordered the 2020 Joy Division reissues in May. They finally arrived. Haven't cleaned them yet...
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    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Bought a pair of Red Wing work boots because they look cool and feel very comfortable - even before breaking in!
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Iron Rangers are sweet!
        Sep 6, 2020
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        My dad had Redwings and spoke highly of them. I splurged on some $300 Danner boots in the early 90’s and have been into Danner ever since. Still have my first pair.
        Sep 7, 2020
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'm thinking of picking up a pair of Danner boots - the ones they developed with the USMC. Those are badass!
        Sep 7, 2020
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    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Uh-oh... I haven't played an LP in almost a month, and I have been bypassing my Freya...
    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I use the "Random Item" feature on Discogs to help me decide what to spin up. Otherwise, I hem and haw and take forever to decide...
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I use this so often when I am not sure what I am in the mood for. Just keep shaking my phone until it serves me up a random selection that I am feeling.
        Aug 27, 2020
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    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Weeding out CD collection. Hot/Loud pressings are getting the boot. I’ll replace with “gentler” masterings if possible.
    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I don't think it is too controversial to state The Beatles (White Album) is over-rated - relative to other works in the catalog.
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      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        White album is culmination of Beatles: 3.5 solo acts in one record
        Aug 17, 2020
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Hot take: The 2018 remix is superior to the 1968 stereo mix (sadly not so for the Pepper and Abbey Road remixes).
        Aug 17, 2020
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Merrick I have that 2018 remix LP. I'll need to really listen and compare to the 1987 CD release. I've got the 2009 CD arriving this week.
        Aug 18, 2020
    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      If I want to discuss the differences between the 1987 and 2009 Beatles CD releases, should I listen only on CD or is lossless FLAC OK?
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Never heard that @Merrick maybe I will have to try to listen to some of those gold CDs
        Aug 14, 2020
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I wonder if that’s why it seems used CDs made in Japan or Europe seem to be more desirable than those made in the USA?
        Aug 14, 2020
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @luckybaer More likely those EU/JP masterings are desirable.
        Aug 14, 2020
    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      This could change the more I listen, but my top 3 Fab Four albums are Rubber Soul, Revolver, Abbey Road. In no particular order...
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’d have to agree with those as they’re also my personal top three. Some days A Hard Day’s Night subs in for Rubber Soul.
        Aug 13, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Damn! Maxwell's silver hammer just came down upon my head. Again.
        Aug 14, 2020
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        luckybaer
        Aug 14, 2020
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    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Dr. Squatch soap is good.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        I was simply stating what I used, and I was curious what ones you liked from Dr. Squatch. Thanks for the recommendations, I will be picking some of those up.
        Aug 12, 2020
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Ganzy Oops! Misread on my phone. Now on PC, and makes more sense. I'm gonna try some of the stuff in your link.
        Aug 12, 2020
      4. wbass
        wbass
        Every other YT ad I get is for Dr. Squatch.
        Aug 12, 2020
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    Location:
    Missouri
    Gear List:
    DAC: Schiit Gungnir MB Gen 5
    Head Amp: AURALiC Taurus MkII, Vali 2 [assorted tubes]
    Headphones: Elex, HD650, DT880, D2000, K601, TX-X00, HE-4XX, SR-80e, M220
    CD/SACD/Data Disc Hi-Res: Denon DCD-1600NE
    Cassette: Nakamichi DR-2
    Pre-Amp: Schiit Freya [Tung-Sol]
    Integrated Amp: Onkyo TX-8555
    Turntable: Technics SL-1210GR
    Cartridges: Ortofon 2M Red, Shure V15 Type III [JICO VN35HE], Audio-Technica VM750SH, Soundsmith Otello
    Miscellaneous: PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter
    Speakers: Polk Audio RT25i

    Signature

    TT: SL-1210GR | DAC: Gungnir MB | CD/SACD: DCD-1600NE | Tape: DR-2
    Phonostage: NPC | Pre-Amp: Freya | Amp: TX-8555, Taurus MkII | Speakers: RT25i | HP: HD650, Elex, HE-4XX