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Doing some needle drops and putting them on CD. They sound great! May 9, 2021

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Doing some needle drops and putting them on CD. They sound great!
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Be great to hear some of the rips
        May 9, 2021
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I know this is sacrilege, but a half decent rip should sound much the same as the LP playing through the same equipment. And I sometimes prefer my own rips to more recent digital releases, even with clicks and defects.
        May 10, 2021
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        May 10, 2021
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    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      It has been a grind, but I’m working on my form while running. I think it is paying dividends. Less pain; easier to maintain pace.
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I've been running barefoot for the last 10 years after injuring my knees and looking to improve form. I've broken a toe, but that was playing tag with my daughter. Peak at 56km/week and sub 2hr half marathon. I won't go back unless forced to.
        May 1, 2021
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @GoodEnoughGear - one of the things I've discovered is that going completely barefoot is actually better then just going minimalist because it really makes you change your form. I wouldn't even consider heel striking on concrete barefoot.
        May 1, 2021
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      5. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Exactly! I advise anyone looking at barefooting to go full barefoot. Sure, use FiveFingers or whatever for unfriendly and/or hot surfaces when you need to, but going fully barefoot sets limits that prevent overuse injuries and encourages (to put it mildly) proper form.
        May 1, 2021
    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Khozmo’s remote controls match the color of the faceplate on the preamp. JIC anyone was wondering. ;-)
    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Nakamichi DR-2 -> Khozmo Passive Pre -> Parasound 2125v2 -> Polk RT25i + Klipsch Sub... good synergy here.
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    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I'm going to send in my Gungnir MB (A2) for the Unison upgrade. Good upgrade, right?
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      3. Kolozub
        Kolozub
        In my case it sounded sharp and forward, ulcerate was WW2 to my ears. everything calmed down maybe after 120 hours.pi2aes is a little bit better compared to Allo usbridge to unison combo with Stock wallwart. Three days ago i almost bought pi2aes,but maybe it is better to wait for unison out:-) better streamer than usbridge could be on par or better compared to pi2aes.but for now, pi2aes is the best choice
        Apr 18, 2021
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'm lazy and cheap, so not sure when I'll get around to this. Likely, my laziness will be the defining issue, as $200 isn't TOO painful for a decent upgrade in this hobby.
        Apr 19, 2021
      5. Roman
        Roman
        BF2 with Unison USB is freaking good feeding from Aurender's USB audio. So yeah, it is going to be a good upgrade.
        Apr 20, 2021
    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Lots of unexpected Windoze shutdowns. Updated drivers and BIOS. Good for 1 wk. Problem back. Reinstalling Windoze.
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    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Is there a DAC known for having excellent USB implementation? Must have Gungnir Multibit-like connection options, balanced outs, and Gungnir Multibit-like price.
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      2. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        I have a Gungnir MB A2 as well, but pre Unison. I don't use the USB on it so I have not sent it in for the upgrade, but Unison is supposedly much better than the gen5 cards. My BF2 has Unison and I do use the USB on it. Sounds great to me, but I have no reference to compare with.
        Apr 16, 2021
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Kernel Kurtz I should look into having my Gen5 upgraded. I use the USB often.
        Apr 16, 2021
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      4. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        It is unfortunate that unlike Yggdrasil and BF1, you can't just swap USB cards yourself. Gungnir has to go back to the mothership for a firmware flash as well, but I hear the turnaround time is pretty quick.
        Apr 17, 2021
    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Anybody watching "Invincible" on Prime Video? What do you think so far?
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      2. Lasollor
        Lasollor
        I love it! I’ve never heard about the original comics before, but this animated version is a nice surprise.
        Apr 11, 2021
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Lasollor I'm with you. Never heard of the original comics, but I'm enjoying the series. Pleasantly surprised.
        Apr 11, 2021
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    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Thought I put on Elvis Costello's "Imperial Bedroom" LP. Something wrong! Turns out "Trust" got put in IB's sleeve and vice-versa... smh
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Both great albums! But I prefer Imperial Bedroom and think it sounds unique within Costello’s discography.
        Apr 3, 2021
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    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Seasoning a new humidor while listening to ABBA's Greatest Hits...
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Sexy...you should post the humidor in the smoking thread.
        Mar 31, 2021
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @YMO It is just a small wood box with a glass lid, but I’ll see what I can do.
        Mar 31, 2021
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    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Spring break is over.
    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Replaced OG Freya w/Khozmo Passive Pre. Freya passive and jfet buffer not missed. Jury still out on tube gain stage.
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Tube stage is where it’s at. Far better than passive and buffer on OG Freya. Not even close IMO. Freya+ a bit of a different story (far better passive and buffer than OG), and tube mode even better.
        Mar 27, 2021
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @rlow I could miss the gain/bloom of the tubes, but I don't need ear-bleeding volume, and I seem to have plenty of headroom. So far, so good.
        Mar 27, 2021
    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Listening to Lakeside's "Fantastic Voyage" LP and my Khozmo Preamp is en route from Poland. That's a good status update.
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    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Updated my PC's BIOS. Like getting a brand new PC. Still can't get AMD Ryzen Master to open, but c'est la vie.
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      It is an Abbey Road Sunday. 2012 LP to be followed by 2009 & 1987 CDs respectively.
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Mar 21, 2021
      4. ergopower
        ergopower
        On Spotify it is called Abbey Road Super Deluxe Edition. I heard about it while listening to the radio, the producer was being interviewed (in general). Won some kind of award for it.
        Mar 22, 2021
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Chances are that’s the remix. It does sound good, kind of makes the album a jangle-pop record.
        Mar 22, 2021
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    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      pointless...
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Kinda know what you mean. I look kinda out of place for where I live and got shit for it growing up, lmao. Still easy compared to the proper hell loads go through where tensions are higher, may you all keep safe.
        Mar 20, 2021
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Up to my 20ties pretty much every job hunt was facing off against slurs. Hindu roots, flawless Dutch and English and then you look exotic enough to be mistaken for many people. After my C.V. was decent enough I could just give people the polite stare of "don't fuck with me" but I will never forget how I was treated. Many Dutchies like to forget about these things. I am not alone in this, thousands of people...
        Mar 21, 2021
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        **deleted** did not want to call out a specific group that fed me the most slurs while growing up!
        Mar 21, 2021
    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Someday I'll have to write up a comparison btwn my "budget" system and my decidedly "mid-fi" system. I'm too busy enjoying them, though...
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Listening and enjoying is so much better than writing about listening.
        Mar 19, 2021
    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      2nd Khozmo prepping for shipment, 2125v2 is a capable amp, both kids home for break soon, family is well... :-)
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    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Parasound NewClassic 2125v2 arrived. Installed in secondary system. Breaking it in now. Pretty heavy for 2U chassis.
      1. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Early impressions: kicks ass w/Polk RT25i. Tried Dynaudio Evoke 10, and was underwhelmed. Will try Dynaudio again later.
        Mar 17, 2021
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Connected the Evoke 10 again. This time, they were the only speakers connected. Things sound a lot better. At least I know this amp won’t be a limit if I decided to upgrade speakers.
        Mar 18, 2021
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    Location:
    Missouri
    Gear List:
    DAC: Schiit Gungnir MB Gen 5, HeadRoom Micro DAC, Schiit Modi MB [mothballed]
    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
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    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, RT25i | SB-1000, R-110SW