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Going off the rails and purchasing some power cords to replace stock cords on DAC, phonostage, and SACD player. Jan 18, 2022 at 5:06 PM

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Going off the rails and purchasing some power cords to replace stock cords on DAC, phonostage, and SACD player.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @neogeosnk I have a couple of Pangea cords. They connect my power strips to the wall outlet. Can’t recall model - too thick for my liking with rack components. Need flex.
        Jan 19, 2022 at 4:09 AM
      4. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        I will order some cables from Cullen as they look good and are very well priced.
        Jan 20, 2022 at 8:38 AM
      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @neogeosnk I found Patrick Cullen to be very helpful. He has a lot of orders now, so be patient. He quotes a 3-week turnaround.
        Jan 20, 2022 at 10:39 AM
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Gonna grab a quick nap.
    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      New Polk Audio Legend L100 pair are in the house, on new stands, and playing music now. Thanks to my wife!
      1. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Very excited to hear what you think of them! I have been tempted many time to grab some vintage Polk monitors with the peerless tweeter, but have not checked out their new stuff much.
        Dec 29, 2021
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Inoculator L100 replaced Polk RT25i, so a leap forward. A bit more forward than my Dynaudio Evoke 10. I like them so far. Good compliment to Evoke 10.
        Dec 29, 2021
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    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Is New Year a big deal for anyone here? It is the 2nd biggest holiday (Christmas #1) for my fam. Tksgiving is 3rd.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @YMO NYD been a big deal (more than just getting sf'd) for the ethnic Asian side of my clan. I always looked forward to good food, fireworks, and family gathering at New Year's.
        Dec 26, 2021
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      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        It was only a big deal with my cohorts, but my inlaws love it. Biggest food day of the year
        Dec 26, 2021
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      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        Big deal? No. But I do enjoy marking the passage of time and embracing the energy of new beginnings.
        Dec 26, 2021
    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I hope everyone had a safe Christmas holiday. Good times with my family!
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    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Wife likes back-up gear [ModiMB, Khozmo, Parasound 2125 v2, Polk RT25i] vs. primary [Gungnir Multibit A2, Khozmo, Rotel RB1582 mk2, Dynaudio Evoke 10]
      1. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Sometimes 'good enough' is where the happy lives.
        Dec 25, 2021
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        @Sqveak, I always used to tell people, "Very good is good enough." I don't say it anymore, but I've stuck to it. Though I confess that my standard of "very good" has changed over the years. Still, I refuse to go searching for that last 18.75%.
        Dec 26, 2021
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Sqveak @Claritas My suspicion is that my wife is sensitive to a particular freq range. Back-up system is much less detailed and resolving. My younger son prefers the primary system, and he has musician ears. :-)
        Dec 26, 2021
    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      When I've bought speaker wire in the past, it was usually packaged as two pairs. I only ordered one pair for my sub... duh...
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    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Purchased an SVS SB-1000 sub. Now I have one for each system. Someday, I’ll run dual subs. For now, happy to lay the Klipsch to rest.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Cryptowolf I'm not familiar with Omega speakers. The SVS sub was easy to integrate in my room with my Dynaudio Evoke 10. That's one reason I like the SVS.
        Dec 22, 2021
      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        My Omega are 6” single driver variants. I have an Omega 10” sub. The SVS is exclusive for movies
        Dec 22, 2021
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        SVS SB-1000 can be tuned to do some amazing LFE for HT.
        Dec 23, 2021
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    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      LOL… who am I kidding? I’m not buying Grados… I’m getting a new sub and speakers…
      1. penguins
        penguins
        Same thing but with a smaller amount of unexpected money - debated different headphones, decided to buy a nice grill instead.
        Dec 22, 2021
      2. mitochondrium
        mitochondrium
        Good decision have fun
        Dec 22, 2021
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Sub has been purchased. Purchased same sub that I have in another system - one day I may want to run dual subs after yet another purchase. haha...
        Dec 22, 2021
    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Found extra disposable $$. Want a new Grado HP. Hemp or RS2x? I like OG HD650 w/AG cables and Elex. Don’t like enhanced bass. Thoughts?
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @YMO They must have re-tuned the Prestige 'phones, 'cuz the thought of not having some foam between ears and drivers on my SR80e scares the poop out of me.
        Dec 20, 2021
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        It looks like all the X series have been re-tuned.
        Dec 20, 2021
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        A few general observations: A plush (e.g., leather) headband is a
        necessity. Wood housings are a real step up. Wider-spaced mesh is somewhat helpful. Whatever you decide, I hope it works out for you.
        Dec 20, 2021
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    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Starting to feel almost 100%. Probably at 90%. Good news is that I am COVID negative! Yay!
    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      At my son’s commencement ceremony… Mechanical Engineering
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Mazel tov!
        Dec 18, 2021
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Congratulations
        I’m Mechanical Engineer as well.
        Dec 18, 2021
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    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! I wanted to do this before I got busy and forgot.
    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I was an idiot for ramping up my activity level so soon after being COVID fever free. I set my recovery back at least a week!!
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Whoa! slow down and take extra care of yourself.
        Dec 14, 2021
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Indeed...take it easy, be good to yourself (and add any other appropriate cliches that suit your fancy)
        Dec 14, 2021
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Jinxy245 @Thad E Ginathom I try to be physically active, so the inactivity and watching my cardio metrics decline is frustrating.
        Dec 14, 2021
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I’m surprised I have no interest in purchasing audio gear this holiday season. There’s nothing in my gear that I want to replace!
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        No better feeling than just being happy with the gear you’ve already got.
        Dec 12, 2021
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @YMO Haha… sorry, nephew… no pressing audio wants, but some other items. Although, new subwoofer is tempting.
        Dec 13, 2021
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      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        I picked up some nice deals this year, but almost nothing since the early fall. I do think I'm going to need a humidifier before it's over though, before something cherished dies a sparkly death.
        Dec 13, 2021
    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Could a pre-amp impact soundstage, placement, separation?!
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I found the goldpoint to be a noticeable step down from the built in volume control of the wavedream. the icOn4 AVC was actually very close, different in some ways but overall at a similar level. Ive not heard a Khozmo though
        Nov 30, 2021
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I notice very subtle differences between my Goldpoint, Soekris Digital and the MHA100 depending on usage and gain management. If I stay in the 'sweet spot' (ie: reducing impact of cable capacitance for the GoldPoint, minimal digital attenuation for Soekris, and MHA100 topping out at 60% for max volume) they are all excellent.
        Nov 30, 2021
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      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        "Gain Management" is using the trim pots on my monitors to put the upstream attenuator in its comfort zone.
        Nov 30, 2021
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    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      COVID is no fun. After 2 weeks, I finally felt like listening to music and doing a little exercise. Not 100% yet, but will get there.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @DigMe My senses of taste/smell changed during COVID. Some things seemed muted, while others generated a more intense reaction. Mostly normal now!
        Nov 29, 2021
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        May you return to 100% soon.
        Nov 29, 2021
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Hit the Concept 2 Rower for 15 min yesterday and walked 1.5 miles today. Going to ease myself back into things!
        Dec 1, 2021
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    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I am being moderated on SHMF for questioning the efficacy of the vaccines and wondering if boosters 6-9 months is the new norm.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        that is how it eventually went with the 1918 flu pandemic. Re: vaccine efficacy - the proof is in the pudding. I know so many doctors and they are all seeing the same thing - yes, the vaccinated can get it but the people dying and in the hospitals are overwhelmingly unvaccinated.
        Nov 29, 2021
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        what is SHMF?
        Nov 29, 2021
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @DigMe That’s what I’ve heard, too. Hopefully, I can convince my mom to get it - even though she lives isolated.
        Nov 29, 2021
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    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      My wife didn't appreciate the transition I just made from The Beatles to Siouxsie And The Banshees... :-)
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        You can't change gears like that. That is bad radio programming. Gotta throw in some David Bowie or The Clash in-between.
        Sep 21, 2021
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Azimuth @mitochondrium I think I went from “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to “Cities In Dust.” Quite jarring!
        Sep 21, 2021
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      5. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        My dad was a radio program director. He used to listen to other radio stations and cinrge sometimes at the transistions.
        Sep 21, 2021
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    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      USB from PC into Gungnir Multibit sounds a little crisp, brittle, and metallic tonight. Playing CD from CDP now. USB off night, I guess.
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Out of curiosity, what USB does your Gungnir have? Not saying this would be the cause; I have nights too where nothing sounds good.
        Sep 18, 2021
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I don’t have Unison. What was before that? Gen5? I did have Gungnir Multibit off for a while. Wonder if that was it? @ChaChaRealSmooth
        Sep 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
    I'm pretty happy

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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