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Pretty stoked... my early pressing of The Smiths' "Louder Than Bombs" passed my ear test and my Parks Audio Puffin Test ("A" on all 4 sides) Feb 6, 2023 at 5:44 PM

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I wonder if I’ll notice a diff in CDP straight to amp vs CDP to tape in and tape out to amp?
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      New Order releasing 3 singles (Shellshock, TPK, Sub-Culture). Not impressed w/recent reissues (Blue Mon, etc.). Took chance w/ used vinyl.
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    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Gungnir MB > SYS > Magni 3 + Vali 2 > SR-80e. I'm such a dork. Merry Christmas Eve, all!
      1. Gazny
        Gazny
        I thought Gungnir has two rca outs?
        Dec 24, 2022
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        It does. One goes to my big-boy ss headphone amp. The second is presented above.
        Dec 24, 2022
    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      3F... feels like -17F. Yay!!
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      3. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        -17F°? Those are rookie numbers...
        Dec 23, 2022
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Armaegis Yeah, but for where I'm at, it is a big deal. I've been in worse. At least my tears weren't freezing today!
        Dec 23, 2022
      5. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        Fair enough. It's not common that far south. Meanwhile, we've averaged -40 in the mornings all week and I've been stuck doing work on rooftops... it has been unpleasant =(
        Dec 24, 2022
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    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Got a Quicksilver HA arriving today. I’ll let it get to room temp before playing with it.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I’m just going to break this thing in by listening to music, but is tube amp burn-in a real thing, or nervosa/audioph00lery?
        Dec 21, 2022
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      4. zottel
        zottel
        When I got my Jot 2, I couldn’t wait to hear it but was worried about moisture because it was ice cold. So I put it into the oven at about 40 °C for some 10 minutes or so, and afterwards, it was perfectly warm and dry. That’s the real burn-in! ;)
        Dec 22, 2022
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      5. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        Tube amp burn in is a thing in that the tubes need a few hours to burn in (20ish give or take), and any capacitors in the signal path need burn in. I've had capacitors need as much as 500 hours burn in before leveling out.
        Dec 22, 2022
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    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      The robot vacuum makes a lot of noise on wood/tile/stone floors. I'm in the basement thankful for my IEM collection.
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    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      More random musings... IDK WTF has happened, but the music seems to be sounding better the past week or so. <shrugs>
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The answer will probably be found in an ephemeris
        Dec 19, 2022
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Thad E Ginathom Likely there as any other location or chart. I’ll check Farmer’s Almanac.
        Dec 19, 2022
    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Took Magni 3 out of mothballs to serve as an amp for my IEM listening. Direct connection to Gungnir MB. Sounds good w/HD650 (not an IEM).
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        So glad you reminded me that HD650 is not an IEM, cuz I'd almost forgotten :P
        Dec 18, 2022
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @gixxerwimp I don’t take anything for granted. I had the HD650 out, so gave it a long listen with ol’ M3.
        Dec 18, 2022
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    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Ordered Quicksilver Headphone Amp for Christmas.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @ckhirnigs I have always wanted a “real” tube amp. Don’t like spending >$2k on component. Seemed like good $/perf.
        Dec 15, 2022
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Current HA is Taurus MKII. When QS arrived, both fed by Gungnir MB SE via separate Khozmo PreAmps. Should be great.
        Dec 16, 2022
      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Amp shipped today. Should show up sometime next week. Hopefully before weekend.
        Dec 16, 2022
    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      @yotacowboy Thanks for the fix. Honestly, it looked like black font to me!!
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      2. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        It is black font. On a dark background for people using the (default) dark theme.
        Dec 11, 2022
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Dec 12, 2022
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    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I just finished Days Gone on PC. I enjoyed this game quite a bit, and now I'll start working on the challenges.
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    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I love Gungnir MB A2. Do I want more of what I love, or something different for my “final DAC?”
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      2. caute
        caute
        Have you heard the A1? Do you prefer your A2 over it?
        Dec 7, 2022
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @caute Never heard the A1. Since I use USB frequently, I should upgrade to Unison at some point.
        Dec 7, 2022
      4. zonto
        zonto
        Whatever you do, don't sell it until you've done lengthy comparisons with any contenders. And even if you decide to "upgrade", stick it in the closet for a while in case you change your mind. No ragrets.
        Dec 7, 2022
    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      After listening exclusively to IEMs while I get to know the Oracle MkII, Blessing2, Kato, Timeless, 2-channel speakers sounded different.
      1. Claritas
        Claritas
        How so (broadly)?
        Dec 6, 2022
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Claritas I felt as though I needed to adjust my subs.
        Dec 6, 2022
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I think I "need" to upgrade my Gungnir MB (Gen 5) to Unison. I listened via USB vs. BNC, and I do notice USB sounds a bit shittier.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Also, @neogeosnk ... can it output to both spdif and opt simultaneously, or is it one or the other?
        Dec 13, 2022
      4. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        yes all the outputs are active at the same time.
        Dec 13, 2022
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @neogeosnk Tip of the cap to you. One of the best pieces of advice I've ever picked up from an audio forum. This Douk Audio interface is fantastic!
        Dec 16, 2022
    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Headphone sounds OK from iPhone + dongle, but sounds a lot better with better source and amp. Can I say the headphone scales w/better gear?
    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Thieaudio Oracle MKII arrived. Tried silicone tips first. No luck - thin sounding. Using OEM foam now. Much better.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Nov 30, 2022
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        These things effortlessly detail - macro and micro and plankton.
        Nov 30, 2022
    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Early impressions:7Hz Timeless: I prefer foam tips. Kato: silicone over foam. Blessing2: I’ve only tried silicone. Will try foam.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Do you notice any difference between nozzles on Kato? Are you using the tips that came with it or did you go straight to aftermarket?
        Nov 30, 2022
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @DigMe I haven’t compared nozzles. I took off silver and went with bronze ASAP. Using stock tips. Will try Comply foam.
        Nov 30, 2022
      4. caute
        caute
        Kicking myself I never tried foam tips with the 7hz before I sold them, or any others than the stock tips—I ordered some penon audio tips per @rhythmdevils's suggestion, but they cancelled my order bc it was too small ($4.99 or something like that) and then never refunded me lol.

        If I had tried different tips I might not have sold them, ugh...
        Dec 2, 2022
    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      No foam tips included with 7Hz Timeless or Blessing2. I’ve got some Comply tips on order. I’ve had good luck with them in the past.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @rhythmdevils when you get that into production, I’ll buy one. ;)
        Nov 28, 2022
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @rhythmdevils When I CAN get a good seal with silicone tips, I do enjoy the music. The Blessing2 and Kato sound good with silicone tips.
        Nov 29, 2022
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Jury is still out on the 7Hz Timeless and silicone tips. I can't get a good seal, so I'm going to try after-market foam tips.
        Nov 29, 2022
    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      The 7Hz Timeless was supposed to arrive Wed., but now will arrive with the Blessing2 a day earlier. Will patiently listen before opining.
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        ?
        Nov 27, 2022
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @JK47 haha I’m on with the phone while watching football on TV. IDK WTF happened, but edited!
        Nov 27, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Missouri
    Gear List:
    DAC: Schiit Gungnir MB Gen 5, HeadRoom Micro DAC, Schiit Modi MB
    DDC: Singxer SU-6, Douk Audio U2 Pro, Schiit Eitr
    Head Amp: AURALiC Taurus MkII, Quicksilver HA, Vali 2 [assorted tubes], Magni 3, 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 OG [mothballed], 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 [mothballed], Dynaudio Evoke 10, Polk Audio Legend L100
    I'm pretty happy

    Signature

    SL-1210GR, KD-2070 | SU-6 + Gungnir MB | DCD-1600NE, CD5003 | DR-2 | NPC, Puffin | Khozmo, Khozmo |
    RB-1582 MkII, 2125v2 | Taurus MkII, Quicksilver | Evoke 10, L100 | SB-1000, SB-1000