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Nothing like shoveling snow in freezing weather, coming back in the house, and warming my hands on good ol' Freya. Mar 3, 2019

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I could never run my Shure V15 Type III (JICO SAS) at the VTF of .75 to 1.25g. w/KAB TD-1000, I am now running it at 1.0g.
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Oldest son may pick up a minor in math. Remaining credits still count towards MechEng degree, so why not?
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Same with physics. All required math basically adds up to a math minor.
        Dec 15, 2018
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        This profile post makes me happy. Just avoid Abstract Algebra. It's the devil's math. :P
        Dec 15, 2018
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      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        ^agree 1000%
        Dec 15, 2018
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    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Oldest son passed his Statics class. I'm celebrating with some good whiskey and spinning an LP.
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        You taken thermodynamics yet?
        Dec 13, 2018
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I think he's taking Dynamics and Thermodynamics next semester. Along with some design class and statistics for engineers.
        Dec 14, 2018
      4. ergopower
        ergopower
        Statics, dynamics & kinematics were fine. I still use dynamics to explain the difference between leg press, Smith machine squats & free-weight squats.
        Thermodynamics absolutely kicked my ass. Much later, I gained an appreciation for how many things can be explained by the 2nd Law.
        Dec 14, 2018
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    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I enjoy this time of year more and more as I get older.
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Every year around this time I just enjoy that I'm still getting older.
        Dec 11, 2018
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    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Long hours at work lately, but it beats the alternative - unemployment.
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    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Listening to Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy.” John Paul Jones is fantastic.
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      2. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Clicking "Like" multiple times doesn't give more likes. :|
        Dec 1, 2018
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        My favorite Led Zeppelin song is "Bring It On Home" off of Led Zep II. I use it as a test song, and if all is well, I'm set. :-)
        Dec 2, 2018
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      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        I can't pick just one to call it a favorite. But I did use Bonzo's Montreux and Nobody's Fault But Mine (live) and Down By The Seaside with the DAC1421 audition.
        Dec 2, 2018
    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Aligned stylus correctly. Now, I'm useless around the house. Ignoring chores, etc. This can't go on.
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    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I really love my wife.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I don’t mind. We all have thick skin. Figured it would come from one of the regulars!
        Dec 1, 2018
      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I just thought you left your browser open, and she walked by...
        Dec 1, 2018
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I wouldn't put that past her or my sons, but I'm the guilty party!
        Dec 1, 2018
    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I have a lot of new LPs showing up today, and I haven’t finished the new Police box set yet. Prepare the Spin Clean!!
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    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      For any fans of The Police - casual or obsessive - the new box set (Every Move You Make - The Studio Recordings) is must-have vinyl.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        If anyone out there was on the fence about taking the vinyl plunge, this box set is the excuse to go out and get a decent vinyl rig. :-)
        Nov 25, 2018
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    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Unwinding by listening to Bon Jovi. Hehe
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        "Livin On A Prayer" is still a good song. I give you that...
        Nov 26, 2018
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I was listening to Slippery When Wet - which has, of course, “Livin’ On A Prayer.” Catchy tune.
        Nov 26, 2018
    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Before I forget... Happy Thanksgiving, SBAF!
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Happy Thanksgiving!
        Nov 21, 2018
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    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Had post edited on Head-Fi because I included the apparently prohibited acronym “SBAF.” Oops. I didn’t apologize, though. Orwellian.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        How would one say SBAF in Swedish-chef?
        Nov 20, 2018
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I guess I could do Pig Latin. AFSBay or Upersay Estbay Audioway Iendsfray
        Nov 20, 2018
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Curious. Second time in a couple of days I came across "pig latin," and I didn't know what it means.
        Post-google, oh-yes-that! My parents used to use it: you can fool most of the people most of the time.
        Anyway, thanks for pushing me over the google edge on that one.
        Nov 20, 2018
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    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Well, well, well... headphone cables do make a difference.
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Details?
        Nov 15, 2018
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Replaced stock cables on HD650 w/Silver Dragon v3. Veil lifted, bass tightened up - all w/out losing outstanding ability to resolve.
        Nov 15, 2018
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      4. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        yeah they really do. I was genuinely kind of surprised what a difference it makes.
        Nov 15, 2018
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      SL-1210GR w/stock mat, stock mat plus KAB poly-metal mat, stock mat plus KAB plus leather mat... I can't detect any difference in sound. :-)
      1. brencho
        brencho
        Could always try a moo mat for ultimate bestiality
        Nov 13, 2018
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I use cork mat on my 1200.
        Nov 13, 2018
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'm leaning towards (nearest to vinyl to furthest) Stock | Leather | Poly-Metal. Primarily for VTA purposes, since I can't detect any difference in how things sound.
        Nov 14, 2018
    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      OWNERS OF FOCAL x MASSDROP ELEX: What is your opinion of the stock cables (XLR or 1/4")?
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      2. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        Focal needs to step their cable game up..I would be so much happier if their cables were just round instead of flat..
        Nov 12, 2018
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        @scapeinator1 I love the Utopia cable. Super easy to fold up. A reliable source has observed it may be custom Mogami W3106. Not sure if or how Clear/Elex cable differs.
        Nov 15, 2018
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      4. scapeinator1
        scapeinator1
        @zonto that cable is different. You know not the pain and suffering the clear's spaghetti cables cause me.
        Nov 15, 2018
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    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Happy Veterans' Day to all.
    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Might... MIGHT purchase a Stellar Gain Cell Preamplifier/DAC. Just for shits and giggles.
      1. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        They use an old school Sabre chip in that one. I think it's pre-9018, which is bad enough...
        Nov 9, 2018
      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        That's correct. Choice may have been driven by cost, but they are pretty fussy over there, so perhaps the implementation is good. Haven't pulled trigger yet.
        Nov 9, 2018
    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      16+ yo Polk Audio PSW250 sub died. Ordered replacement: Klipsch R-110SW. Quantitatively, an upgrade - larger woofer; MOAR POWR.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        New sub is quite a bit larger than old sub... fortunately, adequate room exists. Sounds better. Cleaner. Less boomy/flabby/distorted.
        Nov 3, 2018
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        With my bookshelf speakers, I never realized how much the subwoofer contributed to the experience until I was without a sub.
        Nov 3, 2018
    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      SL-1210GR VTA adjustment doesn't go down low enough for my cartridge. Mat is very thin - maybe a little over 3mm. Need to shim or 2x mat
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      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Ah - you no doubt meant a shim under the cart, whereas stupid Rega owner automatically thought arm base. Ignore me.
        Oct 27, 2018
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Another thought strikes, hopefully more helpful than the last one: shimming the cart will increase arm/cart effective mass in a way that might not agree with the cart's compliance. And doing the mat would avoid having to do the alignment palaver all over again.
        Oct 28, 2018
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I agree. I opted for mat, but I do have a 15mm Shure cart in addition to the AT and Ortofon, so I think I'll have to shim that one. I'm careful about VTF, so hopefully shimming won't be a problem.
        Oct 28, 2018
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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