luckybaer
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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
      Boxed up all my Schiit gear (Vali 2, Magni 3, Modi Multibit, Eitr, Loki EQ) except Gungnir Multibit. Probably keep Vali & Eitr. Sell the rest?
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      2. Lenroot77
        Lenroot77
        Pm’d!
        May 24, 2018
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Couldn't resist picking up a NuWave Phono Converter... practically half-price.
    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Defective demo model of AURALiC Taurus MkII returned; brand new model received. Burning in now. XLR input functions properly, unlike demo!
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      2. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        I really enjoyed mine while I owned it (which was for a couple years.) Sorry you had a problem, but isn't it nice when you buy a demo model, and then they have to give you a brand new one? :)
        May 12, 2018
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    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Gungnir Multibit -> Taurus MkII -> HE4XX is a musical combo. Taurus takes to HE4XX to another level.
    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Going to return the AURALiC Taurus MkII due to a defective XLR input.
    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Unless something is broken, the balanced output of the Taurus MkII is absolutely unforgiving of poorly mastered releases.
    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Joey Bats is back in the bigs with the Braves - starting at 3B tonight. Ronald Acuna, Jr. makes his Sun Trust Park debut. Cubs/Cards, too!
    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Currently breaking in Gungnir Multibit and Taurus MkII. May take a chance and post impressions in a couple of weeks.
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    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      An AURALiC Taurus MkII arrives tomorrow. Combined with the new Gungnir Multibit, I may be able to finish break-in before I retire in 20 years. ;-)
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    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      If you're a Braves fan, you've got to be pumped to see Mike Soroka's major league debut tonight vs. Thor & the Mets!
    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Initiated Gungnir Multibit's initial warm-up phase 1.5 hrs ago. Sounds great brand new. Can't wait to hear it after it "settles in."
    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      FedEx said they would deliver Gungnir Multibit Monday. They came by Saturday, when no one was home. Signature required for delivery. Arrrgh!!
    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Went to record store today and picked up some used CDs. Molly Hatchet, BOC, Boz Scaggs.
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I know of a couple of good ones within easy driving distance from my home. Found some gems today.
        Apr 28, 2018
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I miss having that around!
        Apr 28, 2018
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I buy a lot of stuff off of eBay, but it isn't the same as browsing the record store - and making sure I'm not buying some hot-mastered, ear-scorching release!
        Apr 28, 2018
    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      My Massdrop x Focal Elex came in. Initial impressions: Mostly even presentation w/mids ever so slightly recessed. Comfy. Easy to drive.
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      2. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        Did you liked the soundstage?
        Apr 26, 2018
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'm going to be quiet and do a lot more listening to the Elex, HD650, DT880, HE-4XX, and K601 before I opine further.
        Apr 26, 2018
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Watching Braves-Reds game and saw Ronald Acuna, Jr. go 1st to 3rd on a single to left. Yes, to left... not right... whoa...!
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        ^Your name is Skyline... we know you're a Reds Fan :D
        Apr 25, 2018
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Worse, I'm a Reds fan living in Nashville where the whole world thinks the Braves are America's team.
        Apr 26, 2018
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      5. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Chipper Jones for President!!
        Apr 26, 2018
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    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Received my Massdrop x NuForce EDC3. The EDC3 is an improvement over the EDC. Tighter, snappy bass. Clear presentation. Easier to drive.
    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      The "Cheap DAC Off" thread is gonna be a popular read - not just for the impressions and data, but for comedic value, too. Two thumbs up!
    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Received email that my Elex order has shipped. Actually, label made, so won’t really move until Monday. Still... yay!
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        You're getting dislikes because people would prefer you get the elear then post impressions rather than blog about it's shipping progress.
        Apr 20, 2018
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Little too happy at happy hour and had to share my elation. LOL... Will post impressions at the right moment. :-)
        Apr 21, 2018
    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      GREW A PAIR AND WENT ALL IN WITH Gungnir Multibit. That's it for me on the source end. Now, to figure out upgrading from Vali 2 and Magni 3.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I've had my eye on Lyr 3. I've read some say it is a direct upgrade from Vali 2 (which I really enjoy).
        Apr 20, 2018
      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        What's your budget? The Vali 2 is actually a really good pair with the Gungnir Multibit if you want to save a bit and go straight to end game amp. I found the Sonett 1 & 2, Sratus, EC ZDS & BW to have exceptional synergy with the Gungnir Multibit.
        Apr 20, 2018
      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I think I'd be willing to spend $1,500 tops on a headphone amp. I can't wait to hear what Vali 2 and Magni 3 sound like with Gungnir Multibit.
        Apr 20, 2018
    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Johnny's lucky I wasn't judging when he squared off against The Devil. I thought Devil played a meaner fiddle. But Hell, what do I know?
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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