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How bad is it if someone pulls a tube out of a Vali 3 while it's powered on. Context in comments. Jul 11, 2024

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    1. Lyander
      Lyander
      How bad is it if someone pulls a tube out of a Vali 3 while it's powered on. Context in comments.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Hot pulling tubes in unregulated power supplies like a guitar tube amp is not quite the same as hot unplugging on a regulated supply and likely fixed bias.
        Jul 11, 2024
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        Ya, burned parts. Enough to mess anything up immediately - not always in something like a Vali 3. But I'd still get it fixed sooner than later. And me personally I would have 0 expectation that Schiit would cover this under warranty or even could cover it - i.e. maybe it's as much to fix as a new amp.
        Jul 11, 2024
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      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Azimuth thanks for the insight, neglected to consider that. Yeah no I think it was a case of "familiar enough to be dangerous" here like if I'd suddenly try messing with DAC internals. Recipe for disaster

        @penguins I'd be shocked if they did TBH. Best case scenario is that sure maybe it was some impurities around the socket like joch said but hopefully it doesn't blow the guy's headphones or ears up randomly now.
        Jul 12, 2024
    2. Lyander
      Lyander
      Today I learned of tweeters that used ions to constitute their diaphragms. Ionophones and Ionovacs. What. Anyone heard these before?
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Jul 9, 2024
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I've heard the Lansche big bois at a couple shows and that particular technology is convincing. the treble response is super effortless. a bit disjointed sounding with the rest of the speaker being a bunch of paper woofers, but nothing horribad.
        Jul 9, 2024
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @yotacowboy nearly zero mass diaphragm, one would think that it'd sound effortless. Kinda makes sense unfortunately that it'd be disjointed but man I'm wondering whether woofers might be able to catch up somehow. Something tells me this ain't ever working for personal audio cuz... plasma.
        Jul 9, 2024
    3. Lyander
      Lyander
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        To my knowledge, major differences over conventional measures include (1) score-based, (2) multiple quality dimensions, (3) binaural recording-based. But not much material publicly available (more feels like MFR-oriented).
        Jul 6, 2024
      2. crenca
        crenca
        lol for a few seconds
        I thought maybe MQA rebooted;)
        Jul 7, 2024
    4. Lyander
      Lyander
      Trying to read old graphs, does anyone remember what HATS HeadRoom was using around 2012? Just curious to see how different things are.
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        Jul 4, 2024
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Serious nice! Requested access to the files.
        Jul 4, 2024
      4. Serious
        Serious
        Got a couple audio related folders in one folder and I clicked the wrong one. Added you to the right one.
        I don't think I ever finished digitizing all the plots, but there are .txt files compatible with REW with my compensated graphs for many of the graphs IIRC, which should be interesting for @purr1n aswell.
        Jul 4, 2024
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    5. Lyander
      Lyander
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      3. joch
        joch
        If you don’t need the processing power, maybe a fanless system is the way to go. The case still gets mighty warm though.
        Jun 24, 2024
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      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        @Wilewarer Passive is great if you are OK with working within limits and undervolting to massage performance. I went passive on my first APU build a bit over a decade ago and didn't go back to fans until Ryzen and Polaris won me over. An interesting side effect of removing fan noise from a system is being able to hear your CPU and GPU registers chattering away under load! Freaky cool!
        Jun 24, 2024
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      5. crenca
        crenca
        I don't game (or video edit, or....) anymore, so I have purchased my last Komputer with a fan anything. There is just no reason for the significant noise
        Jun 25, 2024
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    6. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. joch
        joch
        Being immortalized by Patrick Nagel is not a bad thing, and to be associated with Duran Duran, it’s actually quite an honor. There are few iconic album covers I can think of and this is definitely one of the best.
        Jun 12, 2024
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        "I do feel a bit bad for the guy cuz he obviously wasn't in a position to greenlight that album cover..." I don't feel bad for him at all, well excepting a bit of pity for him being a grifter. Did not know about Matchbox album cover guy...grifter as well in all likelyhood.
        Jun 12, 2024
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Yeah I have a hard time feeling bad for the Nirvana dude...he capitalized off of it, even going so far as getting a tattoo "Nevermind"...on his chest.
        Jun 12, 2024
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    8. Lyander
      Lyander
      So what are y'all's stances on FR being (nearly) everything of importance with respect to measurements?
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Measurements are nothing if the physical processes that cause them aren't understood.
        May 30, 2024
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Grateful for this space where whinging about audio nerdisms is met with considerate discourse LMAO
        May 31, 2024
      5. zottel
        zottel
        I’m still wondering if maybe everything might be HIDDEN somewhere within FR. Like the squiggles of an impulse response are frequencies, too, e.g.. I just don’t think such stuff is easily visible in an FR plot or can be used to just EQ a different resolution or sth like that.
        May 31, 2024
    9. Lyander
      Lyander
      I don't mind cuz my brain filters ads out anyway and I hope it helps with forum funds, but if not on purpose: banners along bottom.
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      2. Lyander
      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        i got banners along the top
        May 26, 2024
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Nothing on mobile, just the bottom banners when on desktop site. Should likely point out I whitelisted SBAF on both devices lmao.

        Edit: never mind, got one on top while on mobile.
        May 26, 2024
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    10. Lyander
      Lyander
      I do not want to admit how often I have been thwarted by child locks in my 20s and 30s. I just miss them sometimes, okay???
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        In an age of less sophistication, when I was a todler, my parents changed the knobs/locks on all the kitchen cupboards. Instead of turning, you had to press a button. Apparently I worked it out in seconds. As I lived with them up to age 15, I remember them well, and would not expect them to pose much of a challenge to any child.
        May 13, 2024
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        DEFINITELY not looking forward to that cuz my joints are already on the noisy side.

        Re: child locks, my one cousin keeps her son from opening cabinets up by... adding an adhesive mounted latch that he's too short to reach. Simple but effective.

        The "push down to engage screw" things seems more effective on a sleepy me than actual kids though.
        May 13, 2024
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        I take a certain pleasure in destroying child locks. For push down to unscrew caps, on the underside of the cap, use a thin wedge (e.g., flathead screwdriver) to separate the threaded piece inside the cap from the outer cover. That threaded piece works fine as a cap, and it doesn’t lock.
        May 14, 2024
    11. Lyander
      Lyander
      Why do I get the feeling that person just now was a bot.
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        You read my mind. Hopefully the BOT didn't.
        May 11, 2024
      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Well @Jinxy245 if you forget to turn on the firewall on your neuralink or even worse forget to update regularly all bets are off.
        May 11, 2024
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Six or seven posts in half an hour. As mentioned, most on old threads.

        Has to have been a bot or a spammer. Or else... an advertiser: profile mentioned a website (I didn't look) and sig said AWS developer.

        Has it/she been, ahem... terminated?

        Edit: looks like it.
        May 11, 2024
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    12. atomicbob
      atomicbob
      Vehicle tires wear out, yet we still ride bicycles, cars, buses, etc.
      I still recommend the Vali 3 + GE JAN 5670w. That tube is likely to last 10K hrs.
      If you listen 8 hrs every day of the year it will take approximately 3.4 years to wear one out.
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      3. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        I don't need one but I want one. Stop atomic Bob.
        May 10, 2024
      4. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Sold my MJ3 but have one on order. Missed it too much. No tube nervosa. Just good audio.
        May 10, 2024
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      5. gurubhai
        gurubhai
        FWIW, I have been using the same tubes in my diy tube amp for past seven years, still going strong. OTOH, I have had to replace some components in that period on my s s equipment.
        May 10, 2024
    13. Lyander
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        Linux without any bitperfect is better sounding than W machine with fancy player IDK why.
        May 5, 2024
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It *might* be. Back in the day, I was coming from a Windows setup which had developed huge latency troubles. I mean the real, unlistenable kind, where the machine stops to do something else.

        I still had to work hard to get it working well, especially with JACK/Firewire. I settled on a studio distro with realtime kernel.
        May 5, 2024
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Realtime kernels don't seem to be necessary any longer. I still use JACK and the KXStudio apps.

        And I still need to reboot before playing music, sometimes.

        All of that is better than everyday Windows. I'm just too old for that stuff!
        May 5, 2024
    15. Lyander
      Lyander
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Going to repeat 2 things I've said here before:
        1. I suspect there's "other" information in a reconstructed signal that plots like THD+N, FR or CSD plots, or other commonly used plots don't fully capture or illustrate. Different DACs most likely handle this "other" differently, whether intentionally or inadvertently,
        Apr 29, 2024
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        ... Aaaaaand it's this "x factor" plankton sort of thing that makes it easy for others who have less context for things to look at discussions about the same from a distance and think it's bunk and hogwash. Gotta hear it first to believe it, and not everyone's got that opportunity.

        I can see WHY pseudo-objectivism is as appealing a school of thought as it is. It's exasperating, but it's no surprise it's caught on.
        Apr 29, 2024
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        2. There's also the question of how each individual hears and processes sound information (ie psychoacoustics). Not just the individual FR of our ears, or musical theory stuff like perfect pitch or rhythm, but also some audiophile things like sibilance, staging, timbre, etc.

        Combined with 1, I can believe that some people will hear differences and others won't. And it can change each time.
        Apr 29, 2024
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    16. Lyander
      Lyander
      I AM FRICKIN MELTING. Bingsu is life.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        What temperature do you keep inside the house?

        We have 26-28. My wife likes cooler, I like warmer.

        I think our city's record is 43.something. Probably some corners might have been more. I doubt that our ACs would be effective at 47! And I hope it doesn't get tested.

        I know some machines are rated up to 50.
        Apr 27, 2024
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Thad E Ginathom forgot to reply, got distracted! My parents go for 16C and I target 24C, or 22C when it's much hotter out and I'm miserable from ambient temps. I had a chat with my parents recently about how setting too low a target and having the unit run in many short spurts actually ends up costing more in the long run. Our bill's been wth lately.
        Apr 29, 2024
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Can't understand people who set the AC to 16-18C at night... and then sleep under a thick duvet!
        Apr 29, 2024
    17. Lyander
      Lyander
      Seems the Harman 2024 (beta) target is close to DF on B&K 5128, just more sedate in treble. Even more upper mids vs current target though.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Ardacer They don't believe that any of that matters. It's why, as much as I have no shortage of respect for the work Crinacle and Resolve and all the others have done insofar as building a library of useful FR traces go, that's the extent of the respect I have. Maybe we're all wrong and getting /better/ FR traces will render CSDs, burst decays, impulse responses all useless after all. Who knows.
        Apr 20, 2024
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      4. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        I highly doubt that. Fr+phase/ir is enough to perfectly model a minimum phase system, and you can extrapolate csd from that, for example, but good luck trying to see those effects which are easily seen on csd/bursts on fr plot. Also, thd/imd being useless is quite the opinion fo have...
        Apr 21, 2024
      5. Lyander
        Lyander
        @Ardacer to be very fair to folks, I believe that the sentiment is more phrased "distortion doesn't matter so long as it's below a certain level which would render it inaudible". As for CSDs, I have firsthand experience with how they can very easily make up for shortfalls in FR (of which there are many), but again hey maybe dunking thousands of USD into a measurement rig will "fix" my FR woes (shrug).
        Apr 25, 2024
    18. Lyander
      Lyander
      Seems like post-Sonova acquisition Sennheiser's gone to the dogs with respect to aftersales
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      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Sonova to Sennheiser as McDonnell Douglas to Boeing?

        It's a shame to see Sennheiser's decline. But they've not released anything good since 2009 (if you don't count HD 800 S), Alex Grell left 5 years ago, and they could have had winners, e.g. a new version of the HE 60. Were it not for JAR they'd be moribund.
        Apr 11, 2024
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        HAH, "moribund'''s not a word I'd heard in a very long time but yeah, that tracks. Seems like, at best, they're able to come close to matching past endeavours, but I do feel like things've taken a turn for the worse with their modern direction.
        Apr 11, 2024
      4. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        The Massdrop HD6XX is a steal. But after the HD800 it went downhill. Maybe some decent IEM releases over the years but that's it.
        Apr 11, 2024
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    19. Lyander
      Lyander
      I'm out of the loop but when the heck did flat braid IEM cables become a thing? These look gaudy as heck.
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      2. joch
        joch
        Yuck
        Apr 5, 2024
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I know its not the same, but the cable that came with my CFA Fathom is a 4-wire ribbon style cable that I thought I'd hate because weird design, and SPC, but the ergonomics are actually quite nice. Sound wise it's more even than the CFA pure silver super litz.
        Apr 5, 2024
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        I saw those. Time Stream cables I think they're called by Campfire? Not heard those ones specifically but while I cannot make any hard calls just yet because my sinuses are flooded... I forget how much more cables seem to matter for IEMs than headphones.
        Apr 5, 2024
    20. Lyander
      Lyander
      Found out there's a whooping cough outbreak in my city and surrounds. Love that. Don't take your health for granted, folks.
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Get vaccinated…that’s the best way to stay safe.
        Mar 29, 2024
      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Hope it misses you and your family. Stay well.
        Mar 30, 2024
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        stay safe, buddy, shit's no joke
        Mar 30, 2024
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    A curmudgeon before his time.

    Schiit Modi Multibit 2>Schiit x Nitsch Magni Piety/Magni Unity/Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid>Sennheiser HD600/Yamaha YH-100(dBel mod);
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