m17xr2b
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m17xr2b

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Back to work after a three month break. Thankful for all the time to diy on this hobby. Jul 17, 2020

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Jul 17, 2020
    1. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Back to work after a three month break. Thankful for all the time to diy on this hobby.
      1. hikergrl, Thad E Ginathom and Lyander like this.
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        When I worked... I would have loved to have a three-month break, and going back would have been a big shock.

        Now, I have been stuck in the house for four months. Would rather like to see the outside world again!
        Jul 17, 2020
        hikergrl and Lyander like this.
      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Likewise. I haven't been out since earlyish March and have been feeling restive lately, never mind that I'm a socially inept and indoorsy person :))
        Jul 17, 2020
        hikergrl, m17xr2b and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    2. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Choke input tube amp, it's subtle but there, super smooth OTL like sound with OTP punch.
      1. RobS and dark_energy like this.
      2. RobS
        RobS
        sounds sexy, where can I see this
        Jul 1, 2020
    3. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      PX4 amp on OLED TV is the next best thing of a live concert
      1. SoupRKnowva likes this.
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Isn't it the first best in this Corona era? Social distancing and business limitation lifted in your area?
        Jun 20, 2020
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        That and bands that no longer have live concerts. Watching within temptation black symphony concert from 2008 and feels like I'm there. 2A3 Stellaris and 300B and don't match up. Still wish I could have been there yet too stupid at my 20s.
        Jun 20, 2020
    4. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      When I find some vintage component I realise everyone already wants it especially far east.Still...oil filled C core chokes and power trans.
    5. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Bidding on used HP ink cartridges, can't find them anywhere else new. Guess people started to print on all that TP.
      1. Deep Funk, Lyander and dasman66 like this.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Not looking forward to replacing my toner cartridges. Too much printing worksheets for the kiddos to keep them busy.
        Jun 16, 2020
      4. Ntbm3
        Ntbm3
        So much trouble with ink jet.... went laser recently and have been super happy. No dried cartridges ever again...
        Jun 17, 2020
      5. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Won against 5 different bidders, ebay emailed me it might be a scam, didn't pay but still surprised how hard it is to get ink.
        Jun 17, 2020
    6. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      The smell of gear purging is in the air, I though the last time was the last time.
      1. OldDude04 and Jinxy245 like this.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Stellaris is probably going so might be beyond end game.
        Jun 9, 2020
        YMO likes this.
      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Wow...is that because you're satisfied with your creation? Good on you.
        Jun 9, 2020
      5. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        The creation is 95% Stellaris technicalities now and more bloom/involvment after cap changes with plenty of room to grow and has many other advantages like being able to run it 24/7 if I wanted.
        Jun 9, 2020
        Jinxy245 and FlySweep like this.
    7. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Long awaited goal achieved, all DHT tube amp. Yummy.
      1. MichaeLeroy likes this.
    8. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      When the synergy is there between holy grail tubes, Telefunken RGN2004 mesh, Mazda PP3/250, ECC40 metal base on DNA Stellaris...WOW
      1. dubharmonic likes this.
    9. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      they see me shilling, they hatin...
      1. famish99 likes this.
    10. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Duelund CuAg, Telefunken AD1, AudioNote OTP,metal base GZ34 and ECC40. Sometimes the synergy just isn't there regardless of brands or price.
      1. purr1n and atomicbob like this.
      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Is all of this crammed into your Super Crack? Edit: I’m joking, of course.
        Mar 5, 2020
      3. famish99
        famish99
        Stellaris
        Mar 5, 2020
        Gaspasser likes this.
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Add some Apple for that technological freshness.
        Mar 6, 2020
    11. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Stopped smoking for 6 weeks, swimming performance nearly doubled. Stupid habit and stupid stimulants.Oh, coffee's ready.
      1. FatCat, Don Miller, hikergrl and 19 others like this.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        It's easy for a chemical to speak when it's in the SDK and has root access. One of the many reasons I quit is being fed up with this /chemical/ dictating part of my life, when to go out, how often, the reward wasn't worth the trouble. Just be prepared for all hell to break loose when you don't obey your overlord.
        Mar 3, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Absolutely!
        Mar 3, 2020
      5. Jerry
        Jerry
        "neurological pathways form and stay active long after the physical addiction has passed" Exactly.

        I'm not an expert, but it is clear that my mind is addicted (especially lighting the cig and movement of my hand). After I got out of the hospital, my body rejected nicotine hard actually. But I forced it, since I (my brain) missed smoking.

        Battle with oneself is the hardest battle one faces in life. Will do this.
        Mar 3, 2020
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    12. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Wife informed me Skynet is her next project. She didn't get the fear in my eyes.
      1. Deep Funk, Wilson, Jinxy245 and 3 others like this.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Be better if I was married to Arnie
        Jan 22, 2020
        Deep Funk and Jinxy245 like this.
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Get ready for judgement day.
        Jan 22, 2020
      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        "Blow off some steam Bennet..."
        Jan 22, 2020
        Wilson likes this.
    13. RobS
      RobS
      What does your username mean? Is that your laptop model number? (17" screen size)
      1. LetMeBeFrank and Lyander like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Haha, yes, it was my first baller laptop I couldn't afford almost 10 years ago, arrived broken, wouldn't charge, post stole it at RMA. Alienware.
        Jan 17, 2020
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    14. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Went into 3d printing to continue mods on HD650. New possibilities unlocked.
      1. obsiCO, tommytakis, neogeosnk and 2 others like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Jan 17, 2020
        BenjaminBore and Lyander like this.
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I just got access for a nice fablab for a year. CNC, laser, and 3d printing. I am giddy for the possibilities and I am not even trying to do anything as cool as you.
        Jan 17, 2020
        LetMeBeFrank and Lyander like this.
    15. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Changed laptop battery, blown northbridge. RIP my gaming beast.
    16. m17xr2b
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        when will this driver madness end
        Jan 11, 2020
      3. Soups
        Soups
        Only $121 per driver... good deal. Or should I say "It's a steal!" since it's LH.
        Jan 11, 2020
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh god... the skeletal hand emerged from the grave to grab at passing wallets. I thought those guys had gone into hiding.
        Jan 12, 2020
    17. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Crack is 0.7dB lower in one channel,scope shows 70mV less at 1V, not tube or source related. Not the best time for gear issues.
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        At least the lynx mixer allows me to correct it for the time being. Even if voltage is the same now on sine wave, detail is not.
        Jan 6, 2020
    18. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Happy new years from the UK. MySphere 3.1 is my 2019 can on the year.
      1. Jinxy245, Lyander, brencho and 3 others like this.
    19. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Note to self. Check for cat allergy before inviting people over.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        .... Wait you guys don't do that?
        Dec 20, 2019
      3. Josh83
        Josh83
        Cats >>>>> Houseguests
        Dec 20, 2019
      4. famish99
        famish99
        They were pretty clean cats, didn't have any congestion whatsoever.
        Dec 20, 2019
    20. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Anyone know if it's possible to buy HD650 drivers without the capsule?
      1. Bill-P likes this.
      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        I tried a few years ago, no luck. But you can sell anything for the right price. So I sold the unneeded modules. I even flogged the broken drivers I was replacing.
        Dec 8, 2019
        Lyander likes this.
      3. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Yeah, I don't think Sennheiser even stores just the drivers? I did ask and all they can offer are assembled driver + capsule units. Seems like they store them that way.
        Dec 8, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United kingdomland of fish and chips
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    MySphere 3.1
    Sennheiser HD580x2
    Sennheiser HD650M(HD690)
    Sennheiser HD540 600ohm

    Amps:
    Modded DNA Stellaris 422A/PX4/AD1/ECC40
    Custom BH Crack with Sowter transformer GEC 6AS7G/BL63

    Source:
    Metrum Pavane with Dac2 modules
    Custom fanless transport PC with Lynx AES16e/HDPlex linear PSU

    Power:
    PSAudio P12

    Portable:
    Sony WM1A
    Heir Audio 8.0

    Speakers:
    Halberth P3ESR
    TBI Millenia monoblocks

    Cables:
    Custom WyWires/Duelund 12 core HP
    WyWires LiteSpd platinum AES
    WyWires platinum XLR IC
    WyWires silver RCA IC
    WyWires silver mains x2
    WyWires platinum HP
    WyWires red HP

    Previous:
    HD380 PRO
    HD598
    HD700
    HD250 600ohm
    HD560
    HD540
    HD430
    HD58X
    Heir Audio 8.0
    HE1000
    Abyss 1266 x2
    Audeze LCD-3 x2
    Audeze LCD-4
    ZMF Eikon
    Verum one
    HD800 SDR
    HD800 hardwired
    ZMF Verite
    MySphere
    HE6se
    AKG K1000 refurbished

    Bottlehead Crack x2
    Project Ember
    Trilogy 931
    Simaudio Moon 600i
    Woo WA5
    GSX-MK2
    Cavali Liquid Glass
    DNA Stratus
    Apex Peak/Volcano
    Apex Teton

    Asus Xonad DX
    GeekOut 1000
    GeekOut V2
    Geek Pulse infinity(6y+ wait)
    Schiit Yggdrasil x2

    PsAudio P5
    Bottlehead Quickie
    Bottlehead PeePre maxed
    Schiit Vali
    Norne Draug
    Norne Silvergrade S HD800
    DHC Complement 4 for HD800 hardwire

    Signature

    690S/HD580/NDH20/MySphere 3.1 Stellaris/Basilisk/Crack Pavane