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When the synergy is there between holy grail tubes, Telefunken RGN2004 mesh, Mazda PP3/250, ECC40 metal base on DNA Stellaris...WOW Mar 27, 2020

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Apr 9, 2020 at 10:38 AM
    1. 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.
    2. m17xr2b
      they see me shilling, they hatin...
      1. famish99 likes this.
    3. 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
        Is all of this crammed into your Super Crack? Edit: I’m joking, of course.
        Mar 5, 2020
      3. famish99
        Mar 5, 2020
        Gaspasser likes this.
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Add some Apple for that technological freshness.
        Mar 6, 2020
    4. 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
        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
        Mar 3, 2020
      5. 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
        Thad E Ginathom and m17xr2b like this.
    5. 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
        Be better if I was married to Arnie
        Jan 22, 2020
        Deep Funk and Jinxy245 like this.
      4. 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.
    6. RobS
      What does your username mean? Is that your laptop model number? (17" screen size)
      1. LetMeBeFrank and Lyander like this.
      2. 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
        Lyander and Jinxy245 like this.
    7. m17xr2b
      Went into 3d printing to continue mods on HD650. New possibilities unlocked.
      1. obsiCO, tommytakis, neogeosnk and 2 others like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        Jan 17, 2020
        BenjaminBore and Lyander like this.
      3. 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.
    8. m17xr2b
      Changed laptop battery, blown northbridge. RIP my gaming beast.
    9. m17xr2b
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        when will this driver madness end
        Jan 11, 2020
      3. 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
    10. 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
        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
    11. 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.
    12. m17xr2b
      Note to self. Check for cat allergy before inviting people over.
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      2. Lyander
        .... Wait you guys don't do that?
        Dec 20, 2019
      3. Josh83
        Cats >>>>> Houseguests
        Dec 20, 2019
      4. famish99
        They were pretty clean cats, didn't have any congestion whatsoever.
        Dec 20, 2019
    13. m17xr2b
      Anyone know if it's possible to buy HD650 drivers without the capsule?
      1. Bill-P likes this.
      2. 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
        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
    14. m17xr2b
      Was accused of misusing intellectual property because of my crack build. I know better than to post on HF.
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      2. Cspirou
        @m17xr2b - can't see the Bottlehead link. Seems to have been pulled
        Nov 30, 2019
      3. m17xr2b
        Bottlehead took down the discussion, too bad I didn't get to see. The funny thing is Paul Birkeland helped me spec out the custom transformer and the initial biasing on the input tube over several emails and he's second in command at BH. The guy just assumed and went it with.
        Dec 1, 2019
      4. netforce
        Seems like he backtracked and apologized also on hf.
        Dec 1, 2019
        Cspirou likes this.
    15. m17xr2b
      First silver cable experience on HD650 with Norne S3-C, colour me impressed.
      1. jexby, Lyander and MisterRogers like this.
      2. MisterRogers
        Yup. I've tried a bunch of silver cables, and his is the best.
        Nov 27, 2019
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      3. m17xr2b
        I've had silver cables on other headphones and couldn't get away from the sharpness unless I matched other components. This is very smooth on well recorded tracks but maintains the typical silver sound. Nasty tracks do get nastier.
        Nov 27, 2019
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      4. MisterRogers
        That's my experience. Generally not sharp, very smooth and detailed. Bright or nasty recordings will sound just like that.
        Nov 27, 2019
    16. Peter 19500
      Peter 19500
      Good day.
      I want to ask what
      The power transformer is better for this audio device. Toroid or classic? I care about the sound quality.
      Thank you, Peter.
      1. m17xr2b
        Google it. It's not a yes no type of question, each has pros and cons, both are used in serious high end gear and chi-fi. EI core for tube amps since you can't have a toroid with EI/C core output on the same chassis, just doesn't look right visually. Toroids are the go to for SS. There's also R-core for a third option. I've got a plan to try all three and find out for myself how they stack.
        Nov 21, 2019
        YMO and Lyander like this.
    17. m17xr2b
      Bottlehead has a new kit, MonAmour 2A3 monoblock.
      1. dubharmonic
        It even has a little VU meter, nice.
        Nov 19, 2019
    18. m17xr2b
      That moment when the perfect album is playing, you focus and enjoy deeply. DNA Stellaris, HD580, impeccable.
      1. Golmang, fp627, atomicbob and 7 others like this.
    19. m17xr2b
      Tinypic is closing. All my pics will disappear. Damn.
      1. YMO
        I thought you say Tiny Dick is closing.
        Sep 3, 2019
      2. Biodegraded
        All my dicks will disappear!
        Sep 3, 2019
        Jinxy245 likes this.
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        All your dicks are belong to us

        (Not that we want them!)
        Sep 4, 2019
        m17xr2b likes this.
    20. m17xr2b
      K1000 is refurbished. Sounds a lot more balanced. Time really isn't kind to them.
      1. Syzygy and Lyander like this.
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    United kingdomland of fish and chips
    Gear List:
    MySphere 3.1
    Sennheiser HD580x2
    Sennheiser HD650M(HD690)
    Sennheiser HD540 600ohm

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

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

    PSAudio P12

    Sony WM1A
    Heir Audio 8.0

    Halberth P3ESR
    TBI Millenia monoblocks

    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

    HD380 PRO
    HD250 600ohm
    Heir Audio 8.0
    Abyss 1266 x2
    Audeze LCD-3 x2
    Audeze LCD-4
    ZMF Eikon
    Verum one
    HD800 SDR
    HD800 hardwired
    ZMF Verite
    AKG K1000 refurbished

    Bottlehead Crack x2
    Project Ember
    Trilogy 931
    Simaudio Moon 600i
    Woo WA5
    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


    690S/MySphere 3.1 Stellaris/Crack Pavane