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Changed the fuse on my coffee machine for better tasting brew. May 8, 2021 at 3:37 PM

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    1. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Changed the fuse on my coffee machine for better tasting brew.
      1. crenca and Gazny like this.
      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Better put one in your grinder and mug too just in case
        May 8, 2021 at 4:20 PM
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      3. skem
        skem
        Use a slo-blo for a longer-lasting caffeine kick.
        May 8, 2021 at 5:19 PM
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        Changed the fuse in my sex doll for better orgas....{WTF crenca, this is a family friendly site!}
        May 8, 2021 at 6:08 PM
    2. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I was watching youtube vids to figure out the difference. The cheap multimeter is pretty accurate but you probably shouldn't use it for anything HV. Also the Fluke premium is supposed to have excellent aftermarket service.
        May 4, 2021 at 11:04 AM
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I got it with HV in mind e.g. 900V, I fried my other cheap one by probing a 350V FW rectifier which is actually a 700V winding. I do hope it's one of those tools I'll never need to replace. I went for the 17X series just because the newer 11X are no longer US made.
        May 4, 2021 at 11:47 AM
      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        For measuring batteries and other non critical DC voltages this mathcbox is fine. For everything else the Fluke is so worth the money.
        I can second the Brymen rec. Certainly quality brand. Also True RMS is not just marketing. The matchboxTM makes a kind of peak detection and calculates based on sine crest to rms ratio. Hardly useful for any other waveform.
        May 4, 2021 at 11:59 AM
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    3. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Sometimes only comfort food will hit the spot, HD650 sounded just right, Susvara, 1266TC and HD800 just didn't float my boat tonight.
    4. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      With every tock of my system comes the obligatory HD800SDR re-buying. Still prefer HD650 and I'm running out of tocks and ticks.
      1. BrokeSkoolBoi and Gazny like this.
      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        You might as well just hang onto it next time. It'll be increasingly harder to find.
        Apr 26, 2021
    5. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Rockna stack with speakers and a Vitus is mighty impressive. Worth it to haul gear and catch up with friends. https://imgur.com/a/pFQaEch
      1. Jinxy245, 9suns, Gazny and 2 others like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Apr 24, 2021
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    6. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Better half is out of town for a few weeks, livingroom is now a mancave filled with electronics, transformers, tubes and cider.
      1. gixxerwimp, Syzygy, Tachikoma and 3 others like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Was testing the Abyss 1266 TC on the scope to check for grid current, now the scope is on milkdrop visualiser duty. TC is what I hoped the D8000 would be, that low end savage power...
        https://imgur.com/SvgoP01
        Apr 13, 2021
        Gazny, Bill-P and Lyander like this.
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I miss the days my better half used to take biz trips ... Enjoy!
        Apr 13, 2021
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    7. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      The 16 hour a day work experiment has ended,I'll never do that again but now to enjoy the spoils of war.Silver transformers and more to come
      1. Jh4db536, zonto, nishan99 and 4 others like this.
    8. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Can't believe I'm buying the Abyss a third time but maybe TC is the one.
      1. Gazny likes this.
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        WHOA!

        Isn't once in a lifetime more than enough for any bank account?
        Apr 9, 2021
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Life is about experiences, I'm gorging on overpriced gear while I can and part of my pursuit of happiness.
        Apr 10, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        That I can applaud and say yes to you!

        Enjoy :)
        Apr 10, 2021
    9. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Final D8000 has a bold rather unique character, for street prices I think it's underrated.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        For that type of money I would use it for a life adventure.
        Apr 7, 2021
        Lyander, Friday, obsiCO and 5 others like this.
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Nothing over HD650 is worth it anyway.
        Apr 7, 2021
        Lyander and Merrick like this.
      4. crenca
        crenca
        Say more! What's unique? What's the plankton level - is it at least Clear level?
        Apr 7, 2021
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    10. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Musical enjoyment requires chain focus, thinking of the headphone as the end all and be all is not the answer.
      1. Deep Funk, Cryptowolf, Gazny and 2 others like this.
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      3. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Although transducers matter the most in the chain ;)
        Apr 5, 2021
        tommytakis, Cryptowolf and E_Schaaf like this.
      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        Gear is never the limitation for enjoyment. It is our own perception of what is real. Easy to train ourselves to believe what we want. Also beer is gud.
        Apr 5, 2021
      5. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        I mean, I get it, but nobody here is thinking that the headphone is all of it. I think we're all building chains around something. Mostly around headphones. The smart ones build around DACs though.
        Apr 5, 2021
    11. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      The Final D8000 Pro keeps winking at me.
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      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Doesn't apply. It has the right specs to test the two amps I'm building. I've already optimized for 60 ohm headphones because of Susvara so this is an ideal match. I can run single stage spud 2A3 or 300B since it's 98dB. D8000 will be perfect to compare component changes to fine tune. That and I want a Japanese headphone.
        Mar 31, 2021
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        One on HF now for $2,150
        Mar 31, 2021
      4. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Bought, makes sense to start with the first version, sounds like it may be closer to my liking than the PRO anyway, otherwise same sensitivity specs.
        Apr 2, 2021
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    12. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Happiness comes in nanocrystalline packages.
      1. famish99 and Cryptowolf like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Mar 23, 2021
        9suns and abraxas666 like this.
      3. nishan99
        nishan99
        For a second thought you're talking about meth…
        Mar 23, 2021
        Azimuth, obsiCO, dubharmonic and 6 others like this.
    13. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Going back to the modded Crack I lose much realism and involvement neverminded detail compared to DIY, I used to love that amp.
      1. Senorx12562 likes this.
      2. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        It's good for what it is mate
        Mar 14, 2021
        Jinxy245 and Gazny like this.
    14. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      1. scblock, Syzygy, Walderstorn and 3 others like this.
      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        First CD?
        Mar 3, 2021
        Lyander likes this.
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Yep, first ever new music CD purchased from a store.
        Mar 3, 2021
        Lyander likes this.
      4. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        Gratz ^^
        Mar 3, 2021
    15. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Anyone have an account on review33.com and willing to help with a purchase?
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      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Nah, looking at the other side of the planet for the things I want. This is where the paypal fee is worth its weight in gold. Out of the sites I've registered in HK many require several days of months of wait before you can PM. My Stellaris went to HK, there's quite a HiFi scene over there.
        Feb 26, 2021
      3. dllmsch
        dllmsch
        Don't have an account but located in HK, probably can help. Many sellers post their ads on dcfever as well where I have an account.
        Feb 27, 2021
      4. dllmsch
        dllmsch
        Just a heads up I seem to be able to PM right away after opening a new account there. PM me if you still need help.
        Feb 28, 2021
    16. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Working two jobs to afford more components. Short term effort for long term benefit.
      1. Deep Funk, Syzygy, Cryptowolf and 6 others like this.
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Stuck at home anyway might as well do 16 hour work days for a while.
        Feb 26, 2021
      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I'm too old for that shit now, but more power to ya!
        Feb 26, 2021
        Syzygy, Gazny, Cryptowolf and 3 others like this.
    17. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Great success, parafeed Elrog 801A amp without a parafeed cap, iron only signal. Best cap is no cap. Next phase of audio journey started.
      1. gurubhai, OJneg, Cryptowolf and 7 others like this.
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      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Very different, parafeed transformers are gapless and far less losses than gapped plus you can get exotic cores like cobalt. A gapped OTP with more than 50H isn't really possible, with this approach I can have 100H+ to use 801A and other high RP tubes with flat bass response to 10Hz. A gapped OTP for a 801A is a compromise however you take it. It's all about trade offs and design choices for a certain goal.
        Feb 23, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        The parafeed transformer is not the issue for me. I just don't see how a bifilar choke is all that different from an SE transformer.
        Feb 23, 2021
      5. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Have a read on the forum post and it should be clear. A choke will have the inductance necessary for 5K RP @25mA an SE transformer won't ever have unless you know a high quality 100H+ SE otp? Plus it enables me to use my exotic parafeed OTPs without a cap resulting in the cleanest sound I've ever heard. Also it's a cool thing to try.
        Feb 23, 2021
    18. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Bonding with newly acquired Verite Closed.
      1. jexby
        jexby
        am returning @Elnrik VC today, and am beyond sad. super engaging and energetic week of listening.
        Feb 6, 2021
      2. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Glasses indeed cut off low bass, same issue I had with Utopia. I have a pair with slim frames that make them somewhat alright but still. Not an issue with Verite per say but leather pads and closed headphones, not sure why the focals were picky.
        Feb 6, 2021
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      3. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        They change significantly upon break in, but I'm guessing you already know this.
        Feb 6, 2021
    19. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Iron(choke,interstage,mains etc.) colours the sound just as any cap does, the difference is the average iron is better than the average cap.
      1. Cryptowolf, penguins, OJneg and 3 others like this.
      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        The price is kind of justified for iron (heavy and the exotic core materials are truly expensive even in bulk) whereas for capacitors the materials cost max 10 $ per cap, whatever is put inside (exception for silver and gold etc) and what is so special about the difference in manufacturing between mid level double foil pp alu cap and top shelf copper/tin foil? Price difference is 10x.
        Jan 13, 2021
      3. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        Good transformers and interstage transformers make tube gear great and prevent misbehavior. Why do you think old RCA and TAB stuff was way cleaner than modern tube gear?
        Jan 13, 2021
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      4. famish99
        famish99
        yo dawg I been saying this all along lol. Iron just does a better job of the mids than caps and vice versa for the ends.
        Jan 13, 2021
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    20. m17xr2b
      m17xr2b
      Five times now, lost the initial ebay auction, item pops up again at lower buy now price, all crucial for my amp build, weird but thankful.
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        Fake auctions used to measure price sensitivity perhaps?
        Jan 10, 2021
      3. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        I don't think so, these were vintage transformers and for some reason coveted by the far east especially China hence high prices. Some don't follow through with payment it seems.
        Jan 10, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United kingdomland of fish and chips
    Gear List:
    Headphones:

    Sennheiser HD580x2
    Sennheiser HD650
    Hifiman Susvara
    Abyss 1266 TC


    Amps:
    DIY

    Source:
    Rockna Wavedream Signature Balanced

    Transport:
    Rockna Wavedream NET 4TB

    Power:
    PSAudio Powerplant P12

    Portable:
    Sony WM1A
    HD690S


    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:


    Sennheiser HD540 600ohm
    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 by Heintz
    MySphere 3.1
    MySphere 3.2
    Final D8000

    Modded DNA Stellaris 422A/PX4/AD1/ECC40
    Custom BH Crack with Sowter transformer GEC 6AS7G/BL63
    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
    Metrum Pavane with Dac2 modules
    Custom fanless transport PC with Lynx AES16e/HDPlex linear PSU

    PsAudio P5
    Bottlehead Quickie
    Bottlehead PeePre maxed
    Schiit Vali
    Norne Draug
    Norne Silvergrade S HD800
    DHC Complement 4 for HD800 hardwire
    I write code and bitch about the process.

    Signature

    HD650 Stock/Susvara/Abyss TC/NDH20/HD580<-DIY full DHT SET<-Rockna Wavedream Signature Bal<-Rockna Wavedream NET