Merrick
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Fuck, the Barry Diament Bob Marley remasters From 1990 sound incredible! Feb 15, 2019

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    1. Merrick
      Merrick
      Fuck, the Barry Diament Bob Marley remasters From 1990 sound incredible!
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        They shouldn’t be hard to track down, they weren’t limited edition or anything.
        Feb 15, 2019
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      4. Azteca
        Azteca
        I came to those thanks to (I think) a Steve Hoffman thread. Excellent.
        Feb 16, 2019
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Azteca Same! There’s a great thread about them on there.
        Feb 16, 2019
    2. Merrick
      Merrick
      New Rustin Man album is exceptional.
      1. neogeosnk likes this.
    3. Merrick
      Merrick
      Who is handing out tags? I think the dual 10” woofers in my Crescendo Infinity CS-3009 speakers would count for BWC.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Dual 15+" woofers or 4 12s minimum.
        Jan 31, 2019
      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Jan 31, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        And here all this time I thought it meant the common usage!
        Jan 31, 2019
    4. Merrick
      Merrick
      Added a Lyr 3 to my system. Listening with my HD580s and all I can say is “Hot diggity dog!”
      1. Skyline, SSL, DigMe and 9 others like this.
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        Damn, this is arguably even more impressive with the JVC FD-01.
        Jan 29, 2019
      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I went from all tube to the Lyr3, and I don't really have any regrets. it's a great sounding amp for my Clears and LCD-2 CB.
        Jan 29, 2019
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    5. Merrick
      Merrick
      Suspiria was a trip. Totally different from the original in the best way possible (I do love the Argento film of course). Top five for 2018.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        I second the Suspira soundtrack, my Dad played it to death around Halloween when I was younger. My old man is somewhat of a horror movie buff, not me though.
        Jan 24, 2019
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Oh, I was talking about the new Suspira's soundtrack. Have just ordered the old one though, good call.
        Jan 24, 2019
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Both soundtracks are excellent.
        Jan 24, 2019
    6. Merrick
      Merrick
      Anyone have experience with Earmax cables? I’m seeing a 4.4mm balanced cable for the HD580/6xx line for $35 on aliexpress. Good deal?
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        AliExpress though, you won't get it for like a month
        Jan 21, 2019
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      4. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        I had one for shure 215. It worked for 6 months and then stopped in the right channel.
        Jan 21, 2019
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Jan 21, 2019
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    7. Merrick
      Merrick
      Does Sennheiser not sell a replacement cable for the 4.4mm balanced cable that comes with the HD660S?
      1. JK47
        JK47
        I've asked them multiple times, and they have not responded to email, time to call by phone.
        Jan 20, 2019
      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        @JK47 That is disappointing. I actually sent them a message through their contact center last night asking if they have replacement cables for purchase, but it sounds like they’ll just ignore me.
        Jan 20, 2019
      3. JK47
        JK47
        I hope they respond, I asked shortly after the HD660 was released.
        Jan 20, 2019
    8. Merrick
      Merrick
      Just spent an hour and a half reading about types of diapers.
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        We ordered one of the Tuft & Needle mattresses. Horribad stiff. Go and lay on them in-store.
        Jan 19, 2019
        DigMe and imackler like this.
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        Congrats @Merrick
        Sounds like your first baby. Just relax and be flexible with plans. The convenience of disposable diapers is the best. @brencho speaks truth about the color changing stripe especially when breast fed baby poop doesn’t really smell ;)
        Jan 19, 2019
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      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Congrats Merrick! While changing, keep a diaper covering the yellow-fountain-maker at all times. And under the brown play-dough factory.

        I could do a whole comparison of mattresses. It's like audio gear, you have to find the one that works for you.
        Jan 19, 2019
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    9. Merrick
      Merrick
      Holy crap, my wife got me an Ultimate Collectors Series LEGO Y-Wing for our anniversary!
      1. Griffon, BillOhio, Jinxy245 and 9 others like this.
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        My brother is getting the same for x-mas. His girlfriend consulted with me on the purchase. It looks like a stunner of a set...
        Dec 23, 2018
        Syzygy and Merrick like this.
      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I'd love to get something like that, but hell if I don't have some place to put it.
        Dec 23, 2018
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      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Agreed @insidious meme, that's why my personal favorite is Slave 1. It displays upright, and perfect for the mantle. Yes, I would put it on the mantle...
        Dec 23, 2018
    10. Merrick
      Merrick
      Where can I get good quality balanced cables for the 580/600/650 without paying through the nose?
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Thanks for the replies and the offers, everyone! I am going to wait to make sure the ZX300 I ordered makes it through customs first. @LetMeBeFrank I may hit you up later! Much appreciated!
        Dec 18, 2018
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      4. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        For sure just let me know.
        Dec 19, 2018
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      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I ought to just convert a few HD650 stock cables with 4-pin XLR and sell them for what I paid in parts to SBAF Friends. Might be cool to charge just a bit more and the extra can be donated to SBAF. Just an idea.
        Dec 19, 2018
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    11. Merrick
      Merrick
      I wish I could find a DAP that sounds as good as a GOV2+ that doesn’t cost an exorbitant amount of money.
      1. FlySweep likes this.
    12. Merrick
      Merrick
      The Kate Bush remasters are remarkable. Dynamic, lively, fuller sounding without being congested. Absolutely brilliant.
      1. Syzygy, Deep Funk, brencho and 3 others like this.
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      3. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        My wife looked at me incredulously: but we already HAVE those......
        Nov 18, 2018
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        These are good enough that you can sell the old CDs. I’m hearing the vinyl may be an upgrade depending on which issue you have of a given album.
        Nov 18, 2018
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      5. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        My wallet is going to suffer. Thanks.
        Nov 19, 2018
        Merrick and Lyer25 like this.
    13. Merrick
      Merrick
      I am incredibly impressed with the Beatles White Album 50th anniversary set. The remix is actually terrific!
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Nov 11, 2018
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @zonto Yes, AFAIK the mono on the Pepper and WA sets are flat transfers of the mono master tapes, so they are different from the 2009 CDs and 2014 vinyl.
        Nov 11, 2018
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        I haven’t A/B’ed the 2009 and 2017 Pepper mono versions, but to my ears the new WA mono transfer is much better than the 2009.
        Nov 11, 2018
    14. Merrick
      Merrick
      R.I.P. Hardy Fox, the man behind The Residents.
      1. DigMe and brencho like this.
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        :-( Saw them twice, 1986 in NZ and 2012(?) here in Calgary. Very different, but excellent on both occasions.
        Oct 30, 2018
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    15. Merrick
      Merrick
      Can anyone recommend an iOS media player with the sound quality of Neutron but more user friendly?
      1. powermatic and Serious like this.
      2. powermatic
        powermatic
        Dear god yes.
        Oct 19, 2018
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I wish. I love the sound quality of Neutron, but wonder if the developers are actively trying to have the worst UI of any IOS application.
        Oct 22, 2018
    16. Merrick
      Merrick
      My hi-fi dreams will have to be put hold for 18 years or so because I’m going to be a dad (and kids are expensive so I’m told)!
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Congrats! Enjoy the ride, it can be amazing.
        Oct 16, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm sure you'll get by quite nicely with whatever audio equipment you have at present. Chances are you bought it wisely.

        But... if there's anything else you *really* want, better to buy it right now before the bills really start coming in. Ahem, right now after the cot and nappies (diapers) and all that stuff, of course!
        Oct 16, 2018
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      4. Boops
        Boops
        Congratulations! Wonderful news.
        Oct 16, 2018
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    17. Merrick
      Merrick
      The re-recording of Never Let Me Down on the new Bowie box is actually enjoyable! This is a miracle.
      1. neogeosnk likes this.
    18. Merrick
      Merrick
      I’m late to this party but the 2015 hi-res Sisters of Mercy remasters are really good.
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      3. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Wait, Sisters remasters? Is making it sound good allowed? I'm sure we all remember A Slight Case Of Overproduction and how it polished some tracks to a mush?
        Aug 29, 2018
      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        (I kid, mostly. If it's just remastered and done well, I am curious. How is Some Girls Wander By Mistake?)
        Aug 29, 2018
      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Kattefjaes Some Girls Wander sounds as good as that material can sound. It will never sound audiophile or even professional but it’s well presented for what it is.
        Aug 29, 2018
    19. Merrick
      Merrick
      Is it just me or is air travel designed to dehumanize travelers as much as possible?
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      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        And an amen to Asian (or any non-budget foreign carrier) being far, far better an experience flying abroad than US carriers.
        Aug 17, 2018
      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Re. the comments on foreign vs US airline experiences: Air Canada often advertises itself as 'best North American airline', which I've always thought is like 'best North American cricket team'.
        Aug 17, 2018
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      4. bengo
        bengo
        @Merrick Pro pilot forums refer to passengers as SLF ("self-loading freight")
        Aug 19, 2018
    20. Merrick
      Merrick
      The deluxe Appetite For Destruction set is good.
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Am I the only one who thinks Axl sounds like a half-dead bleating goat?
        Jun 29, 2018
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      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Jun 29, 2018
      5. rott
        rott
        Interested to hear how it compares to mastering of initial CD release(s). Bit pricey on HD-Tracks for single album...
        Jun 29, 2018
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Gear List:
    Sources: Technics SL-1800, Raspberry Pi 2 with 502DAC board, Sony ZX300A

    DAC: Schiit Modi Multibit, Geek Out V2+ Infinity

    Headphone Amp: Schiit Lyr 3

    Headphones: JVC FD-01, Sennheiser HD580 (modded)

    Speakers: Infinity Crescendo CS3009, Blumenstein Orcas

    Power amp: Onkyo TX-616