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I find it amusing that Googling "sbaf hands poop" brings up the infamous DAC19 Singularity thread. Mar 15, 2021

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    1. Mystic
      Mystic
      I find it amusing that Googling "sbaf hands poop" brings up the infamous DAC19 Singularity thread.
      1. Hands, fraggler and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. Mystic
        Mystic
        Why would I look this up you ask. I've been debating on how to write my impressions of a recent piece of gear and was reminded of @Hands elegant Singularity review.
        Mar 15, 2021
      3. Hands
        Hands
        I'm also open for custom review artwork commissions if unable to find a suitable picture elsewhere.
        Mar 16, 2021
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    2. Mystic
      Mystic
      First bad experience on discogs. Digital/streaming definitely has its benefits.
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Didn't get the item. Seller says tough, it's in his terms that lost mail isn't his problem. Can't even provide me proof that he even shipped it though. I'm letting paypal deal with it. If they don't I'll have my bank take care of it.
        Mar 7, 2021
        Jinxy245 and Cryptowolf like this.
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Don't forget the negative feedback! What was the seller's rating, anyway?
        Mar 7, 2021
      5. Mystic
        Mystic
        25 ratings, all positive.
        Mar 7, 2021
    3. Mystic
      Mystic
      Vet might be putting my 5 year old beagle down tonight. This hurts.
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Thanks guys. She is still here with us for now. The vet says the next few days will tell us if she will recover or if we will need to let her go.
        Mar 4, 2021
      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        We are all hoping for the best.
        Mar 4, 2021
      5. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Any updates on your beagle? I hope for good news.
        Mar 10, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom and Ringingears like this.
    4. Mystic
      Mystic
      Received two big boxes from Calabasas, CA. Wonder what this could be.
      1. gaspasser, CEE TEE, Syzygy and 7 others like this.
      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        What do you think of those big boxes?
        Jan 8, 2021
      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Nice to look at (my tubes were stuck in USPS limbo until just yesterday).
        Jan 8, 2021
        Cryptowolf and gaspasser like this.
    5. Mystic
      Mystic
      Good place to buy speaker cables with speakon connectors? Other end would be bare wires or bananas for speaker connection.
      1. bixby
        bixby
        Pro Audio LA. I Had them make numerous cables over the years. Reasonable prices and they have Grimm wire for ICs.
        Dec 6, 2020
        hikergrl, yotacowboy and Mystic like this.
      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Just buy Speakon connectors. They screw onto bare wire. No soldering needed.
        Dec 6, 2020
        hikergrl, Ziva, Cryptowolf and 4 others like this.
      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Ah, didn't know that thanks. I've got a spool of nice speaker wire I can use already.
        Dec 7, 2020
        Cryptowolf, fraggler and gaspasser like this.
    6. Mystic
      Mystic
      Been using the Rythmik L12 sub with my Klipsch Heresy IIIs for awhile now. They integrate really well with the speakers.
      1. YtseJammer, Jinxy245, Kolohe and 2 others like this.
      2. YtseJammer
        YtseJammer
        Nice. I'm using the SVS SB-3000 with my Heresy IV.
        Dec 5, 2020
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    7. Mystic
      Mystic
      Could running 18 feet of RCA cables from my Saga to my subwoofer pose any potential issues?
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      2. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        Yes. It does make a difference. Mine is shielded so those are usually directional RCA cables.
        Apr 24, 2020
      3. netforce
        netforce
        Yeah the shielded cables will help.
        Apr 24, 2020
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        That’s a nice antenna you’ve made there!
        Apr 24, 2020
    8. Mystic
      Mystic
      Finished Watchmen, Mandalorian and Witcher. All were great! What should I watch next?
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        Peaky Blinders
        Jan 16, 2020
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      3. toddrhodes
        toddrhodes
        So after I posted about See, I got curious and looked for critical reviews. Eh... they saw it differently than I. Which is fine, I would definitely still watch another season. And with that, bring on Better Call Saul S5.
        Jan 16, 2020
      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        I watched the first season of Expanse and loved it, forgot Amazon picked it up. That's on my shortlist now. I've seen GoT and WW. Peaky Blinders looks interesting.
        Jan 16, 2020
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    9. Mystic
      Mystic
      Any recommendations for a cheap <400 couch for my home theater room? Picking a couch has been the hardest part about the design so far.
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      2. Mystic
        Mystic
        Should I stay away from sectionals to avoid issues with my speakers? I assume having one end of the couch sticking out can throw off room balance with reflection points, etc.
        Jan 5, 2020
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Optimize your audio for your life, not the other way around.
        Jan 5, 2020
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Jan 5, 2020
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    10. Mystic
      Mystic
      Any thoughts on older Klipsch speakers, particularly compared to today's Heritage line? Local well cared for KG4 for $400.
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        KG4s aren't on the same level as any of the Heritage series. They were one model below the Heresy in the late 80's/early 90's. They have better bass than a Heresy but the mids/highs don't compare. But if you can pick them up cheap they could be fun or a decent enough HT speaker. I don't think $400 is low enough to try. Closer to $300 might do it though.
        Oct 16, 2019
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Found a pair of KLF30 Legends for $950. Too much imo, but has been meticulously cared for.
        Oct 16, 2019
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Almost @Hrodulf. Modern PA speakers have the treble horns cranked to push. Some up by 10-12db. That is why they can sound so bad in small rooms close up. At least Heritage Klipsch are mostly flat at 1m. They still roll off fast below 100 and will most certainly need a sub.
        Oct 16, 2019
    11. Mystic
      Mystic
      The Yggdrasil and ZDS has served me well for almost two years. Kind of sad moving on from them. They both got good homes though.
      1. hikergrl, Ash1412, Wilson and 3 others like this.
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Had something special with my Gungnir A1 and Sonett 2 setup a couple years ago. Using a Sonett 2 now along with a Bifrost 2. Going to see where this leads me.
        Oct 10, 2019
        hikergrl, ColtMrFire, obsiCO and 10 others like this.
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Honestly, I'd say the Bifrost 2 is closer in tonality to Gungnir A1 but unison + the improvements are tangible. I suspect if I had them side by side I'd pick the Bifrost 2.
        Oct 10, 2019
        Cryptowolf, hikergrl and Jinxy245 like this.
      5. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Congrats on sourcing a Sonnett 2. That is a nice combo with HD800!
        Oct 10, 2019
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    12. Azimuth
      Azimuth
      It seems you are having no luck trying to post in the For Sale forum.
    13. shotgunshane
      shotgunshane
      Well, unfortunately the 403 gremlins destroyed your wtb ad when I changed the title. Please create a new one.
      1. Mystic and Biodegraded like this.
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Another 403 error on the new thread.
        Sep 6, 2019
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      4. shotgunshane
        shotgunshane
        PM me what you want it to say.
        Sep 6, 2019
      5. Mystic
        Mystic
        Thanks!
        Sep 6, 2019
    14. Mystic
      Mystic
      If I ever need to rappel out a third story window I'll have to make sure I have some Focal Utopia cables close by.
      1. ButtUglyJeff, ufospls2 and Jinxy245 like this.
      2. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Knowing Focal, probably the most expensive rope in the history of mankind.
        Apr 8, 2019
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It would make a good storey!


        (My hobby: catching everybody else's spelling mistakes!)
        Apr 9, 2019
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      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        Apr 10, 2019
    15. Mystic
      Mystic
      Are all modern big speaker builds under $1500 DIY these days or do some companies still sell them already made?
      1. Mystic
        Mystic
        Was looking at the Phillharmonic BMR but all this big speaker talk has me looking for other options.
        Feb 27, 2019
      2. ergopower
        ergopower
        Klipsch, JBL
        Feb 27, 2019
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    16. Mystic
      Mystic
      I've always thought I just hated iems, turns out balanced armatures were the problem. CA Lyra 2 and Vega sound great.
      1. FlySweep, Jinxy245, obsiCO and 4 others like this.
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      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        The JVCs are excellent with the mods. I actually use them every day now.
        Jan 5, 2019
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      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        I forgot about those. Read that thread awhile back, will have to check it out again.
        Jan 5, 2019
      5. Taverius
        Taverius
        Ya I appreciate the technicalities ba can get, but that timbre is just ugh. Hardly every use them though so I'm happy with my james micropore'd A&D D6, more than good enough for hotel rooms.
        Jan 6, 2019
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    17. Mystic
      Mystic
      Joined the Dad club! My wife and I just had our first child last week. It has been awesome, despite the little time left for music.
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        A precious new beginning ... and ending. Say goodbye to sleep (and many other things) for the duration. But well worth it in the long run.
        Dec 20, 2018
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      3. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I was never more afraid, then when those evil people made us leave the maternity ward, and go home. At least that was the feeling with our first...
        Dec 22, 2018
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I hear you @ButtUglyJeff. We were finally resting in the hospital right after, and we were sound asleep at 2am....then they wheel in this loud wailing crying baby we have to now take care of. It was a rude awakening for sure.
        Dec 22, 2018
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    18. Mystic
      Mystic
      I forgot how fun it is to un-tangle tape in cassettes...
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      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Oh this one was royally fucked. I had the pleasure of opening the cassette up and having to painstakingly sort out the tape by hand.
        Nov 16, 2018
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I remember doing that... I don't envy you.
        Nov 16, 2018
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh god, there were good reasons for leaving those days behind!

        But... Bic pen was the perfect tool.
        Nov 16, 2018
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    19. Mystic
      Mystic
      Is it normal for a tube to sometimes have a rattle when shaking it? Sounds fine when playing music. 6SL7 tube.
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Sometimes small bead of glass breaks off inside and can float around like a bean in a maracha
        Aug 11, 2018
      3. Hands
        Hands
        I've seen it before. Doesn't seem to affect anything. Just keep an ear out for sonic anomalies or excess microphonics and EMI sensitivity. But also don't come back to me if I'm wrong and something blows up. :)
        Aug 11, 2018
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      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        Inspected the tube this morning again. Nothing is loose pinging around inside that I can see. It almost sounds like an excessive "tingggg" sound when shaking or tapping the tube. Rattle may of been the wrong descriptor. Lightly tapping the tube when music is playing doesn't bring about any microphonics or other anomalies. Probably still safe not to use the tube though. Don't want it destroying my ZDS.
        Aug 11, 2018
    20. Mystic
      Mystic
      Buying a new car. Do I take the logical route and get a Taurus or have some fun and buy a Mustang. Hmmm
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      2. ergopower
        ergopower
        Focus ST is not a bad car. GTI is nicer IMO, but if you want to stay in Ford family...
        Fiesta ST is a much better car for hooning, but it's pretty damned small
        Aug 1, 2018
      3. Mystic
        Mystic
        Ended up buying a Buick Regal Premium II. I did take the Mustang out on some back roads for a couple hours though, that was fun.
        Aug 3, 2018
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        Cool, I've been getting a bit of a boner for the Regal Wagon, so I know I'm getting really old...
        Aug 4, 2018
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    Location:
    U.S.
    Gear List:
    Headphones:
    Auteur
    HD800S
    HD650
    HD600
    HD580
    DT880/600
    DT770/80

    Amp/Dac:
    Eddie Current Studio B
    DNA Sonett 2
    Bifrost 2

    Portable:
    ZX300
    CA Andromeda

    CD Players:
    Arcam CD73
    Toshiba SD 9200

    Turntable gear:
    Uturn Orbit Special with 2M Red
    Schiit Mani

    Cassette decks:
    Nakamichi BX-100
    Technics M205

    Speaker gear:
    Klipsch Heresy III
    Rythmik L12 sub
    LSR30X monitors

    EM2100 power conditioner

    Signature

    CD73 -> Bifrost 2 -> Studio B -> HD800S/Auteur or Klipsch Heresy III
    ZX300 -> CA Andromeda