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nithhoggr

Author of the best selling novel Digital Jesus, from Boston area

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Got my Holo Spring lvl2 set up...it's still warming up, but it already sounds amazing. Maybe I should've looked into NOS DACs sooner... Oct 12, 2018

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    1. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Got my Holo Spring lvl2 set up...it's still warming up, but it already sounds amazing. Maybe I should've looked into NOS DACs sooner...
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Do you still have the Bifrost Multibit on hand? How's it compare? I'd be willing to wait for more considered impressions after everything's settled though :P

        Congrats on the new DAC!
        Oct 12, 2018
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      3. nithhoggr
        nithhoggr
        I still have the Bifrost Multibit (thought it's older, so it's not the new v2 firmware everyone's talking about)...I'll definitely do some listening & compare the two, though I'd like to give the Spring a day or so to warm up before really judging it. (At least, that's what the previous owner recommended.)
        Oct 12, 2018
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      4. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Unless someone at Schiit was particularly kind when I had the Bifrost Multibit I bought used converted from 110V to 230V I'm rocking the older firmware as well. That you have the same is perfect, haha
        Oct 12, 2018
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    2. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      I need to stop stressing so much around audio purchases...I nearly drove my girlfriend insane past few days talking about buying a new DAC.
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      2. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        I am tossing up Cyan vs RME ADI-2 DAC. Don't really have the space for anything bigger, unfortunately.
        Oct 10, 2018
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      3. nithhoggr
        nithhoggr
        I actually started out with the same tossup until I found a good deal on a used Spring! Frankly, I don't have space for the Spring either, but finding a Spring L2 for the price of a Cyan made me start getting creative with my desk space.
        Oct 10, 2018
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      4. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I really like the Cyan a lot, I was debating buying that lvl 2, it was a great deal on USAM! Congrats.
        Oct 10, 2018
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    3. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Tempted by the MD x Focal Elex, but i'm not really sure it wouldn't just get neglected for the HD800 like all my other headphones.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        I took the plunge, but my preferences lead me towards the focal dynamics over the more distant hd800. They're real different from each other hah so that could be good.
        Mar 23, 2018
      3. captkirk
        captkirk
        I hopped on it as well. Hoping it and the ZDS can really bring out the disco.
        Mar 23, 2018
      4. brencho
        brencho
        ZD with Elex was phenomenal when I tried it. Missing the last bit of technicalities of the Utopia but really really nice.
        Mar 23, 2018
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    4. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      My "stay off SBAF until after the holidays because you'll just buy shit" hiatus is over, and I'm already considering an LCD-2C. Dammit.
      1. imackler
        imackler
        Well, you did make it nearly 6 days.
        Jan 6, 2018
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    5. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Goddammit...my favorite Amperex 6DJ8 has developed a hiss in one channel. RIP tube. The week before a meet, of course.
      1. Vansen
        Vansen
        Noooooo!
        Nov 8, 2017
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    6. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Anyone have any recommendations for good / reasonably priced 2 x 3 pin XLR balanced > 4 pin XLR balanced adapter?
      1. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Why not make your own? Good start to learn how to solder if you don't know how, not necessarily cheaper if you still need the tools though...

        Become a soldering jesus!
        Oct 23, 2017
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    7. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Hmm...I'd been planning on getting an HD6XX to KISS mod the next time it was on MD, but maybe it's not worth it now that I have the HD800...
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Less then 200 Dollars? Get it and you have good spare headphone that is not to expensive to modify.
        Oct 14, 2017
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      3. Dino
        Dino
        It is not uncommon to read that people here prefer the HD6xx (modded). It is well worth $200 to find out, imo. At worst, you end up with two excellent headphones that sound quite different from each other.
        Oct 14, 2017
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Most people start with the 6xx and get the 800 in an attempt to upgrade- spend ages modding the 800 (which does improve it a great deal) before reverting to the 6xx anyway. It's all part of life's rich pageant, and it's nice to have the 800 around for the contrast.
        Oct 14, 2017
    8. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Picked up an HD800 w/SDR mod. Jesus Christ, where have these been my whole life?
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      2. cizx.6
        cizx.6
        Did you install the mod yourself? I'm thinking about downgrading to this from Utopia.
        Oct 12, 2017
      3. nithhoggr
        nithhoggr
        Nope, bought it pre-modded, so I've never heard one stock. (And haven't heard the Utopia either, sadly.) It does sound great, though...amazingly spacious and detailed, definitely not fatiguing, and I couldn't pick up on the treble peak the stock one has, so I'm guessing the mod took care of that. You're probably more used to high-end cans than I am, but I'd definitely recommend.
        Oct 12, 2017
    9. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Happy Sukkot, everyone! Got my Sukkah built, dinner cooking, and guests on the way. Almost to the home stretch of the Jewish Holiday Season!
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        When a pal of mine got a law job "out of town," he told his boss he needed to take some time off to build a sukkah. The utterly confused fellow quipped, "Sukkah? As in: I'm gonna get you sucka?!"
        Oct 5, 2017
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    10. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Damn pity ImpactAudioCables closed temporarily to catch up on orders...I'd been thinking of ordering a couple of cables.
    11. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      To those fasting tonight/tomorrow: have an easy fast and a meaningful Yom Kippur.
      1. Dino
        Dino
        Sep 30, 2017
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    12. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Just occurred to me...if Schiit ever made a headphone, would it be called the Schiitcan?
      1. Grahad2
        Grahad2
        Their measurement head will be the schiithead.
        Sep 27, 2017
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        Both of you need to Schiit down and schuut up.
        Sep 27, 2017
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    13. nithhoggr
      nithhoggr
      Forgot that sounds blocked by ALSA directly using a device queue up and all play once the device is released. Closed DeaDBeeF. Ow, my ears.
    14. Hooncake
      Hooncake
      "Who are you?" "I'm you, but naked."
      1. thegunner100
        thegunner100
        Twins!
        Sep 16, 2017
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        Except your user name doesn't sound like a nod to the work of Lovecraft. Perhaps "Pooncake" would be more apt. ;D
        Oct 5, 2017
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    Location:
    Boston area
    Gear List:
    Desktop DAC: Schiit Bifrost Multibit, Holo Spring L2
    Desktop Amps: Decware Zen Taboo Mk3, Schiit Asgard, DIY Cavalli CTH
    Desktop Headphones: Senn HD800 w/ SDR mod, HD650, Grado GH1, SR225, AKG K701 65th Ann. Edn., K501, Hifiman HE-500, Yamaha YH-1,, ATH-AD900
    Random Stax: Taboo > SRD-7/SB > SR-X
    DAP: Pono
    Laptop DAC/Amp: Dragonfly 1.0
    Portable headphones: Grado GR8, Grado SR225, AKG K553 Pro

    Signature

    Desktop: Holo Spring L2 > Decware Taboo Mk3 / Schiit Asgard 2 / Cavalli CTH
    DT Headphones: HD800 (SDR modded), HE500, HD650, K702 65th Annie, woodied YH-1s, K501, GH-1, ATH-AD900
    Portable: Pono > Grado GR8, Grado SR225 (blu-tack dampened), K553 Pro
    Lounging around the house: Pono > Balanced HD650