Overkill Red
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Manhattan, NYC / Singapore
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Overkill Red

Friend, Male, from Manhattan, NYC / Singapore

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Got a pair of Sennheiser True Wireless earbuds as a gift. Must say, these are surprisingly good!! Jun 29, 2019

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Aug 17, 2019 at 10:23 AM
    1. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      "Where Eagles Dare", what a movie. I never imagined I'd see Clint Eastwood without grey hair!
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Wilson Just now clicked on your clip
        Jan 1, 2019
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      4. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        @DigMe Being young and clueless I haven't; I do enjoy older movies but there are tons of great ones I miss out on. Currently have some Sinatra films at the top of the backlog (Pal Joey, From Here to Eternity. Von Ryan's Express, etc.) I got lucky and stumbled upon "Where Eagles Dare" while channel surfing.

        @Wilson @GoodEnoughGear will check those out for sure, thanks!
        Jan 2, 2019
      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        The Great Escape is a good one. Definitely try to catch it sometime. Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn. Really good.
        Jan 2, 2019
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    2. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Upon reflection, I appreciate how great desktop audio is much cheaper to obtain than portable audio.. Wish I'd started earlier!
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      3. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Ed, we’ve never met, but Nic has talked about you. What you mentioned is the very reason I got into desktop audio.
        Dec 31, 2018
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      4. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Oh, hopefully good things :) we're alike then! I do like to poke my head back into the IEM/CIEM realm to check out the newest flavors, but right now it seems like there's a sort of technological ceiling that's preventing that segment from reaching new heights. Perfect time to explore the desktop world, I suppose!
        Dec 31, 2018
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      5. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Definitely good things :) I agree, and many more options and routes than the portable realm. But it also turns out to be a bigger rabbit hole.
        Jan 1, 2019
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    3. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Happy holidays everyone! Here's to great tunes and great presents.
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    4. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Sometimes I wish I had more space for larger gear. NYC is nice but the apartments (I can afford) are so cramped..
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        That is much of what prompted my move to Orange County. That's a heck of a setup though!
        Dec 20, 2018
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      3. westermac
        westermac
        Come to the Midwest! I hear big houses are real cheap in Detroit
        Dec 20, 2018
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      4. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Thanks Jinxy, actually considering putting the Pendant up for an interest check, as I may be able to rearrange my apartment to accommodate larger amps that I considered but couldn't justify before.

        I have a cousin in Detroit actually, westermac; seems like a cool place but the shortage of good Asian food worries me..
        Dec 21, 2018
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    5. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Placed an order for a Pheasantwood ZMF Vérité; Should be a good complement to the HD800.
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Mmmm pheasant
        Dec 14, 2018
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Gives you wood?
        Dec 15, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Ancient British Schoolboy Joke (from an ancient British schoolboy)...

        To be said fast: I'm not a pheasant plucker I'm a pheasant plucker's daughter: I'm only plucking pheasant till the pheasant plucker comes.

        I would say thanks for reminding me of that, except...
        Dec 15, 2018
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    6. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      So anyone else have one of them, uh, ZMF Pendants?
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      3. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Sorry I can't be of much help atm; hesitant to provide comparisons due to lack of experience w/ tube amps. I'm really hoping to get to a meet soon and hear more stuff! Also planning on NOS-ing out the tubes after Xmas and reporting back on that.
        Dec 8, 2018
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      4. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        That’s helpful, probably more than you realise, thanks. What amp did you upgrade from?
        Dec 8, 2018
      5. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Last amp was a Chord Hugo, so basically this is my first amp.
        Dec 8, 2018
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      Overkill Red
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      Overkill Red
      Any recommendations for a pair of NOS EL84s and a single 12AU7? Want to see what the NOS hype is about. (Maaaybe a 6CA4 too)
      1. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I've gotten pretty familiar with 12AU7's since starting work. What kind of signature are you going for? Cifte's have the most holographic staging, RCA Cleartop tend to be the most detailed up top, Amperex tend to be the warmest and smoothest. And there are some that lie kind of in between those things.
        Oct 18, 2018
      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        I'd say I'm looking to get something that matches well with my HD800; not too bright, warm and bassy with sweet mids. I'm currently using a (NOS actually, lol) Mullard CV4024 12AT7, and it would be great to have something a bit warmer and punchier, if that helps. Thanks for the reply!
        Oct 18, 2018
    9. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Upgraded from the stock JJ tubes in the Pendant. Wow, what a difference. No wonder people become addicted to rolling tubes.
    10. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Any tube gurus want to share their tube pin cleaning routines? Some of my new tubes are a bit dirty and need cleaning.
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      2. Vansen
        Vansen
        ~70% IPA is best for disinfecting stuff, while >90% is best for cleaning due to its volatility.
        Sep 24, 2018
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      3. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Thanks for the many recommendations guys! Gonna pick up some 99% isopropyl alcohol and give that a shot with the Qtips.
        Sep 24, 2018
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Sandpaper
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    11. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Picked up two Sovtek EL84Ms, a RFT 6CA4 and a Mullard 12AT7. Looking forward to my first real tube rolling experience! (Vs all JJs)
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    12. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      -removed because I was dumb 4hrs ago, but now am wise and aged-
    13. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
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        Sep 15, 2018
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      4. Kattefjaes
        Kattefjaes
        Oh, you went for Darth Vader black, rather than the wooden option. That's pretty srs-looking.
        Sep 15, 2018
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      5. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        In hindsight I could've matched the wood on my desk, but I wanted the amp to match the HD800 at the time so... Haha.
        Sep 15, 2018
    14. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      In a way, I was ready for my YggyB to be delayed due to its popularity, but it still sucks to be waiting with fingers crossed haha
    15. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Anyone have any recommendations for decent, shielded power cables? Wouldn't mind DIY from reputable members too!
      1. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        While you might earth the shield at the plug and make one yourself, it'd be much easier to make a simple twisted cable. It'll radiate/absorb almost nothing important. If you want a shield, buy a quality coax and carefully remove its mesh. Wrap your twisted cable in alu foil, and carefully insert into the mesh. Wrap everything in heatshrink, and you're done.
        Sep 9, 2018
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      2. Ardacer
        Ardacer
        Obviously, connect the shield only at the earth ground. Also, all the wires in your home are probably not shielded, so I don't see much point to be honest. I measure around 1Vpp on my skin, just from induction from walls.
        Sep 9, 2018
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      3. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        Interesting idea, I'll read up more on that... Thanks!
        Sep 9, 2018
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    16. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      YggyB on the way, my heart is afloat but my wallet is six feet under. Now for that Pendant...
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    17. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Pretty set on a Yggdrasil Gen5/Analog2, now for amps, cables and maybe another headphone.. Code-Sex..?
      1. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        Could try that Liquid Glass that songmic is letting go.
        Jan 24, 2018
      2. Overkill Red
        Overkill Red
        I've been thinking about it, but short on funds and cskippy's Code-Sex seems more appealing atm.. Considering returning my iPhone X to fund it actually :\
        Jan 24, 2018
    18. Overkill Red
      Overkill Red
      Not all those who lurk are lost, but I sure as hell am.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    June 27
    Location:
    Manhattan, NYC / Singapore
    Occupation:
    Student
    Gear List:
    Desktop:

    DAC: Schiit Yggdrasil (USB 5.0/Analog 2)
    Amp: EC Aficionado w/ feedback & Audiocaps

    Headphones:
    - ZMF Vérité (Ltd. Ziricote)
    - HD800 w/ SDR and SBAF mods, copper internal wiring and mini-XLR jacks

    Portable:

    Music Sanctuary modded Sony WM1Z
    PW Audio x 64audio Soundwriter w/ PW Audio 1960

    Signature

    Desktop: Yggdrasil A2 Gen5 -> Aficionado w/ feedback mod (0.22uF PPT Theta / WE2C51/ Fivre 2A3)
    -> Ziricote Verite, HD800
    Portable: iPhone X / Sony WM1Z -> Music Sanctuary x 64audio Soundwriter