Qildail
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Qildail

Almost "Made", Male, from Iowa

At this point I might be warmer if I actually set the space heater on fire... at least for a little bit anyway. Jan 2, 2022

    1. Qildail
      Qildail
      At this point I might be warmer if I actually set the space heater on fire... at least for a little bit anyway.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        You’re the reason for the safety warning in the manual about not setting the heater on fire?
        Jan 3, 2022
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    2. Qildail
      Qildail
      Finally got the AXA25 unpacked in the new office building (four months late). Brick wall acoustics are wild. Thankfully it's all near-field.
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    3. Qildail
      Qildail
      All my hopes for enjoyment in however you observe the season. Thank you for letting me be a small part of this sometimes quirky place.
      1. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        Same to you & yours...enjoy!
        Dec 22, 2021
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Thank you! You too :)

        (I try not to observe it at all, but usually end up enjoying some of the lights. I do like the lights. And turkey.)
        Dec 23, 2021
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        May this season bring some brightness to those weary of a covid dreary world.
        Dec 23, 2021
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    4. Qildail
      Qildail
      Record static is going to be hell this year, apparently. I should just hook a humidifier up to the tonearm...
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        @Erroneous Those look cool and can also double as a candle lighter.
        Dec 21, 2021
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Thanks for the suggestions, gang. The arc lighter idea is an interesting bit of physics, for sure.
        Dec 21, 2021
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Mist carpets with a spray bottle containing water and 10% liquid fabric softener. That keeps the static down significantly.
        Dec 22, 2021
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    5. Qildail
      Qildail
      Adult children playing Pokemon, laughing, and generally being goofy with each other. It's a bit loud for a Sunday night, but I like it.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        I genuinely miss playing the card battle. Was rather competitive back in the day, haha
        Dec 19, 2021
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    6. Qildail
      Qildail
      New insulation and siding going up on the house today. Hammers and drills and saws will not make for a good listening environment.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        just listen to some Industrial?
        Dec 19, 2021
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        Dec 19, 2021
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    7. Qildail
      Qildail
      Here we go again with the crazy weather.
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        My mom texted earlier tonight from Ames, said it was getting really windy but was still near 70 degrees. We just had the wind move through here in Denver overnight through this morning. Sounds like it's making its way east.
        Dec 15, 2021
      3. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Yeah, I had 75°F and 75mph here in the Ozarks yesterday. Then rain all night.
        Dec 16, 2021
      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        The storm moved here really fast with minimal damage. We were luckier than many other places this time around. But 40 degrees coming out of the air in just a few hours makes for a very unstable atmosphere.
        Dec 16, 2021
    8. Qildail
      Qildail
      Shout-out to @bixby for the box full of deep cut vinyl on my doorstep. The last TV I had shipped wasn't packed this well.
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Could one of you provide a picture of what properly packed vinyls should look like? I'm guessing it's much more than just putting vinyl in a box with bubble wrap around it.
        Dec 12, 2021
      4. bixby
        bixby
        #1 you want no movement of the lps. Wrap taut or if using a reg. lp box, use cardboard stiffeners on bottom and top of 1-4 lps. If you shake and can feel movement it is not right. Also I use external corner bumpers made of folded carboard.
        Dec 12, 2021
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        For larger lots, wrap or brace in a tight box with bubble, foam or something to prevent movement. Then put this box in another box and pack to immobilize via paper, peanuts of whatever you have to do the job. sorry I have no pics.
        Dec 12, 2021
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    9. Qildail
      Qildail
      The day starts seemingly restful and ends with a panic trip to a vet and another euthanized pet. Dour vibes and exhaustion in the house now.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Dec 6, 2021
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        Oh no! So sorry to hear that. When you're ready, please consider sharing some pictures/thoughts in the pet pictures thread.
        Dec 6, 2021
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        My condolences to your very bad day. May your beloved furry friend be enjoying time at the rainbow bridge.
        Dec 9, 2021
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    10. Qildail
      Qildail
      Best part of Thanksgiving: Guilt-free day drinking with my family guilt trips.
    11. Qildail
      Qildail
      New to me music for the long weekend: Neil Young, Robert Plant + Alison Krauss, Angel Olsen, Adele, Lorde, Dion, and Nathaniel Rateliff.
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    12. Qildail
      Qildail
      You either like Wes Anderson’s style or you don’t, and The French Dispatch is Anderson with all his eccentric absurdity to its core.
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I'm a Wes Anderson superfan. He's the one director I get all his movies Criterion. His films are obviously influenced by French Cinema and he makes that transparent with this movie
        Nov 21, 2021
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        @Cspirou I hope Criterion gives this a run in their new series of 4K releases. The last third was a bit weak, but I still found it quite entertaining.
        Nov 22, 2021
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I’m not as much of a devoted cinephile as I used to be but when Bottle Rocket originally came out I was a big fan and he’s only gotten better since,
        Nov 22, 2021
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    13. Qildail
      Qildail
      Potato with dab of butter and some salt. Probably not the best thing for me, but I could do worse.
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    14. Qildail
      Qildail
      I really do hope folks looking for bargains around the holidays find them; but I think my card is staying in the wallet this year.
    15. Qildail
      Qildail
      Don't laugh, but I just fixed a 100-200 Hz bloom in the two channel by command-stripping a corkboard to the desk's underside. Physics, man.
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Room acoustics are wild. I distinctly remember when I went from a wide shallow particle board construction desk to a narrow deep pine/metal construction desk the sound of my nearfield setup changed drastically for the better.
        Nov 18, 2021
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    16. Qildail
      Qildail
      Not sure if I fully understand the news from Tidal today. Seems like conflicted marketing.
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        So I can pay less and get free protection from MQA? Awesome!
        Nov 17, 2021
      4. crenca
        crenca
        Not if the AAC You're listening to on the free tier is sourced from MQA files.
        Nov 17, 2021
      5. Woland
        Woland
        @crenca hopefully they just zero out the least significant bits that normally have mqa data.
        Nov 17, 2021
    17. Qildail
      Qildail
      Gave the weighted blanket idea a fair shot, but it’s not making things better. Somehow I’m still kicking a 30 pound blanket off every night.
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        er, your room is too warm?
        Nov 16, 2021
      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        Maybe yet still. I've had the room at 68F pretty consistently. May be time to try pushing that down a bit more.
        Nov 17, 2021
      5. bixby
        bixby
        I sleep at 65-62 this time of year. Also try melatonin 1 hr. before bed and do 1mg or less. The big doses over do it. I move way less when melatonined. :)
        Nov 17, 2021
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    18. Qildail
      Qildail
      New to me music this week: Nina Simone at Montreux, ABBA, Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga, Lucinda Williams, Joe Bonamassa. A song for every mood.
    19. Qildail
      Qildail
      Voyager 2 Mission Time: 44 Years, 2 Months, 13 Days, 11 Hours, 38 Minutes, 32 Seconds.
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      2. Ksorota
        Ksorota
        The only record i own is the Voyager 44th anniversary box set!
        Nov 3, 2021
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      Qildail
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Iowa
    Gear List:
    Main: Cambridge CXC+CXN-v2 -> Cambridge AXR100 -> ELAC DBR-62

    Desk 1: Schiit Asgard 3 -> Sennheiser HD650

    Desk 2: Schiit Asgard 3 + AKM DAC -> Sennheiser HD280 (2016)

    Desk 3: Work in progress...

    Vinyl: Technics SL-1800 Mk I + Empire 2000E/III

    Other: HiFiMan HE-5XX, Philips SHP9500, Sennheiser HD558, Sennheiser HD598, Sennheiser Momentum 3, Schiit Freya S, Schiit Vali 2+, Schiit Modi 3+, Schiit Magni Heresy, Schiit Fulla 2