Qildail
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Qildail

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Best part of Thanksgiving: Guilt-free day drinking with my family guilt trips. Nov 25, 2021 at 3:42 PM

    1. Qildail
      Qildail
      Best part of Thanksgiving: Guilt-free day drinking with my family guilt trips.
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.
    6. 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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    7. 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
    8. 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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    9. 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.
    10. 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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    12. Qildail
      Qildail
      Not that he needs it from the likes of me, but shout-out to @Vtory for a lovely Freya S sale. I just need to finish rearranging for it.
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    13. Qildail
      Qildail
      New stylus for the old Empire cart was the right call. Reduced tracking force to 1.0g and anti-skate to 0.25. Think I have it dialed in now.
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    14. Qildail
      Qildail
      That time of year again with morning temps around freezing; but if I turn the heater on the house will be the sunside of Mercury in an hour.
      1. crazychile
        crazychile
        I had to cover up the basil, sage and rosemary on the porch. Temp at 4:30am said 36F, so it was close but no frost.
        Oct 22, 2021
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        @crazychile We brought in our still-potted replacement trees where they will spend the next five months under an assortment of growing lamps. I may end up stealing one of those lamps for my work office before it's over.
        Oct 22, 2021
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    15. Qildail
      Qildail
      Panasonic built these old Technics tables like tanks. Nice to have one again.
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I use an SL-1800 too! Mk1 for me, bought it before I learned how much of an improvement Mk2 was.
        Oct 14, 2021
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      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        Yea I thought about that. But for the shape it was in, with that cart, and a run through a technician already, I knew it wasn’t going to stay up long at the price.

        The stylus is not long for this world, so that’ll be another bit, but I justify it by saying I saved five times the total price by not buying a new 1500C for Christmas.

        Audiophile math at its finest, eh?
        Oct 14, 2021
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Oh, I've done the "convince myself I'm going to buy super expensive thing" then I don't so I buy something else that I shouldn't but is way cheaper than the super expensive thing I had convinced myself I was going to buy in the first place haha
        Oct 14, 2021
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    16. Qildail
      Qildail
      I had always hated bass-heavy tuning, but now I think it was just *bad* bass-heavy tuning I hated. This SVS blends very well.
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    17. Qildail
      Qildail
      Sometimes the best "new piece of gear" comes from just cleaning up the desk.
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "What is this desk cleaning you speak of?"

        I vaguely remember that there might be one under the heap of crud in front of me.
        Oct 5, 2021
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Oct 5, 2021
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        LOL *sweeps up the dust: suddenly everything collapses, the dust was holding it all up*
        Oct 5, 2021
    18. Qildail
      Qildail
      Took a flyer on the HE5XX at $160. I think I might actually like them. Not better than my 650s, but these are not... awful... at this price.
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    19. Qildail
      Qildail
      The neat thing about playing video games with my adult children is that they still find it neat to play them with me.
    20. Qildail
      Qildail
      I'm going to need another headphone stand...
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    November 29
    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