Qildail
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Qildail

Almost "Made", Male, from Iowa

Ice cream with oldest daughter and her fiancé. They’re such a silly couple. How’s your Sunday? May 22, 2022

    1. Qildail
      Qildail
      Ice cream with oldest daughter and her fiancé. They’re such a silly couple. How’s your Sunday?
      1. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Dropped a can while juggling 4 up to the liquor store counter - but it didn't burst. So good :)
        May 22, 2022
    2. Qildail
      Qildail
      Dropped a tube and rolled over it with my chair. How's your Sunday?
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        @CEE TEE why were you one the floor? Was everyone getting drunk?
        May 16, 2022
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Ouch! I have had some fall out of my hand or roll of my desk onto a carpeted floor, only to hit a screwdriver or something sitting there. Ugh.
        May 16, 2022
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      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        @bixby You're absolutely right. Perspective in all things.

        @Vtory Sadly the tube is toast; at least it wasn't an expensive one.

        @Thad E Ginathom This is a good reminder why most of my system is not tube-based... I'm a general klutz.
        May 16, 2022
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    3. Qildail
      Qildail
      Never thought I'd be "too tired" for music, but moving from one crisis to another has taken its toll this week. Need to schedule a respite.
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        schedule the respite and stick to it. Also have pride in knowing those times when you are literally the only person in the universe that can deal with the things that present themselves at any given moment, with those present at that time. It is special work, and sometimes you're the only one who will understand how special that work is.
        May 7, 2022
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Thanks for the pickups, gang. I really appreciate them. Nothing permanent or unsolvable - just highly stressing. The respite will come; I just need to hold out for it a bit longer.
        May 7, 2022
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Sometimes life throws too many curve balls and the situation seems near impossible. It will get better soon.
        May 8, 2022
    4. Qildail
      Qildail
      When music, power, mood, room, air temp, gear, background noise, and beverage choice all coalesce, I'm reminded why I got into this hobby.
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    5. Qildail
      Qildail
      Literally leaving the wallet in another room today to avoid using expensive dopamine hits as a mood enhancer.
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        That didn’t work for me—bought that Grateful Dead RSD release.
        Apr 24, 2022
      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        @Merrick Awesome that you got one! No RSD stores near me, so I’m going to wait out the early scalpers on a few.
        Apr 24, 2022
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        @Qildail I had to order it online anyway, but at least it was from a real store and not a flipper, and it was not price jacked.
        Apr 24, 2022
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    6. Qildail
      Qildail
      Been so long since I turned on the second desk system, I had to dust the Asgard off before using it. Dust! Imagine my horror! </sarcasm>
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    7. Qildail
      Qildail
      Packed up my old office system and brought it home, but "home office" and "bedroom" in the same space is giving me claustrophobia.
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      2. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        Gross. Sounds invasive.
        Apr 12, 2022
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Invasive is not the first word I would have reached for, but it works. It really works.
        Apr 12, 2022
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    8. Qildail
      Qildail
      People look at me with this perplexed sadness, but they don’t realize “table for one” is the closest I’ve been to Zen in weeks.
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I eat alone at restaurants all the time. I quite like it. Same with going to movies. It’s nice to be alone but surrounded by people. Also nice to do both with others. Different things.
        Apr 3, 2022
    9. Qildail
      Qildail
      Shout-out to @Merrick for the gorgeous box set with three of my favorite Bowie albums and lots of goodies. Thanks again for the deal, sir.
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        My pleasure! Enjoy and cherish such wonderful music. Also check out the remix of David Live, I found it really enjoyable.
        Apr 1, 2022
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    10. Qildail
      Qildail
      Fatigue: Open calculator app, punch in ten numbers and enter; then stare at it wondering why it's not dialing and the number has commas...
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        I've left my keys in the fridge a couple times, but never my headphones. Yet.
        Mar 24, 2022
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      3. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        I have also been known to leave the tv remote in the fridge...
        Mar 24, 2022
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      4. zottel
        zottel
        When our son was some two years old, he used to put his stuffed animals into cupboards, drawers etc., and then not find them anymore. Once, we found one of them in the freezer.
        Mar 25, 2022
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    11. Qildail
      Qildail
      Six years with the HD650. I cycle through all of my collection regularly, but I end up back with the HD650 as the "98% good enough" option.
      1. Woland
        Woland
        I used my Ireland-made HD 6xx's for years and got a lot of joy from them too.. I have tried going back to them a few times over recent weeks, and can't last even 5 minutes. I think that's a reflection of how similar but better the LTS V1 / EllevenAcoustica is tho..
        Mar 22, 2022
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        Those LTS headphones look like a lovely project, but I'm seriously allergic to DIY just from my own clumsiness. I'm not seeing much sub-$2K that is worth chasing (HD800S, used, maybe?).
        Mar 23, 2022
    12. Qildail
      Qildail
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    13. Qildail
      Qildail
      Gave away my older AT-LP120 turntable to my nephew. One less large thing in my house; and it ends up somewhere it will be appreciated.
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I gifted an old thorens td-126 to some teenage daughters of a friend, and am very pleased to know it still regularly spins their Beetles LPs on a regular basis. There's gotta be some karmic sense that that old TT is happy in retirement. gruff old TT: "of course young ladies! I'll spin the white album again tonight!"
        Mar 11, 2022
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    14. Qildail
      Qildail
      Here's your cancellation reminder if you signed up for Tidal's three-month pre-Christmas deal... (ping @bixby)
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    15. Qildail
      Qildail
      Company acquisition closed. Employment transferred. Lots of opportunity here if I can get around some of the entrenchment.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        What company? Congrats! Hope you got a good package.
        Mar 1, 2022
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        @zerodeefex Not sure if I can say publicly (NDAs to be signed yet), but the offer was fair. Better health insurance though, so that will cut down on the out-of-pocket this year.
        Mar 3, 2022
    16. Qildail
      Qildail
      Life’s the same, except for my shoes.
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        ‘Bout to change my life with a haircut.
        Feb 21, 2022
    17. Qildail
      Qildail
      Few days off to travel and manage the last of my mother's possessions. Coming back with a crate of records will be mixed feelings for sure.
      1. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Hang in there, taking care of these things is tough. I've still to bring home my father's records (they're in the UK, I'm in the US). I did bring back his Thorens record player. It's a comfort having it.
        Feb 10, 2022
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        May your travel be kind and your memories bring you comfort.
        Feb 10, 2022
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    18. Qildail
      Qildail
      The recent price increases pushed me off the gear treadmill for a bit. This probably isn't a bad thing, especially in Perpetual Mid-fi Land.
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      2. Wilewarer
        Wilewarer
        Yeah. Something I was considering went up in price twice. Just means I didn't actually want it enough.
        Feb 7, 2022
    19. Qildail
      Qildail
      One thing about vinyl: Playing a record only messes with the playlist recommendation engine in your head.
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      2. nishan99
        nishan99
        Also it makes my bizarre music taste obvious to everyone.
        Jan 29, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I don't think I have ever made a playlist. Even though it is nearly a decade since the deck went into storage, I still consume music as albums. Sometimes occasional individual songs.

        Mind you, I never made a mix tape either. Even in rock, I prefer the symphonic (suite) form: something complete in total.
        Jan 30, 2022
    20. Qildail
      Qildail
      I'm not saying it's @Azimuth's fault I have a package of ECC84 tubes on my desk, but if anyone asks, the blame is going that way.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Just post your thoughts. :)
        Jan 27, 2022
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        I had to go a couple rounds on my socket adapters, but think I finally got that settled to write a decent set on the impressions thread.
        Feb 26, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    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)

    Vinyl: Technics SL-1800 Mk I + Empire 2000E/III -> Schiit Mani 2

    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