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
      SVS Micro 3000 arrived today. Normally I'd be up all night tinkering; but I am so tired it's just going to sit on the floor until tomorrow.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Any comments? I want to cop before the price increase but the reviews all seem to be written by untrusted sources.
        Sep 30, 2021
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        @zerodeefex I just got around to set up tonight. Still have a lot of tuning I think (there is a serious bass null in my room), but it passed the "two hour test".
        Sep 30, 2021
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Bought a return/like new from an authorized dealer for $650. Figured I'd cop before the price increase goes in. Given the size and high WAF, seemed like a good move.
        Oct 2, 2021
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    2. Qildail
      Qildail
      SVS prices going up on 4 October. If you were thinking about that new sub, now's probably the time.
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      3. jnak00
        jnak00
        @Qildail I ordered the SB1000 Pro after your warning yesterday. I checked today and the price has already gone up $130 (in Canada)!
        Sep 24, 2021
      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        @jnak00 Ack! Hopefully you got your order in before the hike?
        Sep 24, 2021
      5. jnak00
        jnak00
        Yes, I did - thanks to you
        Sep 24, 2021
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    3. Qildail
      Qildail
      Vali 2+ so far: Not so great with the 650s, but it might have saved a different pair of headphones from being consigned to a box.
    4. Qildail
      Qildail
      Some days are diamonds; some days are rocks…
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    5. Qildail
      Qildail
      All this Yggdrasil talk actually has me looking again at Bifrost and/or/versus add-on MB-card for the second desk Asgard 3.
    6. Qildail
      Qildail
      Spouse expressed extreme concern that I hadn't replaced my dead HD280s from last week. I'm pretty amused by this. How the turns have tabled.
    7. Qildail
      Qildail
      Consolidated my paid services. Apple Music for the family (simplicity over performance); Qobuz/Roon for me; Amazon and Tidal out for now.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I’ve been pretty happy with Apple’s lossless quality.
        Sep 6, 2021
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      4. bixby
        bixby
        For me Qobuz sounded better than Tidal. Amazon soundly beat up Apple Music (neither lossless at the time) for sound on the phone apps when listening to 1 track of Beck's Sea Change album. But maybe apple gimped the Android version of their app.
        Sep 6, 2021
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      5. Qildail
        Qildail
        Now that I have the family plan sorted, I'm interested in getting Apple Lossless hooked up to the DAC(s) to see if I notice any appreciable differences. I suspect probably not much with mid-fi gear, if any.
        Sep 6, 2021
    8. Qildail
      Qildail
      Browsing eBay: Some of this gear looks like it was dragged across a parking lot in a bag full of sand that was on fire. Good lord.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        The DACMagic does not look too bad. The speakers look mighty scratched up. You should see some pro PA amps I see sometimes.
        Sep 4, 2021
      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        I can only imagine.
        Sep 4, 2021
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      5. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        When I used to shuffle around more frequently with used pro gear that was used in touring or bar bands, I was pretty much happy with it if it was functional and didn't smell like an ashtray. Your standards go down real fast in that realm lol.
        Sep 4, 2021
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    9. Qildail
      Qildail
      I'm probably the minority, but I miss my work office -- I'm somewhat looking forward to going back. I'm on calls all day either way.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I don't miss my office. Or my work. Last seen, 2003.
        Sep 3, 2021
      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        Definitely a love-hate thing going on here. It has its perks, but some days...
        Sep 3, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It's true that there was a social side to work, and that I valued many of the relationships. Unfortunately, there was a work side too.
        Sep 3, 2021
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    10. Qildail
      Qildail
      So long to my first pair of Sennheiser HD280s, which threw the left tweeter tonight after 17 years of faithful service.
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Condolences. Loss of an old friend.
        Aug 30, 2021
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    11. Qildail
      Qildail
      Nice moment of sheer unadulterated panic when I powered up the Asgard and got nothing. Flip the gain down and back and it's fine. Weird.
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        Sounds like me with a "vintage" Yammy R-500 receiver I borrowed. Seemed every time I checked, the wiring the was correct but channels reversed....Duh... operator error.
        Aug 28, 2021
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    12. Qildail
      Qildail
      I had to explain to the roofers today that the very large check I wrote them was for the "non-leaking" model of roof...
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      2. DigMe
        DigMe
        My parents moved to a new house last year and paid some contractors to build them a patio cover that is attached to the house. Thing leaked like a sieve.
        Aug 27, 2021
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh dear, I do sympathise. After some bad kitchen woodwork: "You didn't tell us you wanted it done *properly*"
        Aug 27, 2021
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        Qildail
        Aug 27, 2021
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    13. Qildail
      Qildail
      Thanks to @Dash for the great deal on the exquisite Asgard 3 that showed up on my porch today. It will have a good home in my main system.
      1. Qildail
        Qildail
        Aside: No doubt there are better amps out there, but I simply love the Asgard 3. This is my second one so I can leave my original with the "second desk" downstairs.
        Aug 24, 2021
    14. Qildail
      Qildail
      Gear Life: Spending three hours rearranging the desk so the new 27-inch monitor doesn't mess up the near field speakers...
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      2. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        This is why I got the Art RM5 which hang on monitor mounts beside my screen. The sheer convenience has won out over ultimate sound quality.
        Aug 22, 2021
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        @Armaegis huh... never heard of those before. I was looking at the Audioengine A5+ for when I'm forced back into my corporate office soon, but those RM5s might end up better without running me out of desk. Thanks for the idea!
        Aug 23, 2021
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    15. Qildail
      Qildail
      Evenings after everyone has gone to bed may be my favorite time with the 2-channel. I appreciate the quiet detail over cranked wattage.
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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