rfernand
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rfernand

Almost "Made", Male, from Kirkland, WA

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Alright Yggdrasil+ GS2. Warm up and show me what you’ve got. Jun 6, 2024

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    1. rfernand
      rfernand
      Alright Yggdrasil+ GS2. Warm up and show me what you’ve got.
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        My Yggdrasil A1 took a couple days at least back when I first got it.

        Have you heard the DSHA-3F/N?
        Jun 7, 2024
      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        Put mine down with the 2CH. So lovely with the Aegir and the Lintons. I have no reason to buy anything else for a very long time.
        Jun 8, 2024
      5. rfernand
        rfernand
        I've been rather sick, so all I can do is listen. This test was good. GS2 is really good. Indeed it is an airier Gungnir A2 with better separation. Better than OG/A2? No. Flavors indeed.

        MHA200 extracts all the juice, so I don't feel like I'm leaving Yggdrasil coins on the table anymore. Used HD800S for testing.
        Jun 10, 2024
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    2. rfernand
      rfernand
      Magic synergies: (1) USB -> Urd -> Yggdrasil -> MJ3 -> LCD-X 21 (Roon EQ), (2) USB -> Bifrost 2/64 -> Jot2 as preamp -> MHA200 -> Utopia’22(noEQ)
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    3. rfernand
      rfernand
      Wtf? Grell OAE1?
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I heard them quickly at CanJam NYC, they sounded quite good (show conditions yadda yadda)
        Jun 3, 2024
      4. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        It's not great, unfortunately.
        Jun 3, 2024
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      5. rfernand
        rfernand
        Bummer!
        Jun 3, 2024
    4. rfernand
      rfernand
      ¡Hala Madrid! ¡Y nada más!
    5. rfernand
      rfernand
      I’m fed up with DIY streamers. AXN10 to the rescue.
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        I still have its old big brother CXN-v2 on a secondary setup. Still a solid piece of kit - my single complaint is it doesn’t do Apple Music natively (but AirPlay is good enough there).
        May 31, 2024
      3. rfernand
        rfernand
        Oh yeah! CXNv2 is really good - and the Wolkfram DACs are not bad at all. The AXN10’s ESS are a tiny bit brighter, but heck, I just needed a reliable transport under $500. Feed the Yggdrasil’s coax and move on.

        Haven’t tried the CXN100. I hope the built-in dac implementation is cool! Hard to beat that, a CXC, and an amp for a better-than-most easy to set up system.
        May 31, 2024
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    6. rfernand
      rfernand
      Hmm. MCD85 + MHA200 = desktop endgame?
      1. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Could be! But End game is a state of inner contentment not a combination of gear
        May 23, 2024
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      2. rfernand
        rfernand
        Haha true - I have bifrost 2/64, jot2 as preamp (for the genelecs), and mha 200 in the studio rig these days. All good.
        May 24, 2024
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      3. rfernand
        rfernand
        Moved MJ3 to the Yggdrasil rig, not bad at all. But I still think MHA200 gets all out of Yggdrasil and everything else leaves a little bit out. Oh well. It’s good to play with toys and enjoy tunes.
        May 24, 2024
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    7. rfernand
      rfernand
      About to try a Vision Pro with and without AirPods. Review-worthy? #troll
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        I’m not old and fat and rich
        Jan 13, 2024
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        But you will be at least one of those, one day.

        Wouldn't you like to have built your dream audio system?

        Isn't what he did the same as what many here do? The difference being only one of scale.
        Jan 13, 2024
      4. rfernand
        rfernand
        I like reading about passion projects related to my hobbies - I may not get to rebuild a 1964 Corvette, but I can certainly enjoy someone else’s story about their ride :-)
        Jan 13, 2024
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    9. rfernand
      rfernand
      Before people lose their shit, if a conference has a non-peer review track, they label the paper as such.
    10. rfernand
      rfernand
      Silver MJ3 charged for shipping the same day Peter Gabriel's i/o was finally released. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
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    11. rfernand
      rfernand
      I know it’s true / it’s all because of you / and if I make it through / it’s all because of you
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      3. joch
        joch
        Say it’s true it’s true
        And we can break through
        Though torn in two
        We can be one
        Oct 30, 2023
      4. Walderstorn
        Walderstorn
        In love?
        Oct 31, 2023
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      5. rfernand
        rfernand
        New Beatles song
        Oct 31, 2023
    12. rfernand
      rfernand
      Did not see “Red & Blue” and “Now and Then” coming. Much less the personal stuff going on for Giles & The Beatles right now. Very touched.
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    13. rfernand
      rfernand
      Mani 2 to Skoll - The gain alone is already a win for me. Also, very quiet. Current-gen Schiit sound DNA (flat-ish soundstage). Good stuff.
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    14. rfernand
      rfernand
      Peter Gabriel’s i/o is now available for preorder. This is a nervosa release.
      1. MellowVelo
        MellowVelo
        Why the nervosa? Too many options?
        Oct 18, 2023
      2. rfernand
        rfernand
        Too many options indeed! And the box set won’t ship until march!
        Oct 18, 2023
    15. rfernand
      rfernand
      MJ3 as Genelec preamp? Yup.
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    16. rfernand
      rfernand
      SKOLL!!!!!!
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        I’m waiting for my mail-order MIL-F
        Oct 11, 2023
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I’m glad Schiit is picking up the slack with the import restrictions on Russia.
        Oct 11, 2023
    17. rfernand
      rfernand
      Peter Gabriel’s i/o tour - if you still can, go. Seattle show was great.
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      3. rfernand
        rfernand
        The Master nailed it again.
        Oct 9, 2023
      4. MellowVelo
        MellowVelo
        The whole evening was an incredible synthesis of sight and sound. Even at 73 years old, PG continues to push himself artistically. It's a gutsy move to go out and play 11 new songs when you already have a remarkable back catalog spanning 40+ years, not to mention that he and the band were incredibly tight and energetic for 2 hours 45 minutes.
        Oct 9, 2023
      5. rfernand
        rfernand
        21 years ago I saw him in Mexico City - this was like a week before the Up tour formally started. The newspaper review was “This jerk charged us to come see him rehearse”. Not unlike the current performance, it was him, some theatrics, and the band - without the large “Us” era spectacle. He also filled the set with tracks from “Up”. He didn’t even play “In Your Eyes”.
        Oct 9, 2023
    18. rfernand
      rfernand
      MJ3 vs MHA200? Hurm…
      1. rfernand
        rfernand
        No, not versus. And.
        Oct 8, 2023
    19. rfernand
      rfernand
      OK. RS1x is the Grado GOAT.
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      3. rfernand
        rfernand
        This is all it took, yes. What gave it away? Portable CD players?
        Sep 28, 2023
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      4. ColdsnapBry
        ColdsnapBry
        RS1x is the only headphone I'm interesting in hearing / owning right now.
        Sep 28, 2023
      5. rfernand
        rfernand
        Sep 28, 2023
    20. rfernand
      rfernand
      Well, Schiit. Skoll looks cool.
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      3. joch
        joch
        Phono pre-amp
        Sep 27, 2023
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      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Watched the replay. Yeah, bal preamp. And Midgard looks like improved Magnius
        Sep 27, 2023
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    February 15
    Location:
    Kirkland, WA
    Occupation:
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    Gear List:
    Audeze LCD-X, Dan Clark Audio ÆON 2 Noire, Dan Clark Audio Stealth, Focal Utopia ‘22, Grado 325x, Grado PS500e, Grado GS1000e, Massdrop HD6xx, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD 600S2, Schiit Folkvangr, Schiit Jotunheim 2, Schiit Mjolnir 2 (Phillips Miniwatt), Astell & Kern KANN Cube, Meridian Explorer2, Schiit Bifrost 2, Schiit Gungnir Multibit, Schiit Yggdrasil A2, Bowers & Wilkins 606, Genelec 8010A, Klipsch Heresy IV, Nucleus, Pro Ject Essential III (Grado Timbre Master3), Pro Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra, Rega Brio, Schiit Aegir, Schiit Freya+, Schiit Mani 2, Schiit Ragnarok 2.
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