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Best SBAF member of all time, Male, 38, from Bay Area

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The awesomeness of Big Red Machine's new album and Matt Berninger's solo album combined with the break being taken by The National worries.. Oct 24, 2021 at 6:55 AM

    1. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      The awesomeness of Big Red Machine's new album and Matt Berninger's solo album combined with the break being taken by The National worries..
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yes, I definitely agree I would rather them stop now than fade into shiftiness like so many bands who keep going (Phish *cough*). But they seem like they have a lot of creative energy left.

        The last Big Red Machine album reminds me of The National's sound a lot, but just missing other elements that add complexity to the sound.
        Oct 24, 2021 at 9:35 AM
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I assume if they did make another album it wouldn't' be for a while since the individual members have to tour their solo projects. Sad for music lovers but a reality.

        I feel like they were still expanding their sound though. Room for more creative growth.
        Oct 24, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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      5. jaker782
        jaker782
        TN are probably my favorite current band as well... in fact it isn't even close for me. Discovered them after they released Boxer when they opened for REM.

        I thoroughly enjoyed BRM and Berninger's solo record. They are not done yet! The Dessner bros are killing it with their creativity and as long as Matt and his wife don't run dry with those signature lyrics, the quality will still be there for the next record.
        Oct 24, 2021 at 12:25 PM
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    2. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Firefighters across California are praising the Gods right now for the rain. So grateful for their tireless thankless work.
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      2. nishan99
        nishan99
        Thank god.
        Oct 22, 2021 at 5:26 AM
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        CA prisoners too
        Oct 22, 2021 at 7:14 AM
    3. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I just accidentally signed up for a family subscription for Microsoft 365 which gives me 5 accounts for100$/yr. Anyone want to go in on it?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I'm on the same plan and use two of the accounts for cloud storage because the rest of my family couldn't be arsed to make MS accounts. GLWS haha.
        Oct 20, 2021 at 8:26 AM
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Devil's semen...
        Oct 20, 2021 at 8:27 AM
      4. rott
        rott
        Quite generous of you. I'd bite if not for already being enrolled via employer discount, and only thing I dislike is the upload speed to OneDrive for multi-GB directories with hundreds of large files.
        Oct 20, 2021 at 2:53 PM
    4. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I’m starting to prefer good recordings. Time to sell all my gear.
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    6. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I’d like to ask that you all sign up for loaner tours when they’re offered even if you don’t know the gear. Take a chance.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I think I am on 5 currently. Not counting personal loaners.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      4. Armaegis
        Armaegis
        I've mentioned this before: there's a few of us in Winnipeg who would like to participate, but the customs office here is brutal and will slap too many fees on import. If someone else can get it into Canada, we'd ideally be last on the Canadian tour and we can ship back to the US or overseas when we're finished.
        Oct 13, 2021
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      5. lagadu
        lagadu
        EU tours are so rare :(
        Oct 14, 2021
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    7. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      If you've got one, I think a multimeter and some continuity testing could solve this LCD-R cable weirdness mystery
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Thanks! I don’t unfortunately and don’t have the knowledge to figure it out. I’m thinking of maybe sending the stoco cable in to Matt at Forza Audioworks and having him figure out what is going on and copy it. It’s a long way to ship the cable (Poland) but I’m not sure what else to do. Then he could write down how to wire a replacement LCD-R cable and everyone would benefit.
        Oct 9, 2021
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      3. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        @rhythmdevils - do you have a DMM? if so I could talk you through diagnostics with a zoom session. Alternatively you could send the cable to me (Seattle area) for diagnostics. Would save the cost of shipping to Poland and I would be happy to repay Matt's kindness in my cable situation.
        Oct 9, 2021
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        My guess is one channel is out of phase or maybe even that the phases are mixed up between the channels. This could happen if there was no inquiry if the pinout of the connector on the amp end. I assume you had forza use the same pinout as standard for xlr4, but they probably changed it
        Oct 9, 2021
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    8. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone else notice that a couple Jason Isbell albums have disappeared from Tidal?
      1. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        The Nashville Sound and Reunions two good fuckin albums
        Oct 7, 2021
      2. zonto
        zonto
        I see them on Tidal under Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Qobuz has the high-res PCM version of both as well, but not regular CD version it looks like.
        Oct 7, 2021
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Annoying. They used to all be under Jason Isbell. Separating the albums like that is pointless. Tidal can suck it. At least I can still listen to them though thank you!
        Oct 7, 2021
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    9. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Thinking about a diaphragm vibrating right next to my ears creating sound pressure waves that my brain interprets as music turns me on
      1. zonto
        zonto
        Contraceptives or headphones? :S
        Oct 4, 2021
      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The contraceptive ones vibrate these days? Wow...
        Oct 4, 2021
    10. crenca
      crenca
      Seriously @rhythmdevils might be an total idgit when it comes to, I don't know, HP's, amps, politics, dacs, women, medicine, and life in general, but that does not mean we should be talking behind his back...
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Nah, I just tell it to him straight to his face
        Sep 27, 2021
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    11. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      If anyone feels insulted or bothered by me could you please send me a pm instead of complaining to Marv so we can work it out. Thank you
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      2. M3NTAL
        M3NTAL
        I have to be careful too - I am super passionate and also probably seem like an A*hole, but I wear 'Mental' with pride LOL. Wear your devil :D
        Sep 27, 2021
      3. crenca
        crenca
        I am such a sensitive bastard at first I always think ya'll are talking about me, then I after I read what you said again I realize ya'll are usually talking about HP's and what not...'sensitive bastard' should probably be my nickname.
        Sep 27, 2021
      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        I've made that a standing offer, and almost every conversation has been a success story. Good on you RD!
        Sep 28, 2021
    12. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Does anyone have a copper balanced HD800 cable they could loan out with the HD8XX loaner? We would all be grateful. :)
      1. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Yeah, I have a copper Periapt cable that you can use. I can live with SE for my 800 for the duration of the loaner.
        Sep 27, 2021
    13. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      This forum is so dead on the weekends. Do you guys have lives outside of headphones or something? Not cool. Get back to the basement.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Sep 26, 2021
      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        I'm taking a needed break. Will cede the two "reviews" per day to ASR.
        Sep 26, 2021
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I spent the last three days competing and training in dog sports. i’m ready for a Sunday night of cocktails and music.
        Sep 26, 2021
    14. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      A lot of loaners coming up. Get your ears ready!
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    15. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Is the Jottenheim R the same thing as the Jottenheim A? And do either one sound like the regular Jottenheim?
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        No, the Jot R was amped up version for the SR1a. Same voicing as normal Jot, just moar power I believe.
        Sep 21, 2021
    16. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I plugged an HD800 SDR into an iPod touch during a little meet up with another SBAFer. What do you have to say about it? huh?
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      3. Gazny
        Gazny
        That is good sound
        Sep 19, 2021
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I thought maybe some SBAF spirits would come kill me instantly or something. but I guess not
        Sep 19, 2021
      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        If the treble doesn't kill you first sure. Personally i I think its a great headphone, it just needs to pass a huge check list first. Also I love the ipod I think it is a fun source brings me back to a simpler time.
        Sep 20, 2021
    17. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I’ve watched two videos by Abyss and they both made me less interested in ever owning an Abyss headphone.
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        The power cable thing has me worried about all my JPS cables. But the tiny wrinkles in the diaphragm may not even be a problem. In working on modding LCD headphones I have accidentally dented the diaphragm because the magnets are so far apart, leaving the diaphragm very exposed. Even a huge dent in the diaphragm (between magnets) didn't change the sound at all.
        Sep 19, 2021
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Sep 19, 2021
      4. Pancakes
        Pancakes
        I had the same experience with an HE400i. Although I dented on purpose specifically to see what would happen.
        Sep 19, 2021
    18. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Nit picky nomenclature correction for SBAF: "Planar" is not correct abbreviation for "Planar Magnetic". Electrostats are "Planars" too.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Woland: Not A Chance? If so, yes, it is a lost battle already.

        @rhythmdevils: This is a specialist site and we should get specialist stuff right. I don't know anything about Planar-xyz headphones, but that would make it even more important, if I was enquiring, that people get the terminology correct. So I don't think you are nit-picking.
        Sep 19, 2021
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      3. M3NTAL
        M3NTAL
        talking about dynamic drivers gets rather complicated quickly. The HD800 is a ring radiator and I don't know any other's.
        Sep 19, 2021
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        It still functions like an electrodynamic driver though.

        To be more nit picky, orthos and electrodynamics are actually both dynamics. But that doesn’t really matter
        Sep 19, 2021
    19. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I don't think any headphone deserves to be more than 1-1.5k$. With few exceptions. (Not Hifiman)
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        It all started from having to one up Hifiman and the he1000 at 3k....we are betterer so $$$$$
        Sep 16, 2021
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        What you can get for 10 to 50 Dollars/Euros in performance is enough to make you think "wait what, what do I really get for the money?" After years of this hobby, first get your music collection in order. Then chase the audio-gear.
        Sep 17, 2021
      4. aamefford
        aamefford
        I think with no exceptions, but I’ve headed back down from the summit, and will make a further downhill run toward solid midfi very soon.
        Sep 17, 2021
    20. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
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      3. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        Haha, built in audiophile amp, I'm sure it's totally better than a regular amp.
        Sep 15, 2021
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        I forgot about that, that was a few years ago. Built in amp. Haven't heard anything about it since it came out, so I guess probably not great
        Sep 15, 2021
      5. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        Sep 15, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 3, 1983 (Age: 38)
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Gear List:
    WANTED:
    CA Solaris SE (abalone inlay)

    —Source—

    Pi2AES with NoiseNuke -> Yggdrasil A2 ->

    —iem rig—

    Schiit Loki -> Drop THX 789 with Sigma11 LPS ->

    og Solaris
    Andromeda 2020
    Andromeda MW10

    —Ortho rig—

    -AMPS-

    Cavalli Liquid Glass
    Cavalli Liquid Gold X
    modded Eddie Current Super 7
    @fallenangel Cavalli SOHA1
    Schiit Magni 3+
    Jottenheim A

    -HEADPHONES-

    All orthos are modded

    Audeze LCD-R
    Audeze LCD-X
    Audeze LCD-2 Classic
    Hifiman HE6se V1 and V2
    Hifiman HE560 V4
    Fostex T50rp (very involved mod, one of my best orthos)
    Aiwa HP-500
    2 NAD RP-18 Kapton
    3 TDS-15
    TDS-5
    TDS-7
    TDS-16
    Fostex T20v2
    Fostex T20v1
    FostexT10
    3 Yamaha HP-1 Anistropic
    4 Yamaha YH-3

    —Speaker rig—

    Pi2AES -> Bifrost 2 -> Khozmo Passive Preamp -> Mackie HR624 mk1 active monitors
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