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Looking for a Zana Deux Super or Studio B :) Nov 28, 2022 at 9:11 AM

    1. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Looking for a Zana Deux Super or Studio B :)
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Ask and you shall receive ;)
        Nov 28, 2022 at 10:05 AM
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    2. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Go headphones!
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      3. pure5152
        pure5152
        Headphones used Slam! It's super effective!
        Nov 25, 2022 at 10:12 PM
      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I was complaining (legitimately) after waking up from a nap and decided to just post something positive instead. Hence the weird edit. Haha
        Nov 25, 2022 at 11:58 PM
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        "just post something positive instead"

        Great idea!
        Nov 26, 2022 at 2:48 AM
    3. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Headaches are the worst. Something that turns music into pain is the work of the devil.
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Yeah speakers are definitely better but I feel like a traitor
        Nov 10, 2022
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!!!!
        Nov 11, 2022
      5. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        I hope your headache abates soon and you can enjoy the music again very soon.
        Nov 11, 2022
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    4. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Audeze started their B-Stock sale before their insider email said it would start and everything is sold out already. :-/
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      2. Maven86
        Maven86
        Yikes! Yea, that sucks... I guess cyber campers can be a resourceful bunch.
        Nov 7, 2022
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      3. deafenears
        deafenears
        I was actually monitoring and hoping to grab an LCD-4 to send over for your mod services but was too slow and had already sold out. Maybe next time.
        Nov 12, 2022
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I hope the LCD-4 doesn't become rare
        Nov 12, 2022
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    5. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Does Amazon Prime actually live up to “2 day shipping” for you all? It almost never does anymore here.
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      2. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        It sort of works here. The 2 days does not seem to include the day of order or delivery though, so typically order on Monday and receive on Thursday is their "Prime Two Day Shipping".
        Nov 6, 2022
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’m seeing fewer product pages promising 2 day shipping now, even if they have Prime. In general Amazon has been good at keeping to the estimates on the product pages, sometimes getting stuff delivered earlier
        Nov 6, 2022
      4. Pocomo
        Pocomo
        We have good coverage here in Boston metro and they generally deliver (90%) on the expected delivery date. That said, I often use Amazon Day delivery to consolidate stops at our address.
        Nov 7, 2022
    6. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      What’s the life expectancy of a 25C1/369A tube?
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        A lot of this depends on how hard the amp runs the tube. For example, a good 6CG7 usually lasts somewhere around 500 hours (give or take 200), but DNA Starlett rubs the tubes very gently and they can last a very long time
        Nov 2, 2022
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      3. Jh4db536
        Jh4db536
        I think it's luck. The power and driver tubes on my EC are still good and were daily driven basically 24/ 7 during pandemic and some long as 2015 ish. They are run at slightly below average operating point per datasheet. One of the rectifiers died while I was listening due to gas leak caused by a glass fracture near the pins ... maybe too much rolling or defect in glass. All I know is I got every last drop from it
        Nov 2, 2022
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      4. joch
        joch
        I think the answer to that (as well as most questions in life) is it depends. Basically nobody knows. If you don't roll a lot, and turn off the amp if you're not planning to use it for over an hour, you should get some mileage from your tubes. Also, tubes don't really need to warm up too long. @atomicbob did a piece about maximizing warm up time and 10-15 minutes was all it takes to start enjoying your tunes.
        Nov 3, 2022
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    7. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I really hope Imgur continues, but how do they make money? No one uses them as a social media platform like they are trying to do.
      1. caute
        caute
        I just wish my imgur links would manifest as actual images here instead of getting the little image error with a question mark in it, have to link images to text like an asshole. Like who gonna click on all that extraness?
        Oct 29, 2022
      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        @caute You’re probably copying the Imgur “post link” instead of the “image address”. On a Mac just right click on the image in Imgur and chooose “copy image address”. Or “open in new tab” then copy that link.

        the link has to end in .jpeg/.jpg/.png
        Oct 29, 2022
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      3. caute
        caute
        That worked! Thank you sm!
        Oct 30, 2022
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    8. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
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      3. RestoredSparda
        RestoredSparda
        Did you experiment if it is maybe the input tube picking up noise instead?
        Oct 26, 2022
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        They are RCA 2a3 tubes. Im sure it's the 2a3's because when I swapped the from right to left the noise followed the tubes from the right channel to the left channel.
        Oct 26, 2022
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      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        This is why we need fiber networking :P
        Oct 26, 2022
    9. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I’m sick of Qobuz’s bullshit catalog. Every time I look up an artist from my Qobuz catalog on any other service there so many more albums.
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        @yotacowboy I'll try that but I don't use Roon. But my biggest complaint is that even when they manage to include an artist in their catalog (which has way fewer artists than Tidal, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, etc), they still don't have all of that artists's albums.
        Oct 26, 2022
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I go check Tidal, and there are 3 more albums in that artist's discography that aren't on Qobus. Why? They've managed to find the artist and add them, why not add all their albums?
        Oct 26, 2022
      4. JayC
        JayC
        I have this issue too, but sometimes (just as yotacowboy said) - the album exists but doesnt show up correctly. If I look up artist + song from an album that isnt showing up, it does show up 75% of the time. If i clikc on the artist (same name) there, it shows up as a separate artist page. Seems like they have a database management issue
        Oct 27, 2022
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    10. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Could someone explain the differences between the EC Afficianado and the Studio B / 2a3? Borrowing an Afficianado…
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Thank you @GanGreinke ! What about output power? And current output? Cheers!
        Oct 22, 2022
      4. GanGreinke
        GanGreinke
        I think the output power for both is 2W into 32 ohms. I'm not sure about the current output though
        Oct 23, 2022
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Oct 23, 2022
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    11. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Does anyone know of a grounded USB charging plug with multiple USB A/C ports? I can only find 2 prong...
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      2. Cspirou
        Oct 18, 2022
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      3. Vansen
        Vansen
        Have you tried a usb battery pack to see if it solves your issue? I use a battery for one of my RPi out of laziness and it sounds good.
        Oct 18, 2022
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      4. Vansen
        Vansen
        Oct 18, 2022
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    12. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      If you REALLY want to hear the music you need to take the unfucked digital signal and fuck it up so you can spend $1k to unfuck it again.
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Totally not sure, what you mean? Been digital for 18 yrs, and have learned a lot. If your message is digital sources matter, then yes, of course and can be rather telling.
        Oct 14, 2022
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Ahh sorry I meant “digital bridge” from something like a Pi2AES to the bridge device then to a DAC. Crazy what sounds good sometimes.
        Oct 15, 2022
      5. joch
        joch
        Huh? Another link I didn’t know I’m missing all this time?!
        Oct 15, 2022
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    13. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Anyone else having trouble selling used gear lately? I've got so much gear sitting for sale and can't buy new stuff. grrrr
      1. Justin S, Inoculator, Qildail and 5 others like this.
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      3. Justin S
        Justin S
        Good to see you back here! I agree with you - it's been very slow going this last while. I am actually glad in one case, as it convinced me to keep my HD800Ss. As always, anything made by Schiit that is current sells within hours of posting.
        Oct 12, 2022
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Higher end gear takes longer to sell. You may need to lower the price to move it.
        Oct 12, 2022
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      5. Souldriver
        Souldriver
        Yep, the market went soft and quick. Not even the usual inquires. Good deals are still snatched up in minutes but ive had 2x cm800rs sitting for months.
        Oct 14, 2022
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    14. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Hi all! Due to some recent disagreements among senior staff I’m resigning as staff from SBAF and gearmaster as well.
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      2. loadexfa
        loadexfa
        I greatly appreciated your detailed content, the fantastic loaners you’ve organized, and our friendship. Best wishes for what’s next!
        Oct 6, 2022
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Walking away from being a moderator on another forum, over a decade ago, was something I should have done a lot earlier. Some of the life I lost was not refundable.
        Hey, I'm still the biggest contributor (of waffle!) to that place: I just stick to front-of-house.

        Things find a balance: Glad to know that you will be around, at least.
        Oct 7, 2022
      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Let me add to the chorus by thanking you for your contributions and hope you will still share musical discoveries. Best
        Oct 7, 2022
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    15. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I need to make sure this salute doesn't have malicious meanings because I am posting an image of me doing this salute to a social media page for a chronic illness as part of a spoof post of a Star Trek "Captains Log" and the image is meant to be mocking/goofing about serious army/star fleet stuff.
        Aug 25, 2022
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        It will reach tens of thousands of people so I want to make sure I'm not saying "go Nazis!" or "fuck the military!" or anything that would offend. I figure you sleuths are great people to ask about this since I can't fid a definitive answer on google.
        Aug 25, 2022
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      4. Claritas
        Claritas
        I don't know what it means. But it's ugly. I'd go with the People's Front of Judaea "Solidarity" salute from Life of Brian.
        Aug 26, 2022
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    16. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I officially quit the position of gearmaster. Good job SBAF.
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Take some rest. Vacation is helpful. I proved it myself. lol.
        Aug 22, 2022
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Sorry man. Many here, including myself, appreciate you and your work you have done.
        Aug 23, 2022
        Justin S, Claritas, Kunlun and 6 others like this.
      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        A rest from an overwhelming set of tasks should help restore perspective. Thank-you for having taken on one of the most thankless, unusual jobs on the forum.
        Aug 23, 2022
        Justin S, Claritas, Kunlun and 7 others like this.
    17. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I need more people to sign up for the stock Audeze LCD-X and Euclid iem loaners or an LCD-5/MM-500 may not happen.
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      2. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        In any case, thank you for everything you do @rhythmdevils. If you need to scale back to stay sane, and to avoid awkward conversations with manufacturers, so be it.
        Aug 17, 2022
      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        Thank you for the kind words it is encouraging beyond words. Maybe I will just do a poll for potential loaners that are obscure and go ahead with loaners like the CFA Supermoon which is sure to be popular.
        Aug 17, 2022
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      4. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        @rhythmdevils From what I hear your mod work is really stellar and seems to have a lot of potential. Having your work as loaners I think is important, but I see no need to keep doing the board and manufacturers favors when it just costs you.
        Aug 17, 2022
    18. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Why don't online sellers include a packing slip with their information so I can find it and buy more? WTF
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      2. Qildail
        Qildail
        When I was tube rolling Vali, I would print PDFs after every order confirmation as a matter of ritual. Kind of the same reason — because three or four different packages arriving at different times with random tube lot pulls is a great way to lose track of things.
        Aug 15, 2022
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        yeah after getting tubes in the mail just wrapped in bubble wrap with no mention of the store name, item number, tube type or anything, I now put a message in the order notes to print out the item page and include it with the tubes. They usually listen. Often enough that if they don't I can find what it is by my history and what it's not and the pictures.
        Aug 15, 2022
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      4. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        I just don't understand how sellers across the internet are so stupid. Do you not want me to be able to buy more of your product???
        Aug 15, 2022
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    19. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      I wish there were more chifi ortho iems for me to buy. :)
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      3. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Time to start making your own!
        Aug 15, 2022
      4. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        If they are anything like S15 or Kato, I would love to know about them. Thanks for your S15 writeup!
        Aug 15, 2022
      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        if a IEM manufacturer had your hand at tuning I would buy them. I just want a mini YHP3
        Aug 16, 2022
    20. rhythmdevils
      rhythmdevils
      Midlake finally released another album without Tim Smith. :tears: Oh the beautiful albums that will never be…
      1. philipmorgan
        philipmorgan
        Is their latest any good on its own rights?
        Aug 14, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 3, 1983 (Age: 39)
    Home Page:
    https://www.rhythmdevilsaudio.com
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Occupation:
    Photographer and Headphone Sound Sculptor
    Gear List:
    WANTED:
    Cavalli Liquid Crimson

    ALL ORTHOS ARE MODDED....

    —Source—

    Pi2AES with NoiseNuke -> Yggdrasil A2 ->

    —iem rig—

    Yggdrasil -> Vali 2+ // RAAL PDT-1a -> modded Shouer S12 ortho iem's
    iPod -> modded Shouer S12 ortho iem's


    —ORTHO RIG #1--

    Cavalli Liquid Glass -> Various modded Audeze's below


    --ORTHO RIG #2--

    Jottenheim A -> modded LCD-R


    --ORTHO RIG #3--

    Liquid Gold X -> Various modded Audeze's below


    ----ORTHO RIG #4--

    Cavalli SOHA1 maxed out by @fallenangel -> modded Hifiman HE6SEv1


    -AMPS-

    Cavalli Liquid Glass
    Cavalli Liquid Gold X
    og Cavalli Liquid Gold
    RAAL HSA-1b
    @fallenangel Cavalli SOHA1
    Vali 2+ for iems
    Schiit Magni 3+
    Jottenheim A


    -HEADPHONES-

    All orthos are modded or in the queue to be modded...

    Audeze LCD-5
    Audeze LCD-4
    Audeze LCD-R
    Audeze LCD-MX4
    Audeze LCD- 4z
    Audeze LCD-3
    Audeze LCD-X
    Audeze LCD-2F
    Audeze LCD-2 Classic
    Hifiman HE6se V1 and V2
    Hifiman HE560 V4
    Fostex T50rp (very involved mod, one of my best orthos)

    --Vintage 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
    Yamaha YHD-1


    —SPEAKER RIG—

    Pi2AES -> Gungnir A1 -> Khozmo Passive Preamp -> Mackie HR624 mk1 active reference monitors (not the 824 or MK2 version)
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    When I'm not listening to music I'm a Photographer & Filmmaker