Ringingears
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Ringingears

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Looks like Grado is making a White Album version of their GS1000e. Now you can NOT hear the White Album! Dec 6, 2019

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    1. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Somehow stumbled onto HeadCase. Ouch! My head. Not a good way to start a Saturday.
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        My problem was the obvious bias against EC. And Gilmore’s general attitude is a turn off for me. But I’m sure some folks don’t find us to their liking. To each their own.
        Feb 3, 2018
      3. 9suns
        9suns
        I think their Stax thread is pretty useful, plenty of information about Stax silent revisions and technical explanations about it. Not the type of forum I would like to be in, but nice resource about Stax land, just omit the vitriol and search specific info. I do the same with old and useful Head-fi threads, search info and ignore noise/rants. Every forum can be useful if you have patience/know where to look.
        Feb 3, 2018
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      4. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Hm, just dipped into three headphone threads there which had promising titles, and all three were full of swearing/semi-random one liners/noise.
        Feb 3, 2018
    2. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      I can’t seem to even order a Floor Wart from @schiit. They are out of stock. Can’t add to the cart. Bummer.
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Just order a Modi, toss it and keep the power supply.
        Jan 25, 2018
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        If I recall correctly, they had a transformer shortage that threatened to hold back Magni 3 sales during the holidays. Quite a pickle given Magni's popularity. So they solved the problem by shipping them with floor warts instead... but that drained the supply and probably explains why they're back-ordered.
        Jan 25, 2018
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        A friend bought a Magni 3 in December after he came over and heard the loaner. He got the Floor Wart included, so I suspect the same thing @monacelli. Guess they aren’t taking new orders until they get it back in stock.
        Jan 28, 2018
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    3. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      When sinuses are acting up, HD800’s are a no go. Who new.
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      2. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        I've only been in SoCal a few months but it was always the change in season that hammered me. Am hoping that with LA never getting cold that I'll be OK. Congrats on 32 years!
        Jan 20, 2018
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Thanks. Hope SoCal agrees with your mind and body. Never gets cold? It drops into the 40’s sometimes. :) Oh thanks. Seems like 6 years most of the time.
        Jan 20, 2018
      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Sudafed is a great product.
        Jan 20, 2018
    4. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      I could easily adjust to a four day work week.
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      2. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        I could easily adjust to not having to practice on weekends :( T_T
        Jan 16, 2018
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    5. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Taking some time out tomorrow to reflect on MLK's legacy. And his relevance today. Then music. Enjoy the day off if you get to.
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      2. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        I feel you are the spiritual leader of SBAF. Thank you for your always kind and thoughtful remarks. I aspire to be more like you and less of a douche.
        Jan 14, 2018
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Douche? Not even close. Thanks for the kind remarks, but don’t aspire to be more like me. Trust me. Bigly.
        Jan 15, 2018
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    6. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Gave a pair of 1960’s NOS Sylvania 6CG7 a try in my Valh2. Good call. Seems to warm up the HD600’s a bit.
    7. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Check out my What are you listening post. She’s amazing.
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        Dec 31, 2017
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Yes. I have seen some of her videos. Wunderkinds is a good word to describe them. Especially Sina. She’s German. She has a ton more vids. She started to work with other young artists. Now she’s in a real band at 18. Pretty amazing.
        Dec 31, 2017
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    8. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      2018 aspirations. Celebrating 2019 New Year! Keeping it simple.
      1. A1Gear, Wilson, Deep Funk and 3 others like this.
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Add booze and friends...
        Dec 28, 2017
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    9. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Going to spend my movie money on a great burger at my favorite bar and grill. No more leftovers!
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Bet I know some of your old teachers at E.G. !
        Dec 28, 2017
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      3. captkirk
        captkirk
        Probs. Laubacher, Hill, De Wald, Winger (though she went by her maiden name then) - Crazy....
        Dec 28, 2017
      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        There's one at least on there. I used to teach at Valley. Started in '86. I lived in back of the Bel Air on E.G. Blvd. back then. Really is a small world sometimes.
        Dec 28, 2017
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    10. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      So was thinking of seeing The Last Jedi today. Rotten Tomatoes Pro reviews 91%. Fans 52%. WTF? YouTube reviews are brutal. SW Disneyified?
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Personally my interest in SW has diminished over the years. Seems opinions are split. Not in the mood to risk sitting for 2 1/2 hours to see perhaps a good movie or be pissed like I was for FA. Thanks for the input everyone.
        Dec 27, 2017
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I thought it was pretty awful, probably the most dissapointing Star Wars movie I've ever seen. I basically don't think it had any redeeming qualities actually. Though, many fans are upset with how Luke was treated, I didnt mind that part at all. Overall the acting and scripting was cringy as fuck and very poorly done
        Dec 27, 2017
      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Seems to be a common sentiment. I watched a couple of interviews with Mark Hamill supposedly to “promote the movie.” In one he says he told the director that he disagreed with everything the director was doing with Luke’s character. And he looked very uncomfortable in the other interviews. Best line when he was asked what was new in this episode he said “it’s the longest”.
        Dec 27, 2017
    11. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Finally found the Bruckner test CD. But it’s the Cologne performance. I have to organize my CD collection. Yeah right. Entropy is a law!
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Best to be on the winning side. Side with entropy, side with the universe. ;-)
        Dec 24, 2017
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    12. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Simple proposal going forward into 2018. Everyone over 45 must post a recent (1 year or less) audiogram from an audiologist. So we can comp.
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      2. imackler
        imackler
        I've always listened at low volumes and I noticed some low frequency loss in my right ear. Sad. Only 41.
        Dec 22, 2017
      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        I'm almost 43 and I have a fall off at 12 KHz and tinnitus in my left ear. Thankfully I've never claimed golden ears. :-)
        Dec 22, 2017
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Oh god no, I lock mine away and try to deny it. Really... it has become dire over the past couple of years.
        Dec 23, 2017
    13. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Friend just got his Magni 3 in. Can confirm it shipped with Floor Wart so he could get it before X-mas. Way to go Schiit! Once again #1.
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      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        They even included a note explaining why you are getting this huge thing instead of the wall wart. Nice touch.
        Dec 20, 2017
    14. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Well I was going to sleep at a reasonable hour. But no. Marv posts LCD2C. Thanks Marvey. I guess. :)
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    15. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Natalie Merchant. Perfect music for a lazy Sunday on SBAF. Thanks @Solrighal And some egg nog! Nice.
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      2. bengo
        bengo
        Huh, we still say noggin for your head, go figure.
        Dec 20, 2017
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Actually the whole egg nog thing goes back to the 1300’s. Some drink they made and then let ferment. Guess it was good as long as you didn’t die. Weird how word meanings change over time. Remember when bad meant good. So will “sounds like ass” someday mean outstanding sound? :)
        Dec 20, 2017
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      4. bengo
        bengo
        Dec 21, 2017
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    16. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      To follow up on Marv’s good CDP>Eitr. Listening to mid-fi speakers with CDP into Modi Multibit. Yup. >. But Eitr is a USB godsend.
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Unfortunately, in my rush to embrace digital, I sold off all of my CD's years ago. Committed to listening to ass for the forseeable future.
        Dec 12, 2017
      4. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        @TomHP I spent years tracking down the CDs with the best mastering of my favorite albums, Tidal just uses what they are given. I like Tidal for new music though.
        Dec 12, 2017
      5. bengo
        bengo
        @schiit I guess there's still a market for Eitr2 someday then :)
        Dec 13, 2017
    17. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Was going through my power amp tube collection. Found a NOS 1958 Hytron brown base JAN 5692. Got it as a spare over 10 years ago! Good day.
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      2. captkirk
        captkirk
        That's like finding $20 in jacket you haven't worn in a while. Actually, that's more like $100. Nice!!!
        Dec 10, 2017
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Yeah. I was talking with my wife. I think it’s been closer to 15 years its been sitting there. I have it in the Horizon 3 right now. Took a while to warm up. DSOTM is sounding really good.
        Dec 10, 2017
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    18. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Stupid mistake of the month. Thought I had a tube going bad last three days. Nope. Somehow the volume slider on Foobar2k got to 50%. Duh.
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    19. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      Have the Klipsch HP-3 in house about an hour ago. Has anyone else noticed a touch of amplifier hum at the start of Layla on Clapton Unplgd?
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      3. MLegend
        MLegend
        I wasn't sure if that's what was being referenced or not. I'd say there is a little more than a touch. Thanks for bringing Clapton to my attention.
        Dec 1, 2017
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        Cool, that's an album I have!
        Does it sound like one of those quiet air coolers? Also there at the start of Running on Faith I think. Bit more focused on the left channel, no?
        Dec 1, 2017
      5. captkirk
        captkirk
        Yeah, I'm picking it up, though admittedly, only due to your cue. Great track!
        Dec 1, 2017
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    20. Ringingears
      Ringingears
      No matter how shiity your day, it's always a good day to be alive!
      1. Lyander, TazerMonkey, bixby and 8 others like this.
      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Wow. Thanks everbody. Everything is going to be alright. Including the EC ZDTJR.
        Nov 26, 2017
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    PC ALIVE suddenly, so...PC/ Creek Destiny CD Player-->Gungnir Multibit (Gen 5 USB)/or (Eitr- ->Modi Multibit)—>EC Black Widow/ Garage 1217 Horizon III with Keysight LPS/ Valhalla 2/ Massdrop ZDT Jr. -->HD 800, 650, 600, Paradox, DT-1350. LCD 2 rev. 2 pre-fazor and new to the family modded HE-560’s.

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