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A happy woofer, Male, from Canada

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Hey guys, are dealers considered MOTs? I assume they are but wanted to be sure. Jan 28, 2019

    1. rlow
      rlow
      Hey guys, are dealers considered MOTs? I assume they are but wanted to be sure.
      1. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Prob
        Jan 28, 2019
    2. rlow
      rlow
      “Audiophile Style”??? WTH were they thinking?
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        What is this? One of Ra**e's projects?
        Jan 23, 2019
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Him or another 'influencer'
        Jan 23, 2019
      5. rlow
        rlow
        Audiophile Style is the new site name for the former “Computer Audiophile”. And I’m sorry but Chris Connaker is about as far from stylish or an influencer as you can get. His new videos are also terrible, and his writing is not much better. He and Rafe should duke it out for worst audio reviewer. At least Srajan/6moons takes good pics of gear and don’t just post manuf. promo shots.
        Jan 23, 2019
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    3. rlow
      rlow
      Finally broke and signed up for a 2 month trial of Roon. Needed it to help with some testing. Unfortunately it’s pretty damn good...
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        @yotacowboy cancelled how? We’re you on a free trial as well, or maybe a 1 year sub?
        Jan 3, 2019
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        subscription cancelled, but tracked down a 30 day trial coupon, so no lapse unless this stupid shit lasts into february
        Jan 3, 2019
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        There goes your monies.
        Jan 3, 2019
    4. rlow
      rlow
      Turkeycoma...from Jamaica to Roma.
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    5. rlow
      rlow
      1. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        Hilarious!
        Dec 10, 2018
    6. rlow
      rlow
      Big storms here today. Had a 4 hour power outage. While the power was out, Yggdrasil’s uglier sister Hagatha snuck into my listening room...
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Will feel better when my Yggdrasil comes back to me.
        Nov 29, 2018
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    7. rlow
      rlow
      Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and “neighbors to the south”! Enjoy the football and turkey coma!
    8. rlow
      rlow
      ‘Friend’ at 16 messages. Interesting. Must have been some pretty good posts.
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      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        I think most of those that I've seen have been carry-overs from the Changstar days that just haven't contributed as much on SBAF
        Nov 18, 2018
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        There's no real standard for Friend status except that they are friends. If Marv knows you in real life, he can give instant status.
        Nov 18, 2018
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      4. rlow
        rlow
        Fair enough, and makes sense in the case of someone who is known IRL for sure.
        Nov 19, 2018
    9. rlow
      rlow
      Captain Kirk had it wrong. He should have said “CHORRRRRRRDDDDDD!!!!!”:
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      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        If you’re into self-flagellation go read the second paragraph.
        Nov 13, 2018
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      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Press release on Veterans Day, how touching. Another entry for the wall of shill.
        Nov 13, 2018
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      5. rlow
        rlow
        I actually didn’t mind Lavorgna on that site before. At least I could read his stuff without wanting to gouge my eyeballs out. He has a new site now with a really weird name: TwitteringMachines.com
        Strange name.
        Nov 13, 2018
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    10. rlow
      rlow
      Listening to Voodoo Chile, eating Voodoo Chili*. Mmmm to both.
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        BLASPHEMY!!!

        Ok, you're probably right. Why did you have to go use the word flesh? It's kinda creepy. We normally call it meat.
        Nov 7, 2018
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I actually totally made it up. It could be true, makes sense to me which is why I throw it around. I'd apologize for ruining your appetite, but it would be disingenuous at best.
        Nov 7, 2018
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      4. direstraitsfan98
        direstraitsfan98
        Listening on the JBL, right?
        Nov 7, 2018
    11. rlow
      rlow
      Holy hell, switching from already pretty loud Freya in JFET mode over to tube mode by mistake is a frickin shocking and rude awakening.
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    12. rlow
      rlow
      Had to rearrange some equipment in my rack and was nearly forced to unplug Yggy2!! But luckily, disaster and 3 week purgatory averted!
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        I had briefly considered:

        1. Disassembling my rack from the top down

        2. The Jaws Of Life
        Oct 27, 2018
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    13. rlow
      rlow
      Have been sitting on 3 great Schiit DACs recently - OG Gungnir Multibit, Gungnir Multibit A2, and Yggdrasil A2. Time to finally offload OG Gungnir Multibit I think.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        So which one won in the end, Gungnir Multibit a2 or Yggdrasil a2?
        Oct 25, 2018
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Neither of those yet, but I’ve acclimated to GA2 enough at this point to know I prefer it over the OG. Therefore, off she goes to a good home (I hope).
        Oct 25, 2018
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      3. zonto
        zonto
        I'd keep the Yggdrasil A2 in a home system purely for the upgradeability aspect. More modular-er than Gungnir Multibit.
        Oct 25, 2018
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    14. rlow
      rlow
      Just clicked order on my first HP amp (b-stock Vali 2). Will go with the used Modi Multibit + HD650 picked up recently. I feel like Alice right now.
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      2. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        That's a great combination. My Vali 2 is on semi-permanent loan to my cousin in Detroit, but I miss it every now and then.
        Oct 18, 2018
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Alice eventually wakes up. Keep some spare tubes and you do not have to end the dream. The tube magic will continue.
        Oct 19, 2018
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        How are you liking the headphone rig so far?
        Oct 25, 2018
    15. rlow
      rlow
      Houses of the Holy Batman! The remastered version of Physical Graffiti on Tidal is a thin screechy mess. Can't even listen to Kashmir. Nasty
      1. rlow
        rlow
        The regular non-remastered version is muuuuch better.
        Oct 10, 2018
    16. rlow
      rlow
      And I could cry power! Power! Oh, power! Nina cried power! Lennon cried power! James Brown cried power!
      1. rlow
        rlow
        Oct 3, 2018
    17. rlow
      rlow
      Am I preferring Gungnir Multibit A2 over Yggdrasil A2??? Is there something wrong with me?
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        @zonto to your PM about smoothness in the treble, I don’t get that Yggdrasil A2 is smoother than GumBy2. For the stuff I listen to, G2 is warmer and fuller and seems a bit more forgiving on top than Y2, although in a different way Gumby1 did, which is just softer overall. I don’t know that it’s going to soften things on top the way you’re hoping. Y2 is more extended and transparent up top IMO.
        Oct 2, 2018
      3. rlow
        rlow
        To overall impressions, I’ll stick to my initial impressions: G2 is fuller and denser in tone, but also a bit more blunt/dry. Y2 is wetter but also leaner and slightly less forgiving. However if soundstage, layering, microplankton and atmosphere is high on your list of priorities, Y2 wins.
        Oct 2, 2018
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      4. rlow
        rlow
        I’ll try to write up a comparison soon and post in one of the Schiit DAC threads, or Torq’s Yggdrasil thread.
        Oct 2, 2018
    18. rlow
      rlow
      Random thought: What if when we croak, and all the universe's secrets are revealed, we find out that all DACs sound the same?
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        I think it would mean what some of his followers have been thinking for a while: Amir IS God!
        Aug 16, 2018
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      4. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        What if when we die God is just chilling in an eames chair listening to some tunes with a fat DCS stack beside him and he just looks at us with a *nod* and says "....right you were boyos"
        Aug 17, 2018
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      5. rlow
        rlow
        ^^^ nailed it!!
        Aug 17, 2018
    19. rlow
      rlow
      Yggdrasil A2 arrives tomorrow. Minimum amount of time I should leave on before comparing to Gumby1 and Gumby2? A week?
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      3. Cellist88
        Cellist88
        so you are the lucky fellow that snagged it! People say 3 weeks, but i would say 1 week. I'm stuck at 175 out of 188 for A2 upgrade. fuuuuu....
        Aug 14, 2018
      4. bengo
        bengo
        Just turn the Gungnir Multibit off and leave in the garden for an hour to cool, then it's fair
        Aug 14, 2018
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      5. zonto
        zonto
        @Cellist88, I started in a similar position on June 8. I'm now 117/188.
        Aug 14, 2018
    20. rlow
      rlow
      Finally joining Club Yggdrasil (Analog 2). Super pumped.
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      2. a44100Hz
        a44100Hz
        I just joined myself and I know people don’t like it “cold” but even at hour two I thought it was the best DAC I’ve ever heard.
        Aug 10, 2018
        A1Gear, rlow, Wilson and 1 other person like this.
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Gear List:
    Speakers: ATC SCM19 v2, Dynaudio Special Forty, Graham Chartwell LS6

    Headphones: HD650

    Amps: Schiit Vidar, Vali 2

    Preamps: Schiit Freya, Schiit Saga, Schiit SYS

    DACs: Schiit Yggdrasil A2, Modi Multibit

    Streamers: SoTM SMS-200Ultra, Sonore microRendu

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