rtaylor76
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IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd

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rtaylor76

Can't wipe his tag, Male, from Nashville, TN

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Shine on, you crazy diamonds. Jan 22, 2019

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    1. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Shine on, you crazy diamonds.
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      3. songmic
        songmic
        I personally dig the Pulse live version of the song. My 2nd favorite PF album after DSotM.
        Jan 23, 2019
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        If I had a bike...
        Jan 23, 2019
        Wilson likes this.
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        just ate a peach.

        (actually, it was a pomegranate, but hey, poetic license)
        Jan 24, 2019
    2. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Picked up a used Adcom 5800 for $150 this weekend. I feel like I hit the lottery.
      1. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        There are several here for selling. There are this good?
        Jan 9, 2019
      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        It is a Nelson Pass design speaker amp that price is closer to $500-$600 USD normally.
        Jan 10, 2019
    3. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Just to show what a standup guy @JK47 is, he has now disliked all all my Profile Posts. *slow clap*
      1. bazelio and JK47 dislike this.
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      3. ufospls2
        ufospls2
        I think JK47 is a pretty cool guy. Eh dislikes posts and doesn't afraid of anything.
        Jan 4, 2019
        JK47, SoupRKnowva and Psalmanazar like this.
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        Meh. rtaylor76 is a snowflake. JK47 is a peurile ass. One takes it seriously, one doesn't.
        Jan 5, 2019
      5. JK47
        JK47
        ^LOL, nice try.
        Jan 5, 2019
    4. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      So, is Good thing > Bad thing, or is it Bad thing > Good thing? We need to settle this. I always went with Greater Than/Less Than.
      1. bazelio, SoupRKnowva, Kunlun and 2 others dislike this.
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Well A > B should always mean A is better than B. When you start making arrows with --> or ==> then it probably depends on context.
        Jan 3, 2019
        9suns, obsiCO, Gaspasser and 7 others like this.
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Just forget it.
        Jan 3, 2019
        JK47 likes this.
      5. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        You were an art history major, weren't you?
        Jan 3, 2019
    5. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      It is middle of the week and I am still laughing at that Weezer SNL sketch.
      1. JK47 dislikes this.
    6. Poleepkwa
      1. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I take this was an oops.
        Dec 1, 2018
      2. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        Indeed.
        Dec 1, 2018
        rtaylor76 likes this.
      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        He was just making a 'point'
        (.)
        Dec 1, 2018
    7. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
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      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I'd say you were right the 1st time. And the 2nd time.
        Dec 1, 2018
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      4. ButtUglyJeff
        Dec 1, 2018
        rtaylor76 likes this.
      5. 9suns
        9suns
        It's a clear case of "he does what he's paid for", same with Waffle Adnot, they help with "indirect sales" not with critical reviews. Just read "buy this" as "don't reduce my salary" and problem solved.
        Dec 1, 2018
        Jinxy245 and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    8. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I just ordered a P-Funk record an some PortaPros for my secret Santa. He better love them.
      1. Josh83 and Wilson like this.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I've been thinking about picking up some PortaPros for myself, actually. If he doesn't like it, take them back and send them my way :P
        Nov 28, 2018
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        He's a younger dude, but into music. Gonna get him started right.
        Nov 28, 2018
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    9. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      So I had a turntable just sitting at my desk since lunch today and nobody thought odd of it. I guess my co-workers know me.
      1. Skyline, Deep Funk, Jinxy245 and 3 others like this.
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      2. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Print a big sticker that says "Lazy Susan" for it.
        Nov 27, 2018
        Thad E Ginathom likes this.
    10. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Just picked up a Dayton measurement mic from the bay. This measurement thing is about to happen.
      1. Lyer25, ultrabike, DigMe and 2 others like this.
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    11. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I understand when buyers go dark, but I don't understand why sellers go dark. Why list something for sale if you are not going to reply?
      1. Jinxy245, sheldaze and Poleepkwa like this.
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      2. David De Lucena
        David De Lucena
        I’m here, buy my stuffs
        Nov 21, 2018
      3. OldDude04
        OldDude04
        That seems to be the absolute definition of counterproductive.
        Nov 21, 2018
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    12. ergopower
      ergopower
      "you might could try find different tubes to suit your system and taste"
      I've been hanging around yankees way too much. Miss that shit. The Euros, Canadians & Asians are probably still scratching their heads.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I like Western Digital too, because they impart a nice West-of-England softness to vocals!
        Nov 20, 2018
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Yes @Thad E Ginathom I can spot a difference between Georgia, North/South Carolina, and even between East and West Tennessee. But I have been living down here all my life.
        Nov 20, 2018
        Thad E Ginathom and ergopower like this.
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Git you soooome!
        Nov 20, 2018
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    13. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Would anyone be willing to let me borrow their Mini DSP ears for a couple of weeks while I tune my T-X0's? I'd be willing to compensate.
      1. JK47 dislikes this.
      2. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        More fun to make your own - see the 'post your rig' thread in the 'measurement systems' subfourm.
        Nov 16, 2018
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Thanks. More building...lol :) It's cool, I will check that out. What is not cool or fun is that I almost just sent them off to ModHouse to let them Argon them.
        Nov 16, 2018
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Update: Polyfill is a WAY better sound absorption material than cotton. I may only need some ZMF pads now.
        Nov 18, 2018
    14. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Nobody would let me borrow their miniDSP ears for a couple of weeks while I tune my Fostex T-X0's would they?
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      2. Priidik
        Priidik
        Rather negative tone to it. Maybe rephrase in a bit more inviting manner?
        Nov 15, 2018
        JK47 likes this.
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Did not mean it that way at all. My apologies.
        Nov 16, 2018
    15. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Bohemien Rhapsody was pretty great. Lots of music. Plan to go see it.
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    16. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Just bought an original Asgard for the same price as a Magni 3 for work setup. Hope it doesn't suck.
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      2. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        Regarding dislikes those irked by them hold less credibility because they are less likely to truly speak their mind, their opinions may not hold up under scrutiny, and that person may not rise to the necessary debate those contributions foster.

        Ignore them, or figure out why you can’t, so that one day you can.
        Oct 14, 2018
      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        @JK47 I see the method in your manner and appreciate the good it does, but if someone isn’t getting the memo then what can realistically be achieved? Perhaps it’s simply to run them off, which given the mission statement of SBAF I can appreciate, but if they’re never going to get it then there is a danger of it veering into bullying.->
        Oct 14, 2018
      4. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        If it’s getting to that point and the direct approach isn’t working either then maybe it’s a better use of everyone’s time and ultimately less noisy to put an argument forward to a moderator for that person to be banned, and leave it there.
        Oct 14, 2018
    17. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I thought I was on some kind of silent ban. Then I realized my privacy settings were turned way up. Oops.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Thanks JK47. Glad to be back.
        Oct 4, 2018
        Deep Funk, DigMe and JK47 like this.
    18. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Totally sucks getting passed over for a promotion. Companies say they don't have people in mind when jobs are posted, but they do. They do.
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    19. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I know it is hyperbole or echo chamber in here, but the Bifrost Multibit continues to amaze on day 7. Not sure if new firmware or what, but damn!
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    20. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Bifrost Multibit + Vahalla 2 + HD650 is some creamy goodness. Every DAC I have owned at this point has been crap. Holy Schiit!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://www.video-culture.com
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Occupation:
    IT Pro and Recording/HiFi Nerd
    Gear List:
    Main Rig:
    Raspberry Pi3 running moOde wi/HfFi Digi+
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit
    Denon DA-500 (modded) (PCM1702 chips)
    Adcom GCD-575 (TDA1541 chip)

    Main Amp"
    Dynalo (DIY Build)

    Main Headphones:
    Sennheiser HD650
    Fostex T-X0 (modded)
    Fostex T-20 V2 (modded)


    Portable Rig:
    Fiio X3 II
    Fiio A3
    Auclair Reference CIEM's


    HT Setup:
    Receiver: Denon AVR-3805
    Speakers: KEF Q300
    Subs: Atlantic Technology 212B (x2)
    Turntable: Technics SL-1200 M3D
    Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
    Cassette: Denon DRM-550

    Oddball stuffs:
    Muse TDA1543x4 DAC
    Sony MDR-7506
    "Subjective impressions are great, really. Without them, what's the point..." This only means I try not to listen to the gear rather than hearing the music.

    An audio enthusiast with a recording degree. I became an audiophile in college in studying recording to become a mastering engineer. Although I was an intern for Glenn Meadows and also was acquaintances with Ray Kennedy, the stars never quite aligned for me. However I never left pursuing high-end audio.

    I grew up in a radio station as my dad was in radio. My first job was a board op at the talk station where I had to use analog reel to reels, carts, cassettes, and DAT's.

    And yes, I like to tinker with gear. I am an audiophile on a budget. Working IT Support only gets you so much income with two kids around. Have you seen how much day care costs these days? Anyways, there are I guess some gains to some gear that can be tweaked to improve the performance. This is no different than car types changing differentials or beefing up the suspension or engine. Some of us can't afford a BMW, but rather have to take a Civic and beef it up with aftermarket parts.

    Tinkering also helps with repairing gear. I have restored some KEF C75 speakers, an Elac Miracord 50H. I have also fixed, soldered, suped up, many other things from crossovers, to cap replacement, to op-amp replacement, etc. I most recently fixed and rebuilt a non-working Dynalo. I took electronics and studio maintenance in college, but I am still learning.

    I have also built: guitar tube amps, guitars, and drums. I love DIY.

    Signature

    Cans: HD650, HE-500, T-50RP, Auclair Reference, PortaPros
    Amps: Dynalo, LiquidSpark, Fiio A3
    Sources: Bifrost Multibit, SMSL Sanskrit 10th, Fiio X3 II
    A/V: Denon AVR3805, KEF Q300, dual 10" sealed subs, SL-1200, Adcom GCD-575