rtaylor76
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I went to the NASAR burnout here in Nashville and on of my pictures got really popular on Twitter. https://bit.ly/2LrqLMn Dec 5, 2019

    1. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I went to the NASAR burnout here in Nashville and on of my pictures got really popular on Twitter. https://bit.ly/2LrqLMn
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        @Skyline I felt the very same about the NFL Draft. lol
        Dec 5, 2019
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      4. bixby
        bixby
        nice shot, just don't inhale!
        Dec 5, 2019
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Superdopefly.
        Dec 5, 2019
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    2. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      With Schiit Unison coming, they may want to publish this... Windows Free Upgrade Sill Works - https://bit.ly/2P1MFqt
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      rtaylor76
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        But where real dynamic range comes from is deep blacks which only OLED and plasma can do. Film projectors have not the best blacks, and neither do the typical modern theater digital projectors. Some of the newest laser ones do ok though.
        Nov 28, 2019
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        One last comment, home projectors can do a lot better with blacks, cause they can use lcos tech to get there and dynamic irises. But they still don’t get very bright as compared to a high end hdr lcd or even an OLED. This where all the tonemapping comes in to get the mastered dynamic range down to what the display can support
        Nov 28, 2019
      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Not all of us can afford OLED or plasma. My comments are more based on how the HDR content is being created if you read the article.
        Nov 28, 2019
    4. rtaylor76
      1. Ziva
        Ziva
        Sad, but looks like he went out on his own terms. I grew up there, and the store is almost as old as I am...
        Nov 22, 2019
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Bummer. I bought my Debut Carbon from them and they were fantastic to work with from a customer service point of view.
        Nov 22, 2019
    5. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I guess it's time to retire my 2nd gen Apple TV for a Fire Stick. Here I come Disney+.
    6. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Just upgraded from a V20 to an S10+. So far so good.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        PS - this thing also plays native DSD. Who knew? I don't need it really, but I guess I haven't been keeping up. Also, full 3.5mm headphone jack.
        Nov 3, 2019
    7. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      In an interview, have you ever heard, "If you get this job, in 3 months, what do you think your strengths and weaknesses would be?"
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        Guffaw!! On my way out I'll call the union hall, and by the time I get to the parking lot, I'll be dispatched to the next job!!!
        Oct 30, 2019
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Oh, I failed to mention this was for an internal position at my own company!...the 6th position I have applied to in a year I didn't get. Yeah...scouring LinkedIn at the moment.
        Oct 30, 2019
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Ouch... I've been with the same company for 8 years and counting.
        Oct 30, 2019
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    8. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      AT M50's not that bad. I see why they get recommended so easily. Not quite hi-fi, but enjoyable for all around, DJ, or portable.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The Shure SRH840 is a good alternative.
        Oct 27, 2019
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        7506's never had bass like M50's. Certainly smoother, yes.
        Oct 27, 2019
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        I'm probably most impressed by the long term durability of the M50. This is a good choice for teenagers that are hard on things.
        Oct 28, 2019
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    9. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      RCA clear tops...I'm done!
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Amp?
        Oct 12, 2019
      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Bifrost MB + Lyr 3 + RCA clear top 6CG7 + LCD-2C. I mean...I didn't want to stop listening last night.
        Oct 12, 2019
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    10. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I like these Audeze LCD-2c's, but they have about the worst design for a headband.
    11. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Swapped out my Vmoda headphone cable for a custom made Canre...call me a headphone cable believer.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I'm starting to wonder myself. I think it did sound better than the stock Fostex cable. IDK
        Sep 30, 2019
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        The Carne quad sounded like 6db hotter over the Vmoda.
        Sep 30, 2019
      5. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        I think the cable swapping on the Andromeda is what sold me on cables making a difference. I also heard minor changes when I swapped cables on my Verite (copper vs. silver plated copper)
        Sep 30, 2019
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    12. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      And now Ric Ocasek. RIP
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      rtaylor76
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        PS - mostly for curiosity.
        Sep 14, 2019
    14. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Gonna listen to some Eddie Money tonight. RIP
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    15. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      I can't believe it took me this long (6 mo.) to figure out I can add a second input to my Lyr 3 for $20. I feel like an idiot.
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Ok, not an idiot. Thanks @Scott Kramer. Now I don't feel like such an idiot. Although not available as an option at purchase. A shame, because I think it should be standard.
        Sep 13, 2019
      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        See? You did pretty good...it only took you 4 days to realize.
        Sep 13, 2019
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    16. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      No talk od the new Mololith Cavelli 4493 DAC's?
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      3. DEATHxMACHINE
        DEATHxMACHINE
        OH?! The other 2 are just stand alone dacs. I thought they were combo units. Hmmm. I wonder how much cavalli was involved or they just threw his name on it.
        Sep 10, 2019
      4. Sqveak
        Sqveak
        I mentioned them briefly in the Liquid Platinum thread. I don't think anyone will really show interest untill they are out in November. The Spark DAC in particular may have a hard time competing with the Modi 3 and (mass)drop SDAC. Although it is nice to have more options at the entry level.
        Sep 10, 2019
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    17. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Either you have no kids, or you are a better man than I, Gunga Din. Probably both.
        Sep 9, 2019
      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        Nice, is that a Technics 1200?
        Sep 9, 2019
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        I do have kids actually, lol. They usually don't play behind the couch in the bonus room.

        Thanks @dubharmonic it is a 1200-M3D.
        Sep 9, 2019
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    18. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Anyone else bothered by John Bonham's squeaky kick drum pedal in "Since I've Been Loving You"? Or is that just me?
      1. Lyander
        Lyander
        It was kinda irritating at first, but after years of listening to the recording it's just become another part of the song, haha. Charming, in its own way.
        Sep 2, 2019
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        It is almost like another instrument in the song.
        Sep 3, 2019
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    19. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      When did eBay sellers get to send ME offers on items I am watching? Kind of wierd, but I like it.
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    20. rtaylor76
      rtaylor76
      Yes, I am kind-of back from a self-break and some much needed self-awareness & reflection. My best to all of you.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://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
    Lyr 3
    LCD-2C
    HD650

    Second Rig:
    Desktop -> SMSL Sanskrit 10th
    Dynalo (DIY)


    Work Rig:
    Laptop -> S/PDIF -> Modi MB
    Vali 2
    T50RP (modded)


    Portable Rig:
    Fiio X3 II
    Fiio A3
    Auclair Reference


    HT Setup:
    Receiver: Denon AVR-3805
    Speakers: JBL LSR32
    Amp: Adcom 5800
    Subs: Atlantic Technology 212B (x2)
    Turntable: Technics SL-1200 M3D
    Reel-to-Real: Ampex AX-300
    Cassette: Denon DRM-550
    CD Player: Adcom GCD-575

    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.

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