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Ugh, Linux. Quod Libet developer has refused to follow the lead of EVERYONE ELSE and interpret the ID3 TPE2 tag as Album Artist for MP3s. Sep 1, 2021

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    1. scblock
      scblock
      Ugh, Linux. Quod Libet developer has refused to follow the lead of EVERYONE ELSE and interpret the ID3 TPE2 tag as Album Artist for MP3s.
      1. scblock
        scblock
        Sep 1, 2021
      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        that seems like a super weird hill to die on
        Sep 1, 2021
    2. scblock
      scblock
      It's time to angry listen to Muse again.
    3. scblock
      scblock
      I'm not a big fan of recordings that are so distorted I'm stopping to check my gear for problems. And I'm a huge Sleigh Bells fan.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Some Nora Jones tracks..cough..cough.
        Aug 4, 2021
      3. bixby
        bixby
        lots and lots of current recordings are full of distorted crap
        Aug 4, 2021
      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Listen on tape, embrace the fuzz
        Aug 4, 2021
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    4. scblock
      scblock
      The SW51+ sounds great, but if you're in the mood to light your headphones on fire it's not the best choice. Lyr 3 or LP push harder.
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      2. scblock
        scblock
        Excellent timing
        Jul 29, 2021
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        I never like hard pushing amps, because they tired me out. I never had that problem when I had my cat-haired SW51+.
        Jul 30, 2021
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      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Agreed. Clarity is best at mid to low volume. It is not a gain pusher.
        Aug 1, 2021
    5. scblock
      scblock
      Chasing ground loops today. Killed the bad hum from the turntable but half my gear is still unplugged.
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Basics: turntable should always be earthed to pre-amp, and both should be earthed to amp. I expect you got that covered already, but, just in case.
        Jul 19, 2021
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        ... and make sure that at least one of those things /has/ a three-pin mains connection with earth connected!

        Oh, and I used to have to separately earth my system to house piping, which got rid of the remaining hum.
        Jul 19, 2021
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      4. Gazny
        Gazny
        2 prong in a 3 prong world
        Jul 19, 2021
        Cryptowolf and Thad E Ginathom like this.
    6. scblock
      scblock
      Friend wants to play games online. Thought I'd get a Fulla 4 to upgrade from earbuds plugged into a PS4 controller. Holy lead times, Batman!
      1. Merrick likes this.
    7. scblock
      scblock
      A Sony A55 makes a workable substitute when you forget your AirPods on a trip and realize the new iPad also has no headphone jack.
    8. scblock
      scblock
      Holy cow Phoenix is hot. 85 miles on a motorcycle in the middle of the day was the definition of a bad idea.
      1. Cryptowolf, crazychile, YMO and 3 others like this.
      2. brencho
        brencho
        Were you reborn from its ashes
        Jun 1, 2021
        NationOfLaws, Jinxy245 and YMO like this.
      3. bixby
        bixby
        Having lived in PHX for seven years, I agree it is the Middle East of America, hot!

        Where I live in the late 90s, it was 100 plus as highs from Memorial day to Halloween.
        Jun 2, 2021
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Ive never ridden in the SW, but even in Iowa when it hits mid 90's it feels like you have a hair dryer set on max heat pointed 3 inches from your face
        Jun 2, 2021
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      scblock
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I’ve heard about these Cirrus planes with parachutes and I believe I’ve also read that it is a plane that tends to need a parachute more than other planes!
        May 13, 2021
      4. Tchoupitoulas
        Tchoupitoulas
        Astonishing that the pilot of the Metroliner managed to land the aircraft at the airport
        May 13, 2021
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        My friend flies through this airport regularly. He said that there were a lot of fatalties in the early days of the parachute-equipped Cirrus planes because the parachute wasn’t being deployed as intended but they are doing much better now after increasing pilot education.
        May 13, 2021
    10. scblock
      scblock
      I guess it’s a mixtape afternoon. I’m also considering getting a better tape deck.
      1. Sqveak and Gazny like this.
    11. scblock
      scblock
      Bouncing between the S.E.X. and Lyr 3 this morning. The Lyr 3 is really good. Also the TC-7240 clone has some bleed between in and outputs.
      1. Jalsar likes this.
    12. scblock
      scblock
      Debating whether to try compiling LDAC support into my copy of Moode 7.1 again. But less drunk and better documented this time.
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Now he says it is more of a licensing issue. So really it is not you.
        Apr 7, 2021
      4. scblock
        scblock
        Well, my instructions still work, but they assume you are able to make your own choices about licenses. It's your computer after all. The aptX code is certainly covered by patent and can't be distributed directly, but it can definitely do aptX and aptX HD if you want it to. The LDAC library only supports transmit, not receive.
        Apr 7, 2021
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      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        If the LDAC licensing thing is anything like Java's, then you only need to go through that certification to advertise that your product is LDAC-compliant (or certified, whatever).

        Just don't advertise it as such and ignore the certification. Also, if you're not building it for distribution you're not violating any licenses.
        Apr 7, 2021
    13. scblock
      scblock
      Parasound HCA-750A could easily be 6-8 inches narrower if it was built like Vidar and lost the rack ears. As is it won't fit where I hoped.
    14. scblock
      scblock
      Tonight is LPs through the Bottlehead S.E.X. amp and Vandersteen 2cs. Vastly underpowered but such compelling mids.
      1. yotacowboy likes this.
    15. scblock
      scblock
      The snow's deep enough it went right over the top of my boots. Kind of fun out there, but I'm back inside listening to the Crack for now.
      1. Cryptowolf and jexby like this.
      2. jexby
        jexby
        we put in 4 human hours of shoveling today and the final 35% of driveway still remains.
        Mar 14, 2021
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Take care up there in CO. I guess some did not get 96" as expected. Still over a foot this late in the year is crazy.
        Mar 15, 2021
      4. scblock
        scblock
        If we get a few more sunny days like today and it'll all melt away.
        Mar 15, 2021
    16. scblock
      scblock
      The thing that makes me most likely to quit Roon is it won't let me hide the album reviews.
      1. Cryptowolf and gepardcv like this.
    17. scblock
      scblock
      It’s been a year since I last dug through crates at the record store.
    18. scblock
      scblock
      Lowest hum setup with the Darlington Labs MM-5 loaner and my Schiit Sol seems to be with no ground wire.
      1. shredical and Gazny like this.
      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        That is odd. I wonder if the RCA connectors on the Sol are connected to ground somewhere.
        Feb 17, 2021
    19. scblock
      scblock
      My current go to setup is Modius to Liquid Platinum to Focal Elegia, played probably too loud. Very eager, physical combination.
      1. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah, the Modius actually does some good things for the LP. I thought "downgrading" from the BF2 would be a substantial hit, but that hasn't really been the case.
        Feb 16, 2021
    20. scblock
      scblock
      Schiit LEDs too bright, Liquid Platinum LED too dim. There must be something in the middle!
      1. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        Schiit with LightDims is that perfect middle ground.
        Feb 12, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Denver
    Occupation:
    Wind Energy Developer/Consultant
    Gear List:
    Listening Room
    DACs
    Schiit Modi Multibit
    Schiit Bifrost Multibit

    CD Player
    Parasound C/DP-1000

    Cassette Player
    Sony TC-WE475

    Turntables
    U-Turn Orbit Plus / Ortofon OM5E
    Schiit Sol / Nagaoka MP-110
    Schiit Mani (later generation)
    U-Turn Pluto (integrated into the table)

    Preamp
    Schiit Saga / Russian Tung Sol 6SN7

    Amplifiers (Speaker/Headphone)
    Schiit Vidar
    Bottlehead S.E.X. 3.0 w/C4S boards
    Bottlehead Crack w/Speedball

    Speakers
    Vandersteen 2c (sequential serial nos, purchased new in Denver circa 1984, purchased used by me late 2000s)


    Living Room
    Schiit Modi 3
    Schiit Asgard 2


    Desktop/Near Field
    DAC
    Schiit Modius

    Headphone Amps
    Schiit Lyr 3 / Russian Tung Sol 6SN7
    Cavalli Liquid Platinum / Stock Tubes

    Speaker Amplifier
    Nobsound NS-020 (Chinesium JL Hood 1969 Class A)

    Speakers
    Klipsch R-51M


    Portable Players
    iPod 5.5g (retrofitted with 200 GB SD card)
    FiiO M6 (mostly retired)
    FiiO X5 Mk III (mostly retired)
    Sony A50 Series w/MrWalkman Firmware (to replace FiiO M6)
    Sony WM1A (to replace FiiO X5)


    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD650
    Drop/Sennheiser HD58x
    Drop/Beyerdynamic DT 177x Go
    Focal Elegia
    HiFiMan HE-400i
    Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition/Premium 600 Ohm
    Drop/Meze M99 Noir
    Sennheiser HD569
    Brainwavz B400 IEMs
    Koss Porta Pro