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Skyline

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Wife working from home. Digital audio setup usurped. Solution: New TT speakers and upgrade to atmos upstairs! Itch scratched. Mar 19, 2020

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    1. Skyline
      Skyline
      Wife working from home. Digital audio setup usurped. Solution: New TT speakers and upgrade to atmos upstairs! Itch scratched.
    2. Skyline
      Skyline
      Do you all think this is legit? Sure seems so, but there are some really cheap prices and the Pioneer site says they don't sell on ebay.
      1. Skyline
      2. bixby
        bixby
        Probably. I bought those pioneer52 floorstanders for $70 ea new shipped from Amazon for example, so deals are out there. looks like some say they sell refurbs.
        Mar 10, 2020
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah, they price shot up on those. $170+ new pretty much everywhere and have been that way a long time. $106 with a full warranty seemed too good to be true, and that ebay account always has them at that price. I'm always skeptical.
        Mar 10, 2020
    3. Skyline
      Skyline
      Anyone have experience with BuyDig.com?
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        I got an nvme ssd from them last year with no issue.
        Feb 11, 2020
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      2. dasman66
        dasman66
        I used to purchase from them quite regularly with no issues, but my experience is a little stale (ie., 2 yrs ago)
        Feb 11, 2020
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    4. Skyline
      Skyline
      Pearl Jam tickets obtained! They're one of the very few bands still on my to-see list.
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      2. bixby
        bixby
        key question is do you have your refund. Just saw tour cancelled.
        Mar 10, 2020
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        *Sigh* Thankfully postponed rather than cancelled, so the tickets should still be good. All assuming I can go on whatever the new date ends up being.
        Mar 10, 2020
    5. Skyline
      Skyline
      Hats off to Nirvana. Two vinyl albums purchased and the digital download cards in each had lossless file options...one was even 24-bit!
    6. Skyline
      Skyline
      Intermission at Hamilton. I hate musicals, but I'm enjoying myself.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I think the above should be the blurb for their posters. Maybe I should consider advertising as a new career.
        Jan 11, 2020
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    7. Skyline
      Skyline
      Family Disney trip booked. If you see me selling all my audio gear, you'll know why.
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        @RobS it is if the family deems it so.
        Dec 31, 2019
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      4. imackler
        imackler
        I love Disneyland!
        Dec 31, 2019
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      5. fraggler
        fraggler
        My Dad grew up in California during the rise of Disney, and I grew up about an hour away from the Orlando resort. I understand why people hate Disney, but it is a generational part of my family and I can still enjoy the magic as an adult.
        Dec 31, 2019
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    8. Skyline
      Skyline
      Upgraded from my old 720p plasma to a 55" 4k TV with Dolby Vision. Paid nearly $1000 for the plasma and got the new set for $399. Insane.
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      3. Luckbad
        Luckbad
        What did you get? I Just got a 55" LG UM7300 at Costco. Coming from an old 42", it almost feels too dang big despite places saying I need a 65".
        Nov 13, 2019
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        TCL 55R617. And yeah, it's a small-ish room, so it feels gigantic, haha.
        Nov 13, 2019
      5. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Viewing distance for 4k isn't the same as it is for HD (1080). Our 42" 4k in the bedroom seems perfect at a 9' viewing distance, but the 65" HD in the living room seems small at 12' viewing distance.
        Nov 14, 2019
    9. Skyline
      Skyline
      In case you missed it, the Nirvana YouTube channel has been uploading rehearsal videos from the Unplugged sessions. A+.
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        They just released the 25anniversary addition of the unplugged album. Apple music had a really nice writeup about it that I enjoyed reading.
        Nov 7, 2019
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah, @DigMe ... I've had the vinyl edition on my wishlist for a while now. Hope they did it justice.
        Nov 7, 2019
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        DigMe
        Nov 7, 2019
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    10. Skyline
      Skyline
      Anyone have experience with "affordable" 4k players that have Dolby Vision? The cheap Sony is so appealing, but seems to have issues...
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I'm leaning towards the X800M2 right now. Several reports of freezing issues on Amazon, but scrolling through forums where people know what they're talking about make the issue seem slightly overblown.
        Nov 1, 2019
      3. lm4der
        lm4der
        I have the cheap Sony UBP-X700. It works fine for me with only one complaint - it doesn't seem to have a reliable screen saver. For most disks, the player will shut off if you pause it for something like 10 minutes. However on some disks it will go into a screen saver mode. Go figure. In any case, I'm happy with it and haven't had any other problems.
        Nov 1, 2019
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        That was my original target and I'm still considering it. The better build quality and quieter operation of the 800 are what have me leaning that way. Thanks for the feedback!
        Nov 1, 2019
    11. Skyline
      Skyline
      New Sturgill Simpson album with accompanying Anime film on Netflix? Yes, please. The music video is back. Sound and Fury. Check it out.
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    12. Skyline
      Skyline
      I teach Juniors and Seniors in high school and our principal did a tribute/moment of silence for 9/11 yesterday. Then it hit me...
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      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Most of the people I work with were in grade school. I was in college.
        Sep 12, 2019
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      4. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        This hit me last year. I was a high school Vice Principal. We were all very scared but we couldn’t let the kids see it.
        Sep 12, 2019
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      5. Claritas
        Claritas
        I'll never favor memorializing 9/11. I admire the brave FDNY immensely. But since when do Americans sacralize our defeats? Even if we can't celebrate our counterattack, this is beneath us.
        Sep 15, 2019
    13. Skyline
      Skyline
      Do you all have experience with The Music Room? They have supposedly new HD600s for $199.
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      2. netforce
        netforce
        We have used TMR before to help us sell a bunch of our older 2 channel/home theater gear. Went well, very easy to work with them.
        Sep 11, 2019
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        So, I bought the 600s, haha. Thanks for all the info, folks.
        Sep 11, 2019
      4. bixby
        bixby
        Friend died, they got his Infinity IRS Betas, he smoked non-stop, their ad said from smoke free environment. Also overcharged another friend for a McCormack DNA amp. So ymmv, I suppose.
        Sep 11, 2019
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    14. Skyline
      Skyline
      Hit me up if you have any 6dj8 matched pairs that you may want to sell. My budget isn't huge, but I'm starting to look around...
    15. Skyline
      Skyline
      Saw The Raconteurs last night. Amazing show, but I think listening to headphones may be pointless for a couple of days. Oh, the ringing
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      3. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I can send you a Flare audio loaner if you are undecided
        Aug 30, 2019
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      4. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I have the earasers and etymotics. Don't wait if you go to loud concerts. Tinnitus is bad for this hobby.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        I don't go often. Maybe 2-3 per year. 39 and my hearing is still solid, but yeah...a good idea all the same. Any preference here between earasers and etymotics?
        Aug 30, 2019
    16. Skyline
      Skyline
      Do you all usually source new HD6XX earpads directly from Senn. or through a 3rd party vendor? Amazon sellers look somewhat sketchy.
      1. fraggler
        fraggler
        Directly from Senn always seems to be out of stock when I need pads. I got my last pair from Adorama via ebay which was cheaper than Amazon by a few pennies.
        Aug 23, 2019
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      2. tommytakis
        tommytakis
        I actually ordered new pads from amazon recently and had no issues with them. Looks,feels, and sounds as the authentic should be. Plus it’s 2 day amazon prime shipping. I don’t think you should be worried. Just make sure to choose a store with the prime checkmark for easier returns if needed
        Aug 23, 2019
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    17. Skyline
      Skyline
      Got an e-mail from FedEx saying they are raising the price of my last shipment by $12 with no explanation as to why. I really despise them.
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      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        It’s both weight and dimensions. At least FedEx doesn’t return to sender, they just bill if you screw up.
        Aug 20, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        I expected to enter dimensions, but didn't see an option anywhere on the form. If that's required, it shouldn't let me submit until it's entered. Also, if it IS an issue with dimensions, then you know...TELL me that rather than billing me first and sending a cryptic e-mail three days later with zero information or a link to get more info.

        /grumpyoldmanrant
        Aug 20, 2019
      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Yeah, you would think this happens a lotn so they would have a standard "did not fit dimensions/weight" communications.
        Aug 20, 2019
    18. Skyline
      Skyline
      If anyone has an HD600 they don't mind loaning out for a bit, I'd be very grateful. I'll pay shipping both ways, of course. Thanks!
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      2. Hands
        Hands
        Marv has the JAR HD600 on hand, which is meant for a loaner tour once he's tested it. Unless it's gotta be totally stock?
        Aug 14, 2019
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Thanks! I'd prefer to get a good feel for stock first, so I have some sort of baseline to compare the JAR version to.
        Aug 14, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Request generously fulfilled by @Claritas . Thanks, everyone!
        Aug 14, 2019
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    19. Skyline
      Skyline
      Best (affordable) all-in-one solution the Jot these days? I'm looking for something compact for work.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        @sheldaze very generously hooked me up on the Fulla 2 front. It looks like I'll pick up a pair of 58X and my work setup will be complete.
        May 24, 2019
      3. Gaspasser
        Gaspasser
        How do you like Fulla2/58X combo? I use and enjoy the same setup. Now I’m wondering about going back to Vali2 with Modi3 like @jowls.
        Jul 9, 2019
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        It suits my needs just fine. It's a bit thinner/grainer sounding than the typical tube/HD650 combo I prefer, but on the plus side it gives guitars some extra crunch and can really get your toes tapping.

        The Vali 2 is better by a very long shot, but I've currently got mine in my TT setup and I appreciate the minimalist approach at work.
        Jul 9, 2019
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    20. Skyline
      Skyline
      Started tracking my heart rate and every time I put my headphones on, it immediately drops to the low 60s. Music is medicine.
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      3. sphinxvc
        sphinxvc
        Heart rate now a mandatory indicator on every SBAF review.
        Feb 16, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        See if the IRS (or your tax authority) will now accept hi fi costs as deductible medical expenses.
        Feb 16, 2019
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      5. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        Are we looking for a U curve response rate of heart rate to headphones? Lower rate = sedation/relaxation = good; higher rate = excitement = good; no response = boredom = bad?
        Feb 16, 2019
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