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Skyline

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Had to have our dog put down yesterday. The house feels empty. It's the first day in 17 years I haven't had a dog to take care of. Oct 5, 2021

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    1. Skyline
      Skyline
      Had to have our dog put down yesterday. The house feels empty. It's the first day in 17 years I haven't had a dog to take care of.
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        This is the absolute worst part of having a companion animal. My sincerest condolences.
        Oct 5, 2021
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Haha, yeah Thad, I can relate to your mom. We've lost both of ours in the past two years and plan to take a nice long break to reset emotionally before getting another. But, I have to admit that I'm already casually looking around at adoption sites here and there.
        Oct 6, 2021
      4. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        I'm so sorry man.
        Oct 7, 2021
    2. Skyline
      Skyline
      When someone likes your post from 2019 and you go read it and realize you no longer agree with yourself. Should I dislike my old post? :P
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      3. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        You should punch yourself in the face
        Sep 29, 2021
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        You should read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
        Sep 29, 2021
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      5. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        I’m in this picture and I don’t like it.
        Sep 29, 2021
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    3. Skyline
      Skyline
      NYT Crossword today: Clue - Vacuum tube type. Answer - Triode. Love it when niche knowledge comes in handy!
      1. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I am still waiting on that Hi-Fi category on Jeopardy.
        Sep 5, 2021
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    4. Skyline
      Skyline
      Being a teacher right now is just...insane. We're all frazzled and at the end of our ropes.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Same thing in TN in terms of fighting with the governor. Several districts around us have had to shut down but are not allowed to teach virtually since he has banned it. So, they're just burning their inclement weather days while they're out.

        Our district has defied him on masks, and our compliance is good, so at least we have that going for us.
        Aug 27, 2021
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Same in Texas. So many kids getting sick. The largest school district in this area said they’re mandating masks after so many kids were getting sick. The governor and AG admitted to the court today that they don’t really have the power to enforce gov’s “No mask mandates” directive.
        Aug 27, 2021
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        This is so insane. I feel for all the teachers and health workers dealing with this crap. It defies comprehension.
        Aug 27, 2021
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    5. Skyline
      Skyline
      Grading AP Exams all week = my brain has turned to mush. At least I'm getting in some great music time!
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Nope @Cspirou it's literally a few thousand Calculus teachers grading away for a week, haha.
        Jun 16, 2021
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Heard as a hs student that they put all the teachers in a hotel for a week and you just grade from 8-8 every day for a week?
        Jun 17, 2021
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yeah @penguins , that's pretty close, but not 8-8, haha. That's extreme. They turn you into grading machines, but it's not as bad as it sounds, though.

        Calculus has been in Kansas City for a long while now and it's a cool place to visit.

        The past 2 years have been remote, which is far more miserable.
        Jun 17, 2021
    6. Skyline
      Skyline
      Big Thief is coming to Ryman Auditorium in September. Is it time to finally make the plunge back into concert-going? *deep breath*
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        I'm taking the deep breath NOW, so I can be ready to hold it for long periods come September :P
        May 12, 2021
      4. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        In all seriousness we have also had our first fully COVID-managed events here on a trial basis. No super spreaders yet, but very conservative approach. IMO you need to ban alcohol, drunk people are even more fucking stupid. Breathalyze at the door.
        May 12, 2021
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      5. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yes, same in Nashville...so far. The #s are looking really great here, and I'm hoping by September things will be pretty normal. I know covid won't be gone, but hopefully it'll be reduced to the same level of risk we took, pre-covid, every time we hung out in large crowds.
        May 12, 2021
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    7. Skyline
      Skyline
      I've been so happy with the SW51/HD600 that I haven't made an audio purchase in ages, and suddenly have extra funds. New TV incoming!
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Woohoo! What'd you get?
        May 11, 2021
      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        LG CX OLED
        May 11, 2021
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    8. Skyline
      Skyline
      The Tree of Forgiveness - John Prine. I'm genuinely embarrassed that it took me this long to add it to my collection. Wow.
      1. Skyline
        Skyline
        I mean, really...have you all listened to When I Get to Heaven? As the final song of your final album?

        It has to be the best send-off song of all time.
        Mar 25, 2021
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      2. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Thanks for sharing....will have a listen today
        Mar 25, 2021
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    9. Skyline
      Skyline
      I have 3 headphone setups now. Each one makes me wonder if the other two are necessary. That's a good thing...right?
      1. Huhnkopf
        Huhnkopf
        a triumvirate then. Which one is Caesar?
        Mar 4, 2021
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        BF2/SW51+/HD600
        Mar 4, 2021
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    10. Skyline
      Skyline
      The HE-5XX is legit. It's kind of nuts what just over $200 can get you these days.
      1. Cryptowolf, Jinxy245, Azimuth and 2 others like this.
      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        I remember some here not caring for em but I personally still use my pair sometimes. Decent on technicalities, though still got a little upper peak. Tonally its like they took that warm/dark, oldchool planar sound and slid it towards the cooler new one. The mids arent even bad! Pretty steady. All I wish for is better bass presence.
        Mar 3, 2021
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        I'll have to get mine back from my buddy and give them another go.
        Mar 3, 2021
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        They improved for me when I took them from the Vali 2 to the LP. The sound is a little tighter/more cohesive. Lacking a bit in terms of resolution, but still a fun change of pace from my long-standing HD6X0 setups.
        Mar 4, 2021
    11. Skyline
      Skyline
      The Ocean by Zeppelin: Bonham/Jones signing "Doo Wop" in the background. I've heard this song a million times and never noticed before.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        Thanks, SW51/HD600. *insert mind blown .gif here*
        Feb 12, 2021
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      3. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        No Quarter on that album still melts my brain after all these years. Sounds amazing.
        Feb 12, 2021
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      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        If you're a Beatles fan, Paul and George sing the word "Tit tit tit" to the tune of "Frères Jacques" in the background of the song "Girl" on the Rubber Soul album.
        Feb 12, 2021
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    12. Skyline
      Skyline
      Best place to source replacement stock tubes for the SW51? I'd like to have a pair or two on reserve.
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Thanks, all. @monacelli is very generously sending me his unused stock tubes since he prefers different NOS tubes in his amp. The members here really are the best. Thanks!
        Dec 14, 2020
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      4. e.schell
        e.schell
        I got some directly from Zampotech, had him throw in extras when he shipped the amp, but surely he would send them after the fact as well. Good thing I did too, pair that shipped with it developed some nasty hum and microphonics after a day or two.
        Dec 14, 2020
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      5. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        I also had Zampotech put in extra tubes in my SW51 delivery as well. Hopefully i won't have to worry about it for a while.
        Dec 14, 2020
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    13. Skyline
      Skyline
      I've got the Waiting-On-My-SW51-But-It'll-Never-Get-Here-Blues.
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      2. Lasollor
        Lasollor
        I’ve been waiting for my Glenn OTL since September, 2019 :) Should be here before next spring. I only had to wait a few months for the SW51, so everything is relative:)
        Nov 30, 2020
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Despite my misleading post, I'm really not stressed at all. Just made me laugh since I've seen the same post from others. I ordered the amp in July, so what's a couple more weeks?

        I'm listening to my BF2/LP/HD600 right now, so I'm certainly not suffering. This is going to make a fantastic secondary setup once the Russian Beauty arrives.
        Nov 30, 2020
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        The Eagle has landed. I repeat, the Eagle has landed.
        Dec 8, 2020
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    14. Skyline
      Skyline
      I know it's already been mentioned but Rough and Rowdy Ways is such a refreshing Dyan album. Serious Time Out of Mind vibes.
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    15. Skyline
      Skyline
      Remote teaching officially underway. Let's see how high school kids handle online calculus.
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        I really HATE it when teachers do that to kids. Yeah, let's take a subject students tend to struggle with and really add a nice layer of trauma on top of it! *sigh*
        Aug 7, 2020
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      3. bixby
        bixby
        Actually for the first calc class in college it was a 200 person auditorium setting with no freaking interaction at all from students.
        Aug 7, 2020
      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Haha yeah...that is also bad in completely the opposite way :P
        Aug 7, 2020
    16. Skyline
      Skyline
      Picked up Jaws on 4k and it's crazy what the format can do for these old films. The Atmos track isn't a slouch, either.
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Film doesn’t have “resolution” the way that digital does because it’s a chemical process, but 4K is roughly equivalent to 35mm, so if the transfer is done well 4K will show you most films how they were meant to be seen.
        Aug 5, 2020
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      2. Skyline
        Skyline
        "Done well" being the major caveat there. Resolution aside, the improved color depth via HDR/Dolby Vision makes a huge difference as well.
        Aug 5, 2020
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        Even 1080p Blu-rays look awesome with good transfers. My favorite are 50’s and 60’s color films like North by Northwest and Charade. They just pop off the screen. Can imagine 4K looking beautiful on a good display
        Aug 5, 2020
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    17. Skyline
      Skyline
      Sites that only give you one attempt for a digital download before locking you out should burn in the fiery pits of hell.
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      2. cizx
        cizx
        Fiona Apple's store did that to me.
        Apr 18, 2020
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Yep, that's the one that sparked this, haha.
        Apr 18, 2020
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      4. Skyline
        Skyline
        Still haven't heard back from support. I bought the album three days ago and still haven't been able to listen to it *sigh*
        Apr 20, 2020
    18. Skyline
      Skyline
      Wife working from home. Digital audio setup usurped. Solution: New TT speakers and upgrade to atmos upstairs! Itch scratched.
    19. 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
    20. 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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