Smitty
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Nov 10, 1991 (Age: 28)
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Ca$hburn, NoVA
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Software Engineer/Onboarding Fixer

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Smitty

Too good for bad vodka - Friend, Male, 28, from Ca$hburn, NoVA

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Well, 3.5 months of job searching is done. Time to start reconnecting with the rest of the world. Jul 30, 2019

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Nov 6, 2019
    1. Smitty
      Smitty
      I hadn't realized how much I needed a vacation until I woke up this morning. I actually feel like a human being for the first time in months
      1. Riotvan, Ash1412, Deep Funk and 4 others like this.
      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Now get some sleep. It will wake you up ;-)
        Jun 27, 2016
      3. Smitty
        Smitty
        Yeah, I know. 8.5 hours at night, and a 2 hour nap have done wonders.
        Jun 27, 2016
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    2. Smitty
      Smitty
      Great post @schiit about the crazy prices on gear.
      1. Merrick, Vent, Psalmanazar and 4 others like this.
      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        Jason is so funny and eloquent in describing what many of us have felt for a while. An absolutely terrific chapter. Hope it gets more circulation on other Hi-End audio websites (but I doubt many of those sites have the balls to speak on it and/or link to it).
        Jun 16, 2016
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      3. Smitty
        Smitty
        I personally wouldn't put money down on coverage. Hell, for the first time in a long while the HF admins didn't give Jason a highlight on the front page.
        Jun 16, 2016
      4. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        U mean Chord Dave -> Focal Utopia is not da best outside of da Orpheus 2? How dare u.
        Jun 16, 2016
    3. Smitty
      Smitty
      BW in the house! @Marvey , please pass on my praise to Craig for the great sounding amp!
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      2. Smitty
        Smitty
        That's why I'm not doing critical listening, just indulging in the new and fun sound for the time being.
        Jun 14, 2016
      3. rott
        rott
        I'm not even interested in getting a different amp right now, yet I'm somehow jealous. Silly human nature. Enjoy your new toy!
        Jun 15, 2016
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      4. Smitty
        Smitty
        Jun 15, 2016
    4. Smitty
      Smitty
      Woke up, got dressed, logged onto the work laptop, and everything is broken. Typical Friday.
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      3. aufmerksam
        aufmerksam
        I increasingly enjoy what I call "pencil days" at my office. Something happens and all connectivity is down. Put on headphones, pick up pencil, and doodle while pretending to work despite no internet.
        Apr 29, 2016
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      4. Smitty
        Smitty
        I wish my day was like that, I've got SLAs that require shit to be working. C'est la vie.
        Apr 29, 2016
      5. aufmerksam
        aufmerksam
        ah, yes, a job where connectivity is literally the job. sorry.
        Apr 29, 2016
    5. Smitty
      Smitty
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      3. AustinValentine
        AustinValentine
        Fantastic :) Very good to hear!
        Apr 19, 2016
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        Mazel tov!
        Apr 19, 2016
      5. Impulse
        Impulse
        Ya, a thread or post here is due @CEE TEE , I just *now* saw the HF one and realized what this was all about... Late late congrats!
        Apr 23, 2016
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    6. Smitty
      Smitty
      Shit, found a Theta Data 3 for sale, but it's $600 for a non-working unit. So close, yet so far...
      1. brencho
        brencho
        "I dont come down to where you work and slap the dick out of your mouth."
        Apr 13, 2016
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      2. AustinValentine
        AustinValentine
        Mr. Show ftw.
        Apr 14, 2016
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    7. Smitty
      Smitty
      Right, LCD-X's are going into the gear closet, the pre-fazor LCD-2's kick the crap out of them.
      1. FlySweep, AustinValentine and brencho like this.
      2. FlySweep
        FlySweep
        I miss that can from time to time.. owned it twice (and the LCD-2F once).. in the end, the slants won out over them.. but the LCD-2.2 pre-fazor definitely have a place in my heart (and ears). Terrific bass and mids.. but the zero soundstage and decisively shelved treble were aspects I couldn't overlook after some extended time with them.. bet they'd sound lovely out of a MJ2 or Bryston, though.
        Apr 2, 2016
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    8. Smitty
      Smitty
      LCD-2.2s arrived, very impressed so far.
    9. Smitty
      Smitty
      SR-007A w/ mods driven by a BHSE fed by balanced signals from a Yggdrasil is amazing.
      1. CEE TEE, knerian and TMoney like this.
      2. TMoney
        TMoney
        Yessir!
        Mar 25, 2016
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      3. Smitty
        Smitty
        @TMoney , now you need to tell me how to get your extra special ECP amp
        Mar 25, 2016
    10. Smitty
      Smitty
      Hell yes, my BHSE ships later today! Should be here by Wednesday.
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      2. Smitty
        Smitty
        I was late in the batch, so I ordered in October 2014. That's something like a year and a half, give or take a bit. Though I'm slightly peeved since I paid the final payment a month ago. I thought it was just a week on the burn-in rack, apparently I was wrong.
        Mar 21, 2016
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      3. TMoney
        TMoney
        Good things come to those who wait. :)
        Mar 21, 2016
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      4. Smitty
        Smitty
        Tell that to the guys in the BHSE thread on HF, that place is a shitstorm.
        Mar 21, 2016
    11. Smitty
      Smitty
      A bios upgrade on my mobo locked the windows drive on my computer. How does that even work?
      1. lm4der
        lm4der
        Holy hell.
        Mar 16, 2016
      2. chakku
        chakku
        Last time I flashed a new bios version my computer stopped booting into Windows entirely. I was on the verge of ordering a replacement chip from ebay until I luckily found a newer, beta version that worked. Not touching that stuff again, especially with 5 year old hardware.
        Mar 16, 2016
      3. Smitty
        Smitty
        From what I can Tess, it fucked up the Efi boot area of the drive, and then somehow made the drive read only so I can't rebuild the efi stuff. Well, bit the billet and have a new drive coming today.
        Mar 17, 2016
    12. Smitty
      Smitty
      Shout out to @baldr for the great post on the other site.
      1. Friday and fraggler like this.
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        It is a thing of beauty.
        Mar 9, 2016
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      3. Friday
        Friday
        Only thing is, I wouldn't consider those "applied science" people to be scientists, just people with better than average knowledge of science. Not that they are bad or stupid per se, but they simply aren't "doing" science; the goals and methods are too different.
        Mar 9, 2016
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        In education this tends to lead to confusion. Create application specialists without proper scientific foundation and WTF science follows at one point. Society needs more classical training when it is done complaining about not understanding science...
        Mar 10, 2016
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    13. Smitty
      Smitty
      The Stratus is in the house!
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      3. Smitty
        Smitty
        Feb 26, 2016
      4. TMoney
        TMoney
        Thanks for sharing. I also am waiting on a new amp that is taking a bit of time. Congrats on finally taking delivery of your new baby.
        Feb 26, 2016
      5. Smitty
        Smitty
        This is the first of three I have on order, one should be finished and in testing, and the last is a EC BW due soonishkindamaybe.
        Feb 26, 2016
    14. Smitty
      Smitty
      1. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        That's always a good feeling :-)
        Feb 16, 2016
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      2. Smitty
        Smitty
        The better feeling is actually being told it ships next week, just in time for the next meet.
        Feb 16, 2016
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    15. Smitty
      Smitty
      Ice is the worst of all winter weather conditions.
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      2. sphinxvc
        sphinxvc
        Feb 16, 2016
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      3. Griffon
        Griffon
        come to Toronto!
        Feb 16, 2016
      4. Smitty
        Smitty
        If I hit the lottery or suddenly inherit a fortune, Toronto is high on the list of places to move to.
        Feb 16, 2016
    16. Smitty
      Smitty
      So, my room mate no longer has a car, there's just a snow drift where it was parked.
      1. Kunlun
        Kunlun
        Funny, I no longer have a city, there's just a snow drift where it was parked.
        Jan 23, 2016
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      2. Smitty
        Smitty
        I don't have a shovel, and all the ones at the apartment complex have been stolen already. Looks like I gotta do the walk of shame to Walmart if I wanna go into work on monday.
        Jan 23, 2016
    17. Smitty
      Smitty
      That moment you realize someone promised a client that they'd get a super custom report without actually asking you if it was possible...
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    18. Smitty
      Smitty
      Saw a great k1000 on ebay, asked the guy what the termination was. He had it re-terminated to a 1/4". WTF man...
      1. Pyruvate and PoochZag like this.
      2. Scubadude
        Scubadude
        Lyr?
        Jul 11, 2016
      3. Smitty
        Smitty
        Maybe, but if you shelled out for K1000s and then decided to cheap out on everything else, that seems silly. Also, modifying the headphones like that probably reduces the value long-term, he could have just gotten an adapter.
        Jul 12, 2016
    19. Smitty
      Smitty
      Holy shit it's cold in NoVA. And they're calling for 2 feet of snow. Joy.
      1. JoshMorr
        JoshMorr
        Now just imagine if you lived in Maine. You southerners and your fancy double digit weather.
        Jan 19, 2016
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      2. Smitty
        Smitty
        The real problem is it it gets to triple digits in the summer, we get whiplash every year going from nearly single digits up to 115 with 95% hhumidity.
        Jan 19, 2016
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    20. Smitty
      Smitty
      @purrin You mentioned back on CS that EC was going to try to get a larger presence at events, will you be coming to CAF this year?
      1. velvetx
        velvetx
        California Audio Show? Not familiar with CAF. Just want to clarify
        Jan 14, 2016
      2. Smitty
        Smitty
        Capital Audio Fest, in the D.C. area.
        Jan 14, 2016
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 10, 1991 (Age: 28)
    Location:
    Ca$hburn, NoVA
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer/Onboarding Fixer

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    DACs: Schiit Yggdrasil, Schiit Uberfrost
    Amps: ECAF, BHSE, Schiit Ragnarok, Bottlhead Mainline, Deckware Taboo Mk.3, Dennis Had IHA-1, DIY Bijou, DNA Stratus, DNA Sonett 1 w/ mods
    Speakers: Ascend Acoustic Sierra-2
    Cans: HE-60, Utopia, HD 800, T1 v1, Joe Grado SR-200 darkstar, LCD-X, Stax 507, Stax 404-LE, SR-007A w/ Spritzer mod, HE-500, HE-6, a pile of Grados