SoupRKnowva
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SoupRKnowva

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Dune is the best movie of the year. Probably the best since Blade Runner 2049. Mr Villeneuve has done it again Oct 21, 2021 at 9:42 PM

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    1. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Dune is the best movie of the year. Probably the best since Blade Runner 2049. Mr Villeneuve has done it again
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Was expecting a great movie or a total flop... glad it's the former.
        Oct 21, 2021 at 11:18 PM
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        come context, ive never seen the original movie or read the book. I was just hyped for another Villeneuve Scifi movie since I enjoy Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 is one of my favorite movies ever. My hype was through the roof, and I won't say it blew me away, but it lived up to my hype
        Oct 22, 2021 at 7:54 AM
    2. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I got a Coda Continuum No. 8 V1 on Friday, and I think my power amp search is complete. My system is sounding fantastic right now.
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    3. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I realized this morning, the wavedream is the first time a piece of gear has ever made music sound fake on everything else I listen on.
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Ive got the balanced version. Fake as in the opposite of "real". Which isn't to say it sounds real, I guess it could be better, but in that its a step function increase in "realness", such that everything else I've heard sounds noticeably less real as a result
        Sep 15, 2021
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        realness also isn't a first order effect, its 2nd or 3rd order, a combination of several other things. I would guess micro dynamics, detail, plankton and macro dynamics being the most crucial aspects to creating realness in this context
        Sep 15, 2021
      5. Joshvar
        Joshvar
        Out of all the crazy shit I've heard thanks to the locals, the Wavedream and the EC Af are the ones that captivated me from first listen. They made me believe in magic :)
        Sep 15, 2021
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    4. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Had wavedream sig at home all weekend, its every bit as good as I remembered. I don't have anything near this level to compare to though
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Because of the lack of comparison material a review may not come, but I will almost certainly end up writing about the staging/imaging/separation this thing accomplishes. Its astounding how uncongested it always is
        Sep 13, 2021
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      3. Ryu
        Ryu
        You wouldn't happen to have experience with the Holo Spring 3 to compare it to would you?
        Sep 13, 2021
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I do not, I heard a May at a meetup a few weeks back, but it was on an unfamiliar rig, it was worthy of consideration, if you're willing to deal with software upsampling, and I consider that a pretty big if. But I can't say anything about the spring 3
        Sep 13, 2021
    5. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Heard a pair of Focal Grand Utopia's today, powered by Naim statement pre/amp, it sounded like hot garbage
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        another thing to keep in mind is that positioning and setup in general with speakers has such a huge impact on sound, and you can't always count on dealers to do that optimally, even if you'd they should be since its their job to sell them
        Sep 12, 2021
      3. purr1n
        purr1n
        They are big. They need the right amplification which I never see.
        Sep 12, 2021
      4. famish99
        famish99
        I'd say the Naim Statement was more than enough amplification, but the complete lack of any imaging was most likely due to its size relative to the room. I'd say Khorns do a better job of sounding massive than the Grand Utopias too while fitting into more normal sized spaces.
        Sep 13, 2021
    6. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Getting to wake up and listen to a new Leprous and a new Chvrches album on the same day is a real treat
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        @Mystic oh man, I like pretty much everything they've done since I got into them with Bilateral. Ill do one off each album, White, Restless, The Valley, Third Law, From the Flame, Distant Bells, and Running Low.
        Aug 27, 2021
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        And ill have it be known lol that liking Chvrches will probably not guarantee you will like Leprous, Leprous is a progressive metal band, though have been leaning more towards poppier compositions recently
        Aug 27, 2021
      4. Mystic
        Mystic
        I’m a metal head as well so it’s working for me.
        Aug 27, 2021
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    7. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Call it curiosity, or covid boredom, but I bought a Topping D90SE to see what the hate/hype was all about
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      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        doesn't have to be. :-) now I am curious... I know the AKM line gets brighter and leaner and less "velvet" as we go up the line and that special care is needed instead of moar SINAD.
        Aug 26, 2021
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        the d90se is Sabre, 9038 pro, the D90 was AKM4499, I assume the fire had something to do with that
        Aug 26, 2021
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      4. Woland
        Woland
        Contrary to your experience, I have a Topping DAC on TV optical because the Gungnir did not cope. Also, it sounds pretty great.
        Aug 26, 2021
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    8. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      finally got myself a pair of Elrog 300b for my coincident 845 amp. Shoulda done this a long time ago
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Only downside is now I really want the Elrog 845 too, even though I know it won't make as big of a difference as the 300b did
        Aug 7, 2021
    9. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Seems like you can't use typical magnetic headphones in an MRI so E-stats are needed
        Aug 2, 2021
    10. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I might’ve gotten power back last Friday afternoon, but I didn’t get water back till today. That’s 195 hours without water.
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Holy moley. Hang in there.
        Feb 25, 2021
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I filled a bunch of pitchers with water last Tuesday before the water went out when I woke up and pressure was pretty low. After that, I bought some water at the store, and luckily I had several gallons of distilled water from when I setup the water loop in my PC in the cabinet I'd forgotten about.
        Feb 25, 2021
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Glad it worked out for you, man. We have always kept some backup water but this whole deal has had me reconsidering how much even if we didn’t lost it this time.
        Feb 25, 2021
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    11. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I’ve been trying to snag a ps5 since launch...for some reason I thought today would be the day, it was not
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      3. neogeosnk
        neogeosnk
        Since I finally got one yesterday the trick is... use the app on your phone for Walmart. I have tried 20+ times on various websites, no dice. The app I got it on the 5th try. Good Luck!
        Dec 16, 2020
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        yeah i switched to using the app as well haha i missed best buy and walmart yesterday. as well as psdirect today
        Dec 16, 2020
      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Finally copped a PS5 from PS Direct tonight, the gamer gods were shining on me with my queue number I guess.
        Dec 17, 2020
    12. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Its almost disconcerting how easy it is to hear the differences between equipment on speakers after the last 10 years or so using headphones
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      SoupRKnowva
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      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        At first I thought it was a new turbo for your Supra
        Dec 9, 2020
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Lol the Supra struggles to put the power it has down, heaven help it if it had more
        Dec 9, 2020
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Of all the tube set that got shipped to me with the amp, all of them made it in one piece except one of the 6em7 input tubes. Luckily id bought another set of those a week or so back, so I was still able to get up and running today.
        Dec 9, 2020
    14. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I think just watching the Volkswagen ID.R run Pikes Peak and lap the Nordschleife nearly causes physical pain
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      2. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        A 3-part series on the 2020 Pikes Peak Hill Climb that I worked on is going to be on the MotorTrend app (and somewhere else I can’t talk about yet). I have such respect for everyone involved after documenting it. It is America’s Nurburgring.
        Dec 4, 2020
      3. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        The trailer I put together just came out today, as well as the series, if anyone's interested https://vimeo.com/475233185/

        If anyone wants to watch it, you can stream it from the MotorTrend app. They have a 7-day free trial so you can cancel before the week's up.
        Dec 16, 2020
      4. spwath
        spwath
        I like the symphony no 9 in there. Makes me want to do some ultra violence.
        Dec 16, 2020
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    15. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Yesterday I hooked up the SW51+ for the first time, and was listening to it all day. I didn't hear anything amazing. Today though...
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        The magic is really coming through this thing today, I assume tubes needing to break in, but now Im starting to get the hype.
        Dec 1, 2020
      3. famish99
        famish99
        I think there's something impressive about it's lack of impressiveness as well.
        Dec 1, 2020
    16. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Had the entire week off work for thanksgiving. Spent the majority of that time just relaxing and listening to some music on the new speakers
      1. rlow, yotacowboy, famish99 and 5 others like this.
      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        An awesome mixture of current favorites and also rediscovering some older jams I hadn’t listened to in a long time. I may not have gone home to see the family, but I’d still call it a successful week
        Nov 29, 2020
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      3. e.schell
        e.schell
        What speakers?
        Nov 30, 2020
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Acoustic Zen Adagio
        Nov 30, 2020
    17. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      the pi2aes is legit, a definite step up from USB straight out the pi4. Running it i2s into the Wavelight right now
      1. JK47
        JK47
        Just finished reading the entire pi2AES thread, dug out my pi3 w/hifiberry digi Pro running moOde and installed 7" touchscreen to 851N DAC. This is already pretty damn nice for the money. 502DAC (will run this with 7"screen for SW51) and pi2AES with pi4 (will run this on main speaker system) on the way.
        Nov 27, 2020
      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I think depth imaging took the biggest leap forward for me via pi2aes i2s vs usb direct from the pi. Congestion in the middle improved quite a bit. Staging improved overall a fair amount too. It’s like my sweet spot got even sweeter
        Nov 27, 2020
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    18. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Anyone have any experience tube rolling 6EM7 tubes?
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      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        driver section of the line magnetic looks nasty, 12ax7 and chinese 6l6 clone, all cap coupled. 6EM7>300B with interstage transformer on the 845 in the coincident is much better setup
        Nov 25, 2020
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Agreed, I liked the tube compliment more on the Coincident. I don't actually know if the integrated uses interstage transformer coupling. I know the franks do, and the new mono block versions specifiy interstage transformer coupling.
        Nov 25, 2020
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        The higher end LM219ia or the 845 premium use better tubes, but that is a lot more money, within striking distance of the new coincident mono blocks and honestly more than I wanted to spend
        Nov 25, 2020
    19. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Made the mistake of plugging my new Acoustic Zen Adagios into the Aficionado tonight, now I can’t stop listening
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      3. rlow
        rlow
        The holy grail - SET with enough power and bass control (damping factor) to drive average sensitivity speakers to satisfaction (at a sane price). Let me know if you find one!
        Nov 20, 2020
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      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Im convinced that a 25ish watt 845 amp will do the trick, just gotta find/pick one, im looking at Coincident and Line Magnetic though if anyone has any other recommendations im all ears
        Nov 20, 2020
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      5. bixby
        bixby
        One of the few speakers I have heard at RMAF that were very good sounding and somewhat affordable.
        Nov 20, 2020
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    20. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I knew I liked them, but it had been a few years since I’d heard them and I’d forgotten just how good the Utopia are. They get so much right
      1. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Frequency response is spot on, obviously they have an incredible dynamic sound, incredible technicalities. But they’re also super comfortable, even with my Klingon head, for long listening sessions
        Nov 4, 2020
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        And for soundstage, sure it’s not as expansive as the hd800 stage. But the hd800 is empty and hollow, this is fleshed out and holographic, much more precise and more 3D.
        Nov 4, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Jun 6, 1988 (Age: 33)
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Occupation:
    Helping sand think
    Gear List:
    Acoustic Zen - Adagio
    Benchmark - AHB2
    Rockna Audio - Wavedream Signature Balanced
    Raspberry Pi4 - pi2aes

    Sennheiser - HD800SDR - EQ’d
    Shortest Way - SW51+
    Schiit - Jotunheim
    Schiit - Gungnir DS

    Sennheiser - HD6XX - Mod

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