SoupRKnowva
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SoupRKnowva

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I’ve been trying to snag a ps5 since launch...for some reason I thought today would be the day, it was not Dec 15, 2020

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    1. 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
    2. 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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    3. SoupRKnowva
      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
    4. 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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    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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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    8. 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
    9. 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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    10. 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
    11. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I dunno about everything else going on tonight, but Wavelight -> Afficionado -> Utopia is sounding mighty fine
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      3. AdvanTech
        AdvanTech
        The Wavelight is really a great match for the Utopia.
        Nov 4, 2020
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I think I actually still prefer the Gungnir DS. I know im weird here, but I was thinking based on Marv's wavedream comments it might be what I wanted, but I guess the wavelight is different enough.
        Nov 4, 2020
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      5. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Ill be getting to compare the Wavelight and Wavedream here in a bit with @famish99 though, so that should be enlightening.
        Nov 4, 2020
    12. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      What is everyone using for the SBAF mod for the hd800 these days since the og goodness is all gone?
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      3. famish99
        famish99
        I have some material leftover I could give you next time we meet up.
        Nov 1, 2020
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        I still stand by my HD800-Jmod.
        Nov 1, 2020
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Jmod alone +EQ would be fine, but that piece of rug liner helps smooth out the sound just that lil'bit more and brings in the diffuse stage a smidge.
        Nov 2, 2020
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    13. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I’m not sure I knew what micro-dynamics were till this afternoon when my Aficionado arrived. Damn
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        That's DHT magic for you
        Oct 27, 2020
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      3. Carlos CPA
        Carlos CPA
        I am delighted that you are so pleased with the Af! Very happy that my old amp has found a good home with a Friend.
        Oct 27, 2020
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      4. Carlos CPA
        Carlos CPA
        Also, I am super envious of you since you just got a Wavelight. Please tell us all about it soon!
        Oct 27, 2020
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    14. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Wavelight is supposed to show up tomorrow. Can’t wait to finally hear a Rockna dac, and see how I like it vs my Gungnir ds
      1. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Should be a noticeable improvement in technicalities. Synergy will be the question.

        The loaner unit made me question my sanity.
        Oct 23, 2020
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      2. brencho
        brencho
        Lmk how it is man!
        Oct 24, 2020
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        clearly its treating me alright, its been a one more song kinda night all night
        Oct 24, 2020
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    15. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Whats the TOTL tube amp for someone who wants a more aggressive rather than laid back sound?
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      3. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        From what I've read, the one off EC Ultralinear. Unfortunately you'll have to pry it off the current owner's cold dead fingers.
        Oct 19, 2020
      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Something along the lines of the EC Af works well
        Oct 19, 2020
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      5. JK47
        JK47
        Solid State
        Oct 19, 2020
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    16. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Been listening to the HD6XX a lot lately since I started using them at my work desk. It had been a while.
      1. Deep Funk, Lyander, Wilson and 2 others like this.
      2. M3NTAL
        M3NTAL
        I hooked up the Torpedo 3 -> HD650 black mesh last night. Getting re-acclimated with the sound before the HD560S ships. Probably work my way from HD600 -> HD800. Need to roll tubes for a little more excitement.
        Sep 25, 2020
    17. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      I really don’t want to upgrade from a gpu with 11gb of ram to one with 10. But I also don’t want to pay %115 more for 20% more performance
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      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Nvidia has good linux drivers, they're just proprietary which linux peeps don't like, I run linux most of the time as well
        Sep 2, 2020
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      4. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I've used nvidia as well under linux. Things i didn't like was power management not working properly, the card a gtx980 did not clock down properly and ran full blast doing jack shit because i didn't like screen tearing. Also nowadays i run Fedora and that has a rapid update cycle for the kernel which is with nvidia not ideal. I don't care if it's a binary blob.
        Sep 2, 2020
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      5. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Amd has been really good the last few years, plug n play no bs.
        Sep 2, 2020
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    18. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      @Luckbad nice, I’m planning on finally ditching my 1080ti for either a 3080 or 3090 in a few weeks as well
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        I would wait, nvidia is revealing new cards tomorrow and AMD is probably going to respond with leaks or directly. I’m guessing both camps have new cards around the 5700XT price level within a month or two.
        Aug 31, 2020
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      3. LetMeBeFrank
        LetMeBeFrank
        We need AMD to give Nvidia some competition at the top end. These creeping prices are getting out of hand. I remember paying about $550 for a 580 lightning back in the day and that was considered the best you could get.
        Aug 31, 2020
      4. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Same @Taverius, only reason im getting a new card is so I can integrate it into the water cooling loop on a new machine I just built. current card doesn't have any blocks available, plus, ive had it for like 3 years at this point, time for an upgrade
        Aug 31, 2020
    19. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      Replacing the ear pads a month ago and then the headband today on my HD800, basically a new headphone!
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        How did you get on fixing the pads? I found it very difficult: had to actually stretch the plastic strip wit pliers. Seems the newer parts are a smaller fit.

        But yes, new headphone :)
        Aug 22, 2020
      3. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        I just pressed them in...not much trouble in my case
        Aug 22, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Lucky. Maybe yours were truly HD800 stock. I think mine were HD800S, but they sell them for HD800 too.
        Aug 22, 2020
    20. SoupRKnowva
      SoupRKnowva
      anyone know someplace in the states with in stock hd800 replacement headband pads?
      1. EagleWings
        EagleWings
        Reach out to TSAV
        Aug 13, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Jun 6, 1988 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Occupation:
    Helping sand think
    Gear List:
    Focal - Utopia
    Sennheiser - HD800SDR - EQ’d
    Sennheiser - HD6XX - Mod
    Eddie Current - Aficionado - RCA Black Plates
    Schiit - Jotunheim
    Rockna Audio - Wavelight
    Schiit - Gungnir DS
    iPhone 11 Pro
    Apple Airpods Pro
    Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 32 Ohm

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