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Tried a bomb diggity Cosmic Crisp apple yet? My WA bias is strong. Dec 10, 2019 at 8:46 PM

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    1. Soups
      Soups
      Tried a bomb diggity Cosmic Crisp apple yet? My WA bias is strong.
      1. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Is that a cocktail?
        Dec 10, 2019 at 11:13 PM
    2. Soups
      Soups
      Just brought home a TOTL, incredibly expensive, newborn daughter. :)
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        Thank you all! I will add, she is definitely 'endgame' being our fourth child. Time to read urologist reviews now...
        Dec 5, 2019 at 8:18 PM
      4. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        You're a better man than I, Gunga Din.
        Dec 5, 2019 at 8:19 PM
        Thad E Ginathom and Soups like this.
      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Will her first words be "mmmmmTOTLmmm?"

        Congratulations to you and Mrs Soups, and welcome to the young lady!
        Dec 6, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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    3. Soups
      Soups
      ...love Schiit's strategy. "If you can't beat 'em, take their money."
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        Time to add Incompetence™ to your trademarks, if it means churning out affordable, hi-quality gear that all kinds of people can love.
        Nov 29, 2019
        Josh83, obsiCO, Sherm and 5 others like this.
      4. schiit
        schiit
        Every Schiit tube amp comes standard with our exclusive Incompetence™ topology!
        Nov 29, 2019
        Josh83, obsiCO, Sherm and 12 others like this.
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Somebody needs to stick that Nelson Pass/amp camp 2nd order harmonic circuit in the Heresy with a switch.
        Nov 29, 2019
    4. Soups
      Soups
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        Their target market appears to be the *thrifty* 1% boomer that is drawn to dated web design, but isn't quite ready to buy that third vacation home: "...[our products] are substantially more costly to make than conventional products are, while also being priced substantially below some of the stratospheric prices one sees in the high-end audio world." (ie. you could pay more, so this is actually a good deal!)
        Nov 25, 2019
        gurubhai, elmoe, YMO and 2 others like this.
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Damn, they were always my heros! Et tu, Bluejeans?

        Mind you, I used to say, "If someone wants cable deisign, why not go to a company like Belden, rather than some front-room (boutique) idiot peddling fantasies." Well, now they did, and maybe the results are not what I foresaw.

        Anyway, I'm out of the game now. But, for old time's sake, if someone finds real science in these cables, let me know!
        Nov 26, 2019
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      5. Azteca
        Azteca
        As long as they keep offering the regular cables, I'll keep buying them. Just hurts to think of people being suckered. More likely it will just let them get money from people who were going to spend it on cables anyway.
        Nov 26, 2019
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    5. Soups
      Soups
      Raising Arizona is a great movie, definitely worth re-watching every few years.
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        I prefer to re-watch favorites with the captions on. Catch so much more great dialog this way, especially with Coen bros' movies.
        Nov 6, 2019
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        They are a national treasure and deserve all the lifetime awards. Did you catch The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix?
        Nov 6, 2019
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      5. Soups
        Soups
        Just watched the trailer, and yet another temptation to re-start my Netflix sub...
        Nov 6, 2019
    6. Soups
      Soups
      miles davis, rubberband. sometimes records get shelved for good reason, and should not be posthumously "finished"
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      2. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I haven't heard it yet....maybe I won't...
        Sep 7, 2019
        hikergrl, Richgard and Soups like this.
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      Soups
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      2. MrTeaRex
        MrTeaRex
        The opposite couldn't be more true. Slayer and rednecks go together like Wonder Bread and Miracle Whip.
        Aug 17, 2019
        Zed Bopp, Soups and DigMe like this.
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      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Man....I wanted to see this happen., but you're probably right. Slayer is misunderstood as Satan worship here in the south.
        Aug 17, 2019
    8. Soups
      Soups
      Yggdrasil with Aegir monoblocks feeding Tekton Moabs.... I've never been happier listening to music at home.
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Even in a modest 12x13x8 room, this setup continues to make my jaw-drop, and it's always "one more song"...
        Jul 25, 2019
      3. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        Unfettered Yggdrasil is insane... I really need to but a romper room DAC on Aegir to get more perspective!
        Jul 26, 2019
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        Will try to post more detailed impressions after I live with this for a few weeks. Which should be enough time for new toy syndrome to dissipate and "stable" Yggdrasil to appear. :)
        Jul 26, 2019
    9. Soups
      Soups
      Buying a house once owned by a master electrician. Wiring is way overkill, commercial grade everything. Hope it helps my mid-fi setup. :)
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Sigh, I'm in a 110 year old house that pops circuits if the microwave and ANYTHING else is used at the same time. Hopefully, my UPSes and Isobars do enough to prevent damage to my playthings.
        Jun 3, 2019
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      4. Mdkaler
        Mdkaler
        Sigh my family's house had a wanna be handyman owner. A lot of things were messed up, couldn't be undone and were hard to fix.
        Jun 3, 2019
      5. Soups
        Soups
        where are the affordable clean energy batteries for cranking monoblock 2.ch systems? :) been spoiled thus far with good enough power, so my sympathies for all stuck with crappy utilities at home.
        Jun 3, 2019
    10. Soups
      Soups
      Oh Schiit. Aegir backordered to 7/2. Must practice first-world patience...
      1. rlow
        rlow
        Must be popular. Not a bad problem for Schiit. Just waiting for the returns to come rolling in so I can grab some b-stock!
        May 24, 2019
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Ha, I've been checking the b-stock page at least once a day for Aegirs. Definitely hope this backorder is a sign of success, especially if it means more exotic 2-ch gear from Schiit.
        May 24, 2019
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    11. Soups
      Soups
      Had a dream the other night that Schiit released their CD transport. And it looked just like this $270 toaster: https://bloom.bg/2Q5uXCA
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Q: "Why is the toaster so expensive?" A: "Because it taste good." <cough> or costly R&D <cough>
        May 20, 2019
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      3. BillOhio
        BillOhio
        Fake News, the power button is on the front.
        May 20, 2019
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Get a Philips with stable CDM transport mechanism. Marantz if you will. The old ones with certain DAC-chips are quite nice. Might look ugly, works tough (and sometimes even cheap)...
        May 21, 2019
    12. Soups
      Soups
      Do any of you have the space for speakers, but still prefer headphones? Curious - what's your rationale?
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      2. crazychile
        crazychile
        I like a great headphone rig over a bad 2ch stereo rig, but thats not really a fair comparison. All else held equal I much prefer a modest but decent stereo 2ch rig. I use headphones for situations where I have to, which is about 75% of the time.
        May 17, 2019
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      3. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        My wife. :-|
        May 17, 2019
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      4. westermac
        westermac
        The sense of space, palpable bass and physical freedom (i.e. not having anything clamped to my head) make speakers preferable for me. Sometimes I do reach for headphones though when I want the cleanest possible sound (free from room reflections and interactions).
        May 17, 2019
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    13. Soups
      Soups
      Sometimes I wish I could go back to enjoying crappy recordings on crappy gear, as long as the music was good. Instead of fixating on flaws.
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        As someone who loves both Ippudo and cheapo Nissin stuff, I sincerely appreciate the analogy :))
        May 10, 2019
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      3. crazychile
        crazychile
        I find that after I take a 2+ week trip to remote areas of the NE Indian jungle where I'm completely cutoff from music, even modest equipment sounds spectacular. Short of repeating that sort of isolation, maybe a 2 week media fast would fix you right up.
        May 10, 2019
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      4. Soups
        Soups
        For sure, gear breaks (both voluntary and involuntary) have helped me appreciate both the music and gear more. I also think it's generally true that yesterday's crappy recordings sounded better than today's (primarily due to loudness wars). in that sense, none of us can ever really go back, and you just hope better recording practices return.
        May 10, 2019
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    14. Soups
      Soups
      lol, if you're trying to scam people while pretending to be the US govt, don't feed your robo-caller program laughably bad grammar!
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      3. MisterRogers
        MisterRogers
        It sure is annoying as hell though mates
        Apr 25, 2019
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      4. Zhanming057
        Zhanming057
        It's a strategy. If you notice the poor grammar, you're not part of their target demographic. People who are dim enough to be duped by a robocall are also likely to not have the best grasp of grammar. By intentionally using bad grammar, they optimize for the truly gullible.
        Apr 25, 2019
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      5. Soups
        Soups
        then over half of head-fi just spit up their ssn's
        Apr 25, 2019
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    15. Soups
      Soups
      What confuses me the most about this "college admissions scandal" is that they keep referring to USC as a "prestigious" school.
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      2. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Being from the rival school in LA, I had my fun with USC and its supposed shortcomings. However I do feel for the normal students there who legitimately are doing their best to get ahead aside from the idiocy of a few. It is usually about what you do afterwards.
        Mar 14, 2019
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      3. Broberto
        Broberto
        Eh all colleges are what you make of them past a certain level, I skated my way though an ivy league uni and didnt learn shit. College system is a bubble and systemically rigged for the rich as is (private SAT tutors, prep school, crew/squash/country club sports)
        Mar 14, 2019
      4. JK47
        JK47
        Is Foosball a country club sport?
        Mar 14, 2019
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    16. Soups
      Soups
      Just ordered too much Cat5e Plenum cable for too little $. Hope it's as advertised!
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      2. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Counterfeit UTP cable is a thing. Had a contractor try to pass some off on a project at work some years ago. Deal with a reputable vendor is the best advice.
        Mar 14, 2019
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      3. Soups
        Soups
        Thanks for looking out. I have some simple tests in mind for 'em, but I'd welcome any suggestions for verifying their quality (w/o requiring specialized tools). Hoping that buying them from an eBay seller that seems to be a reputable liquidator also works in my favor.
        Mar 14, 2019
      4. Syzygy
        Syzygy
        Not good for GbE or faster. Ok for speakers.
        Mar 14, 2019
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    17. Soups
      Soups
      Verum 1's in house. Tried out the LCD-2C's awhile ago and wouldn't have returned them if they sounded like the V1. Thanks @Garuspik!
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        Liquid Platinum is a good pairing as well. Bobbin' along to Petty's "I won't back down"... wonderful!
        Mar 4, 2019
    18. Soups
      Soups
      Ordered a Sony NW-ZX300A from JoyBuy on 2/18. From other posts, I expected to get it in a month, if at all. FTW, it arrived today!
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        My condolences tho to all who felt the opposite of joy buying from JoyBuy.
        Feb 26, 2019
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    19. Soups
      Soups
      certified health nut. eating baked cheetos.
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      2. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        Instructions unclear - got baked, can't find the cheerios
        Feb 22, 2019
        Biodegraded, spwath, Ash1412 and 6 others like this.
      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        I miss the “Flamin Hot” line of chips - especially Fritos. They don’t have them here. The spicy chips are not bad but kinda just spicy without real specific flavoring.
        Feb 22, 2019
      4. Soups
        Soups
        still on the hunt for baked spicy pork rinds. even though i'm sure they'll be revolting.
        Feb 22, 2019
    20. Soups
      Soups
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      2. Soups
        Soups
        the musical equivalent of ONLY TYPING IN CAPS
        Feb 7, 2019
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