Vtory
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Vtory

Audiophile™, from Greater Philadelphia Area, PA

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Kinda like to see people spending stupid amt of money in audio.. Reading HF summit fi threads is lots of fun. Feeling guilty pleasure. Jan 21, 2022 at 1:12 AM

    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      Kinda like to see people spending stupid amt of money in audio.. Reading HF summit fi threads is lots of fun. Feeling guilty pleasure.
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      3. 9suns
        9suns
        I thought I was the only one haha. I don't know why but it's awesome to see expensive TOTL rigs and impressions. I do like browsing decades ago (mid 2000s) on Head fi.
        Jan 21, 2022 at 4:21 AM
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      4. 9suns
        9suns
        I do the same with Audioexotics, I really like their older system pics and systems (circa 2007-2012), with Horning speakers, Wavac amps etc in small-ish yet stylish rooms.
        Jan 21, 2022 at 4:23 AM
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      5. Gazny
        Gazny
        Best USB cable for the money thread
        Jan 21, 2022 at 8:57 AM
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    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Zen can sig incoming. Must be exciting.
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Which burgers do you prefer?: In-and-out vs Shake Shack vs Five Guys
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      2. edd
        edd
        I&O fries are only good when hot & terrible once they’ve cooled. SS burgers are good but heavier to the point where I want to purge myself if I eat too much of it. Don’t have that problem with I&O
        Jan 15, 2022
      3. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        I&O is the Magni 3+ of burgers. That's a compliment
        Jan 15, 2022
        imackler and edd like this.
      4. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        Given those three Five Guys, but overpriced. In-and-Out is over hyped. Cannot comment on Shake Shack, but I love me some Culver's.
        Jan 16, 2022 at 9:10 AM
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    4. Vtory
      Vtory
      1. penguins
        penguins
        Design eliminates klingon ridge hot spot + makes bigger headphones ~13:25!!! Not that my head is so big it I can't use the standard ZMF headband but still...

        Sadly I literally just bought both the pilot and copilot pad.
        Jan 12, 2022
      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        The foam on the Crescent Pad is basically the same taper as I use on my Clear+KnittedCover
        Jan 12, 2022
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      By chance, revisiting arya on their most recent iteration. Subtle but nice evolution.
      1. jexby and penguins like this.
    6. Vtory
      Vtory
      Haven't seen snow in my area this winter. Kinda crazy for northeastern states.
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        While here I sit in the Ozarks with a couple inches on the ground for the first time in about 5 years.
        Jan 2, 2022
    7. Vtory
      Vtory
      Walnut dac has been amazing me. How can a delta-sigma dac sound this good?
      1. pure5152
        pure5152
        1. wolfson wm8741, 2. doug dsha special sauce
        Dec 28, 2021
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      2. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Because some audio products are actually designed by people who have ears rather than a machine that measures SINAD at 1k with a 2Vrms signal
        Dec 28, 2021
        Soups, pure5152, Gazny and 4 others like this.
      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        It is one of the best 1-bits I have heard.
        Dec 28, 2021
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Happy holiday everyone!
      1. atomicbob, Deep Funk, Azimuth and 7 others like this.
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Vodka sunrise just before was pretty damn good. Even better with a track of great music or two.
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    10. Vtory
      Vtory
      Not been to theaters during Covid. No way home is making me revisit there. Monday night will be fun!
      1. insidious meme
        insidious meme
        Hopefully you're avoiding the other parts of the net. Youtube is pure spoilertown at this point.
        Dec 15, 2021
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Thought to pick up 009S (they sounded pretty awesome to me addressing critical issues of 009 non-S). But now hesitating against Susvara.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        I am never convinced by MSRP of either.. but thanks to recent totl market updates, their used prices look way more reasonable than they used to be.
        Dec 11, 2021
    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      My winter vacation started. Yeah!
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
      Bacardi and lime juice create fantastic synergy. Enough to turn any bad days to decently good ones. Makes me happy without costing too much.
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        one of my favorite cocktails is ti'punch

        rhum, lime juice and raw sugar
        Dec 9, 2021
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    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Is it symmetrically impossible to disable newcomers to post for healthy months? Strong hypothesis that those posting in Day1 are bad randos.
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      3. Woland
        Woland
        My head-fi experience was greatly improved by `ignore`ing a bunch of people. So I wonder if an `ignore newbies` option might be a worthwhile addition giving you control rather than imposing a systemwide change on everybody.
        Dec 8, 2021
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      4. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        And of course, just as many treated that subforum AS the forum. They didn't even stop to comprehend where they were. Just clickin and typin thangs.

        Moderating that was fun sometimes. It was really, truly stupid easy to pass. Just be normal for like 2-3 sentences. Just read for 10 seconds. You'll get what to write about.
        Dec 8, 2021
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      5. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Love the ideas here. I think the basic humanity test is best. Ignore newbies is bad though because it prevents well meaning newbs from asking things in the general advice thread and you don't want to shut the gate too tight. You have to risk some idiots to find quality
        Dec 9, 2021
    15. Vtory
      Vtory
      Received the booster shot just before in the VA med ctr! Surprisingly zero waiting this time around.
    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Heard 009S again with my rig. Not perfect by any means but I actually liked it very much. Maybe way more than I thought I would.
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        So, L700.2 and 009S are telling me that what I thought Stax's weak points are not as weak as I thought, at least with the latest offerings. And I re-realized they come with irreplaceable (imho) strengths. Hmm.
        Dec 3, 2021
    17. Vtory
      Vtory
      Still rocking with Stax not missing any dynamic hps yet. Want to see darkhorses that induce 2nd thoughts but can't think of any candidate.
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      2. rhythmdevils
        rhythmdevils
        You will come crawling back, groveling to the ortho Gods.
        Dec 2, 2021
        wadec22 and Vtory like this.
      3. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Properly amped Susvara?
        Dec 9, 2021
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        That's surely very worthy candidate. I still remember I was almost blown away when first heard it.
        Dec 9, 2021
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    18. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. penguins
        penguins
        Have you had a chance to hear them already?
        Dec 1, 2021
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Sadly not yet. But heard good impression from my friends working in Japan.
        Dec 2, 2021
    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      Happy Thanksgiving everyone. What do you think the best Thanksgiving drink? (My top recommendation is the bourbon sour)
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      2. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        I like scotch, with a dash of scotch.
        Nov 26, 2021
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      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        From (hazy) memory, Pikesville Rye should go well with a turkey dinner. It has a good mashbill for this holiday—and a welcome, higher alcohol content.
        Nov 26, 2021
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      4. Ksorota
        Ksorota
        Nov 26, 2021
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    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Watching the Hellbound (2021). Wow, oh wow. What a superb and serious presentation of human vulnerability.
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  • About

    Location:
    Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
    Occupation:
    Some Research Center
    Gear List:
    Transducers: Stax SR-L700 Mk2, Nectar Sound Hive, Sennheiser HD6XX (modded), Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S (loudspeakers)
    Amplifiers: Stax SRM-353x, Schiit Aegir
    D/A Converters: Soekris DAC 2541
    Wannabe a noise-free poster

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    References
    • Soekris DAC 2541 → Stax SRM-353x → Stax SR-L700 Mk2
    • Soekris DAC 2541 → iFi Zen Can Signature → HFM Arya v3 SE
    • Motu M4 → Schiit Aegir → Spatial Audio M3 Hologram Turbo S