Vtory
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Vtory

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RME ADI2 > EC BW2 > Focal Elex : Fantastic combo. Jul 5, 2018

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    1. Vtory
      Vtory
      RME ADI2 > EC BW2 > Focal Elex : Fantastic combo.
      1. cskippy, Lyer25, Ringingears and 5 others like this.
    2. Vtory
      Vtory
      Is there any real example that fancy remastering really worked? They mostly just increased loudness via more compression.
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      3. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        Sometimes it can be obvious that they're using an earlier generation tape than that equivilant 80s era CD. 80s era catalog titles can often have things ike tape warble too.

        But all that tends to be negated by the fact that the remasters tend to be more compressed and use a delta sigma ADC for conversion.
        Jun 17, 2018
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      4. Gravity
        Gravity
        The 2012 Analogue Productions remasters of Norah Jones.
        Jun 17, 2018
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        Check out the hi-res remasters of Tom Petty’s catalog, he allowed them to be mastered with full dynamics. Similarly check out the “unlimited” remasters of Paul McCartney’s catalog (unlimited in this place meaning no limiting on dynamics as well).
        Jun 18, 2018
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    3. Vtory
      Vtory
      Vanished dislikes.. What happened?
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The experiment is over. It seems the moderators were testing some people. Do you miss the dislike option? Some people actually liked that option. Oh well.
        Jun 15, 2018
        Lyer25, Vansen, Vtory and 1 other person like this.
      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah, it still had some limitations, but.. I am generally believing the benefits of downvotes.
        Jun 15, 2018
    4. Druid
      Druid
      Once you hear full tube, you can't go back. :evil:
      1. Deep Funk and Vtory like this.
    5. Vtory
      Vtory
      Damn... leptoni dta is so mellow. What a lovely sound.
      1. mphuongz, dmckean44 and skem like this.
      2. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        I'm so glad I didn't hop on that loaner! I could never pay that much for an amp.
        Jun 7, 2018
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      3. Vtory
        Vtory
        That's something I am worrying now. Seriously.
        Jun 7, 2018
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    7. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I don't understand that either. And I certainly wouldn't agree!
        Jun 6, 2018
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    8. Vtory
      Vtory
      Love Fricsay's renditions..
    9. Vtory
      Vtory
      Kinda speculating Schiit may refresh their bimby (Bimby A2? Bamby?) this fall... (just like they did for Lyr 3 in response to MCTH)
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        They didn't really make the Lyr 3 in response to the MCTH. Lyr 3 was in development for a couple years before anyone really knew what Massdrop was up to.
        Jun 4, 2018
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        @Cspirou Of course you're right. But release timing was too close (for me) not to believe they have no consideration of MCTH. In my experience with developments (in other area), milestone/event timing was often flexible to reflect market status. Anyway, I don't think this speculation is evidenced well. 70% for fun (and a little sarcasm)
        Jun 4, 2018
      3. BenjaminBore
        BenjaminBore
        It’s been teased before, including by Moffat. Seems like it was planned to ship a month or two ago, but dates will always shift. Those comments were around a year ago now, though.
        Jun 5, 2018
    10. Vtory
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      2. westermac
        westermac
        The first one was excellent; really looking forward to this!
        Jun 4, 2018
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    11. Vtory
      Vtory
      Was about to order yaggy. but that parts shortage.. Had similar troubles when I tried to order gumby LY... (bought an used one that time)
      1. Torq
        Torq
        You'll get it faster if you just order and wait. Card won't get charged until it ships anyway. The viable alternatives are much more expensive anyway.
        May 30, 2018
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    12. Vtory
      Vtory
      Want to draw a scatter plot bw dissertation stress and audio upgrade temptation. R2 must exceed 0.9...
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        What software? Matlab? R? Mathematica?
        May 28, 2018
    13. Vtory
      Vtory
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      3. JustAnotherRando
        JustAnotherRando
        Leave it up anyway, it's comedy contrast against the real price :)
        May 22, 2018
        Lyer25, Xecuter, Vtory and 3 others like this.
      4. FallingObjects
        FallingObjects
        That's not just poor presentation, that's borderline misleading how they have it presented. If they got rid of the slashed out $1,399 it'd be way clearer, but their way makes it look like it's at a 90%+ early order discount.
        May 22, 2018
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      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        It's not borderline. That is misleading.
        May 22, 2018
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    14. Vtory
      Vtory
      Is Driven a follower of Amir? Hmm..
      1. loki993
        loki993
        The timing is certainly curious considering the circle jerk happening on reddit and probably his site too.
        May 15, 2018
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    15. Vtory
      Vtory
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      2. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        I suppose I'll have to read and see if it's any more than a new FPGA and moarr tapps.
        May 15, 2018
      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        $Chord was always high. In the pre-DAC age of hifi, I used to look at their power amps in the hifi shops in much the same way as one looks at film stars. Of course, back then, I was even less aware that there was more to life than big heat sinks.
        May 15, 2018
      4. bengo
        bengo
        "Developed from the brittle-sounding and unreliable Hugo 2, the Hugo TT 2 is very similar, yet more expensive in every way. TT 2 sets a new benchmark in poor value for paperweight DACs, eclipsed only by our flagship DAVE."
        May 15, 2018
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    16. Vtory
      Vtory
      Holy shit. Elex+Lyr3 sounds really fantastic..
      1. Lyer25, FlySweep, dmckean44 and 3 others like this.
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      3. raif
        raif
        Well shoot. I am next in line for the lyr 3 loaner, I’m gonna have to start hasslin ringingears
        May 10, 2018
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      4. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        I liked the Gumby>Lyr3>Clear a lot. I'm interested to eventually hear Elex though.
        May 10, 2018
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      5. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        Sent you a PM @raif. This is a great pairing.
        May 11, 2018
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      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I thought Chrome OS was Linux
        May 9, 2018
      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Yeah. It's a linux variant. So this news means linux running on another linux lol.
        May 9, 2018
    18. Vtory
      Vtory
      My elex seems to be shipped just before..
      1. Soups
        Soups
        now for the fun part of watching fedex smarpost (aka drunk mule express) take a twisted, 3rd world-esque journey to your local post office. at least that's been my massdrop ground shipping experience. :)
        May 7, 2018
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      2. Vtory
        Vtory
        Damn, that is exactly consistent with my experience with massdrop shipping and fedex smartpost.. lol
        May 7, 2018
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    19. Vtory
      Vtory
      "Dave Digs Disney" is damn good... I was almost fooled by the album title.
    20. Vtory
      Vtory
      Estimated shipping date of my elex is May 9. Two weeks left.
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  • About

    Location:
    Fort worth, TX
    Occupation:
    Grad student
    Gear List:
    [Headphones]

    Audeze LCD2 Classic, Stax SR-207, Audioquest Nighthawk, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD800, Focal/Massdrop Elex, E-MU/Massdrop Purple Heart

    [Loudspeakers]

    Tekton Lore, JBL LSR308, JBL 4408, Klipsch RB-51 mk2

    [Subwoofer]

    SVS SB2000

    [DAC]

    RME ADI-2 DAC

    [AMP]

    Eddie Current Black Widow 2, Schiit Lyr 3, Stax SRM-252S

    [Other]

    PS Audio PPP AC Regenerator
    My headphones journey (mostly in chronological order)

    ~2015
    • Sennheiser HD600
    • Sennheiser HD650
    • Stax SR-207
    • Audeze LCD2 pre-fazor
    • Stax SR-009
    • Hifiman HE-500
    • Beyerdynamic DT 880 pro
    • AKG K702

    2016
    • Massdrop-AKG K7xx
    • Focal Elear
    • Audioquest Nighthawk
    • Hifiman Edition X v2
    • Sennheiser HD800S
    • MrSpeakers Ether Flow Open

    2017
    • ZMF Eikon
    • Massdrop-Sennheiser HD6xx (Kiss+Coin mod)
    • MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open

    2018
    • Audeze LCD2 Classic (Revealed)
    • Audioquest Nighthawk (2nd try; Heavily EQed)
    • Stax SR-207 (2nd try + Simulated ED-1)
    • Sennheiser HD600 (3rd try + with Dekoni fenestrated pads)
    • Massdrop-Focal Elex
    • Sennheiser HD800

    Signature

    SOURCES : RME ADI2 DAC | Schiit Fulla 2
    HEADAMPS : EC Black Widow 2 | Schiit Lyr 3

    HEADPHONES : Senn HD800 | Focal/MD Elex | Senn HD600+FNSK pads
    SPEAKERS : Tekton Lore | JBL LSR308 | SVS SB2000
    IEMS : Etymotic ER4S
    ACCESSORIES : PS Audio PPP

    (Highlighted: personal reference)

    "I don't know anything, but I do know that everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough"
    - R. P. Feynman