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yotacowboy

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i don't know why i find this so funny (I mean, i do, but it's funnier than it should be, to me): https://youtu.be/eX4GOltUDdA May 12, 2022 at 4:43 PM

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    1. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      1. crenca
        crenca
        Now I know how your supposed to dance to "extreme metal"...sort of "walk like an Egyptian" inspired
        May 13, 2022 at 9:02 AM
    2. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      slightly repositioned speakers. castanets sound EXTRAORDINARY.
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    3. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Has anyone ever proposed that SBAF consider purchasing a decent automatic vinyl cleaner setup to keep on permanent loaner tour?
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        To my mind, unless you have a huge collection of used LPs that need cleaning, something like the Degritter is proportionally too pricy. The Humminguru or similar generic tank and spinner will achieve similar results for much less $$.
        May 7, 2022
      3. wbass
        wbass
        I've not messed with the Degritter personally, however.
        May 7, 2022
      4. famish99
        famish99
        The Degritter is a huge and heavy box (like 50lbs), it'll be roughly $200 to ship it halfway across the country, let alone insured and coast to coast.
        May 9, 2022
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    4. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but using roon, every time i try upsampling outside of Yggdrasil, it just doesn't sound right.
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      2. Woland
        Woland
        If you don't like others recommendations, better to start with a hqfilter that replicates the one built into Yggdrasil, and tweak from there.
        Apr 22, 2022
      3. Justin S
        Justin S
        With HQ Player, I've found that filter and modulator/dither combinations are really rate, system, interface, taste dependent and there's tradeoffs (stage depth vs treble behavior vs timbre etc). Schiit MB stuff sounds better on its own - occasionally working with MSYNC or XTR LP with NS9 for AES at 192 is good. The 2541, Denafrips Ares, RME, Holo Audio are often better with HQ player upresing.
        Apr 22, 2022
      4. Qildail
        Qildail
        All my upsampling right now is hardware-forced (CXN), but now I’m curious what Roon would do to that data before sending it along. Sounds like an experiment for me this week.
        Apr 24, 2022
    5. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      I take back the recommendation of the drum honey dots on SL1200; too position dependent
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        move it around on the headshell and tonality goes from good and adding some detail to muddy and incomprehensible. we're talking like 1mm fore or aft; too fussy.
        Apr 19, 2022
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    6. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      just noticed the loaner guidelines thread closed
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        If i might add, a habit I need to make more of a habit: jump on loaners even if you have no need for that particular piece of gear in your chain. hear gear and provide feedback, not audition gear is the spirit of the loaner program.
        Apr 15, 2022
    7. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      latest tweak: drum honey dot on SL1200 + dl103R headshell: ObamaNotTooShabby.jpeg
      1. Merrick
    8. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      the seething frustration when you get a new (like new new) LP and its fucking filthy.
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        I been bitching about new vinyl releases for over ten years. Somethings never changed.
        Apr 9, 2022
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      4. E_Schaaf
        E_Schaaf
        I got a reissue of Horace Silver - Song for My Father with a literal fly carcass pressed into the record.
        Apr 9, 2022
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      5. Merrick
        Merrick
        @E_Schaaf That’s the limited edition “Fly in the ointment” pressing!
        Apr 9, 2022
    9. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      say one has a line on their "forever" speakers for a good price, but is feeling completely satisfied ATM. Do you jump in the deep end?
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I've demoed them plenty at a local dealer. I passed on the used ones. Older 4-screw AN-E/LX's.
        Apr 5, 2022
      4. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        alright nvm 4 screws you gotta buy it
        Apr 5, 2022
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      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Seller was acting kind of dickish. Either way, i'd have to hear them in my room to tell if they're a 4x improvement over my current AN's (which use the same woofer and tweeter, just not as tightly matched and in a different cabinet with cheapo x-over) to excuse the price. At some point i suppose I could just build some AN-E cabs or try to track down some Snells as donors and build a balls out AN-E x-over.
        Apr 5, 2022
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    10. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      I've been pretty meh about considering any new audio gear purchases. Pretty darn content these days.
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Instead, I'm probably blowing cash on APR Stage 3 turbo, IE intercooler, and upgraded clutch. 400WHP (with no fueling upgrades!) in a 3100lb car is going to be a riot. A low 11s 60-130 would be nuts.
        Apr 1, 2022
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        roast 'em in 3rd is a solid life goal, imho.
        Apr 1, 2022
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        All the price hikes got me off the gear treadmill really quick. I'm probably buying a Mani-2, but otherwise I'm pretty comfortable with my mid-fi life. Putting that money into buying music and movies instead.
        Apr 1, 2022
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    11. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      okay. purple? what in the absolute fuck.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Hope for some data points on the $2 fuse fixer
        Mar 25, 2022
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'm definitely going to swap back to stock in a week or so.
        Mar 25, 2022
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        @crazychile I wouldn't say I'm sane, I just like to try things from the nut job fringe in the cheapest way possible. This was not one of those things, so I really can't recommend it. Too many confounding variables to suggest anything. I'm more just shocked that a fucking fuse that I expected to do almost nothing (bias!) did as much as it did. So far It ain't "good" it's just a lot. Heavy commissions of something.
        Mar 25, 2022
    12. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      New Max Cooper vinyl sounds flawless and transcendent.
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      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        New to me. What other albums would you recommend?
        Mar 25, 2022
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        ALL OF THEM. but seriously, Human, Emergence, and One Hundred Billion Sparks are essentially cannon. BUT!!! definitely check out his 3D Reworks EP, it's not exactly binaural since it's not recorded using a binaural mic head, it's binaural output from a piece of software he's been playing with for many years now. From what I understand, the 3D EP was proof of concept.
        Mar 25, 2022
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      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I love that he's seriously invested in the technical aspect of music making, but more importantly, he's using music to explore concepts where science lacks meaning. He's not "hand waving about" and using fancy scientific terms like word salad, he knows where scientific concepts are not well understood, and tries to use music to provide a toe-hold.
        Mar 25, 2022
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      3. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        I am all for it. I just know there are way better noval tubes than just 12AX7’s.
        Mar 23, 2022
      4. penguins
        penguins
        It's happening!

        Speculated they would eventually expand beyond 300b when I first heard about the "new WE 300b" if they managed to stay open for more than a year or two.
        Mar 23, 2022
      5. penguins
        penguins
        @Azimuth - probably because it equates to more sales, but yeah, I'm not exactly thrilled about this either.
        Mar 23, 2022
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    14. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      solution for noisy horny birds outside window? listen to hidden orchestra dawn chorus.
      1. Qildail, zottel, Jinxy245 and 4 others like this.
      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Double pane windows are awesome. Not only for insulation but they decrease outside noise substantially
        Mar 20, 2022
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I was listening with windows open. like, YMO shirtless house.
        Mar 20, 2022
      4. zottel
        zottel
        Great album, one of my favourites.
        Mar 21, 2022
    15. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      i think this weekend I'll switch back to A2 for the "great decision". LIM, there's just that last bit of treble spaciousness I'm missing.
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      2. Maven86
        Maven86
        The impression I'm getting is that its close to the performance of the A2 with the nice engaging timbre of those old PCM chips. If that's the case, count me in.
        Mar 11, 2022
      3. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        LIM is supremely great but wasn't for me. Fabulously happy with A2. It does what I want music to do, tho at times I think about putting the A1 cards back in for a little because they are devilishly incisive and I enjoyed that for video games and movies because it was so visceral.
        Mar 11, 2022
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        yeah, after one song it's obvious enough.
        Mar 12, 2022
    16. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      still finding some albums where I miss OG A2, but also coming back to some albums where LIM is more enjoyable.
      1. roshambo123
        roshambo123
        Choosing Yggdrasil flavors is hard. I might end up with all 3 cards some day lol. A1 has incisiveness and nice air, A2 is rich and grand, LIM is clear and consistent.
        Feb 26, 2022
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      2. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Thinking of changing my Lim upgrade order to A2. Waiting for 3 months now and likely gonna be a lot longer still. I like chocolate cake.
        Feb 27, 2022
    17. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        All we can say is that we have beetles in boxes.
        Feb 23, 2022
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      3. Wilson
        Wilson
        Feb 23, 2022
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    18. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        reminds me I always wanted to play fretless bass.
        Feb 22, 2022
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        also, in hindsight, these guys kind of rocked the fuck out.
        Feb 22, 2022
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    19. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      There's something very early Wilco about the new Big Thief. Country/folk-Radiohead. I'm really digging this album. It's messy in a good way.
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I have been a Big Thief fan since their debut so I am a bit biased, but I cannot stop listening to the new album. For sure occasionally a bit listless and raw, but just draws me in.
        Feb 21, 2022
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        i really like how disjointed it seems. I mean the course of musical styles they touch is just amazing. it reminds me of why i fell in love with Broken Social Scene.
        Feb 21, 2022
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    20. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      holy shit, new big thief is fucking phenomenal.
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      4. Ti_Leo
        Ti_Leo
        Thank you!!!
        Feb 19, 2022
      5. shambles
        shambles
        At first I though 'uh ohh, double album - risk it's either filler-heavy or self-indulgent', then remembered that UFO-F and Two Hands were essentially also a double album and were great, so cut them some slack
        Feb 19, 2022
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    Gender:
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    Home Page:
    http://davidhasselhoffonline.com/
    Location:
    NOVA
    Occupation:
    Designer of Graphics
    Gear List:
    Main rig:
    Sources—Roon/Qobuz to RPi+Pi2AES, Technics SL-1200 w/ DL-103r to iFi ZEN Phono, Sangean HDT-20, Audiolab 6000CDT
    DAC—Yggdrasil A2 (AES/EBU RPi, Coax 6000CDT, Optical Sangean)
    Preamp—Freya S
    Amps—Elekit TU-8600S
    Speakers—Audio Note AZ-Two (Hemp drivers, silver VC tweeters, upgraded x-over)
    Headphones—HD600 silver screen, HD600 black screen, Elex, HD800s

    Work:
    Sony XDR-F1HD/iPhone 8/RPi+ALLO DigiOne Sig--> Bifrost 2 -->Jot2/THX789/SW51+--> HD650K, OG Solaris/2019 Andro
    iFi Nano iDSD --> OG Solaris/2019 Andro

    Signature

    Slayer/Castanets 128kbs MP3 --> 1 gen iPod Shuffle --> AQ mini-to-mini --> Topping ZOMG1000 --> UR
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