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audio test: name the best song to listen to while eating a bean burrito made from scratch, i.e., not taco bell shit. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:38 PM

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    1. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      question: worth it to look into BAL to SE trafo to run Yggdrasil into Elekit? Rather than Freya S doing the conversion? Freya is injecting noise.
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      2. Erroneous
      3. Tachikoma
        Tachikoma
        To hijack this question a bit... could you use a TVC to do balanced-to-SE conversion, instead of a dedicated fixed-ratio balanced-to-SE converter? Tempted to get a Silk TVC, and this would add another reason to get one.
        Apr 12, 2021
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      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        Apr 13, 2021
    2. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Sweet! New GY!BE out today!
      1. e.schell
        e.schell
        Hoooray, thanks for the heads up!
        Apr 3, 2021
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    3. yotacowboy
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'll probably sign up for the lottery, too. And, maybe start putting up some ebay alerts on old sony amps from Japan that had these 2S series VFETS...
        Apr 2, 2021
      4. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I saw that email too
        Apr 2, 2021
      5. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        @ogodei - lottery seems a lot more fair than FCFS

        BTW, I'm a diyaudio member too if you need someone
        Apr 2, 2021
    4. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      TFW I realize FreyaS is what's injecting hiss noise into high gain hp setup. Even in passive it's dumping hiss into tu-8600. Much sadz.
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Are you considering replacing it? If so, with what? I'm assuming there is no work-around...
        Mar 26, 2021
      4. Senorx12562
        Senorx12562
        Through manipulation of gain setting and volume control on both pre and amp, I have always been able to reach something between nonexistent and good enough w/r/t noise, at least with the 'phones I have. Fingers crossed.
        Mar 26, 2021
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        For now I'll just bypass it: YggyA2 gimped RCAs straight into TU8600. As far as grounding, I'm hindered by 1940's 2 pole copper in oiled cotton house wiring, tho I may play with alternative grounding between components.
        Mar 27, 2021
    5. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      THX AAA One+Solaris OG: no burn in, a little boomy in the 50-80Hz region, a little more HF extension/soundstage definition compared to Jot2
    6. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      holy shit. Linlai isn't fucking around.
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      2. StageOne
        StageOne
        I’m currently running dual Aegirs, what’s your tube setup?
        Mar 10, 2021
      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        YggyA2 -> Freya S -> Elekit TU-8600 -> AN UK Az-Two Hemp
        Mar 11, 2021
      4. nishan99
        nishan99
        No wonder Psvane is fighting them.
        Mar 11, 2021
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    7. Biodegraded
      Biodegraded
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      3. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Indeed. But he's in better shape than most of their players.
        Mar 8, 2021
      4. Wilson
        Wilson
        Yeah, Jean Beliveau where are you?
        Mar 8, 2021
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        "Zamboni is almost as cool as my talking car" ... priceless
        Mar 8, 2021
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    8. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Magical day when tubes-n-caps have settled and now speaker rig resolves better than BigBoi HP gear. Also Linlai curious got the better of me
      1. Jinxy245, OJneg, rlow and 4 others like this.
    9. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      So long Daft Punk, cheers! also, hard to believe SBAF/changstar has been using RAM as a reference recording for almost a decade!!
      1. m17xr2b
        m17xr2b
        Randomly listening to random access memories while reading this.
        Feb 22, 2021
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      2. Imraan
        Imraan
        Seconded. I've been listening to RAM all week...crazy
        Feb 22, 2021
    10. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      good stereo stuff makes time slow down, i.e., a 3 minute song feels like 6.
      1. Jinxy245, luckybaer, sheldaze and 5 others like this.
      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        huhh interesting, I've found kinda the opposite: super-engaging systems suck you in so much that time seems to fly by without even realizing it ._.
        Feb 21, 2021
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        Check for sample rate mismatches.
        Feb 22, 2021
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    11. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Finally, parts-connexion is carrying AECO connectors!
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      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        I forget, were you using Oyaide wires with those?
        Feb 20, 2021
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        For power cables I'm running all Oyaide V2 stuff with the newer full metal (that's not actually metal) connectors. Balanced XLR I'm running mostly Lavri Cable with Aeco connectors. for RCA, I'm running PCX/DH labs BL-Ag with Eichmann pure silver RCAs.
        Feb 20, 2021
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      5. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Feb 22, 2021
    12. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      damn you big tubes. you sound so good, but invite much nervousa. Aegir monos, you're maybe heading for the chopping block. Time for burn in.
      1. Syzygy, Erroneous and penguins like this.
      2. Erroneous
        Erroneous
        The bummer about big tube nervosa (to me) is that it costs $5-700 per pair to see if your hunch is right or not.
        Feb 19, 2021
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      3. Melvillian
        Melvillian
        if you decide to sell the aegir let me know.

        Assuming they're not claimed by anyone else.
        Feb 21, 2021
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    13. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      awww yisssss! Elekit TU8600 finally back in the house!!!!
      1. Leoi, Erroneous, sheldaze and 5 others like this.
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        I'm still burning in the TU-8600, and I need to play with the headphone out loading and gain structure (i.e., running it either straight out of YggyA2 or through Freya S). I'm at 240R and getting a little bit of hiss thru hd600.
        Feb 24, 2021
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Honestly, it's a pretty big price delta between both, so if you haven't played in the "big boi" amp end of things, I'd say just go straight for the SW51 and know you're getting 98% of the TU-8600. If you're still feeling frisky, know you're not wasting money with the TU-8600. Hard to say more definitively if i don't know your preferences.
        Feb 24, 2021
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      5. Leoi
        Leoi
        Thanks! I won't bother anymore but I'll be checking if any more impressions are uploaded to the 8600 thread once it's well burned.
        Feb 25, 2021
    14. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Wow! BaT is offering shipping now!
      1. Syzygy and Ziva like this.
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        so now its not even bring a trailer. Its bring a trailer, or not.
        Feb 9, 2021
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        yeah, it's Bought a Trailer (service). honestly tho, the place has become too rich for its britches. The shenanigans with market saturation and no reserve vs. BaT negotiated reserve is just silly. It's not an open market by any stretch of the imagination. P-Car? $100k reserve no matter condition! Restomod LC? $50k reserve no what the receipts are. As long as it gets boners from the "overland" crew.
        Feb 9, 2021
    15. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      fuck. Guns N' Roses.
      1. spwath and fraggler like this.
      2. robot zombie
        robot zombie
        ...have they showed up at your door to square a grudge? Do you need assistance?
        Feb 7, 2021
        Syzygy, Deep Funk, Imraan and 2 others like this.
      3. Boops
        Boops
        We're not allowed to be vague anymore in 2021. Literally anything could have happened so we need specifics. Is Axl on the moon? Dead? Running for President?
        Feb 8, 2021
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You need pistols and daisies...
        Feb 8, 2021
    16. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      kinda wish there was some more chatter in the Ambiophonics subforum. I mean, we paid so much for that tent space...
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        There's more to the site if you spend time browsing. Best when eating a donut or a burger.
        Feb 6, 2021
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        I can't stand change - put your avatar back the way it was please ;)
        Feb 6, 2021
      4. YMO
        YMO
        @crenca no, because I do enjoy you becoming more of an "Old Man" stereotype. If you want to submit a complaint, you know where I live. :P
        Feb 6, 2021
    17. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      OK, I need some help here. Can anyone w/ Yggdrasil A2, SW51, and HD6xx listen to a track (through Tidal/Qobuz) for me and tell me I'm not cuckoo?
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        @yotacowboy, whenever I have experiences like that, it's always been because of the mastering, issues with the file itself (bad transfer/encode), or a random hair that was touching the headphone driver just right. :)
        Feb 3, 2021
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        rewind to that one time years ago I ordered a new driver pod from Senn only to later find a hair scraping the driver... edit: also, Reid Willis, you need to not mix your shit so hot. Max Cooper can prolly teach you a thing or two.
        Feb 3, 2021
      4. bixby
        bixby
        I did not hear anything out of character for this type music. No overt distortion, then again if it is higher than 12k I probably would not hear it. The slight treble tings starting around 2 min something and going left right sounded ok.
        Feb 4, 2021
    18. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      too muchs bourbon tonight, but SW51 is the best HP amp I've pwned, value for $.
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      2. Hammy
        Hammy
        Unfortunately for me I'm an Audeze planar whore. I need amps that can drive planars. I need powarh. I need a higher power Shortest Way. I'll pay $1000+ for that.
        Jan 30, 2021
      3. famish99
        famish99
        I find your progression through headphone amps to be vaguely familiar...
        Jan 31, 2021
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      4. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        @Hammy : you only need 8 mW to drive LCD2 to 100 dB SPL. 80mW if you want 110 dB SPL.
        Jan 31, 2021
    19. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      I'm serious. I'd pay real money for a remote phase switch control upgrade to Yggdrasil. Oh, and tell your friends, Jot2 is indeed $2400 for $400.
      1. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I haven't actually been messing with this much since switching from the Gungnir Multibit to the bf2. Worthwhile I take it? Guess I don't understand what to listen for to know when to try it.
        Jan 27, 2021
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        It's entirely song dependent, but for me, I notice it most in the bass and vocals - switching phase, vocals become more "in the room" and bass becomes slightly more taught and less fuzzy.
        Jan 28, 2021
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    20. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      confirming reports: day 4 Jot2 turns a corner!
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      2. pure5152
        pure5152
        @Merrick probably initial component burn in. I'm guessing after first burning in the first time, it'll just need a couple hours being on to sound its best later on
        Jan 26, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        @fraggler Thats a good idea, I can bake my bread and my amp at the same time!
        Jan 26, 2021
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      4. HotRatSalad
        HotRatSalad
        I have a couple graphics cards I should do the oven trick on for shits and giggles.
        Jan 26, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    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 Reisong SUT to iFi ZEN Phono, Sangean HDT-20
    DAC—Yggdrasil A2 (BNC RPi, Coax Sangean)
    Preamp—Freya S
    Amps—AegirX2, Elekit TU-8600, SW51+
    Speakers—Audio Note AZ-2 (Hemp drivers, silver VC tweeters, upgraded x-over)
    Headphones—HD600 silver screen, HD600 black screen, Elex, LCD-2C

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

    Signature

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