yotacowboy
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yotacowboy

McRibs Kind of Guy, Male, from NOVA

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And also thanks to everyone that contributed to the Bal to SE thread, and AtomicBob's posts on the matter! Apr 28, 2021

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    1. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      awww yisssss! Elekit TU8600 finally back in the house!!!!
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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
    2. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Wow! BaT is offering shipping now!
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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
    3. 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
        gixxerwimp and yotacowboy like this.
      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        You need pistols and daisies...
        Feb 8, 2021
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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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    8. 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
    9. Biodegraded
      Biodegraded
      So was it you that scored KITT?
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Jan 24, 2021
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    10. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Can someone explain the deal with Schiit's TRS/TRRS thingy? I.e., are they talking about TRRS for mic input, or TRRS as a balanced output?
      1. jnak00
        jnak00
        Looks like it's for mic input. Per the product page: "TRRS cables are used on earphones with integrated microphones."
        Jan 21, 2021
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Confirmed w/ Schiit - this only pertains to headphones with a mic. "normal" balanced connections are fine using TRRS plus adapters.
        Jan 21, 2021
    11. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Heartfelt thanks to everyone's well wishes over the last couple days. I mean that! Seriously, thanks SBAF crew.
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Thanks, crypto! We've got a couple soft cones we'll experiment with.
        Jan 18, 2021
        Thad E Ginathom and Cryptowolf like this.
      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Soft cones are essential here. I have a cone scar on my leg from my now passed Great Dane.
        Jan 18, 2021
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      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Luckily she's completely exhausted, so any irritation from the nasal cannula and attendant stitching seem to be at the bottom of her itching priorities. IV site is similar, for now. IOW, no cone of shame for now! She's currently PTFO.
        Jan 18, 2021
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    12. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Goal line in sight: one more night in critical care to be safe. Going for a visit today - she should come home tomorrow afternoon.
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      2. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        In celebration you can play "Who let the dogs out?!" when she can go home again. Warning, this song is a real earworm.
        Jan 17, 2021
        Jinxy245, Cryptowolf and yotacowboy like this.
      3. Rustin Cohle
        Rustin Cohle
        That's great news. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.
        Jan 17, 2021
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      4. Brian D
        Brian D
        Zuzu and Miley send their tail wagging best wishes!
        Jan 17, 2021
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    13. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Doggo update: still in critical care, on oxygen/IV. Had a visit today, it nearly broke my heart. I've got to be tough for her.
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      2. atomicbob
        atomicbob
        Thank-you for the update. So sorry to hear she is having a rough go of it. Wishing the best for all of you during this challenging time.
        Jan 16, 2021
        Cryptowolf and yotacowboy like this.
      3. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Sorry to hear about your dog. Hopefully she will pull through. Positive thoughts my man.
        Jan 17, 2021
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      4. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        This is the hardest part of having companion animals by far...for what it's worth, I'm sorry & hope for good news.
        Jan 17, 2021
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    14. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      not a fun day. doggo in hospital w/ aspiration pneumonia of gastric contents.
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      2. rlow
        rlow
        Feel better soon doggo!
        Jan 15, 2021
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      3. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        Oh no. Please keep us posted.
        Jan 15, 2021
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        all the best to you and doggo. Hang in there, doggo! Get well soon!
        Jan 16, 2021
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    15. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Coming back to the Phoebe Bridges album after a few listens earlier is wonderful welcome respite after this past week
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      2. gaspasser
        gaspasser
        Wow, her new album is a great recommendation, thanks
        Jan 8, 2021
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      3. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        I didn't do the thingie this year but Punisher is my AOTY. Just flattened me.
        Jan 8, 2021
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      4. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        @Superexchanger the last song is a real gut punch. Punisher is a top 2020 album for me as well.
        Jan 10, 2021
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    16. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Here's a weird one: HD600 out of the speaker output of an old Trends TA-10.1 tripath amp is surprisingly good!
      1. purr1n
        purr1n
        Planars such as HE-5 are good from the Trends too.
        Jan 5, 2021
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      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Has a teeeeny bit of hiss, but the lower midrange and upper midbass has some great punch. No weird treble fuckery or anything. Beats the piss out of Asgard 3 across the board.
        Jan 5, 2021
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    17. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Focal Elex + SW51 = Julianna Barwick wow. just, wow.
    18. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Sometimes this forum and its Friends are a most welcome dose of humanity in these times. Thanks to two Friends who should know who they are!
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Happy new year, everyone!!!
        Dec 31, 2020
    19. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      finally! neighbor is away, so listening to Tripping w/ Nils Frahm at "more than suitable" level on speaker rig! Yippee-ki-yay Mutherfuckers!
      1. obsiCO, Syzygy, gixxerwimp and 14 others like this.
      2. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Thanks for the t(r)ip, I missed this. All Melody is one of my recent faves.
        Dec 26, 2020
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      3. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        Please make All Melody a regular rotation. It's a truly transcendent work.
        Dec 31, 2020
      4. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        Jan 2, 2021
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    20. yotacowboy
      yotacowboy
      Merry Christmas, everyone! And happy Festivus for the rest of us! Prime standing rib roast is going to sleep well in a low oven overnight!!
      1. Biodegraded
        Biodegraded
        Prime rib for us tomorrow too. Enjoy!
        Dec 24, 2020
      2. dubharmonic
        dubharmonic
        It’s time for feats of strength.
        Dec 24, 2020
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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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