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Might be looking to downgrade from Yggdrasil A2 to whatever Gungnir Multibit is newest. Don't need the fancier DAC in my current chain. Nov 3, 2018

    1. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Might be looking to downgrade from Yggdrasil A2 to whatever Gungnir Multibit is newest. Don't need the fancier DAC in my current chain.
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        What exactly is less resolving here? One DAC vs. the other or your current system?
        Nov 3, 2018
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Yggdrasil tilts more warm now with harder hitting bass. It's also more resolving.

        I'm thinking I could use the price delta to get six more of the PAP woofers and do my own DIY quintets.
        Nov 3, 2018
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      4. rlow
        rlow
        Have to say I’m not getting that Yggdrasil A2 is warmer than Gungnir Multibit A2. I find the reverse by a slight amount, but maybe this is just my mistaken def’n of ‘warm’. Or maybe just warmer compared to Yggdrasil A1 (never heard)?

        YA2 more resolving than GA2? Yeah, very clearly so. This is the main reason for the difficult choice (for me).
        Nov 4, 2018
    2. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Alien isolation in VR is incredibly immersive for a gamepad/KB/mouse experience
      1. Erikdayo, Merrick, kixx and 2 others like this.
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      3. kixx
        kixx
        I don't recall any other game scaring me as much as isolation ... resident evil 7 getting close, but still not as much. The build-up had me sweatin' bricks.
        Nov 1, 2018
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        I remember when the game came out, the designers ported it to VR to test it and it freaked them the hell out. I’ve always wanted to try it.
        Nov 1, 2018
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I had never played RE7 before I started in VR. Same with this. Jesus these are amazingly well crafted games.
        Nov 1, 2018
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    3. zerodeefex
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      3. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        I clicked on the link! OMG, why did I click on it? I must really hate myself. Vertices???? It’s like an ever expanding sphere of bullshit where all the smells are reaching their max potential. Makes me want to drink until I’m horizontal.
        Oct 23, 2018
        kixx, Lyer25, Wilson and 3 others like this.
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Aaargh! a Rafe link!

        Rest, people... resist!
        Oct 23, 2018
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      5. kixx
        kixx
        Yes, i'm young and i like dacs and headphines that exquisitely unfold the music sound stage betwen my ears. 13500$?? No problem! I'll take 2 please! Also, throw some meze empireans in the mix, please!
        Nov 1, 2018
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    4. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        On the Joe Rogan show, Schaub called it. Said he didn't want to go to the fight because shit was gonna go down in the stands.

        McGregor and his crew got off light, especially after insulting the Dagestani mob, and the current nutbar dictator of Chechnya.

        I wouldn't be surprised if there aren't more repercussions outside the ring for McGregor and crew.
        Oct 7, 2018
        Soups, zerodeefex and ultrabike like this.
      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        Could be. Khabib surrounds himself with the shadiest mobsters and oligarchs so you can’t rule out shady mobster behavior.
        Oct 7, 2018
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      5. JK47
        JK47
        ^He was born into it.
        Oct 7, 2018
    5. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Okay, how many of you dumb dumbs spend $1000+ for the FoTM and don't give a classic tweaked to be better a chance at $500? Go get the Koss
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      2. JK47
        JK47
        @zerodeefex I wasn't poking, just nudging, lol. I've always liked the ESP950, but have held off a few times at $599 and $650 sale prices. If they were $299 without engergizer and a Stax adapter (cough cough), I would be all over them. For now I will wait, but I WILL purchase when they are released. Enjoying speaker land too much to worry about sinking $$$ into more cans that won't be delivered for 6 momths.
        Sep 29, 2018
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      3. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Will they be at RMAF? Anyone know?
        Sep 29, 2018
      4. bixby
        bixby
        Sep 29, 2018
    6. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      I'm going on a ban kick soon so @purr1n can rest up. PM me candidates and reasons.
      1. Hands
        Hands
        me and because
        Sep 13, 2018
      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Sep 13, 2018
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      3. Hands
        Hands
        Dick
        Sep 13, 2018
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    7. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Marv is offline. If you need something, please PM @ultrabike and myself.
      1. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Hope he's kicking back and taking a much needed break. Thank you!
        Sep 10, 2018
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      2. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        Sending nothing but best wishes, and hoping for a quick & full recovery, towards Marvey!

        And speaking of sending things... is it still okay, for all of us, to send support/donations to Marv's default (Paypal Email) account? Or will we need to use another Paypal link, while Marv is offline & recovering?
        Sep 10, 2018
    8. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      I'm on vacation for a week so will be slow with PMs, etc.
      1. Thad E Ginathom and Ringingears like this.
    9. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Good on Audeze. They are improving the Mobius to eliminate the high noise floor and will swap out units for people.
    10. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Audeze Mobius has a constant hiss. Really disappointing out the gate.
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      3. frenchbat
        frenchbat
        I'm sure they'll tell you to use some EQ magic to fix it.
        Jul 31, 2018
      4. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        @zerodeefex,
        What if you try to bypass all of the Mobius digital circuitry (BT & USB-A/C) and avoid the built-in DAC/Amp, entirely... would using its 3.5mm Analog jack, make any discernible improvement on the hiss & the noise-floor?

        Honestly, if all else fails... we can ALWAYS count on Creative's "Super X-Fi" dongle to bring us to salvation & enlighten us w/ its ultra-superior virtual surround holography!? /s *Sigh*
        Jul 31, 2018
      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @A1Gear there's no way to bypass all the digital circuitry. Even the analog jack doesn't bypass all of it.
        Aug 1, 2018
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    11. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      after ordering stain + seal, I realized the cost of making my DIY OB woofers look good is skyrocketing.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        too much time investment when you have little kids and work at a startup :). That being said, I am excited to get this part done. I've used ugly plain MDF for my woofers for way too long.
        Jul 26, 2018
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      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        Yeah, pleasing aesthetics is sucha pain in the ass to achieve.
        Jul 27, 2018
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      4. cskippy
        cskippy
        I'll be curious how your total compares to prebuilt OBs once everything is said and done.
        Jul 27, 2018
    12. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
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      2. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        Tell the seller I'll pay $50.00, but he has to cover shipping.
        Jul 18, 2018
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      3. bixby
      4. Priidik
        Priidik
        They could have used real VOLT woofer not the reminiscent grille.
        Jul 18, 2018
    13. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      The mani is way better than I expected. WTF @schiit?
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      3. Skyline
        Skyline
        Any idea, approximately, when the change happened?
        Jul 11, 2018
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      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Zero idea. I think Schiit revamped their entire line. Even Jot sounds different.
        Jul 12, 2018
      5. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        Could just be the mass change over to thin film resistors since all these products seem to have improved around the same time.
        Jul 12, 2018
    14. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      @purr1n is the new Modi MB better than the RDAC? I need a DAC with articulate bass at work with the BW2 and HP3
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      3. Bill-P
        Bill-P
        Heard RDAC, had Modi Multibit. I'd personally want RDAC paired with the THX AAA amp that Massdrop is carrying, but I couldn't steal the DAC from CT. His defense was flawless.
        Jun 27, 2018
      4. purr1n
        purr1n
        Will do a comparison tomorrow.
        Jun 27, 2018
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      5. bengo
        bengo
        I always thought the Modi Multibit was a bit lacking in sub-bass extension. Maybe the Bifrost Multibit is better? Definitely can't complain for the price though. It shames plenty of $3k Sabre DACs :)
        Jun 29, 2018
    15. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      I wish someone would make an interesting new silicone CIEM.
      1. aamefford and Vansen like this.
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      3. monacelli
        monacelli
        And here are some thoughts from Ken: https://bit.ly/2xaRpVh. That tidbit was the only useful takeaway from the whole damn thread
        May 21, 2018
      4. La Cenric
        La Cenric
        Sonion released an estat driver so we might be seeing interesting new designs in the coming months. Hopefully not at backbreaking price points though...
        May 21, 2018
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      5. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @La Cenric this is probably the most exciting news I've heard in the hobby in a while. I can't wait to see what comes of it.
        May 22, 2018
    16. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
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      2. dmckean44
        dmckean44
        Wow, MQA is just one giant hot mess.
        May 2, 2018
      3. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        This reads like a college paper where they are trying to shove as many big words in to sound smart. "A correct technical analysis shows that this severe time domain sonic defect correlates with, and thus is tied to, a severe MQA technical defect, which moreover is a severe, unique technical defect that is trumpeted as a great, unique strength of MQA." I am surprised I made it that far.
        May 2, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        @Hands, the layout reminds me of a back. Or is is Bik (no, that's a pen), wait... Bok. BOOK! That's the word.

        (But a badly designed one.)

        I didn't get more than a paragraph in. It seems to be yet another article telling us how the world is wrong about digital audio. Well, a lot of the world, as we know, is indeed wrong about digital audio, so good. But it's unreadable so... not so good.
        May 2, 2018
    17. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Fingers crossed that the transparent one encore will be priced at 499. I suspect vanatoo wins the sub$1000 speaker market.
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      2. k4rstar
        k4rstar
        T1 encore? Got a link?
        Apr 16, 2018
      3. A1Gear
        A1Gear
        The original T1 had all the useful stuff (Volume knob, 2x DSP / Tone Controls, REALLY crappy 3.5mm Stereo jack instead of proper L/R RCA inputs) ...on the back, without any Remote functionality.
        Family used it but stored it, cause they wanted a direct (Remote) control (like a Soundbar) without needing a Receiver; kinda like what Raggy is missing.
        Hoping for a Remote & proper Analog jacks rather than just built-in BT.
        Apr 16, 2018
      4. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        @k4rstar saw it on stereophile in the axpona article (popped up in my news feed)
        Apr 16, 2018
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    18. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      If you don't have any dislikes, you're not doing it right.
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        ^ KILL YOU WITH KINDNESS !!!
        Apr 8, 2018
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        One of my dislikes was when I posted that I PM'd someone to buy their Vali 2 on the For Sale forum. I guess someone was mad I beat them to it? It was even already sold anyway.
        Apr 8, 2018
      5. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        I dream of a @cizx.7 dislike. Oh what a day that would be...
        Apr 9, 2018
    19. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Returned from the Cayman islands exhausted to find my pixel 2 XL waiting for me. So happy to be back on a pixel device.
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      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        Was in Android for long enough to know that the stock pixel image is the gold standard in the industry. No one replaces the BSP from the silicon vendor top to bottom like Google does. Fucking beautiful engineering.
        Mar 30, 2018
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        What's a rom
        Mar 30, 2018
      4. Elnrik
        Elnrik
        A custom operating system
        Mar 30, 2018
    20. zerodeefex
      zerodeefex
      Unused ciacada drivers showed up today. They're pristine.
      1. JoshMorr
        JoshMorr
        Interested in what you do with these. Trying to replicate a Moth Cabinet or do something different with them?
        Mar 10, 2018
      2. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        I have full cicadas. I didn’t want t gut them to run dipole.
        Mar 10, 2018
      3. zerodeefex
        zerodeefex
        A coworker is replicating the moth badges digitally so when I build my OBs with the moth drivers and the OB-A15Neos, I can badge them too.
        Mar 10, 2018
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