New Blog Section: Mike Moffat, MuppetFace, maybe others.

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  1. Dino

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    I agree @Marvey

    What I was pondering - Would Head -Fi moderators delete a post from someone of the stature of Mike Moffat, if SBAF was mentioned?
     
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    I learned digital design on the back of a cereal box. I defer to no one.
     
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  3. purr1n

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    Joe would just send him the standard form letter: myriad o reasons, Kim Jong Il says you must agree, etc.
     
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    Most likely: "can't reference SBAF on HF", can you? At the end of the day, Schiit needs HF more than HF needs Schiit, so that's plenty o' leverage right there.

    From the way Jason writes on HF (when he mentions "other" places or "elsewhere"), they're damn well aware of this and would rather not get into the politics of it, for any reason, and rightfully so.
     
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    Jason has a lot of love for sbaf, in words and deeds. He would rather not have to deal with a preponderance of mouth breathers if he could avoid it. Then again, none of us here would either.
     
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    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    I want to this to be an easy place for Mike to hang out. There are not too many guys like this left in the world. Experienced oldschool guys who have seen the audio industry evolve over decades and have a real passion for high fidelity audio reproduction instead of just trying to make a lot of money. It saddened me to learn that Bruce Edgar (the Edgarhorn guy) is not doing so well anymore, that I would never be able to get an Edgarhorn or even the plans for his eight foot high horn sub.

    The issue of love, deference, and respect is very relevant here. It shocks me that so many young people these days are afraid of these things, thinking they only imply weakness, subservience, or surrender. Actually with social media, Facebook, twitter, boober, tweaker, or whatever, it does not shock me. Let start with this. What's an obvious display of deference? A prostration. Muslims prostate themselves to Allah several times a day. Practitioners of some Buddhist lineages do prostrations to Buddha as a meditation, performing several hundred thousand a lifetime. The Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox churches use prostrations for certain rites. Just in case you are wondering: no, I'm not asking you fuckers to prostrate to me or to prostrate to each other! Hell no. LOL!

    But think about this for while. What is a prostration? What's a partial prostration? A bow, a common practice in Asian countries. Or maybe a salute, as used in the military. Or get this, a handshake. These are all extensions of the prostration, to show respect, love, and deference. By the way, for those of you guys who have never met Jason Stoddard, Jason actually performs a slight bow upon meeting people. It's done in a subtle and not overt way, integrated into his natural movements. So even if you've met Jason, you might not notice. I am not sure if Jason is even consciously aware that he does it. That Jason does stuff like this is a huge indicator to me that he is a high quality human being. In his prior reincarnation, he was probably a Japanese engineer who worked on Sony transistor radios after WWII.

    Prostrating and bowing are external practices of deference, but there are also internal or hidden practices. I've often heard criticisms from some easterners that westerners are rude and don't show enough respect. This is not true! It's just that these easterners fail the see that respect in shown in other, less overt ways, such as with generous deeds (freely given, not by obligation, or per social norms). Chinese people have a practice where they must fight for the dinner table check. But I've figured out by now that it's all bullshit because most Chinese people are cheap as hell and what they are truly concerned about is losing face. Fear of losing face is not the same as being generous. But I digress.

    I did want to say that I am absolutely flabbergasted at the generosity of the members here. I'm not going to bullshit you guys and tell you that money isn't important and that happiness and spirituality take precedence and all that blah blah. Money is helluva important. In modern society, if you don't have money, you will starve and you will fucking die. (Say goodbye to spirituality if you are dead, because it's too late. LOL!) I grew up poor, so twenty dollars to me is a lot of money! So many of you guys giving so much, without not even a single person asking for recognition, is an hidden act showing an enormous amount of deference, respect, and love to me, and by extension this forum, and its members. I've received many PMs thanking me for the work here, but I haven't been able to respond to all of them for obvious reasons. But thank you! I think I need to channel Mercer and say "I'm feeling the love".

    I am expecting that once Mike's blog gets going, maybe some people from other forums will join to add their two cents. I am simply asking people in advance: Don't be an ass. Don't interrupt the flow. Show some respect. Show some deference. And no shitty people.
     
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    This is great! We always hear from Jason, and he's always interesting to read in terms of products / marketing, but I'm sure Moffat can bring a more technical perspective.

    Oh great Moffat, tell us the secrets of Moffat bass!

    BTW - how do you see this blog thing working? Shall it just be one thread and then maybe all of Moffat's posts are indexed in the first post? Or one "blog" thread and one "comment" thread? Or just free form?
     
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    For a while, we had mastering engineer Barry Diament as an active member of the Steve Hoffman Music Forum. He had worked from the earliest days of CD mastering. I have the highest respect for his work. He was very generous with his knowledge. He would address any question asked of him. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word.

    A handful of members treated him so disrespectfully that, after a long time of putting up with them, he left. It was a shameful thing to observe.
     
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    damn, that's awesome news.
     
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    I have a (large) coffee mug that states "Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill"

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    We may just talk about schlongs. I won't spoil the secrets of Moffat bass. That that would be a good question to start.
     
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    Can't wait to ask Mr. Moffat about the best Sabre DAC to use for my DSD512 recordings.
     
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    Speaking of Mike, everyone should check out his Dolby rant with Darko:

     
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    There's a new factory tour video too :eek:
     
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    That was a pretty righteous rant from Mike. Classic.
     
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    Found and watched the factory tour as it was in the related list, interesting to note all the staff using NVX XPT100's, even for sound testing.
     
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    See also Mike's rant on MQS, also with Darko:
     
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    It is going to be alright Captain Marvey \/
     
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    I didn't know what "orny" meant, so I looked it up and found this definition:

    "To be Orny is to feel depressed, sad, out of luck, dark, deprived, nobody, loser."

    Is this what you meant Marv? So true. So fucking true.

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