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Discussion in 'Tales from the Bully Pulpit' started by Joh, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Ambugaton

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    Haha yeah, it was my John Zorn groyper! :oops: Clearly I wasn't really thinking through the connotations that would be drawn from it when I was going through my pool of internet pictures and thought that one would be funny for an avi (in my defence, it was past my bedtime.) Don't read anything into it though, I'm not about that. Ofc it can be impossible to tell when somebody is actually being ironic or just shit posting on the internet. I didn't mean to bring politics in here. Apologies for that.

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  2. Ambugaton

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    Hello,

    I have been a huge music fan for a long time. Now that I quit drinking, I need to spend my money on other stuff.

    I also do an annual new music blog (though not a lot of readers, so I basically do it for me).

    https://madhattersmusic.blogspot.com/

    I basically am here to learn and to contribute where I can.
     
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  4. k4rstar

    k4rstar Done his time

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    I like your taste and will follow your blog. post more often. writing can be therapeutic.
     
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  5. parmiep61

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    Well I've already put my foot in my mouth and skipped over the basic steps of joining this community so let's try again with less faux pas and more rule-following this time...

    Hi everyone! I stumbled upon this forum while doing research into purchasing decisions and really like the community and ambiance you guys have going. I'm truly a novice when it comes to the audiophile world, so this is all a lot of learning for me and I'll do my best to not be too much of a pain as I get up to speed while drowning in so much information. My only foray into speakers thus far has been a Sonos setup for my living room entertainment area, and I'm ready for something more serious.

    I'm a big fan of all things technology and I get obsessive trying to perfect things, so turning to music and the gear required for it seemed like a natural progression :D

    Thanks for having me!
     
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  6. rlow

    rlow A happy woofer

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    I agree, if there’s one thing we’ve got going on here, it’s ambiance. :drunk:
     
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  7. farbinator

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    Greetings SBAF nation! Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I've been interested in decent audio reproduction as long as I can remember. I guess I'd say my journey truly started back in junior high when on a week long school trip to D.C., our group had been given freedom to roam around one of the major malls in the area for a couple hours and we'd each been given $10 to buy lunch at the food court. I opted to walk into Sam Goody and sink that $10 into a $20 set of Labtec overhead headphones instead. They looked cool to my teenage senses, but in hindsight sounded like hot garbage and being Labtec the headband broke like 3 months later but at that point I had the sickness!

    Fast forward many years and now that I am fortunate enough to have gainful employment that pays well, I can afford the finer aspects of this hobby. I picked up a set of Sennheiser HD6XXs from Drop last year and have since added an Eddie Current ZDT Jr. (scored new for the bargain price of $200), and a Modius DAC with a few other Schiit stops in between. Looking forward to taking delivery of a Jotunheim in the coming days as well.

    Really been enjoying hearing all the different perspectives here and looking forward to contributing as well.
     
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  8. bwv1017

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    Hello fellow lovers of good sound and music,

    I too am, as many have written here, a long time reader and a first time poster.
    My deep love for music came before the strive towards reproducing it better and better. I have always considered music the most special of the arts as it, to me, is the one that has the power to truely set me free and allows me to feel bliss, and joy in ways nothing else can. What I listen is 95% classical music, with an emphasis on opera and voice. The classical taste is broad: from Alkan to Zelenka. Some of my most beloved composers are Bach (for everything), Wagner, Puccini, Schubert (for his incredible piano music), Beethoven (for the violin sonatas especially). I am an avid concert goer as the magic of live music is untouchable to me. I write for a Dutch / Flemish opera magazine as a reviewer.

    I have a decent two channel rig (linn majik 140 floorstanders) that is good and considering that I live in an appartment with family that sometimes creates noise, "good enough", but on the personal audio front I have the feeling that my current rig is just a beginning (Beyer T1 gen1, SPL Phonitor 2, Chord Hugo 2). The beauty of headphone audio is that you can reach incredible levels of audio reproduction without the acoustics becoming the limiting factor quite fast. I would consider myself a beginner to intermediate audiophile and a somewhat more advanced music listener.

    I think that the sound I am looking for (and find to an extend in my setups) is neutral to what I have seen described as bright on several places (but I am well aware of how that is influenced by musical taste, the Beyer T1.1 is bright, too hot for some in the treble region, and admittedly if I listened to less acoustic music / more rock I would have more problems with that profile). Separation, soundstage, instruments on the place where they belong on the 3d space, being able to see the orchestra layout when you listen is also very important to me.

    Thanks for being a community that values honesty, that creates an ambiance of no nonsense and to provide so much valuable information. Looking forward to write and learn more here.
     
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  9. jwr159

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    Greetings from the Sonoran desert. I have been into this hobby since high school, listening to the family Scott receiver and Dual 1019 TT way back then. Hard to believe that was 40 years ago. As time passed, I had my share of tube and solid state, big speakers and small speakers, streamers and dacs, turntable and digital only. Things have changed so much. Came across this forum and have lurking for awhile now as I contemplate a new dac. I am not sure there is a better audio related forum out there; with lots of very knowledgeable members willing to share their opinions . Look forward to participating and learning.
     
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  10. ZeroM

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    Hey everyone,

    Hope everyone is doing well at this time. Cheers from Orange County, California. I've been 'into' personal audio for about two decades now and only recently in the past several years and more specifically in the past year have I ventured deeper into this hobby and have had a blast. For a period of time, I went through emotional ups and downs, and suffered from a depressive period of my life recently. This was in conjunction with financial and career success, and for a period of time I lost many of my motivations personally. During this crisis period in America, I've had a significant change for the better (funny how that happens) and the joy and passion and pursuit of hobby is back in. I've had a blast learning as much as I can and enjoying the beauty of good audio. Cheers and hope to have some great conversations here with others.
     
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    Hi, I'm from Spain. I've been reading the forum for a long time. I find it very interesting. I like the HD650 and the Verum mk2. I like to learn a lot. A greeting.
     
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  12. JamieMcC

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    Hi Folks I'm based in the UK have been a visitor here since it started looked to join a few years back but the site seemed closed to new members. So it's good now be able to join in discussion with old pals from the headfi site who post here as well.
    Current cans hd800 Hifiman HE6 Oppo pm3.
    Dac's Chord Dave, Oppo 205.
    Amps Bottlehead Mainline & Sex, Nelson Pass Whammy, Chord Mojo
    Vinyl Thornens TD125 SME arm A&P P77 cart with Jico SAS 1 stylus.
    Enjoy DIY audio home built amps and speakers etc

    Jamie
     
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  13. John Massaria

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    - hello- (Long Island NY USA here) just a quick hello- new to superbestaudiofriends and glad to be here- I am an enthusiast and professional video editor and on location film maker- I am on IMDB if anyone cares, I have been surrounded by music since young ...hanging out in studios and clubs then eventually started a web site called exoticaudio,org (see wayback) anyway- love just about all music except gospel (sorry God for that) - anyway-

    My systems include Magnepan 3.6r w/sound anchor full tilt design, Theta Dreadnaught Mk1 Amp, Lexicon Processor and Audio Research Tube Pre amp, Topping D90, Bottlehead Crack w/sb, Sony SACD x2, Pass Class A WHAMMY w/OPA627x2, Custom Focal Speakers for Desk top, Vandersteen 3a Signatures, Kennerton Magni, Gjallahorn, OLLO Reference S4X, Sen HD600, Master Dynamic, SHURE, Penon ORBS, Etymotic ER4P/s, and a few other dozen things around... a ton of cables but notable ones include Signals, Stealth Audio, Z Cable, TG Audio, Kimber... some people think cable makes zero difference- I can say I dont buy anything unless I test it first for a while and feel it makes adifference for upgrade. I use Amazon HD and Spotify, SACD, CD and DSD. Blah Blah - im into music and how it moves me... hiya all ;-)
     
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    love my WHAMMY PASS amp with OPA627x2 love that amp best I have heard for SS under $1K so far
     
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    Hi all. Finally jumping in after browsing for a while. Trying to figure out where to head next with my system by listening to what everyone here (well, not everyone...) has to say across all the forums. I will admit up front that I don’t have much experience with digital. Grew up on analog. Mistrusted digital for a long time. Just didn’t sound good to me. Now it seems it may be the better route because I don’t have to get up off the couch to flip Roon, which, with Tidal, is ridiculous for easy access and crack addiction inducing ways to explore. Also, as highlighted in the recent discussion here on getting into analog, digital apparently has lower barriers to entry. Who knew. That said, no plans to throw away my LPs.

    Love mining the forums here for perspectives and knowledge, and like the no-fancy-wrappers mode conversations take, which usually don't stray too far from how to make music we love sound like it was intended to sound (no controversy intended).
     
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    sup I like anime movies audiophile stuffz gaming and moar !
     
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    Hi all! I use either portables or speakers (I listed my toys in my signature), so no fancy desktop setup, though I love my oppo 205 and I think it is one of the best investments I did in this hobby.

    I do like different kinds of music, from local folk and local classical music (I don't mean folk music seen from the US / GB point of view but like Indian, Turkish, Kurdish music - I don't like the term world music or international music which I believe classifies music in a very narrow minded way), to death metal, fusion, flamenco etc. etc...

    Happy to share with and learn from the SBAF. :)

    Take care all!
    Cheers
     
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    Greetings people with good ears and disposable income! I recently decided to jump into a decent pair of headphones, been traveling every week for the past 10 years (was using sony XM3's with a dragonfly for noise cancelling and portability sake) and now am stuck at home so I thought I'd dive into this interesting hobby for a bit. Picked up a set of HD800's, along with a modded DNA Sonnet (serial # 0007!) amp and Wyred 4 Sound DAC. Excited to mod the HD800's!
     
  19. Slade01

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    Hi Everyone! Long time lurker here and am very grateful for this forum and perspectives over the past two years as I have ventured into (amateur) audiophile madness while scouring the net for good advice and viewpoints.

    I'm a former musician (violinist/guitarist) who really can't play instruments as well as i used to anymore, decided that if I can't play like i want to, at least I will do the next best thing and try to enjoy the music the best way I can. Hence, tripping on the miracle of better audio gear with headphones and amps and such. I do favor tubes and tube amps, yes I like the distortion. social distortion is pretty good too. i like audio gear that gives the best bang for the buck. i like big butts and i cannot lie. i like all types of music as well. 'Nuff Said. Thanks.
     
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    Hi All,

    New member...Been in AV tech for decades, studied audio engineering in school in the nineties, yet always feel like my understanding of sound just scratches the surface. One thing I do know is that audio usually the most important thing to me, other than being a good dude and good to my family.

    I lurk here now and then, but wanted to get some input on some stuff I've been thinking about etc.
     
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