Of Squirrels and Shiny Things

Discussion in 'Everything Audio' started by Redboy, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    I think we need a thread to share and document our daily audio distractions.

    You know, the stuff that you find yourself reading about or looking at or (gasp!) purchasing?! after following that rabbit down that hole...

    Whatcha got?

    Here's something I found a while back. It's neat-o, and it sure gets the ideas swirlin'!


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  2. airdronian

    airdronian Junior Member

    Imagine that in stereo ! I was wondering if there was a fireplace going or if the record was a wee bit tatty. Think I have my answer. ;)
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  3. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Interesting.....Since I have not found a match for the Altec A-8, was planning on setting up my long pending mono system around it. :)
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  4. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    hmmm... squirrelz just makes me think of nutz.

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  5. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

    Must simplify system, must simplify system. More power, more power.


    Nah, never mind....squirrel :think
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  6. Thermionics

    Thermionics Post Whore In Training

    My first thought: wouldn't the TD124 be more apropos for mono?
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  7. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    Woodpecker’s sitting in the next tree over, sobbing...
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  8. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Yeah, easy come, easy go.
    Ask Tim. Tim doesn't understand the concept of glass nearly as well as his rodential colleague.

    [​IMG]kittehnskwirell by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  9. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    I agree. :)

    Question: Is it cheating to run a stereo cartridge and sum the channels? ;)
  10. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

  11. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    I agree. :)

    Denon DL102 and dig out all my mono records. :)
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  12. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Only one way not to cheat...

  13. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    That's freakin' sweet.
  14. Redboy

    Redboy Knobophobe

    Okay fellas (are there any women here?), strap on your headphones and give this one a view.

    I believe this may be the best "system overview" video I've seen yet -- I'm looking forward to more!

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  15. Don C

    Don C Active Member

    This is pretty amazing!
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  16. rogerfederer

    rogerfederer Junior Member

    my squirrel is a late blooming interest in headphones:

    just picked up some sweet grado SR225s on craigslist. i got into headphones by necessity: office has thin walls and my work system was probably too loud. next thing you know i'm trolling CL for deals on cans and reading headfi for mods. i just hate having things on my head (dislike hats, eg), but good headphones do sound pretty amazing.

    so back to the grados... found a thread that says the best mod is using regular tape and applying it to the outer edge of the cushions; and wadda you know? it works! just got my replacement L-cush from amazon, applied the tape and i'm using the grados for a little bedside headphone setup (wife nixed a stereo in the bedroom but headphone amp is WAF!).

    roon/tidal (controlled via iphone) > CCA >Fio DAC > little Dot > grados
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  17. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Great system overview.

    And very interesting speakers. ;)
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  18. rogerfederer

    rogerfederer Junior Member

    new squirrel: Audio Science Review. Anyone run across this site? A guy who used to do high end IT for someone in the Valley. Now he is terrorizing the audio industry with no holds barred reviews of audio gear with something called an Audio Precision analyzer. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?ewr-porta/

    Recent victims: DACs by Schiit, USB cleanup gadgets, a high end DAC from Audio-gd. Since I have all these items I have been reading with interest.

    Also, some fun finds:

    giant killer $99 headphone amp: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...ents-of-new-jds-labs-atom-headphone-amp.5262/

    giant killer sub $100 DAC: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...ents-of-wesiontek-khadas-tone-board-dac.4823/

    and, yes, i have ordered both!
  19. airdronian

    airdronian Junior Member

    The site title is a bit of a misnomer IMO. There doesn't appear to be any "review" in the traditional sense from what I've seen. He measures components and reports on the results. He does not listen to components, or comment on sound quality. Amir has quite the little following, which I'm happy to not be part of. :smile:
  20. rogerfederer

    rogerfederer Junior Member

    well, he does do listening tests, but agree it is mostly measurements
    measurements aren't the end of the story, but certainly helpful to have

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