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jvlgato

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jvlgato last won the day on April 3 2017

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About jvlgato

  • Rank
    Not your midnight go-to guy
  • Birthday 01/13/1965

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  • Location
    Chicagoland
  • Interests
    Sports, Food

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  • Biography
    Married, 2 Kids
  • Occupation
    Psychiatrist
  • Headphones
    Audez'e LCD-2, Grado HP-1, Sennheiser PX-100
  • Headphone Amps
    ECP Audio DSHA-1, Apex Audio Arete/Volcano, Nuforce Icon Mobile,uDAC
  • Sources
    PS Audio PWD, Arcam rDAC, Marantz SA-15S1, Rotel RCD 930, Squeezebox, Windows PC, Sansa Fuze
  • Other Audio Gear
    Meadowlark Shearwater Hotrod, REL Storm, Pass Labs Alpha P, ECP Audio Apsara, Krell KSA-100, PSB Image B25, Quad 9L, Audio Engine 2; Previously owned: Stax SRM-1 Mk2 Pro, Stax Lambda Pro, Conrad Johnson PV-10A, Melos SHA-1 , Headamp Pico Amp/DAC, Corda 2Move, Apogee Centaur, Grado SR-60, RS-2, AKG K701,K501, iPod Classic
  1. What are you EATING right now?

    Me: Roasted barramundi with risotto and roasted red pepper For Anne: Portobello gnocchi in Marsala sauce
  2. Happy Birthday Grahame

    Happy belated birthday Grahame!
  3. Happy Birthday jvlgato!

    Thanks so much, everyone! I had a nice, relaxing day with the family. I actually I had the same 'Chicago cut' bone-in rib eye steak at Gibson's as Daniel did on that night that I posted the big ass steak! And it was fantastic! A month or two ago, I had read an article about the best new restaurants in the nation in Bon Appetit magazine. It listed one in Chicago that made its own pasta in-house with really great ingredients, and I really wanted to try it. It's Monteverde Restaurant and Pastaficio: http://monteverdechicago.com . We went for a late lunch, because dinner was completely booked out for over a month. We had the daily special which was an eggs benedict dish with local Berkshire Ham, tomato/mancheno filled arancini, Oma's Green Mountain Salad, pumpkin ravioli with a sage butter sauce, and fettuccini frutti di mare. Everything was great - totally worth a visit for you locals! Only one bad thing ... I completely forgot to take pics! Yikes! FAIL! I think I was thrown off by my daughter's lettering of the one pic I did take of our cocktails. I wanted to remember the names of everything we ordered, so after I took a pic of our cocktails, I tried to add a caption, but couldn't figure it out. I asked my daughter if she knew how to do it. She took my phone, did this: ... and I didn't see my phone after that until we were almost done. After that, I completely forget to take any more pics. Really sorry to fail you all, because it was a really great meal.After that, we went to a gourmet ice cream shop my daughter noticed on the way in, I had a big thing of ice cream, went home, and fell asleep. I think I was a little pasta and ice cream drunk. Later that night, we ordered in from a Thai place, just the usual Thai stuff, nothing special. But my parents always told me it was a Chinese custom to eat long noodles on your birthday to have a long life. So I do that whenever I can remember. Then after dinner we Amazon streamed The Hundred Foot Journey, which we'd all seen already, but everyone agreed was worth a second viewing. Kind of a quiet day, but I like it that way. Oh, and Anne got me a highly rated craft beer of the month membership. So I promise to post pics of that as they arrive! Anyway, hope you all had a great weekend also! And thanks so much for the kind wishes!
  4. What are you EATING right now?

    He was a trooper! Finished all 22oz!
  5. What are you EATING right now?

    Took Daniel for his first real steakhouse steak. We both got bone-in ribeyes at Gibson’s
  6. What are you EATING right now?

    Ramen at Ramen -San with my son
  7. Thanks Chris! Definitely need to get together! I’m traveling a bit with the fam over the holidays. Let’s get in touch in the new year and have lunch! Thanks Jim! I did send them an email making that request, and also added it to my review, which they do seem to monitor. Fingers crossed! And good luck Antonio! I’m sure you know this, but for me at least, the acute symptoms took several months to stabilize. (Unfortunately for me, it stabilized to a not normal new baseline.) So I’m hopeful for continued improvement for you still!
  8. Really like these a lot! I got the earbuds as a test. I think I’ll get their Best big ones! I posted this review on Amazon: Fantastic! I have my hearing back, if only for the time I have my Earprints in. Instruments and vocals sound like themselves again. Soundstage is stable again! This was the most surprising aspect of the change. I guess because my hearing loss was only in the high frequencies in my left ear, it screwed up the stability of the soundstage as tones changed. Very frustrating, and I couldn’t really verbalize that until now. I spent hours fiddling with balance, volume, frequency etc. only to walk away angry and frustrated. These Earprints fixed it in 90 seconds! So grateful to have my music back! Now if only they exported their audio correction circuit for my speaker rig! I’d LOVE to have my personal EarPrint for my speakers! How are my dizzy and hearing challenged brothers? Would love to hear from you!
  9. Post what you're watching

    Orphan Black. Watching the first season on Amazon. Great start, and I heard it just gets better.
  10. Happy Birthday Gene!

    Happy birthday Gene!
  11. What are you EATING right now?

    Last night, but: Pistachio crusted chicken And black truffle sachet with mushroom cream sauce
  12. Happy Birthday Bryan!

    Happy belated, Bro’ Bryan! Look forward to raising a glass with you soon!
  13. Happy Birthday emelius!

    Happy bday Jeff!
  14. Happy Birthday JP!

    Happy birthday JP!
  15. Ipod Touch / Iphone

    Same with my 6s plus. I can live with it.
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