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en480c4 last won the day on July 20 2015

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About en480c4

  • Birthday 08/18/1976

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    Music Whore
  • Location
    York, ME
  • Interests
    Music, Movies, Reading, Skiing
  • Occupation
    Structural Engineer
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    Sennheiser HD 650
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    Schiit Valhalla 2 | Eddie Current Lunchbox II
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    Schiit Bifrost Multibit | Schiit Modi 3E
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    Quad 9L Active

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  1. We just had to replace the tires on the Touareg with less than 30k miles. I hit a piece of metal, and it was non-repairable. But the rear edge of the inside had worn through just like the OE tires did with 25k miles, so they were already past due getting replaced. Each time I only missed on rotation. We ended up with a different Michelin than you posted about... I'll check when I get home but I think they're the Latitude Tour HP. They said at the shop that regardless of what we put on it, the Touaregs and the Porche platform-mates go through the rears like that regardless of alignment. He didn't say anything about the Lexus SUVs, but said the BMW and MB SUVs have similar odd tire wear and 25-30k is to be expected. Crazy. That said, the Michelins are much better than the Bridgestones they replaced. They are quieter, better over road irregularities and seem better planted. EDIT: Confirmed they’re the Latitude Tour HP.
  2. Finished this up last night. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I can see how it was an unplanned addition to the three-book series, and it does a great job of filling in a lot of gaps. Just a minor issue...
  3. Considering I'm still pecking away at Harrow, reading a chapter or two while putting the girls to bed (and often falling asleep while doing so, much to my wife's chagrin), I think you're going to finish Nona before me! But certainly no hard feelings. Do what you've gotta do!
  4. I decided to re-read Gideon and Harrow first. I had planned to start early enough that I'd be ready when this came out, but it's been slow-going and I'm about half-way through Harrow now. I have to admit Harrow is far more enjoyable on re-read knowing what's going on. This is up next! Happy to hear positive impressions.
  5. Great job! Looks like an amazing and successful weekend.
  6. Thanks everyone! A day off from work with my girls. Squeezed in a quick mountain bike ride. Tough to beat.
  7. I like it, but it’s definitely not my favorite of her albums. I think On Leaving is my favorite, and Blackened Air probably is what probably hooked me oringinally. And her album with Jim White is also quite good as well.
  8. New Murder By Death out today... Spell/Bound. Already on my second listen.
  9. I'll be honest, I hadn't seen anything. But after you posted I went and looked... Heartbreaking. If anyone's interested, this was a very good article/interview.
  10. New Nina Nastasia today... First release since 2010!
  11. Forcing myself to take a break from Preacher's Daughter... Which I may or may not have listened to an unhealthy amount over the last month. MØL - Jord
  12. Streaming audio from the iPhone and MacBook both seem to work quite well. I went back and read some product literature on the Belkin and I guess it has a microphone to calibrate the audio and prevent any synch issues. I did have an issue with an app on the phone where it would send audio and video to the AirPlay device, and the screen would just say that the video is being played via AirPlay. But that seems to be a developer issue as everything else worked flawlessly. Let me know if there's anything specific you want me to check. Hulu, Apple TV+, and Netflix all worked fine.
  13. I can't say that I have, but I'll try it with video on the laptop when I get home. I was always frustrated with latency issues when trying to control audio with original AirPlay... It always seemed to lag behind the touch input. But I have none of those issues with audio streaming, and I was very pleased with the sync running the AppleTV audio to the HomePod Minis. So they may have figured it out.
  14. I know most of the talk in the thread was implementing Roon, but since the thread has already been brought back, here's a basic option for future reference... For a simple AirPlay 2 streaming solution I use the Belkin Soundform Connect. I run the optical digital out to my DACs and am good to go. It's super convenient, especially in my home setup since I can stream from the iPhone, MacBook or when Lauren hides from the kids in my office, she can use her phone as well. I run one at the office, too. My only issue is an AirPlay issue more than Belkin's implementation... If I pause it for too long when using the phone, or multitask when paused, it reverts back to playing on the phone. I think it needs a longer time-out window. With the MacBook, it maintains that as my preferred audio output without issue.
  15. I had a pair of HomePods, and I’ve hated the Kindle Fire TV interface, so I like picked up a 4k AppleTV, a mount for it, some HomePod brackets and some aluminum angle and miscellaneous hardware. Made a few cuts, drilled a few holes and mounted everything to the TV wall mount. Then I paired the HomePods with the AppleTV and I have a much-improved setup on the cheap.
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