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TMoney

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TMoney last won the day on August 15 2016

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About TMoney

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    Extra Special Silver Diner
  • Birthday 01/20/1985

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    Male
  • Location
    Sausalito, CA

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  • Location
    Sausalito, CA
  • Occupation
    Lawyer - Yes... another head-case attorney. Though around here I'm probably the junior partner.
  • Headphones
    HD800S, HD600, HD650
  • Headphone Amps
    ECP DSHA-4 "Ravenswood", Bottlehead Crack-a-two-a
  • Sources
    Yggdrasil, Oppo BDP-105
  • Other Audio Gear
    Pass Labs XP-10 Preamplifier

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  1. Happy birthday, Steve (swt61)!!!

    Happy birthday, Steve! I hope it is a fun one!
  2. Post what you're watching

    Mosaic - via iOS app It doesn't quite hit the mark for me and felt a little gimmicky, but I always really appreciate outside-of-the-box approaches even when they don't quite succeed. It is a very cool idea and the app format works a lot better than I thought it would. Bloomberg described it as an app version of "Sleep No More," and having seen Sleep while I lived in NYC I think that is a pretty good comparison. HBO is making a linear version of it, but for me its the non-linear method that makes it fun. Very worthwhile to check out, plus, it is free. https://watchmosaic.com/
  3. And now what did you do TODAY?

    Here is to a quick recovery, Colin! In the meantime, I’m on my way to purchase a term life insurance policy on you.
  4. Ye Macce Threade

    Had a chance to play with HomePod yesterday. Some random impressions: It is really small. I knew it was going to be small from reading reviews, but it is even smaller that I thought. It is about the size of a cantaloupe. It feels like a bit of a beta product. We had a bunch of Airplay drop outs when we navigated away from the music play apps on our phones. Neither of us had Apple Music, but the iOS Tidal and Spotify apps worked fine over Airplay except for the occasional dropouts. I imagine a lot of this will get fixed with updates. This isn't replacing anyone's two-channel system. As a smart speaker, it is impressive and possibly the best sounding smart speaker I've heard. That being said, we tested it in a larger room and I thought it struggled. It is solid for what it is, but there is only so much it can do in a decent sized room. Apple really needed to have stereo functionality with two HomePods at launch. A bunch of reviewers mentioned that Apple demoed the stereo functionality for them and that it sounded great. I believe them and I think having a second HomePod in a stereo configuration might help a lot. One HomePod sounds big for a mono speaker, but it still sounds like a mono speaker. Overall, I'd say I'm lukewarm about HomePod. It is impressive for what it is, but don't go expecting a $350 smart speaker to work miracles. There is only so much it can do sonically in a moderate/large room, even with whatever DSP tricks Apple has worked into it. I get the impression that a lot of the reviewers who gushed about the sound quality don't know what a proper stereo rig can sound like. EDIT: Looks like Apple's staged tests for the media that the HomePod easily won against the other smart speakers might not stand up: http://pogueman.tumblr.com/post/170722337727/head-to-head-does-the-apple-homepod-really-sound
  5. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads - Tribute. Brilliant. What a tragedy RR wasn't able to go on to keep making music.
  6. HC NBA Ballers

    Ho-lee-shit, Cleveland! Can't say they don't have balls.
  7. Happy birthday VPI!

    Happy birthday, Jeff!
  8. The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    One of the most hilarious interviews I've ever read. http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quincy-jones-in-conversation.html
  9. Ye Macce Threade

    I've got a friend who has one coming in on Friday. We are going to play around with it and do some testing with various placements to see how Apple's DSP handles everything. I'm pretty curious to see how it sounds as you move it from place to place in a room. The lack of an analog inputs makes it a non-starter for me, but there is always version 2 to look forward to!
  10. And now what did you do TODAY?

    What. A. Game! Philly deserves this. I went to college in Maryland during the heyday of the McNabb years and went to many playoff games in the freezing cold at the Linc. This means so much to that city.
  11. What are you reading now?

    Maureen Orth - Vulgar Favors This is the book that the "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" TV show is based off. I'm enjoying it way more than I should be, given the grizzly subject matter. It is a real page turner. Maureen Orth is an excellent investigative reporter and I'm a sucker for good reporting. She strikes just the right balance between celebrity trash and high-mindedness. I love it. I also didn't realize that she was Tim Russert's widow.
  12. What are you listening to Part the Third

    The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Chill AF
  13. Linkwitz Labs LX Mini

    What a gentleman SL is! I went over to his house on my lunch break and had a listen with him. Very impressive! I think I have a hard buying decision ahead of me!
  14. Linkwitz Labs LX Mini

    Thanks for the advice and recommendation, Craig. I'm going to email him later today. I just finished reading through the DIYA thread on them and it seems like a very solid solution for a small apartment. Also watched NP's and SL's 2017 burning amp presentations last night.
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