Jump to content


Returning Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


RudeWolf last won the day on July 30 2013

RudeWolf had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

149 Excellent

About RudeWolf

  • Rank
    Limited Edition Bronze Participant
  • Birthday 12/17/1987

Contact Methods

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Riga, Latvia
  • Interests
    Ethics, philosophy of science, music, communication, landscape photography.


  • Location
    Riga, Latvia
  • Interests
    Ethics, philosophy of science, music, communication, landscape photography.
  • Occupation
    Marketing manager
  • Hobbies
    Photography, mountain biking, deliberate music listening.
  • Headphones
    LFF Paradox, LCD-2.5, Earsonics SM3v2.
  • Headphone Amps
  • Sources
    Parasound D/AC-1600 modded (to death), Stello DA-100 Signature
  • Other Audio Gear
    Sony TA-F730ES and KEF LS50

Recent Profile Visitors

3,220 profile views
  1. RudeWolf

    What are you EATING right now?

    It's too solid to be a real Irish breakfast.
  2. RudeWolf

    What are you EATING right now?

    Are those sausages? A bold strategy.
  3. RudeWolf

    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    You have to try really hard to get the Dynalo to oscillate. P.S. Just started putting mine together. How exactly better is the JFET input?
  4. RudeWolf


    Soviets had nailed this look back in the forties.
  5. RudeWolf

    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    Well, solder stays solid and transistors themselves are rated for temps like these. I just don't like the idea of thermal expansion putting mechanical strain on stuff. Of course adjacent parts can age faster due to thermal radiation.
  6. RudeWolf

    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    Really need to get on building this. As for knob fu, here's my favourite - https://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-hifi-36-20mm-Aluminum-6mm-Shaft-Volume-Control-KNOB-Potentiometer/291712398772?var=590738155026&hash=item43eb69f5b4:g:jyUAAOSw2ENW69SM
  7. RudeWolf

    Denafrips DACs

    If you can make do with just the DAC, then this is a nice choice, if a tad ugly - http://www.rme-audio.de/en/products/adi_2_fs.php Comes around 30% cheaper that the ADI-2 DAC, but the DAC and headamp circuit is the same. I really enjoy the fact that the ADI-2 Pro is a 4 channel DAC, so I can run my subs digitally crossed over and room corrected.
  8. RudeWolf

    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    I don't see Eau de Cologne.
  9. RudeWolf

    Denafrips DACs

    Anyways, here's my 2 eurocents. It's really all about the features and wether you care to benefit from them. It comes with a 100 page manual and it's worth to actually go through it. Almost every aspect of it makes the purist stuff from most audiophile mfg's look stone age. You get one of the best digital volume controls out there, 5 band stereo PEQ, unique loudness compensation, dicking around with DAC filters, all kinds of X-feed and much more. It measures impeccably. I'm half sure that my Pro can give lab grade measurement stuff from AP a run for their money. As for the sound, I enjoy it. If you're used to THD, then it might feel too naked. I've heard people say that. Simple music like strings with solo vocals can sound richer on dirtier sources, the problem is that this richness gets in way of spectrally busier records like metal and such. And I personally like to feel that what I'm hearing is the truth, even if there's no direct way to know that.
  10. RudeWolf

    Denafrips DACs

    I've owned the ADI-2 Pro AE since it's inception (got the 3rd unit off the line) and for almost a year used an ADI-2 DAC in the office. Also I've been discussing both of them with their designer Matthias Carstens. What can I do for you?
  11. RudeWolf

    Macbook Pro vs. Air vs. ...?

    First tell us what she uses her computer for. All of the previous recommendations are sound. Unfortunately there is no perfect Windows laptop and they still haven’t figured out how to at least match the Apple trackpad. From Macbook Pro land some screaming deals can be had for Late 2015 models which are reasonably thin, just look out for battery cycles. Then there’s the iPad. I used to have an MBP from where I used to work, but ended up buying the Texas iPad Pro. No, it’s not a full fledged laptop, but the new iOS can come close. It really depends on wether what you do can be done on an app. MS Office has great app support, so does Google. Things like Excel are a bit gimped, but for basic stuff it’s great.
  12. RudeWolf


    Me too!
  13. RudeWolf

    RIP someone or another

    RIP Sigfried Linkwitz.
  14. RudeWolf

    (closed) Dynalo Mini enclosure group buy

    Paid. Thanks!
  15. RudeWolf


    I consider many Sinn watches as the quintessential tool watches.