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RudeWolf last won the day on July 30 2013

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About RudeWolf

  • Birthday 12/17/1987

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    Ethics, philosophy of science, music, communication, landscape photography.
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    Riga, Latvia
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  • Location
    Riga, Latvia
  • Interests
    Ethics, philosophy of science, music, communication, landscape photography.
  • Occupation
    Marketing manager
  • Hobbies
    Photography, mountain biking, deliberate music listening.
  • Headphones
    Oppo PM-3, Neumann NDH 20, Sony WH1000-XM3
  • Headphone Amps
    KG CFA3, ECP Torpedo 3
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    RME ADI-2 Pro AE, Schiit Yggdrasil A2
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    Big ass speakers

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  1. What did you load the Dynalo with? I find that 30/300 Ohm loads work nice and you need to come up with a voltage target that's relevant for headphones. P.S. Am I the only one who can't download these reports? My browser just loads for a little bit and then nothing, the download doesn't start.
  2. Will the circuit PSRR be enough for SMPSU usage? I'm generally pretty chill about SMPSU's as they often eliminate any kind of hum. At the same time this is a very fast amp and I would like to avoid HF noise on the outputs or even self-oscillation.
  3. Can't tell what people want. I didn't expect my CFA3 thread to blow up like that. As I said, I'm pretty pessimistic about DIY these days. Don't want to go all grumpy old guy that younglings can't be bothered to build stuff, so I'd actually "blame" there generally good selection of equipment that's available for buying these days. For the original th2 + thps combo this enclosure seems like the best option. 250x300mm inside space means that around 190mm of length is used for PCB's an the rest 110mm can be taken by connectors and the trafo. Of course, then there's the @JoaMat PCB which should fit on the 2U heatsink saving up even more space on the "floor" of the enclosure. If there's a matching board for the PSU (say, the thps) which would fit the other 2U heatsink, then something like this (or a longer enclosure) could be used, if SE is all one wants.
  4. I'm NOT some folks! Stellar job, btw. My main beef with the OG board was that it's too narrow to fit in a dissipante case without some chunky brackets. I sold off my CFA3 because I never used BAL outputs, so I'm exploring ways of building something SE and smaller footprint wise.
  5. They're small fry. They got fined and that's all. And maybe a serious talk.
  6. Looks like we're in good company!
  7. Saves the hassle of a post-war purge.
  8. One of the better articles on what's happening in Russia. For me it was rather sobering. I hope Google translate does a passable job - https://faridaily-substack-com.translate.goog/p/--3c3?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp
  9. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire...
  10. Here the antivaxx front is pivoting to deepthroating Putin's boot. The social climate is pretty rough as around 40% of the population here is Russian speaking. I'm kinda glad that a few days ago the police arrested a well known antivaxx evangelist for pro-Putin fake news dissemination and he was Latvian. Don't want the local Russians thinking that we're witch hunting them. Honestly, I am sorry for most of the local Russian population here as they'll have to always make sure that they're the right kind of Russian and not pro-Putin. Funnily enough, most of pro-Putin stuff comes from mixed families which are having a hard time finding their identity and hence are easy pickings for kremlin media.
  11. Plenty of oligarch dosh in Londongrad. But yeah, Bojo did ruffle Putin's feathers a bit. I think UK still has some island advantage - not that easy to get that Russian oil/gas to you lot. I think China is waiting for Russia to fold and then will scoop it up as a protectorate. China needs a gas station and there's plenty of other vital Russian resources for manufacturing. Also a friendly puppet regime can divert the West's attention from China when needed.
  12. The Chechen wars in the nineties were a colossal clusterfuck and many say that they costed Yeltsin his career. Putin largely built on that as he was the prime minister during Yeltsin's last term and took over as president. I've seen on the ground footage from Russian side and it was chaos not too dissimilar from whet we see in Ukraine. Low on morale, drunk, underequipped and poorly managed were the Russian troops there. The first assault on Grozny failed spectacularly and in the second war progress was made only by grinding the city up by rocket arty. Again - not too dissimilar from what's happening in Ukraine. Probably unit markings or something like that. The comms on Russian side are so poor that they are starting to lose high ranking officers as they need to be at the front lines to command. Some people saw that they were using regular Aliexpress walkie talkies and UA dudes would eavesdrop and even shit talk over them. I am seriously at a loss whether it's a ploy of some sort to trick the West, wear down the defenders or maybe it's just what it really is after decades of uncontrolled robbery. Agreed. Essentially I might've paid for my bullet or rocket through a power or gas bill.
  13. Well, if shit goes nuclear then only nature wins. I'm hoping someone in Putin's retinue breaks and punches his ticket. Here in Latvia we can only try running north or go guerilla as the country is richly forested. With that said, I'm pleasantly surprised with Russia's military ineptitude in Ukraine and don't think that they are able to sustain a multi-frontal ground war. Current Russian POW's in UA look like irregulars at best and bums at worst. I think the corruption is rife in their military and no one has the guts to tell Putin that it's all not khaki colored sunshines and rainbows.
  14. Well, friendos - me and my gf bought 75 liter hiking backpacks so we can bug out if needed. Also bought enough water and food to last us for 3 days on the run. It's relatively peaceful here in NATO's embrace, but shit can get real pretty fast. Most doomsday supplies are sold out.
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