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RudeWolf

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  1. Looks like we're in good company!
  2. Saves the hassle of a post-war purge.
  3. 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
  4. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It's a dead cat to battle primary floor reflections.
  11. Something nasty for you real freaks out there. You know who you are!
  12. Did this make through the testing? I love doing smt just to spite people!
  13. My speaker is called the Square One and the more recent one is Square Two. Both run the compression horn down to 1kHz with very shallow filters. I've seen people using the same driver down to 500Hz, but the horn needs to be pretty massive and you need steeper filters to stay out of trouble. Mine has F6=35Hz while the Square Two seems around 40Hz both in free field. In living room conditions with boundary gain help mine can do 30Hz pretty decently. At the same time there's plenty of headroom for something that's essentially a 12.5" cube. Help it down low with a decent sub and you have almost PA-like SPL capabilities.
  14. The drivers are actively filtered, so the slopes must be rather shallow to get no phase shift. I have listened to the prototype which had different filtering and power electronics. The sound was superb! The mains in my system are of similar principle, only they use Scanny 15MU midwoofs and the same Faital HF1440 CD. The mids are nicer on mine and they go louder - circa 120dBSPL peak at 1m. Got their acoustician to come to my place and dick around with SMAART to tune them to my subs and room. Haven't heard this kind of percussive transients outside of [very few] pro studio control rooms.
  15. Buddies of mine recently announced this. The thing is pretty much coax and phase linear without using FIR filtering, so there's no pre-ringing and stupid amounts of delay.
  16. This is why I listen to music. https://ooochenilleooo.bandcamp.com/album/samen
  17. RudeWolf

    Deals

    Yeah, they probably are. Need to see how those pads measure against the stock ones. The fact that it's one of the rare hi end headphones without a wonky tonal response just makes the whole pad affair worse. And apparently the MG version uses a different mounting mechanism...
  18. It's actually way easier with big power amps. There you need to use a soft-start and dinky momentary switches become viable.
  19. Thanks! Looks pretty good. Metalworking and switch woes are the worst part of all of my builds. Even if I get luck with the looks of a switch, no datasheet will ever tell me how's the feel.
  20. RudeWolf

    Deals

    I'm kinda leery of buying Focal cans because pads are either unavailable or freakishly expensive. Which I hate, because the headphones are very good.
  21. I'm not too big on anti-vandal switches. Always wanted to find that elusive black anodized + orange LED latching, but they're always out of stock. Recently used this switch in a build to great effect. Offset prints for the effin lose.
  22. Yggy absolutely must be used from the BAL connection, the SE is "just there" as a crutch. Supposedly the analog board upgrade made the sound less warm and more precise. My experience with a 9018 Buffalo is that it needed a ton of tweaking to sound right. The FIFO board basically was what made it listenable.
  23. I felt the Schiit Yggdrasil A2 for the price was a better buy. For Terminator money something from Rockna or May Audio might be even better.
  24. Now, don't tell me that I'll be able to mount them flat on a 2U sink!
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