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  1. Yeah, I'm really happy with how it worked out. Tho much of the happiness comes from not really owning a watch, but researching what to buy. I found out about Sinn, a company which really 'gets' me. I also found out that most diver watches are a homage in some way to a handful of classic models from Rolex and Omega. I really like the Rolex diver look as well, but really I feel that Rolex has the quintessential 'expensive watch' stigma. One guy from a local forum said that an expensive watch must either be a Rolex or must be golden. I'm sure that in the eyes of uneducated folks this pretty much rings true.
  2. I wanted the chrono and an auto chrono for this model was ridiculously large (48mm) and twice the price. Size was the main dealbreaker there, though at the >1000$ range I'm not sure if I'd go with Tissot. As for how it wears, I really don't know what to say. Doesn't feel like a 45mm, that's for sure. As in - the face doesn't scream out the "big watch" look. I needed some time to adjust to blue ceramic, because it's rather bright, but not overwhelmingly so. Bracelet might be a bit too polished, as I prefer a more understated brushed look. All in all the bracelet doesn't feel cheap and doesn't catch arm hair, so that's a large plus in my book. Does that give a good impression? P.S. I measured my wrist the other day - eight and a half inches.
  3. Seastar Quartz (yeah, boo and hiss).
  4. Mix rum with what you want, just don't mix it with weak will. I did and I'm dead this morning. Thursday is the Friday of Friday, right?
  5. Hard to judge the size ones' self wrist. I mean it's the same thing dangling in front of you for decades...
  6. I tried one on and it wasn't THAT crazy, but I get your point. I'll look around - Tissot has a Seastar Quartz Chrono which is 44mm. Doesn't look too different from the big auto.
  7. Sure, 48mm isn't exactly petite, but I think that I'll manage. I don't wear suits that often, so it'll appear in a more smart/casual setting. As for Hamilton, they are pretty scarce in EU, but I had considered them. The problem is that that I already have a Maratac Mid Pilot Red, so getting another pilot/field watch doesn't seem much sense. Especially if its my second proper watch.
  8. Thanks for the tips guys! I guess that saving up a bit for this isn't such a bad idea -
  9. Bit too rich for my blood that Oris. I mean I could, but my boss is a watch lover as well and there's no way I'm getting a raise with one of those on my arm.
  10. I remember them going for 1.2k in Agon about a year ago when all the rabid reviews popped up. I got mine for 900€ back when our Monopoly money was still worth something. I'd say it's a swell price, but nothing to get crazy about. Just measured mine with SB2000 sub crossed at 80Hz.
  11. What's the general consensus around here about Tissot? I'm looking for a metal bracelet dressy diver watch (700$ super uber tops) and naturally Seiko 007/009 jumps into view, but my old man says that Tissot should also be worth looking at. Tried a few Seastars yesterday and they sat on my wrist pretty well. I still have a feeling that I'm overpaying for dat "Swiss Made" sign - am I? And what's more important - should I?
  12. My guys have measured a few studios with Focal monitors. They really liked what they heard, especially the tweeter. As far as studio monitors go, I really liked Genelec as well. They're pricy, but I'm a sucker for creative enclosure designs.
  13. A month or so ago two studio monitors came in our lab. The designers wanted to hear what we think about their speakers. Technically their monitors were pretty interesting - 5" fullrange drivers in a bass reflex bookshelf enclosure driven by a Hypex amp and DSP to equalize the speaker. Ultimately the guys behind the box told us that they were shooting for time coherency (with a ported box???). We did our usual set of measurements and AFR wise the thing was pretty good if not spectacular. A slight room mode appeared around 150Hz, which was understandable. Problems started to appear once we moved to dispersion - things beamed like crazy. We threw in our Dynaudio BM5-III's for comparison due to both of them residing in a similar price bracket. The BM5 sounded pretty good even off-axis, you could make out much of high frequency info.The fullranger sounded like a boombox. It also suffered from limited SPL and one interesting phenomenon - Doppler effect. On high excursion when you have the cone doing large low frequency swings and smaller high frequency vibrations the higher frequencies change depending on which direction the cone is traveling. Think - ambulance or just a car coming towards you. When it's closing in the siren or engine sound has a higher pitch and once it passes you the pitch immediately becomes lower. Some coax drivers also suffer from this if a stationary tweeter waveguide isn't used. To measure Doppler effect we set up a two tone IMD measurement - 60Hz and 7KHz, so we can get enough cone travel and a high frequency which should get messed up. The BM5 passed the test with around 2% IMD, the fullranger didn't do too well - 27%. All in all it was an interesting experience. I just never understood if the problems battled by our fullranger friends were actually real and worth the trade-offs.
  14. Looks like Elnas or Pannies. Not shit tier for sure. I remember using these in my builds.
  15. Looks really nice! Especially like the dedicated subwoofer outputs, saves a lot of headache for some. Only thing that ticks me a little is the Sabre DAC, my experience tells me that it needs much fiddling to get a pleasant sound out of it.
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    With my SVS I'm starting to see the rationale behind opposite push-push driver arrangement. The thing sure likes to dance around on higher SPL's.
  17. RudeWolf


    I'd take four 12 inchers over a 24 incher. Quicker bass that way due to less moving mass vs force.
  18. RudeWolf


    Well, moar is better if it's the betterness that's really moar. For a single sweetspot system one sub should be enough, because there's only one small area for which to optimize the response. Besides SPL more subs give you more control over room modes - useful for optimizing the bass response for a larger listening area. At the same time more subs will leave you with more chances to screw up. Without a measuring mic, I wouldn't try to setup a multi-sub affair.
  19. RudeWolf


    Aww shoot, wasn't aware that I was stepping on some sensitive stuff. Sorry about that! Besides SVS, Rel, Hsu and BK Electronics have pretty nice subs for the money.
  20. RudeWolf


    Did a sub-off at the office. My SVS SB-2000 (699€) vs Dynaudio BM9S II (990€) which my boss bought together with his BM5 monitors. Long story short, the BM9S is going back to Thomann.de. I have a hard time imagining this thing making anyone sad.
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    I have a SB-2000 incomming tomorrow. I'll be mating it with my KEF LS50s.
  22. Yeah, if using TRS be very careful with plugging in and out headphones. Or use XLR altogether.
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