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RudeWolf

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  1. I consider many Sinn watches as the quintessential tool watches.
  2. Always wanted a rather black watch. Got myself one of these -
  3. Just realised how out of date my Mouser project is. I'll see what substitutions can I make for the out of print/missing parts.
  4. Shit, Jacob looks like my doppelganger!
  5. I find the price to be a bit high for a SMPS powered 7Wpc amp which goes over 1% THD at 2W. It's a decent training kit for a first project or just finding out how amps function theory wise.
  6. Utopia is grossly overpriced for what it is sound wise. If you like stats and can get them for significantly cheaper, then go for it!
  7. Generally yeah. But you need to keep in mind magnet material - ferrite will always be bigger and heavier.
  8. I'm with @Kerry on this one - can't see much sense in PCB screws, if it's well fastened to the back panel. Great work overall!
  9. How low do you want the system to go? It's surprisingly easy to find studio mains 2nd hand, because many large studios are closing down these days. Also what's room's gonna be like? There's no system brilliant enough to not be rendered mediocre by crappy room acoustics. As for DAC's, I'd very much recommend the new RME ADI-2 Pro DAC. RME makes rock solid gear and ADI-2 Pro both versions finally add crazy good sound to that. And 5 band parametric EQ to fight room problems.
  10. Had some time with the old and new Orphies. Didn't mind the new one too much, wasn't unbearably bright, so they haven't pulled a HD800. The old one had considerably more brightness. Listened to Stax 007 Mk II at the same day and I'm not sure if I was missing much from that combo compared to the 50k one.
  11. Looks nice. Even for a bass amp (if it ends up not being the second coming) it's a pretty good price.
  12. In my opinion the aggressive sound signature is mostly owed to an upper mid suckout which gives an impression that the headphone sounds quiet, while the actual SPL is pretty high. So you have to really crank it so it feels right. The upper mid suckout is the Fec...erm Focal house tuning. I don't mind it too much, but it can be dangerous as it makes you expose your ears to higher SPL's.
  13. My idea was running Reaper to do routing and apply the necessary correction through AU plugins. Will need to learn to use Smaart tho.
  14. Finns know their speakers. Cast aluminium chassis, twin Class-AB amps and a metal tweeter that sounds anything but metal. The minimum diffraction enclosure seems to be working as I feel the imaging is as good as the coax LS50ies. Despite playing below 40Hz very well a digital crossover sends everything below 60Hz to MiniDSP 2x4HD which room corrects the signal before it's amplified by a IMG Stageline STA-800D amp for subs. My next stop is swapping the miniDSP for an Mac Mini to run digital frequency and phase correction.
  15. It's running Hypex uCD modules. They're not crappy receiver grade, but I'd use them for bass only, because up top I always find them too Class-D'ey. If you're still looking for a KEF LS50, I'd say skip the NAD and get the LS50 wireless version. I found the LS50 to be rather picky amp wise. It needed a hearty 100W amp which could do low impedances with finesse.
  16. Why not get stands with little more... function?
  17. The thing is that most stereo DACs are good bandwidth wise with USB 2.0, so I wouldn't expect much in terms of adopting new standards on the DAC side. Just get the right cable and you should be good.
  18. It should be trivial to measure the acoustic impact of an obstructive material. Your dust cover should be invisible acoustically, from what I can see. The worst it can do would be rattling, which is trivial to detect and rectify.
  19. HD800 is anything but flat sounding. That treble is outpeaked only by Beyer T1.
  20. Four of these - http://www.sbacoustics.com/index.php/products/subwoofers/12-sb34swnrx-s75-6/ I did plenty of research and my main goal was to find a light subwoofer driver which can do twenty. Initially I was looking at Dayton, but they're poorly represented in EU and they're anything but light. A high Mms/Bl factor was a must. Scanspeak had a 13" which was twice as expensive. Other than that I had to look for exotics like Audio-Technology and Accuton which are even more expensive but TS specs aren't any much better. SB Acoustics is actually a very decent manufacturer, but I'll mention that one of them came with a minor defect that's audible on higher excursion. Let's see how they'll handle it.
  21. My new monitor stands. 114dB free field at 22Hz with only 500W. And there will obviously be two of them.
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