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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Holy. Crap.
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  3. Well, it took a while, but this thread delivered. Surely, there's also a risk of totalling the amp if you get a brownout or a power cut, if you're driving it from a PSU with deeper reserves, too?
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    Sneaky teen IT conundrum.

    Best off MAC locking, as you can't spoof that on a non-jailbroken iOS device any more. Most other approaches can be defeated, leading to a war of countermeasures, e.g.: Ha ha! DNS blocking! - stops accepting DNS server config from DHCP, moves to or Have at ye! Egress blocking on port 53 udp/tcp - moves to DNS-over-HTTP client ..and so on. Though maybe it could be fun. Spending all that time working out how to defeat it rather than playing games could even be educational 😁 (I mean, you could have an openBSD box running without IPs as an invisible bridge, with all the network's traffic flowing through it, and then progressively clamp down on things via PF, that'd be hilarious.. ) Using an AP that lets you define hours of operation per-MAC or per SSID might be a good and painless start.
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    SRL300 Limited

    As a slight (and obviously extremely exciting) update.. Due to life happening, I didn't get to swap the headband back when we discussed it. Happily, in the interim, the death grip seems to have settled down as have the L-300-LE in general. They're a lot more comfy now, and I could swear they're also sounding a bit better- more interesting down low, some action below the mid-bass. I'm quite pleased with how they perform, they punch well above their weight in combination with my little amp. There are no glaring sins in the sound, at least for someone like me who doesn't necessarily crave the "impact" of heavier drivers with more excursion.
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    What are you reading now?

    Obviously, it depends which aspect of Tim Powers piqued your interest, I wouldn't dare to claim they're clones. "Angelmaker" and "Gnomon" are pretty good, for example (the latter is significantly weirder, mind). Obviously, it depends which aspect of Tim Powers you like. Nick Harkaway runs the gamut a bit- "The Gone-Away World" is full of mimes, ninjas and monsters, for example. Very silly. (I love how no-one has told me off for suddenly reacting to a post from 12 years ago.. because BOOKS, I get excited, sorry.)
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    What are you reading now?

    I enjoyed "Declare" - how's that one? (Also, if you like that sort of writing, do you know Nick Harkaway?) I just finished: Nothing that anyone with a general grounding in infosec and computing will find surprising, but a fair survey of the landscape and some crystal ball gazing that makes sense. I don't agree with every word of it, but it seems fairly sensible.
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    Mr. Speakers Voce

    Early ears on these (outside of the Cult Of Dan) were far from complimentary. I am horribly fascinated to see a) the pics b) your conclusions.
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    Massdrop Cavalli Tube Hybrid

    Speaking of which, seeing reports in various forums of the Lyr 3 killing headphones. Have you peeked inside one? If so, any idea what's up?
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    ecp audio

    Ok, the T4 is both gorgeous and interesting. I think @dsavitsk needs to sod off with all this temptation. Given his track record, I'd love to hear this (though I'm unlikely to see one kicking about in the UK).
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Damn that Father Benny Cake...
  12. Kattefjaes

    What are you listening to Part the Third

    Stop makin' THAT BIG FACE...
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    I feel like some decent Lambdas and a sensible amp would kill them, even- without the massive downside of having to use their DAC. $5k is a lot to ask for something that compromised.
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    At least you could hear them. I heard them at a show hall a couple of years ago, and they didn't have enough gain to let me hear much over the gentle background hubub- a little bit of mid, and that was it. I'm afraid that the salesman* demoing them are a little hurt by my refusal to effusively praise them, because I couldn't hear a bloody thing (and I am not someone who needs or even enjoys high volumes). I was probably also too obviously horrified with the mandatory DAC/DSP as well. I just ended up wondering why anyone would want such a thing, thanking him, and beating a hasty retreat. *..and he was a salesman, I asked a couple of mildly technical questions, and he blanched visibly.
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    Happy Birthday Spritzer

    Happy birthday Birgir, may your shadow never grow less! My little amp sends regards 😎 (Yeah, I know, what has two thumbs and needs to dust more often?)
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    The Headcase Stax thread

    Surely the little wooden stand and headphone condom are part of the masonic garb, without which you're not really a member of Stax Club? I'm pretty sure that if you have those, even the headphones are optional.
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    2SA1968 substitution

    I particularly like the Stratus with the strategically taped-over name. Legit as fuck.