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About dreamwhisper

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  • Birthday 08/28/1988

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    BC, Canada
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    electrical trades
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    Yamaha YH100 (Tomek mod)

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  1. I'm just finished school about to be working as an electrician and my teacher swears by butane soldering irons. She's had the same one for 20 years. It looks like they can be used for melting heatshrink too. Does anyone have any experience with these?
  2. Hey Ricky, You're welcome to give me a call this weekend if you'd like to chat about more history about this unit or this transaction. I didn't do any of the modifications on the Assemblage, but that electrical tape is good until 600V! This is however, not the right application. Cheers
  3. Happy belated birthday bud!
  4. Good question. My theory started with blocking the bottom vents on my DAC, and noticing how the tone got warmer and denser. (after it heated up for 30 minutes to an hour) I periodically tested the heat of the unit through listening sessions by touching the top with my hand. I noticed there were more microdynamics (or plankton or w/e) but what was more interesting to me was the detail within the tonality itself. The contour became richer as it was warmer. It even would become 'thicker' after a few hours. I decided to let the vents function normally and still tested the heat on the to
  5. Nice review Tyll. Is it more neutral than the HD600?
  6. In my opinion my DAC sounds better when it's left on for around 36-48 hours. It's almost a big enough difference that I'd think they were 2 different DAC's. So I can understand why a first impression of the Yggy would be better done if I left it on for a while first. (especially if I was running a comparison) If the unit is more ventilated than usual, or the circuitry is more sophisticated than my reference, I would adjust the warm-up time accordingly. Not to say a DAC doesn't sound fine cold but if I were to make a serious impression of one I would leave it on for a bit. This has ju
  7. I wouldn't know anything about getting outbid on Mr. Sneis' Lambda Nova Signature in the last 4 seconds. Nope, wasn't me. It ended at $455, not bad.
  8. @nopants, I'm not sure what the difference is. Supposedly there's an elastic band method to improving fit of the original W5000 . I've only tried bending the headband myself and it wasn't enough.
  9. I'll get one in about 5 years, when they release the updated boards. That's the whole point of having socketed boards. There should be some update in 3-5 years, might as well save on the shipping. Am I desperate to upgrade? If I had speakers yeah, the only R2R DAC I heard sounded amazing on speakers. Right now I just need to get some vinyl before the records I need cost more than I can pay. (one is at $150 already... fml)
  10. I've never heard of the band, but this looks amazing. http://enjoytheride.storenvy.com/collections/27394-vinyl-records/products/1849893-hrvrd-2xlp-the-inevitable-and-i-3rd-pressing-red-beer-swirl-with-blue-sp
  11. I agree, Vitalogy is a great album.\ Lately, I've been enjoying vinyl rips a lot with my Stax rig. I feel like the Stax speed and minimal-grain approach transfers the mechanics of vinyl rhythm in an intuitive way. My observation is: since vinyl is mechanical, the more dynamic parts of the music seem to flow a little quicker as the vibrations move the needle faster, jumping over hills, and imperfectly across grooves. This lends itself to a more natural presence particularly when there's /midrangeinvolved. I'm not sure it has the same effect on electronic music. But overall, the more
  12. Yeah, I liked the HD280 to own it for over a year. I owned my pair until I had destroyed the earpads/headband and the cord. I found the sub bass a bit fatiguing, since I was listening to them at moderate volume to block out my gaming PC's noise. I'd say SRH840 > HD280 > M50 (1st edition). But in the end they're all really pretty bad. I tried my MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix2 with my GS-1 and the sub bass was so fatiguing I tore it off my head. I guess since the bass is so strong/emphasised unamped that it can't handle even a bit of amplification. But unamped it's a good soun
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