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Dreadhead last won the day on June 30

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About Dreadhead

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    Who needs ears, I have measurements
  • Birthday 11/10/1979

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  • Location
    Alexandria VA
  • Interests
    Audio Measurments and DSP Math
  • Occupation
    Naval Architecture R&D
  • Hobbies
    Headphones, Cameras, Cycling
  • Headphones
    HD800, ER-4P/S
  • Headphone Amps
    GS-X, AE-2, Pico Slim
  • Sources
    Bel Canto DAC3, Behringer DEQ2496
  • Other Audio Gear
    Linn Classik, Paradigm Ref. Studio 20 speaker

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  1. Dreadhead

    Speaker Porn

    At some point I would love to get a Genelec set up.
  2. Dreadhead

    Integrated Amp Recommendation?

    I got through the full Dirac setup and splurged for the full frequency range correction to let me correct above 500Hz. The system sounds fucking amazing. It's like an audio scapel! I can pull the entire image apart and hear everything. It sounds as good as anything I have ever heard. I need to build a filter with the few dB roll off rather than dead flat. I had to cut out the back of my rack to get it to fit but it does fit now. The BluOS features have also made my Squeezebox Touch obsolete.
  3. Dreadhead

    Integrated Amp Recommendation?

    Called the local audio repair shop and apparently the Classik often remains broken after the repair so it isn't worth doing I shall miss it.
  4. Dreadhead

    Integrated Amp Recommendation?

    Thanks all. I went with the NAD T758 V3 it should be here on Wednesday.
  5. Dreadhead

    Integrated Amp Recommendation?

    Yeah my biggest concern is that I will not have a TV nearby. I could move one over move it once the unit is configured. Could be a pita if the settings get lost though.
  6. Dreadhead

    HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    Hey Dan, unfortunately because they have gone out of true and would need special tooling to fix the recommendation from the Madfiber founder is to trash them. I don't think I will be able to trust them again anyway.
  7. Dreadhead

    Integrated Amp Recommendation?

    NAD T758 V3 has Dirac. Seems like an awesome choice and I like the math.
  8. Dreadhead

    Integrated Amp Recommendation?

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll make up my mind shortly but probably go with the Yamaha. I had one paired with B&Ws a while back and loved it at the time. Still looking at Marantz to see if any of their current receivers with room and subwoofer correction will work for me.
  9. Dreadhead

    Integrated Amp Recommendation?

    I think I am going to go Yamaha R-N803 as it has built in advanced subwoofer management and room correction. I will also get to bi-wire the speakers which is fun.
  10. My Linn Classik appears to have died and is throwing an error code (might try to get it fixed but Linn no longer fixes, likely a bunch of failed capacitors). I would love a direct replacement with tuner, cd and amplifier but honestly we don't listen to the radio anymore and I have sources for everything else. The only think that has all that is the Denon CEOL RCD-N10. Looking around it seems like the Yamaha Integrated amps are my usual "wire with gain" type of thing so I was looking at the Yamaha A-S801BL. There is also an interesting NAD device but their software might have issues and not sure of sound. Any recommendations or experiences?
  11. Dreadhead

    HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    Been a shitty bike week for me. Have only been riding indoors for months but I decided I should get my bikes summer ready. First I discovered that the braking area on my Mad Fiber front wheel is totally fucked: Contacted the company founder who confirmed I'm out of luck. Pissed off but figure OK I still have the other bike with Zipps to use. FML. Hopefully Zipp will fix but still out a lot of money to get back up and running. At least I wasn't riding either of them.
  12. Dreadhead

    Happy Birthday Shelly!

    Happy Birthday!
  13. Dreadhead

    Kitty Talk

    RIP Cheese. Sorry for your loss Craig
  14. Dreadhead

    Happy Birthday Jeffy!

    Happy Birthday!
  15. Dreadhead

    Home spin bikes

    Solid choice. They are the same brand as what I have.