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post #106 of 216
Yes, I have a AudioLineOut Silk Dock.
I am very impressed with the sound and build quality.
post #107 of 216
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6
I almsot understand what your saying.
Fleer not; we've all felt almsotted from time to time. I myself have staggered home besotted with alms more than once, to the chagrin of my significant bother. (Then again, I moonlight as a medieval beggar, toots.)

Buy the whey: The meaning of the last parenthetical in my previous post will become clearer if you try to think of two well-worn phrases that sound like mine but say something rather more conventional. Semantic dissonances in my posts tend to play finger golf with various cliches in King James's thesaurus.

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But I'm not sure just how much I'll ever be able to detect the kinds of differences burning-in brings with respect to my ALO, since I am listening to my iPod with mp3 files.

That could change.
Even I with my history of using a Mac professionally have been encoding FLAC files on a PC because I prefer the results. Of course, Apple Lossless is quite good as well. Only, it doesn't appeal to the control geek pitched between my ribs.

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My Bling Bling sounded great from the start. It has about 100 hours on it right now, still sounds great. It doesn't sound different that it's first few seconds. I don't believe that indicates that it doesn't burn-in, I believe it is just very difficult to detect such subtle changes with this source material.
Certain equipment seems to make detection easier pour moi -- HD-650s and an XP-7, Furred Juan's Ex-Ham Pull. RS-1s and an EAR Purist, Foreign Other.
post #108 of 216
Is it an objective term to say the cryodock sounds more..organic than my Sky blue mini, v.1? So many reasons that would be, but yes, I like the combination of copper, quality, hardwired dock and flexible.... and freezing dead people.
post #109 of 216
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Originally Posted by scrypt
Fleer not; we've all felt almsotted from time to time. I myself have staggered home besotted with alms more than once, to the chagrin of my significant bother. (Then again, I moonlight as a medieval beggar, toots.)

Buy the whey: The meaning of the last parenthetical in my previous post will become clearer if you try to think of two well-worn phrases that sound like mine but say something rather more conventional. Semantic dissonances in my posts tend to play finger golf with various cliches in King James's thesaurus.




That could change.
Even I with my history of using a Mac professionally have been encoding FLAC files on a PC because I prefer the results. Of course, Apple Lossless is quite good as well. Only, it doesn't appeal to the control geek pitched between my ribs.



Certain equipment seems to make detection easier pour moi -- HD-650s and an XP-7, Furred Juan's Ex-Ham Pull. RS-1s and an EAR Purist, Foreign Other.

Yes, I am very familiar with both flac and EAC. In fact, my VBR mp3's were ripped with EAC and encoded with Lame.

My home rig uses a Squeezebox3 which is fed a steady diet of flac files.

But on my portable I've made a compromise. I want to have the largest percentage of my collection possible with me when I travel. I made the best compromise possible between sound quality and size. Hence VBR - Highest Quality mp3 files.

I am still pondering the last parenthetical, so far no joy. But don't give me any more hints...I want to see if I can cypher it myself.

EDIT:

Is it: "Morally speaking...let's keep our minds out of the gutter"?
post #110 of 216
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Originally Posted by scrypt
As a semi-born-again Cablingian, I ken your cautiously phrased amazement. I've refrained from saying more because I haven't inserted myself far enough into my dock as yet to grasp the subtleties of the pleasures it affords (all aurally shrieking, of corpse -- let's try to keep our mimes out of the stutter).
Those converts are always the worst kind... You did, as I recall, have an opportunity to compare a number of different models. What were the relative differences you observed??
post #111 of 216

dee fines

Scrypt --

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary -- 3: paper currency or a token issued for temporary use in an emergency.

[Typically, spurs of the MOMA currantsy flooding Demarketz inner Civil War -- now momentarily wartless, if possessed, of some worse as collate-able mammary bilious.]

{cinnamons: abs truce, zircon specs, sides (SAG/AFTRA only)}

Whaddeesay?
post #112 of 216
So far --

Bling Bling -- eye-catching, cute & refreshing
Cotton Dock -- impressive & neutral!
Cryo Dock -- devilishly tempting... uh-oh.
post #113 of 216
Kwkarth: For the past few weeks, I've been sidetracked by frequent weekend trips to the Outer Boroughs without a computer. (I wish the cause weren't net-shy and would consent to my showing you her picture -- then perhaps you'd fathom the gravitational pull of her pulchritude.) I'm also trying to afford equal time to the Hornet M, which I'll be comparing with Original Ray's Original Hornet in a review in the next few weeks.

Don't worry, though; more LOD impressions are forthspraying. I'm approaching a long week off in September, which I expect to squander in Cape Cod with my squeeze, a laptop, several LODs and a few irked Hornets.

Romanee: Using emoticons in place of quote marks (or HTML tags, for that matter) won't excuse you for attempting to misdirect blame for your own mere obscurity. (The tell is the absence of rhythm, contrast and humor, which can sound glum in a game of satire such as yours.)

Even so, I applaud your stab at mimicry, since the exercise involves stepping outside of yourself. Few foonts attempt as much. Also: imitating a style you dislike can be a way of reinforcing or finding your own. (Originality makes a welcome appearance in your second post.)

Nelamvr6: You were extremely close. Offset the apposite of course with commas and you've got the departure point for my non sequiturs, mock-morbid imagery, homonyms, slant rhymes, assonance and puns. Also:

While I can appreciate your familiarity with EAC, the studio rat in me can't fathom your wanting to auricle loss-riddled files away from home. (I buy higher capacity PMPs to accommodate the need for space, of course.) Also: I tend to reserve my listening time for quiet places, since listening while traveling can be dangerous and I don't want to tempt that obnoxious Roman god, Tinnitus (the beastly mimic who brandishes a giant bell).

Plainsong: I liked your riff on frozen stiffs.
post #114 of 216
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Originally Posted by scrypt
Nelamvr6: You were extremely close. Offset the apposite of course with commas and you've got the departure point for my non sequiturs, mock-morbid imagery, homonyms, slant rhymes, assonance and puns. Also:

While I can appreciate your familiarity with EAC, the studio rat in me can't fathom your wanting to auricle loss-riddled files away from home. (I buy higher capacity PMPs to accommodate the need for space, of course.) Also: I tend to reserve my listening time for quiet places, since listening while traveling can be dangerous and I don't want to tempt that obnoxious Roman god, Tinnitus (the beastly mimic who brandishes a giant bell).
I believe that we have different modes of travel, you and I. When I travel I live in hotel rooms for weeks at a time. It really comforts me to have as much of my music with me as I can manage. Hotel rooms are usually fairly quiet, and I listen at moderate levels, so I don't fear that particular Roman god.

But I'm afraid I can't help myself, when I'm in the mood for Sibelius, I want Sibelius! Likewise, when Porcupine Tree is what I want, settling for something else will be disappointing at best.

For me, having 20% of my collection with me at slightly lesser quality is better than having 5% of it with me lossless.

Expanding the size of my PMP is not possible at present, I am already using a 60GB iPod. There are rumors of a higher capacity iPod on the horizon, but even then I will likely continue to use VBR mp3's while traveling. I find them to be actually quite good, and certainly adequate for my purposes.

As for your cypher, I am very close to despair. I am afraid I am no closer to solving that one.
post #115 of 216
I am very happy to report that my Silver Six Shooter arrived today.

Ken is up to his usual high quality productions. The first thing that struck me when I opened the package was just how cool this thing looks! Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you may not find it as cool looking as I do, YMMV, etc, etc.

This LOD is much more flexible than the Bling Bling. That much is immediately obvious. The quality of construction is up to Ken's high standards. I really like the heavy duty Switchcraft mini plug. It is really beefy, but it fits in the input jack on my Portaphile without any clearance issues.

As for sound, well it's still burning in. In fact it has fewer than 3 hours on it right now. I can tell you that the sound is superb right out of the box. The sound quality out of the box was equal to my Bling Bling with at least 200 hours on it. I can only imagine what it will sound like with 100 hours on it!
post #116 of 216
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Originally Posted by scrypt
Kwkarth: For the past few weeks, I've been sidetracked by frequent weekend trips to the Outer Boroughs without a computer. (I wish the cause weren't net-shy and would consent to my showing you her picture -- then perhaps you'd fathom the gravitational pull of her pulchritude.) I'm also trying to afford equal time to the Hornet M, which I'll be comparing with Original Ray's Original Hornet in a review in the next few weeks.

Don't worry, though; more LOD impressions are forthspraying. I'm approaching a long week off in September, which I expect to squander in Cape Cod with my squeeze, a laptop, several LODs and a few irked Hornets.
Ahh, I'm not too long in the tooth to have forgotten that sort of flame. They do say that light and gravity are related, you know... I suspect you'll be somewhat distracted from your auricular inclinations should you go to the Cape with your hunig, and well you should be! Congrats!

I'm interested in reading of your impressions regarding the genus vespa and all its vespine variants. As you know, I own the SR-71, and have been reading between the lines of late that the Vespidae/Vespinae/Vespa may in some cases be auricularlily more fleet of wing than Turdus merula. It sort of bugs me because one would expect the Turdus to eat vespines for breakfast, or even dinner for that matter... (Carolus Linnaeus may have been the father of modern taxonomy, but he had no imagination and seems to have had an inordinate interest in fecal matter and Italian scooters of the future... )
post #117 of 216
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Originally Posted by scrypt
Romanee: Using emoticons in place of quote marks (or HTML tags, for that matter) won't excuse you for attempting to misdirect blame for your own mere obscurity. (The tell is the absence of rhythm, contrast and humor, which can sound glum in a game of satire such as yours.)

Even so, I applaud your stab at mimicry, since the exercise involves stepping outside of yourself. Few foonts attempt as much. Also: imitating a style you dislike can be a way of reinforcing or finding your own. (Originality makes a welcome appearance in your second post.)
"Imitation is the sincerest of flattery."
— Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832), Lacon, volume I, no. 183

Obfuscation more than obscurity -- and though no intent to flatter, neither was any malice in mind.

Just seemed like a challenging bit to attempt. Your style is intriguing, and tho' I don't dislike it, I have no interest in adopting it. I find that language is always fascinating. I don't pretend to have any great command of it, but I enjoy what little I can summon and seek to generate a few new brain cells to stem the outgoing tide of (dying) gray mattter.

Hope my bit of fun didn't irk you too much.
post #118 of 216
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Originally Posted by Romanee
Just seemed like a challenging bit to attempt. Your style is intriguing, and tho' I don't dislike it, I have no interest in adopting it.
Which is a good reason to try any sort of pastiche -- though, ideally, I try to discover bits I can use in the process.

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I find that language is always fascinating.
You didn't really think I'd argue with that, did you?

I much prefer writers who focus on style, aesthetics and technique to those who are compelled to convey partisan messages or feel they have "something important to say."

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Hope my bit of fun didn't irk you too much.
The roll-eyes emoticon annoyed me slightly (as judgment emoticons usually do; nothing personal, it's just that I deplore it when intolerance masquerades as common sense, and Mister Roll-Eyes seems designed to function as snobbery's Trojan horse). Your pastiche, however, did not annoy me at all.

If I were truly irked, the results might have been a Hank more entertaining for others on this thread. However, they wouldn't have gotten any nearer to knowing more about Ken's latest cables (my fault, weigh the buy).

Which reminds me -- we'd better return to our topic, don't you think?
post #119 of 216
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Originally Posted by scrypt
Which reminds me -- we'd better return to our topic, don't you think?
Yes Indeed

Well here it is:


Quite a beauty. Ill let it burn in as per the instructions included- which happened to include a lengthy article on burn in and twice warned that solid silver cables are fragile. Reading that paper induced paranoia in me now and I am afraid to touch it.

Has anyone noticed that ALO cables seem to fit the portaphile perfectly, and other amps with the line in perfectly centered? The total airhead has the line in at the corner in an angle , and from what I can tell it will be a challenge to connect it without having the cable at an extreme angle like the manual warns against..

Well once I figure out how to attach this to the amp thats sitting at the fedex center near my house Ill give some impressions.
post #120 of 216
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Originally Posted by hYdrociTy
Yes Indeed



Quite a beauty. Ill let it burn in as per the instructions included- which happened to include a lengthy article on burn in and twice warned that solid silver cables are fragile. Reading that paper induced paranoia in me now and I am afraid to touch it.
Hydrocity,

Don’t worry about the cable being busted from normal use. The flyer that we include is just meant to discourage abusive use, and any cable should not be bent at sharp angles. I have only (knock on wood) had 2 come back with a damaged conductor and we have sold hundreds. I feel obligated to let people know about the inherent properties of a solid silver wire and do not mean to scare anyone.

Nice pic - Its hard to take a photo of that cable isn't it? It really dose not capture the weave and the color at all. I had a hell of a time shooting that one. I think I need to hire Devwild and his camera.

Thanks for your support and biz,

Ken
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