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The spelling is a bit off for modern Icelandic but I can easily read that.  That is indeed what they do with the old saga's, the spelling is just modernized but the rest is left unchanged.  Some words have been altered in the last 800-900 years but it's still remarkably close. 

 

This may be like our relation to Norwegian texts from the (late) 1800s. They look a (bit) old fashioned and the spelling is a bit different, but we can still read them. New editions are often modernized in a similar way.

 

Norwegians need translations of the sagas.

 

My favourite phrase from the sagas is "så sat han heime den vinteren" (in Nynorsk) which directly translated means "then he sat at home that winter". The real meaning is: No important events during that winter, just ordinary life (typically at the farm). The sagas focus on important events and action. Spritzer can provide Icelandic and probably Old Norse versions of the phrase. A near identical phrase is used for longer periods: "så sat han heime i tre vintre" (three winters in a row including intervening summers).

 

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Now I need to find some nice Icelandic name for this Stax amp I just finished designing/building...  smily_headphones1.gif

 

It depends on which qualities you want to convey. Þingvellir may be a candidate, or you may be inspired by sagas, volcanoes, glaciers or geysers.

 

We also need to teach the rest of the world including Schiit Audio to pronounce "Mjölnir". The pronunciation (and also writing) differs a bit between the Nordic countries.

 

Schiit Audio should be punished for this. They are way off:

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About Mjolnir

Muh-, uh, muggle-, uh, I mean, how the hell do you pronounce this damn name anyway?
Say “mule-ner.” We’re sure it’s not quite the correct Norse pronunciation, but hey, it’s close enough.

 

 

No it isn't close enough by far.


Edited by CDWMcInSpots - 2/14/13 at 2:21am
post #302 of 756

I already use Mjölnir for my "company" name.  Makes sense as my middle name is Þór.  redface.gif  Here is a picture of the amp I finished last month where the name is proudly placed:

 

 

 

This new amp is black so I'm thinking Huginn or Muninn which were the two ravens Óðinn (Odin) had on each shoulder. 

 

Ohh and Schit should be take out back and shot for the whole name thing. 

post #303 of 756
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I already use Mjölnir for my "company" name.  Makes sense as my middle name is Þór.  redface.gif   Here is a picture of the amp I finished last month where the name is proudly placed:





This new amp is black so I'm thinking Huginn or Muninn which were the two ravens Óðinn (Odin) had on each shoulder. 

Ohh and Schit should be take out back and shot for the whole name thing. 

mmmm, amp-porn!
post #304 of 756

spritzer - you going commercial ?

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spritzer - you going commercial ?


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post #306 of 756
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spritzer - you going commercial ?

 

Nope, that will never happen but there is no reason that DIY can't look as good as the commercial stuff.  I for one think that DIY should be the benchmark for the retail to try and match, not only in superior circuits but how they are implemented.  That BH was built just for fun but a friend will get it once I'm done with it. 

 

Here is the new amp I'm trying to find a name for:

 

 

 

It's basically my version of the WES but this one actually works.  It's also a bit smaller than the GES... redface.gif


Edited by spritzer - 2/14/13 at 12:52pm
post #307 of 756
Looking at those really makes me envy you people who have access to the required tools for DIY highend audio :-)
post #308 of 756

How about the "Maturition"

 

Micturition is the medical term for "Weeing" and you have certainly matured the Wee design.

 

In Awe as always

 

Macrog

post #309 of 756

Íslenskur hestur.  biggrin.gif

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You might find this article interesting from a recording/music perspective 

Hearing - Understanding how it all works. http://www.recordingmag.com/resources/resourceDetail/194.html

 

Thank you very much for this link. 

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Yes its a great article - Explains why there is so much debate and different opinion on forums like this about how particular headphones sound very_evil_smiley.gif  

 

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Thank you very much for this link. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by complin View Post

You might find this article interesting from a recording/music perspective 

Hearing - Understanding how it all works. http://www.recordingmag.com/resources/resourceDetail/194.html

 

post #312 of 756
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Looking at those really makes me envy you people who have access to the required tools for DIY highend audio :-)

 

All you really need is a drill press and a good soldering iron smily_headphones1.gif

 

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How about the "Maturition"

 

Micturition is the medical term for "Weeing" and you have certainly matured the Wee design.

 

In Awe as always

 

Macrog

 

That would be an awesome name that I may use later on but this is a version of the WES and not the WEE.  It actually shares very little with the WES except it uses the same tubes, same power supply voltages and the same operating point for the EL34's.  The front end is fully DC coupled and the same cross-coupled design found in the ESX.  This means only two caps in the signal path. 

post #313 of 756
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All you really need is a drill press and a good soldering iron smily_headphones1.gif

You do this without a scope and proper instruments for measuring your circuits?
post #314 of 756

No, of course not but I'm at the extreme edge of DIY with stuff like the Blue Hawaii, T2DIY and indeed something like the one above.  If you build a well documented and mature project then you just need a DMM to set it up and that's it.  With a mess of wires such as this one you need something more involved. 

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There is a person here that thinks that all you really need to design with is a digital voltmeter.

 

I'm evidently not that good.

I have oscilliscopes (currently 2465a,2465b,2467b,7600 and a tekmeter)

I have signal generators (a few different ones)

I have audio spectrum analyzers (an old hp and an even older tek)

(and tracking generators to go with them)

I have distortion analyzers (the old school kind)

I have time domain reflectometers

And a 3 full size racks of computer blades to do synthesis with.

 

Seems easier this way.

 

And a drill press, more soldering irons than i can count, a stereo

microscope to build smt stuff with, and a fadal 3 axis cnc mill.

 

The way birgir puts large holes in thick pieces of metal scares me.


Edited by kevin gilmore - 2/15/13 at 4:30pm
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