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post #2716 of 21761

Oh I forgot to mention, for those interested as of Friday the Heir Audio 4A is 40% off and the 8A is currently 25% off. I know there's some Heir fans on here and both those discounts are a pretty good deal in my opinion.

post #2717 of 21761
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Supposedly the new db utilizes a AKM chip instead of the original Wolfson chip the first CLAS used. I wonder why Cypher Labs dropped Wolfson for AKM?

 

I don't get the Wolfson cargo cult, to be honest. Yes, the digital-to-analog chip itself is important, but it's not the only most-important thing. And there's not a lot backing up why Wolfson's DACs are better than everybody else's, aside from word of mouth. I'm not even certain if the average Wolfson advocate knows which of the range of Wolfson DACs they're supposed to be obsessing about the most.

 

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Oh I forgot to mention, for those interested as of Friday the Heir Audio 4A is 40% off and the 8A is currently 25% off. I know there's some Heir fans on here and both those discounts are a pretty good deal in my opinion.

 

Yup. If I hadn't done and bought a second pair of customs last month, I'd probably be planning my 8.A order about now.

post #2718 of 21761
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

I don't get the Wolfson cargo cult, to be honest. Yes, the digital-to-analog chip itself is important, but it's not the only most-important thing. And there's not a lot backing up why Wolfson's DACs are better than everybody else's, aside from word of mouth. I'm not even certain if the average Wolfson advocate knows which of the range of Wolfson DACs they're supposed to be obsessing about the most.

Yup. If I hadn't done and bought a second pair of customs last month, I'd probably be planning my 8.A order about now.

When I compared the old CLAS directly against the HP-P1 and its AKM chip, I thought the HP-P1 was the superior DAC. JM2C
post #2719 of 21761

Happy birthday, Romy-chan.

post #2720 of 21761

Whoa....a ghost from the past just entered the thread. Long time no see kiteki

post #2721 of 21761
Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Whoa....a ghost from the past just entered the thread. Long time no see kiteki

 

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post #2722 of 21761

Good to see you, kiteki...

post #2723 of 21761

Thank you for writing that in italics.

post #2724 of 21761

Hey kiteki! Long time no see my friend. Hur är läget?

 


 

Update from my job:

 

So, I've been here for about..I don't know actually. It's close to a month I think and I keep liking this place and my job more each day. In a way, I'm happy things didn't work out with the service management system company as their developer. Out here, I can basically decide pretty much everything. If I want to develop 50% of the time, I develop and program 50% of the time. If I want to run the database and administer it 100% of the time, I do that. Well, that's not entirely true, but for the most part it is. I still have to go through my IT manager for every decision I make, and he's also kind of my mentor here - something I do need since my position is very autonomous. I've basically gotten the job of maintaining their current, and to develop their new. How I do that, when I do that, what software I'll use, and so on, is basically up to me to choose. I do talk to my IT manager though and while he doesn't know anything about programming (as far as I know) he is incredibly knowledgable about most facets of computer science and systems. We do share a common ground in information security as well, since his background is from infosec. Also, we share gaming as a common ground, which is something we always talk about when we meet and talk.

 

As for the phytsical environment around me, I sit in an office with 2 post-docs and 1 assistant professor. We have a pretty good relationship all of us, and can joke amongst ourselves and so on. The assistant prof is Swedish, but did her post-doc in US, Boston. Otherwise, the whole corridor with offices is very multicultural and I've gotten to know many of them. There are as many swedes here as there are non-swedes - and we have a lot of guest researchers and people from allover the place, so english has become our second language out here. When we have meetings, we actually speak english, which is rather fun since I really need to practice my english, and by that I mean that it becomes more apparent how much I suck at it when I actually have to talk it out loud.

 

This is where I sit:

 

 

700

 

The laptop I have docked is basically this one: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-EliteBook-8570w-Notebook.83982.0.html but with a nicer screen and better CPU and GPU. The phone I have is this one: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-II-GT-N7100-Smartphone.83644.0.html

 

This is the office I share with a few other persons:

 

 

700

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Hey kiteki! Long time no see my friend. Hur är läget?

 


 

Update from my job:

 

So, I've been here for about..I don't know actually. It's close to a month I think and I keep liking this place and my job more each day. In a way, I'm happy things didn't work out with the service management system company as their developer. Out here, I can basically decide pretty much everything. If I want to develop 50% of the time, I develop and program 50% of the time. If I want to run the database and administer it 100% of the time, I do that. Well, that's not entirely true, but for the most part it is. I still have to go through my IT manager for every decision I make, and he's also kind of my mentor here - something I do need since my position is very autonomous. I've basically gotten the job of maintaining their current, and to develop their new. How I do that, when I do that, what software I'll use, and so on, is basically up to me to choose. I do talk to my IT manager though and while he doesn't know anything about programming (as far as I know) he is incredibly knowledgable about most facets of computer science and systems. We do share a common ground in information security as well, since his background is from infosec. Also, we share gaming as a common ground, which is something we always talk about when we meet and talk.

 

As for the phytsical environment around me, I sit in an office with 2 post-docs and 1 assistant professor. We have a pretty good relationship all of us, and can joke amongst ourselves and so on. The assistant prof is Swedish, but did her post-doc in US, Boston. Otherwise, the whole corridor with offices is very multicultural and I've gotten to know many of them. There are as many swedes here as there are non-swedes - and we have a lot of guest researchers and people from allover the place, so english has become our second language out here. When we have meetings, we actually speak english, which is rather fun since I really need to practice my english, and by that I mean that it becomes more apparent how much I suck at it when I actually have to talk it out loud.

 

This is where I sit:

 

 

700

 

The laptop I have docked is basically this one: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-EliteBook-8570w-Notebook.83982.0.html but with a nicer screen and better CPU and GPU. The phone I have is this one: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-II-GT-N7100-Smartphone.83644.0.html

 

This is the office I share with a few other persons:

 

 

700

Ohh a fellow Note 2 user ^^ 

post #2726 of 21761
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Ohh a fellow Note 2 user ^^ 

Yup. I love it. It's both a blessing and a curse that it's so big. It's a little inconvenient to handle such a big phone, especially when out and about, but at the same time I just can't imagine going back to a smaller screen. I tried my wifes smaller Samsung something Android phone (an old one) with a more "normal" screen size, and I just couldn't use it. I mean, on my way back and to work I read a lot on the phone. I read computer science books, database books and such .. basically books that concerns every technical aspect of my job. In order to get a comfortable size for reading, I had to magnify the pdf's to such a size that I had to scroll all the time. With the Note 2 I just flip pages, and keep everything on the same screen, without scrolling or magnifying or anything. I really like the phone. It's snappy, love the screen quality (colors and so on), has a really good stylus, and so on. Great phone.

 

Oh, and btw, the song of today so far:

 


Edited by Coq de Combat - 11/23/12 at 2:38am
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Hey kiteki! Long time no see my friend. Hur är läget?

 

Tjenixen!  Jovars, det knallar.  Självrå?

post #2728 of 21761

I've used DAC's with Wolfson chips(Arcam FMJ) and AKM chips(Gungnir/Bifrost). It's the implementation that counts, not the chip itself. In fact, the Bifrost sounded exactly like the Arcam when I first got it, even though the chips were very different. As far as I know, the Bifrost and Gungnir use the same AKM chips, yet they are worlds apart in sound. Folks shouldn't fixate on a specific chip.

post #2729 of 21761

Hey gang, after almost 2 years on here it finally happened. I just lost my freaking mind and made the jump. Ardgedee, I feel faint and woozy and need a strong drink. My God, I hope the impressions I send them work out and these new CIEM's work for me.

post #2730 of 21761
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Hey gang, after almost 2 years on here it finally happened. I just lost my freaking mind and made the jump. Ardgedee, I feel faint and woozy and need a strong drink. My God, I hope the impressions I send them work out and these new CIEM's work for me.

Congratulations! It does take a lot of courage (liquid or otherwise) and I really hope it works out for you. Make sure you get a really nice pair of impressions so you don't need a refit.
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