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Romy, would you ever consider any of the B&O speakers? As bad a rap as B&O gets, I have heard really great things about the BeoLabs. I've always wanted to own a pair and have some dalek / tesla coil speakers in the living room.

 

 

Edit: Also, turns out that the GR07 gets the same kind of distortion on a turboprop!


Edit 2: Also, turns out that the MDR-1R's sound like slightly lighter GR07's, which is interesting...


Edited by a_recording - 12/12/12 at 4:37am
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Thanks for the other speaker suggestions, I'll definitely look into them.

 

Re: Norbu Tea: Hey, they're located in Dallas. Convenient!

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http://www.tenren.com/

I believe the loose leaf stuff is pretty legit. At least my (asian, heavily tea-drinking) parents like it (coffee person myself).

Ten Ren is good and reliable... You might be able to get something better or cheaper elsewhere but you can't go wrong with 'em. Also, they have stores all over the U.S. west coast and a few other major cities. Or used to, at least: last time I was in Seattle I wasn't able to find their store at their old location in asiatown.

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Does anyone happen to know much about the city of Champaign, IL? I'll probably be spending the bulk of my summer there next year while studying for my board exams, and I was just wondering what the overall feel of the town was --- I know it's a college town, with a few tech startups and corporations, but that's about it.

Also, if anyone can fill me in on the feel of Edinburgh, Scotland and Montreal, Quebec as cities, I'd greatly appreciate it too. They're two places I'm considering for doing some visiting clinical electives next year as well (University of Edinburgh and McGill, respectively).

Champaign is outside of commuting distance of Chicago, and it's downstate so it's stark flatland there, which is about all I know about it.

I like Montreal in the spring and summer, and found it tolerable in the winter. A relative spent a few years at McGill and couldn't really take the weather nor the locals' attitudes towards out of towners who couldn't handle the weather. The food and drink in Montreal is fantastic, and the locals know how to enjoy both.
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I've been thinking a lot about the designs of speaker cabinets, and in particular how I'm more drawn to "organic" forms, ie. curvy and flowing. Even lopsided and non-symmetrical. I'd go so far as to call them "feminine" forms. I like femmy speakers. Um... I think it's rather interesting that these types of forms are acoustically inert, minimizing the influence of the inclosure. I can't help but think of certain characterizations of femininity as yielding and non resistant by nature, the speaker cabinet submitting to the drivers fully. LOL. Yes, I'm a basketcase.

 

 

 

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Oh, and...

 

The KEF Blades look like something designed by Aperture Science:

 

 

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Speaking of, I went on a little shopping spree. Now I'm set for testing this holiday season!

 

 

 

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A plush weighted companion cube, Aperture test subject's apparel, and miniature replica portal gun complete with sound effects and lights. Now I just need some of those Aperture boots.

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Champaign is outside of commuting distance of Chicago, and it's downstate so it's stark flatland there, which is about all I know about it.
I like Montreal in the spring and summer, and found it tolerable in the winter. A relative spent a few years at McGill and couldn't really take the weather nor the locals' attitudes towards out of towners who couldn't handle the weather. The food and drink in Montreal is fantastic, and the locals know how to enjoy both.

 

Thanks.

 

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A plush weighted companion cube, Aperture test subject's apparel, and miniature replica portal gun complete with sound effects and lights. Now I just need some of those Aperture boots.

 

For science...

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If you haven't given finals, please please please make it portal themed! XD
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Today I skipped work to demo lots of speakers.  The KEF Q300 really sucks.

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Does anyone happen to know much about the city of Champaign, IL? I'll probably be spending the bulk of my summer there next year while studying for my board exams, and I was just wondering what the overall feel of the town was --- I know it's a college town, with a few tech startups and corporations, but that's about it.

 

Friends of mine who've lived there have all said there's nothing to do off campus.  Some of them transferred to UIC after a year or two for either that reason or tuition cost. 

 

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I think you and me are on the same page kiteki. I have little enough self control when it comes to head-fi gear. Putting me on a path towards high end speakers would be a path towards my financial ruin. I've decided to one day maybe get myself a nice pair of Paradigm Signature S6 speakers and call it a life. I'll never have a B&W speaker system but it's free to dream so why not dream. As for what i'll have driving my Paradigm's, no idea. Marantz makes some nice stuff as does Macintosh. Macintosh is pretty pricey of coarse but maybe, just maybe.

 

On the other hand maybe if I ask very nicely Magik will adopt me as his little brother and I can finally have all the cool toys I wish.

 

Yeah, I'm not letting myself get into speakers.  I have a pair of PSB bookshelves on stands with a subwoofer, all 3 of which cost less than some IEMs I own and I have to regularly tell myself that's good enough, which it actually is for the most part as I do little more than play video games and watch YouTube with them.

 

I think I'm young enough to be Magick's son (he should adopt me too).


Edited by driver 8 - 12/12/12 at 8:11am
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I'm in a bad mood today. I have a headache and my feet keep getting cramps.

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I've been thinking a lot about the designs of speaker cabinets, and in particular how I'm more drawn to "organic" forms, ie. curvy and flowing. Even lopsided and non-symmetrical. I'd go so far as to call them "feminine" forms. I like femmy speakers.

 

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Hmm, that's curious.  I totally looked right past any possible gender aspect on that one.  The first impression I got from that form was the treble cleffiness of it.  In fact, the more I look at it, the more I can't think of any other design cues other than musical notation.  Funny how our minds can latch onto something and then just refuse to let go at times.

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Hmm, that's curious.  I totally looked right past any possible gender aspect on that one.  The first impression I got from that form was the treble cleffiness of it.  In fact, the more I look at it, the more I can't think of any other design cues other than musical notation.  Funny how our minds can latch onto something and then just refuse to let go at times.

I thought about the same thing. I don't know much about notes, but it reminded me of the first one here:

 

 

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I'm in a bad mood today. I have a headache and my feet keep getting cramps.
Hope you get well and happy soon.
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I always get crampy from drinking too many energy drinks, but that's probably not your problem.

 

My ECBA should be arriving sometime today.  I'm a little wary because they used FedEx and FedEX tends to suck for me.  Like, there's no real timeframe they ever come by and I have no guarantee they'll ring my doorbell.  They also don't redeliver and I'd have to go to their place in scary ass Hoodsville if I miss it.

 

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Head-fi let me say "ass."  Weird.

 

Also, if I ever quit this place it would be because this awful forum client blocks FireFox's spell-check and I'm tired of googling words like "guarantee" and "impedance" I'll never remember how to spell. 


Edited by driver 8 - 12/12/12 at 10:39am
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Also, if I ever quit this place it would be because this awful forum client blocks FireFox's spell-check and I'm tired of googling words like "guarantee" and "impedance" I'll never remember how to spell. 

 

What's so bad about the editor's inbuilt spell-check? It knows both "guarantee" and "impedance".

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