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Forget about that for the moment.  Hurry up and PM Jude and Currawong to get your free cans.  I don't know what you'll get because It all depends on what they have lying around.  For me, it was a V-Moda M-80.  Before he got banned, JamesMcProgger was lucky enough to get an AKG K601... bastard.

 

 

+1  Better hurry to get the best of what they got lying around!

 

 

You know how there's a bunch of stuff that we can't talk about in here?  Banning decisions, politics, mature humor?  All of that is allowed in the Supremus Forum.  Nothing said in there will ever get you banned.  It's awesome!

Im gullible but not that gullible.......wink.gif

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Im gullible but not that gullible.......wink.gif

 

biggrin.gif  That's good to know.  It's tradition though, so I had to try.  wink.gif


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Thanks Tangster and Warren for the assist. cool.gif

Went with red panels and white LEDs. Getting both the red screws Justin ordered for me as well as the default black screws to try both.
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Im gullible but not that gullible.......wink.gif

 

biggrin.gif  That's good to know.  It's tradition though, so I had to try.  wink.gif

 

Wait a hot minute! If the lounge I've been, well, you know... lounging in for Headphone Supremus' ain't real, then who is she really if not my concierge? blink.gif

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Wait a hot minute! If the lounge I've been, well, you know... lounging in for Headphone Supremus' ain't real, then who is she really if not my concierge? blink.gif

A stalker. 

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Wait a hot minute! If the lounge I've been, well, you know... lounging in for Headphone Supremus' ain't real, then who is she really if not my concierge? blink.gif


You evil siamese twin detached from you at birth and secretly running the underworld of the slums of Rio ever since. She found you.

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Thanks Tangster and Warren for the assist. cool.gif

Went with red panels and white LEDs. Getting both the red screws Justin ordered for me as well as the default black screws to try both.

 

Sure, anytime.  smile.gif  BTW - and not that I know it's even possible - but wouldn't those three jacks look amazing in white?

 

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Wait a hot minute! If the lounge I've been, well, you know... lounging in for Headphone Supremus' ain't real, then who is she really if not my concierge? blink.gif

 

LOL!  biggrin.gif  No wait, seriously, you know that she isn't really a she right?


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Does it also have a rainbow ?

 

It's in pink scary writing.

 

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LOL!  biggrin.gif  No wait, seriously, you know that she isn't really a she right?

 

This reminds me of kiteki.

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Sure, anytime.  smile.gif   BTW - and not that I know it's even possible - but wouldn't those three jacks look amazing in white?
Yes, but I don't think it is available from any brand.
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eek.gif And before bedtime, no less!

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LOL!  biggrin.gif  No wait, seriously, you know that she isn't really a she right?

 

This reminds me of kiteki.

 

kiteki's a she?  wink.gif

 

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Sure, anytime.  smile.gif   BTW - and not that I know it's even possible - but wouldn't those three jacks look amazing in white?

 

Yes, but I don't think it is available from any brand.

 

Well that just sucks.  frown.gif

 

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You evil siamese twin detached from you at birth and secretly running the underworld of the slums of Rio ever since. She found you.

 

Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

eek.gif And before bedtime, no less!

 

Interesting how - even though they've lived very different lives - they still both enjoy audio.


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I really like Cavalli amps, but I tend to be a little weary of DIY builds unless I know who did it. Mainly because I have pretty poor skills myself, and if something went wrong I'd want to be able to talk to the builder or at least know it was someone who knew what they were doing when I talk to a DIY friend.

 

This. There are some hobbyists who do it for money on the side, or who just like building things and will sell their excess. Their work can be very good (sometimes incredible) but for the most part I wouldn't buy somebody else's scratch build without intending to treat it like a fixer-upper.

 

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It's good, but I think there are better for the money now. How much is it listed for? The one I heard was pabbi1's back in 2009. The thing I didn't like about it was that it had separate volume controls for each side. This could be done 'ok' with stepped attenuators, but his used regular pots, IIRC, and I don't care for steppers anyways.

 

I got to try a KGGS last year that was very good but, yeah, had the same annoying problem of separate left/right volume knobs.

 

What's often done with dual-mono amp volume controls is to have a single knob drive two pots using belts.

 

The stepped attenuator on my McIntosh is very, very good -- the volume increments in exactly the right way. The problem with stepped controls is it requires the amp builder to not only decide what kind of attenuation and taper he wants, but also the intervals between steps, and that's hard to do without buying a bunch of controls (at $$$ apiece; good ones are very spendy) and experimenting.

 

Digital volume controls are making stepped and balanced volume easier and cheaper to do, but most of them are pushbutton controls (or analogous actions, like pushing left and right on a toggle), so they lack the tactility.

 

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IMHO red and black is a good combo. Honestly the black XLRs are fine to me because the rest of the chassis behind the front plate will be black. It gives balance to the amp. I honestly think an all-red front plate wouldn't look as good.

 

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I'd be worried about two things:

 

1. The white lettering (maybe it can be black instead?)

 

2. The LED color. Blue LEDs on a red chassis would look ugh.

 

Glad Max is going with white for the LEDs. I would have suggested going old-school -- red, or even amber if it suits the environment.

 

Bonus -- red and amber LEDs have mellower light than eye-piercing blue.

 

Red and black is the classic graphic design combination, Max. It's going to look great.

 

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Im going to put my 1500th post here since this seems to be the place in which I procrastinate in the most. I still remember posting in the threads preceding this one and asking the most ridiculous questions (which is something I still do frequently biggrin.gif) but fellow Diary members would still try their best to help me. This helped me a lot through the years in which I have collected a small amount of gear which I have used and loved, this place also gave me a sense of acceptance in which through good times and bad times felt like a digital home in the vast world of the internet. So for all that I would like to use my 1500th post to Thank everybody ^^.

 

I don't think I was as helpful as everybody else but lemme say "congrats" as well, dude.

 

Remember: The only stupid question is the one you don't ask, or the one you ask repeatedly.

 

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I've been thinking whether or not to hit Heir Audio up for a refit. Some days I get on with my new CIEM quite well and other days I really wonder if my fit is an optimal fir or just barely sealing. I got to give this some more serious thought

 

 

Have you PMed anybody at Heir about it? They can talk you through getting it fit.

 

My 4.A fits more loosely than my NT 6 Pro. I've learned to accept this as a *good* thing, though.

 

Part of the trick of custom IEMs is that they're going to feel looser than universals -- they're supposed to. It's kind of the point, actually -- the comfort from a fit that's fully secure but without excess pressure. Some of the complaints I've seen on the Heir thread about loose fits have more to do with people associate the sense of pressure in their ear canals with being securely placed. The catch is that Heir tends to make universals with relatively shallow entry, so there's less going into the ear canal as well -- the net result can be the continuing sensation that they're about to fall out of your ears, or that they're not sealing.

 

What I do when I wear on my 4.A is rub my fingers next to each ear. If I can hear that, I'll reposition. It takes a couple minutes for them to properly seal, so you can also pause the music and try the rubbing-fingers test again to see if they've broken seal.

 

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Actually I've never been to the supremus forum either. What's it like?

 

It's kind of like a MENSA meeting -- your desire to hang around a lot of natural high achievers goes away once you get the opportunity to actually do it.

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Have you PMed anybody at Heir about it? They can talk you through getting it fit.

My 4.A fits more loosely than my NT 6 Pro. I've learned to accept this as a *good* thing, though.

Part of the trick of custom IEMs is that they're going to feel looser than universals -- they're supposed to. It's kind of the point, actually -- the comfort from a fit that's fully secure but without excess pressure. Some of the complaints I've seen on the Heir thread about loose fits have more to do with people associate the sense of pressure in their ear canals with being securely placed. The catch is that Heir tends to make universals with relatively shallow entry, so there's less going into the ear canal as well -- the net result can be the continuing sensation that they're about to fall out of your ears, or that they're not sealing.

What I do when I wear on my 4.A is rub my fingers next to each ear. If I can hear that, I'll reposition. It takes a couple minutes for them to properly seal, so you can also pause the music and try the rubbing-fingers test again to see if they've broken seal.


It's kind of like a MENSA meeting -- your desire to hang around a lot of natural high achievers goes away once you get the opportunity to actually do it.
Having two pairs of customs, I think if you are often asking yourself if the fit is good, then it is not. Mine fit perfectly without putting excessive pressure. You do not feel them but the seal is.there without a doubt. But maybe others have different experiences.
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Having two pairs of customs, I think if you are often asking yourself if the fit is good, then it is not. Mine fit perfectly without putting excessive pressure. You do not feel them but the seal is.there without a doubt. But maybe others have different experiences.

 

Both my customs fit well, but they fit differently.

 

Human flesh is pliable, so even though customs are rigid there are various ways to put them in the ears, and some fit better than others due to their design or simple variances in manufacture.

 

Taking DF's example, it's entirely possible he has a bad fit and I don't want to talk him out of getting a refit. But since customs fit differently than universals (and isolate sound differently than universals), it also takes time to adapt to the different tactile sensation. If he's definitely inserting them properly and he's adapted to the feel, and a good seal just isn't happening, I agree -- they have to be refitted.

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Behind the Mass marketing, behind the souless Music is human emotions. Its a nice documentary that gives insight to a relatively different culture. 

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