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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:thumb: Tonight, I think we do the candle-lit listening session with vinyl. Y'all put me in the mood...

Get some of those mind-altering substances too, and some black lights with appropriate wall hangings.:D

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Get some of those mind-altering substances too, and some black lights with appropriate wall hangings.:D

 

I have floor-standing candle holders situated behind my rig. The only mind-altering substances I ever had were food, especially year-end holiday foods... and snacks. Getting full and left wondering "Dude... :blink:why am I sleepy?!"

 

Your second suggestion, however, looks like fun. Will look into that over the winter - blacklight & posters. Could get interesting! :normal_smile : 

 

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So there's the beast, perched proudly on the bottom shelf. I like your arrangement. Despite the fact that none of the controls (and many of the visible components) aren't actually symmetrical, there's nevertheless a certain pleasing symmetry to the way everything is set up.

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 

So there's the beast, perched proudly on the bottom shelf. I like your arrangement. Despite the fact that none of the controls (and many of the visible components) aren't actually symmetrical, there's nevertheless a certain pleasing symmetry to the way everything is set up.

Happy Yeah... the preamp controls will make one's eyes shift. Out of view - 2 vintage receivers; turntable; music server; DAC; headphones. I'm finding the stack to be a satisfying headphone rig. With just enough power. :veryevil:

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So, lately I've been wanting to phase out most of my audio equipment. Not because need to, not because I don't like them anymore, but because I feel I have too many and I'm feeling disappointment when I look at them because I never use them, and it's getting cumbersome finding places in here to keep them. Yesterday my friend messaged me that he needs to buy new headphones, and to make a long story short, I'll loan him my Pro 900 for a week or so so he gets to know them before buying. At first I wanted to sell my Denons as well, but after listening to them from my iPad, I came to my senses and just couldn't let go of them. Me and my Pro 900 has been like dysfunctional family - either we love one another or we hate one another, but it's always to the extremes. As for the Denons, there's only love, but almost like a boring old couple.

 

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Nothin gets the ladies going like Chicago's Greatest Hits on vinyl wink.gif
post #10192 of 11243
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Nothin gets the ladies going like Chicago's Greatest Hits on vinyl wink.gif

 

♫ You're the meaning in my life, you're the in-spi-raaaa-tion!

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though nothingg kills the moment worse than having to get up to flip the lp... mad.gif
post #10194 of 11243
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

though nothingg kills the moment worse than having to get up to flip the lp... mad.gif

 

Play an iTunes/Foobar/etc playlist through a set of speakers with boosts in the mid-bass and the upper mids, along with rolled off treble; then fry some bacon in the background. There's your vinyl experience recreated, with no reason to get up to flip the album over. :p

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“Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don’t have any surface noise. I said, “Listen, mate, *life* has surface noise.”
- John Peel
post #10196 of 11243
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Play an iTunes/Foobar/etc playlist through a set of speakers with boosts in the mid-bass and the upper mids, along with rolled off treble; then fry some bacon in the background. There's your vinyl experience recreated, with no reason to get up to flip the album over. tongue.gif
Still gotta get up and flip the bacon, unless you like black smoke and house fires. They should make a filter that's like liquid smoke but for vinyl. It'll warm up the sound, roll off the highs and inject random hissing and pops. biggrin.gif
post #10197 of 11243
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


Still gotta get up and flip the bacon, unless you like black smoke and house fires. They should make a filter that's like liquid smoke but for vinyl. It'll warm up the sound, roll off the highs and inject random hissing and pops. biggrin.gif

 

I'm sure somebody has actually done that, though perhaps without the pops. Or, there's always the Musicrow Preamp Emulator, which I used to use on my own recordings to add some simulated tubey warmth. It sounded pretty nice with the DT880 just playing music as well.

 

I also used to have a VST plugin that simulated an old tape delay, one bizarre feature of which was that if you left it in your plugin stack for a while, it would start hissing and humming progressively more loudly as time went on. Apparently the real things did this, so the people who made the plugin saw fit to model this behavior. You had to flip the "power" switch off and back on again in order to get rid of the noise. It was a bit of a novelty the first time you experienced it (and thought you'd left a trim pot on your mic pre jacked all the way up or something until you realized what was actually causing the noise), but ultimately it just added an additional step to bouncing stuff down, since you had to "reset" the plugin every time you rendered a track.

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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

though nothingg kills the moment worse than having to get up to flip the lp... mad.gif

 

That's why,  with double albums in digital form, I have taken to re-tagging them so the entire double album plays through to the end, without my having to select "Disc 2". :wink_face:

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I do the same thing. I also use an x-yy naming format on filenames, where x is the disc number and yy is the track number (single digit track numbers have a zero prefixed so that boneheaded sorting mechanisms don't stick track 10 after track 1 because they both start with "1").

 

I have no idea why somebody would want the album name in the metadata to reflect which disc in the set the music is on, since each disc would then be (almost?) universally interpreted by music software as being a separate album. There's a perfectly good slot in the metadata where you can denote the disc number, and that's where I put that information if I want my media program to be able to parse it.

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I still prefer the folder tree approach. I go Artist\year_albumName\(optional)disc\tracknumber_title. Foobar and PowerAMP handles the folder structure well. I tag because I use stuff that depends on it, otherwise I get a giant list to filter through. Not fun.
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