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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    If we're going to trade Stories of Shipping Woe ... I have some used Stax headphones en route from Iceland ... here's the tracking info as of a few minutes ago .... I have to keep telling myself "Patience, grasshopper." (Although it is kind of amusing.)
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Kudos on that to the hard-working Schiit team ! We hear a good amount from Jason, and some from Mike, but there's a crew of other unsung people there doing good work, putting schiit together and keeping all the parts moving.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I don't have any sales data, but I tend to agree, re preamps. In the headphone world, a preamp isn't a necessity, it's more of a lifestyle upscale choice. For the people who entertain the idea of adding a preamp, the add-on cost of $300 (for Freya) to be able to bring tubes into the processing...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Some questions for fans of tubed gear (*): The arrival of Freya+ gives us a high-quality tubed preamp at a compelling price. Q1: Does this change the future landscape for headphone amps with tubes? Q2: Is there a significant SQ difference when the tubes are in preamp vs in the headphone...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    They're dancing in the streets of Schiitville today!!!
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    There's room in the Schiit lineup for many ideas, they're not limited to picking just one. For some people, there are aspects of the gear that, while they don't affect the SQ, enhance the experience. Silver vs black, for example. Knobs with markings that can be seen from far away, vs knobs that...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I've lived in 3 cities in the past 6 years. All the USPS carriers have brought packages to the front door and rung the door bell before leaving the package. 100% of the time. One brought a package marked "live fish" to the house 7 hours before the normal daily delivery time. I even have had...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Aaaaah, that's very disappointing to learn. Had fish & chips in newspaper numerous times in my youth. Probably the colonies were slow to follow the motherland. An culinary institution passed while I wasn't paying attention, very sad. (And no offense to anyone, but there aren't a lot of other...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    To be fair to Amazon, their normal fast shipping was disrupted because they CHOSE to load up their warehouses and distribution centers with groceries and routine necessities ... which any one who has ever worked in grocery knows are high volume in terms of units needed, high volume in terms of...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Hurry then .... by lucky coincidence, today's your one day per year.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Ethernet over Powerline has worked well in my last 3 houses. It's so simple that even this caveman could do it.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Cheap Schiit ain't what it used to be, that's for sure.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Turns everything into a towering crescendo.
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    The Stax Thread III

    I don't have a large investment in Stax gear ... I have an SR-X Mk III I bought new in 1978 or 79, which still works well, and a rebuilt SRS-12A "integrated amp" that seems to work reasonably well ... but agree that the availability of amps for Stax is a problem. If I were Stax mgmt, I'd try to...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    You're overthinking this. Go Ape Schiit. And adopt an in-house cat. It's that simple. (Who's the 800-lb gorilla crushing UltraPretentiousAudio? That's a tricky question, I don't know the answer to that.) :)
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