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

    True, but the fact that there is the Jotunheim R has made me think about the RAALs a few times. Just need to save long enough and not get distracted by other shiny things.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    That is fair, but being in the PNW means I do not have AC in my house. While we do have a small portable unit, my housemate gets priority for that since he works nights and needs to be able to sleep during the day. Also, I would have to rearrange my room a bit to use it. For my speaker system...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Two small Hel 2 updates: 1. It has been fun listening to somethings and finding how much better the Hel 2 sounds than the Fulla 2. I enjoy listening to the podcast version of Critical Role (a dungeons and dragons game played but a bunch of professional voice actors). Last thursday was my first...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    My Hel 2 arrived Saturday and I quickly put in my system to replace the Fulla 2 I have been using for a couple years. Overall, I was quite impressed. It definitely made my Audio Technica ATH-M70x headphones come to life in a way I did not know they could. These are not headphones known for their...
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    It was less of a confusing and more of a "New Mexico is between Arizona and Texas which both can be insufferably hot for a someone from the Pacific Northwest like me". That being said, I appreciate the correction. It will be on my list. Not sure it will be high up there, but it is on the list.
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    I was not aware that that was a thing (still very new). Maybe. Depends on what is showing and when. I do not think I could survive down there in the summer.
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Small update on this: I enjoyed it quite a bit even if just as background music. I will have to give it a proper focused listening at some point. Both through headphones and speakers it was enjoyable, though I think I might prefer it through speakers a little bit. Sounds larger without needing...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Just placed my order for a Hel. Now to play the waiting game.
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    I might have to look up that version then. This is the 1988 digital remaster of the 1980 record. I do still feel that it is quieter than most other music I have listened to, but that could be due to being before the loudness war. (though I am also not sure how much the loudness war affected...
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Went to the record shop this weekend and found an opera I remembered enjoying in high school, so I bought it. No research as to whether this is a better performance of Aida or not, but just put it in to enjoy while working. I can tell it has been awhile. I was not ready for how quiet it starts...
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Abelza was faster at typing and answers nicely. I like my Oppo and due to it I have fallen into the pit of SACDs (which is to say, I have 5). Part of me is tempted to get a second Oppo so I can have it in my home theater system and use the multichannel analog outs for one of the multichannel...
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Ah, $95 is not bad for the flat fee. My understanding is that that is for them to look at it and then they will reach out if the cost is more than that to confirm if you want to go forward or not. Regardless, $95 to send it in is not bad at all. I just need to stop being lazy and submit the...
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    I have a hand-me-down bdp 83 that I have enjoyed, though it has fallen prey to the common issue of that model and I need to send it in at some point soon to get it fixed.
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Handsome Family is a delight. Good choice.
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    Best game soundtrack?

    Personally I do not mind the lyrics. Yes, they are ridiculous, but the whole game is ridiculous. The story is ridiculous. The character designs are ridiculous. I consider it all part of the charm of the series.
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