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    Schiit Two Channel Clubhouse

    Agreed. I don't usually listen any louder than that. It's actually good that it's spelled out in a measurable way in case someone complains. Otherwise it's just a noise complaint that you are being too loud which is up for interpretation.
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    Basic question on combining headphone and speaker listening

    Roon lets you run zones and it will handle volume control for the speaker system across the room. In that scenario you could even control wireless speakers like the KEFs which are Roon compatible for a streamlined system.
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    Home CD player options?

    Late to this thread but I'll add my recent experience adding a Cambridge Audio CXC V2 transport to my system. First, I want to say that none of my music listening set ups are optimized for neutrality or analytical clarity. I would even say that they might not even be revealing (gasp) but they...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    The Eitr, or at least mine, was very sensitive to static and electrical surges from turning lights off/on. The static part presented itself whenever I got up out of my chair, which is on carpet, making the music stop playing. The same thing would happen if I turned a light or ceiling fan off...
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    Loki Mini Impressions

    Ha! Good point. I was so enamored with the sound I was getting from turning the knobs I hadn't thought about whether turning all knobs to the same position might just be turning up the overall volume. I think this is one of the reasons people are so hesitant to try EQ and that presets are so...
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    Loki Mini Impressions

    Probably wouldn't be easy to dial in more exacting settings with only four knobs. I think the Loki is better suited to listening and tweaking with immediate feedback. It's not a big deal for me because I'm only making adjustments for one set of headphones (LCD2C) and one set of IEMs (Meze Rai...
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    I just posted my experience using the Loki Mini + with the LCD2Cs compared to using software EQ in Roon. I think a lot of LCD2C users would enjoy tweaking the SQ with the Loki equalizer.
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    Loki Mini Impressions

    I’m really enjoying the Loki Mini + after a few days of getting to know it. I like an analog, non-fatiguing sound that has impact even at lower volumes. I don’t like overly bright headphones or speakers. After over a decade in this hobby, I have found a good match in the Audeze LCD2Cs. They...
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    Schiit Jotunheim 2 - Impressions Thread

    How are you liking your LCD-2Cs with the Jot 2? I'm enjoying them with Asgard 3 but the Jot is tempting me. Not ready to re-cable yet so would probably use single ended since my other amp (Vali 2+) is also single ended.
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    Pi4B Silent Angel VitOS vs Allo Digi One Roon Endpoints

    This write up is a comparison of Roon endpoints into Schiit ModiMulti (no Unison) and Bifrost 2 (Unison USB). Specifically the difference in Pi4 USB vs Pi3 with a HAT (Hardware Attached on Top). I've been using a RaspberryPi 3B+ with an Allo Digi One SPIDF Hat as a Roon endpoint for the last...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    I use an iPhone 6s+ via CCK to Bifrost 2/Asgard 3 and its a great digital transport. I mostly use it as a Roon endpoint with lots of options for EQ if needed. During a recent internet outage I fell back to playing local through the Onkyo HF player. It will send FLAC and high resolution files...
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    Meze RAI Solo -- Wire Free UPM Dynamic Driver with Metal Injection Sintered Steel Body

    Congratulations on your new Meze RAI Solo. The first thing you should know is that they require some break in to loosen up the single diaphragm - just like new speakers. Several online reviewers commented about how much the RAI Solo's improve with over a week or two of use and that was my...
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    Mid priced IEM cables thread.

    I ended up getting the C4-1 not so much for the brighter treble but because I thought the Blocc 5N looked too thick for wearing glasses with. Hopefully I made the right decision. It helps that right now both cables are on sale at aliexpress. I paid $68.57 total with free shipping.
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    Meze RAI Solo -- Wire Free UPM Dynamic Driver with Metal Injection Sintered Steel Body

    Pairing the Meze Rai Solo with a Schiit ModiMutibit and Vali2+ with Sovtek 6922 is a beautiful combination visually and sonically. Looks aren't the top consideration for audio gear but it does play a role in my choices. The Rai Solos are beautiful machined art. They also happen to sound great...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    After hiking the dogs, I'm making breakfast with a Bloody Mary in hand while listening to David Gray. Not a bad Sunday.