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    Head-Fi Vinyl lovers - Some help please

    Hello fellow head-fiers, It's been quite a while since I posted; been lurking a while on hiatus.  Anyway, I need some help and/or advice. My brother was recently helping clear out the estate of an older gentleman and came across a stack of Panasonic gear from (apparently, based on the CD input...
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    Post pic(s) of your latest "significant" purchase(s)!!! v2.0

    Katadyn Hiker Water Filter   This is significant in that it represents the most important addition to my hiking/survival kit to date.  Before I got it, I had no way to purify water other than boiling and a small container of bleach.  Thus, I can now take trips of longer duration or survive in a...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

      A Challenge of Honour - Ode to Solitude
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    Band Name Game II

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    Three coats of polyurethane later, and the headphones are back where they belong, rather than on the dust cover of my turntable.
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    Just put the first coat of polyurethane on it, so headphones have to wait a little bit, lol.  I'll post with them on it after the second and third coats are finished drying.  Thanks for the interest in it!  
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    My first, and so far only attempt at a stand.  Extra pine planks in the garage, so I thought why not?  Its meant to look like Yggdrasil, the tree of life in Norse mythology.  Best I could do with a jigsaw, a pocket knife and a drill.  It could use a few coats of poly, though.  
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    "Lord of the Unholy Forest" Fjell - Lord of the Unholy Forest (1994)
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    The "Lo-Fi" Appreciation Thread.

    Lo-fi is sort of the point of the original black metal scene (i.e. Gorgoroth recording through a pair of headphones into an 8-track recorder), so I appreciate the aesthetics behind a lot of it. Same goes for "In an Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel. It wouldn't be the same album if...
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    Do you think audiophiles have a much deeper appreciation of music than the general public?

    Quote:   Just to play devil's advocate, I'll throw the same argument that I've heard a hundred times about literary intent out there.  Namely, it doesn't matter what the author (composer, performer) intends; rather, the most important thing is how the reader (listener) interprets the...
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    Post pic(s) of your latest "significant" purchase(s)!!! v2.0

    E7 and E9 combo.  Really enjoying this paired with the K701.   
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    Explain your avatar

    Iconic picture of Gorgoroth from the 90's.  Captures Norwegian black metal pretty accurately, I think.
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    Meet 'Typical Headfier' Andy

    memegenerator is down, however:   Spent a day reading this entire thread while neglecting homework. (insert Andy here) Woke up with headphone hair and IEMs stuck to face.
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    What type of volume dial do you prefer?

    Analog all the way...the dials on my computer screen always end up over or under what I wanted.
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    Miles Davis' Kind of Blue FLAC/ALAC?

    It takes three minutes to rip an album to lossless format.  Sure, you might have to (god forbid) wait a few days for it to come in the mail, but isn't it worth it to have a hard copy in case of hardware failure in the future?
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    Recommend me a car

    Volkswagen Golf or Jetta TDI.  Diesel seems more expensive, but the TDI's can get 50+ mpg.  Very safe cars as well.
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    I have been insulted by someone of great intellect and i feel like trash. How should i react to this?

    At the risk of sounding like a simplistic fool, the "knowledgeable" person sounds like one of those a**holes who memorizes some facts and tries to use them to sound intelligent.  His/her grammar is incorrect, his/her facts are dubious, and he/she sounds like a total jackass.  Pay no attention to...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Denial of God - The Red Terror ep
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    I love cigars.  My sig says so.  :)  
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    Figuring out if my Amp drives my K701s efficiently

    Okay, so here's the story. I have a pair of AKG K701 (white) which I bought as a graduation present to myself. I also came by an old solid state amp my dad was getting rid of, and thought, "Great, this will drive the K701 to its fullest!" Now, I'm not sure. I'm learning a little bit about...
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    Poll: Your occupations

    English masters student here.  Hoping to one day break into academia...where no analysis of anything takes place.