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  1. classfolkphile

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

    I wasn't really trying to resist a new purchase. I've been planning on buying a Modi MB2 when released but I couldn't resist the Lokius at that price either. And a Gungnir also. :beyersmile:
  2. classfolkphile

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

    I'd be interested in your thoughts on the 120S Mk II. I had the Mk 1 in my system for a bit (on loan) and found it very muddy sounding. Much better to me were the McIntosh MC275 V5 and CJ LP66S (although the latter had significantly less power: the Mac however sounded much more powerful than its...
  3. classfolkphile

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

    The Left Banke, in my high school's gymnasium, although I was in junior high at the time. My brother said it doesn't count: I'm not sure if he meant because of the group or the location. I enjoyed it regardless, and if it doesn't count then my first concert was a triple bill of Mountain, The...
  4. classfolkphile

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

    The value of these new products is mind boggling. And yes, USB-C is special; not for sonic reasons but because it's a reasonable size, reversible, and sturdy. Unlike the tiny, one side up only, flimsy micro USB. Definitely ordering a Modi Multibit 2 and perhaps a Modi +, to replace the ones I...
  5. classfolkphile

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

    Yes, yes, yes, please yes! :L3000: I love my Lampizator Amber II but it requires a USB-SPDIF converter because its USB input is mediocre (to say the least). The newer Lampis probably don't but they're unaffordable. I'd love to simplify my main rig with a Schiit DAC for its reliability, form...
  6. classfolkphile

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

    If not my favorite song, definitely my favorite group from the late '60s and one of my fondest memories: v=v_gg6JNLtXI I also really like Rachael Price:
  7. classfolkphile

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

    I want a stand alone Unison Eiter.
  8. classfolkphile

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

    This by Nils-Erik Sparf and the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble is my favorite by far (I've probably listened to a couple of dozen versions). Original instruments but without any of the screech or rigid inflexibility of most early instrument groups. Superb, bravura playing that elucidates the...
  9. classfolkphile

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

    I've wondered about that city; I know nothing about it. Will have to look into it. Thanks.
  10. classfolkphile

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

    Yes, combining the universities and culture of the CH area with the physical location of Wilmington would actually be my ideal.
  11. classfolkphile

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

    I've used two different types of cable lifters (porcelain and wood) on a variety of floors. I've never heard a difference in sound just because of the lifters. They do make it easier to keep the cables (at least relatively) dust free and I have heard differences in sound between clean cables and...
  12. classfolkphile

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

    Welcome back: glad you've recovered and are feeling better. Wish we had some of that New England coolness here. Florida is getting hotter every year: thinking about moving several hundred miles north.
  13. classfolkphile

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

    You're undoubtedly correct. 😭 Very interesting: I have lots of 12AU7s.
  14. classfolkphile

    Reply to review by 'classfolkphile' on item 'Rose Martini'

    An exceptional review. Thank you!
  15. classfolkphile

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    So I've had the Cayin RU-6 for a while now and like it a lot. It matches up really well with my Blur 266R PK32. I use the NOS setting and low gain. High gain sounds more forward (sharper leading edge transients) and a bit rougher in comparison. Oversampling, likewise, is more forward although...
  16. classfolkphile

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    Very nice looking earbuds, FranQL! I have a Cayin RU6 coming later this week: looking forward to hearing it and comparing it to the Hidisz S9 Pro. And then I have to order another pair of Blur. :smile:
  17. classfolkphile

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

    That's good to hear. I don't recall being told specifically why but it was implied that its lifetime could be adversely affected. I leave mine on for the rest of the day when I turn it on but shut it off at night. I do the same with my Bifrost Multi-bit but leave my Modi 3 on all of the time...
  18. classfolkphile

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    I hope so. I've been ambivalent about the Beautiful Witch MX300 aPs I have. Fantastic transparency and timbre but a bit too forward in the upper mid-range. Maybe needs a tube amp. Shozy BK is still my reference.
  19. classfolkphile

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    I have these 266R pk32ohm coming. Looking forward to them.
  20. classfolkphile

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

    So the Asgard 3 is more than worth it at $249. It was a steal at $199. (And no, I'm not sending Schiit an extra $50 - it didn't come with a brushed finish. :beyersmile: ) I think black looks good (I had a Magni Heresy here for an audition). But silver looks much better, particularly the brushed...
  21. classfolkphile

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    I just ordered the Blur Beautiful Witch MX300. I'm really looking forward to hearing them. I agree, Wong seems to be a nice guy.
  22. classfolkphile

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

    So now memes started by - and labelled as by - far right wing insurrectionists are allowed in this thread? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Percenters
  23. classfolkphile

    Blur Earbuds Lovers

    What is the price range of the Blur earbuds? (I don't want to open a Facebook or Instagram account if they're a lot more than my budget.) Thanks.
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