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  1. DougD

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

    I gather you like the gear ... GOOD TO KNOW !!! Enjoy.
  2. DougD

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    As George Santayana famously said: "Those who are clueless about history will be finger-wagged by an Italian doctor living in the Netherlands." Or something like that. :smile_phones:
  3. DougD

    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...
  4. DougD

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

    I want to LIKE this 4 times, but the stupid software won't let me. * 2 times for the idea * 2 times for the name
  5. DougD

    JRiver Media Center 21 -- Ready To Go

    Do you not see this:
  6. DougD

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

    I LOVE bagpipe music, and pipe & drum bands. It's also absolutely great to be playing Scotland the Brave and other marching tunes, as loud as possible, in your vehicle with the windows open, as you blast down the highway. Makes you feel ALIVE !!! (disclaimer: we all have our little personal...
  7. DougD

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Sounds like a good place to design the USB output as an add-in card, that (in the v 1.0 version) could be available some time in the future. Meanwhile, press on with prototypes that rely on the already-mastered S/PDIF and AES. My guess is that, as an unprecedented auxiliary function box, this is...
  8. DougD

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

    Old Road Toad, an interesting character you can find in the archives, with a fondness for VU meters. I believe he has retired to Audio Valhalla.
  9. DougD

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

    OKAY !!!! Fun & Reasonably Priced !!! Did NOT definitively rule out a Sys 2-dot-oh with (big-a**) dual-Toad-style VU meters :) We live in hope.
  10. DougD

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

    Congrats. An exciting new line, in so many ways.
  11. DougD

    The Stax Thread III

    I don't think people are really WANTING these amps from crypto-anonymous sources. What they WANT is to be able to buy amps-for-Stax that don't constrain the listening experience that the Stax earspeakers can deliver. In the absence of "name brand" solutions, some shoppers are willing to take a...
  12. DougD

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

    Me too!!! Brothers under different headphones! Or something like that.
  13. DougD

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

    Well, technically, when you're talking normal, it's not the distance, it's the shape. If you have 5 standard deviations to one side, you need a mirror image on the other side. Less technically, if you have a Mean, then you also need a complementary Happy. And probably a Sweet and a Sour. And a...
  14. DougD

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

    Another kind offer. However, I believe I will stick with the devil-woman I know. She puts up with me, and so may be a saint-in-training.
  15. DougD

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

    Very kind offer. Regrettably, I am already at my quota (of one) on dogs small enough to masquerade as a cat. (However, even with some good fake whiskers, a miniature dachshund would not make a very convincing faux-cat. Well, that's what I think. We haven't actually tried. Maybe the little guy...
  16. DougD

    YOUR Top 10 Albums

    Geez, I somehow missed one of my Top 5 ... this is harder than it seems ... + Southern Culture on the Skids - Dirt Track Date
  17. DougD

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

    Great story. A world-class musician, obviously, but also from all reports I've seen, a world-class human being.
  18. DougD

    YOUR Top 10 Albums

    My Top 10, defined/selected as favorites I return to, over and over. One compilation Greatest Hits album, which I concede is borderline cheating. Al Di Meola - Casino Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend Cat Stevens - Tea For The...
  19. DougD

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

    I have a list of Albums, with just over 6000 items, that I have been growing in an Excel spreadsheet for many years. Excel because I like to use colors to highlight all sorts of things, and if msAccess or another (actual) database does that, it's beyond my knowledge. I use it regularly. 1144...
  20. DougD

    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    A fabulous album ... great musicians, great music, great recording (on CD) ... if you don't gift yourself a car for the holidays, get this CD, it's almost as much fun. The Skatalites - Ball of Fire (1997)
  21. DougD

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

    The experiment is biased! (in the statistical sense.) Sort of amusing, but actually that does complicate the issue of assessing which technology is most popular from just the sales numbers. I'd kinda like to see both be successful enough to continue for the long-term, unless SKU-constraints...
  22. DougD

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

    May I interest you in my (pending Kickstarter) nuclear-powered automobile project??? No more monthly gasoline (petrol) bills.
  23. DougD

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

    Absolutely agree! I'd be thrilled to have gear of the quality of those amps ... I'm just not going to be building them myself.
  24. DougD

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

    Well, *I* took it as a VERY cautionary tale. I don't have the knowledge, skills or drive to build anything like those amps. (Mirror-polished aluminum!) I can well imagine that the aggravation would be about 13.42 times the pleasure. IF I ever made it to the finish line. Reminds me of how much...
  25. DougD

    Best Smartphone for audiophile Part II (Updated: Jan 2020)

    After several years of waffling between a high-end DAP or a high-end smartphone, I finally bought an LG V-20 a few weeks ago. I'd be hard-pressed to show that the V-20 has materially lower (human detectable) performance than a 2018 model, as a phone or as a DAP. $215 US on Amazon for a...
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