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  1. earnmyturns

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

    It depends on what counts as "well implemented." For my Yggdrasil A2 Unison: Auralic Aries Femto AES < Allo USBridge + Sbooster USB < Pi2AES + Meanwell SMPS AES.
  2. earnmyturns

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

    Anything to listen to the bleedin' choir invisible :gs1000smile:
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Pre-COVID I used to do a lot of those from the West Coast, and sometimes from the East Coast. Lufthansa/Swiss (they are the same airline under different labels) were the best. United varied from great to terrible, in part depending what plane they were flying. British meh. All business or first...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Got an used Freya S a while ago so, wired into a fairly complex and sensitive headphone setup. Everything is wired carefully, only balanced connections, decent power conditioner. Zero noise.
  5. earnmyturns

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

    Nope, you should see what happened a few turns later :scream:
  6. earnmyturns

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

    I can provide witnesses :ksc75smile: And in any case, my inside hand is too low, one of my perennial skiing flaws.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Wow, that was one of my favorites from college :) Next: Eco's "The Name of the Rose," Calvino's "If in a Winter's Night a Traveler," Perec's "Life: A User's Manual."
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    I don't know how much better you can get than: https://www.ecmrecords.com/shop/1619621465/overpass-marc-johnson https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8895188--alessandro-francesco-domenico-scarlatti-sonate-a-quattro...
  9. earnmyturns

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

    TL; DR: Electro-Harmonix 2A3EH < RCA M-R 2A3 Black Plates < Psvane ACME 2A3 < Linlai E-2A3. I own two Eddie Current Aficionados in two different locations. Psvane in one, Linlai in the other. One of the Linlai tubes is super-sensitive to external EM, catching an occasional faint bzzt in silent...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Sorry, you are really conflating many different things and likely confusing the folks who haven't looked into the fine print. First of all, you need to separate streaming services from streaming hardware. Services may or may not use particular digital coding choices (such as MQA on Tidal)...
  11. earnmyturns

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

    It really depends on where you get your bits from. There's no fundamental technical reason for a streaming transport to sound worse than a CD transport. But you have to choose wisely and listen carefully.
  12. earnmyturns

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

    Superyacht-ing? :ksc75smile:
  13. earnmyturns

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

    You've led a sheltered life :ksc75smile: I've hiked all over the world in rain or boggy terrain (Scotland, Adirondacks, Norway, Hokkaido, Sierra, Cascades, Nā Pali Coast, ...) and sloshing shoes are to be expected -- except when hiking in ski boots to and from a summit attempt, where one...
  14. earnmyturns

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

    The "initial problem" is a feature, not a bug: make popular music sound energetic on junky earbuds. Selling DSP to "undo" the feature is a profitable way to make a bit more from the original compressed tracks. Those of us who don't listen to compressed popular music don't care :beyersmile:
  15. earnmyturns

    Chord 2Go & 2Yu Wired/Wireless Network streamer and S/PDIF adaptor - Official thread

    (posted earlier on another forum) Here’s a sad/funny example of 2go unreliability just now. Latest firmware. My UniFi Dream Machine router is on a kitchen shelf in front of a window to the backyard. My house is typical American wood frame construction, no concrete or other Faraday cage...
  16. earnmyturns

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

    Lyr 3 was by far the best headphone amp I owned until I was sucked into handmade amps in the $2-3K range that aren't made any longer anyway. It drives both dynamic and planar headphones with authority. It's the best amp I've heard with Dan Clark Audio's Æon 2, and it does justice to much pricier...
  17. earnmyturns

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

    Maybe so that you don't realize that a good all-digital system would make you give up absurdly pricey vinyl?:ksc75smile:
  18. earnmyturns

    Astell&Kern A&ultima Series Players Receive Roon Ready Certification

    Roon's partners site claims that SP1000M is Roon Ready, but my SP1000M, on the latest firmware 1.62CM, does not offer the Roon option in Settings. What gives?
  19. earnmyturns

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

    As mentioned before, I managed to find a used Freya S recently. It receives two different DACs (one an Yggdrasil), and it feeds a Goldpoint switch to one of two headphone amps. I finally have a way to switch easily between my favorite DACs and amps, and adjust level to deal with the different...
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    Chord 2Go & 2Yu Wired/Wireless Network streamer and S/PDIF adaptor - Official thread

    No. Mine has never worked reliably on WiFi. The latest firmware update may have improved it a little bit, but it's still not reliable enough to provide trouble-free listening when streaming from my local server over Roon or UPnP/DLNA. There's been a change in US distributors and my Linn and Naim...
  21. earnmyturns

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Yes but using it currently, moved and replaced speaker systems for other reasons, no transformer hum from anything.
  22. earnmyturns

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    I'm sorry it's so hot in the PNW now, but maybe the hot room temp is helping keep the Yggdrasil closer to its ideal operating temperature even while it's off?
  23. earnmyturns

    Chord 2Go & 2Yu Wired/Wireless Network streamer and S/PDIF adaptor - Official thread

    Completely fair. If their designers can't do the work to keep RFI out of the DAC, or whatever it is that makes FLAC sound less good, they aren't doing their jobs to the fullest extent. It may we be that achieving the required level of isolation would cost more, and their beancounters don't allow...
  24. earnmyturns

    Chord 2Go & 2Yu Wired/Wireless Network streamer and S/PDIF adaptor - Official thread

    Thing is, way too many hardware vendors under-design and under-test their streaming products. There are zero technical reasons for FLAC to underperform WAV, except for bad design or bad implementation.
  25. earnmyturns

    Chord 2Go & 2Yu Wired/Wireless Network streamer and S/PDIF adaptor - Official thread

    Translation: "Our streaming processor is so underpowered (or buggy) that it cannot handle the trivial FLAC decompression algorithm." This is really total BS. There's no reason for a properly designed streaming processor to mess up the translation from an asynchronous FLAC stream to well-timed...
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