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

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. winders
    Wait. Because it is not convenient for you to keep your DAC powered up something that is factually correct about your DAC is hogwash?? That makes no sense. I guess that isn’t surprising considering the source....
     
  2. yonson
    Hmmm, still has Made in USA on it...
     
  3. Rensek
    I believe Jason said it would take some time to phase out made in USA. Or maybe they are rethinking it. 3M is a huge Corp. They regularly put Made in The USA of domestic and foreign (or global) materials on their stuff.
     
  4. earnmyturns
    Not a new protocol, the same USB audio 2.0 protocol. USB sources and receivers can be electrically noisy and can have timing issues, both of which can contaminate the DAC's operation and thus its output. The Unison board was designed in-house to minimize those when connecting to the rest of a Schiit DAC.
     
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  5. mp29k
    Thank you, super promising!! I’m in
     
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  6. jimmers
    Agreed

    (I missed the `like` button and clicked 'reply' instead ... :flushed: )
     
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  7. TheNidz
    The way I remember it, having a couple of drinks did usually equate to quite a pleasant listening experience.
    Then again, I haven't had a drink in many years, and it's not as if my enjoyment of music has been impacted in any meaningful way.
    I think it's really just about being in a more relaxed state of mind. Perhaps it makes you more receptive. Who knows.
    One could arguably get the same relaxing effect from taking your shoes off, putting your feet up and having a nice cup of tea.
     
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  8. MtnMan307
    I'm enjoying an Old Fashioned at the moment, homemade with Breckenridge bourbon from here in Colorado.

    Listening to my newly purchased AKG K240 Sextett LPs. I have them plugged into the Vali 2 and it definitely is doing a better job than I expected. These are 600 ohm '70s or '80s monsters, supposed to be very hard to drive, but the little amp is doing it at high gain and like 20% volume. Metallica's Black Album sounds really good right now.
     
  9. RCBinTN
    Depends on whether the person is a happy drunk or a sad drunk :) Moderation is the key, as Pietro and several folks wrote above!
     
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  10. Mike-WI
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  13. ScubaMan2017
    @Xcalibur255 ... I think you're one of the first users that had the minerals to ask such an question! Nice. When a YouTube channel content-provider reviewed a Vali 2, that was one his 2016 musings! My preferred perception-time is Saturday morning, before I've over-caffinated myself, on an partially-empty stomach. Caffeine. Ethanol. Body hormones. Hell, my ear-fatigue. It changes my perception. Re: off-brand bedroom clock. Heh, interesting observation. When my tinnitus really acts up (after a week's worth of high pitched whines [teenaged-junior-scientists]), the most I can tolerate is "rain on a tent", by MyNoise dot net. I bypass my fancy toy (Valhalla) and plug-in straight to my Vali. When I'm feeling particularly twitchy, I switch to my solid-state Magni and listen to spoken-word podcasts (in the dark).
    Booze.
    Food.
    Weed.
    Fatigue.
    My mood.
    My music or (horror) podcast preferences change with what's going on in my body. :ksc75smile:
    {{{edit... I'd never, EVER do stand up-philosophy [teaching], electronics repair or software troubleshooting while under the influence. Bad news! }}}
     
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  14. ScubaMan2017
    (shipping rates) >> (4 backordered socket savers on tube depot dot com). Meh, I'll wait. :)
     
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  15. Brubacca

    For me, sometimes a drink or two puts me into a very relaxed state. (Three and I'm asleep). Sometimes when I'm holding onto the work/life stress a bit too much it helps me enjoy the music. Usually the music itself helps me to let go.

    I don't mean at all to glorify the drinking of alcohol. In excess its a scourge on society. Also, its not something I typically do. Maybe weekly I'll have a glass of wine or two. I'll bet its more like biweekly.

    I also had this weird thing happen in my 30s. Even one drink ruins my sleep for the night. I literally sleep for two hours then am wide awake after having a drink.

    Much like watching television and news, it would be very easy for me to completely walk away from it (booze not music, I would die without music).
     
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