Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Oct 7, 2022 at 11:43 PM Post #100,756 of 110,181

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Of course! You really need to add a pure surfactant to your water (distilled or RO preferably) at minimum. It reduces the surface tension of the water and helps hold the loosened dirt and grit in suspension. I use Triton X100, but Tergitol also has many recommendations (although I haven't used it myself). You can trust me on this. I know that requires a monumental leap of faith, but sometimes you just gotta throw caution to the wind. 🤣

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Looks safe... 😕 :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::zipper_mouth:... as NC Barbecue...
 
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one of you mentioned that it wasn't a simple thing to get your own delta-sigma modulator working. What you may have forgotten is that we have Dave, Ivana, and other team members who have been working on this for a while.
It was me :blush: but I wasn't so much referring to the D-S modulator as to the downstream circuitry. I won't be able to make it to the meet, but I'm really looking forward to how your wizards will disrupt DAC-land, which has become either boring or stratospherically expensive for innovative designs.
 
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I miss NOTHING about vinyl LPs, and especially not the need to clean them. Gahhh.
No kidding. Just downloaded 5 new releases from Bandcamp, listening without hassle to great new music at this remote address where internet works beautifully but forget about physical deliveries. Listening to

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Oct 8, 2022 at 1:55 AM Post #100,762 of 110,181

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Nothing wrong with that. As a former calligrapher (albeit a plebeian one!) a good pen is mighter than a cartridge and needle. Or...Nah. But writing can be an art and fountain pens have style in the right hand.

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I write with fountain pens since my dad gave me one when I was about 12 or so.
 
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Emphasis on “today”. ’nuff said. Finnegan sounds like a cat I could raise a glass with. Snap (his mother is Ginger…) will usually come find a lap when Haydn’s Symphony No.55 ‘The Schoolmaster’ (one of my favourites) is playing. I think he prefers Hogwood.


Very cute cat you have there! Looks very similar to ours, here she is guarding our, er, I mean her shoes :smirk_cat::smile_cat:

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When this picture was taken we had just spent what felt like an eternity looking for her, but finally one of my sons found her in the shoe shelf :smile:
 
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Far from harmless; Tom is 100% responsible for seducing me back into tubes, resulting, so far, in an Incubus, a Mjolnir 2 and now a homebrew 300B project
Only one person can be responsible for your lack of self control
 
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Oct 8, 2022 at 9:54 AM Post #100,768 of 110,181

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hmmmm - wondering what others feel is best debut album? That would be very high on my list along with Chicago Transit Authority
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Top middle - Gollum on the Keyboards..."We loves the Precious, we does...YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"...

And so the band "Yes" was named that fateful day many, many years ago.

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Wakeman wasn't an original member of Yes, though IMNSHO his tenure was the apogee of the group. That pic of him is bad enough to go on a driver's license.
In science fiction, the "Singularity" has been called "Rapure of the Nerds." Formal announcement of the Schiitrmeet on Monday. Hope you can join us on Thursday for a listen.
In SciFi, isn't a singularity always a bad thing? Like, it was a singularity that ate the starship? Cool-soundng word, though.
 
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I'm pretty sure he said it was Tom. :D

I just hope no one buys a record cleaner so they can buy records then a turntable, then a phono pre-amp unless it is a Mani. :ksc75smile:

By the way, I have yet to see a Schiit Sol on Ebay, I have not checked on used equipment being sold through Head-Fi but I sense folks are hanging onto them and using them.

Now in retirement I have time to work with vinyl and discard any albums that I do not deem playable. Part of this is an effort to clean up my shop and free up some cabinet space, the other part is rediscovering albums I bought as a young man. In no way shape or form am I suggesting anyone get into or back into vinyl. I rarely used music CD's for a long time and trust me, I had one of the earliest CD players made, with a quality transport I am getting back into those as well. I can stream, I have plenty of music files on multiple hard drives but I also happen to own other media. I started with vinyl and tubes and will most likely go out that way, it is my time to kick back and listen and enjoy what I have. When the Schiit transport arrives, many of you may just rediscover music CD's you have not listened to for a while. If not, do what makes you happy cause I sure am.:)
 
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Of course! You really need to add a pure surfactant to your water (distilled or RO preferably) at minimum. It reduces the surface tension of the water and helps hold the loosened dirt and grit in suspension. I use Triton X100, but Tergitol also has many recommendations (although I haven't used it myself). You can trust me on this. I know that requires a monumental leap of faith, but sometimes you just gotta throw caution to the wind. 🤣

https://www.amazon.com/CCS-Triton-X-100-Surfactant-120ml/dp/B075LYKXYF/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=31WS7G4CF2QQB&keywords=triton+x-100&qid=1665199286&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIyLjQwIiwicXNhIjoiMS44OSIsInFzcCI6IjEuNTMifQ==&sprefix=triton+,aps,106&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
I just knew I would learn a new word or two when I mentioned you might help. :ksc75smile: A surfactant it is.

Some of the records or so bad I finally went with a DJ cartridge and needle for initial testing lol. It is made by Ortofon and may save wear and tear on other styli.:ksc75smile:
 

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