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Volbet

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About Volbet

  • Title
    Your Average Pyromaniac
  • Birthday January 3

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Profile Information

  • Location
    At the Prince's Ball
  • Gender
    Male
  • Occupation
    Server and networks technician, musician, payed intern and full time student

System

  • CPU
    AMD 2920X @ 4.15GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSi X399 SLI Plus
  • RAM
    64GB of Corsair LP 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    Asus RTX 2070 Super
  • Case
    NZXT H710
  • Storage
    1tb Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD, 8tb Toshiba HDD and a 4tb Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus PX-750
  • Display(s)
    AOC U3477PQU & Dell 2720d
  • Cooling
    NexXxos Monsta 360 rad & Black Ice GT 360 rad
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX blue switches & red backlight
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Asus Xonar D2X, NAD M51 DAC, S.M.S.L. headphone amp, Audeze LCD-2 headphones & Blue Snowball mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I bought a Vincent SV-237MK speaker amplifier for the living room. I swear, hifi equipment has the sexiest names: Yes, I'm waiting for a new shelf, as well. It's meant to replace a Harmon Kardon Citation tube amplifier, which was honestly more work than it was worth. The Vincent is a very decent piece of kit for the money. It has plenty of power and it sounds great. By this point I'm sure having a hobby is just being a shopaholic with a purpose.
  2. I would certainly try for an RMA if possible. I've had plenty of planar headphones (including the Sundara), and non of them have done anything like that. If it's enough of an annoyance, I would certainly try contacting HiFiMan about getting your pair repaired or replaced. I've had electrostatic headphones that did something akin to what you describe, but that technology is also a lot more sensitive to vibrations and pressure.
  3. What worked for me when I was a teenager was to apply where no one else was applying. My first job, which I got at 16, was at a slaughterhouse. The hours were good and the pay was almost twice of what my peers were making at their jobs. Then again, it took years for for sense of smell to return to normal after I left that job. Recently, I assisted my neighbor's son in applying for jobs, and he managed to get a job doing proof readings and general document handling for an accountant firm. Not the most interesting job on the planet, but it's a job non the less.
  4. The HD660S' should come with a balanced Pentacon cable. I'm not sure if IFI has adopted that standard, but an adapter might be cheaper than a full cable. Personally, I like the Toppping A50s. It's a very clean amplifier when used balanced. However, I wasn't too impressed with the D50s.
  5. 15 days of Christmas vacation officially starts today. It'll be my first time off work since June. 

  6. The office stereo is almost done being upgraded. Once Corona lockdowns are over I'll go shopping for speakers. But for now the used market has been very kind to me. The most recent editions are: A Denon PRA-1500 pre-amp, which I found in electronics waste. All it needed was a good clean and some Deoxid in the pots to work perfectly. A PS Audio Stellar S300 power amplifier. Unfortunately, it isn't the black version, but it was $500 so I'm not complaining. Yes, I know the power amp is technically supposed to be on top, but I've crushed one too many CD
  7. You managed to become a meducal doctor. You're probably way ahead of all the rest of us. In personal experience as someone who have hired people, I always found it a good sign when the interviewed asked questions back. It shows you've read up on the employer, and it shows you're actually interested in the job.
  8. Depends on what you're looking for. The cheapest way to get lossless audio is usually used CDs. For digital downloads there's HDTrack, Qobuz, Bandcamp and Bleep. All of which can be eclectic in their music selection.
  9. I was never too into watches, but I am into weird and unusual tech. In this day and age I do believe a watch should serve as more than a timepiece. Here's my daily-use watch: The name of the watch is The Watch Firebird. It's a nixie, cold-cathode vacuum tube digital watch made in Russia. The clock chip is a Micro Crystal RV-8803-C7 and the housing is made of anodized aluminium. The watch is only splash proof, but I've also never gone diving with a watch. It did originally come with a silicone strap, but I never really liked the feel of those. I swa
  10. I'm updating my office hi-fi soon-ish, and bought a new DAC in anticipation of loosing my current one: It's a Topping D90 without MQA support. It sounds rather nice and clean compared to the one I used to have.
  11. I argue with, and on behalf of, adults that act like children. Lawyer might be the accepted term, but I prefer "general adult supervisor."
  12. If I only listened to black metal I would have killed myself years ago: Variety is the spice of life, after all.
  13. I've spend the entire weekend updating my network throughout the house, in anticipation of the 10Gb/s upgrade we're getting early next year.

    I'm lucky to have an unused chimney to route cables through, but it's still a pain in the ass. 10Gb/s equipment is also surprisingly expensive, I found. 

     

    Also, my trusty Boxee Box died after 10 years in service, so I bough an Nvidia Shield TV Pro as a replacement. It's not as user friendly, but it's certainly usable with Kodi on it.   

     

    But I did get my Bathory bootlegs, so I got that going for me:

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    1. wANKER

      wANKER

      Not sure if miniature hands holding CDs or Vinyl 

    2. Volbet

      Volbet

      Miniture hand holding vinyl records. 

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