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Derkoli

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About Derkoli

  • Title
    McIntosh, yo.
  • Birthday May 09, 1997

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    DM me for disc

Profile Information

  • Location
    Looe, Cornwall, UK
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Audio, MTB, Lead climbing, bouldering, sailing, buying audio stuff, making money for that audio stuff, dropping graphics cards, browsing r/audiophile
  • Occupation
    Getting annoyed about in-audible distortion.

System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG STRIX X570-E
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z NEO 64GB
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2080Ti Aorus Extreme
  • Case
    Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 4 Rev. 2
  • Storage
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD for current projects, 1 x 1TB WD Blue for programs, 1 x 500gb Seagate HDD for just photos, M.2 for OS
    32TB NAS Just for music/projects.
  • PSU
    BitFenix Formula Gold 750W
  • Display(s)
    3 x Samsung C32HG70
    Sony VPL-VW760ES Projector
  • Cooling
    Corsair H150i PRO
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213 PRODIGY
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    Main system (stereo setup):

    3 HiFi-Racks Podium Reference gear racks

    2 McIntosh MC1.25kW Power Amplifier's

    2 McIntosh MC2301 Power Amplifier's

    McIntosh MEN220 Crossover/Room-Correction

    McIntosh C53 Pre-Amplifier

    CHORD Electronics DAVE DAC

    McIntosh MVP901 Blu-Ray/SACD player

    McIntosh MP1100 Phono Pre-Amplifier

    McIntosh MS500 Music Streamer

    32TB NAS

    Chord Shawline RCA's

    Chord Shawline XLR's

    QED Supremus Speaker Wire

    PMC Fact Fenestria Loudspeakers

    Radialstrahler mbl 101 X-treme Loudspeakers

    IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan Power Conditioner

    Audioquest NRG-Y3 Power Cables

    VPI Avenger Reference Turntable

    VPI Avenger Feet

    JMW 12-3DR Tonearm

    SME Model 15 Turntable

    SME 309 Tonearm

    Clearaudio Essence MC Cartridge

    Ortofon MC WindFeld TI Cartridge

    Grado Epoch Lineage Reference Cartridge



    Measurement focused setup:

    2x Crown I-Tech 5000HD

    JBL M2 Loudspeakers

    QED XT40i 4x 3M Speaker Cable

    Matrix Audio X-SABRE Pro MQA DAC

    Chord Shawline XLR's

    IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan Power Conditioner

    Audioquest NRG-Y3 power cables



    Stuff for mixing/mastering:

    Studio 1:

    2x Martin Audio MSX Subwoofers

    8x Martin Audio MLA Mini Line Arrays (4 per side, ceiling mounted)

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    7 Adam Audio S5H Monitors

    Chord Shawline XLR interconnects

    2 Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofers

    Allen & Heath ZED436 Mixer

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation



    Studio 2:

    Mackie 3204-VLZ4 32 Channel Analogue Mixer

    Mackie 2404-VLZ4 24 Channel Analogue Mixer

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    Genelec 8351APM Studio Monitors

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofer



    Studio 3:

    Mackie 3204-VLZ4 32 Channel Analogue Mixer

    Mackie 2404-VLZ4 24 Channel Analogue Mixer

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    Focal SM9 Studio Monitors

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofer



    Studio 4:

    Mackie 3204-VLZ4 32 Channel Analogue Mixer

    Mackie 2404-VLZ4 24 Channel Analogue Mixer

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    Crown I-Tech 9000HD Power Amplifier

    PMC MB2S loudspeakers

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofer



    Stuff for home theater:

    Sony VPL-VW760ES Projector

    Chord Shawline XLR

    AudioQuest NRG Y3 Power Cables

    PC as Source

    PMC Fact Fenestria

    McIntosh MC1.25kW monoblocks

    2 Genelec 7380 SAM Subwoofer's

    PMC Fact 10.C

    4 PMC Twenty 5 22 height speakers

    2 PMC Fact 8

    4 PMC Fact 12

    Yamaha CX-A5200 11.2 channel processor

    Bryston SP4 32 channel processor

    McIntosh MVP901 Blu-Ray/SACD player

    2 Yamaha MX-A5200 11 channel power amplifier

    100 Metres Chord C-SCREEN speaker wire

    IKEA SKOGSTA as plinths for the spikes on the speakers

    2 IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan Power Conditioners



    Multi-Room Audio:

    4 X Sonos Connect

    8 X KEF LS50 loudspeaker's

    Emotiva A-800 8 channel power amplifier

    Chord C-SCREEN speaker wire



    TV/Living room setup:

    Hegel H190 Integrated Amplifier

    Chord Company Epic speaker cable's

    Q Acoustics Concept 500 speakers



    Headphone setup:

    IsoTek EVO3 Sirius Power conditioner

    Chord Shawline XLR's

    Sennheiser HDV820 Headphone Amplifier

    Loxjie P20 Headphone Amplifier

    Schiit YGGDRASIL DAC

    Sennheiser HD800s

    Sennheiser HD598CS

    Philips RP-HT225

    Audeze LCD-24

    Abyss AB 1266 PHI TC



    PC speaker's:

    Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Sound Card (For Microphone Input)

    JBL LSR308 MkII monitors

    Little Bear MC2 pre-amp

    Schiit YGGDRASIL DAC

    Staag XLR cable's



    Listening room:

    Fully treated with GIK Acoustics

    Semi-Suspended + Floating floor

    64A Power Cabling (yes, I need this much power.)

    160,000 Amp Surge Arrestor

    32A Power sockets (CEE Plug)

    25 foot width

    35 foot length



    Sources:

    2500 ish CD's

    250 ish Vinyl LP/EP's

    Tidal HiFi

    32TB of locally stored FLAC/DSD/MQA



    Random bits and bobs (mostly for troubleshooting):

    AKG P4 Microphone

    Behringer UMC22 Audio Interface

    Polk T50 Floorstanding Speakers

    Sony SS-NX1 Standmount Speakers

    Cambridge Audio TOPAZ AM5 Amplifier

    Little Bear T7 Phono Pre-Amp

    Lots of KabelDirekt RCA Cables

    And one unhappy girlfriend.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 home 64Bit
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  1. I tend to master stuff at 192kHz, just for flexibility. But it all gets exported in 44.1kHz or WAV.
  2. As @The Flying Slothsaid, just used 44.1kHz/16bit. Most stuff is done in 44.1kHz/16 bit now-a-days, as it's just an ideal sample rate/bit depth to nearly maximise dynamic range from the very best amplifiers and get a maximum HF response of 22.05kHz, Which we can't hear under normal conditions. I've done some audio stuff for large, international companies, and it's exported in 44.1kHz WAV. Nothing more, nothing less.
  3. Got em for 60k instead of 202k ish though, which was a fairly good deal if you ask me.
  4. Derkoli

    Advice!

    Hmm, so. XLR piping, Behringer T47 reservoir, Allen & Heath ZEDi-8 distribution block. An Astell & Kern ACRO L1000 might be a good pump?
  5. Haha, I just happen to own the big brothers of them:
  6. Derkoli

    Advice!

    Idea: Remove all of the conductors from an XLR cable, leaving just the connectors/sheathing, and use it as water cooling tubing. Would work a treat. Use some Neutrik Panel connectors to interface with radiators, pumps, etc.
  7. Derkoli

    Advice!

    What the hell happened in this thread? Went from watercooling to microphones lol
  8. Just creep it up very slowly. No point spending more than you need to.
  9. Should be 500-700 ish. Can find some on EBay fairly easily. https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/100040030?iid=124449795948
  10. Just gonna add some more info to what @The Flying Slothsaid about Spikes VS. Pads. What option you pick depends on a few things. What surface are the Speakers being situated on? If the Speaker is on a lively surface, such as a suspended wooden floor, desk, unstable floorboards etc. then you want to isolate the hell out of them. Do not couple speakers to a surface that will resonate, vibrate or act like anything other than a completely solid, stable, high mass surface. As my listening room has floating/semi-suspended flooring for acoustic reasons,
  11. Not really ironic. I sure as hell don't have a use for a space rocket, but NASA does. Some people absolutely require 10gb internet.
  12. F u c k I really do not see how they are a waste of money. Need a proper XLR balanced output? You need an external DAC. Need good S/N ratio? You need an external DAC. Need to connect to something else? You need an external DAC. They have plenty of use cases and sound better than onboard sound.
  13. It gets harder again once you factor in different types of headphones (Closed & Open back, etc.) There is a fairly large difference. Really, for cheaper external stuff vs a motherboard it's mostly power output and output impedance differences. For the higher end gear you will get some more differences. Mostly crosstalk, noise rejection benefits, near immeasurable distortion etc. Typically, the output of a motherboard (even a high end one, I'll get back to this) is much below the nominal 2 volts we expect to see when measuring a DAC. There is often als
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