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Derkoli

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About Derkoli

  • Title
    McIntosh, yo.

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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. Derkoli

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    Like Tikker said, I'd take a look at the Dali Spektor 1 or 2. The Tangent Spectrum X5, Fyne F300 and Wharfdale Diamond 12.0 would also be good options aswell.
  2. You tend to master at 32 bit because of all the headroom you can have with it. You don't have to worry about clipping the hell out of something. 192kHz is just nice because you can oversample to help cut down phase distortion and help eliminate aliasing.
  3. Keep in mind that just because your DAC is capable of decoding 24 bit's it won't output 24 bits of Dynamic Range. At the moment, we literally cannot produce a DAC with Dynamic Range better than about 20.8 bits, roughly. We just cannot make the power supplies quiet enough. This file is about ADC's, but it all mostly applies to DAC's. https://www.ti.com/lit/wp/slyy086/slyy086.pdf?ts=1619795861067&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F Personally, I can very easily hear the difference between MP3 and 44.1kHz FLAC. I think I can hear the difference between
  4. God that's a can of worms. Like other's have said, the Nyquist theorem dictates the highest frequency that can be constructed by certain sampling rates. So 44.1kHz is absolutely fine. When put simply, Bit Depth just dictates the dynamic range. 16 bit is 96dB, but with noise shaping it can attain 120dB+ of Dynamic Range. IMO, 16 bit 44.1kHz/CD quality is just fine for home use. I do however use much higher sampling rates and bit depths to master, as it has been shown that working at higher sampling rates/bit depths when mastering then downsampling to 44.1kHz
  5. I wouldn't go near Tidal after the recent events surrounding them. I would check out Qobuz. It's 5 quid cheaper than Tidal, does up to 192kHz, has a good library and you can also buy straight FLAC from them. It also supports WASAPI from the get go. Alternatively, you could wait for Spotify HiFi.
  6. Eh. I was more objecting against the idea of "drugs are fine" in my original comment.
  7. I will probably get flamed for this, as Cryptocurrency is such a polarising topic. I do not believe this event will affect Cryptocurrency in the long run. There isn't even anything out of the ordinary occurring to ETH or BTC prices (so far). All Alt-Coins seem to be chugging along as usual aswell. Oh well. This doesn't have an effect on me. I managed to crash out very close to the end of the ETH bull run from the 20th to the 22nd (roughly). Made a pretty penny and I'm happy. Guess we'll see what happens tomorrow.
  8. I can absolutely see how they could be linked, and work well together. But I just don't believe Cryptocurrency causes more damage to the world overall than the drug trade industry does. I doubt Cryptocurrency causes regular overdoses, organised killings, modern slavery etc. on a day to day basis.
  9. I would love to see how Cryptocurrency causes more damage to the world than drugs do. Keep in mind everything that goes towards the entire "industry" of illegal drug trade.
  10. Scarily easy. You could apply to list a new coin on an exchange in probably 30 minutes. https://www.bitdeal.net/how-to-list-your-cryptocurrency-on-exchange-websites
  11. 1.3 trillion is over half of 2 trillion. I was in no way incorrect in that statement. Half of 2 trillion is 1 trillion. 1.3 trillion > 1 trillion.
  12. What? It's as easy to launder money through a bank as it is to launder money via Crypto. In september of last year shares for JP Morgan plummeted after their report showed that they helped launder 514 Billion USD. Deutsche bank helped launder 1.3 Trillion USD last year aswell. 1.3 Trillion USD is over half of the overall market cap for all Cryptocurrencies combined. I would avoid them for everything at all costs. After the BS they pulled during the GME/WSB hype and the recent DOGE bull run, they've proved themselves to be simply un-trustable.
  13. I've already stopped using Tidal and moved over to Qobuz. The fact they will remove test signals from their MQA library just proves they're trying to shove marketing bullshit down peoples throats. It's not healthy for the industry and I don't want to support something that is so shady. If MQA actually had a good use, it might be worth it for some.
  14. As for analogue mixers, I can vouch for the Mackie VLZ4 series. They do 4, 8, 12, 14, 16, 24 and 32 channel models. I currently own the 32 channel version, and it's excellent for my work as I also prefer controlling my DAW with something physical, rather than a button/slider on a screen. If you jump on either the 24 or 32 channel model, you get USB interfacing aswell. I would also take a look at the Presonus FaderPort 16. It's a great little unit. https://www.presonus.com/products/FaderPort-16
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