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  1. RickSanchez

    SMSL SU-1 Stereo DAC Review

    I think it has a remote control? I was just looking at the listing on Apos ...
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    Master "deals" (massdrop, ebay, Amazon, etc.) Thread on Audio Product Sales

    Adorama has the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (gen 3) audio interface w/ software bundle on sale. Was $160, now $115.
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    Electronics for Audiophiles: Voltage and Current (Video)

    Good stuff, I definitely find these kinds of posts super useful.
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    Master "deals" (massdrop, ebay, Amazon, etc.) Thread on Audio Product Sales

    Sweetwater is currently doing a sale on (audio) software: No idea if these sale prices are particularly good or not.
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    Do you have an annual, mandatory, car/vehicle inspection in your country/state?

    All true but with one caveat: Annual safety inspections are required for all drivers in the state. Emissions tests are only necessary in 17 counties (Texas has 254 counties), and motorcycles + diesel-powered vehicles are exempted from emissions testing. It is only highly populated...
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    Master "deals" (massdrop, ebay, Amazon, etc.) Thread on Audio Product Sales

    I haven't tried that before. Does that work because you're dealing with salespeople face-to-face who are willing to cut deals? Just curious because Best Buy's official price matching policy (official U.S. policy at least?) doesn't include open box or refurbished.
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    Question about headphone amplification in speakers amp

    Typically — I’m not saying it’s the case here with your amp — vintage stereo amps will have much higher output impedance vs. modern headphone amps. Do you happen to know what the output impedance is for your Audiolab? It might be moot for you as I believe your headphones are 300Ω, so if it’s...
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    Anyone using their laptop as a desktop/main PC?

    @Digby this post from @voodooless is an excellent guide. The only thing I have to add to this: Spend some time hands-on with laptops of various sizes/weights to understand what form factor works for you. 90+% of the time my laptop is on my desk hooked up to an external monitor. As such I have...
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    Windows 11 must be stopped

    That's interesting, I didn't realize that about IPv6. I haven't tried to configure that for my setup. But I did migrate DHCP duties from my router over to Pihole; I find it makes device management and Pihole reporting a little easier.
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    Windows 11 must be stopped

    For anyone concerned about privacy -- whether that is related to browsing, the telemetry data from an OS, the telemetry data from IoT devices, etc. -- it is worth exploring Pihole. It's not plug-n-play; it requires a real investment of time and energy. But it provides: Visibility into what...
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    EU vs. end-to-end encryption (E2EE)

    From Ars Technica: This would apply to people who use E2EE applications such as WhatsApp or ProtonMail. It also appears it could affect general web browsing, per the article by...
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    Baseball No Hitter

    My take is that the circumstances that lead to a combined no-hitter are much more rare, not that they are much harder to get. In looking back at MLB history, ignore the last few years where teams have been much more strict about imposing pitch counts (e.g., Clayton Kershaw) and experimenting...
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    Vintage amplifiers that could challenge or approach current state of the art amplifiers

    Well, I think the big reason is that the vast, vast majority of us aren't into murder.
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    Master "deals" (massdrop, ebay, Amazon, etc.) Thread on Audio Product Sales

    Sale on refurb items going on over at Audioengine:
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    Upgrading TV - AVR - Subs and more

    No. Only when you have source formats that the X6700 can mix such that it uses the height channels. So Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos Music ... I think there are some others as well. But for other formats it won't try to upmix to use the height speakers...
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    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface Gen 3 Review

    Make sure you're comparing the Motu M2 to the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: Based on...
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    Farewell my friends. Health is deteriorating - I'm fading out. (Updated - RIP)

    @Xulonn it is very sad to hear what you're going through. I am hoping your health will take a turn for the better. Your situation reminds me of the quote from one of our fearless moderators @AdamG247: Know that you and your contributions to ASR have been valued, and that you in your life...
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    My JBL 4367's are for sale

    You should probably post this over here:
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    JVC HA-SZ1000 Review (Headphone)

    Yet another example of headphones designed to track the drunk emoji FR curve in the critical 50Hz - 500Hz region.
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