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Post by melkor » Fri July 1st, 2016, 7:51 am

what would be more impressive: jurying a phono into a mine, or a sword?
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Post by Moloc » Wed July 13th, 2016, 6:46 am

Diana wrote:My brother and I consider ourselves serious students of Steven "the Aikido Burrito" Seagal's oeuvre. Yesterday he watched "Shadow Man."

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Moloc, were you perhaps listening to these albums AFTER transforming your turntable into a claymore? I think we've all made that mistake once or twice.
It was definitely before it became a claymore, BUT I tried that and it works like a charm now!

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Re: Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes

Post by melkor » Fri May 29th, 2020, 10:55 am

speaking of pretense, "audiofilia" is such a bs. that hifi companies sell turntables for $10k+ that have UNBALANCED OUTPUTS or argue about 0.0005% vs 0.0004% thd as if it makes a difference just fuckin makes me mad. if someone was actually an "audiofile" and not just a loser with too much money and and too much internet access they would actually learn some stuff about physics, electronics, and perception and design shit that actually matters. like using balanced transmission lines. and room treatments. guess what, idiot, all you had to do was twist two wires together to reduce emi, but instead you spent orders of magnitude more to overengineer some garbage. the whole culture is basically just the juicero squeezer.
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Re: Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes

Post by Thrashmania » Fri May 29th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Sounds like you're gonna be working for my new company that I'm going to start now! :P

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Post by melkor » Fri May 29th, 2020, 5:17 pm

is it a startup whose aim is to turn a juicero press into a new consumer hifi product?
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Post by upperyellow » Sun July 12th, 2020, 3:15 am

sign me up! lol
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Re: Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes

Post by melkor » Fri July 16th, 2021, 6:35 pm

melkor wrote:
Fri May 29th, 2020, 10:55 am
speaking of pretense, "audiofilia" is such a bs. that hifi companies sell turntables for $10k+ that have UNBALANCED OUTPUTS or argue about 0.0005% vs 0.0004% thd as if it makes a difference just fuckin makes me mad. if someone was actually an "audiofile" and not just a loser with too much money and and too much internet access they would actually learn some stuff about physics, electronics, and perception and design shit that actually matters. like using balanced transmission lines. and room treatments. guess what, idiot, all you had to do was twist two wires together to reduce emi, but instead you spent orders of magnitude more to overengineer some garbage. the whole culture is basically just the juicero squeezer.
this made me laff (again)

i bought a nagaoka mp-110 cartridge for my juicero squeezer/phonograph a few months ago and have been thoroughly enjoying it. it's a measurable (I did some test recordings with my good ADC) and significant difference over the stock AT cartridge. is the difference worth $150 or so? probably not but whatever. will I spend more money to "improve" the sound in the future? probably. and whatever. you can buy just the replacement stylus for the mp-150 and drop it in and that essentially turns the 110 into a 150. $200 for the stylus vs. $400 for the whole cartridge. but that's not until I wear the current stylus out. or whatever

anyway, the whole point of me writing this was to quip about conical styluseses (stylii?) vs elliptical. we all know the adage about elliptical being more precise but also more susceptible to surface noise. well that manifesting today. I was listening to ye olde SLUGATHOR and actually thought there was a connection in my signal chain going out, the sound was so bad. I looked all over and even made sure the cartridge leads were secure. well, turns out the stylus was just dusty. yes, I clean it every few LPs, at least. it wasn't even that much dust. but apparently it was enough to shit all over the sound.
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