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Old 04-13-2018, 04:11 PM
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I actually built a pretty nice system. It's a Decware triode tube amp DIY kit, a Bottlehead phono preamp kit, "frugel horn" speaker kit, a OTS 10" MK sub, and a pretty decent turn table. I knew it was dialed in when I could hear the difference between the purple and the black vinyl on Mastodon's two-tone Remission LP. Shaking the walls with 4" speakers & 5W is pretty cool. I spent about $1500 putting it together, but you could spend about $25k if you bought it all new OTS. If you can build a megasquirt, you can build a stereo.
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Dang, that's a pretty cool room. Nice monitors.

Usually just headphones for me since I live in an apt. I have a 4.1 creative pc speaker setup but the bass is turned all the way down since it basically pumps into the guy's room below me. I have a Asus xonar sound card in my PC that I've tweaked to my liking. Does just fine.
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I actually built a pretty nice system. It's a Decware triode tube amp DIY kit, a Bottlehead phono preamp kit, "frugel horn" speaker kit, a OTS 10" MK sub, and a pretty decent turn table. I knew it was dialed in when I could hear the difference between the purple and the black vinyl on Mastodon's two-tone Remission LP. Shaking the walls with 4" speakers & 5W is pretty cool. I spent about $1500 putting it together, but you could spend about $25k if you bought it all new OTS. If you can build a megasquirt, you can build a stereo.
That's freaking awesome! I can't wait for the day when I can build a loud sound system. Have to get rid of all my neighbors first.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:53 PM
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At work I listen through HeadRoom amp and Sennheisers, at home I've got an Onkyo TR-NX777 running a pair of older Polk towers, which are bi-amped, Polk 12" sub and some Polk center channel. It's older cheap stuff but since I mostly listen to rock and metal it sounds good and shakes the living room. Eventually I'll build a better system with a better TV in here, but having just bought the house last year, I've been spending money on boring stuff.

In the bar area, we have my girlfriends intro Audio Technica turntable and some crummy Logitech 2.1 computer speakers at the moment. I'm looking at getting a nice pair of powered monitors for the turntable soon. We usually put on vinyl when we are just hanging out, cleaning up, sitting and chatting drinking wine, so it doesn't need to be LOUD.

My ears are so damaged from playing in bands growing up and going to see so many metal shows and stuff, I won't claim my hearing is perfect anymore. I still hear most stuff non-musicians don't.

Also props on the Mastodon albums, I think I have them all except Call of the Mastodon, and next month going to see them for the third time in the last year and it will be with Primus which I've never been able to see.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:58 PM
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Latest vinyl purchased has been a green press of Tres Hombres and the new Meshuggah album, and I think Master of Puppets is on the way. Oh, and if you haven't checked out the Legend of the SeaGull Men album.........it's awesome.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:35 AM
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What do you guys think about Monoprice stuff? I've got their guitar pedals, guitar amp, and a guitar which have all been extremely good value, but I've never tried their speakers or amps.
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Been tempted to try, haven't yet. Read lots of great reviews.

But of course, you have to factor in confirmation bias as well.
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I'm guessing the components they use are not the best in class but with some tube rolling it might work out great. I'm running solid state stuff on all my setups except guitar amp at the moment and I really miss my Schiit Valhalla.
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New to me... Has anyone heard of Butcher Babies ?



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Not sure if repost... Been digging these 4 songs as of late.








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Finnish heavy metal band... singing about Bees.

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How about some progressive? Best experienced on a good stereo and definitely not in YouTube quality.

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Went to Hybrid Performance Method gym in Miami a few weeks ago for an open house. Got tickets to see Dying Fetus, Thy Art is Murder the same night while I was there.

Really awesome show.
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Nice !

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back when the old singer was with em...who was the best.
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You will be receiving a letter from my lawyer for the damage you just did to my ears.
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Never noticed this thread. There are so many sub-species at this point, but this was one of the better metal bands during my formative years.
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