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About SWL

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  • Birthday 12/22/1971

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    Twin Lakes, WI
  • My System
    HH Scott 222c (Fully Restored by Stereo Rehab)
    Klipsch KLF-30's (modded-upgraded)
    THTLP Horn Loaded Subwoofers (2)
    Mini-dsp 2x4 HD (subs)
    EP4000 (subs)
    Paradigm X-30 subwoofer controller
    DEQ 2496 (mains)
    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D2 (modded)
    Jolida JD100 Tube CD Player
    Belden Interconnects
    Canare Speaker Cables
    Mogami Jumpers
    Dedicated 30 amp source
    GIK-ATS Room Treatments

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  1. I think this is the one I have. I use it for work (actually I have a few) and at home I just keep it clipped to the brim of one of my hats so whenever I need it for whatever (especially stereo related) it's ready to go. It really makes it easier to do things when both hands are able to be used and the bright light is great. My vision isn't what it used to be. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. SWL

    GSG Devastator

    Nothing wrong with more juice under 35hz. Feeling is believing. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. I use hands-free lighting that clips onto the brim of a hat. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and are 150 lumens. I use it for everything around the house but it works GREAT when you're hooking up gear etc. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. KLF's sounding "dead" isn't a typical descrption of their sound. Heresy's sounding "bright" (and most other Klipsch) is a typical comment. Lot of things to investigate with the aging Klipsch models but if they sound 'dead' my guess is that something certainly is off.....somewhere. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. SWL

    What I Got Today!

    Which Shiit DAC? I've thought about trying one of their DACs....or any other DAC just for the sake of trying another DAC but the D2 with the discrete opamps and my choice of tube after rolling several different types....I really don't feel the need to change. Been pretty content with this thing. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. This morning I got a chance to try the Loki on it's own vs being teamed up with the DEQ2496 digital PEQ. No comparison. The DEQ walks all over it as far as sound quality. I'll continue to use both of them together, though. For whatever reason.....and I don't know why.....the DEQ EQing in the digital domain and the Loki EQing the analog side of things just works. Like they were meant to be used together. I'll also note that when I'm EQing in the digital domain with my solid state gear I still use the analog tone controls on the preamp sparingly like I do with the Loki.....only the Loki does it much better. I'm sure someone will come along and say this probably doesn't make any sense but I'm just going by how it sounds to me and I'm really digging it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. SWL

    What I Got Today!

    Tubes and Digital my man..... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. SWL

    What I Got Today!

    Do you still listen to your D2? Do you still have the same tube in it? How long have you had your D2? I ask because mine really seems to wear out a tube pretty quickly. I bought a handful of them because 1. I dig the sound of this DAC and 2. After putting a new tube in after a year's use (I've done this I think twice now) the sound improvement from a new tube is pretty substantial to my ears. The older tube sounds 'tired' in comparison.....good but tired. I think this is true with a lot of tubes but this particular DAC to me, sounds better with a strong tube. So I'm rotating them (they're cheap......I paid under 100 bucks for all six tubes). Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. SWL

    What I Got Today!

    No. You gotta jam six of them in there and sit back and be amazed at the improvement. Do I know how to party or what? Um, yeah.....just one.[emoji39] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. SWL

    What I Got Today!

    More NOS GE 5 Star 5670 tubes for my Maverick Audio D2 DAC. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. SWL

    scott lk 72

    I run mine naked because it just looks too damn cool. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. I put the original 5670 tube back in my DAC just now and it confirmed that the new tube had more treble. After X amount of hours it'll probably sound just like the other one (they're the same exact tube) but it's nice to know that after a tube change a slight tweak on the Loki can smooth things out. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. I've done similar to my KLF-30's.....A55G mids and Dave A's MAHL tweeters that have the DE10 driver. Everything sounds gooder this way..... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Got home today and flicked on the tunes. Kinda disappointed because the highs were a little hot and raspy sounding. Bypassed the Loki and it almost sounded better..... ......then I remembered the other day I put different NOS 5670 tube in my DAC. So on the Loki I cut the treble a fuzz and BAM I'm back in business, baby. [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. Ah....the $150,000 thing. What's up with that? Oh well, they're the best sounding mid driver had in my speakers so far. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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