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Tardcore last won the day on March 18 2016

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About Tardcore

  • Rank
    Picture Disc
  • Birthday 03/19/1980

Your Gear Setup

  • Turntable
    Marantz TT-15S1
  • Speakers
    Monitor Audio RX8
  • Amplifiers
    Marantz PM8004
  • Turntable Cartridge
    Clearaudio Virtuoso

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  • Location
    Madison, WI

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  1. Most Anticipated 2018 releases

    Hot Snakes are supposed to be putting out a new record.
  2. recently updated my phone situation to an iPhone 8 Plus. Which, of course, comes with the opportunity to dive into the world of portable headphone amp/dacs. Ended up picking up a refurb Oppo HA-2SE. It's kind of overkill for me but I liked the features and it does sound good in addition to being a beautiful piece of gear that is oddly satisfying to hold in your hand.
  3. 1972 JVC VC-9 Turntable

    lubricant could very well be crudded up. Not sure why a “specialist” wouldn’t catch that though.
  4. The STAR WARS Thread

    Dialog wasn't great and the plot was a bit rough. It was fine though.
  5. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

    Farm bitcoin. Another thing I should have done instead of going to college. I once calculated how much money I would have if I simply took the (modest) amount of money I spent on college tuition and bought Apple stock instead, and the results were disheartening. I’m pretty old though. Apple stock bottomed out (~$5 per share?) and Bitcoin came out while I was in college.
  6. I don't think so. He said he's not new to audio. As long has he has the budget there's no reason to go through the entry-level motions just to step up to mid-range gear 6 months later. $4-$6k isn't a massive sum of money when it comes to this stuff.
  7. Not a vinyl related purchase, but I recently picked up an Apple TV 4k to go with the Samsung 4k HDR set I bought last fall. At time of purchase, I didn't even know that Apple was giving out freebee 4k versions of any movie you currently have in your library (most of mine were just from free digital download codes) so that was a really nice bonus. Over the weekend I watched Deadpool, The Martian, and Stranger Things Season 2 in 4k HDR and have to admit that it REALLY takes some getting used to. Instead of watching a movie, it's just like watching people walking around. EDIT: I actually fixed this by turning off Auto Motion. Either this wasn't kicking in regular HD content or it wasn't as noticeable.
  8. looks like it's time to move.
  9. Orbit Basic vs. Plus

    If you’ve come here lookin for somebody to talk you out of spending more money on your setup, you have come to the wrong place, buster.
  10. Nice score. I see these things for $200+ on CraigsList all the time.
  11. likely cost more to repair than its worth.
  12. The new version on the Magni is out so you can get the Schiit Magni 2 Uber for $79 (normally $149) or the standard version for $59 (normally $99). The Uber has the super handy (preamp?) outputs to chain your headphone amp with some desktop speakers etc. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SCBX6FA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=fe2c5440b39911e7a794e2ff9c0aef190INT&smid=A2MQBWZ25GS6JU&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SCBKPW2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=47d6e646b39a11e7a4899a5345c674ba0INT&smid=A2MQBWZ25GS6JU&psc=1
  13. General Headphones Thread

    speaking of electronics. I have a Schiit stack I may be getting rid of. original Schiit Modi (optical) original Schiit Vali
  14. Cassette storage