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The Major Once Told Me

November 5th, 2017

– “Full bass and no treble? That is the all classic teenage set-up?”

I did have that set-up. I have matured a little since then possibly? No, not really.

Picture: it is indeed my work horse, still in active duty. It’s my NAD 352 C amplifier coupled to basically every HW I have in my possession.

Firstly my Dali Ikon 1 speakers, the rest of the visual and audio equipment.

My tripled Wi-Fi network is involved (whatever happened with the recent WPA-2 breach?).

Last but not least the graphic monster called “Thalita” that belongs to the little one.

Mm, the others have names as well. The master is called “Merak”. Yes, they’re named in a systematic way. Is there another way?

Speaking of the little one. I’ve offered him another 8GB RAM. Not the same speed and since I told him that they may “clock down” the rest (slowest gets priority) he’s no longer interested/curious. I did tell him that, but even if that would be the case an extra 8GB should be advantageous.

Would you not be curious and you would not want to try? The answer is… No, you would not!*

Phones and then what. It was never and will never be my vision of technology.

If you look closely you will notice that the dials are set neutrally these days, the blue beauty of the Northern sky and an actual reflection of myself in the picture.

I replaced the “big” speakers** along time ago. And I used to have a dedicated 10″ sub-bass incorporated as well. It was fun but completely unreasonable. Actually I should have had a 12″ (I will have one). The 10″ was way to agressive for my taste. Nowadays? More treble and a more “balanced” sonic picture possibly?

However, in reality my amplifier is not actually pulling the weight, rather my MDR-XB950BT (to everyone’s relief I might add, if they were actually aware of the fact) are and they (my headphones) are set to pure teenager mode.

Full and maximised bass (inbuilt amplifier), so no sonic neutrality at all really. Basically, I listen to them with as much bass as they can physically produce without distorting. Why? Because I like it like that.

Other story. The sound can be recreated, but you need stacks… towers of them. I know, many towers.

* That’s so strange. So, I’m just going to do it. An extra 8GB? If the machine in fact will not perform better? Then I will concede. I promise. Performance is measurable.

** They were converted to sub-basses, painted white and reside in a completely different location.

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