A friend turned me on to this latest record by All Them Witches. Nashville band. ATW site. Dying Surfer Meets His Maker I bought a vinyl copy through their site (fulfilled via Amazon) – 180g white vinyl. Sounds great. Swampy, psychedelic blues rock. Big beats. Yeah. Mid-tempo grooves, and a touch of Americana. Dig it.
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The interstage caps have arrived. Cool. Parafeed caps are coming soon – hoping next week. Will install tonight and see what’s what. I’ve got about 4 hours on them now, and they sound really nice. Mids are more present and there’s a dimensionality to these caps. Stage is deeper. Very natural highs. We’ll see what […]
1994. Surprising experimental, art-rock, jazz, metal, alternative music? Dramatic, Mercury like vocals? Yep, that about sums it up. A must have. Go now.
Stumbled onto a Bottlehead thread that revealed the possibility of running 6SN7’s in the S.E.X. amp. Fun. Of course, the circuit is not designed for these tubes, and though they are within spec, there’s little documented feedback available. The assumption is that the 6SN7’s will have a shortened lifespan. Some users posted that they enjoyed these tubes in […]
We live amidst constant noise. There’s the immediate distraction of noise local to your person. Landscapers clean the neighbors yard across the street, their back-mounted blowers creating a quiet hum floating outside and above me in my office. The rumble-roar of the UPS truck delivering packages in the afternoon. The muted din of electronics that is […]
UPS dropped off one of Audioquests’ usb bugs yesterday, and today, I am listening for the first time. I currently use a multipurpose machine for audio – no dedicated music server here – so am interested in simple, inexpensive solutions pointed at improving computer audio quality. On the software side, I use Fidelizer Pro, Tidal and Roon […]
Just listen to it.
Noise There is a lot of chatter, as always with new gear (or old for that matter), on the audio forums regarding the performance of the Nighthawk. The opinions of its qualities are as numerous as those posting them, and the testing may involve many different combinations of upstream components. Extended listening is the only way to answer […]
Audioquest recommends 150 hours of play to allow the Nighthawk to settle in. Mine were purchased used, so I can’t provide a number – though I suspect I am close. I can say they have opened up in the week I’ve been listening to them. And, tonight they have started to vanish…
I purchased these used, from an excellent Head-fi seller. Good bunch of folks there. Thanks James. Based on my experience with headphones, and the reading currently available on the Nighthawk, I was confident this would be a great pairing for me. And, since they came with approximately 100 hours of play, I’ll not need but another week of […]