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Samuel T Cogley

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About Samuel T Cogley

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  1. The Day the Music Died

    Is it that new music isn't as good, or is it that most of us middle-aged dudes can't accept our increasing irrelevance? I see twenty-somethings with Ramones or Led Zep or Pink Floyd (black) t-shirts and usually ponder how much of the artists' catalogs they've been exposed to. These are brand new t-shirts. Yes, there is apparently an enduring "coolness" there that has transcended the actual music. Maybe it's just shorthand for, "Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll"? Personally, I think it's just quixotic to mourn the demise of "good music". Let it go. We had our turn. It's time to move on.
  2. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    His affluence is his bias. I know that's taboo to some, but it's abundantly transparent to me. Sorry if that upsets you. He doesn't make DACs. He just buys them.
  3. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    We'll just have to agree to disagree here. Like I said in my last post, all things being equal, most will defer to affluence.
  4. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    Is this even relevant to the thread? I quote from here: So, including VAT, that DAC had to cost around the U.S. equivalent of over $4,000. The Yggy costs $2,300. I understand that affluence demands privilege, and that most are all too eager to genuflect, but it's difficult not to conclude that you're attempting to further an agenda here by comparing your "top shelf" gear to more pedestrian gear marketed at a more working class demographic.
  5. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    Now who's trolling?
  6. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    The problem with A+ is you can't configure it to only output 20 bits, right? Or is there a way to do it that I'm missing?
  7. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    Speaking of DSD -> PCM conversion, I must say I haven't had what I would call stellar results with the Yggy. I'm using HQPlayer, and I wonder if anyone could comment on Jussi's guidance:
  8. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    Does he have any kind of special relationship with the competitor? Is there a DAC maker that he advocates for as strongly as he savages Schiit? Just trying to see the other side.
  9. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    Guys, am I missing something? Mani is a competitor with Schiit (for DACs) and this is not a significant fact?
  10. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    You're just reposting your old post over and over. I said Yggy, not Schiit. and you forgot this one: That's the most important one, right? EDIT: By the way, what was all the secrecy around your "reference DAC"? Are you a DAC manufacturer or designer by any chance? EDIT2: Phasure! All you guys have been playing me. Mani is slagging a competitor! And no one thought to speak up? Wow.
  11. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    Do what you gotta do man.
  12. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    And I remember vividly reading it at the time. You've got an axe to grind, and you continue to grind it. At least now I understand that you're obsessed with the Yggy for some odd reason.
  13. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    I'm not following you Chris. Why would you do that if you don't care? I don't care either. But I certainly view anything that comes from JA as suspect.
  14. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    Me neither.
  15. Just got a Yggdrasil!

    HP gear is how I discovered Schiit in the first place. But I've kind of moved on now. I have a Lyr 2, and really like it, but I've recently been using Lake People/Violectric gear and find it superior. I'm not a huge fan of tubes. I prefer linearity.