Morning Coffee - Discussion

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Re: Morning Coffee - Discussion
« Reply #20 on: 3 Jun 2019, 01:56 pm »
Hi.  Name here is Bob Ahlberg.  I'm retired (just this year at 72) and start every morning with 2,
12oz. cups of coffee.  I don't have just one favorite, but enjoy dark roasts.  I just finished a bag
of Starbucks Sumatra and have some Intelligensia Espresso roast waiting in the wings.

As far as headphones...I've been through more different brands/models than I care to detail.
Right now I rotate between three cans primarily:  The Senn HD800, the ZMF Atticus and
Hifiman HE5 reissue.  Amplification is an Amps and Sound Leloo (which also drives the Usher 520's
on my desk) as well as a Ifi stack for solid state.

Great thread!
Hibuck....

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Re: Morning Coffee - Discussion
« Reply #21 on: 3 Jun 2019, 07:50 pm »
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Re: Morning Coffee - Discussion
« Reply #22 on: 4 Jun 2019, 12:45 pm »
Funny thing about coffee:I love the smell of grinding the bean. Love the smell of brewing the bean.
Can't stand the taste of it. Never have and probably never will. My wife makes fun of me and says it just
means more for her. I don't believe in adding a bunch of stuff to "try" and make it taste better cause then what's
the point of drinking it?
Lexington NC has a little store called the Candy Factory. They have stuff I hadn't seen in many years and some
of the best malted balls I've ever had. Any way asked the owner one time "know why I love dark chocolate"? He
says ok why and I told him "cause my wife doesn't".
Have a great day everyone.

Don
I thought I was the only one who liked the smell of it but hated the taste. Now I don’t feel like such a freak :) I’ll be 43 in a few weeks and I’ve had no more than 4 cups of coffee my entire life. My “coffee” is Pepsi :)

As for headphones...

I’ve got Etymotic ER6i that I use when hitting the punching bag. They were my travel IEMs for a while until I bought the ER4s. I somewhat recently bought Focal Listens to change things up from IEMs. Great cans for the $150 or so I got them for new. I need to listen to music more. Having a 6 and 8 year old doesn’t leave too much sitting around time. My only real “me time” is karate two nights a week. That’s my therapy :)

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Re: Morning Coffee - Discussion
« Reply #23 on: 4 Jun 2019, 01:21 pm »
"I thought I was the only one who liked the smell of it but hated the taste. Now I don’t feel like such a freak"
Rest assured Stu, There's a few more of us freaks around here somewhere.
Asked my wife if I was the only one in her life. She replied "yes, all the others were nines and tens".
Didn't realize that was a loaded question.

Don

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« Reply #24 on: 4 Jun 2019, 02:17 pm »
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« Reply #25 on: 4 Jun 2019, 02:27 pm »
Every spring/summer I switch to cold brew coffee, it's stronger (and cheaper) than hot coffee via the Aeropress (my normal method).  Anyway, last night's attempt at cold brew was a bit too weak, even steeping it for an extra few hours didn't help.  So, to night, starting over with more grounds. 

For music, I am starting the day with some fabulous remasters from the Warner Classics catalogue.  Specifically some Richard Strauss performed by Andre Previn and the Vienna Philharmonic.  After that is some Ravel performed by Andre Cluytens.  These are all recordings from the 50/60/70's that had been remastered on CD once before (in the 90s) and they sounded "OK" but not great.  These brand new remasters (2019!!) are all done from the original master tapes and in hirez.  Wow, big improvement in sound.  And because I have Qobuz I get to stream them all! 

Not using headphones today though, I got my "Work/Party/Upstairs" system tuned in very nicely with Klipsch Forte IIIs, an Elekit 2a3/300b tube amp and a Chromecast Audio wireless streamer feeding an iFi iOne DAC.  Sounds fabulous. 

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« Reply #26 on: 6 Jun 2019, 08:07 pm »
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richidoo

Re: Morning Coffee - Discussion
« Reply #27 on: 6 Jun 2019, 10:03 pm »
Happy Anniversary Alex!

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« Reply #28 on: 6 Jun 2019, 11:30 pm »
Happy Anniversary Alex! And wow, today marks 75 years since D-Day.

Best,
Anand.

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« Reply #29 on: 7 Jun 2019, 12:17 am »
Happy Anniverary!
Hibuck...

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« Reply #30 on: 7 Jun 2019, 12:58 am »
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« Reply #31 on: 7 Jun 2019, 01:37 am »
Hope you had a good anniversary today.
May the next 49 be just as cool.
Congrats. Need to see some pics of your work.

Don
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« Reply #33 on: 7 Jun 2019, 01:48 pm »
Nice work. Good to see someone's progress.
You must have patience which I lack for such work.
Now does this kind of work have to be done before or after coffee?
I'd be way to jittery if I were to have caffeine and then try something like that.

Don

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« Reply #34 on: 8 Jun 2019, 12:22 am »
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« Reply #35 on: 12 Jun 2019, 12:58 pm »
Good Morning!

Back in the mountains of North Caroina for a few days trying to make uo for my short trip two weeks back!

46 degrees here this am, great day ahead...just had the best bowl of coarse ground "grits" in the world !!

Hope you all are well and take some time to listen to some great music!!

Alex

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« Reply #36 on: 17 Jun 2019, 03:16 pm »
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« Reply #37 on: 18 Jul 2019, 12:24 pm »
Hello!

On vacation will be back soon!

Alex

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« Reply #38 on: 18 Jul 2019, 03:59 pm »
Hi Alex, we miss you.... I was just sitting here having a piece of my wife's corn bread and my morning coffee..

Hope you get to feeling better soon..

Jerry
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« Reply #39 on: 18 Jul 2019, 11:21 pm »
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