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  • I'll take full credit for you landing the interview.


    TOTALLY KIDDING


    Seriously, that's great news. I hope it all goes exceedingly well for you.
  • warrenwarren Posts: 637
    If you leave will America still be great?
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • verbverb Posts: 4,795
    You got this!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,013
    Best of Luck Drew! Show them what you got!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,196
    Best of luck!
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • Good luck my dude!
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • warrenwarren Posts: 637
    That’s what counts!
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,603
    Just ask yourself before you go in... "What would Lightman do?"

    Then do the exact opposite.

    That meine Damen und Herren is signature worthy material right there. :)
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,834
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    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,144
    edited September 2018
    Good luck Drew! This is the time of your interview. May God be with you! ;) o:)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,732
    Hermitism wrote: »
    We expect a FULL review of your interview!

    How was the overall presentation? Did the interviewer sound extremely smooth and pleasant? Did he/she have a "polite" sound or was his voice full of grit, grain and hash? How was the benefits package? Did you specifically "hear" the terms in the fine detail. Do you feel the company is performing at the highest level? Were you blown away by the spectacular clarity and dynamic punch of the beginning salary offered? Do you think that if you take the job that you will be fully engaged in the work or just "simply there"? How was the build quality/appearance of your surroundings? Were all the exits clearly marked and exiting at a straight "90 degree" angle from the surrounding walls or did you feel that some exit doors were slightly askew? How was the ambient lighting in the building? Crisper and a little brighter than what you are normally used to? Indoor climate? Were you pretty accustomed to it's operating temp? Will you be required to commit to any conditioning before starting? Or training, perhaps? Will you be working in an office or cubical? If a cubicle applies to you, what are the surrounding cubicle walls made of and will it increase the clarity that may manifest itself into more detail and breath around vocals? Or do voices carry across the room?

    dead. :p

    I hope there was no "hum" involved in the hiring process.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,449
    Hermitism wrote: »
    We expect a FULL review of your interview!

    How was the overall presentation? Did the interviewer sound extremely smooth and pleasant? Did he/she have a "polite" sound or was his voice full of grit, grain, and hash? How was the benefits package? Did you specifically "hear" the terms in the fine detail. Do you feel the company is performing at the highest level? Were you blown away by the spectacular clarity and dynamic punch of the beginning salary offered? Do you think that if you take the job that you will be fully engaged in the work or just "simply there"? How was the build quality/appearance of your surroundings? Were all the exits clearly marked and exiting at a straight "90 degree" angle from the surrounding walls or did you feel that some exit doors were slightly askew? How was the ambient lighting in the building? Crisper and a little brighter than what you are normally used to? Indoor climate? Were you pretty accustomed to it's operating temp? Will you be required to commit to any conditioning before starting? Or training, perhaps? Will you be working in an office or cubical? If a cubicle applies to you, what are the surrounding cubicle walls made of and will it increase the clarity that may manifest itself into more detail and breath around vocals? Or do voices carry across the room?

    LOL. This might be one of the funniest things I've ever read on this forum... and that is saying a LOT.
    Micah
    music on vinyl; https://www.discogs.com/user/mlistens03/collection
    Technics SL3200 turntable; Shure M97xE cart; Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2; NAD C352 integrated; KEF Q150 speakers; Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer; home-built stands, generic cables but will upgrade soon...

    desktop; Lenovo G50 running Win10, Yamaha RX-v665 AVR, JBL e30 headphones
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,732
    LMVAO @ "polite" :p
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,185
    Viking64 wrote: »
    LMVAO @ "polite" :p
    Drew gets credit for that!
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I also noticed that overall the sound had a very polite and smoothed over attribute to it that wasn't there before. One way to describe it in other terms would be "heavenly and angelic". Basically when I heard the way the music was sounding I thought to myself "Mmm, that's nice." - It was pleasant and unoffensive.

    In summary, there were definitely some palpable changes I noticed with this Dectet cable swap. The shifted presentation and additional midrange detail are positive, in my opinion. The smooth and polite sound signature and possible reduction in bass frequencies require further consideration and listening before I can also consider them positive changes.
    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline Mk3 x7 | Sanus UF30 | OC703 Panels

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | OC703 Panels
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,780
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    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,293
    Welll how did it go?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,185
    His right eye twitched the entire time he was being interviewed due to my voodoo doll. The potential employer was under the impression that Drew had Tourette Syndrome. They had to hire him on the spot due to The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline Mk3 x7 | Sanus UF30 | OC703 Panels

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | OC703 Panels
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,293
    This picture was taken at the interview....

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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,780
    I’m thinking the no response is a good thing.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,185
    The employer wrote on the rock whether he was hired or not. At least he was wearing cowboy boots.
    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline Mk3 x7 | Sanus UF30 | OC703 Panels

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | OC703 Panels
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,293
    And that snazzy sport poncho looks good too.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • No response yet, perhaps he unwittingly became part of the #metoo movement.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,732
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Drew gets credit for that!

    I recall. Thus my enthusiasm for your initial questions. :p
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,664
    Tony M wrote: »
    Good luck Drew! This is the time of your interview. May God be with you! ;) o:)

    Tony was a little early on the prayers this morning, he started them at 2:30pm EST instead of PST!

    All good though, because the interview went well! Met with four different people lasting a full 2 hours. Got along nicely with the IT Director and a would-be coworker. HR guy was super energetic. Would-be manager was a little scattered and seemed stressed. He did say as soon as he sat down that he "didn't like doing interviews" so maybe it's just not his strong point.

    So yeah, I think it was good! Thanks again for everyone's positive vibes, I think it really made a difference!

    Also I read @Hermitism's post beforehand and got a kick out of it. Answers to his questions coming soon!
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,144
    edited September 2018
    Sounds great. If you get along with an interviewer or 4, you're almost hired.
    I hope you hear something asap.

    :)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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