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OPPO-DV-970HD $149.99 shipped from Amazon. Not sure how much it would cost to ship to UK.
Think of it this way. What is a dedicated source? In simplified terms, it's a CD transport that sends the data to a DAC. What's a computer setup? A CD transport or hard disk that sends the data to a DAC. So theoretically, if you have a computer with a better quality transport and DAC than a dedicated source, ALL OTHERS FACTORS BEING EQUAL, the computer setup would be better. Personally, it's my belief that CDs ripped to hard disk are a superior source than...
OS X all the way! 8 hours/day of XP torture at work is more than enough for me. My home PC (W2K) has only been on for 4 hours this year... 3 hours for anti-virus/spyware/windows updates, and less than 1 hour for actual work... nuff said.
Quote: Originally Posted by MusicallySilent Does anyone have ideas on a sub 50 dollar maybe 25 dollar range iron (temp control isnt necessary) that would be fine for beginning some work (making cables, a few amps (pimeta soha cmoy etc.))... Quote: Originally Posted by funch This one. Station 1A. http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7307 Works great for me.
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=256099 A ton of other threads too. Just search for "blue jeans", since there's usually someone who recommends them whenever someone asks about cables
Quote: Originally Posted by Tridacnid I've done a little more reading, and have found some posts where people say to avoid MOVs. I know that they are standard in common surge protectors, but are they really that bad? Thanks MOVs aren't "bad", and just about every surge protector out there (except Zero Surge/BrickWall) uses MOVs. The one major problem with MOVs is that they degrade over time, as they absorb surges. The joule rating gives you...
Quote: Originally Posted by mojo This is true, but some better quality MOV based protectors have a light to let you know when that happens... Be careful with this. I've read on different sites that this light really doesn't mean anything. It apparently only tells you if there's been a catastrophic failure (like from a gigantic surge), whereas if the MOV fails by slow degradation (from repeated small surges), the light will not change.
I use Brickwall units as my 1st tier of protection (from the wall). Wouldn't have it any other way, since typical surge protectors DO stop protecting after a finite number of surges.
I own both, and I use the PX-100 exclusively at work. However, that's because of one overriding reason, which is the E4 isolate too much... I like to hear what going on around me. For sound quality, the E4 are far superior, in every way. Still, the PX-100 is great for the price. I like them a lot (just not as much as my E4).
You know, for just $350 more, you can get a Nano AND a phone
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