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Very cool! I used an Arduino w/ LCD a couple years ago when I built my Opus DAC for switching inputs/outputs and controlling the lighting. Used a blackberry trackball for navigation.
Listening to Coeur de Pirate... and developing a serious crush in the process
AAARGHHHHH  I wasn't paying attention! Looks like this was an amazing meet! I've wanted to hear a K1000 for ages. Oblivious to the fact that this was going on, I was wandering around Hi-Fi row on Roosevelt shopping for amplifiers during the meet. At least I can find a little comfort in my new toy...
I just recently picked up a Rotel amp for my living room, I must confess the combination of Opus + Rotel + Zu has me completely blown away. It has all the detail of K701s with the "fun-ness"/ PRaT of the Grados (and then some). Dare I say... "I'm done"? Ohhh right, I need a turntable!   The living room: MBP > Airport Express > Opus DAC > Rotel RA-1520 > Zu Druid                                                     \-> Little Dot MkIII > AKG K701/ Grado...
Define "killing your wallet". What is your budget? For around $500, I like the Usher S-520. I almost bought a pair, but it's worth considering that $500 is a good chunk towards a solid pair of speakers. I ended up skipping the Ushers, thinking I would use the $500 towards a pair of Monitor Audio RX-6s. I ultimately splurged a bit and bought Zu Druids.
Haha, the color match was a complete coincidence! I was actually about to get rid of that carpet and buy a new one this weekend. That plan was scrapped when I got the speakers. Gould- Thanks, that's a good idea, I have some tiles laying around that I can add underneath. They are actually very robust to room placement, but I still want to play around a bit. Elephas- Funny you should mention the patio, I started building a mini-golf hole out there this week. Some friends...
I'll start off with the two downsides I've experienced, just to get them out of the way. First- kick drums don't have much impact, which I was kind of hoping for in the move to speakers w/ 10.5" drivers. The speakers don't lack bass, they just don't hit very hard. It should be an easy fix with a subwoofer set to x-over at 40Hz to add a little punch without coloring the sound. Second- they are very detailed speakers, but they don't pick up every last detail like my K701s...
Marantz SR8002 at first, but I really want a tube amp for these. I will be ordering a MiniWatt N3 to pair up with my Opus DAC- I think that should be a solid source for not much $$$.
After 4 years of drooling, I finally pulled the trigger: Sorry head-fi! I promise I'll keep listening to my headphones!
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