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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post
I absolutely love the grain and how the coloring matches the amplifier.

 

Thanks! After buying the Mapletree amp I wish I'd gotten a Maple headphone stand rather than the Zebrano one I have, but it still fits nicely.

 

 

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Well if you're going for easy a TT isn't the way to go, but it'd be great. :D

 

That's my concern as well, although I'm somewhat more confident about fiddling with mechanical parts rather than bits and bytes, ha ha. Anyway, I'd love to be able to pick up obsucre old records I've never heard of at garage sales and play them on a turntable, so sooner or later I'll have to buy one I guess.

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Canon 600d

post #11358 of 19042
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Once again my Squeezebox Touch needs to make way for the good old Compact Disc... The SBT is a great device but there's so much work involved in ripping and tagging everything properly, I'm getting a bit tired of it. The simplicity of small silver discs is rather appealing to me at this moment. And now I'm seriously contemplating adding a turntable to this setup - decisions, decisions...
I agree. I've been purchasing CDs much more since I got a decent CDP. I want a turntable, but I need to get some loudspeakers first. smily_headphones1.gif
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If you get a turntable you'll quickly become addicted to buying LPs. It's a disease. 

 

I've found that LPs are the only things that can stop me from upgrading my system. You get paid and think 'Well I could get a new pair of cans...' then you think about how many records you could get...and you'll pick records every time. 

 

I only have amy phono stage and PSU left to get before I plan on slowing down, but I keep buying vinyl... :D

 

Especially when you just start out. You'll go to a shop and say 'Oh man this is one of my favorite records I have to get it.'...Over and over. 

 

CDs never had the same effect on me. 

 

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I agree. I've been purchasing CDs much more since I got a decent CDP. I want a turntable, but I need to get some loudspeakers first. smily_headphones1.gif
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@ MT

Oppo
Edited by Maxvla - 2/17/13 at 11:20am
post #11361 of 19042
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Originally Posted by Mad Dude View Post

Once again my Squeezebox Touch needs to make way for the good old Compact Disc... The SBT is a great device but there's so much work involved in ripping and tagging everything properly, I'm getting a bit tired of it. The simplicity of small silver discs is rather appealing to me at this moment. And now I'm seriously contemplating adding a turntable to this setup - decisions, decisions...
Buy dBpoweramp and rip to lossless, which means you will only ever need to rip once. dBpoweramp takes away a lot of the tagging hassles, and what I had to get into my head from the start was that it was more important to get the rip done, than mess with tagging files. Their "PerfectMeta" is good enough most of the time and you can make quick decisions with it before ripping if you want to. Editing metadata can be done at any stage, and dBpoweramp even makes renaming files and changing your folder structures relatively painless.

Once I forced myself to just let PerfectMeta do its work, rip the disc immediately upon insertion and automatically eject it when done, I was getting through my library considerably faster. You can spend as much time as you like with the files making changes later, but if you try to get your metadata "perfect" each time you put a disc in to rip it, you will be exhausted by the process 20 discs in. Instead if you just handle the job of swapping discs out, it will go by so much quicker.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Once again my Squeezebox Touch needs to make way for the good old Compact Disc... The SBT is a great device but there's so much work involved in ripping and tagging everything properly, I'm getting a bit tired of it. The simplicity of small silver discs is rather appealing to me at this moment. And now I'm seriously contemplating adding a turntable to this setup - decisions, decisions...

 

 

Sweeeeeet....MD......Cheers!!

 

 

I hear ya...I love computer audio, iDevices...etc.... but there will always be something about just throwing a disc in and relaxing...

 

 

Posted this in the Ultrasone thread....Brought out my Yamaha receiver yesterday and brought my CDPs up to make a small little nightstand tower of CD love...

 

Cheers!!!

 

 

 


Edited by HeatFan12 - 2/17/13 at 12:06pm
post #11363 of 19042
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

If you get a turntable you'll quickly become addicted to buying LPs. It's a disease.

 

 

I can well believe that. It's bad enough with CDs, at least for me.

That being said, I've already started aquiring some LPs, before having decided whether to get a turntable or not. biggrin.gif

 

 

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Buy dBpoweramp and rip to lossless, which means you will only ever need to rip once. dBpoweramp takes away a lot of the tagging hassles, and what I had to get into my head from the start was that it was more important to get the rip done, than mess with tagging files. Their "PerfectMeta" is good enough most of the time and you can make quick decisions with it before ripping if you want to. Editing metadata can be done at any stage, and dBpoweramp even makes renaming files and changing your folder structures relatively painless.

Once I forced myself to just let PerfectMeta do its work, rip the disc immediately upon insertion and automatically eject it when done, I was getting through my library considerably faster. You can spend as much time as you like with the files making changes later, but if you try to get your metadata "perfect" each time you put a disc in to rip it, you will be exhausted by the process 20 discs in. Instead if you just handle the job of swapping discs out, it will go by so much quicker.

 

Thanks for the suggestion! However, I already have my entire library in FLAC (ripped with EAC) and tagged all files the same way. I wouldn't like to introduce another tagging scheme which may be different from what I'm using now. Tagging with EAC, and editing it with MP3Tag afterwards, works quite well for me but it takes time. I buy about 10 CDs each month, sometimes more, and sometimes I just don't want to go through all the business of ripping and tagging before I can listen to a new album. Regular single-disc albums of contemporary music is easy enough, but with albums with multiple discs things start to get complicated. Even worse is classical music, which requires a very special method of tagging for my music library.

 

 

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but there will always be something about just throwing a disc in and relaxing...

 

That's exactly what I'm talking about... beerchug.gif

post #11364 of 19042
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Originally Posted by HeatFan12 View Post

 

I hear ya...I love computer audio, iDevices...etc.... but there will always be something about just throwing a disc in and relaxing...

 

 

Posted this in the Ultrasone thread....Brought out my Yamaha receiver yesterday and brought my CDPs up to make a small little nightstand tower of CD love...

 

Cheers!!!

 

Interesting - same thing is said for vinyl records. blink.gif

 

CD's seem to be getting the same nostalgia-boost.

 

I'm suffering from both. I've been ordering CD's like crazy and I'm even building up a vinyl collection. (And I don't even have my first TT yet eek.gif)

 

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Hope nobody minds to much me posting my ghetto-fi rig. After seeing the setups that MorbidToaster HeatFan12 and Destroyall are rocking to it's intimidating posting mine. Try not to laugh to hard boys it may be ghetto-fi compared to what others on here are packing but it still sounds awesome to my ears.

 

 

On far right we have the CLAS -db aka Raven taking up all mobile and home DAC duties. Below her we have a Leckerton UHA-6S aka Eva with op amp OPA209AID rolled into her. Waiting in the wings we have a ALO RX MKII aka Itoru and a Leckerton UHA-4 aka Sally with op amp AD8610ARZ. From far left to right we have a Grado SR60i a Sennheiser HD25-ii-ii Adidas a V-Moda M-80 and finally the V-MODA M-100. Music management software is iTunes and below out of frame is a Acomdata 500GB external HD with all my music. As you can all see my head-fi station is highly approved by Mr Smiley so that must count for something.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/17/13 at 3:06pm
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Wow... I really wouldn't classify $2K+ worth of portable units "Ghetto"...

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post #11367 of 19042
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Hope nobody minds to much me posting my ghetto-fi rig. After seeing the setups that MorbidToaster HeatFan12 and Destroyall are rocking to it's intimidating posting mine. Try not to laugh to hard boys it may be ghetto-fi compared to what others on here are packing but it still sounds awesome to my ears.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

On far right we have the CLAS -db aka Raven taking up all mobile and home DAC duties. Below her we have a Leckerton UHA-6S aka Eva with op amp OPA209AID rolled into her. Waiting in the wings we have a ALO RX MKII aka Itoru and a Leckerton UHA-4 with op amp AD8610ARZ. From far left to right we have a Grado SR60i a Sennheiser HD25-ii-ii Adidas a V-Moda M-80 and finally the V-MODA M-100. Music management software is iTunes and below out of frame is a Acomdata 500GB external HD with all my music. As you can all see my head-fi station is highly approved by Mr Smiley so that must count for something.

 

 

Very nice D Freak......Schiiiiit if that's ghetto-fi...lol....cool.gif

 

 

Making the most of my DAP...lol...That's ghetto-fi.....beerchug.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #11368 of 19042

Thanks guys but lets be honest I'm pretty small potatoes compared to some of the Summit-Fi stuff we run across on here. Next step is to concentrate more on home listening and upgrade my headphones. I have a Paradox coming in and towards the end of the year I'll probably take the plunge and get a flagship can to compliment it. This hobby really is a journey as well as friggin expensive.

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I guess this is as good a place to ask this as any....

 

Would it be blasphemy to use my E17 portable amp as a Preamp for a larger Amp? I like having the Tone controls. I figured I could run the headphone "out" to the Amp "in". Would that be so wrong??? Seems like the E17 is pretty clean... smily_headphones1.gif

post #11370 of 19042
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Thanks guys but lets be honest I'm pretty small potatoes compared to some of the Summit-Fi stuff we run across on here. Next step is to concentrate more on home listening and upgrade my headphones. I have a Paradox coming in and towards the end of the year I'll probably take the plunge and get a flagship can to compliment it. This hobby really is a journey as well as friggin expensive.

 

What flagship were you thinking? 

 

Also, you'll like the Paradox and it's pretty damn legit as both a portable and a home headphone (although I use it portably more).

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