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post #8881 of 19872

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt-m6C5-T0M  What the video doesn't show, is that it's crucial that you have no slack at the loop by the jack. Braid it all the way until the loop is just as tight as the rest of the braid.

 

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How did you braid the Denon like that? Is there a site you can refer me to with instructions? I tried braiding mine into a chain link, but it wouldn't hold right.

post #8882 of 19872
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that's not my experience. Someone could have been having a bad day or...beats me.

This is not the right thread to discuss this but I really do care about customer service so let me just end it with this:

 

I ordered a new E17 from Micca Distributors through Amazon. They sent me a used unit with every item in the package out of order and all the stickers been peeled off. When I told them about it, they said it is impossible :) Impossible? So they asked me to send it back to investigate the matter. So I asked them if they'll send me another unit while this "investigation' is going on. They said no :) And if you read the emails, I have never seen more rude customer service than this. And then the left channel goes dead. No sound at all. Thanks to Amazon guarantee service, they forced them to take the unit back. They did but they refunded some of my money and not all of it. They're basically treating it as though I tried it, didn't like it and returned it. So I am really pissed off and lost at least $35 just by ordering it from them. I'll avoid them like the plague next time. 

post #8883 of 19872
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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

Here's the system I set up in my bedroom last night (Denon DVD-2200 --> Bottlehead S.E.X. --> AKG Q701):


I like the Bottlehead. How does it compare to the CSP2+?
post #8884 of 19872
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Here's the system I set up in my bedroom last night (Denon DVD-2200 --> Bottlehead S.E.X. --> AKG Q701):
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Looks great!
post #8885 of 19872
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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

Here's the system I set up in my bedroom last night (Denon DVD-2200 --> Bottlehead S.E.X. --> AKG Q701):
Looks great!
Edited by William007 - 10/4/12 at 1:40pm
post #8886 of 19872
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Originally Posted by elbastardo View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt-m6C5-T0M  What the video doesn't show, is that it's crucial that you have no slack at the loop by the jack. Braid it all the way until the loop is just as tight as the rest of the braid.

 

 

Perfect. Thanks.

post #8887 of 19872
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post


I like the Bottlehead. How does it compare to the CSP2+?

 

Well, it's definitely a better match for the Q701 than the CSP2+.  The Decware really didn't seem to like the low-impedance load and was rather grainy and broke up easily.  The Bottlehead handles the load much better and sounds pretty good.  Here's a breakdown:

 

The CSP2+ is way better with the HD650 than it is with the Q701.

The S.E.X. drive both, but I prefer it with the Q701.

Out of the possible combinations of the CSP2+, S.E.X., Q701, and HD650, I like the HD650/CSP2+ combo the best. Not too far off is the Q701/S.E.X. combo.

 

Now, I've also got a Decware Taboo on the way that could just throw everything off. 

post #8888 of 19872
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Originally Posted by jazzerdave View Post

Here's the system I set up in my bedroom last night (Denon DVD-2200 --> Bottlehead S.E.X. --> AKG Q701):

 

Nice....makes me miss my Denon 2900 universal player! I loved that thing. 

post #8889 of 19872
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Nice....makes me miss my Denon 2900 universal player! I loved that thing. 


I know I've usually been able to find the 3910 for $150-$250 on eBay.  The 2200 can be had for ~$100.

post #8890 of 19872
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I know I've usually been able to find the 3910 for $150-$250 on eBay.  The 2200 can be had for ~$100.

 

I still have my 2900 sitting in my closet...the repair estimate I got for it a few years ago was like $100 or so. Probably not worth getting it serviced, but it was a fantastic player when I bought it new in 2002. 

post #8891 of 19872

Here's an update on my setup. Got myself a new desk along with a new monitor and keyboard. I can actually sit up straight at my desk now!

 

 

 

Last one here just shows some of the lighting I have going on. The picture makes it look harsh but it's very soothing in person.

post #8892 of 19872
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Originally Posted by Redrider469 View Post

Here's an update on my setup. Got myself a new desk along with a new monitor and keyboard. I can actually sit up straight at my desk now!

Who cares about the desk, keyboard and monitor....... I got my eye on that Lava lamp!. Nice!
post #8893 of 19872
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Who cares about the desk, keyboard and monitor....... I got my eye on that Lava lamp!. Nice!

Haha thanks! That thing is from the early 90's I believe. Its been the only mood lighting that I've always kept and haven't even thought of getting rid of.

post #8894 of 19872
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This is my desk setup as of today:
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I used 2 ipod touches here just to show that i use 2 apps to control my music (obviously u only need 1). The apple remote app and the onkyo app. I usually use the "direct mode" for HP use but you can see you can adjust basic eq and surround options from one of the onkyo menu's.
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I simply use the hp out on the reciever, nuthing fancy. To me the dual burr browns in this thing and their hp amp sound amazing so im happy for now. Fiio e10 on top gets no use. The ipod classic hooks direct to the reciever bypassing apple dac but for some reason you cant use usb and headphone out at the same time. Its ok works better to have apple remote and listen to all my alac files from the pc.
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Excuse my typing. Did this on my ipad. beyersmile.png
Which model onkyo is that?
I should look into those for the headphone SQ alone considering my Pioneer has channel imbalance issues :/
Also, may I ask if you own a PS3? I did have an onkyo a couple years ago, but the video DAC it used caused trouble with PS3s...
Edit: iPad autocorrect mad.gif
Edited by mechgamer123 - 10/4/12 at 6:40pm
post #8895 of 19872
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Which model onkyo is that?
I should look into those for the headphone SQ alone considering my Pioneer has channel imbalance issues :/
Also, may I ask if you own a PS3? I did have an onkyo a couple years ago, but the video DAC it used caused trouble with PS3s...
Edit: iPad autocorrect mad.gif

It is the TX-NR509. I got it refurbished from accessoriesforless.com. They are the only authorized refurb dealer for onkyo if you check the onkyo site. The newest version of this reciever is the TX-NR414 I believe. The specs are virtually identical so I chose to go with the 509 and save a few bucks.

I don't have PS3 but I'll bet it would work. The last sony I had was glitchy on the hdmi pass through of my computer to my monitor because my monitor is not 1080 it is a 1920X1200. But the onkyo handles it seamlessly. Not a single problem with the higher resolution.

Hope that helps.
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