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Originally Posted by IcedTea View Post


You're right, Imma just keep my he-500s then lol

I'll save up for some speakers later on.

How many days are you planning to go to the meet?

Just one, on saturday.  I am pretty sure that the meet is a 1 day event.  The show is 3 days.

post #6557 of 16450
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post


My grandfather loves some "vinho do porto". He's from Benespera by the way, had a farm there before he came to Brasil.

Portugal seems to be a nice place to live. I'll definitely visit it someday.

we are waiting for youwink.gif

post #6558 of 16450
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

this is a bit oftopic..but..i try it anyway..as i know on this thread there is lots of experience among u guys...so i have faith in u wink.gif

guys i need ur help....just made a super download of a vinylrip of the LP 'JAZZ' from Queen...its bitrate is 5185bps!

outrageous how that sounds.never knew a rip could be this high quality..

..but now my question..its one big flac file of 2GB..some songs on it i really dislike...so do u guys know of a program which can cut up one big FLAC file into smaller pieces/tracks..so i can only keep the good ones?...thanks!!

 

If you're yet to solve this then give Audacity a try, it'll take a while but it does what you need.
post #6559 of 16450
Hifimanrookie, the power is doubled when you go balanced. That is what you did, right?
post #6560 of 16450
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Hifimanrookie, the power is doubled when you go balanced. That is what you did, right?

this depends on the amplifier

post #6561 of 16450
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Omg, now we all know why you love your 337 and your cable so much.  It's the wife's cooking.  biggrin.gif
probably wink.gif ....and i will tell u this....if U did taste her portuguese cooking..u would even prefer skulls headphones over ur staxes if she would say the skulls sounds better while ur tasting her cooking biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/26/13 at 5:03am
post #6562 of 16450
The question is, is it truly a balanced amp?
post #6563 of 16450
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

The question is, is it truly a balanced amp?


nope...i guess its not...as my amp has no balanced xlr out..if u checked my pics u see i bought an adapter (also 8strands 22awg..check my signature))from single to dual xlr 3pin to my completely (2 completely seperated cables for left and right!!) balanced cable....and then to be used on my awaiting new amp..which will be completely balanced from input to output...

 

but i have to say...my 337 is a dual mono amp!.right and left channel is completely seperated as far i can see...it has everything in pairs to the left and right....only headphone out is single-ended (probably because of budget/comfort reasons?)..everything else is mirrored in my amp...from dual on-off buttons, dual powerunits, dual powercables to dual volume knobs etc...so maybe thats the reason why my amp sounds so much better with a 8strands balanced cable compared to my single ended cable? i dont know to be sure...as, like u, i always thought that a balanced cable connected to a single ended amp doesnt do much..but then again.. my modded 337 is a different animal then ur normal tubeamp...in many ways!tongue_smile.gif

 

if my rig already sounds so much better now..then i cant even start to imagine how my new all balanced amp will sound like with this cable and my wonderfull he500! wink.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/26/13 at 5:05am
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^If you say so...

 

Can't help thinking about those hideous OFC (is it even always OFC?) copper wires used in most amps (compared to speaker/headphone cables made out of unobtanium costing $$$$).. And still you don't hear many people rewiring their amp or chaning resistor to some costly ones, etc..

post #6565 of 16450
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

^If you say so...

 

Can't help thinking about those hideous OFC (is it even always OFC?) copper wires used in most amps (compared to speaker/headphone cables made out of unobtanium costing $$$$).. And still you don't hear many people rewiring their amp or chaning resistor to some costly ones, etc..

The inside!

 

 

this is my version (there are a few versions of the 337 around, this being the latest and best for low ohm headphones) of the 337 from inside..i dont see lots of ofc copper wires...its all soldered point to point....am i lucky now? wink.gif

 

ps..my amp is modded a bit..the thick (copper) cables on both sides of the amp in this pic is non-existent in mine as my powerswitches are relocated to the back...as the previous owner believed those cables interfered with the soundquality...and to be honest..i dont know what he did for the rest inside also..he said he upgraded 'thingies' so here and there..but didnt want to say what..he said: just enjoy the amp...dont worry bout the technicalities..oh well...his upgraditis works very well for me until now.beerchug.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/26/13 at 5:37am
post #6566 of 16450
Ahhhhhhhh...........the great scam in audio.........speaker/headphone cables made out of unobtanium costing $$$$....so many of these actually sound BAD.

Think solid core not stranded.......cotton or silk dielectric jacket.....make your own....listen.....experiment!

Cheers!

Gus
post #6567 of 16450
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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post

 

If you don't have a cue file associated with it but know what the song tracks are and in order. One relatively long way to do it is: 

 

1) Download Audacity to look at large flac file

2) Using your mouse and arrows on your keyboard mark beginning and end of songs with labels (I think you right click and add labels or it is a drop down from the menu bar). Look for the troughs in the response to note the end of the song as it fades to silence. You can play the track as well. I can help you with this if you want. 

3) Export the labels in the form of a text file or just copy all labels at once

4) Then use this link to convert Audacity labels to .cue format - here (copy what is output) 

5) Open up notepad and paste here

6) Now you have to manually enter Artist details up top, filename of the large flac file to point to, track names...etc.  

7) Save that file as 'filename.cue'

8) Make sure it's in same folder as flac file

9) Open with foobar. Should see individual tracks.

10) Rip whichever tracks you like by selecting and say convert to individual tracks.

 

Do flac files perhaps come with a cue file embedded? If so try dragging the flac file and dropping into foobar and see if individual tracks show up already. 

 

 

EDIT: feel free to continue this via PM

thanks!! i will try this..and if i cant make it work..be certain i will pm u..if u dont mind ofcourse! beerchug.gif

post #6568 of 16450
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Originally Posted by Gustav Mahler View Post

Ahhhhhhhh...........the great scam in audio.........speaker/headphone cables made out of unobtanium costing $$$$....so many of these actually sound BAD.

Think solid core not stranded.......cotton or silk dielectric jacket.....make your own....listen.....experiment!

Cheers!

Gus

hey guys.now gus came up with it...thanks by the way!

...

i found this concerning solid core and stranded..its about speaker cables..but i think it also goes for headphone cables...

 

[quote:]

Just so you know the big difference between say 12g solid and 12 stranded is that the stranded can actually carry more current... the electrons move on the outside of the wire surface... therefore stranded has more surface area and can carry more amperage. Not so much more that it's that big of a deal though. Solid is used in home wiring above 8 gauge I think it is. anything 8 guage and bigger (smaller in number) is stranded.

Just use the table on this page to make sure you select the right size for your distances and speaker ohm ratings.

http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm

 

[endquote:]

post #6569 of 16450
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


nope...i guess its not...as my amp has no balanced xlr out..if u checked my pics u see i bought an adapter (also 8strands 22awg..check my signature))from single to dual xlr 3pin to my completely (2 completely seperated cables for left and right!!) balanced cable....and then to be used on my awaiting new amp..which will be completely balanced from input to output...

 

but i have to say...my 337 is a dual mono amp!.right and left channel is completely seperated as far i can see...it has everything in pairs to the left and right....only headphone out is single-ended (probably because of budget/comfort reasons?)..everything else is mirrored in my amp...from dual on-off buttons, dual powerunits, dual powercables to dual volume knobs etc...so maybe thats the reason why my amp sounds so much better with a 8strands balanced cable compared to my single ended cable? i dont know to be sure...as, like u, i always thought that a balanced cable connected to a single ended amp doesnt do much..but then again.. my modded 337 is a different animal then ur normal tubeamp...in many ways!tongue_smile.gif

 

if my rig already sounds so much better now..then i cant even start to imagine how my new all balanced amp will sound like with this cable and my wonderfull he500! wink.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

 

 

 

this is my version (there are a few versions of the 337 around, this being the latest and best for low ohm headphones) of the 337 from inside..i dont see lots of ofc copper wires...its all soldered point to point....am i lucky now? wink.gif

 

ps..my amp is modded a bit..the thick (copper) cables on both sides of the amp in this pic is non-existent in mine as my powerswitches are relocated to the back...as the previous owner believed those cables interfered with the soundquality...and to be honest..i dont know what he did for the rest inside also..he said he upgraded 'thingies' so here and there..but didnt want to say what..he said: just enjoy the amp...dont worry bout the technicalities..oh well...his upgraditis works very well for me until now.beerchug.gif

Please tell us more about the 337!    When you get your new amp, make your own thread and keep us updated every 10 minutes or so.

post #6570 of 16450
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

 

 

Please tell us more about the 337!    When you get your new amp, make your own thread and keep us updated every 10 minutes or so.


and i will put u on my block list very_evil_smiley.gif as ur way to interested in my stuff biggrin.gif or am i mistaken ur 'interest' in being sarcastic maybe? damn..once again i dont understand US humor..ph34r.gif.. that humor must be really really really special then..as i simply dont get u..oh well i better stay with the european humor..thats more my game..AND AT MY LEVEL biggrin.gif

 

u know...u sometimes sound like i stole ur girl (or guy..whatever ur pleasure) or something with ur posts ...and i didnt..i really didnt... pls believe me!!! very_evil_smiley.gif

 

but i agree with u...in one eenie weenie thing..i will be less talkative bout my 3.... i promise...well...soon i wont be having him anyway..and my he500 will be gone shortly after also..so i will be gone as well..migrating to other threads. beerchug.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 7/26/13 at 6:23am
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