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i know how to solder and i know basic electricity, but i don't think i'm up for building the whole thing, sounds too advanced.



I am in the same place. But the adventure in me says it'll be fun to engage the process, no matter how far I get. I'm going to select something that I can successfully complete through build or repair to build confidence. I may try cables first and then have a look at small amps (diy kits).

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I am in the same place. But the adventure in me says it'll be fun to engage the process, no matter how far I get. I'm going to select something that I can successfully complete through build or repair to build confidence. I may try cables first and then have a look at small amps (diy kits).



good luck! 

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I'll check it out!  I'm waiting to see how the W4S music server shakes out...

 



They're so a low key outfit, this is the second time in a week I forgot about the new music server. Happy  But W4S and Simple Designs collaborated on the i2s output, so... there's goodness to be had either way - they both use PS Audio's balanced i2s design, this is why ordinary is2 outputs from most devices will not work with the DAC-2 without modification (FYI).

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good luck! 



You'll have to watch my growth - this is a pix of what I built in May 2012. And this one in May 2013. dt880smile.png

post #50 of 139

Best Buy:

1) Shure srh840 ($130)

2) Alessandro ms1 ($99)

3) Ath m50 ($100) just ordered used

 

Best Tweak: 

1) Alessandro quarter mod (I know, lame)

 

 

Best Value:

 

1) Alessandro ms1

2) Shure srh840

3) Shure se215

 

Best Thread:

 

1) http://www.head-fi.org/t/562330/review-alessandro-ms1-shure-srh840-and-pioneer-se-m390/30#post_7881126

2) http://www.head-fi.org/t/578585/apple-iphone-ipod-ipad-ios-appreciation-thread

3) http://www.head-fi.org/t/549775/your-favorite-musical-genre

 

 

post #51 of 139
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Best audio value 2011? Best audio decisions for 2001? I purchased some near field speakers and will have a guy make me two amps for them this next year. I made most of my big audio purchases in 2009 and am very happy. I have made some other big purchases the last two years which has drained my audio play money, no worries though.

 

I'm fairly set up so I guess you could say I'm just getting really into the music. Cool to see everyones purchases and audio fun!beerchug.gif



Hope you enjoy the destination as much as the travel. I set up this thread, in all its simplicity, to emerge as a road map. I'm reviewing some paths with great interest. Others, with curiosity. But all of them with an eye for growth.

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joining head-fi, and my journey into audio so far.
post #53 of 139
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joining head-fi, and my journey into audio so far.


Outstanding! Welcome, randomkid and good luck on your journey!

 

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joining head-fi, and my journey into audio so far.


Likewise.  It was a good move to do some research prior to making an IEM purchase.  That led me here and also to a few decent sets of IEMs.

post #55 of 139

Best Buy:

- Anedio D1 DAC

- Headamp GS-1 Amp

 

 

Best Value:

- Headamp GS-1 Amp (from classifieds)

 

 

Best Tweak:

- Bogdan Silver Spirit IC (classifieds)

- jkeny MK3

 

 

Best Thread: 

- bicycle-fi

 

 

Best New Music Discovery (edited on):

- Pricilla Ahn

 


Edited by pigmode - 11/11/11 at 5:45pm
post #56 of 139

Best Buy:

- HD600

- Audio-gd NFB-12

- PortaTube

 

 

Best Value:

- Cabillas Iroko Cups for my MS1is 

 

 

Best Tweak:

- Iroko cups for my MS1is

 

 

Best Thread(s):

- What are you listening to right now (http://www.head-fi.org/t/253245/what-are-you-listening-to-right-now-new-thread-new-rules-please-read-them#post_3187952)

- The best female vocals (http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers#post_7055820)

 

I've discovered so much new music from the above two threads - and I'm pretty sure my music purchases this year have eclipsed my gear purchases.  The best thing about Head-Fi is that it has introduced me to so many new artists.

 

 

New category suggestion SilentOne?

Best New Music Discovery:

 - Joe Bonamassa

 - Beth Hart

post #57 of 139

Best Buy:

HifiMan HE-500

Violectric V200

Yulong D100

 

 

Best Value:

DIY PPAv2

Fostex T50RP

post #58 of 139
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Best Buy:

- Anedio D1 DAC

- Headamp GS-1 Amp

 

 

Best Value:

- Headamp GS-1 Amp (from classifieds)

 

 

Best Tweak:

- Bogdan Silver Spirit IC (classifieds)

- jkeny MK3

 

 

Best Thread: 

- bicycle-fi


Excellent! Love your "Best Thread" entry by the way... biggrin.gif

 

post #59 of 139
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Best Buy:

- HD600

- Audio-gd NFB-12

- PortaTube

 

 

Best Value:

- Cabillas Iroko Cups for my MS1is 

 

 

Best Tweak:

- Iroko cups for my MS1is

 

 

Best Thread(s):

- What are you listening to right now (http://www.head-fi.org/t/253245/what-are-you-listening-to-right-now-new-thread-new-rules-please-read-them#post_3187952)

- The best female vocals (http://www.head-fi.org/t/522812/the-best-female-vocals-your-favorite-female-singers#post_7055820)

 

I've discovered so much new music from the above two threads - and I'm pretty sure my music purchases this year have eclipsed my gear purchases.  The best thing about Head-Fi is that it has introduced me to so many new artists.

 

 

New category suggestion SilentOne?

Best New Music Discovery:

 - Joe Bonamassa

 - Beth Hart



Absolutely brilliant, Brooko! Just added: Best New Music Discovery

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post #60 of 139

Best value:

Marantz SR6005 ($350 open box at Best Buy)

Pioneer SP-FS51 5.0 ($285) (new, see the stereophile review on the SP-BS41 from same line of speakers)

 

Best Head-Fi thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571326/meet-typical-headfier-andy

 

Best music thread:

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=257585

^the all time list from same author last year was even better

 

Best audio purchase experience:

Amoeba Music in Hollywood  

^"world's largest independent music store"

Here is front room, there is another large back room for more music and an upstairs with films:

original_amoeba-music-hollywood-los-angeles.jpg


Edited by Philimon - 11/10/11 at 10:39pm
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