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Mike:

 

I assume the current Emo sale includes the standard return policy -- all of their other sales have.  If not, I won't be buying... I consider it critically important to have a free, or at least low-cost, trial period for all of this gear, since I hate selling stuff...

 

Gary

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I recall commenting elsewhere that this product looks great except for the fixed 4V rms analog line out.  Why so high?  (Why not 2V rms?)

 

This alone would make it incompatible with a lot of speaker amps.  We're bouncing along near 7:00 o'clock on the volume control, as it is.  Hopefully, that's just a type in those specs.

 

Mike

My guess the reason it's so high is because it's tapped off the balanced line without some kind of attenuation, and of course "louder always sounds better" type of benefit on the backend when reviews start rolling in. As far as I know, they are putting out an option with mini-xlr outs.

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I don't think so - check with the guys in the vintage thread, but Gary in MD settled on using an Odyssey Cyclops (110W into 8 Ohms) with his directly-connected LCD-3. It's a monster, but it's not old.

cyclops2.jpg 

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Is there any particular reason why you posted a picture of my ex-wife on Head Fi?

She must have a twin, because i was thinking the same thing... :tongue:

 

As a side note, about my speaker rig earlier. In regards to bass, I think Im really only missing the lowest octave a bit, but not much. Playing Arcade Fire's "We Exist" from their newest album, shook the walls pretty good just now! EDM is great too, but doesn't pump out that chest cavity pumping bass like a sub does.

 

Went outside and you can definitely notice the bass outside. God bless fullrange speakers! :biggrin:

 

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Brunk!

Thanks for that post! New music for me - I really like that song!

I bought the MP3 after listening to samples of the whole album, which probably didn't do it justice, but... I'm very much enjoying this - I love the way it ends...

Thanks!

Mike
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Brunk!

Thanks for that post! New music for me - I really like that song!

I bought the MP3 after listening to samples of the whole album, which probably didn't do it justice, but... I'm very much enjoying this - I love the way it ends...

Thanks!

Mike

You bet Mike! It has turned out to be a great album, in case you haven't picked up on the hints throughout the day, I have been listening to my speakers ALL DAY :L3000:

 

Going for round #2 (or 3?) with a nice cup of Turkish coffee!

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Back at you!

A huge shift in genres, but this is great on a good system - my favorite arrangement of this song...

http://youtu.be/wKjdJtffRmI

Mike
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Back at you!

A huge shift in genres, but this is great on a good system - my favorite arrangement of this song...

http://youtu.be/wKjdJtffRmI

Mike

Thanks Mike! I enjoyed that. While on the swing, have you ever heard of electroswing? Expand the horizons! :basshead:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pegIwVViIME

 

whoops had to edit the link

 

and another

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olUOLykJ21I


Edited by brunk - 11/1/13 at 9:03pm
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Well, I hate to admit it, but I kind of dig it!

 

I've always been fascinated with the juxtaposition of classic and modern forms.  Classical music performed on modern instruments (ala Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen) or modern music performed on classical instruments (eg Apocalyptica).

 

Along that vein, this gal has stolen my heart:

 

Lindsey Stirling

 

This is a fun one:

Shadows - Lindsey Stirling (Original Song)

 

Her pairing with Peter Hollens is something special:

 


Edited by potterma - 11/1/13 at 9:51pm
post #1285 of 2631
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Well, I hate to admit it, but I kind of dig it!

Yeah it's different lol, but it just has that 'get up and dance' beat to it don't it? :tongue_smile:

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Good morning!

 

Well, the electro-swing was entertaining - for one pass, at least - there's no accounting for my tastes, of course.  :D

 

But I do like Lindsey Stirling - this dubstep piece is my favorite, when using speaker amps for headphones.   :p

 

 

Mike

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Ron used wire like the second one you listed, the 4core with a different color for each strand (definitely helps me tell the pairs apart).  I can't tell you the gauge since it's insulated and none of the ends are open, so I can't tell how much of the wire is copper and how much is insulation -- but it is very thin, so likely 24.  I also assume the jacks are soldered on, but they are shrink wrapped, so I can't say that with 100% certainty.   They are a space/banana combo, with the wire attached to the spade, then the spade attaches to the banana.  Works great.  

 

I have wondered about the strength, but not that much, since I don't have kids.  I can tell you that I did A LOT of connecting and disconnecting and connecting and disconnecting and connecting and disconnecting (I think you get the idea) during the comparison test, and the wires are still intact.  So I assume that as long as you or your kids don't use it as a jump rope you should be okay.  But if it breaks at the end, you just have to reattach the jack, if it breaks in the middle you might have to replace the wire... or just use the longest remaining piece... :biggrin: 

 

Having long wires is a hazard anyway... you inevitably end up all wrapped up in them, with your legs all tangled... no, wait, I was thinking of dogs, not people... you would never get all tangled, right Henrik?  Right?  :blink:

 

Ready for soldering now. Trying to not get too tangled up in long wires :)

 

What do I do with the braided shielding of my acquired 4-wire stereo microphone cable, on either end of amp to headphone adapter being made?

 

On the amp end it could be attached to the chassis somehow. On the headphone end, there seems to be an option for attaching it to a shell pin besides the regular 4 pin connectors in the NC-FXX Nuetrik XLR connector. Please advice. Thanks.

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Looking forward to joining this discussion with some reports on the LCD3/Cyclops. Seems the amp is finished and should be here in about a week.

 

Then three weeks of burn in :-)

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Yay! :-)
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Looking forward to joining this discussion with some reports on the LCD3/Cyclops. Seems the amp is finished and should be here in about a week.

 

Then three weeks of burn in :-)

Welcome to one of the best clubs for headphones in general.

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