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Printing the X3 stand using Cura and Ultimaker 2

Overall Dimensions: X=60mm Y=179mm Z=159.5mm
   Filament Length: 19.41 meters
        Print Time: 22H 53M (wow!)
            Layers: 1593

Like all Lightwave objects X3 Desk Stand is mirrored in the Z coordinate. Rotated -90 deg in X. This is very easy to correct in Cura. I tried other 3D printing software packages and Cura wins by 100,000,000%. That is to say, the other ones were crap.

 

I have to admit I would not want to wait ~23 hours to print this thing. (that's an understatement) I could make one out of surplus packing material in about 2 hours at a total cost of $0.00
At a cost of $2599.00 the Ultimaker 2 would only make sense for prototyping objects that would otherwise be cast in gold. A friend of mine would EDM this stand from aluminum for about $500. Of course if I needed prototypes made every week 3D printing might win out.
I'll stick with cardboard!

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Just received my X3.  Can't wait to give it a try, but have to charge it first.  I'm lucky, in that my tablet charger works for the X3 too.  So excited.  I had a listening test a week ago, but I'm dying to give mine a try.  Have to charge it first.  It won't even let me select language settings before it shuts off, so I have to assume the battery is dead.  Takes a few hours, and I don't know if I can wait that long!:eek::L3000:

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Originally Posted by ZMan2k2 View Post
 

Just received my X3.  Can't wait to give it a try, but have to charge it first.  I'm lucky, in that my tablet charger works for the X3 too.  So excited.  I had a listening test a week ago, but I'm dying to give mine a try.  Have to charge it first.  It won't even let me select language settings before it shuts off, so I have to assume the battery is dead.  Takes a few hours, and I don't know if I can wait that long!:eek::L3000:

Check the hold switch and turn it off if it is on because that might be causing the behaviour that you are seeing. Then you might get to play with your new toy a bit sooner.

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Originally Posted by ZMan2k2 View Post

Just received my X3.  Can't wait to give it a try, but have to charge it first.  I'm lucky, in that my tablet charger works for the X3 too.  So excited.  I had a listening test a week ago, but I'm dying to give mine a try.  Have to charge it first.  It won't even let me select language settings before it shuts off, so I have to assume the battery is dead.  Takes a few hours, and I don't know if I can wait that long!eek.gifL3000.gif
Hahahaha .... It seems to be the hold switch joke from fiio
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Lol. Same thing happened to me. 20 mins to figure that out... Felt so stupid
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Me too, I thought the unit was defective until I remember the HOLD button jejeje 

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I got lucky. Mine I noticed that pulling it out of kf the box.
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Coming from an iPod Classic, I've never seen the HOLD button on FiiO products as an enemy... I think it's quite useful, I should say.

 

I find it funny to see how many users are deceived by this stealthy and sadistic little switch. :tongue: 

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Sure that button is great, but maybe turned off by default is a good idea, I took 15 seconds to realize that, but the initial shock of thinking the unit was defective... it is not  a good gift   :D 

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Lol... I didn't realize it was there. I thought I was sending it back as well. I decided to take the cover off and voila!!!
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The X3 users manual goes best with Moo goo gai pan. A lot of newbies try to read the manual while eating pizza or green corn tamales, which is foolish, and probably contributes to a lot of the misunderstanding of correct X3 procedure. X3 comes with the manual in many languages loaded on the internal drive. Just move them to your computer to read them. It's fun to read the Cantonese manual with your noodles, and then the manual in your primary language with the rest of your dinner. And EAT YOUR MUSHROOMS!

RTM

READ THE MANUAL

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So, it's charged, the hold button is switched off, the firmware is updated, and the music is loaded.

It's great!  It drives my JVC SZ-1000 headphones to great levels, with the bass just pumping out, better than what I had with an iPod classic and the E17.  These are hard to drive properly, and you won't get the benefit of the serious bass output without an amp, and the amp in the X3 is fantastic.  So is the bass boost.  I've tried quite a few files, and it plays my 96/24 FLAC files just as well as my 44.1/16 FLAC files.  I love it, the sound, the size, the weight, the look, the................. well, you get the idea.  I'm just so pleased.

Thank you James, for making just such a wonderful product.  And always improving it with continuous firmware updates, just makes it better.  

Signed,

A very happy customer.L3000.gif
Edited by ZMan2k2 - 8/5/14 at 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by MicroEuphoneum View Post
 

The X3 users manual goes best with Moo goo gai pan. A lot of newbies try to read the manual while eating pizza or green corn tamales, which is foolish, and probably contributes to a lot of the misunderstanding of correct X3 procedure. X3 comes with the manual in many languages loaded on the internal drive. Just move them to your computer to read them. It's fun to read the Cantonese manual with your noodles, and then the manual in your primary language with the rest of your dinner. And EAT YOUR MUSHROOMS!

RTM

READ THE MANUAL

 

Green corn tamales?  Or green corn tamales?  Green corn tamales do not sound good :eek:

post #12014 of 13249

Tamales made ​​with green corn :wink_face: :D

 

Cheers

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No es masa verde, es chile verde!

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