Recent content by alanz
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    I received my replacement ER4P today. It arrived in a small box, appears to be new, just the cable, drivers and new grey Tri-tips. Sounds very nice hooked up to my SuperMacro IV. Total cost: $9 to ship to Etymotic, $130 (repair/replace), $9 shipping back to me. Pricier than my original...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    Yes, I have my original accessories. All I was saying was that it's not quite the same as getting a new pair at half price, as was suggested earlier. I also don't know if the replacement pair will be from new stock or refurbished. I am guessing the former, I don't know if it's practical to do...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    The warranty (or lack of one) on the replaced item surprised me a bit too.  She said that the warranty was for two years from the date of original purchase.  I hope the replacement (that they still consider an out of warranty repair) works properly, but even if it doesn't I don't expect any...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    A fair deal.  Likely no accessories, and definitely no warranty (I asked about it).  I'll report back about whatever arrives.
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    iPod Nano - does it need an amp?

    I am delighted with size and sound of an iPod nano combined with a Xin SuperMicro. I'm currently using an 8gb 2G unit, but the photo below is of my older first generation unit. Using the line-out is a significant improvement, even using the inexpensive SIK Din connector.
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    Xin Supermicro IV: how is it attached to the case?

    It's not attached, it's a snug fit with ports, the switch and volume wheel nestled in their respective openings.
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    Those who waiting Xin amp, post and get your date of arrival !

    Quote: Originally Posted by procreate What's does "ER-4P -> ER4P-24" mean? The ER4P-24 is a short accessory cable from Etymotic that adds 75 ohms of resistance. This essentially transforms an ER4P into an ER4S (resistance being the significant different between the two versions)...
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    A thread for the supermicro 4...??

    I've had a supermicro III for a year, with absolutely no problems with the case (I use a clear poly band around it), nor with the battery contacts. For anyone who wants some cheap insurance regarding the case... Xin sells extra cases for a massive $9.99 each... get a few and you're set for...
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    Calling all Xin amp users!

    I made this photo of my first nano with a SuperMicro III last year. It should give you a good sense of size. Super portable system. I've since removed the firewire cable from the SIK Din shown, so there's only one wire. I've since moved to a Gen 2 nano, and will likely get a SuperMicro IV...
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    ipod nano case with magnet

    I've never used a case with a magnet. I'm not concerned for damaging the electronics, but I have had small magnets corrupt the magnetic strips on the back of my credit cards that were stored in the same clothing pocket. So if you do use a case with a magnet, keep the case away from your...
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    Those who waiting Xin amp, post and get your date of arrival !

    I got an email today saying that something shipped to me from Xin. This should be a second generation SM-IV board that's being upgraded to the latest and greatest. As always, I await the package... and know I'll have a smile on my face at the end of that day. Auditioning/comparing his amps...
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    Xin SuperMicro IV impressions

    It appears that all of the SuperMicros (III and IV) have the machining marks on the case below the volume control. I do not believe it is poor machining, but by design. Of course, if anal enough, one could polish it out < s >
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    New Totally Custom IEM's

    Marilyn Nadia has made several in-ear monitors for me and my motorcycle passengers. The most recent pair she made for me has a short cord for easy use with my AutoCom motorcycle intercom (attaches near the helmet).
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    New Jersey Meet Sunday February 26th

    I'm not sure of my schedule yet, but if possible, I'd like to attend.
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    Xin order status???

    Xin's site is back up, moved to a new host. Evidently Xin was busy filling orders while the site was down, and it looks like he's catching up with the backorders.