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    Tube amp background hum normal?

    Quote: Originally Posted by takezo what kind of hum is it? low 60hz or higher 120hz? the lower hum may be caused by AC heater current to the tube... insufficient twists or if leads to the heater are not wired correctly. higher 120hz hum may be insufficient ripple filtering by the...
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    Ottawa Meet turned to mini meet

    Thanks for hosting the meet, Ken. It was great to meet some more local Ottawa head-fiers. I had a great time and enjoyed listening to a variety of Grados. I still love my Senns. Yeah, the scary looking cable is an Elco HPC-10SP. I bought the cables off audigon when Elco had no reserve price...
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    Ottawa Meet: Sunday, April 24, 2005

    Quote: Originally Posted by Zanth Hey folks...bad news. I have to be in court Monday and therefore I have to prepare the case this weekend. There is no way I can make the meet The next meet which I am guaranteed to be at will be the Headroom meet on July 3rd. That sucks. Are...
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    Ottawa, let's get together!

    I'm in. I haven't changed much in my rig since the last meet. I do have a few cd tweaks that some people may be interested in trying.
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    No kidding...This is the Ultimate Tweak!! The Audio Desk System

    Quote: Originally Posted by Todd R Which side is the bevel cut on? Lable side or data side? The bevel is cut on the data side.
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    No kidding...This is the Ultimate Tweak!! The Audio Desk System

    Wow! This is a very generous offer! Quote: Originally Posted by Wmcmanus Brandon sent a PM to me the other day asking some questions about his new Audio Desk, but this wasn't until after he made his purchase. Little did I know that my comments here at head-fi had influenced him! (I...
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    Power conditioner

    I use a PS Audio Ultimate Outlet as a pre-cleaner for my P300. I'd recommend the UO.
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    Post a picture of your Headphone Rig.

    Quote: Originally posted by darkclouds Brandon, that's one monster of a rack. Did you build that yourself? Very impressive! 100% DIY. Thanks for the compliment.
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    Post a picture of your Headphone Rig.

    Quote: Originally posted by Dan the audioman Brandon_Ottawa, Where did you get that stand for your amp? (The one with the vibration dampening spikes) Are they expensive? Do you hear an audible difference? Thanks. Dan I got the Decware ZSTAND from the classifieds on...
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    Post a picture of your Headphone Rig.

    Quote: Originally posted by Edwood Man, that rack makes your components look small. Heheh, after all that work, you owe it to yourself to stain those feet later. After a component upgrade or something. Or when you're bored. -Ed Yeah, it sure makes the SCD-1 look small...
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    Post a picture of your Headphone Rig.

    Quote: Originally posted by ayt999 Brandon_Ottawa: is having an ultimate outlet and a P300 on the same loop benificial? and where can I get some Enterprises Northwest Music Timbre (1M interconnect) for a decent price? I've been interested in them but they seem to be selling for insane...
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    Post a picture of your homemade audio rack thread...

    Thanks for the compliments! It takes a wood worker to understand the amount of time and effort that goes into making something. andrzejpw - nice rack! Ed - I'll try to find some of that varnish...but I do have to say that I tend to stay clear of varnishes and urathanes because they are...
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    Post a picture of your homemade audio rack thread...

    It took about 1 week during Christmas to make this heavy sucker. The stand is made out of solid walnut, solid mahogany, 1/4" marble, and 3/4" MDF shelves. The legs are each made up of 12 recessed mahogany panels....so I made a total of 48 recessed panels...I'm a pro with the router now! The...
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    Best replacement cable for HD650?

    I have that Cardas and the ZU...and the ZU sounded better right out of the box. I'm at 30 hours of continuous burn-in so far, and I'm very pleased. I'll let them burn for another couple days. BTW...I thought they fixed the ZU connector problem. I was upset that I had to wiggle the connectors in...
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