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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Space is Deep, so say Hawkwind...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Both my Rotel integrated amp and entry level Yamaha CD player have frontside USB ports for flash drives. External PC drives don't work, but the Rotel came with a bluetooth dongle I use with an Amazon Echo. Neither device supports FLAC files, but I believe the newer Rotel devices will.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Not at all. The selected source will see a constant load no matter where the wiper is positioned. It's the input of the next device that experiences a varying resistance.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    If SYS is used as a "destination selector" with the pot set at minimum, the source device outputs will be shorted to ground. Set the SYS pot to max and use an upstream device to control volume. Or use two downstream devices.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    For a long time, I've referred to such vehicles as SLVs for Sports Luxury Vehicles. The original Carryall, predecessor to the Suburban, was designed to haul five or six sweaty construction workers and their gear to and from job sites. Who's willing to try that with their Maserati or even a...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    That must be what Jason called the "muffin tin". I saw them and imagined this:
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    @bcowen has taken all the cardboard talk threats quite well. I think he deserves an upgrade to some kind of tropical hardwood.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Iron holders for both. My power panel is mounted in a Formica-clad plywood box. That's one step up from cardboard, isn't it?
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    All good advice. Always power down... I've got a power panel salvaged from an assembly at work with four or five duplex outlets. The outlet for my two soldering stations has a one-hour lighting timer as power-down backup. I rarely turn it past 30 minutes, but might do that multiple times per...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    That's a great one. Here's another you might enjoy: Anyone who appreciates jazz should check out KKFI.org weekdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Central. Each day is a different programmer and focus. Four of the programmers are performers themselves and all are highly knowledgable. You'll hear...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    All three appear on the album S. M. V. THUNDER. It's one of my equipment demo discs.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I thought The Hu was interesting. I'll have to listen to more when my wife isn't around. If you like GoGo Penguin, give Mammal Hands a try:
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    I can't argue that they held up well. I definitely got my money's worth - about a penny and a half per hour. For now, though, I'm not considering collapsible frames. The snag hazard isn't anything that could get me injured. A dual entry cable is more likely to catch on a unit or circuit...
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