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    Why use a streamer and not an old PC?

    Audio from my PC often has hiccups and glitches no matter how I tried to eliminate it. My streamer perhaps doesn't improve the sound, but at least guarantees stability because of the custom board and OS. An old PC may be repurposed to do the same, but it takes a lot of tinkering with no promise...
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    Sending hi-res audio over the internet

    Do checksum. Matched hash -> identical.
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    The Stax Thread III

    Sorry for my terrible wordings. What I was trying to say is, I didn't have the chance to try better amp, what I have is already the best I've ever heard. The consensus of the stax community is that it can be even better with a more powerful amp. So I'm very interested to "upgrade" in the future.
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    The Stax Thread III

    I asked a similar question before, and a kind member gave the following reply, I found it very insightful: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-stax-thread-iii.677809/post-15188085 I am using a 353x with my 009bk I don't particularly feel the lack of power, even in the loudest passage in...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Thank you for the informative post! Now I'm more confident with the purchase. I don't listen at loud volume, perhaps even quieter than average, it seems the 353X will suffice. I don't pursue "real life" experience from headphones because it's impossible. In a concert hall, loud passages can...
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    The Stax Thread III

    Sorry, not a fan of used gear:beerchug:
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

    You are right. The stock cables are all thin copper but they don't sound particularly bassy. It must be the wire I used, which I forgot what it was lol I have little to none experience with cables anyway so experimenting with some silver should be fun:beyersmile: Using 22 awg would cost around...
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

    Those are 22 awg right? I think I might use those but only in 4 braid. I'm planning a 1.5 m long cable and 8 braid is a bit costly to me:triportsad:Easily >500 pounds just in wire! Braiding wouldn't be a problem to me but individual sleeving for all those may make the cable too thick for...
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

    Thank you! Now when I think about it I want to do sleeving as well so 8 braid could be too difficult for me. Plus 40 feet of pure silver is a bit expensive. lol I guess 4 wires would be a wiser choice. For the plug, I'm thinking about Eidolic universal as they will certainly fit. Do I connect...
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    DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread

    Hi all! I'm planning to make a cable for my T1 2nd gen, 4 or 8 wires braid and terminating with a 1/4". Is "hook up wire" what I should be looking for? Not very certain of the terminology. Also should I choose stranded or solid wire? I'm thinking 24 awg pure silver from neotech or silver/gold...
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    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Just now, it took me 4 unplug and plug in attempts, for my computer to recognize the DAC. This is the issue I (and quite a few fellow owners) am facing. Please don't get me wrong, I am not making a complaint about this DAC.  I am just looking for a fix to this known problem, not trying to...
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    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

    A small tip: Just did a small experiment by cutting the Vcc pin (5V power wire) of a USB cable. the V850 does NOT work without USB power.   Or should I say the Xmos USB module is only powered by the 5V bus. This is a bit disappointing. Although I am not claiming a dirty USB power will...
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    Cowon Plenue D

    I think the novere case I have looks great as well! It has much thicker leather so the resistance to impacts must be much higher. The thing is it's too thick and tough, reaching the side buttons and edge of screen is not perfectly convenient. And I almost never drop stuff.  But on the bright...
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    Cowon Plenue D

    I think these leather cases are all made by hand so some little flaw is to be expected. They look great! Should have got one of these instead.
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    Cowon Plenue D

    Finally received my leather case. Beautiful packaging.  Nice premium feeling leather, perfect for my D.  Magnet on the flip, all the openings fit.      
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