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    Replacing HD-650's with IEM's for travelling

    Hi,   I currently own a pair of HD-650's and Shure SE215's. My main source will be a MacBook Pro with a Dragonfly 1.2 DAC.   I'm due to go traveling doing the digital nomad lifestyle, everything I own in a 40lt carry on. The HD-650's are to big to take unfortunately and being open back are...
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    EU Power Supply for Schiit Magni ?

    Fantastic it works for you. Not got any further diagnosing my issue, hopefully can rule out the stepdown transformer if works ok for you. It's possible I may just of got a bad Magni.   Jason did respond to a PM on here and said he'd get Alex to send out a new unit so hopefully all is well...
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    Best MPD Setup

    http://www.squeezeplug.eu/ Comes with MPD support, it should be pretty much work out the box and save you configuring your own distro.   Do you own a pogo plug already? If not I'd probably go for a rasberry pi + cheap ebay case.
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    EU Power Supply for Schiit Magni ?

    Hi Jason,   I sent a email to support just before my post on here. Not heard back yet but just seen your reply on here. I am using the supplied power adapter with a stepdown adapter. Is the internal fuse something I can check myself?
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    EU Power Supply for Schiit Magni ?

    Picked my Modi/Magni up today after paying the customs charges. I've ordered http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000NJ26X2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 just waiting for it to turn up now and hopefully it works.   Looking on ebay looks like HP printer power supplies may...
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    Zero Dac 24 bit/192khz

    Available is one of the original Zero dacs, no usb. A full review can be seen at http://www.head-fi.org/t/269458/review-zero-24-bit-192khz-dac-headphone-amp-pre-amp   It contains the LT1364 and LT1469 opamps. I think I've got the originals somewhere if required. There is a very small hum...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Well picked up the Zero from work. Them blue LED's on the front are bright!!!! It's also a fair bit heavier than I was expecting. It has certainly stopped the noise from my Livewire IEM's when listening back via Computer -> Optical -> Zero. With the Livewires it sounds OK to me (keep in...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    My Zero was delivered yesterday to work looking at the tracking info. Didn't have chance to pop in yesterday to pick it up so am going in later on. Also received some Sennheiser HD650's off ebay today with a Cardas cable upgrade to go with the Zero. I've also orderd some samples from...
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    ZeroDAC + linux

    I am not sure with the soundcard. If you play audio cd's through your computer these are passed straight though the digital out into the dac, your computer does nothing to them. If you look at the alsa docs it has some links to some dts files to test pass through. I'm only using a logitech...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by ironman64 Nice job! I ordered on the 6th & reasoned mine would ship with the next batch--which it may still. I just wish I would've received my shipping number by now so this twiddling of my thumbs would go away (c'est la vie). Did you order from...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    WooHoo, Just got my shipping number, it's on the way. I've got lost in this thread with all the talk of swapping opamps etc. Can someone explain how you swap these? Do you have to de-solder them and replace with a new one or do these simply just slot into a socket? I will probably...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Mushroom_2 I ordered one from him on 3rd Dec and received it on 30th. Pretty good I thought considering Xmas. No UK tax to pay either. Sorry I'm not into taking it apart. It sounds very good to me as is. I use HD650's with it and as a DAC for my Squeezebox...
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    Livewires - California Dreamin'

    Quote: Originally Posted by janruzinsky Hi Kosmic. Have you recieved the LW without paying duty fees or something as I see you live in N. Ireland. I live in Ireland and I am a bit afraid of it. Well Northern Ireland is in the UK. Not that I'd delibertly cheat HM Customs and...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas_D I'm looking for a new DAC /AMP for my pc based audio system, and I have just dicovered Zero. First time I have looked at iBasso D1, but now Zeroo is atractive too. How do you think about comparation Zero - iBasso D1 ? (DAC and Amp quality) I...
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    Livewires - California Dreamin'

    Quote: Originally Posted by filipelli just wanted to show off my new purchase....not the livewires, but the case... ! Nice little case, suits the livewires perfectly with the individual compartments.
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