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    "Budget" DAC with Volume Control?

      Damn you're thorough.  Thanks for all the research and corrections.       I have no clue What you just said.     Yup, supposed to be brand new, box sealed.  Thanks!  I've been staring at my $4k worth of speakers that are sitting silent and sad next to the TV.  Can't wait 'till it...
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    "Budget" DAC with Volume Control?

    while true to some extent, i do believe it's a measure of the professionalism of a company, which often does reflect on certain aspects of the product.  but just fyi, i do believe i have spoken to mr. poon on the phone a decade ago regarding his amp that i owned at the time.  i remember he was...
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    "Budget" DAC with Volume Control?

    I used to have some monarchy monoblocks, which were excellent.  sadly, I just googled for a while based on your suggestion and couldn't find any substantial stats on that unit.  on the manufacturer's own site there are no pictures of the back where the connections are.  no stats on the bit and...
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    "Budget" DAC with Volume Control?

    well, ....that's the whole problem and why I am asking here.... I was hoping people could cut down on research time and tell me which ones are under $500 and are good, and have volume control.  I have already googled for hours.  these things just aren't in manufacturers' advertisements, as I...
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    "Budget" DAC with Volume Control?

    thanks.... i like that it's apogee that manufactures the sabre chip (i think).  i'm very familiar with apogee since they've been doing pro audio since forever.  i took a quick look at the Audio Gd website and well.......... i think i'd hold off for a different brand   do you know of other...
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    "Budget" DAC with Volume Control?

    Hi,   I think this is my first thread in many many many years.... but I've always remembered you guys to be super knowledgeable about such things so now that I have this situation, I know where to come!   So, I just bought my first TV, I think in nearly 15 years, about the time I stopped...
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    Need help with picking out new car.

    all these cars would probably be "money pits".  sorry.  that's why in general you want to lease luxury vehicles, especially european ones.  if you want to buy a luxury car, i'd stick with japanese or american versions which are in general cheaper and easier to maintain.  but buying a luxury car...
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    The Cadillac of connectors? Huge plugs!

    switchcraft / neutrik plugs are pro connectors. they're big because they get pulled, yanked, and stepped on. pretty much 99% of pro cables use plugs from either brand. if you want something bulletproof, they're awesome. if you want something to make your home audio system look blingy, they are...
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    Around 50$ portable sport headphones (neckband prefered)

    welp, i ended up ordering the pmx200's. the ones i got sounded like the drivers were blown, or couldn't handle the power it was being fed, when the bass eq was turned up on my ipod. so, i'm gonna return them. but otherwise, they were comfortable enough, and didn't move at all, even running hard...
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    Around 50$ portable sport headphones (neckband prefered)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Rednamalas1 X3 on the iGrados I tried them for a while and they sound suprisingly wonderful - better than PX100s I thought i'm sure they sound fine. but the next most important thing is how comfortable are they after running 10mi+ with those...
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    Around 50$ portable sport headphones (neckband prefered)

    Quote: Originally Posted by DKaz X2 on the iGrado's. These are definitely your best choice. $49.99 Grado iGrado i was just about to ask for sport heaphone recommendations as well! well, i'm highly interested in this grado model, but it looks a little bulky. anyone try running...
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    Etymotic 4s vs. 4p?

    heh he... well, i didn't pay much attention to those threads, cause of course i never owned any till now.... but i do know that the most important thing is to get a good seal... and i cannot see how i could possibly get a better seal than what i did. i suppose i can wet the tips a bit before...
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    88 awd camry or 92 acura legend

    Quote: Originally Posted by Ooztuncer hoho, you guys are good and funny! [RANT starts] Last 10 years I have been driving mostly JUNK cars - except my 2 beetles from 74. It was a blast to drive them and I terrorized the roads for 3 years when I was young. As a latecomer...
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