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    7th Gen (2009) iPod Classic 160 SQ

    Quote: Yes, sorry I know one does'nt exist . I was refering to a new cable/connection (maybe integrated w/ the DAC/amp) that would have to be engineered from the ground up by R & D at Wadia. (Yup, that woud cost us. As I mentioned, it might not be cost effective, so no-one has gone this...
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    S:flo2 impressions thread

    Quote: Yes, were did you get the impression that I don't realize lossless is like a zip. It's just that I'm happier using the highest attainable bit-rate within any codec. Flac Frontend (level 5 encoding) gave  me a higher kbps rate for the same music files flac encoded using the EAC flac...
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    S:flo2 impressions thread

    Quote: You guys are funny!!!  That you will listen to any "hiss" from IEMs or buds is extremely unblieveable to me. It's unacceptable for me to listen at anytime to euipment generated noise. The recordings I listen to all have at least some portions of silence (if only for a second or...
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    Hifiman 801 Appreciation thread

    What's that old saying about "blaming the messenger for the message". It's not the playback that's flawed, it's only playing back what's actually on the recording. The truth is most popular music recordings don't have a lot of upper frequency liquidity, most players are intentionally designed to...
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    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    Quote: Originally Posted by shigzeo Changing CD to DSD is probably not the best method if you want to retain the quality of the original: you will lose something in the conversion process - but maybe add sparkle where codecs engage each other incorrectly. If we are recording the...
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    iMOD vs. LOD

    Quote: Originally Posted by LeeMark The mod is made in the iPod but then you need a special iMod LOD that has capacitors which are now bypassed in the iPod. A regular LOD without these caps will NOT work on an iModded iPod. Take a look at the Red Wine Audio and ALO websites for more...
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    Review: ALO RX Amp (Quite Possibly the Perfect JH13 Amp)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Sherwood Do you have any firsthand experience that would run counter to my assertion? Admittedly, I've never heard the onkyo, but I have heard the Wadia a number of times in a number of different systems. It sounds awfully similar to a good CD transport, if...
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    Review: ALO RX Amp (Quite Possibly the Perfect JH13 Amp)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Sherwood They have produced a number of good DACs, sure, but the 170i is not a DAC. There are, hypothetically, ways to make one digital transport better than another, but the difference is extremely subtle at best. So, you're completely positive the...
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    Review: ALO RX Amp (Quite Possibly the Perfect JH13 Amp)

    Quote: Originally Posted by shigzeo it is the first, but there are others. the onkyo version also interfaces with a computer unlike the wadia. the onkyo also was a smaller footprint! While the Onkyo may have a bit more versatility, I would'nt be so quick to place it on the same...
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    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    In a posting quite a few pages back someone mentioned they were'nt having success at recording a full SACD & I'm not sure if anyone passed on this information so here goes. The Korg MR1 can only record so many minutes according to how much free HDD space is available at the time of the...
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    Can someone explain to me what a troll is & it's intended purpose?

    I guess I've always been curious about this from the time I started visiting forums. It appears some of us get pretty upset if they suspect one. My other question is why should someone even pay that much attention to something they consider nonsensical or ficticious ? To my knowledge the "Truth...
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    HiFiMAN HM-801 Portable Player / DAC Review: Part One of Two

    This probably is'nt as important to most posters over here but all of your comparisons to other portable rig set-ups leave out a significant specification. Imods or the Jriver setups won't playback Hi-Rez music files . I can appreciate the fact that these other setups may also play state of the...
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    Hifiman 801 Appreciation thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by swanlee Seriously What? What a useful & informative comment. We all now know what it was that you had issues with. This kind of reminds me of the way teenagers respond to things when they react to something offhandedly, rather than take a few seconds to...
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    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Reima Got my Korg MR-1 yesterday afternoon. OMG this thing is huge compared to my Sony NW-HD5. I guess that is the price I have to pay to get great portable sound quality. Didn't realised that stereo to mono adapters are needed to be able record from my SACD...
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    Korg MR-1: Can this be used as a portable player?

    Quote: Originally Posted by tedyun Has anyone using the CF-mod tried recording a DSD stream (I use DFF format) yet? I can make short recordings, but when I try to do an extended, eg., 1.5 h, then stop the recording, I get a "Drive Error." The resulting PROJ file cannot be loaded into...
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