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    Please suggest headphones and amps for review...

    Hi There headphone fanatics. I am in the process of compiling a list of headphones and headphone amplifiers (with USB a must) to review for I greatly enjoy headphone listening and I am currently on a year to two year assignment teaching in China and I felt this was the best...
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    Sony MDRV500 Headphones question

    I recently purchased a sandisc MP3 player which has been quite good. It came with the usual terirble headphones but gave me the chance to try the Shure E2 like in ear headphones. Anyway, I went and paid $40.00 which I set as my budget for an upgraded Panasonic set but they were no better...
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    Tube amps in Vancouver

    Quote: Originally Posted by tilt Thanks! I just wish thier site showed actual inventory, not just manufacture links. Soundhunds IMO is the best dealer I've been to - certainly better than the main ones in Vancouver. As for what they carry - well it helps to know what you're...
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    Tube amps in Vancouver

    Your best bet is Soundhounds in Victoria -- They also carry a number of products not listend on their site and pretty big used section. They're two main tube lines are Antque Sound Labs for budget minded audiophiles and who want higher power Push Pull -- Audio...
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    Need portable headphone amp with DAC for HD 600.

    The stereophile review says they work better with high impedence headphones (which the HD 600s are) and the Head room site advertises the bithead and one picture has the Senns on top -- LOL guess I should have looked at their advert before posting that part here. Still some may have direct...
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    Need portable headphone amp with DAC for HD 600.

    Hi. I have posted this on AA but this forum makes more sense. I am going to be living in Korea for a year and I am going to be buying a big external hard drive and loading all my cds on it in WMA lossless. I have a laptop that has three USB ports. Anyway money is going to be relativley tight...
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    Monster Cable Power Filter PC1000 for $60.00

    philodox I'm in the same boat as you...I went to Futureshop and the HTS 1000 is $249.00. Frankly, I am not interested in the surge protector portion because all of that is a big pile of snake-oil...home owners insurance will cover lightning strikes though you'll be out the $500.00...
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    Sugden Headmaster with HD600???

    Unfortunately I'm limited to tubes sold at this site. If I roder from the US I get killed on shipping and Duty. Right now I have the Stock Tesla, EI Yugo and a Russian Sovtek LPS. I'm also still running the Stock Russian Sovtek EL84s.
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    Sugden Headmaster with HD600???

    What are your thoughts? I'm considering making a two-fold upgrade here. The Sugden is considered an excellent preamp and I would use it to upgrade the pream section of my Arcam Delta 290 integrated(the weak part of the Arcam is the pre amp section). I currently have the MG head DT. What would...
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    Opening Shots: SACD vs. Vinyl

    Sounds like you need a new needle. Mayb a better cartridge. SACD still sounds like digital. It's more the revamped recordings than anything about the technology IMO. SACD's biggest advantage and IMO the ONLY advantage is the utilization of multi channel high resolution sound. Yet I see...
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    Sugden owners- bought a used A48B

    I was initially looking for a power amp and then connect my MG head DT up as a preamp. But when I was in getting a new Shure M97xE cart I stumbled upon a used Sugden A48B. Since it's the model that also includes a phono stage, and I like the tubeish sound I fell for it. ompared it directly...
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    Reccommendations for a good, cheap phono cartidge?

    I upgraded my Goldring Elektra that came with My NAD 533(a Rega 2) to a Shure M97xE. around $90.00US The best bit is that it is IDENTICAL to the V15VxMR except for the stylus. So you can buy the V15VxMR Stylus down the road as an upgrade...
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    OTL/Trans switch on the ASL MG Head OTL

    Hey don't stand for that. If the thing doesn't balance right and the faceplate is incorrect then maybe the inside has problems. I have the non OTL version and it it is dead quiet and very solidly built. You have to realise that this amp is ASL's biggest seller contantly on backorder and...
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    MG Head OTL arrived today

    Glad to hear you like it. I've had my MG Head DT for a year and it sounds does improve over time. I'm still on the stock Russian Sovtek power tubes. I live in Canada and buying in the US makes it difficult because the broker fees/shipping and minimum orders some of these...
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    Radioshack "Little Rat"

    I have one, it's a good little unit, quite solid. Unfortunately the 20 year old Dual Turntable died. Actually I killed it. The RCA jacks were corroded and I cut them off, and put new ones on...No Sound. I've done something wrong. I need a new turntable anyway.