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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Warning: that link is to power cords with NEMA 6-20 plug (240V), not for standard US 120V household outlets (NEMA 5-15). These are the thick 14AWG, 5-15 power cords I purchased from Monoprice: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5292 A great benefit is the variety of lengths from 1ft to...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    The clue: the label says "Chive". Google and a few clicks later... https://www.thechivery.com/search?type=product&q=pink floyd
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    The one-year Best Buy subscription begins once your purchase transaction goes through, and ends one year later. Whenever you actually use the activation code doesn't matter. Even if you never get around to using the activation code, the subscription still ends one year later. When I purchased...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    I didn't want to deal with a 2nd account, and there is no need to. This is what I did: I purchased a Best Buy $100/year Tidal HiFi subscription, but discovered that I couldn't apply it to my active Tidal account. The Best Buy subscription must be used with a new or inactive Tidal account. I...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    The one-year subscription begins immediately, once your purchase is complete and activation code is sent to you. Don't buy the subscription until you're ready to use it.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    iOS is ugly? Pi is on another level of ugly. The only possibility I see for Schiit is a HAT card, perhaps a Unison transmitter. Making, selling and supporting Pi boxes is not a good business for Schiit to get into.
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    To get the $100 price, you need to be signed in (or create a new account) at bestbuy.com.
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    The Qudelix-5K thread

    In this thread, people were most excited over the LED brightness control. :o2smile:
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    What do you want to change in the programming? You can also use a 3rd party programmable remote. Probably more common than you might think. Multiple DACs are needed for full active speaker systems that use digital crossovers feeding separate DAC and amp for each speaker driver. For some...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    It's normally $120/year, but discounted to $100/year if you sign in or create a bestbuy.com account. You can only use the one-year subscription with a new or inactive Tidal account. If you want to use your currently active account, cancel it and when it becomes inactive you can apply the...
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    Similar headphones to K1000, Mysphere, Float QA, STH40

    I've heard completely the opposite. Some reviewers say it is the best headphone they have ever experienced. A couple of examples: https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/review-raal-requisite-sr1a-earfield-headphone-monitor-r902/...
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    Raal Ribbon Headphones - SRH1A

    Silly only because the HSA-1b is what it should have been originally. If a minor change allows the amp to also work with conventional headphones, then the HSA-1a was needlessly restrictive in its usefulness. The HSA-1b makes it much more attractive to potential buyers.
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    4.4mm balanced cable to 3.5mm stereo adapter(s) only left channel works, why?

    The description says "4.4mm Balanced Female to 3.5mm Balanced Male with OCC wire". However, the photo doesn't match the description. The photo shows a single-ended 3.5mm plug (2 black rings). Balanced 3.5mm is rare and I think the description is probably wrong. If that was the case, the adapter...
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    The Qudelix-5K thread

    I suspect that the firmware is bundled with the app and the firmware doesn't get updated until the app does. Android app is currently at version 1.2.2, last updated June 28. iOS app was updated yesterday to 1.3.0, had been 1.2.0 for 3 weeks.
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    4.4mm balanced cable to 3.5mm stereo adapter(s) only left channel works, why?

    Can you provide links to the adapters you purchased?
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