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    I'm looking for classical guitar albums

    Quote: Originally Posted by West726 For me, you nailed it. Thanks! I would never have found this without your help. No problem. I tend to enjoy William's newer recordings. Some of his older recordings are very flat and not very musical. Don't know if it was his playing (probably...
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    I'm looking for classical guitar albums

    If you want punchy start with Williams' The Black Decameron, Williams and Cain's The Mantis and the Moon, and the Assad's Jardim Abandonado. Very good recordings all; the first has a fine recording of Brower's Concerto de Toronto as well as staple solo pieces such as El Decameron Negro. The...
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    Need help on buying acoustic guitar

    Spend no more than $200, and a lot less if you can get away with it. A Fender Squire or something like that would fit the bill nicely. Don't buy a guitar with a pickup in it; no use until you know that you are going to stick with it. Anything that frets nice will be a good guitar for a beginner...
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    New Project: A SET Transformer-coupled 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

    I'm having difficulty finding information on how to design a choke-loaded driver stage. I assume that at the operating point the DC conditions will be set by the resistance in the choke and the current pulled by the stage. Is there any way to do this with LED biasing of the input valve? Also...
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    I'm looking for classical guitar albums

    Where to start.... Manuel Barrueco: Mozart and Sor (probably my favorite guitar recording), J.S. Bach Sonatas, "Plays De Falla, Ponce, and Rodrigo" (contains my personal favorite performance of Invocation et danse), 300 Years of Guitar Masterpieces (3 CD set, nearly a must own for any serious...
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    New Project: A SET Transformer-coupled 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

    Quote: Originally Posted by FrankCooter I've built several dht headphone amps and have been bringing them to California meets for the last year or so. Headphones and dht's are a great combination. Your design is a good and well thought out starting point, but I agree with most of...
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    New Project: A SET Transformer-coupled 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

    Thanks, Frank. I'll post some thoughts on your suggestions as soon as I can get to them.
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    New Project: A SET Transformer-coupled 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

    Quote: Originally Posted by dsavitsk There's really a lot not to like here. It is a very conventional design, but even as such, there are some issues. Moreover, by making it slightly unconventional, it could be made much better. First, in making a single ended amp with a DHT, the two...
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    New Project: A SET Transformer-coupled 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

    Hey guys, thanks for the thoughts. I had a busy weekend and beginning to this week so I haven't had a chance to post anything new yet, but I'll try to get to all of the suggestions now. Quote: Originally Posted by the_equalizer Congratulations! Your design looks very very good. I'm...
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    HF-2

    Quote: Originally Posted by les_garten Well, lets take the two scenarios we have here. Yours are perfect, some are not, like mine. If you take care of yours and don't abuse them, don't get any rubs, dings, or scratches on them. Then yours will be worth more than mine if resale were...
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    HF-2

    #230 arrived today. So far so good. Impression will come soon.
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    OTL or not OTL (That's the question)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Uncle Erik If you have access to a builder, take a look at the projects over at HeadWize. There are a number of excellent designs (both transformer couled and OTL) to consider. Your builder would also be able to visit the forums there and ask for advice on...
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    OTL or not OTL (That's the question)

    Erik makes a lot of good points. OTL amps suffer from two major drawbacks: Output capacitors and lots of global negative feedback. I have seen some designs which use a servo to set the DC offset to zero and therefore don't require a coupling capacitor, but I'd be very nervous about going that...
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    The Grado HF-2 Review/Comparison Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by Drumonron Anymore hf-2s shipping...I know there was a delay due to headbands, if memory serves? My card was charged on Friday. I am assuming that this means they shipped.
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    Rock's Greatest Double Album

    Love The Wall, love Mellon Collie, also would like to throw in NIN's The Fragile. NIN's best album, and one of the better composed albums I've ever heard.
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