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    Head-Fi Vinyl lovers - Some help please

    Hello fellow head-fiers, It's been quite a while since I posted; been lurking a while on hiatus.  Anyway, I need some help and/or advice. My brother was recently helping clear out the estate of an older gentleman and came across a stack of Panasonic gear from (apparently, based on the CD input...
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    Figuring out if my Amp drives my K701s efficiently

    Okay, so here's the story. I have a pair of AKG K701 (white) which I bought as a graduation present to myself. I also came by an old solid state amp my dad was getting rid of, and thought, "Great, this will drive the K701 to its fullest!" Now, I'm not sure. I'm learning a little bit about...
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    Some "Big Band" recommendations if you would

    Hi all,   Its been some time since I've asked for recommendations, but I find myself in a tough situation.  I've been getting into music from the 1950's for a while now; stuff like Frank Sinatra's "In the Wee Small Hours," and I'd like to find some more instrumental things like the stuff my...
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    New rig won't recognize X-fi Platinum - Thoughts?

    So I just built a new computer to replace my old HP which died this past winter (specs are below for reference).  Everything is working well except that either windows or my mobo won't recognize my audio card as an audio card.  When in device manager, it is listed as a USB controller which is...
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    Head-fi Metal Heads: Some help please

    I recently lost a good chunk of my collection when my 1tb hard drive fell off my desk. Long story short, I'm re-ripping the library, but looking for new things to refresh my love of metal. Right now, I'm set with Black and Death metal, but I'm at a loss to find clean-vocal laden Doom Metal...
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    Some help with solo cello

    Hey all, Lately I've been obsessed with Bach's solo cello concertos. Different performers have such different interpretations of these pieces and I've been impressed by each of them. Yo Yo Ma had a great version of the prelude in G minor on the Master and Commander soundtrack, and thats what...
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    Car Audio Question

    Hey all, I'm about to come into a car (1998 Plymouth Neon) which my grandfather is going to give me for use during law school. The problem is that it has a stock stereo system with nothing but radio and cassette. The good news is that I have the money in my budget to get a decent quality head...
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    Beer Review: Westmalle Trapist Ale Tripel

    Well, I was finally able to find a few of these ales down in Frederick, Maryland. Picked two up so I could test my own review after having a second (which I will later on down the road). For those of you who don't know, Westmalle Trapist Ale is made in the Westmalle monastery in Belgium. Unless...
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    An Arbitrary Post on the End of College

    Hey all, I don't expect that many people read little posts like this one which have nothing to do with headphones or audio in general, but hey, maybe it'll make me feel better about the future after writing this. Well, in less than one week I will be an official graduate of Shippensburg...
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    Cigar Review: Nub 358 Habano

    I recently posted this over on another forum I frequent. I reviewed this cigar because it has quickly become one of my favorites. So without further adieu, I give you my review of the Nub 358 Habano. Looking at the cigar, there was a great oily sheen to it. It was smooth, no visible defects...
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    Beer Review: Magic Hat No. 9 "Not Quite Pale Ale"

    Last night I decided to swing by my local bar and pick up a few six packs for the weekend, thinking I could get some Victory Hop Devil or something similar. However, they were sold out of my favorite, so I started looking around the case for an alternative I hadn't had or hadn't had in a while...
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    Music review: Gernotshagen - Märe aus wälderen Hallen

    http://www.ureuropa.com/catalog/images/gernotshagen.jpg So, I've had this album for a quite a while now, since it came out in '07, but I never got around to giving it a review. Now, however, I'm taking a little break in my busy day of paper writing and novel reading to get it done...
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    Cigar Review: CAO Italia Gondola

    So, I got this cigar free in the mail from a buddy over at puff.com as a tag-a-long with some tobacco seeds, and was very excited to try it because I'd only had the Piccolo version of this, which is tiny. So, without further adieu, the review: Taste: 3.5/5 Draw: 4.5/5 Construction: 3/5...
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    Beer Review: Appalachian Brewing Company Batch 666

    Well, some people might say that I'll give a rather biased review for this beer, since I worked for the brewery for a few months this summer, but to be honest, there are a few beers that ABC doesn't do too well and some I absolutely love (i.e. Pale Ale and Grinnin' Grizzly). This beer was of...
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    Finals, Winter Break, and the last semester of school

    Well, its that time again, when the aroma of coffee fills the air, the nervous sweating of the palms begins anew, and college minds drift off to dream of sleeping in under warm blankets at home while the snow falls outside. I am of course talking about finals week; specifically for me the...
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    Cigar Review: Punch Rothschild Maduro

    Punch Rothschild Maduro Filler - Honduran, Ecuadorian, Nicaraguan? Binder - Honduran, Ecuadorian, Nicaraguan Wrapper - Connecticut Shade Leaf Maduro Strength - Medium, Medium-Full Construction - 4.7 Draw - 4.5 Flavor - 4.3 Aroma - 4.5 Finish - 4.8 Overall: 4.58 So, I found...
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    Review of Darzamat - Transkarpatia

    So, to get right back into the swing of things, I'm going to jump into a review of Gothic/Symphonic Metal band Darzamat. http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/5/8/105873.jpg 1.Sanguinarius01:23 2.Vampiric Prose03:26 3.Hallucinations03:57 4.Inhumatus01:08 5.The Burning Times04:43...
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    Anyone know about internet registry entries?

    I'm trying to find the default download port in my registry so I can change it. Unless I'm mistaken, the default port for downloads is 80 or 81. I need to change it because my school throttles my connection through the default port after 250 GB downloaded. The problem with this is that I trade...
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    Powerful vocal recommendations

    Hey all, I'm listening to Josh Groban right now (more popular than I usually dally in, sure), and I'm wondering if there are artists similar to him who exhibit the same powerful vocal qualities. Thanks in advance! Cheers!
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    Electronica junkies, your help please.

    This may sound kind of weird, if not, sweet. Anyway, I'm looking for some romantic electronic music in the vein of VNV Nation's "Illusion". The song has a great feel and beat, but the lyrics don't really suit my purposes. It comes across as desperate and sad, whereas I want something thats happy...
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    Football (soccer) fans: Looking for something

    Hey guys, hopefully if you're into football (not the kind with helmets and whatnot, but the one with shinguards), you might be able to help me. I've been searching (to no avail) all over the internet to find a good quality recording of my favorite team's chants (specifically "Walk on" and "the...
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    Head-fi Woodworkers: Some advice if you will

    So I recently started watching antique shows on BBC America (yes, I have spare time) and I was introduced to the concept of a Monk's Bench (Monk's Chest?). I looked around on the internet for places to purchase said item, but it turns out that they're either not what I'm looking for specifically...
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    Low-price rca to mini for soundcard connection?

    Hey guys, I remember a long time ago I stumbled on a site that dealt in very low cost cables on the internet. The reason I'm looking is that right now I have my two rca cables from my stereo receiver into a one-piece rca to mini converter which is putting a lot of strain on my audio out jack on...
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    Anyone else enjoying the "new" Wolves in the Throne Room?

    I know its been out for a few months now, but I just got my copy, and I have to say its pretty impressive. I enjoy the long songs, semi-depressive vocals, and skilled instrumentation on this album. I was a huge fan of Diadem of Twelve Stars, and I'm really into this as well. Anyone else?
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    Hiking - advice and discussion

    Hey all, I'm planning (within the next few years) to hike some lengthy portions of the Appalachian Trail. I won't be able to do the Thru-hike quite yet, but that is the ultimate goal. Anyone ever do much hiking on the trail? I'm hoping you'll share your impressions of the conditions...
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