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  1. JahJahBinks

    DAC vs AVR, which has better quality?

    Hi everyone, I have been using Yulong D100 DAC with my 2 ch speakers, recently I am upgrading my home theater and want to know how's the sound quality of receivers compare to DAC like the Yulong, so far I am looking at Yamaha A820, A1010, Marantz SR5006, or NR1604. If you know any receiver that...
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    How to connect computer to AVR?

    I have a Yulong DAC that connects to pc via USB, recently I upgraded my home theater and bought a receiver. Should I connect SPDIF out from motherboard to receiver or get a sound card that has optical out and connect to the receiver? Would a dedicated sound card provide better audio quality?  ...
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    How to switch from analog setup to digital setup?

    I am current using Yulong D100 DAC with M-Audio BX5a speakers. I am thinking of modifying this setup for movies. So if I change the speakers to a soundbar with digital inputs then I will need to ditch the DAC and connect the soundbar directly to the optical out on the motherboard, right? Is...
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    Speakers or monitors for audiophile experience?

    Which type of speakers (Hi-fi vs monitor) will give a closer experience of being in a concert hall if a CD of a live recording is being played?
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    How much improvement for HD600/650 or AKG 701 over Beyer 235?

    I have been using Beyer DT 235 for a year. Recently I bought Yulong D100 DAC (with an internal headphone amp) and was quite satisfied with the sound. I would like to know how much of an improvement would I expect to hear if I upgrade to Sen HD600 or 650 or AKG 701? I listen mostly to Classical...
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    surround from 2 speakers, What should I use to play?

    I have a video encoded with AC3 sound in 6 channels, how do I get the surround effect from 2 bookshelf speakers?
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    are all power stripes the same?

    I've got a DAC and a pair of speakers that connect to a $10 power strip with basic surge protection. I have seen some of the more expensive ones that offer 3000+ joules of protection, then when you add a few extra dollars you get something like the Monster Audio HTS 800 which claims to include a...
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    Any good DAC on sale this time of the year?

    Just saw the XDA-1 on Emotiva is selling for $249. My laptop needs to have a DAC so I am looking for one (preferably less than $300) with USB input. What options do I have and is there any good deals lately?
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    Looking for a pair of good speakers for my laptop

    Today I saw a deal for M-Audio AV40 for $100, is this the best speaker for this price range? I have a Lenovo laptop (3.5mm output) that I want to connect to a pair of speakers for watching movies (I don't listen to music), would you guys recommend this speakers? Would there be anything better...
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    A question on power resistor

    Suppose I terminate a differential signal with a resistor that has to carry about 0.1 watt of power but has a worst case power dissipation of 10 watts, and the maximum duration of this occurrance is on the order of microseconds. Is it possible to use a resistor with smaller power rating? How...
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    Are you naughty?

    Are you naughty?
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    A few questions on curtain installation

    I started putting curtains behind my windows yesterday and I have a few questions. I noticed the brackets I bought put the curtain pole about 4 inches off the wall, however there are also curtain poles that only extend about 2 inches off the wall. Since I will not have sheer or valance I was...
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    I just had my wisdom teeth removed

    I just had my widsom teeth removed about an hour ago, I left the doctor's office with some gauze, prescriptions for painkillers, and a sheet for post operative instructions. Woot! how long will anaesthesia last and I also notice my left cheek remains numb while my right cheek is almost...
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    Mongolian pirate?

    Looks pretty interesting.
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    Famous quotes by Patrick82

    Can we consolidate all in this thread? I start seeing them in some people's signatures but I want to know the rest.
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    Here's a fun game for us

    Since people in Head-fi are from all over the world, I am thinking to have a fun game with languages. If you are fluent with a language different than English, post a word in your native language (doesn't have to be long) that you think is most difficult for an English speaking person to...
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    How to deal with morning frost on windshield

    Now with night temperature approaching freezing, every morning on the way to work involves scraping frost off the windshield, so what can I do to make my life easier?
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    Some football questions

    I have some questions about american football, i think all you gurus can help me out here. 1. Is holder the easiest position on a team? 2. NFL doesn't draft players for their special team, but some rookie players end up not playing a single game in their first year, so can they request to...
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    DMA with USB or CF

    Traditionally DMA does not support USB or CompactFlash. Right now I am designing a system that uses USB (or CF) and it needs to consume very light CPU overhead, something like DMA can help. I just want to see if anyone here knows about a solution that can do this type of data transfer.
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    Xbox 360 Core for $100 Best deal of the year?
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    Just how dumb are people in this country

    I heard on the news today that a person from Wisconsin tried to use a $20 counterfeit bill to buy cigarettes and beers from a local gas station, but the person ends up facing felony charge because the bill was not made two sided.
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    Pretty pictures

    I hope this thread can give insipiration to those photographers in Head-Fi:
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    Do you believe in interracial marriage?

    Vote away! Let's see how people here feel about this issue.
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    "'To Catch a Predator" on NBC

    So I was watching this show called 'To Catch a Predator' on dateline NBC and I just saw a dude who got caught by surprise. It turns out he is a middle school teacher. Looks like he is not going back to his job.
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    mirror mirror on the wall...