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  1. buson160man

    Miss the old annual meets in Chicagos Westmont suburb before axpona

    Before Axpona there use to be a annual meet in Westmont a suburb of chicago. I know axpona has a much more elaborate headphone event but it was nice having the event there in westmont. Got to hear some of the local and not so local set ups that participants brought to the meet. It was a lot of...
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    cable pro balnced xlr interconnects

     I have just purchased a set of cable pro balanced  xlr interconnects for my desk top computer set up . I sometimes watch Netflix movies on my desk top monitor set up. I have been using  a set of nordost heimdall balanced xlr interconnect that I purchased from music direct last year at their...
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    Wow first harry pearson now joe grado this has been a mournfull time for some of the great pioneers of the audio age

     I just saw that joe grado has passed away this morning. Having passed on feb 06 2015. Recently we just lost harry pearson from the absolute sound . We will definitely miss them and their contributions to the world of audio.
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    If anyone interested I saw a concept 11.0 receiver in a chop in chicago

    I was browsing the selection of used pieces at decibel audio in Chicago's wicker park area and I saw a used concept 11.0 receiver on their shelves. It looked to be in good condition and I thought the price was something over 400 dollars. The unit did look pretty clean.    If it is a chip off...
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    How does the schiit mjolner sound as a preamp, help me out

    I have read a thousand comments about the mjolner as a headphone amp but have not seen any mention of how it sounds as a preamp. I have audeze lcd 2 v2s and it looks to be ideally suited as a amp for them but I also intend to use it as a preamp for my emotiva airmotiv 5s on my computer desk top...
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    how well does the schiit mjoyner work as a preamp?

     I have emotiva active monitors and I was wondering how well the mjoyner works as a preamp. I would appreciate any input from anyone who has used the mjoyner as a preamp.
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    how does the bryston bh1a preamp work with powered speakers?

      I at present have a pair of emotiva stealth 8 powered monitors that I am using with an audio research Ls1 mk II preamp that has single ended inputs and balanced outputs that go to the powered stealth 8 monitors. I am thinking about the bryston bha-1 headphone amp/preamp. I like the option of...
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    I have I believe an essential tweak for the ray samuels raptor head phone amp

     I have owned and enjoyed the raptor for the better part of three years now and have been rewarded with many hours of pleasurable listening. But recently I have purchased a pair of cable pro reverie power cords to use on my emotiva powered monitors.  I was curious to see how it worked with my...
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     For those clamoring for another review in print of the lcd check out the march 2013 issue of the hifi news record review magazine out of england.Just thought i would put this out there for anyone interested.
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    new headphone amp from burson soloist sl

     I was browsing bursons website today when i came across another new amp from burson.The soloist sl which has two line inputs a alps pot and two watts per channel  output power.I think burson may be replacing the ha-160 with this one.The ouptut section is the same output section from the regular...
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    another new headphone amp from burson this one is the soloist dl

     I was browsing bursons website and I just saw another new burson offering.This one is a dedicated headphone amp that is rated at 2 watts a channel. There are facilities for two analog inputs.The units has two selectable gain settings one high and one low.The new soloist sl has a alps pot...
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    Just ordered a noisetrapper revelation II outlet strip

     I have been using a wire mold strip for quite a while but it just went bad and the breaker will not reset.So I was looking for a possible replacement for it and possibly something better.I checked out some of them on the net including a  replacement for my wiremold outlet strip.I saw some...
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    Is peachtree audio going to less expensive dac chips in their latest lower end offerings?

      I have been noticing that peachtree has went away from the 9016 sabre dac reference chip to the 9023 chip in their newer designs. I believe from what I read in on the ess website that the 9023 is lower on their ladder than the 9016 chip.Is peachtree cutting costs by going to a inferior chip...
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    spread spectrums ambrosia preamp with headphone amp how does it sound?

      I have been reading about the new  bongiorno preamp and I saw that he has included two headphone amp jacks on his ambrosia preamp.I was wondering if anyone has heard the headphone amp section in his new preamp.If they have how does it sound.I saw that in the the enjoy the music review that it...
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    nova pre versus the the nova integrated and the inova integrated what are the sonic differences?

      I am presently using a decco 2 as a preamp/dac for my emotiva active 5 powered monitors. I was wondering if there would be any advantages of switching to the nova pre (preamp/dac only) from the decco 2 integrated. I would like to hear some opinions of the sonic differences or any other...
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    audioquests new three iec power strip iec-3

     After I just saw the short synopsis about the new audioquest 3 outlet power strip in the new stereophile on page 141, I purchased one from music direct.I hooked it up two days ago using it to power my emotiva airmotiv 5 active monitors.I am using emotiva iec power cords to power them.I used a...
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    peachtree decco 2 and powercords

    I recently bought a refurbished decco 2 to use primarily as a preamp usb dac for my computer.It is certainly very versatile in the computer sound area.The dac is proving to be the strong point of this unit.I have not listened to the onboard amp because I am using emotiva active 5 powered...
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    has anyone rolled the tube in their decco 2 amp

    I have just bought a refurbished decco 2 from peachtree and after checking the spec sheet on their website they list the tube type as 6n1p.I have read that the tube they use in their preamp is not the most neutral sounding tube and I guess masks things.I was wondering if anyone has rolled the...
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    just saw another new product from burson the conductor dac/preamp/amp

     I was browsing and on bursons site and I just saw another new product from burson.This I am sure is what a lot of people have been waiting for a dac/headphone amp/preamp built around the soloist.There is going to be a ton of blogs about this one. I again would like to hear anyones opinions of...
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    the sony remastered recordings of the rca classic film score series by charles gerhardt

    After reading the article about the best and best sounding soundtrack recordings in the september issue of the absolute sound.They mentioned that sony had reissued the rca classic film series of recordings on cd.So I ordered two of their reissues from amazon.I just received  the reissued...
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    the absolutes sound september 2012 issue article about the best and best sounding film soundtracks of all time

     Attn all of you soundtrack fans    I believe this is a must have issue for all of you soundtrack fans.I myself found this article extemely enjoyable to read.Of course the article could have been even longer but I guess they had to limit its length to fit in the issue.You could easily fill a...
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    nordost brahma power cord

     I recently borrowed a older nordost  eldorado power cable from a friend and tried it in my system on my cd player.I liked what I heard it seemed to be a better match than the cord I am using now which was an emotiva power cord which at $69.95 was a wise purchase.I was using the outrageously...
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    cable problems with the audeze lcd-2 adz-6 ribbon cable

      The ribbon cable on my lcd-2 rev 2 phones has apparently gone south.I am getting intermittent sound  loss and noise at times on the left channel.I was wondering if anyone else has experienced any problems with the ribbon cable supplied with the phone.My phones are only 4 months old and I have...
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    new headphone amps

     I have read about a number of new headphone amps recently one from hifi man,two from cary audio and one from bryston.I am fairly new to the headphone game but I think its great to see it thriving. Keep them coming.By the way i would like to see anyones impressions on these new amplifiers.
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    hifi man high end headphone amp

    I was browsing head-fi when i came across the new top of the line headphone amp that hi-fi man is about to release.I was wondering if the hi-fi man people were showing the amp at the ces for 2012.If so I would love to hear anybodies impressions of the amp.Actually i was wondering if anybody has...