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  1. Graz

    hd25-1 impressions thread

      I was pretty surprised when I got an email notification of your post.  There was a time when I was on here daily, but I haven't hung around head-fi in quite some time.   Hard to believe, but I started this thread approx. 9 years, 8 months ago!!  I'm floored that it's still going after all...
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Not really computer related, but... I live in downtown Shanghai.  The view out the balcony window (to the left of my desk) at night looks like this:  
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Quote: So far, so good (knock on wood)...haven't had a single problem with any of them, and it's been over a year since I bought them...    I must say though that having four 28" monitors 2 feet from your face can be a bit overwhelming at first...I really had to crank the brightness...
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Quote: These are almost exactly what you see in the pics:   $299.99 each...
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Quote: I bought the 28" monitors last year when I was living in Taipei...I found a place that was selling them at like $300-350 USD each.  Individual monitor res is 1920 x I use 3840 x 2400 wallpapers to span across all 4.   Computer specs: Intel 2.83GHz Quad core (Q9550) 8...
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    Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!

    Quote: Thank you!
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    HeadAmp Pico Slim Portable Amplifier

    Goes without saying that it's a spot-on perfect size match for a new nano...I've already mentally built my next portable rig just looking at this...
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig [Part XIII]

    New Rig completed... >> 2nd Gen 32gb Touch clad in black & white Rebel Touch case (Welcome to SwitchEasy) >> Custom low profile LOD (courtesy of qusp) >> SR-71 (the venerable one, approaching 5 yrs old & still kickin' ass...modified to Gain=2 to better accommodate the IEMs...snuck a cool...
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig [Part XIII]

    rig under construction...just waiting for a new lod from qusp. should be decent once all the pieces are in place. the pieces: 32gb touch > lod > sr71 > ue11-pro gotta say, attaching a touch to an amp (especially one with a significant front faceplate lip like the sr71) isn't exactly trivial...
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    Just a bit of constructive criticism...

    I want to preface this by saying, I like ALO products. I've purchased one imod LOD, and am on the verge of purchasing another standard LOD for other uses. here it is (and this is just my personal opinion...others may disagree)... I hope I don't offend anyone, but I seriously don't...
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    My slice of headphone listening heaven: I may have found an ideal amp for the AKG K1000

    Thank you so much for sharing your heart rending story! And let me just say: "Oh dear god no!" Did you have to wait a whole 3 working days to get shipping confirmation from UPS on the first shipment? Honestly, some people these days. <rolls eyes>
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig [Part XIII]

    This combo works remarkably well: new nano --> sr71 --> ue11... Just sayin. Peace, Graz
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    What book are you reading right now?

    Stephen King - Dark Tower part V
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    Quote: Originally Posted by wolfen68 Same here. Glad your enjoying your setup. It's almost like I'm hearing the SR-71 for the first time all over again...the ue11's are so intimate and revealing. I have new respect for this amp. Peace, Graz
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    Well, all my gear's in order now: ...and I gotta say, I don't know why I ever worried about this. The SR-71 drives the ue11's with no problems whatsoever...not having gain choices is a non-issue. The thing is spooky-dead-quiet with plenty...
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    Pictures of Your Portable Rig [Part XI]

    Some new gear...and really, this should just about do it. I mean it. I'm serious - ue11's just showed up last week - snagged a barely used 80gig 5.5g ipod on ebay...just finished the diymod and dropped in a new, higher capacity battery. - obligatory ALO imod dock cable Damn this rig sounds...
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    Post your desktop!

    Spanned across two 22" monitors (3360x1050 wallpaper)... Peace, Graz
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    Undressing the Diablo

    Quote: Originally Posted by omendelovitz Back to soldering: uncleaned solder mask is highly common these days, I've seen that kind of quality on even high end electronic DACs, portable amps by manufacturers other than Larocco (I speak from experience). It's an unfortunate reality in...
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    Undressing the Diablo

    Nice amp and nice pics... But I have to say, the solder quality actually looks rather poor. Several components are askew, and there's uncleaned flux everywhere. Obviously, it's hand-soldered, but I can't say that it's particularly well done...certainly not in line with the cost of this amp...
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    First Foray into Headphone Amps.

    So much to consider... - Every amp has it's own distinctive flavor...few fall into that "transparent, straight-wire-with-gain" category (the HeadAmp line comes closest imo)... - You're using AT-SQ5 cans now...but if you're already looking at an amp, chances are, those cans aren't the end of...
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    Thanks for the input & suggestions...much appreciated. I'll give it a listen when the ue11's show up & see how it goes.
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    So, I just dropped the cash for some ue11's (ear impressions went in the mail yesterday)...should have 'em back in a couple weeks... The plan is to go: 5.5g imod-->SR-71 (which I already have)-->ue11 The question... there any point in "upgrading" from the SR-71? The size reduction...
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    First UE11 Impressions

    Quote: Originally Posted by Sovkiller Portability is a bonus if you really need it, but honestly I will not take them out to any place with this price tag, if anybody knows what they are worth, you are history in NY!!!! But aren't customs all but worthless to anyone other than...