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  1. labrat

    Stax SRD-7 Pro Bias&Normal Bias driver for electrostatic headphone.

    What mod have you made? The left socket have been Pro bias from original!
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    Small portable amp recommendation for a noob

    I know some sites had them on sale for USD 20 some time ago. For US addresses only! I got mine for USD 50 with shipping included, and was happy about that price. The price Brookstone was selling them for while they were still in production was closer to USD 200! So to say the eBay price of USD...
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    Small portable amp recommendation for a noob

    Brookstone has discontinued this item. Some companies had low price sellouts. What is available now seems to be last minute items found in a drawer or like. To say eBay has "premium price" is not vey accurate! You want it free?
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    Small portable amp recommendation for a noob

    The Brookstone amplifier is recommended, sound and function, as well as low price. They do pop up on eBay now and then, there is one there now!
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    Need some help about Mojo and Senn HD660S

    Do you have any idea about what you write here? The Mojo is perfectly able to maintain its power from a computer, but it has two different and separate inputs for signals and power. So you will need to use two USB-outputs from your computer, and separate USB-cables each feeding the different...
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    Self-powered DACs and battery lifetime

    As long as you have the DAC plugged in, it will work regardless of the battery loosing capacity. If you want to use it running on battery, running down the battery and recharging will keep the battery in good running state for a long time. And most good quality units can have the batteries...
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    Brookstone Big Blue Bluetooth Amplifier (dac amp) - really?

    The Brookstone is a "slave" in the Bluetooth chain, and you can never unpair the connection from the "slave". I know of no Bluetooth device that can do that. You must unpair the connection from the "master" device, here your phone or computer. But as long as the current "master" device is either...
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    Whisky (or Whiskey) Fi

    Where? Did a search now, cheapest available was $570. OK, less than the $3500 I have seen! But still, $570 is a bit steep.
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    transport audio through Wifi instead of USB OTG to USB DAC

    Chord MoJo with the Poly module attached can receive WiFi (though at a price for this small setup!) ! Most smartphones can act as a WiFi hotspot. But I cannot see if any smartphone can transmit music directly to the WiFi . Maybe a tablet? So if you can make an app for your smartphone to do this...
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    FIXED (please delete)

    If you could move it out without breaking anything, so you could clean the surfaces between the stem and the housing. Use cleaning containing alcohol / spirits, not anything that will etch / soften plastics. Then carefully glue together with two components Araldit or similar. Never use Super...
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    FIXED (please delete)

    Can you move it, out or in?
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    FIXED (please delete)

    Is the stem loose from the housing?
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    FIXED (please delete)

    By the photos you have shown, and your description, only a very short piece of the stem is broken off? The stem is the part that is opaque, all the way down to the housing of the IEM. So why do you feel this is not enough for the Spinfits to slide over and down, and stay put?
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    FIXED (please delete)

    What outer ear-tips are you using? Can you still get them to slide over the thick, remaining outermost part of the stem, and slide all in on the remaining stem? Would there still be a problem? If there still is a problem, you could find some foam-tips that fit, and are thick enough (and deep...
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    The Stax Thread III

    You need one cable from Mojo to Stax SRM-006TS, one like this: You can find better looking cables, more expensive models, but this is what you need! All this BS presented here is laughable! Do you really think using galvanic (mechanic) adapters...
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    Whisky (or Whiskey) Fi

    Missing the taste of Macallan Cask Strength , but it is discontinued a few years already . Have had a few bottles over the years , from the only places they were available , Tax Free shops on airports . But the last time i checked Online for it , a bottle could be had in a New York Whisky shop...
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    Ampio Bluetooth 5 wireless amp with AptX HD & LDAC

    A new take of an older design?
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    do i WANT a dac or amp?

    Read this thead: There are a couple available on eBay now, and I would really recommend this one for a good and cheap solution if you want a DAC / amplifier !
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    Static electricity

    There is one quick intermediate solution which will stop building up static charges: Spray your floor/carpet under your workplace with a mist of half and half of water and fabric softener. This will help, but requires repetitive treatments , you will learn how often to repeat this treatment by...
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    Can anyone recognise these Shure earphones ?

    You are right, these looks genuine . I have seen black, and white ones that were genuine . These are the first grey ones I have seen that were not fakes . The matte finish on the top are just varnish , which wears off over time ( mine did ). They sound very nice from my Xin SuperMacro3 , which...
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    Can anyone recognise these Shure earphones ?

    I believe those are fake Shure E4 , there were so many of those fakes on eBay and other sites when they were available ! To be sure, take off the rubber ear tips and see if they have slim, straight stems. Also you can unscrew the metal part and look inside. ...
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    Portable Discmans

    Still using my Sony D-EJ2000 with a RSA Mustang , bringing it with me when I go to a second-hand market or shop , looking for CD's. Also have a Sony D-EJ985 , usually with a Xin SuperMacro3 , but this setup is considerably bulkier and heavier. . Original batteries have given up , but did find...
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    Upgrade from Hegel Super to new DAC/AMP

    Read this thread: There are still one or two available on Amazon or eBay. Less hiss than the Hegel Super, sound has a lot of bass, punchy, nice treble and details. The Chord Mojo has leaner bass, not so...
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    3.5 balanced socket, why not?

    I had a machine of those too! But they could not record, only play off. Used laserdisk player in a very early prototype Multimedia automat, like an ATM without money dispensing, already in 1986, for selling tickets, travels, and in Finland also used in a museum. They were interactive, with touch...