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  1. Lunchbox2

    Upgrade Time

    Okay, so I've been inactive around here for a while after grabbing a bunch of stuff, and being generally satisfied. Recently, I came across a Fisher CA-880 amp from the 80s, and have started to prefer its headphone out (even with the route being analog from my computer to the receiver) to my...
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    New Set-up Idea

    So its been a while since I've posted here on the forums, due mostly to a lack of money (my wallet is thanking me). And to be honest, I've been pretty content with what I've been getting out of my system [optical>zero>LD MK III> HD 650s] but recently changed up my computer set-up and think its...
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    Headphone recommendation for classical at 128-160 kbps

    will you notice a difference between kernel streaming and non kernal streaming with the 128-160kbps sq? Perhaps someone who has more experience could chime in. It seems to me a bit of overkill for that level of compression?
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    THIRD pair of E3c's.. this is ridiculous

    djestouff- I completely understand where you're coming from. I have a pair of e2c's that I absolutely LOVE. Thing is, its actually my 3rd pair. And I didn't lose one. Every pair of e2c's i've owned, the cable has cracked right where your picture shows. I think it has to do with the cable being...
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    Woo WA6 - Sometimes Weak

    You may have to volume level your recordings, if they are stored on your computer...I know Media Monkey can do that automatically for you, but I don't know if it affects sound quality at all...maybe someone else can shed some light?
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    Zero DAC Questions

    my old soundblaster had one of those dual use ports too, but it required a mini toslink cable for the digital out. Not sure if yours is the same but it might be worth a look.
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    Little Dot MKIII Tube Rolling

    Thanks Max_F
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    Little Dot MKIII Tube Rolling

    Hey everyone, i have some EF91s I got (mullard 6aw6's if i'm not mistaken) and I'm having trouble finding this switch that the manual of the MK3 refers to. I see jumpers, but I bought this thing used and it didn't come with any sort of jumper. Does that mean I'm SOL? Can anyone post a picture of...
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    Winamp vs Foobar2000 ?!

    I use winamp, and to me it sounds the same as foobar. I don't have my music organized (save for the month in which I buy it) so winamps ability to manage that really wins out for me. You also don't need to spend a week figuring out which foobar set-up you like best.
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    Next thing to buy

    Yeah I'd say use flac! 320 really isn't that bad, but after getting my 650s, I realized how many variables go into the encoding of these mp3s and some of my old rips sound like trash now. I paid 80 dollars for a 1 tb hard drive and am ripping everything in flac, and the sound quality is...
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    Indeed Hi Fi Lab - 6N11 Tube Class A Headphone Amplifier.

    good stuff sacd. I've already been suckered by one or two of these review posts that really are ads.
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    Little Dot MKIII Sparks in Driver Tube

    Haven't plugged it back in to test. It seemed like it could damage the amp?
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    Little Dot MKIII Sparks in Driver Tube

    No, I bought it from a member of headfi. I've had it for about three months.
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    Little Dot MKIII Sparks in Driver Tube

    Okay. Anyone able to help with where to find replacements (that aren't 50 bucks from ebay?) I suppose I should slog through the MKIII tube rolling thread...
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    Little Dot MKIII Sparks in Driver Tube

    Hey I just turned on my MKIII and saw sparks or rather arcs in the left driver tube. I turned off the amp at once and I don't know if I should turn it back on again. Does this suggest a problem with the amp or the tube? Thoughts?
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    What would have the better DAC - the Zero or the Denon DCD1520. Should I skip my zero>mkIII setup all together when using the denon?
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    Headphone Sightings 2

    saw a guy wearing grados the other day at school
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    Possible Mac switch: Impact on my audio?

    Sounds like the optical out is your best bet. I'm not sure how many games are for mac
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    Should I sell home rig to fund travelling?

    go for it! I sold a telescope I got as a present in 8th grade to go to the world cup in 2002. It may have set me back a few years in terms of that hobby, but I will never forget that trip. absolutely go for it.
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    Help! Weird issue with Zero and MKIII

    It looks like I was a fool and thought the second pair of jacks were the input...I'm sorry to waste your time! But at least everything is alright.
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    Help! Weird issue with Zero and MKIII

    I plugged them in to the inputs. I'm not really sure what to do at this point...anyone with similar experiences?
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    Help! Weird issue with Zero and MKIII

    So I just bought a Zero DAC off ebay, and it arrived yesterday. I have optical out from my desktop to the Zero, and from there the zero is connected to a little dot MKIII headphone amp. The thing is, the music plays at the same volume out of the MKIII no matter what. Even if the amp is off. When...
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    Talk me out of upgrading my DAC

    If it is working now, and you're happy with the performance, don't upgrade! Upgrading because it is USB 1.1 is absolutely ridiculous. I can't see how the change in USB speed or spec would improve your sound.
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    What lossless format do you use? (on your main PC rig)

    this is funny. I would use iTunes if it supported FLAC, but it doesn't, so I use media monkey.
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    Zero vs. EMU 0404

    Which is better? I'm going to be coupling it to an LDMK3 with stock tubes. Opinions?