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  1. dsavitsk

    Fostex TH-X00 (Mahogany version)

    For sale - a pair of nearly mint Fostex TH-X00 headphones. These have very little use - the cable still has the twist ties on it. Comes in the original box, etc. $375 includes shipping to the US and PayPal fees.
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    Fostex T50RP

    For sale, an almost new pair of Fostex T50RP headphones with the original box. Less than 40 hours use. $60 shipped to US, no PayPal fees.
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    FS: Electra-Print 5K:32 2.5W Parafeed Headphone Output Transformers

      These parafeed transformers were custom made. 5K primary, 32R secondary, great for Grados and other low impedance headphones.  $115 for the pair (includes PayPal, shipping extra) PM, or email my username at
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    Silk Audio Transformer Volume Control (TVC) with Seiden Switch

      23 steps, Supermalloy cores with 1200H of inductance. Details at Switch is a Seiden 23 position These are already soldered together, so all you need are 2 pairs of jacks and a box for a lovely preamp. Comes...
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    Grado Extension Cable -- 4 wires?

    Anybody know offhand whether the 15ft Grado extension cable that comes free with RS-1's has 4 wires or three? That is, are there 2 ground wires?
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    FS: Audio Technica ATH-ESW9

    I have for sale a pair of Audio Technica ATH-ESW9 (ESW9a) headphones. These are only a couple of months old, have seen minimal use, and are in near-new condition. They include the original packaging. Price is $187 which includes shipping in the US and covers PayPal fees.
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    FS: Melos SHA-1 with Mods

    I am thinking about parting with my Melos SHA-1. A desire in 1993 to own one of these is what got me into headphones in the first place, and I finally got this in 2003. However, it has been sitting unused in a closet for a number of years, so it might be time to let it go to a loving home. I am...
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    Build a Graph

    Did something change? Code:[]=123 Used to give RS-1 impedance but now gives W5000 50H square wave response. The Grado graph has moved to Code:[]=293
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    iRiver Clix Gen 2, or something else

    I am in need of a portable player to take on vacation. The basic requirements are lowest cost possible, support for Rhapsody to Go and content, decent battery life, and of course, the best sound quality possible. The only thing i can find that seems to fit the bill is the iRiver Clix...
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    For Sale: Pair Neo-Fone Full Range drivers

    For sale. 1 pair of DIY HiFi Supply's well regarded Neo-Fone wide range drivers. These are unused other than clip leading them to an amplifier once to be sure they worked. They have been sitting around gathering dust for over a year and I don't think they are going to get used any time soon. One...
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    Inexpensive Silent PC suggestion

    I am thinking about putting together a silent PC for audio use. For what this will be used for, performance is actually not that important, so long as it is quiet. So what I am looking for are motherboard, processor, videocard, PS, and case suggestions for a quiet and inexpensive PC. It will...
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    FS: James 5K/3.5K:8/4 10W OPTs

    I have a pair of almost new, black, James JS-6115HS output transformers for sale. These are 10W single ended transformers. The primary is selectable at 5K or 3.5K with a screen tap, and the secondary is 8 or 4 ohms. I have had these for a while, but I don't think I am going to get to the the...
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    FS: Stuffed Pint PCB

    For sale is a stuffed Pint board ready to be connected to panel components. This is set up with the low noise configuration and uses LM6172 opamps in both spots. Wire is Kimber TCSS, input resistors are PRP. Pot is included, so you only need input/output jacks. $45 shipped to CONUS, no PayPal...
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    Grado RS-1 Ground Wire

    Anyone know if Grado uses a dual ground wire all the way to the jack, or if it is a single wire up to the split?
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    Recommendation needed for dvd/cd player

    I sold off my old cd player (Cary 303/200) as I primarily use a squeezebox with a dac. But, I do occasionally need to spin an actual cd, and I need a dvd player. So, can anyone suggest a dvd player that will also work as a decent transport. Something I can pick up used in the $200 range is...
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    HPDAC2 and HPDAC3

    I wasn't really intending to do these, but I got started and couldn't stop. If you are unfamiliar with the original HPDAC, you can read about it at: The HPDAC2 is a 8x oversampling design using the pcm1794 or pcm1798. It has the same foot print as the original (in...
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    FS: Cary 303/200 HDCD Player

    I have decided to part with my Cary CD Player as I have not been using it much of late. There is an ad up at Audiogon too, . It is a Cary 303/200. It upsamples and has digital input and output so it can be used as a DAC or as a Transport...
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    Coupling Caps Notes Update

    For those of you who follow such things, I have made some additions to my comparison of various coupling caps. I added a few more things to test as well as adding a high voltage test.
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    Cap type?

    Anybody recognize these? Someone sent them to me a while back, and I don't know what they are. Is that little line the negative terminal?
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    Transformer Coupled Single ended HP amp

    Something else I have been tinkering with for a while. The "case" is temporary. It is the second breadboard iteration to check for proper layout. The amp is modular in that the tubes are attached to little replaceable circuit boards (with terminal blocks for the wire connections) so that...
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    New Project: Millett update w/ 3 channel buffer

    I have been tinkering with this project for a bit and thought I'd post something here. This is basically an update to the Millett amp (with a 6gm8 instead of the 12ae6a) but with the big output cap removed and now with a 3 channel buffered output. More info is available at...
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    FS: High End Pimeta w/ Tread

    Sold Pimeta with integrated Tread PS. This amp features: * Class A bias * OPA2132/AD843 opamps * Stacked buffers on all channels * Opamps are socketed for easy rolling * Tread Power Supply * Panasonic FM power supply and rail capacitors * Kiwame input resistors * Kimber TCSS wiring...
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    low cost 6sn7 suggestions

    There are a lot of threads on the best 6sn7's, but I am looking for suggestions on the best cheapie tubes. Any thoughts on what some of the best 6sn7s in the $20 to $30 range are?
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    Canare Star Quad Voltage Rating

    I am looking for a cable to make a highish voltage (~250V) umbilical from a PS to an amp. Canare's website says that Star Quad is tested at 500V for 1min, which does not really give any good information. Anybody know whether this cable will work here? I need at least 4 strands (though honestly 5...
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    +/-15VAC or +/-20VDC Wall Wart

    Does anyone know a source for such a thing or am I going to have to make it myself?