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    Rain Jackets?

    Hi, I would got for the Columbia, I did own some of this brand and all were fine.   But now I am more into Patagonia gear: http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-piolet-jacket-for-alpine-climbing/83381.html?dwvar_83381_color=FGE&cgid=mens-jackets-vests-rainwear#tile-4=&start=1&sz=24   For a...
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    Your 5 newest CDs (or LPs)

    Some ear training for tenor sax: Great works by Wayne Shorter at Blue Note   and Michael Brecker's Pilgrimage   ...and some for the Sting fanboy:
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    Pen-Fi (FPs, RBs, BPs, etc...) [56k Warning]

    This is a sad thing.   On the other hand:  -my 8 year old starts to use a fountain pen at school. -This may compensates your post  - I got my LAMY 2000 back from service for a €55,- they replaced the nib and "ink channel system" after I dropped the pen by letting it roll off my desk because...
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    Sennheiser Opens its Flagship Store in Germany. Check out the full gallery here!

    Wennebostel! I like Sennheiser and it is only a one hour ride from my place but Wennebostel that is "at the world's ass" as we say in germany (google translates to: "in the back of beyond")   I like the idea of a factory outlet shop for Sennheiser but a flagship store is something to be opened...
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    Audioquest Forest RCA 75Ohm
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    Review by 'skimminst' on item 'Audioquest Forest Digital Coax RCA-RCA 75 Ohm'

    I am using the Forest cable as a replacement for a simple 75Ohm video cable to connect my CD player to an external DAC.   One of the main reasons to choose an Audioquest cable is the cold welded connection from the cable’s conductor to the plug what physically reduces reflections. So I was...
  7. Audioquest Forest Digital Coax RCA-RCA 75 Ohm

    Audioquest Forest Digital Coax RCA-RCA 75 Ohm

    A 75Ohm RCA finished coax cable for SPDIF connections. Silver plated copper conductor with a PE form dielectric.
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    Your 5 newest CDs (or LPs)

    ...did you notice hat the army man on the one cover is Ernest Hemingway (Wiki Commons Link).
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    Pen-Fi (FPs, RBs, BPs, etc...) [56k Warning]

    Well, I am using Waterman's "Havana Brown" ink: It is very smooth and of ritch colour but takes some time to dry...   Luckily I have a Lamy AL-Star (broad nib) in coffee brown finish what makes a great match to the ink.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Mentioning the peaked cap: read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS-Totenkopfverb%C3%A4nde
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    Hat-Fi

      The Stetson Bono: the brim is wide enough to protect your face from rain but the hat does not look to much "cowboy"!
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    Your 5 newest CDs (or LPs)

    @TJ Elite Wonderful additions to your collection. I love the recordings of ACT and the artists they choose in general.   And here some new from me:   Grace Jones: ...hot caribbean reggae style music with Grace Jones' mysterious sexual spirit. To cope with the northern Germany weather...
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    The 80's music nostalgia thread

    What about Heaven 17? They did a lot of nice electro pop albums in the 80’s: _Penthouse and Pavement ---  _The Luxury Gap --- _How Men Are --- _Pleasure One --- _Teddy Bear, Duke & Psycho  
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    Chair / Seat for headphone listening

    Well, at the moment I am sitting on the floor right in front of my listening equipement.   But I am dreaming of a Le Corbusier LC4
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    Your 5 newest CDs (or LPs)

    ...on the run for much more:   Dig Your Own Hole - Chemical Brothers   RIO - Till Brönner   Graceland - Paul Simon   A Taste Of Soul Bossa - Soul Bossa Trio   Great Crossover Potential - Sugar Cubes
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Two great hints from the binaural recordings thread:   Cowboy Junkies - Live at The Ark, 2009-10-05   and Pearl Jam - Binaural
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    AV-Receiver (with integrated networkplayer) as source?

    Hi,   I want to get rid of all the shiny silver disks and source all my music from hard disk. I am an IT guy so the NAS is the easy part...   What I am thinking about is: is the firmware of a dedicated networkplayer (like the squeezebox touch) really better to decode my mp3 and flac...
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    Show us your vintage headphones!

    Here are my Sennheiser HD 540. More then 30 years old... ...I upgraded them with HD560 ear pads and a HD650 cable. ...and build a box for them from one of my wife's shoe boxes.
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    What made your day awesome?

    Managed to swim more then 100m front crawl without suffocating. -When being able to keep up the training I will go to finish a triathlon next summer.  
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    Official Team BEER-FI (Beer Appreciation Thread!)

    Just some special from our local brewery where they are using some old-fashioned yeast and malt:   "Wittinger Landbier"
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Passport - Blues Roots  
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    What book are you reading right now?

    German translation of:   Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Gerardo Núñez THE NEW SCHOOL OF FLAMENCO GUITAR
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Mano Negra - Puta's Fever and King Of Bongo  
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Apparatjik - Square Peg In A Round Hole  
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