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  1. Matt

    Clip+ Mod for More Bass Control and More Inner Detail

    One thing I can add is that I bent the jack's solder tabs DOWN so that they would get a "springlike" pressure against the PCB's solder pads to ensure direct mechanical connection (as per proper soldering procedure). This alone may be what I am hearing.    When I pulled the jack off, the tabs...
  2. Matt

    Clip+ Mod for More Bass Control and More Inner Detail

    Yeah, sounds stupid I know. And my apologies for being snarky, but the only thing I can tell you for sure is that the joints on mine were almost "thirsty" for solder and cracked right off with relatively minor torque on them...NOT normal (or at least not a quality joint by any measure). The...
  3. Matt

    Clip+ Mod for More Bass Control and More Inner Detail

    Lol yeah bro you're qualified to facepalm because you've owned a Sansa and some SR-60's...I guess I am the one who is totally outclassed and underexperienced when it comes to audiophilia here. Nice. 
  4. Matt

    Sonic Impact from Sonic Impact

    The Fostex FE206E enclosures are the "secret" ones from oldhifi.com which I got free with the purchase of the drivers. The big secret? 10" x 10" x 36" (external dimensions) with 3/4" material. You put a porthole in front of a certain size a certain distance from the base, using that 3/4"...
  5. Matt

    DIY speaker amp

    Hum-diddly-dum...yeah, I am interested in a non-headphone amp. This probably would belong in off-topic, but that's gone now. What I am looking for is this: I have a pair of Linn 5110 wall-mounted speakers. I would like either a ready-made OR kit amp (tube, solid state, whatever, doesn't...
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    Decent DIY input switch design?

    Of the given examples (C&K, Elma, Grayhill, Alpha), what is the best price/performance point? If there is going to be crosstalk on the Alpha, forget about it! Also, please tell me where to buy the recommended switch for the best price, if you know off the top of your head. I honestly don't...
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    Happy birthday Matt!

    Poor guy probably thinks we're a bunch of ***** for closing the door on him for the last one...hope he realizes it wasn't really anyone's design, it was just Mike's wife's comfort factor we wanted to accomodate... Where's this meet going to be at? Regards, Matt
  8. Matt

    What smells do you really love?

    Without a doubt, p***y. GO TO BED, LITTLE ONES! Why are you reading this? - Sir Mister Matt Edited by mod for content: watch it dude we got kids here.
  9. Matt

    HOLY SHAZBOT: Bogdan Princess

    I can't believe I am saying this, but everything in my rig has just *gelled* awesomely. I have FINALLY gotten my dream rig. I am feeling SOOOOOOO spoiled right now. Like as if I won $5000 or something sweet like that. Unbelievable. Now, I don't want to say that the Bogdans were the...
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    HOLY SHAZBOT: Bogdan Princess

    Just got a 0.75 meter pair of the "new" Bogdan Princess IC's, upgrading from my old Magwire Nakeds for my Music Hall MMF-5 turntable>Bottlehead Seduction phono preamp>KGSS>Omega II's. The difference is huge. REAL music is flowing through, very tonally balanced. Real rhythm and pace, nothing...
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    Tubes, KGSS, Omega II's: suitable DIY Cable?

    ...I couldn't exactly swing the $100+ cables, so I hit up Bogdan for a good deal and he gave me one on his Princess cables, so I bit. I will let you guys know how it goes vs. my Magwire Nakeds and Transparent Audio IC's. By the way, a great way to make your current cables sound really...
  12. Matt

    Tubes, KGSS, Omega II's: suitable DIY Cable?

    ...$275 is more than I want to spend. I am thinking more like $50 - $100 total. I am thinking about DH Labs silver sonic or some of that Homegrown stuff. Anything that is tonally rich, not "dented." Any other suggestions? - Matt
  13. Matt

    Sarasota Gathering - Sun, 3/27

    Quote: Originally posted by mikeg This setup was heard by some of the participants at this meeting, and also by matt when he and I previously met. And, none of these Head-Fi members heard a noisy background when listening to the K1000 connected to the Wave 8's hooked up in this manner...
  14. Matt

    Sarasota Gathering - Sun, 3/27

    Replies to replies in "quotes": 1] HD-650 :- ---------------- In a class of its own...peerless at the moment with the stock cables or Zu Mobius upgrade cables. Nothing can touch these headphones for overall flexibility in usage, sound quality and tonal balance. [I agree. I think the...
  15. Matt

    Specialized MD use - Help Needed

    Quote: - ideally some sort of direct computer upload capability for the recording files sorry pal. Sony is also a record label, and very scared of illegal copying and distributing. so taht capability doesn't exist. Aw, dang. NONE of them will do this? Quote: EDIT...
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    Specialized MD use - Help Needed

    Hello. I am looking a small recorder with a mic input to capture voice conversations. Part of the time, I will be using this in environments with loud music playing. I have had a MD unit in the past with a separate mic preamp and a stereo mic for recording concerts. I don't need that...
  17. Matt

    Stax Omega 2 Owners: How do you position your pads?

    Quote: Originally posted by ServinginEcuador I wonder if taking a hole punch to these things would be a good idea? Maybe add one small hole thru both sides of the pads, and the cushion between. This would give you a "bass port" that would allow you to wear them normally and get a normal...
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    Stax Omega 2 Owners: How do you position your pads?

    Quote: Originally posted by ServinginEcuador I haven't found anything conclusive about whether or not the slight lifting of an ear pad is totally beneficial, or increases bass yet obscures other things. Secondly, I think the latter *definitely* happens with SR-303's (did it many...
  19. Matt

    Stax Omega 2 Owners: How do you position your pads?

    Quote: Originally posted by ServinginEcuador So far my slightly rounder head makes it difficult to set the pads down without getting a seal. It seems that almost no matter how I position the pads I get a seal. The only way for me to slightly beark the seal is to lift the pads up, making...
  20. Matt

    Stax Omega 2 Owners: How do you position your pads?

    GAAAAAWWWDD, I wish I had found this thread earlier. When I FIRST got the Omega II's, I was SO annoyed by the fact that the thin part of the pad was lifting off of my head slightly, etc. I repositioned the "D" so that the "spine" of the D was tilted back somewhat, so that the thickest part...
  21. Matt

    Atkins dieters advised to cut fat intake

    Quote: Originally posted by gbeard My doc suggested that I try the South Beach as a moderate approach I had done Atkins in the past ('99) and lost ten pounds on it, but it was just too "hard line" and I wasn't reasonably able to keep it up. The South Beach version (let's face it...
  22. Matt

    gsferrari’s – PERREAUX SHX-1 – review !

    Quote: Originally posted by tmesis Funny you should say that, because I'm a huge fan of acapella magpies warblingJames Brown's softer classics, interpretive Mongolian throat-singing performed by Xhosa! divas, and myxolydian Turkmen rat-chasing songs accompanied by Ainu lutes that are...
  23. Matt

    gsferrari’s – PERREAUX SHX-1 – review !

    Quote: Originally posted by Harrath ....I listen to mostly Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal. I'm into Peruvian Country-Swing of the early 60's and Kabuki Theater hits by Maori singers of New Zealand. Ah, and dare I leave out my penchant for Aleatoric Found-Sound Keyboard Music as...
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