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  1. soundboy

    Oppo shows prototype of headphone amp/DAC/pre-amp

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    $22 Monoprice headphones takes on $150 Bose and Audio-Technica rivals

    Monoprice did it with cables and subwoofers.  Now headphones....$21.59-headphones-be/?tag=mncol;txt
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    I didn't know Wile E. Coyote sued ACME Corporation

    Here's the opening statement from Wile E. Coyote's lawyer....  
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    The California Audio Show

    First of all, I am in no way associated with the California Audio Show.  However, while driving into San Francisco today, I noticed a giant billboard advertising it (in between 2 other giant billboards with Jennifer Anniston).   Even though it's not...
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    A simple, but priceless, joy - your dog welcoming you home

    I think this is something that every dog owner (or human companion) knows of....the unconditional joy that your dog displays whenever you come back to home. Sometimes they are so happy when you return that you'd think they're high on something. For me at least, it makes a rough day much easier...
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    Would you like a tube-powered iPod table radio for $100.00?

    Again, it's available at this price as of this post.... Acoustic Research (AR) AV100B tube-powered iPod table radio @ I checked the owner's manual and it's powered by vacuum tubes. Which kind? The manual doesn't specify.
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    Elvis has left the building and will be coming to SACD

    Interesting info for all Elvis fans out there, "Elvis 24 Karat Hits" & "Elvis Is Back" are going to be released on SACD. Steve Hoffman has already confirmed he will be using Grimm Audio AD1 DSD converter for the SACD transfers.
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    Meet St. Louis Cardinals' new hitting coach - Mark McGwire

    McGwire will face the media once again.... Quote: Mark McGwire is back in baseball, reunited with Tony La Russa as the St. Louis Cardinals’ hitting coach. La Russa agreed to return for a 15th year as manager Monday with a one-year contract, the first time he hasn’t had a multiyear...
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    Onkyo unleashes dedicated single-disc SACD/CD player for under $500.00

    The Onkyo SACD/CD player is now having pre-orders taken thru J&R for $499.00. Onkyo CSVL5 SACD/CD player Edit: is also taking pre-orders at same price, except it has pics of front/back and remote.... Onkyo CSVL5 SACD/CD player @
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    Pixar came thru for dying girl

    Thanks, Pixar, for granting the little girl's last wish.... Pixar grants girl’s dying wish with home viewing of 'Up' | pixar, up, movie, home, show, girl, cancer, die, huntington, beach - News -
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    The Lucy of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" gravely ill

    But Julian Lennon is reaching out to help. From the Associated Press.... Quote: They were childhood chums. Then they drifted apart, lost touch completely, and only renewed their friendship decades later, when illness struck. Not so unusual, really. Except she is Lucy Vodden — the...
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    Earliest known sound recording discovered....from 1857!!

    Very interesting stuff. So let me get this straight....CD-R may last all of 5 years but this recording on paper lasted 150+ years? Earliest Known Sound Recordings Revealed - US News and World Report
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    Reference Recordings release its second SACD title

    Just as Telarc fades from the SACD scene, here comes Reference Recordings' second SACD release.... Exotic Dances From the Opera The CD layer is HDCD-encoded, naturally.
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    Now you know....Zodiac Killer identified

    Just announced.... Quote: SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman stepped forward Wednesday to claim her late father was the infamous Zodiac Killer and that she as a 7-year-old wrote some of the letters that taunted local police. Kevin McLean, the former law partner of the late Melvin Belli, said...
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    Could this be a better deal than the $60 Sony SACD/CD changer?

    Directly from Yamaha....SACD/DVD-A, NTSC/PAL compatible, selectable CD upsampling (off/88.2/176.4), Audio Direct mode (turns video output on/off), etc. Yamaha DV-S5860 universal player for $80.00 + shipping Shipping is $9.95 and depending on where you live, there may be sales tax.
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    What is the geekiest thing you've done to/with your music?

    I was re-reading 2 of my threads over at What's the geekiest thing you've done to your music collection As a CD/vinyl collector, what's the geekiest behavior you've displayed in public? Hmmm....I seem to have cornered the market on "geeky" threads I understand...
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    Go ahead....get your Technics SL-1200 TT at a great price....from Walmart

    And free shipping to store near you.... Panasonic Technics SL-1200MK2 Quartz Synthesizer Direct-Drive Turntable: Audio
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    $400 Blu-ray/SACD player announced by ezGear

    Yes, on the heels of Oppo's announcement of its $500 - $600 Blu-ray/SACD player, here's a $400.00 player from ezGear.... ezGear's BluCobra player
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    Possible bargain alert - Radio Shack 3 ft Gold Series audio cable $4.99

    Several years ago, I started a thread on the "return of the Radio Shack Fusion cable". Well, a couple of days ago, I noticed that the Shack is clearing its current Gold Series audio interconnects, including the 3 ft analog audio interconnects.... 3 ft Radio Shack Gold Series audio...
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    Want a good deal on Telarc's SACDs?

    Your chance to pick up some Telarc SACD @ greatly discounted prices. From a recent post @'s "Hi-Rez Highway" forum.... Quote: Telarc and Concord Music Group websites are now merged, when you go to and click on "SACD/HI-DEF Audio" and then click on "See all" it...
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    Paul Newman passed away @ 83

    Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at age 83 - Yahoo! News What a great man....RIP Mr. Newman
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    Tim McGraw personally ejects rowdy concert-goer (video)

    Read the article, but watch the video
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    D&M Holdings (Marantz, McIntosh, Denon, Boston Acoustics) - up for sale....Best Buy bidding

    I kid you not....Kenwood is in the running too Denon up for Sale - Best Buy and Kenwood Bidding — Audioholics Home Theater Reviews and News
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    Oppo's going Blu-ray

    Apparently, Oppo has confirmed such development and has already obtained agreements on necessary licenses and parts.... Oppo's going Blu-ray
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    Let's say you hit the jackpot of the lottery....

    Which would you like to be? The World's #1 Audiophile? or the owner of a $6 million home theater?