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  1. jim

    I just found a pair of HP1000's

    I don't think it's that entirely unplausible. Before they got hyped up by Vertigo-1 back in the headwize days, I saw a few pairs of hp-2's on ebay going for less than $150. After a few reviews, the price starting going up, and has steadily climbed to it's astronomical price today. Of course in...
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    Seattle/Eastside minimeet, anyone?

    i think i'd be up for a meet as well; though like everyone else, don't have a proper place to host. how much would we have to pitch in for that jitters idea?
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    Corda Aria vs. minidac (or hr micro)?

    Thanks for the replies so far guys. So after some more research, I've decided to just bite the bullet and get a Minidac or Lavry DA10. Turns out that Lavry is in Seattle, so I'm going to head over there at some point and have a listen. So far, it sounds like most people are in favor of...
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    Corda Aria vs. minidac (or hr micro)?

    Thanks for confirming that the microdac and aria work with linux. That's good to know. I think I'll probably end up ordering an aria soon, unless someone helps me out and persuades me to spend more money. Anyone heard them both?
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    Corda Aria vs. minidac (or hr micro)?

    Can anyone compare the relative sound quality coming from the following dac/(builtin) amp combos? This will be for office use, with ety er4s'. corda aria headroom microdac/amp apogee minidac I'm mostly interested in minidac vs. aria.. can anyone give some comparative comments? I like the...
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    Lapfi: A Listing of USB and PCMCIA DACs

    Yeah, it can. I've been using the 1616m for a few months now when listening from my laptop, and it sounds great from the break out box. The headphone out on the pcmcia card is better than my laptop's headphone out (Ibm T42p), but definitely not as good as the external one. It's significantly...
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    Koss KSC-75 $11.99

    Quote: Originally Posted by dpippel Amazon tracks each user's buying habits. browsing habits, etc. and adjusts prices accordingly. No two people can be guaranteed to get the same price for the same item. Just to set the record straight, Amazon doesn't do any personalized pricing...
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    What keyboard type do you prefer?

    I had one of those fujitsu keyboards before too. I liked the clickiness of the keyboard, but the thing that irked me about it was that if you press the longer keys (shift especially, but even spacebar) at the edges it took more force than if you pressed in the middle. There was some friction...
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    Digital camera advice needed

    yeah, you should definitely do some research first. Also check out steve's digicams. He seems to have reviews of more cameras than dpreview, but he is not as comprehensive. Also maybe check out imaging resource if you have the time. have fun.
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    Digital camera advice needed

    hehe, what's this then? But anyway, you are right. The price will definitely reflect the red badge.
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    Digital camera advice needed

    I agee with HighwayStar, the A80 is a very nice camera. I'd also look at the A70, just because it's considerably cheaper and it doesn't sound like you are looking for very high resolution. Fwiw, I just bought a Nikon 4300 a couple days ago and I really like it. Like just about all nikons...
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    Digital camera help/suggestions needed...

    Nikon is coming out with the D70, which should be competitive with the digital rebel. Maybe wait a little while until that comes out before making a decision if you want to go dslr. In my opinion though, I wouldn't get a dslr for a first camera. One, they're expensive, and two, they're big. A...
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    What keyboard type do you prefer?

    I used to be all about the clicky keys. I have a model M and also the legendary northgate omnikey ultra, which I have on my desktop. the past couple of months I've developed some mild tendonitis in the form of "emacs pinky" which really sucks. I can only type on my laptop keyboard...
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    Happy birthday spaceman & dariusf

    Happy birthday Darius!! Glad to hear you and your family are doing well. Let me know how that 963 works out for you, I may have to pick up a new source sometime soon too.
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    anyone modify their soundcards?

    I read somewhere about replacing sound card caps with black gates a while back. I think it was for a m-audio sonica or something like that. overclocking eh? If you increase your system bus, I wonder if the sound quality decreases... wouldn't you be more likely to introduce corruption?
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    need an entry ELECTRONIC keyboard, $200 budget. help

    no need to be sorry, orpheus! I misphrased that statement above. What I meant to say was that I think people should really avoid digital keyboards if they can even when learning, because to date I have not played anything that can match the real thing. I mean, I like the mp-9k, but it's just not...
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    need an entry ELECTRONIC keyboard, $200 budget. help

    I've always been a proponent of real pianos only when learning, but of course not everyone can afford or find space for a real piano. I agree with orpheus, definitely avoid casio. (I have one!) Learning to play on unweighted keys is just going to make you pick up bad habits that are hard to get...
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    need an entry ELECTRONIC keyboard, $200 budget. help

    What is this going to be use for? If you are looking for something that is remotely like a piano, I'd bump the budget up to at least $600, preferably more like $800-1000. For $200, you aren't going to get any sort of weighted action (or even 88 keys for that matter), which makes it completely...
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    Linux - XMMS - Laptop and Sennheiser HD580 - AWESOME!!!

    Quote: Originally posted by CEO Matt I'll take it you haven't compiled the 2.6.x series test kernels yet then... They've moved from OSS to ALSA as the kernel sound system. Real nice latency tweaks too, if you can gentoo you should be able to upgrade that kernel ^^ I've tried the...
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    Linux - XMMS - Laptop and Sennheiser HD580 - AWESOME!!!

    Quote: Originally posted by CEO Matt Just one question... are their many gentoo zealots around here? yay, team gentoo! Been using it since june of last year and haven't looked back; it's simply awesome. I believe Capt. Bubba is also a gentoo fan, and there are a few others as...
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    what is redbook?

    Philips came out with a bunch of different colored books, where each colored book contained the specification for a certain type of cd format. The red book was the book with the specification for the audio cd format (both physical disc characteristics and audio encoding), the yellow one was for...
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    I finally have a laptop !!!!!! with pics

    congrats! I must say your wireless range is very impressive. I wish mine would go that far, but I don't think my orinoco card would do it without an external antenna. have fun with the new computer. I have to give you a fair warning though: I hope you got a good warrantee package!
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    longest time awake?

    Quote: Originally posted by hop ham i find when u're done an exam, u have the fifteen wind of energy and u don't want to pass out right away...maybe just me though yeah, I've experience that too. I assume that is from adrenaline? but anyway, I've had my fair share of sleepless...
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    Damn, that Steve Jobs knows how to sell...

    Quote: Originally posted by djgustashaw he's been issued thinkpads through the years from his company, and i've always been impressed, much more so than with dell laptops i've seen. Oh geez, don't even get me started on dells. my stupid dell laptop just broke for the 4th (5th?)...
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    Man, I'm getting a PC

    Quote: Originally posted by hempcamp I didn't. I got my iMac on discount. Same speed as entry-level eMac (800Mhz). --Chris This may be true, however you also have to take into account system bus, memory, and disk speed. The iMac is specced higher on all those counts, afaik...