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  1. charlesb

    What was your first headphone purchase after coming to Head-Fi?

    Arrived with ER6 that I learned about from headroom. After: ER4P (with S adapter) META42 PPA Now contemplating something other than canalphones...
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    Sending music wirelessly from computer to stereo

    You'll love this gadbet. I have the old, which doesn't have wireless, but it works extremely well with the wired connection. Once you rip all your CD's, they are all just -there- anytime you like. I think this is miles ahead of the "airtunes" that Apple just released. The slimp3 also support...
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    where did you get your PPA and how to you like it?

    MisterX built me a ppa and I am in heaven. Longer review later, but: This has relegated my very nice META42 to my desk drawer and for travel. Unbelievable. Light, airy, open, fast, huge soundstage. All listening is ER4P/S. This amp makes me appreciate the ER4S a lot more. The P/S...
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    Check out this MP3 streamer/server

    Quote: Originally posted by blessingx Thanks. I hadn't realized they introduced a new version. Saw them at a Macworld a couple years ago. Nice to have options for Windows, OS X, Linux. My one question is I wonder why they still require transcoding from AAC and Ogg to MP3 for playback...
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    Check out this MP3 streamer/server

    I've had a "slimp3" music server for some time and I love it. The folks at slim devices have raised the bar on their music server: Wireless connectivity Digital output Headphone connection! I am impressed that the device is just $299, and the look is getting more professional. I have...
  6. charlesb

    iPod in the car - sweeeeeeeet!

    It works! I got the CD changer cable, and an RCA>mini Y adapter, and then also needed some RCA extender cables, but the 10 gig iPod works in the car. I ended up having the boys at Circuit City do the install ($63) and when I saw how they had to take the console apart, I was pleased to have spent...
  7. charlesb

    META Praise and TAH Comparison

    Could you give some details on the spec for you META? I did the same upgrade from a TAH to a KurtW META (AD8620, double buffers) and I was **astonished** by how much better it sounded. All my listening is via ER4P, except occasional use of the ER6.
  8. charlesb

    iPod in the car - sweeeeeeeet!

    Well, I've tried an FM transmitter before, the "iRock", which is probably the worst one of the available choices and it was just -awful-, so I am determned to do better than that. BTW, both the cable solution and the FM transmitter approach also let you play DVD's on a laptop and get the...
  9. charlesb

    iPod Price

    Quote: Originally posted by MaceHowling I am l looking to get an iPod and was wondering if you guys could give me some recommendations on where I should purchase it from. I need a place that has great prices and a good rating (as far as customer satisfaction). Also, let you hear your...
  10. charlesb

    So what limits overall sound with this setup?

    Quote: Originally posted by Old Pa I would say the PCDP player; try listening to the system through a good home CD player. I am looking (without success) for another PCDP in current production with good sound and a line out. Clean all you electromechanical connections with the...
  11. charlesb

    META42 and ZNR/CRD help

    Quote: Originally posted by panman Hi, I'm currently in the process of building a portable META42 using 3 lithium ion cells for power (this should give me nominally 3.6volts x 3 = 10.8volts power at 1200 mAH and still fit into a serpac H-65 case!) If all of this works as planned, this...
  12. charlesb

    Macworld Craziness

    Quote: Originally posted by morphsci You can believe whatever you choose but when I get involved in discussions of platforms for statistical analysis with statisticians or biometricians the MAC NEVER comes up. It is always Windows, Unix and Linux. Perhaps in the future OS X will help make...
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    Macworld Craziness

    Wow. What I've learned from this thread is (surprise!) some headfiers know a lot more about phones/amps/sound than about Macs. The talk about Mathematica being different on Mac/PC is nonsense. They are the same, and the same on Linux, and all other platforms. Mathematica is based on a...
  14. charlesb

    Macworld Craziness

    Quote: Originally posted by BDA_ABAT Instead of saying that Apple was on the brink of bankrupcy, how about saying that Apple was (is) on the brink of irrelevency? [snip] (Question: Anyone remember "the" Superbowl ad from Apple??? 'Nuff said.) Bruce First, the "Superbowl"...
  15. charlesb

    Meta-42 Top Flight w/ AD8620 Battery Question

    I have a similar amp made by KurtW....8620 with stacked buffers. I just got the Plainview battery and I recommend it! Just off the charger, this thing measures 11.3 volts! It drops quickly to about 10.5, but then stays there as long as I can typically listen in one day (a few hours). I found...
  16. charlesb

    ER6 or ER4P's??? aaarrghh!

    Quote: Originally posted by appar111 Well, I've got the cash to finally get some Ety's... and I'm wondering if I really need to drop THAT much money for the 4P's or if the 6's would be more than enough for me. I'll be using them portably, mainly with a Sony MZ-E90 md player, but also with...
  17. charlesb

    On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being worst and 10 being best...

    I can't contribute much data to this thread, but I'm feeling pretty good that my ER4p/META combo seems to be pretty high up the lists. The suggestions to put these ratings on some common scale are interesting, but couldn't really work.....people just rate things differently. I have one...
  18. charlesb

    KurtW META42 Portable Amp

    Let me add my enthusiastic endorsement for the KurtW META42. I just got mine today and I am very impressed. Excellent workmanship, and Kurt was a total pleasure to deal with. What I got was: - Translucent blue Serpac H-65-9V case, measuring 2.75" x 4.94" x .94" high - AD8620 dual op amp...
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