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    Leben CS300XS Japanese 100 volt version

    Up for sale, in mint condition. This amplifier is in Japanese voltage, I will include a step up transformer which converts the voltage to 120 v for US use. Also included are 3 Sovtek EL 84, 2 Sovtek 803, and 2 China 12AX7 tubes. If you live in Los Angeles, you can come by to pick it up. The...
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    Do you know what happened to the HDVA 600?

    The HDVA 600 amplifer used to be listed on the Sennheiser website as a recommended product for the HD800, but now only the HDVD 800 is recommended.   I also see that retailers are listing the HDVA 600 discounted from the original MSRP of $1600.   Does anyone know if the amplifier has been...
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    My friend's wife yelled at me.

    I know there are bigger problems in this world, but I just thought I would tell this story to see if anyone else has the same problem.   So, my friend ask me if I want to go camping with him, his wife, and two kids.   First day we go camping and I went fishing and it was fun, I caught 2...
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    Wyred4Sound DAC 2

    I have a mint condition Wyred4Sound DAC 2.   I bought it in Dec 2010 and I paid $1651 including tax.   Absolute Sound Winner 2011, 2012, and 2013.   I won't write too much about the DAC, probably better to read about it at the Wyred4Sound website or the review on Absolute Sound.  ...
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    I have been scammed and I need your help

    I posted an ad on Craigslist with my phone number.   The scammer contacted me and told me that he will send me a security code to confirm that I am the correct person.   I received a phone call with an automated message shortly after, giving me a security code. I didn't know what it was...
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    How to attach a microphone to your headphones to make them into a headset for gaming on the PS3

    I wanted to buy a headset for playing multi player games on the PS3. I primarily play Battlefield 3. I was thinking about buying the Mixamp and the Sennheiser PC360, but those 2 are kind of expensive and I didn't want to spend that kind of money to get a headset. The alternative solution...
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    Did anyone get any black Friday deals today?

    I ordered the PSP 3000 for $100 today.   Always wanted one, but was too cheap to pay full price.    
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    Sennheiser HD800

    I am selling a used pair of Sennheiser HD800 headphones.   I bought these new from TTVJ about 15 months ago.   I only really get a chance to listen to headphones for about an hour a day and I don't use them everyday.   I would estimate maybe about 150 hours were actually used on...
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    Are there replacement earpads for the HD800 that you can buy?

    I don't really like the stock earpads on the HD800, just wondering if there are better earpads that you can buy to replace the stock earpads. Preferably made out of real leather or even felt like the HD600s.   Does anybody know?
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    Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3?

    Has anyones seen the previews? They both look pretty good.   I am not too crazy about MW3 charging an extra $50 for the premium package.   What do you guys think?
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    Question about amps for the Stax SR-009

    I am thinking about my next headphone and amp. upgrade.   I want to listen to the SR-009 headphones first, which I haven't had a chance to yet.   But if I do get a chance to listen to them and decide that is the next step in my upgrade path.   Are there any balanced tube amps. that...
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    If you had a $10,000 dollar budget.

    Just for fun. I'm at work today and I am bored.   I was wondering what could be a new dream system.   I want to compare it to what I already have and maybe consider doing some upgrades.   Source can be computer or CD player.   Any DAC.   Preferably a tubed amplifier.  ...
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    Looking for a headphone amp to go with my HD800s that might explode

    Music never sounded so good when you don't know if it will be the last song you listen to. I imagine I will be listening to 2112 when they are jamming and they start making exploding sounds, then it will be cool if my amp explodes at the same time. If the amp just catches on fire and burns...
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    Question about eating donuts out of a box

    I noticed at work, whenever somebody brings in donuts. In about 30 minutes all but one of the donuts are gone. The one remaining donut will stay in the box until the end of the day and will be eventually thrown out. The question is, is there something in human phychology that makes us do...
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    I have been taking Mens One a Day for the past year. A co-worker was tellng me they weren't very good and I should be taking a capsule instead of a tablet vitamin. I went to look for one at a local vitamin shop. The ones they had has: 2000% of the daily recommended of thiamin. 500% of...
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    Recommend a 2 channel integrated amplifier

    Can someone recommend an integrated amplifier with a balanced XLR input. I want to get one to connect my Lavry DA10 to some speakers. I'm looking to spend below $1000. I seen many on the high-end which goes over my budget. Most low-end ones only have a RCA input. I also need to have a...
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    Someone at work was telling me how great Bose was.

    A co-worker was telling me how great Bose was. How their speakers and headphones sounds so great. I told him that Bose was lo-fi at a mid-fi price and unlike other speaker and headphone companies, they spend most their money on advertising and not on research and development. For the same...
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    Do you know how to connect a ext. hard drive to a stereo receiver?

    I have all my music files on a external hard drive now and I want to hook it up to my stereo receiver. One option is to go ext. hard drive=>laptop computer==>USB jack to external DAC==>stereo receiver But I don't want to use keep my computer hooked up to my stereo all the time, and I...
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    Question about USB jack on Playstation 3

    I don't have a Playstation 3 yet, but I am wondering what the USB jacks are used for. I read that the 80GB version will have 4 USB jacks and the 40GB version will have 2 USB jacks. Do you know if the USB jack can be connected to an external hard drive? If you can, is there existing...
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    I want to set up a computer as source setup for my home.

    I am a totally new to the computer as source thing. I am in the process of setting up a system. So far I have an external hard drive, an old desktop with sound blaster 16bit. I found out last night that my computer only has USB 1.0 PCI card so I need to upgrade that to a USB 2.0 PCI...
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    I signed up for a massage and then I backed out.

    I was having some neck pain so I called someone I found randomly on the yellow pages for a massage. The lady answering the phone asked me if I prefered a man or woman for the massage. I told her it didn't matter. She said to be there at 6:30PM. The massage was at a gym that I never been to...
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    Anybody else afraid of the number four?

    Sounds crazy I'm sure and I consider myself very logical. But one of my friends told me once, that four spoken in Chinese sounds exactly the same as death. Then I was reading that some people will not buy a house if four is in the numeric part of a home's address, because it is like each...
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    Sony Announces a $100 Price Drop on the PS3

    After being undersold and beat by Nintendo in sales 6 to 1. Sony announces a price drop. Who's getting one now?
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    Question about connecting a HDTV?

    I just bought a 1080p TV. I have an outdoor attennae that has a co-ax cable going in to a Tivo player(old analogue version), the Tivo player has an RCA cable going to my new TV. My question is, all TV stations that I am receiving are in the old 480 format and the picture looks lousy. I...
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    Who would win in a fight between Hulk and Superman?

    I got this from the marvel website about the Hulk "His capacity for physical strength is potentially limitless due to the fact that the Hulk's strength increases proportionally with his level of great emotional stress, anger in particular. The Hulk has shown a high resistance to physical...