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    help with loose sennheiser cable connections (HD25)

    Hey guys, been awhile since I've been on the forums but I've got a custom sennheiser cable which I built awhile back that I'm experiencing a loose connection issue with. The connectors I used/purchased appear to be ever so marginally too thin to achieve a snug/secure fit into the HD-25 earcups...
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    FS: LNIB Sennheiser HD-25-1-II with NEW Moon Audio Blue Dragon v3 - $OLD!!!

    bought these about 3 months back, and haven't really put very many hours on them at all. I now need to sell them to fund a bike purchase, despite how much I love the sound of these (for a portable can they are INSANE). I bought them from a reputable ebay seller, they arrived still factory...
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    suggestions on a good portable cd-player / discman

    I tried searching but couldn't come up with much, although Im terrible with the search function so thats probably not really too indicative of anything in particular :P. I'm looking to purchase a portable CD player and I need some suggestions. I will most likely be using it unamped I think, so...
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    is it possible to easily use LEDs to indicate for a selector switch

    I'm just wondering if theres any way that you can easily rig up LED's to the front panel on something like a switchbox that uses just a basic rotary selector switch in order to indicate which of the inputs/outputs is active. Or does this require programming a separate circuit/board? I'd want 3...
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    anodizing + front panel work question

    If I'm planning to create some sort of an inlay / depression in a black anodized front panel (via front panel express), I assume that when I receive it back the "depression" will be silver in color, since only the surface of the black aluminum is anodized? Am i correct in my assumption? Is there...
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    Front Panel Express help - neutrik locking jacks

    Hey guys, got a question for all of you FPE experts out there . I'm wondering if someone might be so kind as to explain how I'd set up a front panel (say 4mm or so) with one of those neutrik locking 1/4 jacks (one like shown below ) set-in / fastened from "behind" rather than simply just...
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    clarifications on the history of the Stax earspeaker line?

    Ive always been a bit confused by the stax earspeaker history. The lambda pros were released around '91, but were followed several years later by the lambda "nova" and the lambda nova signature? what differences were implemented with the introduction of the "nova" tag? and again, what changed...
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    RCA splitter/switchbox question (from source to amp)

    Hey, need some help on this issue, and im admittedly a bit of a dumkopf when it comes to this kind of stuff, so here goes, please bear with! I have a Monarchy NM24 tube dac, which has only 1 set of tube dac outputs. I want to use these single ended tube outputs to feed 2 amps however is my issue...
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    Stax Omega II question!

    Question regarding the Stax Omega II's, I'm aware that there are two different versions - one which I believe to be the older version which has lighter colored housing and a dark brown cable, and the newer one which has darker earcups to match the color of the cable. I believe the lighter brown...
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    FS: 8GB unlocked iPhone - great condition - with box - $OLD

    Selling this item for a friend. Great condition iphone, has been very well taken care of with a screen protector on the touchscreen the entire time. There are no major visible blemishes on the phone, with the exception of some minor general wear. As you can see from the photos, I would rate it...
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    electrostat amp question, where does the Woo GES fit into the stax line?

    Hey guys I'm fairly new to electrostatics, I've had the pleasure of trying a few pairs but beyond that I'm just trying to wrap my head around the somewhat confusing line of various vintage/current production electrostatic headphones and amps that are available out there. I have a pretty good...
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    balanced b22 that needs finishing up - PM if interested in a project!

    Hey guys, I've come to a bit of a stalemate with my balanced beta22, as I ended up having to move into a new house and into a new job (i moved cities) kind of mid-process of "upgrading" my beta22 by adding a second sigma22 as well as moving the power supplies and transformers to their own...
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    electrostat noob, need some help getting started to all you stax owners!

    hey guys, Im just about to take my FIRST steps into the world of electrostats (and im excited to do so ). Ive always listened to a lot of genres of music that I've heard can be reproduced very well on electrostat headphones, a lot of fast classical strings, female vocals, electronica, fast...
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    fantastic little 2.5" 120gb external HD + enclosure (totally new in box) SOLD!

    I just bought this literally like 3 weeks ago from a local computer place. Unfortunately I didnt get around to trying it out with my new macbook for several weeks and at that stage found out I couldnt format the HD to the formatting type I wanted for my mac. Anyways, some of you more "pro" mac...
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    great condition ipod touch 8gb new version of firmware etc SOLD

    bought this brand new directly from apple in February of 2008 (its only a few months old!). I'm pretty anal about keeping my gear in good shape, and as such, I immediately (before even touching it without the protective plastic on) put a full body InvisiShield (shieldzone.com) on the ipod touch...
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    looking to buy audio racks/furniture and cd racks (esp. Vancouver BC)! HELP!!

    hey guys. i live in Vancouver BC and im looking for some advice from you fellow Vancouver headfiers, or if any of you non-Vancouver fiers know where I could order online from, suggestions are welcome, although i think for this thing im probably better off trying to find something local. Anyways...
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    entry to power conditioning?

    hey, sorry if there are other obvious threads on this, i tried searching but couldnt turn up exactly what i wanted. anyways, basically im getting to the point where im feeling like my audio rig is fairly "substantial". i have a 4 channel b22, i plan to pick up a CA azur 840c CDP, i run a couple...
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    macbook pro users - portable dac/amp question!!

    hey guys, ive got a new macbook pro, and im looking to get a portable dac/amp combo that will be a great match to it. i know theres quite a lot of decent options on the market right now. my main two choices right now are the pico with dac and the headroom micro portable with dac. Can anyone...
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    are most of you involved heavily in DIY audio engineers or have pro experience in the industry?

    bit of a random question, but i often wonder what the exact range of backgrounds is with most of our DIYers out here. myself, im a 3rd year biology major studying my undergrad, so obviously electrical background/expertise is FAR FAR from being natural to me, and its often the hugest problem i...
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    ipod LODs + USB charge???

    ive seen quite a few line out docks that have a mini USB input as well as a 1/8 jack wired out of them, allowing you to charge the ipod via something like a motorola phone charger while simultaneously using the LOD to an amp or w/e. ive built a number of standard LOD's before, but am wondering...
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    best buds/iems for classical (esp. strings)?

    suggestions on a bud or iem that really shines with classical music. i plan to use it predominantly unamped unfortunately, mainly as an on-the-go type earphone, mainly using it with my ipod touch (unamped) or my laptop i suspect. I may put together or purchase a portable amp sometime down the...
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    starting a classical collection - open to suggestions!

    hey guys, ive been into audio for quite some time, but only recently am starting to build a cd collection (mostly computer audio prior to that). Growing up as a kid I played many instruments, french horn, violin, piano, and came from a very musical household. Ive always had a great appreciation...
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    which high end balanced HP for classical/vocals

    im looking for suggestions on a high end headphone that would be a great match for my 4 channel balanced b22. ive got 2 sigma22s powering it so i dont think power is really too much of an issue here. I plan to have a 2.1 speaker system thatll provide the kick i need in the bass dept. for the odd...
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    FS: COMPUTER PARTS - priced to sell!

    Ok guys, I have an ad up for this system as well, but due to requests I am contemplating splitting it all up. I will decide and let you all know within the next 24-48 hours, but until then, heres the list of components. They are all in very good condition, not much original packaging (unless I...
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    FS: 1(ish) year old high performance 2.66ghz desktop cpu + 22" monitor

    Hey all, im moving and would rather just try to sell this here and buy myself a laptop later down the line, since im moving away from gaming and other high-performance demanding applications, im sure someone else out there can use this baby better. I think the asking price is quite a bargain, I...
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