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    Interested in the stock market.

    Quote: Originally Posted by bada bing The positive thing about being a small investor in the market is, in spite of the shorter term random "noise" that confounds "traders", the longer term direction has consistently been up - averages somewhere around 10% per year for decades now...
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    Send a prayer or hope for Ray Samuel's father.

    Ray, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have lost both my parents and have certainly felt the pain that you must be going through now. My thoughts are with you. Remember the good times you had with your father.
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    For iPhone users: How do you like it (so far)?

    After playing around with an iPhone at the Apple store during a few visits, I succumbed to the temptation and bought one a few months ago. I have since sold it to a friend. I will not miss it because: 1. The touchscreen interface is cool at first, but the novelty gets old fast. I...
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    The Predator, Portable Headphone Amp/USB DAC Combo

    Quote: Originally Posted by Downer Thanks for all insightful info guys... still on the fence between Pico and Predator If after all that has been discussed in various threads about these two amps you still have doubts, either buy both or simply flip a coin. Just remember that...
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    Ultrasone CD

    I just paid up and bought the CD direct from Ultrasone USA. It's only $10.
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    Should I buy Edition 9? (With a discount)

    Quote: Originally Posted by earwicker7 Average Just goes to show how different people's taste in sound can be. The Ed9 are my favorite dynamic can, and I own quite a few quality cans. They are, IMO, the only way to listen to piano. Just be wary if you have big ears... they aren't...
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    MAC users, do you use optical out or just usb for dac

    Quote: Originally Posted by melomaniac and which optical if you don't mind? For now, I am connecting to a Denon DVD-9000. I'm shopping for another DAC with more I/O flexibility.
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    MAC users, do you use optical out or just usb for dac

    1. USB when on the road with my Predator. 2. Firewire when recording/listening with the Apogee Duet. 3. Optical when attached to home system.
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    Investment Help?

    Quote: Originally Posted by classicalguy Watch out for people with sure-fire trading strategies - a sure-fire way to lose money. Agreed. Quote: Originally Posted by classicalguy I believe strongly that markets are inefficient and driven by euphoria and panic...
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    Investment Help?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Old Pa X2. Like maybe being a cook is a "profession", too. Get off it. You are actually comparing me, a market maker [floor trader] to a cook? That's pure genius! Fair enough, I'll get off it and still take the other side your [investors] trades and...
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    Best DAC under $2000

    Quote: Originally Posted by krmathis I highly recommend the Electrocompaniet ECD1. A versatile and great sounding DAC, which should be right in your price area. Is there anyplace decent in the US that has these? The dealer site specified on the Electrocompaniet website is...
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    Investment Help?

    I have posted this response to another member with a similar question: You need to understand that trading in the market is an actual profession, not a hobby or a glorified savings account. It's just like any other profession such as being a surgeon, attorney, engineer or whatever else. None...
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    Really need a silent keyboard

    Quote: Originally Posted by ingwe Sigh... Obviously the room mate is the alpha dog; he makes noise when he wants, invites friends over with little-to-no notice.. All the while bitching at the OP for the tiniest einsey-wensy things. The OP won't stand up for himself because this...
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    Portable rig for airplanes

    Either some combination of: iPod 5.5G/H120/H340 --> Hornet/Predator --> Etymotic ER-4S or MacBook Pro 17 --> Predator --> Etymotic ER-4S Sometimes I even pack my Ultrasone Edition 9 for longer stays in the hotel. I don't use it on the plane.
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    Predator vs. Pico?

    Quote: Originally Posted by chesebert because I still have this tiny hope in me that one day where that one special little portable amp will rise up and sing with glory the songs that are only known to its bigger AC brethren; that one day the portable amps will be free from their...
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    Getting Married

    Congratulations. Enjoy your day. Of all the weddings I have ever gone to, mine (ours) was still the most fun. Still happily married with two kids after almost 28 years!
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    Predator vs. Pico?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Jaw007 Thank you.It's not just the wallet I'm worried about,it's the wife.She may say Hasta -La'vista if I continue on spending on this fine hobby.LOL ... and what does she spend money on?
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    Apple time-capsule as NAS?

    Quote: Originally Posted by jsmithepa Real geeks don't need this thing. Obviously. Geeks are not the intended audience for this device.
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    The Predator, Portable Headphone Amp/USB DAC Combo

    Quote: Originally Posted by tnmike1 For the price of those Edition 9s, they oughta sound out-of-this-world superfantastic!!! ... and they certainly do!
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    Predator vs. Pico?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Jaw007 Are the Ed9's 300ohm's? No, they're 30 ohm.
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    Hornet V Predator ??

    You're probably right...
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    Hornet V Predator ??

    LOL. Yeah, the test would have been quite extreme had I not used a "silence" file to play for the test. I'd have to ask Ray about the Hornet gain, but the Predator's max gain is 11. When listening to music, they seem similar. If it turns out that the gains are significantly different between...
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    what balanced amp to drive k1000?

    Quote: Originally Posted by nightfire If you can find one, the First Watt F1. It's different from most other amps in the way it drives speakers (constant current class A topology) making it useless for normal multi-element speakers, and is overkill for most headphones. For the...
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    Apogee Duet

    The reason it is Mac oriented is because it is designed to integrate with Apple's Core Audio subsystem. Hence, the firewire interface becomes a moot point.
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    Predator vs. Pico?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Drag0n Ahhhhhh!!!! 14 pages of predator vs pico, and also other threads about this, and nobody has really said anything. I see alot of type and text, but i know nothing of the comparison. What kills me,is i heard both at a meet,but it was on different...
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