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    Advice on New Portable Player

    Hi All, I am looking for advice on a new portable DAP to upgrade my existing AK240. I will be using it with Melody Miracle IEMs (balanced or single ended), Sen 6xx, Grado 325s and a pair of Epsilon R1 Elleven Acoustica modded phones that Fleasbaby made for me. I have a Pico Slim and Ray...
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    Iphone 8

    Hi everyone, happy holidays. I have a good portable rig (AK240) but wanted to get ideas for how I can get more out of my iphone 8 for when I don't have my main portable rig. e.g. in office, on metro. I would be using UM Miracles or Grado 325s or Senns 650s. Is there a small dac/amp that I...
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    DAC for MacBook Pro

    Hi all. I’ve decided to use my stax 009s and GES amp in the office with my 2017 MacBook Pro as a source (still deciding what is best software). I now need a usb dac and would appreciate any recommendations from the group. Listen mainly to jazz and acoustic. Thanks very much.
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    Office Desktop System

    Hi All, I am looking for recommendations for a relatively compact desktop system that I can use in the office or alternatively at home (but my intention is not to transport the rig between the two so does not need to be super portable). My office desktop PC is a closed system so I cannot use...
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    New Desktop System for Office or Home

    Hi All, I am looking for recommendations for a relatively compact desktop system that I can use in the office or alternatively at home (but my intention is not to transport the rig between the two so does not need to be super portable). My office desktop PC is a closed system so I cannot use...
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    Portable Rig Upgrade Advice

    Hi All,   I have been very pleased with my current portable rig - an Ipod Classic 160GB, Ray Samuels SR-71B or Pico Slim and Cypher Labs Algorhythm Solo using UM Miracle earphones. However, it has been some time since I put this rig together and I would appreciate any recommendations for...
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    New Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo

    Just received a new product email from Cypher Labs - they have released a new portable DAC which also accepts USB and can be used with a computer. http://www.aloaudio.com/cypher-labs-algorhythm-solo-db?utm_source=Users&utm_campaign=28b857ea0a-Solo_dB_10_22_12&utm_medium=email Should be...
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    Micro DAC

    Hi All, I posted the following on another forum but realise it maybe is better posted here as much of it relates to computer audio. Thanks James   Hi All,   I am returning to headfi after a few years absence - I have been concentrating on my two-channel system but now getting back...
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    Headroom Micro AMP + DAC

    Hi All,   I am returning to headfi after a few years absence - I have been concentrating on my two-channel system but now getting back into headphones.   I have the Micro DAC and Amp which I bought several years ago and have the following questions:   1. For computer audio, using a...
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    Liquid Fire vs Woo Audio WA5

    Dear All,   Has anyone compared the two amplifiers above with the Audeze LCD-2 headphones.   I would be interested to hear anyone's thoughts as to which is better for these headphones.   Thanks   James
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    Original Esound

    I have one of the original Eastsound E5 CD Players and would be interested to hear from anyone who has made any worthwhile upgrades to this player -perhaps a separate DAC for example. I would like to keep the player and want to see if I can wring a bit more out of it. Thanks James
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    Upgrading from Singlepower MPX Slam

    Hi All, I'd be very interested to hear from any members who have upgraded from the above amp, partiularly to a different manufacturer. I remain very pleased with the MPX3 but want more realism, detail and soundstage and more of a "SET" experience in terms of the mid-range as I am used to with...
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    MPX3 Listening Volume

    Hi All, I received my MPX3 SLAM (configured with the Black Gate capacitors, 240v mains transformer, Slam upgrade, and Stepped attenuator) a while back but for one reason or another only recently started listening to it in any detail. I am using it with an Eastsound E-5 and Grado 325is. I...
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    Micro Stack - What source?

    Hi All, I was listening again to my Micro Stack last night through a Sony D-NE920 PCDP and I started to wonder what Micro Stack owners have been using as a source and whether they have found any particular synergies with a particular source? Look forward to receiving some responses. Best...
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    9v Batteries plus MicroStack

    I have read through all the threads on the forum in relation to this subject but could not find if anyone has had any sucess using the new Ipower Lithium 9v rechargeables with the MicroStack? Some threads indicate that these batteries will not fit in the Stack. Please can you let me know if you...
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    Foobar and Asio

    Hi All, Trying to get best out of the MicroDac when playing CDs through Foobar on my Windows laptop and I followed the guide below. I have downloaded Foobar 2000 and also installed Asio Plugin which I saved in the components directory of Foobar. In Foobar, I have selected in Output...
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    Alternatives to Airport Express

    Hi All, I have a Laptop which runs with Windows XP and I am considering the options available to me to get a bitperfect stream from my laptop to MicroDAC. I have done a search on the forums and using the Airport Express seems to be one way. If, like me, you are not bothered about it being...
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    Radio Interference

    Hi All, I have started picking up radio interference through my PPX SLAM. I have discovered that this is being picked up from the interconnect between the amp and cd player as when I change the position of the interconnect the interference varies. Other than swapping out my IC for something...
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    iRiver H120-D

    Quick question - do you think US$279 for a new H120D is too expensive?? This seems to be the going price on Ebay for these models. I am trying to source one as need an optical out. Thanks James
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    Portable Headphones

    Hi All, I have been searching through the threads over the last few weeks trying to decide on a good set of portable headphones for travelling (including a lot of air travel) so isolation is important to a degree so others are not disturbed. The Grados are great for home use but not practical...
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    Advice for Newbie re: Ripping

    Hi All, I have now purchased a Micro Stack for use with my Grado 325i's through my laptop. I have been reading through the forums over the last few weeks and would be grateful for advice on whether it is worth re-ripping all my CDs on Itunes using Lossless. I think I originally ripped them on...
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    Portable Amp Suggestions

    Hi Everyone I have been reading through all the various reviews on the forum today and wondered if anyone could help. I have decided to go for a portable amp which I can use with my home CD player and also with a portable source such as an Ipod. I use grado 325i headphones with a wide ranging...
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