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  1. grasshpr

    Post pics of your builds....

    My nearly finished Dynahi. Still need to build and stain wood side panels and create a top vent. Maybe even get a bigger knob, but otherwise its finished
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    Recommendations for Next Amp Build - Solid State

    I second the Dynahi suggestion. It might hurt your wallet, but your ears will thank you for it
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    Using DIN connectors for power supplies

    Just wanted to add. If you can spare a few extra bucks for the connectors, I recommend the locking din's from CUI. Digikey part #'s receptacle CP-1233-ND connector CP-1033-ND I've used them on several builds mainly for aesthetics and some security.
  4. grasshpr

    STEPS not quite fitting in my Hammond!

    I've also had a similar problem. However, slight bending of the case will help the STEP ease into its new home. By doing so, it also helps the top cover slide in easily as well!
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    Where can I find really cool looking switches (and knobs)?

    A look at the Big list of links at the top of the page will help alot. Good hunting...
  6. grasshpr

    Millett Hybrid + Tread Problem

    If your temperature is about 100 degrees Fahrenheit, then that sounds just about right based on the transformer specs and output voltage. Maybe it should turn out a bit higher depending on your heatsinking option.
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    Stores in NYC sell HD600 cables?

    Hey guys, anyone know if stores in NYC sell HD600 cables for pickup?
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    Millett Hybrid + Tread Problem

    Quote: Originally Posted by Fiola I recently completed my Millett hybrid using tread as psu. When plugged in alone, the tread seems fine, measures all good, and LM317 is warm but not hot at all. plug the tread into MH, the lm317 gets really hot, i measured using a probe to be around 100...
  9. grasshpr

    Looking for At Home $150-$200 Headphones Need Help

    Ditto with the grado recommendation. If you can part with the extra dough, go with the SR325's or MS2's. You won't regret it.
  10. grasshpr

    Another "Starting the DIY journey" thread.

    Don't forget the all helpful desoldering pump.
  11. grasshpr

    Cheap and easy DIY headphone stand?

    A rather simple DIY headphone stand would be a clone stand similar to the one that K701's comes with. I haven't made one yet for myself but I presume all you need is a bit of metal or wood as the exterior of the base and a bit of cutout foam for your headphones holder. I really like the way...
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    Cmoy makes sound worse

    Quote: Originally Posted by ilikepie Today i bulit my first cmoy. It works but the sound is worse then if its plugged directly to my computer. I checked for solder bridges and im sure there arent any. Could this be becuase im using cheap headphones with low impedience? Im not gonna get...
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    Gilmore Lite good for these cans?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Solude Lets put it this way. The Senn 650/AKG 701 put out 105dB@1V or about 90dB@250mV. Now since 90dB is hearing damage and sources put out 2V why would anyone need more than unity gain? Answer, if their source put out a weak output or the source material is...
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    Gilmore Lite good for these cans?

    Quote: Originally Posted by justin w. There's no need to run anything over unity gain (1x) for the E3C or similar phones. Your right about having unity gain. Actually e3c's don't benefit much from amps in general. In response to Solude, as for high impedance amps with unity gain...
  15. grasshpr

    Was just in Toronto ... went to the headphone no-no place

    I love there decor. Makes buying audio related stuff like buying dinner plates at Pier 1.
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    Gilmore Lite good for these cans?

    Quote: Originally Posted by justin w. grasshpr, Can you explain what you mean? My Shure E3 are silent with the Gilmore Lite even with the volume all the way to max. If you are experiencing any noise, it is likely from your source. Unplug the interconnects before doing any noise...
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    HD-580s came in

    Congrats! I miss my old HD580's...
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    Gilmore Lite good for these cans?

    If the e2c's are anything like the e3c's, then I wouldn't match the two. Noise gets pretty high with the Gilmore topology using the e3c's.
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    What to do wuth my Sennheiser HD600/Equinox

    I think it maybe worth more if you sold them separately. Lotsa HD600 owners out there looking for that cable at a decent price.
  20. grasshpr

    Upgrade recommendation: Audigy ZS to X-Fi, or USB DAC instead?

    Quote: Originally Posted by JaGWiRE Remember, usb dacs are not the most popular here, they have jitter and everything. Careful not to generalize jag, the higher end USB dacs are quite popular here and are of exceptional quality. I think you might be talking about the cheapo USB...
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    Looking for a home amp with no hissing, between 300-500

    To second some of Thaddy's suggestions (and to add some of my own opinions), Gilmore lite (or dynalo) would be a good addition if your looking for an amp that adds a tad of brightness to your listening pleasure. Some consider it to be overly bright, but I find the combo to reveal alot of the...
  22. grasshpr

    Sub-$100 phones, HD 280 Pro?

    Although the Grado SR80 isn't closed type headphone, you might want to consider this option mainly because it is excellent when it comes to bass impact. It used to be my preferred choice of cans for alternative for some time. Just a sugestion though...
  23. grasshpr

    Where can I get "serious" toroidal in Canada?

    Also in Toronto: I've bought a few transformers from Richard and they are of good quality.
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    PC Oscilloscopes

    Quote: Originally Posted by tangent Really? The atmosphere does bend the light, but this doesn't change its frequency, hence it doesn't make it less pure. You can pick up "noise" -- stray light in this case -- but it will likely be in a different frequency, so you'll still get a nice...
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    PC Oscilloscopes

    Quote: Originally Posted by raduray If you Google the topic, you'll find lots of inexpensive PC based oscilloscopes. The USB variants look attractive. I could hook one up to an old laptop I have hanging around my house and I'd have an inexpensive scope. I used to be an electronics...