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  1. rshuck

    Audeze Deckard - class A amp, USB DAC

    It powers the LCD2.2s just fine, even on low gain. I think their literature kinda sells the amp short of its capability. The K1000 is actually too loud for me past about 2 O'Clock on the dial. I just bought this for my work rig, but it is really very good.
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    McIntosh Labs MB100 streamer/Music player

    I think what they are trying to get at is that there is seamless integration between local tracks and streaming tracks. For example if you are missing one track from an album, it can find it online and play it in the right order without you knowing. What they reference here is, say I have the...
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    Speaker and Receiver cable/wire question

    Hi Kumar,    This is not the right forum for this exactly, but can you take a picture of the plug that's on the receiver end? I don't want to lead you in the wrong direction, but cutting the cable will most likely be fine assuming that is the correct one for where you think the cable runs. 
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    Mini-Meet in FLORIDA. North/Central area. Look here if interested!

    Hey guys - I am not around here very often anymore, but a buddy of mine told me about the meet. Unfortunately, the date doesn't work for me since I am in Afghanistan until the end of August. Next time there's a meet, someone should definitely PM me. I just bought a pair of K1000s, already own...
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    UK Meet (UPDATED!) - Saturday November 7th 2009

    Hey guys - just found out that I won't be able to attend as I planned. My wife is having her first ultrasound on the Saturday and I'll have to be there to watch my son and participate. This really sucks, but I'm afraid I have no alternative.
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    Setup that optimizes sound quality for movie watching, gaming with headphones. $ not an object.

    If you'll never be connecting or using speakers, you could get away with a nice preamp- X2 for he Anthem AVM 50, which would also negate the need for a dedicated headphone amp. It would then be PS3, 360, Wii, Blu-Ray to the AVM 50's inputs, HDMI to your TV for output.
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    Setup that optimizes sound quality for movie watching, gaming with headphones. $ not an object.

    I'd suggest you first consider your receiver. If you want a surround sound type experience with headphones, you should consider that a standard "high end" set of headphones are not best suited for this application as they were made with music in mind. If you want a high end set of traditional...
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    Chassis source in the US?

    You could always go with Hammond! I'm a fan of the retro look myself, so maybe I'm biased.
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    What can I do with this case?

    Preamp with VU Meter. How big is that thing?
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    Question about transformers/grounding with single all wood chassis

    Quote: Originally Posted by FallenAngel Not necessarily, you can even use it to power speakers, just grab one of these. DIYCable.com : Intro » Home » Exodus/Hypex Amps » Amp Parts » 0-16V 1A 13V-0-13V 1A x2 30V 10.5A It's massive overkill, but it's potted, shielded and CHEAP...
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    Question about transformers/grounding with single all wood chassis

    Thanks for the replies guys. Any tips on how I could pull this off? What would I need to get rid of the noise? That plexiglass build is ok, but I'd have the three transformers. Want to avoid buying a single shielded transformer because it'd be dual primaries (for 110/220), and SIX...
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    Question about transformers/grounding with single all wood chassis

    To go along with the other thousand questions I've already asked, I have another. My plan for the Beta 22 is now going ahead. I am slowly gathering the materials I'll need for the project, and I've come across a great looking all wood chassis. It's essentially the same thing that amplifiers...
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    How do I convert two SE amps to a balanced amp?

    Hello again everyone, I'm back with another question. I'm a bit indecisive at the moment. I have been contemplating building a Balanced B22 for a while now, but I also have a desire to build a balanced, transformer coupled all tube amp (as discussed in a previous thread). I am to the point...
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    WBT Silver VS Cardas Quad Eutectic Solder

    Quote: Originally Posted by Koyaan I. Sqatsi It's rshuck's now. But if it's ok with him, I could pull you off a few feet of it. k All ok with me - Ryan
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    PIMETA v2 next build?

    Tangent&rsquo;s Parts Shop <--- available there. It's a touch on the small side, but if you've built the bantamdac you shouldn't have too big a problem.
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    WBT Silver VS Cardas Quad Eutectic Solder

    Quote: Originally Posted by Koyaan I. Sqatsi FYI, I have about a quarter pound remainder of a 1 pound spool of Cardas Quad Eutectic solder. It's 0.032 dia. and the flux is water soluble (the water soluble flux is slightly conductive so you MUST wash it off). It's not quite my cup of...
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    Car rca's

    Car RCAs are physically the same as home RCAs. The trouble here is you won't find any cables that are really shielded. RCAs only have two conductors - Signal and Signal Ground. That makes proper shielding a technical impossibility. You will likely find a coaxial style cable for interconnects...
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    Roll Call: Who's building, built, or thinking of building a beta22?

    Quote: Originally Posted by EugeneK I'm building a balanced B22 with a 30V sigma-22 with a twisted pear joshua tree. 2 boxes, 4 B22 boards and the Joshua tree in one and the 30V sigma-22 with transformer in the other. I can't think of a way to get 7V - 24V to the joshua tree without...
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    Roll Call: Who's building, built, or thinking of building a beta22?

    Quote: Originally Posted by TwinFinnley My wife and wallet are hating me right now - I just took the plunge and ordered all my parts to build my B22. I'm seriously considering a wood enclosure and am thinking of using either curly/tiger maple or bird's eye maple with a dark wood...
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    HD83 World Audio Design - Anyone Got Experience?

    LOL... this thread is from 8 YEARS ago!
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    UK Meet (UPDATED!) - Saturday November 7th 2009

    Contemplating attending the meet - not sure about it yet, but if I do I'll be bringing the following: GS-1000, K701, K271, K141 Heed CanAmp, USB Monica DAC, SSMH, MacBook Pro
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    THE DIY HEADPHONE STAND THREAD

    Quote: Originally Posted by rshuck So, what did you do with your previous head? Can't people see your... you know... insides? On second thought, this would be fantastic to hold your nicest cans... PORCELAIN PHRENOLOGY HEAD BUST HUMAN MIND P - eBay (item 390052935294 end time...
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    Millett "Starving Student" hybrid amp

    Well, I received my kit and assembled it today. I hate to say this... but I am upset. I like this amp more with my K701s than the Heed CanAmp. Why must I change my mind? Now I'm going to have to look at more tube amps! Thanks Tom, it's well worth the price!
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    Casework: Share Your DIY Enclosures

    Quote: Originally Posted by gychang Kuroguy: What is the best way to "seal" the MDF so I can spray can paint it? I would like to "simulate" copper in particular. gychang I believe that MDF is directly finishable, but you should always start with a coat or two of primer just to...
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    UK DIY Product Sources List

    Hello everyone. I am not sure who else has found difficulty in locating certain products needed for DIY projects, so this thread is meant as a list of common sources and possibly even a Q&A for where to find specific products. I'll start off with one of the basics: Homebase Metals...
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