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    What to Do? Lots of SinglePower Gear Plus Zana Deux and Tubes and Maybe More

    I used to be active here but suffered a head injury in a bicycling accident several years ago that left me severely impaired in many areas and with no desire or ability to keep up with or be involved in the Head Fi world. I'm now getting my life back together and I find myself with a bevy of...
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    Digital out to DAC: why do I care?

    I'm sure there's an easy answer, probably already answered many times here, but I'm burnt on researching everything to death. So... can someone tell me whether/why I really care about the quality of a source (CDP, DVD-A, SACD) if I'm just going to take the digital out of it and stream it into my...
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    Oh noooooo... another $$$ pit? I.e., help for a DAC noob

    Wow, I thought I was there... great amps, great phones (check my profile, maybe I'm deluding myself, but I'm happy as a canned clam), and feeling on top of the world... until all that great stuff made clear how sorely I need a better source. My Denon DVD-2200 universal player croaked, and I...
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    Balanced JVC HP-DX1000?

    This is my 2d try to get some ideas about this- 1st time got no response. Has anyone ever recabled JVC HP-DX1000 to balanced? If so, was the difference significant? If so, how? I know some cans take better to recabling than others, wondering where the JVC's fit in. Same questions for...
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    Balanced JVC HP-DX1000 and/or Ultrasone Edition 9

    Hello everybody I'm debating going balanced, and would appreciate feedback on whether either of the above cans do or don't benefit particularly much from doing so (JVC HP-DX1000 and Ultrasone Edition 9 - my two favorite phones at the moment). As to amping, I've just picked up a Singlepower...
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    Audiophile headphones w/microphone?

    Gamers, I'm gonna guess this one's for you. I spend a lot of time using Dragon Naturally Speaking to dictate to my computer. (If you haven't tried it, try it - after it spends some time learning how you speak, it works great.) For Dragon to work, it needs a headset microphone -- desktop...
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    How do you screw a Denon?

    I got me one of them screw-loose Denons (D5000's). The screw that came out is the one that attaches the cup assembly to the headband (like the one in the pic below) (not my phones, as evidenced by the cup being physically attached to the headband, something which is of great benefit to using the...
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    How do YOU keep from jumping out of your skin when...

    someone walks in on you when you're lost in musical nirvana with your favorite cans on? Every time someone shakes me to get my attention (because obviously I can't hear them, G-d bless closed cans and loud head amps ) it scares the bejeezus out of me, and it can take two or three six-packs to...
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    Ultrasone ALO-modded 780's vs. Edition 9

    I thought I saw this thread before, but I can't seem to find it... if this is a rehash (which I know it is), feel free to point me in the right direction. My question is how close the ALO Modded Ultrasone HFI 780's come to the Edition 9's. I was just poking around with my old HFI 700's (which...
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    Ipod->LOD->Lisa III -- help!

    Hi all-- I was so happy to see one of Turbo's excellent LOD's (LOD-RCA) waiting in my mailbox today. However, when I plugged it in between my 160gb Ipod classic and my Lisa III amp, imagine my suprise to hear... NOTHING! The hp's I was using are Darth Beyers (80 ohm), also tried it with...
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    Meier Corda deals?

    Anyone know if Dr. Meier ever sells off amps that have been returned, are scratch-and-dents, or are otherwise less expensive than full price? I'm dying to get a Cantate (or Opera, dream on), but have been taught by my depression-era dad never to pay full price for anything. I'd rather support...
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    Newbie wants to know: what's an opamp and what can I do with one?

    Hi all- Standard newbie here with standard newbie-type question: I've been reading about all the fun people are having "opamp rolling. What's an opamp? Are they only in SS amps? How does one know if an amp is opamp-rollable? I've got a Little Dot Mk IVSE and a Lisa III - are either opamp...
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    A couple newbie questions

    Hi all-- I've been messing around here for a few months, and can't seem to figure out a couple of basic issues: 1) Where is a moderator when you need one? Meaning who can I post questions to about my acccount, etc.? 2) When searching, I can't seem to figure out how to format a query...
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    Best desktop amp for Markl-modded D-5000? How about Darths?

    Hi all-- I'm looking for opinions about what you've found to be the best head amp combo for Markl'd D-5000's, and also V3 Darth Beyers. Right now, I've got a Little Dot Mk IV SE (stock tubes), and a Lisa III. The Darth/LD combo not surprisingly lacks brightness. The Darth/Lisa III combo is...
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