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  1. AdamWill

    Headroom Micro stack - other options?

    I'm considering getting the Headroom micro stack (amp and DAC) as an upgrade for my current source chain (AV710 in high quality mode to Twinstarr Black amp, which is basically a maxed Cmoy). The price for the stack is $600. My question is whether there's a DAC / amp combination that might be...
  2. AdamWill

    comment on my budget speaker plan?

    So, I have nice headphones. This pleases me. My HTPC, where we spend quite a lot of time watching TV and such, and which I use to listen to music while doing stuff around the house, has a fairly terrible speaker set up, though. This displeases me. Right now I'm running off NForce 2 onboard sound...
  3. AdamWill

    R.E.M. IRS albums...

    Is it just me or are the IRS R.E.M. albums (everything before Green) really rewarding for good equipment? I used to hate 'em when I just had MX400s. Couldn't hear the vocals, everything sounded mushy and far away. Now I have much better stuff, they sound fantastic; I guess because they don't...
  4. AdamWill

    AV710 on Linux, redux

    The existing AV710 setup threads have Linux information, but it's slightly out of date, now. I thought I'd post an update. The Linux support for the AV710's high-resolution output (i.e. using the Wolfson DAC from the rear surround channel to drive the main stereo channel instead, and plugging...
  5. AdamWill

    Eggo Face-Off: D77 vs. D66

    So my lovely shiny new Eggo D77s arrived in the mail today. They're used, so no need for burn-in, and I sat right down to compare them to my D66s. Preliminary stuff: equipment - Chaintech AV710 (regular DAC, due to Linux driver issues) -> Twinstarr Black amp -> headphones. Source: CD playing...
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    m-audio revolution 5.1 vs chaintech av710?

    Quick question, hopefully a quick answer. Is the normal line/spk-out on the m-audio 5.1 as good as the high quality output on the av710 (or very close)? I got an AV710 for my new Linux rig but, long story short, the high-quality output basically doesn't work any more on the av710 in Linux thanks...
  7. AdamWill

    Leonard Cohen

    So, purely cos I'm bored and I don't remember seeing anyone else mention him here since I joined... Leonard Cohen is fantastic. Discuss.
  8. AdamWill

    my wallet curses head-fi - proud owner of Twinstarr Black...

    so the head-fi wallet warnings are definitely coming true for me...two pairs of cans since I joined and now I bought an amp, sigh. I'm making myself a new desktop PC (I currently have a monitor sitting on top of my HTPC and use it as a desktop while sitting on my bed staring down at the monitor...
  9. AdamWill

    n00b ecstasy

    So as my .sig's been saying for a while, I ordered my SR80s a few weeks back...of course I immediately saw a few things I maybe should've bought instead (MS-1s, egg0s, maybe even HD280s), and since I've been waiting three weeks now I also started getting worried about whether they'd arrive. So...
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