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    Stefan Audio Art not around?

    In the end, I never heard from SAA, Nord, or Forza. Who knows why? It wasn't a big deal to me then and it is even less of a big deal now. I definitely would have bought the SAA cable immediately if I had heard from them. I am glad to hear they are still going strong. It had/has been a long...
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    Inspire IHA-1 tube headphone amp

    ACORNIC did an excellent review of this amp in this thread with meticulous detail regarding tubes. I found similar results to his with tube rolling. The general consensus is that this amp benefits from tube rolling. His review will provide general impressions of different tubes in both driver...
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    Inspire IHA-1 tube headphone amp

    Great stuff, Comzee!! Really interesting. I think my ears are not sensitive enough or I have not concentrated enough to hear the right channel hum you refer to. I wonder if shielding of some kind might resolve that. 95% of the time I'm using the IHA1 as a preamp and there is big hum in both...
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    Any old fart head-fi'ers still around?

    Hey Tom! Happy New Year to you guys too. I haven't been on Head-Fi in YEARS. Going to take some time to review this thread and see who is still around since the old days.
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    Upstate/Central NY Meet Interest Check

    Hello. I am looking for fellow audiophiles in the Upstate and Central NY area. I am approx. 30 mins north of Cooperstown, NY. Easy access to Syracuse, Capital Region, and Utica. I would very much like to hear high efficiency speaker systems (specifically HORNS, Open Baffle, and Field Coil)...
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    Inspire IHA-1 tube headphone amp

    I just purchased one of these and I am really enjoying it. I think it is being offered at the right price for the performance and it has a "small shop" feel to it, which is nice. I get the sense that if anything went wrong I'd be in good hands as a customer. Sound-wise it is quite nice. Very...
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    Singlepower Toaster... feeling nostalgic

    I think Purk still has one...    I nearly bought one when Singlepower first started business.  Glad I didn't.  The first indications of poor build quality started with these amps.  People opened them up and saw a ridiculous pile of spaghetti that was the circuit.  Then they stopped doing PTP...
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    47 Laboratory "Model 0147" Headphone Amp

    I just ordered the model 0247 (a 0147 with USB dac) from sparkler audio in Japan. I will be shipping them a goldpoint attenuator to replace the alps pot and will have it set up as a passive preamp. This was on the advice of a DIY expert with whom I have been consulting about the amp. He has...
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    Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)

    This system is the f'ing BUSINESS!  Beautiful.  Do you headphone-listening philistines know what you are seeing here?    Wish I could hear this system.    Are you on Audiogon, Colin?   Quote:
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    Woo Audio 234 MONO monoblock amplifier official release

    For some reason I think these amps are "trying too hard."  It will be interesting to see how this "output switching key" works.  I would think for this to be at all effective, the amp would have to be a lot bigger and a lot more expensive (basically three amps in one, which does not seem to be...
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    Takatsuki Electric TA-300B

      Hi Kevalin,   I used AudioAccessory to get my backup pair of TAs.  Yohei is indeed a good source and the customer service is excellent.  He includes instant miso soup with your purchase as well!    Check out Charles1dad's thread on Audiogon.  He has a nice system of Coincident gear.  He...
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    Takatsuki Electric TA-300B

    Awesome!  Thanks for the info.  I will look into it. 
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    Songs that make your headphone WOOOOOW!!!

    Man, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette trio "My Foolish Heart."  This whole album is just great.  A great recording of an incredible group playing incredible music. 
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    Takatsuki Electric TA-300B

    Axiss Audio is the American distributor. I don't know what the cost is, though. If you do get them domestically, please let me know how it goes and what the dealer charges. Axiss Audio contact info is somewhere in an earlier post.
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    Washington DC Metro Area - Capital Audiofest - July 26-28

    Has a headphone room been reserved for this show yet?  If I wanted to bring my setup how would that work?   
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   If the sound of the HD800 through your current rig is what made you want it in the first place, why not just stay with the rig you have?  There's no guarantee than anything different will sound any better you than your current set up.  Keep the amp and upgrade your source if you...
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    Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)

    Quote: Yep.  Blackie just moved back to NYC so I took it in to him for a check up.  I can't believe I have had this thing for something like six years now.  Or more?  Who knows?  I have never felt the desire to upgrade or listen to anything else.  Of course, I had that Tango iron put in. ...
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    Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)

    Quote: I really like these headphones.  I have only spent about eight hours listening to them, so I can't say definitively what they are like for me.  But I can begin by saying that I am coming from the HD600 with a SA Equinox cable, and I have also owned the RS1, HP1000, and K1000.  The...
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    Very interesting hand-wind El Primero!  Isn't the auto more common? 
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    Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!

    I'm not sure.  The watch is from the '60's so maybe that's why it says that.  But the caseback is replacement from recent stock.  The stock might be super-old, though.  The parts are from a now-defunct service center out of Australia.  Quote:
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