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  1. paulr

    Cowon D2+ and Shure SE530

    Quote: The 16gb J3 is on newegg.com right now (not sure about amazon) but a 32gb version has just come out in Korea, so maybe you want to keep waiting.  Me, I have a D2 and prefer it to the J3 because of its full sized SDHC slot and its standard mini-USB connector instead of a proprietary...
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    Cowon D2+ and Shure SE530

    FlatNine, I'm pretty sure the current Fuze firmware supports both Flac and Ogg.  Rockbox supports the v1 Fuze pretty well (the woot refurb I bought a few months ago is a v1).  Rockbox for the current v2 Fuze still has some issues but some people are apparently using it.   I may have...
  3. paulr

    Cowon D2+ and Shure SE530

    OK, I went back and looked at those old threads and it looks like the bass rolloff effect is real, when driving low impedance phones, possibly due to coupling capacitors in the d2 output path.  Low impedance = 16 ohms and lower, there are a bunch of graphs showing how the effect gets more...
  4. paulr

    Just got the Canon AE 1 Camera!!

    The AE-1 was a breakthrough camera in that it was the first real mass market SLR.  A great choice and you can get tons of fantastic lenses for it at bargain basement prices.
  5. paulr

    Sound Signature: Clip+ vs Cowon E2

    There is a direct comparison review at iaudiophile.net (a cowon fan site, be aware).   http://iaudiophile.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34374   ABI has a standalone review:   http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2009/11/cowon-iaudio-e2-review.php
  6. paulr

    Battery Packs for Vintage Discman and a hello

    I found some overpriced ones on google.  My inclination would be to concoct something temporary using AA cells, and transfer those MD's to other media.  You might be able to adapt a phone or PDA battery instead.
  7. paulr

    Sansa Clip+ 8gb - initial musings

    Indications are that using the card does shorten battery runtime.  Using flac and ogg may also shorten it (more intense cpu demands than mp3).  It hasn't been a problem for me since I usually listen to it near a computer, so I recharge it if the battery gauge starts getting low.  I imagine I...
  8. paulr

    Sansa Clip 2 GB Deal

    I bought three of the 2gb's when they had the same deal some months ago.  The $5 shipping is the same whether you buy 1,2, or 3, so it comes out to $1.67 per player for shipping.  They are nice little players.  One of these days I'll get an 8gb clip+, but those are around $55 at amazon last I...
  9. paulr

    Sansa Clip+ Pic request

    Wha?  There's tons of clip+ pics around.  What are you looking for?
  10. paulr

    Cowon D2+ and Shure SE530

    There was huge discussion of that curve on iaudiophile.net a while back and the rolloff appeared to be due to misinterpretation of the settings when the measurements were taken.  If you turn off the BBE and set the equalization to flat, the rolloff goes away.  The D2 output stage is quite...
  11. paulr

    How many DAPs do you have?

    I have about a dozen, mostly cheap refurb Sansas from Woot that I couldn't resist.  I got them partly with the idea that if I did much Rockbox code hacking I'd end up bricking several.    The main players I actually use are a Cowon D2 and a refurb 2gb Sansa Clip.  The Clip is strapped to a...
  12. paulr

    HeadAmp Pico Portable Amp (w/ optional upsampling 24/96 USB DAC) Pre-Order Thread

    Nobody here any more? Is there another thread for those kinds of questions? This is the thread link from the headamp.com page about the amp.
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    -- Cowon iAudio 7 review -- with lots of pictures (no blurry cell phone shots)

    Why are there what looks like two headphone jacks? Is one of them a line in or something? I have a D2 but am intrigued by the i7, which seems to be discontinued. Some stores still have them, so if you want one, buy one now. The main thing stopping me is I really hate players with internal...
  14. paulr

    Anyone still using cassette?

    "On the move" no I guess not. But I still have a fair number of cassettes that I listen to at home, and want to get around to digitizing. And I still have my beloved brick of a Sony TC-D5M from sometime last century.
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    HeadAmp Pico Portable Amp (w/ optional upsampling 24/96 USB DAC) Pre-Order Thread

    Some questions about the dac/amp: 1) Is the battery user replaceable? Where can we get replacements? 2) Is the analog signal path completely isolated from the digital side? I ask that because my Headroom Total Bithead leaks 60 cycle hum from the USB port through to the headphones...
  16. paulr

    netbook as source

    I use Peltor noise cancellation headphones to absorb air conditioner and vehicle noise (coming from outside the building, I don't use them while driving). I find they are really terrible about picking up 60 cycle a/c line hum from my Lenovo laptop and Asus EEE netbook headphone out, though...
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    Review: Portable amp roundup! 56 portable amps reviewed and compared - FINAL update 12-20-10 added RSA SR-71B

    I searched for info on the HR Total Bithead/Total Airhead on this thread and found some references to a few other people asking about it but no reports about the more recent incarnations. I bought a Total Bithead about 3 months ago so it's the current model or close to it. It's the only...
  18. paulr

    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Towert7 Do you mean the D300? The 28-70 F/2.8 should go for around 1100 used, and the 24-70 F/2.8 goes for around 1600$ new. Both cheaper than the 4500$ D3. Yes, of course I meant D300, whoops! If I could get a D3 for $1600 I'd grab it . I can't...
  19. paulr

    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Quote: Originally Posted by bigshot I have five lenses now, and they cover what I do perfectly... Nikon 18-200VR, Nikon 28-70 AF-D, Tokina 100mm Macro, Sigma 50mm 1.4 and Tokina 11-16. The first two there are extremely versatile (one for good, one for lightweight bum-around), the second...
  20. paulr

    Smallest DAP w flac support

    The D2 is one of the best small players out there, certainly preferable to the Sansa C2xx except just possibly in this situation where the OP asked for the smallest possible player. The C2xx is not as nice as the D2 but it is about half the size. I'm not sure how that compares with an Iaudio 7.
  21. paulr

    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    The D50 is a great and underrated camera. It's probably what I'd buy if I wanted an entry level Nikon DSLR. I don't see that much point to buying a D80.
  22. paulr

    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Thanks for the suggestions, the D90 is not an option for me since the point of upgrading from my D70 is to get a body that meters and AE's with my older manual focus Nikkor lenses. It's basically a scam on Nikon's part, but no Nikon DSLR below the semipro (D200) level has that capability. I...
  23. paulr

    Hey, HeadRoom, you need to ....

    I didn't manage to read through this whole thread so maybe someone has suggested the following things already, but: 1) I think you should make the total bithead support both USB and SP/DIF input. Right now that requires your much more cumbersome and expensive micro dac setup. There are some...
  24. paulr

    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    The D700 is about 1.5x as expensive as the EOS-5D despite being several years newer. Costs of this stuff is supposed to be going down, not up. Of course I recognize that the D700 is a better camera in many ways, but the sensor performance is about the same as far as I can tell. So it makes more...
  25. paulr

    Smallest DAP w flac support

    I have to ask why you're looking for this. A tiny player 1) will have limited storage capacity, not so good a match for FLAC; 2) may make SQ compromises due to limited battery power and no space for amplification components. But, a Rockboxed Sandisk C240/C250 is almost as small as a 1gen Nano...
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