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    Great price on PX100

    Check out Amazon for a super deal on the PX100. I'm temped to pick up another one for use at work (IEMs block out too much noise).
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    HD650 on sale at J&R
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    Headphone out on Sony X707ES?

    I recently purchased a UHC Signature headphone adapter for my father to use with his Mark Levinson ML-9 and HD650. The thing is, he tells me it sounds the same as just using the headphone out of his Sony X707ES. Then again, he has a hard time hearing the ground loop hum coming through the UHC...
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    Good price on Kester 44 Silver Solder

    For those of you looking for silver-bearing solder,here's the best price I've seen for the Kester 44 version (62% Tin, 36% Lead, 2% Silver). Their part number is: TMT-09-02018 This is for a 1 lb roll. With tax and shipping, it came out to roughly $30.
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    Head-Fi strikes again!

    Well, I am now the proud (and slightly poorer) owner of a set of Shure E4 IEMs I just can't believe I spent almost $200 for something I'll use mainly when flying (which isn't too often). Anyway, they sound great out of my iPod, with and without the Go-Vibe. Yeah, the bass isn't as strong...
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    Tube Safety

    I'm thinking of giving a tube amp to a friend as a gift. However, he has five cats, and I'm wondering if there could be a safety issue with the tubes. So, just how hot do tubes tend to get? I've read that the Millet Hybrid tubes run a bit cooler... how much cooler? Are there any other...
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    PCDP with line-out/optical-out

    OK, I just went through a bunch of old posts, but it looks like people are focusing on different things than what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a PCDP for a very specific use, so I need the following: Good quality transport Good quality line-out Optical-out would be a plus LCD...
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    Thinking about modding my Heat Gun

    Yeah, it's a bit out-there, but I just had to ask So, I found a great deal on a heat gun ($15 with a bunch of nozzles). The thing is, when I got home, I realized the ouput temps are 700F and 920F. I think it'll still work ok for shrink tubing, but I would prefer to see something closer to...
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    Looking for a Drill Press - How's this one?

    I'm slowly, and I mean s..l..o..w..l..y.. putting together stuff to complete all the amp boards I've bought I started thinking about getting a drill press, since my hand drilling job on my first two mint cases didn't come out as clean as I would've preferred. The only problem is, I don't...
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    Trying out the Grado/Alessandro Sound (MS-2 vs HD580/HD280)

    I've been wanting to try something to complement my HD580, and the MS-2 sounded like a good option. So, I grabbed a used pair off the For Sale forum, and it arrived today. So far, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. The two main concerns I had were comfort and brightness. Well...
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    My First MINT and LED Question

    In case anyone is interested, I finally posted some pictures of my MINT in the picture forum: Now, my question: Does anyone have any suggestions for mounting the LED? Just sticking it out of a hole in the tin works ok, but I'd like...
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    MINT help needed

    I finally put together my first amp (a Mint), but I could use a few pointers. The good news is, it worked on the 1st try, although the gain was just too high with the std resistor values. So, I lowered R4 to 1K, which I believe gives a gain of around 5. The bad news is, I've noticed that...
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    Soldering Flux

    It's been many years since I've done any soldering, and I've never used any flux, other than what was in the rosin-core solder. Going through the postings here, I've found a lot of recommendations to use liquid flux for soldering (especially for SMD), but I don't see much information on...
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    MX500 vs stock iPod earbud?

    So, is the MX500 really any better-sounding than the stock earbuds that come with the iPod? Yes, I know that headphones and canal phones sound much better. However, I want something very portable, which rules out headphone. In addition, I am not interested in canal phone, due to safety...