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    "Budget" DAC with Volume Control?

    Hi,   I think this is my first thread in many many many years.... but I've always remembered you guys to be super knowledgeable about such things so now that I have this situation, I know where to come!   So, I just bought my first TV, I think in nearly 15 years, about the time I stopped...
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    Kart Racing anyone?

    Hi, I've been looking at Kart Racing to fill in the time between track days. Maybe 3 times a year I might go to the track with my car, but I can't really afford to do it more often. I just went to Adam's Kart Track in Riverside a couple weeks ago. That was pretty fun. Been to Dromo 1 too...
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    Problems getting hi-res digital output from my dvd-a player

    hi. hope you guys can help on this one... i just received my pioneer dv47ai... and i can only get it to output 44/48khz to my Grace 901. i can't tell if it's cause the grace is not reading the signal, or why the pioneer ain't outputing hi-res, even for my dvd-a's that indicate 88 or 96khz...
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    Romantic place near Los Angeles?

    hey guys. ha ha.... i'm asking love advice from a headphone forum. aw heck. well, i am meeting my GF for the first time this saturday. yeah, really weird relationship. yes, she's my GF, but i've never seen her in person, and only talked to her one single time, by accident, only for 1 min, a...
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    Shure E5 - so sensitive to the amount of seal!

    wow. just got my E5 today. and i first tried them with the foam tips, cause that's what i always use with my ety 4p/4s. and when i plugged them in, they sounded really REALLY REALLY bassy!!! i mean, they actually sounded kinda weird, like the high-frequency driver was blown or something. they...
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    Looking for < $1000 used CD player

    hi. i wanna get a CD player that meets these requirements: 1. Less than $1000 in the used market 2. Balanced in/out 3. SPDIF coax and/or AESEBU (preferred) 4. CD Text 5. Wordclock a plus but not required < $500 even better, but i have a feeling there isn't such a player that cheap...
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    I've been ripped by a Head-Fi member. Dissappointed.

    hi. i purchased an expensive modded headamp from overseas, in asia, maybe about 4 months ago. at first everything was fun--the guy was very accomodating to my needs, and seemed really polite and nice. well, the amp arrives screwed up. the packaging was adequate though. but when i picked up...
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    Who uses the Grace 901 with AKG K1000's?

    hey there. i just tried out my Grace with the k1000's... and it works pretty darn well! plenty of volume. and everything sounded clear and dynamic. i realize that this amp can only output 1/2 of the k1000's 1watt rating, right? but i get plenty of volume anyway. i'm thinking of dumping my...
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    You be the mastering engineer!

    heh he... wanna have some fun with this... well, my original version of Tears for You was extremely noisy. so, since then, I have tried to reduce the noise a little. so, i used a filter that uses a sample of "silence" as a model. then it tries to subtract that sampled model from the whole...
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    Grace 901 service department is outstanding

    hi. some of you might remember that i sent out my Grace 901 finding some small amount of hum while listening to Sony CD3000's. well, i just got off the phone with the tech there that's still evaluating my unit. well, he says it all was well within specs (actually 3-5db better than their...
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    Policy on closing threads

    hi. i've noticed a disturbing trend lately: moderators would post their final word, then close a thread. this is totally unfair. first of all, i would like to think the moderator had a legitimate reason for closing a thread in the first place. and, if he did, he should not do exactly...
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    Tears for You

    hi. i am to meet the girl of my dreams tomorrow. (girl of my dreams = plays piano almost as good as a professional classical concert pianist, getting a PhD in bioinformatics?--some mathematics division from UCLA, and so beautiful my eyes weep whenever i meet her gaze. really.) unfortunately...
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    Got my Grace 901... but there are problems...

    hi. well, i was so looking forward to this amp, as it seemed almost perfect. and i was most looking forward to its ultra-low noise floor. well, in low gain mode, yes, it's basically totally silent in any volume less than 3/4 max of the volume knob, with any headphones (the lowest...
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    Need help testing host.

    hi. recently i've been experiencing problems with my web host. most of the time my web site works fine. but sometimes (1/10 times) it doesn't load, or functions don't work. and sometimes it just loads really slowly. the thing is, i cannot tell if it's me own ISP or the host. i'm 90% sure...
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    New Pinkfloyd Xfeed is now available!

    hey... just thought i'd share. at first i was begging pinkfloyd to build me a xfeed with a bypass switch, but he kept insisting that the switch would result in lower sound fidelity. but he finally caved in and built me a version with top-nothc components and a switch with SILVER contacts!--he...
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    So pissed...

    Enigma started me on my musical journey... and of course, i wanted to buy his latest. well, i was in china, and i did buy voyageur. played fine in my pcdp. then i got home, popped it in my tascam player in my studio....... and it keeps saying that there's no music!!! to hell with protected...
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    Electronic musicians in Hong Kong or China out here???

    hey!!!... i'm in china for about one more month. and i'll be in hong kong wednsday for maybe 5 days. and i REALLY need to talk to some electronic musicans or pro audio people here about where to buy some gear to bring back to the US. can anyone help?
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    Custom earpieces for Etymotics?

    hi. gonna buy my ety's today. i also wanted to get custom earmolds.... right now, it looks like i'm gonna buy from customearsets.com. looks like a good deal: $270 for the ety's, and $30 creating the earpieces from molds you make at home. but i was wondering, anyone ever use their...
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    SoCal Meeting 8/2/03!!!

    It's on!!! Meet 8/2/03 Time = 2:00 Place = 246 E. Sycamore Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 phone = 626 359 1722 (old post = hi. i haven't decided that i will have this party. if you guys really want one, we will. if you guys don't care, we won't. here's the deal: a short time...
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    Making DVD-A's and SACD's

    hi. well... i've started recording everything in 96khz/24bit now on my computer, and files are starting to get big! i mean, one single song project on nuendo now takes up 1-3 gigs! so.... i can't even fit a single song on a CD-ROM anymore. i was thinking of getting myself a DVD-RAM drive now...
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    Soldering to PCB

    hey. i was fixing a keyboard for a friend. and i have never soldered to a PCB before. well, i started soldering, and then the trace connecting to the metal plate i was soldering to disintegrated! i almost had a heart attack! i can tell that keyboard is about 10-20 years old..... but i don't...
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    Cool ad

    check out the Emagic ad on page 95 of Keyboard Magazine May 2003. .....it seems that there are actually people out there that do think these headphones look good! perhaps we should all buy Logic Audio cause they have good taste!--well.... just kidding. i'd rather they go to hell since...
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    Theme Music for Head-Fi

    hi. i was thinkin'........ Head-Fi needs a musical theme. we're all about sound right?--then isn't it strange that there's no sound directly associated with this web site? we need someone to come up with an official theme. i would do it.... but i have too many musical projects going on...
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    Anyone into Karaoke here?

    hi..... my gf and all her asian friends are way into karaoke. they spent the night yesterday until 3:00 AM singing! personally, i don't sing at all. but i like to run the studio while they are here. we can produce professional sounding CDs from their karaoke parties since the DVD player is...
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    Impedance mismatch causes tube breakage?

    hi.... well, I have a MG Head, and i heard it doesn't work well with low-impedance headphones. i usually use it with a hd600 (300 ohms,) but i just received a hd280 pro, which is 64ohms, so i tried it in the mg head.... i played around with it a bit... turning the amp off and on a couple...
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