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  1. Juergen

    iTunes Backup help

    I have been building and maintaining PCs as a hobby for 25 years. I have avoided iPods because I do not like buying something and having the seller still have control over what I bought through DRM. However my daughter has an iPod and I need to re-install the OS on her PC (that has iTunes on...
  2. Juergen

    Amp repair Advice

    This isn't exactly headphone related but it is audio related... I have a Carver C500 amp that recently stopped working. The main line fuse is blown and one of the secondary ps fuses has blown. I have minimal troubleshooting skills but I have learned a few things building various head amps...
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    MP3s on a Nano

    My daughters' birthday is coming up and she wants an Ipod Nano. We are a 4 MP3 player family (none are Apple). Currently I store all of our ripped MP3s on one computer and share them across the network. Just plug in the USB cord and copy the MP3s to the player. Simple. I don't know too much...
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    Mandriva Linux

    Every once in a while I will d/l a Linux distro and install it on a spare pc just for the heck of it. I might spend some time getting peripherals to work. I poke around a bit and quickly lose interest. I recently tried Mandriva Linux 2006. I have tried several Mandrake versions in the past so I...
  5. Juergen

    Dynahi PS + smoke = BAD

    Last night I was listening to my chassisless (is that even a word) Dynahi ( http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showp...&postcount=901 )while researching some chassis options when all of the sudden I see a puff of smoke rise from the power supply . I powered down immediately and did a quick...
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    Surplus Sales

    Has anyone here bought anything from Surplus Sales of Nebraska? (http://www.surplussales.com/). I found out about them through a thread on DynaHi heatsinks. It is located in Omaha (which is where I currently live). My only source for electronic parts locally is Radio Shack 99.9% of my DIY...
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    Are you color blind? (56K Warning)

    I can kind of see the 4 in 42 but the rest just isn't there for me. In high school I considered joining the Air Force to get electronics training. I took the physical and in the eye exam I took a similar test and failed it. At that point they told me electronics training was probably out. Later...
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    AD8065 mix w/ OPA627 in PPA?

    I currently run my PPA w/ OPA637's L&R and 627 on G. I ordered some sample AD8065's but they only ship a max of two samples so I ordered the 3rd one. The samples came in two days but it's going to take a week or so for the 3rd one. Could I use the 2 8065's for L&R and use an OPA627 or 637 for G...
  9. Juergen

    Fresh PPA sound

    I just completed a PPA with one OPA633 per channel. On first listen it sounds harsh and lacking in bass to me (also when I switch to HA3-5002s). I realize that it needs to burn in for a while so that may be normal. I am used to my XCanV2 tube amp. I have only listened for less than an hour...
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    Your Friendly Neighborhood PPA Repair Shop

    I am in the process of debugging my newly constructed PPA. (see thread http://www5.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=77878) I have gotten some good diagnostic advice from fellow Head-Fi'ers which I am currently following. I have not given up yet! There is of course a chance that I cannot fix...
  11. Juergen

    ALPS pot and PPA

    While building my PPA I noticed that the shaft of the ALPS pot sticks out about 3/4" from the front panel. I have the aluminum knob with the two black rubber rings from Tangent's parts list. With the knob on, the shaft looks to be about a 1/4" too long. All of the PPA's that I have seen only...
  12. Juergen

    PPA Front/Rear Panel

    I'm building a PPA and I'm at the point of driling the front/rear panels. For the rear: RCA Jacks - Digikey CP-1412 ND - 1/4" hole DC Jack - Mouser 163-1100 - 1/2" hole Power - Digikey EG 1890 - 3/4" hole The DC jack flange is extremely close to the shaft diameter so there is very...
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    First PPA "Test the power supply"

    I'm up to stage 6. in Tangent's Step-by-Step Assembly Guide - "Test the power supply". I have applied power, LED lights up - good sign . Now the guide says: "Power the board up and measure from the virtual ground plane to the power pads at the op-amp sockets, and at one buffer socket in each...
  14. Juergen

    PPA or Pimeta?

    I am considering building a headphone amp and have narrowed it down to either a Pimeta or a PPA. I will buy either board from Tangent's site along with some of the harder to find parts and most of the rest from DigiKey and/or Newark. The following are some points that I would be interested in...
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    AllofMP3

    I just heard about the Russian music store called AllofMP3. Search is down and Google's 'Search This Site' really didn't help so I apologise for posting on a topic that I'm sure has been talked about..... Here's what I would like to know: - It appears that you can download songs in...
  16. Juergen

    Firmware Update on 563A

    I bought a Pioneer 563A universal player last week and found that it won't play certain DVD-A disks properly. I won't get into the details, there's plenty on the net. I did read a thread somewhere where someone mentioned that the players manufactured in Feb-2004 had the update. Mine was...
  17. Juergen

    Nora Jones

    I was listening to 'Don't Know Why' on Norah Jones 'Come Away With Me'. At around 1:13 into the song I can hear a ringing when she sings the word 'on' during "you'll be on my mind". It sounds as if the recording level was too high and clipping or some sort of distortion occured. The funny thing...
  18. Juergen

    HD600 / X-CanV2 burn in

    I will be receiving my X-CanV2 shortly and I just received a new pair of Senn HD600’s. I want to do a burn in but am concerned about leaving my equipment on continuously. Is it a good idea to leave a cd player running for days? Also, should the X-CanV2 be left on continuously (since it is tube...
  19. Juergen

    HD570's w/ X-Can V2

    I just bought an X-Can V2 on Ebay. I am still waiting for it to arrive. I also went ahead and ordered a matched pair of Sovtek 6922's since there seems to be a bad vibe surrounding the stock valves. I currently own a pair of Sennheiser HD570's. I bought them a year ago without any research. They...
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