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Offline keyb_gr

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« Reply #500 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:59:38 »
/wonders why people are so obsessed with dem toobs.

Looks? OK, that I can understand, but usually circuits with vacuum tubes mean higher cost, higher power consumption and worse measurements.

Which is not to say that you couldn't get all solid state gear that is incredibly overbuilt yet doesn't really work all too well (the audio-gd amps come to mind; apparently this is not uncommon with Chinese audiophile gear in general, see e.g. HiSound MP3 players).
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« Reply #501 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 17:19:04 »
I just look for whatever makes my high impedance cans go BOOM BOOM. If tubes can make it more BOOM BOOM than my lehmann black cube linear clone then imma all for it.
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« Reply #502 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 18:08:36 »
I wonder if audiophiles(seriously, you have to be damaged to pick that description for yourself) also practice voodoo, astrology and alchemy.
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« Reply #503 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 18:13:44 »
Quote from: HaveANiceDay;344055
I wonder if audiophiles(seriously, you have to be damaged to pick that description for yourself) also practice voodoo, astrology and alchemy.

 
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« Reply #504 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 21:23:49 »
i love tube amps and i never get laid.
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« Reply #505 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 21:36:04 »
Quote from: ripster;344132
This is why Pandas face extinction.

Now your typical tube puts out 4K to 8K output impedence.  So matching to your headphones is just not a natural act.

how does dat work for my 600ohm super cans?
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« Reply #506 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 21:57:56 »
u make canadians angry!
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« Reply #507 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 22:01:48 »
No worries then, they are bad at fighting.
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« Reply #508 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 22:03:06 »
Im going to eat some cake
whos with me!
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« Reply #509 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 22:22:07 »
I JUST ATE THE CAKE. It was delicious.
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« Reply #510 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 22:27:26 »
Do you have twitter? That would make our lives so much easier!
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« Reply #511 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 22:30:34 »
I just recently finished modding my MS1's and turned them into "MS1000" (http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/323271/alessandro-ms1000-and-ms-ultimate-diy-modding-56k-warning).  Hopefully I like it because I was lazy and used some pretty permanent glue.

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« Reply #512 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 11:31:57 »
Quote from: HaveANiceDay;344173
Do you have twitter? That would make our lives so much easier!

harharhar, twitter doesn't increase my post count!

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« Reply #513 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 13:55:23 »
tube amps don't interest me at all

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« Reply #514 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 14:45:39 »
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tube amps don't interest me at all

obviously because u don't want to get laid.
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« Reply #515 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 15:29:28 »
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obviously because u don't want to get laid.

no u

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« Reply #516 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 15:59:16 »
Better than a gaseous female.

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« Reply #517 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 17:21:25 »
neener neener neener, i can see your weiner.
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« Reply #518 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 21:35:01 »
Ok, so I'm going to Utah in 1.5 wks.. what is it I need to know about headphones again?   I was looking at Beyer DT770s... Needs to be closed, needs to be comfy like a cloud of boobs.

Let me be more specific... the 80 ohm model.  Too bad the 250ohm version looks nicer.
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« Reply #519 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 22:37:44 »
get the 600ohm, it's moar awesome.
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« Reply #520 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 22:41:04 »
I just don't want to dump my load on an amp.  There are limits to how deep my pockets go.
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« Reply #521 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 22:55:22 »
man just make bigger and deeper pockets, thats how u solve dat problem!
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« Reply #522 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 08:40:12 »
Quote from: harrison;344889
you can pick up a cheap chip amp off fleaBay for under $50 for iPod use.  search for cmoy.

I don't know enough about parts of amps... I don't do batteries, so would I also need to get a regulated supply or would a 9v wart suffice?   Is any random cmoy going to be able to push a 600ohm set of cans?

And WTF is up with Beyer shutting down their site on the day I want to do more research?
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« Reply #523 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 09:42:39 »
Quote from: ripster;344645
Utah women are HAWT.

I have to agree.

I wish I could afford big tube amps for home audio but I've stuck to big solid state so far.
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Oh wait, we're talking HEADamps.  The FIIO E7 I have is decent for a portable with Denon AHD-2000's but I'd like to try something higher end.
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« Reply #524 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 11:03:59 »
Anyone could recommend a great (for the buck) external PC Audio card ?
Also, I would be looking for a great (bang for the $) desktop audio amp.

I'm looking for a kinda-easy solution since I'm a total noob on the matter (wish to learn though).
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« Reply #525 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 11:13:34 »
MATRIX MINI-I HAZaM!
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« Reply #526 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 11:15:36 »
Quote from: didjamatic;344925
I have to agree.

I wish I could afford big tube amps for home audio but I've stuck to big solid state so far.
Denon POA-2400 that is probably related to Kit from Knight Rider
http://www.audioscope.net/images/denonpoa2400.jpg

Wish I had the coin for a pair of these tube monoblocks .... 282lbs to ship!
http://pic3.audiogon.com/i/c/f/1304912723.jpg

Oh wait, we're talking HEADamps.  The FIIO E7 I have is decent for a portable with Denon AHD-2000's but I'd like to try something higher end.

 
I have a POA-2400A :)



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« Reply #527 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 11:26:40 »
Quote from: Mazora;344959
Anyone could recommend a great (for the buck) external PC Audio card ?
Also, I would be looking for a great (bang for the $) desktop audio amp.

I'm looking for a kinda-easy solution since I'm a total noob on the matter (wish to learn though).

I don't know about external audio cards, but I am also in the market for a decent desktop amp.  I have a couple pairs of headphones and headsets, so I would like the amp to feed into a DAC with at least two outputs.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a multi-output DAC that won't hinder an amp?
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« Reply #528 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 11:29:31 »
Quote from: phillip;344967
I have a POA-2400A :)

I don't know if mine is an A or not, but it's a Denon 2400.  I love Denon POA amps and hope to find 1-2 more 2400's so I can tri-amp my KEF Reference 203's with 660W per side :)

I also have a Denon POA1500 and love it's big VU meters


I recently sold this Carver M500T to a guy who was going to use 2 of them as bridged 700W monoblocks.

Phillip, you should trade me your 2400 for a bunch of keyboards.  I'd hook you up big time.
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« Reply #529 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 11:48:42 »
Quote from: didjamatic;344972
I don't know if mine is an A or not, but it's a Denon 2400.  I love Denon POA amps and hope to find 1-2 more 2400's so I can tri-amp my KEF Reference 203's with 660W per side :)

I also have a Denon POA1500 and love it's big VU meters
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u46/pleasurepaul/0a54_3.jpg

I recently sold this Carver M500T to a guy who was going to use 2 of them as bridged 700W monoblocks.

Phillip, you should trade me your 2400 for a bunch of keyboards.  I'd hook you up big time.

I think I'll keep it :)  Those VU meters look pretty nifty - I like the look of vintage equipment.

I dunno what the difference is between the 2400 and 2400A, but it's probably miniscule.  KEF Reference speakers are very nice, too.

You should just check ebay and audiogon often for the POA series amps though.  There are a couple on ebay right now (not 2400s).  This listing ended recently for a pair of 6600s:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Denon-POA-6600-Monoblocks-Excellent-Condition-/300553695334?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item45fa657066

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« Reply #530 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 12:24:48 »
SO what is this dusty Denon that you speak of Ripster?

When I get the DIY amp bug and feel safe enough to not kill myself I was going to look into Bottlehead kits but those gainclones look interesting.

Phillip, I've been debating between going for another 2200/2400/2800 (basically all the same) or an Emotiva or finding a pair of those Denon 6600 Monoblocks.  I have read though you don't want the 6600A's.  Not sure if they are bad or just not as good as the original 6600's that I think were designed by Nelson Pass.  I hear he has a silver plated OFC unix beard.
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« Reply #531 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 12:45:25 »
Emotiva would definitely be a good choice.  I would also look for some used ATI amps.

I assume the guy who ran that ebay listing for the 6600s is the same as this guy who just put them on audiogon:
http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?ampstran&1309391249&/Denon-POA-6600A-Monoblocks

He says this about the "A" version:
Quote
On these "A" models, Denon used something they called Optical Class A, their version of a sliding bias control via optical link, for reduced crossover distortion.

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« Reply #532 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 12:56:50 »
Ok I get it, this thread is not for Canadia Audio noobs like me. I guess I'll have to go and read for a whole month every thread at headfi
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« Reply #533 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 13:20:25 »
I don't understand anything you old timers talk about. I wasn't even born when they invented the solid state amps.
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« Reply #534 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 19:53:43 »
I hate you people. I haven't finished hacking the crap out of my Filco yet and I'm already looking at building my own DAC and Amp... this is just ridiculous.
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« Reply #535 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 19:56:36 »
What's a DAC and should i get one?
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« Reply #536 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 19:59:55 »
I looked at HeadFi once for five minutes.  Took me several hours to find all the pieces after my head exploded.  

http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma1/
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« Reply #537 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 20:00:08 »
Quote from: panda-R;345159
What's a DAC and should i get one?

Makes computer sound better, and yes.
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« Reply #538 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 20:01:40 »
My computer sounds fine.  Super quiet fans, dampened case... I'm very happy with how my computer sounds.
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« Reply #539 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 20:36:47 »
Quote from: alaricljs;345163
My computer sounds fine.  Super quiet fans, dampened case... I'm very happy with how my computer sounds.

But the DAC will add sounds you never imagined would be there.
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« Reply #540 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 20:40:17 »
It was hard enough getting rid of the sounds I imagined wouldn't be there... Maybe I should get noise cancelling headphones?
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« Reply #541 on: Wed, 11 May 2011, 20:41:57 »
Quote from: alaricljs;345172
It was hard enough getting rid of the sounds I imagined wouldn't be there... Maybe I should get noise cancelling headphones?

You definitely shouldn't do that
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« Reply #542 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 00:07:02 »
GUYS I HAVE A PROBLEM. I have these headphones called Beyerdynamic DT880's and they like don't sound good out of the headphone socket on my computer, What should I do?
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« Reply #543 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 00:11:51 »
Quote from: harrison;345230
put them in a box and ship them to me.

address?

and would i need to insure them?
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« Reply #544 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 00:17:26 »
Here's your tracking #: PA888NDA888R123ABC
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« Reply #545 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 00:25:26 »



Love my grados :)

lil bit modified..

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« Reply #546 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 00:31:46 »
i like her glasses, I bet she studies physics.
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« Reply #547 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 00:47:11 »
i dun get it!~
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« Reply #548 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 01:11:57 »
lulz, i such a dummie for a panda.
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« Reply #549 on: Thu, 12 May 2011, 01:19:53 »
Anyone have stax akg k1000 or any other electrostatic earphones?
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