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#16 peanutbutterjam

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE(ical @ 8 Feb 2009, 11:37 AM) View Post
Ya, been waiting for someone to say that. grin.gif grin.gif

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QUOTE(ical @ 8 Feb 2009, 11:37 AM) View Post
All of you here are most welcome to drop by. But beware, hifi is super poisonous. Once you jump in, there's no turning back. It much more fun than headphone rig as everything little thing play a part. Honestly, no matter how good a headphone rig (I've even heard a multi million system in Japan recording studio. Both electrostatic and dynamic), it still can't replace hifi in every aspect. However, I do enjoy both setup. Each has it's own kind of presentation which give me a different experience in my music.

You serious about the offer bro? I'll mop the floor this time grin.gif

Wa all the big cannons blown up in front alr gun2.gif Unfortunately I don't own a proper camera, so if you all don't mind some handphone pics of my humble setup:

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another evil man :grin:
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Honestly, I never came across any good guys here. :grin:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE(peanutbutterjam @ 9 Feb 2009, 01:12 PM) View Post

devil.gif
You serious about the offer bro? I'll mop the floor this time grin.gif

Wa all the big cannons blown up in front alr gun2.gif Unfortunately I don't own a proper camera, so if you all don't mind some handphone pics of my humble setup:

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Wow!!! a stax rig! That is not common here. It would be great if you offer to let us try out. sweat.gif

By any cahnce can you tell the model of what you are using. I really don't know jack of stax so to say.

nice rig PBJ (too long for me. lol!). party.gif
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:57 PM

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My recent addition to my home rig. (lazy to take pictures, using some ebay picture)

To my ears, the 4.5v DC powered D-171 lineout has come too close to matching my foobar(wasapi)>D3 line out dac, playing the same cd(ALAC lossless on foobar). ohmy.gif

At times i couldnt really tell the difference in sound between the 2 source. shocking.gif

Considering that the D-171 is not recognise by headfi, I cannot imagine how the lineout of some of the top end vintage pcdp will sound like as compared to my laptop+dac setup.

Any idea where can i get a D303 without giving up an arm or a leg? laugh.gif

@Arthur, nice stax rig, is this the model that you told me you wanted to get?



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#19 jojo_b2

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:33 PM

I actually started hunting. I will asvise you guys if I find "THE" PCDP. whistling.gif
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE(peanutbutterjam @ 9 Feb 2009, 01:12 PM) View Post

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You serious about the offer bro? I'll mop the floor this time grin.gif

Wa all the big cannons blown up in front alr gun2.gif Unfortunately I don't own a proper camera, so if you all don't mind some handphone pics of my humble setup:



Of course I'm serious. Don't have to mop lah. Just let me know. Nice Stax. party.gif

Edited by ical, 09 February 2009 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:12 PM

@hellfire

Seem like pcdp is coming back. Will bring out my Sony D-EJ01 to compare one of this days.
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#22 Kachui

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:28 PM

QUOTE(hellfire112 @ 9 Feb 2009, 06:57 PM) View Post

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Any idea where can i get a D303 without giving up an arm or a leg? laugh.gif


This will cost you a few fingers... laugh.gif

Kidding...this old guy has a great lineout...it comes with digital out as well.
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#23 jig_sg

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:31 PM

My humble rig.... updated with Headamp Blue Hawaii (Mullard XF2 EL34)

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#24 Kachui

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:37 PM

Wah...all the big guns are coming out!!!

All these so called "humble rigs" are really the top guns!!! drool.gif

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:39 PM

QUOTE(peanutbutterjam @ 9 Feb 2009, 01:12 PM) View Post

devil.gif
You serious about the offer bro? I'll mop the floor this time grin.gif

Wa all the big cannons blown up in front alr gun2.gif Unfortunately I don't own a proper camera, so if you all don't mind some handphone pics of my humble setup:

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Seems to be a Lambda (non-pro) if I'm not mistaken. Very rare find that Srd7SB/MKII.

QUOTE(ical @ 8 Feb 2009, 11:37 AM) View Post

Ya, been waiting for someone to say that. grin.gif grin.gif

All of you here are most welcome to drop by. But beware, hifi is super poisonous. Once you jump in, there's no turning back. It much more fun than headphone rig as everything little thing play a part. Honestly, no matter how good a headphone rig (I've even heard a multi million system in Japan recording studio. Both electrostatic and dynamic), it still can't replace hifi in every aspect. However, I do enjoy both setup. Each has it's own kind of presentation which give me a different experience in my music.


Do count me in if anyone's going. Always wanted to hear the SHL-5 in a home environment.

Edited by jig_sg, 10 February 2009 - 12:38 AM.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:44 PM

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My humble rig.... updated with Headamp Blue Hawaii (Mullard XF2 EL34)


You call that humble? hammer.gif Didn't know that someone own a Blue Hawaii locally. 4x EL34 offer PLENTY of power just for headphone. Nice! Btw, you seem to be Audio Note customer as well.

Edited by ical, 09 February 2009 - 11:56 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:25 AM

QUOTE(jig_sg @ 9 Feb 2009, 11:31 PM) View Post

My humble rig.... updated with Headamp Blue Hawaii (Mullard XF2 EL34)



Do my eyes decieve me. That is really a GREAT RIG. Kudos for the setup very neat. It not mistaken the Rack itself would cost more than my laptop. You got Mullards! w00t.gif

The Flat Cords on the Headphones.. Sexy! drool.gif

Care to share where you live... lol! naughty.gif

Edited by jojo_b2, 10 February 2009 - 12:28 AM.

*Goodbye my Predator! ='/

Portable: RWA IMOD 80GB | Valgrind Silver LOD| Sonicaps 4.7F | Valgrind Silver Mini to Mini | SR71A | IE8/ESW10/PortaPro 25th Anniv LE/ Livewires Custom Dual Driver

Home: (Lenovo Y410 + DacMagic)/RWA IMOD 80GB+Irukandji/CA 340c | RSA Apache Rev C | HD800/Ultrasone ED 9| nEar 05 =)

Keeping away from the Fiends of TT and SE..X...ehem STAX. ='/

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:34 AM

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My humble rig.... updated with Headamp Blue Hawaii (Mullard XF2 EL34)


very nice very nice rclxub.gif sweat.gif


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:35 AM

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You call that humble? hammer.gif Didn't know that someone own a Blue Hawaii locally. 4x EL34 offer PLENTY of power just for headphone. Nice! Btw, you seem to be Audio Note customer as well.


you're referring to the Airtight? Got that for my K1Ks but ended up using for my speakers more. So the K1Ks kindof in storage, popping out once in a while. Ical, where'd you buy the room treatments from? thinking of getting some diffusers and absorption panels.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:48 AM

Yes jig sg. Btw I use to own the Airtight too which I bought from Audio Note many years back. Very nice amp.

Got them from Joamote from Echoloft. A local guru in room treatment. His stuff cost cheaper and works better than those branded ones selling at Adelphi. Do a search at Echoloft and pm him. A very friendly guy. Did lot of projects for others including those super high end. Highly recommended.
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