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Well, I got the last of my parts today. I think I'm gonna do the mod this afternoon unless something comes up. I've received the 5 opamps, the cap, and the ERS paper. I intend on filling my Ipod, so I wanted to do the input as well. I'll update this if I finish today

Edit: Btw, I did get the solder wick also.
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Well, I got the last of my parts today. I think I'm gonna do the mod this afternoon unless something comes up. I've received the 5 opamps, the cap, and the ERS paper. I intend on filling my Ipod, so I wanted to do the input as well. I'll update this if I finish today

Edit: Btw, I did get the solder wick also.
Just becareful with the solder tip, don't melt anything else besides those you needed too. Several had ruined their cards just of that. And I suggest use a small wire cutter and cut the old opamps out and use solder wick to suck out the remain. Then solder the new opamps in. It's easier than melt the legs to remove the opamps. And some flux would help, but you have to clean and let it dry afterward. Good luck.
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Just becareful with the solder tip, don't melt anything else besides those you needed too. Several had ruined their cards just of that. And I suggest use a small wire cutter and cut the old opamps out and use solder wick to suck out the remain. Then solder the new opamps in. It's easier than melt the legs to remove the opamps. And some flux would help, but you have to clean and let it dry afterward. Good luck.
If I can't find the perfect soldering iron today, I might run up to the tv repair shop and just pay them to do it really fast. I've used them in the past and they'd be done in like 15 mins Btw, thanks for the tip on cutting the op amps out. Rep for you
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If I can't find the perfect soldering iron today, I might run up to the tv repair shop and just pay them to do it really fast. I've used them in the past and they'd be done in like 15 mins Btw, thanks for the tip on cutting the op amps out. Rep for you
I recommend using the TV repair shop. I attempted the job myself and I am decent with the soldering iron. I used low power 25w for electronics and that tips was even too big to manage the tiny leads.

Anyone want to buy a bust X-fi?
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post #275 of 979
I too have a ruined x-fi on my hands. Although, this one was not my fault. The card had faulty solder pads (read non-existent) so I had to make due and just couldn't get it to work... the output was all fuzzy.

I actually knocked one if the tiny resisters off another card. yep, one of those little guys you can hardly see near the op-amps... definitely had to solder that little guy back on... that wasn't easy, but I got it done.

So, good luck!

Duckie, I might be able to give that X-fi a look at... maybe I can bring it back to life. No guarantees...but I have an idea or two
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post #276 of 979
I does anyone want to buy my speakers?
I got bass coming out of every orifice in my being... this thing is insane and coupled with the Promedias they make the most un-realistic but cool sounding..well... sounds

I figured my EQ settings to make it somewhat realistic have to be a tad less extreme than the pic below... so that means it is doable without having to raise the gain, meaning I won't over-work the amp at all, in fact I will be doing the oposite (there might be something I did't know pointed out to me in the post below ),

Still, but the mids are next to impossible to match with the highs and lows, not an easy job... and I think I could use a bit finer (smaller) adjustments in the Creative EQ... And it definitely it requires a 20+ band EQ...

http://www.dvxuser6.com/uploaded/6586/1181437592.jpg

Is there a way to get a 20-band EQ going?

Other than that... I now know where the Krauts are coming from and I can kill humans with the simple turn of a knob...
...they do look nice without the covers: http://www.overclock.net/gallery/sho...0/ppuser/35611

Oh, did I mention it sounds G-R-E-A-T?

...I do, still, wonder when will be the day I'll get the cash to get monitors...
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I got my Promedia Ultras for $200

I plan on doing an upgrade job for the sub and then upgrading my X-Fi according to this guide soon.
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post #278 of 979
you bastard!!! nice!!!

what kind of upgrade? do you really need to make them sound better?
is it for durability? please do tell!
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I'd love to get a pair, but just don't have the cashflow right now. There are too many other things that are more important.
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I'm pretty satisfied with my G500, goood thing is I didn't spend buttload of money on it.
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