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Originally Posted by Turnoz View Post
yeah I know, but I need it to be portable....


I researched today and found this amp that seems to do the job + is really really cheap.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18350

FiiO E5. Head-Fi seems to have gone nuts over this amp too

Anyone have any experience with it along with HD-555s?

For 17 bucks... that's pretty good.
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post #112 of 331
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Originally Posted by Spart View Post
Hey guys anyone heard the Quintet SL speakers in action?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1176507037737
for the same price...
http://av123.com/component/page,shop...art/Itemid,37/

guaranteed to be better If you decide to purchase I'll see if I still have a 10% off coupon that will bring the shipped price to less than the speakers from bb.
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post #113 of 331
Those are DAMN nice. Seems like they would be worth the extra $$$. Thanks for the link. I may have just found my speakers. It will be a while before I buy though.

I'm starting my saving this paycheck. I hope they are still on sale when I get enough saved up! I'm putting my car restore on hold for these.
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post #114 of 331
lol i'm kind of an audio newbie compared to most of the people thus far
kinda learning bit by bit and piecing together things as i go...

but anyway, i got bored and did that xfi mod pretty much out of boredom. turned out well, debating whether i wanna do the short the caps part or leave them be.

anyway, currently plans when funds are available:
  • put together a PIMETA for my desktop (waiting for Tangent to finish the PIMETA v2 board)
  • debating between Denon D2000, ATH-A900, or ATH-A700 (available $$ at the time dictates)
  • get another LOD for my ipod, old one's gotten rather ragged and dock plug's sliding back into its housing O.o

sideproject
reripping everything from CD's (work in progress hahaha)

if i like the PIMETA i may just make a "portable" version. although it won't have quite the charm as having my cmoy's altoids tin
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post #115 of 331
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Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
lol i'm kind of an audio newbie compared to most of the people thus far
kinda learning bit by bit and piecing together things as i go...

but anyway, i got bored and did that xfi mod pretty much out of boredom. turned out well, debating whether i wanna do the short the caps part or leave them be.

anyway, currently plans when funds are available:
  • put together a PIMETA for my desktop (waiting for Tangent to finish the PIMETA v2 board)
  • debating between Denon D2000, ATH-A900, or ATH-A700 (available $$ at the time dictates)
  • get another LOD for my ipod, old one's gotten rather ragged and dock plug's sliding back into its housing O.o

sideproject
reripping everything from CD's (work in progress hahaha)

if i like the PIMETA i may just make a "portable" version. although it won't have quite the charm as having my cmoy's altoids tin
try a mini3
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post #116 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
try a mini3
haven't really looked into those, i'll give it a look-see thanks

haha i tend to choose my audio direction by way of "how fun of a DIY thing could this turn into..." than by anything else

edit----------
*looks for soloz rep button*
blasted section editor/mod-ness

edit2---------
woot now i have another DIY project to do
thanks soloz2!
Edited by Firestorm252 - 3/18/09 at 7:21pm
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post #117 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firestorm252 View Post
haven't really looked into those, i'll give it a look-see thanks

haha i tend to choose my audio direction by way of "how fun of a DIY thing could this turn into..." than by anything else

edit----------
*looks for soloz rep button*
blasted section editor/mod-ness
mini3 is better
Trust us.
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post #118 of 331
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The new - and final - target:



I'm thinking mid-summer for the second run, we'll see when Craig from Eddie Current plans to do it.
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post #119 of 331
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Originally Posted by noname View Post
mini3 is better
Trust us.
Depending on his BOM for the PIMETA.
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I'm considering getting a pair of Grados, I just want to hear what all the fuss is about, and whether I like 'the Grado sound'. I'll be keeping my eye out for some used SR80 or SR125's
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