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I want one of these babies real bad:

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Someone want to loan me a grand?

That is something I would save up for before any amp. And, it appears to have an amp built in. Very good digital connection options, even AES!
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That is something I would save up for before any amp. And, it appears to have an amp built in. Very good digital connection options, even AES!
It does look like an awesome DAC, although I've heard that more inputs can cause more interference, depending on certain factors.
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It does look like an awesome DAC, although I've heard that more inputs can cause more interference, depending on certain factors.
All I know is what the reviewers are claiming ... and generally ... it's through the roof with adulation and praise (some masturbation even, if only verbal/mental).

You'll have to read the reviews to make sense of that last bit ...



EDIT: If we get Bush's lame stimulus check ... I may dedicate mine to the Apogee.
    
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EDIT: If we get Bush's lame stimulus check ... I may dedicate mine to the Apogee.
Ooh, I forgot about those checks that will be coming. I'm gonna have to start planning my next audio purchase, too..

BTW, thanks for the new e4c nozzles mang!


Question about equipment; I've heard from some audiophiles that they rarely turn off their amps, receivers, and such because they sound better when warmed up. Is this true, or debatable?
    
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BTW, thanks for the new e4c nozzles mang!
No problem ... ought to work with the silicon sleeves a little better.

Now you got the panda styles going (forgot to tell them the E4's were white)

    
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No problem ... ought to work with the silicon sleeves a little better.

Now you got the panda styles going (forgot to tell them the E4's were white)

I've actually grown accustomed to the yellow squishies. The rubber ones give me a weird, uncomfortable suction feeling, whereas the squishies just expand and form. They are a real bootch to clean, though.
    
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Question about equipment; I've heard from some audiophiles that they rarely turn off their amps, receivers, and such because they sound better when warmed up. Is this true, or debatable?
Everything is a debate, isn't it?

With tubes, warm up is pretty obvious (or at least it is with the older Pioneer equipment I've heard). Class D or "T" amps I'd imagine warm up makes little difference if at all, and with traditional transistor equipment I'm not so sure.
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Everything is a debate, isn't it?

With tubes, warm up is pretty obvious (or at least it is with the older Pioneer equipment I've heard). Class D or "T" amps I'd imagine warm up makes little difference if at all, and with traditional transistor equipment I'm not so sure.
Roger that, on the tubes.

What about the preamp and what-not inside my Klipsch's sub panel?

The reason I ask, is because Klipsch seemed to disclude an off button or rheobus on the ProMedia monitors themselves, but only a main power toggle on the back of the sub. I'm wondering if this is because they are intended to be left on. I couldn't find anything in their documentation that addressed that, either.

EDIT: Sorry, this has turned kind of off-topic and not pertaining to headphones.
    
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What would the best headphones for about $100 be for my Dad? He is going to be watching movies with them, and has an (original) audigy soundcard.
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I don't leave my gear on... that's just unnecessary. Just turn your equipment on about 15min before you want to listen critically. This will work best if you actually have music playing.

The difference is really only major with tube gear.
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