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post #2011 of 38541
Can you buy Tripp-Lite Isobar surge protectors over there, gonX? I've got one - kills off any ground hum I normally get.
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Can you buy Tripp-Lite Isobar surge protectors over there, gonX? I've got one - kills off any ground hum I normally get.
Surge protectors are quite rare to pass by here in Denmark, mainly due to that we don't get thunder alot + we have LOTS of safeties in our home.

However I know a couple of places to get them (not that brand specifically) - but they're quite expensive

Does it have to be that brand?
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Looks like I'm joining the club, just placed my order for an 0404 USB from Music123. =D $150 shipped is not too shabby at all.
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Looks like I'm joining the club, just placed my order for an 0404 USB from Music123. =D $150 shipped is not too shabby at all.


Hope you enjoy friend, let us know what you think .
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Surge protectors are quite rare to pass by here in Denmark, mainly due to that we don't get thunder alot + we have LOTS of safeties in our home.

However I know a couple of places to get them (not that brand specifically) - but they're quite expensive

Does it have to be that brand?
The Isobar line has some (basic) noise filtering and isolation of one outlet from another.
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Looks like I'm joining the club, just placed my order for an 0404 USB from Music123. =D $150 shipped is not too shabby at all.
To my 0404 brethren ...

Sadly today I made a judgement call and canceled my order for the 0404 USB from Music123.

Couple of factors influenced my decision:

1. I really want the higher end 1616M PCI with Breakout as it has way more input options which will suit my recording needs (gonna wait till Bush's stimulating stimulation check gets in around May)

2. I found a set of new Senn HD580's at Head-fi for 160 shipped and decided to jump on them as I'm looking for the perfect third pair of cans to round out my collection. I've demo'd some HD580's and found them far superior to the HD595's and thought I'd go ahead and do it.

...

That said ... I'm an X-fi line out guy for the next few months unless I decide to listen to my Sony CD carousel (which seriously PWNS).

Have fun fellow EMU brothers.

    
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Sadly today I made a judgement call and canceled my order for the 0404 USB from Music123.

Have fun fellow EMU brothers.
You'll always be an E-MU brother. After all, you did recommend it to me in the 1st place .

You will enjoy the HD580 methinks...
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post #2018 of 38541
I thought you already had an 0404 USB, s1rrah?
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I thought you already had an 0404 USB, s1rrah?
I did ... but I took it back cause Aura found it so much cheaper at Music123.

I initially paid 200 dollars at Fry's and once I saw the 130 dollar deal at Music123, I just couldn't rationalize not taking it back for a refund.

I then placed an order from the above mail order company (was back ordered) but today canceled so I could pick up the HD580's to test out ...

USB DAC is in my immediate future though ... just got to wait a few months.

I'm going to be doing some experiments running optical out of my X-fi and in to a couple different receivers I've got laying around ...

    
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post #2020 of 38541
Hey S1rrah, do I dare suggest....
....the Headamp Pico?

Keep in mind you'd probably want to pre-order now, considering that Justin from Headamp isn't going to get to the bottom of the list for months .

In all seriousness though, maybe think about the iBasso D1 if you want to stick in the same range as the 0404. Apparently opamp-rolling does wonders for the DAC portion of it.

Or, you can just say "what the hell" and buy another 0404 .

Just some ideas....
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