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@ Auzentech Prelude Owners:

You know ... running straight line out of the Prelude really doesn't sound too bad.

I'm rather surprised at the difference over my old X-fi. Quite a bit better.

It can't compete with the desktop listening rig ... much grainier and edgy ... very digital sounding ... but it'll still make for a decent stand in during DAC/amp downtime.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
@ Auzentech Prelude Owners:

You know ... running straight line out of the Prelude really doesn't sound too bad.

I'm rather surprised at the difference over my old X-fi. Quite a bit better.

It can't compete with the desktop listening rig ... much grainier and edgy ... very digital sounding ... but it'll still make for a decent stand in during DAC/amp downtime.
that's what I've been saying all along. I would put it right up with a modded x-fi, possibly slightly better. And by the time you mod the x-fi the prelude isn't that expensive anymore.

I've been using the analog out for some time. But then again I have opa627bp op-amps for the main left/right outputs (yes bp means they are the more expensive audio grade... don't ask me if I can hear a difference, but it makes me feel better) and ERS paper on the back of my card.
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Ugg, i really need new headphones, my crap HD435's died. lol.
Not for pc usage, they're going with my Denon CD-player/Technics lp player, Marantz PM7200 Amp. (and eventually a x-fi/audigy, but via the amp ) Most of my music is black metal, but i have some really good quality Lp's. so dont say that i'll be ok with $10 headphones
Budget is around 100 euro($150), what would you guys recommend me?
Since i'm a total headphone noob... lol.
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Originally Posted by dasparx View Post
Ugg, i really need new headphones, my crap HD435's died. lol.
Not for pc usage, they're going with my Denon CD-player/Technics lp player, Marantz PM7200 Amp. (and eventually a x-fi/audigy, but via the amp ) Most of my music is black metal, but i have some really good quality Lp's. so dont say that i'll be ok with $10 headphones
Budget is around 100 euro($150), what would you guys recommend me?
Since i'm a total headphone noob... lol.
You should be able to have Alessandro MS-1s imported for well within your budget - they're a great entry level can for rock in general.
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Speaking of Alessandro MS-1's I just picked up a used pair for 50 dollars shipped.
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Does anyone here know anything about this stuff:

Walker Audio SST Pure Silver Contact Enhancer:

...



...

My roommate has some that I'm going to treat my IC's and tube with.

But the real question that keeps eating at me is this:

How would this stuff work as a thermal compound on my CPU heatsink!!!???



It's killing me!!!

Seriously. I was rolling around sleepless last night for like three hours thinking about sneaking it from him to reseat my TRUE with.

I swear, next time I'm here by myself, I'm going to break down my rig and try this stuff as thermal compound.



Here's a link to a rather shining review at 6moons: http://6moons.com/audioreviews/walker3/SST.html
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CrackClocker View Post
Speaking of Alessandro MS-1's I just picked up a used pair for 50 dollars shipped.
that's almost as good of a deal as I got for the SR80 and SR225 I bought on Sat...

speaking of the SR225, I listened to them yesterday after only about 2 hours and was sorely unimpressed with them. downright discappointed from how I remembered my old SR225's to sound. I left them connected to my soon to be upgraded and shipped PIMETA overnight and all day today and they're sounding quite nice now. They have I'd say about 30 hours on them so far.

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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Does anyone here know anything about this stuff:

Walker Audio SST Pure Silver Contact Enhancer:

...



...

My roommate has some that I'm going to treat my IC's and tube with.

But the real question that keeps eating at me is this:

How would this stuff work as a thermal compound on my CPU heatsink!!!???



It's killing me!!!

Seriously. I was rolling around sleepless last night for like three hours thinking about sneaking it from him to reseat my TRUE with.

I swear, next time I'm here by myself, I'm going to break down my rig and try this stuff as thermal compound.



Here's a link to a rather shining review at 6moons: http://6moons.com/audioreviews/walker3/SST.html
I haven't tried that stuff, but I'd say nay to using it as thermal paste.
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Quote:
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that's almost as good of a deal as I got for the SR80 and SR225 I bought on Sat...

speaking of the SR225, I listened to them yesterday after only about 2 hours and was sorely unimpressed with them. downright discappointed from how I remembered my old SR225's to sound. I left them connected to my soon to be upgraded and shipped PIMETA overnight and all day today and they're sounding quite nice now. They have I'd say about 30 hours on them so far.



I haven't tried that stuff, but I'd say nay to using it as thermal paste.
It's to late.

I'm doing it.

Gonna re seat with this stuff over the next weekend.

Do a head to head against AS5.

"So mote it be."

    
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
It's to late.

I'm doing it.

Gonna re seat with this stuff over the next weekend.

Do a head to head against AS5.

"So mote it be."

lol.

we need to connect sometime in the next week and discuss potential trades/loans.
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lol.

we need to connect sometime in the next week and discuss potential trades/loans.
@Soloz2

I forget who has who's phone info ... so ... give me a shout if you've still got mine.

Trade/load options:


1. Audio Arts cables: Would gladly send them if you can first send me a stand-in RCA to RCA analogue stereo cable to replace them with.

2. CryoTweaks silver coax: Again, totally possible but need a stand-in/temp cable to replace it with as it's my only RCA to RCA digital coax at the moment.

3. RS1's: I can do this but need an intriguing headphone to replace them with; as I mentioned sometime before, I'm already slated to trade a head-fi bro for his AKG 701's for a week ... (that deal will go down sometime in Aug/Sept.) ... so any headphone swap would have to come after that previous deal is seen too.

...

At the moment, my main interest/priority is further IC research.

I simply cannot believe how huge of a difference cables have made in my desktop rig.

Color me embarrassed for ever being a skeptic.

But since I've bought the Audio Arts cables and demo'd them against the 40 dollar Monsters ... I can now say I'm a True Believer(tm).

A GIGANTIC and positive difference in sonic delivery.

...

At this point I'm 100% fond of the new clarity brought on by the Audio Art cables.

Upon first listen it freaked me out ... nearly scared me away ... but after three or four days of A/B testing ... I realized that what had so infatuated me before (with the monster kit) was simply smooth and sustainable MUD.

Mud is fun. I played in it as a child.

But details and separation ... scary as they may be at first ... are far more rewarding in the end.



Listening to some Andras Schiff piano stuff at the moment (Beethoven Piano Sonatas) ... and it's just disgusting.

In a good way.



Give me a call this week to discuss mod/trade stuff.

Regards.

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