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Its great, the new stands are really nice as well. I get much more refinied bass out of it all, and a general improvement in sound quality. I'm not sure whether that is the new amp, better placement or a combination of the two. The stands are the soundstyle Z2.
    
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for anyone looking for a good CDP check out this FS thread: I don't know the guy and I haven't read his feedback so you'll want to do that, but
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f10/bu...7/#post4757209

Onix XCD-99, which is the same as the highly regarded Music Hall CD25. It has opa627 op-amps in the output, which is a recommended option and this is a good price. Similar units typically go for $200 w/o the op-amps.
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This weekend was all about music as I grabbed another 100+ albums, but along with that I have reconsidered having a cd player in the rig. It really is just too inconvenient compared to a laptop/DAC setup in which I can run Foobar with thousands of songs and never have to bother making a switch. When I bought the CD5001 I did not think I would be able to grab a laptop strictly for music, but an opportunity has shown itself...

... so some changes to the rig:

1) Adding my sister's old Dell Inspiron and will be upgrading the harddrive to turn it into a full-blown music machine.

2) Along with the laptop I need to buy a Hag USB, which will allow me to convert the USB output into a S/PDIF input.

3) I need an S/PDIF input for the DAC I bought today, which is a Parasound D/AC 1100 . Got one in NOS-condition from Zach of Enigma Audio.

~~~

When all is said and done, the rig will be:

Lappy > USB > Hag > S/PDIF > Parasound > RCA > MPX3 > headphones.

And that is it. This will be the completion of my single-ended dynamic headphone rig. I know I have said that I would be done before, but I truly mean it this time. To get any better than this, I'm looking at multi-thousand dollar sources and amps and a legendary headphone that goes by the name of "Leatherhead".

Hope you guys enjoyed my spending spree, because it's coming to a close asap .

Best wishes everyone.
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Club's been slow lately, so I snapped a few pics, they turned out pretty good. Enjoy.







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Great pics Sean .

I love picture time .









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smexy. I'm still waiting on the klipsch images, damn slow postage from usa.
    
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nam probably still has them


and i would post some pics but my audio setup is nothing to special
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So I gues the HD555's are good headphones huh?

And im assuming Audiophile grade > Gamer grade ?
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you would be correct.
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They're still not there, Nick? They said 5-7 business days, should be there soon then.
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