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My Zu Birth Power cable arrived today, bid just over $50 USD on it, and sniped it at the last second to win it. came to a total of about $70 CDN for it, by the time it was shipped and I paid taxes and duties on it, a great cable from the looks of it, and S1rrahs review of it earlier, can't wait til I get some gear to use it on
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post #5412 of 38156
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My Zu Birth Power cable arrived today, bid just over $50 USD on it, and sniped it at the last second to win it. came to a total of about $70 CDN for it, by the time it was shipped and I paid taxes and duties on it, a great cable from the looks of it, and S1rrahs review of it earlier, can't wait til I get some gear to use it on
Nice let us know how it performs
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post #5413 of 38156
Which would be a good starter amp to build off Head-fi?

I'm into indie rock (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Pinback) and Experimental electronic (Aphex Twin, Squarepusher etc).

my favorite labels are Thrill Jockey, Constellation, Warp

I dunno, I'd like something that would make Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth sound like God's breath (it's not far from that as is on my current setup)


edit;oh, and Tool!
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My Barracuda HP-1's are in RMA and i have no idea when i am meant to get them back! Been 2 weeks and still no progress, i so feel like going on a splurge and buying some HD-555's......they seem to be awesome for a good price....
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Which would be a good starter amp to build off Head-fi?

I'm into indie rock (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Pinback) and Experimental electronic (Aphex Twin, Squarepusher etc).

my favorite labels are Thrill Jockey, Constellation, Warp

I dunno, I'd like something that would make Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth sound like God's breath (it's not far from that as is on my current setup)


edit;oh, and Tool!
Budget?

I am looking to get rid of my Darkvoice 336i. With a couple of very nice tubes I could cut you a very nice deal. Let me know...
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post #5416 of 38156
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Originally Posted by newt111 View Post
Which would be a good starter amp to build off Head-fi?

I'm into indie rock (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Pinback) and Experimental electronic (Aphex Twin, Squarepusher etc).

my favorite labels are Thrill Jockey, Constellation, Warp

I dunno, I'd like something that would make Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth sound like God's breath (it's not far from that as is on my current setup)


edit;oh, and Tool!
dor DIY amps, if its got to be portable, then I suggest the Mini^3 ~$100

If its going to be a stationary amp, then Here are my suggestions:
MiniMAX~ dunno, ask Soloz
Millet Max Starving Student ~$75

these are fine options, I'lll post more later, but I'm off to go christmas shopping
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dor DIY amps, if its got to be portable, then I suggest the Mini^3 ~$100

If its going to be a stationary amp, then Here are my suggestions:
MiniMAX~ dunno, ask Soloz
Millet Max Starving Student ~$75

these are fine options, I'lll post more later, but I'm off to go christmas shopping
Some more options, though they're a bit more costly -

M^3 - http://www.amb.org/audio/mmm/ ~$400+
PPAv2 - $300 or so, I believe.
post #5418 of 38156
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
dor DIY amps, if its got to be portable, then I suggest the Mini^3 ~$100

If its going to be a stationary amp, then Here are my suggestions:
MiniMAX~ dunno, ask Soloz
Millet Max Starving Student ~$75

these are fine options, I'lll post more later, but I'm off to go christmas shopping
I'm looking at less than $200, and stationary
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I'm looking at less than $200, and stationary
MSSH (Millet Starving Student Hybrid) sounds like a decent option. I've built one, myself, and didn't find it terribly difficult at all - but it sounds very nice. Personally, I spent about $55 on parts, but I was able to source a case from a thrift store and save major cash.
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I'm looking at less than $200, and stationary
x-head from av123. There really aren't many good desktop amps in your price range. I would consider $200 pretty budget, but of the 'cheap' desktop amps I've heard I think the x-head has the most potential. the initial run had some bad transformers that caused hums, but they are being fixed now and should be shipping again soon. Once I receive mine I can post an update.
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