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  1. Tool - Fear Inoculum decided i wouldn't listen until i had the physical copy in hand. already waited so many years, a number of days wasn't an issue.
    3 points
  2. Depending on how small is small. You can consider Kevin's current feedback design which is the smallest desktop electrostatic amp I have built to date. All parts are current, simplistic power supply and very good sounding to my ears. Even though money saving isn't the main reason for me to go the DIY route, this current feedback amp is also the cheapest to build. The amp board (per channel) measured 184mm x 64mm. There is a thread in the DIY forum dedicated to this amp.
    2 points
  3. My local transfer station (we called it a dump in my day) has a new "swap shop." Last night I carefully packed up a humidifier my father bought in the 1990s (I still had the original box) as well as my ca. 2013 3 PCI slot 275W TDP video card, and a Drobo I bought from ...one of you Head-Casers. I managed to get my ca. 1996 LaserJet IV+ working with my current MacBook Pro (it's got a network card, so it's just an IP and some Gutenprint.) After years of buying one shit-tastic inkjet printer after another, I love my dorm-fridge-sized-black-and-white-only-it-works-every-fucking-time-withou
    2 points
  4. For those that have not been and if you have 26 minutes... Laphroaig Distillery Tour
    1 point
  5. Mediterranean Salad Lamb shashlik
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  6. I always use EQ. With a well implemented EQ there's very little reason not to. The degradation in sound quality is minimal, and the improvement from having a more linear FR is very noticeable. For instance, I always hear a resonance around 7.5khz in full-size over-ear headphones (probably some outer ear resonance, it isn't there in measurements) and EQ lets me minimize it, making things much smoother. There are obviously limits to what EQ can correct, and it's not going to turn a turd into something listenable, but it can definitely take an already good headphone to the next level for very lit
    1 point
  7. Sepultura "The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart"
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  8. I also have a BSc and MSc in computer science, but for the last few years I have been lecturing Cisco networking and computer network security rather than programming. If you have the time and the space, DIY is a lot cheaper than buying... My total cost for the blue hawaii build as less than 1/4 of the price I could buy one for new. Even second hand I probably could not afford to buy one. (OK the case will not look as nice and I did not go for a crazily expensive volume pot, but I could add one later). Apart from the satisfaction when its built and working, I know that in the future I can
    1 point
  9. Just ordered London/Wales and The Americans on Amazon. RIP.
    1 point
  10. And another biggie, Robert Frank is dead at 94. “He believed that photojournalism oversimplified the world, mimicking, as he put it, ‘those goddamned stories with a beginning and an end.’”
    1 point
  11. sad - so many bottles - never to be opened. unless they were in the HC or PLOWED groups. "as I reach for a pour of the mortlach 1936/50yo - and shake my head"
    1 point
  12. RIP Peter Lindbergh https://time.com/5668300/peter-lindbergh-death/ "This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection."
    1 point
  13. Finally cased my ES CFA amp. Returned the bias resistors to 1M with the larger heatsinks. Running 20mA bias for the output sections.
    1 point
  14. I think mine is already finished but I need to touch up something. My pocket CFA.
    1 point
  15. Chassis just arrived. Looking good.
    1 point
  16. Another electrostat CFA lives. This one born on the 4th of July? The PCB is congo5's layout. The amps is powered by my GRHV PSU with ~405VDC rails. Many thanks to Kevin for another wonderful design, to congo5 for the PCB boards and many advices along the way and to sorenb for his generosity of coming to my rescue and providing the missing, unobtanium sands. This build would not have been possible otherwise. I did not match any of the transistors - barely had enough for this one build. The output balance of the two channels sit at 6.6VDC and 4.4VDC after one hour running. The of
    1 point
  17. if you don't mind a warm case, this seems to be enough heat sink 3.5" x 9" + case bottom after one hour its 40 degrees rise from ambient 70/110
    1 point
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