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DouglasQuaid last won the day on October 30 2012

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  1. DouglasQuaid

    The State of DACSES

    So a year has passed since anyone mentioned the Soekris. Has anyone else here purchased one and form an opinion yet? NT-503 looks temptingwith today's ebay promotion. edit: I'm a dope and the soekris has its own thread. Thanks for your input, gepardcv.
  2. DouglasQuaid

    Pokémon Go

    On an equally relevant note, I haven't heard Ace of Base on the radio in years.
  3. DouglasQuaid

    Death By Carbs - Bread and Dough Making

    I probably should not have entered this thread, but that loaf is damn near inspiring, Mikey.
  4. DouglasQuaid

    Deluxe Flat Pads for Grado Headphones

    I like to point things out. It's what I do. While I think flats are pricey, anyone already planning to pick up a replacement soon wouldn't be spending that much more in grabbing one of these. I'll stick with my cheap-bastard HD414 pads while they are still about $10 apiece. Even if you need to buy a knife to cut the holes, you're still saving a bunch of dosh. Consumer matters, automotive matters, anti-Colin matters
  5. But only the best batters have butter.
  6. DouglasQuaid

    Star Citizen (Free weekend through Feb 1st)

    Did any of you goons buy into this one during the kickstarter? I was a bit wary of buying into a game so early in development, but the scope's looking pretty damn big now, and it's still in alpha. It's a huge space simulator in a huge persistent universe, but it also has some more simplified sub-games like arena combat and space racing. There's a free weekend going on right now, so I'll probably fly around and shoot at junk. It's a bit of a behemoth download at 27gb, so my condolences to any of you recently inflicted with Comcast. https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ for more info on what the game is about. It won't be listed on steam or origin, since it's basically a company that started with a kickstarter and has pulled in something like 100mil in crowdfunding. There's no publisher to breathe down their backs to cut content to make arbitrary deadlines, but also no one to force them to cut back on hookers and blow so things can get done. Hence, you need to sign up on their website: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/enlist. My referral code is STAR-HQPD-Q546 if you want some free in-game-dosh. Just enter it in on the sign up page. If you have a buddy that already has the game and you think he's prettier than I am, feel free to use his code as you get the same benefit... though I won't get the fancy little go-cart. edit: Free "weekend" is apparently expanded to last until the 8th. Anyone want to do some junk in game let me know. Game's pretty fun, but obviously incomplete. Ship balance doesn't appear to be one of the dev concerns right now, so the pvp arena is a bit iffy.
  7. DouglasQuaid

    Best estat amp for jazz/009

    Have you tried the new Beats electrostat amp? It really is revolutionizing the industry.
  8. DouglasQuaid

    PS Audio PerfectWave DAC

    Not nearly desperate enough for the DSD upgrade, unless I can get the upgrade for about 2k (not paying 3k to essentially have refurb equipment of something no one I trust has auditioned). I'll either do a swap for a mk2, or look for another dac (perhaps the m51 or the auralic vega).
  9. DouglasQuaid

    Light Harmonic Geek Pulse

    Well, now there's one way to hyperinflate your dynamic range specs.
  10. DouglasQuaid

    PS Audio PerfectWave DAC

    I wish i had jumped on the mk2 upgrade kit earlier. Apparently they don't offer upgrade boards to the mk2 anymore. They do have upgrade boards, but it's a friggin' $3k upgrade to some fancy new directstream dac (damn thing's 6k new). That's a good bit of distance from what I wanted to spend.
  11. DouglasQuaid

    The Knuckledragger 3rd Memorial Slow Forum Post

    To anyone who loves Robocop and isn't afraid of some really NSFW Robocop remake action... This is an absolute must-see. Warning: Thar be dicks down yonder.
  12. DouglasQuaid

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    It's a bit overkill, and those 6.3V outputs would only be useful to you if you wanted to link up some digital circuitry off a second psu. You'd still need to fit a second transformer in there somewhere.
  13. DouglasQuaid

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    I still haven't bothered to put a pretty knob on my kgss. It stilll has some undersized mouser knob I had originally planned to put on a little hammond case. Perhaps I shall make it a plan to finish this one up before you build two new amps.
  14. DouglasQuaid

    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    It's been a couple years since I've touched pcb software, but it shouldn't be much work to fit some pot legs between the current setting resistor. That being said, it would probably be a heck of a lot safer to put a base resistor and have a trimpot after it. This is all assuming that the resistors at those positions can be measured while the board is populated. If they can't, then this all moot and I'd need to use resistors and jumpers. Either a selector jumper to choose between two resistors, or two resistors in series added together and a jumper to short one of them for higher current. Again, the board's already pretty tight, so this might make things larger. It's been a while since I've dealt with transistor designs, but I don't believe that resistor sees more than 2V of potential difference and whatever current the resistor is set to. If that's the case, then we might be able to get away with SMD resistors at these positions, perhaps the 3rd stage current source as well, and not have a significant change in the size of the board. Please correct me if my assumptions are incorrect with these values, as my transistor analysis is rusty. 1. Are these alternate parts pin-compatible with the 4686A? 2. I'll be down for a few sets, especially if they end up being used in another project.
  15. DouglasQuaid

    Earbuds or IEMs like/ better than Shure SE-215?

    Aah, so you're the one who jumped into chat and then bailed without even saying hi. I don't trust you.