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  1. Well it is even more hilarious as you cannot turn off or even change the amount of upsampling on either the balanced or unbalanced analog outputs. You can only use pass-through on the digital outputs. This is from the introduction of the 840c manual, "A digital output is also fitted which can even output upsampled data at various rates and word widths, independent from the main audio output, which is always set at 24/384 for best sound quality." I'm not really sure what the reviewer was smoking, I'm not even sure he had an 840c in his system.
  2. I am currently recovering from my son's birthday party. I stopped counting at 10 4-year olds
  3. Used stock K340's will be all over the place. My first pair sounded like shit but I sent them to Larry for a recable. When I got them back, I was totally stunned by their sound. My current pair sounded very good stock and had them recabled balanced with Larry at Headphile. I would not send a pair of K340's to anyone else to mod. Larry knows the 340's very well. The 340's need a good amount of voltage to sound their best so balancing them really helps to deliver the power they need. When given enough power (which may mean driving them louder than other cans) they are sublime. The frequency balance is wonderful but they also do tonality right (better than the Senn 650's IMO) and just get out of the way. I may be in the minority but I actually prefer my modded K340's to the R10. Even though I run them balanced they sounded at least as good running single-ended out of the Zana as they do runing balanced on my GS-X. It has me looking now at a balanced tube amp for them. My suggestion is not to worry too much about the stock pair as long as they are in relatively good condition. I am not a big believer in the bass-heavy vs. bass light pairs as my take is that there is simply a lot of variation among the pairs out their since they are all relatively old and the conditions of use, storage, etc. among those pairs is very large. Modded pairs (using the same modder) brings them much closer together. My recommendation is Larry but to be honest i have not had any pairs modded by anyone else.
  4. And the ES-1 . But as stated earlier the sound signature is not really that similar to the OII. To me it is most similar to the HE-60 but even that is not that close IMO. I find my 003's to sound very good (given their limitations) out of the SRM-252II. They do sound better out of the ES-1 but not that much better. I would give the 3xx a try, but only because I am curious and don't feel like buying a 3xx amp.
  5. For drilling holes in snapping turtle shells
  6. WOWSERS!!! That looks really sweet. I think I will do that with my old Dual CS721. Let's see; Wood? Check. Tools? Check. Skill? I'll get back to you on that one \
  7. Hmmm... been falling behind a little here. First, with wireless mouse and keyboard, and and also the simpletech (except it's blue)
  8. Well I have the iMac up and running. Right now its primary duty will be to run squeezecenter for the abode as well as some web browsing. I have to say I am really impressed by the build quality and the quality of the OS. This is the first Apple computer product I have bought since my first PC in 1981 so I have not really paid a lot of attention to MAC software. It has the standard Mac apps as well as iWork 08. I will probably also put aperture on their to see how I like it for working with images. Other than that I am in the dark so tell me what other killer apps I should get to put my PC's to shame.
  9. Should be any day now, my iMac will be here tomorrow . Thanks for the info guys I'm sure it will work fine and I'm actually looking forward to using it.
  10. Happy birthday you party animal.
  11. I'll put in another vote for the 840c, I'm glad to see that you are going to audition one. Make sure you bring some music with a good bit of bass to make sure it handles it to your liking with the R10's. I personally think it has a great bottom end, but I am certainly not a basshead.
  12. Thanks for the props on the vehicle, I'm just happy I have been able to stave off becoming "Mini-van Man" for another 5 years Vicky: Did you make it into the first build group for the BHSE?
  13. Thanks. Can you elaborate on the initial problem. I have read about a few problems on the slimdevices forums but they all seem fairly unique with no common problem, which is probably good.
  14. Well hell has frozen over, the cubs have won the world series, George Bush has said something clever, I will be buying an iMac. All patently unlikely a few short months ago but I will most likely be buying an iMac to do multipurpose duty in our kitchen dining area. One of its duties will be to act as the server for squeezcenter. I am currently running squeezcenter 7.0 on my laptop but it will need to be out and about most of the summer so I need a more permanent solution. Is anyone running squeezcenter on a MAC? Any glitches or problems? Thanks.
  15. The actual background here is slightly flatter.
  16. I also don't think the prices are out of line at all. You really have to see the headroom amps in person and listen to them to appreciate their quality. I have always considered them underappreciated, especially on HF. I am also very interested in the amp stands, especially now that my new desktop speakers have arrived and are awaiting set-up.
  17. I want to see if they live up to the hype and I need something nearfield for my desk, so we'll see. Were you looking at the ones on HF? If so then I'm sorry ... well actually I'm not since I will get to listen to them
  18. I believe it is saved in Alex's reply to Markl a couple of posts down from his now edited post.
  19. True, but there are many inconsistencies between what Jena said on their website (which is likely to be changed or deleted) and what was said in the email to Morph201. The other statements by Alex and the R10's owner are consistent internally and between the two. Although not irrefutable proof, looking at the balance of evidence I will not be using JL's services. My take on it is they are basically pleading demonic intrusion. Damn Voltron you are a machine .. Err I guess that is stating the obvious
  20. Slim Devices Duet. OK I admit it the Duet remote is much better than the Nokia N800 I was using.
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