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Old 30th January 2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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Cool Sonic Impact amp + iPod + BIB = Cheap Fun!

Sonic Impact amp + iPod + BIB = Cheap Fun!

Or some similar combo will work too. I got an iTouch for my birthday (I turned 42 last week) and find this to be an amazing combination! Not only is the sound clear and strong but the convenience of having over 300 of my favorite songs (and counting) all in a tiny, portable package is really cool. I am very impressed by the sound of this gear. It looks and feels hi tech. The trick to getting the best sound is the BIB or some other full-range driver based system. Low listening fatigue. High enjoyment factor. Low price. And High End sound! I can not believe I ever owned a big, ugly, Aragon solid state amp! What a hunk of garbage compared to the little digital amps available now. I will never buy another expensive CDP either. Full-range drivers are the perfect match for the inexpensive, excellent sounding digital gear available today. I know I am preaching to the choir but I am excited about my iTouch.

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Old 30th January 2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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The size disparity in those pieces of kit are amusing as well.

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Old 30th January 2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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you are play MP3, WMA or Flac?

you like the compressed sound of MP3 or WMA?
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Old 30th January 2008, 10:16 PM   #4
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Sonic Impact amp + iPod + BIB = Cheap Fun!

High enjoyment factor. Low price.


My sentiments exactlty - I finished these a week ago. I work in a receiving room, cutting wood all day. I made the BOFU BIB's, using an Amp6, and an iPod shuffle. Very enjoyable, very low price, and they impress everyone who comes by. The play quite loud too - I can hear them when I'm sawing and wearing ear protection.
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Old 30th January 2008, 11:09 PM   #7
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(I turned 42 last week) \

I have underware older than that. And i am wearing them.

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Old 31st January 2008, 01:58 AM   #8
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(I turned 42 last week) \

I have underware older than that. And i am wearing them.

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is that a new type of kitchen product? something along the lines of victoria's tupperware?

ok. sorry for the OT.

i too use an ipod, with a pair of etymotics for the bus trip back and forth to work. it's surreal to have zero background noise, with crystal clear music playing, and be downtown surrounded by people.
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Old 31st January 2008, 02:50 AM   #9
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Back to the original post....

I just finished ripping my entire CD collection to a large hard drive on our office computer. Music WiFi's to my laptop running Foobar 2000. In the HT room, I USB to a Sound Blaster USB modem then to the Yamaha receiver. Speakers there are currently FT-1600's (FE167E MLTL). In the listening room, I USB to a diyParadise "Monica"DAC, then to either an SI super T-amp or my cusom 6BX7 PP. Speakers are LT-2000's (DX2 MLTL)

This setup sound as good as or better than any CD drive I've ever heard. SQ becomes solely dependent on the quality of the DAC.

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I just finished ripping my entire CD collection to a large hard drive on our office computer. Music WiFi's to my laptop running Foobar 2000. In the HT room, I USB to a Sound Blaster USB modem then to the Yamaha receiver. Speakers there are currently FT-1600's (FE167E MLTL). In the listening room, I USB to a diyParadise "Monica"DAC, then to either an SI super T-amp or my cusom 6BX7 PP. Speakers are LT-2000's (DX2 MLTL)

This setup sound as good as or better than any CD drive I've ever heard. SQ becomes solely dependent on the quality of the DAC.

Bob

Hi Bob

I bought oyur plan for LT1600 for FE167E, I found a box with similar size as your plan. I played them through the T-amp and the sound is very lean with this amp. I have not installed the baffle step comp. yet. This will help.

1. Are there any other steps I need to take to reduce the "leaness" in the sound? I need more body in the sound. Maybe I neede more Polyfiller in the box.

2. Have you installed Planet 10 cap on your FE167E?

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