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    Bluesound Node 2i Warranty

    I'm curious about the 2i's warranty but can't seem to find any info online. Can somebody help me out? (I think I've been given the green light to buy one of the things.) Thanks in advance.
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    Unusual undertaking arising out of our present predicament...

    I just gave my wife a haircut. This was definitely a first, trust me. How about the rest of you? Any Covid-compelled weirdness?
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    A pleasant surprise...

    After seeing so many of you talking about streaming via Raspberry Pi I decided at long last to try this out for myself but, being a cheapskate, I also wanted to spend as little as possible, just in case it didn't work out. So I bought a secondhand 3b+ and Hifiberry Dac+Pro in a metal case, and...
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    Dragon Boat Festival Holiday

    I just e-mailed a question to Topping tech support and was told they couldn't answer just now because they'd all be gone for the next three days on their Dragon Boat Festival Holiday. And that's fine, I'm all for holidays. In fact, this sounds like a pretty good one. Heck, I might even like...
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    Any thoughts on Audioquest Dragonfly Black?

    My son spends most of his work day in front of a computer listening to music on headphones. As far as I know he isn't using any sort of external dac so I was thinking I might look into getting him a Dragonfly Black for his birthday. Unfortunately, t don't know much about them. So, what I'm...
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    KEF LS50W

    Sure, when you're trying to replace a lot of stuff with a whole lot less stuff the obvious smart thing would be to sell off the stuff you intend to replace first so naturally that's not what I've done. No sir, not me. I just bought more stuff. In this case, a pair of KEF LS50W, which cart...
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    Craigslist curious

    I could use a little help here, guys. As I've mentioned elsewhere on HH I've committed myself to getting rid of a lot of audio stuff so I can upgrade/simplify in the coming year. So far, I've sold a few of the things I've listed here, but it's becoming increasingly clear that the cost of...
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    More stuff

    THIS POST IS NOW CLOSED, ITEMS NO LONGER FOR SALE. THANKS, EVERYBODY. Happy Thursday, The closet clean-out, money-scrounging, future consolidation/upgrade project continues. This time I'm thinking of unloading a few pairs of what I consider to be nice sounding, SET-friendly speakers. If...
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    Has this ever happened to you?

    You wake up one morning and your living room looks like this.... Yikes...
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    Odds and ends....

    THIS POST IS NOW CLOSED, ITEMS NO LONGER FOR SALE. THANKS, EVERYBODY. After a fairly easy and entirely pleasant transaction with a member here I've decided to finally begin to do some housecleaning. There will likely be more later on but for now I'm starting with easy to ship ( and hopefully...
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    Should I trust this tube?

    What do you all make of a new production tube that makes a slight noise when you hold it by its base and turn it in your hand? The noise is hard to describe but it seems to be metallic in nature, a bit reverberant, and repeatable. It's not like I'm shaking the tube, just turning it. The tube...
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    FX Audio Tube-01 Buffer/Preamp

    What can I say, people talk (mea culpa, this was on another site), every once in a while something slips past my defences, lodges in some crusty cerebral nook and there you go, the kid finds himself tempted by some doo-dad or other. The lower the price of said doo-dad the greater the...
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    These kids today....

    Whenever I hear these words I always cringe because I know what's coming next: kids today are entitled, they're spoiled, they never look up from their phones and couldn't carry on a conversation to save their lives even if they ever should; worse yet, a lifetime of participation trophies and...
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    Should I be insulted...?

    My wife and I came home from grocery shopping Sunday morning to find we'd been burglarized. (Seeing your front door broken into two pieces is not a good way to start your day, trust me on this.) Oddly, to my mind at least, the only things taken were a box of loose change, my wedding ring, my...
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    Sometimes a guy does stuff, well, just because....

    Along those lines, today I spent the morning slowly powering up an oddball little amplifier I dragged home last week. Once I established the thing wasn't going to kill me or burn down the house (at least not right now) I decided I might as well give it a listen. Since it's an integrated mono...
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    Wrong guy, right place...

    I just got back from what would've been a really great estate sale if only I weren't so stinking ignorant when it comes to electronics. So, still feeling a little frustrated, is what I'm saying. I mean I could tell a lot of this stuff was worthwhile, but what to do with it, you know? There...
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    Not too sure about this...

    Like a lot of you I've accumulated a fair bit of audio junk over the years. Sometimes this pile of stuff gets too big; makes me feel uneasy, crowded, etc. In the past I've dealt with this by giving away things until the pile begins to seem less oppressive. (Note I said less oppressive; the...
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    Hickok 580a tube tester, could use some advice.

    I know next to nothing about tube testers and yet I now own one (as of a week ago). The problem is I'm beginning to suspect my definition of "working condition" and that of the guy I bought it from might be a little different. Where I run into trouble is whenever I test a tube, even a nearly...
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    soldering help

    So, I've been doing some practice soldering in anticipation of the arrival of the parts kit for an ACA I'm going to be building. (The case for same has already come; very nice quality.) What I've mainly been doing is soldering dohickeys of one kind or another to a pcb board and I've reached...
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    Back on the wait list...

    Dang! Double dang! After the better part of a year on the wait list for an AMPCAMP kit finally, at last, this past Sunday I saw the email notifying me they were back in stock. Unfortunately, at that point the email was already nearly a week old, owing to it having been shunted by gmail into...
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