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Old 14-11-17, 05:47 PM
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So my Fiio E10 started going a bit funny in the right channel, after stripping her down checking the solder for dry joints and administering switch cleaner to the potentiomiter it's still no good... so retirement it is for the trusty little fellow and hello to the new member of the Wraith family.


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Old 14-11-17, 06:18 PM
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I would check over the LD mate, as I have sent three of those back to Amazon. One LD1 and two LD2. All three suffered solder failure around the valve sockets. Now when I build valve amps I put in a butt load of solder to those joints.

It seems that in China they are very mean with solder. Shame, as I loved my LDs
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Old 14-11-17, 06:26 PM
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Lovely amps. Congrats on the new purchase.
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Lovely amps. Congrats on the new purchase.
Oh yeah they sound fantastic. Personally preferred the LD1, as it has a much stronger amp. Doesn't sound as good, because it isn't true valve, but yeah for my larger cans it was a hoot.

I think if I ever get another one I will get a kit and build it myself. The parts and components used are more than up to the task, they are just rushed together and that shows when the solder goes.

It's not just valve amps. My ex wife had this fag battery charger and it used to literally shoot sparks out the back if you moved the cable. I took it apart and there was a tiny dribble of solder holding in the 240v + pin for the socket. Put on a nice big dollop, sorted.
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Old 14-11-17, 10:24 PM
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So my Acer monitor arrived the other day, All was going well but then I turned it on this morning and a big line of black pixels right in the center.

Sending it back and putting a little bit more towards the 32" Samsung 4K Quantum Dot QLED panel with Freesync.

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Old 14-11-17, 11:52 PM
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So I got a barely used mint condition Beyerdynamic Amiron Home headphone for $400 instead of the MSRP $600. Probably gonna sell my DT990 Pros to remake some cost. Should be here Friday!

Perfect timing too because I have all next week off from School which means I have plenty of time to use this beauty
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So my Acer monitor arrived the other day, All was going well but then I turned it on this morning and a big line of black pixels right in the center.

Sending it back and putting a little bit more towards the 32" Samsung 4K Quantum Dot QLED panel with Freesync.

How do you have such terrible luck on monitors? are you buying them off a barge at the local harbour thats illegally travelled over the waters from China?
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Old 15-11-17, 10:52 AM
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How do you have such terrible luck on monitors? are you buying them off a barge at the local harbour thats illegally travelled over the waters from China?
Genuinely made me LOL

Honestly I haven't got a clue, I think I just have some severe bad luck with monitors, Everything else I'm fine with, Hell, GPU's I seem to have really good luck with winning the silicon lottery but panels seem to hate me.
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Because monitors are atrocious. Dice isn't the only one to experience such bad luck. At this stage it has nothing to do with fortune, luck or whatever, it starts becoming crappy workmanship fobbed off as 'features you need to be a top gamerbro.'
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Old 17-11-17, 09:46 AM
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Corsair PBT Double-shot Keycaps in black for my K95 Platinum, The stock keycaps are ok but the PBT ones allow the lights to shine better due to the way they are constructed and are much higher quality, Also feel a lot better.

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