Slashdot post but no web store?

christopher bradski chris.bradski at
Fri Jun 27 01:04:51 CEST 2008

For those who aren't afraid of a little hacking (once I have a freerunner),
I'm sure it would be possible to cut a couple traces or unsolder the
original capacitors. Then replace them with something else. Like how people
have been known to replace the stock capacitors in an ipod with the infamous
black magicgates (audiophile approved caps? You can google them...). There
small and users have been able to fit them inside the small space of an

Also, whats the possibility of using bluetooth headphones?

I'm sure once the freerunner is made fully available to the community, the
Openmoko team may find much help from the community in resolving  any bugs
that may pop up. Just as how linux is as great as it is today.

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 3:21 PM, "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail at>

> Mike Montour wrote:
> > Jisakiel wrote:
> >> - I understand the only problem precluding it as a DAP player is the
> >> speaker not muting? Or *with headphones* it is mono? I understood GTA02
> >> to have a single speaker but to be stereo capable with headphones... I'd
> >> be devastated if wrong, or if other severe quality issues existed (such
> >> as perhaps a noisy codec, or an insufficient sampling frequency, or who
> >> knows); the problem reported on the ticket sounds at least as "doable",
> >> without knowing anything else.
> >
> > As I understand it the main problem is that a capacitor in series with
> > the headphone output is too small, which means that low-frequency audio
> > is cut off (the capacitor + the resistance of the headphones forms a
> > high-pass filter). This is consistent with Kevin's observation that it
> > sounded OK when connected to an Aux on another amplifier, because the
> > resistance of that input is much higher than that of headphones.
> So? No way to get it working with some kind of headphones?
> This is not a good news to me! :(
> > headphone only mono. i.e. only one side works
> I'm not an audio-maniac, but I'd like to hear by both my ears!
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