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post #31 of 63
Home Rig:

Conrad-Johnson CAV-50 (perm)
Headroom Supreme (semi)
Xcans v1 (temp? It is just sort of hanging around)

Source: California Audio Labs Icon Mark II (temp, but recommended). I will probably replace this with either a Cary 303/200, 308T, or Linn Ikemi.

Speakers: a/d/s CM7 (temp, but recommended. They are about 10 years old, but they sound very good).

Cabling: Kimber Cable 4TC speaker cable and Peanut Butter and Jelly Interconnects (PBJ). (perm)

Portable Rigs:

Sony D777 pcdp (perm)
Sony MRZ-55 md (perm)

Souped up META42 from JMT

Ety ER-4S (perm)
HD 580 with clou blue (semi...the left channel connection has been giving me trouble, but I have had them for 5 years now...)
Senn Mx 500 (perm)
Koss KSC-35 (perm)
post #32 of 63

Kenwood RD-VH7 (Perm)
Beyer DT770 (Semi), DT831 (Semi), DT990 (Semi), DT931 (Semi)


Sony SCD-CE775 multi SACD player (Semi)
Pioneer DV656A DVD-A/DVD-V player (Semi)
MSB Tech Link DAC III w/upsampling, HDCD upgrades (Semi)
AudioValve RKV Mk II v. 2 (Perm)
AudioValve Impedancer (Perm)
Singlepower SDS/Supra (Perm)
Sennheiser HD600 w/Cardas (Semi)
Audio-Technica A100Ti (Perm)
Musical Fidelity A3^CR Pre-amp (as source switcher) (Temp -- specifically the A3.2 Pre-amp)
Outlaw cables (Temp)
Brickwall (Temp)
post #33 of 63

From a newbie

Currently, I really only have one system...so I'll put all the parts I have here.

Sony Walkman PCDP (DEJ756)
Compaq Evo laptop with about 17 hours of --r3mix mp3s, playing on Winamp 2.81 with MAD and crossfeed plugins
(M-Audio Sonica coming in the mail soon)
Koss Porta Pros
(Senn HD280 as soon as I have the cash, would have gotten some Grados but I need a closed pair)
Homebuilt cmoy amp in a Walgreens mint tin
(more amps to come)

Main music genre is thrash metal (Iced Earth, Megadeth, old Metallica). Honorable mention for some power and traditional metal bands (Blind Guardian, Falconer, Iron Maiden, Jag Panzer). Also some punk rock (Good Charlotte, No Use for a Name, Eve 6, Sum 41) and plenty of hard rock (Caroline's Spine, Third Eye Blind, Everclear, Pearl Jam).
post #34 of 63
Audio Aero Capitole 24/192 MKII > Kimber KCAG
Singlepower SDS
Grado HP-2 or Sony CD-3000
LAT International AC2 power cords
Chang Lightspeed 3200 MKII line conditioner

system two:
mmf CD25/modified level 1+ > Lat International IC200
Rega Ear
Sony CD-3000
PS Audio Ultimate outlet

Speaker system is under construction.
music preferences are varied, but mainly electronica(trance)
post #35 of 63
Main Rig
Pathos Twin Towers Integrated Amplifier (Temp)
Cary CD301 CD Player (Temp)
Soliloquy 5.0s Speakers w/ matching Stands (Temp)
Tara Labs RSC Prime 1000 Speaker Cable (Permanent)
Cardas Neutral Referrence (Permanent)

All the power dependent components will be sold as I would be leaving Canada

Portable Rig
Apple 15GB IPod
Sony D311 Portable CD Player
Koss KSC 35 Ear Clips
Grado SR 325
post #36 of 63

Music Hall MMF 7 turntable
Pioneer DV-563A DVD/DVD-A/CD/SACD Player
Perreaux SXH-1 headamp
Sony MDR CD3000 headphones
Senn HD590 headphones
Outlaw ICs
Signal Magic Power Strip
Sonic Horizons Hurricaine headphone extension cable


Pioneer DV-563A DVD Player
Apex AD-1100W Multi-region DVD player
Pioneer CDL M-450 LD player
Sony SLV 679 VCR
IO Digital Cable
Pioneer TRE-D1000 Dolby Headphone processor
Kenwood VR-6070 THX Surround Sound receiver
Acoustic Research digital & optical cables
AR ICs for 6 Channel
Outlaw ICs
Signal Component Video Cable
Signal Analog One ICs
Signal Magic Power strip
Signal Analog One speaker cables
Speakers: Infinity Overture 2s, Infinity CC3, Infinity RS-2s, Infinity Infintessimal Micros, Cambridge SW10 subwoofer
Sony KV 36FV15 36" WEGA television


Denon AVR2000 receiver
Sony CDP C315 CD player
Technics SL-7 turntable
Sennheiser HD540 Reference headphones
Outlaw ICs


Panasonic LA95 Portable DVD player
Archos 20 Jukebox Recorder
JMT built META 42
Koss Porta Pro headphones
Sony MDR 7506 Headphones
JMT built mini to mini


Bruce Springsteen
Nils Lofgren
Clint Black
Classic Rock
Acoustic Rock
Contemporary Country
Film Soundtracks
Some Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Classical, Opera and theatre music
post #37 of 63

Sony DVP-NS500V (Semi-P)
Sony Walkman D-EJ621 (Perm.)
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz (temp.)


Headroom Airhead (Permanent)*


Plastics One Mini-Mini (Temp.)
Cheap RadioShack RCAs (Temp.)


Sennheiser HD-600 (Permanent)**
Beyer DT250-80 (Permanent)
Beyer DT770-250 (on extended loan to a friend)

Music Preference:







*= The Airhead will be kept as a portable amplifier; I am replacing it with some sort of high end amplifier in the near future for home use.

**= The headphones provide the best sound I have ever heard; the cable will be upgraded in the next couple of weeks to a cardas, however.

*** = Not really a music preference, but it's a valid reason to invest in a low-end setup.

I'm a peon compared to you guys. :P

post #38 of 63
reference system:
brickwall pw8r15aud surge protector (perm)
cary 306/200 cd player (perm)
balanced 0.5m cardas neutral reference cables (perm)
kevin gilmore solid state electrostatic amplifier built by zzz (perm)
stax omega 2 (SR-007) electrostatic headphones (perm)

joseph grado hp-1 headphones (perm, but i don't own an amp worthy of them at the moment)

computer system:
digital coaxial out of terratec dmx 6fire sound card (going to switch to a m-audio delta 2496 soon)
kimber digital-x coaxial cable (perm)
cary 306/200 cd player's digital input (perm)

portable/bed/sleep system:
apple 20gb ipod for windows (perm)
etymotic research er-4s (perm)
sennheiser mx300 (perm)

work system:
zzz's usb->spdif gadget (perm)
audio research digital audio coaxial cable (perm)
aos sostenuto-1 pdac (perm)
beyerdynamic dt250-250 (perm)
etymotic research er-4s (perm)
post #39 of 63
Edit 7 Sep 2003 for the many changes...

Computer Based Source
Terratec EWX24/96 soundcard

Rotel RA-01 integrated stereo amplifier

Headphones / Speakers
1. Beyerdynamic DT880
2. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (250 ohm)
3. Mission M51 speakers on Atacama SE24 stands

1. Great White Shark (Orpheus) Interconnect
2. Signals Blackcurrent 2m power cord (Amplifier)
3. Audusa Eupen CSA 1m power cord (PC, what a waste!)

Other Items
1. Pace Sky Digibox
2. TNT X1.5 interconnect

Music Preference
1. Electronica (Trance, Techno, Ambient, DnB, IDM, Hard House etc)
2. Pop
3. Rock / Indie
post #40 of 63
Primary Rig (Home Theater & Two Channel):
Sony STR-DA7ES A/V Reciever/Amp. -Perm
Sony DVP-NS999ES DVD/CD/SACD Player. -Perm
Klipsch Kg-4's, for two channel.(18 yrs old and still pumpin) -Perm
Klipsch Synergy System 6, for theater. -Perm
Monster cables everywhere. -Perm
Sony MDR-CD3000.(brand new) -Perm
Sennheiser HD-420SL.(Very very old) -Perm

Portable Rig:
Apple iPod 15GB. -Perm
Sony MDR-D66 Eggo. -Semi
Shure E-2c. -Perm

Hard Rock/Metal

Computer Rig:
Apple PowerMac, 2002 QuickSilver
Dual 1GHZ G4 processors
nVIDIA GeForce-4 Ti
22" Apple Cinema Display
Two 80GB hard drives
M-Audio Revolution 7.1
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, "StarWars Limited Edition" in silver.
post #41 of 63
- Audio Aero Capitole 24/192 MKII CDP
- Singlepower S.D.S.
- power cords are LAT International AC2's
- Kimber KCAG IC's
-PS Audio Ultimate outlet
- Sony CD-3000, or Grado RS-1
--- Music is mainly Trance followed by blues, female vocals, and some rap.
-second system (backups) mmf CD25 modified level 1+ cdp and Rega Ear amp.
post #42 of 63
Main Headphone System:

Sony 333ES SACD Player (Perm)*
Stax 4040 Signature System II (Perm)
Syngergistic Research Looking Glass Phase 2 Active (Perm)
DIY Asylum Power Cord (Semi)
OneAC Power Conditioner (Semi)
Neuance Shelf for CD Player(Perm)
Michael Green 5-shelf JustaRack (Semi)

* I'll probably either have it modded or get an external DAC for redbook.

Home Theater System:

Sony S300 DVD Player (Perm)
Xbox (Perm)
Gamecube (Perm)
Pioneeer Elite 45TX Receiver (Semi)
Axiom M22ti Monitors (Semi)
Signet Center Channel (Temp)
AT surrounds (Temp)
Monster Cable HTS2000 Power Conditioner (Semi)
Lots 'o cables (Temp)
Salamander Synergy Twin20 A/V Rack in Cherry (Perm)
post #43 of 63

Source: Shanling CD T100* (perm)
Amps:Melos SHA-X** (semi), Grado RA-1 (perm)
Headphones:Grado HP-1's with signature reference cable (perm), Grado RS-1's (perm)
Interconnects:W Enterprises NW Musical Timbre 1m (perm), Cardas Neutral Reference .5m (semi)
Power Cords:W Enterprises NW Musical Timbre 5ft (perm)


Source:Panasonic SL-SW870 pcdp (temp)
Amps:JMT built dual 9V CHA-47 (temp)
Headphones:Etymotic 4 series with Fix-up resistor cable (perm), Grado SR-60's (perm)
Interconnects:Kimber mini-mini (perm)


Source:Sony MZ-S1 md (perm)
Headphones:Koss KSC-35's (perm)

*To be further modded by Parts Connexion
**Either to be modded with a new power supply or going for a Maestrobated version like Bozebuttons
post #44 of 63
main headphones: rs-1 (perm)

amp: modded asl el34 tube amp (perm)

source: none (temp)

portable headphones: stolen (temp/perm)

portable source: none (temp)

post #45 of 63
Hmm, well, nothing is ever completely permanent, LOL.

Stationary System I:
  • Cary CD-308 CD player - 16/44.1 or 24/96
  • Meier-Audio RCA-to-RCA .635m
  • Corda Cross-1 crossfeed processor
  • Meier-Audio RCA-to-RCA .635m
  • AudioValve RKV Mk II
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, DT 880, DT 990 PRO
Stationary System II:
  • NAD C521i CD player - 16/44.1 - S/PDIF out
  • Zaolla DCR-3 S/PDIF RCA-to-RCA .914m
  • GW Labs DSP - 24/44.1 - S/PDIF out
  • Zaolla DCR-3 S/PDIF RCA-to-RCA .914m
  • Lexicon MPX-1 multi-FX processor - 24/44.1 - unbalanced analog out
  • Zaolla ICP-203 1/4"-to-1/4" .914m
  • FMR Audio Really Nice Compressor
  • Zaolla ICPR-203 1/4"-to-RCA .914m
  • HeadRoom Little
  • Grado SR 80
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