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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

With the arrival of my 801 this week I have now reached the end of my portable/transportable journey! thirty three years and more $$ than I care to admit to rolleyes.gif later and here it is!

I started with waayy back in 1980 a with the first Sony Walkman. Over the years progressed through smaller and smaller versions of their cassette walkman then got their first Discman, from there their first MiniDisc player finally entering the MP3 age with one of their 2G players. From there I got the first gen Itouch then the present gen classic. Amps started at the beginning of this century with one of Roberts Sweet tin amps from Germany, then on the Gary's PAV2 then Jan Meier's remarkable Stepdance which was replaced by Ray's equally remarkable SR71-B. Headphones? To Paraphrase Francis Albert, I have a few, to few to mention.. But I will smily_headphones1.gif

My first headphones were the ones that came with the Walkman, I kept going with the headphones that came as standard until buying Sennheiser's famed HD414-3 which lasted me from 1983 until the end of the last century. Then came along AKG's K241, Grado SR60 then AKG K701 (regret so much selling that one!) Denon D5000 and thus onto my LCD2 Rev1's

In ears, oh so many but briefly all the ones that came with the players, Denon's, Ultimate Ears triple.fi10, and all the ones presently in my sig.

And so, now to the end of the road, what you see in the picture below. This is, by far everything I ever wanted from a portable/transportable set up. I had clear goals in mind and now have achieved (finally!) the sound I have longed for since hearing the Sennheiser Orpheus set up at Bristol HiFi show back in the 90's though I feel this actually exceeds that in many ways!

So ladys and gentlemen I present in the amp section ( I feel like the announcer on tubular bells!) the Analog Squared Paper TU-05 SET class A tube amp, source, the HiFiMan HM801(snagged one of the few remaining new ones this week!) and for headphones Final Audio Design's sublime Piano Forte IX horn loaded earphones.

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And so there it is. I would have never known all thirty odd years ago at college happily listening to cassettes of Depeche Mode, Dexy's midnight Runners, Mahler, Handel or Miles (I had just as an eclectic taste back then as I do now!) that I would end up with what I have now, certainly the player would have been inconceivable back then but to think this child of the solid state generation would be venerating and enjoying a "luddite" tube amp ( and a SET at that!) or listening through horn loaded transducers.. Well, I guess life does actually bring experience!
Sorry for the long ramble but this really does now feel like the end of the road in terms of portable. Now a move back to Europe and a home/speaker based system to look forward to building, just hope it does not take as long...

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Great pics and nice post, but you are never done.
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You will never be done, once you enter head fi, your curiosity will begin to take over and your gear search continues forever
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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post

was just enjoying the day with d5k ,I just picked up to use with M8 via the balanced output

Hp-p 1> touch 4th> adapters> d5k> MOG> happy camper

 

AppleMark


hey bro, how do u get the head-fi rubber band?

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Portable Rig March 5

 

Portable Rig March 1

 

Portable Rig March 4

 

iPhone 4S - Auzentech iFuzen HP-1 - HiFiMan RE400

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iPhone 4S - Auzentech iFuzen HP-1 - HiFiMan RE400
Nice setup. How is F+L 2? I haven't had the pleasure yet
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Nice setup. How is F+L 2? I haven't had the pleasure yet

 
It's very much a Lupe Fiasco album. I'm a big fan of his so I'm a bit biased but I like it quite a bit (Lamborghini Angels is my favorite track). It's not as good as The Cool or F&L though, but that's just because those two albums are freaking great if you ask me.

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It's very much a Lupe Fiasco album. I'm a big fan of his so I'm a bit biased but I like it quite a bit (Lamborghini Angels is my favorite track). It's not as good as The Cool or F&L though, but that's just because those two albums are freaking great if you ask me.
Thanks! I'm checking it out now on grooveshark. Its political like (the few good tracks on) lasers but without the bubble gum sound. I think I still like The Cool best, but I'll be needing this one
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Sweet setup ian. How does the amp fare with your lcd2?

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Thanks so much! The amp works really well with the LCD's, for a tube amp it is remarkably fast and clean with great transparency so it matches the LCD's really well.. Though it is with the PF's that it really shines!
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

You will never be done, once you enter head fi, your curiosity will begin to take over and your gear search continues forever

Very much agreed. This is what i call it everlasting temptation biggrin.gif
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I am completely happy with my gear....oooooo Shiny...:)  very_evil_smiley.gif

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I am completely happy with my gear....oooooo Shiny...smily_headphones1.gif  very_evil_smiley.gif

Hahaha...here you go..
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Originally Posted by snapple10 View Post

was just enjoying the day with d5k ,I just picked up to use with M8 via the balanced output

Hp-p 1> touch 4th> adapters> d5k> MOG> happy camper

 

AppleMark

What is that headband!? 

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Originally Posted by D2000 View Post

What is that headband!? 


And it looks to be on backwards...

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A match made in audio heaven!

Tera Player - TWAG V3 For Westone - EarSonics SM64 with Shure Olives
Edited by VisceriousZERO - 3/9/13 at 4:30am
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