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Join Date:

11/27/08

Last Online:

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About Me:

Aging frustrated idealistic hippie....
16 during the Summer of Love and 18 at Woodstock (all a blur)

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, Headphones, Music, 60s, Music, Criminology, Music ....

What I do for a living:

Retired ...................

Headphone Inventory

First of all my top 10 Favorite Headphones of my current collection and in no particular order:

Sennheiser HE60 (Baby Orpheus)
Stax SR-007 Omega II Mk 1(s/n: SZ1-1189)
AKG K-1000 (s/n: 04023) Black Box - Bass Heavy
Grado HP-1 (HP-1000) 'Joe Grado's'
Grado HP-2 (HP-1000) 'Joe Grado's'
HE Audio Jades
Sennheiser HD-800
Beyerdynamic T-1
Koss ESP-950

Alphabetically by Manufacturer:

AKG K 1000
AKG K 601
AKG K 501
AKG K 400
AKG K 340 (Electrostat/Dynamic)
AKG K 240 Sextett (mp)
AKG K 140

Audio Technica ATH-ESW9

Beyerdynamic T-1 (600 Ohm with Tesla Technology)

Bose BW-1 In-Ear Headphones (sorry :(

Fostex T 40
Fostex T50RP ( heavily Modded )

Grado HP-1 (HP-1000) Joe Grado's with Polarity Switches
Grado HP-2 (HP-1000) Joe Grado's with intact lettering

Grado RS1 (Vintage S) Super Vintage
Grado SR 325
Grado SR 225
Grado SR 125
Grado SR 60

HE Audio Jades

HE-6 (STOLEN by unscrupulous Canada Post employee!) So much for Priority TRACKED mail !!!

HiFiMAN HE-300
HiFiMAN HE-400
HIFIMAN HE-560

Jecklin Floats (Original first series)

Koss ESP-950
Koss Porta Pros (25th Ann. Ed)

Magnums - V4 Drivers Gold Aluminum 325 cups "gorgeous" (built by AmbChang)

Sennheiser HE-60 (Baby Orpheus)
Sennheiser HD 800
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 600
Sennheiser HD 580
Sennheiser HD 201

Stax SR-007 Omega II Mk 1
Stax 404LE
Stax LNS (Lambda Nova Signature)
Stax Lambda [Normal Bias]
Stax SR-5NB (Black/Gold Edition)
Stax SR-X Mark 3

Headphone Amp Inventory

HeadAmp KGSS (built by Justin)
Cavalli eXStata Hybrid Electrostatic Amplifier
SAC KH 1000 (AKG K-1000) amp
HeadRoom Maxed Out Home Headphone Amplifier
Schiit LYR
Gilmore Lite Headphone Amplifier and Dedicated Power Supply
Little Dot MK 3 Tube (heavily modded)
franken ZERO Dual D/A Converter (DAC/AMP)
Stax SRM -T1 (Vacuum Tube output)
Stax SRM -1 / Mk-2
Stax SRD -7 /Mk-2
Stax SRD -6 / SB
Millet Starving Student DIY Hybrid Tube

Source Inventory

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Upsampling Dac
Musical Fidelity M1 DAC
Keces USB Interface D/A Comverter DA-151
Zero Amp/Dac [FrankenZero] 'Three Phase Prickeley Peete Mod +'
Xitel MD-PORT-DG2
Technics SU-V5 / Technics ST-Z25

Cable Inventory

Moon Audio - Black Dragon
Stefan AudioArt Equinox
Eace HD600/650 Pure AWG 7N copper wire With Neutrik gold plated
Cardas (Smurf) Blue
Stax 404LE Recable on a (HE-60)

Variety of High-End to average RCA cables

Power-Related Components

A brief list of my current 'WANTS and DESIRES' in headphones and amps:

Headphones:
AKG K-340 (Bass Heavy)
Stax SR-Ω
Stax SR-009
TakeT H2
Jecklin Float QA

Amplifiers:
Cavalli Liquid Fire (Dynamic)
Cavalli Liquid Lightning (Electrostatic)
Stax SRM-717 or SRM-727

Other Audio Equipment

Technics SU-V5 Stereo Integrated DC Amplifier
Technics FM/AM ST-Z25 Stereo Tuner
Heathkit AA-32 DIY Tube Amplifier

Audio-Related Tweaks

My ears : )

Music Preferences

OLD: Sixties (1965 - 1975) Psychedelic/Rock/Blues/Progressive/Reggae/Folk
NEW: Post-Rock, Progressive/Ambient/Experimental/Electronic, Art-Rock etc.

Interests (non-headphone)

Collecting, '60s, Criminology

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GTA Spring 2016 meet
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Stax SRM - T1 repair
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GTA meet 1/30/16
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FS [MEL]: Brand New Lawton Audio LA7000 Denon7000
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GTA Fall meet November 15, 2015
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Toronto / GTA Fall meet. November 15
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Did Sennheiser just reveal the Orpheus successor?
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Toronto Winter/Spring Meet
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