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NorCal, CA, USA

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1 day, 18 hours ago

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Espresso, Audio, Beer Brewing, Photography, Travel, Reading, Driving

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Headphone Inventory

Stax SR-009
Stax SR-007 Mk1 [2]
Stax SR-007 Mk2
Focal Utopia
Audez'e LCD-4
Sennheiser HD800
Oppo PM-3
Jerry Harvey Audio JH13 Pro
Thunder pants [kingwood]
Headphile Terminator v.4 in Sapele
Westone 3
EarPeace LiveWires
Etymotics ER6i
Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro Earphones
NuForce 7M
Beyerdynamic DT770

Audez'e LCD-2
Pioneer Monitor 10 [gave away as a gift, sigh]
Etymotics ER4P

Headphone Amp Inventory

Megatron [inbound]
Mjölnir KGSSHV Carbon CC
Mjölnir KGSSHV Carbon Mini
Mjölnir KGSSHV Carbon
KGHVSS Outboard [headinclouds]
Mivera Purestream DAC/Purevolume
HeadAmp GS-X Mk 2
Head Amp Pico Slim

Audez'e King
Decware Taboo Mk III
Decware ZSTAGE
Cavalli Liquid Fire
RSA Apache
RSA P51-Mustang
RSA Shadow
M Cubed
Jasmine T-200
iBasso D2 Viper [w/ Predator clone opamps]
Lunch Box Pro
iBasso D2 Boa Silver
Fiio E5

Source Inventory

MSB Select II w/ Network Renderer & Quad USB
Merging NADAC
PS Audio DirectStream
PS Audio Direct Memory Player
Lumin A1 Network Player
Oppo BDP-105 & 95
Synology RS2416RP+ NAS
Mivera Superstream
Mivera Superserver
Mivera Purevolume
Questyle QPR1
Baetis Revolution
Mac mini w/ Audirvana+
Apple TV Gen 4 [3]
Amazon Fire Gen 2 [3]
Algorhythm Solo Portable DAC
iPhones, iPads, and iPods

PS Audio PerfectWave DAC/Bridge MkII
PS Audio Digital Link III w/ Cullen Circuits Stage IV Mods
Promitheus DAC
Valab DAC
RWA iMod 5.5G
RedWine iMod 5.5.G
Wadia iTransport

Cable Inventory

Signal: All Belden ICONOCLAST
Power: Mix of Cerious Graphene, PS Audio, Empirical Design & TweakGeek

MG Audio Planus AG II/2
Mostly Blue Jeans Cables
Merrill Audio Balanced ICs
Merrill Audio Speaker Cable
Emotive Cables for HT
Grover Huffman Balanced ICs
Decware SE Interconnects
WireWorld Ultraviolet USB [1 & 2 m]
ALO Cryo SXC 22G iPhone/iTouch/iPod LOD cable
ALO Cryo iMod LOD cable
RAM Electronics LOD iPod cable

Power-Related Components

PS Audio Power Plant P10- [2]
PS Audio Power Plant 5 [2]
PS Audio Power Bases [6]
Transcendent Balanced Power Supply
WaveForm Power Cords
PS Audio AC-12 and other power cords & receptacles
Iron Lung Jellyfish Power Cords
Decware Power Cords
Monster AVS 2000
Monster HTS-5100 Mk II

Other Audio Equipment

PS Audio BHK preamp
PS Audio BHK mono blocks
Merrill Audio Veritas Monoblocks
Legacy Audio Aeris Speakers
Emotiva XMC-1 & XPA-7 [home theater]
Carver Sunfire XT LRC & Surrounds & Subrosa Subwoofer [home theater]

Tortuga Audio Balanced LDR passive pre
Audiophilleo Model 1
Decware Ultra Preamp
Decware Zen Torii Mk III (2)
Decware Zen SE84ZS
Decware ERR main speakers [6]
Custom Rhythmik Servo Subs [2]

Audio-Related Tweaks

Audio Magic Beeswax Fuses
Amcan Audio Copper Footers
Custom Mapleshade Headphone Rack
Herbie's Audio Lab Isolation Feet & Spike Bases, Tenderfeet, IsoCups, and Ultrasonic Rx Tube Dampers
Synergistics Research MiGs

Music Preferences

almost everything

Interests (non-headphone)

my family, bicycling, photography, travel, reading, coffee

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

Slayer Espresso Machine
Kees Van der Westen Speedster
Mac laptops & desktops & Apple consumer electronics
Nikon cameras
LG 77EG9700 & Panasonic Plasma Displays
Audi R8 V10
Audi RS7

Pale Rider's Recent Activity

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KGSShv Carbon - hows it sound with the 009s?
Pale Rider posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/20/17 at 4:33pm | 429 replies | 42030 views
The Stax Thread III
Pale Rider posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/3/17 at 11:34am | 11555 replies | 709830 views
The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread
Pale Rider posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/1/17 at 7:45am | 5337 replies | 431971 views
Sonoma Model One electrostatic headphone system
Pale Rider posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/26/17 at 8:05pm | 81 replies | 5796 views
Focal Utopia (& a little Elear) impressions and discussion
Pale Rider posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/21/17 at 5:34pm | 2843 replies | 226101 views
MSB Technology's New Super Expensive Electrostatic Headphone Amp
Pale Rider posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/1/17 at 10:11pm | 61 replies | 8671 views
FS: Audez'e The King Class A Tube/MOSFET Hybrid Amp SOLD
Pale Rider posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 10/31/16 at 2:18pm | 0 replies | 297 views
MSB Analog DAC? (Review p3)
Pale Rider posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/30/16 at 9:01am | 730 replies | 74874 views
FS: Totaldac d-1 dual + d-1 server (SOLD)
Pale Rider posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 10/7/16 at 10:13am | 4 replies | 431 views


Pale Rider’s Photos

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Latest upload: Oct 7, 2015
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Latest upload: Jul 8, 2011

Pale Rider’s Embedded Photos

Pale Rider's photos in Possible End-Game Dynamic Headphone Rig [Focal Utopia & Mivera Superstack] Pale Rider's photos in Audeze's The King Headphone Amp on Indiegogo for 30 Days
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Latest upload: Aug 31, 2016
Pale Rider's photos in MSB Analog DAC?
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Latest upload: Aug 31, 2016
Pale Rider's photos in TOTALDAC DAC
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Latest upload: Jan 25, 2016
Pale Rider's photos in The HeadAmp GS-X Thread
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Latest upload: Nov 11, 2015

Pale Rider's Lists

6 Lists
Home Theatre 3 Other
Last Updated 3/27/11
The Hardware: Amps 3 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 3/27/11
Cables, Etc. 7 Cables and Accessories
Last Updated 3/25/11
Portable Gear 6 Portable Audio
Last Updated 3/25/11
The Hardware: Sources 4 Source Components
Last Updated 3/25/11
Greg's Headphones 6 Headphones
Last Updated 3/25/11

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