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driguy

Member of the Trade: Exit Level Audio

Location:

New Mexico

Forum Post Count:

49

Join Date:

5/9/04

Last Online:

on 4/3/14

About Me:

Retired Merchant Marine Chief Engineer

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

What, I have time for anything else?

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD-800

Headphone Amp Inventory

Custom built (by me) OTA (One Tube Amp) employing Lundahl input transformers, Emission Labs 20b tubes and Electra-Print output transformers.

Source Inventory

16 chip DAC (Chameleon) NOS heavily modified. Tubed (6922) output stage, Separate power supplies for receiver chip and upsampler chip. Power supply to DAC chips is modified with a supercap module (16 Farads).
I use a custom built transport employing a CD Pro2 unit again with separate power supplies for motor and controllers as well as a replacement clock and re-clocker (TentLabs).

Cable Inventory

All silver cables using Chris VanHaus' formula and wire for signal level and Bastanis for the power cables.

Power-Related Components

Balanced Power Technologies unit for the system.

Other Audio Equipment

Custom built Open Baffle Speakers (102 db) crossed over to a pair of subs employing GR Research Servo controlled open baffle drivers. Crossover is ~ 90Hz.
These are powered by a highly customized pair of 300b amps using Emission Labs 300b XLS tubes. It employs no electolytic caps (Mundorf M-Tube caps). The driver tube supply is tube regulated with a CCS on the plate. Coupling cap is a VH Audio CuTF.

Music Preferences

Jazz, World, Pop, and Rock.

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Albuquerque anyone?
driguy posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 2/16/14 at 7:02pm | 7 replies | 254 views
Audioquest Big Sur 3.5mm to RCA 2' interconnects
driguy posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 10/29/12 at 4:09pm | 1 replies | 664 views
Sennheiser HD-800 original cables
driguy posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 10/23/12 at 4:42pm | 1 replies | 328 views
Earplugs: Are there any with higher than -29dB?
driguy posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 10/3/12 at 3:04pm | 11 replies | 462 views
Cavalli Audio Liquid Fire
driguy posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/31/12 at 4:41pm | 2254 replies | 125060 views
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updated their location 5/26/12 at 3:38pm
    Chameleon DAC listening and modifications
    driguy posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/10/10 at 4:41pm | 1133 replies | 106066 views
    Valab NOS DAC - subjective listening and modifications
    driguy posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/10/10 at 7:28pm | 2009 replies | 228073 views

     

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