Head-Fi.org › driguy's profile
Member of the Trade: Exit Level Audio
|Forum Post Count:
||Retired Merchant Marine Chief Engineer
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||What, I have time for anything else?
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Custom built (by me) OTA (One Tube Amp) employing Lundahl input transformers, Emission Labs 20b tubes and Electra-Print output transformers.
||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).
||All silver cables using Chris VanHaus' formula and wire for signal level and Bastanis for the power cables.
||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.
||Jazz, World, Pop, and Rock.
driguy's Recent Activity
Official 2014 SoCal Head-Fi Meet, March 22, 2014, Westin South Coast Plaza
driguy posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 3/18/14 at 2:08pm | 732 replies | 35870 views
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
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
1 albumsView All Photos