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I'm hot, even when I'm not.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

My lovley Wife & heavenly Cats.
Life & Freedom.
Apple & Microsoft.

What I do for a living:

I'm not here to work.

Headphone Inventory

Have on my head but no more than two at once:
Denon AH-D7200
Fostex LA-900 Marbled African Ebony T5 BS
Ossic X (incoming)
Pioneer SE-Master1
Sennheiser HD650 Toxic Silver Widow
Sony MDR-Z1R Forza Noir Hybric HPC
Sony platinum Wireless Headset

Thrown in the trashcan (well ... ):
AKG K1000
AKG K701
AKG K702
Audeze LCD-2
Audeze LCD-XC
Audio Technica ATH-A2000X
Audio Technica ATH-AD2000
Audio Technica ATH-CKW1000ANV
Audio Technica ATH-ES10
Audio Technica ATH-ES88
Audio Technica ATH-ESW9
Audio Technica ATH-ESW10JPN
Audio Technica ATH-EW9
Audio Technica ATH-L3000
Audio Technica ATH-W1000X
Audio Technica ATH-W3000ANV (2)
Audio Technica ATH-W5000
B&W C5
B&W P3
B&W P7
Denon AH-A100
Denon AH-D7000
Denon AH-D7100
Denon LA7000 Panama Rosewood
Denon LALANO 7000 B&W Ebony
Fostex LA-900 Blackline Spalted Maple T1 BS
Fostex LA-900 Mun Ebony T5
Fostex TH-900
Grado GS1000
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma
Sennheiser HD448
Sennheiser HD598
Sennheiser HD650 Artisan Silver Dream
Sennheiser HD800
Stax SR-007
UE TripleFi 10 Pro

Headphone Amp Inventory

Shaking my foundations:
Eddie Current Black Widow
Marantz NA-11S1
Marantz PM-11S3
Smyth Realizer A16 (incoming)
Violectric HPA V281

Sledgehammered (well, some not):
Aiwa AX-7600
Audio-Technica AT-HA5000ANV
Bakoon HDA-5210 mk3 (UL-WW)
E.A.R. Yoshino HP4
Eddie Current Zana Deux SE Balanced
Eddie Current Zana Deux S P&G Black
Fostex HP-A8C
Fostex HP-P1
HeadAmp GS-X mk2 Alpha Red
iQube with Silvercab Hybrid
Little Dot MkIII
Luxman P-1u
Luxman SQ-N100
Marantz HD-DAC1
Marantz PM7200 KI Signature
Marantz PM-KI Pearl
Meridian Explorer
Pioneer SX-1250
Pro-Ject Head Box SE II
Sansui 9090
SPL Phonitor
Stax SRM-717
W4S MInt
Yamamoto Sound Craft HA-02

Source Inventory

No music without these:
Mac & Windows
Marantz NA-11S1
Marantz ST6003
Pioneer BDP-LX70A
Smyth Realizer A16 (incoming)

Not worth mentioning (except for a few):
April Music Eximus DP-1
Denon DP-47F with Denon DL-160 MC
Fostex HP-A8C
Luxman DA-200
Marantz HD-DAC1
Marantz NA7004
Marantz SA8400
Marantz ST-17
Meridian Explorer
Pro-Ject Dac Box FL
PS Audio PerfectWave DAC with Bridge
Sound Blaster Recon 3D

Cable Inventory

No way I could bear music without these:
Forza Audioworks Noir Hybrid HPC
Lawton Audio: Black Scorpion
Toxic Cables: Silver Widow French Silk Silver Plugs
Speakers, inteconnects, digital: AudioQuest - Rocket 44, King Cobra, Carbon, Chocolate

Power-Related Components

Keeps my hair hanging down:
Accustic Arts Passive 8 Power Strip
AudioQuest NRG-2
HiFi-Tuning Supreme 3 Slow-Blow Fuses

Other Audio Equipment

Here it comes:
Bose Companion 5
Ossic X
Smyth Realizer A16
Pioneer BDP-LX70A
Pioneer VSX-LX70
Pioneer PDP-5000EX
B&W FPM 4/5/6
Yamaha YSP-5600

Gone and a lot of of it sorely missed:
Akai -
B&O -
B&W - a lot
Grundig - Fine Arts
Infinity - Kappa 7
Kenwood - a lot
Marantz - a lot
Mission -
Mitsubishi -
Pioneer -
Sharp - Optonica
Sony -
Telefunken -
Wharfedale -

Audio-Related Tweaks

DSD Master

Woo Audio headphone stands
Stax dust covers

Lawton Audio mods

Ulyanovsk 6C33C-B
Siemens EY500A (6EC4A)
Svetlana 6D22S
Haltron 6SL7WGT (RCA 5691 Milspec / 33S29B Standard Sweden)
Adzam ECC35 brown base
Mullard ECC35 brown base
Mullard ECC35 black base
Brimar CV 1985 brown base
Philips JAN 6SL7WGT (black base green print)
RCA 5691 red base
Sophia Electric Premium 6SL7 Grade A
Tung-Sol 6SL7GT
Tung-Sol 1951 JAN CTL 6SU7GTY black glass
Tung-Sol 6SU7GTY clear glass

Music Preferences

Classical, Jazz (especially 1900-1950), Blues, Soul, Country, Rock (old, new, Hard, alternative, Metal, ...), Reggae, Folk, World, Orchestral and Vocal. And quite a few I forgot.

Interests (non-headphone)

Cats, computers and a need for speed.

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

Wotancraft & Hold Fast Gear & bridge cameras.
Copmputers & Consoles.

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