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||Firmly on the couch.
|Forum Post Count:
||2 hours, 12 minutes ago
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Learning whatever I didn't know the day before.
|What I do for a living:
||Not screwing up too badly.
AKG-702 (2nd time)
Hifiman HE-5LE (a great headphone)
Beyer DT880 600ohm
Beyer DT660 (gave away)
Owned and sold:
Sennheiser HD-650; HD-600
AKG 702 (1st one)
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Speaker amps: Favorites for all headphones (used with balanced cables)
Hafler Trans-nova P1500 and P3000
Music Reference RM-200 (tubes).
La Figaro 339 (various tubes), a great, great amp with Beyers
Audio-gd C-2SA (upgraded volume pot and internal wiring)
Shanling PH-3000 (x2), an underestimated best-buy in preamps/amps
Darkvoice 3322 (a schiit-load of different tubes), beautiful sound and performance.
||1. Audiomecca Mephisto IIX transport & Enkianthus X MK. II DAC; Exemplar-Denon 2900 SACD; VPI TNT MK. V, JMW 12.5 arm, ZYX Airy-1000 cartridge (home rig).
2. MacBook Pro (USB); Audio-gd DI; Audio-gd NFB-3
3. MacBook Pro; M2Tech HiFace; TubeMagic D1 DAC
||Ridge Street; Pure Note; Virtual Dynamics; Locus Design Group (USB x2)
||Various. Cables are all massive, anaconda-like suckers. (Scares the crap out of visitors to my music room when they look down.) Presently working with county executives to erect my own, audio-dedicated power station.
|Other Audio Equipment
||An embarrassing (and totally unnecessary) amount.
||False idols, incense burning, chanting, virgin sacrifices, whatever works.
||Almost exclusively: Classical, Jazz, and the great rock bands from the 60s, 70s & 80s all bring me a lot of joy.
Like Buddy Rich, I am allergic to most Country music, except some by Ray Charles, k.d. lang or Alabama.
||Dying as expected and not a second before.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||My wife's chest!
Mambosenior's Recent Activity
Sennheiser HD800 S Impressions Thread (read first post for summary)
Mambosenior posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 12:36 pm | 1520 replies | 129124 views
Sennheiser HD800S Unveiled!
Mambosenior posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/16/16 at 9:48am | 5571 replies | 680408 views
DX200 The style has been chosen by your votes. Details of design and features on 1st page.
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 10/15/16 at 8:39pm | 1126 replies | 113119 views
Focal Utopia (& a little Elear) impressions and discussion
Mambosenior posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/7/16 at 11:53am | 947 replies | 83295 views
Beyerdynamic T90 :D
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 10/4/16 at 7:37pm | 3829 replies | 438532 views
World First! Massdrop x HiFIMAN Collaboration Announcement
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/23/16 at 9:42am | 592 replies | 81395 views
Can using Toslink have more bass than USB?
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 9/12/16 at 6:39pm | 48 replies | 1145 views
Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones
Mambosenior posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/11/16 at 6:34pm | 4781 replies | 362535 views
Article: "Why USB Cables Can Make a Difference"
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 9/4/16 at 8:43pm | 351 replies | 7489 views
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