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||Firmly on the couch.
|Forum Post Count:
||14 hours, 32 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
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
passive preamps, can they work well?
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 4/21/16 at 9:39am | 17 replies | 856 views
What is a passive preamp, exactly?
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 4/20/16 at 4:29pm | 9 replies | 320 views
Hifiman Edition X
Mambosenior posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/19/16 at 12:10am | 2038 replies | 146569 views
Vinyl vs. digital - a pilot study
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 10/1/15 at 6:14pm | 83 replies | 1785 views
The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/6/15 at 12:03am | 4425 replies | 474963 views
Why 24 bit audio and anything over 48k is not only worthless, but bad for music.
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 8/31/15 at 5:41pm | 2272 replies | 73376 views
HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone
Mambosenior posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/27/15 at 4:26pm | 18778 replies | 1037839 views
Objectivists board room
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 7/27/15 at 1:16pm | 1806 replies | 39484 views
Rational reasons to love vinyl
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 6/30/15 at 11:35pm | 611 replies | 13620 views
192 kbs and 320 kbs, is there really a difference?
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 1/23/15 at 3:42pm | 371 replies | 94242 views
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