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Mambosenior

Location:

Firmly on the couch.

Forum Post Count:

568

Join Date:

10/6/09

Last Online:

2 hours, 4 minutes ago

About Me:

Born unexpectedly.

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.

Headphone Inventory

Presently:
Sennheiser HD-800
Beyerdynamic T1
AKG 712
AKG-702 (2nd time)
Hifiman HE-5LE (a great headphone)
Beyer DT880 600ohm
Beyer DT660

IEM:
Sennheiser IE7

Owned and sold:
Sennheiser HD-650; HD-600
AKG 702 (1st one)
Denon D-5000

Headphone Amp Inventory

Speaker amps: Favorites for all headphones (used with balanced cables)
Threshold 400A
Hafler Trans-nova P1500 and P3000
Music Reference RM-200 (tubes).

HP amps:
La Figaro 339 (various tubes), a great, great amp with Beyers
Audio-gd C-2SA (upgraded volume pot and internal wiring)
Audio-gd NFB-11.32
Shanling PH-3000 (x2), an underestimated best-buy in preamps/amps
Darkvoice 3322 (a schiit-load of different tubes), beautiful sound and performance.

Source Inventory

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
Audio-gd NFB-11.32

Cable Inventory

Ridge Street; Pure Note; Virtual Dynamics; Locus Design Group (USB x2)

Power-Related Components

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.

Audio-Related Tweaks

False idols, incense burning, chanting, virgin sacrifices, whatever works.

Music Preferences

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.

Interests (non-headphone)

Dying as expected and not a second before.

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

My wife's chest!

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World Cup 2014
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 7/8/14 at 6:38pm | 370 replies | 5005 views
Schiit Owners Unite
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/7/14 at 4:51pm | 6192 replies | 314449 views
Ipod classic - rockbox - its happening.
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 7/6/14 at 11:48pm | 3097 replies | 419937 views
Power cable testing
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 7/2/14 at 1:50pm | 16 replies | 388 views
Skeptico Saloon: An Objectivist Joint
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 7/1/14 at 6:05pm | 819 replies | 23696 views
The Fiio X3 Thread.
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 7/1/14 at 5:22pm | 11846 replies | 1025533 views
24bit vs 16bit, the myth exploded!
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Sound Science 6/20/14 at 10:42am | 1846 replies | 332693 views
HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone
Mambosenior posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/19/14 at 8:48pm | 14292 replies | 739023 views
China as a parts source no more!
Mambosenior posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 6/17/14 at 5:46pm | 11 replies | 418 views
Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014
Mambosenior posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 6/17/14 at 4:17pm | 11446 replies | 1007744 views

 

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