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The Lake District, UK

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About Me:

Music is my drug of choice. I need a large dose every day to keep me sane in this lovely crazy world

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Listening to music
Playing keyboards (badly!)
Flying Power kites
Nature sound recording

Headphone Inventory

Audez'e LCD-2.rev.1
Beyerdynamic DT770 Manufaktur (32ohm)
Beyerdynamic DT100 (Now home to spiders and an entire ecosystem!)
Sennheiser IE8 (with ACS custom sleeves)
Sennheiser HD650 (SOLD)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Resonessence Concero HP (just bought on here from a fellow Head-Fi'er)
iBasso D10 (modded - see Tweaks below)
Temple Audio Bantam XC2 (My ever-faithful "last line of defense" / redundancy! If all else fails I can count on this to keep the music playing!)
Burson Audio HA160 (SOLD).
SPL Phonitor (SOLD)
CEntrance Hi Fi M8 (SOLD)

Source Inventory

iMod 5G 80GB (Red Wine Audio modified iPod)
Edirol R-09 (mainly just used for Nature Sound Recording)
iPhone 5S

Roksan Caspian CD player (currently only used with my HiFi rig)
PC via Resonessence Concero HP. (I also want to use the Concero HP with my Roksan, but need a BNC to RCA Coax SPDIF cable in order to connect them to each other)...
Presonus Firebox. This is still connected to my PC but is now dedicated for "pro audio" purposes as I continue trying to make music!
Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1(SOLD)
Aiwa AD WX929 twin tape recorder... Yep, a genuine analogue cassette tape deck!!!

Cable Inventory

Audio Sensibility 3m "Impact" cable for Audeze with Rodium 1/4" connector
PlusSound: "Poetic" series headphone cable, 4feet long, terminated with a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack, for my Senn IE8's.
Artisan Silver Cables: 30cm stereo-min-jack-to-mini-jack cable. (also a "Silver Hybrid" Power Cable, see below)
Verastarr: 1m "Nemesis" pair of balanced cables with Neutrik XLR connectors (FOR SALE).
Wireworld: (i) 2m "Starlight" USB A to B. (ii); 2m "Ultraviolet" USB A to mini-B. and (iii); 1m "Equinox 6" stereo mini-jack-to- twin-phono (RCA).
ALO: iMod LOD "V2 LUX-FEP 18awg OCC" Apple 30-pin dock connector to stereo mini-jack (SOLD).
Home Grown Audio 0.5m "Silver Lace" RCA to RCA pair.
AmpCity: "Fidelis" single ended silver headphone cable for Sennheiser HD6xx series (SOLD).
Toxic Cables: 8ft "Silver Poison", sheathed, single ended, for my Audez'e LCD-2 with 1/4inch TRS jack (SOLD)
Toxic Cables: 6ft "Silver Poison, unsheathed, balanced with twin ViaBlue 3-pin XLR's and matching ViaBlue XLR's to 1/4inch TRS single ended jack adapter (SOLD).
Locus Design: 1m "Essentia" USB A to B (SOLD)

Power-Related Components

Isotek "Sirius" x 2
Aqvox USB linear power supply.
Artisan Silver Cables: Silver Hybrid Power Cable 1.25m

Other Audio Equipment

Lounge: Martin logan "Aerius i" Electrostatic hybrid speakers - gorgeous!
Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated dual-mono amp

And in my little home music studio:
Pro Audio PC running Cubase 7.6 and PreSonus Studio One 2, Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ultimate and a shed-load of other software and sample librarys!
CME "UF8" 88key hammer action MIDI keyboard;
Tapco S5 active monitors;
Novation SL61 MIDI controller keyboard;
Roland VS-100;
Access Virus TI2 Polar synthesizer;
Novation "X-Station 25";
Native Instruments "Kore 2" controller;
Rode NT3 and NT4 microphones;
...and a great many more cables - including a pair of fully waterproof 150 ft long balanced Hydrophone / mic cables!

Audio-Related Tweaks

Tried all the possible permutations of opamps and buffers supplied with the iBasso D10. Settled on an AD8656 Opamp with dummy buffers - until I heard from HiFlight here on Head-Fi and bought his "Topkit"; dual TLE2141 single channel opamps and EL8201 buffers (silver-soldered onto iBasso adapters so they fit into the single-chip sockets in the iBasso

Music Preferences

Heavy Metal! Old school dance music and some Hard dance and D'n'B. I love Dubstep, but also some classical music, some rap / hip hop, but also stuff like ABBA (I'm a big ABBA fan!), The Who, and Bob Dylan and Vangelis. So, I like a bit of everything really. However, I'm not really interested in music I merely "like"; I must Love it! For me, music must be powerful - it must touch me and involve me. In modern terms, it must be "sick as ******". 20 years ago I used to say that music had to "grab me by the balls and give 'em a twist"!!!!

Interests (non-headphone)

Freediving; Stargazing; Cloud-watching and Cloud photography

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

Dive computer; Pulse Oximiter.

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SOLD elsewhere. Sorry: Verastarr Nemesis
MusiCol posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 1/8/15 at 5:51pm | 3 replies | 262 views
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MusiCol posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 4/17/14 at 8:52am | 4 replies | 941 views
Sennheiser HD650 in original box with cable
MusiCol posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 2/25/14 at 10:53am | 3 replies | 379 views
SOLD!: Locus Design Group "Essentia" USB cable
MusiCol posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 2/21/14 at 8:08am | 0 replies | 246 views
High End CIEM/IEM Thread!
MusiCol posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/19/13 at 11:54am | 758 replies | 60599 views


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