MusiCol's Community Profile
||The Lake District, UK
|Forum Post Count:
||3 days, 11 hours ago
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Music! And extreme sports - anything with an inherent risk of death!
||Audez'e LCD-2.rev.1, ACS T1, Sennheiser HD650, and IE8 (with ACS custom sleeves), Beyerdynamic DT770 Manufaktur (32ohm) and DT100.
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||SPL Phonitor; Burson Audio HA160; iBasso D10 (w. HiFlight Topkit); Temple Audio Bantam XC2.
||Portable; 5th Gen 80GB iMod iPod, (Occasionally still use an old Edirol R-09 but it's mainly for Nature Sound Recording).
Home; Pro-audio PC, via a Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1; Aiwa AD WX929 twin tape recorder... Yep, a genuine analogue cassette tape deck!!!
||1m Verastarr "Nemesis": Toxic Cables "Silver Poison" (both an 8ft sheathed with 1/4inch single-ended TRS jack, and a 6ft unsheathed balanced cable with twin 3-pin XLR); Locus Design "Essentia" 1m USB A to B; Wireworld 2m Starlight USB A to B; "Ultraviolet" 2m USB A to mini-B; 1m Equinox 6 mini-jack-to- twin-phono. ALO "iMod cable V2 LUX-FEP 18awg OCC" LOD. Home Grown Audio 0.5m "Silver Lace" twin RCA to RCA. And pure silver "Fidelis" single ended headphone cable for my HD650's from AmpCity (Sponsor of UK National Head-Fi Meet 2011)
||Isotek "Sirius"; Aqvox USB linear power supply
|Other Audio Equipment
||Yamaha n12 digital mixer; Tapco S5 active monitors; Novation SL61 MIDI controller keyboard; Access Virus TI2 Polar synthesizer; Novation "X-Station 25"; Arturia "miniBRUTE" Native Instruments Maschine and Kore 2 controllers. Currently my DAW of choice is Cubase 5.
||Tried all the possible permutations of opamps and buffers supplied with the iBasso D10. Settled on an AD8656 Opamp with dummy buffers - until I got in touch with HiFlight and bought his Topkit with its two TLE2141 single channel opamps (silver-soldered onto an iBasso adapter so they still fit into the single-chip socket and keep my iBasso warranty) and a pair of EL8201 buffers; sounds amazing! I have found that pure silver headphone cable gives my Sennheiser HD650's a bit more light, balancing out the slightly dark sound without sacrificing any bass punch or definition. The Audez'e greatness also has a touch of the dark side (to these ears anyway) so I plan to give my LCD-2's the silver cable treatment too.
||Metal! dub; powerful; some clasical; rap, etc. A bit of everything - as long as it is dynamic, powerful, and played well!
||Freediving; Stargazing; Cloud-watching and Cloud photography
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||Dive computer; Pulse Oximiter.
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"Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!"
Portable: 5th Gen 80GB iMod - iBasso D10 (w. HiFlight's Topkit) - ACS T1 / Sennheiser IE8. Home:
PC - Locus Essentia USB - Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1 - HGA Silver Lace - Burson Audio HA160 - Audez'e LCD-2