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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
Sennheiser HD650 (SOLD)
Beyerdynamic DT770 Manufaktur (32ohm)
Beyerdynamic DT100 (Now home to spiders and an entire ecosystem!)
Sennheiser IE8 (with ACS custom sleeves)

Headphone Amp Inventory

CEntrance Hi Fi M8 (SOLD)
iBasso D10 (modded - see Tweaks below)
Temple Audio Bantam XC2 (Currently powering my Martin Logan Aerius i speakers!!!)
Burson Audio HA160 (SOLD).
SPL Phonitor (SOLD)

Source Inventory

Portable; 5G 80GB iMod (Red Wine Audio modified iPod)
Edirol R-09 (mainly just used for Nature Sound Recording)
iPhone 4 (when I'm desperate!)
iPhone 5S

Home; Presonus Firebox
Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1(SOLD)
Aiwa AD WX929 twin tape recorder... Yep, a genuine analogue cassette tape deck!!!

Cable Inventory

Verastarr: 1m "Nemesis" pair of balanced cables with Neutrik XLR connectors (FOR SALE).
Toxic Cables: 8ft "Silver Poison", sheathed, single ended, for Audez'e LCD-2/3 with 1/4inch TRS jack
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)
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 (FOR SALE).
PlusSound: "Poetic" series headphone cable for my Sennheiser IE8, is 4feet long and terminated with a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack.
Artisan Silver Cables: 30cm stereo-min-jack-to-mini-jack cable. (also a "Silver Hybrid" Power Cable, see below)

Power-Related Components

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

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 "Origin" desktop synth;
Native Instruments "Kore 2" controller;
Rode NT3 and NT4 microphones;
...and a great many cables - including a pair of 150 ft long 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 got in touch with HiFlight here on Head-Fi and bought his "Topkit" consisting of 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!

Music Preferences

Heavy Metal! Old school dance music, D'n'B, Dubstep, some classical, some rap / hip hop, ABBA (I'm a big ABBA fan!), and Vangelis. A bit of everything really - as long as it is dynamic, well made, and well played! But it Must be powerful - musically and/or emotionally.

Interests (non-headphone)

Freediving; Stargazing; Cloud-watching and Cloud photography

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

Dive computer; Pulse Oximiter.

MusiCol's Recent Activity

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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 | 356 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 | 152 views
High End CIEM/IEM Thread!
MusiCol posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/19/13 at 11:54am | 431 replies | 23920 views
Portable amp for LCD2
MusiCol posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 11/13/13 at 3:15am | 123 replies | 13957 views
SOLD! ACS T1 CIEM. Will need re-shelling... Big price drop!
MusiCol posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 11/11/13 at 5:02pm | 2 replies | 222 views


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