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Headphone Inventory

JH13 Pro

Headphone Amp Inventory

HeadAmp Pico Slim

Owned: Cmoy, Corda XXS, iBasso D4 w/HiFlight Mod, RSA Shadow, Centrance DacPort, Audio-gd Sparrow (8740 & 8741), iBasso PB1 "Pelican", iBasso T3 & T3D, Yulong D100

Source Inventory

Eastern Electric Minimax Tube Dac, Modded by Josh Graham of Downsize Audio Cables

Modifications: I/V opamp 5532s replaced with two dual-mounted LME49990, 12au7 tube output replaced with NOS Amperex SQ e80cc, output caps replaced with Auricaps, volume control bypassed for signal purity, digital coax imput replaced with WBT Nextgen Ag silver digital coax connector, input and output paths rewired with Downsize Audio Cables 97/3 silver and gold wire.

MHDT 192/24 USBridge

Amarra 2.4

MacBookPro 2.4hz i7 (2011)

Owned: iBasso D4 w/HiFlight Mod, Audio-gd Sparrow (8740 & 8471), Centrance DacPort, Yulong D100, Peachtree DAC*IT

Cable Inventory

Forza Audioworks 64in copper cable for JH13s

Whiplash Twag connectors
Viablue RCA-RCA direct connection

Power-Related Components

Furman Digital Power Conditioner

Music Preferences

Classical (ie., Baroque chamber singers, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, et al.); Modern (ie., Scriabin, Schoenberg, Stravinski), Mid-century Jazz (ie., Davis, Coltrane), Late Modern and Electroacoustic (ie., Cage, Stockhausen, Riley, Le Monte Young, Reich), Contemporary Live Electronic (Keith Fullerton Whitman, Pete Swanson, etc), a random assortment of indie, largely from my college days (ie., The Velvet Underground, The Pixies, harder alternative like Big Black), a strange Nusrat Fetah Ali Kahn fetish; contemporary electronica in all its many subsubgenres: Autechre, Plaid, Boards of Canada, Matmos to Zomby, Andy Stott and a not fully matured interest in modern drone and dark ambient - basically much of what is listed through http://www.Boomkat.com

Interests (non-headphone)


AVU's Recent Activity

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Etymotic HF-5 upgradable to "custom fit"
AVU posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 6/20/14 at 1:28pm | 2 replies | 134 views
Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Plus (230V)
AVU posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 3/9/13 at 9:52am | 8 replies | 1601 views
Official NY /Regional Spring meet, April 20 2013
AVU posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 2/19/13 at 9:22pm | 565 replies | 21452 views
DAC Popularity Check (2013 Edition)
AVU posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/12/13 at 9:17pm | 210 replies | 29794 views
LCD3 / LCD2 balanced, unopened Twag V2 cable - gorgeous
AVU posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 2/11/13 at 8:14pm | 9 replies | 1213 views
Tube Buffer
AVU posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 7/31/12 at 8:34pm | 2 replies | 465 views
RSA Mustang/Shadow, or Headamp Pico Slim + CLAS or HP-P1 for JH16 pros
AVU posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 7/29/12 at 11:22pm | 12 replies | 2227 views


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