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Birmingham, AL

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23 hours, 20 minutes ago

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Lots of stuff, but mostly music...
Travel, golf, scuba diving, snow skiing, architecture...

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Headphone Inventory

Ultrasone Edition 8
Fostex TH900
HifiMAN HE-500 (10-ft. balanced Silver Dragon cable)
Audez'e LCD-3 (8-ft. balanced Silver Dragon cable with 1/4" adapter)
Audez'e LCD-XC (Bubinga, black metal)
Shure SRH1840
Shure SRH840
Sennheiser Momentum
Beyerdynamic DT1350
Philips Fidelio L1
Bose QC15 (for traveling, of course)
Koss PortaPro

Hifiman HE-6
Audez'e LCD-2 Rev.2
Sennheiser HD800 (Hardwired 8-ft. Zeus Quad22 OCC cable w/ ViaBlue 24k gold 1/4" plug)
Beyerdynamic T1 (reterminated 4-pin balanced)
Denon AH-D7000 (Partial Markl mod, J$ V.3 Pads)
Sennheiser HD650 (Cardas balanced)
AKG K340 (recabled and modded, 4-pin balanced)
Audio Technica ATH-W5000 Raffinato
Audez'e LCD-2 "Classic" (Silver Dragon cable)
AKG K702 (Black Dragon cable with split entry mod)
Beyerdynamic DT990/ 600 ohm
AKG K550
Grado PS500

Headphone Amp Inventory

Questyle CMA800R
Apex Hi-Fi Peak with Volcano Power Supply
(with Revelation Audio Labs Passage Cryo-Silver Reference umbilical)

RSA DarkStar
Cavalli Liquid Fire
SPL Phonitor
Little Dot MKVI+
DNA Sonett
Violectric V200
Woo WA6
KICAS Caliente

Source Inventory

Sources and Transports:
Human Audio Tabla / Muto
Parasound Halo CD-1
Oppo BDP-105
PS Audio Directstream DAC
Questyle CAS192D
VPI Classic 1 turntable w/ 3D Tonearm and Dynavector XX2mkII
VPI Synchronous Drive System
Esoteric E-03 phonostage

iPad 3G air
iPhone 5s
MacBook Pro 2013

Cable Inventory

WireWorld Eclipse 6, Silver Eclipse 6, and Gold Eclipse 6, AudioQuest Columbia, AudioQuest Black Mamba II, Shunyayta Zitron Cobra
Speaker cables:
Shunyata Zitron Cobra, Kimber 8TC
Silnote Poseidon USB, WireWorld Starlight 5.2 USB, WireWorld Ultraviolet USB, Kimber Silver USB, Cardas Clear USB, Creative Cable Concepts Green Hornet Digital Coax Cable, AudioQuest Vodka Toslink Cable, Revelation Audio Labs BNC Cable

Power-Related Components

Shunyata Triton / Typhon Power Conditioner
Shunyata Hydra 6 Alpha Power Conditioner
Shunyata Hydra 2 Alpha Power Conditioner
Various Wireworld power cables
Shunyata Power cables

Other Audio Equipment

Parasound JC-2 Preamplifier
Parasound Halo A21 Power Amplifier
Ayre KX-5 preamp and VX-5 power amp
Legacy Audio Aeris speakers
Harbeth Super HL5 Speakers
KLH Model 6 Speakers (1960s)
Advent 1 Speakers (1970s)
REL Serie T7 Subwoofer
Adam ARTist 5 monitors (white) w/ 7" Subwoofer

Audio-Related Tweaks

Stands and racks:
Woo Audio HPS-T Headphone Stands, Skylan speaker stands, Auralex Mopads, Auralex SubDude suboowfer platform, SolidSteel 3.5 rack with maple shelves
Feet and supports:
Stillpoints Ultras, Stillpoints Ultra Minis, Vibrapods and Cones, Track Audio Isolation Feet, BDR (Black Diamond Racing) MK3 Cones, Granite weights

Music Preferences

Jazz... Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Arne Domnerus, Wes Montgomery, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, McCoy Tyner, Hank Mobley, Jimmy Smith, Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Vince Guaraldi...
Popular... Cowboy Junkies, David Bowie, Los Lobos, The Who, Steely Dan, Rush, Ray LaMontagne, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, The Beatles, Poi Dog Pondering, Sahara Smith, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, XTC, Warren Zevon, Fleetwood Mac, The National, Kings of Leon, Porcupine Tree, Aimee Mann, Bee Gees, Dead Can Dance, Brian Eno, Crowded House, Dust, Love, Elbow, Emmylou Harris, Joanna Newsom, John Martyn, King Crimson, the list goes on....

Interests (non-headphone)

2 channel audio, 5.1 audio

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