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Dev Avidon

Member of the Trade: Frost Audio


Roosevelt Island, NY

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on 8/1/16

About Me:

I do music and audio in every way I can!
www.devavidon.com, www.wirespokewheels.com

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

HiFi of all sorts, anime/manga/Japanese culture, Linux, new Jazz scene, pool, craft food/drink.

What I do for a living:

Singer/composer/producer/engineer. Owner/Founder of Avidon Audio Labs.

Headphone Inventory

Audeze LCD-3 - balanced cabling
AKG K1000 (bass-heavy, early S/N)
AKG K702
AKG K180
Sennheiser HD-280 Pro
Sennheiser HD-590
Sennheiser HD-598 - balanced cabling
Sennheiser HD-600 - balanced cabling
Shure SRH840
Sony MDR7506
Sony MDR V-6
Sony MDR SA-5000 - balanced cabling
Fischer Audio FA-003/Brainwavz HM5
NuForce NE-700m
NuForce NE-7x
LiveWires TRIPS
Audio Technica ATH-m50
Audio Technica ATH-AD700
Unique Melody Miracle
Beyerdynamic DT-880 - balanced cabling

Headphone Amp Inventory

DACS Headlite2
Furman HA-6AB
RSA SR-71b
4-board Beta22 (built by CF-Cubed)

Source Inventory

Pico DAC
Mackie Onyx Blackjack
Apogee Duet2
Black Lion Modded RME UFX
Emotiva ERC-1, UMC-1
Buffalo 32S ESS Sabre DAC (built by CF-Cubed)

Cable Inventory

Frost Audio is no more - Avidon Audio Labs is my production company now, but I focus mostly on recording engineering. I do have a few cool designs (mostly for the pro audio world) in the pipeline, but for now I largely use Gepco cable - DS401m or X-band double braid for balanced, VPM2000 or X-band instrument for unbalanced. If you need no-hype, broadcast grade cables ever, drop me a PM and I'll build some for you. Certainly got plenty of raw wire :)

Power-Related Components

Furman PL-Pro DMC
Furman PL-8C
Furman AC-215A

Other Audio Equipment

Here's our non-headphone Master Gear List for Avidon Audio Labs

House Instruments/Amps

Red Iron Mil Spec, Custom Cab
Hamburg Steinway O
Craviotto Maple 5-piece Kit

Dynamic Microphones

Audix i5
Audix D6
Blue Encore 100
Sennheiser e906
Shure SM7B
Shure Beta58a
Zen TAB mod SM57 (2)
EV RE-320

Small Capsule FET Condenser Microphones

Audio Technica ATM-450 (2)
Avenson STO-2 (2)
Earthworks SR40v
Neumann KM-184 (2)
Organic Audio Previs (2)
Earthworks QTC-50 (2)
Peluso CEMC-6 (2)

Large Capsule FET Condenser Microphones

Blue Baby Bottle
Blue Dragonfly (2)
Blue Mouse
Blue Spark (Michael Joly Mod)
CAD Equitek E100s
CAD M179 (3)
Chi ZIGMA C-LOL-251 (2)
Lauten Atlantis
Shure KSM-44

Tube Condenser Microphones

Behringer T-47 (Michael Joly Mod, EI ECC83 Tube)
Peluso 2247SE
Peluso 22 251
Peluso P-12

Ribbon Microphones

CAD Trion 7000
Cascade Fathead II (2)
Cascade X-15L (stereo)
Cloud JRS-34-P
Custom (RCA-44 reference, Cinemag Transformers)
Se Electronic Voodoo
Shinybox 46MXL

Specialty Microphones/Microphone Systems

Audio Technica ATM350
Earthworks DFK2
Earthworks Pianomic

Standalone Microphone Preamplifiers/Channel Strips/Direct Boxes

Avenson ISOdi (2)
Shinybox Si4
Earthworks ZDT-1024
Focusrite Liquid Channel (2)
Focusrite Octopre MkII Dynamic
Phoenix Audio Nice Stereo DI
Universal Audio 4-710d (2)
Vintech X73i (2)

Clocks and Converters

Allen & Heath GSR-24m Firewire Interface
Black Lion Master Clock

Mixing Board/DAW Controller

Allen & Heath GSR-24m

DAW Software

Logic Studio 9
Pro Tools 10
Digital Performer 7


Airmotiv 6
Focal SM9
Custom full-range grotbox monitors


112db Complete Suite
Fab Filters Complete Suite
Izotope Alloy 2
Izotope Nectar
Izotope Ozone 5 Advanced
Izotope RX-2 Advanced
PSP Audioware MasterComp
UAD Suite w/ 2 Quad Cards
Waves Platinum Suite

Outboard Processing

BBE 882i
Behringer DEQ2496
Behringer MDX2600
Charter Oak Acoustics PEQ-1
Charter Oak Acoustics SCL1
Dave Hill Designs Titan (2)
Looptrotter Monster
FMR PBC-6A (2)
Zen Mod Golden Age Comp54 (2)

Audio-Related Tweaks


Music Preferences

Primarily modern Jazz/Jazz Fusion, some electronic (trip-hop, dubstep, D&B, Chemical Breaks, Psytrance, Goa, EBM, etc), classic rock, some indie-electro/alternative. If it's compelling I'll listen to it, I just don't like derivative, repetitive, overproduced shallow drivel. So no Lady Gaga or Katy Perry for me thank you very much. Some of my favorite artists include, in no particular order:

Yoko Kanno
David Bowie
Brad Mehldau
Taylor Eigsti
Pink Floyd
Hot Chip
Steely Dan
The Crystal Method
The Chemical Brothers
Benny Goodman
Aaron Goldberg
Neon Neon
Daft Punk
Gnarls Barkley
Benjamin Rosenblum
Roy Assaf
Weather Outpost 12
Midnight's Exile
Infected Mushroom
Maria Schneider

Interests (non-headphone)

Baseball (particularly the art of pitching), Football (for the sheer tactical brilliance of it), Tennis (my primary sport), Martial Arts (I practice Krav Maga). I'm a pretty hardcore otaku, wrote my thesis on Japanese Superflat and Neopop movements, craft brewing/distilling, local, sustainable farming and hydroponic technologies (I live in Bushwick after all...), a wide variety of artistic forms, especially sculpture/architectural installation, theater and film (outside of music that is). Billiards. RPGs (of the video game variety, not into the whole death and destruction thing so much...). Essentially if I'm not working, I'm either at a jazz club, a pool hall or a symposium or I'm at home playing video games or watching anime/documentaries/indie film/the occasional episode of Battlestar Galactica. I like House and Fringe too...

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

Watches, Pool Cues, high end bourbon/beer? Does that count? Front Projectors, computers (Linux nerd...). But mostly I work on the ALSA architecture. So that hardly counts as non-audio huh...

Dev Avidon's Recent Activity

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WTB: Fostex TH-900
Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 4/3/14 at 12:12pm | 0 replies | 132 views
Balanced Beyerdynamic DT-880
Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 3/12/14 at 6:18am | 1 replies | 282 views
Earsonics SM64
Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 3/12/14 at 6:14am | 2 replies | 547 views
Buffalo 32 DAC
Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 3/9/14 at 7:57am | 1 replies | 310 views
HD-800 with Cardas Cable
Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 2/27/14 at 7:45am | 1 replies | 446 views
REVIEW: Astell & Kern AKR01: It's A Legal Addiction!
Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 11/23/13 at 1:15pm | 27 replies | 15064 views
Audeze LCD-3 - certain trades considered
Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 7/9/13 at 2:17pm | 0 replies | 310 views
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updated their location 9/19/12 at 10:19am
    NEW information on JH-3a
    Dev Avidon posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 8/20/11 at 3:26pm | 2175 replies | 176943 views


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