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on 2/20/12

About Me:

Audio nutcase, in case of distortion might go bonkers and chew on the carpet, cans or your leg.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, movies, nature, travel.

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Headphone Inventory

AKG 601 (Resistance were indeed futile and was forced to swap the 701's due to low impedance for the 601'ers which comes with 250 ohms.)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Darkvoiced nowadays. = Le Figaro
Considering Qinpo A-6000MKII (CHPO)

Source Inventory

Advance Acoustics MCD-203 Vincent SV-236 MKII

Cable Inventory

Supra, Van den hul

Other Audio Equipment

Car: Alpine player with Fanatic speakers

Audio-Related Tweaks

Swapped some tubes. Significant improvement for the CD player, marginal in the Vincent.
I will start rolling tubes for the Darkvoice after the turn of the year also I guess.

Player: Advance Acoustics MCD-203 modded with ECC803s tubes.
Vincent Audio SV-236 MKII
Speakers: Elac FS207 Anniversary edition.

The Vincent amp is superior to anything I heard, yet I found their CD player had a weakness I couldn't compromise with. (Its most likely in the DAC) so I ended up with another model.
The Elac speakers also got some weaknesses. Mainly in midrange detail and in the really lowest part of the bass. Not to be mistaken that they are able to deliver amazing pressure, yet that only when played loud. The treble is however very satisfying crisp yet smooth at the same time. I was not surprised to find that the Jet tweeters were found on one really high-end speakers.

Even so, with a limited budget I decided to go for cans, and thats why I am here on this forum now. =)

Music Preferences

Death and Doom Metal mainly, most other mustic have too little information density.
Neurosis & Third Moon good examples of what I like.
Go to youtube and find "Thirdmoon - Unleash the Soul" & "Fallen Skin Dimension" and you might get an idea.

But might play some few albums of other genres like classic and odd folk music (extremely rare but it happen).

Interests (non-headphone)


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

Leopard sneakers, Gerber multitool (What Leatherman aspire to become when it grow up)

Aanta's Recent Activity

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Your Album of the Month
Aanta posted in this thread in Music 2/18/12 at 2:49pm | 283 replies | 20449 views
Sennheiser HD 700: Officially Unveiled at CES 2012!
Aanta posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/8/12 at 4:12pm | 3533 replies | 319762 views
Where is the "real sound" within the 'high-end headphones' category?
Aanta posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/8/12 at 3:44pm | 20 replies | 2141 views
Darkvoice 337 - A Review
Aanta posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 12/21/10 at 12:04pm | 903 replies | 123579 views
Extremely subjective review - Doom and death with AKG 601
Aanta posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/16/10 at 4:36am | 6 replies | 658 views
Best headphones for Prog Rock/Prog Metal (250€)
Aanta posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/15/10 at 3:05pm | 15 replies | 2793 views
updated their location 12/6/10 at 5:00pm
    The perfect headphones = Selling ALL my gear and going back to speakers ...
    Aanta posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/5/10 at 4:50pm | 69 replies | 5906 views
    How does fidelity relate to musical enjoyment?
    Aanta posted in this thread in Sound Science 9/5/10 at 6:45am | 67 replies | 3278 views


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