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Member of the Trade: Acoustic Research (AR) representative


Melbourne, Australia

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3 weeks ago

About Me:

Long-term Hi-fi freak and late-life parent. Tech PR consultant. Just moved to Melbourne.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Parenting Tom, Hi-Fi, AV, Photography, Politics, Computing, food, wine, travel

What I do for a living:

Consult on PR in UK and USA for Acoustic Research, Arcam, Essency. Also CEO of Essency Apps Software

Headphone Inventory

Multiple Denon and Sennheiser in-ears. Sennheiser HD 580 Jubilees. Denon 700 in-ear with Comply tips. Also Atomic Floyd, Etymotic ER4p which I love. Recently added Sennheiser HD25 for street use.

Sennheiser IE800 for private music listening - Insanely good
Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear for general home use - Plug and play music
NEW Bose QC25s for flights - Quiet as the grave and they fold well

Coveting new Audeze EL-8 / Hi-FiMan 500 series or Nighthawk. Lots of listening to do

Awareness The Headphone App on my iPhone

Headphone Amp Inventory

Acoustic Research UA1 portable DAC / Headphone amp
Arcam rPAC USB DAC and headphone amp
Encore portable micro DAC
Audioquest Dragonfly MK2
Cambridge Audio Micro Dac

Source Inventory

MacBook Pro with Roon, Audivarna and Arcam rPAC
iPhone 6+ main use
Acoustic Research M2 DAP
Acoustic Research UA1 DAC / Headphone amp
Multiple iPod and Phones.
Arcam FMJ CD Player and FMJ Pre-amp

Cable Inventory

Multiple Audioquest, Supra and van Den Hul

Power-Related Components

ISOL-8 power conditioners

Other Audio Equipment

Huge Arcam Home Cinema system (currently retired)
Wilson Benesch Arc, Curves and Center (currently retired)
B&W PA1 Subwoofer (currently retired)
NEW Eclipse TD-M1 Hi-res desktop system
Sonos PlayBar and Sub for TV
Sonos Play 1 speakers, remarkable good for general music

Audio-Related Tweaks

Lots of suspension on equipment

Music Preferences

World, Jazz, Vocal, Singer Songwiter

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography, Cycling

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

Fuji X100, Fuji X10, iPhone 6s+ iPad Air2 and Kindle Voyage

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    robfol posted in this thread in Sound Science 1/2/13 at 12:15am | 4 replies | 776 views
    Arcam rPAC USB/Headphone DAC
    added by robfol 4/29/12 at 8:36am
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    robfol posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/20/10 at 2:36pm | 4 replies | 890 views


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