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Central Coast of California, USA

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on 5/30/15

About Me:

New to headphones, after many years in high-end audio. Have always loved "tubes and electrostats".

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, tennis, walking, reading, and the ocean

What I do for a living:

Semi-retired Psychologist

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD-800
Stax SR-507
Stax SR30
AKG K-701
Senhneiser HD-600
Senhneiser HD-580
Grado SR-80
Fostex T40RP II
Koss ESP 6 Electrostatic

Audez'e LCD-2R2 (sold)
Sennheiser HD 650 (sold)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Stax SRM-006ts; Icon Audio HP8 Mk. II; Fiio E9; Bellari HA 540; Stax SRD-4

Source Inventory

VPI HW-19 Mk. III turntable; Muse Model 10 balanced CD/DVD player with variable analog out

Cable Inventory

Too many

Power-Related Components

Audiophile Systems Pure Power 1050 power regenerator

Other Audio Equipment

Quad ESL-989 electrostatic speakers; two Vandersteen 2Wq subwoofers, run as a stereo pair with the Quads. Aesthetix Calypso tube preamplifier; BAT VK-60 mono tube amps; Pass Aleph 60 single-ended pure Class A mono amps (SS); Music Reference RM-9 II tube amp; Transcendent Audio T-8 OTL mono amps; Adcom GFA-535 stereo amp (ss; original Nelson Pass design)

Music Preferences

Baroque, Classical, Romantic periods in "Classical Music," Symphonic and chamber my favorites; Blues; Beatles; R&B; R&R; folk; Latin; limited and specific Jazz

Interests (non-headphone)

Sports Cars, reading, tennis, walking, hiking, movies, meditation

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

Lotus Elise; Lotus Exige; Porsche Cayman S; Porsche Boxster S
BTW, I OWN NONE OF THESE (just drooling)

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jeffreyfranz posted in this thread in Sasaki 1/5/14 at 5:38pm | 518 replies | 72346 views
Stax SRM-323S & SRM-727II
jeffreyfranz posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 12/18/13 at 12:58pm | 3 replies | 700 views
The Stax Thread III
jeffreyfranz posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/5/13 at 8:06pm | 5328 replies | 295190 views
2013 LA Regional Meet Impressions Thread
jeffreyfranz posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 7/21/13 at 12:15pm | 239 replies | 18353 views
FS: Stax SRA-12S *fully restored*
jeffreyfranz posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 7/1/13 at 9:47pm | 4 replies | 987 views


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