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San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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About Me:

Big fan of live acoustic club jazz

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Wife and kids keep me busy enough

Headphone Inventory

HiFiMAN HE-6 (modded)
Audez'e LCD-2 Rev. 2 (w/modded headband - see DIY below)
Sennheiser HD800
Sennheiser HD600
Sennheiser HD280
Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors
Klipsch Custom-3
V-MODA Crossfade M-100
Harman Kardon CL (Classic - w/modded ear pads - see REVIEW below)

Read post #408 in The Audeze LCD-2 Ortho thread - http://tinyurl.com/6odbcmg

Read my Harman Kardon CL review here - http://tinyurl.com/Harman-Kardon-CL

Headphone Amp Inventory

Headphone Amps:
Woo Audio WA5-LE (w/parts upgrade)
Schiit Lyr
HeadRoom Home
iBasso D6 Fer-de-Lance USB DAC/Amp

Speaker Amps:
Sanders Magtech Amp
Vintage Pioneer SX-950
Vintage Yamaha MX-1000 (What the ....?)
Yamaha DSP-A1 (another way to drive the HE-6 (and Mini Maggies) that won't break the bank... but 50 lbs?)
Trends Audio TA-10.2 SE (a surprisingly good value)

Read my iBasso D6 review here - http://www.head-fi.org/products/i...
Read my Trends TA-10.2SE review here - http://tinyurl.com/Trends-TA-10-2SE

Source Inventory

Oracle Delphi Turntable (Listed among the Ten Most Significant Turntables of All Time - TAS)
Marantz SA8001 SACD
Logitech Squeezebox Touch w/Enhanced Digital Output (EDO) applet (Discontinued)
HP TouchPad (w/CyanogenMod 10.2... Hello Android!)
OPPO BDP-93 Universal Network 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Sony BDP-S1000ES Blu-ray Disc Player

PC Workstation:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor ~3.5GHz
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Internal Sound Card (Now, if only I could get this to work with my Realiser)

Schiit Audio Yggdrasil (See new review link below)
Benchmark Media DAC1 PRE
Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2
M-Audio ProFire 610 Digital Recording Interface (FireWire to S/PDIF converter)
iBasso D6 Fer-de-Lance USB DAC/Amp

Future Purchase:
Astell & Kern AK120 DAP
(on second thought... maybe only after CIEMs improve to the point where they match TOTL full-size)
totaldac d1-dual DAC (only if comparable to other R2R Tier 1 DACs)
For more info see the product page here - http://www.head-fi.org/products/t...

Read my Schiit Yggdrasil review here - http://tinyurl.com/Schiit-Audio-Y... (New)

Cable Inventory

Moon Audio Silver Dragon Version 3 for HD800
Moon Audio Silver Dragon Version 3 for HiFiMan HE-6
Moon Audio Silver Dragon Version 3 for Audez'e LCD-2

DIY Cable Gallery!! - Page 665 - Post#9973 - http://tinyurl.com/9b6f3hc

Power-Related Components

TeraDak DC-30W Power Supply (for Squeezebox Touch)
TeraDak TeraLink X1/X2 Linear Power Supply (for M2TECH hiFace EVO)

Other Audio Equipment

KEF LS50 Speakers
Magnepan Mini Maggie Desktop Speaker System w/JL Audio Fathom f113 and MiniDSP 2x4 digital x-over
Hsu Research STF-2 10" Powered Subwoofer (200 Watts RMS)
Smyth Research Realiser A8 Non-HDMI (a truly revolutionary product for headphone enthusiasts)
Placette Passive Linestage Preamplifier
SIIG NN-E20012-S2 2-port FireWire 400 PCIe Adapter (Texas Instruments chipset)
M2TECH hiFace EVO (Async USB to S/PDIF converter)
Audiophilleo 2 (Async USB to S/PDIF converter)
Zildjian K 20-Inch Ride Cymbal

MediaMonkey (MM) Player
J.River Media Center (JRMC)
Exact Audio Copy (EAC)
foobar2000 w/Voxengo SPAN VST Plugin
Room EQ Wizard (REW)
ASIO Bridge

Read my Mini Maggie review here - http://tinyurl.com/c7ybxco

Audio-Related Tweaks

Tip of the Day: A low cost cure for V-MODA M-100 cable microphonics
Read post #12281 in V-MODA M-100: Discussion/Feedback, Reviews, Pics, etc. - http://tinyurl.com/cophk2n

Music Preferences

Jazz (mostly), Classical, and Electronica

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography, F1 and MotoGP Racing, and Archery

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

Swiffer Dusters

jazzfan's Recent Activity

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🌅 Official 2015 SF Head-Fi Meet Impressions Thread
jazzfan posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 7/25/15 at 11:08am | 179 replies | 14727 views
Tidal Lossless Streaming
jazzfan posted in this thread in Music 7/14/15 at 10:54pm | 1430 replies | 134091 views
Chord Hugo / Schiit Yggdrasil. Anyone heard both?
jazzfan posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/13/15 at 11:38pm | 7 replies | 753 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
jazzfan posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/10/15 at 2:38pm | 491 replies | 61366 views
Songs that make us bust a move!
jazzfan posted in this thread in Music 7/4/15 at 2:13pm | 227 replies | 6913 views
Bricasti M1 DAC impressions.
jazzfan posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/1/15 at 9:07pm | 126 replies | 19222 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
jazzfan posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/30/15 at 11:36am | 8416 replies | 889123 views
UpTone Audio USB REGEN
jazzfan posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 6/29/15 at 11:59pm | 230 replies | 13910 views


jazzfan’s Photos

DIY Projects
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jazzfan's photos in Official 2014 Bay Area Meet - SUNDAY - Feb 16th, 2014 Impressions thread
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jazzfan's photos in V-MODA M-100: Discussion/Feedback, Reviews, Pics, etc.
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jazzfan's photos in DIY Cable Gallery!!
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Latest upload: Aug 25, 2012
jazzfan's photos in The Audeze LCD-2 Ortho thread (New)
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Latest upload: Dec 18, 2011

jazzfan's Lists

6 Lists
My DACs 5 Source Components
Last Updated 5/12/15
My Other Audio Equipment 2 Other
Last Updated 2/23/15
My Headphone Amps 12 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 4/27/14
My Headphones 10 Headphones
Last Updated 3/27/14
My Source Components 7 Source Components
Last Updated 11/7/13
My Computer Audio 7 Other
Last Updated 11/27/11

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