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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

beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO Studio Headphones
MrSpeakers Alpha Prime
V-MODA Crossfade M-100
Harman Kardon CL (Classic - w/modded ear pads - see REVIEW below)

Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors
Klipsch Custom-3
Puro Sound Labs IEM500 (NEW)

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)
Parasound Zamp v.3

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)

Chord MoJo
iFi Audio micro iDSD
Schiit Audio Yggdrasil (See 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...

Cable Inventory

Moon Audio Silver Dragon Version 3 for HD800, HiFiMan HE-6 & 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

Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2 Reference Ribbon Monitor (The custom RAAL ribbon is indeed special)
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
UpTone Audio USB REGEN (Amber)
Focusrite RedNet 3 (Ethernet-based interface)

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

Streaming Music Service:
Tidal Hi-Fi

Read my Focusrite RedNet 3 review here (NEW):

Read my Mini Maggie review here:

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

MrSpeakers Alpha Prime ear pad spacer
Read post #2052 - http://www.head-fi.org/t/737566/m...#post_12408943

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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Lets Talk Ambient
jazzfan posted in this thread in Music 10/2/16 at 4:40pm | 210 replies | 4876 views
Songs that make us bust a move!
jazzfan posted in this thread in Music 9/30/16 at 10:21pm | 846 replies | 16832 views
1964 Ears Adel IEMs
jazzfan posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 9/29/16 at 2:23pm | 7139 replies | 638934 views
Tidal Lossless Streaming
jazzfan posted in this thread in Music 9/22/16 at 7:31pm | 2920 replies | 324813 views
On a mission to like jazz
jazzfan posted in this thread in Music 9/21/16 at 8:52pm | 2093 replies | 66078 views
AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio
jazzfan posted in this thread in Computer Audio 9/21/16 at 1:07pm | 2290 replies | 111008 views
Focusrite RedNet 3
reviewed by jazzfan 9/13/16 at 12:05am
Focusrite RedNet D16 AES
added by jazzfan 9/8/16 at 7:53pm
Smyth Research Realiser A16
jazzfan posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/15/16 at 1:35am | 373 replies | 31635 views


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jazzfan's Lists

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My Other Audio Equipment 3 Other
Last Updated 3/21/16
My Headphones 13 Headphones
Last Updated 3/14/16
My DACs 7 Source Components
Last Updated 11/10/15
My Headphone Amps 12 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 4/27/14
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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