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Nothing much to see here.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Work, work and more work.

What I do for a living:

Attend meetings; read and write e-mail.

Headphone Inventory

AudioQuest Nighthawk
Grado RS2i
Sennheiser HD 700
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 598
Sony MDR-Z7
STAX SR-30 + SR-4D
Sure SE420, SE535LTD
Yamaha EPH-100SL Inner-Ear Headphone
Bose QC-25
Bose QC-15

Headphone Amp Inventory

Woo Audio WA3
Lehmann Audio Rhinelander
NAD D 1050
NuForce Icon HDP + LPS-1 Linear PSU
FiiO E11K
NAD C 375BEE Integrated Amp w/ MDC DAC Module
NAD C 162 Pre-amp
Pioneer VSX-1122-K AVR

Source Inventory

Rega RP3 table (Elys 2) + Rega white belt + Rega TT-PSU + Rega Fono MM Mk II
Thorens TD-166 Mk II table (Audio Technica 440mla) + Pro-Ject Speedbox + Vincent Audio PHO-8
Bryston BDP-1 (AIFF via MyCloud NAS)
Cubox-i4Pro + Roon Bridge
Mac Mini (2011, MinimServer, RoonServer)
MacBook Retina (15" 2013, Audirvana+, Roon, HQP)
+ UpTone REGEN + Bel Canto REFLink (USB-to-SPDIF)
Bel Canto e.One DAC 2.5
Rega DAC
Sony PHA-3
NAD D 1050
NuForce Icon HDP
DragonFly 1.2
Marantz SA-15S2B Limited (Redbook & 2-channel SACD)
Onkyo C-S5VL (Redbook & 2-channel SACD)
Pioneer BDP-80FD (SACD, DVD and Blu-ray via Kanex Pro HDMI De-Embed)
+ KANEX Pro HDMI de-embedder + Wyred4Sound Remedy Re-clocker (SPDIF-to-SPDIF)
Pioneer BDP-62FD (Surround SACD, DVD-Video/Audio and Blu-ray)
Sonos Connect + PLAY:5, et al.
Schiit Wyrd + Modi 2 Uber
Arcam rBlink (aptX Bluetooth) + Welborne Labs Linear PS
AudioQuest DragonFly 1.2
SONY Walkman NWZ-A17 + PHA-1A DAC/amp

Cable Inventory

Curious USB Cables (2.0M and Regen Link)
Mad Scientist Audio Heretical Cable (1.0M coax)
iFi Mercury and Gemini Dual-Headed USB cables
Kimber: D-60 (Ag) coax, Hero + WBT-0114, DV-30 (Cu) coax, Timbre & PBJ + Ultraplate RCA, Cu USB;
AudioQuest: Diamond OptiLink, Carbon AES/EBU, Carbon USB, Carbon coax, Mackenzie RCA, NRG-X2/X3 Power
AQ NightHawks: Moon Audio Blue Dragon, Furutech 3.5mm
Shure SE535: Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3, Furutech 3.5mm
Senn HD-700: Moon Audio Black Dragon V2, Furutech 6.3mm
Senn HD-650: Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3, Furutech 6.3mm
Senn HD-598: OYAIDE HPC-62HD598 2.5m (6.3mm), OYAIDE HPC-35HD598 1.3m (3.5mm)
Sony MDR-Z7: Kimber Kable SE (3.5mm) and Balanced (3.5mm x 2)

Power-Related Components

NuForce Linear Power Supply (LPS-1) (15v)
Welborne Labs Linear Power Supply (6v)
iFi-audio: iPurifier2, iUSBPower, iPower (9v and 5v models)
Schiit Audio Wyrd
UpTone Audio Regen
Furman PST 8D Advanced Level Power Conditioning
Panamax MR4300 Power Conditioner

Other Audio Equipment

Driver Tubes:
Electro-Harmonix 6922 (x2, New),
Amperex 7308 PQ Whites (x2, NOS, US, 66-37),
E88CC SQ 6922 (x2, NOS/NIB 1971, Philips Heerlen Holland),
6DJ8/ECC88 Bugle Boy (x2, NOS, Heerlen Holland) & Orange (x2, New Mfgr, Hungary),
Reflector Corp, Saratov 6H23p-EB (x2, Russian Military, NOS),
6N23p Matched QUAD REFLECTOR Single Wire Getter Post, SilverShield '74 (x4, NIB/NOS)
Siemens CCa (x2, NOS),
E88CC (x2, NOS),
E288CC (x2, NOS, re-branded Philips),
E288CC (x2, NOS, Munich, re-branded Telefunken),
Telefunken E188CC (x2, NOS),
E88CC 6922 (x2, NOS/NIB 1968, Ulm),
E88CC-TK (x2, Black Diamond, New Mfg. Slovakia)
Western Electric JW 2C51 (396A) (w/ 5670 TO ECC88 Socket Converter)

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Power Tubes:
GE JAN 6080-WC (New Mfgr),
GEC 6AS7G Brown Base (x2, NOS),
RCA 6AS7G Black Plates (x4, NOS), 1951, 1954
Sovtek 6AS7G / Svetlana Winged C (x3, NOS),
Sylvania 7236 (x4, NOS),
Tung-Sol 7236 (x2, NOS),
6AS7G (x2, NOS) Winged-C,
6520 (x3, NOS),
5998 (x3, NOS, 1 re-branded as Chatham 2399),
Western Electric 421a (x5, NOS)
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Amperex 6V4 EZ80 (z2, NOS, France),
Brimar EZ81 (x2, NOS, Black Plates),
Siemens EZ81 (x2, NOS)
Telefunken EZ80 (x2, NOS, 1 re-branded as National Electronics),

Audio-Related Tweaks

Mapleshade platforms, isoblocks, brass footers, tube dampers
Tube Monger socket savers

Music Preferences

Just about anything, except new country.
Classical music (mainly strings), jazz, electronica, ambient and metal.

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iFi launch - DC iPurifier. Kills DC noise 316x > 100,000x
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Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread
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Grado Fan Club!
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Sony's new flagship 2014 - MDR-Z7
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