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Chris J


Home of the Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Teams......both of them!

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About Me:

I really love little polar bears :)

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

playing drums and cymbals with wooden sticks

What I do for a living:

sometimes I think I'm an Electrical Engineer........probably because I am!

Headphone Inventory

Stax SRS-2170 Electrostatic......the champs!

AKG Q701, black
Audio Technica ATH-ESW9........sound great thru an iPod
Sennheiser PX-100 ii, great for the $
Sennheiser HD424, 30 yrs old, 2000 ohms, reworded for balanced operation

Shure SE210, I use 'em at the gym
Skullcandy earbuds, hmmmm, I don't use them

I used to own:
Beyer DT880, 600 Ohms, a nice neutral sound
Grado iGrado, great for the $
Signet TK33 Electrets, very transparent
fake Audio Technica ATH-ESW10 Japan
AKG K241
old Koss 'phones with little pots on the cups

Headphone Amp Inventory

Matrix Quattro balanced headphone amp
La Figaro 336C e/w NOS tubes
FiiO E12

Used to have:
Matrix M Stage e/w LM4562 Op Amp, no input caps
FiiO E17
FiiO E09K

Source Inventory

Beresford Bushmaster Mk II TC-7330 DAC/Amp
FiiO X5 Digital Audio Player
For sale: iBasso D12 Anaconda portable DAC/Amp
iPod Touch and Wadia 170i iPod Transport
Little Dot CDP_II CD transport

Cable Inventory

Kimber KCAG interconnects
Nordost White Lightning interconnects
Audioquest Evergreen interconnects
Silflex Toslink digital cables
Monster Cable digital cables
Eupen power cords
boo, hiss, cables!

Power-Related Components

Monster power conditioning bar

Other Audio Equipment

you know, electro/acoustic transducers (speakers) and stuff like that, amps, pre-amps, cables, CD player, grammophone e/w/ Bipolar Junction Transistors, MOSFETs and JETs

Audio-Related Tweaks

Single Malt Scotch
Lambas bread:
One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man!

Music Preferences

50's and 60's Jazz
Classical (Romantic period)
but mostly RAWK

Interests (non-headphone)

maple shell drums
copper alloy snare drums
K Zildjian cymbals
Monica Bellucci

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

Nikon D90 DSLR
Fuji X20 digital camera
Canon G12 digital camera

Chris J's Recent Activity

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The Entry Level Stax Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Today at 3:46 pm | 1289 replies | 53978 views
Headphone-palooza shoot-out! 8 cans reviewed here!
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Yesterday at 4:50 pm | 24 replies | 927 views
Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear Yesterday at 4:43 pm | 12245 replies | 1082843 views
Matrix Quattro amp: unboxing and initial impressions
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 7:35 am | 193 replies | 18575 views
The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Yesterday at 7:34 am | 7994 replies | 459574 views
The 100 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music
Chris J posted in this thread in Music Yesterday at 4:59 am | 59 replies | 18355 views
Speaker amps for headphones
Chris J posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 4:32 am | 2667 replies | 89835 views
The Worst Myth at Head-Fi.....?
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/31/14 at 12:27pm | 222 replies | 13899 views
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 and ATH-ESW9A Appreciation Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 8/30/14 at 5:59am | 650 replies | 65684 views
Q701 impressions thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/27/14 at 3:00pm | 7652 replies | 403834 views


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