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Chris J


Third Stone From The Sun

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About Me:

Jimi Hendrix rules!

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

playing drums and cymbals with wooden sticks

What I do for a living:

Voodoo man, because electricity is voodoo.
sometimes I think I'm an Electrical Engineer........

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, rewired 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 Caiman Mk II DAC/Amp
Beresford Bushmaster Mk II DAC/Amp
FiiO X5 Digital Audio Player
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
Chord Company SilverPlus USB cable
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, Vacuum tube triodes

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
Kelly Brook

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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Headphones vs Speakers -- an Inconvenient Truth
Chris J posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 1/22/17 at 7:47pm | 86 replies | 1609 views
New headphone amplifier from Bryston
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 11/14/16 at 4:49pm | 2090 replies | 199041 views
What book are you reading right now?
Chris J posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 11/12/16 at 11:30am | 4486 replies | 131136 views
The Entry Level Stax Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/20/16 at 3:22pm | 2526 replies | 172251 views
Rate The Last Movie You Watched
Chris J posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 7/19/16 at 3:51am | 20256 replies | 641500 views
Q701 impressions thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/5/16 at 2:47pm | 9513 replies | 649004 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Chris J posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 7/5/16 at 2:40pm | 17398 replies | 3182775 views
The decline of school boy crush
Chris J posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 5/31/16 at 4:22am | 4 replies | 91 views
On a mission to like jazz
Chris J posted in this thread in Music 5/30/16 at 5:50am | 2181 replies | 70656 views
Open Back Headphones with short cable length?
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/23/16 at 7:14pm | 13 replies | 299 views


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