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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:

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, 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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Speaker amps for headphones
Chris J posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 2:43 pm | 2836 replies | 95169 views
Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 10/18/14 at 8:12am | 13140 replies | 1152727 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Chris J posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/18/14 at 7:29am | 3424 replies | 352458 views
FiiO E12 Review
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 10/18/14 at 6:17am | 315 replies | 61835 views
What Live concerts have you attended?
Chris J posted in this thread in Music 10/17/14 at 4:13pm | 567 replies | 22377 views
Help on moving up to the high end, from HE400, HD598, K702, MA900, HP50 etc...
Chris J posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/17/14 at 4:24am | 29 replies | 380 views
The 100 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music
Chris J posted in this thread in Music 10/16/14 at 7:27pm | 64 replies | 18999 views
FiiO " Flagship " portable amp Mont Blanc/E12 discussing thread.
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 10/16/14 at 7:18pm | 3183 replies | 303144 views
The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 10/14/14 at 6:11pm | 8195 replies | 469165 views
Matrix Quattro amp: unboxing and initial impressions
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 10/13/14 at 5:50am | 207 replies | 19269 views


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