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Chris J


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

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About Me:

I 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

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 sounding set of 'phones!
Grado iGrado, great for the bucks!
some really old Signet TK33 Electrets, very transparent, but didn't play very loud
fake Audio Technica ATH-ESW10 Japan
AKG K241
some crappy old Koss 'phones with little pots on the cups

Headphone Amp Inventory

La Figaro 336C e/w NOS tubes
iBasso D12 Anaconda
FiiO E09K
FiiO E12

Used to have:
Matrix M Stage e/w LM4562 Op Amps, input caps removed
FiiO E17

Source Inventory

Beresford Bushmaster Mk II TC-7330 DAC/Amp
iPod Touch
Wadia 170i iPod Transport
Little Dot CDP_II CD transport

Cable Inventory

Kimber KCAG interconnects
Nordost White Lightning interconnects
some homemade stuff with the appropriate audiophile mumbo jumbo
some Monster Cable digital cables
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 Sad State Of The So Called Audiophile DAP Market
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear Yesterday at 4:07 am | 1181 replies | 58562 views
FiiO E12DIY Limited Edition Version---DIY your own sound !
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps Yesterday at 3:49 am | 999 replies | 63280 views
Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 4/15/14 at 2:29pm | 7236 replies | 668071 views
FiiO E09K Headphone Amp
Chris J posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 4/14/14 at 3:29pm | 2 replies | 274 views
Best OPAMP upgrade for the Matrix M-Stage
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 4/14/14 at 10:12am | 16 replies | 1192 views
The Beyerdynamic DT880 Appreciation / Discussion thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/14/14 at 3:59am | 7018 replies | 393741 views
The inside of a $450 speaker cable box.
Chris J posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 4/14/14 at 3:57am | 16 replies | 697 views
The Entry Level Stax Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/13/14 at 12:07pm | 1068 replies | 39854 views


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