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Chris J

Location:

Third Stone From The Sun

Forum Post Count:

6349

Join Date:

8/17/11

Last Online:

7 hours, 20 minutes ago

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

IEMs:
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
Blues
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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The decline of school boy crush
Chris J posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) Today at 4:22 am | 4 replies | 47 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Chris J posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard Yesterday at 7:37 am | 10905 replies | 2173763 views
On a mission to like jazz
Chris J posted in this thread in Music Yesterday at 5:50 am | 1846 replies | 57241 views
Q701 impressions thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/15/16 at 5:23am | 9405 replies | 600638 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 | 160 views
New headphone amplifier from Bryston
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 4/9/16 at 4:33am | 2053 replies | 183557 views
Fiio E09k & DT880 Premium 600 Ohm
Chris J posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 3/17/16 at 5:20pm | 12 replies | 1151 views
The Entry Level Stax Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/26/16 at 6:29am | 2031 replies | 120216 views
Review: iFi Audio iTube (Tube magic for all systems)
Chris J posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 2/24/16 at 3:00pm | 26 replies | 2099 views
Speaker amps for headphones
Chris J posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/5/16 at 2:46pm | 3100 replies | 146124 views

 

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