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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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The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Today at 4:11 am | 9097 replies | 535877 views
Beresford Capella Impressions & Discussion Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Today at 3:58 am | 238 replies | 5654 views
The Fiio X5 Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear Yesterday at 3:02 pm | 17607 replies | 1516373 views
Toronto Winter/Spring Meet
Chris J posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 5/26/15 at 2:30pm | 140 replies | 3856 views
Speaker amps for headphones
Chris J posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/21/15 at 7:01am | 3052 replies | 119808 views
Review: iFi Audio iTube (Tube magic for all systems)
Chris J posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 5/20/15 at 12:12pm | 6 replies | 952 views
iFi products Discussion Thread iTUBE will be out soon!!
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 5/20/15 at 12:06pm | 301 replies | 22316 views
Nordost Cables Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 5/20/15 at 11:50am | 2 replies | 232 views
Low impedance! Why?!
Chris J posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 5/20/15 at 10:53am | 18 replies | 293 views
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