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Chris J

Location:

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

Forum Post Count:

5526

Join Date:

8/17/11

Last Online:

5 minutes ago

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

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 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
Blues
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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Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why I hate chocolate ice cream)
Chris J posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components Today at 7:29 pm | 2046 replies | 200883 views
Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear Yesterday at 4:16 pm | 14340 replies | 1254976 views
The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Yesterday at 3:58 pm | 8357 replies | 485452 views
Matrix Quattro amp: unboxing and initial impressions
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 4:22 am | 222 replies | 20008 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Chris J posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 12/17/14 at 9:47am | 4261 replies | 454654 views
Q701 impressions thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/16/14 at 4:04am | 8266 replies | 456744 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Chris J posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 12/14/14 at 4:31pm | 4440 replies | 838659 views
The Entry Level Stax Thread
Chris J posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/14/14 at 4:30am | 1368 replies | 63364 views
Gah. 'Audiophile' USB Cable.
Chris J posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 12/12/14 at 3:52am | 165 replies | 7191 views
FiiO " Flagship " portable amp Mont Blanc/E12 discussing thread.
Chris J posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 12/10/14 at 3:20pm | 3245 replies | 319352 views

 

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