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About Me:

Audio is a main hobby, I got back into serious headphone listening in the mid '90's.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Competition precision airgun target shooting. Inanimate targets ONLY. Collect Airguns.

What I do for a living:

I have been in the home audio/video business since 1971.

Headphone Inventory

AKG K1000, Stax SR-Sigma, Stax SR-X Mk3 PRO, Stax SR-407 Signature, Stax Gamma Pro, Stax SR-Lambda, Stax SR-X Mk3, Stax SR5, Stax New SR3, Koss ESP950, Koss ESP9, Koss ESP6, Sennheiser HD800, Grado PS1000e, Grado GS2000e, Grado RS1 (vintage), Grado GH1, Grado GH2, Grado PS500e, Beyer Dynamic Tesla T1, Beyer Dynamic DT-880 600 ohm, Denon AH-D7100, HiFiMAN HE-500, Sennheiser HD700, Sennheiser HD600 w/Chris_Himself OCC silver cable, Sennheiser HD650, Custom SennGrado, AKG Q701, AKG K340 (vintage), AKG K240 Sextett (vintage),
Sony PFR-V1, Sennheiser HD414 (vintage), Sennheiser HD414 Signature reissue, Sennheiser
HD424, Martin Logan Mikros 90, Grado iGrado, Grado GR10, Denon AH-C400, 1MORE Triple Driver IEM, Paradigm e3m, Martin Logan Mikros 70, Grado IGE, Koss PortaPro, Koss KSC75.



Kingsound KS-H1, Grado PS500, Grado SR225i, Grado SR225, Grado SR125, Grado SR60i, Grado SR60, Audio Technica AD900X. Headroom Little with More power supply.


Headphone Amp Inventory

Stax SRM-006T, Stax SRM-T1, Stax SRM-1, Ray Samuels Emmeline HR-2, Woo WA-3 OTL, TEAC HA-501 Dual Mono, Violectric V200, Mad Ear + HD, Schiit Lyr, Burson HA-160, Schiit Valhalla, ALO The PanAm with The Gateway PS and Passport Battery, modified Home HeadRoom, Firestone Little Country LC3, Lehmann Cube clone, Grado RA-1 dc, Douk Audio 6J1 SET, Koss E90, Stax SRD-7 Professional, Stax SRD-7 standard bias.

Portable Amps: Stax SRD-X, Fostex HP-V1, Aune B1, Go Vibe Martini, iBasso D1 amp/DAC, Practical Devices XM5 amp/DAC, Fiio E17 amp/DAC, Little Bear B3.

Source Inventory

Theta Data Basic II transport, Theta DSPro Basic III DAC. Fons International turntable with Dynavector DV505 tonearm, Grado Signature 7 cartridge with Grado Reference stylus assembly, Ariston Q-Deck turntable with Grado Sonata cartridge. Tandberg 3001 FM tuner, Nakamichi DR-10 3-head cassette deck, Harman Kardon CD392 3-head cassette deck, two Marantz DR-17 CD Recorders, Marantz DV-18 DVD player, Sony D-303 Discman, 2x Sony D-EJ100 Discman (Stereophile Recommended), Cowan Q5W, Apple iTouch 16gb, Apple iTouch 8gb, Apple iPad 16 gb.

Cable Inventory

3 meter Audioquest Anaconda turntable interconnect, 3 meter Audioquest Water RCA, 1 meter Audioquest Python RCA, 1 meter Audioquest Viper RCA, 1 meter Audioquest Victoria mini to RCA Y cable, 1 meter and 2 meter Monster Cable M-Series M1000i. Two PS Audio Power Punch AC Cable.

Power-Related Components

Adcom ACE515 power conditioner, Audioquest Jitterbug

Other Audio Equipment

Musical Fidelity A1, class A Integrated amp, Harbeth LS 3/5A BBC monitors, Polk DSW Micro3000 subwoofer.

Quad ESL (57) electrostatic speakers, Sequerra ribbon tweeters, NY Audio Labs NB1 tube preamp, Adcom GFP750 preamp, Dynaco Stereo 70 tube amp, Dahlquist LP1 electronic crossover, Dahlquist DQ1W sub, Paragon E series sub amp.
Parasound Zpre2, Nad 902, Yamaha AST1 servo feedback system,
Harman Kardon PA2100.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Some discreetly placed sorbethane.

Music Preferences

Pretty universal but classical, jazz and rock are mainstays.

Interests (non-headphone)

Competition airgun shooting and collecting. Collect radios and die cast model cars.

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

Small tinplate toy robot collection. Mask collection.

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