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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 business since 1971.

Headphone Inventory

AKG K1000, Stax SR-Sigma, Stax SR-X Mk3 PRO, Stax SR-407 Signature, Stax SR-Lambda, Stax SR-X Mk3, Stax SR5, Stax New SR3, Koss ESP950, Koss ESP9, Koss ESP6, Sennheiser HD800, Grado PS1000e, Grado RS1 (1995), Grado GH1, Grado PS500e, Beyer Dynamic Tesla T1, Beyer Dynamic DT-880 600 ohm, Denon AH-D7100, HiFiMAN HE-500, Sennheiser HD600 w/Chris_Himself OCC silver cable, 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, Paradigm
e3m, Martin Logan Mikros 70, Koss PortaPro, Koss KSC75.


Kingsound KS-H1, Grado PS500, Grado SR225i, Grado SR225, Grado SR125, Grado SR60i, Grado SR60, Audio Technica AD900X, Grado RA-1. 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, Musical Fidelity M1HPA, Burson HA-160, ALO The PanAm with The Gateway PS, medified Home HeadRoom, Firestone Little Country LC3, 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.

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, Cowan Q5W, Apple iTouch, Apple iPad.

Cable Inventory

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

Power-Related Components

Adcom ACE515 power conditioner.

Other Audio Equipment

Musical Fidelity A1 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.

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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What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Music 4/28/16 at 7:30pm | 67599 replies | 2112581 views
TEAC HA-501 Headphone Amp
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 3/21/16 at 5:59pm | 137 replies | 49991 views
Grado GH-1 Discussion
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/10/16 at 4:28pm | 792 replies | 37626 views
[FS] Rare Sony PFR-V1 in great condition [UK/EU]
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 3/2/16 at 8:55pm | 3 replies | 480 views
MAD Ear+ HD - Pictures added - LOOK! (will Trade for other Grados)
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 2/23/16 at 5:33pm | 8 replies | 291 views
Grado e Series
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/18/16 at 7:40pm | 6373 replies | 464109 views
ALO Audio Pan Am + Gateway in Silver
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 2/14/16 at 8:41pm | 1 replies | 665 views
Yulong D200 for Lyr (or ??) **TRADED**
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 1/29/16 at 7:29pm | 1 replies | 190 views
Superlux HD668B - w/ extra velour pads
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 1/13/16 at 12:00pm | 4 replies | 153 views
FS/FT: Burson HA-160 in good condition
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 1/9/16 at 11:00am | 2 replies | 514 views


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