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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.

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, AudioTechnica ATH-AD700X, 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, Musical Fidelity M1HPA, modified Home HeadRoom, Firestone Little Country LC3, Grado RA-1 dc, 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, Apple iTouch, Cowan Q5W, Apple iPad.

Cable Inventory

Audioquest Anaconda turntable interconnect, Audioquest Python, Audioquest Viper.

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 preamp, Adcom GFP750 preamp, Dynaco Stereo 70 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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