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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 GS2000e, 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, Grado IGE, 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, Mad Ear + HD, Schiit Lyr, Burson HA-160, ALO The PanAm with The Gateway PS, modified 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, Fiio E17 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 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. PS Audio Power Punch AC Cable.

Power-Related Components

Adcom ACE515 power conditioner, Audioquest Jitterbug

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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FS: Grado GS2000e 4-pin XLR (SE 1/4 Adapter, Extension, Box, Papers)
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade Yesterday at 5:54 pm | 1 replies | 172 views
Grado Fan Club!
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/22/16 at 7:20pm | 33494 replies | 1305330 views
TEAC HA-501 Headphone Amp
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/22/16 at 7:15pm | 143 replies | 55810 views
What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Music 9/22/16 at 5:56pm | 69922 replies | 2193054 views
Fostex HP-V1 Portable Tube amp *price lowered*
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 9/18/16 at 4:14pm | 3 replies | 146 views
CanJam NYC 2017 (February 4-5, 2017)
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 9/18/16 at 1:11pm | 52 replies | 2650 views
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ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/18/16 at 9:43am | 156 replies | 17324 views
Musical Fidelity M1SDAC 24bit/192k (Dac/Amp/Preamp All in One)
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 9/13/16 at 9:16pm | 1 replies | 115 views
Havi B3 pro1
ESL-1 posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 9/3/16 at 9:49pm | 1 replies | 48 views
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