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Location:

Switzerland

Forum Post Count:

7989

Join Date:

5/9/02

Last Online:

2 hours, 6 minutes ago

About Me:

Looking for the unvarnished truth

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Existing

What I do for a living:

(half-retired) Editor

Headphone Inventory

HiFiMan HE1000; 2 homegrown electrostats on the basis of Stax Lambda Pro and Lambda Signature Pro; Stax Lambda Nova; AKG K 701; Sennheiser HD 800 (modified), HD 650, HD 600, HD 595, HD 238 Precision, PX 200, PX 100; Shure SE846, SE535; FiiO EX1; Sennheiser IE 800, IE 8; Etymotic ER-4PT (modified); Phonak Audéo PFE 112

Headphone Amp Inventory

Stax SRM-727II, SRM-T1 (modified); Chord Dave, Hugo, Mojo; Meier-Audio Corda Symphony, Concerto, Opera, Aria prototype; Mapletree Ear++ (Black Gates); Talisman T-3H; passive «amp» (actually a mere attenuator in the form of a 500 Ω potentiometer) for the connection to high-level sources

Source Inventory

Chord Dave, Hugo, Mojo; McCormack UDP-1 (universal player); Bel Canto DAC2; Philips DVD 963 SA; Audiolab 8000CDM (drive); Dodson DA.217 MK II; Corda Symphony and Opera internal DACs; Computer/foobar2000; FiiO X5 II, X3 II, X5; SanDisk Clip Sport, Clip Zip, Clip+

Cable Inventory

HE1000 cable: Moon Audio Silver Dragon; HD 800 cable: original (shortened), Moon Audio Black Dragon, DHC Clone; HD 600/650 cables: Zu Mobius, Silver Dragon, several homegrown magnet-wire cables; interconnects: Zu Gede, Silver Dragon, Rudistor, several homegrown magnet-wire cables

Other Audio Equipment

Passive pre-«amp» (Alps 10-kΩ potentiometer), Corda headphone amps (theoretically) usable as preamps; power amps: Metaxas Solitaire (modified), BEL 1001; homegrown 1- and 2-way speakers with homegrown fiberglass dome tweeters

Audio-Related Tweaks

For maximum neutrality, all of my headphones are equalized (via custom presets). All of my stereo recordings are crossfeeded, all of my mono recordings are stereophonized (via Steinberg's Wavelab and sophisticated routines).

Music Preferences

Creative (progressive/alternative/independent...) Rock/Pop/Electronica, (contemporary) Jazz, (contemporary) Classical...

Interests (non-headphone)

Sound editing, tennis, jogging, photography, motorcycling, mountainbiking, science-fiction books, movies...

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

Nikon D800 system, Kawasaki Z1000 (2010, white/orange)

JaZZ's Recent Activity

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CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 4:34 pm | 4391 replies | 380318 views
Rank the Headphones that You Own.
JaZZ posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Yesterday at 1:53 pm | 5547 replies | 747048 views
What's the best amp for HD800
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 11:07 am | 464 replies | 90061 views
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/19/16 at 3:27pm | 23422 replies | 1228590 views
Chord Mojo - The Official Thread .☆*¨*★. Please READ the 3rd post! .★*¨*☆.
JaZZ posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 8/6/16 at 4:42pm | 21804 replies | 1736558 views
Chord Hugo
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/5/16 at 11:19am | 13635 replies | 1225354 views
Hifiman Edition X
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/4/16 at 7:17am | 2157 replies | 166083 views
Chord Hugo TT High End DAC Amp Impressions Thread
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/27/16 at 9:52am | 612 replies | 62126 views
X5 II / X3 II: digital coaxial output and DSD
JaZZ posted in this thread in FiiO 7/20/16 at 12:19pm | 6 replies | 148 views
Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Flagship
JaZZ posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/19/16 at 7:49am | 8084 replies | 605654 views

 

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