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liamstrain

Location:

Chicago, IL

Forum Post Count:

3269

Join Date:

9/18/11

Last Online:

10 hours, 6 minutes ago

About Me:

Father, Husband, Roma, Fiddler, Artist, Chef, Mixologist, Curmudgeon, Atheist, Hat and Kilt-wearer

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Go/Weiqui/Baduk, Music, painting, fishing, photography

What I do for a living:

Art Director, Recording Engineer, Voice-over Artist, and Photographer

Headphone Inventory

Personal gear:
Audeze LCD 2.2
Sennheiser HD 600
Beyerdynamic DT880/600
Grado 225i (balanced/se mod)
K240 Sextett MP
K240 Monitor (600 Ohm)
Beyerdynamic DT1350
Audio Technica ATH-EW9 (clip on)
TripleFi 10
Fostex T50RP (stock with 840 pads)
Etymotic MC5

Headphone Amp Inventory

Personal gear:
Yulong D100 (amp)
O2
Bottlehead Crack
M^3
RSA P-51
Headroom Total BitHead
Apogee One for iPad/iPhone/Mac

Source Inventory

Personal gear:
Wadia 170i
Yulong D100 (dac)
ODAC
Gamma 1 DAC
iPod classic 80
MacBook Pro (Fidelia + Audio Hijack Pro with Redline Monitor and Para eq)

Cable Inventory

A bunch of DIY custom RCA and headphone cables - mostly Mogami (2534 and 2893 based) with Neutrik and Switchcraft connectors. Anything else is Monoprice (USB) or FiiO (LOD)

Other Audio Equipment

Home audio:
McIntosh 5100
McIntosh MR71
Dual 1019
Polk 3300 Monitor/Sub
Custom Full range back loaded horns (Fostex drivers)

Studio audio:
Adam Audio ARTist 5 monitors
Blue and AKG Microphones
Motu UltraLite Mk3 Digital Audio Interface
ProTools, SoundBooth, AHPro, Redline Monitor and EQ

Music Preferences

Classical, Jazz, BeBop, Rock, Folk/World/Traditional, Hip-Hop, Punk

Interests (non-headphone)

Architecture, Photography, Go, Philosophy, Linguistics, Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, mechanical engineering, tinkering, archeology, anthropology, making-stuff.

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

Pocketwatches, Cigars, Whiskey, Absinthe, Vintage rangefinder cameras

liamstrain's Recent Activity

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Whisky (or Whiskey) Fi
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 7/25/14 at 8:17pm | 387 replies | 21442 views
The Official Cigar Thread
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 7/24/14 at 9:18am | 1361 replies | 65523 views
Audiophile cables, an interesting question.
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sound Science 7/21/14 at 9:35pm | 998 replies | 33887 views
Rank the Headphones that You Own.
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/20/14 at 6:58pm | 4368 replies | 565780 views
O2 AMP + ODAC
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/17/14 at 9:37pm | 3213 replies | 242645 views
Headphone Sightings 2
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/17/14 at 7:00am | 11282 replies | 749963 views
Testing audiophile claims and myths
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sound Science 7/13/14 at 6:54pm | 2955 replies | 242419 views
Crack;Bottlehead OTL
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/12/14 at 8:24pm | 5568 replies | 380063 views
Review: Yulong D100 DAC/amp - reference quality with a reasonable price
liamstrain posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/11/14 at 8:29am | 1159 replies | 186599 views

 

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liamstrain's Lists

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Amplification and DACs 8 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 7/5/14
Current Headphones 12 Headphones
Last Updated 7/5/14
Studio Collection 7 Other
Last Updated 1/5/12

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