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Member of the Trade: The Audio Guild


Chicago, IL

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1 day, 22 hours 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 Architectural/Product Photographer

Headphone Inventory

Personal gear:
Audeze LCD 2.2
Audeze Sine
Grado RS1i
Sennheiser HD 600
Sennheiser Momentum (full)
Denon AH-D5000 (Lawton modified)
Denon AH-D600
AKG K551
K240 Sextett MP
K240 Monitor (600 Ohm)
Master & Dynamic MH30
Beyerdynamic DT1350
Audio Technica ATH-EW9 (clip on)
TripleFi 10/InEarz Custom Reshell
Fostex T50RP (stock with 840 pads)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Personal gear:
Burson Conductor V1
Yulong D200 (amp)
Yulong D100 (amp)
Bottlehead Crack
RSA P-51
Headroom Total BitHead
Apogee One for iPad/iPhone/Mac

Source Inventory

Personal gear:
Wadia 170i
Burson Conductor V1 Sabre (dac)
Yulong D200 (dac)
Yulong D100 (dac)
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
Denon 3930 DVD/CD/SACD
Dual 1019 (Shure V15)
Pioneer PL-530 (Denon DL-110)
Polk 3300 Monitor/Sub
Custom Full range back loaded horns (Fostex drivers) - BK12

Studio audio:
JBL Series 3 monitors
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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liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 7/25/16 at 12:07am | 2057 replies | 255583 views
Audeze SINE Series
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/24/16 at 7:22pm | 2668 replies | 222614 views
Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 6/16/16 at 9:09pm | 11755 replies | 1012247 views
Comparisons: 32 of the Top Closed/Portable Headphones Around
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/15/16 at 8:45am | 4187 replies | 507698 views
Headphone Sightings 2
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/29/16 at 6:34am | 12333 replies | 883346 views
Head-Fi Reception at AXPONA 2016 + discount code
liamstrain posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 4/6/16 at 11:16pm | 113 replies | 4333 views
Black Walnut Senn Grado
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 3/27/16 at 7:34pm | 9 replies | 974 views
Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable
liamstrain posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/19/16 at 7:18pm | 4508 replies | 454584 views


liamstrain’s Photos

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Latest upload: Jun 21, 2012
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Latest upload: May 9, 2012

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liamstrain's Lists

3 Lists
Current Headphones 13 Headphones
Last Updated 8/19/14
Amplification and DACs 8 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 7/5/14
Studio Collection 7 Other
Last Updated 1/5/12

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