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Chicago, IL

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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, photography

What I do for a living:

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

Headphone Inventory

Personal gear:
Sennheiser HD 600
Beyerdynamic DT880/600
Grado 225i (balanced/se mod)
Denon D2000
K240 Sextett
K240 Monitor (600 Ohm)
Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii
Audio Technica ATH-EW9 (clip on)
Fostex T50RP (stock with 840 pads)
Etymotic MC5

Headphone Amp Inventory

Personal gear:
Yulong d100
Bottlehead Crack
RSA P-51
Headroom Total BitHead
Hifiman EF2A

Source Inventory

Personal gear:
Wadia 170i
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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free gifts of RE600, HM700 and RE400
liamstrain posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 4/6/14 at 8:31pm | 572 replies | 11382 views
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 3/8/14 at 11:57am | 1716 replies | 188790 views
HDtracks and Apogee Winter Giveaway
liamstrain posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 3/6/14 at 10:56pm | 55 replies | 6084 views
The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)
liamstrain posted in this thread in Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets 2/27/14 at 3:21pm | 5665 replies | 219629 views
Headphones for Classical music
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/21/14 at 6:20am | 102 replies | 2626 views
The "Lovely Cube" Headphone Amp (Lehmann Black Cube Linear Clone)
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 12/17/13 at 6:59am | 1153 replies | 266481 views
liamstrain posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 11/3/13 at 2:09pm | 1 replies | 47 views
Tubeamp BL-2 : Portable Goodies
liamstrain posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 9/19/13 at 12:06am | 10 replies | 332 views
Headphone Sightings 2
liamstrain posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/2/13 at 11:53pm | 11028 replies | 723379 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 10 Headphones
Last Updated 3/1/14
Amplification and DACs 6 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 2/26/12
Studio Collection 7 Other
Last Updated 1/5/12

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