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Location:

London, England

Forum Post Count:

2730

Join Date:

6/6/05

About Me:

Mitakuye Oyasin

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

MTBing/Cycling.

What I do for a living:

Social Worker - kids w/ disabilities

Headphone Inventory

Big:
AKG K701
Beyer DT660 2007 Edition
Senn HD590 w/Headphile cable
Ultrasone Proline 750

Inbetween (clip on):
Yuin G1
Ultrasone iCans

Small:
UE Triple.Fi 10, UE Custom cable
UE Triple.Fi 10, Null Audio Lune cable
Etymotic ER4P w/ APS S cable
Sennheiser IE8 (x2)
Westone W3
Victor HP -FX500
ATH CK-100
Yuin OK1
Etymotic ER6
Crossroads MylarOne X3
Shure E2c - Kramer mod - keep for sentimental reasons (my first 'proper' IEM, lol)

Owned but gone:
Alessandro MS2
ATH ES7, Grado SR-80, ATH CK7, Koss KSC-75, iGrado, V-Moda Bass Freq, JBL Ref 220, Koss Pro4AA

Headphone Amp Inventory

RSA Hornet M
RSA P-51 Mustang
RSA Tomahawk
Xin Reference
Xin SuperMicro IV
Xin SuperMini IV
GoVibe V7
T&D Xtra X1 Pro (seems to be broken)
iBasso D1 (?)
FiiO E3 - my 1 penny amp :D
FiiO E5 - out on loan

Owned but gone: HeadRoom Total Airhead, Little Dot Micro+

Source Inventory

Various vintage Sony Discmen (D-13, D-22 etc) + DNE 900

2x iRiver iHP120 Rockbox
iRiver iHP160 Rockbox
iRiver H320
iRiver H340
iPod Nano 8gb, 3G w/ low profile Punnisher LOD
Sansa Clip 8gb
iRiver X20 4gb (+ 4gb micro SD)

Owned but gone: iPod Shuffle 1GB - drowned, poor thing!

Cable Inventory

Portable: Couple of custom ICs (1 barqy/1 cryo) + RnB Audio Black Diamond + ALO Cryo.

System: Naim NAC A4 speaker cable
Linn Analogue Black & Silver Analogue ICs (Silvers are wonderful, btw)

Other Audio Equipment

Linn LP12 Valhalla, Nirvana, SRM SilentBase
Linn Ittok LV II/Asaka
Linn Karik III CDP
Linn Majik I integrated amp
Sneaky Kudos tuner module
Linn Kans
Cambridge Audio 640P MM/MC Phono Stage
Linn Silver IC/Linn Black Analogue IC
Naim NAC A4 cable

Linn Mimik CDP - selling
Naim 32 Pre Amp w/ SNAPS p/supply (selling)

Audio-Related Tweaks

SRM Tech acrylic Silent Base on the LP12
Isolation feet under Kans (getting them back on their stands eventually)
Cyrus Isoplat under Karik

Spiked isolated triangular stand

Music Preferences

Avant-Garde to Western Swing, stopping off at all points except (bleh) stadium rock & regrettably most rap (too sexist, juvenile, posturing or butch. Regrettably because it's a waste of the Last Poets' legacy, among others): a notable exception for me is Emmanuel Jal. 'War Child' is a superb album.

Especial loves: The Doors, Sibelius, Terry Riley, Can, Pharoah Sanders, Battles, Earth, Zappa & The Mothers, Emmylou Harris, The Dead, Masaki Batoh & Ghost, Steve Reich, Cream, Massive Attack, Alkan, Flora Purim, Prince Far I & The Arabs, The Pharoahs, The Orb, Black Uhuru, Faust, Philip Glass, Alice Coltrane, Love, Isis, Airplane, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Porcupine Tree, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Pere Ubu, Television, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Kate Bush, Handsome Family, Mingus, Moondog, The Upsetters, Shpongle, Tony Williams Lifetime, Terry Callier, Bruchner, Ornette Coleman, Edgar Varese, Channel One, Otis Redding, Jack Bruce, Lester Bowie, Carla Bley/Michael Mantler/JCOA etc, Vaughn Williams, Bartok, Booker T & The MGs, George Crumb, Tonto's Expanding Headband, Annette Peacock, Ozric Tentacles, Miles, Siouxsie, Kaki King, Van The Man, SWANS, Sonic Youth, Dar Williams, Underworld, Amon Duul II, Anja Garbarek, Bartok, Ravel and golly I almost forgot the great Eric Dolphy...

Interests (non-headphone)

Cycles: mtb & road.
Frisbee
Archery - hoping to take it up again soon.
Reading, esp history (Anglo-Saxon/Elizabethan/Age of Enlightenment/Western esp the Indian Wars 1840-1890), poetry, surrealism, the Beat writers, biographies, Dr Johnson & Boswell a particular love.

Ex-drummer, so percussion always fascinates :) Just started playing again after 30 years -wow, my playing sucks!

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

Sony PSP
Sega Nomad
Absolutely adore: Pace RC200 MTB - RaceFace g/set & my Giant Team Compact Road , Campag g/set.
Dell XPS420 PC & games - (Crysis/Dead Space/Ghost Recon/Fallout3/Stalker etc)


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