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on 1/5/16

About Me:

I believe everything I read on the internet.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

You mean other than music? Do people actually do other stuff?

What I do for a living:

medical device engineering and clinical research

Headphone Inventory

IEM: UE700, Westone UM2 (office and gym), ACS T1 customs (avoid!); Vision Ears Stage 4 customs
Cans: Grado GS1000, HiFi Man HE500, Stax SR-009

Headphone Amp Inventory

Yamamoto SC HA02
SPL Phonitor
Cavalli Audio Liquid Fire
NuForce Icon HDP
GoVibe PortaTube +
Headroom Aristaeus
A&K 120 Titan

Source Inventory

IMac running Pure Music
Windows: J River Music + JPlay plugin
Ipod Classic (G7)


EMM Labs DAC-2X mated with TSDX transport
NuForce Icon HDP (bedroom)
CypherLabs Algorhythm Solo (mobile)

Cable Inventory

Interconnect/Speaker: Nordost Frey, Synergistics Tungsten Balanced ICs, CTS Speaker, Wireworld Platinum Starlight USB
Shunyata Black Mambas for amps and Anacondas for sources

Headphone: Elemental Frequencies LOD and 6mms; ALO Audio AXC-24

Power-Related Components

Quantum Qbase

Other Audio Equipment

ASR Emitter II Blue (2010, with gold PCBs) into Maggie 3.7s
Ayre V-5xe into 2 Maggie DWM bass panels

Stuff I've tried:
Aesthetix Romulus CD player (a loaner, but they will have to pry it from my cold dead fingers to get it back; the best soundstaging DAC I have tried)
Abbingdon Music Research CD 77
Antelope Gold w/Voltikus
Berkeley Audio Designs Alpha DAC w/USB Converter
Audio Research DSi-200 amp (stay away!)
Goldmund Telos 390.2 (audio jewelry)

Audio-Related Tweaks

SolidTech RadiusSolo racks
SolidTech Disks of Silence

Interests (non-headphone)

I read. A lot.

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

15 or so guitars (PRS, Fender, EVH, James Trussart, Santa Cruz, Gretsch, Martin) and about half that many amps (Swart, Carr, Marshall, VHT, Matchless, Fender) and pedals as colorful and plentiful as an orchid garden.

Smeckles's Recent Activity

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New Releases 2014 - No Records Released Before 2014
Smeckles posted in this thread in Music 5/24/14 at 6:22am | 142 replies | 10441 views
downtempo electronica thread
Smeckles posted in this thread in Music 4/7/14 at 5:36am | 190 replies | 10425 views
Anyone interested in the subgenre of Shoegaze?
Smeckles posted in this thread in Music 4/7/14 at 4:24am | 66 replies | 2387 views
dac vs high end cd transport
Smeckles posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/6/14 at 5:24pm | 14 replies | 8304 views
ACS T1 Custom Review and impressions thread!
Smeckles posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 12/12/13 at 10:38pm | 462 replies | 46029 views
Magnepan setup in dedicated room.
Smeckles posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/18/13 at 8:40pm | 3 replies | 1323 views
Abbingdon Music Research DP-777 Thread
Smeckles posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/22/13 at 8:50pm | 570 replies | 64091 views
How anal are you about organizing your music collection?
Smeckles posted in this thread in Music 9/11/13 at 7:59pm | 16 replies | 695 views
dCS Vivaldi (US$ 110,000)
Smeckles posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/8/13 at 1:09am | 78 replies | 14198 views


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