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Usually at home but sometimes out.

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on 12/24/14

About Me:

I void warranties.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Critical listening
"playing" with computer
home automation
storage arrays - now 57 TB

What I do for a living:

Consumer Installment Debt Finance

Headphone Inventory

-Audez'e LCD 3 (new 11/2012) w/ Moon Audio Silver Dragon v3 cable
Sennheiser HD-650 w/ALO SXC 22 Larait cable and Silver Dragon v2- (MoonAudio, DIY, switchcraft 4 pin xlr and oyaide mini (modular to accept various configs)
-Fit Ear ToGo 334 w/ALO SXC 24 IEM Cable
-Shure SE535
-Senheiser IE-8
-Etymotic ER-4P
-Beats Pro

Headphone Amp Inventory

-Bryston BHA-1
-Headroom Desktop DAC/AMP
-Cypher Labs Solo
-FiiO e17 (Alpen)
-iQube v2

Source Inventory

-Bryston BDA-1
-KingRex UD-384 DAC / usb-spdif with battery
-iBasso Dx100
-iPhone 5
-various iPods
-Cowon J3 - 32gb
-iPad 3 (new iPad)
-iPad Mini
Few Android devices

Cable Inventory

(home system)
Audience au 24 "E" RCA/RCA
Audience au 24 "SE" RCA/RCA
VPI Tonearm cable
Cardas Neutral Reference Digital Cable
Moon Audio Silver Dragon USB
Cardas Clear Light USB

++++not in use+++++
Transparent Audio Interconnects
Transparent Audio Speaker Cables w/Furutech FP202 (R) banana
Audio Quest King Cobra RCA interconnects
Wyred for sound USB , purple. ( came with Audiophellio)

(headphone system)
ALO audio Furutech u-X AG SPDIF cable

*DIY* - Cardas Crosslink Interconnect Balanced with Cardas XLR
Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 Balanced Audez'e (mini 4pin xlr at phone and 3 pin XLR on amp side)
*DIY* - (experimenting with Moon Audio Blue Dragon headphone cable as USB (so far not bad, going to add shielding and possible use a second cable to isolate the power and signal paths!0

not currently in use
------headphone cables--------
*DIY* - Moon Audio Silver dragon V2 HD650 -> male "tini" 4pin xlr >--< female "tini" 4 pin xlr -> oyaide 3.5mm Rhodium AND >--< female "tini" 4 pin xlr -> furutech 1/4 " stereo
ALO audio SXC 22 Lariat HD650 (see headphones above)
ALO audio SXC 24 for IEM (see headphones above)

Audio Quest "Carbon" USB
Audio Quest "Carbon" iPod -> USB

-----apple line outs--------
Double Helix Shortened Apple USB -> Lightning
*DIY* - Shortened Apple USB -> Lightning
ALO Audio Copper 22gauge Ipod >USB

*DIY* - DH Labs D-75 75ohm Digital Cable w/Furutech FP-120 Rhodium Filament RCA
*DIY* - DH Labs D-75 75ohm Digital Cable w/Furutech BNC

Audio Quest King Cobra RCA interconnects
Audio Quest Black Mamba 2 interconnects
Kimber Cable PB&J (mini -> rca)
Moon Audio Black Dragon XLR -> rsa/alo 4 pin connecter
ALO Audio Copper 22 gauge min-mini
DIY copper from double helix mini-mini (oyaide)
Qables iPod ->Mini for IQube

Power-Related Components

Blue Circle Audio BC61 GIPCO
Blue Circle Power Cable (main)
Oyaide Tunami Bulk Power Cable with Oyaide C-004 palladium-platinum-copper IEC and Male AC Plug CRYO
Acrolink 7N-P4030 II Bulk Power Cable with Furu FI-25(G)IEC and Male
VH audio Flavor 2 Power Cable
Moon Audio Black Dragon Power Cable

Furman Elite 15 PFi power conditioner
Pangea Audio AC-14 power cable
Pangea Audio AC-9 power cable
PS Audio PerfectWave AC-5 power cable
Furutech GX-G dual Outlet

Other Audio Equipment

+++++home system++++++
Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum Integrated Tube Amp (NOS mullards)
VPI Classic 2 Turntable w/ Dynavector 20X2m cartridge
A.D.A.M. Audio Column V3 loudspeakers
Audiophellio1 usb/spdif converter w/Pure Power
Vaunix 4-port USB Hub
Mac Mini Dedicated Audio Server (w/audirvana and puremusic)
Dedicated Windows 7 Audio Server with J River Media Center
Synology nas for media storage
Mapleshade Audio Double Helix Speaker Cable with PLUS Upgrade

Fosgate Fozgometer Azimuth Range Meter
Vincent Audio SA-31MK
Creek 5350 SE integrated

Audio-Related Tweaks

diy wires and connctors
tube rolling on home system
Maple Shade Micropoint Megafeet
Maple Shade Micropoint HeavyHat
Maple Shade Hemispherical Heavyhats
WA Quantum Chips -Speakers and Cables
Synergistc tube fuses in Rogue cronus

Music Preferences

almost everything
classical, rock, jam, classic rock, heavy metal, some r&b, some rap
Phish is a favorite of mine
Grateful Dead is always good too

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

Canon 5dmk2 camera
Canon 7d
Various Canon "L" series lenses
many apple computers (air, macbook pro, mac pro, iMac -- 1 of each!!)
Motorola Xoom
Home Automation - Insteon technology

stingers96's Recent Activity

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please help me decide on new amp (and maybe dac) for my new LCD3's
stingers96 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 12/28/12 at 11:18pm | 6 replies | 1058 views
updated their location 5/31/12 at 6:55am


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