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East Finchley, London, UK

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About Me:

It's a dangerous world. Trust no-one! Music is the only safe place, apart from the rabbit hole.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Classical music.
Food. Wine (Burgundy). Languages (French, German). Literature.

What I do for a living:

Vicar (Episcopalian Minister).

Headphone Inventory

Hifiman HE-500
AKG Q701 black
AKG K712 Pro
Sennheiser HD800
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 485
Grado GH1
Grado PS500
Grado RS1i with red drivers (early RS1e)
Grado SR60i
Sennheiser IE800
Shure E4C-N.
Bose Triport IE.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Lehmann Linear SE
Schiit Lyr with too many tubes to list but Siemens and Telefunken E88CCs and the Siemens E288CCs are the best.
Schiit Vali
Lovely Cube Premium Headphone amplifier
Chord TT
Chord Hugo

Source Inventory

Oppo 105
Schiit Gungnir upgraded to mutibit
Audiolab M-DAC
Meridian Explorer
Naim NDX
Chord TT
Project 6 Perspex with Ortofon Cadenza Blue
Computers, including an iMac 2015, a Mac Mini 2015, a MacBook Pro 13" 2015 with JRiver and Audirvana Plus, shortly to be joined by Amarra and an Samsung Series 7 Gaming laptop (I don't game, I listen!) with JRiver only at the moment.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Sony NWZ-Z1060 Android powered Walkman
iPod Classic 120GB.
iPod Nano 8GB.
iPhone 6S Plus
Audiolab 8000A amp.
Audiolab M-DAC.
Oppo BD-103EU with Russ Andrews PowerKord-300 power cable
Naim Uniti2 (bedroom)

Cable Inventory

Cardas Clear (3m) for HD800
Q cable (3m) for HE-500
Russ Andrews cable upgrade for Q701
Russ Andrews cable upgrade for HD 650
Kimber Kable Silver Streak interconnect for Gungnir to Linear SE
Chord Cadenza cable for Gungnir to Lyr
Russ Andrews D-60 digital interconnect for Oppo to Gungnir
Russ Andrews Powerkord-300 mains cables for the Oppo 103, Gungnir and Linear SE
Audioquest Cinnamon USB cable for laptop to Gungnir

Other Audio Equipment

Quad 44/405 pre-power combination
B&W 802s (first generation)
Naim CD5i

Thorens TD160 Super with Mission 774 arm
Shure V15-V cartridge
Audiolab 8000-A amp
Sony CDP XE-370 through the following
Audiolab 8000DAC (the partner 8000CDM failed)
Proac Reference 1 loudspeakers

PMC 20.21 speakers (bedroom)

Music Preferences

Classical: Wagner, Mahler, Bruckner, Brahms, Schubert, Shostakovich, Debussy, Stravinsky, Berg, Sibelius, Boulez, Bach, Mozart, Haydn...
Leonard Cohen
Tom Waits
French Chanson

Interests (non-headphone)

Languages, especially French (very good) and German (very bad), poetry, literature., wine (Burgundy), food.

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Grado Fan Club!
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Turntable, Arm, Cartridge... Headphones!
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The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
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Grado RS1e matters (and impressions)
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Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread
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Best classical recordings...ever!
Amictus posted in this thread in Music 11/4/16 at 10:36pm | 9065 replies | 238818 views
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Grado GH-1 Discussion
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