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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
Sennheiser HD800
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 485
Grado SR-60i
Grado RS1i with red drivers (early RS1e)
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 are the best
Lovely Cube Premium Headphone amplifier
FiiO E7 Portable Headphone DAC Amplifier. (Now given to son Tom, along with a pair of Sennheiser HD598s).

Source Inventory

Naim Uniti2
Oppo 103
Schiit Gungnir
Audiolab M-DAC
Meridian Explorer
Computers, including Samsung Series 7 Gaming laptop (I don't game, I listen!) JRiver, MediaMonkey and Foobar2000.
Creative SB Fatal1ty titanium in desktop.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
Sony NWZ-1060 Android powered Walkman
iPod Classic 120GB.
iPod Nano 8GB.
HTC One.
Audiolab 8000A amp.
Audiolab M-DAC.
Oppo BD-103EU with Russ Andrews PowerKord-300 power cable
Naim Uniti2 (bedroom)

Cable Inventory

Russ Andrews cable upgrade for Q701
Russ Andrews cable upgrade for HD 650
Kimber Kable Silver Streak interconnect for Gungnir to Linear SE
Chord ChameleonPlus cable for Audiolab M-DAC 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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The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
Amictus posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 12/22/14 at 10:17pm | 16593 replies | 772446 views
Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable
Amictus posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 12/20/14 at 5:16pm | 3841 replies | 295501 views
Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/26/14 at 3:39pm | 3243 replies | 246540 views
Best classical recordings...ever!
Amictus posted in this thread in Music 11/21/14 at 9:33pm | 2885 replies | 89088 views
Grado e Series
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/18/14 at 1:39am | 3295 replies | 243734 views
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 11/16/14 at 6:58am | 351 replies | 51161 views
Grado Fan Club!
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 10/15/14 at 1:23am | 22754 replies | 797128 views
Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 10/8/14 at 10:54pm | 22515 replies | 1366400 views
Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 10/7/14 at 4:33pm | 4746 replies | 179858 views


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