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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 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

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-1060 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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Q701 impressions thread
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/25/16 at 6:48pm | 9430 replies | 609504 views
Chord Hugo
Amictus posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/9/16 at 3:28am | 13562 replies | 1213435 views
Sennheiser IE800 IEM's
Amictus posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 7/2/16 at 11:54am | 5592 replies | 575539 views
Woo Audio WA6 + WA6SE: Tubes, Comments, Pictures, and Advice
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 6/7/16 at 3:24am | 2667 replies | 209754 views
Grado GS2000e Loaner program
Amictus posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 6/3/16 at 1:56pm | 104 replies | 3998 views
Schiit Gungnir DAC
Amictus posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/25/16 at 7:24pm | 3764 replies | 470902 views
Grado GH-1 Discussion
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/15/16 at 4:58pm | 908 replies | 44009 views
Grado Fan Club!
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/9/16 at 8:51pm | 32989 replies | 1257201 views
Grado RS1e matters (and impressions)
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/4/16 at 10:59pm | 220 replies | 8096 views
Chord Hugo TT High End DAC Amp Impressions Thread
Amictus posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/28/16 at 3:29pm | 574 replies | 58195 views


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