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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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Schiit Gungnir DAC
Amictus posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components Yesterday at 7:24 pm | 3686 replies | 454993 views
Grado GH-1 Discussion
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/15/16 at 4:58pm | 842 replies | 40123 views
Grado Fan Club!
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/9/16 at 8:51pm | 32072 replies | 1211911 views
Grado RS1e matters (and impressions)
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/4/16 at 10:59pm | 218 replies | 7016 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 | 401 replies | 46779 views
Grado e Series
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/24/16 at 7:03pm | 6399 replies | 469521 views
Audio table and preamp gear.
Amictus posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 4/20/16 at 1:52pm | 6 replies | 125 views
Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/20/16 at 1:48pm | 21124 replies | 3056229 views
CanJam London 2016 (August 13-14, 2016)
Amictus posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 4/19/16 at 10:07pm | 231 replies | 12158 views
Woo Audio WA6 + WA6SE: Tubes, Comments, Pictures, and Advice
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 4/5/16 at 7:57pm | 2619 replies | 204419 views


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