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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

AKG Q701 black
Sennheiser HD800
Sennheiser HD 650
Sennheiser HD 485
Grado SR-60i
Grado RS1i with red drivers
Shure E4C-N.
Bose Triport IE.

Headphone Amp Inventory

Lehmann Linear SE
Schiit Lyr
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

Schiit Gungnir
Audiolab M-DAC
Meridian Explorer
Computers, including Samsung Series 7 Gaming laptop (I don't game, I listen!) 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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Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Today at 7:47 am | 19536 replies | 1209261 views
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
Amictus posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/19/14 at 7:30am | 13996 replies | 606501 views
Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/15/14 at 2:11pm | 3122 replies | 118493 views
NEW Schiit Lyr 2: Impressions
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/26/14 at 9:55am | 216 replies | 21476 views
Problems with Schiit Lyr
Amictus posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 8/26/14 at 8:37am | 25 replies | 3892 views
Best classical recordings...ever!
Amictus posted in this thread in Music 7/25/14 at 2:17pm | 2343 replies | 65304 views
Sennheiser HD485 love here
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/24/14 at 2:26pm | 54 replies | 5560 views
Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable
Amictus posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/6/14 at 1:26pm | 3417 replies | 254320 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Amictus posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/5/14 at 2:47pm | 2910 replies | 301580 views
Grado e Series
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/25/14 at 8:58pm | 1887 replies | 130071 views


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