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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 PS500
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 and the Siemens E288CCs 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

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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Best classical recordings...ever!
Amictus posted in this thread in Music 5/20/15 at 10:06pm | 3890 replies | 113219 views
Grado Fan Club!
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/18/15 at 6:35am | 24991 replies | 892837 views
Naim headline 2 impression
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 5/17/15 at 9:54pm | 75 replies | 13297 views
Grado SR225e owner - Sr325e vs PS500e which way to upgrade?
Amictus posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 5/11/15 at 4:16am | 38 replies | 1717 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Amictus posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/27/15 at 1:56pm | 7774 replies | 796565 views
Grado e Series
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/27/15 at 10:19am | 4815 replies | 326690 views
Best MUSIC SERVER: WEISS 301, Aurender, LUMIN.... ? HELP !
Amictus posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 4/25/15 at 12:44am | 99 replies | 19155 views
CanJam London 2015 Is Official! August 29-30, 2015!
Amictus posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 4/17/15 at 2:02pm | 259 replies | 17170 views
NEW Schiit Lyr 2: Impressions
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 4/4/15 at 9:28am | 1180 replies | 106335 views
= HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =
Amictus posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/31/15 at 4:00pm | 13298 replies | 826210 views


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