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||Gresham, OR - in the shadow of Mt Hood
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||Two grown daughters, wonderful wife of 25 yrs
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||Director of Operations for a mfg company
||Fostex TH-900 - the builders of the D7000 before Denon lost their mind. Jury is still out on whether they are better but I certainly love them and the cups are unreal.........
*Denon MD-7000 - Lawton mods and Alpha pads - outstanding sound with perfect bass! A TH900 with the Denon name badge. Seriously.
*Denon MD-2000 - Lawton mods on driver, Cocobolo Rosewood cups by Martin Custom Audio and Alpha pads, great looking and sounding, also very close in sound to the D7000.
*Denon D600 - very close to the earlier Denon's - certainly very close in overall sound with great bass and comfort. Isolates better and the bass out of a vintage amp is epic.
*Ultrasone Pro900 w/Alpha pads - a truly amazing basshead phone - sounds great and Alpha pads top it off. Ultrasone's best headphone from what I have heard (Edition 8, Sig Pro, Sig DJ). It's that good.
*M-Audio Q-40 w/Alpha pads.
*V-Moda M-100 Shadow w/ XL pads - sold my first one due to comfort issues but with the XL pads these are now my go to portable solution. Well done on the improvement.
*JVC HAM-55X - if they sounded as good as they looked they would be interesting................unfortunately they sound terrible. Need to gift them to some young un.
*Bose AE2 - damn good sound with proper amping aka a vintage amplifier.
Sennheiser PMX 680
Sold/traded/given away -
*Denon D5000 - loved almost as much as my D7000 but combined with selling the Edition 8 to buy a TH900. Worth it.
*Ultrasone Edition 8 - great portable solution, comfort and isolation to rival anything. Sold to get TH900. Worth it.
*Panasonic RP-HTF600 - same deal as the JVC's below, great sound for the price but got no head time.
*JVC SA-500 - great little bass monster but just no head time.
*Phillips Fidelio X1 - loved the sound, sold to help finance different gear. Was my first and only open headphone
*Darth Beyer V3XD - just too many headphones, had an opportunity to buy a D5000 with custom wood cups so off it went
*V-Moda M-100 - fit issues, tired of waiting for XL pads. Ended up buying another when the XL pads came out.
*Skullcandy Aviators - decent, just would never get any headtime
*CAL - actually a very good portable solution that I liked a lot. No headtime either.
*XB700 - good sound, great bass but alas the other quality phones soon made me forget all about them.
*Skullcandy Crusher subwoofer - gave to my 15 year old nephew - made his day.
*JVC HARX-700 - low cost, low performance. Decent and that's about it.
*Audio Technica WS-99 - meh - don't get the hype - cheap feeling, bad stock pads, decent sound but not stellar.
*Ultrasone Signature Pro - fantastic sound - pad comfort lacking - traded for D7000.
*Sony XB500 - the original bass cannon - thought they were good at one time (before D2K, D600, Sig Pro, etc).
*V-Moda Crossfade - decent portable with good bass.
*Fostex TH600 - outstanding headphone, the clone of my D7000 side by side. Out of vintage the bass is epic.
*Ultrasone Signature DJ - great portable basshead phone but I still like Denon's better.
|Headphone Amp Inventory
*Pioneer system from 1977/1978 - Spec 1 pre-amp, Spec 2 amp (250 WPC), TX9500 II tuner, CT-F1000 cassette tape deck, SG-9500 Equalizer, Yamaha P-520 turntable, Sony CD player, iPod Touch, volume controlled by a Chase RLC-1 remote! Waited 50 years to own a system like this.............worth the wait. Amazing is all I can say.
*Speakers - Cerwin Vega DX-3's, Klipsch KG 3.2, Sansui S-1500 towers, Yamaha NS-4, Cerwin Vega bookshelfs, Polk Audio bookshelfs
*Pioneer SA-7500 MKII integrated amp from 1978 45 wpc. In my family room as music system to go with TV surround system. Eventually will take over as part of main TV system.
*2 - Kenwood KA-5700 integrated amps from 1978 as well 40 wpc - one in home office, one in main head fi listening station in family room.
*Realistic STA-64B receiver - mint condition from 1977 - anchors my work office system.
*Fisher CA-880 integrated amp - 100 wpc from 1981 - running my garage system with my Yamaha as the preamp.
Fiio - E11, D5, E10, E6, E02i
iPod Touch 4th Gen 32gb
iPod Classic 5th Gen 120gb
iPod Classic 3rd Gen 20gb in the truck
HP net book feeding a uDac2 into one of the Kenwoods for Pandora and Spotify at main head Fi station.
|Other Audio Equipment
||*Yamaha P-520 turntable feeding the Spec 1/2 system
*Yamaha Natural Sound CD player feeding the main Kenwood head fi station
*Sony CD player feeding the Spec 1/2 rack system
*Chase RLC-1 remote control for vintage (a preamp that is amazing)
1200 watt truck stereo with 10" sub, Kenwood amps, Alpine head unit. It thumps.....
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
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