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Cante Ista


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Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

hanging with wife and daughter; outdoors activities; Aikido, music production and bedroom DJ-ing

What I do for a living:

Acquisitions and Sourcing Management

Headphone Inventory

- HD 800 with Toxic Silver Widow or Black Dragon 4pin XLR for DNA Stratus + Silver Dragon speaker to HP adapter for First Watt F3 ; ALO Salty Pepper 1/4 inch jack for DNA Sonett
- HE-6 with Reign 24.;
- HD 600 with Silver Dragon;
- AKG k702 with ALO SXC Cryo Cable;
- AKG k550 with Silver Dragon;
- Shure 846

Gone: DT1350 with Black Dragon (sold); T70 (sold); Bunch of other Sennherser and Shure IEMs that I lost or got broken from use; Sennhersier hd595 (given away)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Current:: First Watt F3; DNA Stratus; DNA Sonett w/ upgraded Supertube; RSA SR-71A; ALO Continental v2; HeadAmp Pico; GS-X mk2 second batch (incoming)

Past: SPL Phonitor;

Source Inventory

MacMini w/ Amarra; PS Audio Perfect Wave mk2; NAD m51 DACi; Cypher Labs Algorithm Solo; Onkyo ND-S1; iPod Classic 160 gb; Mac Book Pro; Onkyo C-S5VL Super Audio CD/CD Player

Past: PS Audio Digital Link 3; IMod 5.5 (dropped in the sink! :-( )

Cable Inventory

Reign 24; ALO Salty Pepper; Audioquest King Cobra RCA; Audioquest King Cobra XLR; Wire World Starlight USB; Cables To Go Optical SPDIF; Silver dragon; Black Dragon; Audioquest HDMI cinnamon; Audioquest optical; Audioquest Columbia RCA and XLR interconnects;

Power-Related Components

Pangea AC-9SE PC; VH Audio Flavor 4 PC; Black Sand Cable Violet ZII PC; APC H-type Power Conditioner; Monster HTS 1000 MK III Power Conditioner and PS Audio Power Port Premiere outlets for my main rig and my bed side rig.

Other Audio Equipment

Ableton Controller; Ableton Live Suite and Logic X; Onkyo TX SR-806, JBL surround sound speakers, sub and Polk RTI A5 - for music and movies (7.1 set up)

Music Preferences

Electronic; Classical; Rock; Jazz

Interests (non-headphone)

Aikido; Outdoors activities like hiking, climbing, running, swimming, etc. Working with Ableton Live 9 mostly to come up with arrangements and Logic Pro X to master; I also love Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes -- they are such a misunderstood bread; "real man LOVE their Pitt-bulls!"

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

Samurai sword and Aikido weapons set.

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DNA Sonett 2
Cante Ista posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 7:13 pm | 67 replies | 5661 views
The HeadAmp GS-X and GS-X MK2 Thread
Cante Ista posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 7:05 pm | 2710 replies | 193256 views
DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions
Cante Ista posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/16/14 at 10:31am | 1677 replies | 111384 views
Welcome & Introduction for DC/VA/MD Head-Fiers
Cante Ista posted in this thread in DC/VA/MD Head-Fiers Group 4/15/14 at 10:53am | 7 replies | 89 views
Ps audio direct stream dsd DAC
Cante Ista posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/11/14 at 6:02pm | 32 replies | 2425 views
Headphones for monitoring and mixing
Cante Ista posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 4/5/14 at 5:39am | 3 replies | 45 views
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    Cante Ista posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/12/14 at 7:13pm | 598 replies | 23530 views
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    Cante Ista posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/23/14 at 3:29am | 3883 replies | 293640 views


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