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Manhattan Beach, CA (near LA)

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on 12/20/12

About Me:

My name is Dexter Waxler. I'm a photographer and music geek.

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Headphone Inventory

AKG B701 (K701s modded to have bass) refer to this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/411268
Beyerdynamic DT770
Shure E500 (Currently out of commision w/ frayed cable)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Headroom Micro Amp (Old type, runs on 2 9volts for about 4 hours, haha)
Bada PH-12 (RIP) This amp took up smoking. So sad, it was one of my favorites.
Bellari HA540 (Not as good as the Bada)
RSA Mustang
Headamp Pico

Source Inventory

iPod Classic 160GB Line out only
Headroom Micro DAC (old type, runs on 2 9volts, punches like Mike Tyson)
CIAudio VDA-2 and VAC-1 with El Cheapo Sony CD player as transport

Cable Inventory


Or Fry's, whichever is cheaper.

Cringe, audiophiles, cringe!

Power-Related Components

Wall Socket

See above.

Other Audio Equipment

Do not discount the importance of the extraordinarily sensitive microphones/processors attached to your head
And remember everyone's are different.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Cannabis (enhances soundstage, timbre, and PRaT)

Music Preferences

Yes, I prefer music. Pretty much anything on KCRW.

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography. No really, guys.

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

Nikon D7000 w/ MB-D11 Battery Grip
SB-910 w/ Graslon Prodigy
50 1.4G
16-35 4VR
105 2.8VR Macro
35 1.8

Induro Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ 5-Way head
Really Right Stuff Custom L Bracket
Boa Bags to add weight in the wind

And for my B+W film work:

Canon A-1 and AE-1
24 f2
35 f2
50 f1.4
Tokina 90 f2.5 Macro (Bokina)
135 f2.5
500 f8 Reflex

I don't have a preferred film/developer/paper yet. I'm still experimenting!

Software Workflow:
Open RAW in Lightroom 4. Delete, Pick, Rename
Export picks to DXO Optics Pro to convert RAWs with superior noise, sharpness, and distortion correction
Bring DNGs back to Lightroom for global corrections
Export to NIK software for local corrections and B+W conversion
Back to Lightroom for printing

CoolHandle's Recent Activity

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CoolHandle posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 5/23/12 at 2:44pm | 690 replies | 68109 views
The LA Meet @ The Village 4/22/12: Wow!
CoolHandle posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 5/2/12 at 10:58pm | 84 replies | 12878 views
updated their location 4/24/12 at 12:40am


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