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||See other categories (this is all a bit redundant, after all).
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||[apparently, a 100 character limit. see "Interests (non-headphone)"]
|What I do for a living:
||Baroque 'cellist (can sometimes be talked into the occasional "modern" gig as well).
||Sennheiser HD600 w/HD650 cable
|Headphone Amp Inventory
1) HiFiMan EF2A (2 x NOS Raytheon 6AK5)
2) Audioengine D1
Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 (2 x NOS Raytheon 6AK5)
||For headphone use, I only use my laptop (laptop also has its own non-portable complete speaker/amp system). FLAC/MP3, optical drive, Pandora radio.
Computer also has its own Schiit Bifrost DAC.
||HD600 phones use HD650 cable. DH Labs Silver Sonic digital USB (main system uses coaxial DH Labs digital cable for its own Schiit Bifrost).
Analog Interconnects: SoundSilver "Harmony", Audio Art IC-3 (both main and computer systems)
Speaker Cables: Clear Day "Double Shotgun" (both main and computer systems)
||Adcom ACE-315 power conditioner, Furman "Rack Rider" power conditioner
Various components use a mix of Pangea AC-9, AC-14SE, and Element Cable power cords.
|Other Audio Equipment
CDP: Virtue Audio Piano M1
DAC: Schiit Bifrost
Preamp: Jolida JD-5T (2 x Psvane 12AX7)
Power Amp: Forté 4a (pure class A, 50 wpc)
NHT Model 2 floor standing speakers
M&K 12" powered subwoofer
Computer's speaker system:
Schiit Bifrost DAC - replaced stock feet with Herbie's "Baby Booties"
Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 - replaced stock feet with Herbie's "Tenderfeet"
Napa Acoustics NA-208S monitors
HSU Research STF-1 subwoofer
HDTV has its own sound/speaker system - but it's just TV, so I won't bother listing it here (just don't spend much time with TV).
||The occasional joint.
||Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Contemporary "Classical", Jazz (traditional and fusion), traditional Irish, Rock, Reggae, other "world/ethnic", etc...
||In addition to 'cello, play lute and Baroque guitar. Other passions: Greenland style sea kayaking/boat building/paddle carving, chess, reading, cross country skiing, cycling, hiking/backpacking, writing poetry.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||Musical instruments, boats, bikes, books, skis, whale friends
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willkayak4food posted in this thread in Feedback & Bug Reports 7/22/12 at 1:28am | 3 replies | 142 views
Please recommend a good sounding [preferably tube] portable DAC/headphone amp
willkayak4food posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 7/3/12 at 12:09pm | 1 replies | 529 views
Disturbing problem with HiFiMan EF2A - now and then, stop, or static. Must unplug USB cable and start over in order...
willkayak4food posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 7/3/12 at 10:56am | 10 replies | 663 views
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