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The Fed


Long Beach, CA

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About Me:

Typical Male

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Raising Critters, My 54 Lincoln, Ornamental Typography, Mechanical Timepieces, DIY Audio

What I do for a living:

Heavy Civil Engineer - Offshore, Bridges, Infrastructure

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD800
Audeze LCD2
Audeze Sine
VSonic GR-07

Headphone Amp Inventory

Luxman SQ-N100 - Made in Japan
Stello HP100 Mk2

Cayin C5Dac
iFi iDSD Micro

Gainclone with headphone jack
ALO Audio 'The National'
Sansui AU-517 (GODZILLA!)

Source Inventory

Custom Music PC - (Not a Server, a PC)
ART Legato USB to SPDIF Converter

Dutch Audio Classics
Philips DAC 960
Metrum Acoustics Octave Mk I

Optical: Adcom GCD-575
Digital: iPad Air W/CCK
iPhone 5 W/CCK (deactivated for dedicated audio use)
iPod Nano (Gen1, Gen 3 and Gen 4)
iPod Shuffle (Gen1)
iPod Classic/ Video (Gen 5)

Cable Inventory

Forza Headphone Cables
Viablue Digital IC (Coax)
Viablue Analog IC (RCA)
Custom 90ohm USB Cable
Custom Analog IC's and Speaker
Custom Power IEC cables (Hospital Grade/ OFC)

Power-Related Components

ACUPWR 500 Watt Stepdown Transformer
APC Powerline Filter

Other Audio Equipment

First Watt F6/ Aleph J Clone (Yup! Two Amps in One Chassis)
Sony SS-G7 Speakers - main
Sony APM - 77 - Planar Magnetic speakers

Audio-Related Tweaks

I quit tweaking years ago.

Music Preferences

Punk Rock: The Ramones, The Clash, Social Distortion, The Sex Pistols, Bad Religion, The Misfits, Minor Threat, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Jawbreaker, Face2Face, Operation Ivy, Alkaline Trio, Tiger Army, Hepcat, Dwarves, Rise Against, Crimshrine, Downfall, Against Me, Off With their Heads, Fugazi, The Stooges, US Bombs, The Bruisers, Old Firm Casuals, Transplants, Psycho White, Exploited, Fear, X, Black Flag, Germs, F Minus, Pennywise, Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, Voodoo Glowskulls, Circle Jerks, Descendents,

Rock: Tool, Metallica, QOTSA, Foo Fighters, Judas, Maiden, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine.

50's and 60's Traditional Reggae: Spirit of 69 stuff like Toots and Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Melodians, The Slickers, Jimmy Cliff, Old School Wailers (Wail'n'Soul session, JAD, Studio One era etc... When there was still some Calypso atmosphere in the tone.

Madchester, Britpop and English New Wave: BLUR, Stone Roses, Neds Atomic Dustbin, Wonder Stuff, The Cure, The Smiths, New Order, Happy Mondays, Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunneymen, The Golden Silvers, Madness, Selecter, Amy Winehouse, The Jimmy Two Tone records thing, Lily Allen

Some electronic music: Gorrilaz, Dan Deacon, Daft Punk, Django Django, Muse, Free Dimensional, Radiohead, Diamond Rings, Crystal Method, Utah Saints, Fatboy Slim, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy, The whole hardbeat thing....

Alternative and Old School New Wave: Velvet Underground, Black Keys,The Strokes,The Pixies, Pearl Jam, Sublime, Silversun Pickups, Beck, , Vampire Weekend, Sonic Youth, The Breeders, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Goldfinger, Dance Hall Crashers, Elvis Costello, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday, , Lorde, Matisyahu, Bon Iver, Fink, White Stripes, STP, The Cars, The Police, No Doubt, Green Day, .Against Me, Pulley, Kings of Leon (1st Album), The Hives, Killers, The Transplants, The Distillers, Moby, Bloodhound Gang, Thrice, Detroit City Cobras.

Old School & Classic Rock: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, The Tielman Bros. Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Yardbirds, Black Sabbath, John Prine, Billie Holiday, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Velvet Underground, The Doors.

Hip Hop (For white boys) Eminem, Schoolboy Q, Kanye, Beastie Boys, Macklemore, The Neptunes, Tribe Called Quest, KRS 1, Dela Soul, NWA, Too Short.

Best Ever: #1 Bob Dylan (Acoustic & Hwy 61), The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater, Led Zeppelin.

Interests (non-headphone)

Enjoying my kids while they are still little,
Working on, getting frustrated by and wasting endless amounts of time and cash on my 54 Lincoln,
Mechanical watches, mechanical clocks and vintage movements.
The Pacific Ocean
Art: Aaron Horkey, David A Smith, Jeremy Geddes, Martin Schmetzer
Books: Kerouac, Burroughs, Miller, Bukowski, Vonnegut, Thompson, Rand, Pirsig, Dostoevsky, Updike, Huxley, Orwell. and some religious philosophy i.e. Kierkergardd and Kant but I prefer hedonistic and/ or dystopian themes. Oh and George R.R. Martin.... waiting for Winds of Winter.

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

1954 Lincoln Capri Coupe - Mild Custom
2005 S197 Mustang - Slowly customizing while trying to keep it running.
Mechanical Watches - Muhle Glashutte, H20, Stowa, Eberhard & Co, Micro Divers (Tempest, Armida, Crepas)
DIY Audio. 2 gainclones and 1 First Watt clone.... Switchable Aleph J- F6 in one chassis.

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FS: HP Envy 15 - Digital Front End with i7/ 8GB/ 1TB & JRiver
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