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The Fed


Long Beach, CA

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About Me:

Typical Male

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

54 Lincoln, Music & Gears, My Wife & Kids, Mechanical watches, Typography, Bass guitar, Surfing

What I do for a living:

Heavy Civil Construction Engineer

Headphone Inventory

Audeze LCD2
Sennheiser HD800
Hifiman HE400
Ultrasone Pro 900
Koss PortaPros

Headphone Amp Inventory

Sansui AU 517
Line Magnetic 211ia With Adapter
Stello HP100 Mk2

Source Inventory

Teac UD-501
M2Tech Evo USB/Spdif
HP Envy - Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) CPU - 1 TB HDD - 8 GB RAM - JRiver Media Center 19/20

Phillips DAC 960 with ELNA Silmic Recap

Ipad 2 - Pure i20 Dock - Equ/ Equalizer
iPod Video - 5.5 Gen - 30GB & 80GB
iPod Nano - 2nd Gen - 4GN
iPod Shuffle - 1st Gen
Sony Playstation

Cable Inventory

Via Blue - Digital and Analog IC's
Cables 2 Go - Sonicwave True Fiberglass Toslink cable
Better Cables - Analog IC's
Emotiva - Digital IC's and Power
Forza Audioworks - Headphones (IF THEY EVER ARRIVE MATTHEW!)

Power-Related Components

APC Audio Power Conditioner

Other Audio Equipment

My Primo: Line Magnetic 211ia amplifier
Philips DAC 960 D/A Converter
Adcom GCD 575 Transport
Tannoy Super Reds (12") in custom box
Custom Headphone Breakout Box for LM211ia

Ace Deuce: Sansui AU 9900 & AU 517 amps
Teac UD-501
HP Envy- Quad Core i7 w/ JRiver
Sony SS-G7 Speakers

Garage Days Revisited: Technics SU-9060 - Power Amp
Pioneer SX1050 - Stereo Receiver
Yamaha NS-670 - Speakers
iPad w/ Pure i20 dock

Audio-Related Tweaks

Quit tweaking years ago.

Music Preferences

Punk Rock: Social D, Gaslight, Dropkick, Misfits, Rancid, Jawbreaker, Bad Religion, Face2Face, Op Ivy, Alk Trio, Tiger Army, Hepcat, Dwarves, Rise Against, Crimshrine, Downfall, Against Me, The Ramones, Off With their Heads, Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Stooges, US Bombs, The Bruisers, Old Firm Casuals, Transplants, Psycho White,

Hard Rock Tool, Metallica, QoSA, Foo Fighters, Judas, Maiden, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine.
50's and 60's Traditional Reggae, Spirit of 69 stuff like Toots and Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Old School Wailers (Wail'n'Soul session, JAD, Studio One era etc...

Manchester and British alternative: Blur, Stone Roses, Neds Atomic Dustbin,Wonder Stuff, The Cure, The Smiths, New Order, Happy Mondays, Echo and the Bunneymen, the Wonder Stuff, Golden Silvers, Madness, Selecter, Amy Winehouse,

Some electronic music: Gorrilaz, Dan Deacon, Django Django, Muse, Free Dimensional, Radiohead, Diamond Rings, Crystal Method, Utah Saints, Fatboy Slim,

Alternative and Old School New Wave, (Smashing Pumpkins, Black Keys, Strokes, Dirtbombs, Pixies, Sublime, Beck, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Breeders, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Jane's Addiction, Detroit Cobras, Weezer, Goldfinger, Dance Hall Crashers, Elvis Costello, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday,

Old School, Classic Rock and Doowap: Buddy Holly, Elvis, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Yardbirds, Sabbath, Zepplin, Beatles and Stones, Creedence, John Prine, Bob Dylan (Acoustic),

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

Interests (non-headphone)

Enjoying my kids while they are still little,
Working on, getting frustrated by and wasting endless amounts of money on my 54 Lincoln,
Taking apart mechanical watches and trying (emphasis added) to put back together
Anything involving the Pacific Ocean
Reading: 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.

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

1954 Lincoln Capri Coupe - Mild Custom
S197 Mustang - Slowly customizing
Mechanical Watches - Muhle Glashutte, and Magrette

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The Fed posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 10/25/13 at 7:58am | 16 replies | 1736 views
Violectric V100 - Like New - Under Warranty
The Fed posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 10/5/13 at 3:17pm | 2 replies | 959 views


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