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The Fed


Long Beach, CA

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20 hours ago

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
VSonic GR-07

Headphone Amp Inventory

Stello HP100 Mk2
Sansui AU-517

Source Inventory

HP Envy 15 (With Ivy Bridge CPU) - JRiver 20
Teac UD-501

Phillips DAC 960 with ELNA Silmic Recap
Adcom GCD-575 Transport
Sony Playstation

Deactivated iPhone 5 (AKA iPod Touch) With CCK
iPad Air with CCK, iPod Video 80Gb, iPod Video w/ 128 GB Upgraded HDD, iPod Nano 2nd Gen - 8GB, iPod Nano 1st Gen - 4GB, iPod Shuffle 1st Gen

Cable Inventory

Via Blue Analog and Digital IC's
Cables 2 Go - Sonicwave True Fiberglass Toslink cable
Better Cables - Analog IC's
Emotiva - Digital IC's and Power
Forza Audioworks - Audeze LCD2 Cable

Power-Related Components

APC Audio Power Conditioner

Other Audio Equipment

Tannoy Super Reds (12") in custom box
Sansui AU 9900 & AU 517 amps
Sony SS-G7 Speakers
Yamaha NS-670 - Speakers

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, Golden Silvers, Madness, Selecter, Amy Winehouse, Jimmy Two Tone records

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
2005 S197 Mustang - Slowly customizing while trying to keep it running. Never buy the 1st year of a new platform!
Mechanical Watches - Muhle Glashutte, Magrette, Steinhart,

The Fed's Recent Activity

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HD-800 - Perfect Condition W/ Stock & Aftermarket Cable
The Fed posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 1/13/15 at 3:37pm | 3 replies | 286 views
M2Tech Hiface EVO USB/SPDIF Converter - Perfect
The Fed posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 12/4/14 at 1:13pm | 0 replies | 209 views
April Music Stello HP100 Mk2
The Fed posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 12/4/14 at 12:46pm | 0 replies | 453 views
Forza AudioWorks Impressions Thread
The Fed posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 9/24/14 at 4:50pm | 661 replies | 60943 views
First Look: Minute EL34 SE Headphone Amplifier from SAC Thailand
The Fed posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/10/14 at 10:48am | 62 replies | 13966 views
Auralic Ark MX+ 32/192 DAC
The Fed posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 8/16/14 at 10:18pm | 3 replies | 411 views
The Official 2014 LA Head-Fi Meet Impressions Thread
The Fed posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 8/11/14 at 9:46am | 149 replies | 17597 views
REGA DAC - Outstanding Condition W/ Box and Manual
The Fed posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 6/14/14 at 2:30pm | 2 replies | 222 views
ALO Audio - The National - Portable Solid State Amplification
The Fed posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 6/13/14 at 2:22pm | 0 replies | 485 views


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2014 Gears
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Latest upload: Sep 16, 2014
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Latest upload: Aug 20, 2013
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Latest upload: Mar 13, 2013

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