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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
Ultrasone Pro 900
VSonic GR-07

Headphone Amp Inventory

Stello HP100 Mk2
Sansui AU-517

Source Inventory

ART Legato USB/SPDIF - Converter
Phillips DAC 960 - Converter

HP Envy 15 - i7 Ivy Bridge/ JRiver Media Center/ EAC - Digital Transport
Adcom GCD-575 - CD Transport
Sony Playstation - CD Transport

iPad Air W/CCK
iPhone 5 W/CCK (deactivated for dedicated use)
iPod Video (Gen5) 80GB
iPod Video (Gen5) 30GB
3 ea iPod Nano (Gen1, Gen 3 and Gen 4)
Fiio X1 (NKOTB)

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

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, Pearl Jam, Sublime, Silversun Pickups, 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, Vampire Weekend, Lorde, Matisyahu, White Stripes, STP, The Cars, The Police,

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 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,

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April Music Stello HP100 Mk2
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Forza AudioWorks Impressions Thread
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First Look: Minute EL34 SE Headphone Amplifier from SAC Thailand
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