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The Fed


Long Beach, CA

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About Me:

Typical Male

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

My critters, Typography, Mechanical Timepieces, DIY Audio, Bass Guitar.

What I do for a living:

Heavy Civil Engineer

Headphone Inventory

Focal Elear
Sennheiser HD800

Headphone Amp Inventory

Luxman SQ-N100
First Watt Aleph J/ F6 Transformer

Cayin C5Dac

Source Inventory

Philips DAC960
Metrum Acoustics Octave

Cable Inventory

Some ViaBlue IC's, a lot of DIY with Mogami and Neutrik

Power-Related Components

ACUPWR 500 Watt Step Down Transformer

Other Audio Equipment

Fender Precision
Traynor Dynablock

Audio-Related Tweaks

Quit tweaking years ago.

Music Preferences

Punk Rock: The Ramones, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Minor Threat, Bad Religion, The Misfits, , Social Distortion, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Jawbreaker, Face to Face, 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 Ska and Rock Steady Reggae: Spirit of 69 stuff like Toots and Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Melodians, The Slickers, The Pioneers, Jimmy Cliff, Old School Wailers (Studio One and JAD era when it was still Island ska and not electrified pop).

English: 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, Selecter, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, The Pogues.

Some electronic music: Gorrilaz, Dan Deacon, Daft Punk, Django Django, Muse, Free Dimensional, Radiohead, Diamond Rings, Crystal Method, Utah Saints, Fatboy Slim, Aphex Twin, Basement Jaxx, Deadmau5, The Prodigy, The whole hardbeat 90's thing.

Alternative, Art Rock and 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, Dance Hall Crashers, Elvis Costello, Hepcat, 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 Distillers, Moby, Bloodhound Gang, Thrice, Detroit Cobras, Bloody Hollies, HorrorPops.

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.

White Boy Hip Hop... Eminem, Schoolboy Q, Kanye, Beastie Boys, Macklemore, The Neptunes, Tribe Called Quest, KRS 1, Dela Soul, NWA, Too Short, Dre, Ice Cube, The Game.

The Icons: Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, CCR & Led Zeppelin

Interests (non-headphone)

Typography, Mechanical Clocks, Vintage Speakers (TANNOY! TANNOY! TANNOY!) with a side of Snell and my 54 Lincoln.

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

Mechanical Clocks & Watches. Building & Learning about electronics.... First Watt amps, Gainclones, Music servers, RPI etc...

The Fed's Recent Activity

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Singxer SU-1 DDC in Silver
The Fed posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 2/24/17 at 11:17am | 4 replies | 202 views
iFi iDSD Micro
The Fed posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 1/26/17 at 1:02pm | 0 replies | 62 views
Audeze Sine - Stock Cable - W/ Optional Custom Case
The Fed posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 1/26/17 at 12:45pm | 0 replies | 135 views
Focal Elear
reviewed by The Fed 1/5/17 at 11:57am
Audeze LCD2.2 Bamboo With New Pads, New Headband & Long Bars
The Fed posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 9/29/16 at 12:04pm | 0 replies | 441 views
Beyerdynamic T1 - Gen 1 - Excellent Condition
The Fed posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 9/29/16 at 11:57am | 0 replies | 309 views
Focal Elear - Impressions Thread
The Fed posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/26/16 at 12:10pm | 3127 replies | 276215 views
The Official Sony MDR-Z1R Flagship Headphone Thread (Live From IFA 2016)
The Fed posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/13/16 at 9:26am | 8751 replies | 506040 views


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2014 Gears
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Latest upload: Sep 16, 2014
My Desktop Unit
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Latest upload: Aug 20, 2013
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Latest upload: Apr 27, 2015

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The Fed's Lists

3 Lists
My Dacs 2 Source Components
Last Updated 8/12/16
My Amps 5 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 8/12/16
My Headphones 6 Headphones
Last Updated 8/12/16

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