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astrostar59

Location:

South Spain

Forum Post Count:

203

Join Date:

8/23/12

Last Online:

10 hours, 51 minutes ago

About Me:

50+ year old male trying to avoid the 9 - 5

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Cycllng obsessive, gym obsessive, outdoor freak.
Live music. Walking my Border Collie.

What I do for a living:

I do web design and e-shop creation. Prior to that I was a graphic designer in the UK for 20+ years.

Headphone Inventory

Stax SR-009 (June 2014 UK sourced)
thinking of buying second hand 507s as portable.

Headphone Amp Inventory

KGSShv 1968 450v off-Board Compact
(headinclouds)
Stax SRM-717

Source Inventory

Mac Mini 2014
M2Tech Evo full stack
Audio Note DAC 4.1 SE KIT NOS DAC

MacBook Pro Laptop
Metrum Accoustics Octave MkII NOS DAC

Audio Note Conquest 2 x Monoblock 300b SETs
Zingali Overture 2s Horn Hybrid Speakers

Cable Inventory

Audio Note AN-V throughout except speakers where I use 2 x 2 mm solid copper core cabling.
Some silver internal wiring

Power-Related Components

Custom Power cabling, separate ring mains, surge protector plugs (by Cables R Us UK).

Other Audio Equipment

JBL Extreme Base Station for casual portable bluetooth connected music.
Use New old stock tubes for the DAC.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Upgraded parts in 4.1 DAC including Tantalum resistors throughout and V-Cap Teflon coupling caps
Output trasformers

Music Preferences

Electronic, Rock, Trance, Trash (Ramstein) Classical, Organ Music.

Interests (non-headphone)

No time

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

iPad, Canon G10, Proflex Full Fuel suspended mountain bike, Honda Civic 2.2 CDTI.

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The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/27/14 at 2:26pm | 2801 replies | 135408 views
Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/27/14 at 12:00am | 5757 replies | 466437 views
Metrum NOS Hex Flagship DAC
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/17/14 at 1:18pm | 300 replies | 19780 views
Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/15/14 at 11:03am | 493 replies | 34275 views
Possible problem with new 009's?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/14/14 at 12:12pm | 13 replies | 284 views
Is anyone building the KGSSHV?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 6/2/14 at 2:00am | 432 replies | 34764 views
LIQUID LIGHTNING MK1 # 001
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 5/21/14 at 1:31pm | 3 replies | 1264 views
Anyone replace the cable on their SR-007s Mk2?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/24/14 at 7:24am | 1 replies | 83 views

 

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