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astrostar59

Location:

Leeds UK

Forum Post Count:

1117

Join Date:

8/23/12

Last Online:

6 hours, 42 minutes ago

About Me:

50+ year old male enjoying being 'outside' Only exception - passion for listening to music.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Cycllng obsessive, gym obsessive.
Live music. Walking my Border Collie and Rough Collie.

What I do for a living:

I do anything I like doing (don't work anymore).
I was a graphic designer for 20 years.

Headphone Inventory

Stax SR-009 (June 2014 UK sourced)
Stax SR-0007A 2015 model
Had:
007 Mk2.5s - 12 months
Lambda Nova Signatures and SRD-7 - 13 years
Lambda Normal Bias & SRD-5? - 8 years
Pioneer SE-700 Piezo
Various IEM by Sennheiser and Sony

Headphone Amp Inventory

2 x KGSShv 1968 450v Off-Board Compact Chassis
(headinclouds)
Incoming BHSE
Sold
Stax SRM-717

Source Inventory

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

MacBook Pro Laptop
Metrum Accoustics Octave MkII NOS DAC

Speaker System
Khozmo Passive Preamplifier
Plinius SA-103 125 Watt Class A
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.
The Missing Link 'The Link' Silver XLR cable
Some silver internal wiring

Power-Related Components

PS Audio P10 Power Regenerator
HDPlex 100W Linear Power supply for Mac Mini and M2 Tech
Custom Power cabling, separate ring mains, surge protector plugs.
Dedicated mains breaker and ring main

Other Audio Equipment

Plinius SA-103 Class A 125W Class A Power amplifier 2014 model
Zingali Horn hybrid speakers: Overture 2- 2008 model
Zingali Horn Hybrid speakers: Client Name Evo 1.2 - 2011 model
Khozmo Passive Pre-amplifier

Audio-Related Tweaks

Upgraded parts in 4.1 DAC including Tantalum resistors throughout and Duelund coupling caps, Audio Note UK DAC 5 digital board, Kassei caps in the power supply NOS tubes.
C-Core Output transformers

Music Preferences

Electronic, Rock, Trance, Thrash Metal (Ramstein) Classical, Organ Music.

Interests (non-headphone)

Collie dogs (have 2) Fell Running, Mountain Biking, Gym, Photography.

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

Canon EOS 70D with various Canon lenses.

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The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/24/16 at 4:03am | 8881 replies | 511836 views
Life after Yggdrasil?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/24/16 at 4:01am | 239 replies | 13056 views
Vintage/Current R2R DAC Owners Discussion, Insight, and Review Thread
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/24/16 at 3:59am | 811 replies | 46200 views
Audio Note DAC 4
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 5/24/16 at 12:37am | 0 replies | 110 views
LAMPIZATOR THREAD COMMENTS REVIEWS TUNING
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/23/16 at 1:10am | 626 replies | 56300 views
Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/21/16 at 3:29pm | 8246 replies | 737691 views
TOTALDAC DAC
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/20/16 at 12:08pm | 516 replies | 36940 views
Audio Note Kit DAC 5.1 signature - NOS R-2R
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/19/16 at 8:10am | 25 replies | 1322 views
Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/15/16 at 12:42pm | 766 replies | 59149 views
KGSShv Off-board 450v Sanyo Fets
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 5/10/16 at 9:22am | 4 replies | 328 views

 

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