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astrostar59

Location:

South Spain

Forum Post Count:

515

Join Date:

8/23/12

Last Online:

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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)
thinking of buying second hand 507s as portable.
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

KGSShv 1968 450v Off-Board Compact Chassis
(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

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

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

Other Audio Equipment

Plinius SA-103 Class A 125W Class A Power amplifier 2014 model
Zingali Horn hybrid speakers 2008 model
Khozmo Passive Pre-amp 2014 model

Audio-Related Tweaks

Upgraded parts in 4.1 DAC including Tantalum resistors throughout and V-Cap Teflon coupling caps
Use New old stock tubes for the DAC.
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.

astrostar59's Recent Activity

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The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 5:22 am | 5072 replies | 271865 views
Audirvana Plus 2.0
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Computer Audio Yesterday at 5:16 am | 59 replies | 10353 views
Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/21/15 at 3:19pm | 7102 replies | 614220 views
Who has an end game setup?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/8/15 at 1:54pm | 724 replies | 42151 views
Stax protection
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/3/15 at 4:10am | 15 replies | 636 views
THE BHSE DEPRESSED AWAITING DELIVERY THREAD
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/28/15 at 9:32am | 53 replies | 2946 views
Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/21/15 at 7:23am | 662 replies | 46161 views
Question about amps for the Stax SR-009
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/11/15 at 10:15am | 825 replies | 90585 views
The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/9/15 at 2:34pm | 18351 replies | 874075 views

 

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