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astrostar59

Location:

Leeds UK

Forum Post Count:

1494

Join Date:

8/23/12

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

KGSShv Carbon (headinclouds)

Had:
2 x KGSShv 1968 450v Off-Board Compact Chassis
(headinclouds)
Stax SRM-717

Source Inventory

Mac Mini 2014 inc SSD with 12V DC circuit mod & running Audirvana+
Rednet 3 AOIP
Audio Note DAC 5 Special

MacBook Pro Laptop
AMR DP-777 NOS DAC

Speaker System
Khozmo Passive Preamplifier
Plinius SA-103 150 Watt Class A
Zingali Client Name EVO 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 12V DC Mac Mini
Custom Power cabling, separate ring mains, surge protector plugs.
Dedicated mains breaker and ring main

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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Focal Utopia (& a little Elear) impressions and discussion
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 10:12 am | 1449 replies | 123323 views
CHORD ELECTRONICS DAVE
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 8:00 am | 5951 replies | 550801 views
The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 2:22 am | 10697 replies | 644846 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 12/5/16 at 6:04am | 3483 replies | 432680 views
The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 12/1/16 at 3:30pm | 5064 replies | 368550 views
Pioneer's First Hi-End Headphones: SE-Master 1
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/29/16 at 5:41am | 1041 replies | 127287 views
AUDIO over IP - REDNET 3 & 16 Review. AES67 Sets A New Standard for Computer Audio
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 11/26/16 at 2:11pm | 2618 replies | 131606 views
MSB Technology's New Super Expensive Electrostatic Headphone Amp
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/22/16 at 3:18am | 50 replies | 7021 views
Lite DAC60 - PCM1704 R2R tubed DAC Mod Project
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 11/21/16 at 6:04am | 353 replies | 35047 views
The Sennheiser Orpheus 2? A First Look At The Sennheiser HE-1 (The New Orpheus)
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/19/16 at 10:54am | 1931 replies | 189463 views

 

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