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astrostar59

Location:

Leeds UK

Forum Post Count:

645

Join Date:

8/23/12

Last Online:

14 hours, 17 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)
thinking of buying second hand 507s as portable.
Had:
007 Mk2.5s - 12 months, 007A
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.

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Did Sennheiser just reveal the Orpheus successor?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/1/15 at 2:28am | 645 replies | 96933 views
The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/31/15 at 1:48pm | 5955 replies | 323452 views
SOLD Lampizator Big 7 (230V) - FINAL PRICE DROP
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 8/23/15 at 9:45am | 1 replies | 374 views
MSB Analog DAC? (Review p3)
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/21/15 at 4:24am | 277 replies | 26990 views
Metrum Pavane
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/20/15 at 12:04pm | 127 replies | 6400 views
New NOS DAC from Metrum- OCTAVE MK11
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/20/15 at 5:17am | 59 replies | 10755 views
Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/11/15 at 9:46am | 578 replies | 107772 views
Who has an end game setup?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/11/15 at 4:03am | 796 replies | 48639 views
KGSSHV - Offboard 450V Sanyo parts, 14mA
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 8/11/15 at 1:13am | 2 replies | 544 views
Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/30/15 at 12:10am | 7444 replies | 657653 views

 

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