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astrostar59

Location:

Leeds UK

Forum Post Count:

570

Join Date:

8/23/12

Last Online:

6 hours, 20 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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The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Today at 12:37 am | 5574 replies | 306473 views
MSB Analog DAC? (Review p3)
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 8:40 am | 203 replies | 22787 views
Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/25/15 at 7:58am | 7417 replies | 649950 views
KGSShv Carbon - hows it sound with the 009s?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/23/15 at 8:52am | 33 replies | 1818 views
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updated their location 7/18/15 at 1:55pm
    Stax SRM-717 Black UK 240v
    astrostar59 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 7/18/15 at 7:32am | 0 replies | 105 views
    Metrum NOS Hex Flagship DAC
    astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/15/15 at 8:39am | 443 replies | 38386 views
    Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?
    astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/30/15 at 5:31am | 714 replies | 50216 views
    Audio Note UK M3 Pre-Amplifier
    astrostar59 posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 6/29/15 at 4:27am | 0 replies | 121 views
    Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)
    astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/9/15 at 3:09pm | 569 replies | 105462 views

     

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