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astrostar59

Location:

Leeds UK

Forum Post Count:

1204

Join Date:

8/23/12

Last Online:

2 hours, 13 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

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+
M2Tech Evo full stack
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 and M2 Tech
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.

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The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 12:45 pm | 9414 replies | 552164 views
TOTALDAC DAC
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MSB Technology's New Super Expensive Electrostatic Headphone Amp
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/20/16 at 4:07am | 31 replies | 2934 views
Vintage/Current R2R DAC Owners Discussion, Insight, and Review Thread
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/14/16 at 11:48am | 868 replies | 51417 views
Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/27/16 at 11:21am | 8325 replies | 749591 views
Life after Yggdrasil?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/22/16 at 3:15pm | 625 replies | 40281 views
Audio Note Kit DAC 5.1 signature - NOS R-2R
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/21/16 at 2:04pm | 35 replies | 2014 views
Metrum Acoustics Octave
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 6/17/16 at 10:15am | 705 replies | 94052 views
Metrum Acoustics Octave MK2
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 6/16/16 at 10:23am | 0 replies | 145 views
Metrum Acoustics Octave MK2
astrostar59 posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 6/16/16 at 10:11am | 0 replies | 28 views

 

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