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astrostar59

Location:

South Spain

Forum Post Count:

342

Join Date:

8/23/12

Last Online:

2 days, 16 hours ago

About Me:

50+ year old male trying to avoid the 9 - 5

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Cycllng obsessive, gym obsessive, outdoor freak.
Live music. Walking my Border Collie.

What I do for a living:

I do web design and e-shop creation. Prior to that I was a graphic designer in the UK for 20+ years.

Headphone Inventory

Stax SR-009 (June 2014 UK sourced)
thinking of buying second hand 507s as portable.

Headphone Amp Inventory

KGSShv 1968 450v off-Board Compact
(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

JBL Extreme Base Station for casual portable bluetooth connected music.
Use New old stock tubes for the DAC.

Audio-Related Tweaks

Upgraded parts in 4.1 DAC including Tantalum resistors throughout and V-Cap Teflon coupling caps
Output trasformers

Music Preferences

Electronic, Rock, Trance, Trash (Ramstein) Classical, Organ Music.

Interests (non-headphone)

No time

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

iPad, Canon G10, Proflex Full Fuel suspended mountain bike, Honda Civic 2.2 CDTI.

astrostar59's Recent Activity

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The Stax Thread III
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/14/14 at 11:20pm | 3671 replies | 186906 views
New Liquid Lightning Release for Fall 2014
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/13/14 at 3:26am | 24 replies | 1573 views
Which SR-009 amp sounds the most realistic to you?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/20/14 at 11:09am | 37 replies | 1348 views
Is anyone building the KGSSHV?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 10/11/14 at 3:54am | 485 replies | 41093 views
Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/26/14 at 3:27am | 637 replies | 40792 views
Metrum NOS Hex Flagship DAC
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/18/14 at 11:38pm | 389 replies | 25369 views
Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/6/14 at 6:02am | 6441 replies | 540615 views
New NOS DAC from Metrum- OCTAVE MK11
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/1/14 at 7:08am | 39 replies | 7123 views
MSB Analog DAC? (Review p3)
astrostar59 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/29/14 at 4:05am | 158 replies | 14265 views

 

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