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Pacific Grove, Ca

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What I do for a living:

Disabled. Used to be a classical guitarist, minor executive at Apple, then a professor of English.

Headphone Inventory


Headphone Amp Inventory

Woo Audio WA2

Source Inventory

Hi-Res FLAC streaming from iPad w/Onkyo HF Player --> Pure i-20 (w/upgraded power supply)--> Schiit Gungnir DAC

Cable Inventory

Silnote Poseidon Signature II Digital RCA Coaxial
Silnote Morpheus Reference Series II Interconnect
Moon Audio Black Dragon HD-800 Headphone Cable
Silnote Poseidon ES Reference Power Cable for Dectet, made by Mark Williams, unmannerly genius
Black Sand Violet Z1 for primary source (Teradak 30W)

Power-Related Components

PS Audio Dectet Power Conditioner
Teradak 30W Power Supply Unit for Pure i-20

Other Audio Equipment

Tubes in Use:
Driver: 1965 Philips Miniwatt SQ 7308 (made in Holland by magicians)
Power: Tung-Sol 7236 (which I greatly prefer to Tung-Sol 5998)
Rectifier: Philips Miniwatt EZ81 (rebranded Mullards)

Audio-Related Tweaks

Brightstar Audio Isonodes (isolation feet) on all components

Music Preferences

Progressive Rock

Interests (non-headphone)

Shakespeare, 18th-Century British Literature, Classical Guitar (specializing in Baroque, esp. Bach), Calligraphy & Illumination

Chesterfield's Recent Activity

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updated their location 7/27/16 at 1:12am
    X3II next firmware bug / improvements wish list
    Chesterfield posted in this thread in FiiO 6/21/15 at 8:29pm | 88 replies | 4782 views
    Woo Audio 2
    reviewed by Chesterfield 10/9/14 at 11:23pm
    The Woo Audio 2
    Chesterfield posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 10/8/14 at 9:52am | 1440 replies | 152195 views
    Woo WA2 Tube Rolling Recommendations
    Chesterfield posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/24/14 at 2:47pm | 832 replies | 77674 views
    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
    Chesterfield posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 7/7/14 at 4:59pm | 18160 replies | 3320293 views
    WTB NOS Tung-Sol 5998s, Matched Pair
    Chesterfield posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 6/28/14 at 10:26pm | 0 replies | 127 views


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