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About Me:

Old, partially deaf, but still going strong.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Sailing, lacrosse, ice hockey, audio. Still doing it all at age 64 (sort of)!

What I do for a living:

Semi-retired Research Economist/Consultant

Headphone Inventory

Audeze LCD-2, AKG K-701, Sennheiser HD-650

Headphone Amp Inventory

DNA Stratus + AVVT Meshplates
Blue Circle SBH + Custom Capacitor Pack + updated output stage + add-on preamp

Source Inventory

Audio Note Cd4.1x
MacBook Pro + Wavelength Proton

Cable Inventory

ICs: 4 prs Crimson ICs, 3 prs AN-Vx ICs, 3 pr AN-Lexus Ics
Headphone cable: 2 prs Moon Black Dragon, 1 pr Norse, 1 pr. Moon Silver Dragon
Speaker:Crimson 2 pairs, AN Lexus 1 pair, AN SPe 1 pair
Power Cables: 6 Blue Circle Audio + 1 Grundberg quatro reference

Power-Related Components

BC Shuko power bar
Isotek 4-way

Other Audio Equipment

Tonian Labs TL-D1 speakers
Stirling LS3/5A V2 speakers
Abraxas Class A KT88/KT66 PP-triode mono blocks
Fi 2A3/45 mono blocks
AN(UK) Modified Conqueror, Silver 300B power amp
Ultra Fi 1626/12V6 Darling Power amo
DeHavilland UV-3 Preamp
Blue Circle speaker headphone adapter
Solid Tech Solo 4 Equipment Stand
Closet full of tubes

Audio-Related Tweaks

Some locally made coupling devices (brass footers), sofas and rugs

Music Preferences

Periods: Baroque and Classical + Late Romantic and Early Modern music.
Favorite composers: Bartok, Sibelius, Mahler, Bruckner, Bach, Strauss, Chopin Instruments: Clarinet, French Horn, Classical Guitar, Cello.
Alt Country, Indie, Americana:
Favorite Artists: Bill Callahan, Clem Snide, Jay Farrar, Howe Gelb, Ohia-Magnolia Electric Co, Jimmy LaFave, Stephen Malkmus, and many, many more.

Interests (non-headphone)

Family, sailing, lacrosse,climbing, traveling, reading

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

Books, clothes, watches, climbing shoes

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Rank the Headphones that You Own.
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Hifiman SuperMini -- A New DAP
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New DAPs from HIFIMAN: HM802s and SuperMini [updated 2015-12-12]
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DNA Stratus 2A3 amplifier - first impressions
Frihed89 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/23/16 at 7:40am | 2985 replies | 232811 views
The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread
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6SN7 Tube Addicts
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DNA Stellaris
Frihed89 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 8/6/16 at 1:50am | 27 replies | 1730 views
Pass Labs HPA-1 Loaner Program
Frihed89 posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 7/3/16 at 11:46am | 27 replies | 3097 views
Pass Labs HPA-1?
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