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Head FI newb

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Sailing, tube audio, DIY, solar...

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Headphone Inventory

LCD-2.2 Rosewood

Headphone Amp Inventory

Krell KSA5 clone
SuSy Dynalo
Woo Audio WA3+
Constant Current Source Mod
Power Tubes (TS 7802WB, Amperex 7802, WE421A, GEC 6AS7G, JAN-CAHG-6080WA, Bendix JAN-CEA-6080WB Graphite Cross, 6H13C Winged =C=, GE5998A/JAN, Chatham 2399, Cetron 7236, Sylvania 7236, RCA 6080, GE 6AS7G copper shield)
Driver Tubes (Amperex 6DJ8 PQ A-frame Holland Tek Selected, Amperex JAN 6922, Allied Japan 6BZ7 gold pin, 6Н1П-ЕВ, Brimar 6BQ7A, Sylvania 6BQ7A, RCA clear top 6GU7, RCA clear top 6FQ7, 6SN7 Mouse Ears, 6Н5П-ЕВ triple mica)

Source Inventory

Schiit Modi
Digital FLAC/ALAC via Aspire netbook
iPod Touch 4th gen
Pure i20

Cable Inventory

Next on the DIY list

Power-Related Components

SCA-35 (mod)

Other Audio Equipment

Mission 700

Audio-Related Tweaks

CCS Mod, power supply bypass, power supply high ESR recap, heater virtual ground.

Music Preferences

Jazz, electronica, exotica, metal, acoustic

Interests (non-headphone)

Sailing / Sailboat Racing

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Crack;Bottlehead OTL
GrindingThud posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/28/15 at 5:16pm | 6475 replies | 468622 views
DC/MD/VA meet, Feb or March 2015, tbd
GrindingThud posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 1/24/15 at 6:58pm | 25 replies | 263 views
Welcome & Introduction for DC/VA/MD Head-Fiers
GrindingThud posted in this thread in DC/VA/MD Head-Fiers Group 1/24/15 at 7:37am | 77 replies | 1422 views
For 6AS7G tube rollers here .....
GrindingThud posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/23/15 at 6:52pm | 1790 replies | 116601 views
Testing audiophile claims and myths
GrindingThud posted in this thread in Sound Science 1/23/15 at 6:06am | 3875 replies | 312641 views
Audeze Deckard - class A amp, USB DAC
GrindingThud posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/18/15 at 6:45pm | 45 replies | 3146 views
DIY Cable Gallery!!
GrindingThud posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 1/18/15 at 9:02am | 14376 replies | 3046442 views
Fostex T50RP Incremental Mods and Measurements
GrindingThud posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/18/15 at 5:32am | 1641 replies | 123703 views
DIY Cable Questions and Comments Thread
GrindingThud posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 1/17/15 at 6:04am | 3327 replies | 138805 views
Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015
GrindingThud posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/7/15 at 4:31pm | 2044 replies | 189718 views


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