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||Kansas City, Missouri, USA
|Forum Post Count:
||2 weeks, 5 days ago
||I am married with two kids. Once a nuke bubblehead in the USN, now a paid computer geek.
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Cars, firearms and shooting, camping, hi-fi, computers.
|What I do for a living:
||I am a Data Center Enterprise Architect for Cerner, running 30% of US health care from our DCs.
JH Audio Roxannes
Ultimate Ears TripleFi's
Many other <$150 pairs
Audeze LCD3 (pre-fazor)
**Sennheiser HD-800 (bal)
*"on the way"
**"working on purchasing right now"
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Oppo HA-1 (to be ***RW-OPPO'ed :))
Pioneer Elite SC-68
||AK100 (to be RWAKed)
AK240 (to be RWAKed)
Pioneer Elite 47Ai
Pioneer Elite BDP-62FD
iPod 160GB Classic x3
iPod Touch 4th 64GB x2
iPod Nano 6th 16GBx4 (great watches)
Zune G1 30GB
Zune G2 80GB
Various desktops, laptops, and tablets w/ various apps (+JRiver)
Pioneer Elite SC-68
Many other Onkyo's from 809-607 and a bunch in between
many other standard BR, DVD, CD, and HD-DVD players
||Not really into upgrading cables past quality built functional applying the rules I learned in EE for analog cables to assure proper GA for length so as not to add too much to resistance, maybe upgraded cables make more of a difference, but as I haven't tried cablee worth more than a couple of hundred, I can't say.
||A bunch of commercial APCC and Belkin HT UPS'es for clean, well regulated and monitored power sources
|Other Audio Equipment
Veritas 2.8 x2
Veritas 2.2 x3
Veritas 2.0R x2
DefTech BP2000TL L/R
DefTech BP7006 L/R
DefTech CLR3000 C
DefTech CLR2500 C
DefTech CLR2002 C
DefTech CLR2000 C
DefTech BPVX side L/R
DefTech BPX rear L/R
DefTeck BP2X wide L/R
DefTech BP1.2X x4 height LL/RR
Energy Conn C-6 L/R (1990ish Canadian made)
Energy Conn C-2 rear L/R (1990ish Canadian made)
Energy AC300 Center (1990ish Canadian made)
Energy Take5 sets x3
Atlantic Technology 2400 L/R
Atlantic Technology 2200 L/R
Atlantic Technology 2200C Center
Atlantic Technology 2200 Surr L/R
some other stuff
Klipsch RW12D x2
Def Tech SuperCube I
||All genre's except most country and all Tejano
||I have been building computers and programming since I was 10 (now my career). Part time auto-mechanic since I was 12, worked as a line tech in a dealership for a couple of years. I am into cars generally speaking as well (Audi mainly); I love Top Gear, those are the kinds of cars I enjoy. I was in the Navy as a Nuclear Electrician on a sub, and I am still interested in nuclear power as a concept and continue to learn and study about advances in the field. My degree was in computer and electrical engineering at the University of Texas @ Austin. I enjoy shooting rifle, pistol, and shotgun and have a decent collection of firearms, and I compete in NSCA(National Sporting Clays Association. I also went through a knife phase and have a collection of several hundred blades (that I need to liquidate). I have been into home and portable hi-fi since I was about 8, initially buying broken electronics from garage sales and fixing them so that I could get what I would otherwise not be able to afford.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||My Audi S6, A6, and 6spd S4 cabrio. Have had CTS-V, CLK63 AMG, RS4 (my FAVORITE), another S4, another A6, Harley Softwail heritage (2005), and several others. My firearms and blades, not gonna list those here.
craftyhack's Recent Activity
Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 10/7/14 at 8:19pm | 3976 replies | 377212 views
Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/12/14 at 10:55am | 20312 replies | 2843871 views
Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone Impressions Thread
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/10/14 at 5:22pm | 3317 replies | 318944 views
Oppo PM-1: A New Planar Magnetic Headphone!
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/20/14 at 4:32pm | 2547 replies | 280275 views
Poll: Would you buy the pictured amp stand from Oppo for an estimated $150? Made for the HA-1, but would perhaps...
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/12/14 at 10:25pm | 33 replies | 2525 views
Please help me with my survey (about storage)
craftyhack posted in this thread in Computer Audio 7/10/14 at 12:58pm | 254 replies | 10886 views
New OPPO HA-1 (CES 2014)
craftyhack posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/7/14 at 5:48pm | 222 replies | 34038 views
Astell & Kearn AK240 & AKS02 Dock, buth still in shrink wrap just received directly from iRiver
craftyhack posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 6/28/14 at 12:49pm | 1 replies | 223 views
This ever happen to you? My headphones smell like weed :/.
craftyhack posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 6/18/14 at 9:17pm | 6 replies | 430 views
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