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craftyhack

Location:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Forum Post Count:

116

Join Date:

1/6/13

Last Online:

9 hours, 40 minutes ago

About Me:

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.

Headphone Inventory

CIEMs:
*UERMs
*UE18s

IEMs:
JH Audio Roxannes
Shure E500-PTH
Ultimate Ears TripleFi's
Many other <$150 pairs

Cans:

Audeze LCD3 (pre-fazor)
Audeze LCD-XC
Oppo PM-1s
Hifiman HE-500s
**Sennheiser HD-800 (bal)
***AlphaDogs
Sony MDR-7506
Sony MDR-XB1000
Ultrasone 900

*"on the way"
**"working on purchasing right now"
***"considering"

Headphone Amp Inventory

Oppo HA-1 (to be ***RW-OPPO'ed :))
Schiit Valhalla
Schiit Mjolnar
Hifiman EF-5
Fiio E17
Fiio E09K
Fiio E7
Pioneer Elite SC-68
Pioneer 47TXi
Onkyo 3008

Source Inventory

AK100 (to be RWAKed)
AK240 (to be RWAKed)
Sony ZX1
XA5400ES
Pioneer Elite 47Ai
Pioneer Elite BDP-62FD
Onkyo DV-HD805
Toshiba HD-XA2
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)

DACs/AMP/Receiver Sources
Fiio E17
Fiio E7
Oppo HA-1
Pioneer Elite SC-68
Pioneer 49TXi
Onkyo 3008
Many other Onkyo's from 809-607 and a bunch in between
many other standard BR, DVD, CD, and HD-DVD players

Cable Inventory

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.

Power-Related Components

A bunch of commercial APCC and Belkin HT UPS'es for clean, well regulated and monitored power sources

Other Audio Equipment

AMPs
Proceed AMP5
Aragon 4004
Acurus A250
some others

Speakers:
Veritas 2.8 x2
Veritas 2.2 x3
Veritas 2.0R x2
Veritas 2.0C

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

SUBs
Klipsch RW12D x2
Def Tech SuperCube I
Energy S10.3
Mirage BPS-150i
few others

Music Preferences

All genre's except most country and all Tejano

Interests (non-headphone)

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.

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Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone Impressions Thread
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/10/14 at 5:22pm | 3051 replies | 242697 views
Oppo PM-1: A New Planar Magnetic Headphone!
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/20/14 at 4:32pm | 2486 replies | 244006 views
Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread
craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/12/14 at 6:36pm | 1717 replies | 135249 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 | 9839 views
New OPPO HA-1 (CES 2014)
craftyhack posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/7/14 at 5:48pm | 222 replies | 24271 views
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craftyhack posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/18/14 at 6:01pm | 90 replies | 6990 views

 

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