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||Westerner living in South-East Asia
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Designing headphone wood cups/leather accesories in my spare time.
||Love to find underdog audio equipment good for electronic music that punches above its weight/price class.
Signature I'm seeking - tons of micro-detail, rich tonality, controlled textured bottomless low-end, lush balanced mids, smooth marathon listening session non-fatiguing treble. Equipment with 'muscle and finesse' basically.
****LCD 2.1 - The deepest darkest chocolate with a dash of coffee & cream.
****FOSTEX T20-RP Mk2 - Exotic wood DIY custom modification.
(Closed 2.1 tuning style)
****DENON D2k - torn down/disassembled so long it hurts.
****LZ A3S Hybrid BA IEMs (incoming)
****SELLING *** LZ A3 hybrid dynamic/balanced armature IEMs
****SOLD*** LZ A2 hybrid dynamic/balanced armature IEMs
****SOLD*** MODIFIED HiFiMAN HE-400
****SOLD*** MODIFIED NAD VISO HP-50
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||***OWN*** iBasso PB2 - w. discrete Burson V5i Dual OPAMPs + dummy buffers (transportable, but 5 watts desktop class amp)
PLUS LPS 16 volt battery-powered clean linear discharge power solution.
***RETURNED*** Project Starlight with 12AU7 tube amp.
***SOLD*** CAYIN C5 - excellent budget level portable amp.
Organic, wide 3D presentation, paired excellently with my modded T20RP's.
***SOLD*** LIGHT HARMONIC GO1000 - transparent and dynamic, but lacking soul.
1) ASUS ZENFONE 2 Laser + UAPP
2) MACBOOK AIR (Internal Cirrus Logic 4208-CRZ DAC/amp) with AUDIRVANA + 2.x.x
Direct Mode and Integer Mode 1
3) HRT microStreamer with an LPS (Linear Power Supply) and custom split data + power cable. AQ Jitterbug on the data line.
4) CHORD MOJO - nice to try while I owned it. HRT microStreamer comes pretty close in SQ, like 95% close (last 5% is resolution/3D placement/internal power I view separately from the DAC)
5) ***TRADED*** BERESFORD BUSHMASTER MKII DAC/AMP - amazing little DAC/amp
||"Cable cautious" rather than "all out cable believer".
I buy high quality DIY parts built for close to standard cable prices.
CRYO UP-OCC LITZ or CRYO UP-OCC cables
ANTI-CABLES 0.2M RCA-RCA
DIY 3-line 24AWG UP-OCC USB Cable (Data-Only Modification)
TERADAK USB Data+Power Y-Merger Cable
PSA TYPE 6 LITZ INTERCONNECT with CRYO'd 3.5's
8-line Balanced Sterling Silver IEM cable
||1) Macbook Air mains isolation.
2) ENERGIZER XPAL 8000mAh portable battery + XPAL 16-volt AC LPS for iBasso PB2 amp.
3) Anker 5200mAh Astro E1 for mobile split power to DAC unit.
4) Power strip with built-in noise suppression.
5) (WTB) 16-volt DC desktop LPS for iBasso PB2.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||My single-speed Trek front/rear suspension mountain bike converted for city road pounding.
Lohb's Recent Activity
Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2
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Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (Headphones, IEMs, Amps, DACs)
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Sonic Satori - HRT Levels the Field with the MicroStreamer
Lohb posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/21/16 at 8:07pm | 1185 replies | 109900 views
Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread
Lohb posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 7/21/16 at 3:25am | 8813 replies | 543488 views
iBasso PB-2 Pelican fully balanced portable, DB-2 Dac . . HiFlight recommended op amps page 16. .
Lohb posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 7/19/16 at 3:57am | 1387 replies | 120266 views
Techno, Electro & Underground Beats
LZ-A2S impressions thread
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LZ-A4 Impressions and Discussion Thread
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