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CoiL

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What I do for a living:

Designer, Teacher, Woodwork, Social work and everything else that is interesting and meaningful ;)

Headphone Inventory

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Philips Fidelio X1 (Van Damme XKE Pro-Patch (TMC paracord sleeve) + Neutrik Rean 3.5mm gold jacks recabling)

Superlux HD-681 (Fran`s mkII hw filter + custom velour pads + Van Damme XKE Pro-Patch dual-entry recabling)

Superlux HD-662F (custom wood re-design/build, custom hw filter + custom velour pads + Van Damme XKE Pro-Patch dual-entry recabling)

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My personal subjective rating by SQ only:

1) Modified KZ ATE (2nd gen (non-S) translucent black with nozzle port holes), FF mod (Oak + green stain + ED9 brass nozzles + IE800 cable). Pic: http://bit.ly/2bOADBl

2) Senfer 4in1 (with Tennmak transparent silver upgrade cable + JVC Spiral Dot tips)

3) Venture Electronics Asura 2

4) Modified HLSX808 (Creative i930 tips) RAW-mod pic: http://bit.ly/2c6mf6T

5) LZ A2S (Philips UE large bore silicone tips)

6) Magaosi BK50 (Philips UE large bore silicone tips)

7) Modified YINJW wooden "IE800" (2014 open back grills version) - WOM-mod pic: http://bit.ly/2bVOYYC

8) Original stock Venture Electronics Monk. Modified VE NUN-mod pic: http://bit.ly/2c4nG37

9) Venture Electronics Monk+

10) Modified KZ ANV Re-shelled wood-mod: http://bit.ly/2bPBvCP

11) Modified KZ ED9 Wood + weight reduction + ergonomics + cable mod: http://bit.ly/2bM0mUG

12) Modified KZ EDR2 - RBW-mod pic: http://bit.ly/2bVPfuG

13) Re-cabled KZ ED10

Had:
HAVI B3 Pro1 IEM
YINJW ceramic "IE800"
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Incoming: none
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Wish & future upgrade list:

Dawnwood GT-36
Remax RM-800MD
ATH-E40
AAW Nebula One
Trinity Sabre
Phantom Master 4
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Headphone Amp Inventory

1) Aune T1 (re-capped with ELNA SilmicII)
2) iBasso DX50 @ high-gain (upgraded HO opamps - ADA4897-1ARZ)
3) ELE EL-D02 (TDA1308) (re-capped with ELNA SilmicII + Panasonic FR)
Re-shelled with wood: http://cdn.head-fi.org/6/66/6610a...
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Future upgrade plan: Chord Mojo or Burson Conductor Air
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Source Inventory

1) Aune T1 DAC (SS BB-PCM1793 + Tube buffer)
2) iBasso DX50 (WM8740) (Sound Unlocked 1.3.3 FW @ FLAC-only / CPU default / IIR off) + upgraded LO DAC differential opamp - ADA4841-2YRZ
3) ELE EL-D02 (SS BB-PCM2704) (re-capped with ELNA SilmicII + Panasonic FR)
Re-shelled with wood: http://cdn.head-fi.org/6/66/6610a...
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Main tubes for Aune T1 DAC:

5x Siemens E88CC (GØ 1≠ 6A / GØ 1≠ 5L / EØ 1≠ 6A, grey plates, o-ring getter, gold pins)
Amperex 6GM8/ECC86 (⊿8J5, orange globe logo)
2x Ultron SQ PCC189/7ES8 (DJF V3B, Bharat India, gold label)
Amperex 6DJ8/ECC88 (GAC ⊿9F3, single support leg dimpled disc getter, orange globe logo)
Siemens PCC189 (IP1 B7C3, Blackburn)
2x Ultron PCC189/7ES8 (50402, white label)
Amperex 6DJ8 (GA8 ⊿0F3, A-frame, PQ orange shield logo)
5x Miniwatt-Dario ECC189 (|X1 ±2L4 .. , Chartres France, yellow "shield" logo)
Siemens PCC88/7DJ8 (≠2J)
2x Miniwatt-Dario PCC189 (IP9 ⊿9F1)
Mullard ECC88 (GAG ⊿5D2, newer shield logo)
2x JAN Sylvania 6922 (82219 EAD 7002, US, green label)
6H1N-EB (Voskhod, double wire supported "cup" getter)
6N23P (Reflector, V 72)
Pinnacle PCC85 (dark grey top glass, relabeled & uncoded, very very good!)
2x GE JAN 6BQ7A (green label, o-ring getter with glowing wire under it)
Tesla E88CC (37 white label, grey plate, O-ring getter, 101 U2 W4 crossed swords)
Tesla E88CC (32 yellow label, grey plate, O-ring getter, red tip glass, gold pins)

and lot of other good tubes... over 70 tubes ;)
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Headphone amp board coupling capacitors > ELNA SilmicII 47uF 50V
Headphone amp board rail voltage capacitors > ELNA SilmicII 470uF 25V
Secondary power supply capacitors > ELNA SilmicII 470uF 25V
Main power supply capacitors > Panasonic FR 3300uF 25V
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CMC gold plated OFC pins ceramic tube socket + CMC PCB socket adapter
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DX50 modifications thread post: http://tinyurl.com/j9yx2qa

HO coupling capacitors - Panasonic FC 220uF 10V
LO capacitors - Panasonic FC 100uF 10V
HO decoupling capacitor - Panasonic POSCAP 220uF 10V (10TPE220MIL)
LO differential amp decoupling capacitor - Panasonic POSCAP 100uF 6.3V (6TPE100MI)
DAC analog power supply decoupling caps - Panasonic POSCAP 100uF 6.3V (6TPE100MI)
HO opamps - ADA4897-1ARZ
LO DAC differential opamp - ADA4841-2YRZ

I call it now DX5X ...and it sounds like O"¤M%¤F?(¤G !!! O_O !!!
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Future upgrade plan: Chord Mojo or Burson Conductor Air
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Cable Inventory

Van Damme Pro Grade Classic XKE Pro-Patch
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Other Audio Equipment

1) AKAI AA-V12DPL receiver/amp from 1996. Capacitor overhaul: Nichicon KG, Nichicon FW, Nichicon KA and lot of Panasonic FC`s. Result - very good SQ!
Was worth replacing cheap old Samwha capacitors ;)

2) cheap modified UON HT-3010 2.1 PC system
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Music Preferences

The Mars Volta, TOOL, A Perfect Circle, Omar Rodríguez-López, Karnivool, Eidola, Steven Wilson, Lucid Planet, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Puscifer, Dead Letter Circus, Tesseract, Sanguine Hum, David Barrett Trio, Ampacity, Djam Karet, Nemrud, Disperse, Alt-J, Lunatic Soul, Fever Ray, Riverside, Nine Inch Nails, Animals as Leaders, Klone, Periphery, Closure in Moscow, Caligula`s Horse, Destiny Potato, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Katatonia, Deftones, Bloc Party, Radiohead, The Olivia Tremor Control, Indukti, Temple of Thieves, Mutemath, Sigur Ros, Monuments, Opus of A Machine, Beardfish, Estas Tonne, Silversun Pickups, Thank You Scientist, 10 Years, Leprous, Failure, GoGo Penguin, Eivind Aarset, Atoms for Peace, Between buried and Me, Sunset in The 12th House, Uneven structure, The Joy Formidable, Mushroomhead, Kaya Project, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Martin Grech, The Circulatory System, Crosses, Lamb, Curve, Ganesh Rao, Chris Isaak, Wye Oak, Wardruna, Evaline, Jericco, Yoav, Thom Yorke, Klaxons, M83, DubFX, Ez3kiel, Skyharbor, Eleven Tigers, Korn, Eskmo, Filter, Origami Sound, Finley Quaye, O. Children, Nick Drake, Pantha Du Prince, Rammstein, Caribou, Moderat, Metallica, Bonobo, Dream Theater, 65 days of static, Anathema, Aromabar, Bahamas, Audioslave, Bat for Lashes, Type O Negative, Burial, PJ Harvey, Apparat, Blood Command, Boards of Canada, Cinematic Orchestra, Effigy, Friendly Fires, Hooverphonic, Gonzales, How to Destroy Angles, Ital Tek, Arvo Pärt, TV on The Radio, Paolo Nutini, Glass Animals, Blood Red Shoes etc.
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Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

Accessories for iBasso DX50:
* 2x 64GB ADATA Premier mSDXC UHS-I CL10
* Mini Audio silicone cover (black)
* KINPS 3150mAh (white/orange/purple sticker) battery (Samsung S3 i9300).
Lasts ~14h40min with DX50.
* M3 Vikuiti DQCT130 screen protector

Dell E4200 @ heavily tweaked W7Ux64 for audio equipment use.

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