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blasjw

Location:

California

Forum Post Count:

123

Join Date:

2/25/13

Last Online:

1 day, 11 hours ago

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Hi-fi modification.

What I do for a living:

Electrical Engineer

Headphone Inventory

AKG: 702 65th Anniversary Edition, K511
Beyerdynamic: DT-880 (32 ohm), DT 990 PRO (250 ohm), DT-880 Manufaktur (600 ohm), DT-990 Manufaktur (600 ohm)
Audio Technica: ATH-AD700
Grado: SR80
Sennheiser: HD558
House of Marley: Positive Vibration

Wish List
Circumnaural: HiFiMan HE-500 (for my Mini-X), Senn. HD 600, German Maestro GMP 400, Audio Technica ATH-ADG1
IEMs: Westone 4R, Phonak PFE 232, JH Audio JH13 Pro

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit: Magni (<0.1 ohm), Asgard 2 black anodized, Valhalla black anodized, Vali
Little Dot: I+ 6JI X2
Matrix: M-Stage
Emotiva: mini-X a-100 (pending 1/4" TRS + black anodize mod.)

Wish List: Schiit Lyr, Questyle CMA800R, JDSLABS Objective2, Bottlehead Crack Speedball

Source Inventory

Oppo BDP-93 (CS4382A)
Onkyo C-S5VL SACD Player (WM8742)
Behringer DEQ2496 (AKM4394) planning to upgrade to AKM4396
Sony BDP-BX57, BDP-S570, BDP-S350, PS3 Slim, PS3 Fat (w/3.55 Firmware for SACD DSD ripping to DSF)
Schiit Modi (AKM4396), Loki ( AKM4396 in native DSD mode), Bifrost (AKM4399
, planning to black anodize and install blue/green/yellow input indicator LEDs)
Emotiva Stealth DC-1 (AD1955)
Microsoft Surface Pro x86 Tablet w/Windows 8.1 + Foobar
Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 (24-bit ESS Sabre 9023)
Asus Xonar Essence STX

Wish List: Yulong Sabre DA8 (ESS9018), Audio GD Master 7 (PCM1704), Teac UD-501 (PCM1795), Korg DS-DAC-10 (CS4398), Mytek Digital STEREO192-DSD (ESS9016), W4S DAC-2 DSDSE (ESS9018), iFi iDSD (BurrBrown), Dangerous Music Source (PCM1789), Jolida Glass FX III Tube DAC (PCM1798)

Cable Inventory

Emotiva X Series Digital Coaxial RCA, X Series Optical Toslink, X Series IEC Shielded Power, X Series Balanced XLR
Audioquest Evergreen .6m (1.96 ft.) 3.5mm to 3.5mm Analog Audio Interconnect Cable, Forest USB A to Mini USB, Forest OptiLink Full to 3.5mm Optical Audio Cable, Forest USB A to USB B, Evergreen RCA to RC
Hosa Pro Dl Cable 1/4IN Ts Rca 3F, EBU-003
GLS Audio Mic Cable Patch Cord - XLR Male to XLR Female

Power-Related Components

Emotiva CMX-6 Precision Common Mode AC Line Filter & Power Distribution System w/black anodized trim

Other Audio Equipment

Niles AXP-1 Auxiliary Input Selector x 2
Pre: Emotiva USP-1
Amp: Onkyo M-282 (thinking about replacing it with a Vincent SP-331 Hybrid)
Speakers: Onkyo SKF4800, Polk RTi-A12, JBL ES80BK
Subs: 2 x Sony SAW3000/Z 12", JBL ES250PBK 12"

Miscellaneous:
Behringer ECM8000 Ultra-Linear Measurement Condenser Microphone
Behringer DEQ2496 Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz EQ/RTA Mastering Processor (Added heat sinks to the SHARC DSP chips and the AKM DAC - no more spontaneous resets. Planning on upgrading the power supply. Eventually may upgrade the DAC and possibly upgrade the analog I/O as well)

Wish List: Emotiva UPA-200

Music Preferences

Rock, electronic, and gangster rap.

Interests (non-headphone)

Electronics, Computers, Movies, Music, Car Audio.

blasjw's Recent Activity

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AudioQuest Dragonfly Review : Affordable, Outstanding, Tiny DAC / Amp
blasjw posted in this thread in Computer Audio 3/12/14 at 10:34pm | 1899 replies | 300733 views
Introduction about HS2 headphone signal switcher.
blasjw posted in this thread in FiiO 3/10/14 at 2:32pm | 140 replies | 9807 views
Audio-Gd Master 7 - Discrete Fully Balanced DAC (PCM1704)
blasjw posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/5/14 at 6:37pm | 1920 replies | 136826 views
Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC
blasjw posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/4/14 at 12:49pm | 382 replies | 41187 views
Audiophilleo 2, IFI IUSB, Audiobyte Hydra-X impressions
blasjw posted in this thread in Computer Audio 3/1/14 at 5:33pm | 48 replies | 8002 views
Schiit Bifrost Uber Analog Upgrade
blasjw posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/1/14 at 2:54pm | 1099 replies | 103687 views
iFi Audio Nano iDSD announced
blasjw posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/1/14 at 1:04pm | 727 replies | 58665 views
HE-500, LCD2, D5000, DT770, SR80, on a speaker amp (Emotiva mini-X A-100) Project
blasjw posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/21/14 at 11:47pm | 3606 replies | 180664 views
The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
blasjw posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/20/14 at 6:23pm | 7804 replies | 438371 views

 

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