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About Me:

North Korea escapee

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Mixing/DJing, remixing, recording, critical listening, head fi, watch fi, knife fi, shoe fi

What I do for a living:

Advance emissions specialist. Emissions inspector.

Headphone Inventory

UM Merlin (sold)
Shure se535 (sold)
Allen & Heath xd-53 (Used mainly at gigs)
Sony MDR-7506
Apple earpod (gifted to head-fier)
Sennheiser HD650
Sennheiser Amperior (gifted to brother)
LCD2 Rev2 (sold)
HiFiMan HE-400
Sennheiser HD800 (sold)
HiFiMan HE-6
Sony MDR-V6

Headphone Amp Inventory

Pico Headamp (sold)
ALO Audio Rx mk1 (sold)
ALO Audio Rx mk2 (sold)
Schiit Audio Mjolnir (sold)
Pioneer VSX-406 (current)
DA8's Built in amp (sold)
Yulong A18 (Sold)
Burson Soloist
Bottlehead S.E.X w/ C4S, Impedance upgrades, and Lightspeed passive Pre (In the stir*dropped)
FirstWatt F5 (dropped)
Apogee Duet2

Source Inventory

Macbook Pro 15' i7 2.0ghz Haswell Processor, 8G RAM, 256G PCI-e SSD, Iris graphics model
Ipod Classic 1gen/6gen 80 Gig (sold)
Iphone 5
Cypher Labs Alo -db (sold)
Clevo Notebook running Windows 7 running i7-3610QM CPU@2.3GHz, 500g mSATA SSD, 16G DDR3 RAM, nVidia GTX 675M
Yulong D18 (sold)
MF VLink 192 (sold)
KingRex uc384 (loaned, sold)
ifi iLink (sold)
Hiface Evo(Returned)
Ap1 (auditioned)
DA8 Sabre DAC (sold)
Apogee Duet2
RME Fireface 400
Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo, using Lexicon 224 & Teletronix LA-2 for UAD plugin

Cable Inventory

SilverRay balanced xlr LCD2 cable (sold)
Oyaide DR-510 (excellent product, sold)
Moon Audio Black Dragon v2 LCD2 dual xlr cable (sold)
Artemis dual 3pin carbon fiber rhodium xlr balanced silver cable for HD800 (amazing cable)
Scanlan Audio 24k Gold OCC Copper carbon fiber rhodium xlr balanced Interconnects
Oyaide NEO d+ Class "A" usb cable (current)
Oyaide Continental s5 usb cable (current)

Power-Related Components

ifi iUSB power supply (sold)
PurePower for audiophilleo

Other Audio Equipment

JL Audio 500/1 Limited Edition Black
JL Audio 12w6v2 in a sealed enclosure of 1.25 cubic ft internal volume
Focal K2 Power 165 KRX3
Focal PC 690 6"x9" Coaxial Speakers
JL Audio HD600/4
PXA-H800 Alpine Imprint Audio Processor
Alpine RUX-C800

Event Opal Studio Monitors (current)
Mackie HR824 Mk1 (Retired)
Genelec 8030BPM (current)
Prosonus Scepter s6 (auditioned)
Adam s8 studio subwoofer (current)
Yamaha HS8 (sold)
Infinity Primus P163BK (current)
Dayton Audio APA150 2-channel 150w amplifier
Pioneer DJM-500 (sold)
Pioneer DJM-900 NEXUS (currently the greatest, and currently with me)
Vestax vci-380
Pioneer DDJ-SX (returned)
Serato SL1
Pioneer DJM-800 (sold)
Pro tools 10
2x Technics SL-1200M3D (sold *crying*)
2x Pioneer CDJ-1000
Mixed in Key
Platinum Notes 4.0
Ableton Live 9
MIDI Fighter 3D
Kontrol F1
Traktor Pro2
Kontrol x1 MKII

Audio-Related Tweaks

Modified effects module
TB Isone (best DSP plugin for JRiver, period)
Event's Studio EQ Calibration kit
Arc 2 System

Music Preferences

Old school hip-hop, funk, down-tempo, trip-hop, 2pac, progressive house, tech house, break beat, big-beats, classical, classic rock, drum&bass (only LTJ Bukem), AC/DC fan.

Interests (non-headphone)

My boston terrier, MMA training, Silat Martial Arts, Karambit self-defense tactics

Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)

Various vaping gear, my trusty Gigabyte M8000X mouse, Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Brown(home), Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Blue (work), my MIDI Fighter 3D!

DarKen23's Recent Activity

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HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone
DarKen23 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/21/14 at 12:35pm | 13015 replies | 676071 views
Pictures of your speaker setup!
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 3/7/14 at 12:09am | 64 replies | 3307 views
bookshelf speakers vs studio monitors?
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 3/7/14 at 12:05am | 241 replies | 9611 views
REVIEW - Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 3/6/14 at 2:52pm | 1294 replies | 111309 views
FS: Yulong DA8 *mint condition*
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 3/4/14 at 4:53pm | 1 replies | 327 views
HE-6 *Perfect Condition*
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 2/20/14 at 11:05am | 4 replies | 269 views
Audio interface for studio monitors.
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 2/20/14 at 8:47am | 16 replies | 344 views
HiFiMan High-End Series Owners' Club (Enter with the Google Docs form!)
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/8/14 at 2:20pm | 588 replies | 23091 views
Isone Pro - the best thing you could ever get for your headphones on your computer
DarKen23 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 2/6/14 at 10:17am | 822 replies | 118951 views
Amps that can drive the HiFiMan HE-6 planar headphones
DarKen23 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/30/14 at 11:03am | 2716 replies | 176758 views


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