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Jones Bob

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Vancouver, WA USA

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758

Join Date:

3/22/13

Last Online:

59 minutes ago

What I do for a living:

NPI Project Engineer: US, China and Malaysia

Headphone Inventory

STAX SR-009
STAX SR-207
STAX SR-003 MK2


Retired and/or Sold:
STAX SR-007 MK2.9
STAX SR-L700
Audeze LCD-3F
Audeze LCD-3C
Audeze LCD-X
Audeze LCD-2.2
Bose QC15
AKG701

Headphone Amp Inventory

DIY Dr. Kevin Gilmore designed KGST "mini Blue Hawaii" hybrid SS/Tube electrostatic headphone amplifier. 1950s NOS Tungsol triple mica square getter 6S4A tubes with Herbie's tube dampeners. Alps RK50 recently replaced original build Alpha potentiometer. Also, replaced stock +/-15VDC supply in KGST with GRLV. All signal wired with custom Neotech UPOCC silver/gold (proprietary alloy ratio and insulation) wire.

In process of building: KGSSHV Carbon

Retired from headphone use:
DIY Dr. Richard Marsh designed headphone amp. A great amp, only reason I retired it, can only play with dynamic headphones, which I no longer own.
DIY PP 6V6 tube amp (based on Poindexter's Musical Machine with Electraprint PSSS output transformers)
Music Angel PP 6P1P (6AQ5) tube amp

Sold:
Schiit Mjolnir
Schiit Lyr
Altmann BYOB
DIY Tripath

Source Inventory

Schiit Yggdrasil

Retired and or sold:
Schiit Gungnir w/USB gen2
Schiit Bifrost
DIY ESS9023 DAC with LiFePo battery supply
DIY Buffalo II DAC with Paul Hynes shunt regulators and supply, then replaced with LiFePo batteries.

Cable Inventory

DIY balanced cables made with custom Neotech UPOCC silver/gold (proprietary alloy ratio and insulation) wire, Furutech rhodium plated male and gold plated female XLR connectors, and using WBT 0805 lead free silver solder. Matching Furutech rhodium XLR panel connector on amp.

AudioQuest Vodka Ethernet

Retired:
Ridge Street Audio Designs Poeima!!! silver-ribbon balanced XLR interconnects
Curious USB Cable
Straightwire Crescendo II balanced XLR interconnects
Monoprice XLR balanced interconnects
AudioQuest Diamond USB cable
Q Cable French Silk TRS single ended copper litz headphone cable.
Pangea 4% silver clad copper USB cable
DIY Evidence Audio XLR balanced interconnects
Schiit PYST XLR balanced interconnects
Silflex glass toslink cable.
Stock Audeze ADZ6SE TRS single ended and ADZ6B4 XLR headphone cables
Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 Premium headphone cable

Power-Related Components

Uptone Audio UltraCap LPS-1 for microRendu
OEM power cords.

Other Audio Equipment

2013 Mac Mini as music only server upgraded with
16G memory
256G SSD
1TG external HD
Audirvana Plus
Apple Airport Express
Sonore microRendu

Altec 890C Bolero speakers modded with vintage ESS Great Heil AMT tweeters.
Altec Model 19 speakers with vintage TAD TD-2001 HF compression drivers.
DIY Evidence Audio speaker cables
iPad Air LTE 32G
iPhone 6 Plus 64G

Audio-Related Tweaks

Shorted all unused Yggy inputs.

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Headamp Blue Hawaii Special Edition
Jones Bob posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/17/17 at 9:57pm | 8607 replies | 798045 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Jones Bob posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 2/14/17 at 4:12pm | 17596 replies | 3214275 views
The Stax Thread III
Jones Bob posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 2/11/17 at 7:49am | 11239 replies | 693340 views
STAX SR-007 MK2.9 Black Export Model
Jones Bob posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 1/31/17 at 12:17pm | 1 replies | 461 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
Jones Bob posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/21/17 at 3:01pm | 4102 replies | 496502 views
STAX SR-L700
Jones Bob posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 12/21/16 at 8:07pm | 3 replies | 234 views
BHSE - tube rolling
Jones Bob posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/29/16 at 10:42am | 178 replies | 7855 views
Life after Yggdrasil?
Jones Bob posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/4/16 at 1:57am | 1028 replies | 119965 views
The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread
Jones Bob posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/31/16 at 8:19pm | 475 replies | 105716 views
AudioQuest Diamond USB cable -SOLD
Jones Bob posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 8/14/16 at 8:14pm | 3 replies | 235 views

 

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