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San Antonio, TX

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on 8/23/15

About Me:

I'm an insatiable gadget-geek, of which audio plays a large role in my life.

What I do for a living:

I'm a Systems/Operations Engineer by trade and I make the Internet work (no really!)

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD280 Pro
Sennheiser HD595
Alessandro MS One
Ultimate Ears Studio.Fi 5 Pro
Beyerdynamic DT880 (600Ω) (being shipped)
Hi-Fi Man HE-500s

Headphone Amp Inventory

Modified PIMETA design based custom-built amp
Presonus HP4
Schiit Lyr

Source Inventory

Zero DAC w/ Earth HDAM and RK27 pot upgrade to headphone circuit
Zero DAC 2009 Edition (w/ USB) OPA627
Yulong D100 MKII (being shipped)
Fiio E17

Cable Inventory

2x BJC RCA to Mono 1/4 ICs
1x BJC Toslink
1x BJC LC-1 Subwoofer Cable
250' BJC "Twelve White" Belden 5000UE

Power-Related Components

Tripp Lite HT810ISOCTR Home Theatre Power Isolation Center (supplies HTPC and Yamaha Receiver that are shelved with it in my home theater)
Tripp-Lite HT2210ISOCTR Home Theatre Power Isolation, Subwoofer (supplies Powered Sub)

Other Audio Equipment

Audioengine A2 (attached to Gaming Desktop)
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Headset (attached to Gaming Desktop)
Yamaha RX-V871 (attached to HTPC)
Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series II x4 (attached to Yamaha Receiver)
Polk Audio Monitor 30 Series II x2 (attached to Yamaha Receiver, mounted on Bell'O SP200 Speaker Stands)
Polk Audio CS2 Center Channel x1 (attached to Yamaha Receiver)
Polk Audio PSW505 Powered Subwoofer (attached to Yamaha Receiver)

Audio-Related Tweaks

Headphone recabling, custom amps

Music Preferences


Interests (non-headphone)

Computers, Firearms, Knives, History, Sociology, Economics

Tristor's Recent Activity

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Aftermarket cables for the HE-6/ HE-500 etc.
Tristor posted in this thread in Cables, Power, Tweaks, Speakers,... 3/1/15 at 3:21pm | 185 replies | 39816 views
Head-fi Austin - January 18 2014
Tristor posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 12/26/13 at 6:28am | 179 replies | 10945 views
Dallas Meetup - September 29, 2013 - impressions thread
Tristor posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 9/29/13 at 11:45pm | 47 replies | 8260 views
Schiit Lyr causing a DAC overheat issue, thoughts?
Tristor posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/12/13 at 11:04pm | 3 replies | 522 views
Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers
Tristor posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/26/13 at 9:54pm | 12021 replies | 490273 views
updated their location 8/19/13 at 5:16pm


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