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About Me:

I am a lover of music and books.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

i search for the max quality sound for less than one thousand dollars for each piece of the chain

What I do for a living:

sell books

Headphone Inventory

Fostex th 7-b ( for the price, 60 dollars in canada, i think that this headphone is marvellous)

Hifiman he-400 ( famous reputation for the ratio quality/price) with the Ember, they are on par with the Stax basic system...Better for jazz

Stax Lambda Nova Basic (at a used price a bargain in money and sound) better for choral music...

Audiotechnica ath-m50 ( very good bass )

Headphone Amp Inventory

Ember project ( incredibly good and very versatile,very beautiful, with the 6ns7 sylvania tube incredibly better than with my 12 other tubes) surprisingly high ratio quality/price/flexibility...its pre/out drive also the stax amp ...

Stax srm252s

Stax smr-xh (at used price a bargain capable to run many stax headphones)

Aune t1 tube dac/amp ( good synergy pairing with the ath m50 and the fostex, not with the He 400 for my ears)
Pa2v2 ( i dont use it now, but for the price interesting deal )
Bravo ocean tube amp ( good synergy with the He 400 and with the AKG 701)

Source Inventory

Beresford Bushmaster mkII with Ankaka Battery charger ( a pure marvel for the price)

Hifimediy asynchronus usb Sabre DAC ( 57 dollars and i am sure one of the best dac less than 200 hundred dollars, and an optic converter, all in one)
+ hifimediy usb isolator (that make in the chain an audible difference to my ears)

Aune t1 tube dac/amp. ( bad synergy with Hifiman He 400)

Cable Inventory

Morrow ma 1 interconnect rca cable ( quality/ price ratio extraordinary, and my most important discovery in audio) + Morrow Ma3 and this upgrade with the ma3 make a big difference...excellent King Valab optical toslink cable (great upgrade from cheap cable)

Other Audio Equipment

Swan m10 2.1 multimedia speakers ( quality/ price ratio impossible to exceed, it cost me one dollar on ebay and the retail price is around 125 dollars) the sound is very musical, and if you are on a tight budget dont kill yourself buy it....You will smile ...( i pair the Swans internal amp with the Ember pre-amp function and its make all the difference ) The Swan M10 now compete easily with the transparent Stax system in my systems...
Sorbothane feet are miraculous product for vibrations...They produced more clear bass and image... Paramax pm8-av power conditioner made a difference also... bought it used for a cheap amount...made a great difference and protect your gear...

Music Preferences

classical, world and jazz...

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Project Ember Tube Rolling
richard51 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 9:26 pm | 367 replies | 17401 views
Garage1217 Project Solstice
richard51 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 3/29/15 at 7:35pm | 40 replies | 1385 views
**Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**
richard51 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/25/15 at 10:20pm | 19828 replies | 863134 views
Project Ember Review
richard51 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 3/23/15 at 10:23pm | 436 replies | 38311 views
Hifiman HE1000 Planar Dynamic Flagship
richard51 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/22/15 at 5:58pm | 2804 replies | 194737 views
New from Garage1217, the solid-state Project Polaris!
richard51 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 3/15/15 at 2:08pm | 692 replies | 34998 views
Magnepan Mini Maggie Desktop Speaker System
richard51 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/5/15 at 4:44pm | 75 replies | 11293 views
The Entry Level Stax Thread
richard51 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/29/15 at 5:47am | 1478 replies | 73205 views
The Stax Thread III
richard51 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 12/22/14 at 4:35pm | 4915 replies | 259823 views


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