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Accelerator01

Location:

Singapore

Forum Post Count:

10

Join Date:

8/17/13

Last Online:

3 days, 22 hours ago

About Me:

I'm a tube person. Music should come to you, instead of looking for music while listening.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

NOS vacuum tubes hunting

What I do for a living:

Make cable mods, Make DIY amplifiers.

Headphone Inventory

Headphone:
grado SR125i
Audio Technica ATH-AD500X modded
'The not so Porta but Pro' (Koss Porta Pro) heavily modded by replacing stock cables to detachable cables made with Kimber Kable. (http://goo.gl/CXAIxs)
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro (with kimber kable internal mod and SPC 3.5 connector)
Beyerdynamic DT990
MDR7506 Sony Modded with Kimber TC cable
Fostex T50RP MK3 (Stock)
Creative E mu Walnut


Earpiece:
1964 ears V2
KZ ZST (Piece of crap)
Xiaomi Piston
Xiaomi earpiece ver.2 (1 dynamic 1 BA)
Soon: VE Monk+

Headphone Amp Inventory

Portable:
O2 with opamp upgrade (gain stage OPA2132PA, driver stage 2x AD823AN) Great combo for portables. A/B X compared with DX100 on board amp. Sounds slightly more transparent, noticably more refined and slightly broader soundstage, slightly darker background, instruments separated much better, more natural vocals though it lost a little vocal depth (still more than acceptable imo) when compared to DX100. Volume is balanced as close as possible in the vocal region. It will be a matter of preference for a fuller sound or more transparent sound. Comparison done using T50RP MK3.

Home:

ELEKIT TU-8200, upgraded Solen coupling caps, ELNA cathode bypass caps, Holco headphone out resistors, RMA headphone out resistors.
Tube configs: NOS Matsu****a 12AU7 & reissue Goldlion KT88
NOS Raytheon long black plates 12AU7 & reissue Goldlion KT88
NOS Raytheon long black plates 12AU7 & NOS Russian tube Ulyanov 70's Г807
NOS Raytheon long black plates 12AU7 & reissue svetlana 6550

More to come!


Retired:
Yamaha AVX-700

Source Inventory

Aune T1 with ELNA & Philips caps mod. (headphone out not used.)
Tube used: NOS Philips 6DJ8 / reissue Goldlion 6922 (higher gain than philips) / NOS Voskhod 6Н23П (current favourite)
Voskhod rockets 6Н1П does not match the rating of Aune T1! Beware!
DX100! (1.2.7)
DX200
ELEKIT PS-3249R DAC with OPA2132 opamp.
ELEKIT PU-2111 mini dac


Retired:
DX50 DAP line out. (FW 1.5)
iBasso D-Zero

Cable Inventory

Custom made SPC interconnects
Custom made 5N silver cable RCA <-> 3.5
ADL (furutech) IHP35

DIY
Kimber Kable TC interconnects
Kimber Kable PR headphone cables
Kimber Kable VS headphone cables
SPC cables and interconnects
Canare RCA cables

Power-Related Components

Magnet LC1-MKII Power conditioner.

Other Audio Equipment

Tube pocket:


NOSPhilips JAN 6DJ8
Goldlion 6922
Voskhod rockets 6Н23П

Psvane 12AU7 x2
NOS Sylvania 12AU7A x2
NOS Raytheon long black plates 12AU7 x4
NOS RCA clear top 12AU7 x2
NOS Matsu****a 12AU7 x4

Svetlana 6550 x2
Goldlion KT88 x2
NOS Ulyanov 70's Г807 x2 (Г807 requires an adapter to fit.)
NOS Ulyanov red base 70's Г807 x2

Passive Speakers:
JBL full range speakers (unknown model, made in 1990s)

Active Sspeakers:
Spoilt: Creative T-3300 (for gaming and movies) Bought TDA7377 amp to revive it...

Audio-Related Tweaks

Tube 4212 and T1610!

Current combo:
Line tube: 6922 - NEW Electro Harmonix, NEW Goldlion, NOS Philips Jan green print, NOS Voskhod rocket (6N23P)
preamp tube 12AU7: NEW Psvane, NOS Svetlana, NOS clear top RCA, NOS Raytheon black plate, Matsu****a (2 different factories at different years)
Power tube KT66-KT88: NEW Svetlana 6550, NEW Goldlion KT88, NOS Ulyanov 70's Г807, NOS Ulyanov 70's Г807 red base

Music Preferences

Anything. Prefers soothing, catchy, fun, or songs that tells stories when the sound comes to you.
Loves good depth for vocals and a soundstage that is laid out in front of you when you close your eyes. Soundstage with vocals above forehead is considered unacceptable, and overall stage should not be too high.

Anything except annoying songs.

Interests (non-headphone)

Games. Anime. Many others...

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

Sony Xperia Z5??
PS Vita

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