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About Me:

I like records. A lot.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music/audio, cars/driving

Headphone Inventory

K702 (w/ bass mod)
K550 (modified: internal dampening, driver tuning)
MDR-V6 (Brainwavz pads)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Main system:
Feliks Audio Elise (NOS tubes)
Violectric V200
Meier-Audio Corda Concerto
Meier-Audio Corda Arietta
Oppo105 (internal headamp)
Darkvoice 336SE (NOS tubes)

Laptop: uDAC2

Office: 320kbps Spotify/ Modi/ A5+/ Klipsch Blahblah-12 subwoofer

No EQ anywhere

Source Inventory

33PTGII/ RB600/ VPI (tuned suspension, motor housing mods)
Oppo105 (With a 2TB HDD storing DSD, HD, and FLAC files)
Tascam decks (serviced and aligned)

Cable Inventory

Interconnects (balanced and single-ended): Audio Art, Cardas, Tara Labs, Kimber, Mogami, XLO

Speaker cable: Dunlavy

Power-Related Components

DIY AC cords (XLO, Furutech, Supra wire and my own designs), dedicated lines, spec outlets. The room is fed from its own subpanel with 100A service.

Other Audio Equipment

Krell elecronics
Dunlavy SCIV speakers
Outlaw EX subwoofer x'd-over at 30Hz @ 24dB/octave
Big room treated with GIK acoustic products
VPI 16.5 RCM and a number of cleaning fluids

It's not a headphone system. I don't listen to music sitting in an office chair behind a desk. A comfy couch is more my style.

Audio-Related Tweaks

None, other than a 4" butcher block under the turntable and anti-microphony accessories on some of the tubes, as needed.

Music Preferences


Interests (non-headphone)

High-performance driving

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

Metro Vac 'n Blo

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Feliks-Audio ELISE...(previously 6SN7 + 6AS7G/6080 prototype)
Shaffer posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Today at 3:22 am | 2432 replies | 74066 views
Darkvoice 336i & 336SE Tuberolling PartII
Shaffer posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Today at 12:24 am | 682 replies | 49693 views
How to choose considering sound fatigue?
Shaffer posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 8/31/15 at 6:56am | 16 replies | 254 views
The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread
Shaffer posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/30/15 at 5:48pm | 4053 replies | 385864 views
Critique my setup. What would you upgrade next?
Shaffer posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/30/15 at 9:34am | 23 replies | 411 views
For 6AS7G tube rollers here .....
Shaffer posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/29/15 at 9:03pm | 2544 replies | 160943 views
Sennheiser HD650 Impressions Thread
Shaffer posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/29/15 at 8:39pm | 28464 replies | 1629794 views
Shopping for DACs in the $700-$2400 range...
Shaffer posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 8/29/15 at 2:33pm | 6 replies | 2079 views
How Has Head-Fi Changed You?
Shaffer posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 8/28/15 at 12:40pm | 4 replies | 128 views
Review: Violectric HPA V200 amp
Shaffer posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/28/15 at 9:48am | 2789 replies | 314430 views


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