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on 1/29/16

About Me:

I am here :-) I am happy :-)

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Music, technology, life, art, nature, cycling, hiking, classic cars, photography, everything.

What I do for a living:

I.T (Large scale, Unix, storage, networks)

Headphone Inventory

Grado SR80i (modded) and 325i (modded). 325e.
Soundmagic E30 IEMs - Looking to upgrade to VSONIC R07 GR07 (when I can find some).
AKG K550 (modded for better fit / seal)

Headphone Amp Inventory

DIY balanced tube amp (ongoing project)
Little Dot 1+ currently w/ Mullard M8161 / CV4016 tubes and MUSES 02 op-amp.

Source Inventory

Fiio X3 Gen 1
Sansa Clip+ 8GB (My first DAP)
Laptop w/ iRiver.
DIY dual mono DAC with XMOS USB.

Cable Inventory

Nothing special yet. Research needed, as there is a lot of "snake oil" in the cable market.

Power-Related Components

Mains filter

Audio-Related Tweaks

Modded Grado SR80i : Vented diaphragm (4-holes), removed plastic grille and button with wire mesh grille, damped chambers with adhesive felt. Same treatment on SR325 except griille mod.

AKG K550 headpohone earpad re-profiling for better fit and seal.

Some tube and op-amp rolling on LD1+ amp. Vbe mod adding 2 more capacitors to eliminate transients at around 10KHz.

Constantly evolving DIY DAC, mods include digital power supply regs and caps, audio power supply regs and caps. Discrete op-amps (Burson). Experimenting with different resistors and caps in digital and audio sections. Experimenting with tube and transformer output stages

Music Preferences

Really, a but of everything if it is well played and recorded.

Interests (non-headphone)

Digital sources and DACs. Tube amps.

DIY audio

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

Various synths and keyboards.
Nikon D800 + D810 and various lenses and accessories.
PC (for photography)
Laptop (for everything else)

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Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling
MunkyOne posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/27/16 at 1:53am | 3006 replies | 364906 views
post your grado mods....
MunkyOne posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/26/16 at 12:53am | 7629 replies | 1411780 views
The Fiio X3 Thread.
MunkyOne posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 11/1/15 at 6:39am | 17226 replies | 1760764 views
A New Apex product!!! Name it HERE!!!
MunkyOne posted in this thread in TTVJ Premier Sponsor Forum 10/4/14 at 5:53am | 385 replies | 27990 views
The Fiio X5 Thread
MunkyOne posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 3/31/14 at 4:19am | 19547 replies | 1877576 views
More Fiio X3 64GB MicroSD Issues!
MunkyOne posted in this thread in FiiO 3/30/14 at 2:38pm | 180 replies | 70773 views
"The New" Fiio X3 with USB DAC
MunkyOne posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 2/6/14 at 3:39am | 146 replies | 64525 views
SR60-Mod part II
MunkyOne posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/17/14 at 4:37pm | 3342 replies | 306860 views
updated their location 10/16/13 at 1:48pm


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