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North Carolina, USA

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About Me:

Electrical Engineering Student (NC State University)

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Modding/Breaking/Fixing/Creating, Outdoors, Playing Guitar

What I do for a living:

Electrical Engineering Student and former IT Hardware Lead

Headphone Inventory

Audeze EL-8 (open-back), SoundMAGIC HP150, Shure SE425, Nuforce NE-700X

Headphone Amp Inventory

Schiit Audio Magni 2
FiiO E12 (DIY w/ Burson V5i-D)
Creative ZXR
Aune T1
FiiO X3K
Yamaha RX-V863
Pioneer VSX-919AH

Source Inventory

Hi-Fi PC (i7 3770K + ASRock Z77 OC Formula + Corsair 4x8GB DDR3 2400MHz + Modded Creative ZXR + Corsair HX750 + Samsung 850 EVO 500GB -> Analog Out (Canare L-4E6S Cables) ->Yamaha RX-V863)

Aune T1
FiiO X3K
Cowon iAudio9+

Cable Inventory

Mogami 2534
Canare L-4E6S

Power-Related Components

Cyberpower CP1500AVRLCD
Cybperpower CP1200AVR
Belkin 900VA

Other Audio Equipment

Wharfedale Diamond 220s
Definitive Technology C/L/R 2002
Polk Audio 45s, 35s and C2
Onkyo and Sony Subs

Fender Blues Jr. (Heavily Modded) w/ Celestion G12H (England) + Schecter Tempest Custom

Audio-Related Tweaks

x7 metallic film Capacitors (ERSE PulseX) used on Creative ZXR for Direct Coupled IV + (2x AD8597, 4x ADA4627-1BRZ) or recently Burson V5-OPA-D's and Burson V5i-D's

Aune T1 Capacitors:

DAC Secondary Power Supply: ELNA SilmicII 470uF 25V
DAC Primary Power: Panasonic FR 3300uF 25V
Headphone Amp Coupling: ELNA SilmicII 47uF 50V
Headphone Amp Rail Voltage: ELNA SilmicII 470uF 25V

Two Primary Tubes Used w/ Aune T1:

1963 Amperex 7308 Holland Bugle Boy (Extremely Rare)
Siemens 6922 CCa - 05/1969 @ Wiener Radio Werkes Germany

Music Preferences

Classic Rock

Interests (non-headphone)

Audio, Video, DIY, Modding/Breaking/Fixing, Muscle Cars, Physics, IT and naked women.

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

CPU: Intel i7 3770K @ 4.2ghz
GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming @ 1.56 GHz / 8.1 GHz
LCD: HTC Vive + Viewsonic XG2703-GS + BenQ XL2420TE & FP241W
Mobo: ASRock Z77 OC Formula
Sound: Creative ZXR + Yamaha RX-V863 (LPCM) + Polk Audio Monitor Series
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 4x8GB
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB + Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
PSU: Corsair HX 750W 80+ Silver (62A)
UPS: Cyberpower CP1500AVRLCD (900W)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Cooling: Corsair 650D + TT Water2.0 Pro + Corsair 2x SP120

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The Opamp thread
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 2/17/17 at 10:33am | 5568 replies | 764180 views
Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in Computer Audio 2/15/17 at 2:15pm | 3390 replies | 457414 views
Pictures of your computer rigs! Post them here!
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in Computer Audio 1/30/17 at 5:25pm | 10230 replies | 3333909 views
FiiO E12DIY Limited Edition Version---DIY your own sound !
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 1/22/17 at 7:26pm | 2249 replies | 251187 views
Burson Supreme Sound Audio V5-OPA-D,V5-OPA-S Review
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 1/15/17 at 11:59pm | 166 replies | 40904 views
Germanium's Sound blaster ZXR mod thread
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in Computer Audio 1/15/17 at 11:38pm | 218 replies | 36529 views
Burson Audio Supreme Sound Opamp V5
reviewed by NCSUZoSo 1/15/17 at 9:50pm
Testing Op-Amps: Can You "Hot Swap" Without Fear of Damage?
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 12/21/16 at 1:02pm | 12 replies | 198 views
Need Amp/DAC recommendations for Audeze EL-8
NCSUZoSo posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/14/16 at 12:26pm | 27 replies | 6963 views


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