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2leftears

Location:

Kent, UK

Forum Post Count:

117

Join Date:

12/1/13

Last Online:

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Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD540, HD560, HD650, HD800

Headphone Amp Inventory

Lehmann Linear
Marantz HD-DAC1
DIY designed & build desktop/portable amp (1992, loosely based on NAD1020 pre-amp high output section), fully re-capped Nov 2013

Source Inventory

Marantz SA11S3 CD player
Marantz CD80 CD player (1989), fully re-capped Oct 2013, DEXA & OPA627 opamp roll
Marantz CD80 CD player (1990), fully re-capped Nov 2013, DEXA & OPA627 opamp roll
Technics SL-XP1 portable CD player (wish they still made them like that!)
Seagate Backup Slim external USB harddrive(s) with all my CDs ripped as .wav files. I picked these ones as they are mechanically extremely quiet (very important when you are sitting right next to them enjoying Kenji Kawai's Ghost In The Shell soundtrack on open cans).

Cable Inventory

Atlas Equator
Eringa 302 (Kudos to anyone recognising these! (Dad, not you...)
DIY XLR (Shark/Neutrik)
Shark speaker cables
Cheap Maplin TOSLINK interconnect

Other Audio Equipment

Marantz PM11S3 stereo integrated amp
2 Spendor S3/5R2 sealed-box 2-way monitor speakers

Technics SU-V2A stereo integrated amp (1980-ish, venerable SVISTK8040), fully recapped Jan 2014
2 KEF Chorale sealed box 2-way speakers (1972), re-capped, re-cabled, re-glued & repainted Aug 2014

Music Preferences

15th, 16th & 17th Century European, Turkish, Armenian / Sephardic music (Jordi Savall HXXI) / J.S. Bach / Marin Marais
Japanese & Chinese trad. instrumental
Throwing Muses / Kristin Hersh / Cecile Corbel / Dead Can Dance / Cocteau Twins / Lush / Tom Waits / JJ Cale / Captain Beefheart / various 4AD Indie / Tinariwen / Joe Hisaishi / Kenji Kawai / Susumu Hirasawa

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography

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

Late 70's Minolta Cameras

2leftears's Recent Activity

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Marantz HD-DAC1
2leftears posted in this thread in Computer Audio 7/1/15 at 5:18am | 447 replies | 96505 views
Wow! Sennheiser HD 540 Reference are so good.
2leftears posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 6/19/15 at 5:44am | 1126 replies | 81155 views
DIY Cable Gallery!!
2leftears posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 1/16/15 at 5:16am | 14596 replies | 3186117 views
Discrete vs. IC opamp rolling in a Marantz CD80
2leftears posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 12/21/14 at 1:28pm | 11 replies | 3016 views
Do you own a vintage CD player? (pics please!)
2leftears posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/27/14 at 4:44am | 100 replies | 13273 views
Capacitor Upgrades
2leftears posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 2/25/14 at 6:03am | 8 replies | 432 views
Cmoy power: Li-ion batteries in series?
2leftears posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 2/25/14 at 4:50am | 25 replies | 1115 views
Has the full capability of 16 bit/44.1k been realized yet?
2leftears posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/23/14 at 2:30pm | 15 replies | 819 views
Music sounding better on some nights than others?
2leftears posted in this thread in Sound Science 2/23/14 at 1:01pm | 22 replies | 893 views

 

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Sennheiser HD540 modification
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Latest upload: Feb 27, 2015
DNW
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Latest upload: Feb 2, 2015
DIY Headphone Amp 1992
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Latest upload: Feb 15, 2014
Marantz CD80 OpAmp Roll
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Latest upload: Feb 14, 2014
Avatars
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Latest upload: Feb 8, 2015

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