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Zion, IL

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About Me:

Retired fro AT&T.. Live with my girlfriend of 5 years in a for northern suburb of Chicago.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

I build plastic models, all armored fighting vehicles(tanks) from WW ll.

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Headphone Inventory

HiFiMAN HE-400 with velour pads modified with sorbathane
AKG K702

Headphone Amp Inventory

HeadRoom Micro Amp with power supply upgrade

Source Inventory

HeadRoom Micro DAC

Cable Inventory

An 8 inch Cardas to connect the amp and DAC.
CablePro Panrorma 2 meter headphone cable.
Pangea AC-14 power cord.

Power-Related Components

PS Audio Duet
3 PS Audio Noise Harvesters

Other Audio Equipment

Dell Inspirion laptop

Audio-Related Tweaks

Sorbothane duro70 treated HiFiMAN HE-400 headphones thanks to Richard51 and a large ferrite clamp on my cables from the external power supplies. I hate RF which is a problem many audiophiles discount especially is these days of WI-Fi, Bluetooth, swtching power supplies, digital clocks, Tv's, and especially computers, The list goes on and on... Our enviorment is polluted with Radio Frequency Interference and electromagnetic induction(EMI) Also indespensible is my Ayre Acoustics IBE CD. The best $20 you'll ever spend.(Got mine for free) Check out Ayre Acoustic's website. They also make outstanding high-end gear way out of my price range.

Music Preferences

Rock, classical, and Alternative Country-Steve Earle, My Morning Jacket, Lucinda Williams. Son Volt and the band who started it all-Uncle Tupelo. Rock-Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Frank Zappa, Smashing Pumpkins, Talking Heads, Steely Dan, Jesca Hoop, man I could go on and on.

Interests (non-headphone)

Chicago Cubs, films, Wikipedia editor, World War ll scholar, and collect books by award winning author Joe R. Lansdale.

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

Just my modeling setup plus I constantly raid the local library for CD's to check out and rip onto my laptops hard drive. My library is networked with 20 other libraries so I can get a lot of music that way.

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The Best audiophile tracks to test equipment
chrismini posted in this thread in Music 1/30/17 at 6:33pm | 373 replies | 356762 views
The Top 20 Most Overrated Bands Of All Time
chrismini posted in this thread in Music 1/29/17 at 5:57pm | 52 replies | 1511 views
Free and easy tip and your hard drive will thank you.
chrismini posted in this thread in Computer Audio 1/20/17 at 8:52am | 5 replies | 390 views
Prog rock
chrismini posted in this thread in Music 1/3/17 at 10:10am | 1031 replies | 21814 views
New Member Introductions thread
chrismini posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 12/21/16 at 3:02am | 5088 replies | 95198 views
**Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**
chrismini posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/20/16 at 9:51am | 21832 replies | 1069300 views
Headphone burn in.
chrismini posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 12/20/16 at 7:15am | 15 replies | 462 views
Mission: Replace the HiFiMAN ear pads with other brand ear pads
chrismini posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/7/16 at 1:56pm | 583 replies | 115442 views


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