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May one day solve the Mystery of the Whoosh


Vancouver, Canada

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on 10/1/15

About Me:

Electrical Engineer, working in software industry

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

music, literature (world, SF, fantasy), computer games (FPS, PC and Console RPGs), computer hardware

What I do for a living:

Lead Developer

Headphone Inventory

Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Sennheiser HD800, HD650, HD580 and HD25-1, Audio Technica ATH-A900, Beyerdynamics DT-931, DT 990-250, AKG 702,AKG 490 NC, Sony MDR-XB700 and MDR-NC22, Parrot Zik

Headphone Amp Inventory

Flute 3, Flute 2, Sostenuto, Dynahi, Ventus (with Buffalo 3), PPA w/discrete buffers, Cavalli-Kumisa 3, Balanced Beta22, O2 amp, some other DIY amps

Source Inventory

Flute 3, Buffalo 3 with Transporter module, Squeezebox Duet, Flute 2, Sostenuto, Marc Heilingers PCM-63 reclocking DAC, O2 dac, Grand Ally (CS43122), DDDAC w/TDA1542, Sony SACD 775 w/low jitter clock and Transporter, Oppo BDP-83SE, various other prototype DACs, iRiver iHP-120, E-MU 1212m, Squeezebox Touch, Creative ZxR

Cable Inventory

DIY cryo Mogami balanced cable for HD-650
Silver Lace RCA interconnect
various Mogami cryo treated XLR and RCA interconnects

Power-Related Components

UPS/surge protectors

Other Audio Equipment

Musical Fidelity A-2 integrated amplifier
Paradigm Reference Studio 100 v2 speakers
Sony DA5400ES receiver
Digital amplifier with IR chip, DIY 2x250W

Audio-Related Tweaks

low jitter clock and capacitor upgrades on my Sony SACD player

Music Preferences

classical, jazz, some jpop and pop/rock

Interests (non-headphone)

games, software, hardware, electronics, coffee

aos's Recent Activity

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metalized polypropylene vs metallized polyester?
aos posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 9/8/15 at 12:48pm | 21 replies | 22353 views
OK, so what CAN I reliably measure from a PC soundcard ?
aos posted in this thread in Sound Science 2/23/15 at 8:56am | 50 replies | 11018 views
iRiver iHP-140 with 128GB SSD
aos posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/15/14 at 6:00pm | 163 replies | 44639 views
Beyerdynamic Tesla Appreciation Society!
aos posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 4/19/13 at 8:17pm | 209 replies | 15080 views
Low battery indicator circuits
aos posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 1/27/11 at 1:46am | 67 replies | 23346 views
Anyone know of a Canadian supplier for cable pants?
aos posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 3/17/10 at 2:21pm | 2 replies | 1054 views
Best headphones when Isolation is issue #1?
aos posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/12/10 at 4:59am | 21 replies | 1853 views
Balanced K702 - how does SAA do it?
aos posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 3/14/10 at 10:28pm | 50 replies | 6176 views
The AKG K701 - Friend or Foe - Mods that may help others
aos posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/26/09 at 7:13pm | 132 replies | 45875 views
Ordered HD800/PS1000 // Interest in HD800/PS1000 // Wait and see
aos posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 2/25/09 at 6:42pm | 94 replies | 6020 views


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