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What I do for a living:

Software Consultant, Real Estate Broker

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser: HD-600, HD650, HD-800
Audio Technica: W1000
Ultimate Ears: UE11, TripleFi Pro 10vi
Shure: E500
Sony: MDR-E888sl, MDR-EX70sl
JVC: Marshmellows
KOSS: KSC-35 (x2) Balanced and Single Ended.

GONE but intimately familiar with:
Grado: GS1000, HF1, Ultrasone Ed. 9

Headphone Amp Inventory

Ray Samuels Audio B-52
Ray Samuels Audio Shadow
Ray Samuels Protector
NuForce ICON (sold)

GONE but intimately familiar with:
AMB Beta 22
Ray Samuels Audio Apache (Version III)
Rudistor RP7 (Sorely missed)
Maxxed Out Meta42
Benchmark DAC1 (Nice headphone amp section)
Lavry DA10 (Awesome DAC, but decent Headphone amp)
Ray Samuels Audio Tomahawk
Ray Samuels Audio Predator
XIN SuperMicro IV

Source Inventory


Chord QBD76HDSD (Awesome converter!)

Rig 1:
Macbook Pro --> Red Wine USB Select --> Reimyo DAP-777 --> Ray Samuels B52

Rig 2:
Macbook Pro --> Pico DAC --> Ray Samuels Protector / Ray Samuels Shadow

Analog Rig
Rig 1:
VPI TNT VI "Hot Rod"
JMW 12.5 with two armwands
First armwand with Clearaudio Accurate (MC)
Second armwand with Shelter 90x (MC) or Ortofon Kontrapunkt B (MC) or Koetsu Black (MC)

Schroeder Model 2 (Carbon Fiber armwand), Jan Allaerts MCB1 Cartridge, Van Den Hul Grasshopper III GLA Cartridge

Rig 2:
Micro Seiki BL-21
Graham Robin Tonearm (with 3 headshells)
Shure M97xe (Moving Magnet Cartridge)

Rig 3:
Scheu Premier III (80mm Platter)
Schroeder Model 2
Jan Allaerts MC1B

Einstein "The Turntables Choice" Phono
EAR 324 Phono (Chrome Faceplate)
Eddie Current Transcription Phono (Sylvania 6SN7, 2x Sylvania 12AX7)
Ray Samuels F117 Nighthawk
Jadis DPMC (all tube)

Cable Inventory

Kubala Sosna Elation (RCA), Kimber 1026, Furutech Audio Reference III, Virtual Dynamics Master Series 2.0, Harmonix HS101 Golden Performance RCA

Kubala Sosna Emotion, Kubala Sosna Expression, Kimber 1136, Harmonix HS101 Golden Performance, Genesis Project Triton, DIY Magnet Wire

Headphone Cables:
Bellatone Reference, Stefan Arts Equinox (SE and Balanced), Cardas Smurf Blue, Apuresound V2

Power Cables: Harmonix Studio Master, Electraglide Epiphany, Electraglide Reference Glide FATBOY, Black Sand Violet Z1 (x3) with Oyaide C-046/P-046 endings, Starsound Sonoran Plateau Lightening (x2), LAT International AC-II (x2)

Speaker Cables: Furutech Audio Reference III, Silver Audio Symphony 32

Power-Related Components

Power Conditioning:
Exactpower EP15a (Regenerator) and SP15X4 (Balanced Power)
Richard Gray Pole Pig, Richard Gray 400s, Richard Gray 600s, Monster HTS 3500 MKII
Power Outlets: Oyaide SWO-XXX (x3), Oyaide R1, WPZ Wall Plate
IEC Power Inlet: Furutech FI-09 Rhodium used on modded RGPC 400s

Other Audio Equipment

Preamp: EAR 868 and Ray Samuels B52
Speakers: Marten Design Bird 2, Omega Superhemps, Dual Omega Deephemp Subwoofers
Speaker Amps: EAR 890 Monoblocks, Speaker Cables: Furutech Audio Reference III, Silver Audio Symphony 32, Paul Spletz AntiCables

Audio-Related Tweaks

Stillpoints ESS Rack
Symposium Ultra Shelf
Two Sistrum SP-1 Component Stands with (3 Audiopoints for each stand)
Two Sistrum SP-004
Rosinante Darkmatter Shelf
Symposium Rollerblock Jrs.
Symposium SuperCouplers
Spikes and Coupling Discs
Curly Maple platforms
Craig DeOxit
VPI 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
L'art Du Son record cleaning liquid

Music Preferences

Jazz, Electronica, Downtempo, Lounge, Rock, Trance, Lo-Fi, Ghazals, Indian Classical Music.

Interests (non-headphone)

Family, Cars, Engineering, Meditation...maybe music ;)

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FS: Stein C2 Harmonizer and Blue Stars
shaizada posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 2/21/14 at 4:32am | 1 replies | 188 views
VPI Super Platter (fits every VPI table except the HRX).
shaizada posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 2/21/14 at 4:32am | 1 replies | 434 views
Chord Electronics Ltd. QBD-76 USB DAC (Black)
shaizada posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 2/20/14 at 5:34pm | 0 replies | 472 views
VPI Industries HRX/Super Scoutmaster/TNT6 Flywheel
shaizada posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 2/20/14 at 5:27pm | 0 replies | 146 views
Marten Design Bird 2 speakers...bought!
shaizada posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/16/13 at 11:20pm | 9 replies | 1443 views
Ray Samuels Raptor Headphone Amp: A Full Review
shaizada posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 7/25/12 at 8:06pm | 48 replies | 9312 views
Los Angeles meet 10/16/10
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FS: Home Headroom Amplifier and Audio Image Processor
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