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San Raal



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on 1/21/17

About Me:

Ex- Audiophile with severe hereditary hearing loss on one side, no longer active on head-fi.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

PC gaming. DIY

What I do for a living:

IT and software manager for a communications company in the UK.

Headphone Inventory

K1000 w. SAA Endorphin
Grado PS1000 with custom HD800 cable socket by Deco Audio w. SAA Endorphin
HD800 w. SAA Endorphin
Grado SR225 for PC gaming

Headphone Amp Inventory

Woo Audio 5 - Woo Trixed. 12SN7 w. adapter, Takatsuki 300B, WE422A. Further mods include Mundorf SIO coupling capacitors. Audionote tantalum resistors.
Mapletree EAR HD150SE for gaming- Customised by Deco Audio, silver in cotton point to point.

Source Inventory

Michelle Orbe - SME IV - Audionote IQ3 cart

Mapletree Ultra 4SE Phono Stage - Extensive mods by Lloyd and Deco audio - 12sc7 converted to 12ax7, Mundorf Polyprop PSU Caps, Nordost umbilical, Mundorf GSIO coupling caps. Volume, Channel and Source selector bypass. GE 5751 5*, Russian 1578, Tung Sol 6X5

Empirical Audio Overdrive DAC w. 192 USB ultra clock. Sigma Linear PSUs by AMB labs - built by Deco Audio.

Schiit Modi2 DAC

Cable Inventory

Stephan Audio Art Endorphin HD800 plug w. HD800 treatment
Stephan Audio Art Endorphin HD800 plug w. PS1000 treatment

Audionote silver Vx SME cable
Kondo silver litz tonearm cable

Nordost Valhalla mains (Crazy I know)
Nordost Brahama mains
Nordost Vishnu mains
Nordost USB

Custom Shiva umbillicals for Mapletree Ultra4SE and Woo WA5

Chord Sarum and Indigo+ RCA
Chord Signature

Power-Related Components

Isotek Nova

Other Audio Equipment

Something Solid XLR Shelving
Glenn adapters for 596 to 5U4G, EZ80 to 6X5, 12SN7 to 6SN7, WE422a

Music Preferences

Anything that carries a tune, but not modern pop or R&B

Interests (non-headphone)

Farscape/B5 - Greatest SciFi
Star Trek
Board Games (Mage Knight 4tw)
Weber BBQ - Yes Ive BBQ a turkey :)
Growing vegetables and gardening.
Diablo III
World of Warcraft
Elite Dangerous

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

Apple i-thing fanboy :)

San Raal's Recent Activity

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*Official Schiit Magni/Modi 2 ( Uber ) Thread*
San Raal posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 10/14/15 at 2:17am | 2344 replies | 365422 views
Pair of Psvane 12AX7-T for Sale! Low price!
San Raal posted in this thread in Cables, Speakers, Tweaks, Accessories For... 8/22/15 at 1:47am | 1 replies | 861 views
AKG K1000 rewired with 7ft Stephan Audio Art Equinox
San Raal posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 8/4/15 at 12:06am | 2 replies | 354 views
Takatsuki Electric TA-300B
San Raal posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 11/19/14 at 5:06am | 184 replies | 41033 views
PS1000 Impressions Thread
San Raal posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/10/13 at 11:11pm | 3479 replies | 194324 views
Woo Audio Amp Owner Unite
San Raal posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 11/27/12 at 2:20am | 39410 replies | 2005571 views
Grado PS1000: The Legendary Flagship (Review)
San Raal posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/16/12 at 5:29am | 194 replies | 26109 views


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