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Senior IT Engineer / Enterprise Storage

Headphone Inventory

Audeze LCD-X, Audeze LCD-3 (sold), Blue Mo-Fi, AKG K612 (mods), Beyer DT-990 Pro/250, Mad Dog 3.2 (sold), Audez'e LCD-2 (Sold), Beyer DT990/250, Beyer DT990/600 (sold), Senn HD650 (sold), Darth Beyer V3 (sold), Sony MDR-7506, Monoprice Studio Reference 605050 (mods), Monoprice 8323 (mods), Monoprice 10245 wireless BT

Headphone Amp Inventory

Dangerous Music Source, Schiit Vali, Pioneer SA-9100 x 2 (restored), Schiit Lyr (Black), Aune T1, Schiit Lyr (Silver, sold), Audiosource Amp Two, Corda Eartube (sold), KICAS Caliente, Bravo V1 (heavily modded), Bravo Ocean, DIY Meta42, Various DIY CMOYs, MouseAmp (DIY)

Source Inventory

Dangerous Music Source, Schiit Gungnir (sold), Aune T1, Hifimediy Async Sabre DAC, AudioEngine D1, Steinberg UR22, Music Hall DAC 25.3 (sold), Musiland MD10 (sold), Mac Mini, iPad, PC, Cambridge Audio iD100, Behringer SRC2496

Power-Related Components

APC H15, Furman RP-8D

Other Audio Equipment

Mini Maggie System, BAT VK-5i tube pre, Emotive XSP1 Gen 2 SS Pre, Crown XLS1500, XLS2500, Yamaha PC2001N, Proton D1200, DBX 223XS, Behringer DEQ2496, Aphex 204, Aphex 124A, Hosa Toslink->AES/EBU converter, M-Audio cx5 monitors, Polk PSW505, Velodyne FSR18, Sunfire Cinema Grand (sold), B&K Reference 50, B&K Reference 50S2, Marantz AV7701, Paradigm Studio Reference 100 v2, ads L15902, ads L1290/2 (sold), ads L980, ads L780, ads L570 (restored, sold), Def Tech SM55, Rotel 100x5 ICEPower, ... not sure this box is big enough for the whole list. heh

Audio-Related Tweaks

Tubes... way too many tubes. Various mods / DIY upgrades

Music Preferences

Just about anything and everything... really. Good music is good music, regardless of genre.

Interests (non-headphone)

Movies/home theater, music, sports, photography, fishing, shooting, cooking, cars/trucks, gaming, computers, reading

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

Pentax K10D & lenses/accessories, Roku, Slingbox, Roland Handsonic HPD-10, iPad, Kindle Paperwhite, Blue Yeti Mic

mhamel's Recent Activity

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Elekit TU-8200 DX Headphone/Speaker Amp Review
mhamel posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 2/24/15 at 7:27am | 110 replies | 12936 views
ENIGMAcoustics Dharma
mhamel posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/17/15 at 6:22am | 224 replies | 12133 views
Audeze EL-8: The EL-8 is a must-hear at CES 2015
mhamel posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 1/13/15 at 3:57pm | 2805 replies | 264708 views
Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers
mhamel posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/27/14 at 9:33am | 5508 replies | 199384 views
Oh Schiit, it's the end of the world! Announcing Ragnarok.
mhamel posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 9/5/14 at 1:27pm | 622 replies | 62808 views
December 2013 Mid-Level DAC Comparison
mhamel posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 12/30/13 at 3:16pm | 1330 replies | 138837 views
Hifiman HE-300 mod removes the dark sound
mhamel posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/24/13 at 11:29am | 80 replies | 6186 views


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Amps I Own
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Random Photos I've Taken
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Latest upload: Jul 18, 2012
Bravo Tube Amp - Rebuild/Mods - 2010
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Latest upload: Jul 17, 2012
MouseAmp - 3rd DIY project, 2003
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meta42 - My 4th DIY amp project, 2003
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