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the wizard of oz

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About Me:

Eudæmonist maharishi

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

See non-headphone interests below, since character limit here is a little restrictive...

What I do for a living:

Antiques, cont art; trans&interp; el&com netw; com maint; masonry, plumbing, carpentry; gardening

Headphone Inventory

ATH-W5000 - WTB ATH-CK100PRO - To Go! 334 - ATH-L3000 - MDR-R10 (Dream on)

Headphone Amp Inventory

DX100 excepted, no dedicated headphone amp! WTB AT-HA5000 - AT-HA5050H

Source Inventory

DX100 - MZ-EH1 - MZ-RH1 WTB the next DAP that morphs the M, AK240, DX100 and ZX1 in one!
X-B7 & 8 - MD-105FX - DV-SP205FX - K-505FX -T-405FX -
SL-1200 MK4 - G4 PPC Mac Mini (Ugh terrible headphone out, I really need to invest in a decent USB DAC!) - WTB SE-300PCIE LTD - HDC-1.0 - another SL-1200 MK4 - Dual Core Intel Mac Mini - AT-HA5050H - BDP-105D Aria MZR

Cable Inventory

1.5m OFC shielded gold-plated stereo RCA to stereo mini
1.5m shielded S/PDIF optical Toslink to Toslink with mini adapter
1m OFC gold plated stereo mini to stereo mini earphone extension
WTB Furutech AG-12-R4, & other Furutech Stereo RCA IC

Power-Related Components

A-905FX - X-B7 & 8 - WTB Mains conditioner

Other Audio Equipment

PE-155 - D-152E - ECM-MS957- WTB DF-01i

Audio-Related Tweaks

WTB Shielded Mains Cables - Better Speaker Cables

Music Preferences


Interests (non-headphone)

Nature, history, geopolitics, macro-economy, sociology, ethnology, holistic medicine, psychiatry and psychology, cuisine & wine, cigarros, re-f-use, recycling, graphic arts, design, architecture, archaeology, astrophysics, literature, cinema, journalism, cycling, hiking, gardening, travelling, chess, billiards, poker, grass, canasta, tarot, belote, my friends & family, and last but not least, music, to play, to listen to.
Flute, piano, turntables, computer, I play.
All other & aforementioned instruments + voice I listen to, in a very wide variety of genres.

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

ECO058 Abilis - K200D - Mini-Maglite - H1000 - Ratcheting screwdriver with standard tips + LED - Bottle opener/cork screw ;) - 20' Cinema Display - PowerMac G5 cased PC - Mac Mini G4 - iBook G3 12' - W123 200D (W) - WTB Leatherman Wave - more Cinema Displays, 20, 23 & 30" - Lepus Comfort - W123 230/280CE (B/W/S) - W123 300TD Turbo (S) - VW T2 Danbury - Quattroporte V (Ivory W or Bordeaux R) ;)

the wizard of oz's Recent Activity

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Audio Technica ATH-W5000 headphones
the wizard of oz posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) Yesterday at 4:36 am | 196 replies | 18181 views
I Basso HDP R 10 is IBasso DX 100 Japan Version impressions thread
the wizard of oz posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/19/14 at 8:51am | 1381 replies | 69266 views
Looking for very good audiophile CLOSED "non leaking" headphone
the wizard of oz posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 5/14/14 at 11:12am | 14 replies | 1856 views
Why the DX100 is so... underrated?
the wizard of oz posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/5/14 at 1:54pm | 7 replies | 296 views
$999 Calyx M with DXD + DSD, 64GB + SD + µSD storage
the wizard of oz posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/3/14 at 3:21am | 4290 replies | 242022 views


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the wizard of oz's Lists

11 Lists
Desktop Active Speaker System 1 Other
Last Updated 2/24/12
Cabinet Source Components 1 Source Components
Last Updated 2/24/12
Desktop Source Components 4 Source Components
Last Updated 1/22/12
Over-Ear Headphones 5 Headphones
Last Updated 1/21/12
In-Ear Monitor Earphones 6 Headphones
Last Updated 1/21/12
Bookshelf Speaker System 0 Other
Last Updated 1/21/12
Portable Source Components 3 Source Components
Last Updated 6/20/11
Turntables 1 Source Components
Last Updated 5/15/11
Portable Headphone Amps 1 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 5/12/11
Desktop Headphone Amps 2 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 5/12/11
Bookshelf Source Components 2 Source Components
Last Updated 5/12/11

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