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2/21/07

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About Me:

Inventory changes too quickly to keep up. So I'm just listing favorites in no particular order.

Headphone Inventory

Noble Audio Kaiser 10 (Toxic Cables Silver Widow balanced)
Noble Audio 5C +Switch (Effect Audio Eros)
JH13pro FreqPhase (Toxic Cables Silver Poison)
Unique Melody Merlin Prototype (Beat Audio Cronus)
Lear LCM-BD4.2

Stax SR-007MkII
Sennheiser HD-800 (Toxic Cables Scorpion balanced)
Audeze LCD-3 Fazor (Effect Audio Thor Copper 8 wire balanced)

Stax SR-4070 (with SR-507 leather pads)
Mr Speakers Alpha Dogs (Effect Audio Eros 8 wire balanced)
HiFiMAN HE-6 (Toxic Cables Hybrid balanced)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Too many! Favorites include:

KGSShv electrostatic amp (off-board design with servo boards, 2sa1968, 14mA)
Violectric V281 (with relay-based attenuator upgrade)
AURALiC Taurus mkII
Questyle CMA800R (two of them in dual mono mode)

Source Inventory

Aurender X100L music server
YBA Design WM202 (for spinning the occasional silver disc)
Audiophilleo 1 with PurePower

Cable Inventory

Lots of stuff from Cabledyne, Toxic Cables, Charleston Cable Company, NuForce, Signal Cable

Power-Related Components

Equitech Son of Q
Yulong P18
CablePro Revelation
Surgex XU-115

Other Audio Equipment

DACs:
Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus
Anedio D2
Questyle CAS192D
Calyx Femto

Audio-Related Tweaks

Linkwitz Labs Orion++
Best speakers ever (except perhaps the new Linkwitz LX521)

Past favorites: Green Mountain Audio Calypso, Teresonic Ingenium, Cadence Anina, Duevel Venus

Currently run Sjofn HiFi (the clue) monitors which work best right up against the back wall - perfect for my space. Drive them with Ghent Audio M500P ICEpower monoblocks

Music Preferences

My reviews:

Chord Hugo: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

Violectric V281: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

NuPrime DAC-10H: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Parasound Zdac V.2: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus: http://headphone.guru/158/

Exogal Comet Plus DAC: http://headphone.guru/exogal-come...

EarWerkz Legend R CIEM: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Portable Audio Players compared: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

iQube v5 portable amp/DAC: http://headphone.guru/iqube-v5-re...

Desktop speaker roundup: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Questyle CMA800i: http://www.head-fi.org/products/q...

Noble K10 and 5C CIEMs: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

AURALiC Gemini 2000: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

Yulong D200 DSD DAC: http://headphone.guru/yulong-audi...

Aurender X100L Music Server: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus: http://headphone.guru/158/

NuForce HA-200 headphone amp: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Flagship closed headphone roundup: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

Resonessence Labs Herus: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Questyle CMA800R amp: http://www.head-fi.org/products/q...

Resonessence Labs Herus: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

ADAM Audio F5 speakers: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Yulong A28 balanced amp: http://www.head-fi.org/products/y...

BMC PureDAC: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

Questyle Q192 DAC/amp: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Auraliti PK90 file player: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

AURALiC Taurus mkII amplifier: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Questyle CMA800 amplifier: http://www.head-fi.org/products/q...

Resonessence Labs Concero HP USB DAC/amp: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...


Resonessence Labs Concero HD: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

Audiophilleo AP1 with PurePower: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

Wren Sound V5AP: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

NuForce DAC-80: http://www.head-fi.org/t/678766/r...

Effect Audio Thor cables: http://www.head-fi.org/t/678772/r...

Firestone Bobby balanced headphone amp: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

NuForce Home Series: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Yulong Sabre DA8 DAC: http://www.head-fi.org/t/673033/r...

Salk WOW1 monitors: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Asus Xonar Essence STU DAC/amp: http://www.head-fi.org/t/668495/r...

HeaDSPeaker Home Virtual Surround: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Firestone Audio Tobby DAC: http://www.head-fi.org/t/664270/r...

Yulong P18 power conditioner: http://www.head-fi.org/t/662501/r...

Matrix X-Sabre DAC: http://www.head-fi.org/t/650686/m...

NuForce DAC-100: http://www.head-fi.org/t/657263/r...

Icon Audio HP8 MkII amp: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

HiFi ET MA9 DAP: http://www.head-fi.org/t/651837/r...

HiFiMAN RE-400 IEMs: http://www.head-fi.org/t/649066/r...

Resonessence Labs Concero: http://www.head-fi.org/t/634760/r...

Izmo M1: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

1964 Ears V3: http://www.head-fi.org/t/629288/r...

Lear LCM-5: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626470/l...

Meizu MX 4-core: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Leckerton UHA-6S MKII: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Lake People G103 and G109 amps: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Emotiva Airmotiv5 speakers: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Yulong Sabre A18 amp: http://www.head-fi.org/t/615218/r...

HiFiMAN HE-400: http://www.head-fi.org/products/h...

Lear LCM-2B custom IEMs: http://www.head-fi.org/t/605348/r...

Violectric V800: http://www.head-fi.org/t/574418/r...#post_7799058

Resonessence Labs Invicta: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...

Violectric V200 amp: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...#post_7429168

Audio GD Reference 7 DAC: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...#post_7407784 (scroll down a bit)

Violectric V181 amp: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thre...#post_7395114

Interests (non-headphone)

Literature. Favorite authors: Homer, CS Lewis, Fyodor Dostoyevski, Jacques Ellul, Leo Tolstoy, Franz Kafka, Soren Kierkegaard, George Orwell, Isaac Asimov

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

New toys, some of which I'll be reviewing as time permits, not necessarily in order:


Aurender FLOW
Portable players: Pono, AK100 II, AK120 II, Sony ZX2, QLS QA360, Cayin N6, etc
Noble Audio Savant
B.M.C. PureMedia and UltraDAC
HiFiMAN HE-1000

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Matrix X-Sabre DAC review and impression thread
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 8/24/15 at 12:31pm | 1163 replies | 172214 views
Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/24/15 at 10:47am | 1533 replies | 153591 views
NuPrime DAC-10H - Desktop DAC and Headphone Amp
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/23/15 at 6:59am | 38 replies | 2215 views
Questyle CMA800 Current Mode amp
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/23/15 at 6:21am | 640 replies | 45129 views
REVIEW - Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 8/18/15 at 9:42am | 1543 replies | 210823 views
Review: Violectric HPA V200 amp
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 8/14/15 at 4:38pm | 2789 replies | 314075 views
Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!
project86 posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 8/11/15 at 9:45am | 14150 replies | 923948 views
Big Sound 2015
project86 posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 8/11/15 at 7:44am | 14 replies | 351 views
Yulong Audio DA8 II
reviewed by project86 8/9/15 at 8:05pm
AURALiC owners unite!
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