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About Me:

Favorites, in no particular order.

Headphone Inventory

Empire Ears Zeus XR Adel (Effect Audio Eros 8W)
Noble Audio Kaiser 10 (Toxic Cables Silver Widow balanced)
Noble Audio 5C +Switch (Toxic Cables Silver Poison)
Jomo Audio 6R (Effect Audio Eros)
Unique Melody Merlin Prototype (Beat Audio Cronus)
Lear LCM-BD4.2 (93SPEC Silver)

HiFiMAN HE-1000 (Effect Audio Eros Reference balanced)
Stax SR-007MkII
Sennheiser HD800 (Effect Audio Thor Copper 16W balanced)
Stax SR-4070 (with SR-507 leather pads)
AKG K812 (Forza Audioworks Claire Hybrid HPC)
HiFiMAN HE-6 (Toxic Cables Hybrid balanced)
Fostex TH-X00 (Lawton Angle Pads)

Headphone Amp Inventory

Too many! Favorites include:

KGSShv electrostatic amp (off-board design with servo boards, 2sa1968, 14mA)
Pass Labs HPA-1
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
B.M.C. PureMedia with PureUSB1 active USB cable
Expo 93: Oppo BDP-93 modded by Exemplar Audio

Cable Inventory

Lots of stuff from Cabledyne, Toxic Cables, Charleston Cable Company (C3 Audio), Effect Audio, Signal Cable, and a few others. I definitely value high performance-per-dollar when it comes to cables.

Power-Related Components

Equitech 1.5Q
Yulong P18
CablePro Revelation
Panamax M5510 Pro

Other Audio Equipment

DACs:
Resonessence Labs Invicta Mirus Pro
B.M.C. UltraDAC
Cayin iDAC-6
Questyle CAS192D
Calyx Femto

Audio-Related Tweaks

Speaker setup (in current form, it changes a lot lately): Jeff Rowland Capri S2 feeding a pair of Merrill Audio Thor monoblocks driving Usher Mini One DMD speakers

Music Preferences

My reviews:

iFi Pro iCan headphone amp: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone amp: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/20...

Cayin HA-1A mk2 tube headphone amp: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/20...

Lots of DAPs: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...#xRHKdrGTuBKSI0BU.97

Arcam rHead headphone amp: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

JansZen Valentina Active Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/20...

SOtM sMS1000SQ Music Server: https://parttimeaudiophile.com/20...

Singxer USB Bridge: http://www.head-fi.org/products/s...

Jomo Audio 6R: http://www.head-fi.org/products/j...

Cayin iHA-6 and iDAC-6: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

B.M.C. Roundup: PureMedia, UltraDAC, and PureUSB1: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

HiFiMAN HE-1000: http://parttimeaudiophile.com/201...

PurePiper A2: http://www.head-fi.org/products/p...

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:


Egglestonworks Emma speakers
NuPrime STA-9 amplifier
Enigmacoustics Dharma
Clones Audio HOST
SOtM sMS-200

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THE Resonessence Labs Veritas Impressions Thread.
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Arcam rHead Class-A Analogue Headphone Amplifier
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Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced
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Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro
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New Matrix Audio X-Server info (and a bit about the X-Sabre 2 as well)
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ifI iCan Pro - Impressions & Discussion
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Matrix X-Sabre DAC review and impression thread
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