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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
Auraliti PK90 music server with Nuforce LPS-1 power supply
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:

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...

Audinst HUD-mx2: http://www.head-fi.org/products/a...

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...

Heir Audio 6.A custom IEM: http://www.head-fi.org/t/610319/r...

Yulong D100 MKII DAC: http://www.head-fi.org/t/608098/r...

Pioneer Elite N-50 streamer: http://www.head-fi.org/t/582370/s...#post_7922537

JF Digital Music Server: http://www.head-fi.org/products/j...

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

Pioneer N-50 network streamer: http://www.head-fi.org/products/p...#reviews

Serene Audio Talisman Speakers: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0: http://www.innerfidelity.com/cont...

Yulong Sabre D18: http://www.head-fi.org/t/586153/y...

NAD C 446 media tuner: http://www.head-fi.org/products/n...

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. Reviews split between here, InnerFidelity, Headphone.guru, and Part Time Audiophile:


Sony NWZ-A17
Calyx M
HiFiMAN HM-802
Fiio X5
Aurender FLOW
Parasound Zdac II

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REVIEW: Yulong D100 MKII DAC - an update to an already excellent device
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components Yesterday at 7:08 am | 221 replies | 39847 views
Noble Audio - the Wizard returns!
project86 posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 5/21/15 at 8:00am | 11134 replies | 744049 views
Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/20/15 at 9:40am | 29 replies | 2739 views
Review: Resonessence Labs Invicta - new high end DAC/amp/playback system
project86 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/17/15 at 8:10am | 769 replies | 76005 views
AURALiC owners unite!
project86 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/10/15 at 9:34am | 1324 replies | 102505 views
Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 5/9/15 at 10:37am | 1426 replies | 137087 views
Questyle CMA800 Current Mode amp
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 5/7/15 at 3:25pm | 625 replies | 42958 views
New release - the AKG K553 Pro - featuring a killer Massdrop deal
project86 posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/29/15 at 9:05am | 380 replies | 42413 views
$999 Calyx M with DXD + DSD, 64GB + SD + µSD storage
project86 posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 4/24/15 at 6:05am | 5066 replies | 342097 views
Best MUSIC SERVER: WEISS 301, Aurender, LUMIN.... ? HELP !
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 4/23/15 at 4:36pm | 99 replies | 19180 views

 

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