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6519

Join Date:

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

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)

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
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, Effect Audio, Signal Cable

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:

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
Pass Labs HPA-1
Enigmacoustics Dharma
iFi Pro iCan

project86's Recent Activity

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Questyle CMA800 Current Mode amp
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 11:07 pm | 721 replies | 57405 views
Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 2/16/17 at 8:04am | 2652 replies | 278015 views
New tube amp: the Cayin HA-1A MK2
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 2/16/17 at 7:30am | 90 replies | 5150 views
New Matrix Audio X-Server info (and a bit about the X-Sabre 2 as well)
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 2/12/17 at 1:12am | 104 replies | 9734 views
Singxer SU-1
project86 posted in this thread in Computer Audio 2/11/17 at 10:54pm | 30 replies | 1690 views
[Review] Wolf Ear Makoyi: Canadian Tubey Goodness!
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 2/8/17 at 12:26pm | 13 replies | 376 views
Cayin iDAC-6 - Review tour (USA only for now), impressions, discussion
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 1/29/17 at 6:11pm | 137 replies | 14526 views
Cayin iHA-6 - US Tour and reviews
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 1/29/17 at 6:07pm | 224 replies | 15000 views
Review: Resonessence Labs Invicta - new high end DAC/amp/playback system
project86 posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/8/17 at 1:16pm | 824 replies | 92587 views
Matrix X-Sabre DAC review and impression thread
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 1/8/17 at 7:48am | 1237 replies | 226704 views

 

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