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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 (93SPEC Silver)
Empire Ears Zeus (Effect Audio Eros 8W)

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
Audiophilleo 1 with PurePower

Cable Inventory

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

Power-Related Components

Equitech Son of Q
Yulong P18
CablePro Revelation
Surgex XU-115
Panamax M5510 Pro

Other Audio Equipment

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

Audio-Related Tweaks

Getting back into speakers again, slowly but surely. Have several Italian speaker on hand from Sonus Faber and Opera. Have a pair of Revel F208 which is probably too large for my room. Also have some Egglestonworks Emmas coming in as well as the Usher Dancer Mini One Diamond.

Music Preferences

My reviews:

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:


Portable players: Sony ZX2, QLS QA360, iBasso DX90, Questyle QP1R, HiFiMAN HM901S, etc
Noble Audio Savant
JansZen zA2.1A-HP
SOtM sMS-1000 SQ
Empire Ears Zeus and Spartan

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NuPrime DAC-10H - Desktop DAC and Headphone Amp
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 6:51 am | 91 replies | 10286 views
Violectric HPA V281 - Vorsprung durch Balanced
project86 posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 6:40 am | 2135 replies | 217683 views
Review: Asus Xonar Essence STU
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 7/21/16 at 7:17am | 18 replies | 38735 views
Noble Audio - Introducing KATANA
project86 posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 7/12/16 at 8:38pm | 141 replies | 10205 views
Jomo Audio 6R
reviewed by project86 7/12/16 at 4:36pm
Small cd transport
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 6/23/16 at 8:49am | 76 replies | 40062 views
Review: Northern Fidelity NF DAC - a solid all-in-one
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 6/18/16 at 6:11am | 6 replies | 4726 views
Cayin iDAC-6 - a killer new DAC with tons of options on board
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 6/15/16 at 5:17pm | 102 replies | 7480 views
Resonessence Labs Concero discussion/review thead
project86 posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 6/12/16 at 8:22am | 2203 replies | 201905 views

 

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