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Tassie Devil

Location:

Dilston, Tasmania, Australia

Forum Post Count:

320

Join Date:

5/10/07

Last Online:

2 weeks, 5 days ago

About Me:

Retired Maths teacher, farming (dairy & beef) & tourism. Traveled 53 countries, photography, cars

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Photography
Video
Listening to classical music

What I do for a living:

Retired

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD800S with balanced cabling
Sennheiser HD800 with special balanced cable & 34.5mm plug for DAP use
Sennheiser IE800
One AKG 702
One Sennheiser 650
One Sennheiser 598
One Sennheiser 545 - modded with 650 inserts
One HiFiMan 400S
Cardas earphones

Headphone Amp Inventory

M2Tech Vaughan & Blockhead amplifier (for Sennheiser 800S)
Two Modded (Empirical Audio) Benchmark DAC1's for headphone use from the Meridian Sooloos system at two listening stations
Portable Fiio 12A Mont Blanc for use with the Sony portables

Source Inventory

Meridian Sooloos system: Control 10 -> MS600 -> 2 twinstores (6GB capacity) with over 15000 CDs in FLAC format
Sony NW-A17 with 200GB micro card -> total of around 900 CDs on board
Sony NW-A17 with 200GB micro card -> total of around9500 CDs on board
Sony NZ-ZX100 with 200GB micro card -> total of around 1150 CDs on board

Modded OPPO 105 for BDs & other video discs, PVRs for TV -> Onkyo SC 5509 ->

.......

Cable Inventory

Warren balanced cable for the HiFiMan 400S
Custom balanced cable for the HD800S
Special unbalanced cable with 3.5mm plug for HJD800 to use with DAPs
Custom unbalanced cable for the HD650 & Modded 545
Siltec interconnect & Furutec cabling in main speaker system

Power-Related Components

Nothing special

Other Audio Equipment

Onkyo SC5509 preamp/processor
Plinius, Halcro and other amplifiers
Soundlabs Majestics (left, centre, right), Custom electrostatic speakers (side), Modded AR6 (rear) + 4 subs (2 with KEF B138 drivers, one with Alpine driver + Klipsch 12" driver only) in a 7.1 MC system

Audio-Related Tweaks

Not needed as the main listening room is a specially designed (by me) pentagon shape with vaulted ceiling - no two opposite surfaces parallel

Music Preferences

Classical - all sorts from instrumental, chamber, orchestral, choral to operatic.
Headphone listening via Sooloos -> M2Tech Vaughan DAC -> HeadRoom Blockhead amp -> Sennheiser HD800s the best
OR using combinations of the above gear to listen to Sooloos or the Sony portables

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography (Nikon D7000)
Cars (BMW 540i)

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

Various toys in the home PC network

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SONY NWZ-A10 Series
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 9/7/16 at 1:28pm | 7207 replies | 664017 views
SONY NW-ZX100 DAP
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 8/26/16 at 3:42pm | 3326 replies | 325542 views
Are portable head amps really necessary?
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Headphone Amps 8/25/16 at 8:45pm | 11 replies | 554 views
Where do you use your portable DAP(s) and what music is on board?
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 8/19/16 at 5:34pm | 2 replies | 50 views
NEW 2015 - HIFIMAN HE400S
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/17/16 at 1:09pm | 2566 replies | 349138 views
Meet the HD 598 Special Edition
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 7/31/16 at 7:02pm | 369 replies | 104032 views
Sennheiser IE 800 (virtually new) for sale
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 7/21/16 at 2:43pm | 1 replies | 175 views
Sennheiser IE800 IEM's
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 7/6/16 at 10:57pm | 5717 replies | 599072 views

 

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Tassie Devil's photos in NEW! SONY NWZ-A10 Series Walkman. Micro SD Card Slot!
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