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Tassie Devil

Location:

Dilston, Tasmania, Australia

Forum Post Count:

222

Join Date:

5/10/07

Last Online:

2 days, 10 hours 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
Traveling

What I do for a living:

Retired

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD800 with balanced cabling
One AKG 702
One Sennheiser 650
One Sennheiser 545 - modded with 650 inserts
Cardas earphones

Headphone Amp Inventory

M2Tech Vaughan & Blockhead amplifier (for Sennies)
Two Modded (Empirical Audio) Benchmark DAC1's for the Sennie HD650 & Modded HD545 at two listening stations

Source Inventory

Meridian Sooloos system: Control 10 -> MS600 -> 2 twinstores with over 12000 CDs in FLAC format
Sony NWS-A17 with 128gb mini card with over 600 CDs on board
Modded OPPO 105 for BDs & other discs, PVRs for TV -> Onkyo SC 5508 ->

.......

Cable Inventory

Warren balanced cable for the HD800
Custom balanced cable for the HD800
Custom balanced cable for the HD650 & Modded 545
Custom unbalanced cabling for use with the Sony player
Siltec interconnect & Furutec cabling in main speaker system

Power-Related Components

Nothing special

Other Audio Equipment

Plinius and Halcro amplifiers
Soundlabs Majestic + other electrostatic speakers + 4 subs (with KEF drivers) 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 nportable

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 A25 and leather protector cover
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 5/22/16 at 6:54pm | 0 replies | 43 views
Astell & Kern Junior (AK Jr.) Impressions Thread
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/21/16 at 7:10pm | 2414 replies | 352231 views
SONY NW-ZX100 DAP
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/13/16 at 6:23pm | 2798 replies | 254863 views
SONY NWZ-A10 Series
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/12/16 at 1:38pm | 7034 replies | 629217 views
SONY A25 & bluetooth devices - advice please
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 5/6/16 at 12:02am | 0 replies | 38 views
Cowan S9 in leather case
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 4/28/16 at 8:04pm | 0 replies | 33 views
NEW 2015 - HIFIMAN HE400S
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 4/28/16 at 7:24pm | 2436 replies | 305556 views
Meet the HD 598 Special Edition
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Sponsor Announcements and Deals 2/23/16 at 7:32pm | 333 replies | 81904 views
What is the largest card anyone has tried in a Sony A17 or A25
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 1/30/16 at 12:31pm | 2 replies | 99 views
Cowan S9 battery - what is the correct replacement?
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 1/12/16 at 9:35am | 0 replies | 40 views

 

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