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Tassie Devil


Dilston, Tasmania, Australia

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3 weeks, 6 days ago

About Me:

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

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Listening to classical music

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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 NWZ-A10 Series
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Portable Source Gear 4/20/15 at 10:43pm | 4678 replies | 409200 views
Woo Audio WDS-1
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 12/24/14 at 9:40pm | 88 replies | 19644 views
Woo WDS-1 with remote (silver) SOLD SOLD SOLD
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 12/15/14 at 6:55pm | 3 replies | 205 views
Comparing quality headphones – not easy
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/10/14 at 9:47pm | 4 replies | 277 views
HeadRoom Buda headamp - PRICE REDUCED
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Amplification For Sale / Trade 12/8/14 at 10:56am | 2 replies | 508 views
= HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 11/8/14 at 11:42pm | 13319 replies | 828142 views
Sennheiser 650 headphones
Tassie Devil posted in this thread in Headphones for Sale / Trade 4/20/14 at 5:23pm | 0 replies | 146 views


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