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Looking at the trees in the UK

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on 2/2/14

About Me:

I have had a serious interest in HI-Fi and sound recording for over 40 years, wheelchair user.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Photography, Horology (clocks and watches), Making live recordings, The Arts, Radio Ham, Good Food.

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Headphone Inventory

Senn. HD650 + Equinox Noir , Senn. CX300 and IE8, AT little wood things, Stax SR5 (rebuilt), Stax SR001MK2, Stax Lambda Nova Signature, Koss ESP6 (rebuilt), Grado SR125 (modified).

Headphone Amp Inventory

Stax SRMt-1, SRD6, SRX, Graham Slee Solo 2007, MiniBox E and E+, Hifiman HM101

Source Inventory

Portable: Qube, HiFiman HM-801 (balanced module), Cowon D2, Ipod Classic 160gb, Ipad 16gb, Sony PCM D50, Sony Pro Walkman and DAT Walkman, Stellavox SU8 (reel-to-reel) Uher 4000
Fixed: Marantz cd/da12, Yamha CT7000, Lorricraft 401, SME 3009 mk 1, AT F7, Nagra T- Audio + Dolby A., Ferrograph Logic 7 Wadia 170i

Cable Inventory

Some VDH but home made mostly.

Power-Related Components

Live in the country with little EMC pollution.

Other Audio Equipment

Have a small collection of vintage equipment acquired over the years including LS3/5a, Harbeth P3ESR and Quad ELS57's, Tannoy Monitor Gold / Lancaster, Garrard 401 with home machined unipivot arm, Dynavector or AT carts, Trichord Dino pre, Audio Research LS7, Quad303, rebuilt Leak Stereo 20 Ferrograph Logic 7, Akai GX77, Decca mastering system with IVC tape transport and protype optical drive etc.

Audio-Related Tweaks

I made a Plastecine turntable mat once, and usually shorten signal leads.

Music Preferences

Mainstream (acoustic) Jazz, Classical

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

The classic 35mm still cameras, precision timekeepers, 1980's broadcast television equipment including that by Ampex and Nagra. Sometime Ham radio operator.

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Thermionic posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 12/1/11 at 8:11pm | 20255 replies | 641287 views
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    HM-801 Balanced Amplifier Module
    Thermionic posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 12/1/11 at 1:54pm | 117 replies | 12977 views
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    Thermionic posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/21/11 at 12:20pm | 6 replies | 1273 views
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    Thermionic posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 9/16/11 at 5:29am | 423 replies | 7842 views
    Recommendations for clip-on headphones?
    Thermionic posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 9/16/11 at 5:14am | 14 replies | 2539 views
    WORST headphone you ever heard?
    Thermionic posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/16/11 at 4:56am | 1512 replies | 167706 views
    cassette decks
    Thermionic posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 9/2/11 at 2:28am | 21 replies | 3137 views
    sennheiser hd650....
    Thermionic posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 8/2/11 at 5:15am | 22 replies | 1737 views
    High end equipment, and their amp circuits
    Thermionic posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 7/28/11 at 2:55am | 23 replies | 4318 views


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