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Argo Duck

Formerly known as "AiDee"

Location:

Just outside Goneburg

Forum Post Count:

1873

Join Date:

11/6/07

What I do for a living:

Research social behavior
Statistician (biostats consultant)
Part-time analyst
Ex-lecturer

Headphone Inventory

Audez'e: LCD-3F (2014), LCD-2 rev 1 (2011)
Beyerdynamic: T1 (2011)
Grado: RS1, SR-60
Stax: Lambda pro (1992)

and sundry small fry

Headphone Amp Inventory

Decware csp2+
Decware Taboo II, hp run balanced from speaker taps
Meier Classic
Meier Concerto
Meier Opera
Violectric V100
Schiit Lyr w. Matsu & Siemens tubes
Little Dot 1+

Source Inventory

DACs
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BMC PureDAC
Beresford Bushmaster mk 1
Meier Stagedac
Schiitt Bifrost (one of the first); uber-upgrade board yet to be installed
Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC

Transports
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Arcam Alpha CDP
MacMini + Audirvana plus
iPod classic 120 with PURE i20 dock

Cable Inventory

Undecided about cable differences but have the following anyway:

Q-cable for LCD2/3
Decware Pre/Power silver interconnect
Various locally-sourced 'high-end' cables built at sensibly low prices

Power-Related Components

NZ Hydroelectric Dams & turbines; 20kV overhead transmission lines

Other Audio Equipment

HFA 'Silver' Tube Preamp
Plinius SA-250 power amp
Plinius SA-50 power amp
Theophany M5 series 4 Speakers

Yamaha 'full-grand' keyboard

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography & astro-photography
Club-level motor-sport
Running

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

Whiteboards, cork-boards, pen and paper
Vibiemme Domobar Super (espresso coffee press and steam engine!)
Olympus DS50 digital recorder
Meade 10" Schmidt-Newtonian
Canon 7D w. 70-200 F4L & 17-40 F4L
iPad (v1)
Wahoo stuff

Argo Duck's Recent Activity

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Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 3:51 pm | 1230 replies | 63245 views
The Decware TABOO MK 111 Appreciation Thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 2:31 pm | 1955 replies | 73872 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum Yesterday at 3:32 am | 7874 replies | 808503 views
Eddie Current Balancing Act
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/21/15 at 4:19pm | 1445 replies | 144056 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/21/15 at 11:57am | 127 replies | 13175 views
yggdrasil technical measurements
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/20/15 at 2:28pm | 57 replies | 7972 views
WHO ARE THE BEST LOOKING PEOPLE ON EARTH?
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 5/14/15 at 1:45pm | 982 replies | 239845 views
Yggdrasil: A (P)review - Two days of paradise
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/10/15 at 1:14am | 392 replies | 39861 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 5/1/15 at 7:22pm | 6592 replies | 1346724 views

 

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Argo Duck's Lists

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'phones 7 Headphones
Last Updated 5/18/14
Sources 5 Source Components
Last Updated 10/1/13
Gone 1 Other
Last Updated 10/8/11
Amps 8 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 10/6/11

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