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Argo Duck

Formerly known as "AiDee"


Just outside Goneburg

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What I do for a living:

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

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser: HD 800 (2015)
Audez'e: LCD-3F (2014), LCD-2 rev 1 (2011)
Beyerdynamic: T1 (2011)
Grado: RS1, SR-60 (2000s)
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

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

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

Music Preferences

Anything that makes a sound pretty much

Interests (non-headphone)

Photography & astro-photography
Club-level motor-sport

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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Life after Yggdrasil?
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/21/16 at 1:31pm | 837 replies | 77574 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/21/16 at 1:25pm | 3359 replies | 412702 views
Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/19/16 at 8:22pm | 2097 replies | 186581 views
What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Mike Moffat (Baldr) 9/15/16 at 11:42pm | 1258 replies | 103596 views
Schiit Show 2 Impressions Thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Head-Fi Meet Impressions, Trade Show... 9/7/16 at 11:19pm | 65 replies | 6889 views
Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 9/7/16 at 2:55am | 1419 replies | 116441 views
Thinking about Audeze LCD-2, are they comfortable?
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Introductions, Help and Recommendations 9/4/16 at 7:25pm | 7 replies | 126 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 9/4/16 at 1:59pm | 13586 replies | 2612749 views
Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/2/16 at 10:14am | 1439 replies | 157039 views


Argo Duck’s Photos

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Latest upload: Dec 6, 2011
5 photos
Latest upload: Nov 24, 2015

Argo Duck’s Embedded Photos

Argo Duck's photos in The Decware  TABOO MK 111  Appreciation Thread
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Latest upload: Jan 28, 2014

Argo Duck's Lists

4 Lists
Sources 6 Source Components
Last Updated 7/12/16
'phones 7 Headphones
Last Updated 5/18/14
Gone 1 Other
Last Updated 10/8/11
Amps 8 Headphone Amps
Last Updated 10/6/11

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