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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

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

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

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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Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Computer Audio 6/24/15 at 2:49am | 2934 replies | 404864 views
New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/20/15 at 12:25am | 8267 replies | 866657 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 6/16/15 at 1:59pm | 373 replies | 44046 views
Woo Audio WA6-SE vs. Decware Taboo mk3
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 6/12/15 at 7:37pm | 5 replies | 486 views
The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 6/12/15 at 7:34pm | 1961 replies | 75720 views
Testing claims about the sound of different DACs
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Sound Science 6/11/15 at 10:26pm | 291 replies | 4996 views
Decware Appreciation Thread (MT review up on first page 2-10-12)
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 5/28/15 at 3:51pm | 1232 replies | 64350 views
Eddie Current Balancing Act
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 5/21/15 at 4:19pm | 1445 replies | 145735 views
yggdrasil technical measurements
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 5/20/15 at 2:28pm | 63 replies | 11052 views


Argo Duck’s Photos

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Latest upload: Mar 5, 2012
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Latest upload: Dec 6, 2011

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Argo Duck's photos in The Decware  TABOO MK 111  Appreciation Thread
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Argo Duck's Lists

4 Lists
'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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