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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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The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) Yesterday at 5:08 pm | 2003 replies | 79330 views
Audeze LCD-4 Discussion / Impressions
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 10/1/15 at 11:59am | 65 replies | 4144 views
Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 10/1/15 at 11:33am | 1029 replies | 119500 views
New Audeze LCD3
Argo Duck posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 9/29/15 at 2:21am | 10752 replies | 788445 views
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Jason Stoddard 9/27/15 at 6:26pm | 7881 replies | 1593344 views
*Official Schiit Magni/Modi 2 ( Uber ) Thread*
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/22/15 at 4:49pm | 1142 replies | 108108 views
Schiit Gungnir DAC
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Dedicated Source Components 9/17/15 at 3:39pm | 2637 replies | 341199 views
Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/14/15 at 12:41pm | 389 replies | 24236 views
Schiit Owners Unite
Argo Duck posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 9/3/15 at 10:25pm | 11074 replies | 571223 views


Argo Duck’s Photos

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

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
'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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