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SHAman who knew of Head-Fi ten years prior to its existence



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About Me:

I am paid to be a geek with flair.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Family life, Go, Coffee (espresso in particular) Wine, Music theory, RPG's, Reading

What I do for a living:


Headphone Inventory

Etymotic 4P

Grado iGrado
Grado PS-1000 prototype
Grado RS-1
Grado HF-2 prototype
Grado SR-60

Westone ES3X
Westone UM2

Have Owned:
Grado GS-1000
Grado HP-1
Grado HP-2
Grado PS-1
Grado RS-2
Grado SR-200
Grado SR-325i
Koss KSC-35

Have had on extended loan (6+ months)
Sony MDR-10
Stax Omega II
Sennheiser HE-60
Sennheiser HD600
Sennheiser HD650
Sennheiser HD800
Audio Technica L3000
Audio Technica JP10n
Headdirect HE-5

Headphone Amp Inventory

Ear HP4
Melos SHA-X (modified by Carlo and Wyetech Labs)
Grado RA-1

Have Owned:
Sugden Headmaster
Grado HPA-1
Xin SuperMacro V1,2,3

Have had on extended loan (6+ months)
Headamp Gilmore Lite
Headamp Gilmore GS-1
Headamp Gilmore V2
Gilmore KGSS
Stax 007t
Stax 717
Emmeline Stealth

Source Inventory

Shanling CD T-100 modified by Shanling, North Audio and Parts Connexion
Audiogd Compass
HiFiman HM-801 with GAME card

JA Michell Gorbe/SME V/Grado Statement Statement

Cable Inventory

A lot of gold, silver and copper.

Power-Related Components

DIY conditioner, OneAC filter, Purepower 1050

Other Audio Equipment

Phono: Ear 88pb phono modified by Wyetech Labs
Speakers: Harbeth SHL5 and Acoustic Technologies LLC Classics

Audio-Related Tweaks

Herbie Isolation products, static zapping weapons of the trade, hugs and kisses from the kids

Music Preferences

In the morning I need energy: rock, pop, electronica

In the afternoon Chamber works, small ensembles and solos, sometimes with a symphony thrown in if I am sleepy

In the evening Jazz (1924-1965)

With a little bit of 1980's and crazy pop for the kids, the family and I dance almost every evening before bath and bed. Then back to Jazz and Ambient for me until the Zzzzz's hit

Interests (non-headphone)

If by non-headphone one means what other audio interests then SET amps and high efficiency speakers are of great interest to me. If by non-headphone it is meant whatever else, then it would encompass what I already outlined above with the extra room I'll add playing various clarinets and saxophones, learning new languages, watching 80's cartoons and anime, hiking, and exposing myself to complicated topics that are well beyond my understanding.

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

Home grown linux, Ubuntu, Macbook Pros, DSLRs and PS3s (networked folding and looking for life!)
Recently, photography a D3 with various fun lenses. I'm a total newb though, so I have a lot to learn.

Zanth's Recent Activity

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Grado PS1000, very mixed and not review like impressions.
Zanth posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 9/3/12 at 1:56pm | 192 replies | 20053 views
Any old fart head-fi'ers still around?
Zanth posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 8/30/12 at 6:29pm | 383 replies | 21119 views
RockBox For HiFiman HM601 and for HM801
Zanth posted in this thread in Head-Direct Premier Sponsor Forum 4/11/12 at 8:54pm | 358 replies | 37138 views
How Old Are You???
Zanth posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 4/11/12 at 8:51pm | 303 replies | 13334 views
FS: GAME Card Amplifier Module for HM-801
Zanth posted in this thread in Source Components For Sale / Trade 1/12/12 at 8:09pm | 2 replies | 660 views
Calling all Grado fans that have listened to audeze,or hi fi man!
Zanth posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 1/5/12 at 6:46pm | 45 replies | 5929 views
Etymotic ER-4P/S, or sell for newer IEM?
Zanth posted in this thread in Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear... 1/4/12 at 9:56pm | 30 replies | 1085 views
why bother with all this $$$ equipment?
Zanth posted in this thread in High-end Audio Forum 3/21/11 at 6:43pm | 89 replies | 7550 views
Grado RS-1s
Zanth posted in this thread in Headphones (full-size) 12/22/09 at 11:19pm | 29 replies | 2695 views
Anyone walk through a major blizzard?
Zanth posted in this thread in Members' Lounge (General Discussion) 12/21/09 at 3:02pm | 29 replies | 1266 views


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